Monthly Archives: August 2013

Reunion Announcements!


Hoover School Reunion for all former students, teachers and neighborhood residents will be held Sunday, September 8, 2013 beginning at 2:00 the American Legion Memorial Home Lounge, 4314 W. Carpenter Road, Mt. Morris Township. For more information call Jack Steco at 732-8857.

Ainsworth class of 1963 50th class reunion on September 13 at Flushing Country Club. Rick Marsich 810-869-6579; or Bill Cranmore 810-232-2468

Class of 2004 is in the planning stages of a 10 year reunion to be held July 25-27, 2014. If you would like more information contact, Ashley Knox-Richardson at or Shondra Marshall at

Robotics Yard Sale

shutterstock_136054112Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser is taking place Saturday, August 31, Sunday, September 1 & Monday, September 2 from 9 am – 5 pm. Location is: 5301 S. Dyewood Drive, Flint 48532; between Court St and Calkins off Dye Rd.

All proceeds go to the robotics team. Stop by and support the team!

We are currently accepting donations of items for this sale. Contact Ellen Crain either by email or cell 810-691-2810.

Day At the Water Park

Camp Adventure took a field trip to the Lapeer  Water Park! The kids had a great time swimming in the large pool. They played pool games and enjoyed there time in the sun.

YouthQuest Update!

shutterstock_35773588Summer programming wrapped up at Rankin Elementary with a week of “Fun in the Sun” and a virtual trip to South and Central America. Tuesday, we took advantage of a break in the bad weather to hold a day full of water games. The staff came in early to fill nearly 1000 water balloons for the students to toss, launch, and catch at several stations across the playground. The Learning Guides surprised the students by breaking out some hidden squirt guns and chasing them all over the grounds. Of course, they all pitched in to help clean up the mess afterword.

We invited parents and families to join us on Thursday for a party in their honor. Our “Fiesta de los Padres” had families enjoying crafts, games, and food from several different countries the students researched earlier in the week. They sampled Johnny Cakes from St. Thomas and a very pungent guacamole from Brazil while making Guatemalan Worry Dolls and breaking piñatas from Mexico that the kindergartners built. The 4th and 5th graders each created island drinks from Cuba and the Bahamas which were loaded with fresh fruit and juice. Students were enjoying themselves so much many didn’t even realize it was the last day of program until they were getting on the buses to go home.

CA School Calendar and School Start Times

shutterstock_128238332The school year starts on September 3rd, and we know it’s never too early to start preparing! Take a look at the CA School calendar and the start times!

Click here to download the CA School Calendar and School Start Times.

Campers take a Field Trip

Last Thursday, Camp Adventure took a trip to Flushing Riverview Park to play on the Playscape, then had watermelon and A&W Rootbeer.

Dye and Randels YouthQuest Update!


Wow! What a week at camp YouthQuest! We started it with a bang! After a crack of thunder and a bolt of lightning we had limited power. Another crack of thunder and a bolt of lightning and we had no power at all! But it didn’t stop us from having a great day! Campers came together in the gym under reserved power and had an awesome game of dodge ball followed by team building exercises and even arts and crafts in the mess hall. Approximately three hours later; the power kicked on and the awesome fifth grade girls had been busy making pom poms and cheered all the way up the hall as good as any Carman-Ainsworth’s High School cheerleading squad. Chanting give me a “P” give me an “O” give me a “W” give me an “E” give me a “R.” What do we got?Power!

This week campers are very busy preparing for our Fiesta Fiesta, making flags from Mexico, maracas, and piñatas. Campers are learning the Macarena to teach to others. The fifth grade girls made cake in a jar and homemade blue jean purses. Kindergarteners, first graders and second graders made fantastic under the sea pictures using sandpaper and made sand art in a bottle. Some of the campers made sombreros out of newspaper and tissue. The campers all agreed the best part of the week was the field trip to Torzewski Water Park in Lapeer County.
Campers devoured grilled Koegel’s hot dogs, chips, watermelon, lemonade, and cookies. They slid down a four-story-high water slide, while others chose to enjoy the pirate’s ship in Pirate’s Cove. AR- AR -AR-mates! But by the end of the day, all the campers stood underneath a huge mushroom and slid down a big frog into the icy cold water. Campers tried to wrestle a ten foot alligator in the kiddy pool without success. What a fantastic way to end a week! Light’s out see you at a flag pole next week. A good time was had by all!

Supporting Healthy Children and Adolescents – Free Information During Physicals


The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. There is no health without mental health.” Despite this, social and emotional health is often overlooked, especially in the youth. Like the body, it is important to identify problems early and do something about them.

Children and adolescents are not immune to social and emotional difficulties commonly seen in adults. In fact, they may present with difficulties in these areas, but also have the added stressors of being an adolescent, and can easily find themselves without the appropriate resources or supports in place to address them. To assist in promoting the well-being of our students, two post-doctoral psychology fellows from Hurley Medical Center (Dr. Katherine Poitras and Dr. Tracy Shannon) will be providing brief social/emotional screeners, education, and referrals for services as needed. Please know that anything discussed will be kept confidential.

This service is free and will be offered during the athletic physicals on August 7 at Carman-Ainsworth High School from 6:30-9:00PM near the gym entrance. This is not a requirement for athletic physicals. This is a free opportunity to access some expert advice provided by Hurley Medical Center.  Please stop by their table for information and to ask questions.

Title I Science Students Learned about Petroglyphs!

Title I and Native American Education worked together to provide a free Summer Science Camp to elementary students. This is a lesson on petroglyphs.  Dye and Randels students also made their own petroglyphs!