YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - It's a unique take on ancient tribal traditions.
The "Heroes United" exhibit, currently on display at the Yuma Art Center features the work of Charles Escalanti. Ecalanti, whose moniker is Magnus Titanium, is a freelance artist and a council member of the indigenous Quechan tribe in Yuma. Through his art, he wants to represent his tribe's culture and rich history with a modern twist.
BEGINNING OCTOBER 5, 2020, SPVUSD MEAL SERVICE WILL CHANGE
Every Tuesday from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM – SPVUSD will now be serving 7 days’ worth of breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
• Your children do not need to be with you.
• Students can pick up their own meals as long as they are wearing masks. • We can serve any children in the community who are 0-18. If a student is enrolled at San Pasqual and is 19, they will be served.
• Service will be at 4 locations:
o New Sub Park
o Old Sub Park
o Winterhaven Sheriff’s New Substation
• Please wear a mask when picking up meals. • You will be asked how many children are in your family.
• Please remember:
o Cold Food: Refrigerate as soon as possible or within 2 hours maximum.
o Frozen Foods: Place in freezer immediately
o Cooking Instructions: Remove packaging and cook in microwave or oven until 165 degrees. Follow all cooking instructions on packaging.
A PARTIR DEL 5 DE OCTUBRE DE 2020, EL SERVICIO DE COMIDAS DE SPVUSD CAMBIARÁ
Todos los martes de 7:30 a. M. A 9:00 a. M., SPVUSD ahora servirá desayuno, almuerzo y cena para 7 días.
• Sus hijos no necesitan estar con usted.
• Los estudiantes pueden recoger sus propias comidas siempre y cuando usen máscaras. • Podemos servir a cualquier niño de la comunidad que tenga entre 0 y 18 años. Si un estudiante está matriculado en San Pasqual y tiene 19 años, se le atenderá.
• El servicio estará en 4 ubicaciones:
? El parque en el Nuevo Sub
? El parque en el Old Sub
? Nueva subestación del Sheriff de Winterhaven
• Por favor use una mascarilla cuando recoja las comidas. • Se le preguntará cuántos niños hay en su familia.
• Por favor recuerde:
o Comida fría: Refrigere lo antes posible o dentro de las 2 horas como máximo.
o Alimentos congelados: colóquelos en el congelador inmediatamente
o Instrucciones de cocción: Retire el empaque y cocine en microondas u horno hasta 165 grados. Siga todas las instrucciones de cocción en el empaque.
San Pasqual Valley Unified School District Stacey Garcia, Cafeteria Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule is subject to change
Parents/Guardians of students enrolled in any of the schools in the San Pasqual Valley Unified School District: If you have filled out a form requesting a HotSpot and have not picked it up, please contact Nadia Moe at 760-572-0222 ext 2095 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
For those parents that have not filled out the form, but are in need of a hotspot, we will reopen the form on Monday, October 19, 2020. The link to fill out the form is: https://forms.gle/GnHsnyB2jXJXVrKUA
Technology Hotline Open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.
DUE TO THE RISE IN CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CASES IN OUR COMMUNITY, THE QUECHAN TRIBAL COUNCIL WILL BE UPHOLDING THE SUSPENSION OF FULL TRADITIONAL RITES, IN EFFORTS TO SLOW THE SPREAD AND TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE.
FUNERAL PROTOCOL WILL BE HELD TO (2) HOURS UNDER THE BIG HOUSE RAMADA PRIOR TO CREMATION (3:00 AM – 5:00 AM)
THIS WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
MASKS, GLOVES & HAND SANITIZER WILL BE PROVIDED. SOCIAL DISTANCING IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
QUECHAN TRIBAL COUNCIL
Effective February 13, 2020, The San Pasqual Valley Unified School District and The Fort Yuma Wellness Center agreed to provide ALL San Pasqual Middle School, High School, Bill Manes, and Community Day School (CDS) students a membership to The Fort Yuma Wellness Center, paid for by SPVUSD.
San Pasqual students must provide a Wellness Center Consent form signed by parent/guardian and one (1) of the following:
• A report card showing student’s name and current school year.
• Copy of current student I.D.
• OR A signed letter from S.P. office stating student is enrolled for current school year.
For more information please call The Fort Yuma Wellness Center @ 760-572-4057
Congratulations To The Winners For Our 2020 Quechan Language Calendar.
The winners are:
1st – Nareese P. Dugan ($50 Gift Card) Featured Cover Photo
2nd – Brycea Pacheo ($30 Gift Card)
3rd – Jason Andrews ($20 Gift Card)
Winners please come by Quechan Language Preservation Department
Questions or Concerns Please Call Quechan Language Preservation at (760) 572-4412.
Congratulations to the winners of the Quechan Indian Days Art Contest, Amber Lukee and Alexandria Jackson.
The theme for this year was: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).
The criteria for the art contest was Quechan tribal members 18 years old and younger. All forms of art medium was accepted, this included paintings, drawings, sculptures, mixed media, etc.
The first place winner, Amber Lukee, received a $75 gift card and her artwork will be displayed in the Quechan Tribal Administration Office.
The second place winner, Alexandria Jackson, received a $50 gift card and her artwork will be displayed in the Quechan Tribal president's office.
The EDA Office has seen grease dumped around several Tribal buildings where vendors are allowed.
This is an ongoing issue we’re trying to stop from happening. It’s bad for business and our community’s health.
Continued grease dumping will result in a “no frybread vending” restriction in those areas.
We are asking for a commitment from our young men and adult men who would like to learn Quechan Songs and Quechan Language.
Our Quechan language and songs are dying. It is important to keep our traditions alive.
We meet every Wednesday at 6:00pm to 8pm at the Turquoise Community Center.
Our goal is to to gain a deeper understanding of the role of music within the Quechan culture and to learn and teach pronunciation of the Quechan language.
Our traditional songs play an integral role in the life of the Quechan culture.
The emphasis is to keep our Quechan way of life - Ah Mut Pi Pah Foundation.
For more information please call Preston Arrow Weed or Faron Owl