The Tiffin City School District has announced its 2016-2017 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay full price of meals served under the National School lunch and School Breakfast. Each school office and the central food service has a copy of the policy, which may reviewed by any interested party. The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals. Applications forms are being distributed the first week of school to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Tiffin-Seneca United Way, and Tiffin City Schools have partnered again this school year to present the literacy mentorship program, “Read to Succeed,” and are in need of tutors. The Read to Succeed Program aims to create a sustainable and effective program to assist elementary students in reading and comprehension skills and provide one-on-one interaction with community volunteers to develop these skills. Working together with local school systems, Read to Succeed will reach students identified by teachers as “not on track” to maximize reading potential and bring students closer to meeting reading requirements. Tutoring sessions will improve children’s reading skills and comprehension, making them better prepared to succeed in school and in life. The frequency and duration of tutoring sessions will be determined in training by teachers’ classroom needs and volunteer availability. Volunteers will required to be at least 18 years old and will undergo background checks before engaging with students. Funding for background has been secured through the Tiffin Charitable Youth Advisory Grant and the Friends of the Library for volunteers, prior to working with the children. For more information, call the Library at 419-447-3751.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will be closed Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents’ Day. The Library will re-open Tuesday, February 21st with regular hours. For more information, call the Library at 419-447-3751 or go online to www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Board of Directors is to meet Tuesday, February 21st at noon in the Junior Home Room. For more information, call the Library at 419-447-3751.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Cook by the Book Cooking Club” on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Junior Home Room. Every month, participants are invited to discuss everything cooking, including successful and unsuccessful recipes, kitchen trends and gadgets, tips, and suggestions that help in the kitchen. Each month will have a different theme or cookbook. February’s theme is “Deep Run Roots” by Vivian Howard and is available for check out at the Information Desk. Open to adults, no registration is needed. To register or for more information, call the Library at 419-447-3751 or go to the online calendar at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
La Leche League of Seneca County offers free breastfeeding support meetings every third Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7 p.m. in the First Presbyterian, 96 S. Monroe St., Tiffin. All women are welcome. Babies are expected. They help in special circumstances, such as adoption and LGBT parents. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 19-619-6356.
La Leche League of Seneca County provides free breastfeeding support meetings each month. This month, they share their favorite breast feeding advantages. Pregnant and nursing mothers are invited on Tuesday, February 21st at 7 p.m. to the First Presbyterian Church, 96 S. Monroe St, Tiffin. For more information, call 419-619-6356.
St. Francis will be holding a Mardi Gras Party on Friday, February 24 from 6 until 10:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium, St. Francis campus, Tiffin. There will be dancing, singing, live music from “The Late Show,” games of chance, traditional Cajun cuisine and drinks, a live auction of unique items, and cash bar. Tickets are $30 each. The deadline for reservations is February 3, 2017. The proceeds will benefit the ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis. For more information, call 419-447-0435.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Open Knitting (and Crocheting) for knitters of all skill levels on Sundays, February 12, 19, and 26 at 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. in the Junior Home Room. Participants may bring questions, discussion topics, knitting projects and are asked to bring their own yarn, needles and project. The group will also host questions on crocheting and crochet projects. The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, call 419-447-3751 or go online to www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp, and Phat Cakes will partner to host “Trivia Night in Downtown Tiffn” on Tuesday, February 28th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Phat Cakes, 45 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Hosted by Tiffin Middle School history teacher, Ben Gillig, families of all ages are invited to compete in four rounds of general trivia questions. Answers will be judged by local celebrities that include John Reino (Reino’s Pizza & Pasta), Jessica Williams (Bailiwicks Coffee Company), and Tiffin Mayor, Aaron Montz. Participants are asked to form teams of two to six members, which can be composed of all ages. Questions will be geared towards ages 12 and up. No phones, tablets or electronic devices may be accessed during the contest. A traveling trophy will be awarded to the winning team. That night, Phat Cakes will offer $2 tacos from 5 to 7 p.m. Participants are encouraged to order prior to the event. Team captains are asked to register by calling the Library at 419-447-3751 or going to the online calendar at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.