“SCHOOL OF CHOICE” SELLING TICKETS UNTIL MARCH 11
Advance tickets for the Palm Springs West Fest and Frank Bogert Memorial Rodeo are now on sale through a fundraiser for Cielo Vista Charter School (CVC). The “public school of choice” was selected as one of only a few non-profits that will receive 20-percent of its ticket sales.
Tickets are available for purchased until Friday, March 11 at the Cielo Vista Charter School office, 650 Paseo Dorotea, Palm Springs and at Palm Springs Florist, 894 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. Adult tickets are $25; seniors are $20; children 14 and under are $10. Additional reserved seat tickets are also available from $33-39.
The Rodeo ticket fundraiser is one of several ways the Cielo Vista Parent/Teacher Group is supporting the first charter school in Palm Springs. Funds raised will benefit CVC’s technology program, which aims to purchase 30 more computers by the end of the year. CVC offers a tuition-free public school alternative grounded in project-based learning. The rigorous curriculum, “Character Counts!” ethical development commitment and full-time music and physical education teachers are a few reasons CVC has earned the distinction of a California Distinguished School and an Apple Distinguished School.
“The Cielo Vista family, comprised of teachers, staff, students and parents, strives to create unity among school, family, and community,” said Lynda Lake, CVC principal. “Being a part of this fairly new event that highlights our community’s history and encourages citizenship is in line with our Charter’s mission. I am proud of the PTG for taking the bull by the horns, so to speak, by helping with a community event while raising important funds for our school.”
The Palm Springs West Fest and Frank Bogert Memorial Rodeo runs from March 25-27 near the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Rodeo begins Friday at 5:45 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. PRCA Rodeo events include bull riding, saddle bronco riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie down roping and barrel riding. Sunday’s rodeo will feature a Fiesta del Charro performance. Tickets to the Rodeo also include entrance to the West Fest, which features interactive performers, food court, a mechanical bull, carnival rides, a petting zoo and much more.
The Palm Springs West Fest and Frank Bogert Memorial Rodeo are presented by the Spa Resort and Casino. For more information about the Rodeo visit www.palmspringswestfest.com. For more information about how to buy tickets and support Cielo Vista Charter School, contact the Parent/Teacher Group at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-699-2939.