Press release 2/8/18
A number of learning events are taking place in February as well as some fun things. A special event for preschoolers through sixth grade is the annual Literacy Night held at Sleepy Eye Elementary School as part of “I Love to Read” month. A number of activities will be held in the cafeteria, gym and classrooms for families to participate in. The time frame is 5-7 p.m. with a light supper served in the cafeteria. The ECFE Toddler class will meet 6-7:15 p.m. as well.
A Smart Driver renewal class will be held on Monday, February 12, 1-5 p.m. Each school year a renewal class is scheduled at least nine times. Classes are generally not held during the summer months. The next one will be Monday, March 5, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
“Edible Science” for Kindergarten through second graders is planned for four Thursdays beginning on February 15, 3:30-5 p.m. in the FACS room. This is a partnership with the Minnesota Extension Service. Registration can be done online as well as the liability form. The group will be exploring popcorn, marshmallows, bubblegum plus more. Join in for science experiments, games, team building and hands-on exploration. Call 794-7993 or 794-7873 for more details.
Healthcare Provider’s CPR will be on Thursday, February 22, 6-10 p.m. at the Ambulance/Police Station training room. This is the first of the classes offered by the Sleepy Eye Ambulance Service this winter-spring. Others will be a Lay Rescuer/Non-Healthcare Providers CPR Certification on Wednesday, March 21 and Emergency First Aid Training on Wednesday, April 11. Check out the Sleepy Eye Ambulance website for online registration.
There are also some fun events planned for the month. On Saturday, February 10, 3:30-5 p.m. preschoolers and their families are invited for an open gym at the Sleepy Eye Elementary School. These monthly events have been requested to allow children some large motor activities when it has been too cold to be outside. Preregistration is appreciated in case of inclement weather.
On Sunday, February 11, mothers and sons will spend some quality time at the Mother-Son Soiree. It will be held at the Sleepy Eye Event Center from 2-4 p.m. Grandmothers, aunts, big sisters or a special person in the child’s life can be an escort. Tickets will be available at the door as well as in advance by calling 507-794-7873.
Grandparents are invited to attend an ECFE class with their preschool grandchildren on Saturday, February 17, 9-10:30 a.m. A special one on one time is held, circle time as well as a discussion with the grandparents.
The early deadlines for the Eagle Watch in Wabasha on February 22 and “Driving Miss Daisy” at the Ives Auditorium on Tuesday, March 6 are this week. The reason for early deadlines is to determine if there is interest in the planned outings and arrange for transportation. In the case of needing tickets, venues do require early deadlines so they can allow other groups to come if there are cancellations. In the case of not needing tickets, registrations can be taken until the day before if the minimum has been reached.
The Community Education office is located in Room 109 of the Sleepy Eye High School. School day hours are 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. If the office is unattended, you can call and leave a message on voice mail, 507-794-7873, and we will get back to you with more information. Another option is to email staff with questions and to sign-up: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org