Opportunities for Families

October 20, 2017

Monday Madness at the Carmel Clay Public Library
This week we're exploring the things that go bump in the night!  Join us for Monster Mania on Monday, October 23, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the storytime room. Registration not required. For more information, call the Children's desk at 317-844-3363. We will also be collecting nonperishable food all semester long to donate to a food pantry before Thanksgiving!
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
: Grades 1-5
Contact: Keith Freer, 317-460-5792, kfreer@carmel.in.gov

Here's an opportunity to go a little greener this holiday season. Join us on Wednesday, November 15th, 1:30—7:00 p.m. at the Carmel Clay Public Library. The Green Gift Shop offers earth-friendly gift options so we may be more gentle on the planet. Local businesses will feature green gifts for family and friends that are local, organic, natural, recycled, reused or repurposed.
Website: http://carmelgreen.org/
Flyer: http://carmelgreen.org/images/stories/events/GreenGiftShop/GGS_Flier_2017.pdf
: All are welcome!
Contact: Donna Tutwiler, 317-258-1352, mamatut03@aol.com

2017 Hour of Code Workshop
First Start Computer Science is offering a FREE hour of code workshop for students (ages 4-14) on the following days to Celebrate Computer Science Education Week this year! Seats are limited to the first 30 students.
9 December 5:00-6:00pm
10 December 5:00-6:00pm
Did you know?
Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).‚Äč
Register for the Hour of Code Workshop for FREE today!
Website: www.firststartcs.com
Flyer: http://www.firststartcs.com/hour-of-code.html
: Grades K-8
Contact: Ms. Sou, 651-343-815, firstartcs@yahoo.com

October 13, 2017

Butler University Dance Team Clinic
The Butler Dance Team is holding a Clinic for kids in k-8th grade. The clinic will take place on November 4th at Butler University. Kids will learn a dance with the dance team, get lunch and a T-shirt, and perform at the men’s basketball game.
Website: http://butlersports.com/news/2017/9/19/register-today-for-the-butler-dance-teams-fall-kids-clinic.aspx
: Boys and girls in Kindergadern-8th grade.

CFD 2017 Safe Sitter Fall/Winter Classes
Oct 21, Nov 4, and Dec 2, 2017. 9:00am – 4:00pm, $60 per student
Carmel Fire Department, 2 Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032
This is the Safe Sitter® Essentials (1-Day Course with CPR)
Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.
For more information contact: Keith Freer at 317-571-4245
Website: www.carmelfd.com
Flyer: http://www.carmel.in.gov/department-services/fire/forms-and-applications/safe-sitter-classes-flier
: Grades preK-8, Elementary and Middle Schools
Contact: Keith Freer, 317-460-5792, kfreer@carmel.in.gov

The Carmel Arts Council is opening its Winter Art Contest to all K-12 students. Entries must be submitted on 8 l/1 x 11 paper and clearly labeled on the back of entry with contact information. Entries are submitted to The Great Frame Up, 21 1st At. S.W. Contest ends November 25. Everyone receives a prize! 1st Place Art is exhibited in the CAC's Children's Art Gallery.
Website: www.carmelartscouncil.org
: All CCS students K - 12
Contact: Donna Tutwiler, 317-258-1352, mamatut03@aol.com

Pumpkin Painting and Pizza
Bring you pumpkin to life! Instead of carving, paint your pumpkin and enjoy pizza the Monon Community Center! Oct. 17 and 20. 5:15-6:30 PM. Parents, plan to stay and help your child get creative! $7 per pumpkin. Must bring your own box to take home in.
Website: carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Ages 3 and up
Contact: Erica Foreman, 317-843-3861, eforeman@carmelclayparks.com  

Annual Ambassadors & Accents Cabaret & Silent Auction
Carmel High School’s Ambassadors and Accents show choirs cordially invite the community to their annual Cabaret--an evening of entertainment, desserts, and a silent auction. The event will take place on Saturday, October 21 from 6 to 9pm in the CHS Freshman Cafeteria. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.ticketracker.com. For more information, call Carol Outland at CHS Performing Arts Dept. at 317/846-7721, ext. 7085
Website: https://www.ticketracker.com/store/selecteventtickets/113796
: Everyone!

Carmel Symphony Orchestra October 14 Concert
The Carmel Symphony opens their new season with the introduction of our new maestro, Janna Hymes at the Palladium on Saturday, Oct. 14 (7:30pm). The CSO will perform Symphony #3 (Eroica) by Beethoven, Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg (including In The Hall of the Mountain King) and Barber's Adagio for Strings. This concert features some of classical music's most beautiful and inspiring music. Students are only $5. Tickets are available at 317-843-3800.
Website: www.carmelsymphony.org
Flyer: https://www.carmelsymphony.org/concerts/orchestral-showcase/
: Middle to high school students.



October 6, 2017

Carmel Children's Choir Open Rehearsal
Come see what the Carmel Children's Choir is all about in these open rehearsals!
Does your child like music? The Carmel Children's Choir is an affiliate of the Indianapolis Children's Choir for kids in grades 4-8. Be our guest, and come view a rehearsal in progress, speak with the director, and join the FUN! It's free to attend, and you can bring as many people as you'd like.
Details:When: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 6-7:15 pm
Where: Cornerstone Lutheran Church Carmel - 4850 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46033
Cost: FREE
Questions? Call the ICC office at 317-940-9640.
Website: https://icchoir.org/hamilton-county/
Flyer: https://icchoir.org/carmel-childrens-choir-open-rehearsal/
: Grades 4-8

First Start Computer Science offers computer science coding classes for children ages 4-14 at their FSCS studio in Carmel. Classes meet Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm and 7:30-8:30pm for 15 weeks during Fall and Spring sessions. FSCS also hosts coding events once a month on Saturday afternoons and educational coding camps during Summer.
Learn more at www.firststartcs.com!
Website: www.firststartcs.com
Flyer: http://www.firststartcs.com/fscs-home.html
: Grades preK-8, Elementary and Middle Schools
Contact: Sou Roo, 651-343-8815, firststartcs@yahoo.com

Join us for an evening of the classic game of BINGO with family and friends! Pizza is provided and over $2,500 worth of a variety of prizes are available to win! Children ages 3 and under are free. $8 per person. Nov. 4 6:00-8:00 PM at the Monon Community Center.
Website: carmelclayparks.com
: Families of All Ages
Contact: Erica Foreman, 317-843-3861, eforeman@carmelclayparks.com

City of Carmel Veterans Day Student Contest
Please encourage your child's participation in the 2017 City of Carmel Veterans Day poster/essay contest. This is a valuable learning experience and will enhance their understanding of the important role veterans have played in the preservation of our great nation.
We are having an essay contest for students at the middle and senior high levels, and a poster contest for those in the elementary grades. The theme for both contests is “Heroes Among Us.” Poster contest winners in grades K-5 will receive $50 each and essay contest winners in grades 6-12 will receive $100 each, courtesy of PNC Bank. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, October 18th at 4 p.m.
Please see fliers for more details.
Website: http://www.carmel.in.gov/living/fun-things-to-do/events-and-festivals/veterans-day
Flyer: http://www.carmel.in.gov/living/fun-things-to-do/events-and-festivals/veterans-day
: All Carmel Clay Schools & Grades
Contact: Kelli Prader, 317-571-2474, kprader@carmel.in.gov

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.