Where Learning Meets Adventure

--- OCTOBER 2019 ---

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Community Connections in Orange County


Welcome to the Orange County Community Connections Monthly Newsletter. Here you will find information about the special gatherings we have planned for October.


You will also find all our events in the Field Trip and Events (FTE) Inspire page where you will sign-up and RSVP for each event. Some of the field trips may have a cost. The price will listed in the FTE. All new events open for registration on Mondays at 8:00 am.


We will always keep the teenagers in mind at these events as well as plan some special gatherings just for them (see High School Hangout info near the bottom of this newsletter).


We look forward to facilitating connections, inspiring community, and enhancing the Adventure of Learning!

What is Community Connections?

Each month we will have at least 3 activities, one per week, for families to participate in*. There will be an Adventure Day, usually at a park, with themed activities for all ages the same day and hours each month so you can schedule and plan accordingly. Another week will be an event such as a book fair, Fall/Spring festivals, wax museum, science fair, college and career day, picture day etc.. Lastly, there will be a field trip.



These have all been designed and created with suggestions from YOU, the Community Coordinators, and with geographic areas in mind. Currently we have communities in the Irvine, Yorba Linda/Brea, and Garden Grove areas and hope to expand to other areas in the future.



*Please keep in mind that 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. Families may work together to carpool, but an adult must be present at all activities.

Community Connections Parent Website

To access all the CC newsletters and events in all regions throughout the state, please check out the all-new CC Parent Website.

October Events

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{Scroll to end to find High School Hang Out info}

-------- Irvine Area --------

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October 23rd: PUMPKIN PALOOZA

Irvine Regional Park

1 Irvine Park Rd

Orange, CA 92869


It’s all things pumpkin! Dress up as your favorite historical figure (always family friendly). Use your skills to pumpkin bowl, pumpkin chuck, and so much more! All ages will enjoy this wacky array of fun!

Oct. 9th: Irvine area ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND (RSVP)

Click here to RSVP for this event.

Oct. 23rd: Irvine area PUMPKINPALOOZA (RSVP)

Click here to RSVP for this event.

Kirsten Ayulo

Community Coordinator, Irvine area

Maricka Parker

Community Coordinator, Irvine area

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Oct. 15th: GG area NATURE CENTER FIELD TRIP (RSVP)

Click here to RSVP for this event.

Oct. 22nd: GG area FALL FESTIVAL (RSVP)

Click here to RSVP for this event.

Anita LeMonnier

Community Coordinator, Garden Grove area

Michelle Eschenburg

Community Coordinator, Garden Grove area

----- North Orange County Area -----

Oct. 9th: North OC area FALL ADVENTURE DAY (RSVP)

Click here to RSVP for this event.

Allison Gaddis

Community Coordinator, Yorba Linda area

Sarah Lucey

Community Coordinator, Brea area

----- HIGH SCHOOL HANGOUTS -----

Calling all High School Students!!!

October 25: Brainy Actz Escape Room

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$25 p/person including snacks


17981 Sky Park Circle

Building 39

Irvine 92614


Get your strategy on! Work in teams to unlock the mystery. Experience the thrill of conquering the challenge and eat a meal together..


We have room for 60 teens from North and South OC, so don’t be shy.

Oct. 25th: TEENS BRAINY ACTZ ESCAPE ROOM (RSVP)

Click here to RSVP for this event.

Erin McStay

High School Community Coordinator, Orange County

Reminders

  • Parents - 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.
  • Nut Aware - Please be aware we may have students with allergies - please bring nut-free snacks and food with you.
  • Sick Children - We know no one wants to miss our gatherings, but keeping ill students at home protects everyone, including those with fragile immune systems. Thank you for not spreading germs.

Gina Garland, M.Ed

Regional Community Coordinator, OC/LA