May 2018- Newsletter
May is the month to remember and celebrate those who selflessly serve others. On May 13th, let’s thank all of the moms in our lives who work so hard for their families and their communities by spending quality time together enjoying our Great City!
On Monday, May 28th we celebrate Memorial Day and remember those who fought and gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. While many of us appreciate Memorial Day as an extra day to spend quality time with our families and friends, we can also use that time to remember those we may have known and all of those soldiers we never knew, but who gave their lives to protect our freedom.
Thank you for your continued support and I hope to see you around the district!
As we celebrate mom’s weekend, there are many unique ways throughout our Great City to spend time with her.
A great way to spend time with your mom is by taking a stroll down the amazing pathways and gardens at Leu Gardens! Free Admission for Moms on Sunday, May 13, 2018.
Or maybe your mom is a sports fan? Orlando City plays on Sunday, May 13th at 6 p.m. Visit orlandocitysc.com for details.
If your mom values civic participation, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will give her State of the County address on Friday, May 18th at 4 p.m. The event is open to the public, but an RSVP is required at ocfl.net. The speech will also be televised live on Orange TV, which is carried on Spectrum Channel 488, Comcast Channel 9, CenturyLink Channel 1081, digital over-the-air on 10.2 and will be live-streamed as well.
This is the unofficial start of summer and as we get ready to enjoy a slower time I wanted to share some Summer Camp ideas for our families.
The City offers summer day camp programs, at 16 community and recreation centers for youth who have completed Kindergarten up to fifth grade. This program is offered Monday-Friday for the weeks school is out following the Orange County Public Schools calendar. The City’s summer camp program offers a variety of recreational activities, including swimming, crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, computer labs and special events. Please click herefor more information.
The City also offers affordable specialty camps as well. Boys and girls from ages 9-13 can enjoy 3 weeks of the outdoor environmental education at Bill Frederick Park. Children will enjoy a variety of programs including fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, camping, outdoor cooking, outdoor navigation, learning about farm animals, gardening, wildlife discovery, recycling, pottery and environmental conservation. For more information, please click here.
Another great summer camp is hosted by our Pottery Studio (did you know we have a super cool pottery studio?) The camp, Art Adventure, is a fun way to learn the possibilities of working with clay and other art mediums. Each session will be focused on creating projects out of clay with a fun painting or drawing project on one of the days. To learn more about the dates, age range and times for this camp please click here.
For our teens, the After School All Stars camps are designed just for them and our hosted at many of our area middle schools. This program, which also runs year round before and after school
The annual Teen Police and Fire Academy begins on June 11 and runs through June 21. This FREE nine-day course is offered to students enrolled in 10th-12th grade and aims to foster a relationship between our youth, police and fire departments. Registration for this academy is now open!Click here for more information.
Hurricane season is from June 1 – November 30, with the peak season from mid-August to late October.
In order to help you get ready for this upcoming season, the City of Orlando Office of Emergency Management provides programs and activities to City residents and departments to help them prepare for, cope with and recover from the effects of natural and man made disasters. To learn more about the programs, please visit our emergency page
Make sure that you have a disaster kit for the upcoming season! This kit will hold the resources necessary to keep you and your family safe during and after a disaster. To learn about what to do and how to prepare your disaster kit, visit our emergency prepared page.
For more information on how to stay safe during Hurricane Season, pleaseClick here