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Grant Wood Area Education Agency

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Mark your calendars!

May 31


Agency closed in observance of Memorial Day

Aug. 18


GWAEA All-Agency Inservice, College Community, Concert Hall

Agency wireless network upgrade planned May 26
Ethernet will be needed for Internet access

On Wednesday, May 26, an upgrade of the wireless network in the Conference Center / Lab is planned. This upgrade will provide better access for guests in the Conference Center and Lab.

Due to installation of the new equipment, GWAEA staff and guests should plan on the wireless being down in the entire building for the day.  Anyone working in the Sixth St. facility on May 26 should use an Ethernet cable for Internet access while the upgrade is completed.

Final date for 09-10 Teacher Quality Professional Development Proposals is June 2, 2010

Applications are available on the TQ portal on the AEA website. Please contact Sherry Sines, Professional Development Coordinator, if you have questions.  

Your community needs your help!  

I am helping out with the Community Baby Shower/Resource Fair, which is being held on June 2 at Hawkeye Downs.  This is sponsored by HACAP, Head Start, WIC, Young Parents Network and Salvation Army.  We are currently registering families and hope to have around 400 families registered by the time of the event.  The families that attend the Baby Shower will have an opportunity to have their young children screened for hearing, vision and developmental. This baby shower will also include information about WIC services, Head Start and many other fmily services in our community. Many of these families are low income or without work.

Your donation would be very important this year because in the past we have had some big sponsors that no longer have the funds to support us. The following are items that could be donated:

Baby diapers (all sizes)
Baby wipes
Baby shampoo
Baby soap
Baby onesies
Newborn baby receiving blankets

Please bring your donation to Grant Wood AEA (Northern facility) and drop it in the box upstairs outside of Central FIle. Thank you so much for helping to support these young families in our community!

Donna Matthews, Child Support Specialist

Sam's Club Trial Membership Offer - 15 weeks for $15


Congratulations to Tammy Carolan, GWAEA registrar/secretary, and family on the birth of her grandson, Aiden Matthew James Kostuck. Aiden was born to Tammy's daughter, Shannon, and her husband, Matt, on May 11 at 7:29 a.m. Aiden weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz., and 20 inches long. It’s Tammy’s first grandbaby.

Retirement Celebration

Please join the Hoover Staff as they honor...

Rachelle Brecht
June 2, 2010, 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Hoover Elementary
4141 Johnson Ave NW , Cedar Rapids.

Thank you!

Thank you for everyone who donated for the Vinton Shelter garage sale/Dog Fair!  It was a great success and the Shelter made $1600.  They had planned on putting in a puppy nursery, but now will have enough for a kitten nursery also!  Todd Frank said there were some great items donated here and I want to let everyone know how much it is appreciated!

Stacy Murphy


Used computer cameras, MP3 players/iPods  - once top of the model but now stored in the bottom of the drawer and not being used - donations welcome to wire kids for view and/or sound. Send donated items to Kim Lestina, Coralville/Ext. 6282. Thanks!

For Sale:

Leblanc Wooden Clarinet. Purchased new, played only 2 years. Had service agreement with Music Loft where purchased (serviced each year). Excellent Condition, asking $400.00.Janice Savel, 319-213-1857 or

Grant Wood AEA Professional Development opportunities

Click on the link above to access Professional Development opportunities.

For more information on any of these listings, contact Sherry Sines, Professional Development coordinator, Ext. 6517.

Grant Wood AEA Webinars

Archives of Grant Wood AEA Webinars and Assistive Technology Webinars.

Grant Wood AEA Online Resources Webinars

Webinars featuring information about the online resources.

Vacancies, Adobe PDF logo May 14, 2010

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Please note: The Bulletin Board is also posted on the agency's Web site and is publicly accessible. We recommend you use your office or voice mail phone number instead of your home telephone number for any items listed in this newsletter.

Grant Wood Area Education Agency extends equal opportunities in its employment practices, educational programs and services, and does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or as otherwise prohibited by law. If you believe you or your child has been discriminated against or treated unjustly, please contact the Agency's Equity Coordinator, Maria Cashman, at 319-399-6847 or 1-800-332-8488 or TDD 319-399-6766, Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

The Bulletin Board is the official employee information publication of Grant Wood Area Education Agency, 4401 Sixth Street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404