Jan 182015
Opinion: being a foster parent is not as hard as you may think

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 7, 2015 By Cherie Schroeder Yolo County Foster Kinship Care Program Local families are needed for local foster children, newborns through transitional age youth. Winter can be harsh on children and families. During the month of November and into early December there was a definite up-swing in the number of children Yolo […]

Nov 282014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER of WEST SACRAMENTO — Yolo CASA, a nonprofit that specializes in advocating for children as they spend time in the foster care system, needs new volunteers. Training provided. Successful volunteers will spend time with the child they’re paired with, talk to professionals and caregivers in that child’s life, and advocate in the […]

Jul 042014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — The local school district is accepting registration for kindergarten and for “transitional kindergarten” (TK) through August 1. For kindergarten, a child’s first birthday must occur by September 1, 2014. For TK, the birthday must be between September 2 and December 2. Bring a birth certificate, up-to-date immunization records, copy of utility […]

May 172014
Spaghetti dinner to help family of Westmore Oaks school teacher

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 14, 2014 — Help the family of Westmore Oaks Elementary School teacher Amy Mills by showing up for some spaghetti, a silent auction and raffle on May 31. Mills, 33, lost her fight with cancer on Sunday — Mother’s Day. She leaves behind a husband as well as children age […]