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Youth Leagues, Camps and Clinics i9 Sports offers youth sports leagues, camps, and clinics for boys and girls between the ages of 3-17 in today’s most popular kids team sports. While sport offerings vary based on the i9 Sports location, we offer flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball, and cheerleading in hundreds of communities each week. Our main locations are Shea Middle School in Paradise Valley, Supai Middle School in South Scottsdale and Desert Canyon/Cholla Park in North Scottsdale.
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A Quick Overview of Our Core Youth Team Sports: Flag Football: Offering all the fun of tackle football without the same risk of injury. It’s the perfect game for boys or girls ages 4 and up. If your child wants to play football, why risk the injuries in tackle? Make it flag football instead! Soccer: In a recent study by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), soccer was cited as the second most popular sport for boys and girls under the age of 13. While soccer is a great fit for all ages, it’s also a wonderful “starter” sport for kids as young as 3 years old to introduce him/her to team play! Basketball: Nationally, basketball is one of the most popular team sports for girls and boys. It’s a great sport to expand your child’s coordination and self-esteem. For most kids, the ideal age to start basketball is between the ages of 4-5. Baseball: i9 Sports launched T-ball nationally to the roaring applause of parents with kids ages 3-6. Our baseball program teaches kids the basic fundamentals of how to catch, throw, hit, run, and be “baseball ready” in a fun, safe, real-game setting. Z
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Joshua: What sports do you play with i9 Sports? T-ball and Soccer. Which is your favorite to play? Soccer. What do you like best about i9? Playing defense in the soccer games. Samuel: How do you like being involved with i9 Sports? It’s a lot of fun!
Which has your favorite sport been to play? Right now, it would be soccer. But one year I played basketball and liked that a lot too. What position do you like playing in both sports? I like all positions, as long as I get to run around. What is your favorite thing about playing on a team? Running around with other kids, my brother and cousins. Also, I like that they help me and I get to help them.
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educator Corner By Dr. Michael Mobley, Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Science, Engineering & Technology at Grand Canyon University
With a Trust by Sharon Ravenscroft, Esq.
ith all of the changes in tax and investment laws, now more than ever, it is important to have the most costeffective method of having the right person handle your assets if you become ill or if you die. Revocable Living Trusts are very useful for assuring access to assets due to illness or death. With only a Will, court involvement in the form of a conservatorship is necessary for any distribution to a minor that exceeds $10,000 in a year. Conservatorships limit the use and investments of the funds and then release the funds when the minor reaches 18. With a trust, a parent can choose who will oversee the funds, how to invest, use and distribute the funds – delaying distribution to 21, 25, 30 or more. A Revocable Living Trust agreement is the preferred way to handle assets held in 401k’s, IRA’s, life insurance, real estate and other investments. The trust agreement can have provisions which encourage a college education, promote living a drug-free life, and encourage gainful employment. The parent who knows what is best for the child can choose the right person to oversee the child’s finances and guide the distributions instead of leaving it to the courts. Many married couples who have a trust now, have outdated provisions which do not incorporate the Arizona Trust Code which can limit court involvement if there is a dispute; or require that upon the death of one spouse the trust automatically split into two trusts. While having an automatic split can limit estate taxes, in some cases, if the married couple’s assets do not exceed the amount that can be passed estate tax free, then the automatic split is not needed. Having two trusts can be more bothersome than helpful, especially when the surviving spouse may survive the deceased spouse by decades. A trust amendment to make the split optional instead of automatic should be considered. The creator of the trust is referred to as the “Settlor” and is normally also the “Trustee” or owner of the trust assets. The creator is the initial beneficiary of a revocable living trust. If the creator becomes incapacitated or dies, then the Successor Trustee takes control of the trust assets for the benefit of the initial beneficiary or the designated contingent beneficiaries. When using a trust, the title or ownership should reflect that the Trustees own the property; for example: “John and Jane Doe, as Co-Trustees, of the Doe Revocable Trust dated [insert date of signature].” The date that the trust agreement is signed becomes part of the name of the Trust, even if the trust agreement is later amended. Sharon Ravenscroft, Esq., The Cavanagh Law Firm, PA, with offices in Sun City and Phoenix, can be reached at (623) 8157451 or Sravenscroft@CavanaghLaw.com. For more information regarding wills, trusts, healthcare powers of attorney, premarital agreements, domestic partnership agreements as well as business law, see: www.sharonravenscroft.com.
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STEM Education Puts Students in the Driver’s Seat
cience, technology, education and mathematics are all around us. Think about it – from the social media app on a smartphone and videogame consoles to state-of-the-art cars and life-saving technology – society is dependent on the latest and greatest developments to improve our lives. Understanding the relevance and tapping the potential of STEM education is vital to the growth and sustainability of our community, our state and even our nation. In fact, technology has never offered so many lucrative career opportunities. A report by the U.S. Department of Labor pointed to the 10 fastest-growing occupations. At the top of the list: biomedical engineers, network systems and data communications analysts, and biochemists and biophysicists.
And not only are STEM occupations growing at a rate of 17 percent compared to others at only 9.8 percent, but according to the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, these careers also come with hefty salaries. For instance, the average salary in scientific research and development services was $81,350, according to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
It all starts with learning more about STEM career possibilities. Teachers and guidance counselors are terrific resources. Vocational classes in math and technology also provide a taste of life in a STEM career. Colleges are a good source for information as well, particularly for those who aren’t quite sure whether STEM is for them.
With this in mind, preparing for a career in science, technology, engineering and math has never been more important. It’s why Grand Canyon University is launching the Center for Integrated Science, Engineering & Technology (CISET). Offering classes in 2014, the center will drive the expansion of the university’s computer science, applied math and science curriculum, and lay the foundation for a new college to raise the skills of future leaders in these critical areas of study.
At GCU, we have a Career Compass that can help match students with careers best suited for their individual interests and strengths. We live in a global, innovation-driven economy. Opportunities to learn – and earn – in this environment have never been more abundant. It’s just a matter of ensuring future scientists and engineers are armed with the breadth of skills necessary to thrive.
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bike. Something that seems so obviously simple; so simple, in fact, that we might take advantage of this unique inventions beauty. There are some who have tried to spread the enchantment of the bike, perhaps they’ve leaned it against a faded brick wall or posted it on a hipsters Pinterest page. But is this really living up to the artistic opportunities the bike could offer? The answer is no, at least not until now. SMoCA , or Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, has taken it upon themselves to
feature an exhibit that highlights those incredibly overlooked bikes, presenting them in different forms and styles. These creations are done by teens, nonetheless, from around the valley. A swipe of paintbrush or a creamed glob of clay may be an original way to express artistic voice, but there is something about the bike that we can all relate to. The bike is always moving forward, always perusing the next horizon; it is always on a different
See Ad on pg. 17! adventure. This exhibit will make you feel like you are also awaiting your next great journey. Rana Roudi (another Zona reporter) and I got the chance to interview Laura Hales about the exciting exhibit. This is what she had to say: “Teens have a fresh perspective about the world around us, and their artwork enables them to voice their opinions and to express their creativity.” This “Art in Motion” exhibit, running from January 24 to April 20, will showcase the talents of several teens from a local high school in the valley, South Mountain. Inspired by the growing art bike movement in America, these student artists used not only their artistic talents, but also geometry, physics, bike mechanics and welding to create these unique sculptures. Together, these teens have built an impactful and dynamic exhibit that will leave viewers feeling inspired, “open to learning new things” in order to “achieve success.” Z
Junior Reporters Hey, I’m Sophie Hill! I am a junior at Phoenix Country Day School and my passion is writing. I also love traveling, especially for the cultural experience and the shopping. My name is Rana Roudi and I am a Junior at Phoenix Country Day School. I love playing tennis, skiing, and photography.
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Liberty Arts Academy Author Tim Federle Visits LAA 2/3/2014, 9:30AM-10:30AM Tim Federle, of “Better Nate Than Never” and “Five, Six, Seven, Nate!”. This is a FREE event and will be open to the public. Paradise Valley Mall National Geographic Kids Club 2/4/2014, 10am - Noon www.mallkidsclub.com#sthash.gvUsSozB.dpuf Mall Kids Club is a great opportunity for your child to learn in a fun, interactive setting. We’ve teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. McCormick Stillman Railroad Park Family Storytime 2/4/2014, 10:30am - 11am Come to the McCormick Stillman Railroad Park and enjoy the beautiful outdoors while listening to stories and participating in finger plays, music and rhyming activities. - See more at: http://liveitupaz. com/events/family-storytime-mccormick-stillman-railroad-park-2014-02-04/#sthash.aUhkC2e7.dpuf
i.d.e.a. Museum Formerly Arizona Museum for Youth www.ideamuseum.org Art of Robot exhibit, takes a look at creativity and innovations of artists, engineers, and scientist.
Chase Field 10th Annual Diamondbacks FanFest 2/8/2014, 10:30am - 4:15pm www.dbacks.com/fanfest 10th Annual Subway D-backs FanFest – Chase Field, six autograph sessions from 10:30 am-4:15 pm, clubhouse tours, player photo opportunities, test your swing in the D-backs batting cages, yard sale, waffle ball fields and clinics, question and answer sessions with D-backs players, coaches, broadcast-
ers and alumni, tryout registrations for the National Anthem, interactive display showcasing the Mountainside Fitness location, car exhibit, kids area.
Papago Park 14th Annual Cinese New Year 5k Run and “Wok” 2/8/2014, 8:00am www.getsetaz.com 14th Annual Chinese New Year, 5K Run and “Wok”– Ramadas 9 & 10 at Papago Park, age division medals in the run (5 year splits) and for the walk (10 year splits), continental breakfast, door prizes and a free kids dash, $20-25. Temple Center for the Arts Dr. Seuss’s Birthday 2/15/2014, 2:00pm www.childsplayaz.org/seussbday Party includes crafts, activities, games, snacks, photo opportunities, birthday cake and the 4:00pm performance of Childsplay’s The Cat in the Hat! North Phoenix Baptist The 36th Annual Dolls, Bears & More Show and Sale 2/15/2014, 10:00am - 3:00pm www.sunbonnetdollclub.com The 36th Annual Dolls, Bears & More Show and Sale - North Phoenix Baptist, by The Sunbonnet Doll Club, featuring antique, vintage, modern, reproduction dolls, accessories, bears & miniatures, hourly door prizes & grand prize, benefits Arizona Doll and Toy Museum and St. Mary’s Food Bank.
Children’s Museum of Phoenix Music Together’s: Winter “Sticks” 2/19/2014, 9:30am - 10:15 www.musictogetherinphx.com Come make beautiful music with your child! Join Music Together’s Winter “STICKS” semester for 10 weeks of singing, dancing, drumming and learning while supporting your child on their path towards Musical Instrument Museum basic music compeFamily Day: The “Science of Sound” tence. You’ll learn twenty-five NEW 10:00am - 4pm, www.mim.org songs and many Celebrate the SciTech Festival with a full day of fun new activities that family programs focusing on the “Science of Sound”! your family will enjoy Fascinating activities include a rare tour of MIM’s trying both in class Conservation Lab (for those over age 10), a demonand at home.
stration of the giant octobasse, drumming and singalong activities for the youngest musicians.
Early Childhood – 4th Grade Open House 5pm-8:30 pm, www.tesseractschool.org Tesseract School is holding an Open House for Early Childhood (ages 2 - 4/5yrs old) and Lower School (Kindergarten - 4th 13, 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm at our Doubletree Campus – 4800 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253. Tesseract’s Early Childhood and Lower School students will be displaying their artwork and each class will create an innovative collaborate piece to be auctioned at the annual Gala. Grade) during our Gallery Night on February.
Library Plaza Downtown Science Saturday 2/22/2014, 10am-4pm Interactive demonstrations and activities presented by Chandlers technology companies. The Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics Center FREE Baby Gym Classes www.arizonasunrays.com Wednesdays The Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics Center offers a free baby gym class on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m. for babies 6 to 16 months of age. This is a fun, educational class where babies get to jump up and down on trampolines, tumble on mats, and crawl, jump, swing, and climb on various pieces of gymnastics equipment. Parent participation is required. Advanced reservations are not required. This is a “drop in” class. 3110 E. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix.
Wildlife World Zoo Wildlife Encounter www.wildlifeworld.com/ attractions/wildlife-encounters. shtml Learn about unique wildlife as they demonstrate natural behaviors like foraging and free flight.
Various Locations FREE Baby Splash Swim Classes Weekdays www.hubbardswim.com Hubbard Family Swim School offers FREE “baby splash” swim classes every day of the week for babies 8 weeks to 5 months of age. These 30-minute water acclimation classes give parents or caregivers a chance to learn excellent tips on how to enjoy tub time at home with baby and also learn how to prepare baby for swim lessons. The temperature of the heated, indoor swimming pool is 90 degrees all year long. Babies love it! Advanced registration is required.
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Kindergarten Roundup Madison School District will be hosting Kindergarten Roundup on February 6, 2014 from 6 – 7 p.m. at all Madison elementary schools. You will have the opportunity to tour the school, speak with administrators, and receive information on enrollment for the 2014 – 2015 school year. We hope to see you there!
madisonaz.org/roundup Madison Camelview Preschool – 4 2002 E. Campbell Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85016 602.664.7200
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3rd Grader at Benchmark Q. How long have you been riding horses? A. I’ve been riding regularly for two years. I met my first horse with my friend, Addie, she let me ride her horse, Rusty. I got riding lessons at Desert Palms for a Christmas present; I loved it so much I keep going back! Q. Tell us about the award that you have just won? A. Every time I compete throughout the year, I earn points for each ribbon I win. At the end of the year, the Arizona American Saddlebred Association totals up the points. Riders must compete in at least three shows a year to qualify. This year I am the Reserve Champion for my age group. I scored the second highest points throughout the year. I won a plaque that will be presented to me at the awards banquet on February 1st.
Q. Tell us your involvement in The Nutcracker with Ballet Arizona. A. I auditioned and was selected to be in one of three casts for the role of Party Girls which is Act I. My dance scene “Moms and Dad” were Carolina/ Raychel and Brian, though I danced and was picked up and spun by James. I was also asked to be a BonBon, which is in Act II with Mother Ginger character. I had so much fun!
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Q. How long have you been practicing ballet? A. I started learning ballet positions, clean technique and posture, basic gymnastics and general movement from my mom from a very early age. When I was five I took my first ballet class.
Q. What is the hardest thing that you have had to learn with ballet? A. Doing more than one pirouette correctly. There are so many things to think about - your arms, standing leg, where the other leg should be, your back, and spotting.
Q. What made riding a horse your extra-curricular? A. I’ve tried other things like ballet, but I just keep asking about horses. My mom decided that I might as well make it my “thing” since it’s all I ever talk about!
Q. What is your favorite type of dance? A. Fast jazz, contemporary dance, and ballet.
Shaeleigh O’Brien 3rd Grader at Freedom Academy
Tesseract Wins Program of the Year The Phoenix Herpetological Society (PHS) is a non-profit organization that takes in abandoned or endangered reptiles. The PHS works closely with Tesseract on a few different programs. One of these programs is when the Society visits the fourth graders for an eight week learning experience. Each week, an instructor from the PHS brings a variety of reptiles. Their hands-on approach allows the fourth graders to handle and make observations of each reptile. Through the weekly studies and additional research, all students become experts on a reptile of their choice. During the 8th week of the program, the students share their research at the reptile fair as their final activity.
The PHS also works with the middle school students with a program called the “Crocodilian Study”.
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In this project, students who wish to participate are required to complete an application form, which is then reviewed by select teachers in order to determine which students should get to participate. The students selected are able to learn about all different types of crocodilians.
Both of these programs are beneficial to the lower and middle scholars’ education.
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is pleased to announce the 2014 Christian Service Award Recipients St. Francis Xavier School congratulates eighth grade students Alex Fessler, Allison Scardello, Maddie Reinhart, Patrick Schramm and Tatiana Rosales for being awarded the Catholic Community Foundation Christian Service Award. The CCF Christian Service Awards recognize practicing Catholic 8th Grade Students who demonstrate Christ-centered behavior through volunteer service to parish, school, and community. These prestigious awards are accompanied by an $8,000 grant to the Catholic High School the student will be attending. Photo left to right: Patrick Schramm, Maddie Reinhart, Allison Scardello, Tatiana Rosales, Alex Fessler
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Q. What brought you to On-Track Academy (OTA), Tanner? A. In 7th grade, I was in the hospital and ended up missing half the year. In 8th grade I was still healing and only attended the last month. Then I went to high school. I thought I could catch up, but I needed help. But none of the teachers really cared, or maybe they just didn’t have time to deal with me. So now I’m at OTA. Q. Wow! Why were you in the hospital? A. I had necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease. I had to have about 39 surgeries over one year. Q. How has OTA been so far? Are you caught up? A. It’s amazing. Like one big family. The teachers support me, work one on one with me. I have to retake algebra and then I’ll be caught up. Q. Any advice for someone who might go through a similar experience? A. Don’t give up!
Damian Gingerich Freshman at International Charter School of Arizona Q. What is it like to be a foster brother to individuals with special needs? A. My family has provided care for people with special needs ever since I can remember and they have always been part of my everyday life. When I was younger I never saw them as anything other than “normal”, they are who they are just like everyone else. I’ve become best buds with some of them. We liked to watch movies, fist bump, and just enjoy hanging out together. My life experience has been so much richer because of them in it! Q. How long have you been playing soccer? What is your favorite thing about playing? A. I have been playing for 10 years with Phoenix Christian Soccer Club. My team is made up of refugee kids from all over the world. My favorite thing about playing is running around out there trying to work together with my teammates to score a goal.
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Is there a way to get credit for college courses while I’m still in high school?
This is a great question and the answer is absolutely YES! But, there are some important things to know beforehand, so you are sure to end up with transferrable credits and not just the fun of taking college courses while in high school. There are two programs that enable high school students to earn college credit at SCC: • Dual Enrollment is designed to provide an opportunity for qualified high school students to enroll in college courses at high school locations, and to earn high school
and college credits simultaneously. SCC has established agreements with local high schools to offer selected courses to students who have been identified as candidates for college-level work. Dual Enrollment courses are offered in both academic and occupational areas. In order to participate in the Dual Enrollment program, you hae to go through the admissions process and meet certain criteria. Be sure to check with your high school to see if this option if available to you. • Concurrent Enrollment is designed for high school students that want to take courses on the college campus. It provides the high school student with an opportunity to take classes at SCC while still in attendance at their high school full-time. The program is open to all high school students, as long as their high school is in agreement. Any 100 or above course taken
at Scottsdale Community College counts toward an associate degree at SCC. To determine if the courses taken at SCC will count towards high school credit, it is important to check with your high school counselor prior to taking the class. There’s a lot of information on the SCC website about Dual and Concurrent Enrollment. Just go to www.scottsdalecc. edu/dualenrollment to get more information and for links to application materials. Whether you’re thinking about attending SCC while still in high school and/or attending SCC after high school graduation, I strongly encourage you to come to our Welcome Center on campus and speak to an academic advisor. The more you know and the more you plan ahead, the more likely you are to get on track for earning a degree or certificate.
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Real Fire Truck
featuring top student musicians
to raise funds for student scholarships
at your party!
ALL AGES GAMES PRIZES FIRE TRUCK RIDES AND MORE! www.FantasticFireDept.com • 602-324-7100 inthezona.com
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summer adventures 2014
Summer Camps for Kids & Teens!
St. Joseph’s Youth Camp Northern Arizona (23 Miles SE of Flagstaff at Mormon Lake)
6 days and 6 nights. This overnight camp offers lots of activities: Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Arts & Crafts, Mountain Biking, Archery, and Hiking. Includes Lodging, Food, R/T Transportation from Tempe, Camp T-Shirt, DVD of their activities and more! Don’t Miss the Early Bird Special: Ages 8-15: Register Early and Save $50! Regular camp fee is $548. Early Bird Special is $498. Sessions begin June 22nd for ages 13-15, and June 29th for ages 8-12. Also, June 15-21 Teens ages 15-17 can train to be Camp Counselors. Training Fee is $198. Includes CPR, AED, Call to Protect, Team building/Leadership activities, all training materials and more! Space is Limited. Register Today at: www.SJYCAZ.com or contact us at: admin@SJYCAZ.com or call 480-449-0848
CHEER, TUMBLING & DANCE CAMP SCOTTSDALE
Arizona Cheer & Dance Academy has the best summer day camp around! We are an awesome cheer and dance program teaching cheer, tumbling & dance from basic to advanced levels. The cheer classes will include stunting, motions, jumps, dance and tumbling. The dance classes will include ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acrobatics and hip-hop. At the end of the week participants will give a performance for friends and family. Age appropriate fundamental cheerleading, tumbling and dance skills will be presented in a safe environment. TYPE: Day AGES: 3-18 SESSION DATES: One week sessions, May 28 – August 12, Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm ($295) Visit our web page azcheeranddance.com or call (480) 495-5464 for more information Location: Greenway Rd & 75th Street
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Sessions & Ages: June 16 - 20, 9am to 4pm, Ages 6-8 June 23 - 27, 9am to 4pm, Ages 9-12 Cost $175 per child Journey back in time to Phoenix in 1900 and experience A Day in the Life of a Victorian girl, an adventurous boy, a territorial doctor, a wealthy housewife, and a young maid. Try your hand at tons of activities like building a stethoscope, making jam and playing croquet. Information at heritagesquarephx.org Register by contacting Lindsey 602-261-8948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Heritage Square 113 N. 6th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
BRIDLEWAY STABLES SUMMER CAMP Scottsdale
Summer horseback riding camp at Bridleway Stables is fun, educational, and exciting and students leave with memories for a lifetime. And always safety first! sessions: May 27-30; June 3-6; June 10-13; June 1720; June 24-27; July 8-13; July 23-26 Ages: 5-18 yrs. Camp sessions run from 8am-11am with 1 hour of riding instruction, 1 hour of hands on activities with the horses and 1 hour of educational games and crafts. You can also join us for Lunch Bunch 11-12:30. Campers are grouped by age and ability. We have well trained lesson horses, qualified instructors and a comfortable facility with an air conditioned lounge. Bridleway Stables is near 96th St. and Cactus. 480-659-8389 or 847-612-0298
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Heritage Square Summer Day Camp A Day in the Life phoenix
Imagine that! summer camp paradise valley
35 years of having fun! Over 30 specialty camps: Elementary 7-11 yr olds: Hogwarts, Sciences, Fine Arts, International Dance, Campus News Reporter,Challenges, Mission Impossible, Minute to Win It, Shark Tank, American Girls, Indoor Sports, Digital, Celebrations, etc. 5 to 6 year old camps: Magic School Bus Habitats and Dino’s, Art, Mixtures, Showtime, Kitchen Tales, Young Investigators, Space, Construction, Creepy Crawlies, Preschool theme based camps for 3 & 4yr olds available. TYPE: Day AGE: 3-11, Start Date: June 2 Monday-Thursday: 3 week sessions, 9am-12pm-$270.00 or 9am3pm-$488.00, Early care available Contact: 480-570-5234, email@example.com imaginethatsummercamp.com
summer adventures 2014
Summer Camps for Kids & Teens!
Copperstar Camps Chandler
Copperstar presents their 6th Annual Spring and Summer Camps at their beautiful Copperstar Studios in Chandler. Copperstar Camps have certified teachers and professional staff who are experienced professional performers, low teacher/student ratios and fun shows! Rising Stars – for ages 8-15 with morning classes and show rehearsals in the afternoon. Camps culminate in a fun performance. Imagination Station camps are fun, exciting and encourage creative play through improvisation and pantomime. Students build confidence and think quickly on their feet in this nonstop camp for kids ages 4-7. Sing – Dance – Act - Have a BLAST! CopperstarCamps.com
friendly pines CAMP Prescott
Nestled in the cool pines, Friendly Pines offers 30+ activities. Low camper/ staff ratios. Carefully screened and selected staff. ACA accredited. An Arizona Tradition since 1941. TYPE: Overnight AGEs: 6-13 COED TWO WEEK SESSIONS – for boys and girls 6-13 Session One: Sunday, June 15 – Saturday, June 28 Session Two: Sunday, June 29 – Saturday, July 12 Session Three: Sunday, July 13 – Saturday, July 26 ONE WEEK SESSIONS – for boys and girls 6-10 Pioneer A: Sunday, June 15 – Saturday, June 21 Pioneer B: Sunday, June 22 – Saturday, June 28 Explorer A: Sunday, June 29 – Saturday, July 5 Explorer B: Sunday, July 6 – Saturday, July 12 Trailseeker A: Sunday, July 13 – Saturday, July 19 Trailseeker B: Sunday, July 20- Saturday, July 26 Contact: 928-445-2128 or 1-888-281-CAMP friendlypines.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
GIVE YOUR CHILD THE GIFT OF LANGUAGE Prepare your child to be bilingual in Spanish and English by 4th Grade. Schedule a tour of the Foreign Language Immersion Program at Madison Heights Elementary School today!
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Christian Values. Quality Education.
YOUR KIDS ARE LOVED Preschool through Grade 8
A Tradition of Excellence • Cumulative ITBS test scores rank in the top 6% in the nation. • Acceptance rates to Catholic High Schools are consistently the highest in the diocese. • Educators have unmatched qualifications; 2/3 have a Master’s degree or beyond. • Enhanced curriculum includes: art, music, athletics and Spanish. • Consistent emphasis on core Catholic principles such as faith, love, charity and service.
We’re Adding More New Classrooms!
Small Classes, Big Classrooms!
Religious Instruction ♥ Strong Academics ♥ Spanish Cutting Edge Technology ♥ Leadership Programs PE & Interscholastic Sports ♥ Instrumental & Vocal Music “Arts Attack” Program ♥ School Nurse ♥ Bus Transportation Available Extended Hours from 7am–6pm for All Ages
Consider giving your child the gift of an excellent Catholic education! Call for more information and to schedule a school tour.
Limited Space Available
Transitional Kindergarten (age 4 1/2) through Grade 8
4510 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016
CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL 3901 E. Indian School Rd. 602-957-7010 • www.clsphx.org
PHOENIX COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
Have you r BIRTHDAY PARTY wit h us!
Classes for boys & girls, toddlers–adults!
• Free Baby Dance & Baby Gym
WHAT WILL YOU CHOOSE?
• Valley-wide classes • World Class staff! • SUPerCAMP year-round
2-WEEK SESSIONS: JUNE 9-JULY 18, 2014
Art, Academics, Technology, Theatre, Sports www.pcds.org/summer country day school
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DANCE CENTER: 13832 N. 32nd St. #162, Phx | GYM: 3110 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phx
Join us on
Are they bicycles…or are they sculptures? The answer is yes!
Written by Jonathan Rooney, PCDS Senior
ave you ever wanted to spend an afternoon nuzzling an umbrella cockatoo? Perhaps desired to watch a hedgehog burrow its way under your leg? Or even just spend a generous amount of time playing with kittens? Since 2008, I have lived this dream. I work at the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, and I can honestly say there is nothing I would rather do. My career with the AAWL began when little eight-year-old me attended Camp Ruffin’ It, a day camp where I learned about a wide range of animals and the roles they play. After a summer spent in Camp Vet, learning about veterinary medicine with other preteens, I joined the Teen Tracks program, an opportunity for eager, animal-loving teens to volunteer in the AAWL’s education department. I joined as a shy, withdrawn child, and over the course of five years, the program has helped me grow into a confident, outspoken leader—though admittedly, one who is not above making smooching noises at a chinchilla. And this summer I will go one step further: I now officially work for the AAWL, teaching the same camps that I attended a decade ago. Having come full-circle, I am eager to pass on the knowledge I have gained to the next generation of teens, confident that in doing so, I am shaping my own life as well. Z
Jonathon has volunteered over 1,000 hours during the past 4 years at Arizona Animal Welfare League.
Young@Art Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 30, 5:00 – 7:00p Exhibition on view Jan 24 – Apr 20, 2014 Sponsored by Wells Fargo and Macy's. Image: Students from South Mountain High School with one of the art bikes they created. Photo: Jeremiah Toller
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Celebrate Valentineâ€™s Weekend at the ÂŽ
Saturday, February 15, 2014 Tempe Beach Park Women start the race at 2:00. Men follow 3 minutes later. Everyone parties after in the beer garden! inthezona.com
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Camelback Desert School
Exciting Learning Opportunities Await Your Child at Camelback Desert School
No practices during the week, practice and game on Saturdays only.
3 to 14 years old
Flag Football • T-ball • Soccer Softball • Basketball
$ A Nobel Learning Community
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480-239-4896 28410 N. 44th Street Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Tatum/Dynamite, 4 miles North of Desert Ridge
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Saturday, February 22 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the SciTech Festival with a full day of fun family programs focusing on the “Science of Sound”! Activities include: • Tour of MIM’s Conservation Lab • Instrument Demonstrations • Hands-on sound experiments • Drumming and sing-along activities • STEM self-guided activity • Special instruments for everyone to try! Details at MIM.org. Activities are included with paid museum admission. Admission to the Women Who Rock exhibition may be purchased separately.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM
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