EVENT: Stuff the Bus school supply drive dates

Each year United Ways across the country partner with their local Walmarts to hold a community school supply drive called Stuff the Bus. Volunteers provide shoppers with a list of needed supplies compiled by the school system and encourage them to purchase an item to donate. Donated items are placed on a bus in the parking lot and driven to a distribution point at the end of the event.

This year, UWRC is holding Stuff the Bus events on two separate Saturdays:

Saturday, August 4 from 10 am – 1 pm – Lawrence County, OH, and Mason County, WV

And

Saturday, August 11 from 10 am – 1 pm – Cabell (both Walmarts), Wayne, and Lincoln counties (the Lincoln County Event will be a Back-to-School Bash, since they don’t have a Walmart)

 

We need volunteers at all locations to talk up the cause, pass out lists to entering customers, track donations on the bus, and/or help unload at the distribution points. This is a very tangible way to help vulnerable students in our service area, plus it’s fun and family-friendly!

 

Locations are listed below. If you’re interested in helping, please sign up at http://www.unitedwevolunteer.org/aem/general/. Feel free to contact Andrea Roy at andrea.roy@unitedwayrivercities.org or 304.523.8929, ext. 107 with any questions.

 

Mason County
Mason Walmart Supercenter, 320 Mallard Lane, Mason, WV 25260

 

Lawrence County, OH
South Point Walmart Supercenter, 354 Private Drive 288, South Point, OH 45680

 

Cabell County

Barboursville Walmart Supercenter, 25 Nichols Drive, Barboursville, WV 25504

Huntington Walmart Supercenter, 3333 US Route 60, Huntington, WV 25705

 

Wayne County

Wayne Walmart Supercenter, 100 McGinnis Drive, Wayne, WV 25570

Lincoln County – Back-to-School Bash!  Details to follow

TBD

 

Feel free to share this opportunity!

Contact:  Andrea Roy at andrea.roy@unitedwayrivercities.org or 304.523.8929, ext. 107 with any questions.

ARTICLE: Op-Ed Encourage your children to continue learning this summer

Cabell County Student Empowerment Team Executive Director Ellenda Ward penned a summer learning op-ed for July 12th  edition of The Herald-Dispatch.

 

It is the lazy, hazy days of summer. School is out; however, that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. I encourage you to find unique ways to share learning experiences with a child.

For example, children like to use their creativity to please others. As adults, we have wonderful opportunities to share our talents and expertise to introduce them to new or different learning experiences during summer vacation. Are you passionate about your hobby? If possible, find ways to scale hobby projects to age appropriate situations with children this summer.

My grandson, Declan Ward, age 6, enjoys sharing my scrapbooking hobby. We recently spent two afternoons where he designed Father’s Day cards for his dad and grandfathers. I had gathered a variety of papers, stickers, washi tape, letters, crayons and tools for him to use for his three cards. I gave him suggestions, but he made all of the choices and designed each card with each person in mind. During the two-hour sessions each day, he was reinforcing his skills mastered in kindergarten by learning how to spell his sentiments, focus on printing, fold paper, measure, use scrapbook cutting tools and coloring skills. At the end of each session, he had been introduced to many techniques I enjoy using. Most of all, the learning experiences provided an opportunity for us to share special time together.

In many cases, most students lose at least two months of their mathematical skills every summer. Summer is especially critical for the most vulnerable students in our community. This group includes children who receive special education services and those who live in poverty. According to a study by John Hopkins University, “Summer learning loss during elementary school accounts for two-thirds of the achievement GAP IN READING between low-income children and their middle-income peers by ninth grade.”

July 12 is the Day of Summer Learning, and the Cabell County Student Empowerment Team (CCSET) and the Cabell County Family Resource Network (Cabell County FRN) are promoting resources and information to keep children engaged in learning all summer long.

How can you provide summer learning opportunities for the children in your life? The National Summer Learning Association has a variety of resources to help parents, caregivers and others prevent summer learning loss:

1. Read at home every day. Help your children choose books that interest them, set reading goals and even start a family book club.

2. Write in a summer journal. Keeping a journal is thrilling to all of the little writers and readers in your household. Even if your child isn’t interested in keeping a journal, encourage him or her to write about the books they’re reading, their summer activities and other happenings in their lives.

3. Go to a local library. In addition to checking out physical and digital books, the Cabell County Public Library hosts several children’s events where your child can create and learn something new. Learn more at cabell.lib.wv.us.

4. Look for free or low-cost activities in your community. The Cabell County Family Resource Network’s Pathways to Summer Fun resource guide provides several free and low-cost summer camps, activities and events for local children. Download the full list at cabellfrn.org.

5. Plant a garden. Start a simple vegetable or fresh herb garden on a windowsill in your house or outside in the backyard. This encourages responsibility and healthy eating.

6. Use counting skills in daily activities. Ask your child to count ingredients in your dinner recipe and calculate coupon discounts at the grocery store. This helps to keep math skills sharp over the summer.

7. Volunteer together. Cabell County has several volunteering opportunities, whether it’s spending time helping others at a nonprofit or doing something with your religious organization. Learn more at cabellfrn.org.

8. Don’t forget to be active. Don’t just stay indoors this summer, and give those digital devices a break. Go on a walk with your child, take a bike ride and visit one of the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreations parks near you.

9. Get creative. Just like I stated before, encourage your child or grandchild to get creative. Get some good

ideas at www.pinterest.com/cabellcountyfrn.

As parents and caregivers, it’s our responsibility to help our children continue to learn every summer. Give your child a head start for the coming school year.

To learn more about the Day of the Summer Learning and the National Summer Learning Association, visit www.summerlearning.org. To learn more about CCSET and the Cabell County FRN, visit http://www.cabellfrn.org/home/ccset/ and www.cabellfrn.org.

 

Ellenda Ward is director of the Cabell County Student Empowerment Team, an initiative of the Cabell County Family Resource Network.

 

Source: Read it here! http://www.herald-dispatch.com/…/article_57f4de36-a860-5c17…

RESOURCE: Cabell County Schools Food Service Department is announcing its sponsorship of the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program schedule

2018 Public Release

 

WEBSITE: http://www.cabellschools.com/news/what_s_new/cabell_summer_food_program_sites_announced

The Cabell County Schools Food Service Department is announcing its sponsorship of the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program.

Breakfast and lunch sites are open to all children, ages 18 years and under, who would like to participate.

Lunch will be served at the following sites. Breakfast will be served at indicated sites.  Meals will not be served at any site on June 20, 2018 or July 4, 2018.

26th Street Baptist Church
June 14-August 2
12:00-1:00, Monday-Friday
2510 10th Avenue, Huntington

A.D. Lewis Community Center
June 14-August 17
12:00-2:00, Monday-Friday
1450 A.D. Lewis Avenue, Huntington

Adams Landing Apartments
June 14-August 17
12:00-1:00, Monday-Friday
820 Virginia Avenue West, Huntington

Alah Spurlock Residence
June 14-August 2
11:00-12:00, Monday-Friday
2350 10th Avenue, Huntington

Altizer Elementary Japanese Immersion Camp
June 18-June 29
9:00-9:30, Monday-Friday
250 3rd Street, Huntington

Anna Toppings Residence
June 14-August 2
11:00-12:00, Monday-Friday
5400 Altizer Avenue, Lot 40, Huntington

Barbara Marks Residence
June 14-August 2
11:00-12:00, Monday-Friday
4870 Hillview Drive, Huntington

Barboursville Middle School Extended School Year
June 18-July 12
Monday-Thursday
Breakfast: 8:30-9:00
Lunch: 10:45-11:45
1400 Central Avenue, Barboursville

Cabell County Board of Education
June 14-August 2
Monday-Friday
Breakfast: 7:00-8:00
Lunch: 1:00-12:00
2850 5th Avenue, Huntington

Cabell County Public Library
June 14-August 17
11:30-12:30, Monday-Friday
455 9th Street, Huntington

Cabell Midland High School Band
July 16-August 2
11:00-12:00, Monday-Friday
2300 US Rt. 60 East, Ona

Cabell Midland High School Football
June 18-June 22
11:00-12:00, Monday-Thursday
July 9-July 26
11:00-12:00, Monday-Thursday
2300 US Rt. 60 East, Ona

Central City Elementary Literacy Camp
June 11-June 29
Monday-Thursday
Breakfast: 7:45-8:15
Lunch: 11:00-12:00
2100 Washington Avenue, Huntington

Cora Black Residence
June 14-August 2
10:30-11:30, Monday-Friday
3336 Maple Court, Huntington

Cox Landing Public Library
June 14-August 2
11:30-12:30, Monday-Friday
6363 Cox Lane, Lesage

CTE Summer Camps (Career Technology Center)
July 10-July 21
11:30-12:30, Monday-Friday
1035 Norway Avenue, Huntington

Explorer Academy Math/Reading
July 2-July 27
Monday-Friday
Breakfast: 8:00-8:30
Lunch: 11:00-12:00
2901 Saltwell Road, Huntington

Fairfield Community Center
June 14-August 2
12:00-1:00, Monday-Friday
2711 8th Avenue, Huntington

Forest Bluff Apartments
June 14-August 17
12:00-1:00, Monday-Friday
7150 Beech Drive, Huntington

Founder’s Landing
June 14-August 2
12:00-1:00, Monday-Friday
2402 5th Avenue West, Huntington

Gallaher Public Library
June 14-August 2
11:30-12:30, Monday-Friday
368 Norway Avenue, Huntington

Guyandotte Public Library
June 14-August 2
11:30-12:30, Monday-Friday
203 Richmond Street, Huntington

Guyandotte United Methodist Church
June 14-August 2
11:30-12:30, Monday-Friday
305 Main Street, Huntington

Huntington East Middle Sixth Grade Camp
June 14-June 15
Thursday-Friday
Breakfast: 8:30-9:00
Lunch: 11:30-12:30
#1 Campbell Drive, Huntington

Huntington East Middle Summer School
June 25-July 27
Monday-Thursday
Breakfast: 7:30-8:00
Lunch: 11:00-12:00
#1 Campbell Drive, Huntington

Huntington High School Band
July 30-August 2
11:00-12:00, Monday-Thursday
One Highlander Way, Huntington

Huntington High School Football
June 14-July 21
11:00-12:00, Monday-Friday
One Highlander Way, Huntington
(No Meals July 2-July 6)

Marcum Terrace
June 14-August 2
12:00-1:00, Monday-Friday
816 St. Louis Avenue, Huntington

Milton Elementary Literacy Camp
July 2-July 26
Monday-Thursday
Breakfast: 9:00-9:30
Lunch: 11:30-12:30
1201 Pike Street, Milton

Milton Middle Summer School
June 25-July 27
Monday-Thursday
Breakfast: 7:30-8:00
Lunch: 11:00-12:00
#1 Panther Trail, Milton

Milton Public Library
June 14-August 2
11:30-12:30, Monday-Friday
1140 Smith Street, Milton

Ona Elementary School
June 14-June 15
11:30-12:30, Thursday-Friday
2701 Elementary Drive, Ona

Phil Cline Family YMCA
June 14-August 17
12:30-1:30, Monday-Friday
917 9th Street, Huntington

Prestera Center
June 14-August 2
11:30-12:30, Monday-Friday
1 Prestera Way, Huntington

Rebuild Outreach Center
June 14-August 2
12:00-1:00, Monday-Friday
1128 9th Avenue, Huntington

Rotary Gardens Apartments
June 14-August 17
11:00-12:00, Monday-Friday
65 Smith Drive, Huntington

Southside Elementary School
June 14-June 15
11:30-12:30, Thursday-Friday
930 2nd Street, Huntington

Spring Hill Elementary School
June 11-July 20
Monday-Thursday
Breakfast: 7:30-8:00
Lunch: 11:00-12:00
1901 Hall Avenue, Huntington

St. Joseph Grade School
June 14-August 2
11:30-12:30, Monday-Friday
1326 6th Avenue, Huntington

Theresa Johnson Residence
June 14-August 2
12:00-1:00, Monday-Friday
1749 9th Avenue, Huntington

Vickie Garrett Residence
June 14-August 2
11:30-12:30, Monday-Friday
413 Avondale Road, Huntington

Village of Barboursville Elementary Extended School Year
June 18-July 12
Monday-Thursday
Breakfast: 8:30-9:00
Lunch: 10:45-11:45
718 Central Avenue, Barboursville

West Public Library
June 14-August 2
11:30-12:30, Monday-Friday
901 14th Street West, Huntington

For more information about the Cabell County Schools Summer Food Program, please call (304) 528-5048 or (304) 528-5249.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) MAIL: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) FAX: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) EMAIL: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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2018 Pathways to Summer Fun resource listing is available

MEDIA RELEASE

CONTACT: Debra Harris-Bowyer, Cabell County Family Resource Network Coordinator |

P: 304.697.0255 | E: dbowyer@cabellfrn.org

 

CONTACT: Kaylin R. Adkins-Staten, Hourglass Omnimedia | P: 304.900.2833 |

E: kaylin@hourglassomnimedia.com

Pathways to Summer Fun resource listing outlines

fun learning experiences opportunities for local youth

 

HUNTINGTON Summer is in full swing.

With many school years coming to a close, parents and caregivers could already be thinking about how to occupy their children over the summer.

The Cabell County Family Resource Network, in partnership with the Cabell Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cabell County Student Empowerment Team and Hourglass Omnimedia, has all of the summer fun answers to parents’ most pressing questions. It recently released the Pathways to Summer Fun flier and database for Cabell County activities and beyond. Children don’t have to leave the region to have a fun, educational summer.

The Cabell County Student Empowerment Team, a part of the Cabell County Family Resource Network, has always promoted children having caring adults in their lives, safe places to learn and grow, get a healthy start, develop marketable skills and learn to give back to the community. The organization uses the “5 Basics of America’s Promise” to guide all local activities. West Virginia is identified as one of 15 states that has passed legislation to keep students learning in the summer.

“Children are our future leaders and need experiences to help them develop into lifelong learners,” said Debra Harris Bowyer, Cabell County FRN coordinator. “This includes meaningful summer time experiences, as well as the regular school year. Our community has a wealth of service agencies, parks, recreation, technology, arts and camps to offer families with children and youth these opportunities. Navigating all of those resources can be challenging, so we have compiled as many sources to provide a ‘Pathway to Summer Fun.’ In fact, it is more than just fun. According to the National Summer Learning Association, children have so many ways they can keep their brains active when the school year ends with activities like cooking, crafts, nature walks, reading and more. These activities spark curiosity and allow children to follow written and oral directions. There are so many benefits, and we encourage you to browse the list and see what interests your child.”

This listing of summer camps and enrichment activities have been compiled for a quick glance into all the different pathways your children and youth can explore for fun learning experiences this summer. The list offers camps, arts and crafts, sports and other enrichment activities. Instruction during the summer has the potential to stop summer learning losses. Extended learning is essential for children to achieve reading success by the end of third grade.

Confirm dates, times, and details with each program. A full list with links to each program can be found at bit.ly/cabellfrnsummerfun and cabellfrn.org.

“I was so excited when I learned about this list!” said Tyson Compton, president of the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Our job at the CVB is to let both visitors and local people know what they can see and do in our community, and this list does just that. It is such a valuable resource for families who are looking for summer events. These are all trusted partners and the information makes it so easy to plan activities with just a few clicks.”

Here are some examples of listings on the flier and on cabellfrn.org:

 

  • Funington: Huntington Fun For Kids offers the opportunity to see, play, and explore every week day during the months of June and July at Huntington Museum of Art, Camden Park, Heritage Farm, and Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation. Go to com/Funington for more information.

 

 

  • Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District: Join the GHPRD Recreation Team for a fun new activity at a different park each Monday in June and July at 1 p.m., http://www.ghprd.org

 

  • Barboursville Park: Fun events for kids and families are scheduled all summer long com/BvilleParksRec/

 

“As a company owner in Cabell County, I love helping the next generation get positive starts in their lives,” said Kaylin Staten, CEO of Hourglass Omnimedia. “This list allows children to keep learning in the summer months in a variety of fun ways. It was a natural fit to want to help communicate about the great things going on in The Jewel City and beyond. Plus, your child has no excuse to be bored this summer with so many awesome things going on!”

To view the most up-to-date listings and for more information, visit bit.ly/cabellfrnsummerfun  or www.cabellfrn.org.

To access the full list of resources, ways to keep your child learning this summer, the crucial role of summer and enrichment, the 5 Promises that change lives and more, view the Electronic Press Kit at http://bit.ly/pathwaystosummerfunEPK2018.

 

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About The Cabell County Family Resource Network:

The Cabell County Family Resource Network (FRN) is a partnership of individuals, families and agencies working together to promote the well-being of children and families in Cabell County. Since its incorporation in September 1993, the Cabell County FRN has brought together a broad-based representation of partners, including business representatives, consumers, and service providers from health, education, housing, and social services. These partners are critical to improving the well-being of our families and children. The Cabell County FRN envisions a coordinated, community-based social service system responsive to the needs of families and effective in enhancing the success of individuals and families to responsibly achieve their goals.

 

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Event: Camp Round Up at the Huntington Mall on April 14

CLICK on the link below to download a PDF of the announcement

HTM_Camp_Round-Up_Flyer April 14

 

 

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For organizations that would like to participate as a vendor see below

 

CLICK below to download the announcement and vendor registration form

HTM_Camp_Round-Up_Flyer & Vendor form April 14

 

 

Contact:  If you have questions, contact Margi MacDuff, Marketing Director

Huntington Mall

Phone: 304.733.0492 Ext. 102 | Fax: 304-733-6709
PO Box 4008 | Unit #295 | Mall Rd. | Barboursville, WV 25504

www.huntingtonmall.com

Comics & Cars Event Aug 15 – special guest Batman

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Join in the fun this Saturday at our Comics & Cars event from 4 to 8.

Batman will be coming to join us.  Please share the information with people you know who have cars and motorcycles to show off, like going to car shows, like dressing up in costumes and especially like supporting our program that helps connect community resources to students.

CONNECT. BELIEVE. ACHIEVE.

 CLICK HERE to see the interview on WSAZ Mom’s Everyday

Take 5 minutes to view the newsclip and learn more. (If there you have problems viewing, you can copy and past the following URL in your browser.)

http://www.momseveryday.com/wsaz/local/headlines/Huntington_Mall_316227781.html 

“Team Up to Feed” Food drive May 2 & 3

Mark your calendars for another opportunity to participate in the “Team Up to Feed” food drive next weekend. #‎TeamUpToFeed‬ ‪#‎MarshallAthletics‬ ‪#‎CCSET‬

Team Up to Feed Flyer 5-23-15 JPEG

Click to Download

Team Up to Feed Flyer 5-2, 3-15 PDF

 MU Herd logo

No one should have to go hungry. The Cabell County Student Empowerment Team is working with Marshall Athletics to improve the lives of local students who do not have access to food after school and on the weekends through the  “Team Up to Feed” Food Drive.

Please bring any of the items listed below with you to the game:

Individually wrapped snack packages
Lance® crackers
Cheez-Its®
Goldfish® crackers
Rice Krispie Treats®
Granola Bars
Protein Bars
Cereal Bars
Potato Chips
Pretzels
Cookies
Fruit snacks
Toaster pastries (Pop-Tarts®)
Chex Mix
Canned/packaged Meals
Soups
Ravioli
SpaghettiOs®
Beef Stew
Ramen Noodles
Macaroni and Cheese (boxes and
individual servings)
Cereal
Vienna Sausages
Chicken/tuna salad snack kits
Rice mixes
Canned mixed fruit or canned pineapple, mandarin oranges, etc.(not
peaches or pears)

 Collection barrels will be located at the entrances.

* Proceeds donated will go to the local school food pantries.

Cabell Midland and Huntington High Schools

Huntington East and Huntington Middle Schools

Please share this information with

all your Herd Friends.

Thanks for supporting the local school food pantries!

“Team Up to Feed” Food Drive at MU Spring Football Game – April 25

MU Team Up to Feed Flyer jpeg

Click to download MU Team Up to Feed Flyer

 

Spring Football Game

SATURDAY April 25th, at 2 p.m.

 MU Herd logo

No one should have to go hungry. The Cabell County Student Empowerment Team is working with Marshall Athletics to improve the lives of local students who do not have access to food after school and on the weekends through the  “Team Up to Feed” Food Drive.

Please bring any of the items listed below with you to the game:

Individually wrapped snack packages
Lance® crackers
Cheez-Its®
Goldfish® crackers
Rice Krispie Treats®
Granola Bars
Protein Bars
Cereal Bars
Potato Chips
Pretzels
Cookies
Fruit snacks
Toaster pastries (Pop-Tarts®)
Chex Mix
Canned/packaged Meals
Soups
Ravioli
SpaghettiOs®
Beef Stew
Ramen Noodles
Macaroni and Cheese (boxes and
individual servings)
Cereal
Vienna Sausages
Chicken/tuna salad snack kits
Rice mixes
Canned mixed fruit or canned pineapple, mandarin oranges, etc.(not
peaches or pears)

 Collection barrels will be located at the stadium entrances.

* Proceeds donated will go to the local school food pantries.

Cabell Midland and Huntington High Schools

Huntington East and Huntington Middle Schools

Please share this information with

all your Herd Friends.

Thanks for supporting the local school food pantries!