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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR norWath AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT I!,i,,l,,l,,l, ,l,,l,.,l,,i,,[,i,,l,!,ti .... II .... ill,,,!,l,i,l Warren Town and County ws 50 Vol. 44 No. 2 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 emaih news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, May31,2012 Farmer's Market BJ's Movie In West Des Moines :: iiiii iiiiii::iii ;; !: !:i)i: :: Norwalk Chamber of Commerce Farmer's Market starts Frida) June 1, 4-7 p.m. at Dollar General Store Parking Lot. Activities Norwalk Library at the 1051 North Ave. - 981-0217 Monday, June 4 2012 Summer Reading Program Begins Stop by the library to register for the 2012 Summer Reading Program. Log your time spent reading to earn prizes, or take part in the many events and activities we will be hosting. Registration is open June 4-July 16. This year's themes: Children: Dream Big_Read! and Teens: Own the Night. (New) Adults: Between the Cov- ers. Tuesday, June 5 Novel Year Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Join us this evening for a facilitated discussion of Jon Krakauer's 2004 book, Into Thin Air, the definitive account of the deadliest sea- son in the history of Mt. Everest. The novel takes the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle. Wednesday, June 6 Wee-Ones Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Fingerplays, sto- ries and songs for little ones to age 18 months and their parents; designed for a one-to-one or one-to-two par- ent-child ratio to maximize interaction. Thursday, June 7 Toddler-Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. A chance for parents to interact with their children ages 18 months to 3 years during stories, fingerplays and songs, to help toddlers develop those critical early literacy skills. American Girl Club, 2-3:30 p.m. Kids who love the American Girl book series will enjoy crafts, games and stories. 2nd grade and up. Participants DO NOT need an American Girl doll in order to attend. Friday, June 8 Craft Day Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. If you love making crafts, join us for lots of creativity on Craft Day Fridays. Stop in anytime between the hours of 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and create a masterpiece. Everyone is welcome. OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge, Principal and Rodney Martinez, Dean of Students Raising a Reader Advice to Parents of Young Readers Reading is the most important skill your children will ever learn. It's the tool your child needs the most at school and it is essential for nearly every job and career. Learning to read takes time and it takes you: Read- ing isn't something children can justpick up, like learn- ing to talk. It's complicated. Children need you to en- courage them to work at it and to keep trying if they get frustrated. Your children also need to see how exciting reading can be. They will learn this every time you share a won- derful story with them, or open a book about fascinat- ing people, places, or things. It's up to you to show them that reading is far more than just a subject taught in school -- it's the doorway to a lifetimeof learning, cre- ating, discovering and succeeding. Although your children will learn the nuts and bolts of reading at school, they still need the special one-on- one attention only you can provide." That's why we at the National Association of Elementary School Princi- pals and World Book Educational Products have teamed up to bring you these reading tips. We've included an- swers to the questions parents most often ask about read- ing, along with a lot of helpful suggestions. Thanks for caring enough to make reading a priority for your children. When should I start reading to my child? If you haven't alread then start today! The earlier you start, the better. While you're reading, you can help with some of the fundamentals: Run your finger under the words as you read aloud. Show how you begin reading at the top of the page and work down. Point out words that are repeated often. See if your child can spot those words when they appear again. Talk about the pictures, too. Many times, children can figure out unfamiliar words by looking at the pic- tures that accompany the story. How can I tell if my child is ready to read? Many children are eager to begin reading related ac- tivities even before they begin school. Others need more time. Here are some signals to watch for: Does he pick up books and pretend to read? Does he pretend to write things down and read them to you? Does he know what a letter is and understand that words are made up of groups of letters? Can he show you how to read a book-from left to right, top to bottom? If you say a word, can he think of a word that rhymes with it? Does he know the sounds that most of the letters in the alphabet represent? Don't worry if your child is not at this stage yet. Push- ing a child into reading will not make him a reader -- it ma)5 in fact, make him resist reading. Do be alert for the signs of reading readiness and show enthusiasm as you begin the reading adventure together. How can I show my child that reading is important? Here are some of the most effective ways to raise a reader: Be a reader yourself! Every time she sees you with a book; you're demonstrating that reading is something Concluded p.9 Friday, June I Norwalk native Bran- don Routh's latest movie, Crooked Arrows, is sched- uled to open Frida)4 June 1, at the Century 20 The- aters in West Des Moines, according to his father, Ron Routh. Crooked Arrows is an in- dependent feature film which opened the week- end of May 20 in 55 the- aters along the East Coast. Reports indicate the film numbers were a "surpris- ingly solid" $280,000, av- eraging an impressive $5,100 per screen. Routh sid area resi- dents have been calling theaters wanting to know when the film would be in Des Moines since pre- views have already been showing locally Strategic Film Partners has acquired international sales rights to the feature film Crooked Arrows star- ring Brandon Routh (Su- perman Returns). The film, which depicts the story of an underdog American la- crosse team, was directed by Steve Rash (The Buddy Holly Story, Bring It On 3 & 4) and opened in limited engagements in the U.S. May 18, expanding with a wider national and Cana- dian release June 1. The timing of the release is sig- nificant as global interest in the sport is at an all-time high due to the upcoming 2012 World Champion- ships of the Federation of International Lacrosse in July in Finland. Crooked Arrows is the first mainstream lacrosse movie. It pays homage to the fast growing sport's history by featuring a Na- tive American high school team as the heroic under- dogs, who rediscover their spirit when paired with a reluctant coach (Routh). Routh plays the mixed blood son of the nation's chairman who has re- turned to his reservation to expand the community's fledgling casino, but his traditionalist father and the tribal council insist that he must first re-examine his spirit before he can undertake his enterprise. Brandon Routh Together with his skeptical team, he leads them on an unlikely journey to the New York prep league championship game. In addition to Routh, the movie stars Gil Bir- mingham (Twilight), Crys- tal Allen, Chelsea Ricketts, Dennis Ambriz and Tom Kemp. The lacrosse play- ers are actual lacrosse players from around the country. The Native high school team was cast by Sports Studio's Mark Ellis (Invincible, Miracle, Game Plan) in a visit to Syracuse last spring with all of the team's players originating from the Six Nations Con- federacy in upstate New York, with most being Onondaga, Tuscarora, or Mohawk. The movie, which was shot in Massachusetts last August, has attracted sub- stantial attention from the international lacrosse world, which is booming in several markets under the Federation of Interna- tional Lacrosse. Leagues and teams from the UK, Spain, France, German3 Netherlands, Turkey, Is- rael, Russia, Japan and Australia have all made multiple inquiries about the film's international plans. LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a,m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Mnofial Day- Day) t ::d