Trees-for-schools campaign ends Tuesday

Time is running out to contribute to a local campaign to plant trees in schoolyards.

The Trees for Tucson "Back to School" campaign, sponsored by Tucson Clean & Beautiful and Groupon Grassroots, will end Tuesday.

Groupon subscribers can pledge to support the initiative in increments of $10.

Each $400 will provide an area school with at least 10 new trees.

Since 1989, Trees for Tucson has provided more than 75,000 desert-adapted trees for planting at Tucson area residences and community spaces to provide shade and beautification.

For more information or to pledge your support, go to www.groupon.com/deals/grs-tucson-clean-beautiful-inctrees-for-tucson

La Paloma Academy opens south-side campus

La Paloma Academy has opened a new K-8 campus on the south side in time for the 2012-2013 school year.

The campus, 5660 S. 12th Ave., has the ability to serve 500 students.

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

The charter school has 22 classrooms, two computer labs, a library, multipurpose rooms, basketball courts, playground equipment and playing fields.

Enrollment applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Thus far, more than 125 students will be starting school on the new campus today.

La Paloma South is offering a character-based curriculum, free full-day kindergarten, free before- and after-school care, a free breakfast program and free bus service.

For information on La Paloma, go to www.lpatucson.org

Compiled by Alexis Huicochea. Contact Huicochea at ahuicochea@azstarnet.com or 573-4175.