WYNONA SCHOOL NEWS
(Submitted by Superintendent
January is flying by! The elementary and junior high basketball teams have one more home game against Shidler on Thursday, Jan. 30, starting at 4:30. The basketball teams are almost finished with the season and will be soon looking forward to track or spring baseball/softball. Our elementary Academic team will be going to Struther this weekend. We wish them the best!
We have had several different strains of illnesses going around and it is important for everyone to remember to wash hands as often as possible and use the hand sanitizers that have been placed in the classrooms. If students have a fever they should stay home and be fever-free for 24 hours to keep from spreading the germs. It is important to be in school every day, but if a student is sick, that is a very valid reason to stay home. Time to rest is important to healing and not spreading the germs is important to the other kids at school. Our custodial staff sanitizes daily, but it is difficult to stay ahead of all the germs.
The Parent/Teacher Organization met last Tuesday and discussed the Title I, Gifted/Talented, Native American, and Reading Sufficiency programs. The group also discussed ways to raise money for student/teacher activities. The PTO decided to host a school Valentine’s dance for 5th - 8th grade students. The dance will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. The cost will be $2 per student. Refreshments will be sold and picture packages will be available for a small fee. More information will go home with students. The students going on the Washington D.C. trip will be selling carnations and/or a box of conversation hearts with Crush pop for Valentine’s Day at school. If you plan to send a treat to your someone special at school, please contact one of the students who are planning to attend the trip. You may also contact Shelly Shulanberger or Shelly Ervin at the school for surprise deliveries. The Elks Lodge in Pawhuska is donating a baked potato dinner to our students’ Washington D.C. trip. They are donating everything and our students will do the work. Please plan to have a baked potato meal on Monday, Feb. 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is only $5. We appreciate everyone’s willingness to help these students take a trip to Washington D.C. This is not a school function, but it will afford these students some great life experiences.
The next Parent Teacher Organization meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27, at 5:30. The meeting will be in Mrs. Shulanberger’s room. Everyone is invited to attend. Parent conferences will be the evenings of February 11th and 13th from 4 - 7 p.m. Please plan to schedule an appointment with your child’s teachers.
VETERAN REPRESENTATIVE AT WYNONA TOWN HALL
Just a reminder that Lee Webb is still coming to the Town Hall on Fridays from 11:30 until 12:30 to help veterans with their benefits. Veterans are reminded that they can use their tax exempt card from the state to exempt taxes on their phone bills. Just contact your telephone provider for more details. The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs representative will not be coming to Osage County anymore, but Lee Webb will be still doing the veterans assistance for this area. Every Friday Lee will be at the Pawhuska Community Center from 9-11 a.m., Wynona 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hominy from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. and Cleveland City Hall from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. Residents from any other towns who need assistance can come to one of these towns to meet with Lee. Remember that the VA Healthcare meets all the requirements for Obamacare, so anyone who does not have their VA Healthcare should come and talk to Lee.
Wynonans offer their condolences to the many family members and friends of John Plumleigh, who passed away recently. He was a good friend to all who knew him and we will all miss him.
Wynonans also offer their condolences to the family and friends of Joyce Taylor Walker, who passed away. Her sister, Florene Yates and family live in Wynona. We are so sorry for your loss!
Wynona’s newest business is Crystal’s Cafe, located on Highway 99 across from the School on Third and Highway 99. The cafe opened Friday, Jan. 24 and offers home-cooked meals for breakfast, lunch and supper. The hours are Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. They offer daily specials and a full menu. Phone number is 918-846-3500. They are planning a grand opening coming soon. Come on out and welcome our newest business.