Volume 65 | April 23 - April 27, 2018
Think Together Middle School Programs Are Now Accepting Students
The City’s Think Together middle school programs are currently enrolling students for the current year and for the1 2018-19 school year.

From our homework and academic enrichment support to healthy living, student leadership and a comprehensive sports program, the Think Together program offers a rich and engaging experience for our students.

If you have a child who is struggling academically, now is the time to enroll your student to assist them in achieving improved grades before this school year ends.
Our middle school programs are currently exploring STEM Robotics, engineering, debate, soccer, culinary club, arts and crafts, and so much more! We also offer academic enrichment which includes Math and ELA focuses as well as problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Think Together is a safe place for students to spend their afternoon immediately afterschool until 6 p.m. The program also offers a nutritious snack to all participating students.
To enroll your student in our middle school program, please contact your school’s Site Coordinator for more information on enrollment and program activities.

Moreno Valley Unified School District
Badger Spring Middle School - Dena Robertson 951.775.1824 badgerspringsms@thinktogether.org
Landmark Middle School - Sana Farah 951.760.3483 landmarkms@thinktogether.org
Mountain View Middle School - Darleah Lawrence 951.760.3496 mountainviewms@thinktogether.org
Palm Middle School - Joshua Harris 951.775.1621 palmms@thinktogether.org
Sunnymead Middle School -Deanna Spaeth 951.775.1509 sunnymeadms@thinktogether.org
 Vista Heights Middle School - Marc Zarate 951.772.8931 vistaheightsms.mvusd@thinktogether.org
Val Verde Unified School District
Lakeside Middle School- Destiny Tittle 951.760.3957 lakesidems@thinktogether.org 
March Middle School- Kristopher Flowers 951.299.6409 marchms@thinktogether.org 
Tomas Rivera Middle School - Jasmine Barnes 951.775.1483 riverams@thinktogether.org
Vista Verde Middle School- Breana Day 951.299.6411 vistaverdems@thinktogether.org
Hundreds of Moreno Valley Seniors Receive Free Tax Preparation Help
More than 700 Moreno Valley seniors and other residents received free tax preparation help from the AARP this year at the Moreno Valley Senior Center.

The partnership between the AARP and the Moreno Valley Senior Center has grown over the years, resulting in an ever increasing number of residents receiving the tax preparation help they need.

Representatives from the AARP will be back at the Senior Center next year to help even more residents navigate tax season.
Hazardous Household Waste Collection Keeps Moreno Valley Beautiful
Hundreds of Moreno Valley residents participated in a free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Collection Event on Saturday, April 21.

The collection event was an easy - and free - way for residents to properly dispose of everything from used chemicals and paint to televisions, computers and other electronic waste.

Thank you to the residents who are helping keep Moreno Valley beautiful by participating in this event.

For more information the City's beautification efforts, visit www.moval.org or contact the Recycling Program at 951.413.3109.
Workshop: How To Start a New Business
If you are a new or aspiring business owner, sign up for the Small Business Development Center: How To Start a New Business Workshop.
This free workshop will teach you the steps you need to take to start your first business.

How To Start a New Business Workshop
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3

The workshop will be presented by the award-winning Inland Empire Small Business Development Center. It will cover a variety of topics including:

Being an Entrepreneur
Business Planning
Small Business Financing
Legal Forms of Organization
Licensing and Permits
The Services Provided by the Inland Empire SBDC

Register online at: www.iesmallbusiness.com

Join the Think Together Team
Looking to make a difference in your community?

Are you passionate about working with the youth?

Join us for on-site interviews with Think Together and apply to be Program Leader!

Think Together is in search of outstanding individuals from all backgrounds, majors and career interests. As a Program Leader, your passions and skills will be transferred to the classroom. You will help and develop, mentor and motivate our youth, providing a promising future for everyone.

Think Together Hiring Event
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3
Moreno Valley
Learn How to do Business with the City
Are you interested in doing business with the City of Moreno Valley?

The City of Moreno Valley Purchasing Division will be hosting a Vendor Information Day on May 1 from 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. to guide you through the process of doing business with the City of Moreno Valley, tutorials on using the City's bid and vendor management system, DIR Registration requirements, and much more.

Please join us! Seating is limited. RSVP to purchasingdivision@moval.org . 
Fido's Fitness Challenge Benefits Moreno Valley Shelter Animals
The Moreno Valley Animal Shelter’s Fido Fitness Challenge was a huge success.

We would like to thank the Western Regional Council of Governments (WRCOG) for sponsoring the April 7 event to help provide comfort to shelter animals awaiting adoption and for other animal-related services throughout the community. Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, and participants.

Prizes were donated by MV Magazine, Coldwell Banker Town & Country, Berrybean Café, and America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses.
Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.