- Toledo School Closure Updates (Snow)
- Cancelled, Postponed, Rescheduled (Snow)
- Middle School PTO Launches Plan To Expand Classroom Technology
- Today: Senior Center Hosts Town Hall
- Weekend Outlook & Beyond: Clam Chowder Feed, Historical Society, v:T A.R.E. Meet
This just in: Toledo Schools will open 2 hours late this morning.
Toledo School District writes: TSD thanks everyone who has shared school announcements.
Between Facebook, TV, radio FlashAlert and autodialer, we’ve had no complaints that families were missed. This was especially important when we had early dismissal earlier this week. Thank you!
And: We will have school on Thursday March 1 to make up for Feb. 21. If there is another snow cancellation,* we will use March 2.
Monday: ACT 2-hour Late Start all schools & District Offices
Reminder: March 5 - 9 The Dental Mobile will be at the Winlock Middle/High School
*Sorry Alex, Thursday school cancellation snowed on your hopes. Thanks for impromptu Math Class on our way to town last night!
Toledo School District snow closures are updated regularly:
- KIRO7 - http://www.kiro7.com/weather/school-closings
- KATU2 - http://katu.com/weather/closings
- OPB - https://www.opb.org/news/alerts/school/
- Q13FOX - http://q13fox.com/latest-school-closures-and-delays/
- Live95 - https://www.facebook.com/Live95.1FM/
- Toledo School District FB - https://www.facebook.com/toledoschooldistrict/
Toledo’s Lewis County Tribune keeps their weather eye on the sky.
*Weather updates at https://www.facebook.com/NWSPortland/
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. https://www.gofundme.com/toledo-middle-school-laptops
We are a group of parents and staff looking for ways to bring more technology to Toledo Middle School Students.
Data has shown that consistent access to technology in classrooms can boost engagement and produce significant gains in student achievement.
Currently Toledo Middle has 30 laptops and 1 computer lab to be shared among 180 students.
Benefits of increasing the number of laptops (chromebooks) at TMS include:
• Differentiated instruction could be further implemented throughout each classroom, giving students the opportunity to learn material tailored to their individual learning level, instead of material that is created to just reach a majority of the students.
• Educators sight a significant improvement in student engagement when technology is incorporated as an adjunct to teaching.
• Encourages interactive learning and collaboration with peers as well as teachers.
• Giving administration flexibility in scheduling state required tests giving students more meaningful time in the classroom.
* Educators will no longer be forced to tailor lessons around their rare opportunities to get into the computer lab, instead they will be able to create computer based interactive learning opportunities whenever it best benefits the students, not the schedule.
Our goal is to raise $16,000 to purchase 60 laptops therefor providing a set of laptops for each grade level. The anticipated lifespan of each chromebook is 5 years resulting in a projected impact to over 900 Toledo Middle School students.
We are seeking a tax deductible donation to support our students in meeting this need.
Cancelled, Postponed, Rescheduled:
From Toledo Fire Department - Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) Meeting scheduled for 2/20/18 has been rescheduled to 2/27/18 at 7:00 PM due to weather.
Health & Hope Medical Outreach cancelled their weekly clinic Tuesday night, due to weather.
Open 5:30 - 8:00 PM Tuesdays. Details at link above.
Toledo Branding & Tourism Board posted: (Thursday’s) meeting at Camp Singing Wind has been cancelled. We are working on a reschedule date.
Today: Toledo Food Bank open 10 AM - 1 PM second and fourth Fridays monthly behind City Hall. Visit www.toledowa.us/ for more information.
Bonanza BBQ & Catering open noon - 7 PM today (Friday) serving up their signature Porky Pig Soup and all your favorites. Prime Rib available 4 PM.
Tonight: Says Carolyn Long - Please join me for a Town Hall at the Toledo Senior Center.
Melanie Case invites: Canning is a great way to preserve your food and make sure you don't have any food going to waste.
Path of Hope Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church.
Saturday: Toledo Community Library reminder:
- Upcoming basket weaving class at the library has space for 1 or 2 more (people).
- Also, ukulele classes will be offered after school on Thursdays starting in April. Please sign up at the library. Instruments provided.
Toledo Community Library open until 7 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. Thursday & Saturday.
The Chip Guy posted: I AM SURE THAT I WILL STILL HAVE SOME (PRODUCE) AND MORE COME SATURDAY. WATCH FOR (Facebook) POST THEN TO SEE IF I WILL BE OPEN.
THE FOOD WAREHOUSE IS LOCATED AT 1025 F ST IN CENTRALIA.
(CHECK TO SEE IF THE WAREHOUSE WILL BE) OPEN SATURDAY AT 2:30 PM.
PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 2:15 PM.
ANY AND ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME GET FOOD
Click on link above for regular updates.
Gallery 505's theme for February is "Affairs of the Heart" and features unique art and crafts by Marcy Anholt, Anita Chatham, Jamie Cummings, Bob Espen, Jeanne Hamilton, Susanné Rose Maestas, Patty Misch, Di Morgan, Jake Morgan, Katie Morgan, Mike Morgan, Vernadel Peterson, Linda Shepherd, Ethan Siegel, Pauli Wolfe and Dennis Young.
Affairs of the Heart runs through February 24, Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Toledo Senior Center serves up…
Monday: Toledo Historical Society meets 4 p.m. fourth Mondays at the Community Library, where the History Room displays early pictures, papers and artifacts generously donated by area families. The Society also participates in numerous projects in the community, and funds scholarships.
New members welcomed.
Tuesday: vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events meets 6:30 PM at Morgan Arts Center. Last meeting before Toledo’s BIG Community Meeting March 6.
Reservations required: Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Wednesday & Friday are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Call (360)864-2112 for details.
*ISO: Lewis County Seniors’ Second Time Around Thrift Store in search of washer & dryer for their new store at 749 S Market Boulevard, Chehalis, Washington 98532. Contact them at (360) 557-3113.
*ISO = In Search Of
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Fun: February 28 Morgan Arts Centre hosts their second Paint Night event.
Paint Nights are a great opportunity for artists from beginner to advanced to spend creative time together.
Bring friends and plan to make new ones.
Themes and planned designs will allow you either follow along or paint outside the lines resulting in each person taking home a personal masterpiece.
Add Di Morgan's incredible gift of hospitality and we are all sure to have a super experience.
Tix & details on Facebook.
For The Future: LC Solid Waste Recycling Coordinator Melanie Case says:
Plus: Our Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers teach how to fold newspapers into planting pots that can just be transplanted into the ground, because the newspaper will decompose.
Fabulous: March 6 Toledo invites everyone to the Annual BIG Community Meeting at Toledo Middle School. Details to follow.
Free: 7 PM March 6 at Toledo High School - Music Mania '18 concert that will include drama, band and choir.
More 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.
Foraging: Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife announces tentative razor clam digging dates for March & April. Click on link above.
Fun: Toledo Senior Center hosts their Fifth Annual Ladies Tea April 8. 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.
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
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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