COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL APRIL 12, 2017 Ace Charter School welcomes Play Well 3A Habitat for Humanity Students explore STEM with Legos in interactive learning day The sun broke through the clouds just in time for Habitat for Humani- email@example.com ty to break ground on "lucky house number 13" on Monday, April 10. "It's so much more than breaking ground and shoveling soil. It's breaking a fi nancial barrier," said Lindsey Parsons. Parsons, along with her husband Bryan and three children Titus, Corbin and Aviel will put in 400 hours of sweat equi- ty over the next few months before moving into the habitat home on Harvey Ln. in Cottage Grove. Parsons, whose parents never owned their own home, was the only one of fi ve children to graduate college. She and Bryan will celebrate their 10th anniversary this year and have managed to escape debt; but owning their own home has al- ways been just out of reach. "Our children won't have to worry about the leak roofi ng into their bedroom or a draft coming from the window. They won't have to worry about neighbors shooting off their guns when they're drunk or being safe in their yard," Parsons said. "Habitat for Humanity is giving my children their childhood." The Parson home will sit in the shadow of Habitat's 12th house and just a stone's throw from the lot that can house a third Habitat home; a two-bedroom dwelling for a single mother. Parsons also invited community members who were able to come out and help the family build the home, a notion Cot- tage Grove Area Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Linda Oxley supported. "Habitate Humanity is a volunteer driven effort," she said. "Tell your friends we're building and it's time to pound some By Caitlyn May By Caitlyn May firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Roberts of Play Well helpes students at Ace Charter school construct motorized cars. Students at Ace Charter School got the opportunity to play around on a school day when the administration fund- ed a day of learning with Play Well. The organization, which is focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning creates interactive learning experiences through play. "We use Legos as a medium and disguise learning as play- ing," said Play Well's, Joe Rob- erts. Students from kindergarten through 10th grade took part in Monday's learning day which asked students to build motor- ized cars from Legos. Play Well has been visiting schools for over 20 years and is located in 23 states, as well as Paris, France. It instructs over 10,000 students per year and routinely has more than 20,000 pieces of Lego in a classroom. "Children learn better when they're playing," Roberts said. "They not only learn more but they retain information longer when they play through learn- ing." Ace is a charter school spon- sored by the South Lane School District but funding for the visit from Play Well was generat- ed in-house without the aid of grants. The school, which is human- ities and language based said it had received more requests for STEM learning and reached out to Play Well. Students normally attend the school on Tuesdays and spend the remainder of the school week at home under the instruc- tion of a parent or guardian. Linda Borntrager of Ace said the Play Well effort was in re- sponse to student needs. "It's exciting," she said. "It allows the students to have a hands-on learning opportunity and we're really excited." News from outside the Grove The latest from Drain, Yoncalla, Elkton, Creswell and Lorane families who own their own homes, but due to life circumstances LORANE or hardships have been unable to carry out repairs or improvements DRAIN Submitted by Lil Thompson Parents of upcoming kindergarten children: Please come this Thursday, April 13 to Applegate Elementary for kindergarten Roundup at 3 pm. Children must be fi ve by September 1, 2017. The school offers a full-day program, fi ve days a week. Come meet the teacher and let your child see their classroom and enjoy an in- teractive environment. Bring their immunization records and birth certifi cate. For more information, call 541-935-2100. It makes the transition to school much easier. This Saturday, April 15 come out for a fun day of Easter Egg hunting at Crow- Applegate Church of the Nazarene. It is on Crow Road just off Territorial. Start with a soup lunch at 12:30 pm, then the exciting hunt begins at 1 pm. All are welcome. Looking for a special Easter Service this Sunday, April 16? Ev- eryone is invited to come to either or both services in Lorane. Son- rise Service at 7:30 am is once again at King Estate. Then go to the Lorane Christian Church at 8:30 am for a delicious Easter break- fast. Worship is at 10 am. Mark your calendars for the Annual Grandparents Tea at Apple- gate Elementary on April 20. Happy Easter! that are needed for a better quality of life. Community volunteers will be working around the clock May 19th, 20th, and 21st. Hun- dreds of volunteers will be needed!!! Project houses are on Kings Row, Evelyn and Meadow Lane. Oregon Administrative Rules 33-061-0070 and City Ordinance #346 require the City to assure that the public water supply is pro- The After School Program at the Cobalt Activity Center is look- tected from contamination. In order to meet this requirement the ing for art supplies. Specifi cally they have made a request for paper City requires annual testing of all backfl ow devices – including all towel and toilet paper tubes. Tubes can be dropped off at the Cobalt residential backfl ow devices. Please contact a certifi ed tester and Activity Center between 2:30 and 4:00 pm on Tuesday or Thursday. have them test every backfl ow assembly you have. They will for- Scammers are at it again. The Sheriff’s Offi ce received a report ward a copy of the completed test report to the City. Not sure if of a male identifying himself as “Lt. Steven Harris” from the Lane you have a backfl ow device that requires testing or have questions County Sheriff’s Offi ce asking for money to clear a warrant for about this requirement? Contact Mike Howard at 541-895-4044 or missing jury duty. The Caller ID shows the number 541-632-6338, email@example.com. which goes to a voicemail identifying themselves as the Sheriff’s We have been getting large donations of eggs from local farmers, Offi ce. This is a scam! The Sheriff’s Offi ce will not contact you and we've gone through our carton supply. We need YOUR help! over the phone to inform you of a warrant for your arrest. If you The Pantry is in immediate need of clean, empty egg cartons, any have received a similar call but did not suffer a loss of money or size will do. You can leave them at the food pantry near our door, property, you do not need to report it to the Sheriff’s Offi ce. If you in boxes or bags if possible. We are located at 364 Cobalt Lane. are concerned about the legitimacy of a call, conclude the call and Thank you. contact the agency at their publi- The Creswell Food Pantry served 452 people in March - 308 cally listed phone number. adults and 144 children. That's over 9,000 pounds of food for peo- The purpose of the Hope Re- ple who might have otherwise gone hungry for part of the month. stored Project is to help families Thank you to those who help to support us in our mission: With dig- with school-age children whose nity and fairness, Community Food for Creswell helps to facilitate homes are in need of refurbish- the distribution of food to those in need in our community. ment in order to create an envi- Also, just in time for Easter, the Food Pantry has some frozen tur- ronment that is more conductive keys available to qualifying families. Contact the Pantry for more to learning. The focus is on details. Arbor Day celebration: April 28th at Garden Lake Park 12p.m. Cook Out tree planting ceremony, free trees and plant- Our beautiful community is designed ing instructions. Sponsored by for those who need assistance or have the City of Creswell and Coast memory impairments. You can be Fork Watershed Council. assured that you or your loved one The time for spring clean- will receive the best in care along with ing is here! Take advantage of compassionate personal attention from our well trained staff. the Creswell Community Wide Assisted Living and Call or stop by for more Yard Sale – free up some space Memory Care Apartments information and a personal tour! and make some cash. Sign up today to participate!! Registra- We are available 7 days a week! tion deadline is April 30, 2017. Register online at: http://busi- Our new Creswell Satellite Offi ce is now open and running in 1500 Village Dr., Cottage Grove, OR 97424 ness.creswellchamber.com/ T events/details/2017-communi- 541-767-0080 www.MiddlefieldOaks.com full force. To bring convenience to our patients traveling from ty-wide-yard-sale-4719 outside of Eugene, once a month our team will be serving the Dollar General will be up and running after construction began last month. The store, according to the city, will bring a grand total of three stores to Drain. CRESWELL Heraej=bbkn`]^haHqtqnu Dr. Benjamin R. Th ornton, DDS, MS Creswell community in their town to help broaden our reach and expand our services to surrounding neighborhoods. Give us a call to see if this may be the better option for you! We are in Creswell on the fi rst Th ursday of each month 8 am to 5 pm Creswell Offi ce 195 Melton Rd. Creswell, OR 97426 Cottage Grove Community Hospital Auxiliary is hosting an Italian Meal Extravaganza Friday, April 21 st 6-8pm • Doors open at 5pm Choose pasta with chicken or meatballs, with alfredo or marinara sauce, Caesar salad, French bread and dessert, coff ee and a glass of wine included. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 1029 N 19 th St – Cottage Grove Ticket Prices: $20 Please Call 541- 686- 1732 Tables of 6-$100 Tables of 8-$140 Tickets available at the front desk of CG Community Hospital or Th e Bookmine - 319 E Main St Cottage Grove Come enjoy a great dinner and a silent auction! All proceeds will help the Auxiliary purchase medical equipment for the Cottage Grove Community Hospital & Clinics.