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Brewster School Lunch Menu Monday, December 17 - Breakfast: Cereal, teddy grahams, fruit, milk. Lunch: Chicken veggie soup, sand- wiches, fruit, milk. Tuesday, December 18- Breakfast: French toast, sau- sage, fruit, milk. Lunch: Hotdogs, french fries/tater tries, fruit, milk. Wednesday, December 19 - Breakfast: Cereal, muffin, fruit, milk. Lunch: Cheese burger on a stick, fries, fruit, milk. Thursday, December 20 - Breakfast:Eggs, biscuit, fruit, milk. Lunch: Sliced turkey/ gravy, mashed potatoes, fruit, milk. Friday, December 21 - Breakfast: Cereal, toast, fruit, milk. Lunch: No lunch, early release. Recent events prompt many to stick close to -- and spruce up their homes (ARA) - Skunks do it. Cater- pillars do it. So do bears, chipmunks, frogs and turtles. Call it what you want -- nesting, coeooning or just plain tucking in for the winter. But if you're like most Americans in the aftermath of Sept. 11, you're plan- ning to stick close to home and hearth for the next few months. America's foremost trend expert, Faith Popcorn, recently noted that people are "holing up" as the realiza- tion sinks in that we live in an unpre- dictable, uncertain, and essentially, uncontrollable world. As founder and key strategist of the Brain Reserve II Pump Installation & Service Grundfos Stainless Steel Pumps Longest service in NCW area g Free Set LAp Operating hlstructions Trained Technicians M,V,M, Quality Drilling "We Dig Water" Chelan, WA. 98816 1-888-682-1010 or 509-682-1122 Lie. #MVMQUD 13 8NO Cheryl Schweizer photo Morn and daughter work on Christmas grutinga at the computer in Bridgoporl'a brand new lab. 1 I Video Christmas Cards on-line will be the first course offered You havebuilt tensofth0usands of The Bridgeport eCorps n homes.immunizedhundredsofthou- bets will be holding a Chris sands of children, taught millions of class for the community. students, planted tens of millions of ticipants will learn how to trees. AmeriCorps is showing that the Internet and how to ma citizen service is one of the most short video Christmas card powerful forces for change in our they will be able to e-mail > 4 : t m- " i . ias ?ar- " use ~e a ,i that ' toa society. We must work toward the friendormlativeworldwide. E( ' day when citizen service is the corn- will be holding classes for l sic L men expectation and common expe- and advanced computer slt/ls. rience of every American," spouted These classes will be held De- former pmsident Bill Clinton in sup- cember 10 and 12, from-l 30' port of his decision to expand the 8:00p.m. and will be locat [I in , nationwide program born during his the Bridgeport Middle Schoollab. first term. Participants will need to bri ECorps, the newest branch of short 15-second script to re AmeriCorps, wasemated to heipclose and the recipients e-mail add the technological gap caused by the We are allotting space on a ' increasing application of computers come first serve basis. T( in our daily lives. The volunteers' serve your spot please call objectives are not only to incmase the 9501 ext. 205. Para Espanol students'awamness, buttheirparent's por Mari. and communities' as well. There are There will be further basic ig a " :oral ess. !fist , re- ;86- igas , and four eCorps memhers serving for the advanced computer classe. of- Bridgeport School District. They fered at Bridgeport school for "dgep ' ter lab op technologyandmfurbishing.havemceivedtrainingincomputerAsa inJanuary.thecommunitythesec nd'eekTheclasseswilbe Brl OFt S new compu now en result have successfully put together in.the evenings, for furthelin- , By rit r scary when it s just sitting them on the desk, with no instruc- two refurbished computer labs for formation please contact the B[idge- tions,the school district, port Middle School. / It s intimidating, Page said, sometimes even for The custom of sending Christmas cards really began in the twentysomething guys like him, with lots of computer expe- www, o fit hema r, Victorian Era. They never were just paper cards, of course--- then and now, people send fabric cards and chocolate cards and metal cards. Computers have added extra options, including video rience. (And like all machines, computers don't always do what they are supposed to. The 'computer being used to project the lesson on a screen froze up and wouldn't work. Dezutter said his experiences with computers have taught him a lesson. "The true miracle of modern technology is making it work when people are watching.) It must be a lot more intimidating for people who have rarely or never used a computer, he said. Beginning in January, district officials will offer evening classes for people who want to improve their skills. Computers are a basic component of life in the new millennium; "computers really are a part of everyday life, and are very accessible" with the right instruction, Page said. The classes will be for "adults, kids--whoever wants to come," he said. Them will be three six-week courses, starting with basic skills instruction in English and Spanish. The third classwill include word processing and is designed to build on skills learned in the first two classes. Morn classes will be scheduled through the end of the school year; tentative topics cards. Bridgeport School District patrons got the chance to make their own video cards as a fun way of introducing the community to the district's new com- puter lab. The lab is not just new, it's brand-new, open about two weeks. District patrons were invited to learn some basic computer skills and how to use the Internet as well as making the video cards. The video cards were between 20 seconds and one minute in length, "'just long enough to have a greeting. Say how you're doing," said Michael Page, an E-Corps (part of the AmeriCorps program) worker at Bridgeport School. The process began with a video camera that is, alas, old and crotchety, said AI Dezutter, the district's technology direc- tor. But it is possible to make even an old crotchety piece of equipment perform with the new and cool stuff. "It's pmUy include spreadsheets and basic accounting programs, using easy to set up, actually," Dezutter said it just takes the right graphics and designing video presentations. The idea is to equipment. (Page said people could get lessons in combining give people enought skills that they can pursue further train- their own old crotchety equipment and cool new stuff, with ing on their own, Page said. some advance notice.) The brand new computer lab is next to the office inthe Otherstudentsmadecomputer-generatedChristmascards, middle school. Halfof its computers are b!Tan~ new, |o,0:, p~d using basic graphics and word processing programs~ StU- for through a grant,The rest were donaii~d~ and Patesaid ' dents chose the designs, the colors, the lettering. It's a fun district officials have submitted another grant to,replace way to learn how to use a computer--which can be a little them with new computers. Schools plan Christmas Christmas season traditionally is a Some Brewster elementary andStudents in Connie Becker's private time of celebration; parties, music, and secondary students will perform in kindergarten class will present their school programs are as much a part of concert Monday, December 17 at 7 version of the Christmas story Tuesday December as decorations and presents, p.m. in the main gym. Kindergar- night, December 18 at the Community Bridgeport Elementary School stu- ten through second grade students Log Church, 501 West Indian in dents (kindergarten through sixth grade) will sing, followed by a perfor- Bmwster. will present a winter concert tonight, mance from the high school and Quad City Eagles members are in- December 13. at7 p.m. in the grade junior high choirs. The Brewster. vitedtotheorganization'sannualadult school gym. Pateros Elementary stu- Seventh Day Adventist School stu- Christmas party December 18 at 7 dents have a concert scheduled for to- dent body will hold their Christ- p.m. at the Eagles Lodge. People at- night as well, at 7 p.m. in the school mas concert, "Angel Assignment;" tending are asked to bring a snack gym. Kindergarten through fifth grade at 7 p.m. at the school on Valley and a gift for an adult. There is a $10 students will sing. Road. limit on gifts. first Honor Roll 4.00-3.50 Jon White 4.00 Randy Dahl 3,96 Jenny Howell 3.91 Brook Sattler 3.90 Caitlin Stamk 3.90 Cathy Malone 3.86 Michelle Lopez 3.78 Mickey Martinez 3.76 Tim O'Connell 3.68 Jenny Parson 3.67 Mindy Bodah 3.67 Jaymie Dorchuck 3.67 Amber Brazeau 3.61 Trevor Henton 3.61 Julian Servin 3.55 Diana Brown 3.53 Juanita De La Cerda 3.52 Cody Dezellem 3.51 Ben Hernandez 3.51 Alex Martinez 3.50 Popcorn coined the phrase ing months, them will also be an ing season with the help of a new tile appliqurs that make home deco- "'cocooning" in 1981. "In difficult increased tendency to feather them. outdoor patio heater." ratingbothaffordableandaccessible. and frightening times like these, the HomeownersJaniceandBobButton,Janice Button may well get her "In the wake of the recent terrorist concept of home conjures up feelings for example, decided that functional, wish this holiday season, especially attacks, Americans are spending con- and images of closeness and warmth, home improvement items would be ifEnvironmentalGraphics' president siderably more time in their homes," of comfort and love," says Chris their gifts this holiday season. "The Todd Imholte has anything to say says Imholte. "As they get 'back to Casson Madden of HGTV.com. family is sticking close to home this about it. A recognized leader in the basics' andfocuson spending quality ""Home" -- be it a small apartment in year," says Janice Button. 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