Another month has passed and we look forward to March and spring! Due to the late starts the past couple of months, there are seven School Readiness dates to reschedule as well as some ECFE classes. The families will be made aware of these make-up times through newsletters and classes.
* * *
A number of parenting and child care education opportunities continue in March. Tipping the Scales began last Monday and will continue on March 11 and April 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
On Monday, March 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Trent Weicherding, kindergarten instructor, will share SMART room learning activities while keeping the children physically active. All of these trainings provide CEU's to participants.
A number of First Aid and CPR classes will again be offered by the Sleepy Eye Ambulance Service. The first is Emergency First Aid on Wednesday, March 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Register with Shari Hittesdorf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-794-3116.
* * *
Early Childhood screening is planned for Thursday, March 7, beginning at 8:30 a.m. This service is provided free of charge to preschoolers in the school district. It is a simple and careful check of the health and development of the child in the following areas: height and weight, vision, hearing, visual-motor skills, language and cognition, gross motor skills and speech development. When delays are detected early, they can often be corrected. Children who will be three and half by May 31 can participate in this screening day.
Registration for 2013-2014 preschools continues at all of the schools in Sleepy Eye. It is not too early to get a child's name on the list if this is something families want for their children.
* * *
Community Health Day is planned for Saturday, March 16 at the Sleepy Eye Elementary Cafeteria and Gym. Screenings include the Blood Analysis panel, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone and Prostate cancer. Appointments can be made by calling the Brown County Rural Electric Association (REA) during business hours at 507-794-3331 or 1-800-658-2368.
Those wishing to provide health related information in person or at a table display are asked to contact this office to reserve a space. With the emphasis on Heart of Brown County this coming year, any fitness information for all ages would be a welcome addition.
* * *
Applications for spring driver's education classroom instruction have been placed in high school offices. Students who have not participated and will be 15 by June 1st are invited to pick up a registration form and potential meeting dates. The registration form should be returned by February 28. Starting date will depend on winter sports playoff schedules as well as concerts. Ten meeting dates are needed from the potential list of dates.
* * *
Tickets have arrived for the Daddy-Daughter dance on Sunday, April 7, 2-4 p.m. at the New Ulm Country Club. This event is for girls ages three years through third grade plus an escort (dad, grandfather, uncle, stepfather, big brother). Tickets are also available for His and Her Hoedown on Sunday, May 5, 2-4 p.m. at the New Ulm Country Club. This event is for boys ages three years through third grade and an escort (mother, grandmother, aunt, stepmother, big sister). There will be dancing, refreshments, door prizes and quality time with your child.
Page 2 of 2 - This is the last week that Casey's Pizza and Donut cards will be available for purchase. They are 10 punch cards offering free one topping pizza when purchasing a large specialty pizza. The donut card requires you to purchase six cake donuts and get six free. They do not expire and are good at any Casey's store.
* * *
The Community Education office is located in room 109 of the Sleepy Eye High School. School day office hours are generally 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Since staff is part-time, they may not always be in the building. You can call and leave a message on voicemail, 507-794-7873, and we will get back to you with more information. Another option is to e-mail staff with questions and to sign-up. Addresses are on the school website.