School

Wed
27
Aug

Camp Courage receives $24,000


True Friends CEO Ed Stracke accepts a grant from Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association.

 

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) recently presented True Friends – Camp Courage, a WH commercial member, with a $24,110 grant to help with the installation of energy-efficiency equipment at its facility near Maple Lake, Minn.  
Energy grants are awarded to businesses that install energy-efficient equipment, reducing electricity consumption. As a non-profit organization, True Friends – Camp Courage qualified for these funds to assist with conservation.  They used the funds to help cover the costs of ground source heat pumps that will be used in two cabins. The new ground source heat pumps are estimated to reduce electric use by more than 44,800 kilowatt hours annually.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
27
Aug

Preschool Storytime finishes season


These children enjoyed the final Preschool Storytime: Elijah Dorse, Larson and Isabelle Melgaard, Ryder Dettwiler, Cooper West, Colton Klatt, Colten and Peytyn Draeger, Clark and Oliver Hawkinson, Livvy and George Sylvester, Sophia Norberg, Elena Castro, Aubrey Jude, Rylie Barker, Abby Forsman, Ellie and Ben Ogram, Rachel and Howard Rasset.

 

The last Maple Lake Library preschool storytime of the summer celebrated everyone’s birthday. 
A total of 21 children and 12 adults listened to Marie Mavencamp read Eric Carle’s books “The Secret Birthday Message,” and “Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?” 
The children had fun figuring out the clues in the story to help the little boy find his birthday present. They then had to help him get back home.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
20
Aug

Literacy Camp celebrates 10 years

 

True Friends-Camp Courage is hosting Literacy Camp, a multi-purpose camp serving both campers and educators, for the 10th year. Twenty trained educators attend camp to assess and provide appropriate literacy intervention to students with developmental disabilities.
According to Barb Wollak, who has been leading Literacy Camp for the past 10 years, campers receive a positive literacy experience and go home with an informal assessment and recommendations of where to begin their school programs in the fall.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
20
Aug

Preschool Storytime gets a little fishy


These children attended Preschool Storytime Thursday: Larson and Isabelle Melgaard, Sophia Norberg, Brooklyn Fobbe, Allie and Carter Ertel, Elena Castro, Ryder Dettwiler, Colton Klatt, Ajay Hickman, Clark and Oliver Hawkinson, Ellie Ogram, Aylan, Kalli, and Kenna Hennen, Emma McAlpine, Kallan Maresh, George Sylvester, Eljah Dorse, Abby and Isabelle Forsman and Rylie Barker.

 

The Preschool  Storytime children were a “little fishy” on Thursday, Aug. 14. Twenty-three children and nine adults enjoyed the story “Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. They learned a fun finger play and some silly fish songs with lots of hand motions.  
Some children shared pictures they brought of fish they had caught or have in their home, or brought in toy fish to share. 
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
20
Aug

Visiting Boone at his farm

 

Hans Peterson feeds Lisa Perovich’s horse, Chicago,  during the final Books with Boone at his home, Four Sticks Farm. The event included a treasure hunt. The children went into the woods, read clues related to a story and worked to find a treasure box filled with miniature Boones. Children also groomed Chicago and had a snack. Nine children attended the event. 
Wed
06
Aug

Young Readers Storytime


Boone and Lisa are enjoying a story read to them by Ellie Ogram and Grace Ronnenberg. Books with Boone takes place on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at The Maple Lake Library.

On Monday,  August 4, Young Readers Storytime was all about... Pirates!  We read two silly stories about a little boy who finds out being a pirate isn't all it's cracked up to be.  We then made a pirate craft, found out why a pirate wears a patch, and played with some "hidden treasure" play dough.  Next week's story time will be our last of the summer. Please come join us on Monday August 11th at 10 a.m. at the Maple Lake Library!

Wed
30
Jul

Preschool Storytime


These children attended Preschool Storytime: Payton Schwindel, Lucas Schwindel, Larson Melgaard, Isabelle Melgaard, Dylan Hennen, Kalli Hennen, Kenna Hennen, Emma McAlpine, Kade Maresh, Kallan Maresh, Clark Hawkinson, Oliver Hawkinson, Elija Dorse, George Sylvester, Ryder Dettwiler, Colton Klatt, Evan Geyen, Maci Geyen, Kade Heaver, Kasara Heaver, Kora Hiltner, Devon Hiltner, Ryan Fertig, Madison Fertig, Emily Kunkel, Ben Kunkel, Ainsley Anderson, Adrienne Anderson, Michael Boe, Andrew Boe.

Preschool  Storytime on Thursday, July 24, focused on Minnesota author Nancy Carlson who has written and illustrated several children’s books with such fun characters as Louanne Pig, Loudmouth George, and Henry Mouse. and Harriet.  Marie Mavencamp read “I Like Me” and “The Perfect Family.”

More information appears in this week's Messenger.

Wed
30
Jul

Minnesota kids read Minnesotan books

 

At Maple Lake Library's Young Readers Storytime  Monday, July 28, the group listened to two stories written by Minnesota authors. 
The first was Phyllis Root’s "Rattletrap Car,” a silly story about a trip to the beach with a car that just won't "Go, Go, Go" that kept them giggling. 
They used their imaginations to show how to get to the beach with everything from an acorn car to bunkbeds. 
The second story was Mary Casanova’s "One-Dog Can-oe,” a funny story about a little girl who ends up with all kinds of critters along for a canoe ride.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
Wed
30
Jul

Young readers get muddy during Books with Boone

Lisa Perovich, accompanied by her Greyhound, Boone, read the book, “Muddy Paws,” to the youngsters who attended Books with Boone on Tuesday. Then, they got muddy themselves by planting seeds, pictured at right. Pictured from left to right are Hans Peterson, Landon Marsicek, Chris Marsicek, Kenlyn Marsicek, Boone and Perovich.

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