Opportunities for Families

January 12, 2018


Future Coders I
Dive into the world of coding. Students will build simple computer games and puzzles in a high-energy environment. Students will develop a basic understanding of programming utilizing the Scratch programming language and will explore additional components including electronic invention, internet safety tips, and interactive activities. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. No prior coding skills required. Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm; Jan 10, 17, 24, 31. Feb 7, 14. (6-weeks)
Website:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/9382
Audience
: Open to students ages 8-12
Contact: Jordan Hill, 317-573- 5237,
jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Future Coders II
Is your New Year's resolution to raise your student’s coding skills to the next level? In Future Coders II, students will build highly interactive, challenging computer games and puzzles in a safe, high-energy environment. Students will learn advanced coding techniques with the Scratch programming language along with problem-solving techniques while having fun. Collaboration skills and confidence-building exercises will be utilized. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. Prior coding skills required. Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 pm; Jan 10, 17, 24, 31. Feb 7, 14 (6 weeks) Instructor: Codelicious
Website
:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/9383
Audience
: Open to students ages 8-12
Contact: Jordan Hill, 317-573- 5237,
jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Chess Start
Players will learn introductory and intermediate chess concepts and activities, starting with simple piece movements. Curriculum will cover introductory rules and basic strategies. Players will have the opportunity to experience the world of chess in a fun, safe, and educational environment. Meetings will be broken into 20-25 minutes of a structured chess lesson and 30 minutes of scrimmage time. 2/13-3/20/18 ; 6 weeks Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm; Ages 6-15; $84 per participant"
Website
:
http://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/9126
Audience
: Youth/Teen
Contact: Jordan Hill, 317-573- 5237,
jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Volleyball FUNdamentals
"Bump, Set, Spike! Continue developing your volleyball skills and teamwork. Participants will play fun scrimmage games to reinforce what they have learned using the Volley Lite ball. Its lightweight design lets players safely dive to save a high-powered spike or return a serve. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle. Knee pads are optional, but recommended. Prior volleyball experience recommended. 1/10-1/31/18; Wednesdays; $50 per participant; tHeld at The Monon Community Center"
Website
:
http://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/8519
Audience
: Youth
Contact: Jordan Hill, 317-573- 5237,
jhill@carmelclayparks.com


Frozen Celebration
Join us for a Frozen-themed party at the Monon Community Center! All are invited for light refreshments and fun! Make a craft, play games, and enjoy a meet and greet with Kristoff and Elsa! Dress up as your favorite prince or princess, or come as you are! $12/ child ages 2-10. No charge for adults.
Website:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=frozen&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities
Audience
: Kids ages 2-10 with adults
Contact: Erica Foreman, 317-843-3861,
eforeman@carmelclayparks.com

4-H Enrollment Deadline
Don’t forget the 4-H Enrollment Period ends Monday, January 15th. You must re-enroll every year. For more information, contact the Purdue Extension Hamilton County Office at 317-776-0854. or go to the website. It is easy with the statewide online system, https://in.4honline.com The $25 fee per child includes all Indiana 4-H program fees. Mini 4-H for grades K-2 is free of charge. Don't delay, Join today!
Website:
www.extension.purdue.edu/hamilton
Audience
: Grades K-12

Safe Sitter Essentials with CPR
Safe Sitter is a nationally recognized, medically-accurate program that is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. $60 per participant. Jan. 27 at the Monon Community Center. Register at carmelclayparks.com.
Website:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=safe sitter&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities
Audience
: Grades 6-8
Contact: Erica Foreman, 317-843-3861,
eforeman@carmelclayparks.com

CFD 2018 Safe Sitter Winter/Spring Classes
"Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 10, Apr 21, and May 19, 2018. 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
Flyer: http://www.carmel.in.gov/home/showdocument?id=10215
Website:www.carmelfd.com
Audience: This training course is intended for boys and girls ages 11 to 13 or grades 6-8 who are enrolled in any of the elementary or middle schools.
Contact: Keith Freer, 317-460-5792, kfreer@carmel.in.gov

Dance Fusion Aerobics Class for Charity
Join us Saturday January 13th from 11am-12pm in the CHS freshman cafeteria (door 13) for our annual dance fusion aerobics class! Hit your new years resolution by working out AND helping give to a good cause with the $10 class fee being donated to Riley Hospital for Children! No experience needed and all fitness levels welcome for an exciting class taught by certified instructors.
Audience
: all grades genders schools welcome
Contact: Sarah Wolff, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

ITA: Free Trial Classes in Performing Arts! (ages 4-13)
"Community kids ages 4-13 are invited for FREE FUN trial classes in acting, singing, dancing by the International Talent Academy! Come play fun games, learn acting and singing technique, build confidence and meet new friends!

Ages 4-8 – January 24th at 5:30-6:30pm, Orchard Park Presbyterian Church
Ages 5-10, 9-13 – January 25th at 5pm, 6pm at the Carmel Ballroom Studio
More info: http://www.internationaltalentacademy.org/index.php/current-schedule/"
Website:
http://www.internationaltalentacademy.org/
Flyer: https://www.facebook.com/events/1610283899029666/
Audience
: ages 4-13
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 3178159381,
tatyanak13@gmail.com

Red Cross Blood Drive
Join us January 20th from 10am - 4 pm at the 502 Event Center (502 Carmel Drive) for our annual Red Cross Blood Drive. Come and donate blood AND for every blood donor $10 will be donated to the help the children at Riley Hospital! Walk ins are welcome all day! Or preregister for a time redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: carmelhs
Website
: www.redcrossblood.org
Audience
all are welcome must be 17 or older to donate; 16 must have parental permission
Contact: Sarah Wolff, 846-7721 ext 7269,
swolff@ccs.k12.in.us

December 22, 2017

Kids Safe Online Poster Contest for K-12 students nationwide
Each year, the MS-ISAC hosts the Kids Safe Online Poster Contest for K-12 students nationwide. This contest has students submit pieces of artwork that are covering topics on being safe online, good online security practices, and how to be a good digital citizen. The winners of the contest are made into our cybersecurity awareness posters and calendars that are distributed nationwide for October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The contest runs until January 26, 2018
Flyer: https://www.cisecurity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Entry-Form.pdf?x60581
Website
: https://www.cisecurity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Contest-Guide.pdf?x60581
Audience
: Open to students K-12

BalloonSat Launch!
Prepare for extreme space excitement! Students will build, assemble, and launch their very own giant balloon into near space. They will learn the basics of preparing a package that will survive radiation, extreme temperatures, and high G-Load forces. Tracking and telemetry will be explored as the projects are launched. Students will view the results of the flight after recovering their balloonsat from the landing site.
-Ages 10+
-Monon Community Center
-3/16 & 3/17/18
-Times vary
Call (317) 848-7275 for more information!
Website
: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/9033
Audience
: Open to ages 10+

Champions Chess
Checkmate! Designed for players who have knowledge of piece movement and rules. This semester-long curriculum will cover a variety of skills from basic strategies to advanced concepts. Players can experience the world of chess in a fun, safe, and educational environment. Meetings will be broken into 20-25 minutes of a structured chess lesson and 30 minutes of scrimmage time.
-Ages 6-15
-Monon Community Center
-2/13-3/20/18
For more information call 317-848-7275!
Website:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/9128
Audience:
Kids ages 6-15

Pokemon and Board Games at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Do you love playing Pokémon games and trading Pokémon cards with other fans? Or do you like hanging out and playing board games? We've got the board games; you just need to bring your own Pokémon games and cards. Drop in anytime between 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, in the Storytime Room. For more information, call the Children's Desk at 317-844-3363.
Website:
www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience
: Grades 1-6

December 15, 2017

Future Coders I
Ring in the New Year by diving into the world of coding! Students will build simple computer games and puzzles in a high-energy environment. Students will develop a basic understanding of programming utilizing the Scratch programming language and will explore additional components including electronic invention, internet safety tips, and interactive activities. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.
No prior coding skills required.
Instructor: Codelicious
Website: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/9382
Audience
: Open to students ages 8-12
Contact: Jordan Hill, 317-573- 5237, jhill@carmelclayparks.com

Future Coders II
Is your New Year's resolution to raise your student's coding skills to the next level? In Future Coders II, students will build highly interactive, challenging computer games and puzzles in a safe, high-energy environment. Students will learn advanced coding with the Scratch programming language and problem-solving techniques while having fun. Collaboration skills and confidence-building exercises will be utilized. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.
Prior coding skills required.
Instructor: Codelicious
Website
: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/9383
Audience
: Open to students ages 8-12
Contact: Jordan Hill, 317-573- 5237, jhill@carmelclayparks.com

CHS Cheer Clinic
The Carmel High School Cheerleaders would like to invite all K-5th grade students to their annual CHS Cheer Clinic. It will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 4-6:30pm with a performance between the CHS JV & Varsity Basketball games. For more information and a link to the registration information, go to www.carmelgreyhounds.com. Click on Teams & Schedules, and then click on Winter Cheerleading.
Flyer: www.carmelgreyhounds.com
Website:
www.carmelgreyhounds.com
Audience:
All Kindergarten through 5th grade students
Contact
: Krista Avagian, 317-848-8926, kavagian1@indy.rr.com

Half-Day Recreation Winter Camp
Campers will enjoy learning about a variety of topics and enjoy time indoors and outdoors! Half-day camp is 1-4 PM at the Monon Community Center. $20 per day. Save 10% by registering for the whole week.
Website:
carmelclayparks.com
Audience
: Ages 5-9
Contact: Erica Foreman, 317-843-3861, eforeman@carmelclayparks.com

CFD 2017 Safe Sitter Winter/Spring Classes
Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 10, and April 21, 2018. 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
Flyer: http://www.carmel.in.gov/department-services/fire/forms-and-applications/safe-sitter-classes-flier
Website:
www.carmelfd.com
Audience
: This training course is intended for boys and girls ages 11 to 13 or grades 6-8 who are enrolled in any of the elementary or middle schools.
Contact: Keith Freer, 317-460-5792, kfreer@carmel.in.gov 

December 8, 2017

Holiday Camp
Featuring 4 acres of games, attractions, sports, and food under one roof, Incrediplex offers a camp experience like no other. Children will experience a variety of activities and programs to make their days away from school race by.
For children ages 6-12, our action-packed camps include almost every activity imaginable! Organized and supervised, our camps offer a safe and structured way for your kids to have the time of their lives.
Flyer: http://incrediplex.com/Incrediplex/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Holiday-Camp-2017.pdf
Website: www.incrediplex.com
Audience
: Ages 6-12 Boys and Girls
Contact: Erin Wolfe, 317-823-9555, marketing@incrediplex.com  

4-H Open House
Are you interested in 4-H but have some questions? ? Then come to the Open House on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the Purdue Extension Hamilton County office on the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds at 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
4-H is an informal educational program where youth “Learn By Doing.” Youth in grades 3-12 can learn life skills such as cooperation, leadership, decision-making, responsibility and more through hands-on projects in over 60 different subject areas. Youth in grades Kindergarten-2 may enroll in Mini 4-H. The 4-H program is a great opportunity to develop a hobby, experience camp, and make new friends while promoting family togetherness.
Flyer: https://api.ag.purdue.edu/api/DepotWS/File.ashx?t=f&i=45995
Website
: www.extension.purdue.edu/hamilton
Audience
: Kindergarten - grade 12, All Schools

ITA: Christmas Spirit Musical
Join us for unique fun musical created and performed by the ITA's Musical Theater students ages 8-14! Enjoy a story about kids and how they handled a 'snow day' at school. FREE Tickets available on-line.
December 14, Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm, Cornerstone Lutheran church; Room 102. 4850 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46033; Entrance 6.
Website: http://www.internationaltalentacademy.org/index.php/current-schedule/
Audience:
All ages
Contact
: Tatyana Komarova, 3178159381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Vineyard Vines Shop for A Cause Day
Join us at Vineyard Vines in the Keystone Mall on Thursday December 14th from 5-9 PM and 20% of your purchase will be donated to help the Children at Riley Hospital this holiday season. No flyer or voucher necessary! Just shop on the 14th from 5-9 to get some great holiday gifts, help kids in need, and spread some holiday cheer this season..
Audience
: all are welcome
Contact: Sarah Wolff, 317-846-7721 ext. 7269, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us    

Gift Wrapping Drive for Riley Hospital for Children
Running out of time this holiday season? Don't like wrapping gifts or just plain bad at it? Then bring your holiday gifts to be wrapped by our elves to the annual Wrapping for Riley gift wrapping event. Boxed gifts can be dropped off to CHS door 7: Sunday December 17th from 12-5 / Friday December 22nd 3:30-8 / Saturday December 23rd 9-5. We will provide the paper and all of the trimmings and contact you when your gifts are completed so you can relax or do holiday chores. This service is provided for a donation of your choice to the Children at Riley Hospital this holiday season.
Audience
: all are welcome
Contact: Sarah Wolff, 317-846-7721 ext. 7269, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us   

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