- NWS Seattle: Dry Through Tuesday, Storm Inbound Thursday
- Toledo School District: Katie’s Kids
- Good News Monday: Pizzas, Cat Found 1,000 Miles Away, 50,000 Birthday Cards
- Public Service Announcement: Yeti-Style Sealed Travel Cups Can Harbor Bacteria
- Libraries: TRL Director ISO Input, USIMLS Smart Spaces Funding Opportunity
- Gov’t Shutdown: American Legion Assists Coast Guardsmen During Shutdown
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Meeting
- Today: Spanish Class @ Camp Singing Wind
- Tuesday: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
- Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Wood Sorrel Forest School’s early childhood program took to the city (Friday)! Children and their families enjoyed a visit to the Olympia Family Theater for a performance of classic Ukrainian folktale “The Mitten”, topped off by a visit to the children’s museum
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington update Sunday night:
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington posted January 10:
NWS Seattle will continue to operate 24x7 through the government shutdown to provide forecast and warning information. Our social media presence will remain, but there may be periods without Facebook posts as our account may be locked out at times.
As always you can receive the latest forecast at weather.gov/seattle. Or give us a follow on Twitter: twitter.com/nwsseattle.
White Pass Ski Area shared Saturday:
Toledo School District: Katie’s Kids
There is a period of time between when a family applies for the free or reduced price lunch program and when the federal government approves their eligibility. During this time, their child needs to eat breakfast and lunch. It is the practice of Toledo Schools to feed the children and to work with the grown ups to sort out the money. No child should suffer through lessons on an empty stomach.
Katie Opsahl has been in charge of tracking these negative account balances for a few years. Until her recent retirement, Katie would donate money to pay down some of these balances. This was done without anyone knowing where the money was coming from.
In her honor, a fund has been established at Timberland Bank. It is managed by the TES PTO. Quarterly, we'll meet with the PTO and requests funds to eliminate as many of these negative balances as possible. You can help.
Go to Timberland Bank and donate to Katie's Kids via the PTO. The funds allow us to feed kids without any "lunch shaming" or causing families additional hardship.
Toledo Youth Baseball reminder:
Babe Ruth/high school batting cages open monday 1/14 & wednesday 1/16 after school
TES PTO shared:
K-3 Girls Basketball forms for Lewis County League were handed out at school last week. All games are in Toledo. Please make sure to return forms by Friday, January 18th if your daughter would like to play on a team.
TES PTO query: Does the TES need 2 liter bottles for the bird feeders that they make?
Reply: Principal Angela Norberg Bacon - I am certain they will - kindergarten always makes bird feeders. If you have them - bring them in and I will take them out to garden science.
Good News Monday: Pizzas, Cat Found 1,000 Miles Away, 50,000 Birthday Cards
Mike Hedges of CowlitzKayakTours shared this AP post from KOMO News:
Canadian air traffic controllers have bought hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts over the past few days in what has become an industry-wide show of support during the U.S. government's partial shutdown. More...
Newsweek reported: MICHIGAN CAT MISSING FOR TWO MONTHS FOUND 1,000 MILES AWAY ENJOYING WARMER WEATHER IN FLORIDA Perhaps he was flying American Airlines...
When WWII Veteran is Saddened By Upcoming Birthday, 50,000 Strangers Give Him Reason to Smile Despite 96 years old being an impressive milestone for this WWII veteran, Duane Sherman had been disheartened about his impending birthday.
The Purple Heart recipient has spent much of his life without social media or texting. Because many of his friends have passed away however, the veteran was saddened by the lack of letters in his mailbox. His daughter posted a plea for simple birthday cards, and 50,000 cards & letters later, Sherman said laughing, “I’ll have a hell of a time reading them.”
Washington Post: Her furloughed husband missed a paycheck on Friday. She picked up a $100K lottery check instead
Public Service Announcement: Yeti-style sealed drink travel cups
Dr. Beau Pierce posted January 10:
Never would have thought that a simple public service announcement video about a patient of mine who was sick from improperly failing to clean his yeti style cup would have gone viral.
This video has over 1 Million views in the past 24hrs.
Thank you to everyone who saw it, commented and shared.
Original post: **Public Service Announcement**
This video is not specifically for Yeti cup owners. This could be pertinent for any cup with a "suction like" seal, it just happens that my patient was using a Yeti. I created this video as a public service announcement to remind people to wash their lids correctly.
I personally love and use Yeti cups daily. I do think that a consideration and redesign of the rubber seal is pertinent for easier to removal to wash. I have now received multiple emails from people saying that they didn’t know how to remove the seal and when they did, they found ‘gunk’ under the seals and sliders
My hope from this video is not to degrade Yeti, but to bring awareness to the issue.
Please take the time to find out how to properly take care of your Yeti and make sure every piece is clean before use.
YouTube link here.
The Clean Up Queen shared: How to Clean Your Coffee Maker - Drip, Perc or Keurig!
Tip: involves plain old white vinegar and a couple brew cycles to rinse.
60 second Facebook video link here.
Guess who I met at Toledo Senior Center’s Second Saturday Breakfast?
She wants to hear from Toledo about the importance of keeping local TRL access.
Email her: email@example.com
Or call: 360-704-4620
Secretary of State Kim Wyman: Need For new Library, Archives Facility Is Critical
January 9, 2019 · News Release
OLYMPIA — The deterioration of the circa-1962 Washington State Archives building puts priceless, irreplaceable historic documents at risk of catastrophic destruction by a fire or flood and needs to be addressed by the Legislature immediately, Secretary of State Kim Wyman said. More...
US Institute of Museum and Library Services asks:
Could your library use a makeover? Apply to the IMLS funded "Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces" program. Selected libraries will collaborate with their communities to transform their space. Deadline is January 18th.
Big Opportunity for Small Libraries in 2019
The start of the new year always brings a sense of opportunity, and this year WebJunction has a big opportunity for small libraries. We're expanding our Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project, which is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), making it available to 15 more small libraries. The selected libraries will collaborate with their communities to transform a space in their library to encourage more hands-on, participatory active learning. This is going to be fun!
During the first round of the project, 15 small public libraries serving rural or remote communities were chosen to participate. In addition to receiving funding support, participants attended webinars, received coaching from the WebJunction team, and were supported by fellow participants as they learned to transform cramped or underutilized spaces into vibrant, dynamic, active learning places.
Thanks to a generous supplemental grant from IMLS, WebJunction will help 15 more libraries infuse new life into their spaces. It’s free to apply and free to participate. Selected libraries will receive $5,000 for project materials, and will engage in online learning with the WebJunction team. Take a look at the incredible transformations from the first round of participants and how they created smart spaces in their libraries, and then learn more this new opportunity and apply soon! Applications are being accepted through January 18, 2019.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019
The Future Is Now: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Public Libraries
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2019
Reduce Waste, Build Community: Hosting Repair Events at Your Library
In this webinar, learn how to help your patrons save money on electronic, mechanical or sewing repairs and divert waste from the landfill with repair events.
Gov’t Shutdown: Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs UPDATE 01/11/2019
American Legion ready to assist Coast Guardsmen affected by shutdown
TFA* provides one-time grants of up to $1,500 per eligible household. Once National Headquarters has received and approved a TFA application for a Coast Guard member, a check will be overnighted directly to the family in need.
American Legion departments with active-duty Coast Guard commands are encouraged to reach out to them and share that The American Legion's Temporary Financial Assistance program is available to meet their immediate needs during the current government shutdown.
Questions on eligibility or how to apply for a grant may be directed to (800) 504-4098.
TFA grants remain available to military and veteran families with minor children in the home. For more information on receiving assistance, please click here.
TFA grants are made possible through donations to The American Legion Veterans and Children Foundation. The foundation supports veterans and military families in need, as well as American Legion service officers who provide free VA benefits and health care assistance to veterans. Donations to the Veterans and Children Foundation can be made at www.legion.org/donate.
*Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility:
Toledo Senior Center: Looking Ahead - Community Events
Besides monthly Second Saturday Breakfasts, Toledo's Mighty Fine Seniors are gearing up to feed the multitude in March & April:
March 23: Classic Meatloaf Dinner + Magic Performance
April 20: Prime Rib Dinner
Watch for details & tix.
File Under Recreation:
Review: Di Morgan wrote - We had a great (Felted Scarf/Silk Dyeing) Workshop/Class Saturday. Six ladies made lovely/wonderful scarves and everyone had a great time. All enjoyed Sue's instruction, the ability to find all wool rovings, chiffon base, silk scarves & dyes needed from her generous stash and the supplies provided to make it all happen. The homemade soup, cheese & crackers and coffee wasn't too bad either. Thank you for participating. Sue and I hope to see you again when the next class is held at the Morgan Arts Centre.
Next Up: January 30 Pick Your Chick Paint & Sip Night at Morgan Arts Centre
Plus: February 7: Chocolate Class with Linda Aitchison @ Morgan Arts Centre
Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Meeting
The Lewis County Commissioners meet 10:00 a.m. each Monday in BOCC Hearing Room – 2nd floor, Historic Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis, Washington.
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday January 7, 2019.
Today: Adult Spanish Class at Camp Singing Wind 6:30 PM
New students welcome.
Tuesday: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events 6:30 PM January 15 at Morgan Arts Center.
vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS
6:30 at Morgan Arts Centre
AGENDA for Tuesday, January 15, 2019
a. Library -- Pat Caldwell via email:
b. Historical Society -- Don Brenner
c. TES Kid's Garden -- Brooke Acosta
d. Steamboat Alley -- Jamie Cummings
e. Common Ground Toledo -- Brian Dennis
f. Toledo Welcome Signs -- Joh Jones
g. Cheesecake Club -- Jamie Cummings
a. Beautification Grant Update -- Joh Jones
b. New Toledo High School -- Chris Rust
c. Survey -- Sheila Richardson
Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
January 18th vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
January 23rd @ Winlock 5:45/7:00
January 25th @ Kalama 5:45/7:00
January 29th vs. Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
January 15th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
January 17th vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
January 22nd @ MWP 5:45/7:00
January 15th @ South Bend 5:00
January 15th @ South Bend 5:00
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
January 19th Alumni Basketball Game @ THS
January 26: Comedy Central ** Basketball Fundraiser @ THS
January 30: Page Turners @ Toledo Community Library
January 30: Pick Your Chick Paint Night @ Morgan Arts Centre
February 7: Chocolate Class with Linda Aitchison @ Morgan Arts Centre
February 15: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
March 23-24: Vernal Equinox Art Fair @ Morgan Arts Centre
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
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*AirNow status during the federal government shutdown: AirNow will continue to provide the public with current and forecast air quality information during the federal government shutdown; however EPA will not post additional information to the site during that time.
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