- Toledo Youth Baseball: Rookies 2 Wrap Up Strong Season
- TES “Run Around The World” Jog-A-Thon Fundraiser For Field Trips & More
- Lewis County Tribune: Nighttime I-5 Closures At Chamber Way Overpass
- Common Ground Toledo Rallies Water Posse Volunteers For Summertime
- Today: TES Jog-A-Thon, THS Band & Choir, v:T Arts Rec & Events
- Wednesday: Regional Bus Talk @ CC, Library Page Turners, Grange Meeting
- Thursday: Thursday Market, ALICE Parents Talk, Historical Society Hosts Chip Duncan
- Guest Post: Ben Maestas
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Toledo Rookies 2 took second place yesterday in Glenoma!
Playing 2 games Saturday and coming back for 3 Sunday with only 8 players! Coming down to an extra inning of overtime, those boys played their hearts out and left it all on the field! The coaches worked hard all season and we are so very thankful for all the hard work, time and effort they put in.
Way to go TOLEDO!
Michelle Olson, TES PTO, shared last night: Looks like it is going to be a gorgeous day for our kids to run! Come down and cheer all those little runners on! All funds raised through this event are used to cover things that benefit all the students at TES including educational programs and field trips. It's not too late for your kiddos to earn raffle tickets for fun prizes.
Each student gets one raffle ticket for participating in the event, one for bringing in any donation and additional tickets for every $25 raised. Raffle winners will be drawn at the end of the year assembly. If you haven't turned in pledge envelopes yet please get them in as soon as possible or use our easy online fundraising site www.pledgestar.com/toledo. It is quick to register and set up and makes it easy to connect with people you and your students might not see everyday. Please message me with easy questions. Thank you for your support. Happy Monday!
Lewis County Tribune shared: Nighttime I-5 closures planned this week for Chamber Way overpass project.More...
Toledo School District shared: Our staff have been trained in a program called ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate). This program is designed to increase survival in the event of an active shooter at school.
On May 24th at 7pm we will have a parent information night in the Toledo High School commons to present ALICE to parents prior to training students next Fall. THS counselor Katie Gale is also our ALICE trainer. She will be on hand to share the important aspects of this program and to answer questions.
We hope that you will take this opportunity to learn about how we are training to respond to the unthinkable, and how we will keep our students safe.
Reminder - May 25 & 28: No School - Memorial Day Weekend
Common Ground Toledo announced: Attention Water Posse! We will be meeting at the Toledo Thursday Market at 4:30pm this week, gathering first at the gazebo by the boat launch.
The dry summer days are coming and we’ll need more than our weekly watering schedule to keep our town looking nice and fresh.
Thanks again to L.S. Bird-Sonne for all your help in growing what we enjoy down on Main Street. The planters have never looked so good!
If you’ve pledged interest in helping CGT beautify Toledo before, now is the time to come out and assist us. If you can’t make it to the market, send us a message.
Thanks again, Toledo!
Today: Toledo Elementary School Jog-A-Thon (all day)
Tina Lyon, TES PTO says:
The jog-a-thon is (today)! It’s supposed to be warm so dress the kids accordingly.
Have you all signed up through pledgestar? The link is www.pledgestar.com/toledo it’s really easy and it will send out letters to family and friends that don’t live local and they can donate through the site. Our goal this year is to raise at least $10 per student. I bet every kid can collect at least that. Thank you for your continued support.
Tonight: High School Band & Choir Concert 7:00 PM
vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events 6:30 PM @ The MAC
AGENDA for Tuesday, May 22, 2018
a. Toledo Community Library -- Pat Caldwell
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 Thursday Market -- Jamie Cummings
a. CNC Connected Identity -- Sheila Richardson
b. Toledo Investment Group -- Jamie Cummings
c. AARP Grant -- Jamie Cummings
d. Signs -- Joh Jones
a. Community Clean Up Day (June 2) -- Steve Dobosh
b. Wine & Cheese Tasting on Cheese Day (July 14) -- Pam Olmstead
c. Other Cheese Day Events --
d. Camp Singing Wind -- Brian Dennis
e. Summer Movies -- Taylor Letham
Wednesday: Toledo Community Library Page Turners meet 1:30 PM to discuss their latest selection (The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich) and choose next month’s read.
Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a potluck second Wednesdays, cake-and-ice-cream affair fourth Wednesdays. Getting in gear for the 54th Annual Gas Show and Threshing Bee August 24-26. Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Sandy Bickar, (360)864-2601.
Lewis County Tribune reminder: Bus Transportation Meeting May 23 at Centralia College
The public is invited to attend a presentation on transportation and Lewis County's future on May 23, hosted by Transportation for America chairman John Robert Smith. The presentation will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 in the Washington Hall Room 212 in Centralia College’s Corbet Theatre building.
Smith will discuss how a countywide transit system could affect Lewis County. Twin Transit, which serves… See More
Thursday: Toledo Senior Center Silent Auction wraps up. Stop in and check your bid status on your next treasure.
Toledo Thursday Market open 3 - 7 PM across from boat launch.
Homemade & handcrafted & farm fresh.
Toledo Historical Society presents:
Guest Post: Ben Maestas, Native Soil Farm, Permaculture Homestead
Original post 05.21.2018
So (I) stopped at Walmart for convenience of pharmacy after daughter's tooth extraction and had a huge reminder of why compassion before judgement is so important.
As I wandered to the back for cranberry juice, daughter's request, I heard a baby just wailing away with a high pitched cry. The father in me wants to comfort the child I soon see ahead of me with her sibling in a cart. The mother's back is turned facing the shelves and as she goes along diligent to her list I am upset that she won't even turn and check the child. When she does turn the kid almost instantly responds, settles and the mother gave her cup to her to drink. This works for a second but as she turns to shop the baby again starts its ear piercing cry and the mother doesn't even bat an eye... All the customers and workers were visibly judgemental and upset. I was located near the front of her cart getting what I had came for and as she finished and went to push her cart on she flashed me a sad but sweet smile and said excuse me...
But it was the all-too-familiar accent of a deaf person speaking that suddenly wrenched my heart in two. To never know the sound of your own child crying... I realized the baby cried because she wasn't looking at her, probably because even at that age it knows it needs eye contact to communicate, she was nervous and trying to shop her list while feeling all these stank eyes on her and not knowing what they hear, she couldn't fully understand their judgement.
I smiled as brightly as I could and nodded while waving at the children. As I passed the two old men making snide (comments) at the end of the row I stopped and told them what an ass I was judging her when she's deaf... They laughed like I was being sarcastic but I explained that she really is deaf... Their demeanour immediately changed as we all took the truth in.
I am always aware that there is more to everyone and every moment in life than what we see and as such try to act with compassion... Anytime I stray from that something like today happens (and) I am reminded of how important that kindness really is. Sure you probably could make a bunch of judgements - err, um, suggestions (on) this but I wondered how much with all her heart she would want to hear her child's voice and how lucky I was to get to hear her voice for her and how lucky I have been to hear my daughter's every tear and to hear their voice tell me every day that they love me... Or just about their day... Or that nonsensical rant they all did as youth that had me wondering if they thought the world would stop moving if no one was talking.
Look to see how we can help, not in judgement but, because there is usually more to the story than meets the eye and being open to compassion will usually make that clear if you truly look.
Ben Maestas is a Renaissance man, resident manager at Native Soil Farm where he & his family practice Permaculture and share their broad experience with the community and beyond.
Find him at Toledo Thursday Market.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
NEW! May 29: Scholarship Night 7:00 PM @ THS Commons
NEW! May 29-31: Volleyball Camp Sign Ups @ TES & TMS
NEW! May 31 & June 1: Toledo Youth Football Signups @ THS
NEW! June 2: Toledo High School FCCLA ASB Breakfast Fundraiser
NEW! June 2: Toledo Community Clean-Up Day
NEW! June 25-29: Vacation Bible School @ Toledo First Baptist
Morgan Arts Centre Summer Camps update: Picasso week #1 has filled, Picasso week #2 & the Children's Theater Workshop still have a few spots open.
For more information: www.morganartscentre.com
MAP Summer Camp Clubs update:
There’s still time to sign up! Registration for summer day camps closes June 1st so if you haven’t got yours in yet, it’s time! Contact me if you have any questions or concerns. All children are welcome. Scholarships available.
*please note, all camps run Monday-Thursday, including “Super Spy School” and “Secret Agents” camps (July 16-19, not 16-20, as there is a typo on the flyer)
June 29 - July 1: Resonance Restival @ Camp Singing Wind
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee with Tractor Parade August 24.
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
Fundraiser: To help Toledo’s Neumann family with expenses not covered by insurance in the loss of their house, visit their GoFundMe page: contact person Jadee Landry.
Toledo Community Library offers free Ukulele lessons Thursdays beginning in April. Sign up in person.
LIBRARY HOURS: Wednesdays 10-7, Thursdays & Saturdays 10-5. Phone 360-864-4247.
For The Love Of Sports: Toledo School District ISO* an Event Manager for spring sports. Duties include setting up fields, scoreboards, public address systems and supporting visiting teams and officials. Hours are afternoons and some Saturdays. $14.19/hour. Contact Grady Fallon if interested.
Also: Have you ever wanted to be a sportscaster for ESPN? Well, we have the entry-level job that could start you on that path. TSD is looking for the Voice of Toledo Indian Fastpitch. If you have a love for this sport and Toledo Indians, this is your chance. Contact Grady Fallon for more information.
*ISO = In Search Of
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.
Foundations: Steamboat Alley Paver Forms
Farmer’s Market: Toledo Thursday Market vendor forms available now.
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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