January 31, 2019
Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences Newsletter
Substitute Request Stays Open
Regional Schedules - Check Ohio FCCLA Website
Upcoming Deadlines
February 1 - Online STAR Event registration closes

February 1 - WebXam Pretest Window Closes

February 1 - Board of Directors Application - Hospitality and Tourism Secondary Educator

February 1 - State Leadership Conference National Anthem Application due

February 14-15 Ohio Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference ( More information )

February 15 - Unite in Red Applications due

March 1 - Power of One due

March 1 - Year in Review pictures ( Folder )

March 1 - Spirit of Advising Award due

March 15 - Executive Council Candidate Interview Practice ( Agenda and Registration )

March 15 - Service Learning Hours Submission

March 25 - Science and Our Food Supply Workshops ( Agenda )

Professional Development
March 15 - Early Childhood Education Summit - Tri-Rivers Career Center - ( Registration and Agenda )

March 29 - Teaching Professions Summit - Ohio FFA Center CANCELLED
Semester and Middle School Students to Affiliate
Remember now is the time to to affiliate any second semester student. Affiliated students can complete Power of One and attend State Leadership Conference. If any chapter used the flat middle school rate be sure to include all 7 and 8 grade students. Affiliation closes May 30. 

Chapters who have submitted affiliation but has not paid you have till May 30 to rectify your outstanding invoice. You cannot move forward until this is paid. Any questions please call the state office.
Unite in Red Winners

Bobbie Jo Machnicki - Four County Career Center
Madelyn Vogle - Versailles High School
Reese Tooke - Jackson Center High School- Upper Valley Career Center
Eliza Wysong - Greenville High School
Lauryn Templeton - Miami Valley Career Center
Career Development Event State Qualifiers
The top ten Regional scores in each event in each category will be posted no later than 10 business days after the completion of the last Regional Event. Culinary Career Development Events State Qualifiers will be posted the week of March 4. The rest of the CDE’s will be posted no later than the week of March 18. Watch the Ohio FCCLA website - Leadership Development Events - State Leadership Conference tab for postings.
Service Learning Hours
The deadline is approaching to submit students Service Learning Hours. We will award the top three students and top three chapters at State leadership Conference.
Re-Taking Webxam Tests
Students may take an end-of-course test once per academic school year. Each school year begins July 1 and ends June 30. Students cannot retake a test within a single school year. Students do not have to retake the course, but can participate in remediation and then retake the test the following year. Contact WebXam Support at webxam@osu.edu for more information.

Education Principles: If students took the test portion last year and did not complete the portfolio, this year they must take the test portion and complete the portfolio in order to generate a completed score that could qualify for the CTAG credit.
The middle school course codes on the Ohio Department of Education, Family and Consumer Sciences webpage have been updated to match the Program Matrix Codes . Make sure the codes and course titles match your program.
Save the Date
Knowledge You Can’t Teach Without! OATFACS Annual Conference

July 31-Aug. 2, 2019 - Hilton at Easton, Columbus, Ohio
Designed for all FCS Comprehensive, ECE, and Hospitality teachers

Keynote Speaker: Andrew McPeak, Growing Leaders

Co-author with Dr. Tim Elmore of “Marching Off the Map: Inspire Students to Navigate a Brand New World”
OATFACS Nominations for Awards
Attention Administrators and Teachers:
OATFACS is making an all call for Nominations for Awards. Click on the OATFACS link for awards and qualifications. All award winners must be Licensed and an OATFACS members. Please consider not only your co-workers but also one woman/man or departments. 

Nominations are Due to dzak@pentacc.org by: March 1, 2019
Career Tech CDA Scholarships
CDA Assessment Fee Scholarships are available through OCCRRA. As soon as students are ready to apply to the Council, they can apply for this scholarship. Please contact Shamell Hutchins at OCCRRA with questions. She can be reached at 614-310-1372 or via email at shutchins@occrra.org . ACT NOW as these scholarships are limited in number!
FCCLA and the Blue Jackets
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Where: Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Columbus, Ohio, 43215
Check-In: 12:30– 1:00 pm at the McConnell Entrance (located by the box office)
Education Day: 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  • The event includes a mini Hockey 101 Lesson, professional speaker panel, and open skate.
  • There will be an optional mini arena tour for those who don’t want to skate.
  • You can bring snacks into the arena this season. They can be eaten during the open skate. Nothing can be brought onto the ice. This is the first year we are doing this so please make sure students clean up after themselves. If this goes over well, we will be doing it for years to come. If it doesn’t I may not get approval next season. (More Information)

State Leadership Conference Dress Code
Effective April 2019: State Leadership Conference

General Sessions - Business Session – Workshops – Career Development Events Recognition
• Professional white shirt 
• Neckwear options can include the neckwear from the official emblematic supplier; black bow tie; single strand of pearls; red, black, and/or white scarf; or no neckwear 
• Black bottoms (slacks, skirt, sheath dress) 
• Shoes (black preferred) 
• FCCLA red blazer 
• Jeans, t-shirt, athletic wear are NOT acceptable 

Exception:  Culinary Arts participants are welcome to wear their chef’s attire during the CDE Recognition Sessions

Students who choose not to comply with Ohio FCCLA dress code policy will not have the opportunity to be recognized on stage.
Membership Madness
Membership Madness is a month-long recruitment effort from National FCCLA and The National Executive Council (NEC) to help chapter's increase their membership just in time for their state meetings.

How does it benefit you?
The toolkit itself is designed to help chapters increase their membership before state meetings, and provide recruitment assistance.
This toolkit is absolutely FREE. ANY affiliated adviser or member can apply for this toolkit.

The form will be found on the National Website on January 2nd. Once it is completed you will receive your toolkit within 48 hours by a NEC member.
10 members will receive a $50 Visa Gift card, the drawing is random!
Click here for social media posts to help spread the word about Membership Madness! @nationalfccla
Save the Date
February 16
Region 2 Culinary Career Development Events-Cuyahoga Community College
Region 3 Culinary Career Development Events-Columbus Culinary Institute
Region 4 Culinary Career Development Events-Sinclair Community College
March 2
Region 1 Culinary Career Development Events-Lorain Community College
Region 4 Career Development Events-Upper Valley Career Center
March 9
Region 1 Career Development Events-Pioneer Career Center
Region 2 Career Development Events-Buckeye Career Center
Region 3 Career Development Events-Tolles Career and Tech Center
March 23 - Executive Council Candidate Practice Interview
Staybridge Suites, Olentangy River Rd, Columbus
Registration will open February 1
April 6 - Interview for Executive Council Candidates, State Degree,
Ohio FCCLA Endowment Scholarship
Columbus Culinary Institute
April 13 - State Culinary Career Development Events Competition
Columbus Culinary Institute
April 25 - State Career Development Events Competitions
Ohio Expo Center, Bricker Building
April 25 - 26 - State Leadership Conference
Ohio Expo Center, Celeste Center

June 30 - July 4 - National Leadership Conference
Anaheim, California

July 31 - August 1 - Ohio Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences Summer Conference (OATFACS)
Hilton, Easton
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