July 12, 2018
Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences Newsletter
Professional Development Opportunities
July 25-27, 2018
OATFACS 2018: Knowledge You Can't Teach Without
Hilton Easton, Columbus Ohio
Information at www.OATFACS.org

Registration opens at 11:30 A.M.
Opening Session – 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.  
"BE AWESOME! Take Your Leadership to the Next Level"

Thursday, July 26 (six sets of concurrent sessions!)
Keynote: Dr, Corey Seemiller, Wright State University professor, TED Talks Lecturer, author "Generation Z Goes to College"

Friday, July 27 ( 20 Round Table options, PLC Networking Session, and more Concurrent sessions!)                       
Luncheon Keynote: Miranda Curtis, founding Director Nubridge, LLC, trainer, author "How to Take the Suck Out of Your Job".

Throughout the conference: Exhibitors, ODE Updates, FCCLA, connections, support, inspiration, motivation!

Go to the OATFACS website (www.oatfacs.org) for session descriptions, conference registration, hotel reservation. Contact Kelley Smith smith.kl51@gmail.com for questions or information
Opportunity to win a classroom set of blazers!

Ohio FCCLA Endowment will be holding a raffle at the OATFACS Summer Conference, July 25-27, 2018. 

One of the prizes will be a set of four FCCLA Blazers from Twin Hill Company to use for your chapter. Stop by the Ohio FCCLA Endowment booth to purchase your tickets.
JOANN New Program
JOANN is now offering a new program that would greatly benefit FCS educators! 

JOANN+ is an online resource for educators purchasing classroom materials to include but not limited to fabric, notions, thread, craft items, etc. at a bulk discount. In addition to offering educators excellent pricing, JOANN+ also accepts purchase orders. 
Congratulations National FCCLA Officer!
July 2, 2018 - Amitoj Kaur, Senior at Butler Tech - Lakota West High School was elected National Vice President of Membership. Amitoj was one of ten national officers elected during the National Leadership Conference, held June 28-July 2, 2018 in Atlanta Georgia. Being elected a national officer is the highest leadership honor a FCCLA member can achieve.
Farewell from Kelly Jung
On July 6th I completed my last day at the Ohio Department of Education. I will be returning back to the classroom and teaching Family and Consumer Sciences at Shelby High School as a Satellite of Pioneer Career and Technology Center. I am excited to take the knowledge I have gained in this role and put it into action in the classroom. I learned so much from all of my FCS teachers and you have been an inspiration to me personally. I look forward to continuing work with you all through FCCLA and OATFACS.

Thank you for three great years. It was an honor and privilege to serve hundreds of teachers and thousands of students throughout the state of Ohio. I am so proud of the work that has been done over the last three years and I am looking forward to seeing what is yet to come. I want to leave you with this quote: “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new”.
Dates and Deadlines
  • FCCLA Affiliation opens August 1st
  • Chapter Officer Training and Adviser Update - Ohio FFA Center, September 12th
  • Chapter Officer Training and Adviser Update - Tolles Career & Technical Center, September 19th
  • Chapter Officer Training and Adviser Update - Butler Tech, September 26th
  • Advanced Culinary Training - Columbus Culinary Institute - September 29th
  • FCCLA Leadership Training - Heartland Conference and Retreat Center, October 8-9th
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