Events Calendar

NOVEMBER

Check out just a few of the many upcoming events you’ll find on our Events Calendar!

There are too many to list so be sure to click on the link above and see even more fun family friendly activities.

Nov. 9Baby Storytime @ Ector County Public Library

Nov. 9Family Game Night @ Midland County Public Libraries (Centennial)
Roll the dice, pick a card, spin the wheel, and enjoy a variety of classic and popular board games with your family at the Centennial Library. Games are provided and suggestions are encouraged.

Nov. 10Parents Night Out @ YMCA
Child care is provided at the YMCA for children 6 weeks -12 years old from 6pm – 9pm. Parents, take this chance to do some shopping, have a date night or give your children a fun night at the YMCA! Kids enjoy a night of fun filled activities. Participants will receive dinner and a drink.

Nov.  11Nature Club: Stargazing @ Sibley Nature Center
As days shorten and daylight savings time ends it is the perfect time to appreciate the night sky. Stars and planets have been studied by humans for thousands of years, and West Texas is one of the best places to continue this tradition in America.

Nov. 14Tales and Trails Preschool Program: Leaves @ Sibley Nature Center.
Come fall into leaves with us. Explore their amazing shapes, sizes, and colors by reading stories and making leaf rubbings.

Nov. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, $ 26  Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical @ Midland Community Theater
Fred Gailey tries to woo Doris Walker by gaining the affection of her daughter. Fred takes Susan to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works, but this bearded man is not your ordinary department store Kris Kringle. Love and happiness take over Manhattan in this musical adaptation of a Christmas favorite. Enjoy this holiday classic with the entire family.

Nov. 18Texas Recycles Day @ Midland College with
Keep Midland Beautiful
Model for your kids the importance of recycling. Texas Recycles Day is a statewide campaign aimed towards education and awareness about the benefits of waste reduction and recycling.

Nov. 20, 21, & 22Thanksgiving Swim Camp @ COM Aquatics
Come learn to swim and practice your stroke technique.  Half and Full day camps offered. Age 3-13 separated into 2 groups based on age.  Lunch included for additional $5/day.

Nov. 21Building Bots @ Petroleum Museum – Grades 3-6
Building Bots enables children to engage in engineering challenges, team building, and robotic creative design. With different themes for each session, your child will love coming to every session!

Nov. 27Sci Girls STEM Camp @ Midland County Public Library (Downtown)
All kids from ages 8-12 are invited to participate in a 6-week SciGirls S.T.E.M. Camp at the Downtown Library. Each week we will watch episodes of the PBS program SciGirls, and learn about topics such as computer science, electricity, archaeology, and more!

Nov. 30  Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony @ McKinney Park
Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, presented by First Basin Credit Union, kicks off Starbright Village with carolers, dancers, hot chocolate, and the lighting of the official Community Christmas Tree on Thursday, November 30th, 2017.  FREE – Starbright Village is open nightly, 6:00pm – 11:00pm, from November 30th through January 1st.

Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, & 16 Santa Land @ McKinney Park in Odessa
Santa Land is a winter wonderland full of the Holiday Spirit along the journey to visit Santa. Santa Land contains holiday fun features that you will have check to see for yourself. Look for the white tent starting Friday, December 1.Be sure to bring your own camera or phone to take photos, along with your special wish list.

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Art for your Family

Do your kids like art? Does your family love art?

Deep Space Sparkle is a website and online store I’ve used for years and I’ve decided to share a little secret it with you!

Pssst!  They are having a major sale this weekend and giving away some freebies. 

Sale is s on now –  runs Thursday, November 2nd – Tuesday, November 6th!

Examples of their first page of the FREE art products they’re offering this week.  Each freebie is multiple pages long and you can download it as a PDF.

Winter Landscape
www.deepspacesparkle.com

 

 

Drawing Guide Essentials www.deepspacesparkle.com

As a teacher and mom I’ve always appreciated their focus on technique and learning art, while at the same time enjoying the process, focusing on the medium, and learning something at the same time!

Check out their homepage (scroll down) to download the freebies to see what she’s offering – FREE

You have to act quick though if you want the best deals.  THIS week they are celebrating their 10 year anniversary and the owner is offering freebies all week, along with significantly discounted bundles.  She doesn’t ever offer this type of discount – I’ve been following her for years and I’ve never seen this significant of sale.  The truth is – she doesn’t have to because the quality is so good people who love her pay top $dollar$ for her lessons!

So…. that’s it.  Go check it out and share with a friend if you want.

Oh… and lastly, have fun making art!

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Disclaimer: Permian Kids has no affiliation with Deep Space Sparkle.  We just love their products and want to share with our Permian Kids friends!

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Fuel Your School



Chevron’s Fuel Your School program is helping
Midland and Ector County Teachers!

Did you know that Chevron has committed to donate $1 for each 8 gallon or more fuel purchased atparticipating Chevron-branded and Texaco-branded stations in the cities located in Midland and Ector counties to DonorsChoose.org, up to a total amount of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000)?

Many local teachers have already received hundreds of dollars in educational resources for your kids!

There are 3 ways your family can help!
1. Fill up with gas at a Chevron or Texaco gas station.  Yep, it’s that easy!
2. Visit DonorsChoose.org and donate to a local classroom’s project
Midland County Classrooms (151 Projects)
Ector County Classrooms (98 Projects)
3. Encourage your child’s teacher to submit a project.  He or she can get started here!

Learn more about Chevron’s Fuel Your School program 
and DonorChoose.org.

 

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Hurricane Harvey – Help the Kids in South Texas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our friends in South Texas need our help now more than ever.

We know our community of moms and families want to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

A local mom, Emily Embrey, reached out to us with a request – and we said YES!

Now we need your help!

Permian Kids is joining forces as a proud community partner of BJ Services, Rockhounds, and Crisis Response International to advertise, collect, and donate supplies for families affected by Hurricane Harvey.

All community partners are asking you to do a few things:
1. SHARE the word that we are collecting supplies
2. Shop, collect, gather needed supplies on the list
3. Bring supplies to the Rockhounds stadium during the times listed (Today thru Friday!)

Donation trucks will be near the Rockhounds Ticket Office.  We’re asking for your help NOW.  We need donations this week.  Collection days are today thru Friday.  We’re hoping to have the trucks loaded up and heading to families on Saturday.

 

Right now donations of diapers, formula, and babyfood are desperately needed. We recommend no glass jars if possible as they are more likely to break and heavier to transport. All donations are appreciated.

 

 

 

 

Share with your friends and groups on social media.
www.facebook.com/permiankids
Questions, please contact Emily Embrey at 662 – 544 – 2653.

Also – If you can’t make it to the Rockhounds stadium, Terry’s Kids Shoes is accepting donations at their store located at: 3001 W Loop 250 N.  in Midland.

Please thank local community partners for their support
BJ Services: https://www.bjservices.com
Rockhounds Baseball: http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t237
Crisis Response International: https://criout.com
Permian Kids: www.permiankids.com

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Giveaway – Orange Leaf

It’s time for another Permian Kids summer GIVEAWAY!

Enter to win a $20 gift card to Orange Leaf on our Facebook page

Comment your favorite flavor (or topping!) and tag a friend who you’d invite!

 

 

Winner will be announced on Saturday evening, contacted via FB Private Message, and gift card will be mailed to the winner next week!

 

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Give-a-Way – Rockhounds Family 5 pack ($45 value)

It’s time for a fun summer give-a-way family 5 pack!

We have 5 tickets to give away as a “Family 5 Pack” courtesy of the Midland Rockhounds. Winner will be announced on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 5PM local time.

See our Facebook page to enter the give-a-way.
To enter the contest, Comment who you’d bring with you to the game!
Also, “Like” and “Share” our page to learn about more amazing giveaways coming up for your family in the next few weeks! We are giving away $$hundredes$$ of dollars worth of local goodies for your kids and family!

Are you familiar with the FREE Knothole Gang Kids Club? Kids can attend all Sunday games for FREE!  See additional perks here!

See Rockhounds schedule here.

Tickets are good for any 2017 Sunday-Wednesday regularly schedule game, excluding July 3rd and 4th.  Not valid for playoff games or concerts.  Redeem at least two days before the desired game to assure the best possible seats.  Tickets aren’t redeemable for cash.  Tickets may be upgraded for additional cost to the winner/ticket holder.

Winner is required to pick up tickets at the Will Call Ticket Window at the stadium.

Failure to respond/claim your tickets within 3 days of winning (by 11:59pm on day 3 after announcement) will result in forfeiture and another winner will be selected.  Identification will be required at Will Call window. Must be age 18 or older to enter. Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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Permian Basin Rehab Center

Permian Basin Rehab Center in Odessa

PBRC is located at 620 N. Alleghaney Avenue, Odessa, TX 79761 and can be reached by phone at (432) 332-8244.

Since 1953, the Permian Basin Rehab Center (PBRC) has served thousands of patients of all ages and abilities who find themselves in need. The PBRC is the Permian Basin’s only comprehensive, non-profit, multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility that provides speech, physical, occupation therapy and hearing/audiology services. The therapists of the PBRC reach a broad cross-section of the community and bring positive change into the lives of countless individuals. Therapy services are fully coordinated, and bi-lingual employees enrich these services.

Permian Basin Rehab Center’s primary focus is to help any child or adult with a disability or injury who can benefit from our outpatient services. A partial listing of needs served include:

Communication disorders – speech, language, hearing, and voice

Neurological Disorders – stroke, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, and cerebral palsy

Orthopedic Disorders – injury to bone joint and birth defects

Other – lymphedema, learning disabilities, feeding disorders, dysphagia, mental retardation, developmentally delay, down syndrome, and autism

The PBRC offers an Assistance Program and social worker services to make sure that no one is turned away based on ability to pay or limited access to transportation.  The Assistance Program is made possible through community donations and fundraising efforts throughout the year. The PBRC is a preferred provider for most insurance companies including Medicare and Medicaid.

In addition to the therapies outlined above, PBRC also offers several clinics for people that require special services that include the Developmental Clinic and the Cleft Palette Clinic.

The Developmental Clinic is designed to monitor development after the baby is discharged from the NICU.  Initial assessments are completed in physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and audiology.  Once initial assessments are completed, the patient is eligible to begin attending the developmental clinic.

The Cleft Palette Clinic allows each family to meet with a social worker and each patient receives a speech screening, a hearing screening and a consultation with the surgeon.  Education, resources and recommendations are provided during the appointment. To save families the strain of extensive travel, PBRC provides many of the pre and post operation scheduling and appointments in Odessa at the clinic.

 

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MISD – General

Public Schools are run through Midland Independent School District (MISD).

Public preschool is available if you meet eligibility requirements.

Elementary is grades K-6. Junior High is grades 7-8.  Freshmen is grade 9 and they attend their own school for one year, and High school is grades 10-12.

Midland ISD Enrollment and Registration Information:

For enrollment, parents will need to bring a student’s birth certificate, shot records, Social Security card, and  proof of residence (lease agreement, water/gas/electric bill with address).  For questions, parents/guardians may call the MISD Student Services Office at 432-240-1520.

Link to all elementary schools in MISD

All traditional public schools are offered for those who live in the attendance boundaries of each neighborhood.

You can view the current attendance boundaries via this map and enter your address in the search window (blue bar) in the top, left corner of the page.

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About

Permian Kids is a resource guide for parents and families in Midland, TX and the greater Permian Basin region. With many families moving into Midland, we aim to help ease the transition when resettling your family in a new location.  We’ll be focusing on schools, community education organizations, opportunities to become involved/volunteer, events to attend, and overall fun, family entertainment.

Permian Kids is founded by a “Midland Mom” who has moved a lot! I know how fortunate I am to have benefited from online resources and social networks when transitioning to a new city.  I’ve lived in 6 states and moved countless times (we think we counted 20!). I hope to provide you with opportunities to “get out there” and become involved as much or as little as you desire.

Welcome to Midland!

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