Tag: KinderCamp

Mount Elden Middle School renovation begins. See local education news here

| July 23, 2019
Mount Elden Middle School renovation begins. See local education news here

With the crash, crunch and squeal of a yellow excavator, prowling and chomping down like a starved creature, the first phase of the Mount Elden Middle School renovation began.

It took just over an hour Wednesday morning for the excavator to demolish the 40-year old modular building holding the school’s 600-wing: puncturing the roof like a balloon, crumpling walls as easily as paper and pulling out wires until they snapped.

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Connections Spotlight: United Way of Northern Arizona’s KinderCamp receives major contribution from Wells Fargo

| July 8, 2019
Connections Spotlight: United Way of Northern Arizona’s KinderCamp receives major contribution from Wells Fargo

This year’s KinderCamp™ classes have just wrapped up, and the program got a terrific graduation present – a $20,000 donation from Wells Fargo.

“We understand the importance of investing in early childhood education for our local youth,” said Wells Fargo District Manager Misty Shepherd. “KinderCamp provides a bridge between each child’s individual early learning experience and the formal kindergarten program. Wells Fargo is proud to support the United Way and its partners in this summer ‘boot camp’ that ensures all students are ready on the first day of kindergarten.”

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KinderCamp in Flagstaff: Bridging the gap for 15 years. See more local education news here

| July 2, 2019
KinderCamp in Flagstaff: Bridging the gap for 15 years. See more local education news here

A line of twenty 4- and 5-year-olds dutifully practiced “hugs and bubbles” as they walked down the halls of Killip Elementary School last week, arms to themselves and cheeks puffed out to stay focused and keep quiet.

Tonight, they will perform a more celebratory walk as they participate in KinderCamp’s annual Bridging Ceremony, becoming part of the latest graduating class of the 15-year-old kindergarten readiness program.

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United Way of Northern Arizona update for May 31 — Please help – KinderCamp Supply Drive

| June 3, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona update for May 31 — Please help – KinderCamp Supply Drive

KinderCamp™ – the one-month “boot camp” that ensures that every child is academically, emotionally and socially ready for kindergarten – begins this week in Flagstaff.

These classrooms of eager young learners at Thomas, Kinsey and Killip elementary schools need your help with supplies ranging from cleaners to Kleenex to kinetic sand.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff Monthly Update

| August 2, 2017
LAUNCH Flagstaff Monthly Update

July was a busy month for the partners of LAUNCH Flagstaff and the coming months are shaping up to be even more exciting, so stay tuned!  Here are just three highlights from July.

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Kindercamp preps next generation of students. See more education stories here

| July 12, 2017
Kindercamp preps next generation of students. See more education stories here

During Kindercamp students learned about where produce comes from, met with firefighters and enjoyed a day at Bearizona, among other activities and lessons.

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UWNA Celebrates 50 Years with Special KinderCamp™ Drive

| July 5, 2017
UWNA Celebrates 50 Years with Special KinderCamp™ Drive

United Way of Northern Arizona is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special drive for the KinderCamp™ initiative!

The “50 for 50 Drive,” which is separate from the general campaign starting in September, hopes to raise $50,000 for the KinderCamp program in honor of the United Way’s golden anniversary.

“What better way to mark 50 years than to spotlight a program that has lifelong consequences for our local children?” asked Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta, who is chairing the special campaign. 

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KinderCampers get tooth checkup by Coconino Health District

| July 6, 2016
KinderCampers get tooth checkup by Coconino Health District

According to the Arizona Dental Association, 52 percent of Arizona kindergarteners have a history of tooth decay as compared to the national average of 36 percent. Approximately 28 percent of Arizona’s kindergarten and third grade children have untreated tooth decay as compared to the national average of 22 percent.

Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) employees Jenny Garcia and Katie Bassett are hoping to change those statistics.

Garcia and Bassett visited the Williams Elementary-Middle School KinderCamp June 16 to screen the incoming kindergartners for tooth decay and other tooth problems.

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KinderCamp Starts 12th Year

| June 13, 2016
KinderCamp Starts 12th Year

This week marks the 12th summer since the United Way of Northern Arizona brought KinderCamp™ – the innovative school readiness program – to cities throughout the region…

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Hopping into summer: Heritage School students enjoy a field day. See more Williams News education stories here

| May 25, 2016
Hopping into summer: Heritage School students enjoy a field day. See more Williams News education stories here

Heritage School students celebrated the end of the school year with a field day May 19 at Cureton Park. Students participated in sack races, three-legged races, jump roping, water balloon tosses and a picnic.

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