Opportunities for Families

March 17, 2017

I Can Do It Camp
Not going away for Spring Break but need something to do? The “I Can Do It!” Day Camp is a fun-filled, hands-on educational program for youth in grades 3 & 4. The one day camp will be April 4 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Youth will have the opportunity to learn “Heritage Skills” with Purdue staff, volunteers and Hamilton County Extension Homemakers in the following areas: Fun in the Kitchen, Gardening, Knitting, Flower Arranging, Paper Quilling, and Modern Manners. Registration and fee are due by March 29. Space is limited so don't delay.
Website: www.extension.purdue.edu/hamilton
Flyer: https://api.ag.purdue.edu/api/DepotWS/File.ashx?t=f&i=53818
Audience: Grades 3 & 4

Camp DASH is an overnight camp that will be held at Purdue beginning June 10 and ending August 5 with a brief break in the middle and will look at the effect of diet on blood pressure and cholesterol. Campers will eat prescribed diets, participate in educational and recreational activities, and be paid for participating. Prospective campers can learn if they are eligible in a screening and information session. Information about screening and other aspects of Camp DASH is available on the website.
Website: www.purdue.edu/hhs/nutr/campdash
Audience: All boys and girls ages 11-15
Contact: Carol Clark-Elliott, 765-494-0897, campDASH@purdue.edu

Build It! Legos at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us on Thursday, March 23, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the storytime room for this drop-in program, and get creative with Legos! Endless ideas and possibilities. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 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 1-5

Pop Fest: Musicals at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Enjoy popcorn, soda pop, and plenty of great pop music from our favorite film and stage musicals at this Teen Library Council sponsored event for all ages on Saturday, March 25, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the program room. Registration is not required and there is no charge to attend. For more information, call the Young Adult desk at 317-814-3983.
Website: www.carmel.lib.in.us/attend/calendar.cfm
Audience: Grades K-12

Carmel Symphony FAMILY FUN concert
Join the Carmel Symphony Orchestra at 3 pm on Sunday, March 26 at the Palladium for the BEST most WONDERFUL family concert of the season! This concert is designed for younger students and will directed by guest conductor and Carmel HS Orchestra Director, Soo Han. Hear our Young Artist Competition Winner, Gabe Bruner, playing a movement from Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #1, as well as music from Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter and great classical music. The audience is invited to join the musicians ON STAGE at different points in the concert and there is an Instrument Petting Zoo after the concert. Join us for the fun!!!
Website: http://www.carmelsymphony.org/education-community/family-fun
Audience: ALL grades and genders



March 10, 2017

ITA: FOR GIRLS ONLY (ages 7-12) at the Monon Center
Do you know how hard it is to survive in today’s “girls’ world”? This class is dedicated to teaching young girls to be true to themselves, overcome difficult situations, choosing quality friends, making the right choices in life, and developing a beautiful character.
WHEN: Mar 16 – Apr 27, Thursdays; 6:00-6:55 pm; Fee: $91
REGISTER: https://apm.activecommunities.com/carmelclayparks/Activity_Search/for-girls-only/5326

Website: http://internationaltalentacademy.org
Flyer: https://www.facebook.com/internationaltalentacademy/photos/a.10150746555490533.729626.325965590532/10158439583875533/?type=3&theater
Audience: Ages 7-12
Contact: Tatyana Komarova, 317-815-9381, tatyanak13@gmail.com

Carmel Symphony Orchestra March 11 Concert
The Carmel Symphony Orchestra is performing Saturday, March 11 (7:30pm) at the Palladium. The CSO is performing Strauss' Horn Concerto featuring Jeff Nelsen and Symphony #6 "Pathetique" by Tchaikovsky. Attend the concert and meet Kelly Corcoran, the second conductor candidate. Mark your calendars for the CSO Family Fun Concert on Sunday, March 26th. Family Fun is our most friendly concert of the season (with special guest conductor Mr. Soo Han)!
Website: www.carmelsymphony.org
Flyer: http://www.carmelsymphony.org/concerts-tickets/concerts/501-tchaikovsky-strauss
Audience: middle and high school students.
all genders

Elementary STEAM: Weather at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Be prepared to explore, design, build, and create on Friday, March 17, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the story time room. This month we will explore weather through several stations for learning and exploring this STEAM concept. 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 2-5

Monday Madness at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Each week we have a different theme full of special activities that not only get you thinking and laughing but also connect you with your community through pictures or video on our social media outlets. On Monday, March 13, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the story time room, we'll be working on some radical art projects, including yarn bombing the library! 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

March 3, 2017

Forest Dale Elementary PTO Mulch Sale
Spring is coming and the annual Forest Dale PTO Mulch Sale is now underway, with many mulch varieties from Musselman Farms available to you at great rates with no sales tax and free delivery! Delivery is free to ALL homes within the Carmel Clay School district, so please share this great offer with your family, friends, and neighbors throughout Carmel! Orders and payments will be collected electronically again this year, and you may access the order form by clicking this link below. Four Wednesday/Thursday delivery dates are offered: March 22, March 23, April 19, or April 20 (orders must be received by noon one week prior to the chosen delivery date). There is a 3 cubic yard minimum order; if this is too much for you, consider splitting an order with a neighbor! Please contact Rebecca Horrocks (bechorrocks@gmail.com) or Debbie Neumann (debneu@sbcglobal.net) with any questions.
Website: https://fde.formstack.com/forms/2017_mulch_sale
Audience: Homes within the Carmel Clay School District

Spring/Summer Swim Lessons; Summer Swim Club
Evaluations for the Carmel Swim Club long course season (summer) will be Monday, March 20, 2017 from 5:30-7pm at the Carmel High School pool. No appointment is needed.
Flyer: https://www.teamunify.com/incsc/UserFiles/File/School%20Flier%20022817.pdf
Audience: K-8, male and female, elementary-middle school
Contact: Lisa Sheets, 317-575-8244,

Robotics Expo at the Carmel Clay Public Library
Join us at the library for this unique event on Sunday, March 5, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the program room. Connect with local robotics teams and other technology experts in the community. Organizations represented will include the Carmel Girls Can Code Club, the Carmel High School InventTeam, Robotics for Kids, CoderDojo, the University High School Robotics Club, Creekside Middle School Lego Robotics Club, and others. See some of the library's own robots and technology in action as well! Children ages 6-10 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 317-844-3362.
Audience: Grades 1-12

Mohawk Trails Presents POW WOW 2017
Friday, March 24th 6:00pm-9:00pm at Mohawk Trails Elementary!
The annual fundraising event to include petting zoo, games, silent auction, food and more!
Tickets now on sale! To purchase your POW WOW Tickets, simply go to the website http://mohawk.ticket.qtego.net/ anytime between March 2nd and March 23rd to get the pre-sale rate.
Audience: All grades and community!

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.