- Toledo Middle School Take Home 1st, 2nd & 3rd In Robotics
- Toledo BBB Win Over Colfax
- School Supt. Rust: On Parkland, FL Students Returning To Class
- Recap: v:T Arts, Rec & Events Meeting
- Today: Full First March Moon, Gallery 505 First Look/Opening
- Health Corner: Community Resources
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Toledo Middle School reports:
1st, 2nd and 3rd place at our Robotics competition in Rochester!
Toledo School District on Wednesday’s Game against Colfax announced:
52-38 Toledo is in it to win it.
From Toledo School District: We all mourn the loss of 17 children and adults in Parkland FL along with the victims and families of other mass shootings in the past 20 years. As the students and staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School return to school for the first time in two weeks today (Wednesday), it is a good time to reflect on what parents can do to help children manage the feelings that these events can bring up. http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/talking-to-children.aspx
TSD works with local law enforcement agencies and our local fire department to develop crisis response plans. We are currently training in a program recommended by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office and Homeland Security to respond to an attack such as the one in Parkland. This is just one of many hazards that we prepare, train and drill for. Student safety is our number one priority at all times at TSD.
*The Chronicle shared Cowlitz County News's post dated February 28, 2018: Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies Remove 15 Year Old Student From Toutle School For Threatening To Shoot Up The School. No One Hurt.
And: Threats Against Teacher Shut Down Hoquiam Middle School Tuesday
Recap: vision:Toledo’s February Arts, Rec & Events meeting Tuesday in brief:
- Library dates to remember - Seed Swap March 17th, ukulele classes begin April, basket weaving class in May (instruments provided). Sign up at the library.
- Historical Society - Joh Jones creating several panels depicting Camp Lewis during World War One for display in History Room at Library. Jake Morgan has created a new website: ToledoCommunityLibrary.org
- Common Ground Toledo - planters around town are getting new plants. CGT aprons ready for volunteers. Linda created powerpoint presentation for BIG Community Meeting. CGT giving sunflower plants BIG meeting attendees. Joe's Nutcracker is now a scarecrow.
- TES Kid's Garden - Brooke reported garden sponsor renewals sent, 8 new sponsors this year. She thinks goal of installing a greenhouse will be realized. Supplies for 6 new garden benches purchased, delivered to high school woodshop to be finished in next couple months. Kids got several large seed donations, ready to plant next month. Contact: email@example.com
- Steamboat Alley - Jamie said City received grant moneys for downtown beautification; she is sending out for bids for signage, benches, artwork, etc. and will start sandblasting pavers soon. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- BIG Community Meeting - Mike Morgan organizing 8th BCM. Topics will include updated reports on Cool & Connected program, Streetscaping, Toledo Senior Center, and 2018 events planned. Meeting 7 PM March 22 at Toledo Middle School Commons. Says Mike: If you want to know what's happening in Toledo, do not miss this annual event.
- Summer Movies - Taylor wants to get this going again. If you would like to help, contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wine & Cheese Tasting on Cheese Day (July 14) - Organizers to Friday, March 2, at Bateaux Cellars.
- Toledo Thursday Market - May 10 through October 11, 2018. Open to anyone selling handmade and/or homegrown items. $10 per week, no contract. Contact: email@example.com
- Toledo Tourism - The monthly Tourism Lewis County Network meeting will be at Morgan Arts Centre 1 - 3 PM March 7. Open to those interested in promoting and marketing Lewis County.
- Amphitheater - Grady Fallon has an idea to build an amphitheater in downtown Toledo. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next v:T A.R.E. meeting: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Morgan Arts Centre
Toledo Community Library Adult Page Turners held their monthly book discussion, and widened March’s selected read to: ANY BOOK BY VICTORIA THOMPSON.
Meets 1:30 PM last Wednesdays monthly; next meets March 28, 2018. New members welcomed.
- Upcoming basketry class in May 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.
- March 17 Noreen Weeden hosts her popular Seed Exchange. BYO envelopes.
Toledo Community Library has a new website: http://toledocommunitylibrary.org/
Open Wednesdays until 7 PM, Thursday & Saturday until 5 PM.
Tell Charlie I sent you.
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WOOD IS GOOD: Gallery 505 kicks off March’s exhibition Thursday, March 1, 2018 featuring locally made and hand crafted art. First Look/Opening Night events offer meet & greet between artists and art lovers plus an opportunity to see what’s new.
Visit http://www.artgallery505.com/ for details.
Also on Facebook.
Pre-register by March 1 (Thursday) to reserve your spot for the popular free Know Your Soil, Soil Testing Class slated for March 6, says LC Solid Waste Recycling Coordinator Melanie Case.
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.
Using eggshells is a great idea, too!
Friday: Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife affirmed that razor clam digging is approved for Mocrocks beach this Friday and Saturday, March 2-3. See details at https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/feb2718a/
Health Corner: Community Resources
Health & Hope Medical Outreach posted: Our 2017 community impact was amazing! We were able to see 295 different patients with a total of 562 clinic visits! On average we saw 11 patients every Tuesday night. We know there is a need in our community bigger than this and we are here to serve them! Please share our mission. Listed below is our 2017 Volunteer & Cost Benefit.
For the Furry at Heart: Toledo Native Twila Collins founded Cat’s Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Program, offering free/low cost services to feral felines & pet cats in Lewis County. Cat’s Meow SNAP passed the 1,000 animal service mark in 2015, and continues to grow.
Reservations for twice-monthly overnight drop-off & next-day pick up fill fast - it IS Spring and you’ll be hearing those gypsy troubadours soon if you don’t reserve.
Hurry - next date March 11.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
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.
Comedy Night Toledo Youth Baseball Fundraiser March 17 At Donna’s Place.
For Teens: Applications are now being accepted for summer Ecology Youth Corps work, and must be received by April 6. Earn $11.50/hour for a 4-week session during either early or late summer session. Details and application online at www.ecology.wa.gov/eyc. Deadline April 6.
Foraging: Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife affirmed: Razor clam digging is approved for Mocrocks beach this Friday and Saturday, March 2-3. See details at https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/feb2718a/
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 keep the lights on with monthly breakfasts, community meals, classes and special events.
Check out their 2018 Calendar of Community Events.
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.
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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