Education Briefs: Kindergarten registration open for the 2017-18 school year |

Education Briefs: Kindergarten registration open for the 2017-18 school year

— Children who will turn 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 are eligible to register for kindergarten. Parents need to bring proof of residency — such as a utility bill or rental agreement — the child’s birth certificate, immunization records and, if available, a record of physical exam or health information.

Students must be registered at their neighborhood school. School of choice considerations will be made after April 1. Register between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays through March 3. For a listing of neighborhood schools and places of registration, call the district office at 970-824-3268.

Moffat County Library story times and themes announced

Story times for children are hosted at 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays in the children’s room at the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries. The library asks parents and children to arrive early, as entering the children’s room late causes distraction.

• Thursday: Dr. Seuss

• March 9: Music

• March 16: St. Patrick’s Day

• March 23: Spring flowers

• March 30: Feelings

Registration for blacksmithing seminar closes Feb. 27

Blacksmithing 101: A Fiery Tutorial is a course for individuals interested in = obscure, beautiful and grimy creations forged in fire and quenched with sweat. Blacksmithing is not only for the dwarves of lore, though dwarves and dwarf-like beards are welcome.

The five-week course will teach control and manipulation of steel. Students will learn to make hammer blows and gain an understanding of fire and at which temperature it can be useful to create beautifully hand-crafted objects that will last the test of time.

Class fee is $200 for senior citizens and $250 for others. Space is limited to three. Register by Feb. 27 for classes in March and April, to be held at the Wyman Living History Museum. For more information, call Desiree Moore, CNCC director of community education, at 970-824-1135.

Intermediate Adobe Photoshop class set for March 8

Students will build on their basic knowledge and achieve next-level effects in Adobe Photoshop. Use common tools within Adobe Photoshop to turn images into masterpieces. The class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. March. 8. Class fee is $30. Register by March 1. For more information or to register, call Desiree Moore, CNCC director of community education, at 970-824-1135.

Literacy carnival takes place Thursday

The 13th annual Literacy Carnival is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at East Elementary School. Thursday is also the birthday of Dr. Seuss. For more information, email Shannon Samuelson at

Get active in school Parent Advisory Councils

Parent Advisory Councils are available at Moffat County schools to provide parents opportunities to contribute to school improvement. PACs meet monthly during the school year. Representatives from each PAC are elected to the District Parent Advisory Council. Speak with the school principals to become involved.

Spring Break for Moffat County School District is March 20 to 24

Moffat County School District offices and schools will be closed from March 20 to March 24 for Spring Break. Normal school district schedule will resume Monday, March 27.

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