Friday, June 11, 2010

Success by Design

Mid-June. It's a time when we can find ourselves attending a graduation or two, celebrating the accomplishments of hard work...from not just the graduate, but the parents, teachers, and dedicated staff who invested themselves in the development of the students. This couldn't be seen more clearly than at yesterday's graduation ceremony for the 2010 Preschool class.

Each graduating student waited patiently for their name to be called. Upon handing them their diploma, Preschool teacher Diana Ji stooped down to take a picture with each of her students.

Some just couldn't contain their excitement after receiving the first of many diplomas to come.

The graduating class of 2010 with their teacher and her dedicated assistants, Marcela Martinez and Linda Gallegos behind them.

One of the graduates handed out candy leis to each of her fellow grads that she and her mom had made.

The spread at the "reception" was kid-approved...even down to the grape and marshmallow shish kabobs (which the kids themselves assembled that morning)!

As you can see, this is a very popular class. And registration for the 2011 class begins soon! Brisbane residents may register starting at 9:00am on Tuesday, July 20th at the Brisbane Parks & Recreation Office (located at the top of the stairs at City Hall - 50 Park Place). For more information, please click here.

To aid in the continued development of essential team-building, organizational, and leadership skills, lies the Brisbane Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Committee members have the important duty of advising the Parks & Recreation Commission and Recreation staff as to the concerns and interests of the youth and teens in the Brisbane community. Applications for 2010/11 are due to Recreation Supervisor and YAC Advisor Steve Beaty by July 31, 2010. E-mail Steve at to request an application form or call him at 508-2144 if you have questions about the Committee.

Wondering how you can stay involved with your community even after you've donned your last cap and gown? Well one of the ways is attending the Brisbane Police Department's Town Hall Meeting they're hosting at City Hall this coming Monday, June 14th. This is a great opportunity to meet the officers and to bring up any questions, comments, or concerns that you would like to address with the Police Department. The meeting will be held in the Community Meeting Room and starts at 7:00pm. So come and meet your BPD communication is vital to a healthy community!

The weather's supposed to heat up to the mid-80s this you know what that means. You'll want to be near the water! Spend Saturday June 12th, or anytime between 10:00am - 4:00pm, at the Brisbane Marina as they take part in National Marina Day....which will be full of great entertainment, food, and giveaways! The Department of Boating and Waterways will be on-hand to give away free boater kits in nice duffel bags, and you'll have a chance to throw your name in a hat to win a 3-day, 2-night trip for four to Orlando, FL, with airfare and lodging at a Walt Disney World Resort, a guided bass fishing excursion on the lakes of a Walt Disney World Resort and four 1-day passes to the Walt Disney World Theme Park! So be sure to bring your family and friends down to the Marina and enjoy a beautiful day at the Brisbane Marina!

And lastly, a friendly reminder that sign-ups for the City-Wide Yard Sale (Sat., 7/17) are due by July 9th. Come by City Hall or stop by the Library to pick up a registration form!

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