News You Can Use (And Where To Find It)
O Click on any of the links below to learn more, to volunteer, or to bring yourself up to date re: active projects, initiatives and/or events & activities.
>> American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Traveling Wall – June 28th – July 1st: https://www.facebook.com/AVTTParma/. The need for volunteers is great. If interested contact: Crystal Jardine - email : firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph: 440-570-3054.
>> Parma City School District sanctioned summer programs & activities:
https://www.parmacityschools.org/flyers or https://www.parmacityschools.org/summer.
>> Parma Area Family Collaborative for current programs and local resources: https://familycollaborative.com/
>> Cuyahoga County Public Library Summer Reading Program: https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Summer-Reading
>> Cuyahoga County Public Library Adult Education GED, Benefit Enrollment Assistance, etc.: https://www.aspiregreatercleveland.org/
>> Parma Hts. PACT (Community Policing Initiative): www.facebook.com/parmaheights.police
>> Ohio Means Jobs: https://jobseeker.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/
>> Stearns Homestead & Parma Area Historical Society (PAHS): http://www.stearnshomestead.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/StearnsHomestead/
O Other announcements:
>> Meet Parma City Schools new Superintendent, Dr. Charles Smialek….Looking for input & feedback re strengths, challenges, etc., Dr. Smialek is hostingTown Hall type meetings on:
> Saturday, 7/14 in Rm A of Parma Library (Powers Blvd) from 9:30 to 11:30 am, and
> Tuesday, 7/17 Rm. A of Parma Heights Library (Greenbriar Commons) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
If you’d prefer, as an alternative, your thoughts can be conveyed by completing an on-line survey at www.parmacityschools.org/survey. The survey will remain open through July 17th.
>> Back to school backpacks….If your child attends a schools in the Parma School District & receives free or reduced lunch visit www.famliycollaborative.com and complete the backpack application to see if he/she may be eligible to receive a free backpack & schools supplies. Application deadline is July 20th; email email@example.com with any questions.
>> Summer Free Lunch Programs for area youth….
> Parma City School’s - June 4 through Aug 10th. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis to all children ages 1 thru 18, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the following locations: John Muir Elementary, Dentzler Elementary, Family Collaborative (Hanna Elementary) & Shiloh Middle School.
> Summer Lunch at the Library – June 11th through Aug 10th at 11:30 a.m. – Noon; For kids 18 & younger; at all 3 local branches (Parma Hts, Parma & Parma-Snow) will be serving brown bag lunches provided by the Cleveland Food bank. Youth attending will be offered a free book through the generosity of the Cleveland Kids Book Bank.
> Summer Lunch at UH/Parma Medical Center - June 4th – Aug 10th from 11 am – 1:30 pm; Children ages 1 – 18 are eligible to receive a free, healthy lunch. Registration is not required but children must eat in the cafeteria.
>> From ODE - Fight the Summer Slide….combat summer learning loss by encouraging students to access free online tools that promote reading and maintain math skills during the summer break.
>> Save the Date: Saturday, August 18,2018….Plan on attending the 2018 PCSD Opening Kickoff at Byers Field. As compared to last year, there’ll be more groups performing & most school programs will have demos & reps available to answer questions. Returning this year will be the “Drive for Your Students” fundraiser co-sponsored by Barry Axelrod GMC & PCS Education Foundation. Go to www.parmacityschools/kickoff for more information.
O Did you know…. The Cleveland Seed Bank and Cleveland Public Librarieshave created a partnership where residents can, "Check Out," seeds from the Seed Library., at select libraries and plant them, if you fill out a short survey. http://www.clevelandseedbank.org/resources/csb-seed-libraries/
O From the Parma Branch Library (Powers Blvd.) special events….
>> Ohio Means Jobs (https://jobseeker.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/) Mondays – Fridays 9:00 am – 5:30 pm. An Ohio Means Jobs Employment Specialist is available for job placement and individualized job planning services. Please call 440.885.5362 to confirm the Job Specialists availability.
>> Summer Storytime – Saturdays in June and July at 11:00 a.m. Families. Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. No registration required. https://tinyurl.com/SummerStorytime
>> Jim Kleefeld's Rockin' Magic Show – July 20th at 2:00 p.m. Ages 4 – 12. Witness astonishing magic tricks with a musical theme, featuring popular rockin' tunes, famous musical groups and some oldies. Registration at https://tinyurl.com/RockinMagic
>> Adapted Storytime – July 21st at 2:00 p.m. Children with varying learning styles and abilities will learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. Register at https://tinyurl.com/AdaptedJuly
>> Stuffy Sleepaway Camp – Ages 3 – 5. Party on July 27th at 11:00 a.m. Send your stuffed friend off for a week of fun. Stuffy will mail a letter home, then reunite with you at a Pick Up Party with camp activities, treats and an animated video of all the adventures. Drop stuffy off between July 15th and July 22nd. Register at https://tinyurl.com/StuffySleepawayCamp
O From the Parma Hts Branch Library….
>> Cyber Security & Online Safety: Wed., June 27, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Learn about the risks of using public Wi-Fi, "SMiShing," antivirus software and common cyber scams. Get tips on how to keep your identity and your device safe. Click here to register
>> Summer Storytimes at the Library! Saturday, 6/2 - Tuesday, 7/31.- Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more. For Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Families. Please call 440.884.2313 for more information.