Community Skills Day Sept 19, Sept 26, Oct 3

Last week we began our first Skill Days session of the 2014-15 school year. This first session is a little different than sessions we have had in past years. It is also the beginning of what we hope will be a new tradition here at CCCS. Welcome to “Community Days”.
In the past, the Skill Days program has included a school wide event know as Heritage Day. On Heritage Day each class would form a “wagon train” and walk “The Oregon Trail” around the school grounds. Heritage day was a fun way to help bring a part of Oregon history to life, celebrate the pioneer spirit, and appreciate the difficulties of life on the trail.
Funding and organizational support for this event was provided through a community sponsor that is no longer available. Therefore, it seems to be an appropriate time to shift this event from a purely historical focus to a broader community focus in keeping with the mission of CCCS. This year the first Skill Days session of the year will be a three day session revolving around three components of the Coburg area: local history, the city (infrastructure, agencies, and government), and agriculture. Students will enjoy these classes Friday, Sept 19, Sept 26 and Oct 3.
This session will culminate in a community event taking place in Coburg in the evening. This session will involve all CCCS students (K-8).
We do need volunteers for these classes! Some classes are traveling off campus to learn about Coburg history, city or agriculture around the area. We NEED drivers for children to be able to participate in these great presentations.

If you are able to help please contact your student’s teacher or Jen Kelley our Community Coordinator at 541-344-4113 ASAP. All volunteers will need to have a background check and current auto insurance information on record in the office well in advance.

We would love you to join us for these exciting skill classes! Different groups of students will be learning from Coburg Police, Fire, City representatives, and volunteers about the City of Coburg. Some will be learning historical information about the City of Coburg, old fashioned games, how to make butter, ice cream, biscuits and press cider. Others will learn about plants and crops that grow in Coburg and where they go after they are harvested. A few will learn country western dancing!
Again, if you are able to help volunteer, please let us know! It takes a lot of time and effort to make skills days possible for the students and we are so grateful for your help!
Thank you-
Skills Day Committee