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2021 Coconino County Summer Camps

| May 11, 2021
2021 Coconino County Summer Camps

Flagstaff Unified School District — Register Now for Camp Iwannago 
Lowell Observatory moving forward with plans to resume elementary and middle school summer science camps for 2021 while closely following CDC guidelines
Museum of Northern Arizona monitoring COVID-19 situation while making plans for limited Summer Discovery Camps
Northern Arizona University’s Theatre producing an online story hour this summer for ages 5-14. These stories are posted about twice a week and feature a variety of topics
Also see Flagstaff Summer Camps Guide
For a statewide listing of 2021 Summer Camps, visit Raising Arizona Kids

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Local Education Spotlight — Congratulations to our 2021 STEMmy Award winners. See more local education news here

| May 11, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —   Congratulations to our 2021 STEMmy Award winners. See more local education news here

Congratulations to our 2021 STEMmy Award winners. STEMmy awards, an annual award given to organizations and individuals who are STEAM leaders in the greater Flagstaff community. This year, we are excited to recognize Oscar Landa-Samano from Coconino High School as our Student of the Year, W F Killip Elementary School’s Sheryl Wells as our Teacher of the Year, Moran Henn and Cassandra Roberts from Willow Bend Environmental Education Center and Zachery Fountain from Flagstaff Unified School District as our Community Leaders of the Year.

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y heading into Summer with new look, strong focus

| May 11, 2021
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y heading into Summer with new look, strong focus

As the region heads into summer, and the hope that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, this seems an appropriate time to reinvigorate ourselves with the promise of a new beginning.

As part of our effort during this nationwide Spring Cleaning, the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth welcomes you to explore our new, revitalized website at www.Coconinokids.org

The website features our new logo and brand colors, more images and easier links to a variety of resources you have come to depend on, including:

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2021 Resource guides available for cities across Coconino County

| May 10, 2021
2021 Resource guides available for cities across Coconino County

A variety of resource guides are available for cities throughout Coconino County to help families reach the resources they need during the Covid-19 emergency.

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2021 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

| May 10, 2021
2021 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

A variety of  health and welfare resource networking meetings are held each month in Coconino County. The meetings are presented in local restaurants, libraries, health care agencies and other locations where health professionals and representatives from a variety of governmental and non-profit organizations share information on upcoming programs and events that benefit the health and welfare of children, youth, parents and seniors throughout the region.

The following is a listing of some of those meetings. Please send any updates to frank@coconinokids.org

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Time to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

| May 6, 2021
Time to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Arizona is extremely fortunate to be home to tens of thousands of smart, caring, dedicated education professionals. And while they have done everything to ensure their students are learning, the global pandemic has taken an incredible toll on the social emotional well-being of teachers, education leaders and school staff. It’s Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7 and while every day is a great time to thank a teacher, now is better than ever.

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Local Education Spotlight — Coconino High School Art Students Advance to Top 50 in Vans Custom Culture Competition. See more local education news here

| April 30, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Coconino High School Art Students Advance to Top 50 in Vans Custom Culture Competition. See more local education news here

Congratulations to Coconino High School (CHS) art students Lorelei Tessmer and Amber Kelly for advancing to the top 50 in this year’s Vans Custom Culture competition out of over 500 applicants.  

Voting is now open to the public at vans.com/customculture and individuals can cast one vote per day until Friday, May 7th, 2021. 

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Connections Spotlight — KinderCamp™ Returns This Summer

| April 30, 2021
Connections Spotlight — KinderCamp™ Returns This Summer

On a recent Saturday morning, a group of about 20 educators from Flagstaff, Williams and Pinetop-Lakeside met in the gymnasium of Kinsey Elementary School for a special orientation and training session.

Typically, rising early to sacrifice your day off for mandatory training doesn’t generate a lot of enthusiasm, but in this case the excitement was palpable. Why?

Because KinderCamp™ is coming back.

“There was just a buzz in the room,” said Sara Owen, the coordinator for the program that helps preschoolers with the foundational, social and academic skills needed to successfully transition into kindergarten. “People are really looking forward to being part of this again – and having it in person.”

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CCC&Y — How do we prevent child abuse?

| April 27, 2021
CCC&Y — How do we prevent child abuse?

April is child abuse prevention month. Some may not realize that 24,093 child abuse reports were acted on in six months during 2020. (www.azcourts.gov/casa/Child-Welfare/Child-Welfare-Stats) . With such a large number, we may ask, “What can one person do?”

Here are a few suggestions:

Train your brain.
Take at least a few minutes each day to be aware of your thoughts’ pace, take note of your emotions, and give awareness to your sensations. Use this practice to increase your awareness. Addressing your needs comes later. Take regular mindfulness breaks to be and let thoughts float by like clouds. In our hurried society, pausing from “doing” may seem insignificant. However, over time you will reap the benefits and realize how impactful mindful breaks can be. Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth has a monthly mindfulness opportunity. Email virginia@coconinokids.org for more information or to be added to the mindfulness listserve.

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Local Education Spotlight — STEM City will host virtual STEM nights beginning May 3. See more local education news here

| April 27, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — STEM City will host virtual STEM nights beginning May 3. See more local education news here

STEM City will be hosting virtual STEM nights beginning on Monday, May 3rd with community partner organizations via the groups’ Facebook page, FlagstaffSTEMCity.  Participating organizations are creating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematic video presentations highlighting their work in the greater Flagstaff community.  The resources will also be made available to area educators as classroom materials to enhance learning opportunities in area schools.

“Unfortunately, we will not be hosting this event in-person this year,” shared STEM City President Mike Thomas.  “We are excited to continue forward with the spirit of this event in a different format, continuing to celebrate STEM in this community, and offer learning opportunities to all that participate.”

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