Local Events and Opportunities
 

Community activities and events are listed below.  All items listed have been approved by the district office for posting.  In most cases, paper copies of these postings can be found in the designated school building's office.  By clicking on the headings below, more information regarding the events can be viewed.
 


 

Community Open House for the Reopening of Red Cedar

Wednesday,
August 22, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Come any time between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to see the renovations of the school.

Everyone is welcome!

Event Flier

ELPS Elementary Student Popsicle Playdate

At Your Neighborhood ELPS Elementary School Playground
6:00-6:30 p.m.:Incoming ELPS Kindergarten Students
6:30-7:00 p.m.:All ELPS Elementary Students

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Thurdsday, August 23, 2018
Marble Elementary
Donley Elementary
Whitehills Elementary
Red Cear Elementary
(for Glencairn Families)
 
Pinecrest Elementary


This is an evening to meet other families and an opportunity for your child to play with school friends before the start of the year.  Although not all teachers will be present at the popsicle playdate, please save the date of Thursday, September 6, 6:00-7:30 p.m. for our Welcome Back Night where you and your student will be able to visit the classroom and hear about important information for the school year!

Event Flier

East Lansing High School Students Robotics Club


East Lansing Robotic Club is looking for boys and girls from 8th to 12th grade students to learn and build  a VEX EDR robot. We will begin forming teams in mid-May and continue into summer.  The  team will attend multiple High School level tournaments in Michigan in the school year of 2018-2019.  Experienced players and beginners are welcome. Parent coaches and volunteers will help teams become more successful.

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Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Visit the East Lansing-MSU Community this August

Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States, will be visiting the East Lansing-MSU community this August as part of the 2018 One Book, One Community (OBOC) program. Sotomayor’s memoir, “My Beloved World,” is this year’s OBOC selection.

Learn more about the public events that will be taking place during her visit:

OBOC Kick-off Event: An Evening with Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
The community is invited to the OBOC Kick-off Event: An Evening with Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at the East Lansing High School Theater, 509 Burcham Drive. The event, which is free and open to the general public, will feature a moderated Q&A with Associate Justice Sotomayor. Community members are asked to submit their questions ahead of time online: http://www.onebookeastlansing.com/questions. The deadline to submit a question for consideration is this Friday, Aug. 10. Community members planning to attend the event are encouraged to review the admission guidelines:

  • Doors will open at 5 p.m.
  • Community members will be seated on a first come, first serve basis. A simulcast will be set up in the cafeteria in the event of an overflow crowd.
  • There will be metal detector screening at the entrance and no bags, backpacks or purses will be permitted.
  • Pictures, flash photography or recordings (including those with cameras, cell phones, tablets and other devices) are not permitted.
  • There will not be a book signing.

MSU Academic Welcome
Associate Justice Sotomayor will also speak during the MSU Academic Welcome at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Road, on Monday Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. This event is also free and open to the general public. Individuals planning to attend this event are encouraged to review the admission guidelines:

  • There will be metal detector screening at the entrance and no bags, backpacks or purses will be permitted.
  • Students will be seated on a first come, first serve basis. A simulcast will be set up in the Kellogg Auditorium in the event of an overflow crowd.
  • Pictures, flash photography or recordings (including those with cameras, cell phones, tablets and other devices) are not permitted.
  • There will not be a book signing.

MSU Student Q&A
There will also be an MSU Student Q&A with Associate Justice Sotomayor at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center (Big Ten A), 219 S. Harrison Road, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27. This event is free and open to all MSU students (undergraduate and graduate). Sotomayor will be answering pre-selected questions submitted by students. Students are asked to submit their questions ahead of time online: http://www.onebookeastlansing.com/questions. The deadline to submit a question for consideration is this Friday, Aug. 10. Students planning to attend the event are encouraged to review the admission guidelines:  

  • There will be metal detector screening at the entrance and no bags, backpacks or purses will be permitted.
  • Students will be seated on a first come, first serve basis. A simulcast will be set up in the Kellogg Auditorium in the event of an overflow crowd.
  • Pictures, flash photography or recordings (including those with cameras, cell phones, tablets and other devices) are not permitted.
  • There will not be a book signing.

Information for Media
The public events listed above are open to media coverage, including broadcast; however, the following guidelines should be noted:

  • Still photographers are asked to limit photos to the first one to two minutes and the last one to two minutes of Sotomayor’s appearance at these events.
  • Broadcast cameras are asked to work from a fixed position at the back of each event space.
  • Designated seating for all other news media (excluding broadcast cameras) will be available at each public event. Media are asked to sit in the balcony at the OBOC Kick-off Event, Section 111 at the MSU Academic Welcome and the back row at the MSU Student Q&A.

About the Book: “My Beloved World”
Sotomayor’s story is one of determination and the hope, tenacity, hard work and self-

reliance that would propel a little girl who grew up in a Puerto Rican corner of the Bronx to the highest court in the land. In “My Beloved World,” Sotomayor provides readers with a frank and loving account of her coming of age and her large extended family, many with roots still in Puerto Rico. Sotomayor also recounts the adversity she has faced in her life – from growing up in poverty with an at-times challenging family life to her lifelong management of juvenile diabetes and her determination to adapt to a wider world that would eventually result in her becoming the first Latina and third woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sotomayor’s retelling of her exuberant, colorful and close-knit family is reminiscent of many first and second generation immigrants, who rely on each other as they adapt to a new world. Always personal and intimate, her story is that of the importance of family and the determined reach for participation in the American dream. Sotomayor’s story gives us insight into her passage into the heady and, to her, often strange world of academia and later the practice of law.

A foretelling of her grit and tenacity, Sotomayor learned to give herself insulin shots at the tender age of seven when she was first diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. It was those characteristics of grit and tenacity that later carried her from being named valedictorian of her high school to graduating with honors from Princeton University and serving as an editor of the Yale Law Journal at Yale Law School. Sotomayor says, “Experience has taught me that you cannot value dreams according to the odds of their coming true.”

The One Book, One Community program encourages the East Lansing-Michigan State University community to read the same book and come together to explore its themes and issues at a variety of campus and community events each fall. The selected book is widely read on and off campus and is a required reading for all incoming freshmen. The highlight of the program is the visit by the author(s) to the community in the fall. OBOC is one of the first community reading programs to bring together the students of a major university and the residents of its surrounding community. Learn more about OBOC and the 2018 program at www.onebookeastlansing.com.

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Burchfield County Park Summer Camps 2018

How to Register
Please call the Ingham County Parks
office @ 517-676-2233
E-mail: parks@ingham.org
121 E Maple St., Suite 102
Mason MI 48854

**Camp is open to children ages 5-12.
Children age 5 MUST have completed
kindergarten. Campers are limited to 4
weeks of camp and may not attend the
same theme more than once. Please have
your sessions chosen prior to calling.
**Session 9 is open to ages 10-13

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City of East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts - Summer Camps

 

 

  • City of East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts - Summer Camps

    Full Summer Camp Flier
     
  • All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre
    East Lansing Hannah Community Center
    819 Abbot Road
    East Lansing, MI 48823
    (517) 333-2580 ext. 0
    www.cityofeastlansing.com/allofus

    Event Flier
     
  • Zombie Survival Camp (Ages 8 - 12)
    Join us for awesome survival training in preparation for the zombie apocalypse! Campers will learn wilderness skills vital for survival.  Build shelters, find edible plants, establish a camp perimeter, drill with “weapons,” prepare a “bug out bag” and more.  Work as a team to defend against the zombie hordes! Campers are encouraged to bring their Nerf Blasters. Rain or shine!

    Event Details

City of East Lansing/East Lansing Parks, Recreation, & Arts Upcoming Events

Taste & Shop (and Groove!) in Downtown East Lansing on Friday, Aug. 10


The East Lansing Downtown Management Board is pleased to announce a Taste & Shop event, taking place next Friday, Aug. 10 in downtown East Lansing in conjunction with a free, live performance by the Kalamazoo-based Celtic band The Founding as part of the ongoing East Lansing Summer Concert Series.

With the purchase of a $20 wristband (children 10 and under can eat for FREE), downtown visitors can enjoy “tastes” of menu items from nine restaurants and sales at a variety of participating businesses before, during and after the concert. Wristbands will be sold from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Ann Street Plaza (corner of Albert and M.A.C. avenues) and food will be available until 9 p.m. The Founding’s free, live performance will take place from 7-9 p.m. in Ann Street Plaza.   More information can be found in the event details.

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East Lansing Announces Moonlight Film Festival 2018 Lineup


The City of East Lansing's 2018 Moonlight Film Festival will kick off this July, featuring FREE movies shown on a big, outdoor screen in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court Park.

The 2018 Moonlight Film Festival will take place on Thursday nights, July 5-Aug. 9, at 9:30 p.m. in July and 9 p.m. in August. Community members are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy a night under the stars.

Here is the 2018 Moonlight Film Festival lineup:

Thursday, July 5 at 9:30 p.m. – “WillyWonka & the Chocolate Factory” (G)
Thursday, July 12 at 9:30 p.m. – “The Lion King” (G)
Thursday, July 19 at 9:30 p.m. – “Coco” (PG)
Thursday, July 26 at 9:30 p.m. – “Mary Poppins” (G)
Thursday, Aug. 2 at 9 p.m. – “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (PG-13)
Thursday, Aug. 9 at 9 p.m. – “Black Panther” (PG-13)

In the event of rain or severe weather, the movies will be canceled. Visit http://cityofeastlansing.com/moonlightfilmfestival for additional information.

Event Details

Summer Concert Series

FREE!
www.cityofeastlansing.com/summerconcerts
Ann Street Plaza
Downtown EL
Fridays 7-9 p.m.

Moonlight Film Festival

FREE!
www.cityofeastlansing.com/moonlightfilmfestival
Valley Court Park
280 Valley Court
Thursdays

Play in the Park

FREE!
www.cityofeastlansing.com/playinthepark
Valley Court Park
280 Valley Court
Tuesdays • 7 p.m.

Crossing Guard Applications Are Being Accepted for the City of East Lansing

CROSSING GUARD APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE CITY OF EAST LANSING.

Either one hour in the morning, or, one hour in the afternoon, or both depending on need, Monday – Friday. Must be available before school starting time and when school lets out in the afternoon. Specific hours dependent on public school.

$12.00 per Hour

Go Online to cityofeastlansing.com for details and to complete an application.

Crossing Guard Flyer

The Downeaster Theater Summer Camp

The Downeaster Theater Summer Camp

1120 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Lansing, MI 48906
www.thedowneastertheatre.com
WEB REGISTRATION
(517) 763-8045

$125/members
$150/non-members
until May 14
Scholarships available

MS Camp Flier

HS Camp Flier

East Lansing Educational Foundation Membership & Donation Opportunities

Dear Friends of the East Lansing Educational Foundation:

Through wind, rain, and snow a dedicated team of community volunteers meets on the second Tuesday of each month with one ultimate goal in mind; to help raise funds to distribute to East Lansing Public Schools teachers, administrators and staff.

It has been my pleasure over the past few years to be a part of this team, better known as the East Lansing Educational Foundation, and to help raise those funds and to assist in reviewing the requests for assistance for our classrooms that come in each fall. From your donations, the ELEF was able to fund grants this year totaling over $48,000. I wanted to share just a few of those wonderful requests that were awarded this year.


East Lansing High School
$1,058.00 for two new cameras for the yearbook staff
$3,939.90 for mini iPads for the Math Department

MacDonald Middle School
$3,500.00 for a new 3-D printer

Donley
$4,760.00 for a science partnership with Impression 5 Science Center

Glencairn
$1,199.25 for performance stages for the music department

Marble
$2,398.00 for Ozbots for STEM enhancement programs

Pinecrest
$718.00 for parental support literature

Whitehills
$3,400.00 for Drum Fit - a collaborative effort between P.E. and music classes

As you can see, students at every school in our district benefit from your generous support to the ELEF. As we enter the season of giving, I humbly ask that you once again open your hearts and your checkbooks to assist the ELEF in its mission to continue to provide that extra support our ELPS teachers, administrators, and staff so deservingly need. We all benefit from this generosity of spirit and our community is a much richer place for it. Please fill out the enclosed donation form or visit us online at: www.elef.us to contribute to the ELEF in whatever amount you can spare. All donations are extremely appreciated.

Have a safe and happy holiday season,

Blair Renfro
President, East Lansing Educational Foundation

PDF Version of Letter

Donation Form

 

EveryoneOn

EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans. Through partnerships with local Internet service providers, EveryoneOn is able to offer free or $9.95 home Internet service in 48 states and the District of Columbia. We work with device refurbishers, so individuals and their families can purchase discounted devices, including $150 tablets and $199 laptops.

http://everyoneon.org/

 

Howell Nature Center Summer Camps

Featuring Overnight Summer Nature Camps

Special Nature Schola rshipson a First-Come Basis

Amazing Overnight Nature Programs
For kids in grades 3rd – 12th

  • One-week Overnight Nature Camps for boys and girls 3rd – 6th grades
  • One-week Naturalist-In-Training Camp for boys and girls 7th – 8th grades
  • One-week Excursion Camps for boys and girls
  • 7th – 12th grades (Excursions include cool places like the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Pictured Rocks)

Camp Details

Ingham ISD Kids' College 2018


The Gifted and Talented Office of Ingham Intermediate School District and Michigan State University are pleased to announce the thirty-first year of Kids’ College for talented students. This collaborative venture improves and expands educational offerings for students who have outstanding abilities and/or potential talent in the content areas of science, technology, engineering and math. The content focus for 2018 is “Energy.”

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Lenses Collective

Lenses Collective is a collaborative photography and writing project for East Lansing seniors (55+) and youth (middle and high school students). The thirteen-week project is designed to bring youth and seniors together to explore generational perspectives and experiences through dialogue, creative writing, and photography. The participants’ work will be displayed in a collaborative art exhibition.

Sessions will be held at the
East Lansing Public Library
on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
beginning September 12, 2018.

For more information, email
lensescollective@gmail.com or visit
www.lensescollective.wixsite.com/lenses

Event Flier and Registration Information

MASCOT 2018 Mathematics Augmentation Series: Cultivating Optimal Teaching


The topics of MASCOT are intended to supplement, complement and extend mathematics taught in the regular school program. The choice of topics is based on current research in the field and knowledge about how children learn. The instructional strategies emphasize cooperative learning and build on children’s prior mathematical knowledge.

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MSU Summer Camps

Broad Summer Art Camp
 

THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE ART CAMP.
Learn to see differently, rethink the familiar, and explore the endless possibilities of art-making.
Register by March 31 for a $50 discount!
Camp meets for weekly sessions, 9am–3pm daily. $250 per week.

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Discover MSU Women in Engineeering Summer Camps


Lady Spartans: Women in Engineering (WIE)

What: This camp is designed to introduce various disciplines of engineering and engage prospective women engineering students to role models for their future professional careers. University and lab tours will complement this group-based project camp. Engineers are people who use communication skills, creativity and problem solving skills to dream up, design, improve and build things that matter.

Who: 9th-12th graders in Fall 2018
When: June 17-21, 2018; all day

Where: Michigan State University, residential
Cost: $825

Who: 9th-12th graders in Fall 2018
When: June 18-21, 2018; 8:30am-5:00pm

Where: Michigan State University, commuter
Cost: $450
 

Spartan Girls in Engineering

A program designed to expose girls to engineering. Campers participate
in hands-on activities, learn from engineering faculty and professionals, as well as participate in engaging projects.

Who: 6th-8th graders in Fall 2018

Where: Michigan State University, commuter

When: July 16-20, 2018; 8:00 AM-Noon

Cost: $295

Details

Language Summer Camps for Children and Teens
 

Our summer camps introduce children (ages 6-12) and teens (13+) to different languages and cultures by providing a fun learning environment that focuses on hands-on activities and interactions in the target language. No prior knowledge is required and children of higher levels can be accommodated. Camps meet from 8:30-4:00 pm in Wells Hall.  Morning-only options (8:30-12:00 pm) are available for all kids camps.

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Play Math this summer at the MSU Mathematics Department 2018 Summer Camps
 

Detailed course descriptions, introductions to the staff, and online registration can be found on our website: https://iota.math.msu.edu/k12-outreach/

MSU Mathematics Department camps are designed to foster curiosity, creativity, wonder, and enjoyment of mathematical ideas and reasoning. Daily activities will include a variety of fun games, puzzles, explorations and activities.

Please contact MSU Mathematics Department Outreach Coordinator Ashley Ahlin at ahlin@math.msu.edu with any questions.

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Spartan Engineering Summer Camps
 

Thinking about becoming an engineer? Explore engineering before you even enter college!
Our pre-college engineering programs will show you how to bring your intellect and
creativity together to have fun, solve problems, and discover your career interests.

For application deadlines and information to register, please visit our website: http://www.egr.msu.edu/future-engineer/programs

Event Flier

Volleyball Girls Resident and Commuter Camps
 

July 14
College Prep Camp

July 15-17
Competitive Team Overnight/Day Camp

July 15-17
ShootoutTeam Day Camp

July 19-21
General Skills Day Camp

July 22-24
All Skills Overnight Camp

Details & Registration

Mystic Lake YMCA Camp 2018 Overnight Programs for Boys and Girls

MYSTIC LAKE YMCA CAMP
2018 OVERNIGHT PROGRAMS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

Overnight Camp • Specialty Camps • Teen Adventure Camps
Leadership Programs • Family Camping
517.827.9650

www.mysticlakecamp.com

Event Flier

Spartan Engineering Summer Camps

Thinking about becoming an engineer? Explore engineering before you even enter college!

Our pre-college engineering programs wil lshow you how to bring your intellect and
creativity together to have fun, solve problems, and discover your career interests.

Event Details

Spartan Sprouts Soccer Camp LLC 2018

Spartan Sprouts Soccer Camp LLC is designed to provide youth players with an outstanding soccer learning experience. The sessions feature a positive learning environment in all aspects of soccer, from individual to group activities. Sprouts camp is open to all boys and girls ages 5-9, and is geared to the young developing player or first time player. Players will be instructed by members of the MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY SOCCER STAFF as well as current and former varsity players.

Event Details & Registration

Trojan Aquatics Summer Swim and Polo

TROJAN AQUATICS SUMMER SWIM TEAM 2018 (Grades 1-5)
 

June 18 - July 27, plus meets on August 2 and August 4
Practices will be held in the evenings at the East Lansing High School Pool

Event Details

SUMMER SWIM and POLO Rising (Grades 6-8)
 

MID-MICHIGAN RAPTOR WATER POLO June 18 – July 18

TROJAN TYPHOON SWIM TEAM June 18 – July 27

Event Details

SUMMER SWIM and POLO Rising (Grades 9-12)


MID-MICHIGAN RAPTOR WATER POLO June 4 – July 19

TROJAN TSUNAMI SWIM TEAM June 4 – July 27

Event Details

Trojan Tennis Camp 2018

Dates: July 16th-July 19th (Mon-Thur)

Grades:
4th-8th (9:00-10:30am)
9th-12th (10:30am-12:00pm)

Cost: $40/camper (includes t-shirt)
Location: East Lansing High School

Focus:
-Footwork
-Stroke production
-Mental toughness
-Strategy (singles/doubles)
-Match play

Equipment: Athletic clothes and shoes, tennis
racket, and water bottle

Event Details & Registration

Whitehills Fourth Annual 5K Run/Walk Race

Fourth Annual Whitehills 5K Run/Walk Race


Saturday, August 25, 2018

9:00am ♦ Free Half Mile Fun Run for Kids 9:30am ♦ 5K Run/Walk

For more information and to register:
www.whitehills5K.com

  • Fundraiser for Whitehills Elementary School in East Lansing (races begin and end at school)
  • 5K course measured and chip-timed, fin ish er m edals aw arded
  • 5K Run/Walk open to all ages and abilities (4 and under free)
  • NEW: Unique prizes autographed by 2018 Boston Marathon winner Desiree Linden!
  • Entry fee (under 10 years): $ 1 5-$20; see website for date cutoffs
  • Entry fee (10+ years): $ 2 0-$30; see website for date cutoffs
  • Volunteers also needed—see website!
  • Questions? Email whitehills5k@gmail.com

Event Poster & Registration

Zookambi Summer Camp at Potter Park Zoo

No other camp is this WILD!

Potter Park Zoo  has the wildest weeks of summer camp available in Michigan!

Students from grades 1-12 will see fantasticanimal presentations,learn amazing facts with a variety of hands-on activities and experience adventures that typical zoo visitors can't.

Classes are offered in the morning, afternoon, or all day! Early drop-off and late pick-up is available.

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