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News and Events:

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 On Saturday, February 24 we celebrated our champions, our volunteers, at the CLE Loves Our Volunteers Celebration.  

Spring will be here before long, and we'll be getting ready for Cool Summer Experience before you know it! 
Details here (English and Spanish)... Register Now!!!   

Look for our CLE Chronicles:  Adventures in Learning, Winter Newsletter coming in March!

 Click on link at left to read the full Newsletter.

Click on link at left to read the full Newsletter.

Hope you all received the 1st installment of our
CLE Chronicles:  Adventures in Learning Fall Newsletter
We're currently working on the Winter Newsletter
which should be out sometime in March of this year.
These editions will share noteworthy information and
photos from recent events, and also include a
calendar of upcoming events.

* Look for more information on CLE activities and events on our Calendar.


March 26-30:  Spring Break

April 28:  CLE Day - Spring Gathering
Families Registering and Staff/Volunteers Prepping for Cool Summer Experience 2018

Thankful Thoughts.....
"Be present in all things and thankful for all things." - Maya Angelou
"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way." - Native American saying
"But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together.
I think that's what they mean by Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown." - Marcy from Peanuts
"An attitude of gratitude brings great things." - Yogi Bhajan
"I am grateful for what I am and have.  My thanksgiving is perpetual." - Henry David Thoreau
"Give thanks for a little, and you will find a lot." - Hausa Proverb
"For the cricket hiding when he serenades us to sleep, Gracias/Thanks - from the book Gracias Thanks, by Pat Mora
"The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness." - Dalai Lama
"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues". - Cicero
"Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude." -A.A. Milne
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February 24, 2018:  CLE Loves Our Volunteers Celebration
February 19:  CLE Day/President's Day - Great Backyard Bird Count

Our CLE Day will include an opportunity for students and families to take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count.  People of all ages count birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count each year.  This year's GBBC will be held from February 16-19, 2018. 
CLE will host a Counting Activity on February 19th and we'll have an opportunity to learn about birds who winter in Illinois.
GBBC was the first online citizen science project and data collected and reported to Cornell University will be used to tell scientists and researchers much about existing bird populations.  Take part in the fun and help share important information about birds in our region!
Fall & Winter Indoor Tennis continues.  
Students are receiving tennis instructions through the CLE program at the Marriott Lincolnshire tennis courts in Lincolnshire, IL. We'relearning a variety of valuable lessons from the sport of tennis and having some great fun.  This is made possible by a partnership with the U.S. Tennis Association Midwest Section, individual donors and local business. Students receiving tennis instruction from professional coaches for 1.5 hours each Sunday evening through May.
January 15, 2018: Martin Luther King - CLE Day of Service
January 3-5, 2018: CLE Days/Winter Break
Saturday, December 2, 2017:  Our first Parents and Partners Game Night.

Amidst all of the holiday hustle and bustle, we held our first Game Night. We had a great turnout and fun was had by all.|
October 22:  Fall & Winter Indoor Tennis  Program Launch; October 9:  Columbus Day/CLE Day with Seed Collection and Playdate in Nature at Forest Preserves; October 7: CPMP (Career Pathways My Pathway) Mentor/Mentee Reunion
   The first CPMP reunion lunch was attended by over 50 students, their families and mentors and was a great opportunity to reconnect. The lunch focused on goal setting, an important soft skill, and was used to introduce mentors to mentee families. CPMP continues to evolve with the launch of "Talking the Wauk.", a community-based project spearheaded by students and their mentors.  

We Celebrated 10 Summers of Cool Learning!

Adios, Ciao, Bon Voyage, Sayonara, au Revoir, auf Wiedersehen, Bon Voyage and Good-Bye are just a few
of the ways we can say farewell to Summer 2017.  It's been a wonderful season of learning and fun.  
Thank you to all who participated, volunteered or came out to any of the Cool Learning events.  

Take a look at some of the fun from our end of summer celebration click on the right of the photo just below to view the slide show 

A look back at cool summer 2017



Our Annual International Festival was a huge success this summer featuring food, music and dance from around the world.  
We welcomed (and fed!) more than 200 participants and guests!


WANT TO HAVE A COOL EXPERIENCE? Check back for more information on the 2018 Cool Learning Experience program.

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If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
— Rachel Carson