Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Community Education always has something exciting to offer. February (Love to Read Month) is just around the corner and here at PR-B Community Education, we've found some fun ways to engage your family in reading. "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go." - Dr. Seuss. Family Book Club: "One book, one month, one night." This new offering challenges families to read aloud a book to their older children over the course of a month.
What was formerly known as Terrific Tuesdays is now a weekly themed summer youth program here in Pine River. Similar to Terrific Tuesdays, youth will receive the opportunity to engage in fun activities, explore the outdoors and learn from community members. What’s unique about the Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Summer Youth Program is that each week will have a specific theme. From Aqua Adventures to Movie Making & Other Techy Fun, each of the six weeks of programming will involve a variety of activities, hands-on learning, crafts, games and much more.
Wow – what a great winter season. Despite the extreme temperatures we have had a fun and exciting session of Community Education classes. We are fortunate in the Pine River-Backus area to have so many remarkable community oriented citizens, willing to brave the cold to share their talents and interests with each other. It has certainly made this long winter richer for me and my family! Here are just a few recent highlights, changes and new opportunities.
With the cold weather we have been experiencing, spring seems far away. However, as we enter into the second half of the school year, our thoughts turn toward spring assessments. Each year our students are given Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) in mathematics, reading and science. These, as well as other state tests, are developed and formatted to assess federal and state academic standards.
Pine River-Backus Community Education provides an opportunity for local citizens of all ages to join in active partnership with the school, agencies and institutions in the district to address life-long education and community concerns. This is done by providing classes and other activities/programs that enhance, educate, entertain, enlighten and enrich our community. Such activities are geared to meet the needs of our community and improve the quality of life for all.