Bookworm Schedule for December 2018

BookwormTuesday, December 4 — Mrs. Kimball will be at school for reading starting at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 6  — Mrs. Kimball  will be at school for reading starting at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, December 7 — Breakfast for Supper at the Valley Grange Hall at 6 PM… come in your jammies!

Tuesday, December 11 — Ms. Erwin will be at school for reading starting at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday,  December 13 — Mrs. Orton will be at school for reading starting at 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, December 18 — Mrs. Landerl will be at school for reading starting at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 20 — Mr. Boomsma will be at school for reading starting at 10:00 a.m.

Happy Holidays to All!


Blanketeers Meet and Make…

When it took a while to get the heat working, the saying “Cold hands mean warm hearts,” was literally true for the Blanketeers who met at Valley Grange to craft Project Linus blankets. This session resulted in a dozen completed and more in process… Working on these comfort blankets for kids is a great wintertime activity that can be done at home in front of the fireplace. If you can tie an overhand knot and would like to help, leave a comment or contact Heather Burgess or Pat Engstrom.

Dictionary Day!

Check out this story by WABI-TV 5… what a great time we all had!

Third Graders get the gift of words in Guilford

SeDo Dictionary Day

Dictionary Days Are Coming!

According to the Dictionary Project records after we complete this year’s distribution we will have given out 2,766 dictionaries! Thanks to those who support our program and our fundraising efforts!

Dictionary Days!

New DictionaryMonday, October 16, 2017
SeDoMoCha Dictionary Day!

Thursday, October 26, 2017
P.C.E.S. Dictionary Day!

Friday, October 27, 2017
Brownville Dictionary Day!

Third graders will be getting their dictionaries compliments of Valley Grange… for more information contact Mr. Boomsma.  We’ll be coming to Ridgeview Elementary and Harmony Elementary soon!

Parents of home-schooled children are invited to contact your school or a Valley Grange Member.

The Bookworms Are Coming!

Valley Grange Bookworms are getting ready to visit P.C.E.S. We’ll be kicking off this year’s program with a brief assembly in the PCES Cafeteria on Monday, October 23 at 2:15 p.m. Third graders will meet old friends and second graders will learn what bookworming is all about!

A Big Certificate at Will’s!

Wedge BannerImagine Valley Grange’s Community Service Director Mary Annis’s surprise when she arrived at Will’s Shop ‘n Save in Dover-Foxcroft to see two large banners hanging from the ceiling! One proudly proclaims what Mary and other Grangers knew… Melissa and Will Wedge, owners of Will’s Shop’n Save, were named Valley Grange Community Citizens of the Year, 2017.  The second announces that Will’s Shop ‘n Save was the Small Business Administration’s Business of the Year in 2016.

The store and its owners are well-known throughout the area for their support of the community in part because they are truly part of the community. How many grocery stores do you know that actually have a small food cupboard run by two young kids?! (Check out the cover photo on their Facebook Page.) Melissa and Will are two very thoughtful people and great examples of the fact that pride and humility are not in opposition to each other. We’ll congratulate them again–and says “thanks” for acknowledging Valley Grange’s award!

Congratulations, Melissa and Will

Valley Grange Community Citizens 2017

Melissa and Will

Spring Clean Up Day at Valley Grange!

bucket-309439_1280We’re looking for help with Spring Clean-up! Join our work party on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. (The coffee pot will be on!) We’ve got lots of projects–small and large, inside and out–something for everyone! You can choose how to help. Some things we’d like to accomplish:

  • replace damaged turf in the lawn
  • raking leaves
  • clearing brush from the back of the building
  • floor sweeping/moping
  • wiping down windowsills
  • dusting, general straightening up
  • cleaning kitchen area as needed

If you can give us an hour or two, it will be genuinely appreciated! Bring tools–especially for outside work! Many hands will make the work light… and fun! If you have any questions, call Walter at 343-1842 or email him.

March Meeting Moved!

Last minute change of venue… our poor hall is buried in snow. Tonight’s (March 17, 2017) meeting is being moved to Jim and Mary Annis’s home… hope to see you there! (Jim and Mary are currently at the hall to intercept anyone who shows up there, so if you go to their house and no one’s there, just wait!)