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Articles from December 2018

Take-Home Meals from John Deere Dubuque Works

Available at Prescott School on April 10, 2018

John Deere Dubuque Works will be at Prescott School on April 10 to distribute meal boxes to school families at 3:30pm, our regular dismissal time. Any school family is invited to participate. When you arrive, look for the St. Stephen’s Food Bank truck, which will be located on our playground.

The program is supported by a $10,000 Serving Our Communities Grant received by John Deere Dubuque Works from the John Deere Foundation. The grant focuses on the work John Deere Dubuque Works has done with St. Stephen’s Food Bank.

Food for the meal packs was purchased from St. Stephen’s and boxed by John Deere Dubuque Works employees. The boxes will be delivered by John Deere and St. Stephen’s staff and will be distributed to those in need.

Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival

Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival

Families are invited to attend the Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival on Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Clarke University, Kehl Center Gym. The festival is free and open to the public.

The goals of the festival are to promote, inspire and engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities and to introduce children and parents to STEM careers in their local communities.

Exhibits will feature interactive STEM activities for students and their families. Attendees can explore the galaxy by taking a tour through our solar system in a modern planetarium. In addition, they can control a robot, operate a flight simulator, discoDubuque STEM Festival Postcard 2018ver healthcare fields, conduct exciting scientific experiments, and much more!

 

The Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival is a community-wide partnership led by the Northeast Iowa Region Governor’s STEM Advisory Council at the University of Northern Iowa, in partnership with Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council, Dubuque Community School District, Holy Family Catholic Schools, Dubuque Works, Northeast Iowa Community College, Iowa State University Extension, Clarke University, Loras College, University of Dubuque, IowaWORKS, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, Keystone AEA and National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.

 

To learn more, please visit their  website at neiowastem.com.

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2018-2019 Free Four-Year-Old Preschool Registration Begins Monday, Feb. 5

Registration for free four-year-old preschool in the Dubuque Community School District will begin on Monday, Feb. 5. This includes Dubuque’s 13 public schools offering preschool through the Statewide Voluntary Free Preschool Program.

Parents and guardians may register students in person at the selected site, beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, February 5. Proof-of-age, preferably a birth certificate, is required to register a student. A passport or signed immunization record will be accepted if necessary.

Preschools registration paperwork is available online or in-person at elementary schools.

NOTE: In the event of a weather delay on Monday, Feb. 5, preschool registration will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Free four-year-old preschool is open to students who are four by September 15. For additional registration questions, individuals should contact the site they are interested in registering at.

Space may be limited in some facilities and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for preschool is not based on geography and all sites are open to residents within the Dubuque Community School District.

In addition to spots in Dubuque’s public schools, a variety of community preschool partners also offer free four-year-old preschool.

The Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program for Four-Year-Old Children is funded by the State of Iowa and facilitated locally by the Dubuque Community School District.