What to Expect...
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When you get here, be sure to check-in your birth through 8th grade children at the kiosks in the west hallway. The kids may be dropped off at 9:15 a.m. so you won’t be late for the 9:30 service, or 10:45 a.m. for the 11:00 service. Birth through kindergartners have fun in the upstairs classrooms and the 1st through 5th graders have fun in the Kids Venue Basement and 6th through 8th graders go out to the mobile classroom (a part of Students Venue).
After checking in on the kiosk, head to your child's class and sign them in one more time on the class roster in case we need to contact you during service.
When service ends, you can head straight to Kids Venue to pick up your kids. Be sure to keep the parent tag for pickup as it should have the same number as your child’s name tag.
SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH- the Kids Venue kids will collect "poke prizes" to make Chemo Care Kits for the kids at St. Jude. Poke prizes are small toys or crafts that the kids receiving treatment at St. Jude get when they receive a "poke" or a shot or have a procedure. Having the kids collect their unopened McDonald's toys or buy other small toys is perfect for the kids to think of others and what they can do to help a child with a serious medical issue feel better. We also will collect fuzzy kid-size socks, $10 itunes cards, crayons, sticker books, and other small treats that we can include in the Chemo Care Kits.
TRUNK OR TREAT - OCTOBER 21ST - Trunk or Treat is a great way for families to have fun and serve our Springfield community-all at the same time! The Venues gives out Halloween costumes and coats to children in need from The Kitchen and Harmony House as well as provide a fun Trick-or-Treating opportunity for these children. We'd love for our Kids Venue families to get involved by decorating their car trunk and handing out candy and cold weather supplies to families in need. This is a great way for Kids Venue children and their families to make a difference to children in need right here in our community, and last year we had over 450 children attend! For this event, The Venues is collecting new or gently used Halloween child-sized costumes, new or gently used coats, scarves, hats, mittens, and bags of candy. Look for more details on times and specifics about how to get involved with this event in the coming weeks.