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Thursday, December 12, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY By Jill Anderson, Principal Ideas For The Holidays: The holidays are fast ap- proaching and I know that some of you are shopping for the teachers. Each of your child's teachers has an iPad, so iTunes cards would be a gift that they would love and your child would benefit. I don't want to sound like an infomercial, but I know how tough it is at times to find that perfect gift! Winter Weather: Winter weather is upon us. We want to remind all parents of our recess policies. The Norwalk School District will follow the guidelines recommended by the Child Care Weather Watch and the Iowa Depart- ment of Public Safety. Their websites are www.idph.state Ja.us./, hcci/common/pdf/, and weatherwatch.pdf. Make sure children are dressed adequately to spend 20-30 minutes outside. Make sure your child has a hat, mit- tens or gloves and winter coat. If we have snow, stu- dents MUST have snow boots or they will need to stay on the blacktop and will not be able to play in the snow. If your child needs to stay inside from recess for more than three days, you will need to send a doctor's note. Be sure you're school dressed for the cold weather. If you are not able to provide your child with winter items, contact Jan Jensen or Brett Collins anytime for confi- dential assistance. Holiday Shop/PTO News: The PTO goes to a lot of work sponsoring the Holiday Shop for the students at Lakewood to shop for some presents. The dates of those shopping days are Friday, DeG 13, Thursday, Dec. 19 and Frida Dec. 20. They will also be sponsoring the Holiday Hop, Fri- day, Dec. 20, immediately after school. Master Teacher: I was reading the Kappan magazine, Extraordinary Teachers, Exceptional Students article and it referred to the master teacher as one who refines and polishes the students' initial capabilities. That is what I feel as if every teacher in the district should strive for each minute of each day. Here were the qualities of the master teachers: Personalizing Instruction: We are working hard with the staff to differentiate instruction based on the students' passion or deficits. This is being completed during reading time or better known as "centers." Providing Shortcuts: Teachers try to provide short- cuts and enable students to begin the long journey to- wards being self-directed problem solvers who reflect on their learning. The focus area of this is usually in the area of math. Caring and Loving: To me, human comes first. I en- courage the staff to embrace and help every single one of their students and enhance their abilities. Not Creating Clones: Master teachers do not want students to be carbon copies of themselves. I take a tremendous amount of pride knowing that Norwalk teachers need both subject matter expertise and | USED CARS & AUTO- REPAIR pedagogical expertise to effectively teach students of differencing abilities, interests and learning styles. That is what we do best! Dec. 13 Dec. 18 Dec. 19 Dec. 20 Dec. 20 Important Dates Holiday Shop (PTO) before school Early Out Holiday Shop (PTO) before school Holiday Shop (PTO) before school Holiday Hop-after school HOUSE FOR SALE 1115 Skylane Dr Norwalk Move-in Condition[ 3 BR, 2 BA ranch with many updates including new furnace, windows, 2 1/2-car garage, both bathrooms remodeled, total renovation of kitchen and much more. Also, RV parking and new pavement, nice yard. Great, quiet neighborhood and wonderful neighbors. Price lowered to $150,000.00. MUST SEE[ Please Call Patty for viewing. 515-314-7534 Warren County 4-H / FFA Beef Weigh-In December 28 BEEN DOING BUSINESS SINCE 1966 We Repair All Makes & Models! 802 Sunset Drive o Norwalk, IA 50211 Phone: 515-981-0649 Residence: 515-287-6512 WE'RE A tNA ) ,RE CENTER v CERTIFIED SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *DR. DONNA GRANT FAMILY DENTISTR$ 256-9000 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Kevin Pearson - 285-1838 *JOHN PHILLIPS INSURANCE AGENCY, IN . 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 Shelby Johnson, Brenda Core, Megan Henry and Brooke Wittry assist at the 2012 Market Beef Weigh-in. Photo submitted. All 4-Hers who wish to exhibit market beef animals at hhe 2014 Warren County Fair must,weigh and identify those animals. A maximum of six steers and six heifers may be weighed and ID'd. All must be dehorned and males must have been castrated by weigh-in. Weigh-in for the Warren County Fair is 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Warren County Fairgrounds. The eai'tag cost is $2 per animal. The Market Beef ID must be completed with tattoo, breed and sire information. Declaration of Advanced Feeder Animal (pen of. three market animals) is done at this time. To Weigh-in Market Beef for the Iowa State Fair and other 4-H Sponsored Shows, the time will be from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. The State Fair retinal scan is $5 per head and the Ak-Sar-Ben DNA collection charge is $5 per animal.