- Library Book N’ Bake Sale: Take 2
- MAPS Highlights
- Today: Toledo School Board Special Meeting
- Friday: No School
- Health Corner: Veterans & Suicide
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
- Planning Commission App Deadline Today
- City Responds To Reader Query
US National Weather Service warned: Winter isn't ready to give up just yet. It appears increasingly likely that the coldest weather in at least the past month will move into northwest Oregon & southwest Washington early next week. Keep up with the latest forecast at www.weather.gov/pqr
Cyndi Philbrook shared: Thank you for having a book sale! I purchased a couple great books today! Happy reading!!
What? You missed it? Well, you’re in luck because…
Extended by popular demand: Toledo Community Library has graciously carried over their not-to-be-missed Book and Bake Sale for an encore.
Hardback: .50 cents
Softback & all kids Books: .10 cents
Bake Sale: Donations
Open until 5 p.m. today.
Special thanks to Charlie for this instant replay!
Educator Annie Jones shared: What’s not to love about doing science projects making crystals and paper airplanes?! Throw in some experiments on candy hearts and you’ve got a pretty sweet party.
Who can compose music using colored block patterns, glasses, food coloring and water? These MAP kids can! This project was full of learning through process & experimentation complete with sudden “aha!” moments. We also explored the Fibonacci Sequence through music and discussed identifying the golden ratio in nature. Mathematical patterns are everywhere!
Here are a few samples of what these MAP kids are working on in their music and math club - writing their own music through experimenting with patterns and pitch...
Check out these videos.
Vision:Toledo shared info on a free workshop:
Today: The regularly scheduled Toledo School Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Toledo Middle School library. The public is invited to attend.
The Toledo School District Board of Directors will conduct a SPECIAL BOARD MEETING Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Toledo Middle School library. The public is invited to attend.
Friday: From Toledo School District - Old Man Winter has taken it easy on us this year, so we won't need to use our snow make up day on Friday 2/16. In addition, Monday is Presidents' Day. Both are non-school days. We'll see you on Tuesday 2/20 when we resume on regular schedule.
District Calendar Events:
- February 15 - BOD Special Meeting 6 PM - Regular Meeting 7 PM
- February 16 - NO SCHOOL
- February 19 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day
- February 26 - ACT Late Start
- March 5 - 9 - Mobile Smile (Sign up by February 23)
- March 6 - Music Mania '18, concert that will include drama, band and choir 7 PM
- March 8 - THS Mr T Pageant 7 PM
Feb 15th BBB vs MWP 7:30 @ Rochester
Feb 16th & 17th - State Wrestling - Tacoma Dome
Health Corner: Veterans & Suicide
02.01.2018 Thursday Column & Health Corner addressed teen suicide in the letter written by Principal Sean Boulton, Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, CA following the tragic loss of a student who took their own life.
This post by a Navy Veteran* reveals the effects on those who have served their country, including a plea and a plan.
Jake Dailey recently wrote:
I’m looking for other Veterans in our community. We have a veterans suicide epidemic in this country, and I want to be a part of the solution. I lost a soldier to suicide on my deployment to Iraq. I hate the thought of losing someone in our community.
Veterans were trained to rely on their battle buddies while they were in their branch of service. When we get out we’re expected to go it alone. It’s not good for us to be alone all the time.
If you are a veteran reading this, please add me as a friend. If you know of a veteran that needs some camaraderie please message me. The VA is dropping the ball big time. So it’s up to us veterans to fix our own issues. We need to take care of each other.
Several veterans responded, a testament to the positive potential of social media.
*Special thanks to Jake Dailey for permission to use this post.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Feed: February 25 (Sunday) Toledo Senior Center serves up their Annual Clam Chowder/Potato Soup Feed. Doors open 1:00 - 4:00 PM or until sold out.
$8 includes cornbread or homemade roll plus dessert.
Fun: April 8 Fifth Annual Ladies Tea tix now on sale $20. Hurry, these sell out fast!
Your continued support is critical as Lewis County Seniors move into their first year as a self-supporting non-profit entity. Toledo Senior Center aims to meet their $700/month obligation to keep the lights on with monthly breakfasts, community meals, classes and special events.
Check out their 2018 Calendar of Community Events.
Fun: Toledo High School’s incomparable Mr T Pageant returns 7 PM March 8. Be amazed at the talent, innovation, and sheer hilarity guaranteed to knock the rust off your funny bone.
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
City of Toledo announces a vacancy on the Planning Commission:
The City of Toledo is seeking one person to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission acts as an advisory body to the City Council on all land use, and comprehensive planning issues. The Commission is specifically responsible for providing recommendations on subdivisions, zoning, annexation requests, reviewing and approving conditional use permits, approving business license, and is an integral part of the implementation of the Growth Management Act. The vacancy must be filled by a citizen of the corporate City limits of Toledo. All candidates must be a minimum of 18 years old and a registered voter.
If you are interested in the vacancy on the Toledo Planning Commission, please submit a letter of interest to: Mayor Steve Dobosh, City of Toledo, PO Box 236, Toledo, Washington 98591 or drop off a letter at Toledo City Hall, 130 North Second Street, Toledo. If you have additional questions regarding this vacancy, contact Toledo City Hall at (360) 864-4564.
Recommendation will be made from candidates for approval by City Council.
In response to a comment by a reader on policy requiring residency, City of Toledo explained:
Response to L.S. Bird-Sonne: The Toledo Planning Commission was created in 1978 by Ordinance (laws) of The City Council. At that time all 5 positions had to reside inside the City limits. This Ordinance has been updated in 1999 to allow a citizen outside the city limits to sit on the Planning Commission. Then again it was updated to also add a business owner, who could reside outside the City limits. We value all input to what the current and future of the City of Toledo will look like. All meetings are open to the public for public input as another means to hear what citizens in or outside the city limits have to say or are interested in. Common Ground Toledo (CGT) grew out of Vision:Toledo and is a very valuable asset to Toledo and the greater Toledo area. The current coordinator of CGT does live outside of Toledo, whereas the past resided inside the city. As with all members of Vision:Toledo and where there expertise or interest lies, they are "welcomed". The Mayor is very thankful for all the contributions that is received by the many volunteers in the community - from Lions Club- Senior Advisory Board - Planning Commission Members - Vision:Toledo - sports clubs - and the list goes on and on. This is what makes Toledo a great place to live (inside and outside the city limits).
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