Opportunities for Families

August 28, 2015

Carmel Fire Department Safe Sitter Fall Classes
This is the Safe Sitter® 1-Day Course with CPR. This class is a medically-accurate, up-to-date babysitting course that teaches young teens (11 to 13 year old) life and safety skills relating to childcare.
Course dates are: Sept. 5, Oct 3, Nov 14, or Dec 5, 2015. 9:00am – 4:00pm, $60 per student
Location: Carmel Fire Department, 2 Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032

Website: http://www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=152
Audience: For students ages 11-13 enrolled in a CCS elementary or middle school
Contact:  Keith Freer at kfreer@carmel.in.gov or 317-571-4245

 

Carmel Aquatic Center Free Swim Lesson Program
The Free Swim Lesson Program offers free swim lessons to children in the community who do not already know how to swim. Child/child’s sibling must participate in the free/reduced lunch program through the school system they attend. If a child is not yet in school, children with parents or guardians participating in a county rent or utility assistance program may qualify.
Website: https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=cmincsc
Audience: Students in grades K-8

 

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Fishin' in the Park
You're gonna be "hooked." Join us at the park to learn about fishing! Try your luck at catching blue gills, sunfish, and bass. Learn how to tie a fishing knot, put a worm on the hook, and cast the line into the water. This is a catch and release program. All equipment is provided. Don't forget to bring a non-refrigerated snack and folding chair, and let's go fishin'! For ages 8-12. Location: Founders Park.
Friday, Sept. 11 | 6:00-7:30pm | $10 | Activity #256036-01
Register now at carmelclayparks.com.

Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: For students ages 8-12; elementary and middle schools
Contact:  Amanda Jackson at 317-843-3861 or ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

 

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Creativity On-The-Go
Whether you're making a glow-in-the-dark craft, building a volcano, or making a few "fishy" crafts, we will have fun On-The-Go! Design and assemble eye-catching creations relating to the day's theme. Enjoy a short hike outside and a chance to exercise your creativity! For ages 6-9. Location: Founders Park.
Tuesday, Sept. 22 | 4:45pm-6:15pm | $20 | Activity #256013-01
Register now at carmelclayparks.com!

Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: For students ages 6-9
Contact:  Amanda Jackson at 317-843-3861 or ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

 

Kids Show Choir Clinic Hosted by the Indy Adult Show Choir
Do your kids love to sing and dance? Join us on Saturday, September 12th from 9:45-2:15 at Crooked Creek Baptist Church (5540 N. Michigan Road, 46228) for a Kids Show Choir Clinic. Kids in grades 2-6 will spend the day learning two songs and choreography techniques. Cost is $25 for Pre-Registration or $30 at the door and includes lunch. If you have any questions, please contact us at indyadultshowchoir@gmail.com or call (317) 759-3424.
Website: http://dev.indyadultshowchoir.org/?page_id=445
Audience: All school children in grades 2-6

 

Marian University Youth Cheer Clinic
Join the Marian University Cheerleaders for a cheerleading clinic on Saturday, Sept 26th! The clinic is open to all youth and teenage kids grades K-12. Participants will learn sideline cheers, basic stunting, and jumps. They will get to cheer on the sidelines with the MU Cheerleaders for the first quarter of the game, as well as participate in pre-game festivities at the St. Vincent Health Field.
Website: www.marian.edu/cheerclinic
Audience: Elementary and middle school students
Contact:  Kiley Watson at 317-955-6302 or kwatson@marian.edu

 

Dance and Choreography Classes by the Russian School
Dance and choreography classes. Where: University High School at 2825 W. 116 Street, Carmel, IN 46032. When: Sundays, from August 30th to December 6th. Time: Children from 4 to 9 years old, from 1 PM to 1:45 PM. Children 9+ and adults, from 1:50 PM to 2:35 PM. The teacher is a renown ballerina, Mrs. Sinitsyna, who danced at Kitov Theater and taught at Central Indiana Academy of Dance, Metropolitan Ballet Academy in Arlington, Texas and Gregory Hancock Dance Theater in Indianapolis.
Website: www.indydeti.com
Audience: Any grade and school
Contact:  Russian School at 317-399-4685 or indyrussianschool@gmail.com

 

August 21, 2015

Indianapolis Children's Choir Regional Choirs
For Elementary Students who love to sing, ICC regional choirs will begin the first week of September. The Carmel Choir will meet Tuesdays from 6- 7:15 at the Carmel Lutheran Church at 4850 E 131st Street, Carmel. For more information visit www.icchoir.org or call 317-940-8545.
Website: www.icchoir.org
Audience: Elementary Students

 

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Volleyball Stars
Bump, set, spike! Continue developing your volleyball skills and sportsmanship. Learn the proper techniques for passing, setting, serving, and more! Daily scrimmages will reinforce what you have learned. For ages 7-9.
Thursdays | Sept. 17-Oct. 8 | 5:30-6:20pm | $50 | Activity #256002-01

Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: For students ages 7-9, elementary schools
Contact:  Amanda Jackson at 317-843-3861 or ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

 

Swim Lessons/CSC Evaluations
Carmel Aquatic Center is offering swim lessons, stroke development and free swim lessons for those who qualify. The Carmel Swim Club is having fall evaluations September 1-2 from 5:30-7pm at the Carmel High School pool, entrance 21. No reservation is needed.
Website: https://www.teamunify.com/incsc/UserFiles/File/CCS%20Flier%20Fall%20Lessons,%20SD,%20Free%20lessons,%20club%202015.pdf
Audience: For students in grades K-8
Contact:  Lisa Sheets at 317-575-8244 or carmelswimclub@gmail.com

 

Launch into Scouting - August 27th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Boys in 1st to 5th grade have the opportunity to begin their very own adventure in Scouting! Meet friends, go camping, hike through the woods, roast marshmallows, and have fun by joining Cub Scouts on Thursday, August 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at your local elementary school.
View our flyer with contact information at https://goo.gl/KjpZa3 or visit www.JoinScoutsIN.org.
*New members will receive a rocket to build and launch.

Website: https://goo.gl/KjpZa3
Audience: Boys in grades 1-5

 

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Fishin' with a Firefighter
We're gonna reel you in with this unique opportunity to spend time with local firefighters and our on-staff Naturalist as they cover fishing basics including equipment, bait, and techniques. We hope you'll "catch" at least one of hte sessions. For ages 10-16.
Sep 3 | Thursday | 5-7pm | Central Park Lagoon | $24
Sep 12 | Saturday | 9-11am | Founders Park | $24
Sep 26 | Saturday | 9-11am | Central Park Lagoon | $24

Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: For students ages 10-16; middle school and high school
Contact:  Amanda Jackson at 317-843-3861 or ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

 

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Pickleball for Beginners (Tweens & Teens)
Take a swing at it! Join our local USA Pickleball Association Ambassador to learn the rules, strategies, and techniques for one of the fastest growing sports in the nation. For ages 10-17.
Oct 10 | Sat. | 2-4pm | Monon Community Center | $20 | #256037-01
Nov 14 | Sat | 2-4pm | Monon Community Center | $20 | #256037-02

Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: For students ages 10-17; middle school and high school
Contact:  Amanda Jackson at 317-843-3861 or ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

 

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Play House Kids
Designed to give your child a platform to shine, Play House Kids is a creative arts workshop series that will give children a taste of different art forms and help them discover their interests and talents! From the basics of acting, performing, and singing to exploring creativity through pottery and puppets there are numerous exciting workshops to choose from. Join us for one or many! September 1st-October 20th (one day programs). 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. $14 per session.
Website: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search
Audience: 3-5 year olds
Contact:  Jordan Hill at 317-573-5237 or jhill@carmelclayparks.com

 

ITA: FREE Musical Stage Adventures (Ages 4-8)
Join us on September 2nd for a FREE FUN class in Musical Stage Adventures here in Carmel and try out your acting, singing, dancing and playing skills! This class is so much more than performing. Build confidence, make friends, work as a team and improve your reading and speaking voice! Bring your friends and prepare to learn while having lots of fun! Registered students meet once a week for one and a half hours where they will create their own characters for the show and we custom write the script catered to their unique talents and interests.
When: Thursday, Sept 2nd; 4:30pm -5:30pm
RSVP by August 31st at tatyana13@gmail.com

Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2015-Fall-MSA-MT-Flyer-IMAGE.jpg
Audience: Boys and Girls ages 4-8
Contact:  Tatyana at 317-815-9381 or tatyanak13@gmail.com

 

ITA: FREE Musical Theater Trial Classes (ages 9-13)
Join us on September 3rd for a FREE FUN class in Musical Theater and try out your acting, singing, dancing and playing skills! This class offers so much more than performance experience. Build confidence, make friends, work together as a team to write your own show, improve your reading and speaking voice! Bring your friends and prepare to learn while having lots of fun! Registered students meet once a week for one and a half hours where they will create their own characters for the show and are carefully guided through the script writing process to contribute their ideas to be put in the custom written musical designed for their talents and interests.
When: Thursday, Sept 3rd; 5:00pm -6:00pm
RSVP by August 31st at tatyana13@gmail.com

Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2015-Fall-MSA-MT-Flyer-IMAGE.jpg
Audience: Boys and Girls ages 9-13
Contact:  Tatyana at 317-815-9381 or tatyanak13@gmail.com

 

ITA's Actors Take the Stage at the Monon Community Center (ages 8-13)
Young actors will bring their favorite stories to life through theater improvisation and scene development. Students will learn and develop skills of body, voice, and imagination through theater games. Parents are invited to join us for a "Get That Role" party at the end of the class for games and fun improvisations!
Classes held on Tuesdays, September 1 –Oct 20; 6:00- 6:55 PM
Register Here:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/actors-take-the-stage/709

Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2015-Sept-Oct-Youth-Monon-Classes-IMAGE.jpg
Audience: Boys and Girls ages 8-13
Contact:  Tatyana at 317-815-9381 or tatyanak13@gmail.com

 

ITA's For Girls Only at the Monon Community Center (ages 7-12)
This class is dedicated to teaching young women to be true to themselves, overcome difficult situations, choosing quality friends, making the right choices in life, and developing character. Through role-playing, book reading, movie discussion and friend-building games, the girls will learn what it means to possess self-confidence, good character and true friendships.
Classes held on Thursdays, September 3 –Oct 15; 6:00- 6:55 PM
Register Here:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/for-girls-only/788

Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2015-Sept-Oct-Youth-Monon-Classes-IMAGE.jpg
Audience: Girls ages 7-12
Contact:  Tatyana at 317-815-9381 or tatyanak13@gmail.com

 

ITA's Early Readers at the Monon Community Center (ages 3-5)
Preschool years are the most important for language development. In this class, children will be introduced to sounds and words to begin their reading adventure. Writing activities will focus on developing fine motor skills, learning to hold a pencil, and drawing shapes and letters. Prepare your child for school by giving them the gift of early literacy!
Classes held on Thursdays, September 3 – October 15; 10:00-10:55 am
Register Here:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/early-readers/773

Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2015-Sept-Oct-Preschool-Monon-Classes.jpg
Audience: Boys and Girls ages 3-5
Contact:  Tatyana at 317-815-9381 or tatyanak13@gmail.com

 

ITA's Play House Kids at the Monon Community Center (ages 3-5)
Designed to give your child a platform to shine, Play House Kids is a creative arts workshop series that will give children a taste of different art forms and help them discover their interests and talents! From the basics of acting, performing, and singing to exploring creativity through pottery and puppets there are numerous exciting workshops to choose from. Join us for one or many!
Classes held on Tuesdays, September 1– October 20; 10:30-11:25 am
Register Here:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/play-house-kids-actors/995

Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2015-Sept-Oct-Preschool-Monon-Classes.jpg
Audience: Boys and Girls ages 3-5
Contact:  Tatyana at 317-815-9381 or tatyanak13@gmail.com

 

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.