Silver Key's Annual Holiday TraditionSilver Key Senior Services - 12/12/14
December 12, 2014, Colorado Springs, CO -For more than 25 years, Silver Key Senior Services has worked with the Colorado Springs community to brighten the holidays for seniors in need. This year's Giving Tree agencies have been so generous; donating gifts, volunteering staff time, and supporting our efforts financially. Our 4th annual holiday party for clients takes place on Saturday, December 13, at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium.
"This event gets better every year and has become a tradition that our seniors look forward to for months as the holidays can be a particularly lonely time for them" said Pat Ellis, President of Silver Key.
Over the last few weeks, reservations have been pouring in from seniors who are excited to come to the party. Reservations are required as seating is limited and we anticipate 500 people will attend the event.
Donations from Brookdale Sterling House at Briargate, The Antlers, committed community volunteers, businesses, and families allow Silver Key to provide food and gifts to the seniors who attend the party. T. Rowe Price's employees have played a key role in this year's celebration by providing homemade gingerbread houses which will be used as centerpieces and become door prizes for our guests to take home. In addition, guests will be treated to musical performances by Free Fallin' an a capella group performing Christmas carols and Michael Angiolillo, the Italian Crooner. Colorado Springs Utilities volunteers will attend and bring the Grinch and Santa with them.
Media Invite: Youth to Receive Core Value Awards from YMCA Camp Shady BrookYMCA of the Pikes Peak Region - 12/10/14
Colorado Springs,CO, December 10...More than 275 youth from Colorado and surrounding states will be honored Thursday, December 11 by YMCA Camp Shady Brook for exemplifying caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, four core values of every YMCA program offered across the nation in 10,000 communities.
A VIP reception will begin at 5:30pm in the Olympic Training Center Rotunda located at 1750 East Boulder. Speakers include Sonny Adkins, Executive Director, Camp Shady Brook,; Jeff Peterson, Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region; the Honorable Thomas L. Kennedy, YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region Metropolitan Board Chair, Camp Shady Brook Alumnus and Camp Parent; Carol Potts Todd, relative of the Bandhaeur Family- the first residents and founders of the Shady Brook Farm circa 1894; and Art Wannlund, Past Executive Director of Camp Shady Brook.
The awards program begins at 6:30 with recognition of 2014 summer campers who exemplified the four core values while learning life skills that lead to greater understanding and stronger communities. Camp Shady Brook was founded in 1948 with the goal of providing all children with the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through exceptional camping experiences. The Y partners with many groups and organizations, including families, schools, the military, churches, volunteers and donors, to bring this opportunity to as many children as possible regardless of income or background.
ABOUT THE YMCA OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION
Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children - regardless of age, income or background - to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region was founded in 1878.Attached Media Files: YMCA Camp Shady Brook
District 2 School Receives Prestigious Award & Major DonationHarrison Dist. 2 - 12/09/14
Centennial Elementary School recently received The Title I Distinguished School Award, which recognizes only two schools out of the more than 700 Title I schools in the state. Centennial has achieved academic success and made significant progress in closing achievement gaps associated with race and poverty.
On Monday, December 15th at 10:00am, the Street Soldierz Motorcycle Club will be delivering a large amount of canned goods and school supplies to the students of Centennial. The Street Soldierz are a major donor for the school.
Please see attached document for more information.Attached Media Files: 2014-12/1351/80231/2014_Centennial_Award_and_Donation.pdf
School District 11 Board of Education MeetingColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 12/09/14
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
* FY13-14 TABOR Reserves and Designations
* 2015 Mill Levy Certification
* Policy DEBA: Incentive Payments to Taxpayers
* Policy IIB: Class Size
* Policy IIA: Grouping for Instruction
* Policy IHBIB: Primary/Preprimary Education
* Policy IHBIA: Kindergarten Programs
* Budget Transfers: General Fund Contingency Transfer Request
* Contract Award: Modification to GLOBE Charter School Contract
* Unified District Improvement Plan and Priority Improvement and Turnaround School Improvement Plans
To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The December 10 agenda is featured.
Media Alert: Motivation Transformation Workshop for Students at Jenkins Middle SchoolColorado Springs Dist. 11 - 12/05/14
Jenkins Middle School, 6410 Austin Bluffs Parkway, has formed a partnership with motivational speaker Andre Hinton, who designed a Motivation Transformation Workshop that utilizes core principles to help motivate students by teaching sound, positive principles that have been researched and proven to improve success rates in students at all levels. The workshop consists of seven, 45-minute sessions, and the media is invited to attend the session on Monday, December 8, 2:55-3:40 p.m.
Military Breakfast with Santa Photo Opp Saturday, December 6YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region - 12/04/14
December 4, Colorado Springs, CO...Come see Santa Claus bring joy and holiday cheer to so many military families as they enjoy a fully-booked free Breakfast with Santa at the Southeast and Armed Services YMCA. The event begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, December 6 at 2190 Jet Wing Drive.This is one of many year-round military outreach programs offered by the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region as a way to help make military life easier in our community. To learn more, go to: https://www.ppymca.org/programs/military
More than 4,000 Runners (Photo)YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region - 11/26/14
Colorado Springs, CO, November 26, 2014...With more than 4,000 runners expected to turn out for the YMCA's 17th Annual Turkey Trot, who needs a parade? There's still time to be part of this fun and healthy Thanksgiving tradition set for tomorrow, Thanksgiving morning, at the Briargate YMCA.
The Kids Fun Run begins at 8:15am, while the 5K starts at 9:00am. Walk-in registration for the Turkey Trot is open today until 7:00pm at the Briargate YMCA at 4025 Family Place and tomorrow morning from 6:30-8:45am. For more information about this fundraiser, visit www.ppymca.orgAttached Media Files: 2014-11/3379/79916/IMG_3456.jpg , 2014-11/3379/79916/2014_YMCA_Turkey_Trot_Logo.jpg , 2014-11/3379/79916/Picture_012.jpg
17th ANNUAL TURKEY TROT SET FOR THANKSGIVING MORNINGYMCA of the Pikes Peak Region - 11/24/14
Colorado Springs, CO, November 24, 2014...There are so many ways to give thanks, and one of the best is to exercise your good health while giving to those in need. There's still time to get registered for the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region's 17th Annual Turkey Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run on Thanksgiving morning, November 27. Held at the Briargate YMCA, the Kids Fun Run begins at 8:15am, while the 5K starts at 9:00am.
Walk-in registration for the Turkey Trot is available Tuesday and Wednesday, November 25 and 26 at the Briargate YMCA at 4025 Family Place. Registration is $28 and available from 9:00am-7:00pm. Registration will be available on race day from 6:30-8:45am for $30. For more information, visit www.ppymca.org
Funds raised from the Turkey Trot will give those in need a hand up with access to YMCA membership and programs. In 2013 the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region awarded over $1.4 million in financial assistance for children, families and seniors to access much needed YMCA programs and services.
ABOUT THE YMCA OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION
Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children - regardless of age, income or background - to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region was founded in 1878.