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Stewart Walk-A-Thon POSTPONED PDF Print E-mail

Stewart walk-a-thon will be postponed today. The new date will be Thursday, October 17th. The schedule has been sent home with students.

 
Stewart Elementary Kids in the Kitchen Club Graduates with Success PDF Print E-mail

27 2nd graders from Stewart Elementary completed the 4-H Kids in the Kitchen Club on March 6. They celebrated their learning at the last meeting with a fruit and veggie tasting party.

Kids in the Kitchen is a 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 met on Wednesdays after school during January and February.

Members have explored the tasty fun of the kitchen when making Breakfast Splits, Popcorn Trail Mix, Pizza Flips and Fruit Pizzas with ISU Eat Smart, Spend Smart healthy recipes. They have learned and practiced correct handwashing, how to measure dry and liquid ingredients, knife safety, and plant parts. 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 partnered together to bring this afterschool club to Stewart. The Kids in the Kitchen curriculum is a product of Iowa 4-H. Volunteers assisting with the program included Amy Martin, Midori Gingerich, Jaycee, Mandernach, Myles Jones, Brynn Beenblossom, Maddie Janecek, Sarah Miles and Madeline Leichty with support from Washington County 4-H/Youth Coordinator Amy Green.

“This curriculum has such a place in our world today as it teaches the importance on healthy living and food choice and keeping kids safe in the kitchen. It follows the 4-H model to do, reflect and apply with kids,” explained Green, “and they loved every hands-on minute cutting, measuring, stirring, and cooking. Eating was, of course, their favorite part. It was wonderful to see the pride they took in their recipes.”

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.

 

group photo of veggie tasting day

 
KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP PDF Print E-mail

 

WHO: Any child turning 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2019 is eligible for kindergarten

 

*****Stewart preschool and alternative kindergarten students DO NOT need to attend. We will be doing this during the school day while they are in session.

 

WHAT: Kindergarten Round-Up

 

WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, April 11th from 6-7:30 at Stewart Elementary School Kindergarten Classrooms

 

ALSO: Are you a parent or guardian that is unfamiliar with Stewart Elementary? There will be a parent informational meeting during the session while your child is attending round-up. We look forward to meeting you!

 

If you are familiar with Stewart School, you do not need to stay after dropping your child off. Current Stewart Preschool/AK parents are welcome to attend as well, just call the office to RSVP.

Call-in registration: February 20 – April 1 (653-3244)

AN INFORMATION PACKET WILL BE MAILED OUT PRIOR TO ROUND UP AFTER YOU CALL IN TO REGISTER

 

 
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION PDF Print E-mail

STEWART ELEMENTARY PRESCHOOL (653-3244)

 

WHO: Any child turning 3 or 4 years of age before September 16, 2019 are eligible.

 

WHAT: We offer both 3 and 4-year-old programs. Our 4-year-old preschool is a FREE full-day program. Our 3-year old program is half-days and tuition based but scholarships available. Both programs are in session four days a week.

 

HOW: Registration packets are available at the Stewart office.

 

WHEN: Open registration is from February 1 – March 15. Any student registering after March 15th will be moved to the bottom of our enrollment matrix.

If you have any questions, feel free to call 319-653-3244. We are thrilled to help you!

 
Students Enjoy a Sweet Valentines with Sweet Peppers PDF Print E-mail

Stewart Elementary kindergarten and first graders enjoyed candy this Valentine’s Day but another kind of sweet treat too – sweet peppers. Through Pick a Better Snack and Try Day Friday programs delivered by Washington County Extension, over 200 youth learned about, saw examples of and tried peppers – SWEET peppers – for Valentines.

Both programs bring fresh fruit or vegetables into the classrooms for snacks. During Try Day Friday kindergarteners saw the variety of hot and sweet peppers, learned about their hollow insides and learned how you can ‘eat the rainbow’ when eating peppers. 1st graders learned about the USDA Healthy MyPlate and how each meal should include the 5 food groups. They tried three colors of sweet peppers.

These healthy living programs are supported by Washington County Extension, Fareway and the Washington County Riverboat Foundation. Contact the Extension Office, 319-653-4811, with questions or to help fund this program financially. More photos are posted at “Washington County 4-H-Iowa” Facebook with up to date information on other youth programs around the county.

Ms. Jill Bader’s kindergarten students gave the sweet peppers a thumbs up and enjoyed seeing the variety of hot pepper shapes and sizes too.

 
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