Opportunities for Families

April 18, 2014

The City of Carmel's Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony
The City of Carmel's Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony at Booth Tarkington Theater on Friday, May 2nd, 2014.
Website: http://www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=533
Audience: All grades
Contact info: Nancy Heck, 317-571-2495, NHeck@carmel.in.gov

Photography Contest
Celebrate national Preservation Week with the Carmel Clay Historical Society. Take a photograph of your favorite historic structure in Carmel. All submitted images will be included in an online exhibit. The winning photograph will be on display in the Monon Depot Museum for the rest of the year and the winning photographer will receive $50. Submissions must be made by May 2 to carmelclayhistory@yahoo.com
Website: www.carmelclayhistory.org
Audience: Middle and High School Students   Katherine Dill  317-508-5864  carmelclayhistory@yahoo.com            Yes, include                 This Friday

Death by Chocolate at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us on Monday, April 21, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., in the storytime room, for Whopper pushing, chocolate sculpting, Pictionary and more! No registration required. For more information, call the Children's & Youth Services desk at 844-3363.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 1-5

Mother-Daughter Book Club at the Carmel Clay Public Library
We will meet on Monday, April 28, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., in the book club room at the library to discuss Scat by Carl Hiaasen. Registration is required, online, in person, or by calling the Children's & Youth Services desk at 844-3363.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Girls in grades 4-5 & their mothers

ICC Choral Festival
If your child loves to sing, we have an opportunity for you this summer!  Each year, the Indianapolis Children's Choir brings together kids who love to sing for a week of music-making and fun!  Half day and all day sessions are available ($75-185) for children in grades 3-8 in the 2014-2015 school year.  For more information, please visit our website at www.icchoir.org/summercamp or contact Leeann Ashby at lashby@icchoir.org.
Website: www.icchoir.org/summercamp          www,icchoir.org/summercamp
Audience: Grades 2-7, Male and Female, Elementary and Middle Schools
Contact info: Leeann Ashby, 3179409846, lashby@butler.edu

Relay For Life of Carmel
Relay For Life of Carmel is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.  It is a team event that is overnight with a ceremony to honor survivors and luminaria ceremony to remember those who have lost their battles.  There are family and kids actvities through out the event and an education and mission about fighting back against cancer.
Website: www.relayforlife.org/carmelin
Flyer: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14LS?sid=128433&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=58505
Audience: All grades, faculty and staff
Contact: Cara Roach, 317.376.9557, cara.roach@cancer.org

Smoky Row Elementary Alumni Scholarship 2014
Calling all SRE Families Past & Current with students graduating Carmel High School!
Did your child attend SRE for at least 3 grades? Is your child pursuing a collegiate or vocational degree? Did you know that SRE PTO proudly offers scholarships?…Your child could be eligible!  For further information please contact ann-marie.adams@sbcglobal.net   or alternatively scholarship applications are available in the Carmel High School Counseling Office, at Smoky Row’s front desk, and online at http://myccs.ccs.k12.in.us/sre/pto/forms
Deadline for submission: April 29, 2014
Website: http://myccs.ccs.k12.in.us/sre/pto/forms
Audience: Senior High School Students - Smoky Row Elementary Alumni

Used Book Drive, Free Electronics Recycling, Free Medication Disposal, and $5 Document Shredding Event
The Carmel Green Teens, in conjunction with Carmel Utilities, the Carmel Police Department, Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana, Technology Recyclers, and Wish-TV, will be hosting a major event for the benefit of Carmel residents and businesses.  

The event will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10am to 1pm at the Carmel High School stadium parking lot (NW corner of Keystone Parkway & 136th Street.)

At the event:

            Free Electronics & Appliance Recycling ($5 charge for tube and CRT TVs, monitors)

            Shredding ($5.00 requested per box- Proceeds benefit Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana)

            Free Medication Disposal – Carmel Police will accept all medications for safe disposal

            Gently Used Books collected for donation to Indy Reads

Website: http://www.carmelgreenteen.org/
Audience: all genders and ages
Contact: Margot Gibson, 317-557-4187, admin@carmelgreenteen.org

In an effort to cut down on paper used for flier distribution, printing costs, loss of classroom instructional time, and fuel consumption associated with the distribution of materials to our students and parents, Carmel Clay Schools distributes opportunities for CCS families via a Friday email and posting on our website for 4 weeks.

If you are interested in placing material in our Distributions, please see additional information here.

April 4, 2014

Basketball Open Gym
Workouts for girls currently in grades 6-11 who are interested in trying out for a Carmel School basketball team will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:00 in the Carmel High School Field House.  Girls currently in grades 6-8 must go to the Carmel High School Athletics page, print a concussion and consent form, turn it out, and bring it with them to be able to participate in the workouts.
Audience: Grades 6-11, girls, Carmel Middle Schools and Carmel High School
Contact: Joe Stuelpe, 846-7721 x7225, jstuelpe@ccs.k12.in.us

CE Annual Flower Sale exceeds $40K in sales so far!
Congratulations to all of the students, parents, faculty and staff who dedicated their time in helping to achieve record pre-sale numbers for the 2014 Carmel Elementary Flower Sale fundraiser! A sincere thanks goes also to family, friends and community members for the generous orders and donations. Mark your calendars!  This year's live Flower Sale runs Friday, May 9 from 8:30am-6:30pm and Saturday, May 10 from 9:00am-12:00pm in the Carmel Elementary gymnasium.  There will be an array of gorgeous plants available for purchase during the sale just in time for Mother's Day.
Website: http://www1.ccs.k12.in.us/ces/pto/fundraising
Audience: All Carmel Clay Schools

March 28, 2014

Relay For Life of Carmel

Relay For Life of Carmel is a great place to take action and fight back against cancer. The Relay For Life movement features community events that offer an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we finish the fight and we need your help!
Website:  www.relayforlife.org/carmelin
Contact:   Cara Roach      317.344.7683  cara.roach@cancer.org 

HCCTA Youth Tennis
Youth Tennis Lessons - Carmel High School: Sundays, April 27 to June 1 (6 classes). Learn and refine forehand and backhand ground strokes, forehand and backhand volleys, and serve utilizing fun/challenging drills and games. Introduce non-competitive competition in the form of games and match play. Kids will be placed in groups based on their age, ability, and level allowing each child to advance to the next level!
Pre-K & K: noon to 12:30 ($55)

Grade 1-3: 1 to 2 pm ($80)
Grade 4-6: 2 to 3 pm ($80)"  
Website:  http://hccta.org/hccta-youth-tennis-carmel
Audience:  Pre-K to Grade 6
Contact:  Maggie Petersen, 317-501-9145, hcctatennis@gmail.com 

Carmel Mayor's Youth Council Application   
Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) application forms are available in the CHS activities office and online at www.cmycouncil.com/apply . CMYC is a community-based organization that aims to empower the very best young adults of Carmel with unique leadership and service opportunities that aim to benefit the youth and the Carmel community as a whole. Members, numbering 20 to 30, uphold the three main tenets of CMYC—youth empowerment, community service, and civic involvement—through weekly meetings, youth-run projects and events, and frequent volunteer activity. Applications should be postmarked no later than April 18 and mailed to One Civic Square; Carmel, IN 46032.
Website:  www.cmycouncil.com/apply

Audience:  Applications are available to current and incoming high school students. High School, Middle School
Contact: Jack Langston, 317-341-4889, jacklangston@cmycouncil.com