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Page Ten N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, August 2, 2012 SIVADGE Concluded from p. 1 your child s supplies using the company Custom Class- room Supplies, your child's supply box will be set out on your child's desk during Open House. Parents are encouraged to use Open House as a time to acclimate your child to the drop-off areas and the path to follow in walking to his or her classroom. On those first days of school, we will have several adults at Entries 2 and 14 to welcome the children and assist them in finding their dassrooms. If available, a school resource officer will be present to assist parents in the parking lot areas. Preschool-Oviatt Three and Four-Year-Old Pre- school Programs: The Oviatt Preschool Program follows the Norwalk Community School District's school cal- endar; however, the program begins a few days later than the K-12 students due to scheduled Home Visits, etc., with the parents, teacher(s) and children.Parents of Oviatt preschoolersrecently received a welcome let- ter from their child's teacher. Note: Four-Year-Old Program: Classes meet four days per week, with Wednesday a day of no school. Three-Year-Old Program: Classes for general educa- tion students meet three days per week- Monday, Tues- day and Thursday. Special education three-year-olds meet four days per week, Monda! Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We have two morning sections that are multiage for three-and four-year-old preschoolers. The afternoon preschool program is solely for the four-year-old popu- lation of special education and general education stu- dents. The special education needs of the early learners in our district guide the district in determining the pre- school program design each school year. Both preschool programs follow a full inclusion model with general education and special education students playing, learn- ing and thriving together in the same classroom. Pro- gram modifications are individualized to match the needs of each child. Check the district's website, www.norwalk.k12.ia.us, and access the Oviatt Preschool Program site if you want more information on the Oviatt Preschool Program. Open House for all children in the Oviatt Preschool Program is Thursday, Aug. 30. We have two sessions scheduled, from 5:15-6 or 6:157,. in hopes one of the two times works for our families. All family members are welcome to join their preschooler(s) for this special event! Preschoolers" First Day of School-The first day of preschool is Tuesday; Sept. 4. The morning session meets from 8:05-11 and the afternoon session meets from 11:50- 2:45. Leah Cole and Karen Sieren, Oviatt preschool teachers, met with the general education preschoolers and their family members during home visits and look forward to seeing everyone for Open House and the first day of school! As shared previously, the Oviatt Preschool Program Handbook information is posted on the district's website, www.norwalk.k12.ia.us. Parents will want to check this document for information regarding arrival and dis- missal protocol and other pertinent topics. An adult shall accompany preschoolers when they enter and exit the building. This adult stays with the preschooler until the classroom opens at 8 a.m. for the morning session and 11:45 for the afternoon session. Dates and Times School Hours 7:35 Doors open at Oviatt (Students should not be dropped off before 7:35 a.m., unless attending Apple Tree, as there is no supervision of stu dents before that time.) 7:55 Classrooms open 8:05 Classes start/Tardy time* 2:50 Dismissal for students riding a bus 3:00 Dismissal for all other students Early Out Dismissal: One Wednesday each month, stu dents are dismissed early allowing teachers to attend professional development training 11:50 Dismissal for students riding a bus 12:00 Dismissal for all other students [L Virgin Atlantic Airways says catering is its third biggest cost after fuel and engineering maintenance. August 20, August 21 August 22-24 August 28 August 30 September 3 September 4 September 7 Important Oviatt Dates - Beginning of Year August 6 and 9 District Registration 4-7 p.m. at Eastview cafeteria Kindergarten Open House 5-5:45 p.m. 1st & 2nd grade Open House 6-7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. Dismissal Watch D.O.G. Awareness Meeting Preschool Open House 5:15-7 p.m. NO SCHOOL - Labor Day Holiday Preschool begins Lifetouch pictures* Parent Advisory Committee Meeting- 7-8:30 a.m. at Lakewood Topic: Intemet Safety September 19 Early Out, Teacher Professional Devel opment - 12 noon *A prepay picture information package is sent home with the students prior to picture day. A make-up day is scheduled later for those absent on picture da) or those whose pictures were unacceptable. All students are required to have their pictures taken for school records, even if parents do not plan to purchase a pic- ture package. In dosing .... Communications for Preschool-Grade 2-Oviatt staff will communicate frequently regarding information specific to classroom or grade level topics. We will have a Parent Advisory Committee for both the Preschool and K-5 Program. These two advisory com- mittees meet approximately three times during the school year. You will be asked to share your interest in serving on Parent Advisory during Open House. We look forward to a great 2012-2013 school year with everyone involved with the children .in our Oviatt pro- gram! Norwalk Superstars Compete At Nationals The Norwalk Superstars Performing Arts Baton Competition Team com- peted at Nationals July 16- 19. AYOP Nationals was hosted by the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. The Norwalk Super- stars Performing Arts Baton Competition Team traveled for team and individual competitions. The Baton Competition Team is coached by Dawn Reed and Denise Wood. Individual competitions are broken down by age, skill level and category. Su- perstars had three twirlers awarded National Champi- ons. Grace Wood (9 years old) won Juvenile Grand National Twirling Cham- pion and was the 1st run- ner-up for Juvenile Miss Majorette of America. In ad- dition, Wood placed 2nd in Advance Strut, 2nd in Ad- vance Solo, 3rd in Rhythmic Twirler and 5th in Advance 2-Baton. Dana Billingsley (Senior at NHS) won Na- tional Show Twirl Cham- pion and also placed 4th in Intermediate 2-Baton. Paige Curtis (Graduate NHS) won National Show Twirl Champion and placed 2nd in Intermediate 2-Baton. Other Superstars indi- viduals who placed include the following: Kiah Johnson placed 4th and Catherine Burch placed 7th in Novice Solo; Tatum Torode placed 10th in Beginner Solo, Nicole Good placed 5th in Show Twirl; Shaelyn Agee placed 5th in Beginner Strut. Several twirlers com- peted in multiple events. Mya McAlpin placed 3rd in Photo submitted. Beginner Pageant Solo and 7th in Beginner Strut. Kamdan Johnson placed 2rid in Beginner ,6olo and 3rd in Beginner Strut. Alecia Pollock placed 6th in Begin- ner Solo and 8th in Begin- ner Strut. Sarah Beckett placed 5th in Novice Strut and 6th in Color Guard Solo. Bailey Walker placed 9th in Beginner 2-Baton and 10th in Beginner Solo. Bethany Jones placed 5th in Beginner Strut and 9th in Beginner 2-Baton. Abby Sil- vers placed 7th in Beginner 2-Baton and 8th in Interme- diate Strut. Kirstie Overton placed 7th in Intermediate Strut, 7th in Show Twirl and 10th in Intermediate Solo. Maggie Wood placed 1st in Advanced 2-Baton, 2nd in Advanced Solo and 6th in Advanced Strut. Cole Strelecki placed 2nd in Mili- tary Basic, 2rid in 3-Baton, 5th in National Men's Solo and 5th in Men's 2-Baton. Selena Cooper, Olivia Dougherty, Emily Jensen, Alysa King, Emily Bets- worth, Lauren Donohoe, Alexis Pollock, Marit Hovey and Kelsy Glas also com- peted individually. Superstars had five teams compete in eight competitions during the week with all teams placing and one team being award- ed the title of National Champion. "Wake Me Up" comprised of Abby Living- ston, Emily Jensen, Sarah Beckett, Emily Betsworth, Kiah Johnson, Lizzy Livingston, Mya McAlpin, Marit Hovey and Paige Levich, won 1st place and the title of National Cham- pion in the Large Beginner Pre-Teen category. "Shake- down" comprised of Kirstie Overton, Emily Bosch, An- drea Alexander, Olivia Weikum, Dana Billingsle) Paige Landstrum, Cassidy Gornick, Kelsy Glas, Bethany Jones, Shaelyn Agee and Tatum Torode, won 2nd place in the Large Beginner Senior Division. "Our Generation," com- prised of Nicole Alexander, Nicole Good, Cole Strelecki, Emma Chase, Catherine BUrch, Zoie Havick, McKenna Milligan and Bailey Walker, placed 7th in Small Beginner Pre-Teen Division. "Name Game," com- prised of Grace Wood, Maggie Wood, Lauren Donohoe, Alysa King, A- lexis Pollock and Abby Sil- vers, placed 2nd in the Small Beginner Juvenile Division. "Tiki Room," comprised of Kailey Phin- ne Alecia Pollock, Selena Cooper, Olivia Dougherty and Kamdan Johnson, placed 3rd in Small Begin- ner Tiny Tot Division. "Calendar Girl," com- prised of Superstars S e- nior, Junior and Juvenile teams placed 2nd in the Senior Large USA Na- tional and World Open Twirling Corps Champi- onships and "Games," comprised of all teams combined, placed 3rd in Senior Large USA Na- tional and World Open Show Pro.duction Cham- pionships. 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 00I00norhl I)4,-IA00or Day) PHOTO PRINTING IS A FULL COMMERCIAL PRINTER LOCATED IN CARLISLE, IOWA. If you have a flyer, letterhead, envelope, brochure, magazine, newsletter, book, etc., that you would like to have printed, give us a call for a Free Estimate. Photo Printing, Inc. 210 S. 1st Street 11 .QeQ..'2" g;'l OJ..y .IUSI Oz-.2.1_ Carlisle, Iowa 50047