Community Connections -

January Newsletter - Monterey/ Hollister Area

Winter is upon us! Time to cozy up in front of a fire and enjoy our loved ones!

Community Connections

As we return from our winter break we have two events to look forward to. I am really enjoying getting to know all our wonderful Inspire families. Many of you are my regulars now and I really love watching the friendships starting to blossom. I encourage all of you to take advantage of our fun educational outings. Any suggestions, ideas, please forward it to my email. I am currently filling in all our semester two events. I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!


Cancellation of Fieldtrips/Events:

In order to keep positive relationships with vendors, and also for us to plan events with the correct number of supplies, please be careful to sign up for trips/events that you will likely be able to attend. We understand that illnesses can make plans change at the last minute. We definitely understand that. You are able to cancel, when you know in advance, on your own in the FTE up until the closing date. You can really help us out by paying careful attention to that date in the FTE and canceling prior to that date if you need to. We use this date to give vendors final numbers, and also to purchase and provide enough materials. If we find out after that date, supplies have been purchased and vendors have been notified/paid, and it does not allow us to replace your spot or issue refunds. We are getting quite a few cancellations a couple of days before events. We understand that this is all new, and we are figuring it out with you. No worries. If we could minimize this with open communication that would be great. Also, please make sure that you register for each and every trip and event.Thank you for understanding. See you on an adventure soon!


*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.

Semester 1 events were super fun!

We had a ton of fun last semester and we hope to continue the adventure for second semester. We plan to go back to the rest home for another visit or two as well. They really enjoyed our students at our December event and its a wonderful way to give back to our community. Park Days will continue once winter is over. If you have any more suggestions for semester two please let me know. Let the adventure in learning continue.

How to find Community Connection Events in our area?

You can to log into Inspiration Station, click on "Field Trip" then "Monterey" then the "Community Connections" tab. You can even use the search bar to put in key words like "Monterey" or the title of an event to make finding it easier.
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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and Butterfly Sanctuary

Wednesday, Jan. 22nd 2020 at 9:45am-12:45pm

165 Forest Avenue

Pacific Grove, CA

MUST SIGN UP AT LEAST 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT (museum must organize enough staff to assist us- no late adds will be allowed after the event closes on Inspiration Station)


Please meet outside the museum at 9:45 am to sign-in for our tour. The event starts right at 10 am. Students will receive programming with museum staff in the museum's classroom. Then they will work on a scavenger hunt and have lunch at a nearby park. After lunch, we will drive to the nearby butterfly sanctuary (1 mile away) and we will be led on a tour of the sanctuary and view monarch butterflies.


BRING A SACK LUNCH/ SNACK


The museum website provides many educational events to attend before and after our scheduled field trip. This is a wonderful place to visit regularly. https://www.pgmuseum.org/


Sign up NOW!

Inspiration Station Link

https://www.icsinspirationstation.net/#/.


*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.

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Pizza My Heart

Tuesday, Jan. 28th 2020 at 9-11am

660 Del Monte Center

Monterey, CA

Come to tour Pizza My Heart and make your own pizza's! FOR FREE! The manager will also be giving advice to older students about how to fill out job applications and what he expects of new employees entering the job field for the first time. Math lesson plans will also be provided following the event to touch on fractions and how dividing up a pizza is a great analogy for fraction practice.


Sign up Today!!!

Inspiration Station Link

https://www.icsinspirationstation.net/#/fieldtrip/all/d5ff235c-655a-437c-b97a-3fe1b994fe49


*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.

Your CC Coordinator:

Kristen Rhodes

Monterey/ Hollister Areas

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