EASD Parent Connections is seeking Volunteers for the inaugural Elkhorn Young Athletes Program! Young Athletes is an 8-session program that provides a chance for children (ages 2 to 7 years old) with and without special needs to come together and work on pre-sport skills like jumping, balancing, throwing, and catching. Volunteers (Middle Schoolers with a guardian, High Schoolers, and Adults) will help run our games and serve as ambassadors for the Young Athletes Program. Volunteers can sign up for as many or as few sessions as they’d like. Have a club or a group of friends looking to get involved? Sign up as a volunteer organization. More info and volunteer forms at tinyurl.com/elkhorn-young-athletes
🚨🚘🚨NEW COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT!! 🚨🚘🚨 EASD Community Engagement is partnering with the Elkhorn Area Auto Club for two special community nights where you can learn the basics of car maintenance and repair. Register at easdcommunity.recdesk.com/Community/Program. On January 26, we'll focus on what you should know about VIN numbers, how to check basic fluid levels, changing windshield wiper blades, jumping a car, and changing your battery. On February 2, we'll focus on all things tires! Roadside tire changes, checking and filling your tires with air, inspecting, and plugging a tire. We'll even go over what the information on the side of a tire means. At the end of this two-night course, you'll have a better understanding of basic car maintenance and take home an informational folder to look back on and refresh your knowledge. January 26 and February 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m., EAHS Auto Shop. Enter through Door 13.
Ready to clean out your closets over the holidays? The Elkhorn Benefit Boutique invites you to donate clean, slightly used Prom, Snowball, and Homecoming dresses on Friday, January 20, from 4-7 pm. Your donation will benefit the Junior Class prom. If you need a dress for any occasion, come back Saturday, January 21, between 8 am-12 pm for great prices on dresses - starting at $5 and no higher than $15. We would love to see you as early as possible before we sell out.
The Elkhorn Chamber invites you to a FREE Drive-Through Holiday Meal on Sunday, December 25 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Elkhorn Area High School. RSVP for your meal by Monday, December 19. Contact Kate at the Chamber if you have any questions. 262-723-5788 or firstname.lastname@example.org Everyone is invited to the Chamber's "table."
Let's get in the Holiday spirit! We've got two great events for you check out. Holiday Cookie Bake & Take II: This Sunday! December 4, 1-4 p.m. in the EAHS Culinary Arts room. Elmer's Holiday Workshop: December 14, 5-8 p.m. in the EAHS Cube. Reserve your spot at RecDesk: https://easdcommunity.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=1
Reminder: Educational Autism Consultant Mandy Reinke will be presenting to the Elkhorn community on Thursday, December 1 in the James A Wehner Auditorium at Elkhorn Area High School. This is a FREE event. You will come away with a better understanding of the characteristics of autism, as well as strategies to help support those you love and care for on the Autism Spectrum.
SECOND DATE ADDED! SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 • 1 PM • EAHS CULINARY ROOM We've added a second Holiday Cookie Bake & Take class to the calendar! Sign up at easdcommunity.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=79
There's still time to order your Christmas tree and support the EASD Resiliency Coalition. Proceeds from every sale will support programs that put food on the table and clothing in a family's closet in our community. Purchase your tree at tinyurl.com/celebrate-resiliency. Pick-up is Thursday, December 1 at the Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce.
Looking to create one-of-a-kind personalized gifts for the upcoming holiday season? Sign up for Elmer's Holiday Workshop @ tinyurl.com/elmers-workshop Join Rebecca Blom and Gina Rand at the EAHS Cube for Christmas gift crafting on our laser engravers! We'll work on Personalized Ornaments, Santa's Cookie Tray, and 3D Acrylic and Wooden Decor. Christmas treats will be provided, and there will be plenty of cheer to go around!
Looking for a way to give back to our community? The EASD Resiliency Coalition has two fantastic opportunities for you. Purchase you Christmas Tree at tinyurl.com/celebrate-resiliency and proceeds will go to support families in need in our community. Make a one-time or recurring donation to the Snack in a Pack program at tinyurl.com/snack-pack and help keep our students fed over the weekend. Have questions? Contact Senta Holmes at email@example.com
Do you or someone you know take care of a loved one or friend? Do you find difficulty in taking care of yourself during this time? Join the EASD Community Resilience Outreach team on November 16th at 6 p.m. listen to community caregivers share their insight on how to make sure to have a good balanced life. Register to attend at: forms.gle/aUzy8X5X3UHynx8G7 The event will be at Sedgemeadow Apartments and streamed online.
Autism Parent & Caregiver Support Group next meeting: Thursday, November 17 at 6 p.m. in the Friends Room at Matheson Memorial Library. All are invited for discussion and support. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
SAVE THE DATE! Parents, Educators, Support Staff, and caregivers: Join us for an evening of learning with Mandy Reinke, Educational Autism Consultant! You will come away with a better understanding of the characteristics of autism, as well as strategies to help support those you love and care for on the Autism Spectrum. Thursday, December 1, 2022 • 6-8 p.m. • James A Wehner Auditorium at Elkhorn Area High School Mandy Reinke has worked in the field of autism for the past 22 years as a special educator and consultant. She provides support and coaching for school districts across the state as well as employers and families to help students reach their fullest potential.
Holiday baking seem overwhelming to you? Join Jenny Wehmeier and the Elkhorn Culinary Arts students for an evening of baking in the EAHS Culinary Arts classroom. December 2, 2022 • 4:30-7:30 p.m. • Register @ easdcommunity.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=76 Bring a friend or make new friends as you work in a kitchen with up to three bakers. Participants will work in one of six stations to bake one or two kinds of cookies to be split with the rest of the group. Recipes will be selected ahead of time to purchase ingredients.
We're one week away fromHot Cakes, Cool Tunes! Do you have your tickets yet? The Rotary Club of Elkhorn invites you to their annual pancake breakfast at Elkhorn Area Middle School, Saturday, November 5, 8 a.m. - noon. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit EASD music programs. Your $10 ticket can be purchased at the door on November 5, or at the EASD 1887 Building, the Chamber of Commerce, or Friends on the Square. See you there!
EASD and the Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services will host Dr. Greg Hudnall in the James A Wehner Auditorium at Elkhorn Area High School on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 7 p.m. All families and community members are invited to his presentation, “What We Know and What We Don’t Know About Youth Suicide.” Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Hudnall will present the latest research on youth suicide. He will also discuss the things to say and not to say to struggling youth. Please come with questions. Learn more at fb.me/e/2Rnralqfi Dr. Greg Hudnall is the founder of Hope Squad, a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.
Thank you to everyone who signed up to volunteer on Saturday for the Great Give Back. Unfortunately, we have made the tough decision to postpone the event. We are currently working on a Spring, 2023 date for you all to lend a hand. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the EASD Community Engagement team.
Don't forget, there's still time to register your Volleyball team! Registration has been extended and the season kicks off November 2. Visit easdcommunity.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=43 to sign up! p.s. High Schoolers are welcome to join the league too!
Did we mention there was a free t-shirt!?!? We're looking for high school volunteers to join us on Saturday, October 29, for the Great Give Back (formerly known as Day of Action)! Sponsored by the Nicholas D. Sergi Foundation, the Great Give Back is a day of volunteering and giving back to our community. We'll be doing projects for local businesses and our neighbors all over town. Sign up in the EAHS main office or at forms.gle/eVrExLaDtcgjQBZRA.
Ever thought about how to raise a resilient child? EASD Community Resilience Outreach invites you to join the Resilience Book Club at Matheson Memorial Library, and read "Raising Resilient Kids," by Rhonda Spencer-Hwang. First meeting is November 2nd at 6 p.m. Register online at bit.ly/3S4dxV7.