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Friday, September 1, 2000 Serving Catalina and its Mainland Friends Every Week since 1914 by MARIE WHITTINGTON ADA, plumbing and hardware -- all for ADAre u g.q~ions New The Avalon School library kitchen" equipmen! to improve was filled to capacity Tuesday efficiency will be installed; a afternoon for a community meet- new boiler room; new flooring; a ing with representatives of the girls' bathroom in the shop build- Long Beach Unified School Dis- ing, wiring for technology--six trict. The purpose of the meeting computers for each classroom. was to air concerns of the teach- Mayor H. "Bud" Smith wel- ing staff and parents over the pre- corned the district personnel and sent condition of the school plant, audience, thanking them for and to learn from the Superinten- attending, after which School dent of Schools Carl Cohn how Principal Howard Fineman intro- Avalon's share of funds from duced Superintendent Carl Cohn Measure A will be allocated and and his staff used. The meeting was the result of The audience received a lesson a letter printed in the local news- in the intricacies of government papers from 36 Avalon School funding throughout the afternoon, teachers, requesting a dialogue As a line in the Gilbert and Sulli- with the district regarding deft- van musical "H.M.S. Pinatore" ciencies in the school facilities, goes, "Things are seldom what and the question of where Ava- they seem, skim milk masquer- Ion fits in the dividing of the ades as cream." Measure A funds. In voting for Measure A Mayor Smith brought the let- School Bonds the community ter to District Superintendent anticipated cream, in the form of Cohn on May 25 of this year. In new buildings; instead, they will response, a walk through by get skim milk with a redoing of Cohn and his staff convinced the school infrastructure. New them that it was time to "roll up plumbing, new electrical capabili- their sleeves, improve and fix the ties, heating, roof, two new eleva- problems. Schools are about tors, windows, ramps to comply value," he said, "building up stu- with the Americans with Disabili- dents characters, a preparation ties Act disability act. In other for life." words, the nuts and bolts of Aval- Cohn said the District wants on School will get a complete this project to be one we can be 8 renovation. The term for th~s m proud of. government parlance is "'modem- Tomio Nishimura, chief busi- ization." ness and financial services offt- With few exceptions, there cer for the district, gave a thor- will be nothing cosmetic ough explanation of Measure A, involved. Two new drinking describing how it is implement- fountains designed to comply ed. with ADA requirements, new As the third largest general lavatories, also to comply with obligation school bond ever Long Beach Avalon Schools will open its Class locations will be posted in doors on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 8 the office and On campus. City ""-Go.ego a.m. for all students in grades In the interest of safety and kindergarten through 12. convenience, parents and students classes Degm f, rs,ay or . hoo, w be are asked ,o fo.ow ,hese a short day for all grades, lines for arrival and dismissal Kindergartners will be dis- locations. Long Beach City College's missed at 11:20 a.m grades Kindergartners should enter English 6865 class will begin in one through five will be dis- the school by the auditorium Avalon on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The missed at 1:30 p.m. and grades using the crosswalk on Falls class starts at 5:30 p.m. in the six through 12 will be dis- Canyon Road. Avalon Schools Library. missed at 2 p.m. Grades one through five Registration for the class will Elementary students grades should enter the school through be held hetween Sept. 5 and 12. kindergart.en through two will the gate on Avalon Canyon Road Interested potential students do meet their teachers on the lower across from the stables near the not need to make prior registra- playground and students in grades bungalows. tion arrangements, they can regis- three to five will meet on the Grades six through 12 should ter at the first class meeting, upper playground.i Class lists will enter the school by the front For more information on thisbe posted in the office and at each entrance nearest to the secondary class or to express interest in playground, school buildings. Students should other classes Long Beach City Secondary students in gradesnot he crossing the elementary College may offer on the Island, six through 12 will begin their playgrounds while the students call Carl Hammer at 510-2771. day with general assemblies,are playing. i Assistant Facilities Director Jim Poper describes the modernization process to the full crowd attending the meeting that discussed the possibility of new school buildings. passed in California, Avalo~s ance. The difference between 2.6 share of the pie will be 2.6 mil- and four million is the "Avalon lion, for the modernization of the factor," what it costs to bring A~ S~I ~ant; mat~alSar~dfaborovertothe Nishimura said we are really Island, and the scope of the pro- looking at four million, with the ject. state providing two million, and the district picking up the bal- See page four town Actors practice for the upcoming "Life After Elvis" that will take place this weekend. From left to right are Sean Brsnnock, Lisa Keppel and David Rodriguez. A group of local thespiansthe family he is placed with will present "Life After Elvis" and will entertain kids and this weekend, adults alike. The play's premise is that"Life After Elvis" can be Elvis's death was faked and seen Sept. 1 through 3 at that he was placed in the Fed- Tremont Hall. Admission is $5 eral Witness Protection pro- for adults and $3 for seniors gram. The comedy has an adult and students, Showtime is 7 Elvis treated like a teenager by p.m. The Catalina Islander