Merced Community Connections

October Newsletter

October is here!

Oh how I love fall and cooler weather and the changing leaves! It's my favorite time of year! And we definitely have some fun events coming up to add even more joy!


Check out the video below or keep reading for details!


Also, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the newsletter for future dates to save!


As a reminder, 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.

Merced Community Connections - October

Your Community Coordinator: Katie Millikan

I am so excited to be the new Merced area Community Coordinator! I'll be here to help plan/facilitate events to better connect our local homeschool community! Please feel free to reach out with ideas and suggestions!

Upcoming October Events

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Park Day PLAY

Friday, Oct. 4th, 10am

Moraga Park, Merced, CA, USA

Merced, CA

Join us for a fun park day! Pack a snack or picnic lunch, see old friends, and meet some new families!


This month we are going to play our favorite board/card games! I'll have some ready, but definitely bring your favorite to share!


https://www.icsinspirationstation.net/#/fieldtrip/2/74f35e1f-c496-4cc4-8cb4-16019e9cf18b

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Field Trip: Hunter Farms Pumpkin Patch

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 9:30am

2985 SP Avenue

Atwater, CA

Field Trip Includes:

  • Barnyard Squares Ag “Edu-tainment” Production
  • Self-guided access to: Time Travel Tractor, Barnyard Bounce, Corn Maze, Hay Ride, Dino Dig, Hay Maze, Critter Corral and the new Super Slide.
  • Field Trip Pumpkin per paid student
  • Shaded Picnic Space for Lunch


Please meet promptly at 9:30 for check-in.


We have a space reserved for lunch at 11:30 am so you are welcome to bring a sack lunch.


This is a working ranch. Please wear close toed shoes. Also, a drinking fountain is NOT available, so please bring water or you can purchase bottled water from the farm stand.


https://www.icsinspirationstation.net/#/fieldtrip/2/2712024b-6e75-4c9b-aa12-06323cf787a5

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Field Trip: Multicultural Arts Center Tour and Art Workshops

Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 9am-12pm

645 West Main Street

Merced, CA

Join us as we tour the Merced Multicultural Art Center! We'll get a chance to see the amazing Dia de los Muertos exhibit with works of art from all over the world! Following that, the students will get to participate in two different art workshops lead by ARTREE artists, drawing and painting!


https://www.icsinspirationstation.net/#/fieldtrip/2/ac23b02b-2ad5-4864-9183-7c6c966c93ee

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Picture Day!

Monday, Oct. 21st, 10am-12pm

2816 G Street

Merced, CA

Some Future Dates to Save

  • November 8 - Frozen Jr. at Playhouse Merced
  • November 13 - Merced Beautification Day (service project)
  • November 22 - Friendsgiving Feast


More dates/events coming soon!

Please sign up for Remind!

I will be texting out occasional (I promise just occasional!) reminders for events/field trips, as well as any last-minute changes due to weather, etc. Please sign up for our Merced Community Connections Remind group to be included in these texts! https://www.remind.com/join/mercedcc

Let's have some fun together this month!