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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, January 29, 2021

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Family Learning Day 2021- Registration Open in 4-HOnline

Family Learning Day is an opportunity for 4-H members (grades 5K-13) and community youth to learn a new skill.
Registration will all be done through
for all youth participants. Click on the view button by your name, then click on the events tab on the left, and lastly click on the register button to see the project kit sessions.  The cost will be $10 per 4-H youth and $12 per community youth participants.  Each youth is limited to registering for three(3) Take and Learn Project Kits. Registration will be open from January 22- Feb 5, 2021. Please register early! Sessions may fill up quickly as many have a limited number being offered. The registration window is also shorter than in previous years. 
PLEASE print your invoice from "4-H Online" and mail a CHECK payable to the FdL Co Adult Leaders Assn. (Extension Office, Attn: 4-H, 400 University Drive, RM AE-227, Fond du Lac, WI 54935). Payment must be received by Feb. 19, 2021 to hold your kits.
If there are 3 or more children attending from the same immediate family, the charge for the third and fourth child is reduced by $2.00 each. Discretionary funds are available for those with financial need. Call Pam at the Extension Office, 929-3170 to inquire.
Project kits must be assembled and dropped off at the Extension Office by Feb. 26, 2021. Everything needed to complete the project (with the exception of typical household items - i.e. scissors, rulers, pencils, glue, etc.,) should be included unless noted in the project description.
More information will be sent out about the Take and Learn Project Kits being offered and when kits can be picked up! If you missed the email with kit details, click here for the 2021 Family Learning Day Flyer! 
Questions: Contact Extension Fond du Lac County at 920-929-3170.

Virtual Project Lessons

Mark your calendar for Monday, February 15, Wednesday, February 24, and Tuesday, March 2! Each date will feature a lesson on a different project area. These opportunities are being led by Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington County Educators, but will be available to youth state-wide. These are similar to how sessions were offered this summer and during Fall Forum! Click here to register for any or all of the sessions! **These are different from Family Learning Day Take and Learn Kits! 
Project Descriptions
STEM - You will develop, design, and test a parachute that meets the design challenge of carrying one metal washer to the ground. Are you up to the challenge? Enjoy a taste of STEM while designing, building, and testing out your parachute design. Adults joining us will see how to replicate a virtual project meeting. We cannot wait to see your parachute creations!
WELLNESS - You will make a glitter calming jar, and learn how it can be used to help you calm down and process your emotions.
ART- Monoprinting techniques can include combining artistic methods and multimedia such as painting and drawing with lithography, etching, or woodcut. Monoprints are unique, spontaneous, and expressive, allowing more scope for abstract compositions and more detailed prints than other types of printing.

FEB 15 - Design a Parachute Challenge
FEB 24 - Create a Glitter Calming Jar
MARCH 2 - Explore Monoprinting Techniques

Simple as Pie

Easy as Pie SPIN Club will teach you that making pie really is easy as pie! Each Tuesday Night, you will learn a new type of pie ranging from a basic pie with a cracker crust advancing your way to a more detailed pie. The program will meet at 7:30 pm and all materials are the responsibility of the participants. Registration is limited to one hundred youth in grades 6 and up (does not have to be 4-H) and can be done in 4-H Online. Sessions will be recorded and available after each night.

If you have questions about the program, please reach out to heidi.vanderloop@wisc.edu.

Alyssa Frisch received a $2,000 WI 4-H Foundation scholarship in 2020 to study mechanical engineering. She was a member of the New Directions 4-H Club in Columbia County.

2021 Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation will award more than $15,000 in scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin 4-H members and alumni pursuing higher education in 2021. To be considered for financial support, applications must be received by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation via email by Monday, March 15, 2021.

To be eligible for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships, students must have been a Wisconsin 4-H member for at least three years; have a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and be enrolled or planning to enroll at a university, college, or technical school during the 2021-2022 academic school year. Scholarship winners from previous years are not eligible to receive a second 

4-H Foundation scholarship.

The application is a one-page resume and a one-page cover letter, both of which give the 4-H youth a chance to share their 4-H achievements, as well as their future plans. Applicants are asked to treat this process as if applying for a job.

Cover letters and resumes must be submitted as one PDF document and emailed to scholarships@wis4hfoundation.org. For detailed information about what to include and how to prepare the application documents, 4-H youth can visit www.Wis4HFoundation.org/scholarships.

Visual Arts Festival Registration

STATE ART TEAMS Deadline Extended to FEBRUARY 15

The deadline has been extended for the State 4-H Arts Teams! Youth in grades 9-13 are invited to apply for a position on the Art Team, Communications Team, or Drama Company for 2021! These statewide arts opportunities are a great way to expand your art skills, leadership skills, meet new people, and have fun! You can find more information on our website: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/.../state.../state-arts-teams/ .

Connecting with Kansas!

We have a fun opportunity for you to learn more about youth involved in 4‐H in another state! If you are a 4-H youth member who is age 13 or older, join us for a virtual exchange with 4-H youth from Kansas. You will have the opportunity to learn more about their state, their 4‐H program, and their differences and similarities. Each youth will have an opportunity to lead an icebreaker, a whole group discussion, a breakout room, or a reflection over the 6 Zoom meetings. Planning will begin at the first meeting.  

Who: McPherson County and Central Kansas District & WI 4-H youth
Time: 6 pm 
Start Date: February 11
Where: Zoom
Register by: Monday, Feb 1
Click here to register:  https://forms.gle/Do1E8KF5dsgdz3rp6
Meeting information will be sent out prior to the first meeting.

Idea Corner

Is your club looking for something to do? Here are a few highlights of things clubs are doing:


  • Virtual Exchange: Connecting w/ Kanas Registration Due Feb 1
  • Family Learning Day Project Kits Registration Deadline Feb 5
  • Virtual Visual Arts Deadline - Feb 15 at 11:59 pm
  • Family Learning Day Assembled Project Kits Dropped off at Extension Office - Due Feb 26

Virtual Exchange: Connecting w/ Kanas

  • Thursday, February 11, 6-7 pm
  • Thursday, February 25, 6-7 pm

Feeding & Caring for Swine without Ractopamine

  • Thursday, February 11, 7 pm
  • Registration is required

Virtual Project Lessons

  • Monday, Feb. 15 - STEM (Parachute Challenge) project lesson 6:30 pm- Register in 4-H online
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 - Wellness (Glitter Jar) project lesson 6:30 pm- Register in 4-H online

Teen Leaders Association (TLA)

  • Monthly meeting Monday, February 22, 7:00 pm Hybrid (in-person & Zoom)
  • Pre-registration is required!


Virtual Project Lessons

  • Tuesday, March 2 - Art (Monoprinting) project lesson 6:30 pm- Register in 4-H online

Virtual Exchange: Connecting w/ Kanas

  • Thursday, March 11, 6-7 pm
  • Thursday, March 25, 6-7 pm

Family Learning Day- Take and Learn Project Kit pick up

  • March 7-TIME- TBD families will receive notification 

Virtual Visual Arts Festival

  • March 13- Time- TBD

Adult Leaders Meeting

  • March 13- virtual 9-11 am
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