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"Weekly School Chat"~By Hanna Alldrin

By Staff Writer, Hanna Alldrin

Calaveras County, CA...."Weekly School Chat" is a new Column by Staff Writer and Photographer, Hanna Alldrin. Look for School Chat every Monday as we keep you up-to-date on Local School News and Events. Some of the local schools that we will chat about included Calaveras High School, Bret Harte High School, Columbia College, Mark Twain Elementary, Michelson Elementary, Avery Middle School, Hazel Fischer Elementary, Copper Elementary and CFLC.....


MarVal Receipts ~ All receipts collected during the month of January have been tallied and CHS 1% equals $211.51. Thank you for sending in your receipts. The following people need to see Mrs. Garrahan to receive their gift cards: Megan Vassey, Colton Myers, Mrs. Gustafson, Connor McThorn, Danielle Allain, Paulina Mejia

Tennis ~ Calaveras Tennis Team tryouts begin Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Show up to practice with your racket and proper tennis shoes. No physical form, with insurance information on file, no tryout!! If you cannot make this first practice, call Coach Anderson before Feb. 10…no fail. Direct all questions to Coach Judith Anderson, 559-5558.


Today, 10th graders will participate in the Math portion of the CAHSEE. Sophomores should be in their Period 2 class or assigned testing classroom. 9th, 11th, and 12th graders will attend classes on a regular schedule. Testing should be completed by lunch, therefore, all students will report to their Advisory class after lunch.

Seniors will attend a mandatory Scholarship Presentation from 1:30— 2:30 in the theater. Seniors are to report to their Advisory class where they will receive an information packet before the presentation.

Today’s Home Athletic Event Girls Basketball vs. Argonaut Game times: 6:00 /7:30 pm Students with an ASB sticker on their student body card get into the game FREE. Go Bullfrogs!

Important dates:
• Friday, February 6th ~ Mid-quarter.
• Monday, February 9th ~ Lincoln Holiday, no
• Tuesday, February 10th ~ Spring sports practice begins. The late bus leaves at 5:45 pm sharp, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Don’t forget to wear your PURPLE & GOLD tomorrow in support of Wrestling vs. Calaveras!!!

----- Wednesday, February 04, 2009 -----
All Day
POND-Senior Scholarships 1:30-2:30
All Day
CAHSEE -- Math
All Day
Wrestling Rally @2:30
All Day
All Day (every Wednesday and Friday)

----- Thursday, February 05, 2009 -----
Cap/gown orders taken
All Day
All Day
PERIODS 1,3,5,7
All Day (every Tuesday and Thursday)

----- Friday, February 06, 2009 -----
All Day
All Day
Mid Qtr.
All Day
POND - Greenhouse Co-op Mtg.
All Day
All Day (every Wednesday and Friday)
----- Saturday, February 07, 2009 -----
FHA Spring Region Mtg
All Day
WR Section Team Duals(V)
All Day


Feb. 8th - Last day to withdraw with out a “W”

Workshops Spring 2009 Manzanita Bldg. Rm 14 Mon. Feb. 2nd 10:00 am - 11:00 am and 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Academic Improvement Seminar Presenter: Susan Medeiros EOPS Counselor Wed. Feb. 4th 10:00 am - 11:00 am and 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Academic Improvement Seminar Presenter: Dave Chesnut CalWORKs Program Coordinator All Columbia Students Welcome! Bring a friend! Prospective EOPS Students!

EOPS is no longer accepting applications for new EOPS students for Spring 2009. The application period for Fall 2009 will open in March 2009.

Attention EOPS Students! Have a successful semester and remember that EOPS is here to help you meet your goals. • You have been scheduled for your
educational plan - your first contact of the semester. Don’t forget to attend this very important first contact. • If you have a conflict and cannot attend your scheduled meeting, call the EOPS office immediately to reschedule. • If you have not yet done so, make sure that you have applied for Financial Aid and that you have completed the paperwork required. • Watch for information on the EOPS Website.

There are off campus scholarship opportunities posted in the Financial Aid Office!!! Come and check them out!!! Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines: Fire Academy and Fire Technology Scholarship Applications due by 4:00 pm on February 12th Music Department Performance Award Applications due by 4:00 pm on March 13th Music Department Performance Award Auditions are March 18th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Dogwood Forum.

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Please be aware of Financial Aid scams. Last year a company called local
potential students and asked for a large fee to act as a Financial Aid Advisor. The FAFSA and Financial Aid advice is free!! Here are some warning signs of Financial Aid scams: • demands that you pay an up-front fee; • requests for credit card numbers or bank account information; • claims that a company can offer “exclusive” information; • promises to give you cash if you first pay a registration fee;
• offers for a lower interest rate if you pay a larger fee in advance; and,
• claims that the company will convert a loan into a grant — but only if you first pay a fee.

The Financial Aid Office will continue to offer weekly workshops which gives one on one assistance in completing Financial Aid applications. There are big changes in the 09-10 FAFSA. If you’d like helpful tips, come see us!!! It is also not too late to apply for Financial Aid for the 08-09 year. Attend a workshop in Manzanita 18-3 First February Workshop: Tues. Feb. 3rd between 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Please check our website for more February workshops.

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“When do I need to re-new my Financial Aid for next year?” The Priority Financial Aid deadline to submit or postmark your FAFSA for 2009-2010 academic year is March 2nd. If you are required to do so, be sure to file your taxes early in order to submit accurate data!!

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- Can’t Make A Workshop During the Day?-
Evening Workshops Available
FREE one-on-one Financial Aid Assistance
Place: Calaveras Center Computer Lab
Date: Feb. 3rd
Time: 5:50 pm to 7:30 pm
Address: 2892 Highway 49 (Suite 4) Angels Camp, Ca 95222
- And-
Place: Starbucks Coffee in East Sonora
Date: Feb.10th
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Address: 13761 Mono Way (Junction Shopping Center)
Sonora, Ca 95370


Passes~ Semi-Annual bus pass fees were due by 1/19/09. Round Trip $60.00 / 1-way $30.00 or for 2 or more students per household, Round Trip $120.00 / 1-way $60.00. Please send payment to your student’s school, attention: “Bus Pass Fee.” Students with unpaid fees will not be allowed to ride the bus.

S.H.A.R.E.S. cards are now available in the school office!

Save this date! 1st annual Badger BBQ. March 28th 2009. More details to come. Spaghetti Diner ~ tickets for the March 9th event at Greenhorn Creek will be available from GATE students and Boy Scouts and in each school office beginning February 1st.

Yearbook ~ students, the yearbook staff is looking for your picture! Anything school related: field trip, basketball, performances, etc. You can bring a copy of your pictures to the office or e-mail them directly to the yearbook director at Please try to send good quality images: a 225 ppi is recommended for yearbook quality. Thank you. Yearbook Director, Tonya Ziehlke.

Girls Basketball Fall Tournaments ~any girls interested in continuing the development of their basketball skills have the opportunity to participate in three tournaments, one in December, January, and February. 5th-8th graders welcome. All practice and tournament times will be announced at a later date. Cost is $30.00 per player. All girls planning on playing in 2009 are encouraged to play! To sign up, call 736-0630 or 736-4270. Volunteer coaches will be LeAnn Millar, Doc Iwata, and Ron Davis.

Learn English ~Tues. & Thurs. 8:15 am – 10:00 am, Mon. & Wed. 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm. For more information, call Vonna at 588-5274 or Estela at 984-
4704. Collaboration between the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency, Mark Twain Elementary School and Columbia College

4-H ~ Angelus Ranus 4-H will be hosting a Cake Auction fundraiser. Monday, February 23, 2009, 7:00pm at Mark Twain Elementary School MPR. Cake bidding, silent auction style, will begin at $12.00 per cake and cakes will be available after results are tallied. For more information, please call Melissa Walraven, 736-0761.

Shade for Red Benches ~ please help Badger Boosters cover the outdoor lunch
area for our kids! We are raising money in order to purchase beautiful shade sails to protect our kids from the sun while they enjoy their lunch. You can help by simply working a shift in the snack bar during the boys’ basketball season. All proceeds at the snack bar during this season will eventually help to keep our kids cool! If you can help, please contact Monica Parker @ 736-4430 or Amy Flannigan @ 736-4741 **If you are unable to work a shift, donations of water, soda, Gatorade or candy are greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Dates to Remember

2&3 Personal Safety 1st-2nd
4&5 Personal Safety 3rd-6th
6- Ski Day 8:30am-5:00pm
Early Release Day
9- No School/Lincoln’s Birthday
10- Badger Boosters 6:00pm/MPR
12- Airola Altaville Post Office 9:40am-11:00am
MTUESD Board/Copper 6:30pm
13- Ski Day 8:30am-5:00pm
16- No School/President’s Day
17 Kindness Hero Celebration 6:00pm BHHS
Theatre, 6:50 Mark Twain MPR
18- Airola/Powell Petting Zoo
GATE Math Bowl 6th-8th
19- 4th-6th Movie Day 11:30am-2:30pm
20- Early Release Day
24- Spring Pictures
Badger Boosters 6:00pm/MPR
27- Ski Day 8:30am-5:00pm
*McKay/Hodge Columbia College 9:00-am-
End 2nd Trimester


2/3- 5th Grade Downhill Skiing
2/3-3:30 Boy’s Basketball V.S. @ AME
2/4-4th Grade Downhill Skiing
2/5-Boy’s Basketball Jackson @ AME
2/6-8:00a.m.Parent Club, Room 15
2/10-2/13-”Random Acts of Kindness Week”
2/10-5th Grade Downhill Skiing
2/13-Valentine Social
2/13-End of Trimester
2/18-5:30 VUSD Board Meeting
2/19-2:30 School Site Council, Room 15
2/20-Report Cards Distributed
2/21-Community Garden Work Day
2/25-1:00 Honor Roll Assembly
2/26-5th Grade Downhill Skiing
2/27-12:55 Student of the Month Assembly

We remind everyone about our school policy regarding the celebration of
birthdays. If you’d like to recognize your child’s birthday, we welcome the distribution of a small item (either a pencil, bookmark, or sticker) to each
student in your child’s class. Due to nutritional considerations and potential
allergy concerns, we do not allow drinks or food treats as part of a birthday celebration. We also do not allow balloons. If you would like to share a “birthday token” with others in your child’s class, please check with his or her teacher 48 hours in advance. In addition, please remember to distribute birthday party invitations outside of school. Thank you for your consideration.

We are tremendously proud of our “Terrific Trojans!”




Our school term ends on February 13 which means that bus fees are now due. Please submit payment for all applicable fees as soon as possible in order to avoid disruption of bus-riding privileges. Thank you! Our ski program appreciates donation of powder pants, gloves, goggles, and sunglasses. (We have lots of hats!) We are grateful for your contribution.

All parents are invited to attend the meeting of the Michelson Parent Club the
first Friday of each month at 8:00 a.m. Michelle Lane will be available for
Spanish translation. Please join us!

THE MORNING RUSH! Thank you for helping us keep our children safe!
When dropping students off at Feeney Park, please remember how important it is to:

*drive 5 mph or less in the parking lot.
*form one line for drop off. Do not pass any vehicle ahead of you.
* have your children exit the vehicle on the passenger side (same side as the stairs.)
*keep the crosswalk clear. Do not stop in the crosswalk or obstruct it in any way.
*pull up as closely to the “Drop Off Zone” sign as possible, when you are first in line.
The parking lot near the stairs is reserved for drop off and student crossing only. If you need to park
you car, please use the parking lot south (to the left) of the parking lot.

FocUs School Garden Initiative-Michelson Community Garden Rain, snow, and mud will not keep the kids at Michelson Elementary School from enjoying the pleasures of their garden! Colleen Dolan, FoCuS Roving School Garden Coordinator, is facilitating classroom workshops exploring the magical, nitrogen-fixing properties of beans and the wonders of the earthworm. Outdoors in the garden, broccoli, cabbage, and kale are ready to be harvested. Today we harvested some of these crops with Jenny Baxter. On Monday, Ms. Baxter and students will be cooking-up a tasty recipe for everyone to try. Parents and community members are invited to join us on Saturday, February 21 for a Community Garden Work Day here at Michelson School. We would appreciate your help in the construction of our spring greenhouse and with decorating the entrance to the garden. We anticipate a fun day! For more information or to let us know you will be joining us, please call Colleen Dolan at (209)498-3323.

A delicious and unique lunch-time treat will be served in the Michelson cafeteria on Monday. Students, under the culinary guidance of Mrs. St. Louis and Ms. Baxter, will create a delectable cabbage/broccoli slaw to be served to Trojan staff and student body. The delicious salad will be made of fresh produce harvested from our very own Michelson Community Garden! Watch for the recipe, which will be featured in the next “Michelson Message. ” February is “Kids Cooking Month”, enacted to promote the cooking and sharing of meals at home as well as the promotion of the school as a multi-cultural extended family, where diversity of foods can be explored. This school-based program has two primary goals: to help children experience the positive social, psychological and nutritional values of sharing meals, and to make meal preparation an enjoyable

Permission forms are available in the office. All forms and payment should be mailed to Fred Artiaga at PO Box 55 Avery, CA 95224. If you have questions regarding the softball program, you may call Fred at 795-2220.

A cake auction fund-raiser to benefit Angelus Ranus 4-H Club will be held in the Mark Twain Elementary School multi-purpose on Monday, February 23 at 7:00p.m. Cake bidding will be held silent auction-style with opening bids at $12.00. Cakes are available to be taken home after the auction results are determined. For more information on this fun event, please call Melissa Walraven at 736-0761.

Jordan Porras was recently selected as the recipient of the “Every Student Succeeds” award offered through the Calaveras County Office of Education. He is in Mr. Jones’ fifth grade class and is an outstanding member of the 5th Grade Leadership and Basketball teams. Jordan moved to the area from Peru in the 3rd grade with his parents Martin and Jamie. (Jamie grew up here and attended Hazel Fischer and Bret Harte HS.) He has a little brother named Jefferson. Jordan loves to play pool and Math is his favorite subject. His biggest challenge in coming to America was learning English and he feels his biggest thrill or accomplishment so far has been making the honor roll at Michelson! He loves lasagna!!! Jordan was also chosen by his leadership peers and advisor to raise the American Flag during a special Veteran’s Day Ceremony. He commented on how proud he felt while doing it. One of the many reasons Jordan was chosen to receive the award was because of his positive attitude. He always has a sincere hug to offer as well as a mile-wide smile and warm and encouraging words. We’re proud of you, Jordan. Congratulations!!

February 10-13, 2009
MICHELSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS IN THE COMMUNITY...Friday, February 6, 3rd Grade will be out & about distributing original kindness posters to merchants and passing along light blue ribbons to be worn and then passed on. 4th & 5th Graders will be tying ribbons around trees and posts to spread awareness that Michelson Is Kind! **12:35-2:00, meet in gym promptly BY 12:35 so we can rally and be ready to cross the Highway with the CHP escort. CHP wants to block traffic
and cross everyone at the same time!

KINDNESS TO THE ENVIRONMENT / CAMPUS CLEANUP...(any/all grades are welcome)  FLYOVER / PHOTO SHOOT...Wednesday, February 11 @ 9 am. Kids on field @ 8:55. School-wide rally on the field in the formation of a SUNSHINE.
Ariel photo will be taken thanks to Kathy Zancanella of Mother Lode Travel
and Mike Taylor of the Calaveras Enterprise. YELLOW OR ORANGE
clothing is encouraged. This event is weather permitting. *Thurs. will be our
rollover date if poor weather or winds.

Spreading cheer...2nd Graders (Alderman, Mattson) will travel by bus to the
Foothill Village (Retirement Center) in Angels Camp on Wednesday, February
11 from 12:10—1:30. They will sing and deliver handmade valentines to
residents. This is a heartwarming one!!
KINDNESS POSTERS...will be made by 3rd Graders & any other 4/5.
will also adorn our campus with their art.
ANY & ALL QUESTIONS can be directed to Debbie Rocco!
ONE MORE LITTLE TID BIT...Jim Bergantz is heading up RAKW @ Mark Twain & BHHS so we are looking forward to lots and lots of kindness to be overflowing!


We are having two 3-day weekends this month. Monday, February 9th
and Monday, February 16th are school holidays. *also Friday February 13th
is a minimum day.

The second quarter Honor Roll Celebration will be held on Wednesday, Febru-
ary 4th, at 9:00 am in the AMS Gym. All students who have achieved Honor
Roll status and their families are invited to attend. The AMS Parents Club will
be providing Cinnamon Rolls with milk or juice. Remember that your students GPA is printed on their report card. 3.0 and above is Honor Roll.

4-H Holidays Auction Fundraiser held on Monday, February 23rd 2009 at 7:00 pm. This fundraiser will take place at Mark Twain Elementary in the “old” Gym. Cake bidding, silent auction style, will begin at $12.00 per cake and cakes will be available after results are tallied. For more information call Melissa Walraven at 736-0761.

As we come into the time of year that our students reap the benefits of living so near Bear Valley, and enjoy our Ski Program, we would like to invite anyone interested in donating to our Ski Scholarship Program to contact the Vallecito Union School District Office @ 795-8500. We have a number of students and families that could use a little help to make this great program available to their children. Thank you in advance!! Candace Collum

It is time again for the Angels, Murphys, Arnold (AMA) boys basketball tournament. The tournament will run from February 7th thru the 14th. Our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams will be participating. All games will be
played at Mark Twain Elementary in the new gym. We encourage everyone to try to make it to the games. GO HAWKS!!

The AMA Boosters is an organization dedicated to the youth of Calaveras County who are involved in sports. They are also contributors to our Avery Middle School Athletic Program, and volunteer to help us out when needed. Thank you AMA Boosters!!

Thank you to all the students and parents who supported the BOOK FAIR in November. A HUGE thanks to all of the volunteers who made it possible, Holly Navarro, Michele Rhien, Robin Brown, Jan Sykes, Daniel Navarro, Lori Coggins, Lorna Seim, Lori Kalika, Patty Schuck, Ruth Gray, Linda Miller, Laura Saville, Dolly Jacobs, Maureen Seider, Liz Gilbert, Elaine Sadler, and Joyce Alldrin. Watch for fliers to go home about our spring New & Used Book Sale. Support your AMS library.

YEARBOOK NEWS :Yearbooks are on sale!! Order forms were handed out to all students. We are still looking for additional sponsors. Don’t miss out! Remember, for only $10, you can sponsor a page with your business, family, personal, or nickname. 8th graders---get your baby pictures in ASAP. The deadline has been extended to Feb. 6th. Bring pictures and payment to the library.

Washington D.C. Meeting :There will be a mandatory Washington D.C. trip meeting on Thursday, February 5th at 7:00 pm in Ms. Graham's room. Final payments are due by February 5th. All parents and students who are signed up must attend this very important and informational meeting. If you have questions or concerns, please email Ms. Graham.


In the last issue of the Hawk Headlines there was an order form for
tickets to a Stockton Thunder Hockey game. This fun event will be a
fundraiser for AMS . The Stockton Thunder Hockey Organization supports schools by offering great ticket prices, with $2 from each ticket sold coming back to AMS. Please encourage family, friends and neighbors to joint in the fun!! Just fill out the order form and return it with a check made out to Stockton Thunder. Our seats will all be together, and the Thunder promise fun, prizes, and a special introduction at the game!! BE THERE!!!! Save the date February 13, 2009 @ 7:00 pm If you have questions, or need an order form come into the school office, or call.

Thursday, February 5th
3:30th Mark Twain @ AMS A
3:30 7th AMS @ Toyon
4:45 6th West Point @ AMS B
4:45 8th AMS @ CFLC
7:00 Washington D.C. Mtg./
Friday, February 6th
4:45 8th AMS @ Linden


Hazel Fischer’s Kindergarten Registration Day For 2009-2010 is set for Thursday, April 23rd. If your child will be five years old by December 2nd, 2009, please call the school office, 795-8030, for a registration appointment (appointments last about 1/2 hour) and information on picking up a registration packet. When you come on April 23rd, you’ll need photo copies of the birth certificate & the immunization record, proof of dental exam, the completed registration packet, and your child! Please tell friends and neighbors about Kindergarten Registration Day.

Spaghetti Bingo Baskets: For Spaghetti Bingo, in place of the silent auction, each class is asked to provide a themed basket to auction/raffle. Families are encouraged to provide one item for the basket. Items can be donated or purchased. Receipts may be provided for businesses or families wishing to donate. Spaghetti Bingo scheduled for March 20th, & baskets will be collected the day before. Please contact your child's room parent or Jessica Johnson, 728-8219, for further information regarding the auction baskets. If you have questions or ideas regarding Spaghetti Bingo in general, please contact Kara Scott, 795-5873.

February Is Library Lovers Month!

What can you do for your library this month? Come on in! As well as
thousands of titles that will interest children & adults alike, we have a
warm, cozy place to read & study.

There are 5 computers with high speed internet available. Connect to local
papers for neighborhood news, entertainment & job opportunities. Parents
are very welcome to browse the internet, as well as the books & periodi-
cals. After 2:00, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Library hours are 7:45am to 3pm
Monday through Friday

January Proud Ponies:

Aiden Canham
Brendann Jackson
Sheala Payton
Jaynee Mantei
Bruchs Davey
Krystal Silliman
Autumn Solar
Kasha Godoy
Annie Hansen
Hunter S
Mallory Hubbs
Caleb Campbell
Janelle Vandiver
Sarah Eastwood
Christian Bianco
Archer Bitner
Grace Johnson
Sierra Stephens
Ben Powell
Savannah Lindsey


6th Grade Candy Gram Sale :Starting Monday, Feb. 2nd - Feb. 12th, the 6th
grade class will be selling candy grams during lunch. The price is 1 for $1 or 3 for $2. Each candy gram has a place for a small message and comes with a Valentine's lollipop. Kids may purchase the candy grams for their friends, teachers, or staff. They will be delivered on Friday, Feb. 13th, after lunch. Each candy gram will have a number, which will be entered into a drawing. On Feb. 12th, a winner will be chosen for a wonderful prize! All proceeds go towards the 6th grade Science Camp fund. Any questions or concerns please contact Jessica Welch at 785-7987 or 559-7936 or

Calaveras American Little League
It’s not too late to sign up!

*January 31st & February 7th 10:00AM at Frog Town Fields All ages can come and register at player assessment. You must bring copy of birth certificate & proof of residency. All league age 9-12 year olds must attend one of the player assessment dates.

January Students of the Month
Congratulations to our Students of the Month for

Academic – Alexis Deaton
Citizenship – Destiny Fisher
Academic – Christopher Escoto
Citizenship – Austin Qualls
Academic – Derek Loweree
Citizenship – name withheld by parent request
Academic – Alonnah Klotz
Citizenship – Justin Reyes
Academic – Annie Dimiceli
Citizenship – Maverick Cano
Academic – Jack Snook
Citizenship – Michaela Alleyn
Academic – Sarah Worthley
Citizenship – Jonathan Kruger
Academic – Bianca Escoto
Citizenship – Alexia Stafford
Academic – Claire McDonald
Citizenship – Dakota Smiley
Academic – Francisco Muñoz
Citizenship – Brennan DeBisschop
Academic – Tamara Pfeiffer
Citizenship – Colton Barajas
Academic – held over until next month
Citizenship – Layton Tapley

Congratulations to our Lifeskill winners as well!

Initiative: Cody Nordvik
Perseverance: Dillon Watt & Seth VanNatta
Cooperation: Miranda Turner
Effort: Austin High & Randy White
PTC Perfect Attendance Award:
Aurora Fideldy & Faith Robinson Romero

Angelus Ranus 4-H Club

Angelus Ranus 4-H Club will be hosting a Cake
Auction Fundraiser held Monday, February 23,
2009 at 7:00PM at the Mark Twain Multi-Purpose
Room (the old gym). The Cake Silent Auction
will begin at a minimum bid of $12 per cake and
cakes will be available after all results are tallied.
For more information, please call Melissa
Walraven at 736-0761.

Fancy Pans Valentine Cookie Contest

Have Fun! Release your “Inner Cupid” and win a
Fancy Pans Gift Certificate for $75.00. Contest
rules are as follows:

• Cookie size must be no larger than 10” x
10” and made from edible ingredients
(decorations must be edible too).
• Cookies must be submitted by Friday,
February 6, 2009 and will be displayed in
the store window until Valentines’ Day.
• Judging will be based on visual appeal and
creativity (cookies will not be tasted, but
must be edible).
• Voting will be by customers and Fancy
Pans Staff.

4 PTC Meeting in Room E @ 8:30
5 School Site Council @ 2:40
6 Early Release
9 No School – Lincoln’s Bday
16 No School – President’s Day
17 Field Trip: Milbridge & Tutthill
State Capitol Museum 8:15-4:45
18 Field Trip: K & 1st - 8:45 – 11:15
Bret Harte Petting Zoo
20 Early Release
27 End of Semester


Upcoming Events

FEB 15 Ski Day
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