Mulino News Jan. 8
Experimental Aircraft Association
Mulino has a very active Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter. In 2013, the group marked its 25th anniversary since the chapter was chartered in 1988.
One of the activities these flying enthusiasts participate in is the Young Eagles program, which offers opportunities to introduce kids to the fun and experience of flying. The short flight is free for the kids and very rewarding for the pilots who donate their time and plane to this cause. Mulino Chapter 902 has given more than 4,600 rides to interested children since their beginning. The top five all time highest pilots for Mulino are: Gary Dunfee with 481 rides, Keith Pugh with 459, Robin Brooks with 295, Gary Sparks at 239 and Steve Miller at 204. Many local kids and scouts have been introduced to the joy of flying by the generous contributions of these caring pilots.
Late start rules
Since we are still in the middle of the winter weather season, the staff at Mulino Elementary would like to try and clarify what happens on a late start day.
Before Christmas break a bad weather late start day at the school caused some confusion, particularly with late start days on Fridays.
Since school begins an hour later on Fridays anyway, many people were confused as to whether the hour delay was from the Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. start time or an hour from a 10 a.m. Friday start time.
To clarify, Principal Alan Willey said the regular day starts at 9 a.m.; late start Friday starts at 10 a.m. With a two-hour delay call for bad weather, school will start at 11 a.m. The bus schedule will be two hours later than the original pick up time.
Dress school children warmly
Whenever possible, the children at Mulino Elementary School go outdoors for recess, even when its wet and cold, so as to give the students some fresh air and light. Parents and guardians are asked to make sure their children have the needed warm clothing for playing outside in the cold at school. Coats, hats, gloves and scarves are often needed. If possible, mark students clothing with their names because the items quite frequently get separated from their owners.