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Guy E. Rowe School
At the Special Olympics Winter games January 27 to 29, at Sugarloaf, two Rowe students had great success. James Littlefield received a gold medal in the 500 meter Nordic event and silver in the 100 meter Nordic event. Wyatt Anderson received a silver medal in the 100 meter and 300 meter speed skating events. Congratulations to both our champions!
We thought we would keep you posted on where we stand regarding snowdays and the last student day of the current year. We have had six snowdays so far: December 10, 17, 18, 21, and February 8 and 27. If we were to have no additional snowdays (wishful hoping), the last student day will be Wednesday June 12th.
There will be special events at the Norway Memorial Library:
• Family Story Time on Saturday March 16, 11:00 am. - Special Story and craft related to St. Patrick's Day.
• Beadalicious on Wednesday March 27, 3:30 pm, we will have the fuse beads out at the library. Come and spend some time making a beautiful work of art!
We also have weekly Storytime every Wednesday at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm.
In March, some of the topics will be World Read Aloud Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, and Passover.
Annika Black, children's librarian, Norway Memorial Library, 743-5309, ext 4.
The 9th annual Custodians Chinese Auction will take place in the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School cafeteria on March 9. Doors will open at 11 a.m., and the auction starts at 1 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, grab bags, bake sale, food, and gift certificates. All proceeds go to the custodian’s scholarship fund. Last year our custodians gave out 17 scholarships worth $500 each at graduation. We hope you can join us for this great community event!
Did you know that obese and overweight children are more likely to be obese adults! By treating and preventing obesity now, you can help lower your children’s risk of developing certain diseases later on in life, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. Besides the physical problems associated with obesity, children who are overweight are more likely to have low self-esteem and depression.
Obesity in children has become a major crisis in the U.S. One in four American children are overweight. The reason for this increase can be linked to our children’s’ lifestyles ... They are eating too much and exercising too little.
Children are spending too many hours in front of the TV, using the computer, and playing video games. Limit the amount of time that your children spend watching TV and playing video games to two hours or less a day. This will free up time for them to become more active.
Children need at least one hour a day of physical activity. Offer several suggestions and let them choose the activities that will get them up and moving. Some good wintertime ideas are walking, hiking, dancing, skating, sliding, and snowshoeing. Also, try to encourage your children to participate in after-school programs and to join community sports teams. Exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous to be effective; it just has to be fun!
Plan activities that include the whole family. Children are more apt to join in if they see you doing it too. Your entire family will benefit from regular, physical activity. Not only does it control weight, it also improves muscle and bone strength, decrease stress, strengthens heart and lungs, increases energy and endurance, and improves sleep. Just remember: you are your child’s role model so get active.
March 14 – Early release day, students dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
March 15 – Teacher workshop day, no school for students
April 10 – Rowe Student Art Show 5:30 to 7 p.m.