August Issue of Connects E-News
The latest issue of Connects E-News is here. Featured articles include:
- 2014 Levy Moves Forward
- FamJam: Annual Family Enrichment Festival a Success
Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car!
A car can be an extremely dangerous place for a child who has been left alone, even if only for a few minutes. Check out this parenting tip!
Accent on Kids Summer 2014
Check out the latest edition of FCCS's print publication Accent on Kids. This issue features the following articles:
- FamJam: Family Fun for All
- Committe4Children Starts Levy Campaign
2014 FCCS Levy to Support Children
The FCCS board has asked the Franklin County Commissioners to place a 10-year renewal of the 1.9 mill levy, which expires at the end of the year, on the November 4, 2014 General Election ballot. Passage of this levy will not increase property tax cost for homeowners. The cost to owners of a $100,000 home will remain at the current $54 per year.
FCCS Report to the Community
Franklin County Children Services has just released the agency's annual report to the community. Click on the link below to review the report. Want your own copy? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Day at COSI
In honor of all children, Franklin County Children Services is hosting its annual Children's Day celebration at COSI, on Friday, September 26, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at COSI, 333 West Broad Street. Children and families under agency care will receive passes for free admission thanks to corporate donations from Kroger and others. FCCS is able to offer this event to children, some who may not typically have the opportunity to visit COSI, because of a partnership between COSI and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. FCCS's Children's Day at COSI is also open to the public for a discounted admission rate of $10.95. Parking is $5.
All children attending can enjoy wonderful prizes offered in drawings (including bicycles donated by Bike Lady Inc.), exciting stage performances from Shazzbots Duo, Arnett Howard, Bob Piascik Sing-Along, Mackee Magic Show, and visits by some of Central Ohio's favorite local mascots. COSI's hands-on educational exhibits and a movie in COSI's National Geographic Screen Theater will be available free of charge. Click here for more information.
- Kinship Conference
FCCS will hold a conference for both kinship caregivers and children who are involved with the agency, which will include activities that are both entertaining and educational. For more information on FCCS's Kinship Program, click here.
- Children's Day at COSI
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
COSI (333 W. Broad St.)
Franklin County Children Services is hosting its annual Children's Day celebration at COSI. Children and families involved with FCCS will receive free admission, while a reduced rate for general admission is available to the public. There will be kid-friendly performances, prize drawings and information about community resources. For more information, click here or call (614) 275-2523.
- Girls Self-Esteem Workshop
FCCS and its Citizens Advisory Committee will hold a workshop for young women involved with agency designed to promote confidence and self esteem. It will include presentations, a panel discussion, health and beauty tips and more.