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Updated February 11, 2019

Summer Camp Preview Planned At St. John’s 

St. John’s Jesuit will host a summer camp preview day on Presidents Day, Monday, February 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Boys and girls in grades 3-8 are welcome to come sample the athletic, enrichment and fun camps that will be offered this summer at SJJ free of charge. 

Registration is required at www.sjjtitans.net/SJJ_Summer_Camp_Preview_Event.

Maumee Schools Announces Kindergarten Meeting 

An informational meeting for parents of children entering kindergarten next year will be held on Wednesday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Maumee High School, 1147 Saco St.

The meeting will inform parents about kindergarten expectations and what to do to prepare their children to enter kindergarten in August. Required documents, immunizations and kindergarten curriculum information will also be discussed. Enrollment/registration packets will be available at the meeting. Parents will learn how Maumee’s online enrollment/registration process works and how to self-schedule their child for a kindergarten screening appointment in March. 

All resident children who will be 5 years old on or prior to August 1, 2019 are eligible to attend Maumee’s kindergarten program. Unless a child successfully completes a kindergarten program, he or she is not permitted to enter the first grade.

A screening appointment is required for all incoming kindergarten students to assess school readiness. Screenings will take place at the Performing Arts Center at Maumee High School, 1147 Saco St. on:

• March 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Fort Miami Elementary students.

• March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Fairfield Elementary students.

Individual kindergarten screening appointments will be set when a parent completes their child’s online paperwork. If you are unsure if your child should attend Fairfield Elementary School or Fort Miami Elementary School, neighborhood lists will be available at the information meeting, or you can call one of the buildings or the administration office. This information is also on the school district website: www.maumee.k12.oh.us. Select Parent and Community tab at the top of the page and then New Student Enrollment.

For additional information, contact building principals: Michele Loboschefski at Fairfield Elementary (419) 893-9821 or Joel Hefner at Fort Miami Elementary (419) 893-2201.

March And April S.A.V.E. Lectures Announced 

The Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment Inc. (S.A.V.E.) presents the following spring lectures in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. The lectures start at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

 Tuesday, March 26 – “Ecopsychology: From Nature as Other to Us as Nature” with Laura Rodriguez, who earned a doctor of arts in ecopsychology and humanities from the Viridis Graduate Institute in Ojai, Calif., and a juris doctorate in environmental law from The Ohio State University.

Tuesday, April 16 – “Pope Francis and the Monarch Butterfly: A Message From Creation” with Hal Mann, president of the Oak Openings Chapter of Wild Ones, a nonprofit organization engaged in education and action on the use of native plants in home gardens and landscaping.

For further information on S.A.V.E. or upcoming lectures, contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak at (419) 824-3691 or e-mail rsobczak@lourdes.edu. 

NDA Summer Academy Registration Opens 

Registration for NDA’s Summer Academy camps is now open and offering a $25.00 early bird discount on discover and academic camps for those who sign up at www.nda.org before Sunday, March 31. There are a variety of athletic, discovery and academic opportunities for girls entering grades K-12 in the fall 2019. 

New this year are: 3-D printing, pottery, leadership camp, high school test prep, edible experiments, yoga, personal finance and physical education. Back by popular demand are: the Safe Sitter program, fused glass, art, sew creative, Italian cooking, Make It Bake It Take It, theater, dance camps and more. The NDA Eagles, 15-time all-sports champs, will host a variety of sport camps that will include volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, fencing and archery, and rowing. 

NDA is also offering academic camps. Middle school girls can maintain their academic skills in seventh- and eighth-grade math/writing tune-ups. High school classes include High School Placement Test prep, ACT prep, personal finance, study skills, health, U.S. government and physical education.

Visit www.nda.org to register to view a full listing of NDA Summer Academy camps.

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