LEAF 
 Weekly
 Newsletter
June 1, 
2020
Hello ELK Families!
LEAF: Learning Environmental Activities for Families. These programs welcome family members of all ages. We send out this family-oriented newsletter, full of community events, upcoming ELK programs, community resources, college prep tips for parents, and more! / 
Estos programas son para todas las edades. Enviamos este boletín orientado a las familias, lleno de eventos de la comunidad, próximos programas de ELK, recursos de la comunidad, consejos de preparación para la universidad para los padres, y mucho más!
Newsletter Contents
ELK Weekly Nature Challenge/ Reto De La Semana

Each week ELK will have a " Weekly Nature Challenge" in this LEAF Newsletter.  These challenges are designed to encourage you and your family to safely and responsibly, get outside and learn about nature! To participate, you must submit a photo of you completing the weekly challenge on our designated FB post for that week's ch allenge. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ENTERED INTO A WEEKLY DRAWING WITH A CHANCE TO WIN A $10 GIFT CARD!


Cada semana ELK tendrá un "Reto de la Semana". ¡Estos retos son para usted y a su familia para salir y aprender sobre la naturaleza! Para participar, debe enviar una foto de usted acompletando el reto en la página de Facebook de ELK. ¡TODOS LOS PARTICIPANTES SERÁN INSCRITOS EN UN DIBUJO SEMANAL CON LA OPORTUNIDAD DE GANAR UNA TARJETA DE REGALO DE $ 10!

ELK Weekly Nature Challenge/Reto De La Semana June 1st 2020

** THIS WEEK's NATURE CHALLENGE: **


Get outside and explore bridges! This includes bridges at parks, canals, and more. Please be safe and respect your surroundings. Take a photo of yourself at one of these areas, then, post it on our ELK Facebook Page.  If you do not have Facebook, please send to Chris at:  curias@elkkids.org  or text: 720.251.0947. All posts and submitted photos will be entered into a weekly drawing for a $10 gift card! 

Please follow all Denvergov.org health safety tips and advice if you do venture to a park  or other public space.It is still important to get outdoor during this uncertain time, but please ensure you're staying at least six feet away from others. Enjoy!

** EL RETO DE ESTA SEMANA: **


¡El reto de esta semana es salir y explorar puentes! Esto incluye puentes en parques, canales y más. Por favor, esté seguro y respete su entorno. Tómate una foto en una de estas áreas, luego, publícala aquí, en la publicación del Weekly Nature Challenge de esta semana y participa en nuestro sorteo semanal para tener la oportunidad de ganar una tarjeta de regalo de $ 10.

Por favor siga a Denvergov.org para consejos de salud y consejos si decide aventurarse a un parque u otro espacio público. Todavía es importante salir al aire libre durante este tiempo incierto, pero asegúrese de estar al menos a seis pies de distancia de los demás. ¡Y disfruta!

Create Your Story!
Looking for ages 8-12 to create a story. Will have 5-8 students participate in creating a story. You don't have to be a storyteller, just try it out! 

An option will be given to do individual stories or work as a group. Ronika will be Hosting via Zoom meetings once a week. In those meetings I will check in, we will help guide the story line and edit the story. This is for us to have a creative outlet.

So feel free to bring your ideas and I'll bring mine! The first meeting we will go over what does it mean and look like to tell a story? Contact Ronika at: 
rkone@elkkids.org If you are interested. By June 4, 2020 we will have our first initial meeting. 

Scroll down for more resources!
 College Corner

Family College Prep tip : Denver Scholarship Foundation is a great resource for scholarships (p.s you don't have to live in Denver to use this resource) if you are a Sophomore or Junior click here 


Denver Scholarship Foundation es un excelente recurso para becas ( y no tiene que vivir en Denver para usar este recurso) si es un estudiante de segundo año o tercer año, haga clic aquí
Upcoming Community Events/Resources

City/Home R esources

TO OUR VALUED COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
 
DUE TO COVID -19 SOCIAL DISTANCING FAMILIES AGAINST VIOLENT ACTS ( FAVA) 14TH ANNUAL HEAL THE HOOD WILL NOT BE IN THE PARK THIS YEAR.   FAVA WILL HOST A DRIVE - UP REMAIN IN YOUR CAR BIKE GIVE AWAY.
 
THIS WILL BE AN ALL DAY EVENT (9 AM-6 PM) SATURDAY JUNE 27TH 2020 @ THE  FAVA HOUSE 5224 SABLE ST IN MONTBELLO 80239.
THERE WILL BE A LIMITED NUMBER OF GENTLY USED BIKES AVAILABLE BY APPT ONLY. THE DATE, TIME AND PHONE NUMBER ARE ON THE FLYER ATTACHED TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS.
 
EACH FAMILY WILL RECEIVE A CENSUS BAG WITH WATER AND SNACKS, IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR RESOURCE INFORMATION ADDED TO THE CENSUS BAG PLEASE MAKE SURE I RECEIVE YOUR RESOURCES YOU WISH TO BE DISTRIBUTED BY JUNE 12TH 2020.
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
 
THANKS TO YOUR EFFORTS WE WILL CONTINUE TO MAINTAINED A POSITIVE REPUTATION OF PROVIDING A SAFE COMMUNITY EVENT FOR THE PEOPLE WE ALL SERVE.
 
''LET'S MASK UP TOGETHER SO WE CAN ALL LIVE BETTER''
 
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL THAT YOU DO
DIANNE COOKS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
FAMILIES AGAINST VIOLENT ACTS
(720) 276-4611
 

Unable to make rental payments because of financial hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic?
The city of Aurora may be able to help.
The city of Aurora has heard from residents during the COVID-19 crisis that rental assistance is a key need, and is making at least $620,000 in funds available through Community Development Block Grants and the House Aurora Partnership to help people stay in their homes.


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Educational Resources


Please reach out to Amy for registration at awright@elkkids.org

Prairie rattlesnakes are out and active now. Get to know a little more about them and please remember to allow them plenty of space.





Upcoming LEAF/ELK Programs


 





Wednesday, June 10th, 3:30pm-5pm, Documentary Wednesday
 
Miercoles, 10 de Junio, 3:30pm-5pm, Miércoles documental



Join the ELK Staff Team on ZOOM every other Wednesday for our "ELK Documentary Wednesday" as we discuss a weekly nature documentary! 



¡Únas e al equipo de personal de ELK en ZOOM cada otro miércoles para nuestro "ELK Documentary Wednesday" mientrasdiscuti mos un documental semanal sobre la naturaleza! 






Sincerely,
 
Loretta, Kim, Kristina, Ben, Amy, Justin, Christina, Taylor, Chris, Yesi, Ronika, and Rayven

 Environmental Learning for Kids' Staff


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