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Litchfield Community Education & Recreation Getting Together: Sharing, Learning & Growing

ISD #465 Litchfield Community Education & Recreation 307 E 6th Street, Suite 110 Litchfield, MN 55355 (320) 693-2354 Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM www.litchfieldcommunityed.com A cooperative program of the City of Litchfield and Independent School District 465 Para ayuda con esta información en español llame a Jeff Garland (320) 593-7971. Información en español página 18.

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INTRODUCTION From the desk of Rebecca:

Table of Contents

As a person who has spent most of her life in education, fall is so exciting! The beginning of a new year with the promise of learning new things, trying new skills, making new friends! Makes a girl want to shout NEW, NEW, NEW! Ok, we do have new activities for you to try this fall that can be found in the following pages!

Dragon Kids Club……………………….Page 3

Hand-in Hand Preschool has a NEW nameLitchfield Preschool. Our faithful Early Childhood Council did some brainstorming and they concluded that the old name didn’t reflect the true facts about our preschool. As a Parent Aware, public school preschool we are held to a high standard, just as the other school district programs. We have licensed Preschool teachers, use a curriculum that is Minnesota Learning Standards based and are required to assess the progress of our children to see that programming and learning are on track for a successful transition to kindergarten. District 465 is actively working on being prek-12 aligned, focused on student success and Litchfield Preschool is a part of that process. Also NEW to our preschool is the Litchfield Preschool Premium Program. This is a layer added to preschool based on recent State legislation, giving districts the support to add hours to the school year for all children during their last year in preschool. Premium gives us the ability to add Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings that equals an average of 18 class sessions a month! We are excited for what it could mean for children and the transition to kindergarten. We still have a few spots left so call today to enroll your child! As you peruse this guide you will find NEW stuff everywhere! Check out the Gluten-Free living offerings on page 15 for starters.

Happy Fall!! -Rebecca

Community Education Office Staff: (from left) Emily Bratz, Secretary; Rebecca Warpula, Director; Janaye Prieve, Programs Coordinator

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Preschool/ECFE…………………………Pages 4-7 Youth Enrichment…………….……..…..Pages 8-9 Youth Recreation……………….…….....Pages 9-11 Youth Special Events………………..…..Page 12 Aquatics…………...……………………..Page 13 Special Olympics………………………..Page 13 Adult Enrichment………………………..Pages 14-17 Guía de Programas y Actividades ……….Página 18 Adult Basic Education…………………..Page 19 Adult Recreation……......……………….Page 19-20 Family/Adult Trips………………………Pages 21-22 Community Information…………………Pages 23-25 Back to School Information……………..Pages 26-36 Information & Policies……………..…...Pages 37-38 Registration………………………………Page 39

Get Healthy and SAVE $25 Litchfield Community Education has been invited to participate in a pilot project called Rx for Health. The five health care systems in Meeker, McLeod and Sibley counties have been given $25.00 vouchers to prescribe to patients to improve their health. The vouchers can be redeemed at Litchfield Community Education. We have identified healthy living activities in this guide with the healthy communities logo seen below.

If you have been given a voucher by your Healthcare provider, bring it in when you register for your next class or activity. If the activity you are registering for has the Healthy Communities logo next to it, you will receive $25.00 off your registration.

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


DRAGON KIDS CLUB

Dragon Kids Club is ISD #465 Community Education’s AFTERSCHOOL & SUMMER school-age childcare program for students grades K-5 (2017-2018 school year) Dragon Kids Club offers a professional and caring staff, a variety of enrichment programs, engaging recreational choices including large motor activity, outdoor play, large and small group games and field trips. Join us for some fun at Kids Club this school year!

2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR RATES (Sept. 5-June 4) Annual Registration Fee (September 2017- August 2018) First Child Family

$25.00 $40.00

Weekly Afterschool: Until 4:30 PM (1-4 days/week) Until 4:30 PM (5 days/week)

$25.00 $40.00

Daily Afterschool: Until 4:30 PM (1-4 days/week) Until 4:30 PM (5 days/week)

$6.00/day $10.00/day

Drop-In Care Afterschool: Until 4:30 PM Until 6:00 PM

$11.00/day $11.00/day

Before School Care: 6:30-8:00 AM Weekly (5 days/week) Daily (1-4 days/week) Drop-In 2 Hr Late Start 6:30-10:00 AM 2 Hr Late Start 8:00-10:00 AM

$25.00 $6.00/day $8.00/day $10.00/day $6.00/day

Non-School Days Full Day Half Day

$30.00 $16.00

SCHEDULE Day: Monday-Friday Hours: 6:30-8:00 AM (Morning) 3:00-6:00 PM (Afterschool) 6:30 AM-6:00 PM (Full Day) Location: Wagner Education Building Rooms 2 & 4

CLOSED DATES November 23, November 24 & December 25 For all general and billing questions, please call Dragon Kids Club (320) 699-0041 or (320) 693-2354 ext. 2002

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Afterschool Snack Weekly Themes Arts & Crafts

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Games Movie Days S.T.E.M. Projects

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EARLY CHILDHOOD What’s the scoop on Early Childhood and Family Education? 

ECFE in Litchfield employs certified teachers and experienced support staff. The Early Childhood Center is located in the Wagner Education Building- 307 E 6th St., Suite110, Litchfield, MN 55355. Programs are offered to families with children ages birth to Pre-K. All programs include a rich variety of experiences that promote the growth and development of young children. All programs involve parents AND children. Research and experience shows that children whose parents are involved early in their education do better in school. Parent discussion time allows parents to connect, develop relationships, gain support, and learn new parenting skills. We want to partner with parents to provide the best family education experience available. For questions regarding ECFE call Rebecca at (320) 693-2354

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Need childcare or sibling care? ECFE offers child care for some classes. Fees are kept at a minimal expense to families. You must register siblings who will need child care when you register for ECFE classes. Sibling Care has room for only 8 children in each section and is granted on a first come-first served basis. Register early! Daycare students are accepted after all families in a given class have registered their family child care needs. All sibling care is at a fixed rate per child per ECFE session. Due to limited budgets and in order to keep this part of the program in operation, it must be cost effective. There must be a minimum of two families registered for each section of sibling care to avoid cancellation. See Rebecca if you have concerns regarding payment. Fee for Sibling Care: 11 week classes- $23.00 per family 12 week classes- $25.00 per family 13 week classes- $27.00 per family

Litchfield Public Schools Early Childhood Screening is a service offered to families with children ages 3-5 years old. It is a chance to see if a child is achieving the developmental milestones of early childhood. Screening gives parents an opportunity to secure support for their children who might need help in reaching those milestones. The School District is required to offer Early Childhood Screening for ALL children prior to entering kindergarten in the state of Minnesota. If you haven't received an invitation for your children, 3 ½-5 years of age, please call the Early Childhood Office at (320) 693-2354 to make an appointment. During the screening process, early childhood staff along with the school nurse will check your child’s: - Health history immunization records - Vision & hearing - Height, weight & growth - Large & small motor skills - Thinking, language & communication skills - Social & emotional development If your child is on the school district census, he/she will be notified about Early Childhood Screening close to age 3 1/2. If you don't hear from us or need to schedule an appointment, please call (320) 693-2354. Dates for screening: August 24, 2017 October 27, 2017 January 19, 2018 March 16, 2018

ECFE Fall 2017 Session I Dates: Sept. 18th - Dec. 14th Mondays: Sept. 18 & 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4. & 11 Tuesdays: Sept. 19 & 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 (AM’s only), Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5 & 12 Thursdays: Sept. 21 & 28, Oct. 5, 12, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7 & 14

ECFE Fees:

We are always looking for new instructors and new ideas, so feel free to contact the Community Education office at (320) 693-2354 or email us at litchcommed@isd465.org 4

Early Childhood Screening 2017/2018

Do not let the class fee stop you from spending special time with your child! No family will be denied participation due to an inability to pay for any reason. Call (320) 693-2354 for more information.

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


EARLY CHILDHOOD Sliding Fee Categories Fall quarter 2017-2018 Legislative action requires a sliding fee schedule for ECFE class fees. Fees are based on your family’s gross annual income. Please use the descriptions below to determine your eligibility. Class Tuition: Household Income

1.5 Hr/ 11 Week

1.5 Hr/ 12 Week

1 Hr/ 12 Week

1 Hr/ 13 Week

$70,000 +

$64

$66

$44

$52

$60,000-50,000

$54

$55

$36

$43

$49-30,000

$44

$44

$29

$35

$29-20,000

$24

$22

$15

$17

$19-10,000

$14

$11

$7

$9

$0-9,000

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

Do no let the class fee stop you from spending special time with your child! No family will be denied participation due to an inability to pay for any reason. Please speak with Rebecca (320) 693-2354.

Litchfield Early Learning Program 8:00 AM-12:30 PM WEB-Room 5

Litchfield Early Learning Program 8:00 AM-12:30 PM WEB-Room 5

Litchfield Early Learning Program 8:00 AM-12:30 PM WEB-Room 5

Litchfield Early Learning Program 8:00 AM-12:30 PM WEB-Room 5

Preschool Premium 8:30-11:00 AM WEB-Room 3

Litchfield Preschool Preschool - Sec A 4’s & 5’s 8:30-11:00 AM WEB-Room 1

Litchfield Preschool Preschool - Sec A 4’s & 5’s 8:30-11:00 AM WEB-Room 1

Litchfield Preschool Preschool - Sec C 3-5’s 8:30-11:00 AM WEB-Room 1

Litchfield Preschool Preschool - Sec A 4’s & 5’s 8:30-11:00 AM WEB-Room 1

Litchfield Preschool Preschool - Sec C 3-5’s 8:30-11:00 AM WEB-Room 1

Out and About 8:45-10:00 AM WEB-Room 3 & 6

Preschool Premium 12:15-2:45 PM WEB-Room 3

ECFE - Mom’s Morning Out 8:15-9:30 AM WEB-Room 3 & 6

ECFE - Baby Stop 10:30-11:30 AM WEB-Room 3 & 6

ECFE - Family Affair 10:15-11:45 AM WEB-Room 3 & 6

Litchfield Preschool Preschool - Sec B 12:15-2:45 PM WEB-Room 1

Litchfield Preschool Preschool - Sec B 12:15-2:45 PM WEB-Room 1

Litchfield Preschool Preschool - Sec B 12:15-2:45 PM WEB-Room 1

ECFE - Infant/Toddler Class 6:00-7:00 PM WEB-Room 3 & 6

ECFE - Family Affair 6:00-7:30 PM WEB-Room 3 & 6

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EARLY CHILDHOOD What do I do if I have a child younger than three that I have concerns about? While all children grow and change at their own rate sometimes you may have concerns that your child is developing differently than other infants or toddlers at the same age. If you have concerns you can call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) Once a referral is made to the local early learning intervention program where you reside you will be contacted to arrange for a FREE screening to determine if your child is eligible for FREE, Help Me Grow, infant and toddler intervention services. This program is funded in part through the MN Department of Education and MN Department of Human Services.

District 465 Hand-in-Hand Preschool is changing it’s name to:

Litchfield

Preschool

Same great programming & location, but NEW NAME! 2, 3, & NEW 4 day-a-week program! Call (320) 693-2354 to reserve a spot for your child! PRESCHOOL SPOTS AVAILABLE As of this printing we have a few spots available in our Litchfield Preschool, as well as the LELP collaboration preschool classroom. Call 320-693-2354 to register. Litchfield Preschool– 2 ½ Day AM 3-5’s class 8:30-11:00 AM Wednesday & Friday Litchfield Preschool– 3 ½ Day AM & PM 4-5’s class 8:30 AM & 12:15 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Litchfield Preschool Premium Program 8:30 AM & 12:15 PM Monday-Friday (Call for details on exact days and times) Scholarships Available! LELP-3-5’s class: 8:00-12:00, Monday-Thursday (Breakfast & lunch included)

ECFE Kick Off Come and Play Date Come and enjoy the ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) rooms and get a feel for what the ECFE year holds for your family! There will be games to play, art projects and more for you and your little ones! Our ECFE staff will be there to host this fun event! Thursday 9/14 9:00-10:15 AM WEB (Wagner Education Building)- Room 3 FREE No Registration Required! 6

Litchfield Public Schools Preschool Programs and EFCE Programs are the proud recipients of a Parent Aware 4-Star Rating What is Parent Aware Rating? Parent aware Ratings are an important new tool that Minnesota parents can use to find childcare and early learning providers in their area that use best practices to prepare their children for kindergarten. What does a 4-Star mean? To earn a 4-Star Rating, programs are excelling in the use of most best practices in preparing kids for kindergarten. Where can I find more information? To read more abut Parent Aware in Minnesota go to www.parentawareratings.org

Fall Harvest Run & Romp Costume Party Spending time, energy and money on those Halloween costumes for only one night? Here is your chance to debut them! Come to this family favorite gym night in that amazing costume and enjoy slides, balls, and wide-open spaces. Costume Parade at 6:30 PM. Snacks are provided along with a few quieter activities such as drawing and play dough. Parents, please remember you need to supervise your little ones at ALL times! For safety reasons, no equipment from home can be brought to run & romp. Although this is a special event for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, older children (up to age 8) in the family are welcome but they must be supervised at all times and reminded to share equipment. Don’t miss out on the fun. Come and Run & Romp with us! Friday 10/27 6:00-7:15 PM WEB Gym FREE! #9315 Registration is required!

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


EARLY CHILDHOOD Mom’s Morning Out! Discussion time for parents of children ages birth-Gr. 3 “Building Blocks for Family and School Success” Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), is a program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth to kindergarten. The program is offered through Minnesota public school districts.

Family Affair For children ages birth to pre-k Have fun playing with your child, introducing them to a variety of learning experiences, and making new friends! Families have the opportunity to explore art, music and movement, math, literacy, and science activities that have been prepared by our early childhood teacher. Families also enjoy participating in circle time activities together. During the last portion of class, parents and children separate to allow parents the opportunity to discuss pertinent topics with a parent educator. Come and enjoy this time for you and your child! Tuesday Evenings 6:00-7:30 PM Sept. 19–Dec. 12 (No 10/31) (12 weeks) WEB (Wagner Education Building)- Rooms 3 & 6 See page 5 for fees #9100D Registration deadline: 9/12

This ECFE coffee clutch could be just what you needed to gather with your friends and talk about the world of parenting. There will be a time of settling your children into the ECFE room, then heading to the parent room for a time of deep breathing, visiting, and discussion lead by our parent educator. Thursday Mornings 8:15-9:30 AM Sept. 21-Dec. 14 (No 10/19 & 11/23) (11 Weeks) WEB (Wagner Education Building)- Rooms 3 & 6 See page 5 for fees #2115 Registration deadline: 9/14

Infant/Toddler Evening Class For children age birth to 24 months by Sept 1, 2017 Together, you and your child will explore a variety of fun and exciting activities to stimulate brain development for baby and enjoyment for both of you! Share your parenting joys and concerns with a parent educator and with other parents. Children’s activities, learning centers and circle time are led by a licensed Early Childhood teacher. Monday Evenings 6:00-7:00 PM Sept. 18-Dec. 11 (13 Weeks) WEB (Wagner Education Building)- Room 3 & 6 See page 5 for fees #9012 Registration deadline: 9/11

Thursday Mornings 10:15-11:45 AM Sept. 21–Dec. 14 (No 10/19 & 11/23) (11 weeks) WEB (Wagner Education Building)- Rooms 3 & 6 See page 5 for fees #9100C Registration deadline: 9/14

Out and About Discussion time for parents of children birth to Gr. 3

Baby Stop This class is for the brand new baby in your family and you. Join this 13 week class and learn about this new little wonder in your life.

This ECFE coffee clutch could be just what you needed to gather with your friends and talk about the world of parenting. There will be a time of settling your children into the ECFE room, then heading to the parent room for a time of deep breathing, visiting, and discussion lead by our parent educator. Tuesday Mornings 8:45-10:00 AM Sept. 19 - Dec. 12 (13 Weeks) WEB (Wagner Education Building)- Room 3 & 6 See page 5 for fees #2115B Registration deadline: 9/12

Tuesday Mornings 10:30-11:30 AM Sept. 19-Dec. 12 (13 weeks) WEB (Wagner Education Building)- Room 3 & 6 FREE-A Community Collaboration #9100A Registration deadline: 9/12

Early Childhood Programs Fall Open House Join us for a great fun-filled beginning of the school year at the fall open house and kick off. There will be crafts, games, door prizes, snacks and face painting. Come and explore our building, see our classrooms and meet our teachers. Thursday 9/7 4:30–6:00 PM WEB (Wagner Education Building)

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FREE!! No Registration Required!

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT Dancin’ Dragons Age 3-Gr. 6

Carrot Creations Grades 3-7

Holly McGraw Let’s Dance! Jazz, ballet and high kick skills will be learned at each age appropriate level using teamwork, rhythm and coordination while building self esteem. Participants will be creating a fun and unique dance routine to showcase for family and friends at the end of the program. Dancers who participate in the fall program again in the winter/spring will only need to pay the instruction fee for the spring session. Age 3 Preschool Age 4-5 Gr. K-1 Gr. 2-3 Jazz Technique Gr. 2-3 Gr. 4-6 Gr. 4-6 Jazz Technique

5:00-5:30 PM 4:30-5:00 PM 3:45-4:30 PM 5:00-5:30 PM 5:30-6:15 PM 6:15-7:00 PM 7:00-7:30 PM

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Fee: $90.00 (includes $45.00 costume fee- costume is used in both Fall & Spring performances) Regular Class & Jazz Technique: $105.00 Ripley Gym Dates To Be Determined! All registered dancers will be emailed as details are finalized. All others, contact Community Education for details.

Jazz Technique for Grades 2-6! Work on your jazz technique in addition to your regular class! Dancers will be divided into Tues. or Thurs. classes by age. The groups will be posted on Costume Sizing Day (TBD) at Ripley during appropriate age group time. If only a certain day will work with your family schedule, email hmcgraw@isd465.org

Painting in the Garden Ages 7-14 Val Chellin “Some people call it Fall, but I like to call it Autumn.” Come and enjoy an afternoon of painting all things autumn; flowers, leaves, vegetables and more! A small snack will be provided while you paint. All materials provided. Registration deadline: 9/22 Thursday 10/5 3:30-5:00 PM Community Gardens Fee: $20.00 #1245

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Litchfield Community Education Join us in celebrating the One Vegetable, One Community vegetable of the year, the Carrot! We will be baking delicious carrot cupcakes! While the cupcakes bake and cool we will enjoy a tasty treat. The class will end by piping the cupcakes with sweet, cream cheese frosting. The only thing you need to bring is your sweet tooth! Registration deadline: 9/11 Monday 9/18 3:30-5:00 PM HS RM C-110 Fee $12.00 #0918

Adults accompanying children may join for FREE!

Classic Holiday Cookies Gr. K-5 Litchfield Community Education Get into the holiday spirit and join us for an afternoon of baking your favorite holiday cookies! The cookies will be made from scratch. You will be able to enjoy a cookie (or two) during the class and then take some home with you to share with your loved ones! Registration deadline: 11/27 Monday 12/4 3:30-5:00 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: $12.00 #1241

Holiday Card and Bag Making All Ages Gabby Johnson Interested in making personalized, unique cards and gift bags for the upcoming holidays? Gabby will take you through the step-by-step process of creating your very own bags and cards with stamps, craft paper, recycled holiday cards and more! You’ll go home with the knowledge and a few personalized cards & bags of your own! Registration deadline: 10/26 Thursday 11/2 6:00-7:00 PM WEB RM 12 Fee: Child- $15.00/person Adult- $17.00/person #1102

Ages 13 and under need to be registered with an adult.

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


YOUTH ENRICHMENT Introduction to TTouch Dog Training for Kids Ages 6-17

The Art of Pie Making All Ages

TTouch Practitioner Pat Cram

Christa Weseman

Tellington TTouch is a unique, positive, calming method of influencing and changing your dog's unwanted behaviors. The gentle TTouch method can improve their life and yours! In this introductory session you will learn two basic touches that can help your dog relax and settle, how to use your leash in a unique way to help with leash pulling, techniques for dogs that are shy and fearful, afraid of thunderstorms, get carsick, plus more! You will take away strategies that you can use on your dog as soon as you get home! This class is for dog owners only; you will not need to bring your pet to this class!

This class is all about Salted Caramel Apple Pie! You will learn how to mix and roll pastry from scratch to make the perfect crust and decorative edgings. You will be using fresh, local apples to make the perfect filling for your pie! You’ll go home with the unbaked pie to cook at home or freeze for later! Please bring your own rolling pin, pastry blender & apron. Registration deadline: 9/26

Monday 9/18 #1450A Registration deadline: 9/11

Receive a $12.00 off coupon if you sign up for training with Pat!!

Monday 9/25 #1450B Registration deadline: 9/18 6:30-8:00 PM Fee $28.00 ($18.00/additional family member)

Tuesday 10/3 6:00-8:00 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: $25.00/1 Adult $40.00/Family of 2 $48.00/Family of 3 #0202

Ages 13 and under need to be registered with an adult.

TTouch Dog Training Facility 29358 MN Hwy 22 Litchfield, MN

YOUTH RECREATION LDC Youth Hockey Preseason Camp Ages 7-15

Legion Basketball LHS Varsity Coaching Staff

Chris Olson LDC Hockey Coach The LDC Hockey Preseason Camp is for participants in the LDC Youth Hockey Association. It is intended for Last year mites/Last year 8U-Bantams/14U who want to get an early jump on the season. Skills and fundamentals of the game are the focus. Skills such as skating, puck handling, and shooting will be stressed. Participants will have skills and drills for 1 hour and 15 minutes and then play 4-4 for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Ice will be resurfaced after the first half. Registration deadline: 9/23 Last Year Mites/8U-Squirts10U #1800 Saturday 9/30 3:00-5:45 PM Sunday 10/1 12:00-2:45 PM Pee Wees/12U-Bantams/14U Saturday 9/30 6:00-8:45 PM Sunday 10/1 3:00-5:45 PM

Join us for Legion Basketball! Time will be spent practicing the fundamentals and developing skills and knowledge needed to play the game of basketball. The second phase of the program we will work on the fundamentals and play league games 1-2 times a week. The games will be scheduled on Monday and/or Thursday nights running through the middle of February. Registration deadline: 10/16 Monday-Thursday 10/23-11/2 MS Gym & Cafeteria/Gym 3:00-4:30 PM Fee: $50.00 Boys Gr. 4 & 6 #1360 Girls Gr. 4 & 6 #1361

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Deadlines for all classes are one week before the class or activity, unless specified.

Litchfield Civic Arena Fee: $65.00 Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

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YOUTH RECREATION Tae Kwon Do Age 5-Adult

Dribblin’ Dragons Basketball Gr. Pre K-5

Scott Lund 4th degree black belt April Lund 1st degree black belt

LHS Varsity Coaching Staff

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art using hand and foot techniques. It is a great class for kids and adults. Our classes are taught in a family friendly atmosphere emphasizing positive attitudes. While learning the techniques of Tae Kwon Do, you will gain focus, self control and self confidence. All rank advancement is through the World Martial Arts Center (WMAC) and nationally recognized. Black Belt ranking is through the Kukkiwon in South Korea. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing (no shorts please).

The goal of Dribblin’ Dragons is to explain, demonstrate, and practice specific basketball fundamentals to develop good habits on the basketball court. Players will participate in game play and rotate through skill stations that will be coached by high school players and staff. The staff will stress the importance of hard work, communication and a positive attitude while maintaining a fun environment. All participants receive a T-shirt, please specify size when registering (YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL) T-shirts are good for free admission to all home boys and girls basketball games. Registration deadline: 11/12

Beginner Level (White, Yellow & Gold Belt) Session I Mon. 9/11-10/30 (No 10/16) #1802A Registration deadline: 9/4 Session II Mon. 11/6-12/18 #1802B Registration deadline: 9/30 Advanced Level (Orange Belt & Above) Session I Tues. & Thurs. 9/7-9/28 #1802C Registration deadline: 8/31 Session II Tues. & Thurs. 10/3-10/26 (No 10/19) #1802D Registration deadline: 9/26 Session III Tues. & Thurs. 11/2-12/19 (No 11/7, 11/21 & 11/23) #1802E Registration deadline: 10/26

All classes: 6:00-7:00 PM - WEB Gym Fee: Beginner Level (White, Yellow & Gold Belt) Session I & II $45.00 per session Advanced Level (Orange Belt & Above) Session 1 & 2 $45.00 per session ($36.00 for each additional family member Session 3 $70.00 per session ($56.00 for each additional family member)

Saturdays Nov. 18 & 25 & Dec. 16- HS Gym Dec. 9– Ripley Gym 9:00-10:00 AM Preschool Kindergarten Gr.1 Gr.2 Fee: $40.00

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Gr.3 Gr.4 Gr.5

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Youth Volleyball League Gr. 4-6 LHS Volleyball Coaching Staff This program is designed to allow participants the opportunity to play a variety of fun and competitive volleyball games. It will also be a great opportunity for players to work on skill development with the assistance and guidance of our volleyball coaching staff and our varsity and Junior Varsity Dragon Volleyball team. Game play may be divided based on ability and previous experience. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YM-AXL) Registration deadline: 9/11 Mondays 9/18-10/2 5:30-6:30 PM Monday 10/9 6:30-7:30 PM MS Gym Fee: $30.00 #1880

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Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


YOUTH RECREATION Introduction to Indoor Pond Hockey Ages 3-9

Fall Tackle Football Gr. 5 & 6 (2017-2018)

The BENO Blue Line Club & Litchfield Community Education are offering anyone 3-9 years of age (i.e. mite level for youth hockey) an opportunity to try the game of hockey indoors. Coaches will be on the ice to help those needing instruction and supervising the games. Participants will be divided into groups depending on skill level: beginners, intermediate and advanced. During each session the groups will play games and enjoy a meal together. The BENO Blue Line Club will provide a jersey to all participants and those not already affiliated with the LDC mite program will also receive a stick to keep. Specify jersey size when registering (YS-YXL) Registration deadline to receive jersey: 10/29

The focus of the Tackle Football program is to develop the football skills of all players and improve the overall athleticism of all student athletes. All kids will play and have an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of different football positions. Volunteer coaches will teach kids: tackling, blocking and play formations in a fun, safe and encouraging environment. The program will provide helmet, shoulder pads, mouth guard and game jersey. Participants will need to provide football pants with pads. Baseball/football shoes with rubber cleats are preferred however tennis shoes work as well. Teams will meet twice a week mostly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Please specify size when registering (YM-AXL) NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE!

Sundays Nov. 5 & 19, Dec. 3 & 17, Jan. 7 & 21, Feb. 4 & 18 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Litchfield Civic Arena Fee: $20.00 #8050

Litchfield Football Staff

*Equipment needed: helmet, stick and skates. If you need equipment, please notify Community Education upon registration.

Fall Saturday Morning Youth Football Gr. 1-3 (2017-2018)

Parent/player meeting and equipment hand out: Tuesday 8/15 6:00-7:00 PM *Practice & game HS RM W-110 First Practice Thursday 8/17 6:00-7:30 PM VFW Fields Fee: $40.00 #1837

schedule will be handed out at the parent/player meeting (*If you cannot make the meeting, come to the first day of practice.)

Halftime Exhibition will be on 9/8

Litchfield Football Staff This program will provide students with a basic understanding of the game of football. Students will develop the following fundamental skills: throwing, catching, running, kicking and punting. This is a NO contact league. Students will be paired up according to similar age and size. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Please specify size when registering (YM-AXL) NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE! Saturdays 9/9-10/7 (No 9/23) 10:30-11:30 AM HS Practice Field Fee: $25.00 #1351

Weather Information Please listen to KLFD AM 1410 & FM 95.9, or check our Facebook and/or Twitter page(s) for all weather related announcements and cancellations. Please do not call KLFD. Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

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Fall Saturday Morning Flag Football Gr. 4-6 (2017-2018) Litchfield Football Staff This program will provide kids with the rules of flag football while working on team play and sportsmanship. Individual skills taught: passing, catching, along with learning the strategies of offense and defense. This is a NO contact league. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Please specify size when registering (YM-AXL) NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE! Saturdays 9/9-10/7 (No 9/23) 10:30-11:30 AM HS Practice Field Fee: $25.00 #1352

Boys and Girls participating in the Fall Tackle Football Gr. 5 & 6 program may attend the Saturday Morning Flag Football for Free. Registration is still required.

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YOUTH SPECIAL EVENTS Multigenerational Trip to St. Paul Thursday, October 19 This multichoice, multigenerational trip might be just the thing to entertain those children during MEA break! Multichoice means being able to choose between the Minnesota Science Museum or the Minnesota Children’s Museum. Multigenerational means that we are encouraging adventurers of all ages to join the fun! Students between the ages of 13-18, without an adult, will be under the supervision of Community Education Staff. Children under the age of 4-12 must be accompanied by their parent or childcare provider. Fee: Reservation (Payment required when trip has enough interest to go) Science Museum- (Ticket includes the cost of museum only, other optional displays may be purchased at the museum) Adult (ages 13-64): $33.00 Child (ages 4-12) $11.00 Senior (65+): $28.00 Children’s Museum 20+ children registered-$6.50 per child, $13.00-Parents or chaperones of children ages 0-5 $33.00 all other adults -20 Children registered-$13.00 per child, $13.00-Parents or chaperones of children ages 0-5 $33.00 all other adults 8:00 AM- Load at ACGC HS 8:30 AM- Load in Litchfield– east end of the Civic Arena parking lot (900 N. Gilman Avenue) 8:50 AM- Load at DC PAC 9:10 AM- Load at HL old HS 10:10 AM- Drop off at Children’s Museum 10:30 AM- Drop off at Science Museum 1:30 PM- Pick up at Science Museum 1:50 PM- Pick up at Children’s Museum 3:00 PM- Unload in Howard Lake 3:20 PM- Unload in Dassel-Cokato 3:40 PM- Unload in Litchfield 4:00 PM- Unload at ACGC High School #1012

Registration deadline: 10/9

AirMaxx & Movie Gr. K-5 St. Cloud, MN Join us for a day of a movie and jumping! We’ll start our day by watching a movie on the big screen in the Wagner gym. From there we’ll venture to AirMaxx where everyone can show off their jumping skills! For 2 hours students will be able to jump on the massive trampoline court, play dodgeball on a separate trampoline court, and jump into the foam pit! (AirMaxx socks included in the price) Please bring a bag lunch. Registration deadline: 11/3 Liability form must be picked up, signed and returned to the Community Education office prior to 11/9 Friday, November 10 (Non-School Day) Departure: 9:00 AM Return: 4:30 PM WEB Lobby Fee: $30.00 #1026

Mother Son “Knight” Hear ye! Hear ye! Come all ye brave knights to this Medieval fundraising event for Sponsor-A-Child! Boys ages 4-12, along with a favorite woman in their life are requested to join us for an evening of castles, dragons, jousting, & a feast fit for a knight. Registration Deadline: 5/12 *Guests encouraged to dress in their Medieval best!

Saturday May 19, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM #1031 12

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


AQUATICS Private Lessons Children & Adults

Open Swim Aquatics Staff

Aquatics Staff

If you are looking for a fun family activity for your Sunday evening or a place where the kiddos can burn off some energy then this is for you! Open swim, a great recreation activity! And it is affordable too!!

This class is specifically designed for lower swim level students or a person with special needs who would benefit from one-on-one instruction. A great way for adults to take swim lessons. Private lessons can cover any of the Red Cross Swim Levels. All private lessons are 4, 30 minute sessions and provided with one-on-one instruction. Lesson days and times are arranged with assigned instructors. Instructors are assigned upon registration.

Sundays Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10 17, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 6:00-8:00 PM HS Pool Fee: $1.00/person at the door

Days and times to be arranged with instructor HS Pool Fee: $80.00 #1567 Call Community Education to register!

SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNIFIED SPORTS Special Olympics Unified Sports combine athletes with and without disabilities on the same team. By participating together, athletes and Unified Partners improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and encourage teamwork. Learn new skills and meet new people. Athletes will attend area competitions when possible.

Unified & Traditional Bowling

Unified Basketball

Let’s gather on Friday evenings and knock some pins down together! From September 8-November 3 we will be working on our bowing skill and gearing up for the State Unified Tournament the weekend of November 11. We will add the area tournament to the fun too! No previous experience necessary. Registration deadline: 8/25

Registration should be done online or in person through Litchfield Community Education. All athletes and Unified Partners are also required to fill out an application/consent form for Special Olympics MN. These forms can also be found at: www.specialolympicsminnesota.org or can be picked up at the Community Education office. Participants must bring these forms to the first night of practice. Game jerseys provided. Registration deadline: 1/3

Fridays Sept. 8-29, Oct. 6, 13, 27 & Nov. 3 5:45-7:00 PM Litchfield Bowl FREE #4026 Registration is required! Thanks to our wonderful Unified Team and their Polar Plunge fundraising and our local sponsors (Let us know if you see this and want to sponsor us!)

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Mondays Jan. 8, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12 (No basketball Jan. 15 or Feb. 19) 6:30-7:30 PM WEB Gym FREE #4025 Registration is required!

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ADULT ENRICHMENT Barn Quilt Shingles

The Fun and Art of Lefse Making

Cyndi Buchholz

Jeanne Peterson and the Holy Rollers

Get ready to hang-out your shingle! Just like doctors and lawyers hung out their shingles years ago, now you can hang your own, Barn Quilt Shingle! These versatile Barn Quilt Shingles can be hung near your front door, under your mailbox, or on a post in your garden or yard. You will be painting a 12” x 12” shingle that will be interchangeable throughout the four seasons on special holidays. You will be painting a plump, quilted pumpkin. There will be a full pallet of autumn colors to choose from. All supplies are provided. Registration deadline: 8/30

Your grandma treated you to warm, yummy Lefse and somehow the art has been lost in your generation. Don’t despair because Jeanne Peterson and the Cornerstone Holy Rollers (providers of Lefse at the Holiday Stop and Shop for years) will be offering their expertise to anyone interested in learning the art and joining the fun of Lefse making! Bring your rollers and boards if you have them and get ready to roll! Registration deadline: 11/14

Wednesday 9/6 6:00-8:30 PM HS E-105 Fee: $38.00 ($25.00 materials fee due at time of class) #0906

Tuesday 11/21 HS RM C-110 6:30-8:00 PM Fee: $15.00 #1444

Getting Smart about your Smartphone Ages 18+ Tanner Pederson– Nu-Telecom Tech Team Is your Smart Phone making you feel befuddled and clumsy? Are there features on your phone you would like to take advantage of but just can't figure them out? In this introductory class to smart phones you'll learn about usage, precautions and other utilities. All questions will be welcomed as well as help with set up, etc. Registration deadline: 9/7 Thursday 9/14 3:00-4:30 PM WEB RM 12 Fee: $13.00 #1429

The Art of Pie Making All Ages Christa Weseman This class is all about Salted Caramel Apple Pie! You will learn how to mix and roll pastry from scratch to make the perfect crust and decorative edgings. You will be using fresh, local apples to make the perfect filling for your pie! You’ll go home with the unbaked pie to cook at home or freeze for later! Please bring your own rolling pin, pastry blender & apron. Registration deadline: 9/26 Tuesday 10/3 6:00-8:00 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: $25.00/1 Adult $40.00/Family of 2 $48.00/Family of 3 #0202 14

Ages 13 and under need to be registered with an adult.

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


ADULT ENRICHMENT Navigating a Gluten-Free Life in a World Filled with Gluten Gennia Provencher

NEW!

Gluten-Free: Living Living a gluten-free lifestyle doesn't mean you have to go without and it doesn't mean you have to become a master chef. Find out where to find the best gluten-free foods, sample what's out there and pick your favorites. Learn about gluten-free substitutes for items like pasta, bread and crackers as well as some sweet treats. Learn about foods that are naturally gluten-free, how to find out if foods contain gluten and how to avoid cross contamination. Registration deadline: 9/18 Monday 9/25 6:30-8:30 PM HS C-110 Fee $20.00 #0925

AARP Safe Driver Courses Volunteer Instructor Get a discount on your auto insurance by participating in this driving course. First time participants must complete the basic 8-hour course. The 4-hour refresher course is for those renewing their certificates. Topics covered include the common effects of aging and medications on driving- as well as basic driving rules, the license renewal process, traffic hazards, adverse road conditions, energy savings, and accident prevention. The class format includes a video, lectures, and discussion. There is no driving or written test. Bring a pen and your driver's license with you to class. Pre-Registration is required and payment is due at the time of registration. Fee: AARP Members $25.00 Non-Members $30.00 All classes held at Wager Elementary Building (Room 12)

Gluten-Free: Baking Are you tired of trying and buying gluten-free baked goods that simply don't measure up? Being gluten-free doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite treats. We will try some delicious treats that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and learn about the different flours out there. I will share some staple baking recipes that you will never guess are gluten-free. Registration deadline: 10/16

8 Hour Initial Course Wednesday & Thursday 12/6 & 12/7 5:30-9:30 PM #1060 Registration deadline: 11/29 4 Hour Refresher Courses

Monday 10/23 6:30-8:30 PM HS C-110 Fee $20.00 #1023

Thursday #1050

9/14 5:30-9:30 PM Registration deadline: 9/7

Monday #1051

10/2 12:30-4:30 PM Registration deadline: 9/25

Gluten-Free: Holiday Favorites Holidays can be stressful when you can't eat what everyone else does. We will have a gluten-free holiday feast like you've never had before! We will have Turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes with gravy and of course, pumpkin pie! I will give you the tools to have the best meal ever and you will get asked to bring it again and again! Registration deadline: 11/13

Thursday #1052

10/19 5:30-9:30 PM Registration deadline: 10/12

Refreshments provided by Jason Tibbits– State Farm Insurance Litchfield

Monday 11/20 6:30-8:30 PM HS C-110 Fee $20.00 #1120

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ADULT ENRICHMENT Holiday Card and Bag Making All Ages

First Aid Anno Johnson

Gabby Johnson Interested in making personalized, unique cards and gift bags for the upcoming holidays? Gabby will take you through the step-by-step process of creating your very own bags and cards with stamps, craft paper, recycled holiday cards and more! You’ll go home with the knowledge and a few personalized cards & bags of your own! Registration deadline: 10/26

This course is designed to teach lay rescuers how to prevent and respond to emergencies for victims of all ages. Participants will learn general principles of first aid including: medical, injury, and environmental emergencies. This AHA certification is valid for two years. You will receive an eCard certification through email– please provide your email. Participants will need to pick up class materials at Community Education and read them prior to class.

Thursday 11/2 6:00-7:00 PM WEB RM 12 Fee: Child- $15.00/person Adult- $17.00/person #1102

Tuesday 10/24 6:00-9:00 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $60.00 #1601 Registration deadline: 10/17

Ages 13 and under need to be registered with an adult.

First Aid Online Certification

How to Help our Honey Bees Harmony Schlueter

NEW!

Honey bees play an important part in our ecosystem. Unfortunately they are dying out. Attend this class to find out the reasons why and what you can do to help stop the decline of these important workers. Registration deadline: 9/5

Secure your spot in the Online Part 1, by calling Channing Bete at 1-800-611-6082 or by visiting their online store. Ask for course #15-1402 Cost is $31.00 through Channing Bete.

Tuesday 9/12 6:00-8:00 PM HS E-105 Fee $25.00 #1448

Essential Oils: Make & Take Holiday Room Spray Karissa Vos Fill your home with the smell of the holidays! Your instructor Karissa has been using essential oils for the past 12 years and has a passion for sharing her knowledge with others. Come learn about popular sprays to use around your home for the holidays! You will leave with a spray of your choice! Registration deadline: 10/25 Wednesday 11/1 6:30-7:30 PM WEB RM 12 Fee: $25.00 #0425

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Part 1– Web-Based Instruction This is a web-based, self directed course that features interactive exercises, audio and video, note-taking and reference tools. Participants also have access to the online version of the Heartsaver First Aid student workbook. All course content will be accessible for 24 months following activation of your key code.

Part 2– First Aid Skills Test This class is only for participants who have taken the online First Aid course and passed. A printed certificate indicating successful completion of Part 1, the web-based instruction, must be presented to the skills instructor. This is the second part of your online certification. Class will consist of the skills test-out with a certified AHA instructor. You will receive an eCard certification through email– please provide your email. Tuesday 10/24 4:30-5:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $20.00 #1601B Registration deadline: 10/17

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


ADULT ENRICHMENT CPR

CPR Online Certification

Anno Johnson Heartsaver CPR/AED The Heartsaver® CPR AED course is designed to prepare students to provide CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. This AHA certification is valid for two years. (Minimum age for certification is 11 years old).

Part 1– Web-Based Instruction This is a web-based, self directed course that features interactive exercises, audio and video, note-taking and reference tools. Participants also have access to the online version of the Heartsaver CPR/AED or BLS Heartcode student workbook. All course content will be accessible for 24 months following activation of your key code. You can secure your spot in the Online Part 1, by calling Channing Bete at 1-800-611-6082 or by visiting their online store. Heartsaver CPR/AED Ask for course #15-1401 Cost is $25.50 through Channing Bete.

Monday 10/23 6:00-9:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $60.00 #1600A Registration deadline: 10/16 Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills. This AHA certification is valid for two years. Monday 11/20 6:00-9:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $60.00 #1600B Registration deadline: 11/13

Heartcode BLS (Healthcare Providers) Ask for course #15-1400 Cost is $28.50 through Channing Bete. Part 2– CPR Skills Test This class is only for participants who have taken the online CPR course and passed. A printed certificate indicating successful completion of Part 1, the web-based instruction, must be presented to the skills instructor. This is the second part of your online certification. Class will consist of the skills test-out with a certified AHA instructor. You will receive an eCard certification through email– please provide your email. Heartsaver CPR AED Test Out:

You will receive an eCard certification through email – please provide your email. Participants will need to pick up class materials at Community Education and read them prior to class.

Monday 10/23 4:30-5:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $20.00 #1606A Registration deadline: 10/16 Heartcode BLS (Healthcare Providers) Test Out: Monday 11/20 4:30-5:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $20.00 #1606B Registration deadline: 11/13

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GUIA DE PROGRAMAS Y ACTIVIDADES Fútbol Recreativo Manuel Jasso

Creaciones de Zanahoria Grados 3-7 Educación Comunitaria de Litchfield

¿Te gusta jugar fútbol en el verano, pero quieres seguir jugando cuando hace frío afuera? Esta es una actividad recreativa donde los participantes se registran, hacen equipos y disfrutan un partido de fútbol. Esto no es una liga y nadie será rechazado. Por favor deje a los niños en casa, ya que no se proporcionará ningún cuidado de niños. Plazo para inscribirse: 9/26

Únete a nosotros para celebrar el Un Vegetal, ¡Un Vegetal de la Comunidad del año! ¡Estaremos horneando deliciosos panques de zanahoria! Mientras que los panques se hornean y se enfrían gozaremos de un postre sabroso. ¡La clase terminará con la decoración de los panques con crema deliciosa! ¡La única cosa que necesita traer es su apetito! ¡Los adultos que acompañen a los niños pueden participar gratis!

Martes 10/3 - 5/22 (No 3/27) 7: 45-9: 45 PM Gimnasio Wagner Costo: $30.00-Pareja & $40.00-Individual #1735

Evaluación de Temprana Edad 2017/2018 La evaluación de temprana edad de las escuelas públicas de Litchfield es un servicio ofrecido a familias con niños de 3 a 5 años de edad. Esta es una oportunidad para ver si su niño está logrando los pasos importantes del desarrollo. Esta evaluación les permite a los padres obtener apoyo para sus hijos que podrán necesitar ayuda para lograr alcanzar estos pasos importantes. El distrito escolar tiene la obligación de ofrecer la evaluación de temprana edad para TODOS los niños antes de entrar al kínder en el estado de Minnesota. Si no recibió una invitación para sus niños, de 3.5-5 años de edad, por favor llame a la Oficina de Temprana Edad al (320) 693-2354 para hacer su cita. Durante el proceso de evaluación, el personal de temprana edad junto con la enfermera de la escuela checará a su hijo/a de(l): Historial de registro de vacunas - visión & audición - estatura, peso & crecimiento - pensamiento, lenguaje & habilidades de comunicación – desarrollo social & emocional. Si su hijo/a esta en el censo del distrito escolar, se le notificará acerca de la evaluación de temprana edad cuando se acerque a la edad de 3 1/2. Si no recibe noticias de nosotros o si necesita hacer una cita, por favor llame al (320) 693-2354. Fechas de evaluación: Agosto 24, 2017 Octubre 27, 2017 Enero 19, 2018 Marzo 16, 2018 Patrocina a un Niño- Becas Disponibles La Educación Comunitaria de Litchfield recibe donaciones generosas de Individuos y negocios en nuestra comunidad para proveer becas para actividades juveniles. Estos fondos permanecen en vigor hasta que sean utilizados. Las becas se basan en los ingresos y elegibilidad y usamos las mismas directrices que el Programa de Almuerzo gratis y precio reducido. Por favor, contacte a la oficina de Educación Comunitaria Para obtener más información y para determinar la elegibilidad. Los plazos para inscribirse para todas las clases/actividades son una semana antes de que la clase o actividad comience, a menos que se especifique.

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Lunes 9/18 3:30-5:00 PM HS RM C-110 Costo $ 12.00 #0918

Plazo para registrarse: 9/11

Noche de Madre e Hijo ¡Escuchen! ¡Escuchen! Vengan todos los valientes caballeros a este evento Medieval de recaudación de fondos para “Patrocinar-a-un-Niño”. Los niños de 4-12 años de edad, pueden venir junto con su dama favorita (madre, tía, abuela, amiga, etc.) ¡Únete con nosotros para una noche divertida de castillos, dragones, y una fiesta para caballeros! ¡Joyas y fotos estarán disponibles a la venta! Plazo para registrarse: 5/12 *¡Se les anima a los

invitados disfrazarse Sábado Mayo 19, 2017 con su mejor traje de 6:00-8:00 PM medieval! Litchfield High School & Little Theatre Costo: $35.00/pareja ($5.00 por cada persona adicional) #1031

Baloncesto Dribblin’ Dragons - Gr. Pre K-5 Personal del Equipo de Baloncesto El objetivo de Dribblin’ Dragons es explicar, demonstrar, y practicar los fundamentos de baloncesto específicos para desarrollar buenos hábitos en la cancha de baloncesto. Los jugadores participarán en el juego y se rotarán a través de las estaciones según su habilidad y serán entrenados por jugadores y el personal de la escuela. El personal del baloncesto enfatizará la importancia del trabajo duro, la comunicación y una actitud positiva mientras se mantiene un ambiente divertido. Todos los participantes recibirán una camiseta, por favor especifique el tamaño al registrarse (YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL) las camisetas se pueden usar como boletos de admisión gratis para los partidos de baloncesto de niños y niñas. Plazo para registrarse: 11/12 Sábados, Nov. 18, Dic. 2, 9 & 16 9:00-10:00 AM Gimnasio de HS & MS Pre-escuela #1861A Kinder #1861B Gr.1 #1861C Costo: $40.00

Gr.2 #1861D Gr.3 #1861E Gr.4 #1861F Gr.5 #1861G

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


ADULT BASIC EDUCATION All classes and instruction are FREE! Learn in the classroom or online! Students can START AT ANYTIME but REGISTERATION IS REQUIRED!!

Where: Wagner Education Building (307 E 6th Street Litchfield, MN (Look for ABE Signs inside)

When: Mondays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesdays 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM Thursdays 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

GED Prep/Academics  

Prepare to take the GED, take practice tests or just improve your academic skills in math, language arts, science & or social studies Adult learners must be 17 years old to enroll in ABE and 19 years old to take the GED test. 17 & 18 year olds may be able to take the GED test with a waiver.

What do we offer? Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a great way to improve your personal skills and your chance of better employment. Join our ABE community of learners and reap the rewards that self-improvement offers you.            

Life Skills: math, reading, writing GED test prep Adult diploma Keyboarding skills English as a Second Language Become a U.S. Citizen: citizen test prep Driver’s Education: written test prep Computer classes Accuplacer prep Distance learning Minnesota Adult Competency Based Diploma College and career transition prep

Instructors - Jen Carl

-Julie Mischke -Carol Werner

Contact ABE directly at: (320) 693-2354, litchfieldabe@gmail.com or on Facebook @litchfieldabe

GED Testing is done in: Hutchinson (320) 234-8507

ADULT RECREATION Yoga Prenatal

Alumni Basketball Tournament

Yoga for the mommy to be. This class is tailored for pregnancy at any stage. You will build strength and endurance with the use of breath work in order to get ready for labor.

District #465 Litchfield Basketball Fundraiser

Thursdays 10/5-11/16 (No class 10/19) 7:00 PM-8:00 PM # 1741P Registration deadline: 9/28

Church Ladies Yoga This is not just for church ladies, this class is designed for all levels who want a more relaxed yoga experience; with a fun little challenge thrown in every so often.

LHS Varsity Coaching Staff

Saturday December 23, 2017- 10:00 AM This fundraising event for Litchfield Basketball is for graduates of Litchfield High School. Register your team by graduation year or other preference. Registration includes a meal from McDonald's and a t-shirt. Two games are guaranteed. Alumni will be asked to help out. HS & MS Gyms Fee: $20 .00 Spectator Admission: $4.00 #1720 Registration deadline: 12/15

Wednesdays 9/13-11/15 9:00-10:00 AM #1743 Registration deadline: 9/6 All Open Sole Yoga Classes: The Artisan Building (207 N Sibley Avenue, Litchfield ) Fee: $50.00 Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

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ADULT RECREATION Co-Ed Recreational Soccer Manuel Jasso

Litchfield Community Education

Do you love to play soccer in the summer but want to keep playing when it gets cold outside? This is a recreational activity where participants register, form teams and enjoy the game of soccer . This is not a league and no one will be turned away. Please leave children at home as no supervision is provided. There are no walk-in's, all participants need to be registered through Community Education before playing. Registration deadline: 9/26 Tuesdays 10/3-5/22 (No 12/26 or 3/27) 7:45-9:45 PM WEB Gym Fee: $40.00-Couple $30.00-Single #1735

Walking Club There is no reason to take a chance walking on icy sidewalks when the hallways of Lake Ripley Elementary are available. Move your daily walking routine inside. Your $5.00 pass lets you walk the entire school year. There is no walking on conference nights, when school is not in session or when school is cancelled due to inclement weather. Start anytime during the school year! Purchase your new PURPLE (2017-18) pass at the Community Education Office. No registration deadline! Monday-Friday 6:30-7:30 AM & 4:00-8:30 PM Lake Ripley Elementary Fee: $5.00 #1705

Tuesdays 9/12-5/22 (No 11/7, 12/26 & 3/27) 8:15-10:15 PM MS Gym Fee: $35.00 #1740

Litchfield Community Education Get a team together and play volleyball this fall! Team information needs to be received by Aug. 30th. Play starts Sept. 6th with regular games played until Dec. 6th. End of season playoffs will be Dec. 13th and 20th. All teams must provide a team name and team captain. Registration deadline: 8/30 Wednesdays 9/6-12/20 6:30-10:00 PM MS Gym & Cafeteria/Gym Fee: $80.00; after 8/30 $95.00 #1739

Men's Evening Basketball

Adult Pickleball Litchfield Community Education Staff Join us in trying your hand at Pickleball! Pickleball is a cross between tennis, badminton & ping-pong. All ages & skill levels are welcome to join us in trying out this fun, competitive sport! Bring your own paddle! Registration deadline: 9/4

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Do you want to improve your volleyball skills? Are you looking for a chance to be active and enjoy some time with other volleyball fans. All skills levels welcome. This is a recreational activity where overhand serving and spiking is minimal. Registration deadline: 9/5

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League

Litchfield Community Education

Mondays & Thursdays 9/11-12/21 (No 10/19 & 11/23) 7:30-9:30 PM WEB Gym Fee: $13.00 #0502A

Co-Ed Rec Volleyball

Litchfield Community Education Great exercise for the basketball enthusiast who needs an exercise outlet. This activity is for men and gives them a chance to play pick up games and enjoy some time on the court. Registration deadline:10/17 Tuesdays 10/24-3/20 (No 12/26) 6:30-8:00 PM MS Cafeteria/Gym Fee: $30 .00 #1725

Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


ADULT TRIPS Multigenerational Trip to St. Paul Thursday, October 19

Sunday, October 22

This multichoice, multigenerational trip might be just the thing to entertain those children during MEA break! Multichoice means being able to choose between the Minnesota Science Museum or the Minnesota Children’s Museum. Multigenerational means that we are encouraging adventurers of all ages to join the fun! Students between the ages of 13 -18, without an adult, will be under the supervision of Community Education Staff. Children between the ages of 4-12 must be accompanied by their parent or childcare provider. Fee: Reservation (Payment required when trip has enough interest to go) Science Museum- (Ticket includes the cost of museum only, other optional displays may be purchased at the museum) Adult (ages 13-64): $33.00 Child (ages 4-12) $11.00 Senior (65+): $28.00 Children’s Museum 20+ children registered-$6.50 per child, $13.00-Parents or chaperones of children ages 0-5 $33.00 all other adults -20 Children registered-$13.00 per child, $13.00-Parents or chaperones of children ages 0-5 $33.00 all other adults #1012

2:45 PM– Load JSHS in Grove City 3:00 PM- Litchfield (Parking Lot East of Super America on Hwy 22) 10:00 PM– Unload in Litchfield 10:15 PM– Unload in Grove City *Return time approximate

Fee: $80.00 (includes transportation, dinner and show) #1022CD Registration deadline: 10/8

Mall of America Shopping Day and Holiday Lights Tour

Registration deadline: 10/9

See page 12 for more details.

Saturday, December 9

SAVE THE DATE! 2018 Summer Staycation Going to the Cities! Thursday, June 14-Friday, June 15th, 2018 Come along on this enjoyable Staycation where we take in the sights and sounds of the “big city”! We are blessed to have access to the Twin Cities area and we plan to enjoy both the history and essences of that area! Adventures planned include The Landing in Shakopee, optional night of the town in St Paul or Swing Night at the Wabasha Cave, Mills City Museum and Minneapolis Riverfront Tour, and a stop on the way home at the beautiful Eloise Butler Wildflower garden. Costs: TBA- still working on getting the best prices possible!

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After a decade, Grease, the #1 best-seller in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ history, joyfully returns to the Main Stage! Fancy a nostalgic evening full of greased-up hair, jukebox jingles and bobby-socks. The most popular, fun-filled musical in the history of Rock ’n’ Roll is packed with explosive energy, vibrant 1950s pop culture and unforgettable tunes: “Summer Nights,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “We Go Together,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Beauty School Dropout,” AND added songs made popular in the beloved film: “Grease (Is The Word),” “Hopelessly Devoted to You”and “You’re the One That I Want.” Join Sandy, Danny Zuko, those groovy T-Birds, sassy Pink Ladies and the whole gang at Rydell High for an affectionate satire of high school life in the 50s. Shoo-bop shoo-bop a-ram-a-lam-a ding-dong! It’s a high-octane Rock ‘n’ Roll party that entertains from start to finish.

Let us do the driving to the Mega Mall for you and you do your mega shopping for the holidays! We will be taking a coach bus that will have plenty of room for all of your purchases! The price of this trip includes a Holiday Lights Tour at the end of the day. All meals are on your own. 10:50 AM-Load at ACGC HS 11:10 AM- Load in Litchfield– east end of the Civic Arena parking lot (900 N. Gilman Avenue) 11:30 AM-Load at DC PAC 11:50 AM-Load at HL (Old HS) 1:00-6:00 PM- Shopping and fun at the Mall of America 6:15-8:15 PM- Holiday Lights Tour 9:15 PM- Unload in Howard Lake 9:35 PM-Unload in Dassel-Cokato 9:55 PM-Unload in Litchfield 10:15 PM- Unload in ACGC

Fee: $30.00 #1209 Fall 2017

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ADULT TRIPS Overnight Fall Colors Duluth Trip Wednesday, October 4-Thursday, October 5 If you’ve never had a chance to see the fall colors in Duluth with Lake Superior in the background, you won’t want to miss this trip! If you have been there, you will want to return, let us help you get there! A 2-day, 1-night trip is planned during the optimal week of colors & fall weather in mind. We will arrive in Duluth in time for an early lunch before the optional choices of : Tour of the Glensheen Mansion, Great Lakes Aquarium or shopping downtown Duluth. The evening will be dinner on your own & a tour of the Wartime Museum if you wish, before turning in for the evening. On day 2, we will travel north to Gooseberry Falls State Park and tour the Split Rock Lighthouse. We will make a stop at the famous Betty’s Pies for lunch on your own before heading back. Registration deadline: 8/21 Trip price includes: Bus, overnight at the Park Point Marina Inn, free breakfast at the hotel, tour of the Split Rock Lighthouse Not included: 2 lunches & 1 dinner Optional Experiences: Glensheen Mansion (Full Mansion Tour- $26.00 Adult, $24.00 Seniors/ Classic- $15.00 Adult, $14.00 Seniors); Great Lakes Aquarium- (Adults: $10.00, Kids: $7.00) Wednesday, October 4 7:15 AM- Load in ACGC (High School) 7:40 AM- Load in Litchfield (Parking lot east of Super America on Hwy 12) 7:45 AM- Load at Dassel-Cokato (PAC) 8:00 AM– Pick up in Howard Lake (Old High School)

Friday, September 8 If you loved field trips as a student, you are going to love the historical trip that has been planned for you. Our first stop will be the Swedish Institute. A 30-minute guided tour plus time to explore the Museum will fill our morning. Lunch will be a special smorgasbord, catered for our group, with many Swedish favorites, including meatballs. The Capitol tour will be the second stop & will include the latest information on the newly completed restoration project.

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Registration deadline: 9/1

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Thursday, October 5 4:30 PM– Unload in Howard Lake 4:40 PM– Unload in Dassel-Cokato 5:00 PM– Unload in Litchfield 5:20 PM– Unload in ACGC

The Life Long Learner Field Trip

7:05 AM- Load at ACGC High School 7:30 AM- Load in Litchfield (Parking lot east of Super America on Hwy 12) 8:00 AM- Load at Dassel-Cokato PAC 8:25 AM- Load at Howard Lake (Old High School) 9:45 AM- Swedish Institute Tour & time at Museum 11:00 AM- Lunch & Meander 12:10 PM- Load for Capital 1:00 PM- Tour of Capital 1:50 PM- Leave for Home 2:50 PM– Unload in Howard Lake 3:15 PM– Unload in Dassel-Cokato 3:45 PM– Unload in Litchfield 4:10 PM– Unload in ACGC

Fee: Double Occupancy-$137.00/person Single Occupancy-$219.00/person

Old Log Theater Presents: Life Could Be a Dream Wednesday, February 7 Directed by R. Kent Knutson Return to Springfield High (where "The Marvelous Wonderettes" matriculated) and meet the "Crooning Crabcakes," the boy group banned from the senior prom. The singing foursome is headed for fame and fortune by trying to win the local radio contest on Big Whopper Radio. Songs from this musical journey to the past include "Runaround Sue," "Tears on My Pillow," "Earth Angel," and "The Glory of Love." The show won L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards as Best Production of the year in 2011. This is a Lunch Matinee. For complete Lunch Menu options available, choose upon registration. 8:50 AM- Load at ACGC HS 9:20 AM- Load in Litchfield– east end of the Civic Arena parking lot (900 N. Gilman Avenue) 9:45 AM- Load at Dassel-Cokato PAC 10:05 AM- Load at Howard Lake (Old High School) 11:30 AM (Lunch) & Show at 1:30 PM 4:30 PM- Unload in Howard Lake 4:50 PM- Unload in Dassel-Cokato 5:10 PM- Unload in Litchfield 5:30 PM- Unload in ACGC

Fee: $63.00 (Includes transportation, show and lunch) #0207 Registration deadline: 1/23

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Meeker Memorial Community Programs & Events 612 S. Sibley Ave., Litchfield, MN 55355 Focus on Healthy Living (FOHL) Community programs sponsored by Meeker Memorial Hospital (MMH) are planned on the 3rd Wednesday monthly from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the MMH Conference Center. These are programs focused on topics that promote healthy living and are open to the public, FREE of charge. SAVE the dates on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Dates for 2017/2018 include: September-May Living with Chronic Conditions Workshop This is a “Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). Each workshop consists of a series of 6 – 2 ½ hour classes designed for people who are learning to self-manage an ongoing health condition. People with different chronic health problems attend the program together. Workshops are facilitated from highly detailed manual by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are peers with a chronic health condition themselves. Subjects covered include: Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance, appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals, nutrition and making informed decisions. For more information on class dates call: (320) 693-4590 or register online at: www.meekermemorial.org/calendar/

RSVP Bone Builders MMH is a community site for the Bone Builders Exercise program on M, W, F from 3:30-4:30 p.m. held in the MMH Conf. Center (lower level). For more information and locations for Bone Builders in Meeker County call: 1-800-669-6714

2017 Childbirth & Breastfeeding Education Online education and Childbirth Weekender In-person Class for expectant mothers and their support person will be offered on the following dates in 2017: Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 12, Oct. 14 & Dec. 9. To register call: (320) 693-4590 These classes are FREE of charge but all participants must register for the classes or online education. Online education link will be on the MMH website: www.meekermemorial.org

Managing Concerns about Falls – Matter of Balance A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. This is an 8 session program, 2 hours per session. For more information on class dates call: (320) 693-4590 or register online at: www.meekermemorial.org/calendar/

Time to Quit Tobacco? Meeker Memorial Hospital (MMH) offers a 7 week, 8 session class for Tobacco Cessation. Call (320) 693-4590 or register online at: www.meekermemorial.org/calendar/

For more information about community programs and classes at Meeker Memorial Hospital (MMH) go to: www.meekermemorial.org/calendar/ or call for registration at: (320) 693-4590 Paid Advertisement

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Holiday Showcase Saturday, December 2, 2017 Bernie Aaker Auditorium 114 N Holcombe Ave Contact Community Education for more information (320) 693-2354 Auditions- Thursday, November 9 and Monday, November 13 (as needed) Dress RehearsalFriday, December 1- 6:30 PM We are always looking for new instructors and new ideas, so feel free to contact the Community Education office at (320) 693-2354 or email us at litchcommed@isd465.org

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Two primary concerts per year (fall and spring) plus other events and activities LAMC Practice Details Thursdays 7:00-8:30 PM September - November 2017 & February - May 2018 Litchfield High School Choir Room First Practice: September 7, 2017

Litchfield Community Education has been invited to participate in a pilot project called Rx for Health. The five health care systems in Meeker, McLeod and Sibley counties have been given $25.00 vouchers to prescribe to patients to improve their health. The vouchers can be redeemed at Litchfield Community Education. We have identified healthy living activities in this guide with the healthy communities logo seen below.

LAMC Kick-off Picnic August 31, 2017-6:30 PM Picnic shelter-Lions Park on Lake Ripley New singers and spouses welcome to join us. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/litchfieldmalechorus For more information call Jay at (320) 286-6195 Paid Advertisement

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If you have been given a voucher by your Healthcare provider, bring it in when you register for your next class or activity. If the activity you are registering for has the Healthy Communities logo next to it, you will receive $25.00 off your registration.

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Meeker County Senior Expo “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Church of St. Philip in Litchfield 9 a.m.—1 p.m. Musical entertainment by Featuring Mike Max The Kingery Family Special guest appearance by “Wally the Beer Man” Tickets are $10.00 each available at: Home State Bank—Cosmos Bikes by Bob—Litchfield Mary’s Jewelry—Litchfield The Red Goat—Watkins Grove City Area C.A.R.E. Papa D’s—Dassel Emmaus Gift Shop—Litchfield Community Ed—Litchfield MCOA office—Litchfield

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Schedule 9:00 Registration/Vendors 9:30 Coffee/donuts 9:45 Sara Miller /National Anthem 9:50 Welcome 10:00 Mike Max 11:00 Vendors 11:30 The Kingery Family 12:00 Lunch 12:45 Door Prizes Lunch catered by: Elbows Allowed Pulled pork, coleslaw, potato chips, dill spear, ice cream & cookie Sponsored in part by: Meeker Council on Aging ACMC Litchfield Augustana Care Services Cedar Crest of Cosmos/Silver Lake Central Minnesota Senior Care Ecumen of Litchfield Fischer Laser Eye Center Golden Living Center Olivia Hantge Funeral Chapel Humana Litchfield Community Education Meeker Manor Rehab Center Meeker Memorial Hospital Prairie River Home Care Inc. Prince of Peace Touching Hearts at Home Woodstone of Hutchinson Advance Ticket Sales Only by Oct. 2 For more information call 1-800-669-6714 Paid Advertisement

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO Tuesday, August 29th Middle School 6:00-8:00 PM 5th-8th Grade Open House 5th Gr. Orientation in MS gym at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, August 30th

Wednesday, August 30th

Ripley School 5:00-6:30 PM K-4th Grade Open House

High School 6:00-8:00 PM 9th-12th Grade Open House 9th Gr. Orientation in HS gym 7:00 PM

DEVICE DISTRIBUTION FOR GRADES 5-12 WILL OCCUR DURING FIRST DAY/WEEK OF SCHOOL.

Does your child have health insurance? If not, help may be available. Minnesota Health Care Programs have free and low-cost health insurance for children and families who qualify. Your child may qualify if your household income is below: Family Size

Monthly Income

Yearly Income

2

$3,721

$44,660

3

$4,679

$56,155

4

$5,637

$67,650

5

$6,595

$79,145

Income is one factor for qualifying. Other rules and limits apply. For more information, call your county office or visit http://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/adults/health-care/. The income limits above are valid until June 30, 2018.

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To get a MNsure application for health coverage and help paying costs (DHS-6696): Print one from http://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/adults/health-care/ Call 877-KIDS-NOW toll free Call Meeker County Social Services at (320) 639-5300 This information is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education

Litchfield School District Office 307 East 6th Street Litchfield, MN 55355 320-693-2444

Visit our NEW website!! www.litchfield.k12.mn.us The website contains a wide variety of useful information including staff directories, school menus, Community Education opportunities, parent communication & more! Check it out! Infinite Campus parent portal can be accessed from the school website homepage. Under Links, select Family Access Infinite Campus. If you do not know your log on information, please contact your student (s) school secretary.

Emergency Closing Information Announcements regarding school closings/late starts – due to inclement weather or any other emergency – will be made the following ways:

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KLFD Radio (Litchfield) 1410 AM & 95.9 FM District Website: www.litchfield.k12.mn.us Text/Email: If it hasn’t already been selected from last year, parents can select these notification settings via the parent portal in Campus under Contact Preferences. Once selected, announcements of closings/late starts, etc. will reach you by text/email.

School Board Meetings The Litchfield School Board usually meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m. Located in the Wagner Education Building (WEB), 307 East 6th Street. Call 320-693-2444 for information.

Directory High School & ALP...320-693-2424 Middle School………320-693-2441 Lake Ripley Elementary………….320-693-2436 District Office...…….320-693-2444

Address Correction Requested

Community Education & Recreation……….320-693-2354

If your address has recently changed (location, name, home phone number, emergency contact number, etc.), it is important for you to notify your student’s school office and Hicks Bus Company at 320-693-3292.

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO Litchfield Schools ~ Food Service News SCHOOL MEALS All meals served meet nutritional standards established by the U.S.D.A. If a child has been determined by a physician to have a disability and the disability prevents the child from eating the regular meal, the school will make modifications or substitutions prescribed by the physician at no additional charges. Parents of students with such concerns will need to contact Lorie Garland, School Nurse at 320-693-2436 for additional information. School Meal Prices 2017-2018 All kindergarten Breakfast FREE Breakfast $1.10 per meal at ALL schools Elementary Lunch $2.25 per meal MS/HS Lunch $2.35 per meal *Standard meals include a carton of milk Cold Lunch Any child may bring cold lunch and purchase a carton of milk for $.30 which would be deducted from their food balance.

Lunch per Student Full Year 1/2 year Weekly Daily Breakfast per Student

A la Carte items are available at all schools except Ripley and availability may vary daily. Full Year Students must have enough funds in their 1/2 year individual food account to purchase these Weekly items.

Ripley $396.00 $198.00 $11.25 $2.25

Middle $413.60 $206.80 $11.75 $2.35

High $413.60 $206.80 $11.75 $2.35

Reduced $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Ripley

Middle

High

Reduced

$193.60 $96.80 $5.50

$193.60 $96.80 $5.50

$193.60 $96.80 $5.50

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Daily $1.10 $1.10 $1.10 $0.00 ELEMENTARY MILK MONEY For Snack Time * * Kindergarten Bkfst = Free * * There is a charge for grades 1, 2, 4 & 5 to cover the cost of milk served daily at break time. (3rd grade does not do milk break), 5th grade (parents choose if they want child to participate) & kindergarten snack milk is free. The fee is $50.00 for the full year or parents may pay $25.00 at the beginning of the year and again by the end of January 2018. This milk charge is independent of the school meal program, therefore it must be paid separately at the school offices. These fees may also be paid online via your family Campus Portal Account, under Fees. Food Serviced Information 2017-2018 All information regarding your student’s meal account is in one location for easy access along with the other information about your student(s). Each student will have their own account showing individual balances. Parents can view food account activity, pay for meals via their Infinite Campus Portal login found on the Litchfield Schools website www.litchfield.k12.mn.us. Once on the homepage, select Infinite Campus Portal. ALL student information is located in the Parent Portal (grades, class schedules, attendance, food account balances and more). If you do not know your Parent Portal login information, please contact your student(s) school secretary. Balances/Payments: All student account balances left on account from last school year have been balance forwarded to this school year. Parents can log onto the portal to see the individual student balances. Payments on accounts will be automatically divided equally amongst the students in the household unless otherwise specified at the time of payment. Example: Johnson Household Ashley $10.00 Peter $10.00 John $10.00 $30.00

A $30.00 payment taken in either, electronically or by cash/check, will be divided out $10.00 per student automatically unless noted. If funds in one student’s account is getting low, a parent can request to have funds transferred from one student’s account to another within the family. If one Student’s account is in the negative, the food service secretary may transfer funds from another student account, if an account is positive, to clear the account that is negative.

If you are making an online payment via your parent portal, the parent can choose how that money is distributed amongst each student(s) account. Online Payments: Payments can be made via the campus portal with no fee charge. Parents are not required to pay online and can still send in cash/check with the student(s).

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO FREE/REDUCED MEALS FREE Breakfast Meals to All Kindergarten students FREE Breakfast and Lunch meals to all Free/Reduced eligible students ALL families are encouraged to apply for Free/Reduced meal prices. Not only is this a benefit to families but our school also qualifies for certain educational funds based on the number of students who qualify for free or reduced meals. It is highly encouraged to fill out the application via online registration, however, an application is available in this guide or at the district office. ALL FAMILIES NEED TO RE-APPLY EACH YEAR AS BENEFITS DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY ROLL OVER FROM YEAR TO YEAR! BENEFITS FROM LAST SCHOOL YEAR EXPIRE 10/16/17, SO YOU MUST RE-APPLY IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS FOR CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR. IF A NEW APPLICATION IS NOT SUBMITTED BY EXPIRATION DATE, YOU WILL BE MOVED TO A PAID STATUS. NOTE: If your household income changes throughout the year, families are encouraged to re-apply or apply anytime throughout the year (Examples include: unemployment, lay-offs, or reduction in hours). Applications can be turned in directly to the district office or at any other school offices. Once applications are processed, families will be notified by mail of the outcome. Any family that qualifies for free or reduced will receive FREE breakfast regardless and those who qualify for the reduced program will receive lunch free of charge. Additionally, if you qualify for free/reduced meals, you will need to ensure you have adequate funds in the student’s account to cover milk purchases when cold lunch is taken and/or any a la cart purchases are made as those are not covered under the free/reduced meal program.

VERIFICATION If a Free/Reduced meal application is submitted and it’s approved, the application may be verified by the school and/or the MN Dept of Education at any time throughout the school year. School officials may require documentation that your children are eligible for free or reduced meals.

SCHOOL UNPAID MEAL POLICY Reference the Unpaid Meal Charge and Debt Collection Policy found on the school website: www.litchfield.k12.mn.us, then select Central Services, Food Nutrition.

VIEWING MEAL PURCHASES All families can view their child (s) meal purchases and see current balances by going to their Infinite Campus Parent Portal page: To access, login into Litchfield Schools webpage, www.litchfield.k12.mn.us Once on th e homepage, select Infinite Campus Portal. If you do not know your Infinite Campus Parent Portal login, please contact your child’s school office (See page 26 for the Directory).

ACCOUNT BALANCE NOTIFICATIONS Account balance notifications will be sent out daily via email as a reminder that an account is getting low or has reached a negative balance and that it’s time to replenish the account. Please be reminded that ultimately it’s the parent’s responsibility to have adequate funds in their student (s) account.

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO Dear Parent/Guardian: Our school provides healthy meals each day. Breakfast costs $1.10, Lunch costs $2.25 (Elementary), $2.35(Middle School/High School). Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. To apply, complete the enclosed Application for Educational Benefits following the instructions. A new application must be submitted each year. At public schools, your application also helps the school qualify for education funds and discounts. State funds help to pay for reduced-price school meals, so all students who are approved for either free or reduced-price school meals will receive school meals at no charge. State funds also help to pay for breakfasts for kindergarten students, so all participating kindergarten students receive breakfasts at no charge. Return your completed Application for Educational Benefits to: Litchfield Public Schools- 307 E. 6th St. Suite 100, Litchfield, MN 55355 Who can get free school meals? Children in households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and foster, homeless, migrant and runaway children can get free school meals without reporting household income. Or children can get free school meals if their household income is within the maximum income shown for their household size on the instructions. I get WIC or Medical Assistance. Can my children get free school meals? Children in households participating in WIC or Medical Assistance may be eligible for free school meals. Please fill out an application. Who should I include as household members? Include yourself and all other people living in the household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends). May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen? Yes. You or your children do not have to be U.S. citizens for your children to qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. What if my income is not always the same? List the amount that you normally get. If you normally get overtime, include it, but not if you get overtime only sometimes. For seasonal work, write in the total annual income. Will the information I give be checked? Yes, and we may also ask you to send written proof. How will the information be kept? Information you provide on the form, and your child’s approval for school meal benefits, will be protected as private data. For more information see the back page of the Application for Educational Benefits. If I don’t qualify now, may I apply later? Yes. Please complete an application at any time if your income goes down, your household size goes up, or you start getting SNAP, MFIP or FDPIR benefits. Please provide the information requested about children’s racial identity and ethnicity, which helps to make sure we are fully serving our community. This information is not required for approval of school meal benefits. If you have other questions or need help, call or email Stacy Justison, Food Service Administrator, 320-693-2444, sjustison@isd465.org Sincerely, Stacy Justison

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO How to Complete the Application for Educational Benefits Complete the Application for Educational Benefits form for school year 2017-18 if any of the following applies to your household: Maximum Total Income Household Size

$ Per Year

$ Per Month

1

22,311

1860

2

30,044

2,504

3

37,777

4

$ Twice Per Month 930

$ Per 2 Weeks

$ Per Week

859

430

1,252

1,156

578

3,149

1,575

1,453

727

45,510

3,793

1,897

1,751

876

5

53,243

4,437

2,219

2,048

1,024

6

60,976

5,082

2,541

2,346

1,173

7

68,709

5,726

2,863

2,643

1,322

8

76,442

6,371

3,186

2,941

1,471

Add for each additional person

7,733

645

323

298

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Step 1: Children List all infants and children in the household, their birthdate and, if applicable, their grade and school. Attach an additional page if needed to list all children. Fill in the circle if a child is in foster care (a welfare agency or court has legal responsibility for the child). Please provide the requested information on ethnicity and race for each child. This information is not required and does not affect approval for school meal benefits. The information helps to make sure we are meeting civil rights requirements and fully serving our community. Step 2: Case Number If any household member currently participates in the Special Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), write in your case number, check which program you participate in, and then go to Step 4. If you do not participate in any of these programs, leave Step 2 blank and continue on to Step 3. WIC and Medical Assistance (M.A.) programs do not qualify for this purpose. Step 3: Adults / Incomes / Last 4 Digits of Social Security Number List all adults living in the household (everyone not listed in Step 1) whether related or not, such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends. Include any adult who is temporarily away from home, like a student away at college. Attach another page if necessary. List gross incomes before deductions, not take-home pay. Do not list an hourly wage rate. For adults with no income to report, enter a ‘0’ or leave the section blank. This is your certification (promise) that there is no income to report for these adults. For seasonal work, write in the total annual income. For each income, fill in a circle to show how often the income is received: each week, every other week, twice per month, or monthly. For farm or self-employment income only, list the net income per year or month after business expenses. A loss from farm or self-employment must be listed as 0 income and does not reduce other income. Last four digits of Social Security number – The adult household member signing the application must provide the last four digits of their Social Security number or check the box if they do not have a Social Security number. Regular incomes to children – If any children in the household have regular income, such as SSI or part-time jobs, list the total amount of regular incomes received by all children. Do not include occasional earnings like babysitting or lawn mowing. Step 4: Signature and Contact Information An adult household member must sign the form. If you do not want your information to be shared with Minnesota Health Care Programs, check the “Don’t share” box in Step 4. 30

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Office Use Only Total Household Size:______ Total Income: $___________ Per__________ Approved (Check all that apply): □ Case Number– Free □ Foster– Free □ Income– Free ____Income– Reduced–Price Denied □ Incomplete □ Income Too High Signature-Determining Official:_____________________________ Date:______________ Change Status To:___________ Reason:__________________ Withdrawn:_____________

Office Use Only Date Verification Sent:______ Response Due:___________ 2nd Notice__________ Result: □ No Change □ Free to Reduced-Price □ Free to Paid □ Reduced Price to Free □ Reduced Price to Paid □ Foster not Verified □ Reason for Change: □ Income □ Case Number not Verified □ Refused Cooperation □ Other:________________ Signature-Verifying Official:_____________________________ Date:______________ Signature– Confirming Official:___________________________ Date:______________

Nondiscrimination Statement The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against it’s customers. employees and applicants for emplo yment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, fa milial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an Individual's Income Is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination. complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the Information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication. 1400 Independence Avenue. S.W., Washington, D.C.20250-9410. by fax (202) 690 -7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EE O or program complaint may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (600) 677-6339 or (600) 645-6136 (Spanish). Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for pr ogram information (e.g.. Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA 's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TOO). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

All public school districts, each student's school meal status are also recorded on a statewide computer system used to repor t student data to the Minnesota Department of Education (MOE) as required by state law.MOE uses this Information to: (1) Administer state and federal programs, (2) Calculate compensatory revenue for public schools, and (3) Judge the quality of the state's educational program.

Children who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals may qualify for Minnesota Health Care Programs. Your child's status for school meals may be shared with Minnesota Health Care Programs unless you tell us not to share your Information by checking the box in Step 4 of the applicat ion. You are not required to share information for this purpose and your decision will not affect approval for school meal benefits.

Privacy Act Statement / How Information Is Used The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the formation on this application. You do not have to give this Inf ormation but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced-price school meals. You must include the last four digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the Social Security number are not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you provide an MFIP, SNAP or FDPIR assistance number or you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a Social Security num ber. We will use your information to determine if your child qualifies for free school meals and for administration and enforcement of the school meal programs. We may share your information with other education and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, an d law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.

Is this form required? This form must be completed to apply for free or reduced-price school meals, unless: 1. Your school provides free school meals to all students without application (Community Eligibility Provision. Provision 2 or P rovision 3). However, at Public schools . your completion of this form also helps the school qualify for other education funds and discounts even if not needed for school meals. 2. You have been notified that your children have been directly certified for school meal benefits based on participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO Litchfield Public Schools - School Transportation Information Welcome back to Litchfield Public Schools, or if you’re new to the District, welcome to Litchfield. The following information outlines most of the questions we receive about school transportation. If you have more, please contact Hicks Bus Line at 320-693-3292, or look us up www.hicksbusline.com. Transportation policies are determined and adopted by the Litchfield School Board.

Visit the Hicks Bus website at www.hicksbusline.com toatsign up for text and/or email alerts about scheduled and weather related late starts and closings.

Student Bus Information Your child’s bus information will be mailed to you approximately two weeks before school starts. If your child attends daycare, or has an alternate pickup/dropoff location, please contact Hicks Bus Line at 320-693-3292. Changes must be verified by phone, only. We need as much information as possible for your child. Please contact us with any contact numbers, special concerns/needs for your child, or any other information that you feel we may need to provide your child with a great school bus ride. All information is confidential, and only used on a need-to-know basis. Immediate Notification Hicks Bus Line now offers immediate text and email notification for delayed buses, late school starts, and school closings. Simply go to www.hicksbusline.com and click on the “Subscribe for Notifications” button. Route & School Times Bus routes are scheduled to start picking up rural students between 6:45 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Students living at the outer edges of the district, and students who have open-enrolled, may have pickup times that are a bit earlier. Students in grades 6-12 are delivered to the Middle School/High School complex by 7:50 a.m. Students in grades K-5 are delivered to their schools by 8:10 a.m. Walk to Stop Distances Rural Students – Rural stops are generally done at the end of the student’s driveway when possible. However, school policy may require students to walk up to one-quarter (¼) mile to a corner or other stop in order to avoid a turnaround, or to consolidate stops. The exception to this is for Kindergarten students, for whom every attempt is made to pick up at the end of the driveway. Town Students – Walk-to-Stop distances for town students vary based on their grades, as follows: Kindergarten 2 Blocks Grades 1 to 3 3 Blocks Grades 4 to 5 6 Blocks Grades 6-12 12 Blocks No Transportation for 6-12 living in the NE Quadrant of Litchfield, bounded by MN Hwy 22 / US Hwy 12 / CSAH 34 / MN Hwy 24. Bus Stops Procedures Rural Stops – All rural stops are made utilizing the 8-Lamp/Stop Arm system. Students are to wait to cross the roadway until signaled by the driver to do so. Town Stops – Town stops are made at curbside without the 8-Lamp/Stop Arm system, except where designated by the school board, based on traffic volume and speed. Bus and Stop Assignments Students are assigned to a bus stop and bus based on their home address. If the student will be riding to/from school from a different address, please contact Hicks Bus Line at 320-693-3292. Bus stop changes will only be made by phone call. Alternate Stops – Students are allowed one (1) pickup and one (1) dropoff location. The morning and afternoon locations can be different from each other (daycare, etc.), but only one (1) of each is allowed. The only exception is for shared-custody arrangements. Occasional changes for vacations, going to Grandma’s, etc. must be done using a bus pass from the school office. Alternating stops will not be scheduled for varying parental work schedules. A permanent change may be requested for family changes, but alternating weeks, etc. will not be scheduled. Changes in Family Situations If you move, or if family changes necessitate a change in your child’s bus ride, please contact Hicks Bus Linnea immediately at 320-693-3292.

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34 4:00-7:00 PM

LHS Conferences

MEA Break - No School

6th Grade Band Concert

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19-20

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7:00 PM 7:00 PM

Indoor Marching Band Concert

Fall Vocal Concert

LMS Band Concert

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16

23-24

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Thanksgiving Break - No School

(No School K-4)

K-5 Conferences

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28

April 8:00-11:00 AM 1

4:00-7:00 PM

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Teacher Workshop – No School

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16 & 21 K-5 Conferences

7:00 PM

Band Concert Gr. 7-12

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7:00 PM

Vocal Concert Gr. 7-12

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Election Day

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LHS Prom

Easter

Good Friday - No School

Spring Break - No School

Township Elections

13

Daylight Saving Time Ends

2-5

August

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4

Daylight Saving Time Begins

LHS Fall Musical

7:00 PM/2:00 PM 11

July

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4:00-7:00 PM June

28

2-Hour Late Start

LHS Conferences

26 March

President’s Day - No School

19

K-5 Conferences

K-5 Conferences

2-5

November

3:45-7:00 PM

LMS Conferences

16

6:30 PM

13

3:45-7:00 PM

LMS Conferences

12 15

February

2-Hour Late Start

4

October

25

One Act Play

25

7:30 PM

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Holiday Break – No School

Meeker Co Fair

LCT Summer Musical

Litchfield Watercade

Independence Day

Father’s Day

Teacher Workshop

LHS Graduation

1:30 PM

7:00 PM

Jazz Band on Lake Ripley Memorial Day - No School

7:00 PM

7-8 Grade Vocal Concert

Senior Sports Banquet

Teachers Workshop - No School

Wagner Building Open House

7

7:00 PM 6:30 PM

LHS Band Concert in the Park

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18

7:00 PM

6-8 Grade Band Concert

14

7:45 PM

Scholarship Night Mother's Day

7:45 PM

8:00 PM

AAA Night

Spring Vocal "Litchfield Live” Concert

2-Hour Late Start

13

4:00-7:00 PM 9

7

4

2

May

15

1

School Starts

5 4:30-6:00 PM

January

Labor Day

4

Holiday Break - No School

2-Hour Late Start

LHS Christmas Concert

25-29

6:00-8:00 PM

HS Open House

30

September

6

5:00-6:30 PM

Lake Ripley Open House

30

7:00 PM 7:00 PM

Holiday Showcase

LHS Conferences

4

MS Open House 18

2 6:00-8:00 PM

Teacher Workshop

29

December

28-31

August

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Stenetta Seiffert, Coordinator 320-693-2354

Dragon Kids Club

Adult Basic Education Jen Carl, Coordinator 320-693-2354

Rebecca Warpula, Coordinator 320-693-2354

Early Childhood Programs

Community Education Rebecca Warpula, Director 320-693-2354

Lake Ripley Elementary Gregg Zender, Principal Stephanie Hansen, Dean of Students 320-693-2436 Fax 320-593-0227

Chelsea Brown, Dean of Students Craig McKechney, Dean of Students Bryan Goraczkowski, Activities Director 320-693-2441 Fax 320-593-3485

Beckie Simenson, Principal

Middle School

High School Jason Michels, Principal Justin Brown, Assistant Principal/ Activities Director 320-693-2424 Fax 320-593-3308

District Office #465 Beckie Simenson, Superintendent Jesse Johnson, Business Manager 320-693-2444 Fax 320-593-6528

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO Community Right to Know This is a notification that under Section 302 of the Federal “Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act”: (SARA Title III), the Litchfield Public Schools store a Hazardous Substance in excess of the Threshold Planning Quantity. The Hazardous Substances are fuel oil stored in an underground storage tank and compressed gas stored in a building outside the school building at the High School, 901 North Gilman Ave, Litchfield, MN in Meeker County. The above ground storage tanks for Lake Ripley Elementary and Wagner Education Building are both below the 1500 gallon reporting limit.

Indoor Air Quality This school year the district will continue to manage indoor air quality in our schools. The district will be taking a leadership role in providing a safe and productive environment for our students and staff so that we achieve our core mission - educating students. Our district will follow U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Guidelines to maintain and improve our indoor air quality (IAQ) by preventing as many IAQ problems as possible, and by quickly responding to any IAQ problems that may arise. The district newsletter and website will carry updated information on the District’s IAQ.

ADA Information The Litchfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. Litchfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. MN Relay Service: TTY/Voice/ ASCII Call 1-800-627-3529 Hours Available: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication are invited to make their needs and preferences known to the person listed above. This notice is available in large print, Braille or on audiotape upon a 72-hour request.

Asbestos Management Plan According to Federal legislation (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act - AHERA), all schools in the nation are required to complete a stringent inspection for asbestos and develop a management plan for all asbestos-containing building materials. Litchfield Public Schools is in full compliance with this law and shall continue to maintain a safe and healthful environment for our youth and employees. All buildings (including portables and support buildings) owned or leased by the school district were inspected by EPA accredited inspectors and samples were analyzed by an independent laboratory. The state approved a comprehensive management plan prepared by the district for handling the asbestos located within its buildings safely and responsibly. Furthermore, Litchfield Public Schools has completed its AHERA 3-Year Re-inspection requirement. Litchfield Public School buildings, where asbestos-containing materials were found, are under repair, removal and Operations and Maintenance. Federal law requires a periodic walk-through (called “surveillance”) every six months of each area containing asbestos. Also the law requires buildings to be re-inspected three years after a management plan is in effect. Short-term workers and outside contractors are provided with information regarding the location of asbestos in which they may come into contact. Litchfield Public Schools has a list of the location(s) and type(s) of asbestos-containing materials found in school buildings along with a description and timetable for their proper management. A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for review at the District Office. Copies are available at 25 cents per page.

Integrated Pest Management Notice Concerning Use of Pest Control Materials Our District utilizes a licensed, professional pest control service firm for the prevention and control of rodents, insects, and other pests in and around the district’s buildings. Their program consists of an inspection and monitoring to determine whether pests are present, and whether any treatment is needed; a recommendation for maintenance and sanitation to help eliminate pests without the need for pest control materials; a utilization of non-chemical measures such as traps, caulking and screening; and an application of EPA-registered pest control materials when needed. Pests can sting, bite, cause contamination, damage property, and spread disease; therefore, we must prevent and control them. The long-term health effects on children from the application of such pest control materials, or the class of materials to which they belong, may not be fully understood. All pest control materials are chosen and applied according to label directions per Federal law. An estimated schedule of interior pest control inspections and possible treatments is available for review by contacting the District Office. A similar estimated schedule is available for application of herbicides and other materials to school grounds. Parents of students may request to receive, at their expense, prior notification of any application of a pest control material, should such an application be deemed necessary on a day different from the days specified in the schedule. 36

For Questions, concerns or complaints regarding: - Community Right to Know - ADA Information - Pest Management - Indoor Air Quality - Asbestos Management - Health and Safety

Please Contact: Jesse Johnson Business Manager (320) 693-2444 Ext. 8105

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Mission Statement Litchfield Community Education and Recreation involves citizens of all ages in inclusive, affordable and accessible opportunities for learning, leadership and community involvement.

Want to know what is happening in Community Education?

Community Education and Recreation Advisory Council Members

Listen to the Community Education update on KLFD Radio AM 1410 & FM 95.9 at 11:50 AM every Tuesday.

Joyce Aakre - Senior Citizen Representative Dave Cziok – Litchfield City Administrator Alison DeWolf – All-Area Representative Sue Fenton – All-Area Representative Becky Simenson – Litchfield Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Garland – Co-Chair/Litchfield Area Ministerial Representative Judy Hulterstrom - Chamber Representative Keith Johnson – Litchfield City Council Representative Dora Lopez – All-Area Representative Amie Bergquist - LAMP Representative Lori Patten – All-Area Representative Marcia Provencher – Litchfield School Board Representative Lori Rice – Healthcare Industry Representative Loree Schultz – Co-Chair Teresa Moen– All-Area Representative

Read the bi-weekly Community Education column in the Litchfield Independent Review in Section B. Go to: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com

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Representative of the citizens of the school district, the Advisory Council meets regularly to help identify the educational, social and cultural needs for district residents of all ages. They welcome your suggestions, ideas, questions and concerns. All meetings are open to the public. If you have ideas you would like to share, contact an Advisory Council member or a Community Education staff member at (320) 693-2354.

Building Key (HS) Litchfield High School 901 Gilman Ave. N. (320) 693-2424 (WEB) Wagner Education Building 307 6th St. E. (320) 693-2354 Lake Ripley Elementary School 100 Pleasure Drive W. (320) 693-2436 (MS) Litchfield Middle School 340 10th St. E. (320) 693-2441

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Use of School Facilities Litchfield Public Schools encourages the use of school facilities. Find information on our website at www.litchfieldcommunityed.com      

View or download the Facility Use Brochure Arrange for rental and use of all school facilities by: Filling out a Facility Use Application available at the Community Education office Emily Bratz Emailing Emily Bratz– Community ebratz@isd465.org Education Secretary/ Calling (320) 693-2354 Facility Scheduler

Confirmation of the space requested is completed after the request is on the master schedule. There may be rental fees, custodial fees, equipment rental fees, kitchen staff fees, and school supervisory fees, along with a scheduling fee, depending on the time and type of request to use school facilities. Fall 2017

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INFORMATION & POLICIES Sponsor-A-Child

Inclement Weather

Did you know that 41% of children in Litchfield elementary schools qualify for free or reduced lunch rates?

If the weather seems questionable listen to KLFD95.9 FM & 1410 AM radio regarding changes, postponements or cancelations. Please do not call KLFD when looking for activity information, only call the Community Education office at (320) 693-2354. Activity cancellations or postponements will be posted on our Facebook and/or Twitter page(s). When schools close due to inclement weather, all Community Education activities will be cancelled or postponed.

Free/Reduced rate eligibility is based on family income requirements that are set by the state of Minnesota in relation to the national poverty guidelines. As you can imagine, when families are strained financially it is often items that are seen as non-essential that are eliminated including recreation and enrichment opportunities such as swimming lessons, sports, leagues and after-school learning opportunities. Community Education offers an opportunity, through Sponsor-A-Child, for individuals and organizations to support the youth of our community by making a donation to help offset the costs of recreation and enrichment opportunities. Contact Community Education or stop into our office to learn more about how you can sponsor a child.

Sponsor-A-Child Scholarships Available Litchfield Community Education receives donations from generous individuals and businesses in our community to provide scholarships for youth activities. These funds will remain in place until all dollars are utilized. Scholarships are based on income eligibility and we use the same guidelines as the Free & Reduced Lunch Program. Please contact the Community Education Office for more information and to determine eligibility.

Check Return Policy Checks returned for insufficient funds, stop payment or account closed will be subject to a $30.00 service charge. Payee will be notified upon receipt of NSF notice to our office. If there has been no attempt to contact our office after two weeks, information will be turned over to a collection agency. 38

Cancellation Policy Community Education reserves the right to cancel any activity or class. If this happens, your money will be fully refunded. Please include a daytime phone number and email address with your registration. Cancellations must be requested prior to the published deadline. All cancellations will be subject to a $5.00 administrative fee. Refunds will be issued at the department’s discretion for cancellations made less than a week before the start date, due to special circumstances. No refunds will be made after the class has met. You must call our office, (320) 693-2354, to request cancellation. Online cancellation is not available.

Photographs/Videotaping By registering for any Community Education activities listed in this program guide, you acknowledge for yourself or those you are registering that photographs and/or videotaping of participants may be taken and used in Community Education publications, flyers or other advertising. If you object to your photo or video being used, please call Community Education at (320) 693-2354.

Equal Opportunities and Accessibility District #465 Community Education and Recreation complies with all state and federal equal opportunity requirements and Follows employment practices and education programs that do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, marital status, handicap, national origin or the presence of a non-job or education related medical condition. We will strive to provide reasonable accommodations when needed. Advance notice of these needs helps considerably. When registering, please inform our staff by filling out an information sheet that describes the type of accommodations that Community Education and Recreation can provide for you. The Community Education and Recreation staff will not be responsible for passing or handling personal medications. This must be done by a parent, guardian or personal care attendant. Parents/guardians, staff or PCAs are welcome to accompany those with special needs to a class at no charge.

Parent Volunteer Discount Do you have a passion for a particular sport or activity? Some of our programs are looking for parent volunteers and we need committed individuals to help out. When you commit, we ask that you are able to consistently provide assistance for all scheduled program dates. At the end of the session you will receive credit on your account for use on a future class. All volunteers and volunteer coaches must complete an application and background check ($14.00 fee). In addition, all coaches must complete bloodborne pathogen & concussion training two weeks prior to coaching. Please contact Community Education for additional details and available volunteer positions.

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REGISTRATION Ways to Register: 1) Online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com 2) At our office: Litchfield Community Education & Recreation 307 East 6th Street, Suite 110 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday 3) By phone: (320) 693-2354 using VISA or MasterCard 4) Mail in your registration using check or credit card to: Litchfield Community Education & Recreation 307 East 6th Street, Suite #110 Litchfield, MN 55355

Registration deadlines are used to determine whether or not an activity will run. If there is insufficient enrollment, the activity must be cancelled or modified. All activities require a high level of coordination, often including facility scheduling, staffing, and purchasing of supplies.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!!

If you provide your email address, you will receive confirmation of your registration and if you do not provide one, please consider your payment as confirmation of your registration. All classes are filled on a first paid-first served basis.

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The photographs you see on the cover and back of the guide were taken by Joan and Nick Olson, the owners of Prairie Drifter Farm right here in Litchfield, MN. They are proud to be raising two kids on their land along with a great diversity of vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers, and a small amount of livestock. Their journey as farmers has broadened their desire to raise food in environmentally sound ways while promoting social justice and being part of a thriving community that values the land and people. Their photographs illustrate all the beauty nature has to offer and we hope you enjoy them!

If you have a photograph that you would like to see featured on one of our guides, stop by the Community Education office, call us at (320) 693-2354 or email us at litchcommed@isd465.org

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