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Cruizin' Harrington shaping up for success; school happenings

Series: Harrington News | Story 28

Last updated 5/12/2019 at 7:18pm

Chamber of Commerce

The Harrington Chamber of Commerce met May 1, at noon with the following in attendance: Tim Tipton, Paula Harrington, Cherie MacClellan, Cindy Haase, Cade Clarke, Cassandra Paffle-Dick, Summer Shockley, Jill Barth, Billie Herron, Janice (Jantz) Cepeda, Heather Slack and Bunny Haugan. Cepeda introduced herself as a representative of Family Heritage, an insurance company which includes supplemental benefits for cancer patients. She is the newest Chamber member as of late April.

Chamber has 27 vendors registered for Cruizin’ Harrington who will be spread out from Glover Street to Main Street. These include: Northwest Inflatables, Arrowstar Concessions, Speckled Eggsclusives, Always Beardiful, Ben Burbank (jewelry), Harrington Church of the Nazarene (games), Family Hobbies, Lazy D Metal Art, Lincoln Street Purse Co., Kathryn Myers (painting and jewelry), Quality Pens, BJ Crafty Creations (jewelry and toys), Horwath Family (dog treats and antiques), Mid-County Seniors (baked goods), Sprague Events Committee (popcorn and cotton candy), Deborah Peha and Jeanette Coppersmith (wooden signs and knitting), Color Street (nail polish stickers), Cherishables (higher-end jewelry), Quality Pens, Harrington School Trap Shooting Team (sno-cones), ECO Surface Prep, McKinzey Rose (shirts and tote bags), LuLaRoe Consultant (clothing and leggings), Paparazzi (low-cost jewelry), Patti King (dishes, toys, yard ornaments), Home Schooler (magnets and soap) and Flutterbye Creations (gemstone jewelry).

The schedule of events and activities is available. The earliest event is the Harrington Booster Club Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Nearly all the other events begin at 9 a.m. except the Beer Garden which opens at 10 a.m, live music at 10 a.m. and kids’ games at 10 a.m. The raffle draw and car show awards are set for 3 p.m. The Classic Car Cruise will be at 4 p.m. The Harrington Golf Course prime rib dinner is RSVP and begins at 6 p.m.

The automobiles which are usually crowded around the Studebaker Garage will be spread out farther south to encourage people to canvas the area up to the Opera House and Lincoln Hotel for activities. Volunteers are needed to sell raffle tickets. Barth reports that 346 people have said on Facebook that they will be here. Individuals parking cars will wear vests this year. There will be space in the Studebaker Garage for dancing to the live music that will be provided there. First- and second-place trophies will be given in various categories. There are four specific yard sales, including the sale in the old Harrington Machinery building next to the vacant lot and future home of the Harrington Town Square; as well as the rummage sales at the Opera House and at the school by the PTA. The Booster Club breakfast at Memorial Hall will include biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, juice and coffee. Mention was made of a “Cruise” or scenic tour in Harrington and the countryside arranged by Gerald Hardy who is having people sign up to follow with their own classic cars and take in the sights.

Preparations for Cruizin’ Harrington include a cleanup day on May 17. During the coming year, Tipton and Barth will investigate what would be needed to close 3rd Street next year for this event.

Taunya Sanford’s Kindergarten class presented the Chamber Meeting attendees with May Day flowers! They were wonderful. Mention was made that the Baccalaureate for graduation will be held at the Methodist Church on May 26.

Panther News

“Note from the Principal, Tiffany Clouse: We have many important dates coming up, these are a few for you to keep in mind. The first full week of May will begin our standardized testing. Students in 3rd grade through high school will be taking math, science, and English language arts assessments. Our first CTE showcase takes place on May 16 at 5:30 p.m. May 24 we will have school to make up for our second snow day. Cruizin’ Harrington is the weekend of May 18. Academic Awards for grades 7-12 will take place on May 28 at 2 p.m. Letters will be mailed out to families of recipients the week of May 6. Last but not least, graduation is May 31 at 6 p.m.”

“Science with Mr Ikehara. Thank you for continuing to encourage your students to attend school regularly so they can maximize learning contact time! With that being said, our science students are doing wonderful things.... The guitar/ukulele class is getting closer and closer to completing their instruments – and that has been with me visiting the K, 1, 2, 3, 4 classes each week for lessons, activities and experiments. They are the most naturally inquisitive students in the building, and this is a great personal investment as a secondary science teacher.”

“Pre-K with Mrs. Larmer. Life in a pond, has been the focus this month in PreK. We have enjoyed looking at a real-life turtle shell, creating a frog pond in the sensory table, and making a pond mural for the hallway. Understanding life cycles of various animals has been interesting, as we made frog life cycle charts.”

“1st Grade with Mrs Comella. They just finished writing and illustrating our stories about Bunny Peep (the marshmallow treats they all love) before sampling his deliciousness. First grade has also been enjoying guests in our room. Mr. Ikehara has been working with our class to program the Sphero robots and drive them around the classroom. The students absolutely loved it!”

“3rd and 4th grades with Miss Lauber. Readers have been reviewing strategies and completing test prep activities. In Math, fourth graders started working with fractions and third graders are mastering multiplication and division, with a brief dip into fractions! There are so many lessons students can learn from cooking, grocery shopping and creating at home which will help deepen their understanding of our math lessons.”

“Ag with Mrs. Warner. The Ag classes are very busy this spring. Horticulture has been planting, transplanting, watering and fertilizing since January to prepare for our plant sale on May 18. We have an abundance of petunias, geraniums, heliotrope, zinnias, marigolds, portulaca, lobelia, salvia and alyssum plus herbs and vegetables. The hanging baskets are growing well and we just put up the temporary greenhouse to hold some of the overflow.”

“2nd grade with Mrs. King. This month 2nd grade wrapped up learning how to create and analyze graphs in math. We will be starting telling time and the kiddos can’t wait to learn. In reading and writing we have been working hard reading nonfiction texts to write an informative paragraph about animals. We researched cheetahs, giraffes and elephants.”

“Kindergarten with Mrs. Sanford. Our classroom is busy this quarter with lots of science. Thank you to Charley and Linda Colbert for purchasing and setting up a brand-new incubator in our classroom. Each student has an egg with their initials on it and we are eagerly waiting for the arrival of our chicks. We also have a tadpole that we are enjoying. We are anxiously awaiting it to turn into a frog. Thank you to Mr. Ikehara for teaching us about frogs. Our caterpillars are due to arrive next week so we will also be observing the life cycle of a butterfly.”

“FBLA with Mrs. Kruger. This year’s FBLA chapter took three students, Maria Ortiz-Soto (12), Nik Clarke (11) and Caroline Slack (9) and two leaders to the State Business Leaders Conference in Bellevue, Wash., where they joined a few thousand other participants from our state.”

“5th and 6th grades with Mr. Larmer. The (STEM project) assignment was for pairs of students to create a parachute and a container from various supplies that would hold a raw egg. The parachute, container, and raw egg would be dropped from the top of the bleachers onto the gym floor to see which creation could keep the egg intact. Eight out of 12 eggs survived the drop which is about a 67% rate.”

“Preschool with Mrs. Carrie Halme. Spring has sprung and the children are enjoying the warm weather in short sleeves and sandals. In our room we have lady bug larva and caterpillars. We will be watching them closely as they go through the stages to become ladybugs and butterflies.”

“Stimulating Summers. Summer Day Camp, July 1-August 9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day (no camp on July 4). A Universe of Stories: Weekly themes include: Exploring Europe, African Safari, Touring The Americas, Australian Outing, All Around Asia and Space Journey. Only $75 per week, ages 6-13. Email: to register by May 17. Minimum number of campers required.”

“See: Scott Petersen ’The Reptile Man’ May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Harrington School multipurpose room. Free Spaghetti Dinner Provided by the Harrington PTA from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., with the show from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission free.”


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