Murdock Newsletter - January 25, 2011
Glam Valentines Party with The Women You Love!
Art Chicks Saturday February 11th
Adult seatings (16 and up) 11:30 and 1:00
All Ages Seating 2:30
Come dressed to impress in your old formals, sparkley anything that you never have a place to wear, raid the good will and just have fun! As always-we will have plenty of accessories to make anything special. Make your reservations today. 234-2669
Schoolhouse Irish Fiddling Camp
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be hosting a special "Schoolhouse Irish Fiddling Camp", for fiddlers, violists, guitarists, and ukulele players. The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt.
The camp will be on Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16, from 9 AM to 1 PM. You can sign up for 1 day, or 2 days, or 3 days, or 4 days, or all 5 days.
On Monday & Tuesday, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation. We'll be learning melodies, harmonies, and chords. You will be improving your sight reading, and experiencing fiddling fun.
On Wednesday & Thursday, we will be mostly playing tunes by ear, so feel free to bring your recording gadgets. Sheet music versions of the tunes will be provided for you by the end of camp, just in case your ears need the help.
On Friday, we will be mostly jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle related instruments.
Enrollment for the "Schoolhouse Irish Fiddling Camp" is limited, so e-mail Deborah (email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions.
Little Footsteps at Mahoney State Park
KBC Productions announces that their production of "Little Footsteps" will open at Kountze Memorial Theater inside Mahoney State Park on Saturday, January 21. Written by Ted Tally, the story is a hilarious and cautionary tale of impending parenthood. Ben and Joanie are a couple who are about to become parents for the first time. Ben's own uneasiness about the situation soon leads to Joanie finding herself as a single parent-to-be. Will they grow up before their baby does? This show has a suggested rating of PG-13.
Starring in the show as the young couple are Corey Misek and Noelle Bohaty, both of Lincoln. Director Kevin Colbert and his wife Betty, both of Weeping Water, also appear in the play.
Performances run January 21-22, 27-29, February 3-5, 10-12, 14, and 17-19. Showtimes are 7:30pm except for Sundays which are 2pm matinees. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. For reservations, please call Mahoney state Park at (402) 944-2523 ext. 7122.
As many of you know, the Primary Election is just around the corner.
The Primary Election is May 15, 2012.
If you need to get registered to vote, or need to update your voter registration (CLICK HERE) (Here is the link incase it doesn't load: http://www.cassne.org/Election/ElectionPDFs/Voter_Registration.pdf)
The Election Office, now located at 201 Main Street, is now accepting Early Voting Applications for the upcoming Primary Election. These can be obtained by a number of ways.
You could take a trip to downtown Plattsmouth, and visit the new office. While there you can fill out your request.
You could call 402-296-9309 and request a form to be mailed to you.
Lastly, you can visit the Cass County Website and download a form. (CLICK HERE) (Here is the link incase it doesn't load: http://www.cassne.org/Election/Forms/Early-Voting-Application-2012.pdf)
There are also a few filing deadlines that will be here before we know it!
Incumbent Filing Deadline (which is ANY elective office holder)
February 15, 2012
Non-Incumbent Filing Deadline
March 1, 2012
To see a FULL listing of up to date candidate filings, visit the Cass County Election webpage. (CLICK HERE) (Here is the link incase it doesn't load: http://www.cassne.org/Election/Election_Updates_pdf/Candidate_Filing.pdf)
There have been more home invasions reported in our communities. Please be on the alert and watch for suspicious activity. Lock your vehicles and homes and report anything unusual to the Sheriff's Department. Keep an eye on your neighbors' homes, too.
Elmwood Murdock Knightly News
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Feb. 10 – No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences form 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 22 – No School
Feb. 28 – Science Fair -6:45-8:00 p.m.
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE DATE CHANGE
The Parent-Teacher Conferences that were originally scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2012 have been changed to Friday, February 10, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The date has been changed because of scheduling issues with school activities. There now will be school on Thursday, February 9, 2012 and there will not be school on Friday, February 10, 2012.
The S.O.S. will not be offering pizzas for sale during this Parent-Teacher Conference.
The Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools will not be in session on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, in order to allow the Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools to host the 2012 ECNC Conference Speech Meet. School will resume at regular start times on Thursday, February 23, 2012. If you have any questions regarding this change in schedule, please contact the District Office at 867-2341.
SOS is participating in a fundraiser developed by Seed Savers Exchange, a major non-profit organization established 35 years ago to save, preserve and collect heirloom seeds for future generations. Students brought home a brochure with six heirloom collections of gardener-pleasing varieties. 40% of each sale will go toward to the school. Seed Savers Exchange, whose mission is to assure garden biodiversity, believes food choices positively affect health, nutrition and sustainability.
For more information, contact Erin Clymer at 402-867-2188 or email@example.com. You may also fax your order to Erin at 888-900-1167. Deadline is February 15, 2012.
SCIENCE FAIR NEWS
We currently have 94 students participating in the Elmwood-Murdock Science Fair. Packets should have come home with all participants this week. This Friday a paper will come home asking who your child's partner is and what color they would like for their backboard. Please return these papers as soon as possible. The Science Fair will be on February 28th from 6:45-8:00 p.m. If you have questions please contact Mr. Frerichs or Mrs. Backemeyer.
4th Grade Teacher
CUB SCOUT NEWS
There will be a Cub Scout meeting on Monday, January 23rd at 6:30pm at the Elementary School.
SPRING CARNIVAL NEWS
The S.O.S. Spring Carnival is scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2012. This is our major fundraiser for the year. If any parents work or frequent places where donations may be possible, please contact an S.O.S. member. We can either contact the business or provide a letter for the parent to use when asking for a donation.
BIRTH TO FIVE SERVICES
If a parent or a physician has questions or concerns about their child’s development for infants and toddlers to 3 years of age that person should contact the local Early Development Network Referral Agency of the child/family or call: Nebraska Child Find (toll Free) at 1-888-806-6287.
For additional information on Nebraska Child Find for all children, please visit: http://www.childfind.ne.gov.
Once a referral has been made the following will take place:
The referral will be appointed to a Services Coordinator from Education Service Unit #3, who will contact the family within seven days to determine if they are interested in Early Development Network services.
With the family’s permission, the Services Coordinator will arrange for an assessment with the local school district to determine the unique needs of the child and his or her eligibility. The Services Coordinator can link the family with community resources before the assessment if needed.
If the child qualifies, the Services Coordinator will identify others who can participate on a team to help the family develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), which sets goals for the child and family and identifies activities and services needed to achieve these goals. The IFSP will be completed within 45 days, so the family can access Early Development Network services as quickly as possible
If there are any additional questions or are if you would like to set up an appointment for your child that is three to five years of age to be screened please contact Heidi Zierott at 867-2341 or 994-2125.
State Law requires school officials to contact the County Attorney once a student misses more than twenty days of school for the year. Parents will be notified once their child is absent five days in a quarter and ten days in a semester, and fifteen days in a year. (See page 16 in the Student-Parent Handbook). Please contact Mr. Friedrich if you have any questions regarding this policy.
CDC has released confirmation of Norovirus in our area. Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, vomiting,
headache, muscle aches, and general fatigue. Symptoms usually last 1-2 days. Anyone with these symptoms
should not be handling food for the family. Please be sure that if these symptoms arise to keep hydrated with
water or Gatorade to prevent dehydration. There is no vaccine or treatment for this virus.
Good hand washing practices and use of alcohol based hand sanitizer is the best protection.
Areas exposed to vomit or diarrhea should be disinfected immediately and laundry that is soiled should be
washed separately. If symptoms do not go away, you should contact your physician.
Renee Wynegar, RN BSN
2010-2011 YEARBOOKS FOR SALE
The Elmwood-Murdock Schools still have yearbooks leftover from last year. Please contact the school if you would like to purchase a 2010-2011yearbook. The price is $50.
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