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Thursday, April 15, 2010 Tri-County News- Kimball, MN Students Youth i!- " ...... 122 ......... ii ii ............ ii i  22-i  HNIIIIil11&apos;1'1"1111111111 ' Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins ECFE Happy Spring from Early Child- hood! We are busy gearing up for our upcoming summer program that starts June 8. Come and join us for Summer Science for fam- ilies with preschoolers. We will have Kimball Playtown for age 0-5 Wednesdays, June 9, 16, 23, and 30. Watkins classes meet Tues- days, June 8, 15, 22, and 29, and Thursdays, June 10, 17, 24, and July 1. Look at our Web site, <www.>, under Com- munity Education for more infor- mation. Thursday, May 6, we are offer- ing an Infant Massage Class 6-7 p.m. at the Watkins Elemen- tary School. Come with your not- yet-mobile infant to learn mas- sage techniques to help your baby relax, enhance bonding and well- being, aid in growth and health, increase weight gain and immune function. Infant massage has been proven to help babies sleep longer and sounder. We are also opening up regis- tration for the 2010-2011 Play and Learn School April 15. We offer morning half-day preschool two times a week for 3-year-olds, and afternoon half-day preschool two times a week for 4- and 5-year- olds. All classes are integrated with children who have goals to meet in the school year. We enjoy playing, learning and getting com- fortable in the school setting. Fall 2010 starts our second year of the PLS extended day with Cubs Club Enrichment Program. Preschoolers in the Kimball/Eden Valley-Watkins Early Childhood program enjoy learning about new textures, Submitted photo. This is an option for families who want their child in Plan and Learn School two times a week and want the learning environment of enrichment two, four, or five days a week. Busing is not provided in the middle of the day, so children can attend the Enrichment Program and come to school for full days. It is an exciting new program and we hope to have more and more fam- ilies using this option for the year before Kindergarten. Call to register or find out more information about any of Book teaches children positive values Kimball and South Haven area 6-year-olds have received a beau- tifully-bound gift book about posi- tive character-building traits enti- tled "My Favorite Book." The book is delightfully illus- trated in full color and is orga- nized into multiple stories con- cerned with teaching positive cit- izenship values to youngsters. The core character-building traits covered in the "My Favorite Book" include the importance of family, taking personal responsi- bility, kindness and compassion, cooperation, honesty, gratitute, self-respect, and respect toward others. "My Favorite Book" published by Goodwill Publishers is being distributed to more than 45,000 children in 254 Minnesota com- munities this year. The Ambassador Company organizes distribution state- wide by working with fire depart- ments, libraries, police depart- ments, sheriff departments, nur- sing homes, churches, and schools to get the book into kids' hands. Distribution in the Kimball community area was assisted by the Kimball Police Department. Home-schooled area 6-year- olds may pick up a copy of "My Favorite Book" by contacting the Kimball Police Department. Local businesses sponsoring the "My Favorite Book" distribu- tion include" FireTrak Corp. Kuechle Underground Inc. Hendricks Sand and Gravel, Inc. Thomes Insurance Group- Kimball office Kim-Built Propane Knaus Sausage House The sponsors participate w;ith the hope of helping to provide positive uplifting material that is influential to young people, their parents, and the community as a whole. the above programs at 398-7700, extension 217. Cub Prints is coming out this week, but will not be mailed to families as we have done in the past. Each youngest child will have a Cub Prints in their school bag this week. If you don't have a school-age child and would like to have a Cub Prints, please stop by any school and ask for a copy. Call with questions anytime, Maggie Lundorff, Kimball Parent Educator Page' p ie at the Annual Fund-raising Gala KIMBALL 0000AREA DOLIARS FOR SCHOIARS oH, PLACES YOU'LL col 5