Monthly Archives: November 2012

Randels 5th Grade Band Petting Zoo

On November, 13th the 5th grade band student participated in a “petting zoo” where they each taught their parents how to play their instruments. It was an evening full of fun, learning, laughter!

Local Holiday Assistance Programs

Salvation Army

Sign up at one of the following locations:

Flint Citadel Corps                                  Flint Beecher Corps

211 W. Kearsley Street          -or-            1475 W. Coldwater Road

(810) 232-2196                                         (810) 789-4003

*Please call location first for specific sign up dates.

To sign up you MUST have the following documents, no exceptions:

  • Current ID for all adults in household (MI Driver’s License/ MI State ID/ Passport)
  • Proof of dependents in home (Social Security Cards/ Birth Certificate for newborns only)
  • Current Bills- bills must contain the name and address of the individual applying for assistance. Current bills include rent, mortgage, water, gas, electric, telephone, cable, etc..
  • Proof of income- pay stubs, child support statement, social security, SSI, SSDI, DHS statement, Unemployment, Workman’s Comp.

Old Newsboys

Registration period is October 29th  through December 21st . The number is 744-1840. Old Newsboys is located on 6255 Taylor Drive (off Hill Road between U.S. 23 and Van Slyke Road.)

  • Must bring: Drivers License or State ID, Social Security Card, Birth Certificates or Judgements of Legal Custody for each child enrolled, income document (2010 tax records, current MI Medicaid Card or Acceptance to Federal Lunch Program)

Toys For Tots

Registration period starts on December 3rd and runs through December 15th.  You can call 715-4401 for more detailed information.  Registration runs Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm.

**Please note that you may sign up for only one of the holiday assistance programs listed above.

Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Toy Giveaway

Donations of gently used toys are graciously being accepted now until 12/4 at The Learning Community building.  Toys will be given away on Thursday, December 6th  2012 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm at The Learning Community. Contact Malinda Baker at 591-7208 for more info.

CAMS November Students of the Month

Dance Dance Day at Dillon

Dillon Elementary school celebrated the break by dancing during gym and music!  Each group of kids got to play Dance Dance Revolution in the Library or Gym!

Randels Honor Roll Breakfast

Congratulations Whitney!

C-A High School wants to congratulate Whitney Reynolds on her accomplishment of earning the “Academic Scholarship”  from Kettering University’s 2012 AIM-Pre-college Summer Program.

Bucket Filler Night at Dillon

Over 200 Dillon students and family members attended Bucket Filler Night at Dillon on October 2.  Families were treated to a pizza dinner before they participated in activities to explore the bucket filling tradition at Dillon with games, books, and projects. The bucket filling philosophy comes from the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today?  A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, by Carol McCloud.

The idea is that you fill someone’s imaginary bucket with actions or words that show you care, which is a part of everyday life at Dillon starting with our pledge in the morning. Students are actively taught to treat each other, the staff, and the building with kind words and actions. At Bucket Filler Night, families read bucket filler books together, practiced what it means to be a bucket filler, and wrote bucket filler pledges for home. Every student also decorated a bucket to use as a reminder to treat everyone with kind words and actions.

If you would like more information about the bucket filling philosophy, visit

This activity was sponsored by the Dillon Title I Program to strengthen the connection between home and school.

Randels Students Honored for Good Behavior with Substitute Teachers

Thanks to the generouusity of The Subway Restaurant on the corner of Linden and Corunna Road, eight Randels students get a free subway lunch each month. The “Subs for Being Good for a Sub” program allows guest teachers to turn in the names of students that are respectful and helpful while their teacher is out of the building. Each month, eight names are drawn and the selected students get to pick their favorite subway sandwich, chips, and drink. Their lunches are delivered to them and they get to feel extra special for making great choices.

Toy Giveaway – Donations and Volunteers Needed!

Can you help a Bendle or Carman-Ainsworth family this holiday season?

We’re collecting Gently Used:

  • Toys/Bikes
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Books/Games
  • Movies/CD’s/Electronics

For children from birth-18 years old

Donation boxes will be out November 19th-December 4th at the Learning Community (formerly Fenton Lawn) and at Friel School (4469 Greenley, Burton). The toys will be given away Thursday, December 6th at the Learning Community, 1181 W. Scottwood Ave, Flint. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for Bendle and Carman-Ainsworth families.

5:00-6:00 p.m. open to all

Volunteers Needed!

Please call Malinda at 591-7208

National Honor Society Food Drive

Each year the NHS (National Honor Society) at Carman-Ainsworth High School holds a food drive, asking for non-perishable food items under the direction of sponsors, Mrs. Jennifer Thornton and Ms. Kathleen Waters. The students then sort and package the food items so they can be delivered to approximately 40 families with children that attend C-A schools. The counselors at the elementary, middle and high schools find the C-A families that need help.

The best part of this food drive is that everything goes to C-A families, so we’re helping our own community! On the Friday before Thanksgiving, November 16, the NHS students delivered the baskets to the families along with turkeys and additional food (this year we had produce-onions, potatoes and oranges) to the families, so they can enjoy a nice Thanksgiving.