Craig Middle School students raise about $3K for Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig Middle School students raise about $3K for Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society

Craig Press staff report

National Junior Honor Society led an effort at Craig Middle School raising almost $3K to support the Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society.

Craig Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society recently led an effort to raise funds for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  Students presented to the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade classes to explain what leukemia lymphoma is and why students should donate.

Students then participated in “Penny Wars” for two weeks. Jennifer Bergstrom’s Focus class donated the most, raising a little more than $260.  The sixth-grade pod, as a whole, donated the most among the three pods, raising more than $800.

NJHS also hosted a dance at the end of the fundraiser, with all proceeds going the society. More than $2,800 in donations were collected.

“I am very proud of all of the CMS students for helping the Leukemia Lymphoma Society fight against blood cancers,” said NJHS advisor Lauryn Calafiore.

Workshop to help middle school students make healthy decisions starts Tuesday

Building a Healthy You is a free educational series designed help preteens gain the knowledge and confidence to make good choices for their health and well-being. The five-part series for middle school students begins with a session for parents, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Craig Middle School.

Sessions for students are from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. March 6, 8, 13 and 15. There will be prize drawings at each session. Building a Healthy You is a collaboration of community health, wellness and safety organizations.

For more information, call 970-314-8539 or email craigyouthforchange@gmail.com.

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4-H member, leader enrollment ends Wednesday

It's time to re-enroll in 4-H to be eligible for completion of 2018 projects. Each Moffat County member must be enrolled in a community club, unless the extension agent has approved independent membership.  Leaders need to enroll online, and students enrollment forms are due by Wednesday, Feb. 28. Add/drop for projects ends on May 1.

For more information and to drop off applications, visit the Extension Office at 539 Barclay St., or call 970-824-9180.

Fair Queen applications due March 1

Moffat County Fair Board has reinstated the fair queen program for the fair and rodeo. The board plans to fill the following four positions.

• Junior queen and attendant, for those age 8 to 13

• Senior queen and attendant, for those age 14 to 18

Application packets are available at the Moffat County Extension Office and are due back to the office by March 1.

For more information or to drop off applications, visit the Extension Office at 539 Barclay St., or call 970-824-9180.

Mental health first aid class open to public

One in four Americans has suffered from a mental health problem, more people than are affected by heart disease, lung disease and cancer, combined. Learn how to help with training provided by Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership and Mental Health First Aid Colorado.

The certification qualifies participants as mental health first aid providers. Students will learn how to respond to someone with mental health challenges, including depression, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, eating disorders and panic attacks. Learn the signs, evidence-based actions to take and how to connect those in crisis to support systems that can help them recover.

The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 7 in Room 175 in the CNCC Academic /Student Service building, 2801 W. Ninth St., Craig
Online registration is available at mhfacp.org/findclass/attend/250.
For more information email, Sarah Valentino at svalentino@ncchealthpartnership.org.   

Positive Solutions for Families class begins in March

Positive Solutions for Families is a free, six-week class that promotes social and emotional development and helps reduce challenging behavior. Free childcare is available during class. The next class, provided by Connections4Kids, begins in March. To learn more or register, call 970-824-1081 or email parented@connections4kids.org.

Professional development program continues at college

Colorado Northwestern Community College faculty and staff, with the help of local elected officials and nonprofit and business leaders, are holding a professional development series — The Big Wig.

The series will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the following days.

March 13 — How to Powder Your Wig, a lesson about professional presentation, will be given by Desiree Moore in Room 113 of the Academic Building.

April 3 — Don’t Wig Out, a presentation about managing stress and office politics, will be given by Jennifer Holloway in Room 113 of the Academic Building.

April 17 — How to be a Big Wig, a panel discussion including elected officials, nonprofit and business leaders, will answer questions about what it takes to become a leader in a profession in the Library of the Academic Building.

Food will be provided at all Big Wig presentations on the Craig Campus, 2801 W. Ninth St.

Readopoly: Winter Reading Program January through March

Moffat County Library is offering a winter reading program, including game nights, new family story times, a youth winter book club and new themes for preschool story times.

• Game Nights at Village Inn

Village Inn and Moffat County Libraries will host multiple events the second Monday of March with Kids Eat Free Family Game Night at Village Inn.
Children age 10 and younger eat free, and they and their families can enjoy games and activities and plenty of prizes, including titles that will be part of the library's Winter Book Club. Seating is open house, first-come, first-served.

When: 4 to 8 p.m. March 12
Where: Village Inn, 1103 W. Victory Way
Cost: Children age 10 and younger eat free
More information: 970-824-9600 or vicraig@lovevi.com.

• Family Story Time

Stories and activities for the whole family, will be held at 3:45 p.m. March 15. The theme is The Power of Poetry

• Winter Book Club

The club meets at 11 a.m. and is for readers age 10 and older.  Readers will read a book before the club meets, then share thoughts about the book and participate in an activity.

Book selections are as follows.

Feb. 24 – “I'll Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives,” by Caitlin Alfirenka
March 31 ­– “The Bone Thief,” by Alyson Noel

• Story times

Storytimes at the Moffat County Library in Craig are scheduled for 10:30 and 11 a.m. Thursdays in the Craig branch of the library, 570 Green Street. Librarians ask parents to arrive early, as entering late causes distractions.

Dates and themes are as follows.

March 1 – Dr. Seuss
March 8 – Let's Be Silly
March 15 – St. Patrick's Day
March 22 – Spring
March 29 – Riddles and Rhymes Poetry