Scholarship Sundays with Dr. Dary, Episode 21…Who’s Controlling OUR households during this “Stay in Place” Order?

Shout Out to Jackie Felton - Beautiful Face Masks for my husband and I

Moment of Silence: Civil Rights Leader and Activist Dr. Joseph Lowery, Country Music Star Joe Diffie

Birthday shout outs to:  Juanita Littlejohn, Joanna Belle, Dana Turner, Mrs. Mildred Bellow (today) and my Uncle Joel Dyels who will be 87 on Tuesday!

Special shout out and birthday celebration to our nephew Shawn Edward Washington, II, who would have turned 30 years old tomorrow, March 30th!  In his memory and honor, our family has started a Shawn Legacy facebook page where family and friends can post pictures he took or you have of him, announcements, etc.  In fact, my sorority in particular our chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s Omega Omicron Omega Chapter, is proud to announce the Shawn Edward Washington, II scholarship for $1,000!!!  We are determined to keep his memory alive!!! The facebook page again is Shawn’s Legacy!!!


US Census 2020 - URGENT ACTION NEEDED - 10 minutes of your time? Required by Law

Have you taken the time to complete the 2020 US Census Form?

Impact: “It undergirds every political and civic decision we make!” It allocates 1.5 trillion dollars a year based solely on the numbers collected from the census this year.”  A count of the people who live in America not just citizens.  If people of color don’t get counted, we will lose $8 billion dollars!  Black communities will lose $3.3 billion, Hispanic/Latino communities will lose 4.4 billion, Asian/Pacific Islander - $600 million, Native American/Native Alaskans $200 million EVERY YEAR.  Dollars that don’t go into the schools, hospitals, roads but the money will not disappear but go the communities that do get counted.  Every 10 years, once it’s done…you don’t get counted for another 10 years.  Check your mail and complete the census then ask your family and friends!

Scholars with IEP’s During the Stay in Place Order? - Your Child’s Case Manager Should be in touch with you..

Please know that during the time our schools remain closed due to COVID-19, the District is unable to provide the exact services written in your child's IEP. This is because we believe that the health and safety of our students, staff, and community at large is of paramount concern. Further, the shelter in place orders and the guidance requiring social distancing mandates that changes must be made in the delivery of education to both general education and special education students. Not only is it impossible for the District to implement current IEPs, as written, because schools remain closed, but the health and safety concerns of all dictate that the District not do so. That said, we have developed a contingency plan for your child to receive special education and related services, to the extent that is possible and feasible, during this COVID-19 school closure. Please be assured that this contingency plan to educate your child will only be in place during the COVID-19 school closure, and is necessary to protect your child's health and safety, as well as our student body, staff, your families and the community at large. 

Please be advised that the District is not changing your child's IEP placement or services. Rather, the District has developed a contingency education plan to implement during this emergency situation. Therefore, please be assured that when it is safe to resume school, your child will receive the placement and related services that is written in his or her IEP. 

As such, please know, that to the extent that is feasible and in line with health and safety, your child will receive some special education and related services, to the greatest extent feasible, but those services will be delivered in an alternative manner, and consistent with the shelter in place order that is currently in place across the State of California

What do you mean your scholar is telling you that they’re on vacation until school reopens?

Are we nurturing our mind, body and soul?  What does that look like in your household?

DR. DARY RESOURCES THIS WEEK…Keeping One’s Minds Stimulated?

Picture this morning that had six words hidden in it…did you find them?  We can be creative and hide words around the house and have your scholars find them then tell you what the word means while spelling it and using it in a sentence.  Visual (Color Purple)!

Sankofa Homeschool Collective - On line Classes -   It teaches children through a cultural lens that empowers, affirms and uplifts.  Classes start April 10th

Time for Kids Magazine - Free Digital Library - K - 6th grade - Free for the rest of the year

400 plus math worksheets by bored

Audible, An Amazon Company, On Line Services -

For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting immediately, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.  All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. The collection has been handpicked by their editors and is a mix of stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18.  

Virtual College Tours

Attention Loan Defaulters - Secretary DeVos Directs FSA to Stop Wage Garnishment, Collections Actions for Student Loan Borrowers, Will Refund More Than $1.8 Billion to Students, Families


The Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to qualified Latino students who are planning to pursue a career in journalism.  The scholarships, which range from $500 to $2,000 per student, are based on several criteria including commitment to the field of journalism, scholastic achievement, community awareness and financial need.  Students must be enrolled full-time for the entire academic year, and must be a California resident or attend an accredited college or university in California.  Open to graduate students.  Deadline: April 4, 2020

CATHY HOPPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Application opens April 20, 2020; deadline May 22, 2020

Cathy Hopper Memorial Scholarship applicants must:

  • Have resided in San Diego County for at least one year
  • Have graduated from a public high school in San Diego County
  • Be current college/university students currently pursuing their teaching credential and/or student teaching at a university in California with the goal of a career as a K-12 public school teacher in California
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Have shown a commitment to their community through meaningful community service
  • Have a demonstrated financial need

This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees room & board, and other educational expenses. The scholarship may be renewable (depending upon available funds) for up to two years total, provided the student maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, good citizenship record, and continues to have financial need. For more information or to obtain a copy of the application and guidelines, contact The San Diego Foundation at

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., San Diego Alumnae Chapter recognizes and honors female students who are committed to academic excellence, positive leadership, and community service.

Scholarships are limited to African-American female high school seniors and college/university undergraduate students who reside in San Diego Alumnae Chapter’s Service Area.  The applicant must demonstrate the following:

  • Academic achievement (minimum 2.75 G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale or 3.5 G.P.A. on a 5.0 scale in all classes)
  • Leadership ability as demonstrated by participation in extracurricular activities, community service, and/or holding positions in various organizations.
  • Deadline:   MUST BE RECEIVED no later than April 30, 2020 (DEADLINE EXTENDED).

University of San Diego

Merit Awards - $18,000 - $25,000; Athletic Scholarships (TBD), Choral Scholars Award - $1,200 - $10,000, Music Scholarships $500 - $15,000, Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarships

Inspirational Moment

From Debra Watkins Positivity Collection:

“The first to apologize is the bravest, there first to forgive is the strongest, the first to forget is the HAPPIEST!

Donna Ashworth via Ava Hayes FB page


History will remember when the world stopped and the flights stayed on the ground.  And the cars parked in the street and the trains didn’t run.

History will remember when the schools closed and the children stayed indoors. And the medical staff walked towards the fire and they didn’t run.

History will remember when the people sang on their balconies, in isolation but so very much together in courage and song.

History will remember when the people fought for their old and their weak.  Protected the vulnerable by doing nothing at all.

History will remember when the virus left and the houses opened, and the people came out and hugged and kissed and started again!  Kinder than before.  


God bless each of you! See you next Sunday at 6:30pm - Tell Some Friends!!!

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