Press release 1/11/18
A couple of updates for our full page ad that was included in the Brown County Reminder on January 1. There is not a May 32nd as printed but the reservation for the Old Log Theatre is for Wednesday, May 2nd. In addition, a date for “Driving Miss Daisy” has been confirmed. It will be Tuesday, March 6 with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the performance at 1 p.m. Lunch will be a baked chicken breast with potatoes, vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert, coffee or tea. The Ives Theatre is near Normandale Boulevard and Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington and just opened in 2017.
The ECFE newsletter and a more detailed community ed brochure can be found on the school website or just type in Sleepy Eye Community Education and it will come up.
Big Ideas USA is providing classes in Sleepy Eye this winter for those wanting to try a trade by coming to a short course and seeing if this is what a person may want as a hobby or to start a business or even move on to trade school. Classes are open to those 13+.
Nathan McMullen will offer a carpentry class. In order to take any of the levels, a Level 0 Introductory Orientation and Safety class is required by all participants ages 13+. This will be offered on Monday, January 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Industrial Arts classroom at SEHS. Level 1 carpentry will include an entry level project using some of the tools in the department. This two session class will be held on Mondays, January 22 and 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Mary Hoffman will offer a Welding class using arc/stick welding. This three session class will be held on Tuesdays, January 16, 23, and 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Ag shop at SEHS. Please call for more details. Scholarships are available.
Kindergarten Transition is open to all families in the district who will have a child starting kindergarten in the fall of 2018. The staff will share ideas of how learning can take place at home in addition to coming to preschool. It will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Lindahl Room at Sleepy Eye Elementary School. There will be activities to do with the children as well as a parent discussion and question/answer time.
Open Gyms are a popular event for preschoolers and their families. During bitter cold days, it is an opportunity for the family to use that extra energy in a large space like the gym.
The first ECFE open gym of 2018 will be on Saturday, January 13, 3:30-5 p.m. in the elementary gym at Sleepy Eye School. Pre-registration is appreciated in case of inclement weather.
Other opportunities for learning include:
Smart Driver Renewal class, Monday, January 15, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
All day quilting on Saturday, January 20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
ECFE babies class on Saturday, January 20, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
ECFE Mixed ages, 3-5’s will be on Mondays at 9-10:30 a.m., 4:30-6 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. starting on January 22 for nine sessions.
ECFE Two year olds will begin on Tuesday, January 23, 6-7:30 p.m. for nine sessions
ECFE Toddler class will be on Thursdays, January 25, 6-7:15 p.m. for nine sessions
The Life Living series will focus on “The Challenge of Children.” The first event will be on Monday, January 15, 7 p.m. at the New Ulm Community Center, 600 N German Street. Kirstin Cronn-Mills, author and English and Humanities Professor, at South Central College will discuss “Beautiful Music for Ugly Children: Reaching Tweens and Teens Who Feel Like outsiders”.
Toni Schutta, Parenting coach, speaker and licensed psychologist will discuss “How to Raise a Kind-Hearted Child in a Selfie Culture” on Monday, January 22, at 7 p.m.
Tom Rademacher, author and 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, will share information about his career in “It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Un-professional” Love Letter to Teaching” on Monday, January 29 at 7 p.m.