Local News Briefs: January 25, 2023

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TK, Kindergarten family info night
Waggoner Elementary School is hosting a family information night for incoming Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students in the Waggoner cafeteria on two dates.

Four-year-old children who turn five between Sept. 2 and April 2, 2024 are eligible for the 2023-24 TK class. The Transitional Kindergarten family information night is on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Children who are five years old before Sept. 2 are eligible for the 2023-24 Kindergarten class. The Kindergarten family information night is on Wednesday,
Feb. 1.

On both nights, the English presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. and the Spanish presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Families who have questions can call Waggoner at 530-795-6121.

Youth Day Committee meeting
The Youth Day Committee is seeking a volunteer to serve as the secretary/treasurer, as well as additional volunteers to help chair specific events and take on organizational tasks. A meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at Round Table Pizza to assign tasks.

The committee is also seeking theme nominations for the 85th annual Youth Day event, should it happen. People who are interested in volunteers or who have a Youth Day theme submission should send an email to President Mike Sebastian at mjsebast63@gmail.com.

New garbage rates
City Council approved new rates for waste management at its last meeting. Winters residents are able to select a trash bin capacity of 32-gallon, 64-gallon or 96-gallon. All residents each receive a 96-gallon recycle bin, a 96-gallon green waste bin, and yearly bulky pickup opportunities.

The Winters residential mixed solid waste rates (as approved on July 1, 2022) would increase this month from:

  • $40.50 to $41.24 for one 32-gallon trash/one 96-gallon recycle/one 96-gallon green waste/yearly bulky
  • $44.69 to $45.56 for one 64-gallon trash/one 96-gallon recycle/one 96-gallon green waste/yearly bulky
  • $52.37 to $53.45 for one 96-gallon trash/one 96-gallon recycle/one 96-gallon green waste/yearly bulky

Winter JUSD Hall of Fame nominations
The deadline to submit nominations for the Winters Joint Unified School Districts Hall of Fame class is Feb. 3. The Hall of Fame consists of three categories of Alumni, Employee, or Distinguished Service. The eligibility criteria for each group are detailed on the nomination form available on the Winters JUSD website at https://tinyurl.com/mwyvu5zp.

City seeking commissioners
The City of Winters is seeking residents to serve on several of the City’s commissions. Currently, there is a need to fill one seat on the Winters Senior Commission on Aging, one seat on the Planning Commission, and two seats on the Climate Action Commission. Details about each commission and the application of interest form can be found online at https://tinyurl.com/2s3t53mx.

Share Winters FFA memories
The Express is celebrating National FFA Week (Feb 18–25) by sharing the community and alumni’s memories and photos from past Winters FFA experiences. 

Editorial staff members is accepting community photos and memory submissions to select a few to share in an upcoming edition.

The goal of the special pages is to All memories and photo entries are due on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 11:59 p.m. to be considered for publication. The entries must be submitted online at https://bit.ly/3H5buvr.

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