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April 8, 2016
Spring Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Meeting

Register: Register in STARS, Keyword Search: CTE

May 3, 2016
12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Region 1 Penta Career Center- 9301 Buck Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551
May 11, 2016
12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Region 2 Portage Lakes Career Center - 4401 Shriver road, Uniontown Ohio 44685
May 5, 2016
12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Region 3 Delaware Area Career Center- North campus: 1610 OH-521, Delaware, OH 43015
May 4, 2016
12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Region 4 Butler Tech Career Center- 3603 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011

Agenda:  Curriculum Updates, Webxam, Summer Professional Development opportunities, Licensing Update and New CTE Initiatives.  CEU's available
Education and Training
Date:  May 12, 2016
Register: Register in STARS , Keyword Search: CTE
Location:  Tri-Rivers Career Center
Agenda:  Sneak Peek at the New Education and Training Courses, College Credit Update and ODE Update
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Teen Ambassador Board now seeking members
 The Ohio Attorney General's Teen Ambassador Board consists of high school juniors and seniors from public, private, home schools and charter schools throughout Ohio. Board members who apply and are selected serve a one-year term and convene twice in Columbus during this time. The mission of the Teen Ambassador Board is to provide Ohio's future leaders with an inside look at our law and government. Please click here to review the application and learn more about the program. If you have any questions, please send an email to TeenAmbassadorBoard@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov
Financial Literacy Training
Ohio Jump$tart is hosting a FULLY SPONSORED teacher training conference for educators who teach dedicated stand-alone courses in Financial Literacy (Personal Finance). The conference will be held August 3-5, 2016 in Northern Columbus. Thanks to the generosity of our partners, breakfast, lunch, snacks, lodging (if required) and conference materials are FREE for attendees.
The coursework was developed by Jump$tart National and focuses on delivering personal finance content. It closely aligns with recently adopted ODE Academic Content Standards for Financial Literacy. Training will be delivered by leading financial literacy experts. College credit and/or CEUs options are available.
A $100 registration fee is required with applications, and is fully refunded upon completion of the conference. Space is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Participants are required to complete pre-work and a post-conference correlation research study managed by the University of Cincinnati ECER. Attendees will also receive a $150-$200 prepaid card after meeting the research requirements. http://ohiojstta2016.weebly.com/ or further details and application information.
Discover Parenting deadline extended
Thank you to those of you who have already sent photos for our 2016 display. It has come to our attention that a teacher sent entries via email, and those entries were returned. Because of this issue we are concerned that others may have sent entries that were returned to them. Therefore, we are extending the deadline to Friday, April 15, 2016. (Tax Day - ugh!) If you did not receive confirmation from me of receipt of your entry, I need to hear from you ASAP. For those of you that thought you might be too late, here's a second chance. All contact information is at the end of this email.

Entries should be emailed to usepohio@usepohio.com AND cljfmckay@msn.com or "snail mailed" to:

USEP-OHIO, Inc.
7514 Slate Ridge Blvd.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Entries should include:
  • Teacher registration, if not already sent in
  • Photo (JPG files should have enough resolution to be enlarged into an 8"x10" print. An actual print should be large enough so that it can also be enlarged to an 8"x10" print.)
  • Student photo entry form
I've attached the appropriate form for this year. Teacher registration and student entry forms can also be faxed to 614-868-9755.

Good luck to everyone. Look for the 2016 Discover Parenting entries on our website sometime next month.
Help Granville Middle School FCCLA
The Granville Middle and Elementary School are asking for your vote for the Get Up and Grow P.E.A.C.E. garden contest. This grant can be voted on once per day from every device in different windows. It is a Seeds of Change grant and the Granville MS FCCLA is one of 80 grant applications. The grant with the most votes wins. The link is below for voting.
2016-2017 FCCLA Schedule
Opens August 30, 2016 Affiliation
Opens August 30, 2016 Service Learning Tracking Portal
October 10-11, 2016 Leadership Conference
November 18-19, 2016 National Cluster - Orlando Florida or Denver Colorado
January 30-February 3, 2017 Regional Conferences - Leadership Development opportunity that is available for all students to attend. Will run from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
February 6-10, 2017 FCCLA Week
March 4, 2017 Culinary Preliminary (Regional) Competitions
March 11, 2017 Preliminary (Regionals) Career Development Competitions
March 25, 2017 State Executive Council Interview Training
April 8, 2017 State Executive Council Interviews
April 27-28, 2017 State Leadership Conference
July 2-6, 2017 National Leadership Conference
July 27-August 7, 2017 The Ohio State Fair
Help Ohio FCCLA at The Ohio State Fair
Chapters are invited to help assist at the Ohio State Fair July 27, 2016 through August 7, 2016. Chapters will be assisting with the completion of a variety of service learning projects and will be educating visitors of the importance of Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Volunteers will work a 4-5 hour shift and will receive a meal ticket, free admission and parking. All chapters interested should complete the State Fair Volunteer Form.
Last call for Year in Review photos
Please send photos of your chapter in action to
kjung@ohiofccla.org by April 13, 2016 to be included in Year in Review at State Leadership Conference.
State Leadership Conference Guide
The State Leadership Conference Guide provides advisers with all the information needed for that SLC and Career Development Events. Advisers are highly recommended to print off and review all information. Essential information will only be posted in the document.
List of food options at SLC and prices
Vendors will have food available for purchase on Thursday and Friday in the Bricker Building and Celeste Center. Here's the Vendors Menu.
Advisers needed as Judges
Please submit your name and any other names of Evaluators by April 12, 2016 using the State Competition Evaluator Portal. All Evaluators will be contacted by the state staff no later than April 15, 2016.
The Board of Directors adopted a Career Development Events Handbook in February. The Handbook contains a section regarding Teacher Expectations.

Teacher Expectations:
  • Will judge/lead/assistant lead
  • Provide volunteers to be judges based on registration requirements
  • No one with participants in a specific category/event may judge that category/event
  • Cannot be in any designated judging areas with your students
  • Exercise professional decorum 
In order to provide students with the best presentation experience at State Leadership Conference, we are asking all teachers who have students competing to volunteer themselves to judge an event. This is a great opportunity for you to become familiar with an event that you may use as a performance measure with your new courses. Culinary, Lodging and Early Childhood Education teachers may judge Ohio only events or any of the Foundational, Leadership or Career Preparation events that move onto National competition. Ohio FCCLA needs 3 judges at each station on Thursday for the events held at the The Ohio Expo. Teachers with Culinary and Lodging students competing on Wednesday should volunteer to judge an event that day.

Advisers are the subject matter experts and can help our business partners and associates to score rubrics appropriately. If you have any questions, feel free to reach our state staff. 

Your involvement as a judge of a Career Development Event empowers the students to become champions.
Meals of Hope
The SEC has created a video to show chapters how to register as a fundraiser.  Meals of Hope how to video!
Watch the Meals of Hope video!

Meals of Hope has given hundreds of volunteer-minded individuals a way to make a positive impact by bringing Food Packing Events to their local churches, schools, associations and other clubs and service organizations. They are tackling a serious problem while having some serious fun. This year Ohio FCCLA will be holding a Meals of Hope meal-packing event for the second year. The meals will be donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

Chapter Challenge
The State Executive Council has set a goal to pack 70,000 meals in celebration of our 70th Anniversary.
The SEC Challenges each chapter to create a team using the Meals of Hope website and collect donations to help reach our goal of 70,000 meals.

How it works:
  1. Log on to the FCCLA Meals of Hope website
  2. Click Register a Fundraiser
  3. Start a Team-Create a team name using your chapter name
  4. Set a goal
  5. Get teammates
  6. GO! Share the link on social media, hold a fundraising activity or challenge your friends and family to give to help so Ohio FCCLA reaches our goal providing 70,000 meals to families in Ohio.
Meal Packing
Members of the chapters who create a team and raise funds will have the opportunity to pack meals during session 1 from 9:00 A.M. to 9:50 A.M. All other conference attendees can help from 10:00 A.M. to 10:50 A.M. During meal packing, members will be working in teams to package and process mac and cheese. The members will be measuring noodles and inserting cheese packages into individual packages and then will be packaging them in preparation for the delivery to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

Recognition
All chapters and members who raise money for Meals of Hope will receive recognition at Thursday's opening session. The chapter who raises the most money will receive special recognition. 
SEC Pie in the Face Challenge
Do you like whip cream? The State Executive Council has put forth the challenge to have over 2,500 members at State Leadership Conference. The chapter who brings the most members will get the chance to pie members of the State Executive Council in the face during Thursday evenings Pre-session. Registration is open!! Show your students the PIE IN FACE VIDEO
Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences
    25 South Front Street, MS 611
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
614-466-5718