Happy February! I’m excited to announce some upcoming events we are having here at Barnum Community Education!

Preschool screening will be held March 8-12 at Barnum Elementary. Preschool screening is for 3-year-old children born in 2017-2018, or 4- and 5-year-olds who haven’t been screened or who are new to our district. COVID-19 guidelines state all adults must wear a mask; one parent and one child may attend; no siblings may be present.

Paperwork will be sent home on February 19, you will fill it out prior to screening and return the packet with you. Contact school nurse Melissa Johnson at mjohnson@isd91.org or 218-389-6978, ext. 1017 to register for a screening date and time.

Father-daughter walk-thru dance, “A Walk on the Wild Side”: Girls, grab the important male figure in your life, forget who else is in the room, get out of your seat and make memories you won’t forget! Join us Saturday, April 10, for a walk-thru father-daughter dance. Starting at 4 p.m., five couples will walk through the dance every 20 minutes. Each couple will a specific time slot when they register.

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There will be five stations including grand march and photos; dance floor; swag bag and craft project; and grab and go dinner and beverage provided by the Chickadee Coffeehouse & Deli.

The cost is $35 per couple and $10 for each additional child. The registration deadline is Friday, April 2. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Mother- son walk-thru dance, “Welcome to the Jungle”: Boys, invite your mom or other important woman in your life, dress up for the night and treat her to dinner and a dance! Join us on Saturday, April 24, for a walk-thru mother-son dance. Starting at 4 p.m., five couples will walk through the event every 20 minutes. Each couple will get a specific time slot when they register.

There will be five stations including grand march and photos; dance floor; swag bag and craft project; and grab and go dinner and beverage provided by the Chickadee Coffeehouse & Deli.

The cost is $35 per couple and $10 for each additional child. The registration deadline is Friday, April 16. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

American Girl Doll book club starts up again March 18 with a doll spa night from 3-5 p.m. We will make doll bubble baths, face masks, body and hair wraps, along with DIY lip balm, lip scrub and body scrub.

Then, on Thursdays from April 8-29, girls will read the book “Designs by Isabelle,” do a variety of crafts based on the book and enjoy snacks.

Our last book club of the school year will be held every Thursday in May, and we will read the book, “The Real Z.” For this session, we will use our dolls to make our very own stop motion videos and learn how to be vloggers!

Each session is held on four Thursdays from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Barnum ECFE room with Ms. Roxy.

Grab and go bins are available each weekend. Options include snowshoes, acrylic pouring art, jewelry stamping, DIY kids jewelry, winter activities, Frozen movie marathon and family game night. Contact the Community Ed office to reserve your weekend!

To get more information or to register for any of the classes above, please contact Barnum Community Education by phone at 218-389-0108, by email at rolsen@isd91.org, or online at http://isd91.org/community-education/

"Community Education Corner," published weekly in the Pine Journal, features news from Community Education programs in Carlton County.