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  • ConneCting the Community, through PeoPle, FaCilities and Programs

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    OctOber 2013 January 2014Find us on

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    Our MissiOnThe Colton Community Services Department is dedicated to connecting the community,

    through people, facilities, and programs. Our dedication is driven by the desire to understand and meet the social, cultural, educational, and recreational needs of our community.

    We strive to improve the quality of life for Coltons residents by providing leisure time programming for individual & family health and enrichment. Our staff is committed to personal excellence, professionalism and public service.

    The success of our department is measured by the response of the community to our programs, events, staff & facilities.

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    Colton City Council(909) 370-5060

    Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah S. ZamoraCouncil Member, District 1, Mayor Pro Tempore . . . . . . . . . . . David J. ToroCouncil Member, District 2 . . . . . . Frank A. GonzalesCouncil Member, District 3 . . . . . . Frank J. NavarroCouncil Member, District 4 . . . . . . Susan M. OlivaCouncil Member, District 5 . . . . . . Deirdre H. BennettCouncil Member, District 6 . . . . . . Isaac T. SuchilCity Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eileen GomezCity Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aurelio DeLaTorreInterim City Manager . . . . . . . . . . . Stephen P. Compton

    Recreation & Parks CommissionDistrict 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Estell KunterDistrict 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony SotoDistrict 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul RassoDistrict 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jay KitchenDistrict 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jimmy RamirezDistrict 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Albert ZamoraMember-At-Large . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summer Zamora Jorrin

    Commission meets the third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers in January, March, May, July, September and November.

    Library Board of TrusteesPete Carrasco Pauline Lopez Reverend Robert Johnson Donald Hines Patricia Chavez

    Meets 4th Tuesday of every month, at Noon, at the Main Branch Library, Community Room.

    Community Services Administrative StaffCommunity Services Director, Bill Smith . . . . (909) 370-6152Recreation Services Manager, Deb Farrar . . . (909) 370-6157Early Childhood Education Manager Christopher Rymer . . . . . . . . . . . . . (909) 370-6172

    Library Supervisor, Edward Pedroza . . . . . . . (909) 370-5189

    The City of Colton Community Services is committed to implementing the intent and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Adults and children with disabilities are welcome to participate in our classes, programs, and activities. If you have special needs which require specific accommodations in order to enjoy one of our classes or facilities, please contact us at (909) 370-6153.

    Letter from the City ManagerConneCTing oUR CHiLDRen

    Each child is unique, and all children share the need for nurturing and trustworthy adults for stability, security, for increasing autonomy, and for a sense of competence and self-worth. Children generally have a fresh approach to new experiences. Most children possess a sense of trust that the world and people in it are friendly and kind, and they tackle the world with enthusiasm and joy.

    One of the goals of our Community Services programs is to provide an environment in which children are CONNECTED to programs which encourage enthusiasm. The Community Services Department seeks to CONNECT Colton by partnering with and promoting the ideals of the National Recreation and Park Association. These ideals include:

    Provide healthier food option choices Address physical activity policies for park and recreation

    programs

    Build and maintain parks and playgrounds that are safe and attractive for playing and in close proximity to residential areas

    Adopt community policing strategies that improve safety and security of children in streets and park use

    Develop policies to increase physical activity to at least 30 minutes before, during, and after school each day

    Collaborate with schools to implement a Safe Routes to School Program

    Encourage daycare and afterschool programs to utilize nutrition assistance programs

    Develop targeted media campaigns to promote access to available resources related to physical activity and healthy eating.

    Stephen P. ComptonInterim City Manager(909) 370-5051 Department(909) 370-5183 Fax

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    In This IssueTabLe of ConTenTS

    Tiny Tots Program . . . . . . . . . 4

    State Preschool & School Age Programs . . . . . 5

    Staff Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Colton Public Library . . . . .6-7

    City Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Snack Program . . . . . . . . . . . 9

    Winter Day Camp . . . . . . . . . 9

    Recreation Classes:

    Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    Special Interest . . . . . . . 10-11

    Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-14

    Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-16

    Adapted Recreation - R.A.D.D. Club . . . . . . . . . . 17

    Youth Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

    Adult Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

    Art Thompson Teen Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    Mobile Recreation / Rec on the Road . . . . . . . . 21

    Gonzales Center - Youth Programs . . . . . . . . 22

    Adult Fitness Membership . 23

    Luque Youth Programs . . . . . 24

    Luque Senior Programs . . . . .25

    Senior Special Events . . . . . 26

    Commodities . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

    Hutton Senior Programs . . . .27

    Facility Reservations . . . . . . 28

    Park Shelter Rentals . . . . . . 29

    Teen Center Rental . . . . . . . 30

    Colton Community Games . . . 30

    Directory of Services . . . . . 31

    Public Works . . . . . . . . . .32-33

    Program Registration . . . . . 34

    Facilities Map . . . . . . . . . . . 35

    Foundation Information . . . . 35

    Health Fair . . . . . . . Back Cover

    Halloween . . . . . . . Back Cover

    Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony . . . . . . Back Cover

  • DThe Tiny Tot program will help

    your child become acclimated to a classroom setting, listening to

    directions from a teacher, learn valuable social skills, and much more! Activities include alphabet, color & shape recognition, arts & crafts, free-play, story time, writing practice, and songs. We offer sessions for two (2) days per week or three (3) days per week. Register online, by mail or in-person.

    5 days a week available with special arrangements. Please inquire @ office of Early Childhood Education.

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    J. Rogers Site Non- ResidentDay Dates Time Fee* Fee

    M/W/F 10/2-10/30 12 classes 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. $80 $85T/TH 10/1-10/31 9 classes 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $60 $65M/W/F 11/1-11/27 11 classes 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. $72 $77T/TH 11/5-11/26 8 classes 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $53 $58M/W/F 12/2-12/20 9 classes 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. $62 $67T/TH 12/3-12/19 6 classes 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $40 $45M/W/F 1/6-1/31 11 classes 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. $72 $77T/TH 1/7-1/30 9 classes 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $62 $67

    no CLaSS October 14, November 11, November 28-29, December 23-31, 2013 and January 1-3, January 20, 2014

    *Fee changes subject to City Council approval.

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    Gonzales Site Non- ResidentDay Dates Time Fee* Fee

    M/W/F 10/2-10/30 12 classes 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. $80 $85T/TH 10/1-10/31 9 classes 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. $60 $65M/W/F 11/1-11/27 11 classes 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. $72 $77T/TH 11/5-11/26 8 classes 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. $53 $58M/W/F 12/2-12/20 9 classes 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. $62 $67T/TH 12/3-12/19 6 classes 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. $40 $45M/W/F 1/6-1/31 11 classes 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. $72 $77T/TH 1/7-1/30 9 classes 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. $62 $67

    no CLaSS October 14, November 11, November 28-29, December 23-31, 2013 and January 1-3, January 20, 2014

    *Fee changes subject to City Council approval.

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    DThe Early Childhood EduCation division of the Community Services Department offers a

    School Age Program for K to 6th grade, two Preschool Programs for children 3 - 5 years old, and assistance with a variety of social/family services.

    2300 north rancho avenue

    * AM and PM Classes

    * Educational & Fun Activities

    * Assessments, Developmental Portfolios & Parent Conferences

    * Qualified, Professional Staff

    * CALL TODAY!

    * Must meet Department of Education Guidelines.

    school age Program offered at the following elementary schools:

    * Reche Canyon Elementary

    * Cooley Ranch Elementary

    * Paul J. Rogers Elementary

    * On-Site, Safe and Secure

    * Before and After School

    * On and Off-Track

    * Educational & Fun Activities

    * Parent Conferences

    * Qualified Professional Staff

    * Tutors from Cal State University San Bernardino

    * Must meet CDE Guidelines.

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    School Age Programs

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    City of Colton - Community Services Department

    Staff SpotlightWelcome to the Community Services Department "Staff Spotlight" where a different staff member is featured in each issue. These special staff members are recognized for their daily contributions to our department and for their commitment to the Colton Community.

    Mary alice Romo has been with the City of Colton and our Early Childhood Education Division since 1989. She has been, and is, the mainstay and continuous staff in a Division that has been through its fair share of changes; from new Managers to numerous name changes, Mary alice has seen it all.

    Mary alice started as an Aide in the classroom and then moved up the ranks up to an Assistant Site Director. The Division at the time was expanding and the office needed help. With her already established work ethic, team player attitude, and outgoing personality, she was offered the full-time position of Administrative Assistant in 1997. Mary alice has held the position since then, and her performance continues to be of high quality. She continues to perform well, is compassionate, fun to work with, a very good person, and the glue that keeps the Division together.

    Mary alice grew up here in Colton, comes from a big family, enjoys the great outdoors, spending time with her family, and dogs! She is married and has one daughter.

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    Fall Events

    Luque Branch LibraryGet a Jump on ReadingMondays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the Homework assistance Center. Is your child age 5 or younger? Colton Public Librarys Families for Literacy program has a class just for you and your kids. Meet with us for 30 minutes of story time for kids, and another 30 minutes for parents who want to help their kids become the best students they can be. Families participating in the program get free books. For more information, call (909) 370-1523.

    294 East O Street Colton, CA 92324 (909) 370-5182Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    656 North 9th Street Colton, CA 92324 (909) 370-5083

    Hours:Monday, Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Wednesday, 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.Closed Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays

    Main Library

    Preschool Story Time Join us every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. for stories, songs, and crafts. Parents and children ages 3-5 are welcome.

    Mystery Book Club for AdultsJoin us the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. for a lively discussion of a mystery suspense novel. Dates: October 2, November 6, December 4 and January 8.

    Career Path ProjectAre you interested in acquiring the skills and confidence necessary to successfully search for and apply for gainful employment online? What if you can gain these skills while enjoying a quality and enriching experience at the Colton Public Library. If so, then the Career Path Project is for you! For more information on the project, please visit the Colton Public Library or call us at (909) 370-5083.

    H.A.C. - Apps on LapsColton Public Librarys newest program is for children ages 5 and under, and its totally high tech! Every Friday from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m., stories for children will be available on our touch screen computers. Space is very limited, and families must reserve a computer the day before the program. This event will be held on the lower level of the Carnegie Building, 380 N. La Cadena Drive in Colton. Please call (909) 370-1523 for details.

    You can make a great and powerful difference! Join us and Life Stream Blood Bank at the Colton Public Library to make a lifesaving blood donation and stick around to enjoy info booths, raffles with great prizes, a snack bar, and a screening of Disneys oz the great and Powerful (PG) on our inflatable movie screen at dusk.

    Kids Fall Fiction Costume PartyDress up as your favorite character and fall into stories, games, snacks and costume prizes on Wednesday, October 30 at 3:30 p.m.

    Healthy Cooking- Family Feasts Come join Chef Alonso as he shares tips and recipes for special holiday dishes and tasty treats. The cooking course meets in the community roomon Wednesday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m.

    An Old Fashioned ChristmasJoin us by the fireside for Christmas stories, carols and refreshments on Wednesday, December 18 at 6:00 p.m.

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    Connecting our Community... to literaCy!

    F.A.B. Fridays at Carnegie Library

    Friends of the Colton Public Library meet the fourth Monday of the month at 12:00 p.m.: June 24, July 22, August 26, and September 23.The Friends of the Colton Public Library is a non-profit organization formed to benefit the Colton Public Library and to offer cultural enrichment to the community. The Friends of the Colton Public Library support projects that benefit the library. The sale of used books and magazines in the Friends sales area at the Main Library is an ongoing fundraiser. All proceeds are used to support library services, purchase library materials, and sponsor special programming. annual Membership fees:

    Student $5 Family $10 Individual $7 Organization $25

    If you are unable to attend the monthly meetings, consider becoming a supporter of the organization by making a donation to: Friends of the Colton Library 656 N. 9th Street, Colton, CA 92324

    Friends of the Library

    Colton Public Library's

    Advance to Literacy

    Adopt a BrickThe Friends of the Colton Public Library invite you to honor your family, a friend or memorialize someone special by purchasing a commemorative brick. Dedicating a brick costs $100. Your permanently inscribed brick will be set near the clock at the Carnegie Public Library at 380 North La Cadena Drive. The net proceeds raised will enable the Colton Public Library to establish a fund for additional educational programs for adults and children in the c...