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Fillmore Central SAC kids send letters to Heroes


Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

Director Janeen Wingert, far left, teacher Jessica Marzolf, back row, far right, and high school helper Courtney Schroeder, front row, far right along with SAC children who sent letters in the Holidays for Heroes program. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Children at Fillmore Central’s School Age Childcare (SAC) wrote letters to service members in the Holidays for Heroes program to wish them happy holidays and to thank them for their service.

Janeen Wingert, Director of Fillmore Central SAC, said the idea came from a directors meeting and was put on the website and seemed like a great activity for the children. The children wrote letters to service members who are overseas and will not be able to be home with their families this holiday season.

Jessica Marzolf, who runs the program in the mornings, also helped the children with their letters and said the children were very excited to write to service members. Wingert stated that many of the kids have parents or family members in the service so it was very meaningful to them as they know the sacrifice military members and their families make.

Twenty-seven children wrote letters to service members with wishes such as “Happy Holidays” and “Merry Christmas” and also expressed their thankfulness for the service of the person they were writing to. Various holiday greetings were written on the chalk board and the kids could choose which they would like to use in their letters and could add anything else they wished.

Olivia Sethre, age 9, was happy to write a letter to a service member and said she wrote, “Have a Merry Christmas” and “I hope you are able to see your family” in her letter while Abigail Parker, age 8, wrote “Happy Thanksgiving,” “Merry Christmas,” and “Happy New Year” in her letter making sure to cover all of the recent and upcoming holidays.

Many of the children also drew pictures along with their letters. The most popular, according to Wingert, were pictures of trees, Santa Claus, and presents under the tree. The pictures drawn by the kids are sure to bring a smile to the faces of the service members who receive them.

Wingert commented that the letters were written so well that they made her cry when she read them. It is no doubt the letters from the Fillmore Central SAC children will mean a great deal to the service members who receive them and may produce a tear when the letters are read by the service member as well.

Experience art in the southeastern libraries traveling art exhibit launches

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in All Education

SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating), the regional library system in Southeastern Minnesota, and SEMVA (Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists) announce the launch of the 2014-2015 tour of the Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries (easel) tr ..... 
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Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in All Education

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Houston School Board holds truth in taxation meeting

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held its regularly scheduled meeting as well as a special Truth in Taxation meeting on December 3. During the regularly scheduled portion of the meeting Interim Superintendent Rick highlighted the language and financial chan ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves audit report

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

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Kingsland Schools hear concerns, transfers property

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All school board members were present in addition to Superintendent McDonald. Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, mi ..... 
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Kingsland Schools hear concerns, transfers property

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All school board members were present in addition to Superintendent McDonald. Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, mi ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson narrows options for future

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

The Future Facilities Task Force has spent weeks working out the details of potential options for the future of the district’s aging facilities. After a failed referendum last December, the district called for the task force to pour over the sugge ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson narrows options for future

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

The Future Facilities Task Force has spent weeks working out the details of potential options for the future of the district’s aging facilities. After a failed referendum last December, the district called for the task force to pour over the sugge ..... 
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