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 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.
The Junior Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is in need of volunteers to help with this year’s summer reading program, “Reading Builds a Better World.” Volunteers, who have completed the seventh grade through adults, will help to register children in the summer reading program and give prizes out in the Junior Library. Please bring a completed Volunteer Application to the library any time between May 26th and June 3rd to schedule one on one training. Volunteer Applications can be found at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org or at the Circulation at the Library. For more information, please call 419-447-3751.
There will a Hamburger and Bratwurst Fundraiser on Friday, May 26th, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the front parking lot of Authumnwood, 670 E. SR 18, Tiffin. Both hamburgers and bratwurst are $4 each, with a pop and chip for $1 more. All proceeds will go to the T.R. Department for resident activities. Call 419-447-7151 for big orders and ask for The Activities Department.
The annual Veterans for Hope and Opportunity will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Seneca County Opportunity Center, 780 E. CR 20, Tiffin. This event is to benefit the individuals served by the Seneca and Sandusky Boards of Developmental Disabilities and is hosted by the Veterans Posts of Seneca and Sandusky Counties. This year’s picnic will serve roughly 500 traditional picnic lunches. There will also be rides, face painting, games, a DJ, a visit from the Life Flight helicopter, and more. Volunteers are always needed and welcome. For more information, call 419-435-8302.
Phat Cakes, 45 S Washington St., Tiffin, presents Jackie’s beer tasting on May 26th starting at 6 p.m. There will be live music from “My Social Music,” brewery tour grand prize, t-shirts, and more.
Washington St. Outfitters present “Taste of Summer Fashion Show” on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Phat Cakes, 45 S. Washington St., Tiffin. There is a $10 cover charge. Drinks begin at 7 p.m.; and the fashion show starts at 8 p.m.
Starting Sunday, May 28th, the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will be closed on Sundays throughout the summer. The next open Sunday will be September 10th. For more information, call 419-447-3751 or visit their website at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. The Library will re-open Tuesday, May 30th with regular hours. For more information, call 419-447-3751 or visit their website at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.