Thu, April 02

Wanted: Softball coach for Big Park School

February – the days are getting longer, the sun is warming the air, and spring is on the way. We had quite a cold spell last month and the warmer temperatures are feeling good.

Last month in my article I mentioned that I was looking for a part time instructional aide and I had three or four calls expressing interest in helping the school out. I was pleased to learn that some people are actually reading my articles – thank you!

This month we are looking for anyone interested in coaching our softball team this spring. Practices usually start the second week in February and the season runs through the end of April. If interested, please give us a call.

Our annual Spelling Bee sponsored by the Kiwanis Club was held on Jan. 9 and the winner was Chas Rescigno, an eighth grade student.

It is a great event with students from grades 2 through 8 participating. Believe it or not, several of the students in grades 2 and 3 almost made it to the final round. Chas will compete in the regional Spelling Bee later this month.

On Feb. 8, community members are going to put on an “Acts of Kindness” celebration at the Marketplace Cafe. It is an idea born out of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut and the idea is to ask what can be done for the children of our community.

Proceeds from this evening will go towards helping our school to have the capability to take advantage of all the modern and exciting technology of today and tomorrow. Look elsewhere in this edition of the Villager for more information on this evening.

A year ago at this time I was writing about the problem with dogs and what they were leaving behind on our playground.

Since that time a group of dog owners has faithfully kept the area clear of dog poop so both our students and the community can use that playground area.

As you can hopefully see, these are two great examples of the community and Big Park Community School working together.

We want to continue to work together with community members and be a positive part of the daily life in the Village. Have a great month!

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