Where Learning Meets Adventure

--- SEPTEMBER 2019 ---

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Community Connections Gatherings


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


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.

September Events

The theme for September

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

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

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Sept. 4: Back to School Beach Bash field trip (RSVP)

Click here for more details and to RSVP.

Sept. 11: Adventures in Flight (RSVP)

Click here for more details and to RSVP.

Sept. 17: John Wayne Airport Tour (RSVP)

Click here for more details and to RSVP. Space is limited.

Sept. 18: Lyon Air Museum field trip (RSVP)

Click here for more details and to RSVP

Kirsten Ayulo

Community Coordinator, Irvine area

Maricka Parker

Community Coordinator, Irvine area

-------- Garden Grove Area --------

Sept. 10: "Not" Back to School Day with Kites (RSVP)

Experience kite flying with Kite Connections at the HB pier. Click here for more details and to RSVP.

Sept. 17: Adventure Day (RSVP)

Click here for more details and to RSVP.

Sept. 24: Picture Day and Mad Science (RSVP)

Mad Science experience is $5, RSVP and use funds by clicking here. Picture Day only RSVP's available here as well.

Anita LeMonnier

Community Coordinator, Garden Grove area

Michelle Eschenburg

Community Coordinator, Garden Grove area

-------- Yorba Linda/Brea Area --------

Sept. 11: "SMILE" Picture Day (RSVP)

Click here for more details and to RSVP.

Sept. 18: Airplane Exploration Adventure Day (RSVP)

Click here for more details and to RSVP.

Sept. 25: Fullerton Airport field trip (RSVP)

Click here for more details and to RSVP (limited spots available).

Allison Gaddis

Community Coordinator, Yorba Linda area

Sarah Lucey

Community Coordinator, Brea area

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

Calling all High School Students!!! Each month we will have a hangout just for you!

SEPTEMBER IS…. ADVENTURES IN FLIGHT!

Come join us this month as we “take off” into the new school year!


SEPTEMBER 10

Build Community with your High School Peers

Meet people, make friends, make plans

You get your coffee we’ll bring the Donuts!!


Starbucks, Fullerton - 3:00 - 4:30 pm

1390 N. Harbor Blvd


Contact: Sarah Lucey - slucey@inspireschools.org


SEPTEMBER 13

We can meet up and talk about the upcoming year’s events- there’s shopping and fun places to take pictures too- so bring a friend! Can’t wait to meet you!


Nook Coffee Bar- The LAB Anti-Mall - 2:00 - 3:00 pm

2930 Bristol St., B105 Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Contact: Michelle Eschenburg - meschenburg@inspireschools.org


SEPTEMBER 25

Meet your Irvine friends

Drink some Boba!


7 Leaves Cafe - 2:00 - 3:30 pm

14845 Jeffrey Rd. Irvine, CA 92618


Contact: Kirsten Ayulo - kirsten.ayulo@inspireschools.org

Sept. 13: HS Hangout @ Nook Coffee Bar (RSVP)

at the LAB - Anti Mall in Costa Mesa

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