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Looking for some great family fun? We've compiled a list of links to some of the many free or low-cost activities available to families in the greater Cleveland area.

Krispy KremeGet rewarded for your good grades with...FREE DONUTS! Bring your report card to any participating Krispy Kreme store and receive a free donut for every "A", up to 6 free donuts! Visit http://www.krispykreme.com for locations. (The closest Krispy Kreme store to OBCS is at Pearl and Smith Roads in Middleburg Heights)

 

 


Old Brooklyn Families GroupJoin the Old Brooklyn Families Group!  The Old Brooklyn Families Group is for families who live in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood, who want to improve the neighborhood and connect with other families. They work towards organizing and planning fun and educational family-friendly activities, events and programs in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood. They work with businesses, organizations and other families in the neighborhood to make Old Brooklyn a better place to live and raise a family. Meetings are held monthly and events are typically held every 1-2 months. Past events include the summer movie series, open gym day, soccer leagues, basketball workshops, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, Family Game Night, family swim days, freezer meal workshops, and more! To join, visit the group on Facebook, Twitter, or email obfamilies@gmail.com. Also visit them on the Web at http://www.oldbrooklynfamilies.com


Cleveland Summer CinemaFree movies, all summer long! Cleveland Summer Cinema movies run every Tuesday night from June 12 through August 14, at Loew Park, just down the road from OBCS at 3121 Oak Park Avenue. The 2018 lineup kicks off June 12 with "Black Panther", and continues every week with "The Lion King", "The Wizard of Oz", "Independence Day", "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", "Wonder Woman", "Back to the Future", "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)" and "Coco". The fun stars at 5 pm each night with the Old Brooklyn Farmer's Market, and continues through the evening with food trucks, local restaurants, trivia, games and activities, and Honey Hut Ice Cream available. Bring a lawn chair, bring a blanket, bring the family!

 


Every Kid In A ParkFourth Graders! Did you know you and your family can visit any National Park for free? As part of the Department of the Interior's Every Kid In A Park program, every fourth grader in the U.S., along with their family, can get a FREE National Parks pass, good at over 2,000 federal lands, parks and waters for an entire year. The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September - August). It covers entrance to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service sites that charge Entrance Fees, and Standard Amenity Fees at Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and US Army Corps of Engineers sites. For more information, or to order a FREE pass, click this link.

 


Fit as a Pro!Become Fit As A Pro! The Cavaliers Fit As A Pro program is year-round campaign designed to encourage physical fitness and well-balanced nutrition among elementary and middle school students in Northeast Ohio. The program reaches thousands of students in Northeast Ohio through fitness challenges, nutrition education and information on how to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle.

To sign up your classroom for the Fit As A Pro program or for more information, have your teacher email cavscare@cavs.com.

 

 


Read to Achieve!Get rewarded for your love of reading! The Cavaliers Read to Achieve program is a year-round campaign coordinated with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and designed to help young people develop a life-long love for reading and encourage adults to read regularly with children. The program reaches thousands of elementary and middle school students in Northeast Ohio through reading challenges, reading time-outs, book drives, donations and the construction of Reading & Learning Centers.

To sign up your classroom for the Read to Achieve program or for more information, have your teacher email cavscare@cavs.com.

 

 


Cavs Straight "A" All StarsEarn good grades and become a Straight "A" All-Star! The Cleveland Cavaliers Straight “A” All-Stars program rewards students for high scholastic achievement. The program is open to all elementary and middle school students, grades K-8, in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Summit, Medina, Portage, Geauga, Lake and Ashtabula counties. Students who receive straight A’s at the end of the first and second grading periods are entered into a contest to win two (2) tickets to a Cavaliers home game! Three hundred (300) entrants will win Cavaliers game tickets and a t-shirt each grading period, and all entrants receive an official Straight “A” All-Star certificate and prize.

Parents may submit on behalf of their child, or educators may submit on behalf of their students.

In order for students to be eligible for a chance to be selected to receive Cavs tickets, their certificate and prize:

The first grading period Straight “A” students must be submitted by: January 11, 2019

The second grading period Straight “A” students must be submitted by: February 8, 2019

If you have any questions, please email us at: cavscare@cavs.com.


All Star KidsBecome a Cavaliers All Star Kid! The Cavaliers All-Star Kids program recognizes students who are setting a positive example for their peers. The Cavaliers will select one student each month of the season (November - April) as the All-Star Kids winner. Cavaliers’ mascots and "Hype Man" Ahmaad Crump will make a surprise visit to each winning student's school to present him/her with a super-sized ticket to a Cavaliers home game and a catered party for their entire class! In addition to receiving four (4) tickets to a game, the winning student will also receive four (4) complimentary passes to the VIP Club and will be recognized on-court prior to the game. Eligible students must be nominated by a principal, assistant principal, counselor, teacher or mentor.

Nomination forms will be accepted until March 8, 2019, and selections will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The following criteria should be considered when making your nomination:

  • The student displays solid academics or continuous improvement
  • The student has a positive attitude
  • The student displays good citizenship and behavior
  • The student is actively involved in his/her community

Please include all supporting information or documentation to support your nomination if necessary.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE TWO PAGES FOR THIS APPLICATION, AND YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH PAGES IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM


Head of the ClassDo you have a great teacher? Have your principal nominate them to go to the Head of the Class! The Cleveland Cavaliers Head of the Class program recognizes teachers in Northeast Ohio for making a difference in lives of their students both inside and outside the classroom. The Cavaliers will select one teacher each month of the season (November- April) as the Head of the Class winner. Cavaliers’ mascots and "Hype Man" Ahmaad Crump will make a surprise visit to each winning teacher’s school to present him/her with a $500.00 donation to use towards his/her classroom and a super-sized ticket to a Cavaliers home game. In addition to receiving two (2) tickets to a game, the winning teacher will also receive two (2) complimentary court club passes and be recognized on-court prior to the game. Eligible teachers must be nominated by a principal, assistant principal, counselor or peer.

Nomination forms will be accepted until March 8, 2019, and selections will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The following criteria should be considered when making your nomination:

  • The teacher’s students have excelled or made significant improvements academically
  • The teacher volunteers time outside of the classroom to assist students
  • The teacher has made a contribution in his/her community
  • The teacher is highly regarded by students for making a difference in their lives.

Please make sure to include all supporting information or documentation to support your nomination if necessary.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE TWO PAGES FOR THIS APPLICATION, AND YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH PAGES IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM


Most Valuable PlanetDoes your classroom practice green habits? The Cleveland Cavaliers Most Valuable Planet (MVP) program is a season long campaign designed to encourage and challenge elementary, middle, and high school students in Northeast Ohio to think of new and creative ways to be environmentally friendly all year long.

 

 

It’s easy!

  • Recycle or reuse paper products.
  • Remember to turn off the lights when leaving a room.
  • Consider carpooling to school or extracurricular activities.
  • Donate previously worn clothing to a nearby second hand store.
  • Purchase locally grown foods from the grocery store.

There are so many little things that can be done to protect and nurture the environment. We encourage YOU to get involved!

To sign up your classroom for the Most Valuable Planet (MVP) program or for more information, have your teacher email cavscare@cavs.com.


Tribe ScholarsMiddle School! Are your classrooms signed up as Tribe Scholars? The Cleveland Indians are excited to announce their new education program, Tribe Scholars! With this program, the Cleveland Indians partner with principals and teachers to promote youth education in select inner-city and inner-ring suburb schools by offering unique baseball experiences to students who strive for academic excellence.

The Cleveland Indians Tribe Scholars program rewards students in grades 6-8 who have shown grade improvement or high marks in English/Language Arts and consistent attendance with promotional items, tickets to a game on Tribe Scholars Day and potential player and mascot visits to participating schools. The Tribe Scholars Role Models component also rewards students who demonstrate respect, manners and civility to their fellow classmates and teachers with two tickets to the game on Tribe Scholars Day. They rely on teachers to identify students who have met the required criteria and to report academic data, allowing them to accurately track results and report meaningful impact.

If you are a teacher or principal interested in registering your classroom or school for the program, please email tribescholars@indians.com.

Teachers/School Administrators will identify students that meet the required criteria and report academic data back to the Indians at the end of each grading period/semester. The Indians will execute the program during the second and third grading periods, from October - December, 2018, and January- March, 2019. The Indians will host the 2019 Tribe Scholars Day at the ballpark at a day game in late May, 2019 to celebrate student achievement. The Indians are encouraging schools to utilize this program as a field trip reward for their scholars.

For more details on the entire Tribe Scholars program, including eligibility and rewards, visit the Tribe Scholars webpage.


Home Depot Kids WorkshopsBuilding Workshops at Home Depot! On the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. - noon, Home Depot's FREE Kids Workshops offer fun and useful projects like building toolboxes, fire trucks and mail organizers. The projects are open to kids aged 5-12, and include a wooden project, mini apron just like Home Depot Associates wear, and an achievement pin. Some months also offer special surprises, depending on the project being made. Registration is not required, but suggested to ensure enough building kits and aprons for everyone.

 


RubberDucks Kids ClubThe Akron Zoo Quack Pack is the official kids club of the Akron RubberDucks, the Class AA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. This FREE club contains many benefits, including free tickets and early admission to all Sunday home games for all children 12 and under, autograph sessions, pre-game catches on the field, opportunities to be chosen as PA announcer, honorary bat kid, chance to throw out the first pitch, and much more. Visit this link for more information or call the RubberDucks at (330) 253-5151.

 


Stomper's Kids Club is the official kids club of the Lake Erie Crushers, an independent minor league baseball team in the Frontier League located in Avon. This FREE club for kids ages 3-13 has many benefits, discounts at the team shop, giveaways, unlimited access to the Kids Zone on Sundays, and much more. Visit this link for more information, or call the Crushers at (440) 934-3636.


Movies, movies, movies! Families can enjoy movies all summer long at Cinemark and Regal Cinemas. The Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse shows ten fun films for kids and families for as little as 50 cents per show. The Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express shows 18 movies over the summer for only $1 per show.


WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays is a free family-friendly summer concert series on Wade Oval in University Circle. Each summer, from mid-June through the end of August, the cultural institutions of Cleveland's University Circle sponsor a series of free Wednesday concerts, ranging from jazz to 80s hits to big-band to classical. Some weeks also show a movie under the stars! In 2018 the concerts will take place June 13 - August 29. The events are held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In addition to music, many of the University Circle museums offer extended hours and discounted admission, and area restaurants offer samples of their cuisine. Visit this link for more information or contact University Circle, Inc. at (216) 707-5035.


Edgewater LIVEEdgewater LIVE is held Thursdays June 7 through August 16 at Edgewater Park. Every Thursday, bring a blanket or chair, and enjoy activities, music and food. There are games, activities, food trucks, and on select nights, movies.

 

 


Euclid Beach LIVEEuclid Beach LIVE is held Fridays June 8 through August 17 at Euclid Beach. Relax by the lake and enjoy live music at this Friday night lawn chair series. Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic. There are games, activities and food trucks.

 

 


Does your family like to bowl? Two separate programs offer great ways to have some inexpensive summer fun. Both the AMF Summer Games program, and the KidsBowlFree program each offer registered kids FREE games of bowling every day, all summer long (shoe rentals not included). AMF offers three free games a day May 22 - September 4, and KidsBowlFree offers two free games a day May 12 - August 16. Adults can purchase inexpensive family passes, enabling them to join their children on the lanes. The bowling centers also offer specials on food and drinks from the snack bar. For more information, visit https://bowlsummergames.com and https://www.kidsbowlfree.com.


OBALL and OBYL are two youth baseball leagues in the Old Brooklyn area. Both leagues offer competition for kids aged 4-18. Visit http://www.oball.org and http://www.obyl.org for more information.


Boy Scouts of AmericaGirl Scouts of the USALooking to join Scouts? Visit http://www.beascout.org, enter your address, and find a Cub Scout Pack (boys and girls Grade K-5), Scouts BSA Troop (boys and girls aged 11-17), or Venture Crew (co-ed aged 14-20) in your neighborhood.

Visit http://www.gsneo.org for information on finding a Girl Scout Troop (girls Grade K-12) in your area.

 


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