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 Seneca County Master Gardeners are offering a $500 scholarship to students pursuing a degree or doing Graduate work in the field of Plant Sciences or related programs. Applicants must be a Seneca County resident or Seneca County High School graduate. Applications and all required materials are due by May 1, 2017. For more information, call 419-447-9722.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the official work dates for its previously publicized renovation project. Renovation work will begin on Monday, April 17th, with an anticipated completion date of Friday, June 16th. The library will remain open throughout the project. Limited services will be available May 11th through June 5th, as large portions of the building will be inaccessible during that time. Advance notice will be provided should the work make wheelchair accessibility temporarily unavailable. For more information, call the Library at 419-477-3751.
Between April 26th and May 7th, Tractor Supply customers can support Tiffin-area students involved in 4-H by purchasing paper clovers, the emblem of 4-H, for $1 or more at checkout. The funds raised will be awarded as scholarships to local 4-H members wishing to attend 4-H camps and leadership conferences across the country.
The Friends of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Annual Book Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 28th and 29th at 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 30th at 1 to 4 p.m. in the Frost Kalnow Room. There will be a bag sale on Sunday, selling any sized bag of books for $2. Book donations for the sale will accepted starting Tuesday, April 18th. All items must be in good condition. The book sale does not accept magazines, Reader’s Digest, outdated books, encyclopedias, and textbooks. For more information, call the Library at 419-447-3751 or go online to www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
A Records Commission Meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017 in the Council Committee Room, 51 E. Market St., Tiffin, Ohio.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s adult book discussion group, “Let’s Talk About It,” will meet on Thursday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Junior Home Room. The group is to discuss two books: “Dumplin” by Julia Murphy and “Gabi, A Girl in Pieces” by Isabel Quintero. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. All are invited to join the free event. No registration is necessary. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the Library at 419-447-3751 or go online calendar at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
The Tiffin City Board of Education’s Marketing Committee will meet on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 4 p.m. at the Administration Building in the Conference Room.