Clayton Valley music boosters set fundraiser

The Clayton Valley Charter High School instrumental music program presents "Hooray for Hollywood," on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the school, 1101 Alberta Way, Concord.

The event will start at 7 p.m. and includes dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, as well as entertainment by the CVCHS jazz band and wind ensemble.

Tickets are $20 per person, $25 after Feb. 1, and can be at purchased at www.claytonbands.org.

All proceeds will benefit the instrumental music program at Clayton Valley Charter High School.

For information, visit www.claytonbands.org, email musicboosters@claytonvalley.org, or call 925-682-7474.

Mountain View PFC is offering scholarships

The Mountain View Elementary School Parent/Faculty Club is offering its annual $500 scholarship to any student who attended Mountain View, completing at least the fifth grade, and upon graduation from high school plans to attend a community or four-year college/university.

Students should submit their applications through March 15 of their senior year.

Applications are available at the Mountain View office, 1705 Thornwood Drive, Concord.

For more information, contact Jana Branscum, scholarship committee chair, at 925- 689-6450, or branscumj@mdusd.org.

Crab feed is to benefit the Concord High choir

A Concord High School Choir fundraiser is planned from 6 to 10 p.m. March 2, at Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord.

There will be dancing, a raffle and silent auction. Dinner includes crab, pasta, salad, bread, coffee. A no-host bar offers beer, wine, and soda.

Tickets are $45 each or $400 for a table of 10. No tickets are sold at the door.

For tickets and information, call Rolynne Manalac, 925-788-9456 or email chschoirtickets@gmail.com.

Register for Mt. Diablo district kindergarten

Preregistration of children eligible for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten in August will be on a first-come basis at all Mt. Diablo Unified School District elementary schools.

Registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. starting Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Exception:

  • Kindergarten registration for the Cornerstone Family School program will 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Ygnacio Valley Elementary School. Only children from the waiting list who have received phone confirmation may register that day.

    Children who reach the age of 5 on or before Oct. 1, 2013, are eligible for kindergarten in August. Children who reach the age of 5 between Oct. 2-Dec. 2, 2013, are eligible for transitional kindergarten in August.

    Parents should bring to registration:

  • An original birth certificate or other official documentary proof of the child's birth date

  • Three original documents to verify where the child resides (one must be a photo I.D.)

  • And a written immunization record from a health care provider that all immunization requirements have been met.

    Bring any completed school entry physical examination and dental examination forms. For more information, call 925-682-8000, ext. 4062, or go to www.mdusd.k12.ca.us.

    High school students can 'Direct Change'

    Student filmmakers throughout California are invited to "Direct Change" by submitting videos for a statewide contest to prevent suicide and change minds about mental illness.

    The contest is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students.

    These initiatives are funded by the Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority, an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.

    Contest requirements:

  • Open to high school students in California

  • Asks students to develop a 60-second public service announcement about suicide prevention or eliminating mental illness stigma during the 2012-2013 school year

  • Awards the winning team and associated school a $1,000 cash prize

  • Enters each school into a drawing for a free suicide prevention program

  • Recognizes students and schools at an award ceremony in Sacramento at the end of the school year.

    Students can download an entry form at www.DirectingChange.org before submitting their PSA. For each Intent to Direct form that is submitted, the student's school is entered for a chance to win a suicide prevention program.

    Entry deadline is midnight March 1.

    For information or questions, email jana@directingchange.org.

    DVC looks for hosts for international students

    The International Education Center at Diablo Valley is looking for families to host international students on a long- or short-term basis.

    Families get a monthly stipend of $825 per student.

    For requirements or information, contact Fia Parker at 925-876-0080, or email fparker@dvc.edu.

    Email schoolscene@bayareanewsgroup.com or fax 925-943-8362.