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Thursday, August 20, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine OVIATT DMACC’S URBAN CAMPUS Concluded from p. 1 PROGRAM RECEIVES GRANT The morning and afternoon arrival and departure locations for the children: -Preschool: Preschoolers’ parents/guardians must park their cars in a parking spot and accompany the Kindergarten Door (east side) 1" grade Door (east side) Berkencs Jorensen *Please note there are some changes in the arrival/ dismissal locations for students in some of our First Grade Classrooms. Hopefully this change will minimize the time parents must wait in line. We do thank you in advance for your patience and adherence to safety prac- tices. If you have a child in kindergarten and another Oviatt grade, or if you are a before/after school childcare pro- vider with a child in kindergarten, it is best to drop all children off at Entry 2. At dismissal time, the older child(ren) walks to Entry 2 so adults do not have to pick up children at both doors. During Open House, please inform your child’s teacher if your first or second grader will need dismissed with the kindergarten students. ' Entry doors 2 and 14 are open from 7:30-8:05 a.m. for the children to enter. All adults must enter the building using Entry 1. Large numbers posted by each entry area identify the various entries into the building. These en- try/exit areas are well supervised to maintain safety for the Children. After 8:05, all arrivals must be made using Entry 1, the Main Office area that is located on the east side un- der the triangular-shaped roof. This is the only acces- sible entry during school hours. Children arriving after 8:05 must check in with office staff before going to their classroom. This check-in procedure helps staff know all children have arrived to school safely. At the close of the school day, school staff accompa- nies the children to both the busses and student arrival/ departure areas (Entries 2 and 14). The children are su- pervised until they are safely on the school bus or in the car. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in fol- lowing these requests as the safety of the children is our top priority. ‘ Parking: Please read the following directions. This will help drop-off and pick-up run smoothly. East side of building (Entry Door #2) — A11 Kindergar- ten students should enter on this side of building. 0 This is open from 7:30 to 8:05 a.m. - After 8:05 a.m., students need to enter the building using Entry #1 on east side of building. ' 0 The parking lot is one-way (north to south from School Avenue) and you must exit out the alley to Main Street or south through Elm Street, which is a right turn only. When dropping or picking up your student, please fol- low these simple rules: ' 0 There is no parking along the median as this causes congestion and is a fire lane. You may be ticketed by city officials. 0 If you must park, please park in a parking space and/or gravel area. 0 While in line to drop off or pick up, pull forward, let students out of or into your car, and drive away so others may do the same. West side of building (Entry Door #14) — All First and Second Grade students should enter on this side of the building. (If a kindergarten student has a sibling in first or second grade, you may have all children drop—off and return home using the Entry #2 location.) ' This entry is open from 7:30 to 8:05 a.m. O After 8:05 a.m., students need taken to Entry #1 on the east side of the building. ' The parking lot on the west side is one—way (south to north), by circling around parked cars in the lot south of gym. When dropping or picking up: low these simple ales: 0 There is no jarki l l; besi :3 designated parking spots. 0 There is no double parking in lane. 0 Do not leave your car in d réving lane. student, please fol- 3:00 . — _— Phillis - McLouhlln —- child into the building, using Entry 1. -Here is a listing of classes and what door they will dismiss car-riding students: 1" grade Door 14 (west side) 3:05 Aldrid o e 2"“ grade Door 14 (west side) 3:1 0 Gehrin o er Hod e/Scollon 0 While in line to drop off or pick up, pull forward, let students out of or into your car, and drive away so others may do the same. 0 If you need to assist your child in making sure the safety restraint is securely in place, please park your car in a parking spot while doing so, allowing the line of cars to continue to move without stopping. Entry Access: . To increase safety at our building the following prac- tices have been implemented: 0 Parents and visitors to Oviatt Elementary must en- ter the building using Entry #1 on the east side of the building. Parents/Visitors will need a photo ID, i.e., driv- ers’ license, to check in on the KeepnTrack system. It will print out a visitor’s pass that should be worn vis- ibly while here at school. 0 Oviatt children will use either Entry 2 or 14 to en- ter or exit the building during the 7:30-8:05 a.m. and 3:00-3:15p.m. times. No adults, other than school staff, will be dlowed to enter and exit the building using these twa doors. 0 Plezse remember to park in a parking space if you are going to enter the building. ' Importait Oviatt Dates Beginning of Year Aug. 20 K-2 Open House 5:30-7:00 Aug. 24 lst Day of school for k-2 Aug. 24,25 and 26 1:20/1230 dismissal Sept. 1 Preschool Open House 5:30-7:00 Sept. 2 1:20/1:30 dismissal Sept. 3 Preschool begins Sept. 7 NO SCHOOL — Labor Day Holiday Sept. 9 1220/1230 dismissal Sept. 10 Lifetouch pictures" Sept. 16 120/130 dismissal Sept. 23 120/130 dismissal Sept. 30 1:20/1:30 dismissal Early lismissal every Wednesday (1:20; 1:30) November 2 Regular school day; Parent — Teacher conferen‘es 4:30-7:30 pm. Novenber 4 Early dismissal 1:20/ 1:30; Parent —— Teacher onferences 4:30-7:30 pm. V November 5 NO SCHOOL (K-5) Parent Teacher conferenes 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Noverber 6 NO SCHOOL K-12 *A proay picture information package is sent home with the tudents prior to picture day. A make-up day is schedted later for those absent on picture day, or those whse pictures were found unacceptable. All stu- dents areequired to have their pictures taken for school records, ven if parents do not plan to purchase a pic- ture packge. We lotk forward to a great 2015-16 school year with everyoneinvolved with the children in our Oviatt pro- gram! Voluntar and Scheduling watchdrgsnorwalk©gmail.com team about the WWW 300.55.: program at www.non~alk.k12.ia.us - fatherscom/watchdogs - nomalkpto. like us on Facebook at WATCH DOGS Norwal Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC’s) Urban Campus has been selected to receive a US. De- partment of Education grant to fund the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program. DMACC will receive $329,069 a year for five years, totaling $1,645,345. "The purpose of the Student Support Services Pro- gram is to provide academic and other support services to 22010w-income, first-generation or disabled college students. Our services help them flourish, both academi- cally and in life,” said Dr. Norma Pérez-Kahler, Direc— tor of TRIO Student Support Services at DMACC’s Ur— ban Campus. DMACC’s program was re-funded for five additional years. Of the six DMACC campuses and six centers, SSS is offered only at the DMACC Urban Campus. The pro- gram has been federally funded at Urban for 25 years. Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack, a supporter of the grant, spoke about SSS recently in Newton. “Having grown up in poverty, I know first—hand the uphill battle many low-income students face. I was very lucky to have had the support of caring (family mem- bers), but all too frequently the story is much different,” said Loebsack. "Support for our students is critical to ensure everyone has the opportunity to succeed in our 213t century workforce.” Pérez-Kahler agreed with Loebsack about the crucial need for this funding. "The student population we serve has few role mod- els who provide guidance and support as they transi- tion to higher education — these students do not know what they don’t know,” said Pérez-Kahler. “Our pro- gram provides essential components for success and life- long learning. This is why SSS is a very popular and necessary program. We always have a waiting list.” The SSS program provides comprehensive services to participating DMACC students, including support in completing their two-year degree and pursuing fur- ther education. Specific services offered by the Urban Campus SSS program include: OOne-on-One Academic Advising and Coaching 0Career Exploration 0College and University Visits and Transfer Support OCultural and Social Engagement Events 0 Financial Counseling OScholarship Award Competitions OService-Leaming Activities OSkill Development Seminars/Workshops ’- 0Tutoring Services and Supplemental InstructiOn Cool Food For Kids (NAPS)—-With a growing " obesity crisis in America, now ' ' is the time to help children understand more about healthy food choices, well-bal- anced meals, portion control and the benefits of increased a physical activity. With most. families otmstantly on the go, Start the day off right with 3 however, dining together at dam m home, healthful eating. and ' '——————" family exercise often go by bagels, thawed and the wayside. toasted Fortunately, you can find ‘la cup frozen chopped help in the frozen-food aisles mixed peppers, thawed of your local grocery store to 1% cups egg substitute easily bring your family 3 Tbsp fat-free milk together at mealtime. Whether ‘/4 cup part-skim it’s a complementary side dish mozzarella cheese or a complete ready-to-heaté salt and pepper to and—eat meal, there are many taste great-tasting, nutritious options you can get from the Coat skillet with cook- freezer to the table in min- ing spray. Add peppers; utes—and all for a very good cook ova-medium heatfor value. about 3 minutes. Whisk Special deals on many pop- egg substitute and milk ular frozen foods can be found together; pour into skillet in October when the National with peppers, and stir ocea- Frozen & Refrigerated Foods sionally while cooking, Association (NFRA) celebrates until eggs reach desired Cool Food for Kids. Try these doneness. Stir in cheee Cool Tips from the NFRA to and salt and pepper to help develop healthful family taste. Spoon half mixture lifestyles: on each toasted bagel. ' Check serving sizes on the nutrition labels to keep your food portions at just the right amount. ' Frozen foods can make it easy to put a cool dinner together—try frozen vegeta- bles, potatoes, chicken or fish. Get your family up and moving by planning fun activities after dinner. Most importantly, get your day started off with a great breakfast, such as this one: Morning Glory Egg Sandwich 2 frozen “everything” Serve with “heat and serve” fully prepared turkey sausage and a cal- cium-rich orange juice, if desired. Serves 2.