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News - May 31, 2013

News digest

Cut days cost district

Senioritis is in full force as 12th-graders at Foothill and Amador Valley high schools continued the tradition of "cut days" with unauthorized absences. Foothill's took place May 25 -- the Monday after the school's senior ball -- with 273 excused and 122 unexcused absences. Amador's was May 18, with 269 excused absences and 159 unexcused.

The district loses $51.54 in state Average Daily Attendance money for every day students don't attend school, for a total of just over $42,417 for both senior skip days. The district has a general request that parents pay for any day a child misses school.

Goodbye to Principal Dwyer

The AABC school boosters club, Foothill Athletic Boosters and Band Boosters invite everyone to come say farewell and thank you to Foothill Principal John Dwyer at a going-away party from 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, at Castlewood Country Club, 707 Country Club Circle. A $10 cover charge at the door will cover a glass of wine, beer or soda and appetitzers; RSVP by May 31 to Note: No jeans are allowed at Castlewood.

Pancakes in the park next week

Enjoy a free pancake breakfast at Delucchi Park on First Street from 8:30-11:30 a.m. next Saturday, June 8, courtesy of the Pleasanton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6298, American Legion Post 237 and other service clubs plus several Boy Scout troops.

The event will raise donations for the Pleasanton Military Families Support Group, which organizes and packs 180 care packages three times a year for local service members deployed overseas. Each box costs about $15 to mail, and goods and money are needed.

Free First Fridays at Firehouse

Firehouse Arts Center is hosting special events the first Fridays in June, July and August that are free and open to the public. They include an open mic night in the theater each month with different guests; Harrington Art Gallery exhibits; art demonstrations by noted collage, mixed media, paint and fiber artists; and children's art projects.

Firehouse Arts Center, which is in its third season of shows, exhibitions and arts programming, is located at 4444 Railroad Ave. For more information, visit, or call 931-4848.