- Toledo High School World Cultures Fair Preview
- Recap: V:T Arts, Rec & Events
- City Seeking Summer Maintenance Worker
- Health Corner: Ticks - Treatments & Prevention
- Today: Thursday Market, ALICE Parents Talk, Historical Society Hosts Chip Duncan
- Friday: Schools Closed, Food Bank Open, Grange Open Mic Night
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
WORLD CULTURES FAIR
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
SET UP: 8:40–11:00 FAIR: 11:30-2:30 CLEAN-UP: 2:30-3:00
LOCATION: The Oak Grove at Toledo High School
300 total points possible for each member.
BOOTH - 100 points possible to be earned by the group.
PERFORMANCE - 50 points possible to be earned by the group.
COSTUME - 50 points possible to be earned by the group.
FOOD - 50 points possible to be earned by the group.
CLEAN-UP - 50 points possible to be earned by the group.
PROJECT OVERVIEW: Which culture will collect the most gold coins? Let the battle begin!
Traditionally, world fairs display the best things about a nation for all the rest of the world to see. As a world history student, you will be participating in the Toledo High School World Cultures Fair.
BOOTH - This 100 points will be based upon the authenticity of your display. Rather than thinking of it as a booth, try to envision creating a habitat or authentic snapshot of your chosen culture. Your display should include a poster, flag, artifacts, pieces of technology from that culture, art, architecture, examples of writing, as well as the appropriate music from that time period playing in the background (you can find anything on iTunes)
PERFORMANCE - Each culture will create and perform a 3-5 minute performance acting out the lifestyle of your chosen culture. Grading will be based on authenticity, creativity, and originality. Have fun with this one!
COSTUME - All students must wear some type of costume that is representative of the chosen culture. It may be store bought, homemade, or a combination of both. The minimum is a head and body covering. The more realistic and Elaborate, the more points you will receive.
*If you do not dress up, you will not be allowed to participate in the Culture Fair, forfeiting your chance at 300 points!*
Examples include, but are not limited to: pharaoh, nobleman, king, slave, scientist, queen, monk, nun, peasant, general, warrior, sailor, explorer, navigator, princess…you get the idea.
Ideas for costumes: tunics, helmet, shield, hoods, robes, bonnets, bells, beads, flowers in hair, military uniforms, boots, sandals, armor, crowns…be creative and look the part.
FOOD- Please bring food that is as AUTHENTIC as possible for your culture. Include a main dish, bread item, drink and dessert. This food will be shared with judges or purchased with gold coins by visitors to your booth.
CLEAN UP - Each culture will clean up their area and leave it spotless. When your group has finished cleaning up, you must check out with me before being dismissed for the day.
FINAL THOUGHTS - Part of the idea is to collect as many coins as possible. Think about setting up games or activities for visitors. This will keep them around, giving your group more of a chance to collect coins. Have fun, plan ahead, and USE YOUR TIME WISELY. Daily and weekly progress must be shown and is a part of your grade. Let’s make this the best culture fair ever!
Recap: vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS - May 22
Toledo Community Library reported: Page Turners meet next week to discuss their latest selection (The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich) and choose next month’s read. Free Ukulele lessons Thursdays. The basket making class was a big success. Library hours: Wednesdays 10 - 7pm, Thursdays & Saturdays 10 - 5pm.
Historical Society shared the Historical Society will present "Causes of WWI" 7 PM May 24 with speaker Chip Duncan, Director of the Veterans Memorial Museum, including music, fashions, and photos of Toledo & Winlock veterans of WWI on display. New members encouraged to join.
TES Kid's Garden seeking sponsors for this awesome program. If your family or business is interested, here's the form: Garden Sponsor Form 2017-18.docx Join the kids after school on the last 3 Tuesdays of every month.
Steamboat Alley -- weeding done in Alley. Awaiting plans by the new owner of the Delin building to determine affect in the Alley.
Common Ground Toledo said downtown planters are looking great thanks to CGT members. Keeping them watered through summer requires extra help. Meet Brian Dennis 4:30 PM at the Thursday Market this week to volunteer. The usual weekly watering schedule won’t be enough to keep our town looking nice and fresh.
Toledo Thursday Market boasts 9 vendors offering fresh produce, handmade and homegrown items, plants, birdhouses, bat houses, and much more. Located at the boat launch parking lot, open every Thursday from 3 til 7 PM through October 11.
Toledo Bike Share - A proposal has submitted for a AARP grant for a Toledo bike share system complete with bikes, bike racks and "FIXIT" service stations. Mostly for local residents to use, also for bikers bound for Mt. St. Helens. Updates to follow.
Signs - Part of the Toledo beautification grant will fund work on "Welcome to Toledo" signage including moving existing signs and creating new ones. Frontier Log & Timber (designed the waterfront gazebo) will design the placement of the signs.
Community Clean Up Day now signing upas many volunteers as possible to meet 9 AM Saturday June 2 at the boat launch area. Mayor Dobosh listed tasks including pressure washing, weed eating, picking up litter, cleaning signs, cleaning the bridge railing, tennis courts, and more.
Wine & Cheese Tasting on Cheese Day reports new glasses ordered. Hoping for perfect wine drinking weather : )
Other v:T Cheese Day Events - Big Cheese Ball (cheesy formal dance party) at Camp Singing Wind 8 - 11 PM on Cheese Friday. Cheese Cake Competition at the Middle School on Cheese Saturday afternoon 1 PM
Camp Singing Wind confirms Yoga Resonance Restival June 28 - July 1. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (310)741-1965
Cowlitz Prairie Grange -- Third Saturday pancakes & eggs or biscuits & gravy Breakfast at the Grange 7 - 11 AM. Cost: $5.00 per person. The 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee is August 25 - 26. Contact Sandy (360) 864-2601.
v:T A.R.E. next meets 6:30 PM Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Morgan Arts Centre
*Recap courtesy Mike Morgan
Toledo Public Works Department
Part-time Seasonal Maintenance Worker
*Correction* Yesterday’s TOT Column incorrectly posted the Library Page Turners Book Club as meeting May 22; in fact, one more week remains for you to pick up your own copy of The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich and join in the discussion.
New members welcomed.
Toledo Community Library open until 7 PM Wednesday, 5 PM Thursday & Saturday.
*Correction* Toledo Senior Center Silent Auction wraps up 3 PM May 31, not May 24 as incorrectly listed in Wednesday’s TOT.
Health Corner: Seed Tick Treatments & Prevention
My neighbor, a concerned mom, shared a post in which another mom shared pics & videos of seed ticks - ticks in their larval stage - after her young daughter unwittingly acquired a bunch of them while playing outside in the grass in 2016.*
Read the original post including updates here.
Searching “seed ticks” offered up several Q&A natural remedies and preventatives:
- organicdailypost.com on Ticks On Pets had affiliate links but also useful alternatives
- self.com explains it’s possible to catch Lyme disease and Powhassan virus from seed ticks
More is commonly known about adult-phase ticks:
- familyeducation.com on how to make a tick “let go” using Vaseline or rubbing alcohol
- WTAQ.com listed homemade tick repellent (adding peppermint oil will repel fleas too)
- outdoors.org answers: How to kill ticks: Put them in the dryer
*countryliving.com followed up the story in 2017. The original post has over 780,000 shares.
***Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively. Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived.
And miracles take place against all odds.
Toledo Thursday Market open 3 - 7 PM across from boat launch.
Homemade & handcrafted & farm fresh.
Toledo School District posted:
In today's world, we have to consider situations that we never would have imagined could take place at school. Toledo staff have been trained in a procedure designed to increase survival in the event of an active shooter at school. Following the advice of Lewis County Sheriff's Office, FEMA and Homeland Security, we chose the ALICE program. ALICE stands for "Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate".
We will have a parent information night 7 PM May 24 at Toledo High School to present the components of ALICE prior to training students next Fall. THS counselor Katie Gale is also our ALICE trainer. She will be on hand to share the important aspects of this program and to answer questions. We hope that you'll take this opportunity to learn about how we plan and train to respond to the unthinkable and how we'll keep our students safe.
Toledo Historical Society presents “Causes of WWI” with guest speaker Chip Duncan, Director of the Veterans Memorial Museum 7 PM May 24th at Toledo Community Library.
Friday: Schools Closed, Food Bank Open, Grange Open Mic Night
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
NEW! May 29: Scholarship Night 7:00 PM @ THS Commons
NEW! May 29-31: Volleyball Camp Sign Ups @ TES & TMS
NEW! May 31 & June 1: Toledo Youth Football Signups @ THS
NEW! June 2: Toledo High School FCCLA ASB Breakfast Fundraiser
NEW! June 2: Toledo Community Clean-Up Day
NEW! June 25-29: Vacation Bible School @ Toledo First Baptist
Morgan Arts Centre Summer Camps update: Picasso week #1 has filled, Picasso week #2 & the Children's Theater Workshop still have a few spots open.
For more information: www.morganartscentre.com
MAP Summer Camp Clubs update:
There’s still time to sign up! Registration for summer day camps closes June 1st so if you haven’t got yours in yet, it’s time! Contact me if you have any questions or concerns. All children are welcome. Scholarships available.
*please note, all camps run Monday-Thursday, including “Super Spy School” and “Secret Agents” camps (July 16-19, not 16-20, as there is a typo on the flyer)
June 29 - July 1: Resonance Restival @ Camp Singing Wind
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee with Tractor Parade August 24.
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
Fundraiser: To help Toledo’s Neumann family with expenses not covered by insurance in the loss of their house, visit their GoFundMe page: contact person Jadee Landry.
Toledo Community Library offers free Ukulele lessons Thursdays beginning in April. Sign up in person.
LIBRARY HOURS: Wednesdays 10-7, Thursdays & Saturdays 10-5. Phone 360-864-4247.
For The Love Of Sports: Toledo School District ISO* an Event Manager for spring sports. Duties include setting up fields, scoreboards, public address systems and supporting visiting teams and officials. Hours are afternoons and some Saturdays. $14.19/hour. Contact Grady Fallon if interested.
Also: Have you ever wanted to be a sportscaster for ESPN? Well, we have the entry-level job that could start you on that path. TSD is looking for the Voice of Toledo Indian Fastpitch. If you have a love for this sport and Toledo Indians, this is your chance. Contact Grady Fallon for more information.
*ISO = In Search Of
For The Kids: Brooke Sellards Acosta asks “Does your business or family want to support Toledo Youth Baseball? There are a couple ways to show your pride. I have attached forms to become a signboard and/or team sponsor. Family signboards are $200 the first year and $100 each year after that to renew. Message me if you are interested.”
Signboard Form 2018.pdf
For The Future: TES PTO Kids Garden is looking for garden sponsors, which ensures the continuation and improvement of this awesome program. If your family or business is interested, the form is below.
* Garden Sponsor Form 2017-18.docx
For The Future: Toledo Middle School PTO's posted: If you would like to help support our efforts to bring more laptops to Toledo Middle School please read this and spread the word. You can donate here. Thank you for your support of our kids.
Full details posted in 02.23.2018 Friday Column.
Foundations: Steamboat Alley Paver Forms
Farmer’s Market: Toledo Thursday Market vendor forms available now.
Finally: Vision:TOLEDO announces Sign up forms for (2018) Cheese Days Parade and vendor booths. Full information about the parade can be found here:
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