Education Briefs: Registration for Kids Theater ends Tuesday |

Education Briefs: Registration for Kids Theater ends Tuesday

Children age 8 and older are invited to become a part of Kids Theater. Registration is $35. During Kids Theater, students will learn the basics of acting and stage production and will work on learning their parts in a short, Shakespeare-inspired play. Performance date is to be determined. Kids Theater will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 20 through Oct. 13, at Colorado Northwest Community College Bell Tower, room 104, 50 College Drive. For more information and to register visit: or call Desiree Moore at 970-824-1135.

Free and reduced lunch applications due now

Moffat County School District Food Services is asking parents to submit their applications for free or reduced lunches now. A new application is needed each year. Those on food stamps are automatically qualified. Applications can be taken throughout the year as family financial circumstances change. Applications and financial details are kept private. After applications have been processed, parents will receive a notice by mail. Those who have not received this notice or who have questions are invited to call 970-824-2160.

State Board of Education to consider beverage policy changes during board meeting Wednesday

The state Board of Education will consider changing the rules for the administration of the Healthy Beverages Policy, 1 CCR 301-79. Guidelines direct school districts in selecting healthier beverage options to sell to students. The USDA has released the Final Rule for nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold in schools. The proposal is to align the rules with federal regulations, while still meeting state requirements. Some parents are concerned about the changes. Healthier Colorado has set-up a petition for parents to express concerns before next week’s meeting. To learn more, visit or

Moffat County Library celebrates National Library Card Month

September is National Library Card Month, and Moffat County Libraries are celebrating with fun activities for the family all month, including a library card holder display at which card holders may leave a note for the library and enter the guess the book cover contest.

Other special events include the following

• Family Literacy Night, between 4 and 6 p.m., Tuesday. Families will take part in crafts, play literacy games and read together. Families will enjoy creating their own book and bookmark, alphabetizing with Dr. Seuss, playing a game of Mad Libs, discovering book cover puzzles and meeting their family at the Story Corner for story time after making their way through the streamer laser walk.

• Ready-Set-Read runs through November. Children birth through fifth-grade can complete a reading log for a free book.

Library cards are free. Stop by to find out how receive one and enjoy the free services the library has to offer.

Moffat County Library story time changes

Story times for children are hosted every week at the Craig and Dinosaur branches form 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the children’s room. The library asks parents and children to come early, as entering the children’s room late causes distraction. Themes for September include

• Sept. 15 — Zoo

• Sept. 22 — Animals at Night

• Sept. 29 — Construction

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