Opportunities for Families

December 2, 2016

Indy Fuel Teacher, Staff, and Student Appreciation Nights
A special ticket link has been created for your staff to access discounted Indy Fuel tickets. Students and their families are also invited to receive the discounted rate. The cost per ticket varies, as it depends on the level of ticket you purchase. COPY AND PASTE the link provided into your Internet Browser to access the discounted tickets!
Website: www.indyfuelhockey.com
Flyer: https://fuel.isportstix.com/order/group/TeachJF/
Audience: Teachers, Faculty, Students and their families
Contact: Jake Friedman, (317) 608-2693, jfriedman@indyfuelhockey.com

Carmel Symphony Holiday Dec 10 Concert
Enjoy pop, jazz and classical holiday favorites with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, December 10th at the beautiful Palladium (3pm and 7:30pm). This FAMILY FRIENDLY concert features jazz vocalist Anne Hampton Callaway with guest conductor Charles Prince. Students tickets for high school and younger are always $5 and college students are $10. Call 843-3800 for ticket information or go to www.carmelsymphony.org.
Website: www.carmelsymphony.org
Flyer: http://www.carmelsymphony.org/concerts-tickets/concerts/499-indiana-university-health-holidays-with-ann-hampton-callaway
Audience: All grades and genders
Contact: Laura Payne, 317-979-0324, lpayne@carmelsymphony.org

Hour of Code at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Come join other kids to do Hour of Code from Code.org on Monday, December 5, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the second floor training room. Librarians will be on hand to help if you get stuck. Choose your own code adventure; then learn how to do blockly coding on our computers or iPads. Registration not required. 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

Brown Bag Book Club at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Bring your parent or caregiver and discuss the book Catwings by Ursula Le Guin on Thursday, December 8, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. in the book club room. Registration is required, online, in person, or by calling 317-844-3363.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 2-4

Carmel High School 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 21, 2016 from 4-6:30 p.m. with a performance between the CHS JV and Varsity Basketball games. For more information and to register, please click here.
Website: www.carmelgreyhounds.com
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0Ih5fQvtNkfZUkxV1F5bEVQa3c/view?usp=sharing 
Audience: All Kids age Kindergarten - 5th grade.
Contact: Krista Avagian, 317-848-8926, kavagian1@indy.rr.com

November 18, 2016

International Games Day at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us on Saturday, November 19, anytime between 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the program room for board games, chess and checkers, puzzles, and game demos, including some brand new games! Snacks, drinks and raffle prizes will be provided. Registration not required. For more information, call the Young Adult desk at 317-814-3983.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 1-12
Contact: Amanda Jackson, (317)843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

Let it Snow—Planetarium Show!
Join us at the Carmel High School Planetarium for a delightful multimedia presentation that celebrates
this festive time of year with a Holiday Music Planetarium Show! We will begin the show with a tour of the night sky, and a special presentation by CHS Senior Sam Wishon; then we will share some of the all-time classic holiday music and images we have come to love over the years! This will be fun for the entire family!!
Presentation Date:
Thursday, Dec. 1st, 2016
7:30 PM
Running Time: 40 minutes
Flyer: http://www1.ccs.k12.in.us/chs/planetarium/Publicplanetariumshows
Audience: General Public
Contact: Keith Turner, 317-846-7721, wkturner@ccs.k12.in.us

Incrediplex Holiday Camp
Incrediplex is a four-acre sports and entertainment facility on the northeast side of Indianapolis offering an exciting day camp for students ages 6 to 14 from December 26th through December 30th and January 2nd through the 6th. Children will take part in a multitude of sports activities, play on our inflatables, obstacle course, rock climbing wall, Euro-Bungy trampolines, laser tag arena, cosmic bowling alley, arcade games and take part in arts and crafts. We offer a sibling discount as well as single and half day options.
Website: http://www.incrediplex.com
Flyer: http://www.incrediplex.com/_upload/PDF/Holiday%20Camp%202016%20Combined.pdf
Audience: Kindergarten through 8th grade, all abilities welcome.
Contact: Erin Wolfe, 317.823.9555, marketing@incrediplex.com

November 11, 2016

 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0Ih5fQvtNkfSkl5bjNzUU9UbDQ/view?usp=sharing

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. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle. Knee pads are optional, but recommended. For ages 7-9. $50/participant.
Mondays, Nov 21 - Dec 12 | 5-6pm | Monon Community Center | #266002-01
Register online at carmelclayparks.com!
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: Boys & girls, ages 7-9; Elementary Schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson, (317)843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation: Half-Day Recreational Winter Break Camp
Get your last minute errands done for the holidays while your kids enjoy learning about a variety of topics in both indoor and outdoor classrooms. Each participant should bring a snack and dress for the weather - boots and all! $20 per day or register for the whole week and save 10%. For ages 5-10.
Camps will run from 1-4pm at the Monon Community Center!
Register online at carmelclayparks.com, using Activity #266013-00.
Website: www.carmelclayparks.com
Audience: For boys and girls, ages 5-10; Elementary Schools
Contact: Amanda Jackson, (317)843-3861, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com


Try It: Modern Dance at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Want to learn about modern dance? Come prepared to move and learn basic modern choreography led by a dance instructor on Saturday, November 12, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the storytime room. Participants will perform their dance for caregivers during the last 15 minutes of the program. 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 start time. For more information, call 317-844-3363.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 2-5

November 4, 2016

CHS Veterans Day Program
Every year Carmel High School honors our local veterans with a program that includes patriotic music by a CHS orchestra and the school’s top choir, patriotic speeches by students, and recognition of a local veteran who speaks to the assembly, as well as recognition of all veterans in attendance. Further, we provide lunch for any veteran who attends. Any interested veterans, please let us know (wellery@ccs.k12.in.us) if they are planning to attend so that we can plan for food. The ceremony this year will actually be on Veterans Day, November 11, at 10am. Parking will be reserved out front, and we encourage veterans to begin arriving at 9:40.
Audience: any veterans and community members
Contact: Will Ellery, 317-846-7721, wellery@ccs.k12.in.us

Hamilton County 4-H
4-H is an informal educational program where youth “Learn by Doing.” Anyone 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. A great opportunity to develop a hobby, experience camp, make new friends, and promote family togetherness. The 2017 4-H Enrollment Period is NOW. You must re-enroll every year. Contact the Purdue Extension Hamilton County Office at 317-776-0854 for more information.
Website: www.extension.purdue.edu/hamilton
Flyer: https://api.ag.purdue.edu/api/DepotWS/File.ashx?t=f&i=45995
Audience: All students grades 3 - 12

Hamilton County Mini 4-H
Youth in grades K-2 are eligible for Hamilton County Mini 4-H. The program is geared towards activity based learning. Curriculum is based on age appropriate research and involves cooperative, experiential, and noncompetitive activities. Additional information is available at the Purdue Extension Hamilton County Office, 2003 Pleasant Street in Noblesville or call (317) 776-0854.
Website: www.extension.purdue.edu/hamilton
Flyer: https://api.ag.purdue.edu/api/DepotWS/File.ashx?t=f&i=45996
Audience: Parents of students in kindergarten - grade 2

Bites N Books at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Do you like to read and eat? Then join us to discuss The Teacher's Funeral by Richard Peck and participate in an activity related to the book on Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. in the Book Club Room. Snacks provided. Registration is required, online, in person, or by calling 317-844-3363.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades 4-7

Brown Bag Book Club at the Carmel Clay Public Library
This group is for children with a caregiver. We will discuss the book Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan on Thursday, November 10, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. in the Book Club Room. Registration is required, online, in person, or by calling 317-844-3363.
Audience: Grades 2-4

Project Snowflake Holiday Bereavement Workshop
St. Vincent Hospice will be holding our annual one-day, holiday-themed workshop entitled Project Snowflake on Saturday, December 3 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at our hospice facility on the Northside of Indianapolis. The programming is designed specifically for families with children ages 5 to 12 who have had a loved one die. All children within this age range who have experienced the death of someone close to them are welcome to attend. The workshop is free, but space is limited and advance registration is required. Please contact the St. Vincent Hospice Bereavement Department at (317) 982-3573 to register.
Audience: Children ages 5-12 and their families who have had a loved one die. The loved one need not have died in hospice or of natural causes; all children within this age group who have had someone close to them die are welcome.

Meet us in THE ELF WORKSHOP at COOL CREEK PARK NATURE CENTER on November 19th, from 1:30-3:30 pm, to decorate backpacks for kids in need. The bags will then be filled with healthy snacks and goodies & given to kids in need for the holidays!
There will be:
-Backpacks to decorate for kids in need (leave it at the party and we'll get it filled and delivered!)*
-A backpack for you to decorate and take home*
-Decorate a holiday card for a child in need
-A variety of crafts
-Festive snacks
-Fun photo opps
A great way to teach the family about giving back during the holiday season!
*$5 - $10 donation ticket levels
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/create-for-a-cause-a-fun-family-holiday-event-that-helps-others-tickets-28616732417
Flyer: http://monkeydoproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Create4CauseFlyer-841x1024.png
Audience: elementary and middle school families

Charity Runway Show and Vendor Sale
Join us for the second annual Runway for Riley at the CHS freshman cafeteria (door 13) Saturday November 12th at 7pm. The evening will include a show of the latest women's and men's fashion from local boutiques and stores including AH Collection, Delaney's, Beauty & Grace, Jos A Bank and many more! After the show join us for a vendor sale and get a start on your holiday shopping! In addition there will be a silent auction, refreshments, AND valuable boutique coupons and discounts given to all attendees including a $25 gift card from one of our participating businesses! Grab your daughters and your friends for a girls night out supporting a great cause. Tickets are $5 at the door and all proceeds benefit Riley Hospital for Children.
Audience: all grades, genders and schools
Contact: Sarah Wolff, 846-7721 ext 7269, swolff@ccs.k12.in.us


Clay Middle School Make-A-Wish 
Clay Middle School’s Team Avengers has been fundraising this fall for Make-A-Wish® Foundation.The students hope to raise enough money to grant wishes to two students in the Carmel community. Students have been working very hard and are very close to reaching their goal. Please consider helping them reach that goal by donating to their online page.
Website: http://site.wish.org/goto/ClayTeamAvengers
Audience: CCS community
Contact: Kelly Speidel, 317-844-7251, kspeidel@ccs.k12.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.

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