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INTRODUCTION Litchfield Community Theatre, Inc. 42 Years Strong

The show tunes for Beauty and the Beast are still playing in my head from this summer’s Community Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast. It was a magical show with amazing music, opportunity for our actors to show us their skills, and just plain tons of fun!! I am hooked! For 42 summers community members have rallied together to dream, plan, build, practice, and produce an enjoyable entertaining experience for Litchfield. We have been graced with 32 different shows throughout those years, and repeats of our favorites! I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say that these productions have taken hundreds of people to produce over the years. I’m not kidding, hundreds! From LCT Inc. committee members, directors, lights, sound, sets, actors and every conceivable task you can think of when you think theater! And if I were brave enough to start naming people, you would be amazed at how many of your neighbors and friends were involved! Start asking around and you might be surprised (ok I do have a notebook of programs you could come and look at if you would like)! As with every organization, LCT Inc. is always welcoming new members and looking for those who are passionate about the world of theater. So if you were a part of a production in the past and you are having the urge to get back in the theater fun, now is the time to join us! Give us a call today and we will get you hooked connected!

Rebecca Warpula Co-Producer Summer 2019

Our Mission

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS Dragon Kids Club

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Preschool

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Early Childhood

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Youth Enrichment

Pages 8-9

Youth Recreation

Pages 10-11

Youth Special Events

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Aquatics

Page 13

Special Olympics

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Guía de Programas y Actividades

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Adult Basic Education

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Adult Enrichment

Pages 16-20

Adult Recreation

Pages 20-21

Adult & Family Special Events

Pages 22-23

Community Information

Pages 24-25

Back to School Information

Pages 26-36

Information & Policies

Pages 37-38

Registration

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NATIONAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION DAY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

We are always looking for new instructors and ideas, so feel free to contact the Community Education office at (320) 693-2354 or email us at litchcommed@isd465.org. 2

In celebration of National Community Education Day, stop by the office to register for your favorite classes, and enjoy coffee and treats! Our office is open 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.

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


DRAGON KIDS CLUB WEE DRAGON KIDS CLUB Wee Dragon Kids Club is ISD #465 Community Education’s AFTERSCHOOL & SUMMER childcare program for Litchfield Preschool students ages 3-5 (2019-2020 school year)

Dragon Kids Club is ISD #465 Community Education’s AFTERSCHOOL & SUMMER school-age childcare program for students grades K-5 (2019-2020 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!

Wee Dragon Kids Club offers wrap around child care for preschool students (ages 3-5), who are enrolled in any preschool program within the Wagner Education Building. We serve breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. We make it simple for your child to get to and from their preschool class throughout the day and offer a fun and enriched program while your child is in our care.

2019-2020 DKC SCHOOL YEAR RATES

2019-2020 WEE KIDS CLUB RATES

(As of printing)

Annual Registration Fee (Sept. 2019- Aug. 2020) 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 Weather Late Starts 6:30-10:00 AM Weather Late Starts 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 (Early Release)

$30.00 $16.00

SCHEDULE: September 3-June 2 Day: Hours:

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

(As of printing)

Annual Registration Fee (Sept. 2019- Aug. 2020)

Contracted Drop-In

One Child

$25.00

$25.00

Family

$40.00

$40.00

Full Day 6:30 AM-3:00 PM

$24.00

$26.00

Half Day 6:30 AM-3:00 PM

$14.00

$16.00

Hourly Care

$3.50

$4.00

After School Care 3:00-6:00 PM $5.00

$6.00

Full Non-School Day

N/A

$30.00

Half Non-School Day

N/A

$16.00

Child Care Rates:

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

Afterschool Snack

Games

Weekly Themes

Movie Days

Arts & Crafts

S.T.E.M. Projects

CLOSED DATES

November 28 & 29, December 24 & 25, January 1 & May 25

For all general and billing questions, call (320) 699-0041 or (320) 693-2354 ext. 2002 Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

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LITCHFIELD

PRESCHOOL

Families may pick up registration forms from Community Education. Completed registration forms must be accompanied by a registration fee payment to reserve spaces for the 2019-2020 school year. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All children must be at least 3½ years old on or before June 1, 2019. Children must be fully potty-trained to participate in preschool. Scholarships are available to families who qualify for free and/or reduced lunch. Scholarships are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Litchfield

Preschool

Teresa Strowbridge - Teacher

Litchfield

Preschool

Aimee Gabrielson - Teacher

Litchfield

Preschool

Hannah Barrick - Teacher

Litchfield Public Schools Preschool is an on-site, all early childhood service combined in the pre-k-grade 3 continuum with Lake Ripley School. We have early childhood licensed teachers and use curriculum and assessment tools approved by the Department of Education. We are a 4-Star Parent Aware program and have beautiful facilities for learning that include a playground and gymnasium.

2019-2020 PRESCHOOL

As of this printing we have a few spots available! Call (320) 693-2354 for openings and details on exact days and times. ASK ABOUT OUR SCHOLARSHIPS!

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 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 about Parent Aware in Minnesota go to parentawareratings.org

Twins Cities Harvest Festival and Maze All Ages This family-friendly festival has something for everyone! Take a walk through the corn maze, jump in the corn pit, navigate your way through the hay bale maze, enjoy a hayride, pet the animals at the petting zoo or, new this year, enjoy a goat and duck race! There are other adventures you can take part in for an additional cost. Participants may bring a bag lunch or purchase food at the festival. We will be taking a coach bus, so feel free to bring strollers. Registration deadline: 10/10 Thursday, October 17 8:30 AM-3:30 PM Civic Arena Parking Lot Fees: Over 36” tall: $30.00 Under 36” tall: $20.00 #1017

FAMILY FRIENDLY MEA TRIP!

Ages 15 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Preschool & ECFE Open House Kick off the 2019-2020 school year at our preschool and ECFE Open House! This is a good time for your child to come see their classroom and spend time with their teachers. It’s another chance for them to be comfortable in the building. Thursday, September 5 5:30-7:00 PM WEB - ECFE Wing 4

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


EARLY CHILDHOOD ECFE FALL SESSION 2019 September 17-December 12

Tuesdays: September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3 & 10 Thursdays: September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 24 & 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 5 & 12

Need child or sibling care?

ECFE Fall 2019 Pay Scale $70,000+ $69,999-50,000 $49,999-30,000 $29,999-20,000 $19,999-10,000 $9,999-0 Newcomers

$40.00/per course $30.00/per course $20.00/per course $10.00/per course $5.00/per course $ Gifted/per course $ Gifted/per course

ECFE Fees: No family will be denied participation, for any reason, due to an inability to pay. Call (320) 693-2354 for more information.

New to ECFE? Your first session is FREE!

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 eight children and is first come-first served. 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 family 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.

Fee: $27.00 per family

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

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

Litchfield Preschool Yellow Group 8:15-10:45 AM WEB - Room 1

Litchfield Preschool Yellow Group 8:15-10:45 AM WEB - Room 1

Litchfield Preschool Red Group 8:15-10:45 AM WEB - Room 3

ECFE - Out and About Transition 8:30-9:45 AM WEB - Room 3 & 6

Litchfield Preschool Purple Group 8:15-10:45 AM WEB - Room 8

Litchfield Preschool Purple Group 8:15-10:45 AM WEB - Room 8

Litchfield Preschool Purple Group 8:15-10:45 AM WEB - Room 8

ECFE - Baby Stop & Baby Stop 2.0 10:15-11:15 AM WEB - Room 3 & 6

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

Litchfield Preschool Green Group 12:00-2:30 PM WEB - Room 1

Litchfield Preschool Green Group 12:00-2:30 PM WEB - Room 1

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

Litchfield Preschool Red Group 8:15-10:45 AM WEB - Room 3

Litchfield Preschool Green Group 12:00-2:30 PM WEB - Room 1

Litchfield Early Learning Program Blue Group 8:00 AM-12:00 PM WEB - Room 5 Litchfield Preschool Yellow Group 8:15-10:45 AM WEB - Room 1

Litchfield Preschool Yellow Group 8:15-10:45 AM WEB - Room 1

ECFE - Out & About Separated 8:30-9:45 AM WEB - Room 3 & 6

Litchfield Preschool Red Group 8:15-10:45 AM WEB - Room 3

Litchfield Preschool Green Group 12:00-2:30 PM WEB - Room 1

ECFE - Family Affair 5:30-7:00 PM WEB - Room 3 & 6

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EARLY CHILDHOOD “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.

What’s the scoop on ECFE?  ECFE in Litchfield employs certified teachers and experienced support staff.  The Early Childhood Center is located in the Wagner Education Building 307 E 6th Street Litchfield, MN 55355

 Programs are for families with children 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 (320) 693-2354

Early Childhood Screening 2019-2020 Litchfield Public Schools Early Childhood Screening is a service offered to families with children 3-5 years old. It is a chance to see if a child is achieving the developmental milestones of early childhood. 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 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.

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 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 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

50’s & 60’s Sock Hop/ Early Childhood Harvest Party Friday, October 25

Think chocolate and peanut butter or, PB&J, from the world of delightful treats and you will get a picture of this fun, mashup event that is being planned! We are inviting area Seniors and Early Childhood families to create a new spectacular event for all ages! Families with young children: Join us for an evening of costumes, dancing, food and fun! This year we have combined it with a sock hop! Your child is welcome to wear their Halloween costumes or join the sock hop theme. Senior Friends: If you met your sweetheart at the local dancehall raise your hand. If you are a snow bird missing the weekly activities, bend your ear! If you just love to dance to the classical 50’s & 60’s music then get out those dance shoes! We are holding a Sock Hop just for you! Grab your favorite dance partners, dig in your closet for your outfit (for the contest), and get your ticket for the Sock Hop! Registration deadline: 10/18 6:00-8:00pm WEB Gym Fee: $5.00 per Senior/Family (Pizza meal included in the registration fee) #1025

If your child is on the school district census, he/she will be notified about Early Childhood Screening close to age 3½ years. Screening Dates: August 16 October 10 October 11 January 17, 2020 March 13, 2020 *New evening times available for October 10 (4:00-7:00 PM)! To schedule an appointment: Call us at (320) 693-2354, stop by the office or go to our website litchfieldcommunityed.com

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


EARLY CHILDHOOD Baby Stop

Out and About Separated

Discussion time for parents of children ages birth-Gr. 3

This class is for the brand new baby in your family and you. Join this class and learn about the new little wonder in your life. Tuesdays 9/17-11/5 10:15-11:15 AM WEB - Rooms 3 & 6 FREE - A Community Collaboration #9100

This ECFE coffee clutch could be just what you needed to gather with your friends and talk about the world of parenting. In this class, parents separate right after getting their children settled into the ECFE room for structured free play. Parents will join the parent educator for lively discussion. Registration deadline: 9/12

Registration is required, but join at any time!

Baby Stop 2.0 Baby, no longer an infant, not quite a toddler, but with lots of new skills making for exhausting days of exploration and fun. Does this sound familiar? We are inviting mama’s and babies back for 5 weeks of Baby Stop 2.0. We will gather together and play; along with quality adulting time with coffee and treats. Sibling Care provided. Child must be 1 year old or younger by the first date of class to attend. Tuesdays 11/12-12/10 10:15-11:15 AM WEB - Rooms 3 & 6 FREE - A Community Collaboration #9100A

Thursdays 9/19-12/12 (No 10/17 & 11/28) 8:30-9:45 AM WEB - Rooms 3 & 6 See page 5 for fees #2115

Out and About Transition Discussion time for parents of children birth to Gr. 3 This ECFE coffee clutch could be just what you need to gather with your friends and talk about the world of parenting. Families will come together for a brief time of free play with their child, followed by circle time. After circle time, parents will transition to room 6 and engage in self-care and discussion. Registration deadline: 9/10 Tuesdays 9/17-12/10 8:30-9:45 AM WEB - Rooms 3 & 6 See page 5 for fees #2115B

Registration is required, but join at any time!

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 discussion facilitator. Come and enjoy this time for you and your child! Tuesdays 9/17-12/10 5:30-7:00 PM WEB - Rooms 3 & 6 See page 5 for fees #9100C Registration deadline: 9/10 Thursdays 9/19-12/12 (No 10/17 & 11/28) 10:15-11:45 AM WEB - Rooms 3 & 6 See page 5 for fees #9100CD Registration deadline: 9/12 Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

Photographs/Videotaping

By registering for Preschool or any ECFE activity you acknowledge for yourself or those you are registering that photographs and/or videotaping of participants may be taken. See page 38 for more information. FALL 2019

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT Dancin’ Dragons Ages 3-Grade 6

Therapy Dog Information Ages 12-Adult

Holly McGraw

Patricia Cram

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 only need to pay the instruction fee for the winter/spring program. Registration deadline: 9/3

There is a need for trained therapy dogs in our rural area! Do you think you and your dog would make a good therapy dog team? Do you want to learn what it takes to become a therapy dog team? Pat will give you information on the training and requirements needed to become a therapy dog team. She will explain the differences between therapy dogs, companion animals and service dogs. As an added bonus, Pat will also give you information on the requirements needed to become a Canine Good Citizen! This is for dog owners only, do not bring your pet to class! Register & receive a Registration deadline: 10/17

Age 3 Preschool Ages 4 & 5 Gr. K-1 Gr. 2-3 Gr. 2-3 Jazz Technique* Gr. 4-6 Gr. 4-6 Jazz Technique*

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

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Tuesdays & Thursdays 9/10-10/15 Ripley Gym Tuesday, October 29 - Pictures & Practice Bernie Aaker Auditorium Friday, November 1 - Rehearsal (ALL CLASSES) 4:00-5:30 PM Bernie Aaker Auditorium *Jazz Technique Dance Recital Saturday, November 2 - 11:00 AM Bernie Aaker Auditorium Admission Fee: $1.00 at the door (All proceeds go directly to the Dancin’ Dragons program!)

for grades 2-6! Work on your jazz technique! Registration for other classes not necessary!

Fee: $90.00 (includes $45.00 costume fee - costume is used in both fall & spring performances) $15.00 - Jazz Technique Dancers will be divided into Tues. or Thurs. classes by age. The groups will be posted on Costume Sizing Day, Thursday, September 5 at Ripley from 4:00-6:00 PM.

Thursday, October 24 6:30-8:00 PM Star Dreamer Ranch Fee: $28.00 ($18.00/Additional family member) #1445B

$12.00 off coupon towards additional training with Pat!

Star Dreamer Ranch 29358 MN Hwy 22 Litchfield, MN

Holiday Treats Gr. K+

Litchfield Community Education Staff Get into the holiday spirit and join us for an afternoon of making your favorite holiday treats! Enjoy a treat (or two) during the class and then take some home with you to share with your loved ones! Please bring an apron & several sealed containers to take your cookies home in. Registration deadline: 12/5 Thursday, December 12 3:30-5:00 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: $15.00 #1241

Don’t forget about our scholarships!

Community Education receives donations from generous individuals and businesses in our community to provide scholarships for youth activities. These funds remain in place until all dollars are utilized. Scholarships are based on income eligibility (we use the same guidelines as the Free and Reduced Lunch Program). See page 38 or call us for more details!

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Adults are welcome to register with their child!

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


YOUTH ENRICHMENT Drawing I Grades 4-6

Drawing II Grades 4-6

Are you motivated and excited to improve your drawing skills? Drawing drills, activities, study of line will all be part of this course. Mr. Whitchurch has been a teacher and coach in the Litchfield School District for 35 years! He has designed the Dribblin’ Dragon logo for years! He has a concentration in art from Bemidji State University, and has drawn as a hobby for a lifetime. Come enjoy some fun with a talented group of kids that love drawing! Participants need to purchase a drawing pad and bring it to class. Registration deadline: 10/14

This class is for students who would like to continue learning more about drawing and drawing techniques. Students will take part in many drawing activities and assignments. Students must have already taken "Drawing I" to register for this class. Participants need to purchase a drawing pad and bring it to class. Drawing pencils preferred, but not required. Registration deadline: 1/27

Dave Whitchurch

Dave Whitchurch

Monday-Thursday 10/21-10/24 3:10-4:30 PM MS RM 114 Fee: $28.00 #1232

Monday-Thursday 2/3-2/6 3:10-4:30 PM MS RM 114 Fee: $28.00 #1232B

Tuesday Art Club Ages 6-12

Litchfield Public Library Children’s Schedule

Val Chellin

Fall 2019

Enjoy making a variety of art projects to include: play clay, a fall painting, a pumpkin garden and a fall suncatcher. Registration deadline: 9/24

September 3-December 14 Mondays Makerspace 2nd Mondays 4:30-5:30 PM Ages 10-18

Tuesdays 10/1-10/22 3:30-4:30 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: $25.00 #1001

Thursdays Brick Heads Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM Ages 4-14 Beginner Book Club 3rd Thursdays 3:30-4:30 PM Ages 6-10

Detective Science Gr. K+ Mad Science

Saturdays Tween & Teen Events 2nd & 5th Saturdays 1:30-3:00 PM Ages 12-18

Join Mad Science in the crime lab! Discover how science is used to solve crimes. Watch as the classroom is transformed into a crime lab for this exciting exploration of the fundamentals of forensics. Take home your very own Personal Profile Kit. It’s so much fun, it’s criminal! Registration deadline: 9/19

Christmas Open House Thursday, December 5 5:30-7:00 PM

Thursday, September 26 3:30-4:30 PM HS RM E-105 Fee: $17.00 #1023

Photographs/Videotaping

GIFT CERTIFICATES

By registering for any Community Education activity you acknowledge for yourself or those you are registering that photographs and/or videotaping of participants may be taken. See page 38 for more information. Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for that special person in your life? Give the gift of experience! Purchase your gift certificate at the Litchfield Community Education & Recreation office! There is something for everyone!

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YOUTH RECREATION Fall Youth Volleyball Gr. K-6

Fall Dragon Youth Soccer Grades K-1

LHS Volleyball Coaching Staff

Manny Jasso & Volunteer Coaches

Soccer is fast, fun and a great sport for all ages. Girls and boys will have a chance to learn and improve soccer skills, teamwork and strategy. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YS-Adult XL). If you register after the deadline, you MAY NOT get a shirt.

Volunteer coaches are REQUIRED for this activity to run! We must have committed volunteers by the registration deadline. Coaches do not need a background in soccer, only a desire to help kids have a positive experience. See page 38 for more details on becoming a volunteer coach. Registration deadline: 9/30

Mondays 10/7-11/11 WEB GYM 6:30-7:15 PM Fee: $20.00 #1007

Dribblin’ Dragons Basketball Gr. Pre K-5 LHS Varsity Coaching Staff

The goal of Dribblin’ Dragons is to explain, demonstrate, and practice specific basketball fundamentals to develop good habits on the basketball court. Players 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: 11/8 Saturdays, November 16, 23, 30 & December 14 HS Gym 9:00-10:00 AM Fee: $40.00 Preschool Kindergarten Gr.1 Gr.2

#1861A #1861B #1861C #1861D

Gr.3 Gr.4 Gr.5

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Don’t forget about our scholarships!

Community Education receives donations from generous individuals and businesses in our community to provide scholarships for youth activities. These funds remain in place until all dollars are utilized. Scholarships are based on income eligibility (we use the same guidelines as the Free and Reduced Lunch Program). See page 38 or call us for more details! 10

Join the Dragon Volleyball team this fall and continue learning and improving your volleyball skills and knowledge. Each session will be filled with skills training, games, and competition. Participants will work in small groups and will be led by members of the High School volleyball team and coaching staff, which will provide low coach-to-player ratios for all participants. We hope to see you this fall! Please indicate shirt size when registering (YM-AXL). Registration deadline: 9/9 Mondays 9/9-10/7 3:30-4:15 PM HS Gym Fee: $30.00 #1880

Introduction to Indoor Pond Hockey Ages 3-9 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 receive a free McDonald's lunch. As an added benefit this year, any pond hockey participant that has never joined the LDC mite program will be able to join the mite program this year and receive free registration fees!! 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).

Jersey Registration deadline: 11/4

Sundays 11/10, 11/24, 12/8, 12/22, 1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16 11:00 AM-12:00 PM *Equipment needed: helmet, stick Litchfield Civic Arena and skates. If you need equipment, Fee: $20.00 state at time of registration. #8050

Try Hockey for a Day FREE! Ages 3-15 The Beno Blue Line Club is offering an opportunity to try the game of hockey for FREE!! It is a great way to introduce your child to the game of hockey. There is an opportunity to skate with your child if you choose. Registration deadline: 10/11 Saturday, October 19 10:00-11:30 AM Litchfield Civic Arena FREE #8050

Equipment is provided to those that need it.

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


YOUTH RECREATION Dragon Fall Saturday Morning Youth Football Gr. 1 & 2

Dragon Fall Tackle Football Gr. 5 & 6

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 shirt. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YM-Adult XL). NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE! Saturdays 9/7-9/28 10:30-11:30 AM HS Practice Field Fee: $25.00 #1351

Dragon Fall Saturday Morning Flag Football Gr. 3-6 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 shirt. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YM-Adult XL). NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE! Saturdays 9/7-9/28 10:30-11:30 AM HS Practice Field Fee: $25.00 #1352

Litchfield Football Staff

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 shirt. Please indicate shirt size when registering (YM-Adult XL). NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE! Parent/player meeting and equipment hand out: Tuesday 8/13 6:00-7:00 PM HS RM W-110 Practice & game schedule will be handed out at the parent/player meeting (*If you cannot make the meeting, come to the first day of practice.)

First Practice Thursday 8/15 6:00-7:30 PM HS Practice Field Fee: $40.00 #1837 Photo by Darcie Braaten Photography

Legion Basketball Grades 4-6

Halftime Exhibition will be on 8/30

LHS Varsity Coaching Staff 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. Boys Grades 4-6 Monday-Thursday 10/21-10/31 3:00-4:30 PM MS Gym & Cafeteria/Gym Fee: $50.00 #1360 Registration deadline: 10/14 Girls Grades 4-6 Monday-Thursday 10/28-10/31 3:00-4:30 PM HS Gym Fee: $50.00 #1361 Registration deadline: 10/21 Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

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. Call Community Education to apply the discount!

Open Gym All Ages Top off your weekend with Open Gym on Sundays at the Middle School & High School Gyms! Please enter through door 11. Sundays 9/8-12/22 (No 10/20 & 12/1) 6:00-8:00 PM HS & MS Gyms FREE No registration required! FALL 2019

Grades 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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YOUTH SPECIAL EVENTS Powder Ridge Snow Tubing Grades K+

Twins Cities Harvest Festival and Maze All Ages

Snow tubing requires no special skill or equipment, only warm clothes and a desire to have fun! Powder Ridge will supply the tubes and you supply the laughs, screams and smiles! Stand with your tube and enjoy a leisurely ride to the top of the hill on the tube conveyor system. Upon returning to the WEB you’ll warm up with activities and a special snack! Participants need to bring a bag lunch and water bottle. An afternoon snack will be provided. Registration deadline: 1/13

This family-friendly festival has something for everyone! Take a walk through the corn maze, jump in the corn pit, navigate your way through the hay bale maze, enjoy a hayride, pet the animals at the petting zoo or, new this year, enjoy a goat and duck race! There are other adventures you can take part in for an additional cost. Participants may bring a bag lunch or purchase food at the festival. We will be taking a coach bus, so feel free to bring strollers. Registration deadline: 10/10

*You must fill out a Snow Tubing Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement prior to tubing. You can find it out on our website: litchfieldcommunityed.com under "Documents" or you can pick up a form at the Community Education office.

Thursday, October 17 8:30 AM-3:30 PM Civic Arena Parking Lot Fees: Over 36” tall: $30.00 Under 36” tall: $20.00 #1017

Monday, January 20 9:00 AM-4:00 PM WEB Lobby Fee: $30.00 #0220

FAMILY FRIENDLY MEA TRIP!

Ages 15 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

All youth trips are chaperoned by District #465 Community Education staff. Please do not bring your child more than 15 minutes before departure time. Return times are approximate and estimated to the best of our knowledge trying to account for traffic. An allergen-free environment cannot be guaranteed. Please contact us with questions or concerns.

MN State Fair Bus All Ages Monday, August 26

Don’t miss out on “The Great Minnesota Get-Together!” Instead of driving, take a coach bus for a stress-free, air-conditioned ride! We will be going on Senior & Kids Day! Tickets are NOT included, fee is for the bus ride only. You can purchase your fair tickets online at mnstatefair.org, by calling Etix 1-800-514-3849 or at the gate. There will be discounted ticket prices for seniors and children ages 5-12. Registration deadline: 8/19 Bus Fee: $20.00/person Depart Litchfield: 7:30 AM Depart State Fair: 7:00 PM *Park on the far East side of the Litchfield Civic Arena.

Ages 17 and under need to be accompanied by an adult

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


AQUATICS Private Lessons Children & Adults Aquatics Staff

GIFT CERTIFICATES

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

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for that special person in your life? Give the gift of experience! Purchase your gift certificate at the Litchfield Community Education & Recreation office! There is something for everyone!

Photographs/Videotaping

By registering for any Community Education activity you acknowledge for yourself or those you are registering that photographs and/or videotaping of participants may be taken. See page 38 for more information.

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 Basketball

Unified & Traditional Bowling

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: 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: 12/30 Mondays 1/6-3/9 (No 1/20 & 2/17) 6:30-7:30 PM WEB Gym FREE #4025

Let’s gather and knock some pins down together! We will be working on our bowling skills to gear up for the State Unified Tournament on November 21. There is a possibility of adding the area tournament to the fun too! No previous experience necessary. Dates & Times TBD Litchfield Bowl FREE #4026

Registration is required!

These activities are FREE thanks to our wonderful Unified Team, and their Polar Plunge fundraising efforts, and our local sponsors! Let us know if you’d like to sponsor!!

Volunteers Needed! If you are looking for an enjoyable way to make a difference in the lives of others we have an opportunity for you! We are looking for adults and students to volunteer with our youth and adults with disabilities on a weekly basis. Please call Rebecca at (320) 693-2354 for more details.

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GUIA DE PROGRAMAS Y ACTIVIDADES 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: 11/8 Sábados, Nov. 16, 23, 30 & Dic. 14 9:00-10:00 AM Gimnasio de HS Pre-escuela #1861A Kinder #1861B Gr.1 #1861C Costo: $40.00

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

Dibujo I Grados 4-6

Dave Whitchurch ¿Estás motivado y emocionado de mejorar tus habilidades de dibujo? Ejercicios de dibujo, actividades, estudio de línea serán parte de este curso. El Sr. Whitchurch ha sido maestro / entrenador en el Distrito Escolar de Litchfield por 34 años. ¡Ha diseñado el logo Dribblin’ Dragon por años! Él tiene una concentración de arte de Bemidji State University, y ha dibujado como un pasatiempo toda su vida. ¡Ven a disfrutar de la diversión con un grupo talentoso de niños que les encanta dibujar! Los participantes deben comprar un cuaderno de dibujo y llevarlo a clase. Fecha límite de inscripción: 10/14 Lunes-Jueves 10/21-10/24 3:10-4:30 PM MS RM 114 Costo: $28.00 #1232

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 3½-5 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 3½. Si no recibe noticias de nosotros o si necesita hacer una cita, por favor llame al (320) 693-2354. Fechas de evaluación: Agosto 16, 2019

Octubre 10, 2019 Octubre 11, 2019

Enero 17, 2020

Marzo 13, 2020

Patrocina a un NiñoBecas 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.

Información del Tiempo

Por favor escuche KLFD AM 1410 & FM 95.9 o visite nuestra página de Facebook para todos los anuncios relacionados con el clima y para cancelaciones. Por favor no llame KLFD.

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. 14

Evaluación de Temprana Edad 2019-2020

Para ayuda con esta información en español llame a Jeff Garland (320) 593-7971

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!! ¡Comienza en cualquier momento y trabaja a tu propio ritmo! ¡Los estudiantes pueden COMENZAR EN CUALQUIER MOMENTO, pero SE REQUIERE REGISTRARSE! Jen Carl

Instructors Julie Mischke Mary Carlson

Come to ABE for free computer skills training!! We have helpful instructors to guide you and the opportunity to earn certificates for your progress! ¡Ven a ABE para obtener habilidades de computación gratuitas! ¡Tenemos instructores útiles para guiarlo y la oportunidad de obtener certificados para su progreso!

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

Donde: Edificio Educativo Wagner 307 E 6th Street Litchfield, MN (Busque las señales de ABE)

When: Mondays Tuesdays

Cuando: los lunes de 6:00 a 8:00 PM los martes de 4:30 a 7:30 PM

6:00-8:00 PM 4:30-7:30 PM

Online ONLY in July & December 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. ¿Qué ofrecemos? La Educación Básica para Adultos (ABE) es una excelente manera de mejorar sus habilidades personales y sus posibilidades de obtener un mejor empleo. Únase a nuestra comunidad de estudiantes de ABE y gane las recompensas que le ofrece la superación personal.

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

Habilidades académicas: matemáticas, lectura, escritura Preparación para el examen GED Diploma de adulto Habilidades de teclado Inglés como segundo idioma Conviértete en ciudadano estadounidense: preparación para exámenes ciudadanos

Educación del conductor: preparación de exámenes escritos Clases de computación Preparación para el examen Accuplacer Aprendizaje a distancia Diploma basado en la capacidad de adultos de Minnesota Preparación para la transición de la universidad y la carrera

GED Prep/Academics Do GED Prep, take practice tests or improve your academic skills in math, language arts, science and/or social studies. Participants can take pre-tests and be awarded a “Basic Computer Skills Certificate” that can provide credential for employment.

Participants 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).

Find out more online at ged.com Preparación para GED/Académica Prepárese para tomar el GED, tomar exámenes de práctica o simplemente mejorar sus habilidades académicas en matemáticas, artes del lenguaje, ciencias y/o estudios sociales.

Los participantes pueden tomar exámenes previos y se les otorgará un "Certificado de Habilidades Básicas de Computación" que puede proporcionar credenciales para el empleo.

Los adultos deben tener 17 años para inscribirse en ABE y 19 años para tomar el examen de GED (los de 17 y 18 años podrían tomar el examen de GED con una exención).

Obtenga más información en línea en ged.com GED Testing (Examen de GED): Hutchinson (320) 234-8507 Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

Contact ABE directly (Contacta a ABE directamente): (320) 693-2354 - litchfieldabe@gmail.com - Facebook @litchfieldabe FALL 2019

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ADULT ENRICHMENT First Aid NATIONAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION DAY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

In celebration of National Community Education Day, stop by the office to register for your favorite classes, and enjoy coffee and treats! Our office is open 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.

AARP Safe Driver Courses Shawn Taylor - Volunteer Instructor

Get a discount on your auto insurance! First time participants must complete the 8-hour initial course. The 4-hour refresher course is for renewing your certificate. Topics covered include: common effects of aging and medications on driving, basic driving rules, the license renewal process, traffic hazards, adverse road conditions, energy savings, and accident prevention. The class includes video, lectures, and discussion. No driving or written test. Bring a pen and your AARP card with you to class. Be sure to register early and call before mailing in a check payment, as classes fill up fast. 8-Hour Initial Course Wednesday & Thursday 10/30 & 10/31 5:30-9:30 PM #1060 Registration deadline: 10/23 4-Hour Refresher Courses Wednesday #1050

9/25 5:30-9:30 PM Registration deadline: 9/18

Thursday #1051

10/17 12:30-4:30 PM Registration deadline: 10/10

Tuesday #1052

11/12 5:30-9:30 PM Registration deadline: 11/5

Anno Johnson 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. 5:30-9:00 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $63.00 DATES TO BE DETERMINED. Call Community Education for more details. You will receive an eCard certification through email– please provide your email. Participants need to pick up class materials at Community Education and read prior to class.

First Aid Online Certification 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. Secure your spot in the online portion by visiting www.heart.org. Heartsaver® First Aid Search #15-1402 Cost is $30.00 through American Heart Association 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. Class will consist of the skills test-out with a certified AHA instructor. 4:30-5:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $30.00 DATES TO BE DETERMINED. Call Community Education for more details. You will receive an eCard certification through email– please provide your email.

Fee: AARP Members $25.00 Non-Members $30.00 All classes are held in Room 12 at the Wagner Education Building (307 E 6th Street-Litchfield, MN)

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Need training for your employees? Give us a call and see what we have available for class dates!

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. Secure your spot in the online portion by visiting www.heart.org. Heartsaver® CPR/AED Ask for course #15-1401 Cost is $15.00 through American Heart Association Heartcode® BLS (Healthcare Providers) Ask for course #15-1400 Cost is $28.50 through American Heart Association

5:30-8:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $63.00 DATES TO BE DETERMINED. Call Community Education for more details. You will receive an eCard certification through emailplease provide an email. Participants need to pick up class materials at Community Education and read prior to class.

Heartcode® Basic Life Support (BLS) Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR 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

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. Class will consist of the skills test-out with a certified AHA instructor. Heartsaver® CPR/AED Test Out: 4:30-5:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $30.00 DATES TO BE DETERMINED. Call Community Education for more details.

is valid for two years.

5:30-8:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $63.00

Heartcode® BLS (Healthcare Providers) Test Out: 4:30-5:30 PM Meeker Memorial Hospital Fee: $30.00

DATES TO BE DETERMINED. Call Community Education for more details. You will receive an eCard certification through emailplease provide an email. Participants need to pick up class materials at Community Education and read prior to class.

DATES TO BE DETERMINED. Call Community Education for more details. You will receive an eCard certification through emailplease provide an email.

First Aid & CPR/AED Combination Online Certification

Heartsaver® First Aid & CPR/AED Ask for course #15-1403 Cost is $30.00 through American Heart Association

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 and First Aid student workbooks. All course content will be accessible for 24 months following activation of your key code. Secure your spot in the online portion by visiting www.heart.org.

Part 2– First Aid & CPR Skills Test These classes are only for participants who have taken the online First Aid & CPR/AED courses 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 and will consist of the skills test out with a certified AHA instructor at separate test out dates for each the First Aid & CPR/AED. DATES TO BE DETERMINED. Call Community Education for more details.

You will receive an eCard certification through email- please provide an email.

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ADULT ENRICHMENT Harvest the Bounty with your Instant Pot®

Therapy Dog Information Ages 12-Adult

Make your life easier and healthier with the Instant ® Pot ! Chris, cooking instructor and Master Gardener, will demonstrate how to make jams, applesauce, apple butter, tomato sauce and much more with the ® ® Instant Pot ! If you haven’t used your Instant Pot for food preserving, then you need to give it a try. ® This class is a must if you have an Instant Pot or are considering purchasing one! There will be lots of tips, recipes and samples. Registration deadline: 8/6

There is a need for trained therapy dogs in our rural area! Do you think you and your dog would make a good therapy dog team? Do you want to learn what it takes to become a therapy dog team? Pat will give you information on the training and requirements needed to become a therapy dog team. She will explain the differences between therapy dogs, companion animals and service dogs. As an added bonus, Pat will also give you information on the requirements needed to become a Canine Good Citizen! This is for dog owners only, do not bring your pet to class! Registration deadline: 10/17 Register for

Chris Schlueter

Tuesday, August 13 6:30-8:00 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: $20.00 #0813

Thursday, October 24 6:30-8:00 PM Fee: $28.00 ($18.00/Additional family member) #1445B

Instant Pot® Holiday Gifts Chris Schlueter

Get a head start on the holiday rush by taking time to make some homemade goodness. Cooking instructor, food blogger, area columnist for local publications, master gardener, Chris Schlueter, will show you how easy it is to make edible gifts with the help of your ® Instant Pot . You will be watching her demo maple candied pecans and firecracker pecans, easy extracts, pumpkin butter and more, plus tips for wrapping them up for gift giving. Bring an appetite, samples will be provided! Registration deadline: 10/17 Thursday, October 24 6:30-8:00 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: $23.00 #1024

Get a jump start on your holiday gifts!

iPad Basics for Beginners Ages 18+

Therapy Dog Information & receive a $12.00 off coupon towards additional training with Pat!

Introduction to TTouch Dog Training Workshop Tellington TTouch® is a gentle and unique approach to training and the care of companion animals and horses. It was developed by an internationally recognized animal expert, Linda Tellington-Jones, this is a no fear, no force, positive reinforcement method based on cooperation, trust and respect and offers a positive approach to training. It can improve focus, athletic skills, increase willingness and ability to perform and learn. It also helps establish a deeper rapport between animals and humans through increased and more effective communication. This class is for dog owners and their dog, so please bring your dog! Dog must be up to date on the Distemper, Rabies, and Bordetella vaccines. Registration deadline: 9/19 Thursdays 9/26-10/17 6:30-7:30 PM Fee: $53.00 #1445C

Nuvera Tech Team

Discover everything you need to know about how to use an iPad. Starting with the basics, we will go through the key features and apps. We will also cover adding apps, taking and managing photos and videos, typing and editing, accessing the Internet, doing updates and troubleshooting. Bring your iPad with you to class. Registration deadline: 11/14 Thursday, November 21 1:00-2:30 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: $13.00 #0614 18

Instructor: TTouch Practitioner Patricia Cram Location: Star Dreamer Ranch TTouch Animal Training Facility 29358 MN Hwy 22 ● Litchfield, MN

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


ADULT ENRICHMENT Snowshoe Making

Stockmen’s Fall Potting Class

Rick Loge

Stockmen’s Greenhouse & Garden Center

Are you a do-it-yourselfer? Join us in learning how to make your own traditional snow shoes! You’ll be carefully guided through the step-by-step process. The cost includes the wooden frames and laces (varnish, boots and bindings are not included). When you are finished you’ll have a pair of snow shoes that you can give as a gift, use as decoration or actually use during one of our Minnesota winters! Registration deadline: 9/11

Join the team at Stockmen’s for their fall potting class and freshen up your planters with beautiful fall mums, grasses and kale. Bring your own planter or hanging basket or purchase a new container onsite (14” maximum diameter). Stockmen’s will provide the soil and plants. Before we start planting, we’ll give a short presentation on the different types of mums and other fall plants available. Bring a friend and have fun playing in the dirt!! Registration deadline: 9/6 Saturday, September 14 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Fee: $35.00/person #0915

Wednesdays & Thursdays 9/18-10/3 6:30-8:00 PM HS RM E-105 Fee: $150.00 #0919

Stockmen’s Holiday Potting Class

The Fun and Art of Lefse Making

Stockmen’s Greenhouse & Garden Center

Jeanne Peterson and the Holy Rollers

Join the team at Stockmen’s for their holiday potting class and freshen up your planters with beautiful greens and colorful decorations. Bring your own planter or hanging basket or purchase a new container onsite (14” maximum diameter). Stockmen’s will provide the soil and greens. Dogwood, birch poles, hydrangeas, pinecones, bows and other decorations will be available for purchase. Bring a friend and get into the holiday spirit at Stockmen’s! Registration deadline: 11/8

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: 11/19 Tuesday, November 26 HS RM C-110 6:30-8:00 PM Fee: $20.00 #1444

Saturday, November 16 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Fee: $35.00/person #0915B

Guitar Lessons Grades 9 - Adult

Stockmen’s Greenhouse 60973 US-12 Litchfield, MN 55355

Dave Stottrup

A review of the three basic forms of citizenship of our country. How do we determine our political states. How do we prove it. How do we change or correct our status. What kind of citizen does the federal government assume our status is, etc. Registration deadline: 10/14

If you have wanted to play guitar or another stringed instrument, here's your chance to get started. This is a class for motivated beginners. If you put in some practice time between the sessions, you will be on your way to playing songs both by ear and with music by the end of the five sessions. Although this is a guitar class, the skills you learn when you play guitar are transferable to the banjo and mandolin, so if you have a banjo or mandolin you can bring them in addition to your guitar. Registration deadline: 12/26

Mondays 10/21-11/11 6:30-8:00 PM WEB RM 12 Fee: $13.00 #1022

Thursdays 1/2-1/30 6:00-7:15 PM WEB RM 12 Fee: $30.00 #1321

Let’s Talk about Citizenship Jeanette Stottrup

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ADULT ENRICHMENT Mediterranean Diet Midwest Style

Stipology Quilting All Ages

Joanne Searl

Cuddle Up Quilts

Have you seen Stripology rulers or do you have one and don't know how to use it? Maybe you’re just curious on how to sew faster? Then come and spend a few hours with Penny! She’ll teach you how to use the Stripology rulers to reduce your cutting time (there will be three to choose from)! No materials provided in the cost of the class (supply list will be given upon registration). Registration deadline: 10/15

Meal planning and menu tips for eating a Mediterranean style diet which is recommended by nutrition and other health experts as best for preventing heart disease and other chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancer. A snack will provided. Registration deadline: 10/3 October 10 4:30-6:00 PM MMH Conference Room Fee: $13.00 #1010

Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics 612 S Sibley Avenue Litchfield, MN

Tuesday, October 22 6:00-9:00 PM MS RM 136 Fee: $20.00 #1021

ADULT RECREATION Ring the Bell Fitness Tasha Koll

Affordable fitness for adults of all ability levels! This course is for like minded individuals who want to take control of their health and fitness journey amongst a group who shares the same vision! There will be 2 workout choices to choose from. Workouts will run 50-60 minutes total. The head coach will lead you through an active stretch/laundry list, discuss workout options, demo movements to be used and assist as needed. Registration deadline: 8/30 Wednesdays & Fridays 9/4-11/1 (No 10/18) 5:15-6:15 AM Sundays 9/8-10/27 (No 10/20) Register at 6:00-7:00 PM HS Weight Room Fee: $85.00 #0527

Walking Club Move your daily walking routine inside! There is no walking on conference nights, when school is not in session or when school is cancelled due to inclement weather. Purchase your new BLUE (2019-20) school year pass at the Community Ed office! Monday-Friday 6:30-7:30 AM & 4:00-8:30 PM Lake Ripley Elementary Fee: $5.00 #1705 Register at anytime!

any time!

GIFT CERTIFICATES Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for that special person in your life? Give the gift of experience! Purchase your gift certificate at the Litchfield Community Education & Recreation office! There is something for everyone! @litchfieldringthebell

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ADULT RECREATION Men's Evening Basketball

Yoga for Men Open Sole Yoga

A yoga class geared for men (where it's ok if you can't touch your toes) will provide a well-rounded practice to build strength, improve flexibility, and reduce stress. Men often struggle with tightness, particularly in the hips and hamstrings that can lead to weakness and injury. Whether you are an experienced yogi or a desk jockey who needs more exercise, you will enjoy the benefits of practicing yoga with "the guys�. Registration deadline: 10/8 Tuesdays 10/15-11/12 6:00-7:00 AM Artisan Building Fee: $50.00 #1742

Tuesdays 10/22-3/17 (No 12/31) 6:30-8:00 PM MS Cafeteria/Gym Fee: $30 .00 #1725

Open Gym All Ages

The Artisan Building 207 N Sibley Ave. Litchfield, MN

Top off your weekend with Open Gym on Sundays at the Middle School & High School Gyms! Please enter through door 11.

Church Ladies Yoga Open Sole 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. Registration deadline: 10/9

Sundays 9/8-12/22 (No 10/20 & 12/1) 6:00-8:00 PM HS & MS Gyms FREE No registration required!

Get a team together and play volleyball this fall! Team information needs to be received by August 28. Regular games are played until December 4 with end of season playoffs December 11 and 18. All teams must provide a team name and team captain at the time of registration. Registration deadline: 8/28

Adult Pickleball Join us in trying your hand at Pickleball! Pickleball is a cross between tennis, badminton and ping-pong. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join us in trying out this fun, competitive sport! Bring your own paddle! Registration deadline: 8/28 Wednesdays & Thursdays 9/4-12/18 (No 10/17 & 11/28) 6:00-8:00 PM WEB Gym Fee: $20.00 Register at #0502A any time!

Wednesdays 9/4-12/18 6:30-10:00 PM MS Gym & Cafeteria/Gym Fee: $80.00; after 8/28 - $95.00 #1739

Alumni Basketball Tournament

District #465 Litchfield Basketball Fundraiser LHS Varsity Coaching Staff Saturday, December 21 - 10:00 AM This fundraiser for Litchfield Basketball is for graduates of Litchfield. Register your team by graduation year or other preference. Registration includes a meal from McDonald's and a t-shirt. Two games guaranteed. Alumni will be asked to help out. HS & MS Gyms Fee: $20 .00 Spectator Admission: $4.00

By registering for any Community Education activity you acknowledge for yourself or those you are registering that photographs and/or videotaping of participants may be taken. See page 38 for more information. Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

Grades 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult Volleyball League

Wednesdays 10/16-11/13 9:00-10:00 AM Artisan Building Fee: $50.00 #1743

Photographs/Videotaping

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: 10/15

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ADULT & FAMILY SPECIAL EVENTS 50’s & 60’s Sock Hop/ Early Childhood Harvest Party Friday, October 25

Think chocolate and peanut butter or, PB&J, from the world of delightful treats and you will get a picture of this fun, mashup event that is being planned! We are inviting area Seniors and Early Childhood families to create a new spectacular event for all ages! Families with young children: Join us for an evening of costumes, dancing, food and fun! This year we have combined it with a sock hop! Your child is welcome to wear their Halloween costumes or join the sock hop theme. Senior Friends: If you met your sweetheart at the local dancehall raise your hand. If you are a snow bird missing the weekly activities, bend your ear! If you just love to dance to the classical 50’s & 60’s music then get out those dance shoes! We are holding a Sock Hop just for you! Grab your favorite dance partners, dig in your closet for your outfit (for the contest), and get your ticket for the Sock Hop! 6:00-8:00pm WEB Gym Fee: $5.00 per Senior/Family (Pizza meal included in the registration fee) #1025 Registration deadline: 10/18

MN State Fair Bus All Ages Monday, August 26

Don’t miss out on “The Great Minnesota Get-Together!” Instead of driving, take a coach bus for a stress-free, air-conditioned ride! We will be going on Senior & Kids Day! Tickets are NOT included, fee is for the bus ride only. You can purchase your fair tickets online at mnstatefair.org, by calling Etix 1-800-514-3849 or at the gate. There will be discounted ticket prices for seniors and children ages 5-12. Registration deadline: 8/19 Bus Fee: $20.00/person Depart Litchfield: 7:30 AM Depart State Fair: 7:00 PM *Park on the far East side of the Litchfield Civic Arena.

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Ages 17 and under need to be accompanied by an adult

Twins Cities Harvest Festival and Maze All Ages This family-friendly festival has something for everyone! Take a walk through the corn maze, jump in the corn pit, navigate your way through the hay bale maze, enjoy a hayride, pet the animals at the petting zoo or, new this year, enjoy a goat and duck race! There are other adventures you can take part in for an additional cost. Participants may bring a bag lunch or purchase food at the festival. We will be taking a coach bus, so feel free to bring strollers. Registration deadline: 10/10 Thursday, October 17 8:30 AM-3:30 PM Civic Arena Parking Lot Fees: Over 36” tall: $30.00 Under 36” tall: $20.00 #1017

Ages 15 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Church Basement Ladies presents: Hark! The Basement Ladies Sing Friday, January 10

HARK! THE BASEMENT LADIES SING is the latest installment in the Church Basement Ladies musical series. It is December 1960, and members of this rural community have gathered around their reel-to-reel tape player to record a special Christmas greeting for one of their boys serving overseas. As the ladies serve up coffee and cookies, Pastor suffers from a case of stage fright, Mavis smuggles a piglet into the kitchen, a surprise visitor leaves Karin speechless, and the Widow Vivian Snustad gets caught in an embarrassing situation. Throughout it all, you are encouraged to sing along as Beverly Barsness bangs out Christmas carols on the old upright. So come “Fa La La” with the Church Basement Ladies as they deck their fellowship hall. Registration deadline: 12/18 Depart 9:00 AM - Load at ACGC - High School 9:25 AM - Load at Litchfield - Civic Arena Parking Lot 9:55 AM - Load at Dassel-Cokato - PAC 10:20 AM - Load at Howard Lake - MAWSECO 720 9th Ave. 11:30 AM - Buffet Lunch at Ames Theatre 1:00 PM - Show at Ames Theatre Return 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 *Times are approximate. Chaperone is not responsible for any changes in the schedule the day of the trip.

Fee: $69.00 (Includes cost of travel, lunch and show) #0110 Register online at: www.litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


ADULT & FAMILY SPECIAL EVENTS Old Log Theater presents: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Wednesday, November 13

Minnesota Guthrie production: A Christmas Carol Sunday, November 17

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-'em-dead, uproarious hit and the most-nominated show of the 2014 Broadway season. With 10 Tony nominations and 4 wins, including: Best Musical, Book, Direction and Costumes, this Tony-Award Winning Musical makes its Minnesota Premiere at the Old Log. Set in London in 1907, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, centers on Monty Navarro, a penniless clerk who is informed after the death of his mother that he is ninth in line to inherit the earldom of Highhurst, controlled by the wealthy D’Ysquith banking family. After the imperious ruling Lord dismisses Monty’s claim of being a relative, the eight D’Ysquiths ahead of young Mr. Navarro begin dying in natural and unnatural ways (a single actor plays all the not-so-nice D'Ysquiths, adding to the merriment.) Registration deadline: 11/1 Depart 8:50 AM - Load at ACGC - High School 9:20 AM - Load at Litchfield - Civic Arena Parking Lot 9:45 AM - Load at Dassel-Cokato - PAC 10:05 AM - Load at Howard Lake - MAWSECO 720 9th Ave. 11:30 AM - Lunch 1:30 PM - Show Return 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

A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with a “Bah, humbug!” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. Through a restless night, the spirits show him happy memories from his past, cruel realities from the present and a grim future should he continue his cantankerous ways. Charles Dickens’ timeless tale continues to be a perennial favorite and holiday tradition that invites audiences of all ages to celebrate the merriment of the season with their family and loved ones. Registration deadline: 10/23 Depart 2:45 PM- Load at ACGC- High School 3:15 PM- Load in Litchfield- Civic Arena parking lot east side- 900 N Gilman Avenue 3:40 PM- Load at Dassel-Cokato- PAC 3:55 PM- Load at Howard Lake- MAWSECO 720 9th Ave. Dinner at 5:00 PM & Show at 7:00 PM Return 10:30 PM- Unload in Howard Lake 10:50 PM- Unload in Dassel-Cokato 11:10 PM- Unload in Litchfield 11:30 PM- Unload in ACGC

Fee: $65.00 (Includes the cost of the ticket, dinner and transportation) Dinner is choice of starter (cup of

*Times are approximate. Chaperone is not responsible for any changes in the schedule the day of the trip.

seasonal soup or mixed greens salad) & choice of entrée (airline chicken breast, potatoes & grilled broccolini or grain bowl with seasonal vegetables)

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Fee: $68.00 (Includes cost of travel, lunch and show) #1113

Italy Tour Venice, Florence & Rome

Holiday Showcase

July 2020

Explore the iconic cities of Italy's vibrant culture, both past and present! Ride through city canals on gondolas, soak up over 2,000 years of Imperial Roman history and experience the people, food and way of life that makes Italy such an amazing travel destination. We will travel to Venice, Florence and then on to Rome! An optional two days extension to the beautiful Sorrento Coast, Island of Capri and ruins of Pompeii are also available. This is an adult tour. Travelers must be at least 18 years old at time of departure. Informational Meeting Led by Gabra Lokken September 9 - 6:00 PM ACGC Jr.-Sr. High Room A111

Saturday, December 7 7:00 PM

Bernie Aaker Auditorium 114 N Holcombe Avenue AuditionsThursday, November 7 and Monday, November 11 (as needed) Dress Rehearsal Friday, December 6 - 6:30 PM Call Community Education (320) 693-2354 for more information.

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Trip and registration is through ACGC Community Ed. For more details contact them at (320) 244-5623.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinic (MMHC) Programs & Events 612 South Sibley Avenue â—? Litchfield, MN 55355

2019 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 2019: Saturday, September 28 and November 9, 2019, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Register at meekermemorial.org/calendar or by calling (320) 693-4590. Every baby deserves a great start. Meeker Memorial delivers to you Childbirth Education offered anytime, anywhere powdered by YoMingoÂŽ, a new program designed to give you convenient access to valuable community health information for your maternity healthcare journey Get started by going to meekermemorial.org/childbirtheducation Paid Advertisement

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION All men are welcome to join the 2019-2020 Season

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Tuesday, October 22 Meeker Memorial Hospital 6:30-8:00 PM

New one-hour program explains basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia In the United States alone, more than 5 million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers. The disease is a global crisis that impacts numerous families right here in our community. However, no one has to face this disease alone or without information. The Alzheimer’s Association® has created an education program covering the basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia to provide a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed.

Two primary concerts per year (fall and spring) plus other events and activities LAMC Practice Details Thursdays 7:00-8:30 PM September - November 2019 & February - May 2020 Litchfield High School Choir Room First Practice: September 5, 2019 LAMC Kick-off Picnic August 29, 2019-6:30 PM Picnic shelter-Lions Park on Lake Ripley New singers and spouses welcome to join us. Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/litchfieldmalechorus For more information call Tom Johnson at (320) 282-6033

The program: ● Explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. ● Examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s. ● Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease. ● Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms. ● Looks ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research. ● Offers helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources. For more information, call Pam at (320) 484-6004 or email pradunz@preshomes.org. Registration is not required, just come and join us for the evening.

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Dementia Focus Group Tuesday, September 17 Meeker Memorial Hospital 7:00 PM

“Fabulous 50’s”

The purpose of the session is to convene community members and area professionals to discuss where community support for dementia is needed and what goals should be considered to move forward with creating dementia friendly communities in the Meeker County area. If you have any interest in the topic of dementia please join us for this focus group session.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Church of St. Philip in Litchfield 9 a.m.—1 p.m. Featuring Kari & Friends

For questions, call Pam at (320) 484-6004 or email pradunz@preshomes.org or call Colleen Bonniwell at (320) 693-1782 or email colleen.bonniwell@co.meeker.mn.us

Lunch catered by: Elbows Allowed Beef Commercial ● Cole Slaw Mixed Vegetables ● Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

LDC Youth Hockey Association Hey hockey fans - join us this fall for some hockey! It is a wonderful way to spend a Minnesota winter. Boys and girls ages 5-15 are welcome to join!

Advance Ticket Sales Only Tickets on sale Sept. 3-Oct. 1 (or until sold out)

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Learn to skate forwards, backwards and laterally. Learn to pass, shoot and score! 25% off first year mites or registration fees are waived for first year Mites (ages 8 and under) if registered for Introduction to Pond Hockey (See page 10) thanks to a collaboration between Beno Blue Line Club & LDC Youth Hockey. LDC Youth Hockey will provide any goalie gear needed for Mites, and Squirts at no cost to you!

Concerned about cost? Rent all of the equipment you need for your skater through the association! Online registration is available starting August 1, 2019 on ldcpucksystems2.com/2019 or ldchockey.org/2019. Practice begins in October. Questions? Contact the LDC Youth Hockey President Brett Olson, at brett@overtimeink.com or visit us online at ldc.pucksystems2.com Paid Advertisement

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO Middle School Tuesday, August 27th

Ripley School Wednesday, August 28th

6th-8th Grade Open House - 6:00-8:00 PM 5th Grade Orientation in MS gym - 5:00 PM

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

High School Wednesday, August 28th

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

Fall Activities Meeting - August 12 - LHS Gym 7:00-8:30 PM

● All MSHSL forms and Physicals must be completed before athlete participation (Physicals are usually completed in 7th and 10th grade). ● Online registration using Infinite Campus portal must be completed before August 1 so our school nurse can process information. ● Activity fees must be paid before students are given a uniform to compete. Forms are available online and at the Activities Office. Fees must be paid online or at the Activities Office.

Device Distribution

Device distribution for take home devices in grades 6-12 will occur during the first week of school. Payment of $30.00 is needed prior to distribution ($30.00/child or $100.00/family maximum). Payments may be made online in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal or in person by cash or check at the Open House or school office. Devices in grades K-5 stay onsite. To review our device agreements/policy information, visit litchfield.k12.mn.us and look under “Central Services” and “Device Information”.

Emergency Closing Information

Announcements regarding school closings/late starts – due to inclement weather or any other emergency – will be made the following ways: ● KLFD Radio (Litchfield) 1410 AM & 95.9 FM ● District Website: 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 PM. Located in the Wagner Education Building (WEB), 307 East 6th Street. Call (320) 693-2444 for information.

Address Correction Requested

If your address has recently changed (location, name, home phone number, emergency contact number, etc.), it is important for you to notify Litchfield Public School District Office.

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

Visit our website! litchfield.k12.mn.us

The website contains a wide variety of useful information including school calendar, parent communication, school menus, staff directories, Community Education opportunities, and much, much more! Check it out! Infinite Campus parent portal can be accessed from the school website. On the Home Page, select Infinite Campus Portal. If you do not know your log on information, please contact your student(s) school secretary.

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 (Medical Assistance has no monthly premium. MinnesotaCare has a monthly premium based on household income). Your child may qualify if your household income is below: Family Size

Monthly Income

Yearly Income

2

$3,875

$46,502

3

$4,888

$58,657

4

$5,901

$70,812

5

$6,913

$82,967

High School & ALP…(320) 693-2424 Middle School………(320) 693-2441

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, 2020.

Lake Ripley Elementary………….(320) 693-2436

To get a MNsure application for health coverage and help paying costs (DHS-6696): Print one on 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

District Office...…….(320) 693-2444

This information is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education

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Community Education & Recreation……….(320) 693-2354 Early Childhood Programs……………(320) 693-2354

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO Litchfield School ● 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. Lunch per Ripley/5th Gr MS/HS School Meal Prices 2019-2020 Student All kindergarten Breakfast FREE Full Year $426.30 $443.70 Breakfast $1.20 per meal at ALL schools 1/2 Year

$213.15

$221.85

Weekly

$12.25

$12.75

Daily

$2.45

$2.55

Breakfast per Student

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MS/HS

Full Year

$208.80

$208.80

1/2 Year

$104.40

$104.40

Weekly

$6.00

$6.00

Elementary Lunch $2.45 per meal MS/HS Lunch $2.55 per meal *Standard meals include a carton of milk Cold Lunch Any child may bring cold lunch and purchase a carton of milk for $.50 which would be deducted from their meal account balance. A la Carte items are available at all schools except Ripley and availability may vary daily. Students must have enough funds in their individual food account to purchase extra milk and ala carte items.

Daily $1.20 $1.20 “Grab ‘n Go” Breakfast ● Kindergarten Breakfast = Free ● No time for breakfast at home or running a little late? Middle & High School offers a Grab & Go Breakfast option each morning where we will come to the students, setting up a mini-serving line in the hallway! The students will enter their meal i.d. like usual. The students should take 3 of the 4 items being offered, one being a fruit to "Grab ‘n Go". The POS will remain open until after 1st hour as well, in order to offer a "second chance breakfast". Please note: if students participate in breakfast in the morning before 1st hour and again at the “second chance breakfast” mid morning, that will be an additional charge as they would enter their meal i.d. again. Busy kids, make for hungry kids......a great opportunity to take advantage of! ELEMENTARY MILK MONEY For Snack Time There is a charge for grades 1, 2, 4 & 5 to cover the cost of milk served daily at break time (3 rd grade does not do milk break, 5th grade will be by choice to participate per their parents). 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 2020. 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 Service Information 2019-2020 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 litchfield.k12.mn.us. Once on the homepage, select Infinite Campus Portal. If you do not know your Parent Portal log-in 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 Parent 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

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 Infinite Campus Parent Portal with no fee charge. Parents are not required to pay online and can still send in cash/check with the student(s). Contact Stacy Justison for more information: Litchfield School District Office (320) 639-2444 - sjustison@isd465.org

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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 or from your Campus parent portal login by selecting “Applications”, however, an application is available in this guide, at the district office or at any of the schools. 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 10/14/2019, 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 of at any of the other school offices. Once applications are processed, families be will notified by mail of the outcome. Any family that qualifies for free or reduced will receive FREE breakfast and lunch meals! 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 is approved, the application may be verified by the school and/or the MN Department 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 “Unpaid Meal Charge” and “Debt Collection Policy” found on the school website: litchfield.k12.mn.us, then select “Department 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, log into Litchfield Schools website, litchfield.k12.mn.us. Once on the homepage, select “Infinite Campus Portal”. If you do not know your Infinite Parent Portal login, please contact your child’s school office. See school directory on page 26 for office phone numbers.

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 is time to replenish the account. Please be reminded that ultimately it is 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 $1.20; Lunch costs $2.45 (Elementary) & $2.55 (MS/HS). 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. Alternatively, children can get free school meals if their household income is within the maximum income shown for their household size on the instructions. To apply for free school meals, please complete the Application for Educational Benefits form. COMMON QUESTIONS: I get WIC or Medical Assistance. Can my children get free school meals? Children in households participating in WIC or Medical Assistance do not automatically qualify for free meals. Children may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals depending on other household financial information. 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 income information or case number I give be checked? It may be. 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 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 or 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 2019-20 if any of the following applies to your household: Any household member currently participates in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or the household includes one or more foster children (a welfare agency or court has legal responsibility for the child) or the total income of household members is within the guidelines shown below (gross earnings before deductions, not take-home pay). Do not include as income: foster care payments, federal education benefits, MFIP payments, or value of assistance received from SNAP, WIC, or FDPIR. Military: Do not include combat pay or assistance from the Military Privatized Housing Initiative. The income guidelines are effective from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

Maximum Total Income Household size

$ Per Year

$ Per Month

$ Twice Per Month

$ Per 2 Weeks

$ Per Week

1

23,107

1,926

963

889

445

2

31,284

2,607

1,304

1,204

602

3

39,461

3,289

1,645

1,518

759

4

47,638

3,970

1,985

1,833

917

5

55,815

4,652

2,326

2,147

1,074

6

63,992

5,333

2,667

2,462

1,231

7

72,169

6,015

3,008

2,776

1,388

8

80,346

6,696

3,348

3,091

1,546

Add for each additional person

8,177

682

341

315

158

Step 1: Children List all infants and children in the household, their school and grade if applicable, and birthdate. Attach an additional page if needed to list all children. Check the box if a child is in foster care (a welfare agency or court has legal responsibility for the child). Step 2: Case Number If any household member currently participates in SNAP, MFIP or FDPIR, write in the case number 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. Step 3: Adult and Child Incomes / Last 4 Digits of Social Security Number Child Income. 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, and check the box for the frequency: weekly, bi-weekly, twice a month, or monthly. Do not include occasional earnings like babysitting or lawn mowing. Adult income. Report the names of adult household members and income earned in this section. List all adults living in the household not listed in Step 1, whether related or not, such as grandparents, relatives, or friends. Gross Earnings from Work. For each income, check the box to show how often the income is received: weekly, bi-week, twice per month, or monthly. 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. For seasonal work, write in the total annual income. Self-employment or Farm Income. List the net income per month or year after business expenses. A loss from farm or self-employment must be listed as 0 income and does not reduce other income. All Other Gross Income. List gross incomes before deductions from any other sources, such as SSI, unemployment, child support, public assistance, social security, rental income or annuities. Social Security Number/Total Household Members. An adult household member must provide the last four digits of their Social Security number or check the box if they do not have a Social Security number. The total household members is reported. 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. Optional: Please provide the information on ethnicity and race that is requested on the second page of the form. This information is not required and does not affect approval for school meal benefits. The information helps to ensure we are meeting civil rights requirements and fully serving our community.

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Child’s Last name

School Grade

Birthdate

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation 2x Month ☐

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FALL 2019 ☐

Weekly ☐

Bi-Weekly ☐

☐ ☐

Monthly

☐ $

$

$

$

Monthly

2x Month ☐

$ $ $ $

☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

Yearly

☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

Weekly

N a

Bi-Weekly

Net income from Self-Employment

2x Month

Gross earnings from Work Report income before deductions or taxes, for each source in whole dollars (no cents).

Monthly

$

$

$

$

All Other Gross Income such as SSI, Unemployment, Public Assistance, Child Support, and others on Page 2

Monthly ☐

☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

Foster Child (√)

Bi-weekly Weekly

Date

2X Month

Date

☒ Selected for Verification – attach Verification Tracker

Confirming Official’s Signature

Monthly

Annualize

Categorical Eligibility

Household Size

Free

Signature of Household Adult

$

All Total Income (Include child and adult income)

Reduced

________________________________________________________ Signature of Household Adult Date

Annual Income Conversion: Weekly x 52 Bi-Weekly x 26 Twice a Month x 24 Monthly x 12

Do not fill out: For School Use Only

Denied

________________________________________________________ Street Address (if available) Apt # City Zip

________________________________________________________ Printed name of adult signing form Daytime Phone

☐ I have checked this box if I do not want my information shared with Minnesota Health Care Programs as allowed by state law.

Last Four Digits of Social Security Number (SSN) of Primary Wage Earner or Other Adult Household Member XXX-XX-_____________ Check if no SSN: ☐ Total Household Members (Children and Adults ___________ STEP 4: Contact information and adult signature. Mail or return completed form to: (School/District Information) “I certify (promise) that all information on this application is true and that all income is reported. I understand that this information is give in connection with the receipt of Federal funds, and that school officials may verify (check) the information. I am aware that if I purposely give false information, my children may lose meal benefits, and I may be prosecuted under applicable State and Federal laws.”

Name of Adult Household Members (First and Last) List all Household members not listed in STEP 1 (including yourself) even if they do not receive income. Include children who are temporarily away at school or in college.

N a

Not sure what income to include here? Flip the page and review “Sources of Income” for information. “Sources of Income” will help you with the Child Income section and All Adult Household Members section.

All Adult Household Members (including yourself). For each Household Member listed, if they do receive income, report total gross income only. If they do not receive income from any source, write ‘0’ or leave any fields blank. You are certifying (promising) that there is no income to report.

STEP 2: Do Any Household Members (including you) currently participate in one or more of the following assistance programs: SNAP, MFIP or FDPIR? Medical assistance does not qualify. If YES >Enter SNAP, MFIP or FDPIR Case Number _____________________________ then go to STEP 4 (Do not complete STEP 3) If NO > Go to STEP 3. STEP 3: Report Income for ALL Household Members (Skip this step if you answered ‘Yes’ to STEP 2) Income Child Weekly Bi-weekly Child Income Sometimes children in the household earn or receive income. Please include the TOTAL income received by all children listed in STEP 1. $ ☐ ☐

Child’s First Name

List ALL Household Members who are infants, children, and students up to and including grade 12 (if more spaces are required for additional names, attach another sheet of paper). Definition: A Household Member is “Anyone living with you and shares income and expenses, even if not related.” Children in Foster care are eligible for free meals. Read How to Complete the Application for Educational Benefits for more information.

STEP 1:

2019-20 Application for Educational Benefits

Complete one application per household. Please use pen (not a pencil).

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 A child has a regular full or part-time job where they earn a salary or wages  A child is blind or disabled and receives Social Security  A Parent is disabled, retired, or deceased, and their child receives Social Security benefits  A friend or extended family member regularly gives a child spending money  A child receives regular income from a private pension fund, annuity, or trust

 Earnings from work  Social Security a. Disability Payments b. Survivor’s Benefits  Income from person outside the household  Income from any other source

 Salary, wages, cash bonuses (before deductions or taxes)  Net income from selfemployment (farm or business)  If you are in the U.S. Military: a. Basic pay and cash bonuses (do NOT include combat pay, FSSA or privatized housing allowances) b. Allowances for off-base housing, food and clothing

Earnings from Work

Sources of Income for Adults

      

Public Assistance / Alimony / Child Support Cash Assistance from State or local government Supplemental Security Income Unemployment benefits Worker’s compensation Alimony payments Child support payments Veteran’s benefits Strike benefits All Other Income  Social Security  Disability benefits  Regular income from trusts or estates  Annuities  Investment income  Rental income  Regular cash payments from outside household

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, you have two options: 1. Complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at Filing a Program Discrimination Complaint as a USDA Customer, and at any USDA office; or, 2. Write a letter addressed to USDA; provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by one of the following methods: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: 202-690-7442; or (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

At public school districts, each student’s school meal status also is recorded on a statewide computer system used to report student data to MDE as required by state law. MDE 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. Nondiscrimination statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price 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 is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.

Race (check one or more): ☐ American Indian or Alaskan Native ☐ Asian ☐ Black or African American ☐ Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander ☐ White

Ethnicity (check one): ☐ Hispanic or Latino ☐ Not Hispanic or Latino

OPTIONAL: Children’s Racial and Ethnic Identities We are required to ask for information about your children’s race and ethnicity. This information is important and helps to make sure we are fully serving our community. Responding to this section is optional and does not affect your children’s eligibility for free or reduced price meals.

Examples

Sources of Child Income

Sources of Income for Children

INSTRUCTIONS: Sources of Income

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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 are 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 at hicksbusline.com. Transportation policies are determined and adopted by the Litchfield School Board. 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/drop off 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 Parents and Guardians should contact their student’s school office to be added to the District #465 Messaging/ Notification System. This will inform you of Delayed Starts, Early Dismissals and School Closings. Route & School Times Bus routes are scheduled to start picking up rural students between 6:45 AM and 7:00 AM 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 5-12 are delivered to the Middle School/High School complex by 7:50 AM Students in grades K-4 are delivered to Ripley School by 8:10 AM 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) drop off 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 and Contacting Hicks Bus Line For any notices of students not riding, changes of addresses, changes/additions of phone numbers or contacts, or any other information to be provided to Hicks Bus Line, please promptly CALL (320) 693-3292 and speak with Roxanne. Please note that we will not accept any information by email or text message.

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Fall Activities Meeting

5:00-6:30 PM

6:00-8:00 PM

7:00-7:30 PM

Lake Ripley Open House

HS Open House

9th Grade Orientation

28

28

28

First Day of School

Preschool/ECFE Open House

3

5

School Picture Day

3:45-7:45 PM

Financial Aid Night

LMS Exploratory Day

14

16

MEA Break - No School

LHS Fall Musical

Retake Picture Day

17-18

24-27

31

Fall Vocal Concert Gr. 6-12

LMS Band Concert Gr. 7-8

K-4 Conferences

K-4 Conferences

K-4 Conferences - No School K-4

8-9

18

14

19

21

22

27-29 Thanksgiving Break - No School

7:00 PM

Early Release

Indoor Marching Band Concert 7:00 PM

7:00 PM

Daylight Saving Time Ends

6

12:30 PM

7:00 PM/2:00 PM

3

November

6 Grade Band Concert

28

6:30 PM

3:45-7:45 PM

LHS Conferences

14

th

4:00-8:00 PM

LMS Conferences

14

October

25

16-20 Homecoming Week

Labor Day

2

5:30-7:00 PM

6:00-8:00 PM

MS 5-8 Open House

27

September

5:00-6:00 PM

MS 5th Grade Orientation

7:00-8:30 PM

27

26-29 Teacher Workshop

12

August

One Act Play

23

Daylight Saving Time Begins Vocal Concert Gr. 7-12 Band Concert Gr. 7-12 Spring Break - No School

8 12 17 23-27

25

10 LHS Prom - Grand March

Holiday - No School

7:00 PM

Early Out

11

April

7:00 PM

Student Led Conferences Gr. 5-8

5 12:30 PM

Student Led Conferences Gr. 5-8

President’s Day - No School

7:00 PM

7:30 PM

7:00 PM

2

March

17

TBD

K-4 Conferences

Teachers Workshop - No School

20

February

Holiday Break – No School

Holiday Break - No School

LHS Holiday Concert

Holiday Showcase

1

January

23-31

16

7

December

7:00 PM

Jazz Band on Lake Ripley Memorial Day - No School LHS Graduation

22 25 31

Father’s Day

21

1-2

August

30-31

23-26

9-12

4

Meeker County Fair

Meeker County Fair

LCT Summer Musical

Litchfield Watercade

Independence Day

Teacher Workshop

3

July

Last Day of School

2

June

7:00 PM

7-8 Vocal Concert

21

1:30 PM

6:30 PM

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

7:30 PM

8:00 PM

Athletic Banquet

LHS Band Concert in the Park

6-8 Grade Band Concert

Mother's Day

Scholarship Night

AAA Night

Spring Vocal "Litchfield Live” Concert

20

15

11

10

13

6

1

May

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6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

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3 10 17 24

10 Holiday

1 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 26 27 28 29

30

2 9 16 23

3 4 10 11 17 18 24 25

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

2 3

LHS Graduation

31

7 14 21 27

3 10 17 24 30

Sa

4 5 6 11 12 13 18 19 20 25 26 27

Teacher Workshop

Last Day of School

2 9 16 23 29

Su M Tu W Th F

June 2020

17 President's Day

1 8 15 22 28

Sa

1 6 7 8 13 14 15 20 21 22 27 28

Su M Tu W Th F

February 2020

2 3 4 5 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 23 24 25 26

Sa

3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26 31

17-18 MEA Break

6 13 20 27

Memorial Day

4 5 6 7 11 12 13 14 18 19 20 21 25 26 27 28

2 9 16 23 30

October 2019 Su M Tu W Th F

3 10 17 24 31 25

1 8 15 22 29

Su M Tu W Th F Sa

4 11 18 25

Su M Tu W Th F Sa

Holiday Break 1 20 Teacher Workshop

2 9 16 23 30

May 2020

7 14 21 28

1 6 7 8 5 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 26 27 28 29

April 2020

1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 29 30 31 23-31 Holiday Break

December 2019

Su M Tu W Th F Sa

4 11 18 25

Su M Tu W Th F Sa

1 2 3 8 9 10 15 16 17 22 23 24 29 30

Labor Day 2 First Day of School 3 16-20 Homecoming Week Picture Day 25 January 2020

3 10 17 24 31

26-29 Teacher Workshop

4 11 18 25

1 2 6 7 8 9 13 14 15 16 20 21 22 23 27 28 29 30

Su M Tu W Th F Sa

Su M Tu W Th F Sa

5 12 19 26

September 2019

August 2019

6 13 20 27 21 22 28 29

1 7 8 14 15 2 9 16 23 30

Sa

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

5 6 7 12 13 14 19 20 21 26 27 28

1 8 15 22 29

3 10 17 24 30 31

2 9 16 23

Su M Tu W Th F

July 2020

Early Release 11 23-27 Spring Break

1 2 3 8 9 10 15 16 17 22 23 24 29 30 31

Su M Tu W Th F

March 2020

4 11 18 25

Sa

7 14 21 28

Sa

Early Release 6 27-29 Thanksgiving Break

3 4 10 11 17 18 24 25

5 12 19 26

Su M Tu W Th F

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GO DRAGONS!!

Dragon Kids Club Sandra Mellgren-Linder, Coordinator (320) 693-2354

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

Early Childhood Programs Rebecca Warpula, Coordinator (320) 693-2354

Community Education Rebecca Warpula, Director (320) 693-2354

Lake Ripley Elementary Chris Olson, Principal Stephanie Hansen, Dean of Students (320) 693-2436 ● Fax (320) 593-0227

Middle School Chelsea Brown, Principal Craig McKechney, Dean of Students Bryan Goraczkowski, Activities Director (320) 693-2441 ● Fax (320) 593-3485

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.

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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INFORMATION & POLICIES 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’s happening at Community Education? Listen to the Community Education update on KLFD Radio 1410 AM & 95.9 FM at 11:50 AM every Tuesday. Read the bi-weekly Community Education column in the Litchfield Independent Review in Section B. Go to: litchfieldcommunityed.com

@LitchfieldCommunityEducation

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Community Education and Recreation Advisory Council Members Beckie Simenson - Litchfield Public Schools Superintendent Dave Cziok - Litchfield City Administrator Sara Miller - City Council Representative Judy Hulterstrum - Chamber of Commerce Representative Jeff Garland - Co-Chair/Litchfield Area Ministerial Alison DeWolf - All Area Representative Sue Fenton - All Area Representative Dana Liestman - All Area Representative Amie Bergquist - LAMP Kinship Representative Alyssa Olson - Youth Area Representative Loree Schultz - Co-Chair Cassidy Martin - Extension Representative Marcia Provencher - School Board Representative Sarah Ostvig - ECFE Parent Liaison Jen Carl - ABE Representative Sandra Mellgren-Linder - Dragon Kids Club Coordinator Rebecca Warpula - Director Janaye Prieve - Programs Coordinator Emily Bratz - Office Manager/Facilities Coordinator 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.

Use of School Facilities Building Key (HS) Litchfield High School 901 N Gilman Avenue (320) 693-2424 (WEB) Wagner Education Building 307 E 6th Street (320) 693-2354 Lake Ripley Elementary School 100 W Pleasure Drive (320) 693-2436 (MS) Litchfield Middle School 340 E 10th Street (320) 693-2441 Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

Litchfield Public Schools encourages the use of school facilities. Arrange for rental and use of all school facilities by:  Filling out a Facility Use Application available at the Community Education office  Emailing Emily Bratz - ebratz@isd465.org  Calling (320) 693-2354 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. Emily Bratz Community Education & Recreation Office Manager/Facility Coordinator

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INFORMATION & POLICIES Sponsor-A-Child

Inclement Weather

Did you know that about 37% of children in the Litchfield School District qualify for free or reduced lunch rates?

If the weather seems questionable listen to KLFD 95.9 FM & 1410 AM radio regarding changes, postponements or cancellations. Please do not call KLFD when looking for activity Free and Reduced rate eligibility is based on family income requirements information, only call the Community that are set by the state of Minnesota in Education office. Activity cancellations or postponements will be posted on our relation to the national poverty Facebook page. When schools close guidelines. As you can imagine, when families are strained financially due to inclement weather, all Community Education activities will it is often items that are seen as be cancelled or postponed. non-essential that are eliminated including recreation and enrichment Cancellation Policy opportunities such as swimming Community Education reserves the lessons, sports, leagues and right to cancel any activity or class. If after-school learning opportunities. this happens, your money will be fully Community Education offers an opportunity, through Sponsor-A-Child, refunded. Please include a daytime phone number and email address with for individuals and organizations to your registration. Cancellations must support the youth of our community be requested prior to the published by making a donation to help offset the costs of recreation and enrichment deadline. All cancellations will be subject to a $5.00 administrative fee. opportunities. Contact Community Education or stop by the office to learn Refunds will be issued at the department’s discretion for cancellations more about how you can sponsor a made less than a week before the start child. date, due to special circumstances. No refunds will be made after the class has Sponsor-A-Child met. You must call our office to request a cancellation. Online cancellation is Scholarships Available not available. Litchfield Community Education receives donations from generous individuals and businesses in our Photographs/Videotaping community to provide scholarships By registering for any Community for youth activities. These funds Education activity listed in this program guide, you acknowledge for yourself or will remain in place until all dollars those you are registering that photographs are utilized. Scholarships are based and/or videotaping of participants may be on income eligibility and we use the taken and used in Community Education same guidelines as the Free and publications, flyers or other advertising. If Reduced Lunch Program. Please you object to your photo or video being contact the Community Education used, please contact 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.

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Fotografías/Grabación

Al inscribirse en cualquier actividad de Educación Comunitaria que se menciona en esta guía de programas, usted reconoce por sí mismo o por los que está registrando que las fotografías y / o filmaciones de los participantes pueden ser tomadas y utilizadas en publicaciones de la Educación Comunitaria, volantes u otra publicidad. Si se opone a que su foto o video sea utilizado, llame a la oficina de Educación Comunitaria al (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 activity you will receive credit on your account for use on a future class. All volunteers must complete an application and background check ($14.00 fee). In addition, all coaches must complete bloodborne pathogen and concussion training two weeks prior to coaching. Please contact Community Education for additional details and available volunteer positions.

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


REGISTRATION FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:

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

Go online: litchfieldcommunityed.com Call us: (320) 693-2354 Visit us in person or drop a check in the mail: Litchfield Community Education & Recreation 307 E 6th Street, Suite 110 Litchfield, MN 55355

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!!

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Our office is closed during District 465 holidays. Please contact us for a list of days that we will be closed. Please provide a valid email address if you have one. You will receive a confirmation email for your registration and it will also be our main way of contacting you with activity information.

Payment is required at the time of registration. Litchfield Community Education & Recreation Registration Form Payer Name (Print)__________________________________________ Day Phone____________________________ Mailing Address____________________________________ City___________________ State_____ Zip__________ Family E-mail Address______________________________________________________ Other Phone Numbers

Cell Phone_________________________ Evening Phone___________________________

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Visa ____ MasterCard ____Cash _____ Check #___________ Card #_______________________Expiration Date_____/_____ Cardholder’s Signature_________________________________________ Make checks payable and mail to: Litchfield Community Education 307 E 6th Street, Suite 110 Litchfield, MN 55355

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

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Please call to check availability of activity before you mail in your registration form.

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