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Inllillill n lllllmlumUillUllilJlnmllUllil00 iSil!l SENTINEL TRIBUNE Education Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Page 8 iharger Notes By Paul Olson Principal WWG K-6 fir The WWG Elementary School is off and running and things have gone well the first two weeks. We have a busy schedule com- ing up. : Preschool Screening for Westbrook and Walnut Grove will be held on Tuesday, October 6, in the basement of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut ove. All parents with children between the ages oi  3, 4, or 5 years of age have been sent information- al packets. Anyone who has not received a parental informational packet, or is new to the district, is asked Go call the Walnut Grove office at 507-859-2141. The Westbrook Walnut Grove Cub Scouts will be selling popcorn starting Saturday, October 3. This is our big fund raiser for our yearly activities and your continued support is greatly appreciated. If no one talks to you about an order and you would like to buy some popcorn and help support our troop, please call me at 507-859-2141. I will send one of our scouts your way. WWG parents should be looking for your K-8 2008- 2009 yearbooks that were ordered last year. I have seen one and I can truly tell you they are awesome. Not one bad picture from cover to cover. Please contact the Walnut Grove office if you didn't place an order and would now like to buy one. They are $18.00 each. All parents are encour- aged to access their child's information such as grades, lesson plans, lunches, and attendance at HYPER- L I N K "http://www.wwgschools.or g" Please contact Eileen at the Walnut Grove office if you lost or forgot your username and password. Please call me if you cannot access any of your child's informa- tion/lesson plans. The lunch staff from each building is meeting once a month to put together a uni- form lunch menu for the upcoming month. There may be some minor details that are different (example: corn dogs on a stick at the high school/mini corn dogs at the elementary), but for the most part, the meals will be the same. The 7/8 Volleyball team will play on Thursday, Sept. 24, against Cottonwood at the Walnut Grove School. Action starts at 4:30 PM. The 7/8th Football team now practices and plays their games at Westbrook, so if you're looking at your calendar for any 7/8th grade home football games, please remember they are in Westbrook on the high school field. Please remember to call me with any concerns or questions you may have. JV VB Defeats MLBO, Fulda By Danielle Berg Coach The Chargers took to the /road for two wins this past week. First stop was I MLBO where the ladies punished the Wolverines with their effective serving. As a team, WWG served 88% with leader Anne Woelber serving 92% with 3 aces. Amber West (1 ace), Maddie Frank (1 ace), and Felicia Cohrs (3 aces) each served 100%. Molly Jarmer added 4 aces, Karley Deprez had 2, and Marissa Harnack contributed 1. Despite struggling througll the first set to lose (25:1 i'lh'e WolvefiheS put up a fight in set 2 and ;picked up their serve receive. WWG entered a itting slump to give up an eight point run before put- ting the wheels back on and pulling ahead to a 25-22 win. West read the defense well to get under 26 digs. Abby Hoffman stepped up nicely defensively to pre- vent 16 Wolverine hits from finding the floor, and Jarmer added 13 digs to her night. Jarmer also led the team in attacks with 4 kills. Deprez had 3 kills, Cohrs hit for 2, and Alex Mischke added 1. Deprez put up the block for 2 points, while Frank, Cohrs, and Jarmer each added a block to their stats. Next was Fulda, with the Raiders hungry to defeat WWG after the Chargers defeated them in the Adrian Tourney. Jarmer struck hafdith an opening serv- ing rally to place Fulda on their heels. The Raiders didn't recover through the first set giving WWG the first set 25-10. As antici- pated, Fulda fought back and worked through long vollies to edge WWG 25 - 27 and force a third set. WWG servers Woelber and Hoffman put some heat behind the ball to upset the Raider offense and the Chargers finished the match with a win 15 - 10. The ladies really seem to bring their game when facing Fulda which was evident in 4 players, Harnack, Jarmer, Woelber, and West each serving 100% on the night. Jarmer served an outstand- ing 7 aces, with Woelber adding 2, West with 1 and Frank with 1. West played a great defensive game to stall Raider rallies. Harnack was finding her swing again to put pressure on Fulda. Kills were regis- tered by Jarmer (3), and Mischke, Deprez, Cohrs, Frank, and Hoffman (1 each). Woelber is credited with all 8 assists. HIN1 OIIO Many people are concerned about the novel HIN1 flu virus. CDC has determined that this new H1 N1 virus is contagious and is spreading from person-to-person, probably like seasonal flu. The symptoms of this new H1 N1 flu virus in people are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. A significant number of people also have reported diarrhea and vomiting, Most people who have been sick with this virus in the U.S. have recovered at home without treatment. If your child has flu-like symptoms, please keep him or her at home for seven days or 24 hours after symptoms resolve, unless given other instructions by your pediatrician or their staff. Like seasonal flu, complications can occur with novel H1 N1 flu. Seek emergency medical Protect Yourself-prevent The Flu by: • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective. .Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way. Try to avoid close contact with sick people. • If you are sick with a flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.) Keep away from others as much as possible. This is to keep from making others sick. • If you are sick and sharing a common space with other household members in your home, wear a facemask, if available and tolerable, to help prevent spreading the virus to others. • If you don't have one yet, consider developing a family emergency plan as a precaution. This should include storing a supply of extra food, medicines and other essential supplies. Local Education Minnesota members donate to Veteran Memorial. From left: Leo Theisen, Carolyn Enstad, Candice Durekson presenting a check to Memorial Committee members Dennis Jutting, and Deb Jans. WWG Community I-ducation Four Hour Defensive Driving Course - Names are being taken for a Four-Hour Defensive Driving Course to be held in October or November from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westbrook School. This course is a cer- tified course offered by the National Safety Council. Each class is four hours, and uses a combination of lec- ture, video and workbook exercise. The Class is avail- able to drivers 55 and older to increase awareness of the need for and the benefits of defensive driving. This course is approved by the State of Minnesota for sen- ior citizens to receive a 10% discount on their insurance. A certificate will be issued at the completion of the course. This course will be taught by Trooper Kathy Pederson. Call Dixie at the School to signup (507) 274- 5450 ASAP if you need to get this course in this year. First Aid Course - This three hour class is a certifi- able course from the American Heart Association. It is designed for health care profession- als, day care providers, and anyone that works with chil- dren. This course is taught by Maydra Maas, RN. Call Maydra at (507)747-2519 to sign up. CPR Classes - Call Sally Nelsen (507)-274-5163 Upper Case Living Missy Erbes will be on hand to help you finish a previ- ously purchased project, or to start a new one. This Make and Take Class will be held at the Westbrook School Home-Ec Room (in the Tech Campus) on Wednesday, October 21 starting at 6:30 p.m. Call Dixie at School to register, or call Missy to select your project (507)629-8073. WWG Preschool Screening The Westbmok Walnut Grove Preschool Screening is set for Tuesday, October 6. Minnesota laws require all chil- dren to be screened before enter- ing Kindergarten classes. This screening is for children who are 3, 4, and 5 years old at the time of our screening. Information packets have been sent out the week of September 21. Ifyour child will be 3, 4, or 5 years old, has not been screened as of Tuesday, October 6, and you have not received an informational pack- et, please call the WWG Elementary office at 507-859- 2141. Both Westbrook and Walnut Grove students will be screened on the same day in Walnut Grove. WWG School Lunch Menu Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2009 Lunch: Monday: Beef goulash, green beans, carrot sticks, fruit, sandwich, milk Tuesday: Tacos, corn, chips/salsa, fruit, sandwich, milk Wednesday: Beef patty on bun, potato rounds, carrot sticks, fruit, milk, cake Thursday: Turkey deli sandwich, triangle potato, carrot sticks, fruit, milk Friday: Chicken strips, crispy cubed potatoes, coleslaw, carrot sticks, sand- wich, milk JV wins at Lakeview By Eric Larson Coach The JV Chargers traveled to Cottonw00d last Tuesday, September 15, to take on the Lakeview Lakers. The game started out oddly as WWG kicked off a squibber that hit the back of one of the front line Lakers and the Chargers jumped on it. Andy Merrick capped off the first drive with a 20 yard TD score and conversion to Dylan Jenniges for a 8-0 score. The defense held it's ground the entire first half led by David McClellan and Michael Pierson's constant backfield disruption. one score apiece. Dana Madson scampered in on a 40 yard run and Aaron Hass caught the conversion giv- ing WWG a 22-6 victory. In the 2nd quarter, tbe Nic,Lghnhoff was 6 of 10 chargers struck aghin when p"assng"wlth 58'yrds and a Lakeview started bringing TD. The rushing attack was more defenders up to stop "led brandy Merrick with the run. Nick Lehnhoff hit Dylan Jenniges down the sideline for a 40-yard TD connection. The conversion failed, giving WWG a 14-0 first half lead. The defenses held true most of the second half as each team only managed 97 yards and Dana Madson with 89 yards and a TD each. Nick Lehnhoff had three sacks for the game. The next JV game is at Westbrook against Edgerton on Monday, September 28 at 4:30. T care if your child becomes ill and experiences any of the following warning signs: • Fast breathing • Trouble breathing • Bluish or gray skin color -Not drinking enough fluids • Not urinating as much as usual • Severe or persistent vomiting • Not waking up or interacting as usual • Being so irritable that your child does not even want to be held • Fever returns after being absent for a day, or a significant change in fever pattern occurs. For example, it was 101 degrees Fahrenheit for several days and now it's 103 degrees. Emergency Warning Signs If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek emergency medical care. In children, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include: • Fast breathing or trouble breathing • Bluish or gray skin color • Not drinking enough liquids • Severe or persistent vomiting • Not waking up or not interacting • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include: • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath -Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen • Sudden dizziness .Confusion • Severe or persistent vomiting • Flu*like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough Sanford Westbrook 920 Bell Ave. Westbrook, MN www.san fordwestbrook, org If yOU think you may have the flu, • Stay at home to prevent spreading the virus • Call BEEORE going to the Clinic or Emergency Room to protect yourself and others • A nurse will take your call and answer your questions °If coughin{, you will be asked to wear a mask Looking for more information? 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