Tuesday, June 5, 2012 12:00 am
Five-year-old Clayton Morris stares as Heather Chappell starts a “tiger’s eye” with popsicle sticks and yarn. She starts to hand it to him, and he immediately protests, “I don’t know how to do it.”
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 12:00 am
Ten-year-old Tristen Howington moves his knight into place and
declares “checkmate.” His opponent, 9-year-old Steven Porter,
shrugs and starts putting the pieces back in the box so the two can
go climb on the playground.
The two boys had never met before Monday morning when they
became instant friends at Take It to the Park. The city-sponsored
program offers free arts, crafts and games at tables west of the
Hutchins Street Square playground.
It will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday
until July 15. The camp will be closed July 4 for the holiday.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 12:00 am
After slathering blue paint onto her hand, 4-year-old Bella
Coughlin pressed it down on a piece of paper. Even though her
specialty is angels, on Monday she was focused on making a
butterfly using her hands.
Heather Chappell, left, helps Austin Scott, 8, with a lanyard at during Take it to the Park at Hutchins Street Square on Monday. The daily program, sponsored by the city of Lodi, hopes to entertain children by giving them various activities to do during the summer break. (Dan Evans/News-Sentinel)
Sunday, March 21, 2010 12:00 am
Heather Chappell is surrounded by love — literally. On the walls
of Creekside Elementary School where she is the librarian, students
have decorated red and pink paper hearts by finishing the sentence,
"I love my library because …"
Saturday, March 20, 2010 12:00 am
Heather Chappell is surrounded by love — literally.
Heather Chappell, the librarian at Creekside Elementary School in North Stockton, looks for one of her favorite children's books at the school. Some Lodi Unified School District libraries are being cut because of budget concerns. (Brian Feulner/News-Sentinel)
Saturday, March 13, 2010 12:00 am
Creekside Elementary School sixth-grade teacher George Neely has
emerged as not only an outspoken critic against Lodi Unified School
District during this year's budget talks, but has also started a
grassroots effort to draw attention to the district's spending