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Thursday, October 20, 2011 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge, Principal and Rodney Martinez, Dean of Students Getting Involved in Your Child's School Helping out at your child's school may seem too big a time commitment to even consider. However, study after study has shown that children whose parents are involved in their education do better in school. There are countless ways to help, both during school hours and on nights and weekends. Contact Oviatt, 981- 1005, to find the types of volunteer opportunities that are available. Then, sign up! If you're available during the day: A day at the office: We welcome parent Volunteers to help within the main office. It's a great way to get some "face time" with the principal and office staff and helps the school out as well. Lunch helpers: Imagine the challenge of feeding 720+ hungry, restless kids--every day. Volunteering as a lunch helper not only helps the school, it helps you get to see how the children (yours included) interact. Al- though lunchtime hours are easiest to handle for those who don't work days, some employers will allow you to take an extended lunch break for volunteer activities. Library: Abby Hanson (Teacher/Librarian) and DeAnne Gillette (Paraprofessional) welcome volunteers within the library who can help them shelve books, as- sist children in picking out materials and help gather materials for teachers. If you can take a day off: Road trip: Volunteer on field trips by helping super- vise small-group activities and keeping students on task, making the trip a truly educational experience. Let your child's teacher know you're interested in volunteering as a chaperone. Special events: Teachers and principals need extra assistance when there's a special event planned, like a science fair, a guest speaker, or an arts performance. If you hear of an event coming up, contact the school to see if you can help. Nights and weekends: Help with fundraising: Making a fundraiser work takes a lot of time and a loof volunteers. Whether you're an ace with bookkeeping, great at tracking orders, or you just have a big van that can be used to transport items, your help will make the drive succeed for your school and your child. Try tutoring: Sometimes, all it takes to keep a child going academically, is the knowledge that someone is there for him or her and is willing to provide a bit of extra help. Contact Oviatt, 981-1005, to volunteer to tutor. Speak the language: If you have fluency in another language and would be willing to help bridge the com- munication gap between the school and a parent who doesn't understand English, let the school know. You could be a lifesaver for a family. Offer your talents: Can your job be featured at a school career day? Are you skilled with a hammer and willing to help construct a set for a school play? What- ever you've got to offer, chances are the school can find a way to use. Write a note to both the teacher and the principal letting them know what you can contribute. This is a win-win situation, not only do you and the school win, but most importantly, the children win! LITTLE HAWKEYE CONFERENCE CROSS COUNTRY MEET The Little Hawkeye Conference Cross Country Meet was held at Norwalk's McAninch Sports Complex Mon- day, Oct. 10. The Pella Dutch won all divisions of the meet, except for the Middle School Boys Division was won by the Norwalk Warriors. Pella's JV Boys and Girls teams both finished with perfect scores and their Varsity Boys team won with 28 points and the Varsity Girls team won with 30 points. Grinnell Tigers took second place in both the Boys and Girls Divisions and third place for the Girls Varsity was Oskaloosa, with Knoxville placing third for the Boys Varsity. The Norwalk Warriors finished in fourth place for both their Varsity Teams, second place for their JV Girls, and fifth place for their JV Boys. Leading the way for the Warriors was sophomore Chance Sauer and junior Cassidy Gomick. Sauer and Gomick both received All-Conference Honors by placing in the top 15. Gomick had an outstanding performance and ran an all-time best of 17:03. Sauer also ran an outstanding time of 17:09. "Both Gornick and Sauer are peaking at the right time. You can't ask for anything better than that. They are both physically and mentally ready for the District/Regional Meet next ThursdaF" said Coach Michelle Wiedmann. All Results for Norwalk: Name Time Cassidy Gomick 17:03 Sam Riordan 17:49 Alexa Berkenpas 17:52 Erin Sharp 18:03 Cassidy Roberts 18:07 Juliana Stahle 18:16 Brooke Westphalen 18:26 Tisheena Huss 18:46 Clarissa Lewis 18:48 Tiffany Huss 18:49 Madi Coons 18:57 Hali VanVelzen 19:33 Jessica Lundberg 20:26 Olivia Bratt 20:29 Katie Luzier 21:21 Jessica VanZuuk 21:49 Jessica Newman 22:07 Devan Loffredo 22:56 Elizabeth Purdum 23:55 McKenzie Coons 24:54 Name Time Chance Sauer 17:09 Trevor Hall 18:18 Dennis Crum 18:23 Jamie Stoffel 19:26 Ross Hraha 19:35 Marcus Johnson 19:54 NMS Cross Country News Monday, Oct. 10, the Norwalk Middle School Cross Country team hosted the Little Hawkeye Conference Meet at the McAninch Sports Com- plex. The girls finished in 5th place with Pella win- ning the girls division. The boys finished in first place, just edging out Knoxville by two points. Girls Results: (67 Runners) Torie VanVelzen 14:32 - 13th; Haley Larson 15:36 - 26th; Miki Schmidt 15:59 - 33rd; Katie Meinecke 16:07 - 36th; Haley Swan- son 16:09 - 37th; Cassie Brazelton 18:52 - 56th; Megan Adams 20:01 - 61st; Rachel Crady 20:14 - 63rd. Boys Results: (76 Runners) Kylar Desmond 12:51 - 7th; Bryce Bullock 12:51.3 - 8th; Dylan Lane 13:15 - 11th; Reid Kallenbach 13:22 - 12th; Duncan Bur-nett 13:36-16th; Jack Palen 13:42 - 18th; Jake Paulsen 13:49 - 21st; Michael Geistler 14:14 FLU VACCINE CLINICS Norwalk Family Physicians will be offering flu vaccine clinics during the following dates and times. To schedule, please call the clinic at 515-285-3200 Name Time Michael Riordan 20:17 Jake Simpson 20:30 Kyle Warren 20:49 Alec LaVelle 21:07 Matt Taylor 21:14 Chris Perez 21:18 Jake Kaul 21:21 Jared Riter 21:35 Alex Kluesner 21:36 Brad Chase 21:46 Brock Cazalet 21:55 Austin Pierangeli 22:15 Zach Johnston 22:41 Matt Gustin 22:59 Austin Diedrichs 23:00 Nolan Murphy 23:02 I Thursday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. J Thursday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The clinic staff will be able to schedule an appointment for flu vaccines throughout the fall if you are unable to schedule during one of these designated times. NORWALK R IOWA HEALTH FAMILY PHYSICIANS  801 Colonial Circle i - 28th; Carter Gornick 14:40 - 35th; Jake Floyd 14:44 - 36th; Matt Rozen- dahl 14:47 - 38th; Tyler Whitehead 15:17 - 46th; Mark Tollefson 15:50 - 55th; Noah Loffredo 15:58 - 56th; Ryan Todey 1641 - 65th; Bennet Raper 17:16 - 68th; Adam Keeling 18:11- 70th. Call 911 for emergencies! LIBRARY HOURS Monday- Thursday 10 a.m. - 8p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Memorial Day-Lalmr Day) SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *DR. DONNA GRANT FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *JJ DESIGNS CUSTOM embroidery/screen print - 953-6306 *EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Kevin Pearson - 285-1838 *MAID-RITE SANDWICH SHOP 981-1031 *NORWALK INSURANCE SERVICES 981-0434 or 981-4293 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *SCOTT'S FOODS 981-0606 *NEWTON STANDRIDGE STANDRIDGE GROUP 229-5310 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406