School notebook

Books and Bears
Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School hosts Books and Bears: Family Fun with Literacy from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11. Parents can attend up to six different age- and grade-appropriate workshops geared toward understanding literacy and how to help students improve and expand their reading skills. Students will also attend their own workshops. Activities include story telling, word games and reading-related arts and crafts. Parents and students are encouraged to bring a brown bag dinner, or hot dogs, juice and fruit can be purchased for $1.

Commissioning Briefing
The monthly Commissioning Briefing will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Bldg. 2120, Room 415 on Ramstein. If interested in applying for the Air Force Academy, LEAD, SOAR, ROTC, AECP or OTS, this is the briefing to find out about eligibility
criteria and application procedures. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Ramstein Education Center at 480-2032.

Scholarships now available
The 2009 ROSC scholarship applications are now available. The scholarship is open to all command-sponsored Kaiserslautern military or Department of Defense dependents. Deadline for submission is Feb. 20. To pick up an application and to get all the details, see a high school guidance counselor, the education center or visit

Second public forum scheduled for Tuesday
The second public forum for the KMC School Advisory Board takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School Auditorium. The agenda includes presentations on KMC bus transportation and baseball. Guest speakers will be District Superintendent Lawanna Mangleburg, KMC District Transportation Supervisor Larry Mann and 435th ABW/SLO John Bohannon. As a part of the public forum, there will be a question and answer time where parents will be able to make suggestions and give their input. For more information, call

STAP applications due
Spouse Tuition Assistance Program applications are due by close of business Feb. 20 to Room 416 in Bldg. 2120 on Ramstein for classes for Term 4 (March 22 to May 30). STAP is open to command-sponsored spouses of active-duty Air Force members. STAP will pay up to one-half of the unmet tuition cost up to $300 per term. STAP can only be used with the contracted programs: Central Texas College, Embry Riddle, University of Maryland, University of Oklahoma and University of Phoenix.

Parent-teacher conferences rescheduled
Because of a rescheduling, KMC parent/teacher conferences have been changed from Feb. 6 to
Feb. 2. So, Feb. 6 will be a regular school day and there will be no school for students Feb. 2. Contact the student’s teacher to schedule a conference time.