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4 Kimball Trl-County News-Thursday, Oct. 3, 1991 739 UPDATE KIMBALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 405 HAZEL AVENUE E. GARY A. LAGERSTEDT, PRINCIPAL PH. 398-5425 Food for America This is national Food for America Week. Members of the Kimball F.F.A. and agricul- ture classes, led by teacher Ruth Bredaei-Kucharski, are making presentations to each of the ele- mentary classrooms this week. Kindergarden through third graders are hearing of the im- portance of agriculture ahd col- oring maps of Minnesota that display the various agricultural products produced in the state. Fou/lh through sixth graders are making butter! The F.F.A. is hosting a Pet- ting Zoo on Friday, October 4, for elementary students. Many farm animals will be on display for students to see and pet. Wellness activities "Healthy Choices-Fit for Life" is the slogan adopted by the wellness committee at Kim- ball Area Public Schools this year. The goals of the commit- tee are to make staff members aware of the importance of good health and to educate them on healthful practices. Members of the wellness committee are Pat Dockendorf, Deb Bertram, Ken Helling, Linda Plamann, Kim Pelzer, Vicky Topp, Ann Palm, Craig Wurdinger, and Cathy Grant. The committee hosted a health fair for staff members in September that included tests for blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol. The commitee also sponsored a fitness walk in September. A fun triathalon was scheduled for October 1. Topics the group will empha- size this year include nutrition, smoking, stress management, self-esteem, heart, diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pres- sure. Book Fair The media center-library at Kimball Elementary is one of the best equipped and has one of the largest book collections of any area elementary school library. The "district purchases new books annually to keep the collection up to date. The refer- ence book collection has a wide variety of materials for student and staff use. The media staff will have many new books pur- chased over the summer on dis- play next Tuesday, October 8. Well over 1000 new titles will be on display that day! Commu- nity members are invited to see the new additions that day from 8:00 a.m. to. 3:00 p.m. in the ele- mentary media center. Continuing Education Teachers, like other profes- sionals, are required by state rule to constantly update their teaching skills. As a require- ment for renewing their teaching licenses, teachers are obligated to attend inservice training, take college courses, do educational travel, and do other activities that enhance their teaching skills. Teachers need to accu- mulate 125 clock hours of con- tinuing education over a five- year period of time. An accurate record is kept of these clock hours. At the end of the five- year period the chairperson of the local continuing education committee certifies to the state department of education that the teacher has completed the re- quirements for relicensure. The local continuing educa- tion committee is comprised of five teachers, an administrator, and a community representative. Kimball's community represen- tative is Terre Flarff, who has been a member of the committee for many years. Calendar October 17-18: Teachers' conventions, no school. November I: Inservice day, no school. November 7, 11 and 14: Parent/teacher conferences, evening; P.T.A. Book fair held during conferences. November 28-29: Thanks- giving vacation, no school. December 9: Elementary holiday program, 7:30 p.m., gym. Early Childhood/ Family Education By Carol Brtmmr ECFE Coordinator October ECFE Special Event "Grown Up and Me Pumpkin Carving OL26 9 - 10 a.m. at Kimball Elementary To register call 764-6345. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All children between the ages of 3 and 5 are welcome to attend this event. Next week is National Fire Prevention Week.Each child has a safety project poster to color. FIC__qNG FC 3UR UFE American Head 0 Association Com. Ed. (from p. 3) This day is guaranteed to be fun and exciting. Don't miss it! Deadline to register is Oct. 28th. Kids Connection Whether we like it or not, the fact remains that many children today spend some hours alone in self-care. This program is designed for families with chil- dren in self-care situations, or who are considering self-care in the future. The program will help parents assess readiness of their child or children, set fami- ly guidelines for time spent in self-care and build on develop- ing sound communication strategies. The first session is for parents and their children who are in grades three through six and is held in the evening. At the three afternoon sessions, the students will have a chance to develop skills, such as: mak- ing nutritious snacks, coping with fear, loneliness and bore- dom, dealing with siblings and friends, and learning safety tips. All participants will also receive a free one year's subscription to a monthly newsletter with spe- cial sections for parents and kids. This program is co-spon- sored by Stearns County Exten- sion Service and Kimball Com- munity Education. Parents & Students: Mon- day, November 4, 7-8:30 p.m. Students only: Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21, 3:15-5:00 p.m. All classes will take place in the Media Center of the Kim- ball Elementary School. The cost of this class is $5.00 per family with one student and $6.00 per family with more than one student participating. Deadline to register is Oct. 28. Instructors for this program are: Deb Botzek-Linn, Stearns County Extension Agent-Home Economics and Jessica Hen- dricks, Stearns County 4-H Pro- gram Assistant. Gymnastics Saturdays Nov. 2 - Dec. 14 During this six week gym- nastic session individuals will have the opportunity to work on the four pieces of gymnastics equipment. Classes will meet on Saturday mornings in the Kimball Area High School cafe- teria. Individuals should regis- ter for this course according to their gymnastics ability and grade level. If you have any questions regarding abilities, re- fer to the newsletter for a guide- line or call the Community Ed. office for help. The various times are also listed in the newsletter. Deadline to register is Oct. 24. The cost for this program is $10.00 for beginners and $12.00 for intermediate and advanced levels. The instructor is Cathy Zwilling. Self Defense Thursday, October 10 Are you prepared to face the dangers of today's world that confronts people of all ages? Does the recent public attacks too close to home make you doubt your own safety and that of your children? Here is a class just for you. It is being taught by Joan Klein, who has been involved in karate and self defense for over five years. However this is not a karate class, but one designed for awareness of potential danger- ous situations if you are alone. You will learn escapes and the use of weapons you might have to use. Please come and learn about your right to fight back and prevent attacks against yourself. Remember, anyone can be a victim. This class will be held on Thursday, October 10, in the Kimball Area High School cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. The cost per person is $7.00. Registration deadline is Oct. 2. Extra class added for Bake and Take Because of the high deman for the popular Christmas Bake and Take activity, we have added a second class. This class will take place in-the Kimball Area High School cafeteria on Tuesday, December 10 from 6- 10 p.m. All the dough needed to make and bake these cookies and candies will be premade for you. It will be your resposibility to prepare the sheets for baking and decorate/frost them once baked. Each individual will take home twelve dozen holiday treats. All participants are asked to be sure to bring enough con- tainers to take their baked goods home in. The cost of this class is $20.00. The first class which is offered on Saturday, December 7 from 9 to noon still has two openings. The first 15 PAID registrations will be accepted. You are encouragedto call CE and register now, as these class- es have proved to fdl quickly! Trip Offerings Deck the Halls FH. Nov. 15 Get in the Christmas spirit and join us for this exciting new tour. We will start the day with a tour of Bachman's floral and garden complexes. You will visit the greenhouse, lawn and garden center, and the guided tour will include a visit to the fresh flower design department and the design area where silk and dried arrangements are pro- duced. You will get to see Bachman's employees working on many of the Christmas ar- rangements that will soon be in shops and homes around the area. While at Bachman's you will be treated to complimenta- ry coffee and each participant will be given a complimentary red rose. From Bachmans we will journey to St. Paul where we will have lunch at the famous Mamma D's Italian restaurant. Mamma D is a world renown restauranter and chef and has written several cookbooks. (See, newsletter for your meal choic" 7 es.) Now on to Arden Hills to tli Christmas Idea house. Thig year's house is a large renovated.! modern-type home. It has lot/( of unique angles that the de- signers will feature. Each area in the house will be decorated by a different florist, merchant, or auxiliary member of Ro- seville Central Park. There will be a boutique with many Christ- mas and gift giving ideas. You should come away with many ideas that will help you decorate your home for the holidays. The cost of this tour is $22.50 and includes motorcoach transportation, hmch and tour admissions. The bus will depart the Kimball Area High Schoo.l - at 7:45 a.m. and return approxv mately 5:30 p.m. Deadline to register is Nov. 1. Holiday Extravaganza Wed., Dec. 4 The holiday season is always so busy and hectic that we sel- dom take time out for ourselveS. Join us on Wednesday, Decem- ber 4, as we travel south for some tours, food and fun. Our first stop will be in St. Louis Park at Minnesota's largest Byerly's store, 90,000 square feet. Included in this store are a cooking school, Hall- mark card store, gift gallery and of course, one of the famous Byerly's restaurants, which is where we will have lunch. Once we have eaten and en- joyed some of Byerly's famous desserts, we will board our mo- torcoach and head for the popu- lar Target Center, home of the Minnesota Timberwolves. There are many interesting as- pects to this building. It is more than just a basketball court! Following this tom you will be given time to browse the newly opened Neiman Marcus store and view the 8th floor of Day- ton's holiday display. You will also be able to visit the I>aytt's basement, 700 Main, for some holiday snacks and treats. This day is designed to be fun-fdled with good friends and good food. Take some time for your- self and enjoy! The cost is $10.00 and the motorcoach will depart the Kimball Area High School at 7:45 a.m. and return approxi- mately 6:00 p.m. The regisU tion  is Nov. 22. (Contd. on page 7) The largest living species of kangaroo stands seven feet tall. OFF SALE LIQ_UOR 2 398-3090 10% OFF to Senior atizem Wed00sde/. Hours: 9 a.m.. 10 p.m. Located in Kimball, MN