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South Montgomery County Shadowbend YMCA Looking for Archives, Memorabilia, Stories and Alumni Members to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

September 5, 2011

The first YMCA in The Woodlands opened its door on September 21, 1986 at 6145 Shadowbend Place. The South Montgomery County YMCA Staff needs your help as they prepare to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Shadowbend YMCA facility. According to Roxanne Davis, YMCA Community Liaison, “We are searching for archives, memorabilia and stories of the earlier years of the YMCA serving the community. We need photos, articles, t-shirts, sports photos, swim lesson photos, facility photos, staff photos an volunteer photos especially from 1986 – 1993. We also are in need of names and addresses of earlier staff, volunteers and members from that time period who are no longer current members so we can reconnect, celebrate and recognize those that are part of the South Montgomery County YMCA foundation and heritage. Were you a member of the staff or member of the YMCA in the late 80’s? Please call me at 281-681-6723”!

The South Montgomery County YMCA has come a long way since the Fall of 1986. Today the YMCA is recognized as the largest YMCA of the Greater Houston Area and one of the largest in the State of Texas serving more than 40,000 families annually helping them grow stronger in spirit, mind and body.  In addition the annual Partner Campaign has reached an all time high providing over $600,000 in scholarship and subsidized programs to more than 5000 area individuals, youth and families in 2011.

The community is invited to a 25th Anniversary Open House Celebration on Wednesday, September 21st. There will be lots of free family fun, activities, refreshments, giveaways, VIP tours and
much more with a 25th theme throughout the day. Families and individuals can join the YMCA on September 21st for just $25 and receive a special 25th Anniversary T-shirt. Come celebrate and reminisce with us as we review the past and look forward to the next 25 years strengthening kids, families and communities.

If you have photos, memorabilia and/or stories to share please contact Roxanne Davis, 281-681-6723 or e-mail rdavis@ymcahouston.org.

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Home School Classes at the YMCA Register Now for Fall Semester

August 16, 2011

Home School PEThe South Montgomery County YMCA will be once again be offering “The Way ”, a Home School PE Class for the Fall semester. “The Way” is
a quality physical education program for home schooled youth, ages 3 – 16.

The class will meet once a week on Tuesday afternoon, 1:00 – 2:30pm at the Shadowbend YMCA location in The Woodlands.  The Fall session dates are September 6 – November 15. Students will rotate through a variety of age appropriate sports and training disciplines with focus on fundamental skills and team building. The program curriculum will include aerobics, tumbling, climbing wall, sports, aquatics, strength and conditioning and
Presidential fitness testing and training.

In addition to the PE class, the YMCA also offers Eco Quest, an Outdoor Environmental Education class for Home School students, grades K-8th grade. Eco Quest is offered at the Creekside Y Outdoor Adventure Center. Class meets on Monday, 11am – 1pm. The fall session begins Sept. 12. For more information please call Curtis, 832-698-1283.

To register, please stop by the South Montgomery County YMCAs located at 6145 Shadowbend Place, 8100 Ashlane Way and 6464 Creekside Forest in the Woodlands. For more information please call 281-367-YMCA or visit www.ymcahouston.org/south-montgomery-county.

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Register Now for YMCA Fall Youth Sports

August 16, 2011

Each athlete is treated as an equal and plays in every game.

Youth SoccerAt the South  Montgomery County  YMCA, every child is a winner, is treated as an equal and plays in every game. There are no bench
warmers.  This is what makes Y Youth Sports so unique and special. We are so much more than how many points are scored or who is winning the game.

The Y Youth Sports Program encourages and promotes healthy and strong kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, the value of participation over winning, team building as well as individual development, a positive self image and a sense of fair play & mutual respect for others. Caring adult coaches and volunteers create an asset rich environment in which children learn and practice the core values of responsibility, honesty, respect, caring and faith. YMCA Youth Sports programs are a great start to a lifetime of fitness and values.

Registrations are underway for the fall sports season.  The sports to be offered include Soccer for ages 3 – 11, Baseball for ages 6 – 11, T-Ball
for ages 3 – 5, Volleyball for ages 6 – 13 years, Tiny Tot Basketball for ages 3 – 4, Basketball for ages 5 – 13, NFL Flag Football for ages 5 – 13, and
Cheerleading for ages 6 – 12. (Age eligibility as of 09-01-11). Registration deadline is August 28 with the season scheduled to begin early September.  Most games are played on Saturdays.

The YMCA is a not-for-profit, volunteer based charitable organization. We strongly encourage parents to be more than spectators by getting involved as volunteer coaches, team parents and officials as well as being your child’s biggest fan. All volunteer coaches are required to be certified through the YMCA Rookie Coaches Course. If you are interested in volunteering please call Rose in the Youth Sports Dept, 281-367-9622.

To register please stop by any YMCA located in The Woodlands: 6145 Shadowbend Place, 8100 Ashlane Way and 6464 Creekside Forest Dr. On line registration is available at www.ymcahouston.org/south-montgomery-county. The YMCA is available to all and strives to turn no one away because of inability to pay. Limited Financial Assistance is available to families that substantiate a need.  For more information please call 281-367-9622.

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YMCA Promotes Healthy Living to the Community Through Wellness Seminars

July 22, 2011

The South Montgomery County  YMCA promotes healthy living to the community through a variety of programs and activities that encourages healthy lifestyles. The Y believes that wellness in spirit, mind and body strengthens our very being and enhances our interactions with others.

Included on the wellness calendar for the end of July is a Series of Seminars.

  • Smart Lunchbox Ideas presented by Registered Dietitian, Kathy Veath, is scheduled for Wednesday, 6-7pm at the Branch Crossing YMCA. This interactive class will help parents find new and easy ideas to pack a healthy and eco-friendly lunch for their kids. The seminar fee is $10 and is open to YMCA Members and the Community. For more information please call Levitia Simmons, 281-367-9622. Pre-registration is required.
  • Once a month the YMCA offers a FREE Diabetes Seminar which is taught by a certified diabetes educator. The July seminar is scheduled for Thursday, July 28th at the Shadowbend YMCA. The 6pm seminar topic will be Basic Carbohydrate Counting and the 7:30pm topic will be Diabetes 101 and Treatment Options. The Diabetes Seminar is open to YMCA Members and the Community. For more information please call Michelle Hill, 281-367-9622. Pre-registration is required.

To register please stop by the YMCA or you can register online at http://www.ymcahouston.org/. The Branch Crossing YMCA is located at 8100 Ashlane Way in The Woodlands. The Shadowbend YMCA is located at 6145 Shadowbend Place in The Woodlands. For more information please call 281-367-9622.

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YMCA August Newsletter

July 19, 2011

Dear Residents,

As summer winds down, don’t miss out on everything your neighborhood YMCA has to offer for the upcoming school year. YMCA After School Programs ensure a brighter future for your child. We offer a curriculum based in academics that balances fun and creative play. Contact us to register your child!

Our mission is to build stronger families and strengthen communities. Please contact us and let us know how we can better meet the needs of your family at our facility and within your neighborhood through supporting your efforts, and helping to facilitate community functions where you live! Visit us today for information about our exciting membership opportunities.

We are conveniently located within the Ponderosa Forest Subdivision, just off of FM 1960 and Ella Blvd, serving Spring ISD and the 1960 Corridor for 25 years.

Check out all that’s new at the YMCA and don’t miss our upcoming events!

*GIVE BACK WITH OPERATION BACKPACK! Now accepting backpacks with school supplies for the upcoming school year. Contact your local YMCA for more information.

*FALL YOUTH SPORTS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!  Sign ups for soccer,volleyball or NFL flag football. Contact us for more information.

*NEW CHEER PROGRAM & DANCE CLASSES!
Sign ups for Fall cheerleading and Fall/Winter dance including youth ballet and hip-hop.

*PARENT’S NIGHT OUT! AUGUST 27th “BACK TO SCHOOL IS COOL” Parents can enjoy a night out…while the kids enjoy a night at the Y! Parents Night Out is full of arts and crafts, indoor games, movies and much more.

*FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE YMCA! We welcome all ages and families. Join us for a great night of family activities. Play games, a light dinner provided will be available for purchase.  We are calling September a “Double Hitter For All” because this month we are hosting two family nights!

*SEPTEMBER 23 – FAMILY FIELD DAY!  6:00p-8:00p. Come play assorted outdoor sports and activities as a family… Kickball, volleyball, indoor soccer and other traditional games with some new “modified” rules so the entire family is involved.

*SEPTEMBER 30 – MESSY MADNESS!  6:00p-8:00p. Join us in our lab as we explore the complex world of Obbleck! A messy green goop that is sure to leave you guessing, “What is it?”

Contact us today! Visit our website: http://www.ymcahouston.org/n-harris-county. Or give us a call at 281-444-3550.

Sincerely,

Whitney Grunder
Community Liaison, North Harris
County YMCA

 

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Spring Texas News Updates, 12/1/2010

December 2, 2010
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS AT THE YMCA

Amongst all the holiday excitement, shopping, decorating, cooking, baking and other activities associated with the holiday season, the YMCA has many holiday events and activities planned to assist you in your holiday plans, gift giving and keep the kids busy and active.

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Santa is Coming to the YMCA Holiday Open House and Pictures with Santa

Santa Claus is coming to the YMCA! The South Montgomery County YMCA invites everyone to join them at their annual Holiday Open House and Pictures with Santa, Saturday, December 4, 10:30am – 1:30pm at the Shadowbend YMCA.

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Klein High Senior Excels in Music and Academics

Spring, TX. Siva Nagarajan, who currently is ranked number one in the Klein High School senior class, presented a senior piano recital that resulted in his being able to donate over $1,000 to the Sankara Nathrayala Om Trust. This fund provides free cataract surgery for the indigent and free ophthalmological camps in villages of India. Siva’s interest in the work of the trust stems from his grandfather who is a microbiologist engaged in research in India.

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Darrel Luedeker to Lead Blackshear Elementary

The Klein ISD appointed Darrel Luedeker to be the first principal of Blackshear Elementary School that will open in August in the northwest portion of the district. He will assume his new duties in January to prepare for the opening of the school. Currently, Luedeker is the principal of Kohrville Elementary School. Last year his peers named Luedeker as the Klein ISD Elementary Principal of the Year.

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High School Students Participate in Elections

SPRING, TEXAS-While Americans 18 and over voiced their opinion in yesterday’s elections, a group of students at Klein Oak High School decided to also get involved in our country’s political process. Members of the school’s Young Conservatives Club headed out to the polls Tuesday afternoon to campaign for Republican State Representative incumbent candidate Patricia Harless.

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Klein ISD News Briefs

November 17, 2010

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3rd Annual Junior Tiger Fun Run Announced

Spring, Texas , November 10, 2010. To kick off the track and field season and raise funds for the Klein Collins Cross Country and Track and Field Teams, the KC XC and Track Booster Club is sponsoring its 3rd Annual Junior Tiger Fun Run and Meet the Tigers on January 29, 2011.

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Spring, Texas Hurricane Ike Update – 9/20/08

September 20, 2008

Spring TX, September 20, 2008 – While life returns to normal for some Spring residents, many are still without power. Please call or email ExploreSpring.com if we can help you find some resources to assist you info@explorespring.com or (281) 912-1107. Here are some updates as of Saturday, September 20, 2008. If you know of any stores throughout the Spring area that are stocked with food, fuel, ice or basic household goods, please e-mail or text the locations to info@explorespring.com and let us know what is available.

Food, Ice, Water

  • Nearby PODs at which ice, water, and food are available as of 1:45 C.S.T. on Sep 17–Greenspoint Harvest Time Baptist Church, 17770 Imperial Valley.
  • Food Pantries in Montgomery County: Gateway Baptist Church 2930 Rayford Road, Spring 12 noon to 3pm daily; St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church,7801 Bay Branch, Woodlands, 9am to 5pm daily; Interfaith of the Woodlands, 4242 Woodrush Dr., Woodlands, 9am to 3pm daily.
  • Hurricane Ike: United Way Recovery Information 9-19-2008, 8:00 AM

Power

  • The following zip codes are estimated to have substantial power restoration by the end of day on Friday, September 19:  77382
  • The following zip codes are estimated to have substantial power restoration by the end of day on Monday, September 22:  77373, 77386
  • The following zip codes have sustained extensive damage, and will therefore have a restoration timeline that extends beyond Monday, September 22: 77379, 77380, 77386, 77388, 77389

Schools

  • Spring ISD Pending power restoration, employees will return to work on Tuesday, September 23. Students will return to school on Wednesday, September 24.
  • Conroe ISD will resume classes on Monday, September 22 for campuses with power. No Spring schools have power.
  • Klein ISD will resume classes on Wednesday September 24, 2008 for campuses that have power. The following campuses have power—Benfer, Frank, Greenwood Forest, Haude, Kaiser, Klein Collins HS, Klein Forest HS, Klein Instructional Center, Klein Intermediate, Klein Oak HS, Klenk, Kohrville, Krahn, Kreinhop, Krimmel, Kuehnle, Mittlestadt, Nitsch, Roth, Schindewolf, Strack, Vistas, and Wunderlich.

Other

YMCA facilities are now open to the community for showers and battery charging. Even if you do not have a YMCA membership, you may go to any open YMCA and charge your cell phone and laptop or take a shower.

Hours at each location vary based on area curfews and staff availability. South Montgomery County Family YMCA, 6145 Shadowbend Pl., The Woodlands – 281-367-9622.

For more information on Hurricane Ike and Spring Texas visit us online at www.explorespring.com.