Community Connections -

October Newsletter - Fresno/Clovis

The Begining Has been BRIGHT!

We have had a BLAST with all of YOU at our September events! We are hopeful that the momentum is just getting started and many more of you will join in on the fun and relationships awaiting you at Community Connection events!


We have changed the format of this October newsletter a bit. We have combined all Fresno/Clovis area events and put them into DATE ORDER. Our goal is to make this a more organized tool for you! We hope that you will read this newsletter, RSVP through Inspiration Station (direct links provided), and participate! It's gonna be a great year!


*Please remember CC Events are not drop-off nor are the CC staff responsible for supervising students at these events. Parents are responsible for providing supervision of their children for every Community Connection activity, event & field trip.

Live links are provided within this newsletter!

Many events in this newsletter have live links to take you directly to the spot within Inspiration Station where you can secure your spot. You may also choose to log into Inspiration Station yourself, click on "Field Trip" then "Central Valley" then the "Community Connections" tab. You can even use the search bar to put in key words like "Fresno" or the title of an event to make finding it easier.

October Events

High School Only Ropes course: E.D.G.E. at Fresno State University on 10/15/19

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Half Day Adventure Program (4 hours) – This is our most popular program and rightfully so! Teams

start with ground level team-building and trust challenges. Through these exercises, groups build a

foundation for working together and individuals learn introspective techniques for leadership and

interpersonal skills. The day is culminated with our high elements and building self-esteem with

individuals all while keeping a team focus.


This event is for High School students only. Chaperones/Adults will not be participating but must stay on the property for the duration of the trip.


Information for siblings: There will be a grassy area that parents and siblings may hang out at. I will bring sports equipment for younger siblings to play with. You may want to bring a blanket, snacks and some relaxing activities as well.


In order to participate in this event you will need a signed waiver. Once you have booked your tickets, please go to Fresno E.D.G.E Waiver to complete your waiver.


*CC Events are not drop-off nor are the CC staff responsible for supervising students at these events. Parents are responsible for providing supervision of their children for every Community Connection activity, event and field trip.

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Parent University: Nature Journals

WHEN

Tuesday, October 15th from 10am - 12pm

WHERE

Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies at Riverview Ranch

11605 Old Friant Rd, Fresno 93730


With Fall in the air, it’s the perfect time to take your teaching outside. Have you been thinking about starting a Nature Journal? Or are you already an expert? We invite all of you to join us for an outdoor Parent University session to explore this teaching style. We will meet at the Coke Hallowell Center at the picnic tables to check in and learn more about Nature Journaling. If you have Nature Journals please bring them, if not the children will have an opportunity to make one before we get started. Then, we will walk the Hidden Homes Nature Trail and try to find these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. After our hike, please join us back at the picnic tables for a snack while we finish up our journals and visit with new friends.


All ages are welcome, but event will be geared towards TK-3rd grades.

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Family Skate Day, Wednesday Oct 16

Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 10pm

2881 Peach Avenue

Clovis, CA

Join us for two hours of skating fun at United Skates of Clovis.


All ages welcome!


There are skater and non-skater tickets available. Please sign up for the appropriate ticket according to if you are participating or not.

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Red Ribbon Week Rally

WHEN

Tuesday, October 22nd from 9:30-12:00

WHERE

Dry Creek Park (855 N. Clovis Ave. Clovis, CA, 93611)


Come out and help us kick off Red Ribbon Week with a rally in the park! The focus will be on keeping our mind, body, and spirit healthy. There will be fun activities that will challenge the mind, exercise the body, and lift your spirits. Don’t forget to wear RED! There will be a “RED Fashion Show”- can you dress in red from head to toe? Prize for the winner!

Pumpkin Day: Tuesday, October 29th at 10:00

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Pumpkin Day!

Tuesday, October 29th at 10:00 am


Come join us at Dry Creek Park for all things PUMPKIN!

We will have our famous pumpkin contest, pumpkin relays and crafts! You may even come dressed up in your costume if you would like.


Pumpkin Contest directions:

All pumpkins should be completed at home and brought to the park for competition. You may enter in the carved (only carving may be done) or decorated category (these may be creative use a variety of artistic mediums). All students in attendance will be able to vote for their favorite (not their own) pumpkin in each category. The winner in each category will receive a prize!


We look forward to this fun day together!

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Book Character Parade and Jr Aviator's Club

Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 9:30pm

84 North Sunnyside Avenue

Clovis, CA

Join us for a Book Character Parade! Come dressed as your favorite book character and bring the book! We will have a parade and show off our favorite characters.


Afterwards, we will continue our monthly Jr. Aviator's Club meeting by exploring all things aviation.

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Pumpkin Day!

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 10am

2065 East Shepherd Avenue

Fresno, CA

Come join us at Selma Layne Park for all things PUMPKIN!


Bring a carved or decorated pumpkin to the park for display. All pumpkin carving or decorating should take place at home. There will be two categories. A pumpkin may be entered in the carved category if only carving has been done. A pumpkin may be entered in the decorated category if there is a combination of carving and decorating or only decorating of any kind. Students will be able to vote for their favorite pumpkin in both categories, and prizes will be given for pumpkins in both categories.


This is such a fun time to enjoy socializing with old friends, make new ones while we have fun with pumpkin relays and games! Since it is Halloween, have the kids dress up if they wish! We also would like to have a station to taste some pumpkin treats. If you would like to bring a pumpkin treat to share with others we would love it. Bite size portions please.


We can't wait to see you on this super fun day!


Event takes place from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. with voting to take place at 11:30.


CC Events are not drop-off nor are the CC staff responsible for supervising students at these events. Parents are responsible for providing supervision of their children for every Community Connection activity, event and field trip.

A peek into November Events

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Mysterious Benedict Society Book Club

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 10am

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Welcome to the Mysterious Benedict Society! Join us as we discover the secret mission only the most intelligent and resourceful children can complete!


Come join us to discuss this amazing novel! Please have the novel read ahead of time and we will discuss, dissect and engage in some fun activities to commemorate this exciting novel! Book clubs are my passion and I can't wait to share it with Inspire students!


This event will take place from 9:30-12:00. Please check back periodically to confirm the location for this fun look into the world of special opportunities made available to the the children of The Mysterious Benedict Society. I will email those registered with the location, once it is set.


There are a few copies of this book at the Inspire Lending Library or find one at a local library or bookstore.c


*CC Events are not drop-off nor are the CC staff responsible for supervising students at these events. Parents are responsible for providing supervision of their children for every Community Connection activity, event & field trip.

CC Events are not drop-off nor are the CC staff responsible for supervising students at these events. Parents are responsible for providing supervision of their children for every Community Connection activity, event and field trip.

Your CC Coordinators:


Fresno Thursday- Jenn Falco

Fresno Tuesday - Shelly Elrod

Clovis Tuesday - Kristen Karr

Clovis Wednesday - Jenny Plumb

Looking forward to a year full of the adventure of learning!