School Readiness & ECSE:
Families whose last name begins with letter A-M: 1 pkg. large glue sticks, 1 container of bleach wipes,, 1 pkg. 5 oz. cups, 1 box of snacks that are peanut and tree-nut free &
1 pkg. gallon-size plastic bags. Families whose last name begins with letter N-Z:
1 bottle of Elmer’s glue, 1 pkg. washable markers, 1 pkg. 5 oz. cups, 1 container of bleach wipes, & 1 box of Kleenex.
2 bottles white Elmer’s glue (4 oz. or larger), 4 large or 8 small glue sticks, several pencils, 1 child’s scissors (Fiskars work best) 1 box of 8 or 16 crayons (standard size), pencil box, resting mat or rug/heavy towel *large school bag, 1 box of Kleenex to share, paint shirt (an old adult shirt labeled with child’s name works best) plastic aprons don’t cover well, 1” 3-ring binder with 25 sheets of paper; no more, pocket folder for carrying papers to and from school, 8 colored pencils, 1 box dry erase markers, Last Name A-L: one box Ziploc sandwich bags; Last Name M-Z: one box Ziploc gallon storage bags or paper plates; all: 1 container disinfecting wipes.
Eden Valley-Watkins Elementary and Secondary Schools will host an open house from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29. This is an excellent opportunity for parents and students to meet staff and to become better acclimated with each building prior to the start of school Tuesday, Sept. 3. Everyone is welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served.
If anyone has particular questions pertaining to school or open house, please call Rob Pederson, elementary school principal at (453) 6455 extension 2124, or Bruce Kiehn, high school principal, at (320) 453-2900 extension 1141 for assistance.
Eden Valley-Watkins School fall sports meeting will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, in the new gymnasium in the high school.
Dean of Students
Eden Valley-Watkins ISD #463
(320) 453-2900 ext. 1159
Minnesota FFA members attend State Leadership Conference for chapter leaders
Two FFA members from the Eden Valley-Watkins FFA chapter attended the State Leadership Conference for Chapter Leaders, July 14-17. More than 180 total FFA members from across the state met at the Deep Portage Conservation Reserve in Hackensack, Minn., to attend the conference.
Student, Chapter and Community Development were the focus of the conference as FFA members worked to develop programs and opportunities to ensure achievement in their local programs and enhance FFA experience. Sessions were presented by the 14 Minnesota FFA State Officers, including topics on healthy lifestyles, recruitment, public relations, fundraising and community service.
The Valley Victors 4-H club held their meeting on July 9, at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Litchfield. After a brief tour on the boardwalk, the club held a potluck supper and informal meeting. Topics discussed at the meeting were: Thank you to the Gathje family for volunteering at the Eden Valley Library Saturday,
June 29; updates on the food shelf, and club projects. Thanks to all for volunteering to help clean the exhibit building. Good luck to all participating in Fashion Review. The Meeker County Fair is Aug. 1-4 in Litchfield. The next club meeting will be in September.
Valley Victors Reporter,