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March 10, 2016
Professional Development
Fantastic Opportunity!

A Fantastic Summer Opportunity for Science, Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers.

Middle Level and High School Science, Health, and Family and Consumer Science teachers have an opportunity to provide inquiry-based lessons related to these outbreaks and recalls. The lessons can be found in the curriculum  science and Our Food Supply Datrdeveloped jointly by FDA and NSTA. And, in order to prepare teachers to use these lessons, FDA provides a free multidimensional professional development program that will take place July 17 - 24, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Included in the program is transportation to and from Washington and all housing and meal expenses? For more information.
Culinary Education Summit
Date: April 8, 2016
Register: Register in STARS, Keyword Search: CTE
Location: Columbus Culinary
Agenda: Will be available in STARS
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
FCS Spring Meeting Update
Date: May 5, 2016
Register: Register in STARS, Keyword Search: CTE
Location: Delaware Area Career Center - North campus: 1610 OH-521, Delaware, OH 43015
Agenda: Curriculum Updates, Webxam, Summer PD Opportunities, Licensing Update and New CTE Initiatives.
Time: 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Education and Training
Date: May 12, 2016
Register: Register in STARS, Keyword Search: CTE
Location: Tri-Rivers Career Center
Agenda: Coming soon
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Discover Parenting
USEP-OHIO is happy to announce we are celebrating a new year of Discover Parenting! Give your students another opportunity for creative expression. See the Registration form for dates and forms to use as you enter the 2015-2016 project! The following helps you describe the project to others, and includes participation forms and information.
State Farm® Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grants
State Farm® Youth Advisory Board (YAB) service-learning grant applications are available from February 29, 2016 until April 29, 2016. These grants range from $25,000 - $100,000 and are designed to create sustainable change in local communities across the United States.

Public K-12, charter, higher education institutions, and non-profit organizations are eligible if they are able to demonstrate how they plan to impact student achievement within the public K-12 curriculum. All applicants must have a youth contact and adult administrator, as the programs must be youth-driven and youth-led.

Each grant request must fall under one of these issue areas, chosen by the board itself:

· Community Safety and Justice
· Environmental Responsibility
· Economic Inclusion and Financial Literacy
· Access to Higher Education
· Health and Wellness
· Arts and Culture

As of August 2015, nine years after the initial launch of the YAB, the board has awarded more than $36 million in grants to organizations in the U.S. and Canada and impacted approximately 21 million lives.
New Scholarship Available for Seniors! 
We are thrilled to announce a BRAND NEW scholarship opportunity available for high school seniors! Chipotle Mexican Grill is going to be awarding five (5) $1,000 scholarships to FCCLA members who understand the importance of empowering and elevating others and have made others better around them both within high school and in their personal lives. This is a great opportunity for seniors who have applied to a degree-granting institution leading to an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in any field of study. Please encourage your students to apply online using the application found here. The application deadline is April 1, 2016t!

We are extremely grateful for Chipotle's support and assisting our members in furthering their education!
Japanese Exchange Winner
Congratulation to Andrye Denny for being selected as one of ten FCCLA members to be a part of the Japanese Exchange Program. Andrye is a member of the Butler Tech-Ross High School Chapter and is Vice President of the Ohio Association. 
SEC and REC Application
State and Regional Executive Council applications, handbooks and calendars have been posted to the Ohio FCCLA Website. All applications due March 25, 2016.
State Executive Council Interviews will be held April 9, 2016 at Columbus Culinary Institute: 2435 Stelzer Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219.

All candidates will receive a letter via email by April 1, 2016 with evaluation time and event details.
Chapter Workshop Presentation Application
Ohio FCCLA State Leadership Conference Planning Committee invites chapter members to submit proposals for interactive workshops.  The workshops are scheduled for April 28, 2016, at the Ohio Expo Center.  All workshops are to be presented by chapters and are 45 minutes in length.  Workshop proposals send to Kelly Jung at kjung@ohiofccla.org by March 15, 2016.
State Leadership Conference
The 2016 State Leadership Conference provides all students the unique opportunity to receive leadership development and learn more about the FCCLA organization through interactive workshops, a service-learning project and engaging conference sessions. Conference is open to all students competing, not competing, and non-affiliated members.
State Executive Council challenge local chapters!
It is not too late to accept the challenge from the State Executive Council to donate at least $25.00 in helping support Ohio FCCLA Endowment. All chapters that meet this challenge will be recognized at State Leadership Conference.

Funds from the Endowment provide scholarships, along with support for State Conference and regional events. Annual chapter support allows growth of the investment, garnering greater returns, which are then spent supporting Ohio FCCLA. In simple terms, the more money invested, the more money made in interest, and more dollars available to spend on Ohio FCCLA's students and chapters.

The Ohio FCCLA Endowment would like to thank the following chapters for their donations to the FCCLA Endowment fund so far this year:
  • Bellevue High School
  • Cory-Rawson High School 
  • Eastern High School
  • Jackson Center
  • Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Culinary/ECE
  • Sidney High School
To donate, please go to http://www.ohiofcclaendowment.com/ and click on the link at the top of the page marked "Contribute" to download the School Donation Form.
Culinary and Hospitality Competition Schedule
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Lodging Events have been moved to Columbus Culinary this year. The event schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. - (closest chapters will be scheduled first)
  • Dining Room Attendant
  • Meeting Event Set-Up
  • Hotel Linen Operations
  • Guest Room Attendant and Inspector
Thursday, April 28, 2016 7:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. - (closest chapters will be scheduled first)
  • Culinary Team
  • Pastry Cake
  • Pastry Tray
  • Garde Manger
  • Product Development
State Leadership Conference Guide
The State Leadership Conference Guide has all the information you will need for state conference. Advisers should review all information in the guide in order to be best prepared for conference. The guide includes event details, schedules, guidelines for competitions, a checklist for advisers and much more! SLC GUIDE 
SLC Registration
Opens March 14, 2016 to April 9, 2016
Registration link (not open till March 14, 2016)
Student - $25.00
Advisers, Parents and Guest- $10.00
Culinary Team Registration- $35.00

Important Registration Information:
  • All Career Development Events, State Degree, Power of One and Outstanding Chapter participants will be pre- populated in the registration system. Please make any name changes when registering.
  • Event cancellations must be completed in the registration system by deleting the event.
  • If you have not paid for Regional Conference or Regional Competitive Events you will not be able to register for State Leadership Conference.
  • If your SLC invoice does not look correct, please contact Cheryl Hamblin at cheryl.hamblin@education.ohio.gov. Once you click Finish Registering you are responsible for payment.
Parking Passes
One time - $5.00
Multi entry - $15.00
School bus transportation vehicles do not require a pass

Payment due by April 22, 2016
SEC Pie in the Face Challenge
Do you like whip cream? The State Executive Council has put forth the challenge to all chapters 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 opens Monday!!
Student Assistance Helpers
Students interested in being a conference assistance helper must complete the Student Assistant Application and submit it by April 1st to Ohiofccla@education.ohio.gov . Students will be scheduled to work in 2-3 hour shifts to allow them time to enjoy the conference. We will be sending out a list of duties and times April 22, 2016.
Conference T-shirt Order Form
Ohio Alumni and Associates are sponsoring the sale of 2016 FCCLA shirts and 70th  anniversary t-shirts. Shirt order form and payment is due to Ohio Alumni and Associates by April 5th. Orders will be available for pick up at their booth on April 28, 2016.
Submission of CDE Evaluator's Name
Please submit names of Evaluators by using the State Competition Evaluator Portal. All Evaluators will be contacted by the state staff and competition coordinators. 
Meals of Hope
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 Ohio FCCLA reach 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 in to individual packages and then will be packaging them in preparation for the delivery to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

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. 
State Qualifiers
State Qualifiers have been determined. Congratulation to all who qualified. Members who did not qualify are still invited to conference to participate in Workshops, Career Expo, Student Body Olympics, Meal Packing and much more! See the SLC guide for event details!

Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences
    25 South Front Street, MS 611
Columbus, OH 43215-4183