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FCS Fall Updates – Upcoming Events and Resource List

By Theresa Golis October 7, 2016

Upcoming events to watch:

  • JOLT : FCCLA District and Chapter officer training sessions North (CDA) Oct 12-13; South (Burley) Oct 27-28
  • The 2016 Summit on Idaho Hunger and Food Security: Uprooting Hunger. Cultivating Communities. Sowing Change Oct 28th – Boise; for more information : http://www.idahohunger.org/2016-information-1/
  • FCCLA affiliation fall deadline: Nov 1. As of fall 2016 all competitive event information (contest rules and rubrics) will only be accessed via the online chapter portal (fcclainc.org). Affiliated chapters will be continue to view all online publications.  This important information will be unavailable to chapters who have not submitted their membership information. Don’t delay!  FCCLA is an intra-curricular and all of the support material is very valuable to your classroom as projects, assessment materials and member recruitment.
  • Need ID FCCLA Fall Conference dates? http://cte.idaho.gov/students/student-organizations/fccla/

Other information

  • 10D submission window: September 15th to October 15th .  Please contact me if you need assistance golis@cte.idaho.gov
  • Thinking of changing your FCS program of study? Please let me know if you have questions. The application to change a program is due Feb 15th.  The form can be found at:   Request for New Change Reactivation Secondary CTE Program – Due February 15th
  • Support ID FCCLA with your Amazon purchases. Without spending any extra money; shop through Amazon Smile.  Amazon will donate .5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases back to Idaho FCCLA.  This is a great way to contribute while you shop with no added cost to you.  For direct donations check our link on Idaho FCCLA “donate now” button or go to Guide Star.  http://www.guidestar.org/profile?id=82-6012781

Donated money helps keep State Leadership Conference fees down, provide scholarships for our members, and provide leadership opportunities for our youth.  (Yes, the ID# still says Future Homemakers of America, the EIN is fixed though.)  Thank you for all you do for FCCLA!

Resources:

  • FREE FCS Food Science and Nutrition Education materials to use in your FCS classroom from USA-FDA! View materials at: http://www.teachfoodscience.com/resources.asp  . Contact howes@graduateschool.edu for more information about the FCS Science and Our Food Supply Program (application also on line)
  • Beef for the Classroom:  Teachers with 7th through 12th grade classes may take advantage of our Beef for the Classroom reimbursement program.  Funds to purchase fresh beef or beef convenience products for your classroom are available from the Idaho Beef Council. For more information : https://www.idbeef.org/resources/industry-partners/educators
  • Exploring Diary for the Classroom: Exploring Dairy in the Classroom is a grant program providing Idaho Educators the opportunity to receive reimbursement for dairy product purchased to enhance a nutrition lesson taught to preschool-12th grade students. For more information: http://idahodairy.com/opportunities-resources/grants/exploring-dairy-in-the-classroom/
  • Financial Education materials: NEFE’s flagship program has promoted financial literacy to teachers and students for more than 25 years by providing an award-winning, evaluated, noncommercial financial education curriculum—complete with free classroom materials and lesson plans. For more information: http://www.nefe.org/what-we-provide/programs-initiatives/nefe-high-school-financial-planning-program.aspx
  • US Department of Agriculture/ Food and Nutrition In 2012, more than 47 million Americans lived in households that had difficulty putting food on the table and USDA helped provide a hunger safety net for these families. In times of record need, USDA has provided critical nutrition assistance to millions of families. Learn more about how USDA is delivering results and working hard to provide a safe, sufficient and nutritious food supply for the American people. For more information  and links to available resources such as ChooseMyPlate and Food Safety: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=food-nutrition
  • FCS Content Webinars: All webinars are available on-demand, whenever it fits YOUR schedule! For more information: http://www.aafcs.org/DevelopmentCenter/Webinars.asp
  • FCCLA National Programs Integrate FCCLA into your classroom by downloading lesson plans and activities! For more information: http://fcclainc.org/programs/lesson-plans-and-activities.php
  • UI FCS Extension and Research – Family and Consumer Sciences: The Communicator Newsletter Extension specialists provide updates in their areas of expertise (Family Development, Food Safety, Nutrition Education, and Personal and Family Finance) through this newsletter. To view past and current newsletters: https://www.uidaho.edu/cals/fcs/research-and-extension
  • State and National Family and Consume Sciences Day – December 3rd Mark your calendars for this annual event!  This year UI Ag Days falls over the Dec. 3rd The UI FCS faculty and Idaho FCCLA are planning educator and student activities to celebrate this special day!  Stay tuned for more information. The FCS Day web page has more activities you can do with your classroom http://www.aafcs.org/FCSday/