January 7, 2021
Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences Newsletter
Upcoming Calendar Reminders
March 1: FACTS National Program Award Application
March 1: National Program Award Application
March 1: State Degree
Professional Development
Date: January 13, 2021
Time: 3:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Topics: Regional Career Development Events Online System
Mary Jo Kohl AdCap and State Project Update - Jennifer Tagliarino

Office of Career Technical Education
Teaching Professions
Date: January 21, 2021
Time: 3:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Topics: Employability Skills, Educational Systems, Resources, State Update
Virtual Member Networking

In January the Executive Council will host 4 virtual sessions from 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm where members can go “Beyond Measure” and discuss competitive events, FCCLA week, leadership opportunities with the Executive Council.
Thursday, January 7: Virtual Member Networking
Tuesday, January 12: Virtual Member Networking
Wednesday, January 20: Virtual Member Networking
Monday, January 25: Virtual Member Networking

National Culinary Competitions

Congratulations to the following Culinary competitors:
Baking and Pastry Arts: Lorain County JVS Culinary Senior A - 2nd place - Silver Alex Pruchnicki and Kali Seddon
Culinary Team: Tri-Rivers Career Center - 2nd place -Silver: Destiny Eutin - Hanna Hyde - Hannah Linstedt


All participating members will receive a rating medal and rating seal.

January 15: CDE Registration Closes
January 15: CDE Judges Registration Closes
February 15 - 19: CDE Upload: 1 URL (public) 1 PDF: Deadline Extended
February 15 - 19: Online Member Testing
February 22 - March 5: Evaluations
March 11: Individual Regional Awards Session
March 15: State Qualifiers released

Advisers - Please update your "Years of Service" in the affiliation portal.

FCCLA WEEK - February 8 - 12, 2021

Monday, February 8: Fire up FCCLA week by sharing with your classmates why and how FCCLA has helped you grow beyond measure. #GrowBeyondMeasure

Tuesday, February 9: As a part of FCCLA, you influence others beyond measure through community service, leadership skills, and your attitude. Share who your influences are and how you’ve influenced others.

Wednesday, February 10: Educators Inspiring Stories Take a part in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator Day by thanking the educators in your life and sharing how they are beyond measure.

Thursday, February 11: Share with others how FCCLA has allowed you to advocate beyond measure for your future careers as well as your independent adult life. How have you learned how to “adult”? #AdvocateBeyondMeasurre

Friday, February 12: Lead beyond measure by showing your FCCLA spirit. Red out and decorate your day with red clothing, signs, food and decorations. #LeadBeyondMeasure
State Leadership Conference
Every year, we look forward to seeing our FCCLA family gather in Columbus for the State Leadership Conference. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year will look a bit different. We have explored several options and out of concern for the health and safety of our members and in accordance with state guidelines, on December 7, the Board of Directors met to discuss the delivery model of the 2021 State Leadership Conference.

After much discussion, we have made the difficult decision to host the State Leadership Conference virtually. While we recognize that this is not an ideal situation, we feel that it is necessary to protect the health and safety of our members, advisers, volunteers, and staff as a top priority.

State staff will research virtual conference platforms and select one that works with our programming to provide members, advisers, and guests a memorable experience and celebrate their accomplishments for the 2020 – 2021 school year.

All registered participants will be able to attend the State Leadership Conference through the comfort and convenience of their home or classroom.
Family and Consumer Sciences Program Approval

This year Family and Consumer Sciences are up for program approval. All applications are to be submitted by March 1. Local districts will submit renewal applications for programs that are in the last fiscal year of the current approved application as indicated by the CTE-26 System. For example, programs with approval for period FY2017-FY2021 will renew by March 1, 2021 allowing programs to remain effective FY 2022-2026. Please refer to the current approval period for your program as indicated in the CTE-26 System. For guidance and information.

Leadership starts with being your best self. When will you start lesson 1?

Need virtual lessons? What is the Lead4Change Challenge? Do I have to do the lessons to enter? How many students make up a team? What are the deadlines for this year?
You may have questions - and Lead4Change has answers, ideas, testimonials and connections with other winning teachers. One place to start is the FAQ page.
An excellent video walk-through of the Challenge entry process can be found here.  On your member dashboard, you can start creating teams and below the team section you will see useful resources related to the Challenge.
If you need support or a quick answer - the Lead4Change team is ready to assist. Contact them today! Every school, every team of 6-12th grade students are eligible and equally qualified to enter the Lead4Change Challenge. The lessons and projects have been done successfully across all student populations. 
Equity and inclusion are important components of the program. By offering all of the lessons free to educators and students - because of the generous funding from the Lift a Life Novak Family Foundation – the door is open to any student’s participation.
Every student on a Challenge entry team will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Graduation Honor Cord when they are a senior.
Do you need assistance with Lead4Change lessons, resources, survey, Challenge entry, or general program information? Find great information in their Instructional Videos located in the Video section of your Lead4Change member account.
Lead4Change is available to support you this year. Their team of Outreach Educators is ready to connect. Drop them a note and they will connect you to the Outreach Educator for your state. 
OH - IO Pin Swap
Are your FCCLA puzzle piece "OH" pins lonely? Do they need their "IO" mate? Then you are in luck! Crestline High School FCCLA has 10 "IO" pins to swap for 10 "OH" pins. Hurry! This offer won't last long! Text Kris Bruce (AKA "The Packrat") at 419-989-3984.

State Office Phones
State Office telephones have been forwarded to our computers. If you need to talk to Cheryl Hamblin, call 614-466-5718 or Mary Jo Kohl, call 614-644-6333.

Monday, March 1 3:00 -5:30
Saturday, March 6 9:00 – 11:00
Monday, March 8 3:00 – 5:30
We remain committed to communicating updates as we venture into these changing times and look forward to the day we can meet in person when it is safe. Ohio FCCLA cannot wait to see how you inspire families, careers and communities “Beyond Measure” this year through FCCLA activities..

Watch Ohio FCCLA website for specific details.
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