ROCS Annual Gear Swap
Sep
23
10:00am10:00am

ROCS Annual Gear Swap

Our second annual Gear Swap!

The Red Oak Annual Gear Swap is a one day consignment sale held at the beginning of the school year in September.

It’s a chance for families in the Columbus community to stock up on outdoor gear at unbeatable prices, and for children at Red Oak to get the best outdoor gear for school.

In addition to great deals on new and gently used gear, Red Oak will be hosting a raffle drawing for a chance at some great products from local business. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the swap, and all ticket sales benefit Red Oak Community School.

The Day of the Swap:
Everyone in the community is welcome to come and shop the gear swap. Registration isn’t required. All proceeds from consignment sales and raffle tickets will benefit Red Oak Community School. This is a cash only event. We will not be accepting checks or credit cards.

Donate or Sell:
You can sell your gear and ROCS takes 20%. Or you can donate the items for ROCS benefit. Your choice!

Location:
Sunbury Urban Farm 2140 Sunbury Rd, Columbus Ohio 43219.

If you are interested in cleaning out your closets and garages, we are looking for new or gently used gear that includes:

Rain boots
Rain jackets
Rain pants
Snow boots
Winter coat & pants
Winter hats
Gloves
Fleece jackets & soft shells
Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping bags
Sleeping pads
Camping accessories
Trekking poles
Rock climbing gear
Bike Accessories (lights, locks, etc) *no bikes or helmets please*
Trail running accessories

*We are excepting all sizes - kids and adult sizes.

If you have any questions about acceptable items for the swap, please reach out to melissafrueh@gmail.com.

Items will be sold on consignment. A portion of the sale price goes to benefit Red Oak Community School, and it’s future development. The consignment rate for all items is 20%. The rest of the money goes directly to you!

How to Sell:
To have your items sold at the swap, you need to fill out a registration form, tag your items, and drop them off during one of our drop-off times and location.

Registration forms are available when you drop off your items. Be ready to include the brand and any details (including broken part or tears) about each item, as well as the cost you will be listing each item at.

Price fairly - most items will not sell for more than 50% of their original price if used more than six months. If you’d like advice on pricing, talk to one of our helpers at our drop-off locations.

Dropping Off:
All items must be dropped off prior to the swap. We will not accept items the day of the swap.
Items should be dropped off in a labeled box or bag. Please include your name and phone number on the outside of your box or bag.
Include your completed registration form in your box or bag. Your name, address, and phone number must be included on this form in order to received your earning from the swap.

Red Oak families can drop off at the school during child pick up and drop off times. A space will be designated inside the building for gear swap drop-offs.

For all non-Red Oak families, please reach out to Melissa at melissafrueh@gmail.com 215-305-7635 to schedule a drop off/pick up.

After the Swap:
Unsold items can be picked up at the end of the day, or a pick up time can be arranged with one of our helpers prior to or during the swap. The registration form will include an option to donate unsold items to Red Oak for those who wish to do so. Any item not picked up within 2 weeks of the event will be automatically donated to Red Oak. Donated items will be considered property of Red Oak and will either be used by the school or marked to sell with proceeds benefiting the school.

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Chipotle Night! A Yummy Fundraiser for ROCS!
Sep
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

Chipotle Night! A Yummy Fundraiser for ROCS!

Join us for a burrito (or a taco or a bowl) and 50% of your purchase goes to Red Oak Community School.

Only at this location:
(4489 N High St. - the one we used share a parking lot with!)

Just mention us, or show this flyer on your phone or printed it out.

This is a really great fundraiser for us so please tell everyone you know to come out and have a bite!

Eat good food, help us grow.

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ROCS Family Nature Club
Jun
11
9:00am 9:00am

ROCS Family Nature Club

The Red Oak Nature Club is an outreach/extension of Red Oak Community School (ROCS). We want to extend our community to include all nature loving families that are interested in getting outside more with other like minded families. This is a club for the whole family, not just the kids. 

Next gathering:

Our first official family gathering will be:

Sunday June 11th 9am- 12pm

Blendon Woods Metro Park, Columbus, Ohio

We will be meeting at the Natural play area. If you haven't been to the Natural Play Area yet you are in for a treat! It is an amazing & magical place!

Things to know:
This is an open play gathering. We will not be following the Children & Nature Network curriculum for this event. Bring a picnic lunch and come play anytime!

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Food Truck Nights
May
31
4:30pm 4:30pm

Food Truck Nights

May 17, May 24, May 31

3 Wednesdays in May.
3 chances not to have to cook.
3 chances to eat yummy food.
3 chances to let your kids wear themselves out while eating yummy food you didn't have to cook.

May 17 : Tortilla Street Food, "Create your own soda" bar hosted by ROCS, and Swallowtail Calligraphy will be doing family calligraphy hand print canvases.

May 24 : Pitabilities, Kooky's Cookies and Jodi Kushins (ROCS Mom) will do a community art project. 

May 31 : Paddy Wagon and end of the year Mo Willems performances by our ROCS students.

Each Wednesday event will be from 4:30pm - 7:30pm. All food vendors will be donating 10% of their sales to our school.

Take a couple Wednesday evenings off this month and let us take care of dinner.

YUM!

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Food Truck Nights
May
24
4:30pm 4:30pm

Food Truck Nights

May 17, May 24, May 31

3 Wednesdays in May.
3 chances not to have to cook.
3 chances to eat yummy food.
3 chances to let your kids wear themselves out while eating yummy food you didn't have to cook.

May 17 : Tortilla Street Food, "Create your own soda" bar hosted by ROCS, and Swallowtail Calligraphy will be doing family calligraphy hand print canvases.

May 24 : Pitabilities, Kooky's Cookies and Jodi Kushins (ROCS Mom) will do a community art project. 

May 31 : Paddy Wagon and end of the year Mo Willems performances by our ROCS students.

Each Wednesday event will be from 4:30pm - 7:30pm. All food vendors will be donating 10% of their sales to our school.

Take a couple Wednesday evenings off this month and let us take care of dinner.

YUM!

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Food Truck Nights
May
17
4:30pm 4:30pm

Food Truck Nights

May 17, May 24, May 31

3 Wednesdays in May.
3 chances not to have to cook.
3 chances to eat yummy food.
3 chances to let your kids wear themselves out while eating yummy food you didn't have to cook.

May 17 : Tortilla Street Food, "Create your own soda" bar hosted by ROCS, and Swallowtail Calligraphy will be doing family calligraphy hand print canvases.

May 24 : Pitabilities, Kooky's Cookies and Jodi Kushins (ROCS Mom) will do a community art project. 

May 31 : Paddy Wagon and end of the year Mo Willems performances by our ROCS students.

Each Wednesday event will be from 4:30pm - 7:30pm. All food vendors will be donating 10% of their sales to our school.

Take a couple Wednesday evenings off this month and let us take care of dinner.

YUM!

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Parent Info Session - Open House
Mar
11
10:00am10:00am

Parent Info Session - Open House

Got questions? Just a little curious? Here's another chance to visit. Come out and meet our Director and Leader Teacher. Get a glimpse our indoor and outdoor classrooms.

The Director and Lead Teacher will do a brief presentation and then have a Q&A session afterwards. You may also have the opportunity to speak with any board members and/or currently enrolled parents who may be in attendance.

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Table Top Game Cafe Fundraiser for ROCS
Feb
22
9:00am 9:00am

Table Top Game Cafe Fundraiser for ROCS

Enjoy some delish Stauf's coffee (or eclectic sodas or craft beer) and board games with friends & family and raise money for Red Oak Community School at the same time! The good people at Tabletop Game Cafe will host an all-day fundraiser donating 20% of food/drink sales and 10% of retail sales to ROCS. There's an area for children to play while grown-ups sip their chai and an enormous selection of games to enjoy, so tell everyone you know!

Red Oak families: Wednesday mornings and afternoons are pretty slow at Tabletop. Why not schedule a coffee date with friends after you drop your kids off at school? Let's fill those tables like we did at Chipotle. We'll be helping our school and a local biz all in one go!

Adults must purchase at least $6 worth of food/drink to play games, and the empanadas are a tasty treat if you're hungry.

May the Forest be with you!!!!!!! See you there!

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Parent Info Session
Feb
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Parent Info Session

Got questions? Just a little curious? Come out and meet our Director and Leader Teacher. Get a glimpse our indoor and outdoor classrooms.

The Director and Lead Teacher will do a brief presentation and then have a Q&A session afterwards. You may also have the opportunity to speak with any board members and/or currently enrolled parents who may be in attendance.

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Saturday School!
Feb
11
11:00am11:00am

Saturday School!

It's Red Oak Saturday School (again)! 

It was so fun the first time we decided to do it again! This time may be you can spend some extra time with someone you love.

~ First thing before we begin - Wanna win free child care - a free day at Saturday School?
Do you have a Kroger Community Rewards Card? Probably. Bet you know others who do too....
We need you to hop onto the Kroger website and create an account and link your (and anyone else you can get) Kroger Community Rewards Card with Red Oak. It will only take a few minutes.
Then send us an email with a list of the last names you signed up. We'll enter you to win a free spot at Saturday School! We'll be drawing a name on Feb 1st. This is a super easy and passive way for our school to make a pretty good amount of money. We really appreciate your help! Please feel free to contact us with questions.

Let's refresh the details for Saturday School....

~ Saturday, February, 11th from 11am - 3pm.
~ This is a fundraiser and all money goes straight to the classroom.
~ $30 for the first kid and $25 for additional siblings.
~ Kids must be potty trained.
~ Maureen and parent volunteers will be in charge.
~ Please bring a snack - remember No Tree Nuts.
~ Also bring one change of clothes per kid.
~ Sign up sheet will be in the hallway at school next week.

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Stone Soup Feast!
Oct
22
4:00pm 4:00pm

Stone Soup Feast!

  • Blendon Wood Metro Park - Shadblow Shelter (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring what you’ve got.
Put it in the pot.
Every bit counts.
From the largest to the least.
Together we will celebrate.
A Stone Soup Feast!

All are invited to celebrate a Red Oak Community School annual fall tradition. In the spirit of community collaboration, we’ll create a hearty vegan vegetable soup! We’ll also have plenty of freshly baked bread for all. Please bring a vegetable for the soup, and get ready to have some fun!

Stone soup begins as a simple rock, but as each member of the community adds a little seasoning, carrots, potatoes, celery…it becomes a feast.

This meal, much like this school, will become an example of what is possible when a community works together.

"The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have." - Leonard Nimoy

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First Annual Red Oak Gear Swap!
Sep
24
10:00am10:00am

First Annual Red Oak Gear Swap!

About:
The Red Oak Annual Gear Swap is a one day consignment sale held at the beginning of the school year in September. It’s a chance for families in the Columbus community to stock up on outdoor gear at unbeatable prices, and for children at Red Oak to get the best outdoor gear for school. Red Oak is also partnering with Clintonville Outfitters, a locally owned and operated outdoor gear store, to have outdoor specialists on hand at the swap to answer questions and demo gear.

In addition to great deals on new and gently used gear, Red Oak will be hosting a raffle drawing for a chance at some great products from local business. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the swap, and all ticket sales benefit Red Oak Community School.

The Day of the Swap:
Everyone in the community is welcome to come and shop the gear swap. Registration isn’t required. All proceeds from consignment sales and raffle tickets will benefit Red Oak Community School. This is a cash only event. We will not be accepting checks or credit cards.

Location:
The 2016 Annual Red Oak Gear Swap will be held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church - 93 W. Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, OH 43214. Tables will be set up outside (weather permitting) on the south side of the school next to the natural play area. In the event of inclement weather, the swap will be held indoors in the Red Oak classrooms - access to the school is at the south entrance of the church.

Sellers:
This wouldn’t be a swap without sellers!

If you are interested in cleaning out your closets and garages, we are looking for new or gently used gear that includes:
Rain boots
Rain jackets
Rain pants
Snow boots
Winter coat & pants
Winter hats
Gloves
Fleece jackets & soft shells
Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping bags
Sleeping pads
Camping accessories
Trekking poles
Rock climbing gear
Bike Accessories (lights, locks, etc) *no bikes or helmets please*
Trail running accessories


*We are not accepting adult sized clothing at this time. All clothing must be between a size 3T and children’s size 10.

If you have any questions about acceptable items for the swap, please reach out to kelly.blumensheid@gmail.com.

Items will be sold on consignment. A portion of the sale price goes to benefit Red Oak Community School, and it’s future development. The consignment rate for all items is 20%. The rest of the money goes directly to you!

How to Sell:
To have your items sold at the swap, you need to fill out a registration form, tag your items, and drop them off during one of our drop-off times and location.

Registration forms are available when you drop off your items. Be ready to include the brand and any details (including broken part or tears) about each item, as well as the cost you will be listing each item at.

Price fairly - most items will not sell for more than 50% of their original price if used more than six months. If you’d like advice on pricing, talk to one of our helpers at our drop-off locations.

Dropping Off:
All items must be dropped off prior to the swap. We will not accept items the day of the swap.
Items should be dropped off in a labeled box or bag. Please include your name and phone number on the outside of your box or bag. Include your completed registration form in your box or bag. Your name, address, and phone number must be included on this form in order to received your earning from the swap.

Red Oak families can drop off at the school during child pick up and drop off times. A space will be designated inside the building for gear swap drop-offs.

For all non-Red Oak families, please reach out to Kelly at kelly.blumensheid@gmail.com / 740-802-0760 to coordinate pick up/drop.


After the Swap:
Unsold items can be picked up at the end of the day, or a pick up time can be arranged with one of our helpers prior to or during the swap. The registration form will include an option to donate unsold items to Red Oak for those who wish to do so. Any item not picked up within 2 weeks of the event will be automatically donated to Red Oak. Donated items will be considered property of Red Oak and will either be used by the school or marked to sell with proceeds benefiting the school.

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Eat a Burrito at Chipotle to Support Red Oak
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Eat a Burrito at Chipotle to Support Red Oak

  • 4489 North High Street Columbus, OH, 43214 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Yay for Chipotle! Yum!

Come eat a burrito (or a bowl or a taco!) for the students at Red Oak!
On August 31st from 4pm - 8pm
50% of the proceeds from this location (the one we share a parking lot with!) will go towards Red Oak.
Just mention us, or show this flyer on your phone or printed it out.
Easy-peasy!

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Fireside Friday & First Annual Tree Planting
Aug
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Fireside Friday & First Annual Tree Planting

Join us

for Our First Annual

Fireside Friday & Tree Planting

We would like to start an annual tradition of gathering before the first day of school to plant a Tree - a Red Oak Tree.  We'll come together as a community, put down our roots and start this journey together.

This is a great way to get to know new families
and catch up with old friends before the school year starts.

This year we'll be gathering on
Friday August 12, 2016
7pm - 9pm
 

Join us for a campfire, s'mores, and Community!
This year we'll begin our forest of Oak trees!

 

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Support our school at the Powell Street Market
Jul
31
9:00am 9:00am

Support our school at the Powell Street Market

  • 50 S. Liberty Street Powell, OH, 43065 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Two ROCS families are teaming up to benefit Our school at the

Powell Street Market
Sunday,  July 31 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Olive Tree will be parked at the Powell Street Market all day on
Sunday, July 31st.
Sqrl Bee will be joining them with her handmade baby mobiles, rattles and play crowns - On Sale even!
100% of the proceeds of these items goes directly to Our school.
Think about those baby showers, birthday parties, and holidays coming up. Stop by pick up a little something handmade, locally made and natural too!

Olive Tree (Kelly Blumensheid) is a Mobile Parenting Resource (Columbus' first mobile retail concept) offering natural, organic, and quality made products for moms and babies. Specializing in babywearing, cloth diapers, breastfeeding supplies, baby gear, and mama & baby essentials. 

Sqrl & Bee Studio (Melissa Frueh) is a fiber artist who loves to play with wool. Who happens to be your friendly newsletter writer as well! She currently has an over stock of baby mobiles, baby rattles and play crowns that must go before before moving studios. All made by hand, from eco friendly wool - happy sheep!

 

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International Mud Day at Highbanks Metro Park
Jun
29
10:00pm10:00pm

International Mud Day at Highbanks Metro Park

Come Play in the mud with us!!!

Celebrate International Mud Day!

This Metroparks event at Highbanks! Last year was a muddy, oozy, awesome good time. There will be mud pie making, digging for worms, painting a muddy mural and more. Wear old clothes, and Definitely bring a change of clothes!

This year's celebration is on
Wednesday,  June 29th from 10:00am - 12:00pm

Highbanks Metro Park
Big Meadows Picnic Area

9466 Columbus Pike
Lewis Center, OH 43035

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Book Celebration & Exchange
May
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

Book Celebration & Exchange

It's a Book Celebration!

Let's Grow Our Red Oak Library with a Community Book Exchange!

Do you have a favorite book from your childhood? That book you asked for every night with pretty pictures or funny words. May be you read it to your children now. This is your chance to share that special book with
Red Oak Community School!

Help us grow Our School Library!
Whestone Library
Sunday, May 22
1pm-3pm


How does it work? We're asking that you bring one of your childhood favorites to add to Our Growing School Library. Also we be holding a book exchange for the kids. Each child who brings one extra new book will add it to the book box and choose a different one to take home!
So.. Bring two, take one home!

The best part - There will also be cookies and milk and story time with Ms. Maureen!

Book by book we will build Our Library!

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Earth Day! Join Us...
Apr
23
12:30pm12:30pm

Earth Day! Join Us...

  • 352 West Dodridge Street Columbus, OH, 43202 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sierra Club Watershed Restoration Project

We will be working to clean up trash along the Olentangy Greenway Trail, plant trees and milkweed (butterfly habitat), and remove honeysuckle and other invasive plant species.

The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park is located near the corner of Olentangy River Road and Dodridge Street (near Union Cemetery). Meet up at 9am!

More information - https://earthdaycolumbus.org/ServiceSiteDetail.php?ServiceSiteId=7473783

 

 

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IPA Tapping Party to Support Red Oak Community School!
Mar
4
10:30am10:30am

IPA Tapping Party to Support Red Oak Community School!

Join us for an IPA* Tapping Party at Gordon Biersch on March 10th from 5:30-8:30pm to raise start-up funds for Red Oak Community School - opening Fall 2016.

For Event Updates - www.facebook.com/events/1961463207413157/

Music starts at 5:30 with a solo set from Dan Spurgeon (of Greenhorn and Bush League All Stars)

At 6:30 head brewmaster and future ROCS parent, Keith Jackson, will talk about the IPA he brewed before Red Oak teacher Maureen Alley taps the keg.

10% OF ALL FOOD AND BEVERAGE SALES FROM THE BAR during the event will be donated to Red Oak Community School!

We'll round out the night with music from Cherry Chrome. These rocking high schoolers are just the sort of creative kids Red Oak hopes to cultivate.

Bring cash for a 50/50 raffle ($5 per ticket, or an arm's length of tickets for $50)

*If hoppy beers don't appeal to your palate, no fear! There are a variety of beers on tap that will please any beer drinker.

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Feb
13
10:00am10:00am

Parent Info Session

  • First Unitarian Universalist Church (map)
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What is Red Oak Community School and what's it all about?

We invite anyone who is interested in finding out more to come out and learn about ROCS! Participate in a Q&A session. Meet our Lead Teacher, Maureen Alley, our Director, Cheryl Ryan and other Founding Members of Red Oak.

Join us and find out about this innovative new educational option right here in Columbus!
 

First Unitarian Universalist Church - 93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, OH 43214

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Jan
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Parent Info Session

  • First Unitarian Universalist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What is Red Oak Community School and what's it all about?

We invite anyone who is interested in finding out more to come out and learn about ROCS! Participate in a Q&A session. Meet our Lead Teacher, Maureen Alley, our Director, Cheryl Ryan and other Founding Members of Red Oak.

Join us and find out about this innovative new educational option right here in Columbus!
 

First Unitarian Universalist Church - 93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, OH 43214

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