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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, February 12, 2021

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Family Learning Day 2021- Pick-Up 

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.
All people who are putting together kits should have received a participant list. If you have not received your list please contact the office. Project kits must be assembled and dropped off at the Extension Office by February 26, 2021. 
More information will be sent out about the Pick Up Times and Locations for the Take and Learn Project Kits. Watch your emails.  A sign-up genius will be sent out to sign up for pick-up times.  
Questions: Contact Extension Fond du Lac County at 920-929-3170.

Goat Milk Bath Project Kits

LaClare Family Creamery will be donating 4oz. packets of goat milk powder, directions on how to create various goat milk baths, and a handout on the benefits of goat milk baths.  This activity is excellent for all ages. These kits can be packaged along with Family Learning Day kits.  Kits will be available for pick Sunday, March 7 during the Family Learning Day pick up. Click here to sign up for your Goat Milk Bath Project Kit. Registration for this will close on February 22. 
*Please note:  the rest of the ingredients for the kits are common items found in everyone’s kitchen cupboard like baking soda, cocoa, and Epsom salt.

Conversation Corner: Officer Check-In 

Youth Officers: It's time for us to hear from you! February's Conversation Corner is for youth club officers and youth project leaders from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington County. Come share how your year is going, what you are proud of, and in what areas you could use support.
Join 4-H Educators, Tracy, Jayna, and Amy, Thursday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m. for this one-hour Zoom conversation. Sign up today! https://forms.gle/Pr4jdMdm5McAJJ2V6

Wis Southdown Association Starter Ewe Lamb Program

Purpose:  To promote youth involvement with Southdown sheep in Wisconsin by awarding youth with a quality registered ewe lamb to begin their flocks.

Who is Eligible?: Wisconsin youth ages 11-16 enrolled in 4-H or FFA who do not already own Southdown sheep. Now accepting applications for the 2021 starter ewe program.
Applicants or family of applicants must not already breed Southdowns. To apply, please go to https://www.wisconsinsouthdowns.com/starter-ewe to download an application. Interested applicants should submit their application postmarked by March 1, 2021 to Kelly Vierck, N5690 County Road M, Juneau, WI 53039, or rosehillsouthdowns@gmail.com. Ewe lambs will be awarded at the 2021 Wisconsin Southdown Association’s Annual Wisconsin Stars Sale and Symposium. 

Kaufman wins: Celebrate the Arts Contest 

More than 160 entries were considered by our panel of judges.  They chose a winner in each of the eight categories and a Best of Show, as well as selecting four Honorable Mention award winners, two Special Merit award winners, and six Emerging Artist award winners recognizing young artists with creative promise.  We will announce the winner of the prestigious Best of Show award at the kick-off, scheduled for mid-March.
Congratulations to Courtney Kaufman of Green Valley 4-H Club as her photograph: Dewey Flower was selected as a winner!

Many of these award-winning entries will be available to purchase at the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Celebrate the Arts virtual event, to be held on April 24, 2021. 

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! 
FEB 15- STEM Parachute challenge is FULL! 
FEB 24 - Create a Glitter Calming Jar - only a few spots left
MARCH 2 - Explore Monoprinting Techniques - CLASS is FULL!

Simple as Pie

In a twinkle of a pie - Easy as Pie SPIN Club registration is coming to a close on Friday, February 12. All youth in grades 6 and up still have some time to register through 4-H Online. Not a member? Not a problem! You are able to create an account in 4-H Online to register as a participant. The cost of the program is free to register; however, each session has supplies necessary to complete the learning which are the responsibility of the participant.

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

Registration Closes Monday, Feb 15 at 11:59PM

Don't miss out on this opportunity to enter the 2021 Tri-County Visual Arts Festival! This year's theme is "Nature in Art." This festival is open to all youth in grades 3-13 from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington County. Scan/photograph your child's artwork and use this official entry form to submit your entry. Please complete a separate form for each piece of artwork that you submit. All entries must be submitted by Monday, February 15th by 11:59 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for each category.
Visual Arts Festival Registration

Cloverbud Visual Arts Project Kits

We are excited to invite youth in grades K -2 the opportunity to pick up two FREE small art project kits as a part of the Tri-County 4-H Visual Arts Festival! This is open to the first 150 youth, so sign-up today

The two art project kits have been chosen (and assembled) by the youth committee members to align with the theme of this year's Visual Arts Festival: Nature in Art. 
Youth can then complete their art project kits at home and then show off their final creations at an optional Zoom on the evening of Saturday, March 13th. 
Pick-Up Dates, Times, and Locations:
  • Sunday, March 7th(between the hours of 2-4 pm during Family Learning Day Pick-Up) at UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus (400 University Drive, Fond du Lac)
  • if you cannot make Sunday, March 7th pick up times please call 920-929-3170 to make pick up arrangements. 

STATE ART TEAMS Deadline Extended FEB 15

Deadline 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/.

Idea Corner

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


  • 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 25, 6-7 pm

Virtual Project Lessons

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

Teen Leaders Association (TLA)

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


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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