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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Page 8 Kindergarten Class visit The Westbrook Kindergarten Class visited Thistle Dew Dairy on Wednesday, May 27. The students were able to feed a baby calf a bottle, pet a cow, touch and smell the feed that the cows eat, see a cow being milked, washed their hands, and enjoyed an ice cream treat at the end. The class also learned the benefit of dairy products in their diet and to have "Three-A-Day of Dairy" in their diet for strong bones. Also on the tour was Mrs. Pabst (Kindergarten teacher), Val Schneider (Kindergarten aide), and Cottonwood County Dairy Princess, Emily Remmers. Submitted photo Last Friday afternoon the Westbrook kindergarten received diplomas at a ceremony held in the school auditorium, umm Iu The Westbrook Walnut Grove School District will be participating in a sum- cern is knowing how many to prepare for each day. Notes were sent home to Deb Vanderkieft and Michelle Parker mer lunch program that is free to all children, 18 years of age and under. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon starting Monday, June 8. If all goes well, the ending date will be on Friday, August 7. This ending date will also depend on the official start date of school this coming fall. All students are eligible for this free aaoon time lunch. Whether you qual- ified for free/reduced or regular priced meals throughout the school year, you can come in and eat for free. Our only con- parents on Friday, May 22, as a sign-up sheet for this. program. Your response has been a big help in our planning, but we want to make sure we prepare enough food for each meal. Please help us out and contact our office in Walnut Grove if you would like to participate each day throughout the summer and have not yet signed up. Transportation to and from lunch will be your own responsibility. Doors will not open until 11:00 a.m. We have summer cleaning going on, so we ask that student are not running around inside or outside our building before and after this noon meal. There will be no supervision outside the school building so we ask that students do not come until 11:00 a.m. or after. Once students are done eating, they are asked to go back to their normal daily activities. If you have any ques- tions. Please call 507- 859-2141. We appreciate your help. This will be a wonderful opportunity for children. The first week's lunch schedule is below. Michelle Freeburg and Deb Vandekieft will pre- pare the meals through- out the summer. June 8-12, 2009 Monday: Ham/bologna sandwich, carrots, applel chips, milk Tuesday: Goulash, corn, fruit, milk Wednesday: Eggs/pan- cakes, sausage, tators, fruit, milk Thursday: Mini corn dogs, french fries, string cheese, fruit, milk Friday: Pizza, yogurt, celery, carrots, fruit, milk Area sophomore attending leadership program Rachel Christians, of Westbrook Walnut Grove High School, was recently selected to attend Minnesota's Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar, which takes place June 5-7, 2009 at Concordia University in Saint Paul, MN. HOBY Leadership Seminars bring together outstanding sophomores from public and private high schools throughout Minnesota. More than 65 students are scheduled to attend this year's seminar. Students will interact with distinguished leaders in business, government and education. They'll dis- cuss current and future issues that impact their local communities-and the global community. And they'll broaden their under- standing of their own lead- ership potential. The goal is to show students how to think, rather than what to think. HOBY leaders are then challenged to return to their communities and perform at least 100 hours of communi- ty service during their jun- ior years. Since 1958, more than 345,000 students have taken part in the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Program. Many of these alumni are still serving their communities and keeping HOBY's spirit alive. Please consider publiciz- ing this outstanding stu- dent's involvement before and after this year's semi- nar. I can put you in touch with the student, parents, organizers and any HOBY alumni, in your area. We'll also have photos available after the seminar to help withyour coverage. For more information, please contact Joe Fryer, public relations director, at 76.3-913-6363 or josephfry- For more information on HOBY, you cs n visit and Nancy Flatau received the Distinguished Scholar Award Nancy Flatau, daughter of Tom and Lynae Flatau, received the Distinguished Scholar Award at MSU, Mankato recently. This award is given to under- graduate students who go above and beyond the requirements of an educa- tion degree. Flatau started teaching Spanish at Ephiphany Lutheran Pre-School last spring, a school that cur- rently did not offer Spanish. She was a teachers aid at Hoover Elementary School in Mankato with their Reading Academy Program. Between these two schools, she volunteered over 100 hours. She went on to pub- lish an article in The Reporter, the MSU newspa- per, where she wrote about her experiences at Reading Academy. She went to 3 dif- ferent culturals events at MSU while attending con- ferences about education and her content area. Flatau is a December 2008 graduate of K-12 Secondary Education and Spanish .... from MSU, Mankato.. She . currently teaches Spanish at Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School. Head Start program accepting applications The Western Community Action Head Start program is now accepting applications from families with chil- dren who are between 3 and 5 years old. Head Start has current open- ings in both center and home-based settings -- depending on the com- munity. Head Start is a free preschool/family development program for low-income families. To learn more about Head Start, to see if your family qualifies or to register, please call 800-658-2448 or 507- 537-1416 and ask to talk to Lisa. liege News Area students receive degrees from Augustana College Augustana College's 149th Commencement Ceremony was held on Sunday, May 24, at the Sioux Falls Arena. Area students receiving degrees were: Christa Fishel, Storden, Bachelor of Arts, Nursing Alex Johnson, Storden, Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry Michael Stangeland, Westbrook, Bachelor of Arts, Theatre and Communication Studies pARTners Mentorship Program Xong Yang has complet- ed her second year with piano instructor, Anna Jeanne Flesner, in the Westbrook-Walnut Grove pARTners Mentorship Program designed to con- nect a student with an instructor in their chosen field of interest. Xong is very appreciative of the funding provided for her through the mentorship program to learn to play the piano. Without this award, she would not have had the musical opportu- nity. Xong played in piano duets and a piano solo in church worship services, as well as accompanied her siblings in ensemble worship singing. Xong has. learned basic music theory and piano skills, appropri- ate technic, and musician- ship in this time. She has worked with composition- al skills, and is learning a duet to perform with another piano student this summer. Xong has achieved the goals that she set last fall in her piano learning. She passed the Minnesota Music Teachers Association Level I Theory Examination with High Distinction, and per- formed in the May Spring Recital of the Flesner Piano Studio. It has been rewarding for Xong's piano teacher to see her achievement in music the past two years. Are you caring for a parent with Alzheimer's Disease or a similar memory disorder? Would you like more support and information to help you care for your parent? CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL RESULTS PRICE Large Clematis plants regular $12.95 If so, you may be eligible for a new study at the University of Minnesota Researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing are looking for volunteers for their new study, "Comprehensive Support for Alzheliner's Disease Caregivers." The goal of this study is to determine if flexible and comprehensive counseling and support can help adult children care for a parent's Alzheimer's disease or similar memory disorder. Participating adult children will be randomly assigned (like the flip of a coin) to receive the comprehensive counseling support program or usual care. All participants will take part in a series of in-depth interviews with Dr. Gaugler. All participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences about caring for their parents. the INTERESTED? Please contact Dr. Joe Gaugler Phone: 612-626-2485 Emaih 6-150 Weaver-Densford Hall, 1331 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 C ~/..) L L t75; C~