CALA Academy, 3281 N. Decatur Blvd., plans to offer a free eight-hour introductory Spanish language course, split into four classes over two weeks.
The classes are scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday, April 26 and 28.
For more information, call 257-6100 or visit calaacademy.com.
Elementary Schools to offer
full-day kindergarten programs
Three local schools are planning to offer full-day, tuition-based kindergarten for the 2011-12 school year for children who are 5 or older by Sept. 30.
n The program at Kitty Ward Empowerment School, 5555 Horse Drive, costs $325 a month, and zone variances are being accepted. For more information, call 799-4501.
n The program at Darnell Elementary School will run from 9 a.m. to 3:21 p.m. Monday through Friday and costs $325 a month. Registration is open through April 29. For more information, call 799-6630.
n The program at Thompson Elementary School, 7351 N. Campbell Road, costs $325 a month. For more information and registration, call 799-3430.
epicurean charitable foundation
las vegas finds new home
The Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas plans to move to a new office at 6765 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 1. The office will include a student lounge for studying and a computer lab.
The foundation supports local education, including hospitality- and culinary-related organizations and charities. Its primary endeavor is awarding annual scholarships to students seeking careers in the hospitality industry.
For more information, call 932-5098 or visit ecflv.org.
local banks teach children to save
Elementary school students will learn this month about financial responsibility and the importance of developing savings habits from volunteer instructors from eight local banks.
Volunteers in the Teach Children to Save program, organized by the United Way of Southern Nevada and the Nevada Bankers Association, plan to visit more than 130 classrooms and educate more than 7,500 students.
For more information, visit teachchildrentosave.com.
Students with dyslexia can nominate teachers as unsung heroes
The International Dyslexia Association is accepting nominations through May 15 for teachers, tutors or other educators who have made a difference in the lives of dyslexic students.
The award will recognize each nominated educator as an unsung hero by sending a letter to that teacher and listing him on the associations website.
All teachers will be placed in a drawing for one free conference registration, a $250 travel stipend and three nights accommodations to attend the groups 62nd annual conference, Reading, Literacy & Learning, set for Nov. 9-12 in Chicago.
To nominate someone, visit interdys.org/honorateacher.htm.
Online school offers scholarships
Advantages Online Private School is offering an essay contest for two $750 scholarships for Clark County high school students.
The students 200-word essays should describe the biggest educational challenge they face in high school and how they are conquering it. Entries are due April 29, and scholarships may be used to cover the cost of a course offered by the accredited online school.
For more information, visit advantagesschool.com.