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Education Briefs

The Garfield School District Re-2 will celebrate the opening of the new Cactus Valley Elementary School from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the school, located at 222 Grand Ave. in Silt. Students will have their first day in the new school Wednesday, Jan. 9, and the formal open house will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.

Tours of the new school will be provided and refreshments will be served. Ribbon cutting will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

There is still time left to register for spring classes at Colorado Mountain College. Many classes start the week of Jan. 14.

Students who have taken classes at CMC within the past 10 months can sign up by mail, phone or fax, or online at New students and those who have not taken classes within the past 10 months need to register in person.

To find out the hours of registration or for more information, call 1 (800) 621-8559 and ask for your local campus. Colorado Mountain College has learning sites in Aspen, Carbondale, Spring Valley, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Steamboat Springs, Edwards, Dillon, Breckenridge, Leadville and Buena Vista.

For the best choice of classes, make sure to register early.

Glenwood Springs Elementary School students and teachers will be collecting pennies to help “Promote Peace … One School at a Time.” Pennies for Peace teaches children the rewards of sharing and working together to bring hope and educational opportunities to children in Pakistan and Afghanistan. A penny in the United States is virtually worthless, but in Pakistan and Afghanistan a penny buys a pencil and opens the door to literacy. Pennies are the only coin that will be accepted.

If anyone wishes to make a larger donation, contact Lynne Cassidy at 384-5486 or Jamie Darien at 384-5489 for more details.

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