Events and Meetings
Come and Play in the Kindergarten Classrooms! Thursday, April 21st from 3:30-5:00pm. This is an informal opportunity to talk with teachers, ask questions, and plan for the Kindergarten Round Up visit. Other Sawtooth Mountain Elementary staff will be available to answer questions about K-5 programming from 3:30-4pm.
DATE: 04/21/2016 07:48am
Effective Communication Strategies with Jenna Herbig, Alzheimer’s Association
May 4, 4-5:30 pm, lower level of the Sawtooth Mtn Clinic
Communication is more than talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.
Join us for this free program to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
CONTACT: Care Partners of Cook County
DATE: 04/20/2016 01:25pm
On Saturday, May 28, more than 200 bicycle riders will converge in Grand Marais to ride the first "Le Grand du Nord," a 100 mile and 50 mile "Gravel Cycling Classic," which is a timed group ride over remote gravel roads. A successful event will bring new tourists to Grand Marais over Memorial Day weekend and its success depends on local support. We hope you can join us!
As a Le Grand du Nord Support Team Member, you will get to experience the excitement and friendly vibe that make gravel cycling classics a special kind of event . It also gets you
- A pint glass and drink ticket for Voyager Brewing (at 2.5 hours)
- and a Grand du Nord t-shirt (at 5 hours)
- and free entry into this year's Heck of the North on Oct. 1 in Two Harbors, MN. (at 7.5 hours)
Click here to browse opportunities and to sign-up. You do not need to set up an Ultra Signup account: just click "no" when prompted, select the jobs and times you would like to help out, and the online system will request your name, email, and phone number so we can contact you with further information. We will not share your information with anyone else.
If you have questions, please contact Avesa Rockwel at Heck of the North Productions.
phone (218) 724 3132
CONTACT: Katie Krantz
DATE: 04/20/2016 11:01am
Two years ago, my family had an unfortunate situation happen, and our only resort was to home school our children. I was very new to home schooling, and quite honestly didn't have a clue on what I was doing or getting myself into. I searched through out the community for other home schooling families and what options there where for social interaction for my children to have while home schooling. To my disappointment there wasn't much, if anything at all. I wanted more for my children and for them to have more opportunities with homeschooling then what was being offered. So, I spent the last year doing another full time job of creating a FB page for the whole North Shore in MN. It's designed for home schooling families and their children. It's open to all families despite religion or curriculum.
I became the leader of the group and have recruited many families in and around the surrounding North Shore area. I organize field trips, social gatherings, Science/Art Fairs, and more! It's a full time job that doesn't pay anything, but that is alright by me! My kids benefit greatly from the group and I can't wait to see what we can accomplish this year. I set up this fundraiser to help offset the costs of building rentals, field Trips, public home schooling events, and donating to families to help cover costs of field trips, youth sports, and curriculum.
Last year I donated over $300 to the group out of my own pocket to help pay for field trip fees, social gatherings, building rentals, etc. (Which I was very happy to do I might add, because I was able!) I get asked all the time from families if there are funds available to struggling families, and I can only point them to government funding programs (which is next to nothing!), also there is nothing locally.
CONTACT: Molly LaFreniere
DATE: 04/20/2016 09:55am
YOUTH ATV SAFETY TRAINING*
Wednesday, May 18 – classroom review ~ 3:30 p.m.
Cook County Middle School room #107
Saturday, May 21 - Field test ~ 10 a.m.
Devil Track Lake/old airfield
ATVs and helmets provided!
Pizza party offered by Cook County ATV Club after Saturday field test
Youths must be 11 years of age before class start date in order to be eligible.
Students must bring a copy of their certificate of completion from the MN DNR online ATV safety course: www.offroad-ed.com/minnesota. (Fee $29.50)
Sign up now at Cook County Community Education – 218-387-2000.
(Community Ed fee - $10.00-scholarships available from Cook County ATV Club)
DATE: 04/19/2016 01:54pm