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East Central Schools
61085 State Hwy 23
Finlayson, MN  55735
Fax: 320.245.5453

East Central Schools ISD #2580

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The Importance
of Being Earnest

The East Central Drama Department will be performing the play The Importance of Being Earnest.  The performance dates are May 1st & 2nd at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.  You can reserve your ticket by calling the ticket office at 320.245.6125.

There will also be an Art Show available prior to both performances in the large gym.  Please come early and check out the artwork made by local students.
The Importance of Being Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious persona to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.
Kids for Colton

The East Central family will be raising money for the Nelson Family's MADD (Mother's Against Drunk Driving) walk in May.  You can help raise money by purchasing one of Colton's favorite treats:  Sour Patch Kids.  They will be on sale outside the High School lunch room during lunch all this week.  They will be $0.87 for a bag and $0.24 for an individual large Sour Patch Kid.

If you want to donate more, that would be great!!
Upcoming Events

3rd-6th Grade Reading & Math MCA Tests - April 20-May1
7th Grade Reading MCA Test - April 21
8th Grade Reading MCA Test - April 24
10th Grade Reading MCA Test - April 27
11th Grade ACT Test - April 28
8th Grade Math MCA Test - April 29
11th Grade Math MCA Test - April 30
7th Grade MCA Math Test - May 1
Art Show - May 1 & 2
Spring Play - May 1 & 2
8th Grade MCA Science Test - May 4
5th Grade MCA Science Test - May 4-8
10th Grade MCA Science Test - May 5
Kindergarten Roundup - May 5 @ 6 PM
Band & Choir Concert - May 6
Parent Teacher Organization Meeting - May 13
Sports Booster Club Meeting - May 13
Prom - May 16
School Board Meeting - May 18
Preschool Graduation - May 21 & 22
Memorial Day (No School) - May 25
Senior's Last Day of School - May 27
Baccalaureate - May 27
Graduation Practice for Seniors - May 28
Graduation - May 31
Elementary Track & Field Day - June 1
Last Day of School - June 2
Teacher Workshop - June 3

Author to Visit Elementary Students

Finlayson native, Sue Oksanen brings the book she co-wrote with 6 year old Riley Zeisler, Isn't It Great? to your school to support PTO.
Sue attended one room country school District 49 from 1st through 7th grade when that school closed and then moved to Finlayson School graduating in 1968.
Sue will read “Isn't It Great?”, answer questions about writing with a 6 year old, and then sign books for those interested in purchasing a copy for the special price of $10. 12 copies will be available. 
Sue will be visiting East Central on April 29th.
A portion of each purchase will be donated to the PTO.