Community Connections Goes VIRTUAL

Building Community for Central California Families


The Central California Community Coordinators are excited to offer FUN opportunities to connect with students and families. Below are the options for our virtual workshops that are scheduled through the end of May. We look forward to time with our community!

Each workshop will be 30-45 minutes long. Check to see if any supplies are needed for the workshop, some do and some do not. In the Zoom platform, it is preferred that students use their camera, but it is not required. Hosts will mute the students at the beginning so that all participants have a chance to hear each other and get the workshop started. We cannot wait to see students in Zoom! If you need anything please email Michelene Fitzgerald at

High School Hangout with SHELLY ELROD

Tuesday, May 26th, 2pm

This is an online event.

Come hang out with High School friends while we host a STUDENT SPOTLIGHT and begin to investigate the qualities of a LEADER. Come hang out with us, we are having a BLAST!

If you need the Meeting ID for joining this workshop use 289-366-4076.

Story Time with MEGAN KILGORE (Recomended for grades TK-3)

Tuesday, May 26th, 3pm

This is an online event.

Come connect with other readers and enjoy conversing and thinking about great books! We will read aloud and then talk about the book with guided questions.

If you need the Meeting ID to join us, here it is 512-305-7020.

Circle Time with Mrs. RHODES (Recommended for grades K-3)

Wednesday, May 27th, 11am

This is an online event.

Circle time with Mrs.Rhodes! Read aloud stories, some musical fun, academic learning for all younger grades. Tune in to see all Mrs. Rhodes crazy fun antics. We will be moving, dancing, and wiggling. Learning adventures provided by email to complete at home after each zoom class.

Please mark your calendars and join us!

If you need the Meeting ID for this workshop you should use 695-760-169.

Young Aviator's Club with JENNY PLUMB (Recommended for Grades K-8)

Wednesday, May 27th, 12pm

This is an online event.

Come learn about Bernoulli's principle and the forces of flight with us

Our virtual content changes a bit each week, but we will continue through the end of May.

If you need the Meeting ID to join this workshop please use 768-326-7073

Minecraft Maker Space Science with SHIELA SKIBBIE (Recommended for grades 3rd and up)

Wednesday, May 27th, 1pm

This is an online event.

Come share some of your Minecraft creations that you've made and maybe pick up the challenge to build something scientific! Mrs. Skibbie will host workshops each week at the same time and day that will be full of cool projects. If you are sending her a project or have a question, here is her email address,

If you need a Meeting ID to join this workshop use 386-061-7655

Book Club: The Chocolate Touch with JENNIFER FALCO (Recommended grades 4-8)

Thursday, May 28th, 10:30am

This is an online event.

If you have a copy of the book to read that is awesome but not required. I will be reading this aloud if we need to and we will do some fun comprehension and writing activities to accompany this. If you need the Meeting ID to join the workshop use 954-823-9476

UPDATE: For those of you that attended here are the activities I mentioned yesterday and the links to listen to the chapters. If you would still like to join us next week you definitely still can! I am so excited to hear your thoughts, opinions, and predictions about silly John Midas!

I have a few pages with some short writing answers that cover the four chapters we are covering this week if you would like them. I want to encourage you to go through these and really think about your answers. Really take this opportunity to practice quality writing, complete sentences, and varied vocabulary. I am so looking forward to hearing what you all think! Please email me to have the sheets sent to you

Chocolate Touch Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Let's DRAW with KRISTEN KARR (Recommended for grades TK-3)

Thursday, May 28th, 12pm

This is an online event.

Join us for a fun directed art activity inspired by a new read-aloud each week. Please have plain white paper and a pencil. You could also bring color to your drawing with crayons, markers or watercolor. Mrs. Karr will host her workshop each week. Plan to join us for some fun!

If you need the Meeting ID to join this workshop use 329-437-5601.

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Virtual Field Trips this week to Machu Picchu with KATIE MILLIKAN (Recommended for grades TK-5)

Thursday, May 28th, 1pm

This is an online event.

Come join us each week for a series of virtual field trips to exciting new destinations! We'll be heading to the Machu Picchu, Seattle Aquarium, a coral reef, the Kennedy Space Station, a dinosaur museum, a fire station, and a zoo! Mrs. Millikan will host workshops every week. Plan to join her for some cool field trips!

If you need a Meeting ID to join this workshop use 319-037-4493.