LEAF 
 Weekly
 Newsletter
June 15, 
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 15th 2020

** THIS WEEK's NATURE CHALLENGE: **


Spend some time outside and take a photo of your favorite tree! This can be a tree in your backyard, park, etc.

Take a photo of the tree and 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: **


¡Pasa tiempo afuera y toma una foto de tu árbol favorito! Esto puede ser un árbol en su patio, parque, y mas.

Tome una foto del árbol y publíquela en el Facebook de ELK. 
Luego, publíquelo en nuestra página de Facebook ELK . Si no tiene Facebook, envíe a Chris a  curias@elkkids.org  o envíe un mensaje de texto: 720.251.0947.
¡Todas las publicaciones y fotos enviadas se ingresarán en un sorteo semanal por 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! 

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
Internships



The Black Homeschooling Sustainability Initiative is offering a virtual summer internship for high school students who live or go to school in Denver's Far Northeast neighborhoods to lead a research project on home-based education in the era of COVID-19.

Internship is 6 weeks, June 27th-August 1st, ONLY 1-3 hours per week. Interns EARN A STIPEND  ��  for participation!

**Application deadline has been extended to WEDNESDAY June 17th.**
Apply here: bhsi.education/internships
Questions?: info@bhsi.education
Upcoming Community Events/Resources

City/Home R esources
Please join our  #EducationForLiberationNetwork  and  Critical Resistance  Education &  #Abolition  Working Group webinar series! We will unpack the notion of  #safety  and engage in a deep discussion exploring what really makes us safe. A panel of community, labor, and youth organizers will also discuss strategies for divesting from police in schools and beyond. They will discuss different approaches, ta ctics, and tools to organize with families, communities, and youth to build safer schools and communities as we collectively resist the #PrisonIndustrialComplex and push systems to reinvest in community resources and education. Please share with others, let's collectivize, strategize and organize for change in education, fam! ♥️✊�� Registration link is on the flyer and also here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-not-cops-abolitionist-organizing-against-police-in-schools-tickets-108799773050



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
 


Educational Resources


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



Upcoming LEAF/ELK Programs






Friday- Saturday, June 19th- 20th, 6pm-8pm, Sat: 10am -12pm
Virtual Camping Trip
 
Viernes - Sábado, 19- 20 de Junio , 6pm--8pm,Sábado: 10am-12pm
Viaje de Camping Virtual a la Familia


Join us for a VIRTUAL camping trip at the Aurora Reservoir! Just like any camping trip, this virtual experience will have a campfire, games and the ELK family! We will spend Friday night around the virtual campfire and share stories and play classic ELK campfire games. Saturday morning, we will have a special guest from Nature's Educator's and learn all about the birds of prey that live in Denver and take a short (virtual) hike around the Aurora Reservoir looking for birds and other wildlife. 


¡Únase a nosotros para un viaje de campamento VIRTUAL en Aurora Reservoir! ¡Al igual que cualquier viaje de campamento, esta experiencia virtual tendrá una fogata, juegos y la familia ELK! Pasaremos el viernes por la noche alrededor de la fogata virtual y compartiremos historias y jugaremos juegos clásicos de fogata ELK. El sábado por la mañana, tendremos un invitado especial de Nature's Educator's y aprenderemos todo sobre las aves rapaces que viven en Denver y haremos una pequeña caminata (virtual) alrededor del embalse de Aurora en busca de aves y otros animales salvajes
 


Wednesday, June 24th, 3:30pm-5pm, Documentary Wednesday
 
Miercoles, 24 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! After the viewing of each film we will dive a little deeper and discuss that week's documentary topic and supply youth and families with additional resources to further learning! Special guest this week will be Erin Dreps from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Join us by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85077344679




¡Únase al equipo de personal de ELK en ZOOM cada otro miércoles para nuestro "ELK Documentary Wednesday" mientras discutimos un documental semanal sobre la naturaleza! Después de ver cada película, profundizaremos un poco más y discutiremos el tema documental de esa semana y les brindaremos a los jóvenes y las familias recursos adicionales para un mayor aprendizaje. Invitada especial esta semana será Erin Dreps de Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Únase a nosotros haciendo clic en este enlace: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85077344679






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

 Environmental Learning for Kids' Staff


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