June 23, 2015 – Sunday, June 21 marked the first official day of summer! As summertime gets into full (& hot!) swing, the Glendora Education Foundation wants to give Glendora Unified School District students and their families fun, FREE, and exciting ideas on how to spend summertime in Glendora.
Here are some great ideas:
1) SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
It’s not too late to join in the Summer Reading Challenge hosted by the Glendora Public Library. Register your child today (or anytime during the program) and they will receive a free book and a summer reading log sheet. Participants should read at least half an hour a day, but are encouraged to read for as long as they like because “the more you read, the more rewards you get.” Be sure to report back each week to the children’s room in the library to receive your reading prize. “The Summer Reading Challenge goal is to encourage children to read, and to encourage parents with young children to make reading and interacting with books a part of their daily lives.”
2) CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Every Sunday evening, from June 28 to August 26, Finkbiner Park’s Bandshell in the West Oak Grove area will come alive with the sounds of great music for Concerts In The Park. From cover bands showcasing Creedence Clearwater Revival, Journey and Bon Jovi, to Calypso, Classic Rock, Piano Rock and Rhythm & Blues, there is music for ever taste to enjoy. Co-sponsored by the Glendora Kiwanis Club and the Glendora Transportation Division’s Metrolink Shuttle, families are encouraged to “pack a picnic dinner, bring lawn chairs or a blanket and come enjoy FREE music under the stars!” Concerts begin at 6:00pm. See the list of performances here.
3) MOVIES IN THE PARK
Families can also gather for Movies in the Park. Airing Wednesday nights at dusk in the Bandshell atFinkbiner Park, a variety of family-friendly movies, ranging from Big Hero 6 to Field of Dreams, can be seen all summer long. Starting July 1, families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, blankets, and low chairs to enjoy a movie under the stars. The Rotary Club of Glendora, co-sponsors of the series, will be on-site selling snacks and refreshments. See full list of movies here.
4) SUPPORT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS
The city of Glendora has been chosen to be a host town for the upcoming Special Olympics World Games. The Games will take place in Los Angeles from July 25 through August 2 and will feature “7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators.” To kick off the “largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015,” Glendora will take part in the Southern California three-day Host Program and will hostSouth Africa. On July 23, the community is encouraged to celebrate the athletes at a hometown parade at 3:30pm on Glendora Avenue, and then at 6:30 pm the day will conclude with a Concert in the Park featuring an Elvis cover band.
5) TAKE A HIKE
Glendora is home to some of the best hiking trails in all of California, so why not take advantage of having them in our backyard? The Glendora Trails Council has organized group hikes scheduled to take place throughout the summer on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. Grab your walking sticks, sunscreen and water, and get ready to enjoy the beautiful wilderness with your family and local nature enthusiasts. Please be advised that pets are not allowed, children 12 and under must have adult supervision, and all participants will be required to sign a hike liability form. For a full schedule and more information, visit Glendora’s Trail Activities calendar.
We want to hear from you.
What are some of your summer break ideas and plans?
Regardless of what you and your kids do this summer break, the Foundation hopes you have a safe and wonderful time together. We will see you back in school on August 12, 2015!
The Glendora Education Foundation is a volunteer group of parents, businesses, and community members committed to providing vital financial support to enrich education in the Glendora Unified School District. This summertime resource post is made possible by the generous support of donors like you. To give to the Foundation, visitwww.glendoraedfoudation.org/give today!