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School News

Wright County provides summer programs

The Wright County Family Services Collaborative will offer a variety of programs for children of all ages during the summer months.

Crafts and games will be offered at the city park on Division St. on Mondays through August 20, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

The 'Reading Fun!' program will take place at the playground near Cutting Edge Cabinets, on 6th Ave. NW. on Wednesdays through August 22, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Each participating child will receive a new book.

For more information contact Youth Connections director, Shannon Haggerty, at 320-963-7538.

Elementary Media Center sets summer hours

The Maple Lake Elementary Media Center will be open for summer readers from 9:00 a.m. to noon on the following Tuesdays during summer vacation: June 26; July 10, 17 and 24.


School News

St. Tim's to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

There are a variety of activities on the schedule as St. Timothy's School prepares to celebrate Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 28-Feb. 3.

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, musician/author Dennis Warner will be appearing in a concert for students. Warner has released seven CDs and one of his songs, "Beads on One String," was also released as a children's picture book with a positive message of how much people have in common with each other.

Also on Tuesday, parents, grandparents and friends are invited to eat lunch with students. Serving time starts at 11:15 a.m. and the lunch menu includes penne pasta with red and white sauce, garlic bread, lettuce salad, fruit, milk and coffee.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, is Family Day, an event where all students are put into small groups that stay together all day as a family, helping each other with several scheduled activities are various stations.


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