- School Bond Supporters Report Great Turnout; Upcoming Forum Announced
- MAP Enrichment Program Openings
- Steamboat Plaza Moving To New Location Soon
- Toledo Youth Football @ Morton Today
- Common Ground Toledo Meets Tonight
- Winterfest Planning Meeting Set For Saturday
Citizens For Great Toledo Schools convened last night at the library to generate support for the school bond measure on the ballot in November. One reader reported “We had a really good turnout!”
Toledo School District will host a Bond Forum October 18 at the high school library. This will be a community information meeting regarding the November capital bond proposition. Representatives from the FAC, Construction Services Group, Piper Jaffray and OSPI have been invited and are expected. There will be plenty of opportunity for participants to ask questions. Everyone is invited to attend.
One TES PTO supporter shared a link: Have you downloaded the box top app? You can get bonus points and help our school. It's really easy.
Another reader added: I submitted $524.00 to box tops from last year. Your box tops pay for so many things for our kids!
Reminder: Many box tops are expiring 11/1/17, please get them in asap so we can get them mailed off and collect $$$ for our school. You can send them with your child to school, a neighbor child or just drop them off at the elementary school. Your help is appreciated. The money we raise helps pay for the Pacific Science Center, Field Trips, Garden Club, Reading Night, Jog a thon, the Clothes Closet, Teacher Appreciation and more. Questions? Please ask me (Tina Lyon).
TES PTO’s Brooke Acosta & Kendra Higgenbottom reported on The Kid’s Garden...
- Garden Club is over for the year. The kids made applesauce to take home. Thanks so much for all the awesome parent volunteers and Pam Peak Meade for making it happen.
- Garden science classes begin this Thursday and Friday. Soil testing, seed saving and worm bins.
- Pumpkins and gourds in the garden will be used for the harvest festival. There are winter squash and lots of greens and herbs that can be harvested.
Plus, next to The Kids Garden, a Tiny Pantry:
MAP Enrichment Program announced: We had two spots open up in our Tuesday after-school focus club "Scientists / Crafters" from 3-5. We have a lot of fun in this club - Other than working on our own personal craft projects with many tools and materials available for use, we have also been experimenting using the scientific method to make slime, a bubble machine, and this week we are working with electricity! Interested? Private message for more details.
Says one parent: This is an amazing program! Both of my children are apart of the Science/Crafters club and they are genuinely excited about learning new things every week. It's a wonderful opportunity to instill a love of learning in your child while at the same time cultivating a creative imagination! I highly recommend this program for your young person .
Steamboat Plaza announced:
*** EXCITING NEWS ***
We Are Moving To A New Location at the end of the month
We are moving to 408 Silver Street, the Phillipps Insurance building. Nothing else has changed and the new location will be as awesome as the location we are in now.
If you have any questions or concerns please let me know, we will continue to serve great coffee and Nicki in the salon is ready to schedule your appointment for hair services.
Reminder: Toledo Lions Club offers a downloadable PDF form to commemorate your armed services member, past or present, with an engraved brick to be installed on Toledo’s Veterans Wall of Honor in Kemp Olson Park.
You can also pick up forms at downtown businesses, or at The Wall of Honor. While you’re there, check out the Honor Garden evolving through the seasons and planning to expand with the help of Common Ground Toledo.
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife issued this update (10.02.2017):
Starting today, you must release any Chinook salmon you catch on the Cowlitz, Green and North Fork Toutle rivers, due to low returns of hatchery Chinook.
The closures are necessary to ensure that enough fall chinook return to those rivers to support hatchery production during the coming year. All three rivers remain open to retention of other fish species, as listed in the current fishing rules. See more details on this low run and rule change at http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/sep2917a/.
The first razor clam dig of the fall season will get underway Oct. 6-7 at four ocean beaches, now that marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat. Razor clam digging is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides (no digging before noon):
• Oct. 6, Friday, 7:49 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
• Oct. 7, Saturday, 8:33 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
More details at http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/oct0317d/
And this notice:
Martha Lake in Lynnwood is one of the more than 100 lakes stocked with tagged trout for our 2017 statewide fishing derby. http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washington/40/.
Anglers who catch a tagged fish can claim a prize - ranging from fishing gear to gift cards - offered by license dealers around the state.
For a list of lakes* with prize fish and details on how to claim prizes, visit http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/derby/. The derby continues through October 31.
*Toledo’s South Lewis County Park (Wallace) Pond is one of them!
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Adult Page Turners meet 1:30 p.m. October 25, last Wednesdays monthly.
While you’re there, check out the book sale going on. All proceeds go to utilities, so grab a fresh cup of coffee, drop a bill (or two) in the donation can, and keep the lights on. Tell Charlie I sent you.*
*Recent report notes increase in new patrons and library users. Thanks for all your support! Watch this space for upcoming events.
Toledo Youth Football reminder: (Today)’s game is at Morton high school football field. A-squad please be at the fields at 6:30 p.m.
Common Ground Toledo invites new members & old: We hope to see you at the CGT meeting. Refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite treat or beverage to share.
DATE: October 4, 2017
TIME: 7 - 9pm
LOCATION: Rose Cottage, 590 Augustus Street, Toledo, Wa.
Common Ground Toledo Mission Statement:
To create and maintain a greener and more colorful presence in Toledo by caring for the design, beautification, and maintenance of the planters boxes, gardens, and common areas throughout town.
CGT meets 7 p.m. first Wednesdays monthly, location TBA in advance. More information on Facebook.
Heads up: The next Winterfest meeting will be at the Morgan Arts Centre on Saturday, October 7, at noon. Anyone interested in decorating Toledo for the holidays is welcome.
Score one of the remaining 2017 WitP T-shirts, a great way to support Kemp Olson Park improvements even if you didn't make the walk this year. Kids sizes available too, including a few 2016 T’s.
Contact Jill Davis, email@example.com or (360)864-4564. Or stop into City Hall during business hours.
Toledo High School FCCLA members, (Family Career & Community Leaders of America) are selling “Right Response” First Aid kits.
October is Fire Safety Month and Breast Cancer Awareness month.
You can order through the 20th of October online,* thru a Member or at the High School. firstname.lastname@example.org
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