- Toledo School Bond Countdown
- Recap: Emergency Preparedness Event
- Art Events Around Town
- Spring Is Just Around The Corner
PSA: Toledo schools closures via Facebook, radio and TV. Download the PDF link on District FB page listing all media outlets including flash alerts.
Got mine. Got yours? Ballots mailed last week...
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools counts down to the February 14 deadline on a $14.2 million bond measure. You can even save postage by using the ballot drop box next to Toledo Senior Center and the Headstart school. Bond details on website and Facebook.
Last Friday I attended a local Emergency Preparedness event in town. On hand were DIY customizable bags to mark or decorate to suit, and a table of supplies like hand sanitizer, tissues, bandages and dust masks to fill those bags. Jody Kaufman, a member of the Cowlitz County LDS Church, displayed a table with family-size bags of freeze-dried veggies, pancake mix and hot cocoa, noting local LDS Churches keep a store where individual packages are available for purchase, with quantity purchases online, as a service to the entire community. In the rest of the facility, individuals of all ages were learning the basics useful across a range of scenarios, natural or man-made, such as keeping calm and not panicking, seeking out help, knowing your phone number - hey, things can get confusing, right?
So what made this event stand out, and why didn’t you hear about it?
Because Toledo Head Start hosted it, by special invitation only.
Those stories about young children handling emergencies and summoning help? They learn the fundamentals here.
Alicia Booker-Lovelady has been a Head Start parent for 10 years and credits the federally funded preschool program with her children's reading levels one and two grades ahead when they transitioned to kindergarten, and higher math skills as well. 2016 saw Toledo offer full-day classroom, with healthy breakfast, lunch and snack, and Booker-Lovelady predicts her youngest daughter’s move into full-day kindergarten will be easier on teachers and students alike.
Lewis County Head Start has been serving area families since 1986. Toni Nelson, area manager for Toledo and Salkum Head Start, says volunteers and parent participation make is all possible. Contact her to make a difference in our future - our children. Crayons provided.
Visit Washington State Association of Head Start & ECEAP or Lewis County Head Start for info and applications.
Di says: Wet Felting class was a success! Coming soon to Morgan Arts Centre:
1) Chocolate Making class 2/9 w/Linda Aitchison
2) Painting - Batik Egg Art 3/25 w/Susan Blubaugh
3) Scarf Dyeing class 3/27 w/Sue Wachter
4) Wet Felt Scarf making 4/17 w/Sue Wachter
Email Di@morganartscentre.com, call (360)864-4ART, or visit www.morganartscentre.com.
Opening Thursday at Gallery 505 Artists Co-op:
Anna says: only a few tickets remain for the annual Tea, themed “Spring Is Just Around The Corner.” Gents attire - tux/suit and bow ties, ladies garb - dresses and hats.* Set for 2 p.m. February 5, this event sells out every year!
Reserve your place for $20 and enjoy traditional desserts, live classical music featuring two cellists, and a noteworthy hat* contest. Contact Diana, email@example.com or (360)864-2112.
Today: ToledoTel’s Bingo Daily Numbers link here.
Via Facebook: Just a reminder we are still working on an X Bingo and of course the Grand Blackout.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
Everyday Heroes: Envisioned as a local September 11 observation recognizing lesser-known acts of kindness and heroism. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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