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Getting Together: Sharing, Growing & Learning

Para ayuda con esta información en español llame a Jeff Garland (320) 593-7971. Información en español página 16-17.

Look for District #465 Back to School information on pages 26-36!


INTRODUCTION From the Desk of Keri Buker -

TABLE OF CONTENTS

We have had a busy summer in the community education office. With construction underway at the High School, Middle School, and Lake Ripley Elementary, the Wagner Education Building has never been busier (or so I’m told). Our families and community partners have been so flexible with the sometimes sudden time and facility changes that have needed to happen. We cannot thank you enough for your patience and understanding.

Introduction

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Dragon Kids Club

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Litchfield

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Over the course of the summer, we have been able to provide over 50 different programming opportunities. People are certainly eager to get back to some semblance of “normal,” and we’re happy to offer those opportunities. Please feel free to contact the Community Education office if you have an idea for a class/activity or if you are willing to be a volunteer for anything we currently offer. Litchfield Community Theatre had another successful production with The Sound of Music. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Reserved seating was sold out for all four performances! We are looking forward to their next production which will be Cinderella in the summer of 2022. Moving into the fall, Janaye has worked hard on seeking out new enrichment activities for kids and adults. There should be a little something for everyone in this guide. Our hope is that we will be able to offer classes with no restrictions, however, that appears to be changing on a daily basis. We will have to adapt and adjust if need be. Our goal is always to keep programs up and running safely. The transition into this position has not been without it’s own challenges, however, the school district, my colleagues, and the community have been extremely supportive and patient. There are two things I have learned just one month into my new position: 1. Janaye and Emily are incredible at their jobs and are invaluable assets to the Litchfield community and 2. Litchfield is a small community with a whole lot to offer. I am looking forward to a great year ahead!

Don’t forget about our scholarships! Litchfield Community Education & Recreation 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

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Preschool

Early Childhood

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Youth Enrichment

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Youth Recreation

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Youth Special Events

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Special Olympics

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Aquatics

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Guía de Programas y Actividades

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Adult Enrichment

Pages 18-20

Adult Recreation

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Adult & Family Special Events

Pages 22-23

Adult Basic Education

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Litchfield Community Theatre

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Back to School Information

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Information & Policies

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Registration

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Litchfield Community Education & Recreation Staff Keri Buker - Director Emily Bratz - Office Manager & Facilities Coordinator Janaye Prieve - Programs Coordinator & Dragon Kids Club Coordinator

COVID-19 UPDATE Being that guidelines are ever changing in response to COVID-19, all activities are subject to change.

the guidelines of the free/reduced lunch program).

Litchfield Community Education follows guidelines set forth by the State of Minnesota and Minnesota State High School League.

See page 38 or call us for more details! See page 30 for free/reduced lunch information.

Visit the Litchfield School District website for a list of guidelines that we follow.

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


INTRODUCTION Mission Statement

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

Building Key Litchfield High School (HS) 901 N Gilman Avenue (320) 693-2424 Wagner Education Building (WEB) 307 E 6th Street (320) 693-2354 Lake Ripley Elementary School (Ripley) 100 W Pleasure Drive (320) 693-2436 Litchfield Middle School (MS) 340 E 10th Street (320) 693-2441 Bernie Aaker Auditorium (Family Services Building) 114 N Holcombe Avenue (320) 693-2354

Community Education and Recreation Advisory Council Members Beckie Simenson - Litchfield Public Schools Superintendent Dave Cziok - Litchfield City Administrator John Carlson - City Council Representative Judy Hulterstrum - Chamber of Commerce Representative Loree Schultz - Co-Chair Jeff Garland - Co-Chair/Litchfield Area Ministerial Alison DeWolf - All Area Representative Sue Fenton - All Area Representative Dana Liestman - All Area Representative Brenda Rick - Senior Citizen Representative Amie Bergquist - LAMP Kinship Representative Jenna Haynie - LAMP Kinship Representative Cassidy Martin - Extension Representative Marcia Provencher - School Board Representative Aimee Gabrielson - ECFE Coordinator Misty Maher - ECFE Parent Liaison Emily Joramo - Healthcare Industries Representative Jen Carl - ABE Representative Louise Brooks - LCT Inc. Representative Keri Buker - Director of Community Education Janaye Prieve - Programs Coordinator & Dragon Kids Club 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 suggestions, ideas, questions and concerns. Meetings are open to the public. If you have ideas you would like to share, contact an Advisory Council member or Community Education.

Use of School Facilities 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 Litchfield Community Education & Recreation  Emailing Emily Bratz ● ebratz@isd465.org  Calling (320) 693-2354 Confirmation of the space is completed after the request is on the master schedule. Fees vary based on the time and type of request to use school facilities. There must be valid insurance to cover the cost of the rental.

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DRAGON KIDS CLUB

Dragon Kids Club is ISD #465 Community Education & Recreation’s school age childcare program for children grades K-5 (2021-2022 School Year). We offer professional and caring staff, a variety of enrichment programs, engaging recreational choices, outdoor play, large and small group games and field trips. Join us for some fun at Dragon Kids Club!

2021 DRAGON KIDS CLUB SCHOOL YEAR RATES Annual Registration Fee

Contracted

One Child

$27.25

Family

$43.25

SCHEDULE (September 1-May 27) Drop In

School Year Rates Daily (3-4:30 PM) 1-4 Days Weekly (3-4:30 PM) Full Time 5 Days Daily (3-6 PM) 1-4 Days Weekly (3-6 PM) Full Time 5 Days Before School Care Daily (6:30-8:00 AM) 1-4 Days Weekly (6:30-8:00 AM) Full 5 Days Non-Contracted Days

$6.75

$12.25

$27.25 $11.25

$12.25

$43.25

$6.75

$9.00

$27.25

CONTACT INFORMATION 307 E 6th Street, Suite #110 Litchfield, MN 55355

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:  Movie Days  Arts & Crafts

6:30-10:00 AM

N/A

$10.00

2 Hour Late Start

8:00-10:00 AM

N/A

$6.75

Full Non-School Day

N/A

$32.75

½ Non-School Day (5 Hrs. or less)

N/A

$17.50

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CLOSED DATES September 6 November 25 & 26 December 24, 27 & 31 May 30

Community Education: (320) 693-2354 DKC Cell Phone: (320) 699-0041 Email: litchcommed@isd465.org

2 Hour Late Start

(Not available on trip days)

Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 6:30 AM-6:00 PM Location: Wagner Education Building Rooms 9 & 11

 Games  Field Trips  Outdoor Play  S.T.E.M. Projects  And Much More!

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


LITCHFIELD

PRESCHOOL

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

LITCHFIELD

PRESCHOOL

2021-2022 School Year

To inquire about preschool openings, call Litchfield Community Education & Recreation at (320) 693-2354. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Child must be at least 3½ years old on or before August 31, 2021 and fully potty-trained in order to participate.

Litchfield

Preschool Teachers Litchfield Preschool 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.

Aimee Gabrielson

Teresa Strowbridge

What does a 4-Star mean? To earn a 4-Star Rating, programs are excelling in 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

PRESCHOOL ORIENTATION Monday, August 30

10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday, August 31

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday, September 1

Regular Class Schedule

Thursday, September 2

Regular Class Schedule

Friday, September 3

No School

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EARLY CHILDHOOD Early Childhood Screening 2021-2022 Litchfield Public Schools Early Childhood Screening is a service offered to families of children 3-5 years old. It’s a chance to see if the child is achieving 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 It’s an opportunity to secure support for children who may need help in reaching milestones. In Minnesota, the school district is required to offer screening for ALL children prior to entering kindergarten. If your child is on the school district census, you will be notified about screening close to age 3½ years. Screening Dates: September 9 December 16 January 20 February 24 To schedule an appointment: call (320) 693-2354, or visit our website

“Building Blocks for Family and School Success” Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), is offered to Minnesotans through Minnesota public school districts. What’s the scoop on ECFE? Litchfield ECFE employs certified teachers and experienced support staff. The Early Childhood Center is located in Wagner Education Building 307 E 6th Street Suite 110 Litchfield, MN 55355

For families with children birth to pre-k. A rich variety of experiences that promote growth and development of young children. Involves parents AND children. Research and experience shows that children whose parents are involved early in their education do better in school. Discussion time allows parents to connect, develop relationships, gain support, and learn new parenting skills. We partner with parents to provide the best family experience.

ECFE Fall 2021 Pay Scale

What if my child is under age three and I have concerns?

While all children grow and change at their own rate, you may have concerns that your child is developing differently than other children the same age. If you have concerns, 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.

$70,000+ $69,999-50,000 $49,999-30,000 $29,999-20,000 $19,999-10,000 $9,999-0 Newcomers

$45.00/per course $35.00/per course $25.00/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.

All ECFE Classes: Wagner Education Building Rooms 3 & 6

This program is funded in part through the MN Department of Education and MN Department of Human Services.

Photographs/Recording

By registering for any Community Education activity you acknowledge for yourself, or those you are registering, that photographs and/or recordings may be taken. See page 38 for more information. 6

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


EARLY CHILDHOOD Out and About Separated

Family Affair

Discussion time for parents of children birth-gr. 3

For children ages birth-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 adults the opportunity to discuss pertinent topics with a parent discussion facilitator. Come and enjoy this time for you and your child! Session I Mondays 9/13-12/6 (No 10/18 & 11/22) 5:30-7:00 PM #2113 Registration deadline: 9/6 Thursdays 9/16-12/9 (No 10/21 & 11/25) 10:15-11:45 AM #2113B Registration deadline: 9/9 Session II Mondays 1/10-4/25 (No 1/17, 2/21 & 3/21) 5:30-7:00 PM #2113C Registration deadline: 1/3

This ECFE coffee clutch could be just what you needed to gather with your friends and talk about the world of parenting. Right after getting your child settled in the ECFE room for structured free play, you’ll join the parent educator for lively discussion. Session I Mondays 9/13-12/6 (No 10/18 & 11/22) 4:00-5:00 PM #2114 Registration deadline: 9/6 Thursdays 9/16-12/9 (No 10/21 & 11/25) 8:30-9:45 AM #2114B Registration deadline: 9/9 Session II Mondays 1/10-4/25 (No 1/17, 2/21 & 3/21) 4:00-5:00 PM #2114C Registration deadline: 1/3 Thursdays 1/13-4/28 (No 1/20, 2/24 & 3/24) 8:30-9:45 AM #2114D Registration deadline: 1/6

Thursdays 1/13-4/28 (No 1/20, 2/24 & 3/24) 10:15-11:45 AM #2113D Registration deadline: 1/6

Baby Stop 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.

Out and About Transition

Session I Tuesdays 9/14-12/7 (No 10/19 & 11/23) 10:15-11:15 AM WEB - Rooms 3 & 6 FREE - A community collaboration #9100

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 engage in self-care and discussion.

Session II Tuesdays 1/11-4/26 (No 1/18, 2/22 & 3/22) 10:15-11:15 AM WEB - Rooms 3 & 6 FREE - A community collaboration #9100B

Registration is required, but join at any time! Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

Discussion time for parents of children birth-gr. 3

Session I Tuesdays 9/14-12/7 (No 10/19 & 11/23) 8:30-9:45 AM #2115 Registration deadline: 9/7 Session II Tuesdays 1/11-4/26 (No 1/18, 2/22 & 3/22) 8:30-9:45 AM #2115B Registration deadline: 1/4

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT Fondant Cake Decorating All Ages

Peanut Butter Pie Grades K+

Charity Ross

Put your cake decorating skills to the test as you turn a basic cake into something spectacular. Charity will guide you through basic fondant techniques, with creating a one of a kind cake as the end result. Each participant will get a double layer, 6” round cake, frosting, fondant, and tools to make a unique cake. Bring a cake taker, apron and turn table if you have them.

Val Chellin

Learn to make this award winning pie with a flour crust, a layered peanut butter and vanilla pudding center, topped with a crunchy meringue. All supplies included. Please bring a rolling pin if you have one. Registration deadline: 9/23 Thursday, September 30 7:00-9:00 PM HS RM C-110 Adult Fee: $25.00 Adult & Child Fee (1 pie): $40.00

6:30-8:30 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: Adult & Child (1 Cake): $50.00 Adult: $50.00 Child (Ages 14+): $48.00

*Child must be accompanied by an adult.

#9301

Galaxy Cake Tuesday, September 21 #1127 Registration deadline: 9/14

Let’s Paint! Ages 16+

Monster Cake Tuesday, October 19 #1127A Registration deadline: 10/12

Val Chellin

Let’s paint a winter picture together! Step-by-step, we’ll paint a winter scene for yourself or as a holiday gift for someone special. All supplies are provided. Registration deadline: 11/24

Tree Stump Cake Tuesday, November 16 #1127B Registration deadline: 11/9

Thursday, December 2 7:00-9:00 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: $25.00 #1202

Winter Cake Tuesday, December 21 #1127C Registration deadline: 12/14 Rose Cake Tuesday, January 18 #1127D Registration deadline: 1/11

Don’t forget about our scholarships! Litchfield Community Education & Recreation 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

Valentine’s Cake Tuesday, February 8 #1127E Registration deadline: 2/1

the guidelines of the free/reduced lunch program).

See page 38 or call us for more details! See page 30 for free/reduced lunch information.

“Tonight Braylin and I joined in on a cake decorating class. We had so much fun! If your looking for something to do as mother/daughter this is perfect. Plus, Charity Ross is an awesome instructor!” 8

Photographs/Recording

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

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


YOUTH ENRICHMENT Introduction to Crochet: Washcloths Grade 4-Adult Jennifer Carl

Participants from very beginner to intermediate are invited to learn the basic stitches for crochet and make a cotton washcloth. There will be explicit instruction in the steps to chain, single crochet and double crochet as well as handouts provided. You will need to bring a ball of cotton crochet yarn (ex. peaches and cream or sugar and cream) and size G crochet hook. Registration deadline: 9/28 Tuesday, October 5 6:00-8:00 PM WEB Room 12 Great opportunity for family bonding Fee: with this classic Adult: $36.00 handicraft Child: $25.00 tradition! #0622

Beginner Sewing All Ages Cindy Rusch

Interested in learning how to sew but don't know how to get started? Cindy will educate you on sewing terms, what supplies you need, how to read a pattern, how to wind a bobbin and how to thread your sewing machine. You will make a reversible market tote that will be the envy of all the other shoppers! See online registration for list of supplies needed for class. Registration deadline: 1/3 Saturday, January 8 8:00 AM-12:00 PM MS RM 136 Fee: $23.00 ($7.00 materials fee due at time of class) #0119

This class is “sew” cool! Take it with a friend or your child!

COVID-19 UPDATE Being that guidelines are ever changing in response to COVID-19, all activities are subject to change. Litchfield Community Education follows guidelines set forth by the State of Minnesota and Minnesota State High School League. Visit the Litchfield School District website for a list of guidelines that we follow.

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Art Journal Ages 12-18 Val Chellin

Create your own art journal! A unique way to express yourself and collect your own art pieces. We will decorate the journal and complete the first two projects in class. All supplies are provided. Registration deadline: 9/15 Wednesday 9/22 & Thursday 9/23 3:15-4:30 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: $20.00 #0092

Litchfield Public Library Children’s Schedule Fall 2021

Storytime: Preschool geared, but all ages welcome Includes stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft. Fridays starting September 10 10:00 AM FREE Legos: For ages 5-12 September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15 3:30-4:30 PM FREE Steam Lab: For grades K-5 Includes a small snack, story, and STEAM based project. Please register with the Litchfield Library for this program. September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8 3:30-4:30 PM FREE Teen Programming: Ages 11-18 Designed to offer young people new collaborative experiences through games, puzzles, problem solving, makerspace projects, crafting, nature, science, technology, engineering, arts, stories and more! 2nd & 5th Saturday of each month 1:30-3:00 FREE Questions? Call Margaret Weigelt on 2nd/5th Saturdays at the Litchfield Public Library (320) 693-2483 or during the week (320) 974-3363 at the Atwater Public Library. Friends of the Library Book Sale Saturday, September 18 10:00 AM-2:00 PM For more information on all things library, visit litchfield.lib.mn.us or call (320) 693-2483. FALL 2021

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT Video Production for YouTube: Gaming Grades 4-7 Tech Academy

Learn how to produce a YouTube - “Let’s Play” Video! Learn how to capture a gaming session. YouTube is the top destination for online videos. Learn tricks that pros use. Edit your video, add transitions, insert a soundtrack. Then share your finished video with the world. Registration deadline: 9/3 Saturday 9/11 & 9/18 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Virtual Fee: $71.00 #0133A

Minecraft Mod Development Grades 3-8 Tech Academy

Learn to make Java mods for Minecraft Java Edition Minecraft using MCreator. Customize your gaming experience! MCreator is a great tool to learn Minecraft modding and concepts of software programming. Students should be comfortable with keyboarding, and of course, playing Minecraft. Share your Mods with family and friends! Registration deadline: 9/24 Saturdays 10/2 & 10/9 8:00-10:00 AM Virtual Fee: $71.00 #0133C

Game Coding: Super Mario Grades 1-4

Multiplayer Minecraft: Colosseum Builder Grades 1-6

Tech Academy

Tech Academy

Become the architect of mini-game battle arenas! Build your own arena, then challenge your friends! Receive a copy of the world map to expand on. We will be using the PC/Java Edition of Minecraft. Registration deadline: 9/3 Saturday 9/11 & 9/18 8:00-10:00 AM Virtual Fee: $71.00 #0133

Learn the fundamentals of coding with Scratch by creating a Nintendo themed game. Pursue today’s most exciting technologies. Scratch uses colorful, visual blocks that fit together like Legos. Registration deadline: 10/15 Saturday, October 23 9:00-11:00 AM Virtual Fee: $41.00 #0133D

Multiplayer Minecraft: City Builder Grades 1-6 Tech Academy

Game Coding: Mario Kart Grades 3-7

Collaborate with fellow kids to construct a city! You’ll get the completed world files at the end of the class. Beginners and experienced Minecrafters alike will love this action-packed camp! Registration deadline: 10/29

Students’ are introduced to programming concepts using Scratch. Scratch is a drag-and-drop creative coding platform developed by MIT. Students will be instructed to make a Mario Kart style game. Pick custom characters and track to customize games. Registration deadline: 9/17

Saturdays 11/6 & 11/13 8:00-10:00 AM Virtual Fee: $71.00 #0133E

Tech Academy

Saturday, September 25 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Virtual Fee: $56.00 #0133B

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Photographs/Recording

By registering for any Community Education activity you acknowledge for yourself, or those you are registering, that photographs and/or recordings may be taken. See page 38 for more information. Register online at: litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


YOUTH ENRICHMENT Chung Robotics Workshop Building Rover Robots Ages 8-17

Video Production for YouTube Grades 4-8 Tech Academy

Learn how to create YouTube content! Shoot videos, edit sound, and create an online presence with YouTube. YouTube is the top destination for online videos. Learn tricks that pro filmmakers use for better shots, lighting, and sounds. Edit your video, add transitions and insert a soundtrack. Share your finished video with the world. Registration deadline: 10/29 Saturdays 11/6 & 11/13 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Virtual Fee: $71.00 #0133F

Session II Monday-Wednesday 10/4-10/6 3:15-5:15 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: $86.00 #0208A Registration deadline: 9/27

Tech Academy

Extreme Robotics: Virtual Battlebots Grades 3-8

Make an interactive game using Scratch. Learn how to put code blocks together and recreate the classic video game, Snake. Learn fundamental coding concepts like sequencing, conditionals, variables, and more. Registration deadline: 11/12

Tech Academy

Smash into virtual walls to tear down castles or navigate labyrinths maze. In this class, we will code virtual robots, using Vexcode VR. VEXcode VR lets you code a virtual robot using a block-based coding environment powered by Scratch Blocks. VEXcode VR is based on VEXcode. Create robotic mayhem in a virtual playground while igniting a lifelong love of problem-solving. Registration deadline: 11/29

Saturday, November 20 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Virtual Fee: $56.00 #0133G

Saturdays 12/4 & 12/11 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Virtual Fee: $71.00 #0133I

Video Production for YouTube Grades 2-6 Tech Academy

Learn how to create YouTube content! Shoot videos, edit sound, and create an online presence with YouTube. YouTube is the top destination for online videos. Learn tricks that pro filmmakers use for better shots, lighting, and sounds. Edit your video, add transitions and insert a soundtrack. Share your finished video with the world. Registration deadline: 12/22

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

Through challenges and special tasks in the Lunar Mission map, class encourages efficient building and promotes critical thinking. Gain experience in building autonomous and remote controlled rover robots. Each student is provided with individual equipment to maximize focus and learning experience. The goal is to help the next generation of engineers gain a passion for robotics and develop essential problem-solving skills! Session I Tuesday-Thursday 9/28-9/30 3:15-5:15 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: $86.00 #0208 Registration deadline: 9/21

Extreme Coding: Super Snake Grades 4-8

Wednesday 12/29 & Thursday 12/30 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Virtual Fee: $71.00 #0133H

Eu Sheng Chung - Chung Robotics

Don’t forget about our scholarships! Litchfield Community Education & Recreation 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 guidelines of the free/reduced lunch program).

See page 38 or call us for more details! See page 30 for free/reduced lunch information. FALL 2021

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YOUTH RECREATION Introduction to Indoor Pond Hockey Ages 3-9

Dancin’ Dragons Ages 3-Grade 6

The BENO Blue Line Club & Litchfield Community Education are offering an opportunity to try the game of hockey indoors. Coaches will be on the ice helping those needing instruction and supervising games. Participants are divided into groups based 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, any pond hockey participant that

Dancin’ Dragons runs year round. In the fall program, dancers receive costumes that are used in the winter.spring program as well. The summer program, a week long camp, is more informal and dancer’s receive shirts. Jazz, ballet and high kick skills will be taught using teamwork, rhythm and coordination while building self-esteem. Participants create a unique dance routine to showcase for family and friends at the end of the program.

has never joined the LDC mite program will be able to join the mite program this year and receive free registration fees! A jersey will be provided. For participants not already affiliated with the LDC mite program, they will also receive a stick to keep. Please indicate jersey size when registering.

Jersey Registration deadline: 11/1

Sundays 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19, 1/2, 1/16, 1/30, 2/13 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 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: 10/8 Equipment is provided to those that need it.

Saturday, October 16 10:00-11:30 AM Litchfield Civic Arena FREE #1021B

Fall Dragon Youth Soccer Grades K-6 Manny Jasso & Volunteer Coaches

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

The goal is to explain, demonstrate, and practice specific basketball fundamentals to develop good habits on the court. Participate in game play and rotate through skill stations coached by high school players and staff. The importance of hard work, communication and a positive attitude will be stressed, while maintaining a fun environment. Please indicate shirt size when registering. Gain free admission to home basketball games with your shirt! Registration deadline: 11/12

Soccer is fast, fun and a great sport for all ages. Learn and improve soccer skills, teamwork and strategy. Please indicate shirt size when registering. If you register after the deadline, you MAY NOT get a shirt. Volunteer coaches needed! Contact Community Ed for volunteer information. Registration deadline: 10/7

Grades K-1 Mondays 10/18-11/29 6:30-7:15 PM #1007

Grades 2-3 Tuesdays 10/19-11/30 6:30-7:15 PM #1008

Grades 4-6 Tuesdays 10/19-11/30 7:15-8:00 PM #1009

No practice 11/1 & 11/2 MS Gyms Fee: $30.00

Saturdays 11/20-12/18 (No 12/4) HS Gym 9:00-10:00 AM Fee: $40.00 Preschool Kindergarten Gr.1 Gr.2 12

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

Gr.3 Gr.4 Gr.5

#1861E #1861F #1861G Register online at: litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


YOUTH RECREATION Fall Flag Football Gr. 2-9

Dragon Fall Tackle Football Gr. 5 & 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. Please indicate shirt size when registering. NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE! Saturdays 8/31-10/12 6:30-7:45 PM HS Practice Field Fee: $35.00 #1353 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 to apply the discount!

Litchfield Football Staff

The focus of the program is to develop the football skills of all players and improve the overall athleticism of all student athletes. Kids will play and have an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of different football positions. Volunteer coaches teach: 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 need to provide football pants with pads. Baseball/football shoes with rubber cleats are preferred, but tennis shoes work as well. Teams meet twice a week. Please indicate shirt size when registering. NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE! Parent/Player Meeting and Equipment Hand Out Tuesday 8/17 6:00-7:00 PM HS RM W-110

Fall Sports Camp Ages 5-10

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.)

Enjoy some outdoor fun at Fall Sports Camp! Spend two days on each activity: flag football, track & soccer. Great for kids wanting an introduction to these sports. Registration deadline: 9/6

First Practice Thursday 8/19 6:00-7:30 PM HS Practice Field Fee: $40.00 #1837

Val Chellin

Mondays & Tuesdays 9/13-9/28 3:15-4:15 PM WEB Gym Fee: $35.00 #9133

Fall Youth Volleyball Gr. K-6 LHS Volleyball Coaching Staff

Legion Basketball Grades 4-6

LHS Varsity Coaching Staff The focus will be on fundamentals and developing the skills and knowledge needed to play basketball. The second phase will focus on fundamentals and playing league games on Mondays and/or Thursdays through the end of February. Practice times vary but will be between 5:30-8:30 PM. A formal schedule will follow. Boys Grades 4-6 Monday-Thursday 10/25-11/4 #1360 Registration deadline: 10/18 Girls Grades 4-6 Monday-Thursday 11/1-11/18 #1361 Registration deadline: 10/25 3:00-4:30 PM HS & MS Gyms Fee: $50.00

Revenues for Legion go directly to the program to support tournament fees and jerseys.

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

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. Please indicate shirt size when registering. Registration deadline: 9/6 Mondays 9/13-10/4 3:30-4:30 PM HS Gym Fee: $40.00 #1880

We hope to see you this fall!

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YOUTH SPECIAL EVENTS Snowtubing Grades K+

Ski & Snowboard Club Grades 4-12

Powder Ridge

Powder Ridge

Snowtubing requires no special skill or equipment. Powder Ridge supplies 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, you’ll warm up with activities and a special snack at the WEB! Bring a bag lunch and water bottle, an afternoon snack will be provided. Registration deadline: 1/13

This club is for all skill levels and is a great outdoor recreation opportunity for the winter months. It gives participants an opportunity to ski and snowboard as a group and develops skills in these exhilarating sports. Registration deadline: 12/2

*You must fill out a Snow Tubing Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement prior to tubing.

Monday, January 17 9:00 AM-4:00 PM WEB Lobby Fee: $37.00 #0220

Thursdays 12/9-2/3 (No 12/23 & 12/30) 3:00-8:00 PM Fees (includes transportation): Lift Ticket Only - $190.00 Lift Ticket & Season Equipment Rental - $300.00 Lift Ticket, Season Equipment Rental & 3 Lessons (1 hour each) - $315.00 MS Parking Lot #0220C

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.

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 Registration should be done online or in person through Litchfield Community Education. All athletes and Unified Partners are required to fill out an application/consent form for Special Olympics MN. Forms can be found at: specialolympicsminnesota.org or Litchfield Community Education & Education office Participants must bring these forms to the first night of practice. Game jerseys will be provided. More Information to Come! WEB Gym FREE #4025

Volunteers Needed!

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. There is a possibility of adding the area tournament to the fun too! No previous experience necessary. Dates & Times TBD Litchfield Bowl FREE #4027

Registration is required!

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

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

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AQUATICS HWY 12 Waves Ages 5-18

Tim Hroma - Head Dragon Swim & Dive Coach The philosophy of Highway 12 Waves is to produce well rounded kids that love to swim. We help nurture both the physical and emotional development of each child and work to measure improvement through instruction, training and preparation. We strive to develop an excitement about competitive swimming in each child, a respect for the abilities of others, an appreciation of the importance of hard work and self-discipline, a desire to constantly improve, the ability to win or lose graciously, and a pride in ones self and fellow swimmers. This is not a learn to swim program. Level 3 swim lessons are encouraged prior to joining. There will be a skills evaluation and, if the swimmer passes, the coach will place them into the appropriate group based on their skill level (swimmer must be able to perform the basic skills of freestyle and backstroke for the full length of the pool). If you are unsure of your swimmer’s abilities, you can still have them try out.

Ripples (Primarily ages 8 and under)

This entry-level program requires that participants are able to swim one length of a 25 yard pool freestyle or backstroke. Emphasis is on learning the four basic strokes, starts and turns. Skills taught include: four basic swimming strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly), kicking, diving, flip turns and open turns. 3:30-4:15 PM Fee: $89.00 #0016

Breakers (Primarily ages 12 and under)

Typhoons (Primarily ages 13 and older)

Swimmers fine tune strokes, starts, turns and develop good training habits. Moderate training for stroke work is begun. Skills taught include: tune stroke techniques, flip turns, open turns, IM transitions and starts, knowing three stroke drills for each stroke, learning proper technique for streamlines, pull-outs, and break-outs and improve conditioning and added yardage. This group is for middle school/high school level swimmers. 3:30-5:30 PM Fee: $139.00 #0016B

Learn advanced competitive swimming skills and the very basics of training. Skills taught include: relay starts, underwater pull-outs for breaststroke, flip turns and open turns for IM races, swim a set with rest periods, swim a set with training intervals, can read times from a pace clock and know two-stroke drills for each stroke. 3:30-4:30 PM Fee: $109.00 #0016A

Private Swim Lessons

This class is designed for anyone who would benefit from one-on-one instruction and covers any of the Red Cross Swim Levels. You will get 4, 30 minute sessions. Instructors are assigned upon registration. Fee: $83.00

Semi-Private Swim Lessons

This class is designed for anyone who would benefit from one-on-one instruction and covers any of the Red Cross Swim Levels. Lessons are shared between two family members of the same level, or if they are both under level 2. You will get 4, 30 minute sessions. Instructors are assigned upon registration. Fee: $100.00 Days and times are arranged with instructor HS Pool Call to register

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

All Levels: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays January 10-March 15 (No 1/17 & 2/21) Litchfield High School Pool Registration deadline: 1/3 *Please bring goggles & a swim cap.

Water Safety Instructor Course Ages 16+

Red Cross Certified Instructor Trainer, Naomi Acosta This course will certify you to teach all levels of Red Cross Swimming lessons. It will consist of pool and classroom time. Through video and hands-on skill building, in and out of the water, it is designed to train instructors to use a variety of teaching strategies, including: class management techniques, lesson planning and execution, observation and assessment, and new tools to be a great instructor. Bring downloaded and viewable coursework to class on a technology device. Additional coursework completed outside the scheduled sessions will be required. Participants must be 16 years old by the final day. A preliminary swimming skills pretest is required. Bring a suit, goggles and towel.

Friday 9/10 - 5:00-8:00 PM Saturday 9/18 & Sunday 9/19 - 8:00 AM-5:00 PM DCHS Pool and DCMS Room B6 Fee: $275.00 Cancelation/refund deadline: 8/27 Contact Dassel-Cokato Community Education for more information or to register: (320) 286-4120 or bit.ly/DCCommEdRegister FALL 2021

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GUIA DE PROGRAMAS Y ACTIVIDADES Evaluación de Temprana Edad 2021-2022 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: Septiembre 9

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Febrero 24

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 juga dores 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 las camisetas se pueden usar como boletos de admisión gratis para los partidos de baloncesto de niños y niñas. Plazo para registrarse: 11/12 Sábados, Nov. 20, 27 & Dic. 11, 18 9:00-10:00 AM Gimnasio de HS Costo: $40.00 Pre-escuela Kinder Gr.1 Gr.2

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

Dragones, Futbol de Jóvenes Gr. K-6 Manny Jasso & Volunteer Coaches

Patrocina a un Niño-Becas Disponibles La Educación Comunitaria de Litchfield recibe donaciones generosas de Individuos y negocios en nuestra comunidad para proveer becas para actividades juveniles. Estos fondos permanecen en vigor hasta que sean utilizados. Las becas se basan en los ingresos y elegibilidad y usamos las mismas directrices que el Programa de Almuerzo gratis y precio reducido. Por favor, contacte a la oficina de Educación Comunitaria Para obtener más información y para determinar la elegibilidad. 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.

El fútbol es rápido, divertido y es un gran deporte para todas las edades. Las niñas y los niños tendrán la oportunidad de aprender y mejorar sus habilidades de fútbol, trabajar en equipo y su estrategia. Please indicate shirt size when registering. Por favor, especifique el tamaño de la camiseta al registrarse (YS-AXL). Si se registra después del fin de registación, puede que no reciba playera. Fin de Registración: 10/7 Gr. K-1 Lunes 10/18-11/29 6:30-7:15 PM #1007

Gr. 2-3 Martes 10/19-11/30 6:30-7:15 PM #1008

Gr. 4-6 Martes 10/19-11/30 7:15-8:00 PM #1009

Sin práctica 11/1 & 11/2 MS Gimnasio Fee: $30.00

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. Para ayuda con esta información en español llame a Jeff Garland (320) 593-7971 16

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GUIA DE PROGRAMAS Y ACTIVIDADES Estimados Padres/Tutores: Nuestra escuela ofrece comidas saludables todos los días. El Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. Está permitiendo que las escuelas proporcionen comidas para el año escolar 2021-22 a través de una disposición del Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares llamado la Opción de Verano Sin Costuras (SSO). Se ha emitido una exención para apoyar el acceso a comidas nutritivas mientras se minimiza la exposición potencial a COVD-19. Nuestra escuela ha optado por utilizar esta exención y operar el SSO que nos permite proporcionar comidas. gratis para todos los estudiantes. No se requiere una solicitud para recibir este beneficio de comida gratis. SIN EMBARGO, su (s) hijo (s) pueden calificar para beneficios adicionales como tarifas reducidas o la Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios Pandémicos (P-EBT), que es un beneficio ‘nutricional de emergencia temporal federal que se carga en tarjetas electrónicas para que las familias compren alimentos en base a un Solicitud de beneficios educativos. En las escuelas públicas, su solicitud también ayuda a que la escuela califique para obtener fondos y descuentos para la educación. Las Escuelas Públicas de Litchfield alientan a las familias a que presenten su solicitud, completando la Solicitud de Beneficios Educativos adjunta siguiendo las instrucciones. Devuelva su solicitud completa a cualquier edificio escolar o la oficina del distrito o envíela por correo a: (las solicitudes también pueden enviarse en línea a través de su portal para padres de Infinite Campus) Litchfield Public Schools Attn: Stacy Justison 307 E. 6th St Litchfield, MN 55355 ¿Quién puede recibir comidas escolares gratuitas? Los niños que viven en hogares que participan en los programas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) o Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), hijos de crianza, sin hogar, inmigrantes y niños fugitivos pueden recibir comidas escolares gratuitas sin reportar los ingresos del hogar. O los niños pueden recibir comidas escolares gratuitas si el ingreso familiar está dentro del máximo que se muestra por el tamaño de su hogar en las instrucciones. Yo recibo WIC o Asistencia Médica ¿Pueden mis hijos recibir comidas escolares gratuitas? Los niños en hogares que participan en WIC o Asistencia Médica, pueden ser elegibles para comidas escolares gratuitas. Por favor llenar una solicitud. ¿A quién debo incluir como miembro de mi unidad familiar? Inclúyase usted e incluya a todas las demás personas que vivan en su hogar, independientemente del parentesco (como abuelos, otros parientes o amigos). ¿Puedo solicitar aunque un miembro de mi unidad familiar no sea ciudadano estadounidense? Sí. Usted o sus hijos no tienen que ser ciudadanos estadounidenses para que los niños califiquen para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido. ¿Qué sucede si no siempre gano lo mismo en ingresos? Indique el monto que recibe normalmente. Si trabaja tiempo extra regularmente, también inclúyalo; pero no lo incluya si solamente lo hace ocasionalmente. ¿Se verificará la información que yo suministre? Sí; y también es posible que le pidamos que provea comprobante por escrito. ¿Cómo se mantendrá la información? La información que usted proporcione en el formulario, y la aprobación de su hijo para recibir beneficios de comidas escolares, serán protegidas como datos privados. Para obtener más información, consulte la última página de la Solicitud de Beneficios Educativos. ¿Si yo no califico ahora puedo solicitar después? Sí. Por favor completar una solicitud en cualquier momento si bajan sus ingresos, el tamaño de su familia aumenta, o si comienza a recibir beneficios SNAP, MFIP o FDPIR. Por favor proporcione la información solicitada acerca de la identidad racial de los niños y el origen étnico, lo que ayuda a asegurarnos de que estamos sirviendo plenamente a nuestra comunidad. Esta información no es necesaria para la aprobación de los beneficios de comidas escolares. Si tiene alguna otra pregunta o necesita ayuda, llame a 320-693-2444 or email sjustison@isd465.org Atentamente, Stacy Justison, Secretaria del Servicio Alimenticio, Escuielas de Litchfield Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

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ADULT ENRICHMENT All I Want is a Good Night’s Sleep

AARP Safe Driver Courses

The Lamb Shoppe LLC

Volunteer Instructor

To most people, a good night’s sleep conjures thoughts of rest, relaxation and renewed energy. Yet, if you’re one who suffers from disrupted sleep, this may be far from true and can affect your ability to have a productive day. Learn about gentle herbs that can help you rest better and how to use them safely. In addition, a variety of other sleep enhancing techniques will be discussed. Registration deadline: 10/28

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. Class includes video, lectures, and discussion. There will be no driving or written test.

Thursday, November 4 6:00-7:00 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: $25.00 #1104

Bring a pen and your AARP card with you to class. For any questions in regards to your auto insurance, contact your auto insurance company. Call before mailing in a payment as spots fill quickly.

Heartsaver® CPR AED & First Aid

Heartsaver® courses are intended for anyone with little to no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g. OSHA), or other requirements. Courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

Heartcode® Basic Life Support (BLS) BLS 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. It is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills. Contact us for more information (320) 693-2354!

Fee: AARP Member - $30.00 Non-Member - $35.00 All classes are held at: Wagner Education Building - Room 12 307 E 6th Street Litchfield, MN 55355 *Enter through the 6th Street door.

8-Hour Initial Course Wednesday 10/6 & Thursday 10/7 5:30-9:30 PM #1060 Registration deadline: 9/29

4-Hour Refresher Courses Tuesday #1050

9/14 12:30-4:30 PM Registration deadline: 9/7

Wednesday #1051

10/13 5:30-9:30 PM Registration deadline: 10/6

Wednesday #1052

11/17 12:30-4:30 PM Registration deadline: 11/10

Tuesday #1053

12/14 5:30-9:30 PM Registration deadline: 12/7

Refreshments provided by Jason Tibbits State Farm Insurance Litchfield, MN

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ADULT ENRICHMENT Beginner Beekeeping

Introduction to Crochet: Washcloths Grade 4-Adult

Have you ever thought about getting bees but have no idea where to start? This class will cover equipment needed, reasons for getting into bees, your expectations of beekeeping and how to get bees. This will be a brief overview of how to get started and how to get through your first year of beekeeping. Registration deadline: 1/7

Participants from very beginner to intermediate are invited to learn the basic stitches for crochet and make a cotton washcloth. There will be explicit instruction in the steps to chain, single crochet and double crochet as well as handouts provided. You will need to bring a ball of cotton crochet yarn (ex. peaches and cream or sugar and cream) and size G crochet hook. Registration deadline: 9/28

Saturday, January 15 8:00-11:00 AM WEB Room 12 Fee: $25.00 #0303

Tuesday, October 5 6:00-8:00 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: Adult: $36.00 Child: $25.00 #0622

Rusch Farms

Jennifer Carl

Great opportunity for family bonding with this classic handicraft tradition!

Advanced Beekeeping Rusch Farms

You have your bees, what now? Learn about hive management for pollination and honey production, discuss disease, pest and parasite treatments, how to overwinter bees in northern climates and what to do with extra honey. We will be looking into hives, identifying queens, drones, worker bees and hive health. You will need to provide your own lunch, This class is bee suit, veil and gloves. Un-BEE-lievable! Registration deadline: 5/13 Saturday, May 21 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Rusch Farms Fee: $65.00 #0304

COVID-19 UPDATE Being that guidelines are ever changing in response to COVID-19, all activities are subject to change. Litchfield Community Education follows guidelines set forth by the State of Minnesota and Minnesota State High School League. Visit the Litchfield School District website for a list of guidelines that we follow.

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Let’s Paint! Ages 16+ Val Chellin

Let’s paint a winter picture together! Step-by-step, we’ll paint a winter scene for yourself or as a holiday gift for someone special. All supplies are provided. Registration deadline: 11/24 Thursday, December 2 7:00-9:00 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: $25.00 #1202

Beginner Sewing All Ages Cindy Rusch

Interested in learning how to sew but don't know how to get started? Cindy will educate you on sewing terms, what supplies you need, how to read a pattern, how to wind a bobbin and how to thread your sewing machine. You will make a reversible market tote that will be the envy of all the other shoppers! See online registration for list of supplies needed for class. Registration deadline: 1/3 Saturday, January 8 8:00 AM-12:00 PM MS RM 136 Fee: $23.00 ($7.00 materials fee due at time of class) #0119 FALL 2021

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ADULT ENRICHMENT Fondant Cake Decorating All Ages

Peanut Butter Pie Grades K+

Charity Ross

Val Chellin

Learn to make this award winning pie with a flour crust, a layered peanut butter and vanilla pudding center, topped with a crunchy meringue. All supplies included. Please bring a rolling pin if you have one. Registration deadline: 9/23 Thursday, September 30 7:00-9:00 PM HS RM C-110 Adult Fee: $25.00 Adult & Child Fee (1 pie): $40.00

Put your cake decorating skills to the test as you turn a basic cake into something spectacular. Charity will guide you through basic fondant techniques, with creating a one of a kind cake as the end result. Each participant will get a double layer, 6” round cake, frosting, fondant, and tools to make a unique cake. Bring a cake taker, apron and turn table if you have them. 6:30-8:30 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: Adult & Child (1 Cake): $50.00 Adult: $50.00 Child (Ages 14+): $48.00

*Child must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Fun and Art of Lefse Making Jeanne Peterson and the Holy Rollers

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. Registration deadline: 11/16 Tuesday, November 23 HS RM C-110 6:30-8:00 PM Fee: $20.00 #1444 Get ready to roll!

Galaxy Cake Tuesday, September 21 #1127 Registration deadline: 9/14 Monster Cake Tuesday, October 19 #1127A Registration deadline: 10/12 Tree Stump Cake Tuesday, November 16 #1127B Registration deadline: 11/9 Winter Cake Tuesday, December 21 #1127C Registration deadline: 12/14 Rose Cake Tuesday, January 18 #1127D Registration deadline: 1/11 Valentine’s Cake Tuesday, February 8 #1127E Registration deadline: 2/1

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ADULT RECREATION Alumni Basketball Tournament District #465 Litchfield Basketball Fundraiser

Adult Volleyball League Get a team together and play volleyball this fall! Teams must provide a team name and captain before the registration deadline. Regular games are played until November 17 with the end of the season playoffs December 1 and 8. Registration deadline: 9/1

LHS Varsity Coaching Staff

This fundraiser for Litchfield Basketball is for graduates of Litchfield High School. Register your team by graduation year or other preference. Registration includes a meal from McDonald's and a t-shirt. Two games guaranteed. Alumni will be asked to help out.

Wednesdays 9/8-12/8 (No 11/24) 6:30-10:00 PM MS Gyms Fee: $80.00/Team #1739

Sunday, December 26 - 9:00 AM HS & MS Gyms Fee: $20 .00 Spectator Admission: $4.00

Adult Pickleball

For more information or to register, email derek_koll23@hotmail.com

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. Balls are provided. Register at any time! Tuesdays & Thursdays 9/7-12/16 (No 10/21 & 11/25) 6:00-9:00 PM WEB Gym Fee: $30.00 #0502A

Special Olympics

Volunteers are needed! If you are looking for an enjoyable way to make a difference in the lives of others this is for you! We are looking for adults and students to volunteer with our youth and adults with disabilities on a weekly basis. Call (320) 693-2354 for more information!

Power Hour Natasha Koll

Power Hour takes the best aspects of group fitness and individual training and combines them. Benefit from a supportive community that holds you accountable and pushes you to be your best. Move at your own pace based on your abilities. Instructors explain the workout format, demonstrate movements, and provide modifications at the start of each class, so you feel confident in your ability to complete the workout! It’s a combination of resistance/strength training, high intensity interval training, and cardio/endurance. Work alone, in pairs, and groups depending on the workout format! The goal is to promote community and health. Registration deadline: 8/23

Beginner Pickleball for Seniors Join us in trying your hand at Pickleball! Pickleball is a cross between tennis, badminton and ping-pong. This activity is specific to seniors who are beginners at pickleball. Bring your own paddle. Balls are provided. Register at any time! Wednesdays 9//8-12/15 (No 10/20& 11/24) 6:00-9:00 PM “Pickleball is the fastest WEB Gym growing sports that Fee: $20.00 you can compete in at any #0502B age and skill level.”

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ADULT & FAMILY SPECIAL EVENTS Highway 12 Trippers Register through any one of the communities listed. Our trips fill up fast! Call before mailing a check payment. Times are approximate. Chaperone is not responsible for any changes in the schedule the day of the trip.

Minnesota History Day Tour October Date TBA

Explore Minnesota’s rich history with us. In the morning, we’ll visit the Minnesota Historical Society complex in St. Paul. Don’t miss the chance to explore this beautiful building filled with exhibits showcasing Minnesota history. After lunch, we’ll visit Mill City Museum in Minneapolis and discover the city’s wheat milling history. See 19th century flour milling machines, view vintage advertising, sit at a huge dinner table outfitted to feed a wheat harvest crew, trace the journey of wheat from farm to market, design a cereal box, and meet a player in the city’s history. Trip is pending. Both locations are not scheduling group tours at this time. We are hoping to know more by late September. Get on the waiting list! #3200

The Litchfield Downtown Council will be having several "Alive at 5!" events this year. Yes, downtown come alive at 5! Watch for more "Alive at 5!" events in 2022. Harvest Madness - Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 5-7 PM Come downtown to shop and eat. Meet historic characters who are "Everyday People" in Litchfield. Last year the weather was perfect. We hope it is this year too. Victorian Christmas - Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 5-7 PM Stroll the streets to shop, eat, enjoy the Christmas decorations, and have some hot chocolate with Christmas music! Not "Alive at 5!" but save the date for our annual Christmas Gala - Saturday, December 11 at the Litchfield Opera Houses House. Appetizers start at 6 PM & entertainment at 7 PM. More details and ticket information to come.

MN State Fair Bus All Ages

Day Trippers Dinner Theatre presents: “A Bench in the Sun” by Ron Clark

Thursday, August 26

Friday, September 17

Don’t miss out on “The Great Minnesota Get-Together!” Take a coach bus for a stress-free, air-conditioned ride. We’ll be going on the first day of the fair! Tickets are NOT included, fee is for the bus ride only. Purchase your fair tickets at the gate, online, or by calling Etix 1-800-514-3849. Discounted tickets, food and

When Adrienne Bliss, a once famous actress, moves into Valley View Gardens retirement home, Burt and Harold, two long time friends, compete for her attention. Think the Odd Couple + Sunshine Boys + Grumpy Old Men “Very wise, very moving, and most of all, very funny!” Mel Brooks. This play starred Tim Conway of the Carol Burnett show in its original production.

merchandise deals, and all-day specials offered at Mighty Midway and Kidway for all fair guests!

Depart 7:15 AM - Load at ACGC - High School 7:35 AM - Load at Litchfield - Civic Arena Parking Lot 8:05 AM - Load at Dassel-Cokato - PAC 8:25 AM - Load at Howard Lake - MAWSECO 720 9th Ave. 9:30 AM - Arrive at State Fair

Depart 9:40 AM - Load at ACGC - High School 10:00 AM - Load at Litchfield - Civic Arena Parking Lot 10:25 AM - Load at Dassel-Cokato - PAC 10:45 AM - Load at Howard Lake - MAWSECO 720 9th Ave. Lunch at 12:15 PM & Show at 1:15 PM

Return 7:30 PM - Leave State Fair 8:35 PM - Unload in Howard Lake 8:55 PM - Unload in Dassel-Cokato 9:25 PM - Unload in Litchfield 9:45 PM - Unload in ACGC Ages 15 and

Return 3:20 PM - Unload in Howard Lake 3:40 PM - Unload in Dassel-Cokato 4:05 PM - Unload in Litchfield 4:30 PM - Unload in ACGC

Bus Fee: $25.00/person #8270 Registration deadline: 8/19

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under must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $70.00

#8270B Registration deadline: 9/10

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LITCHFIELD COMMUNITY THEATRE Mission Statement

The Litchfield Community Theatre, Inc., a non-profit organization, seeks to be a cultural resource that provides entertainment, education and enrichment for the Litchfield area, as ell as abundant opportunities for community participation in a broad range of quality theatrical productions.

Litchfield Community Theatre Presents

Become a "Theatre Trouper"

Litchfield Community Theatre, Inc. needs people who are interested in volunteering to help out at its productions. People who will work behind the scenes, help with wardrobe and publicity, help the set designer or become a sound/light technician. If you are intrigued and would like more information, call Litchfield Community Education & Recreation at (320) 693-2354. Litchfield Community Theatre is in search of the following positions. ♦ Director for the 2022 Youth Theatre Production ♦ Director for the 2022 Summer Production ♦ Director for “All Together Now!” Download and submit an application at litchfieldcommunitytheatre.com! For LCT inquiries, contact: Litchfield Community Education & Recreation 307 E 6th Street, Suite 110 Litchfield, MN 55355 (320) 693-2354 litchcommed@isd465.org

Featuring Songs by (in alphabetical order): Lynn Ahrens • Kristen Anderson-Lopez • Benny Andersson • Billie Joe Armstrong • Howard Ashman • Sara Bareilles • Lionel Bart • Jerry Bock • Leslie Bricusse • Jason Robert Brown • Johnny Burke • Martin Charnin • Mindi Dickstein • Anthony Drewe • Jack Feldman • Stephen Flaherty • Matthew Gerrard • Zina Goldrich • Green Day • Sheldon Harnick • David Hein • Marcy Heisler • Jason Howland • Herbert Kretzmer • Jonathan Larson • Alan Jay Lerner • Frank Loesser • Frederick Loewe • Robert Lopez • Alan Menken • Tim Minchin • Robbie Nevil • Anthony Newley • Benj Pasek • Justin Paul • Tim Rice • Irene Sankoff • Dick Scanlan • Claude-Michel Schönberg • Stephen Schwartz • Marc Shaiman • Richard M. Sherman • Robert B. Sherman • Glenn Slater • Stephen Sondheim • George Stiles • Charles Strouse • Jeanine Tesori • Björn Ulvaeus • Jimmy Van Heusen • Frank Wildhorn • Scott Wittman

November 12-15 At Bernie Aaker Auditorium ALL TOGETHER NOW! Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.co.uk • www.mtishows.com • www.mtishows.com.au 24

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LITCHFIELD COMMUNITY THEATRE Litchfield Community Youth Theatre Production of

Litchfield Community Theatre Production of

Directed by TIM NELSON Music by RICHARD RODGERS

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture

Book and Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

Book by Kevin Del Aguila Original Music and Lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Someillan Performances 4/7-4/10 Auditions will be January of 2022 *Students grades 3-12 are welcome to audition. More information to come. Madagascar Jr. is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

Performances 7/21-7/24 Auditions will be in May of 2022 *Students must have completed grade 3 to audition. More information to come. CINDERELLA is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. www.concordtheatricals.com

Photographs/Recording

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO Litchfield Preschool Ripley Elementary Orientation

Middle School

High School

Monday, August 30

10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Welcome Conferences School Pictures

First Day of School Gr. 6-8 Device Distribution

First Day of School Gr. 9-12 Device Distribution

Tuesday, August 31

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Welcome Conferences School Pictures

Grades 5-8 in Building

Grades 9-12 in Building

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Visit litchfield.k12.mn.us>Home Page>Infinite Campus Portal If you do not know your login information, contact your student(s) school secretary. Fall Activities This information is for students grades 7-12 who are planning on participating in activities this school year. Due to construction, we will be unable to host our annual Fall activities meeting for parents and students. Instead, all head coaches/advisors will be scheduling independent parent meetings the first week of practice. The first day of practice for athletes, grades 9-12, will be Monday, August 16.  All MSHSL forms and Physicals must be completed prior to the

first day of practice. (Physicals should be completed in 7th and 10th grade). Athletes will not be allowed to participate without a current physical.  Activity Fees must be paid before students are given a uniform. H.S. Fees: $95.00 Athletic, $50.00 Fine Arts  Forms available online or at the High School Activities Office.  Fees may be paid online or at High School Activities Office.  For payment online, visit litchfield.k12.mn.us >Infinite Campus Portal>Fees>My Accounts>Optional Payments>Add to Cart School Registration Students need to be registered online by August 7  Login to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal (litchfield.k12.mn.us, Infinite Campus)  Click More (located the bottom of the page)  Click Online Registration  Verify and/or edit your Online Registration information  Click Submit Apply for Meal Benefits (More>Meal Benefits>Application)  Add money to meal accounts (Food Service>Pay>Amount)  Pay for activities (Fees>My Accounts>Optional Payments if using an iPad, Fees>Wallet Icon>Optional Payments)  K-12 Device - $30.00 (Fees>Add to Cart)  Check status of immunizations (More>Health) Emergency Closing Information Announcements regarding school closings/late starts – 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, you 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 at the Wagner Education Building - 307 E 6th Street on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7:00 PM. Call (320) 693-2444 for information. Address Correction Requested If your contact information has changed (name, phone number, etc.), please notify Litchfield Public School District Office.

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VISIT OUR WEBSITE

litchfield.k12.mn.us

There is a wide variety of useful information including school calendar, parent communication, school menus, staff directories, Litchfield Community Education & Recreation opportunities, and much, much more!

Directory Litchfield High School & ALP (320) 693-2424 Litchfield Middle School (320) 693-2441 Lake Ripley Elementary (320) 693-2436 ISD 465 District Office (320) 693-2444 Litchfield Community Education & Recreation Litchfield Preschool Early Childhood Programs & Dragon Kids Club (320) 693-2354 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. You may qualify if your household income is: Family Size 2

Monthly Income $3,992

Yearly Income $47,905

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$5,032

$60,390

4

$6,072

$72,875

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$7,113

$85,360

Income is one factor, but other rules and limits apply for qualifying. For more information, call your county office or visit mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/adults/health-care. The income limits above are valid until June 30, 2022. To get a MNsure application for health coverage and help paying costs (DHS-6696):  Print one from the website  Call 877-KIDS-NOW toll free  Call Meeker County Social Services at (320) 693-5300 This information is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO Dear Parent/Guardian: Our school provides healthy meals each day. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is allowing schools to provide meals for the 2021-22 school year through a provision of the National School Lunch Program called the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). A waiver has been issued to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to COVD-19. Our school has chosen to use this waiver and operate the SSO which enables us to provide meals free of charge for all students. No application is required to receive this free meal benefit. HOWEVER, your child(ren) may qualify for additional benefits such as reduced fees or the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) which is a federal temporary emergency nutrition benefit that is loaded onto electronic cards for families to purchase food based on a qualified Application for Educational Benefits. At public schools, your application also helps the school qualify for education funds and discounts! Litchfield Public Schools strongly encourages families to apply, by completing the Application for Educational Benefits. Return your completed application to any school Building, the district office or mail to: Litchfield Public Schools, Attn: Stacy Justison - 307 E 6th Street - Litchfield, MN 55355 Who should complete this application? 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 qualify without reporting household income. Alternatively, children can qualify if their household income is within the maximum income shown for their household size on the instructions. COMMON QUESTIONS: I get WIC or Medical Assistance. Can my children qualify? Children in households participating in WIC or Medical Assistance do not automatically qualify. Children may be eligible 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 complete an application. 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 might. We may ask you to send written proof. How will the information be kept? Information you provide on the form, and your child’s approval, 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. For questions, call, or email Stacy Justison, Food Service Administrator, 320-693-6944/ sjustison@isd465.org. Sincerely, Stacy Justison

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO Litchfield Public Schools ● Food Service News School Meals All meals served meet nutritional standards established by the U.S.D.A. If a child has been determined by a physician to have a disability and the disability prevents the child from eating the regular meal, the school will make modifications or substitutions prescribed by the physician at no additional charges. Parents of students with such concerns will need to contact Lorie Garland, School Nurse at (320) 693-2436 for additional information. School Meal Prices 2021-2022 Due to an extended waiver provided by USDA in regards to the pandemic, school meals will be provided free of charge for all students for the 2021-2022 school year. All kindergarten Breakfast FREE *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. “Grab ‘n Go” Breakfast 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 1 st 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 to cover the cost of milk served daily at break time (3 rd grade does not do milk break). Kindergarten snack milk is free. The fee is $50.00 for the full year or families may pay $25.00 at the beginning of the year and again by the end of January 2022. 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 2021-2022 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. Families 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 login information, please contact your student(s) school secretary. Balances/Payments All student account balances left on account from last school year have been balance forwarded to this school year. Log onto 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: Household Student 1 $10.00 Student 2 $10.00 Student 3 $10.00 $30.00

If you are making an online payment via your Parent Portal, you 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. You are not required to pay online and can still send in cash/check with the student(s). Visit the Litchfield Schools website! litchfield.k12.mn.us 28

Contact Stacy Justison for more information: Litchfield Schools District Office (320) 693-2444 ● sjustison@isd465.org

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO 2021-2022 Free/Reduced Meal Benefits FREE Breakfast Meals to all Kindergarten students FREE Breakfast and Lunch meals to all Free/Reduced eligible student To see if you qualify for this benefit, a meal benefits application must be submitted. Please read further for more details. 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 “MORE > Meal Benefits” or by visiting the school website, litchfield.k12.mn.us. Click “Food Service Request for Meals” under “Quick Links” and then “2021-22 Free/Reduced Meal Benefits Information, Reminders and Applications” under “Quick Links”. Applications are also available at the district office or 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 10/11/2021, SO YOU MUST RE-APPLY IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS FOR CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR. IF A NEW APPLICATION IS NOT SUBMITTED BY EXPIRATION DATE, YOU WILL BE MOVED TO A PAID STATUS. NOTE: If your household income changes throughout the year, families are encouraged to re-apply or apply anytime throughout the year. (Examples include: unemployment, lay-offs, or reduction in hours). Applications can be turned in directly to the district office or at any 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.

For more 2021-2022 Free/Reduced Meal Benefits Information, see page 30. 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 24 for office phone numbers. Account Balance Notifications Account balance notifications will be sent out once per week 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 How to Complete the Application for Educational Benefits

Complete the Application for Educational Benefits form for school year 2021-22 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, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

Maximum Total Income Household size

$ Per Year

$ Per Month

$ Twice Per Month

$ Per 2 Weeks

$ Per Week

1

23,828

1,986

993

917

459

2

32,227

2,686

1,343

1,240

620

3

40,626

3,386

1,693

1,563

782

4

49,025

4,086

2,043

1,886

943

5

57,424

4,786

2,393

2,209

1,105

6

65,823

5,486

2,743

2,532

1,266

7

74,222

6,186

3,093

2,855

1,428

8

82,621

6,886

3,443

3,178

1,589

Add for each additional person

8,399

700

350

324

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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 • 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. Report the total number of household members and ensure all household members are listed individually on the application in the child or adult section as applicable. • 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. o List all adults living in the household not listed in Step 1, whether related or not, such as grandparents, relatives, or friends. o Gross Earnings from Work. This is usually the money received from working at jobs where a paycheck is received. For each income, check the box to show how often the income is received: weekly, bi-weekly, twice per month, or monthly. o 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. o Are you Self-Employed or a Farmer? List the net income per month or year after business expenses. Do not list the same income twice on the application. A loss from farm or self-employment must be listed as 0 income and does not reduce other income. o Any Other Gross Income. List gross incomes before deductions from all other sources, such as SSI, unemployment, child support, public assistance, social security, rental income or annuities. 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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STEP 4: Contact information and adult signature. “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 Free Reduced Denied that if I purposely give false information, my children may lose meal benefits, and I No ☐ Verified? Do Not Fill Out: For School Office Use After After After may be prosecuted under applicable State and Federal laws.” Attach change Conversions to Annualize All Income:

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.

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C.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. 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

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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 NO > Go to STEP 3. If YES >Enter SNAP, MFIP or FDPIR Case Number (between 4-9 digits, do not report EBT card number) ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ then go to STEP 4 (Do not complete STEP 3) STEP 3: Report Income for ALL Household Members (Skip this step if you answered ‘Yes’ to STEP 2) A. Last Four Digits of Social Security Number (SSN) of Adult Household Member: XXX-XX-☐☐☐☐Or Check if Adult has No SSN:☐ Total Number of All Household Members (Children + Adults)☐ Total Income Received by All Children Weekly Bi-weekly 2x Month B.Child Income. $ ☐ ☐ ☐ Sometimes children in the household earn or receive income, such as from a part time job or SSI. Please include the TOTAL income received by all children listed in STEP 1. Do not include income received by adults in the box to the right.

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STEP 1: 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. Adults over grade 12 living in the same household should be reported in Step 3. If your children attend different districts or charter/nonpublic schools, return an application at each one.

2021-22 Application for Educational Benefits

Complete one application per household for all children. Please use pen (not a pencil). Mail or return completed form to: (School/District Information) __________________________________________

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spending money A child receives regular income from a private pension fund, annuity, or trust

A friend or extended family member regularly gives a child

Social Security benefits include combat pay, FSSA or privatized housing allowances) b.Allowances for off-base housing, food and clothing

If you are in the U.S. Military: a.Basic pay and cash bonuses (do NOT

Unemployment benefits Worker’s compensation Alimony payments Child support payments Veteran’s benefits Strike benefits

local government Supplemental Security Income

(before deductions or taxes) Net income from self-employment (farm or business)

A Parent is disabled, retired, or deceased, and their child receives

Cash Assistance from State or

Salary, wages, cash bonuses

Public Assistance / Alimony / Child Support

salary or wages A child is blind or disabled and receives Social Security

Earnings from Work

A child has a regular full or part-time job where they earn a

Examples

Sources of Income for Adults

from outside household

Investment income Rental income Regular cash payments

or estates Annuities

Social Security Disability benefits Regular income from trusts

All Other Income

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, http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html 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.

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.

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.

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.

 Income from any other source

the household

 Earnings from work  Social Security  Disability Payments  Survivor’s Benefits  Income from person outside

Sources of Child Income

Sources of Income for Children

INSTRUCTIONS: Sources of Income

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

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

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. Respond to both Step One, Ethnicity and Step Two, Race.

OPTIONAL: Children’s Racial and Ethnic Identities

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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. Alternating stops will not be scheduled for varying parental/guardian 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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November Election Day 2 Daylight Saving Time Ends 7 Early Release 10 12:30 PM 12-13 Indoor Marching Band Concert 7:00 PM 7:00 PM LMS Band Concert Gr. 7 & 8 11 5:30 PM Fall Vocal Concert Gr. 6-8 15 7:00 PM Fall Vocal Concert Gr. 9-12 15 K-4 Conferences, PM 16 K-4 Conferences, PM 17 K-4 Conferences - No School K-4 19 25-26 Thanksgiving Break - No School

October LMS Conferences 11 LHS Conferences 11 LMS Conferences 13 21-22 MEA Break - No School 6th Grade Band Concert 25 28 School Picture Retake Day 28-31 LHS Fall Musical Financial Aid Night (Date tentative) 18

September Welcome Conferences Gr. K-4 1 & Device Distribution Grades 6-12 No School 3 Labor Day - No School 6 20-24 Homecoming Week School Picture Day (Gr. 5-12) 22

August 23-26 Teacher Workshop, No School First Day of School Gr. 5-12 & 30 Gr. K-4 Welcome Conferences (School Pictures) 31 Device Distribution Grades 6-12 Gr. K-4 Welcome Conferences (School Pictures) 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

K-4 Conferences, PM K-4 Conferences - No School K-4 Early Release 12:30 PM Daylight Savings Time Begins Vocal Concert Gr. 6-8 5:30 PM Vocal Concert Gr. 9-12 7:00 PM Band Concert Gr. 7-8 5:30 PM Band Concert Gr. 9-12 7:00 PM Spring Break - No School

Spring Break - No School Good Friday - No School LHS Prom - Grand March

March 3 4 9 13 14 14 15 15 29-31 April 1-2 15 24

February 21 President’s Day - No School 11 LHS Conferences 3:45-7:45 PM 28 K-4 Conferences, PM

January 1-3 Holiday Break - No School 17 MLK Day - Teacher Workshop - No School TBD One Act Play

December 4 Holiday Showcase LHS Holiday Concert 13 24-31 Holiday Break - No School

August 4-7 Meeker County Fair

Independence Day Litchfield Watercade Summer School Ends LCT Summer Musical Meeker County Fair

Summer School Begins

June 14 July 4 7-10 23 21-24 29-31

Spring Vocal "Litchfield Live” Concert Scholarship Night 6-8 Grade Band Concert LHS Band Concert in the Park Activities Banquet Last Day of School for Seniors 7 & 8 Vocal Concert Jazz Band on Lake Ripley LHS Commencement (Gym) Memorial Day - No School Teacher Workshop

May 6 11 9 13 18 19 19 20 21 30 31 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 1:30 PM

6:30 PM

8:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

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Justin Brown, Assistant Principal & Activities Director (320) 693-2424 ● Fax (320) 593-3308

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Dragon Kids Club Janaye Prieve, Coordinator (320) 693-2354

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Community Education Keri Buker, Director (320) 693-2354

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6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Lake Ripley Elementary 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Chris Olson, Principal 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Stephanie Hansen, Dean of Students

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO Indoor Air Quality

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), 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 sodium hypochlorite (chlorine) for pool operations at the High School, 901 North Gilman Avenue, Litchfield, MN in Meeker County. The above ground storage tank for Wagner Education Building is below the 1500 gallon reporting limit.

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.

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.

Lead in Water

Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.335, requires Litchfield Public Schools to test our buildings for lead in drinking water at least once every five years. Lead is a toxic material known to be harmful to human health if ingested or inhaled. While water is just one potential source of exposure to lead in the environment, reducing lead in school drinking water can decrease an individual’s overall exposure to lead. Litchfield Public Schools is required to make the results of testing available to the public for review and must notify parents of the availability of the information. Results of such testing are available on our District webpage under Central Services>Human Resource & Safety.

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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.

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.

For questions, concerns or complaints regarding:  Community Right to Know  ADA Information  Pest Management  Indoor Air Quality  Asbestos Management  Health and Safety Please Contact the Business Manager: Jesse Johnson (320) 693-2444, ext. 8105

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


COMMUNITY INFORMATION LDC YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

What better way to spend your winter in the State of Hockey than playing hockey!! Boys and girls up to age 15 are wanted for the upcoming season! Don’t know how to skate? No problem! In addition to learning to skate, you will learn the game of hockey including how to pass, shoot and score!

2021-2022 Season Two primary concerts per year (fall and spring). Plus other events and activities. Open to male singers of all ages. LAMC Practice Details Thursdays 7:00-8:30 PM September - November 2021 & February - May 2022 Litchfield High School Choir Room

25% off first year mites or get fees waived if you also register for Introduction to Pond Hockey thanks to a collaboration between Beno Blue Line Club and LDC Youth Hockey. LDC Youth Hockey will provide any goalie gear needed for Mites and Squirts at no cost to you. Goalies get reduced registration costs! No equipment? Rent skates and protective gear from the association for a minimal rental fee during registration.

Registration Tuesday, August 24 & Wednesday, September 15 - 6-8 PM Locations: Litchfield Civic Arena and Cokato (TBD)

Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/litchfieldmalechorus

*If you’re able, bring your USA Hockey number for the 21/22 season. Registration checklist: payment set-up, jersey (deposit), equipment rental (deposit if needed) & DIBS (deposit).

For more information Call Tom Johnson at (320) 282-6033 litchfieldmalechorus@hotmail.com

Questions? Watch the LDC Youth Hockey Facebook page and website for more details. ldc.pucksystems2.com/ or email the LDC Youth Hockey President LDCPresident0@gmail.com

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Don’t forget about our scholarships! Litchfield Community Education & Recreation 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 guidelines of the free/reduced lunch program). See page 38 or call us for more details! See page 30 for free/reduced lunch information.

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INFORMATION & POLICIES Sponsor-A-Child Scholarships Available

Inclement Weather

Listen to KLFD 95.9 FM & 1410 AM radio regarding changes, postponements or cancellations. When looking for activity information, call Community Education, not KLFD. Activity cancelations or postponements will be posted on our Facebook page. When schools close due to the weather, all Community Education activities will be canceled or postponed.

Equal Opportunities and Accessibility

District 465 Community Education and Recreation complies with all state and federal equal opportunity requirements Litchfield Community Education and follows employment practices receives donations from generous and education programs that do individuals and businesses in our not discriminate on the basis of community to provide scholarships race, color, sex, religion, marital for youth activities, helping to offset status, handicap, national origin or the cost. Scholarships are based on the presence of a non-job or income eligibility. We use the same Cancelation Policy education related medical guidelines as the Free and Reduced Community Education reserves the condition. We strive to provide Lunch Program. right to cancel any activity or class. If reasonable accommodations when this happens, your money will be fully Free and Reduced rate eligibility is needed. Advance notice of these based on family income requirements refunded. Participant cancelations must needs helps considerably. When be requested prior to the published set by the state of Minnesota in registering, please inform our relation to national poverty guidelines. Deadline and will be subject to a $5.00 staff by filling out an information administrative fee. Refunds will be As you can imagine, families that are sheet that describes the type of issued at our discretion for cancelations strained financially, eliminate items accommodations that Community made less than a week before the start like recreation and enrichment Education and Recreation can date, due to special circumstances. No opportunities that are non-essential. provide for you. Staff will not be refunds will be made after the class has Funds remain in place until all dollars met. You must call our office to request responsible for passing or handling personal medications. are utilized. Contact Community a cancelation. Online cancelation is not This must be done by a parent, Education for more information and to available. guardian or personal care determine eligibility. Attendant, whom are also Photographs/Recording Check Return Policy welcome to accompany those with special needs to a class at no Checks returned for insufficient funds, By registering for any Community charge. stop payment or account closed will be Education activity listed in this program guide, you acknowledge for subject to a $30.00 service charge. yourself or those you are registering Payee will be notified upon receipt of Use of School Facilities that photographs and/or videotaping of Litchfield Public Schools NSF notice to our office. If there has participants may be taken and used in been no attempt to contact our office encourages the use of school Community Education publications, after two weeks, information will be facilities. flyers or other advertising. If you turned over to a collection agency. object to your photo or video being Arrange for rental and use of all used, please contact Community school facilities: Education.  Fill out a Facility Use Application COVID-19 UPDATE  Email Emily Bratz Being that guidelines  Call (320) 693-2354 are ever changing in Volunteer Information Do you have a passion for a particular response to COVID-19, Confirmation of the space requested sport or activity? Some of our youth all activities are subject is completed after the request is on programs are looking for volunteers to change. the master schedule. There may be and we need committed individuals to rental fees, custodial fees, help out. When you commit, we ask Litchfield Community equipment rental fees, kitchen staff that you are able to consistently Education & Recreation fees, and school supervisory fees, provide assistance for all scheduled follows COVID-19 along with a scheduling fee, program dates. At the end of the guidelines set forth by the activity you may receive credit on your depending on the time and type of request to use school State of Minnesota and account for use on a future class. All facilities. volunteers must complete an the Minnesota State High application and background check. In School League. addition, all recreation coaches must Visit the Litchfield School complete bloodborne pathogen and concussion training a week prior to District website for a their first day of coaching. list of guidelines that Did you know that about 37% of children in the Litchfield School District qualify for free or reduced lunch rates?

we follow.

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Contact Community Education for more information (320) 693-2354. Register online at: litchfieldcommunityed.com or call us at (320) 693-2354


REGISTRATION FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER: Go online: litchfieldcommunityed.com Call us: (320) 693-2354 Visit us in person or mail a payment: Litchfield Community Education & Recreation 307 E 6th Street, Suite 110 Litchfield, MN 55355

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:45 AM-4:15 PM Office hours vary. 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

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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

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The vibrant picture on the front of the guide is courtesy of Linda Carlson. Linda and her husband, Wayne built their home almost 30 years ago on the west side of the golf course and are able to enjoy country life as well as just being a few minutes from town. Linda said, “My daily walk takes me through Anderson Gardens and even though I love the changing seasons, enjoying a walk on a crisp fall day with the beautiful colors of fall foliage is my favorite!” Thank you for capturing the beauty within our own community, Linda! “Harvest Madness” Adam Stern Sherman Oaks, CA If you would like to see one of your pictures featured in one of the guides, send them to our Programs Coordinator at jprieve@isd465.org

“Fish Sunflowers Field” Kristie Flachmeyer Litchfield, MN

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