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 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.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s adult book discussion group, “Let’s Talk About It,” will meet on Thursday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the Junior Home Room. The group is to discuss this year’s Community Read selection “Gaining Ground” by Forrest Pritchard. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk now. 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-Seneca Public Library will host the monthly “Lego Saturday” program on Saturday, March 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Frost Kalnow Room. For All ages, families are invited to stop by and to create their own Lego creations with friends. The Library will provide Duplo Blocks for children ages 2 to 4 and Legos for ages 4 and up. Parents of young children are asked to attend. Each month will have a design theme with March’s theme is build with one color. Photos will be taken of the completed projects at the end of the day. For more information, please stop by the Junior Library or call (419)447-3751.
The New Riegel American Legion is to host a Benefit Dance for Hospitalized Veterans on Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., at The New Riegel American Legion, New Riegel. Admission is $6 per person. This event is open to the public. The event’s entertainment is the Xpando band. Refreshments and food will be available. Bring your other beverages.
There will be Skywarn Spotter Training on Thursday, March 9th, from 6:30 until 9 p.m. at the Sentinel Career and Technology Center, 793 E. Twp. Rd. 201, Tiffin. No pre-registration is necessary. Skywarn Spotter Training is for anyone who has an interest in weather spotting. It’s free and open to all. For more information, call 419-447-0266.
There will be a job fair for college students and high seniors on March 10, 2017 at Tiffin Colombian Gymnasium, beginning 10 a.m. with 8th graders learning about local businesses and jobs; followed by Colombian’s Senior class at noon; all Seneca County schools, plus Fostoria and Lakota at 1 p.m.; and finally Tiffin University, Heidelberg, community members at 2:30 p.m. To reserve a spot or for additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.