Kids in the Kitchen Club Mixes, Measures and Moves PDF Print E-mail
Friday, February 02 2018 11:58

Kids in the Kitchen is a new after school 4-H Clover Kid club teaching members to have kitchen sense and safety while they learn about the major food groups and making healthy choices for their growing bodies. This club meets every Thursday after school

Members have explored the tasty fun of the kitchen when making Breakfast Splits, Bagel Pizzas and Whole Grain Cereal Treats with ISU Eat Smart, Spend Smart healthy recipes. They have learned and practiced correct handwashing and how to measure dry and liquid ingredients. Each week they do some fun exercises together and use the healthy MyPlate to identify food groups.

Washington County Extension and Washington County Hospitals and Clinics are partnering together to bring this club to 32 Stewart Elementary 1st-2nd grade students. The Kids in the Kitchen curriculum is a product of Iowa 4-H.

The Washington County Extension Office hopes to expand this club in future years, please contact them if interested in sponsoring or volunteering or with any questions about this Healthy Living Club or how to get involved with other youth activities as a member or volunteer.



February 1 Kids in the Kitchen practiced measuring both dry and liquid ingredients and how to find the correct measurements on cups and spoons. They talked about the importance of following recipes measurements and consequences of not.

Congrats WMS Art Students! PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, February 01 2018 08:51

Youth Art Month is a statewide celebration and exhibit of student artwork. Ms. Almelien, WMS Visual Art Teacher, helped students submit artwork pieces. Congratulations to the following WMS students as their artwork was selected: Molly K., Sofia J., Frances C., and Abby K. Artwork pieces will be displayed at The State Historical Building in Des Moines during the month of March.

Camp Invention PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, February 01 2018 08:47

Our winner for the FREE week of Camp Invention went to Layla K! Congrats!

This week of hands on learning will be at Lincoln Elementary June 4-8 from 9AM-3PM for kids that will enter grades K-6 next school year. Kids will: design futuristic smart homes, take apart and train robotic dogs, explore future modes of transportation, investigate magnetic slime, and MUCH more. Sign your child up at www.campinvention.org and use code IDEAS25 to get $25 off.

Flu Season PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 30 2018 16:36

Please be aware it is “flu” season. The following is information on the signs and symptoms of the “flu”. If your child shows any signs or symptoms, please keep him or her home this will greatly decrease the spread of the “flu” virus.

• Fever or feeling feverish/chills


•Sore throat

•Runny or stuffy nose

•Muscle or body aches


•Fatigue (tiredness)

•Occasionally, vomiting or diarrhea


As Influenza is a viral illness, antibiotics are not a useful treatment; however, there are antiviral treatments that can lessen the duration if taken at the onset of the symptoms. The best prevention is the “flu” shot and follow the 3 Cs:

•Clean – all common surfaces, especially if experiencing symptoms of the flu and clean hands either by good hand washing or sanitizer.

•Cover – your cough or sneeze with the inner part of your elbow/arm or with a Kleenex. Always wash hands following coughing or sneezing.

•Contain – keep children and yourself home when experiencing the above symptoms, especially with temperature of 100 degrees or higher. Do not return to school or work until fever free for 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medications.

Camp Invention PDF Print E-mail
Monday, January 22 2018 07:29

Camp Invention will be coming to Lincoln Elementary in Washington, IA for the 8th year the week of June 4-8 from 9AM - 3PM. Kids that will enter K-6 next school year can register for a week of hands-on learning and fun. This year kids will explore self-driving cars, design future smart homes, and build and personalize robotic dogs to bring home! Some scholarships are available but for now, who wants to send their child *FREE* to Camp Invention? Email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let me know if you want entered for a free week! I will draw a name on Friday, Jan.26! To register your child go to www.campinvention.org and use PROMO code IDEAS25 to get $25 off. Contact me with questions!

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