The Maple Lake Elementary wrapped up February’s “I Love to Read” month with a visit from author/illustrator Gary Harbo. The 1st thru 6th grade students drew along with Harbo as he demonstrated simple step-by-step lessons in drawing characters and making them unique to the person drawing them. Harbo provided many choices mixed with a good sense of humor. This lesson builds self-confidence and allows children to explore talents that may have been hidden under a blanket of frustration. For the kindergarten class, he read one of his books, "Where is My Sister" and showed them how to draw some of the characters.
Sponsors: The V by HH, American Legion Post 131 and Dingmann Funeral Care
Parents: Eric and Leah Ortiz
“I am running for Maple Lake Ambassador to meet new people, experience new things and grow as a person through this organization,” said Ortiz.
Her favorite part of the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is the parade, seeing everyone dressed up and on their floats. Her hobbies include soccer, volleyball and yoga and enjoys volunteering with Wills for Heroes.
Ortiz plans on pursuing a degree at the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in pre-law.
On Community Day, during Catholic Schools Week, St. Tim’s students made Valentine’s Day cards for veterans. Grandma Sally Custer organizes the activity and says, “St. Tim’s students do such a great job on the cards and it really brings a smile to the homeless veterans’ faces, they really love it.” She collects the cards from Annandale and St. Tim’s students and delivers them to the VA in Minneapolis and St. Cloud.
St. Timothy’s Parish School had an exciting Catholic Schools’ Week, January 25-31. Sunday began with 10 a.m. Mass followed by a pancake breakfast and bake sale. Monday was student color day. The day consisted of a penny challenge to raise money for the scholarship fund and a medallion hunt. Tuesday was sports day. Wednesday was school spirit day. Students also got a chance to go rollerskating in the afternoon. Thursday was dress-up day and battle of the books. Western Friday was packed with fun starting with drop everything and read. The day continued with a eucharistic procession, student color day stations, valentines for veterans, computer fun and gym fun