Letters to the Editor
To the Baldwin City community,
Thank you for your support for education and young children. USD 348 has just opened a beautiful new Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center to meet the needs of children from 3 years old through third grade. We have spaces to learn, space to play, a library and cafeteria, complete accessibility throughout the building and plenty of parking. Student drop-off and pick-up have become more efficient and safe. Buses and delivery vehicles are separated from car traffic. The community has a new gym, little league ball field and a Community Room for groups needing a meeting space.
Thank you to the members of our community who volunteered hundreds of hours of help by serving on the Primary Center Steering Committee, boxing materials last spring in anticipation of the move and helping last week with the actual move into the new building. Volunteers unpacked and organized thousands of library books, broke down and hauled several tons of cardboard to the recycling centers, helped set up classrooms and were available to help in so many other ways. With that help classrooms were ready for students on Tuesday, Aug. 31.
We will host an Open House for the community on Sept. 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. We hope to see you then and welcome you to our neighborhood!
and Staff of BES-Primary Center
To the editor:
National Assisted Living Week (NALW) will take place Sept. 12-18 and will feature the theme “Living Life.” We invite you — the community at large — to join us in celebrating residents’ lives and thanking volunteers, family members, staff and others at one of the events during the week.
NALW was established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living to provide a special opportunity to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers, and the surrounding community to celebrate residents and the services provided by the staff within the 38,000 assisted living communities across the nation.
The “Living Life” events that we have planned help us to say “thank you” to our residents, many of whom have made significant contributions to the Baldwin City community or whatever community they may have resided in as business people, civic leaders, teachers, farmers, military members, parents and grandparents, to name a few. Please join us for any or all of the events we have planned for that week. We especially invite you to join us on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. for an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social to kick off the week. There will be musical entertainment provided by Rob McHenry with Homebound. Please call us and let us know if you would be able to help with bringing a freezer of ice cream. Mark your calendars, family, friends and neighbors.
I wish to thank the Baldwin City community as well as the surrounding communities for supporting us here at Vintage Park in many ways over the last 10 years. I am continually amazed by the love and generosity shown to the residents here. The residents here are “Living Life” to the fullest every day. It is truly a wonderful place to call home.
Sue Brown, Director
Vintage Park at Baldwin City