OC’s Hair Police encourages making an effort to visit the Flower Fields. It’s a place where kids can run free while the entire family is able to lose themselves in the magnificence of Mother Nature at its best. It is just really cool! The flowerbeds begin to lose their vibrancy fairly quickly after Mother’s Day so, go now!!! Let us know about your excursion should you choose to go… http://www.theflowerfields.com/
OC’s Hair Police is excited to offer FREE head checks to your Administrative and Teacher Staff with the purchase of our head lice removal book on the date of its release.
Purchase our head lice removal book on the release date of March 10th on Amazon to receive our “Best Day” FREE head check offer.
We are “In It To Win It With You”!
Your committed O.C.’s Hair Police Staff.
Escape the February heat while entering the realm of mystery and discovery at The Bowers Museum nestled in a quaint time capsule of yesteryear within downtown Santa Ana. Currently, “the ninth wonder of the world” is on display. China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui is being offered to view until March 25th. The discovery of this ancient society caused historians to rewrite the history of early Chinese evolution. Children under 12 are free! In addition, The recently renovated Bowers Museum “Kidseum” is now open. It offers a “Glow Cave”, a “Green Screen Time Machine”, Archeology Lab, and more! The intent of the Kidseum is “igniting imagination through exploration”. There is Target FREE first Sunday of every month available to take advantage of should you so desire. Revel in the revelations of yesterday while you inspire curiosity for tomorrow. Enjoy! http://www.bowers.org
Hey Kids, tell your parents you have an idea that would be a “Whale” of a good time for only $5.00!! Beginning January 24th, the Dana Wharf and The Wyland Foundation will join together in offering a 2 child p/one paying adult package at an incredible offer of $5 p/kid, ages 3-12. Each child will enjoy a 2 hour whale watching trip on the 95 ft. Dana Pride while receiving an art lesson and gift from Wyland’s Studio prior to their voyage. To enhance your trip, Science Kids offers “fun facts” about whales.
The whale migration along our coastline is occurring right now! From January 1, 2015 to January 13, 2015 the Newport Landing Whale Watching Company has reported spotting 68 whales off our local coast while nearly 80% have been Grey Whales with Killer Whales, or Orca’s, “spouting” up ten-fold!
During the early winter, the Grey Whale migrates south to breed in the warm seas along the Mexican coastline wherever they are able to find shallow lagoons. The whale migration seems to be happening in big numbers this year. With this at hand, just maybe Moby Dick will be spotted 164 years after the great white whale was first written about! Share your tall tales of the sea with us upon your return.
Nestled up against a cozy neighborhood in Costa Mesa, the occupants of the unassuming building housing Girls, Inc. thrive. Their joyful sounds at play drown out the bustle of Costa Mesa’s Newport Blvd. a mere two blocks away while the pristine 10 acre Lion’s Park offers itself as a lovely buffer to the hectic life that engulfs city dwellers.
Within the peaceful walls of Girls, Inc., girls of all ages are inspired daily to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold”! Programs such as Y.E.S.S. and S.T.E.M. nurture 138,000 members across the U.S. and Canada by providing them with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the issues that are unique to the challenges that young ladies face on a daily basis.
O.C.’s Hair Police is so impressed with Girls, Inc. and their programs of empowerment therein that we have chosen the Girls, Inc. members of the Costa Mesa location as our current “In It To Win It” recipients. We received 12 essays from the 5th and 6th grade young ladies at Girls, Inc. that touched on their summer memories. The vibrant colors depicting their essays in art form served as lively backdrops to their written words. Their respective stories spoke of Y.E.S.S. and/or discussed their experiences through a prism embracing a science like perspective influenced by S.T.E.M. For your viewing, their essays are posted on our FB page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/OCs-Hair-Police-Treatment-Center/552243538129181
Y.E.S.S. stands for Youth, Empowerment, Self, Sufficiency while S.T.E.M. is an abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Both programs celebrate the embodiment of the characteristics that are the basic foundation of being a girl while encouraging them to utilize these attributes toward creating a start up business to embracing the sciences.
These lovely young ladies should be proud of their ability to incorporate a creative flair to the fundamentals of business and the sciences as reflected in their summer tales which popped off the page draped in full color artistry. In the same breathe, the Girls, Inc. organization should be applauded for their efforts to encourage their members to expand their basic thoughts by pushing the limits of their thinking to reach beyond established boundaries to a realm of limitless innovation.
If it is to be true that, “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” (John W. Whitehead) Then, we can be rest assured that Girls, Inc. is creating a beautiful tomorrow with their message in a bottle of “Strong, Smart, and Bold!” to wash up on the shores of the future for the world to behold.
Day Trip with the family to apple, berry, pumpkin pickin’ country, Oak Glen. This spectacular historic town is nestled in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains and is a mere 45 to 60 minute drive from Orange County. As you roll into town, the streets are lined with majestic oak trees that shade and guide you while you traverse through the windy roads from farm to farm. The wonderful aromas of home baked morsels fill the air and the sounds of music lift your spirits. In all, it is without question a well worth excursion that will leave you wanting to return for more. Pumpkin picking is now so, don’t hesitate to jump into the car and go!!! For more information, check out Oak Glen’s official site at www.oakglen.net. We would love for you to share your Oak Glen experience on our Facebook.
OC’s Hair Police is thrilled to announce our very first “IN IT TO WIN IT” recipient. Each month, OC’s Hair Police will hold a drawing in an ongoing effort to recognize the exceptional efforts of a student and/or group of students that have made a positive impact at their school.
OC’s Hair Police is asking for your input by offering us the nominee’s. Please submit your nominee’s through our email on our website, on our Facebook and/or simply give us a call!OC’s Hair Police will reward the winner of the monthly drawing with a donation to their cause.
OC’s Hair Police is thrilled to announce that May’s recipient goes to “STAY-Students Thinking About Youth” out of Newport Heights Elementary(NHES). STAY consists of a group of 6th grade students that are working together to raise money to give back to their school as their tenure ends on the Elementary level.
STAY’s goal this year is to contribute items that make a lasting impression by beautifying NHES or improving upon their student experience. Two considerations are EZ-Up’s to provide shelter for the Special Needs students during outside assemblies or a mural in the MPR (Multi-Purpose Room) emphasizing “Every Child, Everyday, Education for Success.”
STAY’s primary fundraising is via a monthly cookie and lemonade stand. They have also done a Used Book Fair and are planning a Fun Activity Raffle. Member Delaney Knipp stated, “I am always excited for the first Friday of every month because that is when we do STAY. It is so much fun hanging out with my friends and selling lemonade and cookies to kids.”
The STAY members agree that NHES has been such a great experience and given them so much, they want to give back so that younger kids can have an even better experience. STAY members pictured from left to right are: Riley Dun, John Passnnante, Delaney Knipp, Mia Matsunami, Annabella Peca, Berniece Padilla, Claire Hefner, Zoe Gleason, Avalon Miracle, Jasmine Ishihama, and Sophia DePacol. (Not pictured are Melanie Perry and Desiree Quinonez.)
STAY was established at NHES during the 2009/2010 school year. OC’s Hair Police is “IN IT TO WIN IT” with STAY and applauds their efforts of a job well done!!!
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“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” Helen Keller (One of Claire’s fondest quotes)
Claire Olmstead is near completion of her Freshman year at Newport Harbor High School (NHHS) in Newport Beach. She is a member of the High Schools Surf Team and is planning to offer her exceptional athleticism to the Sailors Cross Country Team in the Fall. She is enrolled in Advance Placement (AP) courses and is regarded as an Honor Student due to her high GPA. She maintains aspirations to attend college.
This hard charger however, is a true Soul Surfer. The tender side of Claire finds time to bake and to give. She is a unique young lady in that her perspective is based on a much broader scope than typical teen self indulgence. Reflective of this, were her thoughts that lead her to create a “Club within a Club” at NHHS to benefit homeless children.
As Claire explained, “I have always loved to bake, but I never knew what to do with all of the treats I made. That led me to start thinking about ways that my baking could benefit the community.”
She has often volunteered at Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter (OCIS), a loving place for homeless families, and thought that her baking might enhance the birthday parties that OCIS holds for the children at their center. “When brainstorming about what to do with my baked goods, the monthly birthdays seemed like a perfect match.” said Claire.
In order to be able to offer her sweet treats however, she needed to be represented by a Club recognized by OCIS. Claire would not be deterred to follow her heart and approached the Culinary Club, FHS, at NHHS. FHS was so impressed that they allowed her to create a branch just for the purposes of baked goods and so that homeless children at OCIS would be able to receive something as simple as a birthday cake on their very special day. “ It is really rewarding when you get to do something you love to provide kids with something that they might have never had before. I just feel good and proud that we are bringing joy into people’s lives, even if it is just a slice of cake.”
O.C.’s Hair Police is truly impressed with your fortitude and kindness Claire and is honored to offer a donation to NHHS’ FHS Club so that you may continue baking up happiness one child at a time with “just a slice of cake.”
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At the onset of the 2013-2014 school year, Molly McWhertor will enter High School as a 9th grader. It appears, however, as if she has left a legacy behind at her former academic stomping ground of Horace Ensign Intermediate School located in Newport Beach.
Matthew Kenslow has a passion for juggling. He has delighted audiences for years with his ability to not only toss several items of varying shapes into the air simultaneously while continuing the circular motion but, also by adding a very impressive narrative of dates and facts to the act. His interest in juggling began with a stress relief ball given to him by his Aunt Debbie upon her return from an air show.
This simple gift from Aunt Debbie ignited a drive in Matthew with one fateful toss into the air that has allowed hundreds to be entertained for nearly 8 years now. Matthew maintains more than a passion for juggling. Since he can remember, he has always drawn. In 2012, he established an original and hand made card website called KENSLOW CARDS.
Again, a simple gift for his birthday in 2009 afforded him the opportunity to purchase supplies in order to begin to recreate his artistry on a canvas that could then be purchased as an original hand made card. His website is www.kenslowcards.webs.com. On over 95% of his cards, he insists on painstakingly providing his original signature. This multifaceted young man had a speech delay until the age of 3 and has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.
Matthew is a joy to speak with. He references with pride the chronological order of the growth of his online card business and affectionately recants his yearly return to his second grade teacher’s, Mr. Thaddeus Richards, classroom at Newport Heights Elementary so that he may delight Mr. Richards students with his juggling act.
Additionally, Matthew confidently discusses the difficult task of attaining the Gold Medal of Achievement award through the Royal Ranger Program that he has accomplished. This organization is the Christian version of the Boy Scouts and their Eagle Scout medal of honor. Currently, he is a Junior Commander within the program. Matthew is also in his first year of Junior College at Orange Coast College.
It is an understatement to say that Matthew is an anomaly. Throughout his life he has transformed expressions of love toward him into outward gifts of the same to those around him in a vastly growing circle. In nurturing this seemingly natural signature response, Matthew has asked that O.C.’s Hair Police provide our current “In It To Win It” donation to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at his former High School, Newport Harbor High. This on campus club embodied the simple gift of a “nice atmosphere of people and friends” for Matthew.
O.C.’s Hair Police is honored to promote Matthew’s healthy perspective of human interaction through kindness to the FCA so that they may continue to inspire the Matthew’s amongst us to be our reminder that our differences can be our strengths in unifying where we would have otherwise remained oceans apart.
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