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TRIBUNE Education Wednesday, August 25, 2004 Page 5 celebrates 25 Years Summer Intensive "ning Workshops Angle Benson, Adult Education instructor was one of 450 from throughout attending the Annual Summer Training heldAugust 16 - at the Breezy Point Cenr. The workshop, designed the teachers of adult edu- was sponsored by the Literacy Training in cooperation with Adult Educatiorr Section the Minnesota of Education. The theme of this year's was Celebrate the Guest speakers Ann Bancroft, one the world's preeminent explorers. During this workshop groups called were held with speakers and work- participants making Itions on various education topics. Here a few of the sessions chose to attend: Reading Skills for Today's Adults, Discover the ART!, Beginning Reading Instruction, Improving Basic Skills and GED Prep in the One Room School House, and AGED Primer for the ABE Professional. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of SIT (Summer Intensive Training), former Training Facilitators were invited to attend a Wednesday evening reception banquet, and pro- gram reviewing the last 25 years. Included was Eunice Christensen, former Westbrook instructor from 1983-2001. Eunice served as a MN Training Facilitator for 8 years. Adult education classes will begin in the community education room on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning on September 7. There is no charge for mate- rials or classes. For further information call WWG High School at 274-6111 or Angle Benson at 274-5517. readiness: Getting off to a good start Axe your kids ready for Long summer days, sleep schedules family vacation time is coming to a close. school just days away, selors. For more informa- tion, please contact Lutheran Social Service at 1- 888-881-8261. Walnut Grove School Breakfast and Lunch menus Sept. 1-3, 2004 Breakfast: Wednesday: Breakfast bagels, fruit, milk Thursday: Waffles, sausage, fruit, milk Friday: Long John's, sausage, fruit, milk Lunch: Wednesday: Hamburger or cheeseburger on bun, french fries, baked beans, pears, treat, milk Thursday: Corn dogs, h/b, macaroni and cheese, green beans, applesauce, cake, milk Friday: Pizza, b/b, lettuce salad, fruit mix, cookie, milk Pre-s/00hool classes at Walnut Grove Public School Pre-school classes at the Walnut Grove Public School will begin on September 13, 2004. There will Monday/Wednesday sessions and Tuesday/Thursday sessions running from 8:00 - 11:30 AM. If your child is 3 years and 6 months to 5 years old beginning September 1, 2004, and you would like them to be involved in our pre-school program, please call the school at 507-859- 2141 for more information. Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer presents Polling-Place Accessibility Grant to City of Revere Help America Vote Act funds to improve access for voters with disabilities Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer recently announced 126 grant awards totaling over $190,000 to improve access to polling places for voters with disabilities. The fund- ing for the grants is derived from the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA). The City of Revere is receiving a grant of $1,219. 'his is a big step for- ward," said Kiffmeyer. 'rhese grants will help to make polling places accessi- ble so that people with dis- abilities can participate more fully. And, none of us can know when we might need accommodations to exercise this most funda- mental right, either tem- porarily or permanently, so the polling place improve- ments probably will be even more appreciated than is immediately recognized." Local governments (townships and cities, mostly in rural MN) applied for funds through the secretary of state's office and were con- sidered for grant awards based on criteria developed in consultation with the MN State Council on Disability. The grants will be used for a number of specific projects at different polling places all across the state, including for pavement of parking From left: Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer, Kristi Butler, City of Revere, Representative Marty Seifert. Submitted photo spaces for handicap parking, installation of automatic doors, addition of handrails and lighting, display of signs, and addition of voting tools such as magnifying glasses. "People with disabilities have faced additional barri- ers to voting for too long,' said Kiffmeyer. 'rhese grants will help people with disabilities to access the bal- lot box and be treated like everyone else. The outcome will benefit voters all across the state." 'Fhese grants will pro- vide tangible improvements that might not otherwise have been possible," said Jean Woorster of the MN Association of Townships. "Many are going to rural areas where funds are scarce, and yet the need is great because of the sheer number of precincts." "Many people don't real- ize it, but local government officials are the ones who are responsible for finding and maintaining our state's polling places. These funds will help local officials to improve what they have to provide the best possible facilities," said Ann Higgins of the League of MN Cities. 'rhe Help America Vote Act strengthens what I call the four pillars of voter rights -- access, accuracy, privacy, and integrity," said Kiffmeyer. 'rhis grant pro- gram is an especially com- pelling component of it." an important time for to hell their kids rare for tlie back-to- "Parents who prepare plan now will really help kids get a leg up and their child's success the coming school-year," Jody Shaskey-Setright, director of Services for Social Service. now will also help stress and burnout all members of the fatal- Shaskey-Setright these tips for par- -Get back into a rou- Start getting children , bed early and at a regular each evening, while sure that they get at 8 hours of rest. -Eat healthy. Get your L good start in the with a healthy and stock up on snacks for school. -Set a time for home- Set expectations early the school year to estab- healthy study patterns homework Right after school 'after dinner each day may a time for your kids to homework assign- Be involved at schooL the open houses and to know your child's Youql want to know the expectations are your drifts teachers so you can help your child successful. -Set boundaries on Try not to over- kids or your- many activities. or two activities for person in the family to involved in and make that you and your kids down time. -Eat dinner together. have long reported families who eat meals have stronger fatal- and stronger kids, both and emotionally, to the archives of and adolescent The evening meal is also a great time to in the day stay connected with kids. With over 44 counseling statewide, Lutheran Services of Minnesota child, individual, cou- and family counseling by mental health coun- Community Calendar The calendar is printed the last week of each month for the coming months events. If you have an item you would like included please drop it off at the Sentinel Tribune Office in Westbrook or the Variety Store in Walnut Grove by the Friday prior to publication. We would like to have brief announcements of general nature. Some of the items we use are taken from sources previ- ously printed. If you know of changes in these events please let us know so we can correct them. Please take note of the sponsors who bring you this monthly calendar. Sunday Monday 5 WCSch litff b:30-8::1 WG-Amb. SeJad WG- Ceum Ch D WS-tmy WB-TES,4;.. _ W'W.City , 711 WG-Sdool Iwy 30-S::m WG-Microer Club WG-a Co, t! a wn-tr . WB.TOPS.4Opm WB-Fimm'$ ring [September 2004 WG-Sehool lilm.6:30-&3Opm 12 Tuesday WG-School lilra,3:30-5:30pm 13 WG-Am. 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