Aberdovey Charter School Information Meeting

The founding team of Aberdovey Charter School, a new site-based public charter school soon to launch in Menifee, will host an information meeting for parents on Monday, August 24 at the La Quinta Inn and Suites in Temecula, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The meeting is meant to introduce the community to the benefits of a project-based learning educational philosophy that offers families a free alternative to public education. Public charter schools are tuition-free, open to all students, employ credentialed teachers, participate in state testing, and abide by state content standards.

The meeting is open to the public. The La Quinta Inn and Suites is located at 27330 Jefferson Ave., Temecula, CA 92590.

For additional information, contact Robyn Rogers, Executive Director of Aberdovey Charter School, at (951) 246-9410 or e-mail her at rrogers@aberdoveyschool.org.

Traditional or Year-Round?

Ok, so it has come to my attention that the Menifee School District went to traditional instead of year-round. I am curious how the year-round affected children other than mine.

My child, and many, many of her classmates, had strong feelings about the segregation of the year-round system. Many felt that the children being labeled A, B, C, and D affected how they viewed themselves over their school career. My child spent all of her elementary and middle school years here in Menifee, went on to Paloma, and found that she was still "stuck" with the same group that she had been placed with on the track system. After talking to a number of students from all tracks, they all had the same response. Very few kids "crossed over" from track group to track group.

What was sad was that the kids labeled each other. Whether one was an over achiever or a misfit, a success or a failure, in each other's eyes, were based largely upon the track to which they were assigned in Kindergarten. These views stayed with many, many of the kids all the way through school, until graduation.

I would like to hear Menifee's thoughts on this, as this was a very informal poll, done by me alone.

How did your kids fair?

Pet Food Drive This Sunday in Menifee

The Menifee Valley Humane Society is need of pet food to feed the dogs and cats in their care. Due the recessed economy, they are not receiving regular donations like they've been used to getting.

So they've set up donation stations at local Stater Bros. stores, this Sunday, August 16th, from 10am to 2pm.

The need dog food, cat food, litter, treats, and toys.

You'll find them at following Stater Bros stores:

  • Menifee, Newport Rd & Murrieta Rd

  • Menifee, Sun City Blvd & McCall

  • Temecula, Hwy 79 South

  • Murrieta, Hancock Ave.

Menifee Valley Humane Society is a non-profit, all volunteer rescue group that cares for animals in foster homes until loving, permanent homes are found for them. They ensure that stray, abandoned, injured and otherwise needy animals are not ignored and that they get the attention they deserve.

They also need more foster homes to make room for the increasing volume of abandoned pets due to home foreclosures. Please contact them to help make a difference in the life of a cat or dog.

Tax deductible donations also accepted:

Menifee Valley Humane Society
P.O. Box 865
Menifee, CA 92586

(951) 246-7960