Girl Scouts celebration
On Friday, March 14, at 6 p.m., all area Girl Scouts, Brownies, Daisies, and their leaders are invited for a special birthday celebration to be hosted by the Greenwood Public Library at the Greenwood VFW. Join us for an evening of fun, spring crafts, and birthday cake. Storytelling will be provided by Donna Prine and display tables will be available for projects or pictures that feature Scouting at its best! The Greenwood VFW is located on Governors Avenue, one block behind the Greenwood Library. For details call Donna Prine Carter at 349-5309.
The Woodbridge Elementary PTO is inviting the parents of the school’s students to join them. Dates to remember in March are:
- March 13, 17, 18, 20 & 21 Delaware State testing.
- March 22 - PTO Skate Night, 5:30-7:30 at Milford Skating Rink.
- March 28 - No school.
The PTO is now planning its Spring Festival on May 3. Call Pam Miller at 349-1418 for details.
Woodbridge mini courses are now open to everyone
by Desiree Laws Moore
The Woodbridge High School Career and Technical Department will offer free Community Mini Courses on Wednesday, March 19, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the school, located at 307 Laws Street in Bridgeville.
Teachers from the high school’s department will conduct classes for the community to help them learn new skills or tune up skills that have not been used in a while.
“The department came up with the idea to showcase what we offer our students during the day,” said Rita Hovermale, coordinator of the event. “The staff from the entire department is participating and everyone is excited about sharing what they decided to present.”
The courses range from computer basics to do-it-yourself repairs. The Computer Application Basics course will focus on Power Point, Excel, and Word. At the completion of this course, participants will know how to create their own slide presentation, create an amortization schedule for their car, and create a mail merge for addressing envelopes.
Growing Color is the gardening course offered to those interested in learning how to have color in their garden all seasons.
In Web Page Design 101, participants will learn how to design and create a web page.
Do-It-Yourself Repairs will focus on various methods of replacing damaged roof shingles, vinyl siding, screens and glass, and damaged drywall.
The Your Income Tax Returns course will discuss national and state requirements for filing returns, which forms to use, and where to get assistance. Participants are to bring their W-2 forms and any other reports of income.
Snuggle Up With A Quillow course will teach participants how to sew their own quillow — a quilt in a pillow. Students in this course will be responsible for providing materials. A materials list will be sent after registration. Cost for materials will range between $10 and $15 depending on the quality of fabric chosen.
In addition to the course, the school’s MedTech students will be conducting free blood pressure screenings for all participants.
“We have had quite a few registrations come in so far and we are excited that it looks like the courses could be full,” said Hovermale. “Flyers will be sent home with all students this week and flyers are also placed at local businesses. This is open to everyone, not just members of the Woodbridge community. We think this is a great way to show the great things that are going on in our school.”
“We are hoping to expand the project next year,” Hovermale said. “We want to get a lot more staff involved. Many of our staff members have talents that could benefit the community.”
To register for a course, call the Woodbridge High School office at 337-8289. Registration deadline is March 11, 2003.