Education briefs for June 14, 2014: Wake the Whittler scheduled for Saturday
Friends of Moffat County Education will host the Wake the Whittler 5K and One-Mile Fun Run before the 15th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous on Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park.
Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., with the 5K at 8 a.m., followed by the Fun Run. Participants can sign up the day of the run or before by picking up registration forms from Eastside Liquor or from any FMCE board members.
The cost is $20 for adults and free to everyone younger than 18, with prizes given to the top runners in various age brackets for the 5K. Registration also buys a T-shirt, and proceeds go toward FMCE’s projects with local schools.
For more information, call 303-881-9320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys & Girls Club offering summer fun for all ages
Boys & Girls Club of Craig is featuring multiple activities during the summer. The building is open for members every weekday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the exception of June 30 to July 4 and Aug. 18 to 22.
Regular daily events include outdoor excursions such as bike rides, rollerblading, tennis and swimming at Craig City Pool, as well as the array of things for kids to do already at the club.
Programs such as 4-H arts and crafts and Torch Club for those wanting to volunteer in the community also are available, as is the new feature, Education Imagination, which features classes on subjects such as art and science. Registration is limited and there is a $10 fee for materials, with sessions Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 10 and July 14 to 17.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks also are available and free of charge.
Those entering middle school grades in the fall also can participate in the free Thursday Thrills series from 6 to 8 p.m. each week, with events either at the club or locations like the pool or Thunder Rolls Bowling Center.
Membership costs $1 per hour in the summer in addition to the annual dues. The organization offers scholarships for families with financial difficulties.
For more information, call 970-826-0411 or http://bgcnwc.org.
Moffat County School District seeking feedback
Moffat County School District currently has an online survey available for commentary on its 2015-16 school year calendar.
Parents of children in the district are asked to discuss their thoughts on the best way to plan out parts of the year on the survey, which can be found at http://surveymonkey.com/s/mcsdcal.
The questionnaire will be online through Friday.
Summer reading program is underway
The Moffat County Libraries’ summer reading program will run through Aug. 9. There are numerous prizes and drawings involved for participants in the free event.
Youth Club for ages 8 and older will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, with story times at 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays in Craig. Weekly programs known as Boredom Busters also will be available.
The program is available at the Craig, Maybell and Dinosaur branches, though not all features will be at each location.
For more information, call Craig at 970-824-5116, Maybell at 970-272-9919 or Dinosaur at 970-374-2700.
I have followed with interest the discussion concerning the potential transfer of the Yampa Elementary School to Memorial Regional Health. Although there are many significant unanswered questions about what Memorial Regional Health plans to do with the Yampa Elementary School, the focus of my letter is on the Yampa Elementary School as a community asset.