EVENT: 2018 Read to Me Day on November 15

Share a story with a child or a classroom on November 15

Plan to be part of Read to Me Day, November 15. We make it easy. Just go to the link below and complete your information by Wednesday, November 7, with your desired school and grade listed. We will do the rest!

 

CLICK here to register to volunteer

 

We will notify you by email on November 9 of your confirmed school or pre-school request. Please share with your friends, and networks.

“Reading together makes meaningful memories”

Contact: Ellenda Ward, Cabell County Student Empowerment Team Executive Director, ccsetdirector@gmail.com

RESOURCE: Application for Big Cover Up youth project open to area schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CONTACT: Andrea Roy, director of community impact, at 304-523-8929, ext. 107

 

Application for Big Cover Up youth project open to area schools

 

HUNTINGTON, W.VA.—United Way of the River Cities is accepting grant proposals from area high schools for The Big Cover Up youth initiative.

 

The Big Cover Up is a matching grant available to student service clubs that develop a project to provide coats, hats, gloves and other necessary warm clothing to younger students in need. High schools in Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln, and Mason counties in West Virginia, and in Lawrence County, Ohio, are eligible to apply.

 

“Now in its 19th year, The Big Cover Up has helped provide warm clothing to hundreds of local children and taught hundreds more high school students the joy of giving back to their community,” said Andrea Roy, director of community impact.

 

Matching funds raised by student groups are not required to be dollar-for-dollar for grant funds; monies raised, in-kind contributions, or discounts from retailers all can be counted as match. Each group must have a faculty sponsor. However, the project must be youth-led.

 

Grant awards are generously funded through a donation from Advantage Toyota. The application and complete project guidelines are available by contacting Roy at 304-523.-8929, ext. 107 or by e-mail to andrea.roy@unitedwayrivercities.org. The application deadline is November 16, 2018.

 

United Way of the River Cities is a nonprofit organization, the mission of which is to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in their community. To learn more about the United Way of the River Cities or to donate please visit unitedwayrivercities.org.

 

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Application for Big Cover Up youth project open to area schools 10-17-18

EVENT: Girl Power for middle school girls Oct. 8th

 

CLICK BELOW to download the invitation and registration form:

Girl power flier invitation & registration PDF

 

This 2nd annual fun and informative event is for middle school girls and their parents and/or group leaders. Reservations are required.

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For organizations that would like to set up an information table, please contact the FRN office for details.

Cabell County Family Resource Network, Inc.

1002 3rd Avenue,  Floor 3, Huntington, WV 25701

304-697-0255

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: 9th Annual College Application & Exploration Week Nov. 5 to 9 – Schools register to participate by Sept. 14

West Virginia’s ninth annual College Application and Exploration Week will be held November 5 – 9, 2018.

Register to participate!

What is it?

College Application and Exploration Week is one of CFWV’s three annual college-planning milestone events.*  Hundreds of elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and adult basic education classes across West Virginia participate each year.

College Application and Exploration Week is a chance for the entire school community to discuss college options and to promote college-going.

Counselors who register their school to participate by September 14, 2018, will receive a FREE event-planning toolkit!

Guidebooks will be available for digital download on the CFWV Resources microsite.

College Foundation of West Virginia – http://www.cfwv.com

 

About

College Application and Exploration Week is one of CFWV’s three annual college-planning milestone events.*  Hundreds of elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and adult basic education classes across West Virginia participate each year.

College Application and Exploration Week is a chance for the entire school community to discuss college options and to promote college-going.

The College Application and Exploration Week celebration in 2017 featured 131 elementary schools, 110 middle schools, 122 high schools, and 5 adult basic education centers!

Registration for the 2018 celebration is now open! Register your school to participate by September 14, 2018.

* The statewide FAFSA Completion and College Decision Day campaigns make up the other two.

Note: We realize that Election Day this year falls during the time span of College Application & Exploration Week. The campaign is always set to begin the week following the conclusion of the statewide College Day Tour, which is organized by the West Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (WVACRAO). This helps to ensure that our colleges across the state are well staffed as students begin filling out college applicat

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