Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Governor Bownback to be at the Fort Tomorrow Aug. 31!

Brownback has a planned trip to the Fort in Fort Scott, Kansas to name another 5 of the 25 most notable Kansans in the states 150 years of statehood. Susan and Abi plan to attend in period dress for the occasion.

According to the Kansas Historical Society website this visit is planned for 10 to 11 am at the Fort. I am not aware if it's in one of the buildings or out front, but if you would like to see and maybe shake hands with the Governor plan to be there. The staff will surely know.

Rondi Anderson

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Family Day at PSU

Pitt State Family Day is always full of fun activities, but this year they are including a few educational opportunities with the fun! Registration is required by Friday, September 16th!

PSU Family Day Schedule
September 24, 2011

2:00-3:00pm - FREE pictures with Gus, Kids Games

3:00-5:00pm - Educational Fun
 *Technology for Kids - Hands on technology projects with PSU students!
 *Nature Reach - Tour Nature Reach and interact with different kinds of animals!
 *Planetarium - Tour the current night sky!

5:00-6:30pm - Kids Tailgate

PSU vs. William Jewell kick-off at 6:30pm.

Cost is $5 per child ages 12 & under and $7.50 per adult. This includes educational fun activities, tailgate dinner, and a free gift for each child. Football game tickets must be purchased seperately.

Click here to register!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Constitution Day Poster Contest

Fifth Annual Constitution Day Contest Rewards

Kids for Knowledge and Creativity

What does The Constitution mean to you?

To help commemorate Constitution Day – recognized this year on September 16^th – students all around the
nation will once again have the opportunity to participate in an annual poster contest that allows them to  visually express what The Constitution means to them. The Constitution Day Poster Contest <http://www.constitutionfacts.com/constitution-poster-design-contest> is open to students in grades k-12, and they can enter by designing a poster to be used to advertise and celebrate Constitution Day.

The Constitution Day Poster Contest <http://www.constitutionfacts.com/constitution-poster-design-contest> is sponsored by Constitutionfacts.com, which publishes “The U.S. Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It.” Since 2008, Constitutionfacts.com has teamed with the Gov Doc Kids Group <http://govdocs4children.pbworks.com/w/page/8811722/FrontPage> , a national organization that promotes better understanding and use of federal information and publications for students.

Constitution Day Poster Contest

details are available at the constitutionfacts.com website.

Entries must be postmarked by midnight, October 1, 2011, to be considered for this contest.

Categories in the competition are grouped by grades: Kindergarten-Grade 2; Grades 3-4; Grades 5-6;  Grades 7-8; Grades 9-12. One winner in each category will be awarded a $50 savings bond, and the grand prize winner will also receive a bicentennial coin set.

Previous contest winners may be viewed at the constitutionfacts.com website.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Letters about Literature Writing Contest

Calling all students grade 4-12! Write a letter to an author whose book has changed your life and be a winner!

Student submissions to Letters About Literature (LAL), a national reading and writing initiative sponsored nationally by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and in Kansas by the Kansas Center for the Book in the State Library of Kansas, are now being accepted.

To enter, readers write a reflective letter to an author, living or from the past, describing how that author’s  work somehow changed the student’s view of the world or him/herself. The project has three competition levels: Level 1 for students in grades 4-6; Level 2 for students in grades 7-8; and Level 3 for students in grades 9-12.

Winners on the state level each receive a cash award from the Kansas Center for the Book as well as a $50 Target gift card. National winners will receive a $500 Target gift card. The libraries of national winners and runners-up will receive cash grants from Target in the names of the winners.

Target sponsors Letters About Literature as part of its national reading initiative, “Ready, Sit, Read!” which is aimed at fostering love of reading among children at an early age.

Visit http://www.lettersaboutliterature.org
<http://www.lettersaboutliterature.org/> for participation guidelines.

Consider how Letters About Literature might fit into classroom activities or enhance programming for children, and use the entry coupon on the reverse side of the form to enter. Feel free to download and photocopy—one entry form is required for each student. If you have questions contact Roy Bird at the State Library, 1-800-432-3919, roy.bird@library.ks.gov roy.bird@library.ks.gov>.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fire Station Field Trip

Hello everyone,

I spoke with Brad Hill, a fire fighter with the Pittsburg Fire Dept. and arranged a field trip to visit there on Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m.

It's the location on west fourth street near the bypass. Mr. Hill said parking was available to the west of the fire dept.

I'm supposed to call back on September 12th to verify the field trip and to try and let them know how many children to expect. Please let me know if you plan on attending and how many children, also.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Meeting TONIGHT!

Don't forget!!!

Potluck and Planning
at Rene's tonight!

Find details Here.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

AWANA Club in Pittsburg

AWANA Club is a Scripture memory,
Christ-centered ministry in which
the children are encouraged to
hide God's Word in their hearts
through experiencing the caring
of godly adults, earning fun rewards,
and playing exciting games.

The main goal is to help the
children come to know, love,
and serve God.

Anyone interested???

Trinity Baptist Church 
has its start-up REGISTRATION night
on Sunday, August 14th at 5:30pm

Free hot dog and dessert.

The club meetings will be on Sunday nights
from 5:30-7:00pm this year.
First official night is August 21st.
Questions?  Call the church office:

Do you have a heart to serve children
and win them for Christ?
Consider serving as a helper
or a listener.

Come join the fun!!!