Child Find Screenings are for children who will be three years old on or before September 1, 2018.
Due to a recent grant awarded to Massac Unit One, an abbreviated Pre-K session will be offered March 19 through May 25.
Classes will be held Monday through Friday. Students will attend all day. Priority enrollment will be given to students eligible to begin kindergarten in August, 2018. Your child must be screened to enroll in Pre-K. Parents need to call to schedule an appointment time.
Students will have the option to attend Metropolis or Brookport sites, which both offer both pre-kindergarten and Head Start services for children, ages 3-5.
Metropolis Elementary School – 618-524-4821
Screening will be held at Metropolis Primary School
416 E. 9th St., Metropolis
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
8 – 10 a.m. or Noon – 2 p.m.
Brookport Elementary School – 618-564-2482
Screening will be held at Brookport Elementary School
319 Ferry St., Brookport
Thursday, March 15, 2018
8 – 10 a.m. or Noon – 2 p.m.
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Contact: Amy Dion, Brand Manager, Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, (618) 529-3533, amy@Neighborhood.Coop; Francis Murphy, General Manager, Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, (618) 529-3533, francis@Neighborhood.Coop
Carbondale, Ill. – Mark your calendars for the 2018 Neighborhood Co-op Grocery Feed Your Neighbor 5K Run/Walk! The event will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 beginning at 6pm at Turley Park, located on the corner of West Main and Glenview in Carbondale. The race will be professionally timed by River to River Runners and is a certified course.
All proceeds will support Good Samaritan Ministries, which provides services to people in need, including a food pantry, soup kitchen, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and emergency assistance. Participants are also asked to bring non-perishable food items for the SIU Food Pantry on race day. Individuals who bring item donations will be entered into a raffle for a special gift basket.
“This fun, family-friendly event gives people an opportunity to enjoy healthy activity together while also supporting an organization that makes a difference in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable citizens,” says Amy Dion, Brand Manager for the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery.
Participants are invited to sign up in person at the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, 1815 West Main in Carbondale, online at www.neighborhood.coop, or at the event. On-site registration begins at 4pm on race day. Participants and their families will enjoy live music by The Anns featuring RognboB with special guest Ruth Ann Levinson, snacks, and beverages. Winners of each age group will be presented with Co-op made bread. Top male and female runners will be awarded a grand prize. Several raffles and prize drawings also will be held.
Major sponsors include the Daily Egyptian, Southern Illinois Healthcare, Silkworm, Inc., and Vertical Heartland, with additional support provided by corporate sponsors Hudgins Orthodontics, Lezlie Terry – Intuitive Massage, Little Grassy Lake Campground & Marina, Pediatrics Group LLC, and Southern Illinois Network Consultants (SINC). Contributing sponsors include the Carbondale Park District, City of Carbondale, Judge Carey Gill, Amanda Byassee Gott, First Southern Bank, Navreet Kang – State Farm Agent, Old Town Liquors, and Walker’s Bluff.
For more information, contact Amy Dion at (618) 529-3533, amy@Neighborhood.Coop. Watch for updates online at www.facebook.com/carbondalecoop.
About Neighborhood Co-Op Grocery
The mission of the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery is to serve the needs of owners and patrons by providing wholesome foods economically in the cooperative tradition, in ways that best promote the health of the individual, the community, and the earth. Learn more at www.neighborhood.coop.
About The Anns
The Anns is a vocal trio consisting of Rog Ann Ellithorpe, boB Ann Iltis, and Ruth Ann Levinson. The trio is a direct extension of the vocal duo RognboB with the addition of Ruth Ann. Musically, our goal is to continue to continue to preach the “Gospel of Goof,” with fun harmonies and unlikely arrangements. Preferring titillating lyrics, Anns’ tunes tend to leave the listener confused or amused. And that is what sets Anns apart. Anns perform RognboB favorites, as well as new Anns originals and parodies. Anns also seeks to bring great writing forward, performing covers from great writers, Lou and Peter Berryman, Austin Lounge Lizards, and Dan Hicks to a live stage.
We encourage anyone who likes the Anns to join us by simply adding Ann.
Families can learn more about alternative education strategies at a FREE screenings of “Class Dismissed to be held at the Carbondale Public Library at 405 W Main on February 22nd at 5:30 PM. and on February 24th at 3:00 pm/ This 90 minute film about learning outside the classroom” targets parents and showcasing a growing trends in alternate education and Instruction. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Renee Schwartz, M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction. More information about the film can be found at: www.classdismissedmovie.com
For more information call 618-457-0354.
Carmi Elks Lodge #1652 in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation, will sponsor a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the Wabash Christian Therapy & Medical Center, 1112 Oak Street, Carmi, with Dr. Justin Miller as the clinician in charge. The clinic is from 8:30-9:00 a.m. and is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call the Illinois Elks Children’s Care office at 1-800-272-0074 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. There are no charges for any services at the clinic. No medical referral is necessary for the clinic but physicians are welcome to refer patients to the clinic for a specific reason or second opinion. School nurses are welcome to refer children and families to the clinic.
The Elks organization has been working with physically challenged chidlren sincce 1928, and this is one of the 17 clinic locations throughout Illinois. The clinic is an ideal time to have a child reviewed for bone and joint development. A child that has feet pointing out or in; complains of back, knee, leg or ankle pain; or has a back curvature can be seen at the clinic. There is no charge for any diagnostic services at this clinic. The Elks will provide financial assistance to the best of their ability for children needing further treatment or specialty equipment when the family lacks sufficient resources to do so. In the past, the Elks have purchased therapy services, corrective shoes, braces, wheelchairs, and augmentative communication devices to help children overcome a variety of physical challenges.
BY MELODY BRYANT
SIC MEDIA SERVICES
HARRISBURG - Fathers wanting to know tips and tricks on how to get their little girl out the door looking her best are in luck. Southeastern Illinois College's cosmetology program has come up with a solution for a father's hair woes.
From 9-11 a.m. this Saturday, the cosmetology program will host its second annual Daddy/Daughter Hair School. During this event, cosmetology students and instructors will teach fathers how to do simple up-dos and braids among other fun hairstyles for their daughters.
"Now that many mothers are working outside of the home, we are seeing a lot of
fathers step up and help with morning routines," said Renee Boots, SIC cosmetology instructor. "Our hope for Daddy/Daughter Hair School is to give dads a fun new way to spend time with their daughters and teach them basic hair styles that will help make mornings a little easier." This event is free to the public, but space is limited. To register for this event, call 252-5400 ext. 2213. Students interested in enrolling in Southeastern's cosmetology program should inquire early, as this program fills quickly and registration begins March 26. For more information or for the SIC Cosmetology Clinic hours, visit www. sic.edu/cosmetology or call 252-5400 ext. 2213.
Touch of Nature invites children to How Sweet it is Winter Mini Camp
by Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Valentine’s weekend is a great time for children to enjoy a fun mid-winter camping experience courtesy of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center.
The How Sweet it is Winter Mini Camp will run from 5 p.m. Feb. 16 to 2:30 p.m. on Feb.17. Children ages 7-12 are welcome.
What’s in store
This overnight camping experience, a great first overnight camp experience or a preview of summer camp, features a wide variety of activities. Participants will learn about maple syrup production, explore animal tracks and trees, enjoy games, music, crafts, a campfire and much more.
The cost is $70 for the overnight camp excursion. The camp is located about eight miles south of Carbondale off Giant City Road. There is a $10 discount for those who have previously participated in an eco-camp at Touch of Nature. Additional siblings within the same immediate family also pay $10 less. A day camp option on Saturday is also available for $40.
Register and find a packing list for the camp online.
For more information, call 618/453-1121 or email email@example.com.
There is still time to register your child for the Saluki Cheer and Shaker Kiddie Clinic being held on February 3rd. at SIU The clinic is a hands-on learning opportunity for Pre-K through 6th grade (ages 4-12). During the clinic, participants will be taught a three-minute demo routine, which will include a dance, cheer and stunts.
The Clinic to learn demo routine will be held on Feb. 3 from 9 am to noon in the SIU Arena. Performance of demo routine will be at halftime of the men's basketball game on Feb. 11 in SIU Arena.
Participants will receive a t-shirt and pom-poms upon registration, and families of participants will have access to the group ticket rate for tickets to the men's basketball game against Bradley.
Online registration on or before Feb. 2 will be $40. Registration in person on Feb. 3 will be $50. Group ticket rate is $10/ticket or $16/ticket with concessions.
Kre8ive Fine Arts Academy is a non profit organization developed for children and their families to be able to discover, enrich and broaden their talents! With support from Heartland Regional Medical Center, local talent will be highlighted in this weekend's presentation of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka! The presentation will be held on the Marion Cultural and Civic Center stage
Tickets are $15 and are available at marionccc.com or at the door starting an hour before each performance. But hurry, this is an event you don't want to miss! Get your tickets now! For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website, getkre8ive.com,
The Night's Shield's new program, The Children's Crisis Shelter, is now open in West Frankfort, according to a news release from The Night's Shield.
The Children’s Crisis Shelter program serves families from the entire state, especially Southern Illinois. According to the news release, the program is a temporary emergency child care shelter that provides short-term care for children from birth to age 18, and for families who are experiencing a severe disruptive crisis.
Also, with cold temperatures, homes that are unexpectedly without heat or flooded because of broken pipes, are also crisis situations. The Night's Shield can provide a warm, dry, safe, and cozy place temporarily for their children.
Children receive 24-hour quality crisis care for 24 to 72 hours, depending on the needs and goals of the family.
For more information, call 618-932-6400.
If holiday preparations have you anxious and overwhelmed, University of Illinois Extenson Educators, Susan Sloop and Alicia Kallal are here to help! Enjoy an evening of learning tips for tackling holiday stress & relieve tension while making an aromatic & festive pomander balls for you home. This is a free event available to anyone, but advanced registration is required to reserve your spot and ensure crafting materials. The workshop will be held on December 12th from 6:00pm- 7:30 pm at 206 S Market in Marion. For more information please contact Susan Sloop at (618) 993-3304 or email@example.com or Alicia Kallal at (618) 687-1727 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Call to register or go to website