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Week of 2/20/17 – 2/26/17

This week in Polk City

np-calendarMonday, February 20, 2017

  • City Hall: Planning & Zoning Meeting
    6:00 pm. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 112 3rd St. All meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in them is encouraged to attend. Click here for agendas & minutes >
  • Library: Monday Night Book Club
    7:00 pm. A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick. The unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever…
  • Library: Nighty-Night Story Time
    7:00 pm. Cruise over for our car themed Story Time! Join us Monday, February 20th at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 21

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Cruise over for our car themed Story Time! Join us Tuesday, February 21st at 10:30 a.m.
  • North Polk West Elementary PTA Meeting
    7:00 pm. Spotlight on 4th grade and Pre-Kindergarten. Don’t forget about our meeting this coming Tuesday! As always, childcare is provided.

Wednesday, February 22

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or iced tea

Thursday, February 23

  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome.
  • Library: Family Movie Night – Storks
    6:00 pm. Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to! Rated PG, 87 Minutes *You are Welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks.

Friday, February 24

  • RECYCLING PICKUP
  • Library: Men’s Coffee
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Gentlemen, drop in for some coffee and conversation. Enjoy spending time and having a few laughs or interesting discussions with other men from around the area.
  • American Legion:  Bingo
    7:00 pm. Come enjoy a fun time down at the Polk City American Legion Posts 232.

Saturday, February 25

  • Big Creek Ducks Unlimited Dinner
    5:30 pm. Come join us for the 80th Anniversary of Ducks Unlimited on February 25th at the Grimes Community Center located at 410 SE Main St in Grimes. There will be games, dog baseball, drawings for prizes, and silent and live auction. The doors open at 5:30. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.ducks.org/Iowa/events or call Chad Sparks at 515-707-2565.
  • Saturday Worship
    • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
      1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
      6:00 pm. Worship Service

Sunday, February 26

  • Jester Park: Bald Eagle Watch
    12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Stop by the Saylorville Visitor’s Center to learn about our national symbol, the bald eagle. Then venture outside to view them in their natural setting. Jester Park Lodge will host a live eagle used for education. Hourly programs start at 1 pm will give you a close look at this amazing species.
  • Sunday Worship
    • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
      1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
      8:15 am. Traditional Service 9:20 am. Sunday School, Adult Bible School 10:30 am. Contemporary Service
    • Hopkins Grove United Methodist Church
      Madrid, IA
      8:30 am Sunday Service.
      9:30 am Sunday School
    • Lakeside Fellowship
      1400 Broadway – West Elementary, Polk City
      10:00 am Sunday Services
    • Polk City United Methodist Church
      1421 Broadway, Polk City
      8:30 am. Classic Service 10:30 am. Informal Service
      9:30 am. Sunday School
    • Kids4Truth
      5:30 pm. Lakeside Fellowship building near the Square

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 17, 2017 – April 14, 2017 (Fridays): Polk City Legion Fish Fry
  • April 8, 2017: Celebrate North Polk Gala more >
  • July 14-15, 2017: Four Seasons Festival more >

Send in your events! info@polkcitysquare.com

*Jester Park: I only include events at Jester Park where there is still room to register if necessary.  However, some programs may fill between the time I add them to this calendar and the time you receive the email. There are so  many programs over there, click here to view the calendar and get signed up for something fun in a few weeks so you don’t miss out!

**As always, items entered are to the best of my knowledge and I apologize for any errors. Please email announcements and items of community interest to info@polkcitysquare.com. Thank you! -Kimberly

North Polk CSD Earns High Marks

Submitted by North Polk Community School District

Just as teachers assign grades for their students, the Iowa Department of Education evaluates and ranks each public school in our state.  The rankings for the 2016 academic year were released on January 12th.  The North Polk Community School District earned very high marks.

As a whole, North Polk CSD ranked in the top 14% in the State, with West Elementary ranking in the top 2% and the middle school in the top 4%. North Polk CSD is committed to providing exceptional educational opportunities for students.  On behalf of the North Polk CSD, we’d like to publically recognize our dedicated teaching and support staff, as well as, our students and community members for supporting us on this journey to educational excellence.

The Iowa School Report Card scores schools on up to nine educational measures and then assigns one of six overall ratings: Exceptional, High-Performing, Commendable, Acceptable, Needs Improvement, and Priority.  North Polk’s overall ratings are as follows:

To see North Polk’s results, as well as more information on the Iowa School Report Card, please visit www.educateiowa.gov/schoolreportcard.

30 days for $30 at Sands Chiro

Sands Chiro is offering Yoga classes every Monday and Wednesday at 8:30am starting in March for just $30 a month.  If any of you are interested in joining us for more fun just call the office and we’ll get you all set up!  If you have a friend who would like to attend the first 2 sessions are on us!

Week of 2/6/17 – 2/12/17

This week in Polk City

np-calendarMonday, February 6, 2017

  • City Hall: Parks Commission Meeting
    6:00 pm. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 112 3rd St. All meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in them is encouraged to attend. Click here for agendas & minutes >
  • Polk City Little League In Person Registration
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. In Person Registration will be held on February 6 at the Polk City Community Building at 309 Van Dorn St. from 6:00-7:30pm. $70 for the first child, $60 each for additional child. (Online registration available at: https://www2.jevin.net/…)
    Late registration (March 2 – May 31) is $105 per child.
  • Library: Board Meeting
    7:00 pm. Meetings are open to the public. The library board agendas and minutes are available on the web site.
  • Library: Nighty-Night Story Time
    7:00 pm. Make yourself at home at our next Story Time! Monday, February 6th at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 7 ***SPECIAL ELECTION VOTE TODAY

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Make yourself at home at our next Story Time! Tuesday, February 7th at 10:30.
  • Jester Park: OWLS Bluebirds of Iowa
    11:00 am. O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors – Bluebirds of Iowa. Joel Van Roekel with Des Moines Park and Recreation along with David Johnson and Rodgers Shell, Polk County Blue Bird Trail Ambassadors, will talk about blue birds and their important role in the environment.

Wednesday, February 8

  • Free Yoga Class – Wednesday
    8:30 am. Sands Chiro is offering two free yoga classes in February! Come relax, strengthen and show your body some love! Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 8:30 am OR Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Contact Sands Chiro at 515-984-6484 or office@sandschiro.com to let them know you plan to attend!
  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or iced tea

Thursday, February 9

  • Free Yoga Class – Thursday
    5:00 pm. Sands Chiro is offering two free yoga classes in February! Come relax, strengthen and show your body some love! Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 8:30 am OR Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Contact Sands Chiro at 515-984-6484 or office@sandschiro.com to let them know you plan to attend!
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome.
  • Library: The Stiletto Girls
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Spend an Evening with Those Crazy Authors – The Stiletto Girls! (Glenna West, C. Deanne Rowe and Magnolia “Maggie” Rivers) Come hear how these three ladies began writing the “Stiletto Anthologies” together, how they got published, and how you can too! Learn the one “secret” to getting your book published. These ladies will share their vast writing know-how with you, and you will get all your writing and publishing questions answered too! *They’ll also have books available to purchase that evening. Maggie Rivers teaches writing classes through the Des Moines Public School System’s Community Education and also through the Iowa Prison Systems. Come join us for an evening of fun!

Friday, February 10

  • LIBRARY CLOSED ALL DAY FOR STAFF TRAINING
  • Legion Hall: Jason Brown Live!
    FRIDAY, February 10th, We are pleased to have Nashville recording artist and Knoxville IA native Jason Brown live at Post 232 for a special acoustic show! Doors open at 7PM, show starts at 9 with special guest Jesse Gutierres ! $10 Cover at the Door, 21+ crowd. Concessions are available, cash bar, ATM on premises. Bring that special someone out for a great night of country music in a very close up setting! More info  >

Saturday, February 11

  • Jester Park: Winter Hike
    10:00 am. Winter Hike. Join us on a peaceful winter hike as we focus on what animals do to survive winter. Registration not required. See more >
  • Saturday Worship
    • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
      1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
      6:00 pm. Worship Service

Sunday, February 12

  • Sunday Worship
    • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
      1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
      8:15 am. Traditional Service 9:20 am. Sunday School, Adult Bible School 10:30 am. Contemporary Service
    • Hopkins Grove United Methodist Church
      Madrid, IA
      8:30 am Sunday Service.
      9:30 am Sunday School
    • Lakeside Fellowship
      1400 Broadway – West Elementary, Polk City
      10:00 am Sunday Services
    • Polk City United Methodist Church
      1421 Broadway, Polk City
      8:30 am. Classic Service 10:30 am. Informal Service
      9:30 am. Sunday School
    • Kids4Truth
      5:30 pm. Lakeside Fellowship building near the Square

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 17, 2017 – April 14, 2017 (Fridays): Polk City Legion Fish Fry
  • April 8, 2017: Celebrate North Polk Gala more >
  • July 14-15, 2017: Four Seasons Festival more >

Send in your events! info@polkcitysquare.com

*Jester Park: I only include events at Jester Park where there is still room to register if necessary.  However, some programs may fill between the time I add them to this calendar and the time you receive the email. There are so  many programs over there, click here to view the calendar and get signed up for something fun in a few weeks so you don’t miss out!

**As always, items entered are to the best of my knowledge and I apologize for any errors. Please email announcements and items of community interest to info@polkcitysquare.com. Thank you! -Kimberly

VOTE TUESDAY! North Polk Special Election Bond Referendum

Click here to open and read the official announcement regarding the special election being held Februrary 7, 2017

Copied From the document:

NORTH POLK CSD ANNOUNCES SPECIAL ELECTION BOND REFERENDUM  

To meet the growing needs of our students, the North Polk Board of Education is calling for a special election to be held on February 7, 2017, for the sale of up to $5.2 million in general obligation bonds.  This would cover construction of additions and renovations to West Elementary and the middle school.

General obligation tax bonds are used to build schools and additions. Bonds must have voter approval at an election called a referendum. This vote requires a 60 percent super-majority (plus one) “YES” vote to pass.

Project Overview:
West Elementary Addition and Middle School Renovation ● A six classroom academic wing at West Elementary  ● A multi-functional media center at the middle school ● Additional cafeteria space at West Elementary and the middle school ● Improved security design at the front entrances of West Elementary and the middle school

Increased Enrollment:
North Polk schools has experienced growth in student enrollment.  This fall we have 1,685 students in seats, including preschool.  This is an increase of 366 students since the spring of 2011, or approximately 61 additional students annually over the last 6 years.  As a result, West Elementary is projected to exceed capacity limits as soon as next school year, 2017-18.  Additional space and security measures are needed to meet our student and community needs.

Tax Impact:
Voters will be asked to extend the existing debt service tax which is due to expire in the 2029-30 school year, this is not a new tax.  We’re simply asking for a continuation of the debt service tax, which is only a portion of your total property tax bill.  With voter approval, this tax will be extended through the 2034-35 school year.

Voting Details:
Polls are open from 7AM-8PM on February 7, 2017.  Residents in the North Polk School District who are over 18 years of age and a registered voter can cast a ballot.  A non-​registered resident can sign up to vote at the polling location by providing proof of age and residence.

Additional Information:  To learn more about this important vote, we invite you to attend a community meeting, visit our website at www.northpolk.org​, or contact the North Polk Administration Office at 515-984-3400 (Option #5).  We will do our best to answer questions promptly.

The Following Community Meetings Are Open To The Public: January 18th at 6:00pm in the West Elementary (Cafeteria), Polk City  January 19th at 7:30pm in the Middle School (Cafeteria), Alleman

North Polk Community School District
13930 NE 6th Street
Alleman, IA 50007
Online: www.northpolk.org
Phone: 515-984-3400 (Option #5)

Nike & Under Armour Coming Soon!

COMING SOON! After many requests we will now be providing Nike and Under Armor in our retail shop starting next week.

P & M Apparel

http://www.pmapparel.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pmapparel

206 W Van Dorn
Polk City, IA 50226

 

Pre-Valentine’s Date Night With Jason Brown Live!

FRIDAY, February 10th, 2017 7:00 pm.

We are pleased to have Nashville recording artist and Knoxville IA native Jason Brown live at Post 232 for a special acoustic show! Doors open at 7PM, show starts at 9 with special guest Jesse Gutierres !

$10 Cover at the Door, 21+ crowd. Concessions are available, cash bar, ATM on premises. Bring that special someone out for a great night of country music in a very close up setting!

Polk City Iowa American Legion Post 232
114 W Broadway St, Polk City, Iowa 50226

Library: Meet local authors “The Stiletto Girls” 2/9/17

Spend an Evening with Those Crazy Authors – The Stiletto Girls!(Glenna West, C. Deanne Rowe and Magnolia “Maggie” Rivers)

Come hear how these three ladies began writing the “Stiletto Anthologies” together, how they got published, and how you can too! Learn the one “secret” to getting your book published. These ladies will share their vast writing know-how with you, and you will get all your writing and publishing questions answered too!

*They’ll also have books available to purchase that evening.

Maggie Rivers teaches writing classes through the Des Moines Public School System’s Community Education and also through the Iowa Prison Systems.

Come join us for an evening of fun February 9, 2017, 7:00 pm!
Polk City Community Library 1500 W Broadway, Polk City, IA 50226

Order Your Valentine’s Flowers Here in Polk City

Valentine Flowers Menu – 2017

www.xfloral.events

lisa@xfloral.events

Floral Studio on the Polk City Square 110 W. Van Dorn St. Ste. H – Lisa 979.8966 Michelle 729.2265

Extended studio hours…

  • Thursday, Feb. 9th & Friday, Feb. 10th… 10am -5pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 11th & Sunday, Feb. 12th… 9am – 5pm
  • Monday, Feb. 13th & Tuesday, Feb. 14th… 8am-8pm

ROSES

  • Single rose bud vase, red or hot pink… $14 (for pick up only)
  • Dozen red or hot pink roses (1 vase)… $75
  • 2 dozen red or hot pink roses (1 vase)… $135

Whimsy bouquet (S) – pale green mini hydrangea, white daisies, hot pink or orange gerbera daisy, hot pink spray roses & purple alstroemeria nestled in greens & a whimsical, colorful 9” glass vase… $42

Pastel Passion bouquet (M) – white tulips, white football mums, pale pink lisianthus & lavender stock nestled in greens & a pastel 8” glass vase… $58

Peacock Orchid bouquet (L) – Phalaenopsis orchid, blue delphinium & a blue hydrangea accented with ti leaves, curly willow & a peacock feather & a 13” clear glass vase … $67

Berry Fantasy bouquet (XL) – fuschia gerbera daisies, fuschia stock, purple hydrangea, purple stock, purple iris & stargazer lilies accented with greens, curly willow tips & an 11” raspberry glass vase… $75

Signature Rainbow bouquet (XXL) – red roses, orange gerbera daisies, yellow daisies, green mini hydrangea, blue delphinium, blue hydrangea & purple stock arranged with luscious greens in a classy, white 10” vase $95

Add a mylar balloon to any of the above bouquets for $5 extra…

Add a fresh cut orchid to XL or XXL bouquets for $35 extra…

Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant… $52    

6” Blooming Azalea Plant… $34    

Mini 4” blooming desk plants & mini fresh flower bouquets ($25-$35) available for pick up in the studio. Not eligible for delivery.

DELIVERY

  • In town Polk City address $4
  • Rural Polk City address $7
  • Des Moines, Ankeny, Slater, Sheldahl, Bondurant, Urbandale, Johnston, Grimes, WDM, Clive, Elkhart, Altoona, Pleasant Hill & all communities within 20 mile radius of studio… $7
  • Southside Des Moines, Ames, Indianola, etc… $12

eXtraordinary Floral & Events

Polk City Little League 2017 Signup

Online Registration is now open for the 2017 Polk City Little League season! Registration is $70 for the first child, $60 each for additional child. The online registration system charges an additional $5 so to register online it will be $75.

In Person Registration will be held on February 6 at the Polk City Community at 309 Van Dorn St. from 6:00-7:30pm. $70 for the first child, $60 each for additional child.
Late registration (March 2 – May 31) is $105 per child.

Click below link for online registration:

https://www2.jevin.net/login.aspx…

Free Yoga Classes in February

Sands Chiro is offering two free yoga classes in February! Come relax, strengthen and show your body some love!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 8:30 am OR Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Contact Sands Chiro at 515-984-6484 or office@sandschiro.com to let them know you plan to attend!

 

North Polk Kindergarten & Preschool

PARENTS OF FUTURE KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before September 15, 2017 are requested to contact West Elementary to place your child’s name on the kindergarten list for the 2017-2018 school year. For Kindergarten registration to be considered, proof of residency must be on file. It is important that students be listed as soon as possible because of planning needs. Please note, if your child is already in one of the 4 year old preschool classes or in Transitional Kindergarten, they will automatically be on in the Kindergarten list. If you have any questions please call the West Elementary office at 984-3400 ext. 2460.

NORTH POLK COMET KIDS PRESCHOOL INFORMATION

Registration now until March 24th, 2017

Please visit our website www.northpolk.org for Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten information. This is for planning purposes only. It is not a guarantee of placement. For the preschool registration to be considered, proof of residency must be on file. If you have any questions, please call West Elementary at 984-3400 ext. 2460.

Friends of the Library Membership Drive

Friends of the Polk City Library’s Annual Membership drive is underway.  In 2016 Friends has raised money to purchase fireside furniture, new exterior picnic tables and benches; provided new books, book storage; funded children and adult programs, theme parties, holiday open house and memory brick engraving.  Our 2017 fundraising campaign is the purchase of a digital LED sign to be placed in front of the library.  This is an ambitious project and Friends will be devoting our 2017 fundraising efforts and seeking grants.

Each and every Friend has strengthened our library.  Please joinor renew now and make us stronger!  Go to: polkcitylibrary.com/  for a membership form

Week of 1/30/17 – 2/5/17

This week in Polk City

np-calendar

Monday, January 30, 2017

  • Library: Nighty-Night Story Time
    7:00 pm. Abracadabra! Story Time magic on Monday, January 30th.

Tuesday, January 31

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Abracadabra! Story Time magic on Tuesday, January 31st

Wednesday, February 1

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us around the fireplace for a cup of coffee or iced tea.
  • Free Medical Clinic
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Located inside Polk City United Methodist Church. Clinic staffed by volunteer healthcare providers. No insurance filed, $5 donation appreciated. Come in for sports physicals, school physicals, immunizations, or ill visits.
  • Library: Wednesday Book Club 10th Anniversary
    7:00 pm. The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Based on the true story of American heroine Caroline Ferriday…

Thursday, February 2

  • Library: Open Cribbage
    1:00 pm. Join us the First Thursday of the Month. All levels of players are welcome. Bring a friend and let’s have some fun! *Bring your own cribbage board or use ours.
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!
  • Kiwanis of Polk City
    6:30 pm. Meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm in the lobby of Boulders Inn on Broadway.  Get to know your community and people in it while serving the children in our community through various programs.  Learn more on our web site:  www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com, email soxjk@q.com or attend our Thursday meeting.
  • Library: Motorsports Photography
    7:00 pm. Come meet Chuck Stowe, a Polk City resident who owns and operates Chuck Stowe Images.  Chuck is excited to share his techniques, methods and equipment used to capture Motorsports photography. Stowe comments “I started one of my photography services, Finish Line Photo, thirty plus years ago when I had to walk away from racing myself.  Though I had quit racing, I still loved the sport and needed a reason to go back to the track.  So I bought a camera, taught myself the techniques used to capture racing action and I am still hitting the tracks to this day”.  *Sponsored by the Four Seasons Photo Club.

Friday, February 3

  • Library: Men’s Friday Coffee
    10:00 am – noon. Gentlemen, drop in for some coffee and conversation. Enjoy spending time and having a few laughs or interesting discussions with other men from around the area.
  • Legion: Bingo!
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Come join the fun! Visit post232.org for more info.

Saturday, February 4

  • Jester Park: Horse Driving Clinic
    9:00 am. Come on out to learn the basics of driving a horse and draft team – a great introductory course as well as for seasoned drivers! More >
  • Saturday Worship
    • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
      1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
      6:00 pm. Worship Service

Sunday, February 5

  • Sunday Worship
    • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
      1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
      8:15 am. Traditional Service 9:20 am. Sunday School, Adult Bible School 10:30 am. Contemporary Service
    • Hopkins Grove United Methodist Church
      Madrid, IA
      8:30 am Sunday Service.
      9:30 am Sunday School
    • Lakeside Fellowship
      1400 Broadway – West Elementary, Polk City
      10:00 am Sunday Services
    • Polk City United Methodist Church
      1421 Broadway, Polk City
      8:30 am. Classic Service 10:30 am. Informal Service
      9:30 am. Sunday School
    • Kids4Truth
      5:30 pm. Lakeside Fellowship building near the Square

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 3, 2017: NP Father Daughter Dance more >
  • Feb 10, 2017: Jason Brown concert at Legion more >
  • Feb 17, 2017 – April 14, 2017 (Fridays): Polk City Legion Fish Fry
  • April 8, 2017: Celebrate North Polk Gala more >
  • July 14-15, 2017: Four Seasons Festival more >

Send in your events! info@polkcitysquare.com

*Jester Park: I only include events at Jester Park where there is still room to register if necessary.  However, some programs may fill between the time I add them to this calendar and the time you receive the email. There are so  many programs over there, click here to view the calendar and get signed up for something fun in a few weeks so you don’t miss out!

**As always, items entered are to the best of my knowledge and I apologize for any errors. Please email announcements and items of community interest to info@polkcitysquare.com. Thank you! -Kimberly

Father Daughter Dance 2/3/17

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the North Polk National Honor Societies are hosting the 5th Annual Father Daughter Dance! On Friday, February 3rd, all fathers, grandfathers, or any father figures are invited to bring their daughters, (Kindergarten – Fifth Grade) to the High School to boogie down and enjoy some snacks. The dance is from 6:00-8:00 and the cost is $5 per family.   And don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the memories.   There is no pre-registration required so make plans to bring your little sweetheart to the dance.