West Monona Elementary hosted the Summer Extravaganza on Tuesday, May 8 at Central Elementary. Over 250 people were in attendance at this event. It was a great success! Families were able to come for a great, healthy supper, made by Burgess Health Center, McDonald’s drink, and enjoy chatting with other West Monona families, while getting ready for summer activities. The Onawa Public Library was available to sign up students for the summer reading program. The Onawa Community Center sold pool passes and signed up students for summer recreation. Students made their own first aid kits for summer bumps and bruises. ISU Extension and Monona County Public Health provided brochures and information about their available programs. Families were able to pick up brochures about parks and local summer activities. The Onawa Chamber of Commerce provided the brochures. Registration forms were available for the Big Blue Run, scheduled for June 23, which will benefit the West Monona Elementary Playground. Students were able to take home a “Read to Succeed” book. Finally, all students were able to take home a summer toy or activity for their families to enjoy!
Thanks to the West Monona teachers/staff for their help. Also, thanks to Sue McLaughlin, Jo Keitges, Clint Weaver, Jennifer Parr, Lori Beck, Chris Zink, Laura Oliver, Christy Wright, Melissa Beerman, and Carolyn Perkins. Thank you to the West Monona National Honor Society students for helping with the event, too. This event was sponsored by the Community Partnership for Protecting Children’s Neighborhood Networks grant. The grant was available through Harrison, Monona, and Shelby Decategorization Project Area.