Opportunities for Families

January 13, 2017

 

CFD 2017 Safe Sitter Winter/Spring Classes
Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The course is available at the Carmel Fire Department, 2 Civic Square, on the following dates: Jan. 21, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, and Apr. 1, 2017. This one-day course runs from 9:00am – 4:00pm and costs $60 per student.
Website:
www.carmelfd.com
Flyer: http://www.carmel.in.gov/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=7967
Audience: Boys & girls ages 11-13 or grades 6-8 who are enrolled in any of the elementary or middle schools.    
Contact: Keith Freer, (317) 571-4245,
kfreer@carmel.in.gov

K-5 Cheer Clinic
Carmel High School cheerleaders will be hosting a Kids' Clinic! K-5 students are welcome to join the CHS cheerleaders on January 21. You will learn a chant, cheer, dance and perform at a Carmel High School basketball game!
Website:
https://myccs.ccs.k12.in.us/chs/downloads/cms_block_file/100465/file/157851
Flyer: https://myccs.ccs.k12.in.us/chs/downloads/cms_block_file/100465/file/157851
Audience: K-5 girls.
Contact: Deanna Browning, (317) 789-5738,
dbrownin@ccs.k12.in.us

Monday Madness at the Carmel Clay Public Library
We are going viral! Our first week's theme, on Monday, January 16, is First Steps and Playing with Robots. Programs are 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Storytime Room. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Children's Desk.
Website:
www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 1-6.

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Volleyball Stars
Whether you're new to the game of volleyball, or you've played for a little while, join us to learn the proper techniques for passing, setting, serving, and more! This class uses Volley Trainers, a larger and lighter volleyball that gives players exceptional control every time they touch the ball without the sting of a hard ball. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle. Knee pads are optional. No class on 2/20. $50/participant. Mondays, Jan. 30-Feb. 27 | 5-6pm | Activity #376006-01
Website:
www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 7-9; Elementary Schools.
Contact: Amanda Jackson, (317) 843-3861,
ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Parents' Night Out!
Finding time for a date night or night for yourself is hard to come by, but we are here to help! Drop off your kids and head out for a night on the town. Kids will have a blast with us as we enjoy pizza, play group games, watch a movie, and more! Saturday, March 18 | 6-10pm | $20/child | Activity #379006-01 Location: Monon Community Center
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com

Audience: Ages 6-12; Elementary Schools.
Contact: Amanda Jackson, (317) 843-3861,
ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Cartooning
Bring your imagination to life! Learn how to draw cartoons, characters, and funny creatures through step-by-step instruction by our Resident Artist. All supplies included. No class 2/14. Tuesdays, Jan. 24 - Feb. 21 | 6-7:30pm | $38/participant | Activity #376030-01 Location: Monon Community Center Art Studio
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com

Audience: Ages 8-10; Elementary Schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson, (317) 843-3861,
ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

Aerobic Dance Class for Charity
Join us for an energetic hour of fitness for a great cause! Hit that New Year’s resolution at Dance Fusion hosted by Shoshanah Riley of Sho Time Dance. Dance fusion is a fun and active workout that is great for all ages and is similar to Zumba and hip hop aerobics. The class will be held from 10-11 am Saturday January 21st in the CHS Blue & Gold gym (please enter door 18). The class fee is $10 and the proceeds will benefit Riley Hospital for Children.
Audience: All grades, genders and schools.
Contact: Sarah Wolff, (317) 846-7721 x 7269, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

ITA's Fairy Tale Kingdom Summer Camp Ages 4-7
Join us for an exciting journey to the Fairy Tale Kingdom of Fun! We will visit Mother Goose’s Good Manners town in France, Tinkerbell’s Dance and Music Palace in England, Arial’s Actors in Masks Theater off the coast of Italy, and Captain Hook’s Games & Treasure Hunting ship. As they are preparing to become real fairy tale characters, campers will practice table and conversation etiquette, learn elegant dance steps and play music games, dress up and act out their favorite characters and learn a little about the countries of each Kingdom. Dates & Times: June 5-9, 9:30-12:30pm; fee: $160 Location: Orchard Park Presbyterian Church (106 St and Rangeline Rd).
Website:
http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/news/winterspring-2017-schedule-is-here/
Audience: Ages 4-7.
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, (317)
815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.comm

January 6, 2017

 

Charity Basketball Game benefitting Carmel Youth Assistance Program
Carmel, Creekside, and Clay Middle Schools will join together to raise funds for the Carmel Youth Assistance Program (CYAP) during their annual Charity Basketball Game at Carmel Middle School on Friday, January 20th at 6pm. Staff members from each school, along with Carmel Fire and Police Departments, will play in a round robin tournament. All proceeds will benefit CYAP, a local nonprofit organization created to connect Carmel Clay students with supportive community services such as mentoring, tutoring, counseling, and pro-social activities. CYAP has helped over 150 students and their families in our community in its first year!  
Website: http://youthassistance.org/carmel/
Audience: All grades, all schools.         

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Frozen Tea Party
Join us for a Frozen-themed tea party! Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, boys, and girls are all invited for light refreshments and fun. Enjoy games, crafts, and activities, and a meet and greet with Elsa and Kristoff! Dress up as your favorite prince or princess, or come as you are for this exciting afternoon at the Monon Community Center. No charge for adults. $11/child. Saturday, Feb 4 | 1:30-3:00pm | Activity #379004-01
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 2-10; Elementary School.
Contact: Amanda Jackson, (317) 843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com      

Mohawk Trails Elementary POW WOW Carnival
Save the Date for Mohawk Trails Elementary’s premiere fundraising event: POW WOW Carnival 2017. It is scheduled to take place Friday, March 24 from 6-9pm. This is Mohawk Trails’ largest fundraising event. The funds raised are vital to the enrichment of the curriculum and school. Watch for more details to come!
Audience: Students, parents, and community.

4-H Enrollment Deadline
The 2017 4-H Enrollment period is coming to an end, and we do not want to miss any of the young people who are interested in joining our program. Grades K – 2 are eligible to join Mini 4-H.

4-H Enrollment Open House
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
3:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds
2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville

Are you interested in 4-H but have some questions? Do you want to enroll in 4-H but don’t know how? Would you like to get the answers you need? You can meet the 4-H Educator, pick up project manuals, or enjoy refreshments and FREE giveaways. Don’t forget the Enrollment Period ends January 15th. You must re-enroll every year.
Website: https://in.4honline.com
Audience: All schools; grades K-12.
Contact: Bernie Huber, (317) 776-0854, bchuber@purdue.edu

Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation - American Sign Language for Kids (Ages 6-12)
Embark on a new journey in the world of American Sign Language! Research shows that a second language is easier to pick up at an early age. Taught by a qualified Deaf Native ASL Instructor, this course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge needed to communicate in ASL. We will introduce basic vocabulary, finger spelling, and sentence structure.

Tuesdays
1/10/17-2/14/17
5:00-6:00pm
$154 per participant

Website: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/5314
Audience: Ages 6-12.
Contact: Jordan Hill, (317) 573-5237, jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation - Apprentice Civil Engineering (Ages 8-11)
Students will examine several different types of bridge designs and discover how the forces of tension, compression, blending, torsion, and shear are distributed throughout their structures. Students will then use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a balsa wood bridge designed to withstand the greatest force.

Tuesdays
1/10/17-2/14/17
6:45-8:00pm
$91 per participant"

Website: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/5308
Audience: Ages 8-11
Contact: Jordan Hill, (317) 573-5237, jhill@carmelclayparks.com

ITA: FREE Show Dance FREE Trial Class (ages 5-10)
Would your child like to combine their love of dancing and acting into one fun session?  Participants will learn to tell a story through a song using dance movements and the use of props. This is a great class for students to work on their coordination, rhythm, musicality, characterization and costumes, along with proper dance technique and stage presence. The class will perform at ITA’s Spring show.

Dates & Times: FREE trial CLASS on Jan 26th. Class meets every week through May 18th, Thursdays, 4:30-5:25pm. Location: Carmel Christian Church, 463 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032 (across from CHS and Carmel Library)
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/news/joinus-for-free-trial-classes/
Audience: Ages 5-10.
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, (317) 815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.comm

ITA: FREE Musical Theater Trial Class (ages 9-13)
Calling all actors and singers to be! Join us on January 26th for a FREE FUN trial class in Musical Theater and try out your acting, singing, dancing and creative writing skills! This class offers so much more than performance experience. Build confidence and practice presentation skills, learn acting and singing technique, work together as a team to write your own show, improve your reading and speaking voice! Registered students meet once a week for 1.5 hours where they create their own characters and contribute their ideas to be put in the custom written musical designed for their talents and interests.  No auditions. Students play the part they want! Class meets every week through May 18th, Thursdays, 5:30-7:00pm. Location: Carmel Christian Church, 463 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032 (across from CHS and Carmel Library)

Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/news/joinus-for-free-trial-classes/
Audience: Ages 9-13.
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, (317) 815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.comm

ITA – FREE trial CLASS in Show Choir (ages 4-8)
Join us January 25th for a FREE FUN trial Class in Show Choir. Children will work on their voices by doing fun warm-ups, musical games, breathing exercises, and learning their favorite songs and movements. Registered students will have fun singing songs and dancing simple choreography to be included in an original ITA Show! Class meets every week through May 17th, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:25pm. Location: Carmel Christian Church, 463 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032 (across from CHS and Carmel Library)

Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/news/joinus-for-free-trial-classes/
Audience: Ages 4-8.
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, (317) 815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.comm

 

ITA: FREE trial CLASS in Stage Adventures (ages 4-8)
Join us January 25th for a FREE FUN trial class in Stage Adventures! Build confidence, make friends, learn acting and presentation skills, work in a team and improve your reading and speaking voice!  Registered students meet once a week for one hour where they will create their own characters for the show and we custom write the script catered to their unique talents and interests. No auditions. Students play the part they want! Class meets every week through May 17th, 5:30-6:25pm. Location: Carmel Christian Church, 463 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032 (across from CHS and Carmel Library)
Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/news/joinus-for-free-trial-classes//
Audience: Ages 4-8.
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, (317) 815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.comm

 

 

December 16, 2016

 

Gingerbread Houses Cardboard Challenge at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us for this STEM drop-in program on Wednesday, December 21, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Storytime Room. We'll put out building materials, and you get to create! No registration required. For more information, call the Children's Desk at 317.844.3363.
Website: http://www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 1-5.
Contact: Beth Jenneman, 317.571.4292, bjenneman@carmel.lib.in.us

Playing with Robots at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Come explore our cool tech toys and robots - ozobots, spheros, osmos, Dot&Dash - and more on Tuesday, December 27, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. in the Storytime Room. All children attending must be at least five years old, and five year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Free tickets are required and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Children's Desk 30 minutes prior to the program. For more information, call the Children's Desk at 317-844-3363.
Website:  http://www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades K-6.
Contact: Beth Jenneman, 317.571.4292, bjenneman@carmel.lib.in.us

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.