Litchfield Community Education & Recreation Fall 2022

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Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

FALL 2022

Look for District #465 Back to School information on pages 25-35!

Getting Together: Sharing, Growing & Learning


INTRODUCTION From the Desk of the Community Education Director We have had a great summer in the Community Education office! We have wrapped up many of our summer programs and are in the process of finishing our fall program guide. With the revamping of the High/Middle School parking ramp it has been interesting to get into those buildings. We first and foremost want to thank you for your patience throughout the summer with that process. We have been able to offer many different options of recreation, enrichment, and trips but we would love to be able to offer more. If you have an idea of something you would like to offer to the community please let the Community Education office know. With everyone wanting to get back together we are looking for some new ideas to be able to offer. The Litchfield Community Theatre presentation of Cinderella was a great success! We were able to host over 900 people in the Bernie Aaker Auditorium during the four shows. We will be hosting a show this winter as well and are looking forward to this production! Our office has had some tough goodbyes as of late as our Programs Coordinator Janaye Prieve and our Community Education Secretary Emily Bratz have both accepted new positions. As they both move on to their new adventures we should all say thank you. We have hired Ashlyn McGraw as our Community Education Secretary, and she has been doing great in her transition from working in the Middle School. We are in the process of hiring a new Programs Coordinator so you can look forward to seeing someone new in the office the next time you stop in.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction

Pages 2-3

Dragon Kids Club

Page 4

Litchfield

Page 5

Preschool

Early Childhood

Pages 6-7

Youth Enrichment

Pages 8-9

Youth Recreation

Pages 10-12

Youth Trips

Page 12

Aquatics

Page 13

Adult Enrichment

Pages 14-16

Adult Recreation

Pages 17-18

Adult Trips

Pages 19-20

Litchfield Community Theatre

Page 21

Guía de Programas y Actividades

Pages 22-23

Special Olympics

Page 24

Adult Basic Education

Page 24

Back to School Information

Pages 25-35

Community Information

Pages 36-37

Information & Policies

Page 38

Registration

Page 39

Thank you all for the great summer and we look forward to seeing you this fall. Grant Solem Director of Community Education

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation Staff Grant Solem - Director Ashlyn McGraw - Administrative Assistant Aimee Gabrielson - ECFE Coordinator Sandra Mellgren-Linder - SACC Coordinator 2

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INTRODUCTION Mission Statement

Litchfield Community Education & 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

Litchfield Community Education & 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/All Area Representative Jeff Garland - Co-Chair/Litchfield Area Ministerial Alison DeWolf - All Area Representative Sue Fenton - All Area Representative Dana Liestman - All Area Representative Jenna Haynie - LAMP Kinship Representative Cassidy Martin - Extension Representative Marcia Provencher - School Board Representative Aimee Gabrielson - ECFE Coordinator Jennifer Carl - ABE Representative Louise Brooks - LCT Inc. Representative Sandra Mellgren-Linder - SACC Coordinator Grant Solem - Community Education Director Ashlyn McGraw - Administrative Assistant 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 Litchfield Community Education & Recreation.

Use of School Facilities Litchfield Public Schools encourages the use of school facilities. Arrange for use of school facilities by filling out a Facility Use Application. Stop by or download an application and email it to us. Reservation is complete after the request is on the master schedule. Fees vary based on type of requests. Valid insurance is required to cover 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 (2022-2023 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!

2022-2023 DRAGON KIDS CLUB SCHOOL YEAR RATES Annual Registration Fee

Contracted

One Child

$27.25

Family

$43.25

Drop In

September 8-June 2 Monday-Friday, 6:30 AM-6:00 PM

Wagner Education Building 307 E 6th Street Litchfield, MN 55355

School Year Rates

DKC Coordinator

Daily (3-4:30 PM) 1-4 Days

$6.75

Weekly (3-4:30 PM) Full Time 5 Days

$27.25

Daily (3-6 PM) 1-4 Days

$11.25

Weekly (3-6 PM) Full Time 5 Days

$43.25

$12.25

Sandra Mellgren-Linder

DKC Phone Number (320) 699-0041 $15.00

Closed Dates

November 24 & 25, December 26, May 29 *Dates subject to change. Families will be notified.

Before School Care Daily (6:30-8:00 AM) 1-4 Days

$6.75

Weekly (6:30-8:00 AM) Full 5 Days

$27.25

$12.25

Non-Contracted Days 2 Hour Late Start

6:30-10:00 AM

$10.00

Early Release

12:15-6:00 PM

$19.25

Full Non-School Day

$32.75

½ Non-School Day (5 hours or less)

$17.50

(Not available on trip days)

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:  GAMES

 ARTS & CRAFTS

 GYM TIME

 FIELD TRIPS

 OUTDOOR PLAY

 STEM PROJECTS

AND MUCH MORE!

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WE ARE FULL FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR, BUT GET ON OUR WAITING LIST!

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LITCHFIELD

PRESCHOOL

Litchfield Public Schools Preschool is an on-site, all early childhood service combined in the pre-k to grade 3 continuum 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 and EFCE programs are the proud recipients of a Parent Aware 4-Star Rating

Litchfield Preschool 2022-2023 School Year Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact us for availability. Child must be at least 3 years old on or before August 31, 2022 and be fully potty-trained in order to participate.

What is a Parent Aware Rating? Parent Aware Ratings are an important tool to find childcare and early learning providers in your area that use best practices to prepare children for kindergarten. What does a 4-Star mean? To earn a 4-Star Rating, programs are excelling at use of kindergarten readiness best practices. For more information, visit parentawareratings.org

Aimee Gabrielson

Teresa Strowbridge

Litchfield Preschool Teacher & ECFE Coordinator

Litchfield Preschool Teacher

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“...we adore all of you and how much love you show our kids…”

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EARLY CHILDHOOD ECFE 2022-2023 Pay Scale

Litchfield ECFE is an education program for families of children birth to grade 3.

 The goal is to support and enhance your family’s abilities, while also providing the best possible environment for your child’s learning and development.  We employ certified teachers and experienced support staff.  The Early Childhood Center is located in the Wagner Education Building.

Do you have concerns about a child who is 3 years old or younger?

$70,000+

$45.00/per course

$69,999-50,000

$35.00/per course

$49,999-30,000

$25.00/per course

$29,999-20,000

$10.00/per course

$19,999-10,000

$5.00/per course

$9,999-0

$ Gifted/per course

Newcomers

$ 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

While all children grow and change a their own rate, you may have concerns that your child is developing differently than children their same age. Call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) to arrange FREE screening to determine eligibility for FREE, Help Me Grow, infant and toddler intervention services. This program is funded in part through the MN Departments of Education and Human Services.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD Family Affair

For Families of Children Birth-Pre K Have fun playing with your child, introducing them to a variety of learning experiences, and making new friends! Explore art, music, movement, math, literacy, science and circle time activities prepared by our early childhood teacher. The last portion of class, adults 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, September 19-December 12 (No October 17 & November 21) 5:30-7:00 PM #2113 Registration deadline: September 12 Thursdays, September 22-December 15 (No October 20 & November 24) 10:15-11:45 AM #2113B Registration deadline: September 15 Session II Mondays, January 9-April 24 (No January 16, February 20 & March 27) 5:30-7:00 PM #2113C Registration deadline: January 2 Thursdays, January 12-April 27 (No January 19, February 23 & March 30) 10:15-11:45 AM #2113D Registration deadline: January 5

Out and About Separated

Discussion Time for Parents of Children Birth-Grade 3 This coffee clutch could be just what you need. Gather with friends and talk about the world of parenting. After getting your child settled for structured free play, you’ll join the parent facilitator for lively discussion. Session I Thursdays, September 22-December 15 (No October 20 & November 24) 8:30-9:45 AM #2114 Registration deadline: September 15 Session II Thursdays, January 12-April 27 (No January 19, February 23 & March 30) 8:30-9:45 AM #2114B Registration deadline: January 4

Baby Stop This class is for the brand new baby in your family and you. Join and learn about the new little wonder in your life. Registration is required, but join at any time! 11:00 AM-12:00 PM WEB - Rooms 3 & 6 FREE - A Community Collaboration Session I Mondays, September 19-December 12 (No October 17 & November 21) #9100 Registration deadline: September 12 Session II Mondays, January 9-April 24 (No January 16, February 20 & March 27) #9100B Registration deadline: January 2

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT Crochet 101 Grade 4-Adult

Let’s Paint! Ages 16+

Jennifer Carl

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. Registration deadline: October 31 Monday, November 7 7:00-9:00 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: $25.00 #1202

All supplies are provided.

Wednesdays, October 5 & 12 6:00-8:00 PM WEB Computer Lab Fee: Adult: $36.00 Child: $25.00 #0622B

Snowflake Ballet Ages 4-10 Val Chellin

In this beginner class, you will learn the basic positions and fundamentals of ballet. A short program will be held on the last day, following rehearsal. Please send your child in ballet slippers if you have them. Registration deadline: January 2 Practice Monday-Friday, January 9-13 4:15-5:00 PM Performance Friday, January 13 5:00 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: $25.00 #1846

Participants from very beginner to intermediate are invited to learn the basic stitches for crochet. The first class will be a review with explicit instruction in the steps to chain, single crochet and double crochet as well as handouts provided. The second and final day of class, you’ll make a “Fall Mug Rug”, dependent on your personal skills growth (everyone learns at their own speed). 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: September 28

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Ages 6-Adult Val Chellin

The annual church Christmas pageant has traditionally been very predictable. But when the Director breaks her leg, and the Horrible Herdmans, the worst kids in the school, take over the pageant, it results in a comedic, never-to-be forgotten Christmas pageant! Auditions will be held the first day, and everyone will receive a part. There are 5-7 adult roles and up to 20 youth roles. Registration deadline: November 8 Rehearsals Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays November 15-December 8 (No November 24 & 25) 6:30-8:00 PM Performances Friday & Saturday, December 9 & 10 7:00-8:00 PM Notice that start Bernie Aaker Auditorium date is a Tuesday. Fee: $35.00 #1115

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People Ages 13+ Just Once Classes

Have you anted to learn guitar but don't have the time? In just a few hours, this crash course will teach you basic chords, enough to give you years of musical enjoyment. And you won't have to take private lessons to do it! Class is held online using ZOOM, so you will be able to sit at home with your guitar free of pressure. Registration includes an online book, follow up video lessons and a recording of class, so you will be able to continue practicing and studying on your own. Also included is an optional periodic online question and answer session. Registration deadline: October 20 Thursday, October 27 6:30-9:00 PM Fee: $59.00 #2282B

VIRTUAL!

Home Alone! Grades 2+

Motivating and Inspiring Minds - Ariane Bromberg Be sure your child has the skills and maturity to handle the responsibility of staying home alone, safely. Whether it is for an hour after school or several hours a day during the summer, being trusted to be home alone can be a positive experience for a child who is well prepared. Several topics relating to being "Home Alone," including age guidelines, safe habits, house rules, after school routines, phone calls and door knocks, dog emergencies, personal safety, handling the unexpected, gun safety, severe weather, fire safety, intruders, and first aid tips will be addressed. Registration deadline: September 13 Tuesday, September 20 3:15-5:15 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: $36.00 #4030B

Photographs/Recording

By registering with Litchfield Community Education & Recreation, you acknowledge for yourself, or those you are registering, that photographs and recordings may be taken and used for Community Education marketing. If you object, please contact our office.

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Fondant Cake Decorating All Ages 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 an apron and turntable if you have them. Registration deadlines are one week prior to the class. 6:30-8:30 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: Adult & Child (1 Cake): $50.00 Adult: $50.00 Child (Ages 13+): $48.00 Sweet Treats Cake Monday, September 19 #1127 Frog & Tree Stump Cake Tuesday, November 22 #1127B Santa Cake Monday, December 19 #1127C Unicorn Cake Monday, January 9 #1127D

Advanced Fondant Cake Decorating Ages 13+ Charity Ross

Take your cake decorating skills to the next level. This advanced cake decorating class will focus on fondant sculpting. Each participant will get a double layer, 6” round cake, frosting, fondant, and tools to make a unique cake. Bring an apron, turntable and sculpting tools if you have them. Registration deadlines are one week prior to the class. 6:00-9:00 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: Adult & Child (1 Cake): $70.00 Adult: $70.00 Child (Ages 13+): $68.00 Woodland Creatures Cake Monday, November 7 #1127E Santa Cake Thursday, December 15 #1127F

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YOUTH RECREATION DC/L Charging Dragon Wrestling Pre K-Grade 6

Dribblin’ Dragons Basketball Pre K-Grade 5

Whether you’ve been in wrestling before or not, this is a great opportunity for boys and girls to learn! Charging Dragon wrestling techniques, skills, drills and games will be emphasized.

The goal is to explain, demonstrate, and practice specific basketball fundamentals, developing 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. Gain free admission to home basketball games with your shirt! Indicate shirt size when registering. Registration deadline: November 11

DC/L Coaching Staff

Grades 3-6 will have some joint practices with DC, as well as compete together as a dual DC/L team. To be a part of this dual meet team, participants are expected to practice together and travel to both practice locations. Season #2 will be offered for advanced wrestlers who wish to continue practicing and competing into February and March with combined practices held at both locations. Wrestlers will also have the chance to compete in individual tournaments over the course of both seasons. NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE. Parent/Wrestler Information Meeting Receive schedule, competition information and a t-shirt. Also, there will be an opportunity to buy or exchange wrestling shoes. Monday, November 21 7:00 PM LHS Cafeteria

LHS Varsity Coaching Staff

Saturdays, November 19-December 17 (No December 3) HS Gym 9:00-10:00 AM Fee: $40.00 Preschool Kindergarten Gr.1 Gr.2

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

Gr.3 Gr.4 Gr.5

#1861E #1861F #1861G

Legion Basketball Grades 4-6

Pre K & Kindergarten Tuesdays, November 22-February 7 (No December 27) 6:00-6:45 PM LHS Wrestling Room Fee: $50.00 #1121

LHS Varsity Coaching Staff Legion Basketball focuses 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 Thursdays through the end of February. Practice times vary but will be between 5:30-8:30 PM. A formal schedule will follow. Revenues for Legion Basketball go directly to the program to support tournament fees and jerseys.

Grades 1 & 2 Tuesdays, November 22-February 7 (No December 27) 6:45-7:45 PM LHS Wrestling Room Fee: $50.00 #1121B Grades 3-6 Season #1: Mondays & Thursdays November 28-February 9 (No December 26 & 29) Season #2: Mondays & Thursdays February 20-March 30 6:00-7:15 PM Locations vary. See online registration. Fee: $60.00 #1121C

Boys Grades 4-6 Monday-Thursday, October 24-November 3 WEB Gym #1360 Registration deadline: October 17 Girls Grades 4-6 Monday-Thursday, October 31-November 10 HS & MS Gyms #1361 Registration deadline: October 24 3:00-4:30 PM Fee: $50.00

Photographs/Recording

By registering with Litchfield Community Education & Recreation, you acknowledge for yourself, or those you are registering, that photographs and recordings may be taken and used for Community Education marketing. If you object, please contact our office.

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YOUTH RECREATION Fall Youth Volleyball Grades K-6 LHS Volleyball Coaching Staff

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 led by coaching staff and members of the high school volleyball team. There will be low coach-to-player ratios for all participants. Indicate shirt size when registering. Mondays, September 12, 26, October 3 & 10 3:30-4:30 PM HS Gym Fee: $40.00 #1880 Registration deadline: September 2

Fall Flag Football Grades 2-6

LHS Football Coaching Staff Program is designed to provide a basic understanding of football. Players work on team play and sportsmanship. They will develop the following fundamental skills: throwing, catching, running, and offense and defense strategies. Baseball/football shoes with rubber cleats may be worn, however, tennis shoes work as well. All other equipment is provided. Indicate a shirt size when registering. Tuesdays, August 30-October 11 5:30-6:45 PM HS Practice Field Fee: $35.00 #1352E NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE.

Fall Dragon Tackle Football Grades 5 & 6 LHS Football Coaching Staff

Fall Dragon Youth Soccer Grades K-6 Manny Jasso

Soccer is a fun, fast paced sport for all ages. Learn and improve your soccer skills, teamwork and strategy. Indicate shirt size when registering. If you register after the deadline, you MAY NOT get a shirt. Shirt registration deadline: September 30 Fee: $30.00 Grades K-1 Mondays, October 17-November 14 (No October 31) MS Gym November 21 & 28 WEB Gym 6:00-6:45 PM #1007 Grades 2-3 Tuesdays, October 18-November 29 (No November 8) 6:00-6:45 PM MS Gym #1007B Grades 4-6 Tuesdays, October 18-November 29 (No November 8) 7:00-7:45 PM MS Gym #1007C

Volunteer coaches are needed. Contact Community Ed for more information.

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The focus of this program is to develop skills and improve the overall athleticism of all student athletes. Skills will include, but are not limited to: football positions, tackling, blocking and play formations. Baseball/football shoes with rubber cleats may be worn, however, tennis shoes work as well. Football pants with pads are required (program has extras that can be used for free). *New this season, players will be wearing the Guardian Helmet covers for all players. All other equipment is provided. Indicate a shirt size when registering. Parent/Player Meeting & Equipment Hand Out Tuesday, August 16 6:00-7:00 PM Behind MS, near weight room entrance Practice/game schedule & equipment will be handed out. (*If you cannot make the meeting, come to the first day of practice.)

First Practice Thursday, August 25 HS Practice Field Fee: $40.00 #1352F NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE.

Fall Sports Sampler Ages 5-10 Val Chellin

Enjoy 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. Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 27-October 13 4:00-5:00 PM WEB Gym Fee: $35.00 #9133 Registration deadline: September 20

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YOUTH RECREATION Introduction to Indoor Pond Hockey Ages 3-9

Try Hockey for a Day FREE! Ages 3-15

Learn the game of hockey in a supportive environment. Participants are divided into groups based on skill level (beginner, intermediate and advanced) where they will get instruction from coaches and play supervised games.

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: October 7

Receive a FREE McDonald's lunch at each practice. Participants new to the LDC mite program can join for FREE this year and will received a stick to keep! Indicate jersey size when registering. Jersey registration deadline: October 28

Saturday, October 15 10:00-11:30 AM Litchfield Civic Arena FREE #1021B

Sundays, November 6, 20, December 4, 18, January 8, 22, February 5 & 19 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Litchfield Civic Arena Fee: $20.00 #8050

Open Gym All Ages

Beno Blue Line Club

*Equipment needed: helmet, stick and skates. If you need equipment, state at time of registration.

Beno Blue Line Club

Equipment is provided to those that need it.

Top off your weekend with unstructured activity time in the gym. Work on specific skills, play and have fun! We follow the school district calendar and protocols. Wednesdays, September 7-December 21 HS Gym (Door 11) Sundays, September 11-December 18 (No October 23 & November 27) HS & MS Gyms (Door 11) 6:00-8:00 PM FREE No registration required!

Grades 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

YOUTH TRIPS AirMaxx Grades K+

Non-School Day!

Venture to AirMaxx with us and show off your jumping skills! For 2 hours you will be able to jump on the massive trampoline, play dodgeball, jump into the foam pit and see if you have what it takes in the ninja warrior course! Upon returning to the WEB, we will play in the gym and end the day with a snack and movie on the big screen. Participants need to bring a bag lunch and water bottle. An afternoon snack will be provided. Registration deadline: January 6 *A liability form must be completed prior to the trip. Pick up a form at the office or click HERE to download one. Monday, January 16 8:00 AM-3:30 PM WEB Gym Fee: $45.00 #1026

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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.

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AQUATICS HWY 12 Waves Ages 5-18 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. Fee: $89.00 #0016

Breakers (Primarily ages 12 and under)

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.

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. Fee: $139.00 #0016B

More information to come. Get on the waiting list and we will notify you with updates!

Fee: $109.00 #0016A

Private Swim Lessons Drippin’ Dragons Grades 4-6 Work on skills required to be a competitive swimmer. Skills taught include: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. No previous competitive swimming experience necessary. HS Pool #1510

More information to come. Get on the waiting list and we will notify you with updates!

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.

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ADULT ENRICHMENT VIBRANT-U Dreaming of Streaming

VIBRANT Broadband - Powered by Meeker Cooperative Are you Dreaming of Streaming? Don’t know where to start? Learn about streaming TV shows and movies at our FREE PRESENTATION and demonstration. We will answer:  What streaming is  How to stream

 What you can stream

Wednesday, September 14 5:30-6:30 PM Meeker Cooperative Community Room FREE #0914 Registration deadline: September 7 Wednesday, October 26 5:30-6:30 PM Meeker Cooperative Community Room FREE #0914B Registration deadline: October 19 All are welcome! You’ll have a chance to win a streaming device!

Fondant Cake Decorating All Ages 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, creating a one of a kind cake as the end result. Included will be a double layer, 6” round cake, frosting, fondant, and tools. Bring a turntable and apron if you have them. Registration deadlines are one week prior to class. 6:30-8:30 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: Adult & Child (1 Cake): $50.00 Adult: $50.00 Child (Ages 13+): $48.00 Sweet Treats Cake Monday, September 19 #1127 Frog & Tree Stump Cake Tuesday, November 22 #1127B Santa Cake Monday, December 19 #1127C

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Ages 6-Adult Val Chellin

The annual church Christmas pageant has traditionally been very predictable. But when the Director breaks her leg, and the Horrible Herdmans, the worst kids in the school, take over the pageant, it results in a comedic, never-to-be forgotten Christmas pageant! Auditions will be held the first day, and everyone will receive a roll. There are 5-7 adult roles and up to 20 youth roles. Registration deadline: November 8 Rehearsals Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays November 15-December 8 (No November 24 & 25) 6:30-8:00 PM

Unicorn Cake Monday, January 9 #1127D

Advanced Fondant Cake Decorating Ages 13+ Charity Ross

Take your cake decorating skills to the next level. This advanced cake decorating class will focus on fondant sculpting. Each participant will get a double layer, 6” round cake, frosting, fondant, and tools to make a unique cake. Bring an apron, turntable and sculpting tools if you have them. Registration deadlines are one week prior to the class.

Performances Friday & Saturday, December 9 & 10 7:00-8:00 PM

6:00-9:00 PM HS RM C-110 Fee: Adult & Child (1 Cake): $70.00 Adult: $70.00 Child (Ages 13+): $68.00

Bernie Aaker Auditorium Fee: $35.00 #1115

Woodland Creatures Cake Monday, November 7 #1127E Santa Cake Thursday, December 15 #1127F

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ADULT ENRICHMENT Crochet 101 Grade 4-Adult Jennifer Carl

From beginner to intermediate, you’re invited to learn the basic stitches of crochet. The first class will be a review with instruction to chain, single crochet and double crochet, along with handouts. The last day of class, you’ll make a “Fall Mug Rug”, dependent on your personal skills growth (everyone learns at their own speed). You will need to bring a ball of cotton crochet yarn (ex. sugar and cream) and size G crochet hook. Wednesdays, October 5 & 12 6:00-8:00 PM WEB Computer Lab Fee: Adult: $36.00 Child: $25.00 #0622B Registration deadline: September 28

Thrivent Financial Workshops Kyle Kalkbrenner & Jackie McGhee

5 Keys to Retiring Fearlessly After years of hard work, retirement may finally be in sight. This workshop helps you discover the five keys to unlocking a retirement where you could have the ability and confidence to live out your dreams. Thursday, September 8 #0027 Registration deadline: September 1

AARP Safe Driver Courses Volunteer Instructor

First time participants must complete the initial 8-hour course. The 4-hour refresher course is for certificate renewal. Some topics include: basic rules, common effects of aging, medications, license renewal process, traffic hazards, and accident prevention. Class includes video, lectures, and discussion, no driving or written test. Bring a pen and your AARP card if you have one. Fee: AARP Member - $30.00 Non-Member - $35.00

Location:

Wagner Education Building 307 E 6th Street Litchfield, MN 55355

Call before mailing a registration. Refreshments courtesy of Jason Tibbits - State Farm Insurance

8-Hour Initial Course Monday, October 10 & Wednesday, October 12 5:30-9:30 PM #1060 Registration deadline: October 3 4-Hour Refresher Courses Friday, September 16 5:30-9:30 PM #1050 Registration deadline: September 9 Wednesday, October 26 1:00-5:00 PM #1050B Registration deadline: October 19

Thursday, October 13 #0027B Registration deadline: October 6

Wednesday, November 16 5:30-9:30 PM #1050C Registration deadline: November 9

Prepare Wisely: Estate Strategy Essential Explore how having a strategy in place can make things easier for your family after you’re gone. Learn what documents are needed so that final wishes are known.

Wednesday, December 14 1:00-5:00 PM #1050D Registration deadline: December 7

Thursday, September 15 #0027C Registration deadline: September 8 Social Security: Timing is Everything Social Security is a vital income source for many retirees. But it can be a confusing topic and making the most of it can have a lot to do with timing it right. This workshop can help attendees get answers to your questions and learn what social security can mean for you. Thursday, October 6 #0027D Registration deadline: September 29 All Workshops 7:00-8:00 PM 4B’z Event Center FREE

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Let’s Talk About Medicare Tom Hill & Jill Ehrman Licensed Medicare Insurance Brokers True Partners Insurance Brokers

As you get closer to 65, the amount of information you get concerning Medicare can make the process of applying very confusing. This is an educational meeting about Medicare and Medicare insurance that will answer your questions. We will discuss what Medicare covers, what it costs, and how and when to enroll. We will also review the types of Medicare insurance available and the factors to consider when deciding what type of plan is best for you. Registration deadline: October 6 Thursday, October 13 6:00-7:30 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: $13.00 #1133

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ADULT ENRICHMENT

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People Ages 18+

VIRTUAL!

Just Once Classes

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People Ages 13+

VIRTUAL!

Just Once Classes

Learn to play piano the way professionals do, using chords. This crash course will teach enough for years of musical enjoyment. Class is held online using ZOOM, so you’ll be able to sit at your piano or keyboard free of pressure. Registration includes an online book, follow up video lessons and a recording of class, so you can practice on your own. Also included is an optional periodic online question And answer session. Registration deadline: October 13 Thursday, October 20 6:30-9:30 PM Fee: $59.00 #2282

Wanted to learn guitar but don't have the time? This crash course will teach you basic chords. You'll learn enough to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won't have to take private lessons to do it! Class is held online using ZOOM. Sit at home and take this class free of pressure. Registration includes an online book, follow up video lessons and a recording of class so you can practice on your own. Also included is an optional periodic online question and answer session. Registration deadline: October 20 Thursday, October 27 6:30-9:00 PM Fee: $59.00 #2282B

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. Registration deadline: October 31 Monday, November 7 7:00-9:00 PM WEB Room 12 Fee: $25.00 #1202

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All supplies are provided.

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ADULT RECREATION Intro to Pickleball David Gruthusen

NEW!

Pickleball is a cross between tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Learn the basics of pickleball in this introductory class that focuses on skill building and game play. Bring your own paddle. Balls are provided. Registration deadline: September 6 Mondays & Thursdays, September 12-29 9:00-10:00 AM South Park - Outdoor Pickleball Courts Fee: $13.00 #0502D

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! Mondays & Wednesdays, September 7-December 21 (No November 21 & 28) 6:00-9:00 PM WEB Gym Fee: $20.00 #0502B

Advanced Pickleball This class is for adults who have been playing pickleball for two or more years. It will be aggressive competitive play. Participants must have knowledge of the game, rules, and etiquette to participate. Bring your own paddle. Balls are provided. Register at any time! Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 6-December 22 (No October 20, November 8 & 24, December 13) 6:00-9:00 PM Saturdays, September 10-December 17 (No October 22) 9:00 AM-12:00 PM WEB Gym Fee: $40.00 #0502A

NEW!

Power Hour Natasha Koll

Power Hour takes the best aspects of group fitness and individual training and combines them into one class. You get the benefits of a supportive community that holds you accountable and pushes you to be your best, and you get to move at your own pace according to your abilities. Whether you consider yourself a veteran or a newbie, this class is for you! The workout format will be explained, movements will be demonstrated and modifications will be provided at the beginning of each class, so you can 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 or in groups depending on the format. The goal is to promote community and health. Join us for an hour as we power through challenging yet rewarding workouts! Registration deadline: October 24

Open Pickleball All Ages Open Pickleball is for all ages. Pickleball is an easy game to pick-up and play at many skill levels. Participants 12 years old and under must be accompanied by a registered adult. Bring your own paddle. Balls are provided. Register at any time! Sundays, September 11-December 18 (No October 23 & November 27) 6:00-8:00 PM WEB Gym Fee: $15.00 #0502C

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Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays October 31-December 23 (No November 25) 5:15-6:15 AM HS Weight Room Fee: $115.00 #0021

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ADULT RECREATION STOTT Pilates Ages 16+

Step Aerobics Ages 16+

Melissa Lolley

Melissa Lolley

Step up your workout routine with strength building and high intensity cardio without putting stress on your joints. Workouts involve stepping on and off a small platform. Modifications can be made for high and low impact options. Mondays, September 12-December 19 5:30-6:15 AM WEB Gym Fee: $103.00 #0051 Registration deadline: September 2

Designed for all body types and fitness levels, the STOTT Pilates focuses on stretching and strengthening the body to help build core strength and stability, improve posture and alignment, increase flexibility, coordination and balance, improve athletic abilities and help with body awareness. Fridays, September 9-December 23 (No November 25) 5:30-6:15 AM WEB Gym Fee: $103.00 #0052 Registration deadline: September 2

Wednesdays, September 14-December 21 5:30-6:15 AM WEB Gym Fee: $103.00 #0051B Registration deadline: September 7

Open Gym All Ages Top off your weekend with unstructured activity time in the gym. Work on specific skills, play and have fun! We follow the school district calendar and protocols. Children, grades 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required! Wednesdays, September 7-December 21 HS Gym (Door 11) Sundays, September 11-December 18 (No October 23 & November 27) HS & MS Gyms (Door 11) 6:00-8:00 PM FREE

Adult Volleyball League

Alumni Basketball Tournament Litchfield Basketball Fundraiser LHS Varsity Coaching Staff

This fundraiser for ISD 465 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. Friday, December 23 12:00 PM HS & MS Gyms Participant Fee: $20.00 Spectator Admission: $4.00 For more information or to register a team, email Derek Koll derek_koll23@hotmail.com

Get a team together and play volleyball this fall! Teams must provide a team name and captain before the deadline. Regular games are played until November 16 with the end of the season playoffs November 30 & December 7. Registration deadline: August 24 Wednesdays, September 7-December 7 (No November 23) Games are played at 6:30 & 7:30 PM MS Gyms Fee: $80.00/Team #1739

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Litchfield Community Education & Recreation ● FALL 2022


ADULT TRIPS Owatonna - “Step Back in Time” Thursday, September 29

Owatonna, the heart of southern Minnesota, is home to an array of historic treasures. The day will start at the Steele County History Center where you’ll explore the history of Steele County, as well as what life was like at the turn of the 20th century in the “Village of Yesteryear”. Next up, the Minnesota State Public School Orphanage, is the only museum of its kind in the United States. Over 10,000 neglected children were sent there from 1886-1945 to be prepared for adoption or placement. Intended to be temporary, some children stayed for years. The final stop, National Farmers’ Bank, is one of the “11 Can’t-Miss Stops on a Tour of America’s Hidden Architecture Gems”. It was designed in the early 1900s by Louis Sullivan, “the father of the skyscraper”, and mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright. Depart 7:00 AM - Load at ACGC - High School 7:20 AM - Load at Litchfield - Civic Arena Parking Lot 7:45 AM - Load at Dassel-Cokato - PAC 8:05 AM - Load at Howard Lake - MAWSECO 720 9th Ave 9:55 AM - arrive at the Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum (Guided Tour) 11:45 AM - Catered Lunch at the Steele County History Center & Village 12:30 PM - Village of Yesteryear (Guided Tour) 1:45 PM - National Famers’ Bank (Guided Tour) 2:30 PM - Guided Bus Tour through Owatonna 4:00-6:00 PM - Shopping and supper at Torey’s Restaurant (On your own) Return 8:30 PM - Unload in Howard Lake 8:50 PM - Unload in Dassel-Cokato 9:15 PM - Unload in Litchfield 9:35 PM - Unload in ACGC

Old Log Theatre presents “Once Upon a Mattress” Thursday, February 9

Mary Rodger’s classic Once Upon A Mattress is a delightful musical that has become a fan favorite in theatres everywhere! Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test, marry her prince and help Lady Larkin and Sir Harry to the altar? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans. For after all, a princess is a delicate thing. Depart 9:00 AM - Load at ACGC - High School 9:20 AM - Load at Litchfield - Civic Arena Parking Lot 9:45 AM - Load at Dassel-Cokato - PAC 10:05 AM - Load at Howard Lake - MAWSECO 720 9th Avenue 11:00 AM - Arrive at the Old Log Theatre - Excelsior, MN 11:15 AM - Lunch 1:00-3:00 PM - Show Return 4:00 PM - Unload in Howard Lake 4:20 PM - Unload in Dassel-Cokato 4:45 PM - Unload in Litchfield 5:05 PM - Unload in ACGC

Fee: $85.00 (includes travel, lunch & show) #0804 Registration deadline: January 11

Fee: $84.00 (includes travel, tours & lunch) #0929 Registration deadline: September 9

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ADULT TRIPS Discover St. Paul Thursday, April 20

St. Paul is home to a variety of rich and diverse experiences, two of which we will be exploring. Be a part of history as it’s happening when we visit the Minnesota State Capital. Connect with this landmark building designed by Cass Gilbert through its amazing stories - and learn about its incredible architecture, art and history. A lunch buffet will follow at Joseph’s Grill. More discoveries await at the Wabasha Street Caves when we take their Scandinavian Bus Tour! Depart 9:00 AM - Load at ACGC - High School 9:20 AM - Load at Litchfield - Civic Arena Parking Lot 9:45 AM - Load at Dassel-Cokato - PAC 10:05 AM - Load at Howard Lake - MAWSECO 720 9th Ave 10:00 AM - Arrive at Minnesota State Capitol (Guided Tour) 11:00 AM - Lunch 1:00-3:00 PM - Wabasha Street Caves (Scandinavian Bus Tour) Return 4:25 PM - Unload in Howard Lake 4:45 PM - Unload in Dassel-Cokato 5:10 PM - Unload in Litchfield 5:30 PM - Unload in ACGC

Fee: $85.00 (includes travel, lunch & tours) #0512 Registration deadline: April 1

The Church Basement Ladies in: “Plowin’ Thru” Thursday, December 1

The Church Basement Ladies are at it again and all your favorite characters are back! In the 9 th installment of the highly successful series, the year is 1975 and the ladies don their polyester pantsuits and sing, dance and laugh their way thru this hilarious and touching new musical. Whether this is your first visit or you’ve seen ‘em all, you won’t want to miss this brand new show.

Friday, May 19 Orange City, Iowa will be celebrating their 82nd Tulip Festival! Each year at Tulip-time it is Orange City’s good fortune and great pleasure to welcome thousands of visitors from near and far. Recall the gentle charms of the old world and catch a new glimpse of the old Dutch customers. What began in 1936 as a small celebration of Orange City’s Dutch heritage has led to over 70 years of what is now known as the “Tulip Festival”. The internationally recognized festival features music and dancing in authentic Dutch costumes, two daily parades, a carnival midway, Dutch delicacies, delicious food, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen replica windmills throughout this charming village. The trip fee includes travel, reserved seating for Straatfeest, Street Scrubbing and Volksparade, and a value book. Meals and all other attractions are on your own. Depart 6:00 AM - Load at Litchfield - Civic Arena Parking Lot 6:20 AM - Load at ACGC - High School 10:00 AM - Arrive at the Tulip Festival 10:00 AM-12:15 PM - Free Time & Lunch on your Own 12:30 PM - Reserved seating for Straatfeest, Street Scrubbing & Volksparade (can choose to watch some or all of it.) 3:30-5:00 PM - Free Time & Supper on your Own 5:00 PM - Load Bus to Return Return 8:30 PM - Unload in ACGC 8:50 PM - Unload in Litchfield

Fee: $80.00 #0517

Registration deadline: April 24

Depart 9:00 AM - Load at ACGC - High School 9:25 AM - Load at Litchfield - Civic Arena Parking Lot 9:55 AM - Load at Dassel-Cokato - PAC 10:20 AM - Load at Howard Lake - MAWSECO 720 9th Ave 11:30 AM - Buffet lunch at the Ames Center 1:00-3:15 PM - Show at the Ames Center Return 4:30 PM - Unload in Howard Lake 4:50 PM - Unload in Dassel-Cokato 5:10 PM - Unload in Litchfield 5:30 PM - Unload in ACGC

Fee: $80.00 (includes travel, lunch & show) #1201 Registration deadline: November 7

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We are always looking to explore new places. If you have a trip request, contact our office!

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation ● FALL 2022


LITCHFIELD COMMUNITY THEATRE

VISIT US AT LITCHFIELDCOMMUNITYTHEATRE.COM

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GUIA DE PROGRAMAS Y ACTIVIDADES Fútbol americano de Bandera de Otoño Grados 2-6

Baloncesto Dribblin’ Dragons Grados Pre K-5

Cuerpo técnico de fútbol de LHS

Personal del Equipo de Baloncesto

El programa está diseñado para proporcionar una comprensión básica del fútbol americano. Los jugadores trabajan en el juego de equipo y el espíritu deportivo. Desarrollarán las siguientes habilidades fundamentales: lanzar, atrapar, correr, junto con estrategias de ofensiva y defensa. Se pueden usar zapatos de béisbol/fútbol soccer con tacos de goma, sin embargo, los tenis también funcionan. Se proporciona todo el resto del equipo. Indicar una talla de playera al registrarse.

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. Fin de Registración: 11 de Noviembre

Martes, 30 de agosto - 11 de octubre 5:30-6:45 PM Campo de práctica de HS (preparatoria) Cuota: $35.00 #1352E

Fútbol americano de tacleo Dragón de Otoño Grados 5 y 6 Cuerpo técnico de fútbol de LHS

El objetivo de este programa es desarrollar habilidades y mejorar el rendimiento físico de todos los estudiantes atletas. Las habilidades incluirán, pero no se limitarán a: posiciones de fútbol, tacleo, bloqueo y formaciones de juego. Se pueden usar zapatos de béisbol/fútbol soccer con tacos de goma, sin embargo, los tenis también funcionan. Se requieren pantalones de fútbol americano con almohadillas (El programa cuenta con algunos extras que se pueden usar gratis). Se proporciona todo el resto del equipo. Indicar una talla de playera al registrarse. El horario de práctica/juego y el equipo se entregarán en la reunión de padres/jugadores (*Si no puede asistir a la reunión, venga al primer día de práctica.)

Sábados, Nov. 19, 26 & Dic. 10, 17 (Sin práctica 12/3) 9:00-10:00 AM Gimnasio de HS Costo: $40.00 Gr.2 #1861D Pre-escuela #1861A Gr.3 #1861E Kinder #1861B Gr.4 #1861F Gr.1 #1861C Gr.5 #1861G

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

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. Especifique el tamaño de la camiseta al registrars. Si se registra después del fin de registación, puede que no reciba playera. Fin de Registración: 30 de Septiembre

Reunión de padres/entrega de equipo Martes 16 de Agosto 6:00-7:00 PM

Gr. K-1 Lunes 10/17-11/14 (Sin práctica 10/31) MS Gimnasio

Primera práctica Jueves, agt 25 6:00-7:30 PM Campos de práctica del equipo

Lunes 11/21 & 11/28 WEB Gimnasio 6:00-6:45 PM Cuota: $30.00 #1007

Detrás de la escuela ecundaria, cerca de la entrada del salon de pesas

NO HAY FECHA LÍMITE DE INSCRIPCIÓN PARA LAS ACTIVIDADES DE FÚTBOL AMERICANO.

Cuota: $40.00 #1352F

Gr. 4-6 7:00-7:45 PM #1007C Martes 10/18-11/29 (Sin práctica 11/8) MS Gimnasio Cuota: $30.00

Gimnasio abierto - Todas las edades

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.

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

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Gr. 2-3 6:00-6:45 PM #1007B

Complete su fin de semana con tiempo de actividad no estructurada en el gimnasio. ¡Trabaja en habilidades específicas o simplemente juega y diviértete! Tenga en cuenta que seguimos el calendario y los protocolos del distrito escolar. Por favor ingrese por la puerta 11. Domingos, del 11 de septiembre al 18 de diciembre (Excepto 23 de octubre y 27 de noviembre) 6:00-8:00 PM Gimnasios de secundaria y preparatoria GRATIS ¡No es necesario registrarse! Niños de grado 5 e inferiors deben estar acompanados por un adulto.

Educación Comunitaria y Recreación de Litchfield ● OTOÑO 2022


GUIA DE PROGRAMAS Y ACTIVIDADES Estimados Padres/Tutores: Nuestra escuela ofrece comidas sanas todos los días. El desayuno cuesta $1.30 y el almuerzo cuesta $2.60(Elemental)$2.70(MS/HS). Es posible que sus hijos califiquen para recibir comidas gratuitas o de precio reducido. Para solicitar comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido, llene la Solicitud de Beneficios Educativos adjunta según las instrucciones correspondientes. Debe presenter una solicitud nueva cada año. Su solicitud también ayuda a nuestra escuela a calificar para recibir fondos y descuentos educativos adicionales. Los fondos estatales ayudan a pagar por las comidas escolares a precio reducido, por este motivo todos los estudiantes que están aprobados para recibir comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido recibirán comidas escolares sin costo alguno. Los fondos estatales también ayudan a pagar por los desayunos para los estudiantes de jardines infantiles, por este motivo todos los estudiantes de kindergarten participantes reciben desayuno sin costo. En cualquiera de los edificios escolares o la Oficina del Distrito, 307 E. 6th St. Suite 100, 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 Atentamente, Stacy Justison, Secretaria del Servicio Alimenticio, Escuielas de Litchfield 320-693-2444 sjustison@isd465.org

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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 Bowling

Unified Basketball

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.

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.

Fridays, September 9-October 21 6:30-8:00 PM Litchfield Bowl FREE #4025B

Forms can be found at the Community Ed office or specialolympicsminnesota.org. Participants must bring these forms to the first night of practice. Game jerseys will be provided. Tuesdays, January 24-March 21 (No February 14 & 21) 6:30-7:30 PM WEB Gym FREE #4025

Registration is required!

Registration is required!

Volunteers Needed!

Looking for an enjoyable way to make a difference in the lives of others? We are looking for adults and students to volunteer with our youth and adults with disabilities. Call Community Ed for more information.

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

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation ● FALL 2022


ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO Litchfield

Preschool Ripley Elementary

Tuesday, September 6 Wednesday, September 7

Welcome Conferences

Thursday, September 8

Welcome Conferences

Middle School

High School

Welcome Conferences

Welcome Conferences

First Day of School Grades 9 & 11

Welcome Conferences

Welcome Conferences

First Day of School Grades 10 & 12

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. Student Activities The first day of practice for fall athletes, grades 9-12, is Monday, August 15. Seek more information from your child’s coach/advisor. All students entering 7th and 10th grades must have a physical and signed MSHSL Sports Qualifying Physical Examination Medical Eligibility Form. To participate, a current physical is required. All athletes must sign the MSHSL Eligibility Statement Form. The above-referenced physical and eligibility forms must be submitted to the High School Activities Office or Coach on or before the first day of practice. Both forms are available online (click here) and at the High School Activities Office.

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

HS Activity Fees: $125.00 Athletic, $75.00 Fine Arts MS Activity Fees: $65.00 Athletic, $50.00 Fine Arts Fees must be paid before students are given a uniform.

Lake Ripley Elementary (320) 693-2436

Pay fees online at www.litchfield.k12.mn.us >Infinite Campus Portal>Fees>My Accounts>Optional Payments>Add to Cart or by cash or check at the High School Activities Office.

ISD 465 District Office (320) 693-2444

School Registration Students need to be registered online by August 12  Login to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal (litchfield.k12.mn.us, Infinite Campus)  Click More (located on the bottom of the page)  Click Online Registration; if your student was here last year, click on “Existing Student”.  Verify and/or edit your Online Registration information  Click Submit

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation Litchfield Preschool Early Childhood Programs & Dragon Kids Club (320) 693-2354

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)

Minnesota Health Care Programs have free and low-cost health insurance for children and families who qualify.

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, 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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Does your child have health insurance? If not, help may be available.

You may qualify if your household income is: Family Size 2

Monthly Income $4,196

Yearly Income $50,352

3

$5,277

$63,332

4

$6,359

$76,312

5

$7,441

$89,292

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, 2023. To get a MNsure application for health coverage and help paying costs (DHS-6696):  Visit mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/adults/health-care  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 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

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ISD #465 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO Dear Parent/Guardian: Our school provides healthy meals each day. Breakfast costs $1.30 Lunch costs $2.60 (Elem) $2.70 (MS/HS). Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. To apply, complete the enclosed Application for Educational Benefits following the instructions. A new application must be submitted each year. At public schools, your application also helps the school qualify for education funds and discounts. State funds help to pay for reduced-price school meals, so all students who are approved for either free or reduced-price school meals will receive school meals at no charge. State funds also help to pay for breakfasts for kindergarten students, so all participating kindergarten students receive breakfasts at no charge. Return your completed Application for Educational Benefits to: Any of the school buildings or the District Office, 307 E. 6th St. Suite 100, Litchfield, MN 55355 Who can get free school meals? Children in households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and foster, homeless, migrant and runaway children can get free school meals without reporting household income. Alternatively, children can get free school meals if their household income is within the maximum income shown for their household size on the instructions. To apply for free school meals, please complete the Application for Educational Benefits form. COMMON QUESTIONS: I get WIC or Medical Assistance. Can my children get free school meals? Children in households participating in WIC or Medical Assistance do not automatically qualify for free meals. Children may be eligible for free or reducedprice school meals depending on other household financial information. Please fill out an application. Who should I include as household members? Include yourself and all other people living in the household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends). May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen? Yes. You or your children do not have to be U.S. citizens for your children to qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. What if my income is not always the same? List the amount that you normally get. If you normally get overtime, include it, but not if you get overtime only sometimes. For seasonal work, write in the total annual income. Will the income information or case number I give be checked? It may be. We may also ask you to send written proof. How will the information be kept? Information you provide on the form, and your child’s approval for meal benefits, will be protected as private data. For more information see the back page of the Application for Educational Benefits. If I don’t qualify now, may I apply later? Yes. Please complete an application at any time if your income goes down, your household size goes up, or you start getting SNAP, MFIP or FDPIR benefits. Please provide the information requested about children’s racial identity and ethnicity, which helps to make sure we are fully serving our community. This information is not required for approval of school meal benefits. If you have other questions or need help, contact: Stacy Justison, Food Service Administrator 320-693-2444 sjustison@isd465.org Sincerely, Stacy Justison

For more 2022-2023 Free/Reduced Meal Benefits Information, see page 30. litchfieldcommunityed.com ● (320) 693-2354

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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 2022-2023 Breakfast Costs: $1.30 Lunch Costs: $2.60 (Elementary)/$2.70 (Middle School & High School) 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 id 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 id 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 2023. 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 2022-2023 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

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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 2022-2023 Free/Reduced Meal Benefits FREE Breakfast to all kindergarten students FREE Breakfast and Lunch meals to all Free/Reduced eligible students 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 “2022-23 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 10/11/2022, 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 2022-2023 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 25 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 2022-23 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, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Maximum Total Income Household size

$ Per Year

$ Per Month

$ Twice Per Month

$ Per 2 Weeks

$ Per Week

1

25,142

2,096

1,048

967

484

2

33,874

2,823

1,412

1,303

652

3

42,606

3,551

1,776

1,639

820

4

51,338

4,279

2,140

1,975

988

5

60,070

5,006

2,503

2,311

1,156

6

68,802

5,734

2,867

2,647

1,324

7

77,534

6,462

3,231

2,983

1,492

8

86,266

7,189

3,595

3,318

1,659

Add for each additional person

8,732

728

364

336

168

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. ○ List all adults living in the household not listed in Step 1, whether related or not, such as grandparents, relatives, or friends. ○ Gross Earnings from Work. 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. ○ 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. ○ 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. ○ 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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Child’s Last name School

Grade

Birthdate

litchfieldcommunityed.com ● (320) 693-2354 Bi-weekly ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

Weekly ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

2x Month ☐

☐ ☐

Monthly

$

$

$

$

N a N a

Monthly

Report income before deductions or taxes in whole dollars (no cents).

Gross Earnings from Working at Jobs

Net income from Farm or Self-Employment. Do not duplicate elsewhere. $ $ $ $

Yearly ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

Are you Self-Employed or a Farmer? Bi-weekly ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

Weekly ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

2x Month ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

$

$

$

$

SSI, Unemployment, Public Assistance, Child Support, and others on Page 2

Any Other Gross Income Monthly

$

X12 Monthly

X24 2X Month

X26 Bi-weekly

X52 Weekly

Date:

Confirming Official Signature:

Date:

Annualize ☐

X1

No change ☐ Categorical Eligibility

Household Size:

Denied After Verified ☐

Reduced After Verified ☐

Free After Verified ☐

Free

☐ Verified? Attach Tracker

Reduced

Determining Official Signature:

All Total Income (Include child and adult income)

Do Not Fill Out: For School Office Use Conversions to Annualize All Income:

Denied

________________________________________________________ SIGN HERE: Signature of Household Adult Date

________________________________________________________ Address (if available) Apt # City Zip

________________________________________________________ Printed name of adult signing form Daytime Phone

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

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 that if I purposely give false information, my children may lose meal benefits, and I may be prosecuted under applicable State and Federal laws.”

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.

Names of All Adult Household Members (First and Last)

Monthly

☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

Foster Child (√)

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)☐ 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. Total Income Received by All Children Weekly Bi-weekly 2x Month 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 Income section and All Adult Household Members section.

Child’s First Name

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.

2022-23 Application for Educational Benefits

Complete one application per household for all children. Please use pen (not a pencil). Mail or return completed form to: Litchfield Public Schools ISD 465

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A friend or extended family member regularly gives a child

the household  Income from any other source

a. Basic pay and cash bonuses (do NOT include combat pay, FSSA or privatized housing allowances) b.Allowances for off-base housing, food and clothing

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

All Other Income

from outside household

Investment income Rental income Regular cash payments

or estates Annuities

Social Security Disability benefits Regular income from trusts

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or (2) fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

Nondiscrimination statement: In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

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.

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

Social Security benefits

If you are in the U.S. Military:

local government Supplemental Security Income

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

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

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

Cash Assistance from State or

Public Assistance / Alimony / Child Support

Salary, wages, cash bonuses

Earnings from Work

Sources of Income for Adults

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

Examples

 Income from person outside

a. Disability Payments b. Survivor’s Benefits

 Earnings from work  Social Security

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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2022-2023 CALENDAR January 2 16 18 26

August 29-31 Teacher Workdays September 1 Teacher Workday 5 Labor Day 6 Welcome Conferences Gr. K-8 Ripley School Picture Day First Day of School Gr. 9 & 11 7 Welcome Conferences Gr. Pre K-8 First Day of School Gr. 10 & 12 Ripley School Picture Day 8 Welcome Conferences Pre K 9 Gr. K-12 in Session 29 HS/MS School Picture Day October 3-7 10 10 17 18 20-21 26 24

Homecoming Week LHS Conferences LMS Conferences LMS Conferences Financial Aid Night (Tentative) MEA Break - No School Ripley Picture Retake 6th Grade Band Concert

December 3 Holiday Showcase 19 LHS Holiday Concert 23-30 Winter Break - No School

February 20 President’s Day - No School 27 MS/HS Conferences March 2 3 8

24 27-31

LMS Conferences Ripley End of 2nd Trimester Ripley Early Release MS/HS Early Release Daylight Savings Time Begins Gr. K-4 Conferences, PM Vocal Concert Gr. 6-8 Vocal Concert Gr. 9-12 Gr. K-4 Conferences, PM No School, Gr. K-4 Gr. K-4 Conferences, AM Band Concert Gr. 6-8 Band Concert Gr. 9-12 MS/HS End of 3rd Quarter Spring Break - No School

April 7 26 29

No School Scholarship Night LHS Prom - Grand March

May 5 8 12 17 19 25 29 30

Spring Vocal "Litchfield Live” Concert Band Concert Gr. 6-8 LHS Band Concert in the Park Activities Banquet Jazz Band on Lake Ripley Vocal Concert Gr. 6-8 Memorial Day - No School Last Day of School for Seniors

June 2 3 5

Last Day of School Gr. K-11 LHS Commencement (Gym) Teacher Workshop

July 4 6-9 27-30

Independence Day Litchfield Watercade LCT Summer Musical

12 14 3:45-7:45 PM 3:45-7:00 PM 3:45-7:00 PM

16 17 21

8:00 AM-12:00 PM 6:30 PM

November 3-6 LHS Fall Musical 4 MS/HS End of 1st Quarter 6 Daylight Saving Time Ends 8 Election Day 9 MS/HS Picture Retake Day Ripley Early Release MS/HS Early Release 11-12 Indoor Marching Band Concert 14 Fall Vocal Concert Gr. 6-8 Fall Vocal Concert Gr. 9-12 15 Gr. K-4 Conferences, PM 17 Gr. K-4 Conferences, PM LMS Band Concert Gr. 7 & 8 18 No School Gr. K-4 K-4 Conferences, AM 24-25 Thanksgiving Break - No School 30 Ripley End of 1st Trimester

Winter Break - No School MLK Day - Teacher Workday - No School MS/HS End of 2nd Quarter One Act Play 7:00 PM

7:00 PM/2:00 PM

7:30-11:00 AM 12:15 PM 12:30 PM 7:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:00 PM

7:00 PM

7:00 PM 7:00 PM

3:45-7:45 PM 3:45-7:15 PM 12:15 PM 12:30 PM

5:30 PM 7:00 PM

5:30 PM 7:00 PM

7:00 PM

8:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

1:30 PM

August 3-6 Meeker County Fair

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2022-2023 CALENDAR August 2022

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Early Release

24-25 Thanksgiving Break

9 All Grades in Session December 2022

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District Office #465 Beckie Simenson, Superintendent (320) 693-2444 ● Fax (320) 593-6528

Community Education & Recreation Grant Solem, Director (320) 693-2354

High School Jason Michels, Principal (320) 693-2424 ● Fax (320) 593-3308

Litchfield Preschool & Early Childhood Programs Aimee Gabrielson, Coordinator (320) 693-2354

Middle School Chelsea Brown, Principal (320) 693-2441 ● Fax (320) 593-3485 Lake Ripley Elementary Chris Olson, Principal (320) 693-2436 ● Fax (320) 593-0227

GO DRAGONS!

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Adult Basic Education Jen Carl, Coordinator (320) 693-2354 Dragon Kids Club Sandra Mellgren-Linder, Coordinator (320) 699-0041

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INFORMATION & POLICIES Inclement Weather

Listen to KLFD 95.9 FM & 1410 AM radio regarding activity changes, postponements or cancelations. When looking for activity information, call Litchfield Community Education & Recreation, not KLFD. Activity cancelations or postponements will be posted on our Facebook page. When school closes due to the weather, all Sponsor-A-Child Litchfield Community Education & Scholarships Available Recreation activities will be canceled Did you know that over 30% of children in as well. the Litchfield School District qualify for free or reduced lunch rates?

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation receives donations from generous individuals and businesses in our community to provide scholarships for youth activities, helping to offset the cost. Scholarships are based on income eligibility. We use the same guidelines as the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.

Cancelation Policy

Litchfield Community Education & Recreation reserves the right to cancel any activity. If this happens, your money will be refunded in full. Participant cancelations requested prior to the published deadline will be refunded in full. Cancelations made less than a week before the activity start day, will be subject to a $5.00 administrative fee. No Free and Reduced rate eligibility is refunds will be made after the class has based on family income requirements met. You must call our office to request a set by the state of Minnesota in relation cancelation. Online cancelation is not to national poverty guidelines. As you available. can imagine, families that are strained financially, eliminate items like Volunteer Information recreation and enrichment opportunities Do you have a passion for a particular that are non-essential. sport or activity? Some of our youth Funds remain in place until all dollars programs are looking for volunteers and are utilized. Contact our office for more we need committed individuals to help out. When you commit, we ask that you information and to determine are able to consistently provide assistance eligibility. for all scheduled program dates. At the end of the activity you may receive Check Return Policy credit on your account for use on a future Checks returned for insufficient funds, class. All volunteers must complete an stop payment or account closed will be application and background check. In subject to a $30.00 service charge. addition, all recreation coaches must Payee will be notified upon receipt of complete bloodborne pathogen and NSF notice to our office. If there has concussion training a week prior to their been no attempt to contact our office first day of coaching. after two weeks, information will be Contact our office for more turned over to a collection agency. information.

COVID-19 Information

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

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Equal Opportunities and Accessibility

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

Use of School Facilities

Litchfield Public Schools encourages the use of school facilities. Arrange for use of school facilities by filling out a Facility Use Application. Visit our website, email or call us for more information and/or a form. Reservation is complete after the request is on the master schedule. Fees vary based on type of requests. Valid insurance is required to cover the rental.

Photographs/Recording

By registering for any Litchfield Community Education & Recreation activity, you acknowledge for yourself or those you are registering, that photographs and/or recordings of participants may be taken and used for Litchfield Community Education & Recreation marketing purposes. Contact our office if you object to this.

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REGISTRATION For more information or to register: Visit us online Call us at (320) 693-2354 Stop by 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 may 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)

Email Address

Mailing Address

City

Main Phone Number

Other Phone Number

Activity #

Activity Name

Cash Check #

Make checks payable to: Litchfield Community Education & Recreation

307 E 6th Street, Suite 110 Litchfield, MN 55355

Fee

Participant’s Name

State

Zip

Grade

Shirt Size

Credit Card payments can be done in person or over the phone. Confirm availability of activity before mailing in a registration.

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The photograph on the front of the guide is courtesy of local resident, Marcia Provencher. She had the pleasure of being witness to a beautiful sunrise on Lake Ripley. Thanks for sharing, Marcia!

“Sunset at the Lake” Haley Malherek Litchfield, MN

"‘HOP’py Fall Everyone!!” Kristie Flachmeyer Litchfield, MN

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