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All letters are submitted to the national Mark Your Calendar… Letters About Literature office. Letters from all participating states are read and semifinalist letters Mar. 26 – Family Fun Night at 5:30 are returned to the state sponsors. In Iowa there is a Apr. 3 – 11:25 Dismissal – panel of judges for each of the competition levels End of 3rd Qtr. who read the semifinalist letters and chose first, Apr. 7 – LIS Spelling Bee – second, and third place winners and three honorable Gym (After School) mentions. Apr. 10 – No School Entries are submitted in early December. May 7 – 6-8 Band Concert – MMS Aud Iowa winners are announced in March; national May 19 – 5-12 Orchestra Concert – winner are announced in April. Prizes are given at MHS Aud both the state and national level. LAL received 54,000 letters this year from May 21 – 5th Grade Band Concert – across the country. Of these, 49,000 were MHS Aud eliminated in the first two rounds of assessment. May 26 – 5/6 Chorus Concert – The following Lenihan students MHS Aud were state qualifiers: Ellyn Boland (Grade 5) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE Beau Ragland (Grade 5) Letters About Literature is a national Teachers: Karen Roessler/Elizabeth reading-writing program sponsored by the Center Overstake for the Book in the Library of Congress in Nicole Lacina (Grade 6) partnership with Target Stores. The Iowa Center Ellen Podhajsky (Grade 6) for the Book is the Iowa sponsor. Hannah Stone (Grade 6) To enter, students in grades 4 through 12 Teacher: Leah Mattox write a letter to an author explaining how that Hannah Stone was awarded Honorable Mention author’s work changed the student’s way of in the Level 1 category and will attend the Iowa thinking about the world or themselves. Readers Award Ceremony in Des Moines. respond to the work they have read by exploring the personal relationship between themselves, the author and the book's characters or themes. Letters can be written about works from any MCSD Preschool genre, fiction or nonfiction, written by authors from Registration Set the present or the past, in the world today or no The longer living. Students can write about a book, Marshalltown School short story, poem or speech. But no matter what the District will proudly subject of the work is, the letter should show the offer preschool to 4 impact it had on the student. year old students next There are three competition levels: Level I year. Students must be 4 years old before for student in grades 4 through 6 , Level II for September 15th, 2009, to be eligible. We are students in grades 7 and 8 , Level III for students in planning a Preschool Pre-registration for Saturday, grades 9 through 12. March 28th at Lenihan School—Commons Area from 10 a.m.—2 p.m. There will be a $25 registration fee that will be collected at registration on March 28. There will not be a monthly tuition fee for the 2009-10 school year. Please call Hoglan 5th Grade Elementary school at 754-1060 with questions. Sam Arneson, Quinn Fisher, Guadalupe Estrada, Katie Gassman, Omar Medina, Thalia Ayala, Grant Judkins, Kyla Hernandez, Jack Kester, Nataly Sanchez, Vanya Brown, Andrea Lothe, Dylan Larson, Shianna Martin, Trevor Dolezal, Tori Vaudt, Alexandra Rodriguez, Lynde Fogt, Hope Lenihan students participated in two events Smith, Kyle Mahlstede, Devan Mann, Bailey Wildt in March celebrating the value of art education and Laura Lopez which develops critical thinking skills, problem- solving skills, community awareness and visual If you have time, stop and see the Young communication skills. Artist of Marshalltown show before it is taken down Congratulations on March 31st at the Fisher Community Center Stefan Peng, Ricky auditorium! Rodriquez, Sam Turner, Perla Mrs. Muench Andrade and Tori Vaudt! They had artwork selected to be on display in the 2009 Youth Art Month Show at the State Historical Building in Des Moines. This exhibit is on display throughout the month of March The Marshalltown Community School District does not discriminate on the with other students from all over the state of Iowa. basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability. The District is an Affirmative On Saturday, March 7th, there was a Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. reception at the Fisher Community Center to honor the students of Marshalltown who had work Inquiries and grievances may be directed to Matt Tullis, Equity Coordinator, MCSD, 317 Columbus Drive, Marshalltown, IA 50158 (641-754-1000) or to selected for this years Young Artists of the Director of the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, Department of Marshalltown art show. We have some wonderful Education, Kansas City, MO. talented students representing Lenihan! Below is the list of students from Lenihan who had work selected in this year’s show. 6th Grade Braydon Bulanek, Miriam Cordova, Dalia Fifo, Brianna Tucker, Josephine Armas, Rachel Heatwole, Mikayla Wymore, Cory Johannes, Bree Wenner, Becky Schwartzenburg, Maggie Carnahan, Fernando Ibarra, Ryan Butcher, Stefan Peng, Maria Mendoza, Josh Calderon, Salud Rodriguez, Susie Pratt, Valeria Gonzalez, Gina Chandler, Austin Nichols, Marco Andrade, Ailane Burgos, Luis Alcaraz, Hannah Stone, Max Mancieri, Esperanza Ayala, Niccole Wolken, Grant Thimesch, Lane Larson, Andrea Rozak, Ellis Buchwald, and Marco A. Arevalo, Talia Fosness, Felix Quilt, Saryn Case, Isaiah Avalos, Karli McClure, Nicole Lacina, KC Tuttle and Oliver Andrade.