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July 28, 2016
Professional Development
Impact 2016 Ohio Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference 
August 1-3, 2016
Go to www.oatfacs.org for more information. Hotel rooms are blocked at a cost of $177 per night.  Ask for the FCS block. Tentative agenda
Ohio Jump$tart
August 3-5, 2016
Application and event details are found here
Fashion Construction Refresher
August 8-9, 2016
Click here for details and registration
Position Open
West Liberty-Salem Schools
The following position is open for the 2016-2017 school year. High School Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher.

If interested and hold the proper credentials (or are willing to become credentialed) please contact Greg Johnson as soon as possible in person or at: gjohnson@wlstigers.org
New Skills for Youth Survey
Please complete this survey to create more ways for Ohio students to get high-quality training and skills. We encourage you to participate in the survey and to share it with your family, friends and community. Thank you for helping us in this effort.

The Ohio Department of Education believes every young person deserves a pathway to economic success. That is why we are pursuing a grant from the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National Association of State Directors of Career-Technical Education Consortium and JP Morgan Chase. The three-year grant would allow our state to expand and improve career-focused education that prepares students for high-skill and high-wage jobs.

To prepare for the grant application, the department is conducting a survey to gather information from citizens throughout Ohio, including educators, parents, students, businesses and community organizations. We want to learn about the quality of and access to career preparation resources currently available in schools. This includes next steps needed for building programs, courses or other experiences that support career-ready students.

The department will use the information from the survey to create the grant proposal on how Ohio will increase pathways for students to get the training and skills they need to compete for jobs.

Please include information on how Family and Consumer Sciences helps to prepare students for the workforce.

Here is the New Skills for Youth survey.
Participate in the National Standards 3.0 Review Process
Please complete the Area of Study Surveys that correspond with your area of expertise. You have until August 5, 2016 to respond 
Branded Culinary Apparel
National FCCLA has partnered with Chef Works, the leading manufacturer and distributor of chef clothing and uniforms for restaurants and hotels worldwide, to provide branded culinary apparel for FCCLA members and advisers at a discounted price.

To order branded culinary apparel, please click on the link below and create an account.
If you have questions regarding the process or general questions about the culinary apparel, please contact Chef Works at:
Toll Free: (800) 372-6621
Local Call: (858) 643-5600
Fax Number: (858) 643-5624
Email: kfrost@chefworks.com

For any bulk order, instructors must email schools@chefworks.com or call 1-800-372-6621 ext. 181 for Karen or ext. 299 Nancy. Chefworks has a dedicated team and will assign a representative and will respond to your request within 24 hours.

To place orders for all other FCCLA products, please continue to shop on the FCCLA Store.
Chapter Name Changes

At the request of National FCCLA Staff, we have been asked to adjust Chapter Names that contain Chapter ID Numbers, mascots and FCCLA.  Cheryl Hamblin will be making these changes the week of August 1, 2016.  She may be calling you for clarification.
Ohio FCCLA Endowment
The Endowment will have a display at the OATFACS Teacher Conference in August. Visit the booth at the Conference to enter a raffle and receive the latest news about the new Ohio FCCLA Endowment challenge.

Members are seeking items that could be used for the different drawings. If you have items that other teachers would love to have please consider donating them to the Endowment. For further information or to donate, please contact Anita Uetrecht at: auetrecht.7@osu.edu
You may drop the donations off at the display on August 1, 2016.
Ohio Alumni & Associates News
FCCLA Nationally Approved Apparel To Be Sold at Conference
The Alumni will have a booth at conference August 1-2, 2016 and sell FCCLA nationally approved clothing. The items for sale will include FCCLA polo shirts, FCCLA dress shirts, FCCLA Hoodies and long sleeve FCCLA tee shirts. Attendees may make purchases with cash and checks. As a special gift to teachers attending the conference, anyone that joins the Ohio FCCLA Alumni and Associates during the conference will be given the first year of membership free. The Ohio FCCLA Alumni and Associates uses the sales of FCCLA merchandise to create finances to provide grants and other items for the Ohio FCCLA program.
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