Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fast Track Holiday Open House!

Stop by our office tomorrow afternoon, Thursday December 1st,
for our Holiday Open House!
  • 1:00 to 4:00 P.M.
  • Food, cider and holiday treats!
  • Free books for Fast Track students' children, generously donated by Catherine's book club! 
  • Children welcome!
  • Food, laughter and fun guaranteed!

Veterans Advocate Services

The Veterans Advocate Services offers advocacy and outreach services for Santa Cruz veterans and their families. Offers individual based support services including linkage to county and community base organizations, employment and benefits assistance, discharge advocacy, mental health and substance abuse referrals, housing, transportation, and legal issues. Also assist with VA programs and services and any other issue or concern that may be beneficial to the veterans health and well being. Also provides support for homeless and disabled veterans and their families. Advocate is available to do in home visits or travel to an agreed meeting  

Santa Cruz Office:
1400 Emeline Ave., Bldg E, Santa Cruz
Drop-In on Wednesdays from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Veterans should bring their separation document called a DD-214.
  • VA Medical Outreach - VA medical staff
  • VSO Outreach - claims representation 
  • Veteran Advocate - outreach for all matters relating to all veterans issues
  • Service Organizations - screening for services and claims.
Cabrillo Aptos Campus:
6500 Soquel Drive, Bldg 900, Room 914, Aptos
(831) 479-6110
Open Monday thru Thursday 1:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Assistance for veterans transitioning out of active duty and into student life.
Center is operated by veterans for veterans

Cabrillo's Veteran Services listing
Veteran Advocate brochure
EDD Veteran Eligibility

CalWORKs Hourly Activity Reports

CalWORKs students, remember to turn in your November Hourly Activities Reports to our office by the 5th of December. We will forward to your ETS at the County after we verify your class enrollment.

Here are the blanks for November 1-15, November 16-30, December 1-15 and December 16-31. We also have copies of these in the office if you would like to pick them up here. Older forms may be found on the CalWORKs page on our website. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the monthly forms.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cabrillo College Food Pantry

The ASCC Student Senate and the offices of the Vice President of Student Services and the Dean of Student Services are sponsoring a Cabrillo College Food Pantry. The pantry will be open on Fridays starting on December 9 in the Student Activities Center East on the Aptos Campus.

Guidelines for Services:
Open Fridays from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Must be a Cabrillo College student with a valid Student Activity Card
Must complete a brief applicaiton
Canned and dry goods will be available

Fast Track Assistance at Watsonville Campus

Next Wednesday, 12/7, Jenna from our office will be at the Cabrillo Watsonville campus from 9:00 A.M. to noon. Save yourself the drive to Aptos if you need some assistance from us!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Spring Semester Books

You may begin the paperwork process for your Spring 2012 books starting January 17. The bookstore will start selling books to students with our vouchers 2 weeks before the semester starts, January 23.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Registering for Spring Classes

Spring 2012 classes are now visible in WebAdvisor. Get everything ready for your registration date/time slot now. Remember you can do this from any computer with internet connection.

Log into WebAdvisor to look up your classes.
Click on "Students Click Here"
Under "Registration", click on "Register for Sections"
If you do not know the class section number, click on "Search and Register"
choose Fall 2011 for "Term", then look up your classes. You do not need to fill in all the fields.
once you find the classes you want, click on "Submit"
the classes will be added to your Preferred Sections which is like a shopping cart
If you do know the class section number, click on "Express Register"
Enter the section numbers for all your classes and click "Submit"
The classes will be added to your Preferred Sections which is like a shopping cart

These classes will sit in your account and be there for you when your date and time slot for registering arrives.

To Register for the classes
Log into WebAdvisor a few minutes before your time slot
Select "Register" for the "Action for ALL Pref. Sections"
When your time slot arrives, click on "SUBMIT" at the bottom of the page to complete the registration process!

If you have problems or questions, stop by the office so we can help you.
Do not wait until your registration time slot has passed - you might not get the classes you need!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Positive Discipline Workshop

Live Oak Family Resource Center will be presenting a Positive Discipline workshop on Saturday, December 17. Child care is available. This workshop is a great opportunity for parents of children of all ages to recharge their parenting batteries and refill their parenting tool kits before the winter holidays! Click here for the flyer.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Spring 12 Registration Dates/Times

Cabrillo will NOT be sending post cards in the mail this fall to inform you of your Spring 2012 semester registration date & time. You will be notified via your email only. Take a moment right now while you're thinking about it to check/update your email address in WebAdvisor. It only takes 1 minute, really!

Click on "Students Click Here"
Under "User Account", click on "Verify/Change My Contact Information"
At the bottom of that screen is your email address. Verify it is correct or enter the correct address
Click "Submit"

If you prefer you may verify/change your email address at the Admissions and Records Office.

This semester classes filled VERY quickly and the same will be true for the Spring. Don't miss your opportunity to register as soon as possible for your classes.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Need Help Paying Your PG&E Bill?

PG&E has several great financial assistance programs to help.

CARE and FERA Programs provide a monthly discount on energy bills for income qualified households and housing facilities.

Energy Partners provides income-qualified customers FREE energy education, weatherization measures and energy-efficient appliances to reduce gas and electric usage. Even if you rent your home you can get help with this program, with your landlord's approval. They will benefit too with improvements made to their house.

REACH is a one-time energy-assistance program for those who have experienced an uncontrollable or unforeseen hardship. You may receive an energy credit up to $200.

Third-Party Notification can help if you care for a relative, friend or client who could overlook paying his or her PG&E bill because of illness, financial hardship, language difficulties, or other issues. PG&E will notify you or any other person designated as a third party when the person you're concerned about ever receives a late notice due to an unpaid PG&E bill.

Holiday Job Openings

Cabrillo's Student Employment Office is beginning to have job openings for holiday season positions. Sign up on their website to view openings.

Cabrillo College's Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

The ASCC Student Senate invites you and your family to their annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
Watsonville Campus
When: Monday, November 21, 2011
Time:  6pm- 8pm
Location:  4330-Multipurpose Room 

Aptos Campus
When: Tuesday November 22, 2011
Time: 6pm -8pm
Location: Cafeteria

Entertainment at both locations
Il Dolce Suono (Choir) with 88 keys (pianist)
Arts and Crafts for the kids 

Second Harvest Food Bank
We will be collecting donations. Bring a can of food or a dollar or two...
"A dollar feeds a family of four!" 

For more information please contact:
Joseph Gomez, ASCC Treasure - 831-840-9733
or Flor Chacón, Student Activities Coordinator- ext 3508 or

Monday, November 14, 2011

Future Community College CalWORKs Funding

Does the Community College CalWORKs program enable you improve your life? Tell your story.

Join the conversation about the Community College CalWORKs program and proposed categorical block grant funding. See the California Community College CalWORKs Association Student Success Task Force website to submit ideas, vote on existing ideas, or add comments.
CalWORKs students and their children should not be overlooked as the state moves toward economic recovery.

Energy Efficiency Sales Consultant- Inside Sales

SolarCity in San Mateo currently has a Sales Consultant job opening. Click here for details.

Spring 2012 Schedule Now Online

If you will be attending Cabrillo in the spring, check your current education plan against the online schedule to make sure all the classes you are supposed to take are actually being offered. If there is a class on your ed plan that is not being offered, you need to come in to see our counselor to discuss what to take instead. This should be done before your registration date/time slot.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Support Your Student Veterans at IHOP

IHOP will donate 20% of food and beverage sales to The Student Veterans of Santa Cruz County

Friday November 11, 2011 between 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday November 12 between 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday November 13 between 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Print the email flyer you received in an all@cabrillo email on 11/7 and bring it in to the IHOP located at 1549 41St Ave., Capitola, (831) 475-0540.