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/ SMALLTOWNPAPERS 217 WEST COTA ST. (1,.~ SHELTON WA 98584-2263 1 J'lJl"!J'i!'J'iJHj'Nhij.l"l.illl,,. j!!!,"l,@l,Jllll OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMU NITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Vol. 45 No. 8 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 email: news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, July 11,2013 Activities at the NORWALK LIBRARY 1051 North Ave. 981-0217 Monday, July 15 LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER READ- ING! Groundbreaking Exhibits, during library hours through July 20, enjoy a self-directed tour of Rocks & Fossils of Iowa. (Exhibit activity sheets are available at the front desk.) Family Night, 6:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs, flan- nel board and a craft. Tuesday, July 16 Local Teacher Librarian Selected Schools Central ,Office Closed July 15-19 for Leadership Academy The Norwalk Schools Central or District Office will be closed Monda3 July 15 through Frida3 July 19 while Rachel Burrow, Teacher relocating from the old school" building located at 906 Librarian at Norwalk Mid- School Ave. to the office building located at 380 Wright dle School, was selected to Road. The Buildings and Grounds Department will also participate in a Leadership be relocating to this new address. The Central Office Academy held in Cor- staff includes the following: superintendent, business alville in late June. Seven- manager, buildings director, grounds director, registrar, Pre-SchooI Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. For 3-5 year- olds, join us for stories, finger plays, songs and flannel boards. This storytime is also a good fit for parents at- tending with several children and for daycare groups. History Club, 6:30-8 p.m. This group meets monthly to share artifacts, stories and learn more about the his- tory of Norwalk and surrounding areas. Bring your own photos, documents or artifacts to share. Additionall) we will have speakers about historical preservation and topics related4o history. Tonight, we'll be talking about "geotagging." Wednesday, July 17 Kids Craft Club, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. If you love making crafts, come to the Library for lots of fun and creativity. Stop in anytime from 10 a.m. to noon to create your masterpiece! Card Night, 6:30-8 p.m. Play cards! Learn and teach new card games or form a foursome to play your favor- ite game. This group meets monthly and tonight we're playing Golf. Cards provided. Thursday, July 18 Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m. For children 18 months to three years. Join us for stories, finger plays,-songs and flannel boards, all to help develop critical early lit- eracy skills Craft Club, 6:30-8 p.m. UsLs, g guest presenters, this group explores all kinds of arts and crafts! For enthusi- asts to share their hobby areas and for participants to socialize, try new areas or learn about arts/crafts. Con- tact Mary Kay Johnson at the Library if you want to lead a workshop or participate. Tonight, learn about chalk- board paint crafts. Friday, July 19 Brown Bag Lunch & Learn, 12-1 p.m. Take a break over lunch and join us for this special speaker series! Sponsored in part by City State Bank and in conjunc- tion with the Adult Summer Reading program, "Groundbreaking Reads," authors and experts will present interesting talks on groundbreaking events, people and topics during three consecutive Fridays. This afternoon, join author Nancy Harless as she discusses her book, Nurses Without Borders. Pre-registration is re- quired. If you want your book signed, bring a copy to the luncheon. Lunch is provided. Teddy Bear Sleepover at the Library, 6:30 p.m. Fri- day night and 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. All are wel- come! Bring your teddy bear or another stuffed friend to our Teddy Bear Sleepover! Enjoy stories and a craft and tuck your stuffed friend into bed for a sleepover at the library on Friday night. Come back on Saturday morning to pick up your friends and see a slide show of what they were up to all night in the library! Donuts and juice will be provided in the morning. **Registra- tion required**. teen individuals from around Iowa were chosen for this program. The academy was funded through a grant from the American Association of School Librarians. School librarians collab- orate with other educators in their schools to support reading and literacy and provide leadership in the integration of technology for learning and teaching. They teach essential infor- mation skills and assist teachers in identifying print and digital materials to support school curricu- lum. Sam Miller, superin- tendent of the Solon Com- munity Schools, was the keynote speaker for the event; his speech was ti- Rachel Burrow tled, "The Teacher Librar- ian as Leader" The two-day academy stressed the development of skills in teamwork, ef- fective communication and increasing self-aware- ness. The goals of the acad- emy were to help teacher librarians become effective leaders in their own schools and districts, as well as in their profession- al organizations. general ledger clerk, payroll clerk, accounts payable clerk, human resource secreta , curriculum secretary and buildings and grounds secretary. These staff mem- bers will not have access to computers or phones dur- ing this time The public will be able to email or leave voicemail messages, bt/t the messages will not be re- turned until the week of July 22. Thank you for your patience and consideration during this time of transi- tion. POLICE. REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. J[une 27 fic stop at Sunset Drive Officer responded to and Main Street for faulty the 600 block of West Pine equipment. The driver, Avenue for a property dis- Abraham Fagor 19, Des pute. Information was tak- Moines, was arrested and en for a report. The case charged with Driving was forwarded to the War- While Suspended X 4 and ren County Attorney's Of a improper rear lamps. The fice for review of possible vehicle was impounded charges, and the subject was trans- Tripped to the 800 block ported to the Warren of South Avenue for a theft County Jail. of a bicycle. Information Found property was was taken for a report. The turned in to the Police De- bike was later located and partment. Owner was de- returned to the owner. In- termined and several at- vestigation continues in tempts were made to make the matter to etermine if contact. Property was charges will bb filed, placed in evidence until Officer took a report of owner can be located. lost or missing license Officer responded to plates from the 1300 block the intersection of North of Skylane Drive; a report Avenue and East 27th was made. Street for a personal inju- June 28 ry accident. A motorcycle Officer responded to driven by Jeffrey Funaro, the 1900 block of Swan 49, Altoona, struck a vehi- Court for an Identity Theft cle driven by Katelyn report. Information was Grant, 25, New Virginia. taken and forwarded to Grant was cited for Failure the Iowa Attorney Gener- to Yield from Stop Sign. al's Office. Report was submitted to the Iowa Department of Officer initiated a traf- Concluded p. 3 FromNorwalk ] School District J By Kate Baldwin, Business Manager | for Norwalk Community Schools I DeeAnna Serres is New Nutritional Director Norwalk Schools is proud to .aim ounce that DeeAnna Serres will be joining the District s leadership team as our Nutrition Director. Norwalk Schools has purchased nutrition director services under a school-to-school shar- ing agreement with West Des Moines Schools for over 15 years. Dr. Beth Hanna has served as the shared nutri- tion director for both school districts during this period. Dr. Hanna will be retiring in December of this year. Both West Des Moines Schools and Norwalk have been very pleased with the sharing agreement, but due to growth in both schools and the complexity of the new Healthy Kids nutritional program, the schools have decided to each hire a director. We hope to continue working with West Des Moines with the joint food purchasing and bakery services, These services provide quality food, efficiencies and savings for both schools. We are very sorry to see Dr. Hanna or "Beth" as many of you know her, retire, but she is very excited to be traveling with her husband, Roger, during retirement. Beth has been more than just food service director dur- ing her career. Beth is a school lunch program author- ity, providing leadership and training for the Iowa De- partment of Education and other schools in Iowa. She had been a strong advocate in developing nutritional meals for children and a leader in the Healthy Kids ini- tiatives. She has worked closely with the USDA, travel- ing to Washington D.C. to advocate for school lunch programs. Over her career, Beth has helped to reshape the role of the "school lunch lady." We wish Beth the best in her new adventures. ~mc- Ms. Serres comes to Norwalk Schools with a rich his- tory of school food service production, nutritional knowledge and experience in managing large school kitchens. She started her food servic career in 1990 in Kansas and moved to Iowa in 1998. She has worked for Ankeny Community Schools for the past 14 years, man- aging various kitchens. While at Ajlkeny she was re- sponsible for the successful opening of two new kitch- ens, including the new Ankeny High School, as well as the district's bakery department and five satellite kitch- ens. Ms. Serres is very passionate about school nutri- tion, seeing the kids as her "customers." She wants school lunch to be an inviting time as well as a sound nutritional meal for kids. We are very pleased to have such an experienced professional join our team. We know that Ms. Serres will bring great leadership to the District and tasty meals to our students.