Bookworm Schedule, February 2016

SReading is fun!nuggle up with a book! What a great way to spend a cold winter’s evening!?

Tuesday, February 2 – Mrs. Lander will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, February 4 – Mrs. Bosworth will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, February 9 – Ms. Erwin will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, February 11 – Mrs. Kimball will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19 — School Vacation!

Tuesday, February 23 – Ms. Erwin will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, February 25 – Mrs. Lander will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

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November 2015 Bookworm Schedule

Reading is fun!

Happy New Year! How many books will you resolve to read this year!?

Tuesday, January 5 – Mrs. Lander will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, January 7 – Ms. Erwin will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, January 12 – Mr. Lange will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, January 14 – Mrs. Kimball will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, January 19 – Mrs. Lander will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, January 21 – Mrs., Kimball will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, January 26 – Mr. Lange will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, January 28 – Ms. Erwin will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

December 2015 Bookworm Schedule

Reading is fun!

Snuggle up with a book! What a great way to spend a cold winter’s evening!?

Tuesday, December 1 – Ms. Erwin will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 3 – Mr. Lange will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, December 4 — all are invited to a Fellowship Breakfast at Valley Grange starting at 6 p.m. — you read that right, we’re having breakfast for supper! How cool is that!?

Tuesday, December 8 – Mr. Boomsma will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Also on Tuesday, Grades K-3 Christmas Concert at 5:30 pm in the PCES Gym!

Thursday, December 10 – Mrs. Kimball will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Also on Thursday, Grades 4-6 Christmas Concert at 6:00 pm in the PCSS (high school) Gym!

Tuesday, December 15 – Ms. Erwin will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 17 – Mrs. Lander will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Monday, December 2 through Friday, January 1 there is no school, so there will be lots of time to read at home! See you next year!

Holiday Bookworm

November 2015 Bookworm Schedule

Reading is fun!

Fall is in the air! Books are everywhere! Read!

Tuesday, November 3 – Ms. Erwin will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, November 5 – Mr. Lange will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 10 – Mr. Boomsma will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Don’t forget! Tuesday, November 10 the SAD 4 Veterans Day Celebration takes place at 1:00 p.m. at PCSS!

Thursday, November 12 – Mr. Boomsma will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 17 – Mrs. Kimball will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, November 19 – Mr. Lange will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Monday, November 23 through Friday, November 27 there is no school, so there will be lots of time to read at home!

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October Bookworm Schedule

Reading is fun!We’re starting another year of “worming!” Here’s what Bookworms are up to in October:

Tuesday, October 13 – Bookworms will be at school for the annual kickoff assembly starting at 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria

Thursday, October 15 – Mrs. Lander will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, October 16 – Don’t forget Family Safety Day at Valley Grange! Community Potluck Supper at 6:00 p.m. and the Eddie Eagle program at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20 – Mrs. Kimball will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, October 22 – Mr. Lange will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Monday, October 26 is PCES Dictionary Day! PCES Third Graders and their teachers will be visiting Valley Grange at 12:30 p.m. to receive their dictionaries!

Tuesday, October 27 – Mrs. Kimball will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, October 29 – Mrs. Lander will be at school to read starting at 9:00 a.m.

Thinking Safety First!

A community event with kids in mind…

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Family Friendly Food… Fun… Resources… and it’s all free!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Community Potluck Supper 6:00 — 7:00*

Eddie Eagle Program  7:15 — 7:45 p.m.

*please bring a dish to share with  your friends and neighbors.

We’re assembling family safety resources and plan to have a variety of people and material available during and after the potluck supper… Examples of what we’re looking for include fire safety, bicycle safety, what to do when lightning strikes…  the program is built around the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program, but we have room for people and material on a wide variety of topics. If you are interested in participating as a safety resource or have handout material we can use, call Mary Annis at 564-0820 or Walter Boomsma at 343-1842 or email grange@boomsmaonline.com.


Would your child know what to do if he or she found a gun?

Picture1“Mr. Boomsma” will be facilitating the NRA Eddie Eagle Gunsafe® Program as part of this family safety program. Free workbooks will be distributed to kids from pre-school age to grade four, but all ages are welcome! The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program is a gun accident prevention program developed by National Rifle Association firearm safety and education experts designed to teach children four simple, easy to remember steps so they know what to do if they ever come across a gun. In a brand new video, Eddie and his friends remind children that if they see a gun, they need to stop, don’t touch, run away and tell a grown-up. The program makes no value judgments about firearms, no firearms are ever used, and it covers an important topic that needs to be addressed with kids. With recent changes in gun legislation and firearms found in about half of all American households, it’s a program that makes sense.

Valley Grange Summer Schedule

June 18, Thursday–Pomona Election of Officers at South Sangerville Grange. Potluck at 6 pm, meeting at 7 pm.

June 19, FridayValley Grange Election of Officers. Potluck at 6 pm, meeting at 7 pm.

July 11, SaturdayPomona Picnic at the home of Janice and Walter Boomsma. Social time starts at 4:30, potluck picnic at 6 pm and White Elephant Auction at 7 pm. This typically takes the place of our July meeting.

July 25, SaturdayRiver Festival in Guilford… theme this year is Wizard of Oz… Valley Grange will be there with balloons! Details will be announced.

August 6, Thursday–Pomona Meeting with Fifth Degree instruction at Garland Grange. Potluck at 6 pm and degree instruction at 7 pm.

August 15, Saturday–Pomona-wide Installation of Officers tentatively scheduled at Garland Grange. Supper to be announced at 6 pm, installation at 7 pm. State Master Vicki Huff’s Installation Team will preside. This typically takes the place of our August meeting…

August 27, Thursday Piscataquis Valley Fair opens and runs through Sunday. Several Granges usually exhibit,

Valley Granger cited in Dictionary Project Newsletter

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Sponsor Spotlight: Walter Boomsma, Valley Grange #144

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Enthusiasm is important to the success of any project, but it is not the only ingredient. Although enthusiasm is frequently the catalyst, the jump-start that gets the engine going, it is commitment that provides for the life and continuity of a dictionary project. Commitment, or the state of being whole-heartedly dedicated to a cause, is what has driven Walter Boomsma to continue The Dictionary Project for the Valley Grange #144 for the past eight years. “My passion is kids first, second and third,” said Boomsma and The Dictionary Project appreciates his efforts to ensure that today’s children have a bright future.

Read the entire article here.

Community Night Successful!

Community Citizen Surprised!

Com Citizen_15SMIn spite of a few last minute glitches (like him showing up early), we managed to keep Community Citizen Matthew Hackett in the dark until the last minute! Matt’s a great guy and some former students admitted to spending time in his office, but also thanked him for always being fair and respecting them. One of the comments that Matt made was that he was always glad when an angry parent showed up at his door because it meant they cared. When you think about it, that makes sense–and it is equally obvious that Matt cares. Special thanks to Roger Ricker for making a great wooden sign for the occasion and to Pat Engstrom for her efforts to get Matt and others to the meeting.

101 Raffle Report

While we don’t keep an exact count of who sells how many, our top ticket sellers this year include Janice and Pat Engstrom, Roger Ricker, Lois Prescott, and Linda Erwin. Our gross receipts were $658 (including a $50 donation of tickets from Bob Carroll and Linda Erwin) so after deducting the cost of the tickets we net $558. Janice likes to say “that’ll buy quite a few dictionaries.” The raffle winner was Craig Fellows, a farmer from Dexter—he was out cutting wood when we called to tell him of his good fortune. Hopefully he’ll scratch off enough winnings to buy some chain saw oil!

Long Timers…

Congratulations to long time members… Kevin Annis and Judy Ricker were present for their 25 year awards. Not present but no less honored were Carolyn and Richard Williams at 55 years and Dora Starbird at 75 years.You know there’s got to be some really good stuff about being a Granger–people stay with it!

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