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Craig education briefs for April 18, 2015: Sandrock Elementary launches app

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Sandrock Elementary School recently launched its new free smartphone app, compatible with both Apple and Android phones.

The app features a calendar, push notifications, news, infinite campus, absence forms and more, making it easier for parents to stay in touch with the school.

Teachers and school staff are working to reach their goal to get 300 downloads for the new app.

Moffat County Libraries offers free book for 4-year-olds

The Moffat County Libraries will be participating in the One Book 4 Colorado program April 13 to 27, a reading incentive intended to provide a free picture book to every 4-year-old in the state.

The official selection, "How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?" was announced by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday.

Copies in English or Spanish can be picked up at any of the Moffat County branches.

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Library staff also reminds bookworms that the summer reading program is just around the corner, kicking off May 18 for all ages with multiple levels for readers to complete for prizes. Youth Club for ages 8 and up will get back into full swing Wednesdays during the summer, starting May 27.

For more information, call Sally Beauchamp at 970-824-5116 ext. 405.

Homework help available through Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado offers homework help from 4 to 5 p.m. every Monday through Friday at the Craig Club. The club serves youth ages 6 to 14 with after-school programming throughout the school year as well as during the summer. Program Director Kari Neuman and Junior Staff Derek Sussemeier provide tutoring in all subject areas, and Neuman works with Moffat County School District to cater specifically to the curriculum being taught. The club also offers educational games to supplement regular schoolwork and can provide additional materials to students challenged in certain subjects.

For questions or more information, contact Kari Neuman at 970-826-0411.

Imagination Library offers free books to young children

Connections 4 Kids in partnership with Moffat County Youth United Way offers free books to young children through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Any child from birth through their fifth birthday in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties is eligible to sign up.

Each child who joins the program will receive a free book in the mail each month, specially selected for their age and gender. The program is designed to encourage parents to read with their children. Doing so at an early age not only helps kids develop a love for reading, but also helps prepare them for success in school.

To sign up, either visit http://www.imaginationlibrary.com or pick up a registration form from the Moffat County Library or from Connections for Kids in the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

Tutoring available to high school students

Moffat County High School students in need of a little extra help in the subjects of English and math are eligible to receive free tutoring at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Sessions take place from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for math and at the same time Tuesdays for English and essay-writing in CNCC's Room 120.

Students must bring all the necessary assignments and materials.

Tutoring sessions will run through the first week of May. For more information, call 970-824-1128 or contact Sheila Harper at sheila.harper@cncc.edu.

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