2018 Sponsors & Partners – Go Valley Kids Expo & Resource Fair, Sunday, January 28, 2018

2018 Sponsors - Go Valley Kids Expo

Do you know what it takes to pull off a fun event of this magnitude? We couldn’t have been able to do it without our many amazing sponsors and partners! Thanks to all of our 2018 Sponsors for being part of this special day!

Join us on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 10 am – 3 pm at Appleton North High School and learn more about these great community resources and have fun! 

Admission is just $2 / person, 2 & under free!
Event proceeds fund this event and future Go Valley Kids events.

FREE activities include face painting, bounce houses, snakes, magic show, music, crafts, activities and more!

More information about our upcoming event here:
http://govalleykids.com/expo/

Join the Facebook Event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1617577908316593/

AASD Birth to Five
Appleton Area School District Birth-Five Outreach provides outreach to families with children under the age of 5 who reside in the Appleton Area School District. Offerings include parent/child playgroups and events, developmental screenings ages 3-5, parent education workshops, welcome visits, referrals to home visitation programs and connections to school and community resources.

American Soapbox Theatrical
American Soapbox Theatrical is a new theatre company based in the Fox Valley area in Wisconsin. We are a small non-profit organization looking to provide professional productions as well as new opportunities for children in our communities.

Appleton Area Rugby Club
Dragon Rugby approaches youth development from 3 programs. We develop Elementary and Middle School kids through a flag rugby program. Youth learn the fundamentals as they transition to High School Rugby. Our competitive high school programs are associated with Appleton Schools.

Check out DragonRugby.org for more information

Appleton Rock School
Appleton Rock School is a performance based music program that provides beginner thru advanced music lessons on: guitar, voice, bass, piano, and drums.

Badger Sports Park
Badger Sports Park is the Fox Valley’s premier family entertainment center. Badger Sports Park offers a challenging miniature golf course, a go kart track, batting cages for all levels of hitters and a huge indoor game room for everyone. Badger specializes in birthday parties, church and school groups and team building events for companies of all sizes.

Balloons and Dreams

Balloons and Dreams is a Christian family business started by Andi and Jason Woodrow in 2013. With eighteen years of experience building balloon arches for friends, parties and church events, the decision to start the business was simple. Over time, we have been able to perfect the balloon build process and work together as a team to create a dreamlike experience for each event.

Boardlandia

We are a board game store located in Downtown Appleton. We have a large selection of games affordable for everyone.

  • Boardlandia
    Located inside the City Center
    10 E. College Avenue Suite 125A
    Appleton, WI 54911
    (920) 415-2480
    boardlandia.com 

Camp Luther

Faith, Family and Friendship, Camp Luther is a year-round Christian camp offering outstanding summer camps, family retreats, group events, and cottage retreats.

Camp Luther is a subsidiary ministry of the North Wisconsin District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Open to everyone!

Access to Three Lakes Chain of Lakes, Three-Eagle Bike Trail and area Snowmobile Trails.

Join us Memorial Day-Labor Day at 10:15 on Sundays for worship at our Outdoor Chapel (Fellowship Hall if raining).

  • Camp Luther
    1889 Koubenec Road
    Three Lakes, WI 5456
    877.264.CAMP
    campluther.com 

Catalpa Health
Catalpa Health was formed in collaboration with Affinity Health System, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare to reduce barriers, eliminate stigma, provide a full continuum of care and emerge as a center of excellence dedicated to providing outpatient pediatric mental health services for children and teens, ages 2 – 18. Services offered include individual and family counseling; group therapy; medication management, psychological and neuropsychological testing; and concussion testing.

Championship Martial Arts

Championship Martial Arts in Darboy and near Kimberly, Little Chute, Kaukauna, Menasha or just about anywhere in Outagamie County and the Fox Cities offers a stellar martial arts program that kids love and a world class life skills and character development program that parents rave about! Come check out the Championship Martial Arts difference for yourself.

Our Kids Karate program teaches kids how to do karate the right way.

You will learn that our kids karate program teaches a stellar karate class along with a world-class life-skills and character development program that will help your child with discipline and build their self confidence.

  • Championship Martial Arts – Darboy
    3525 E. Calumet St. Suite 200
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    (920) 482-2936
    martialartsdarboy.com
  • Championship Martial Arts – Appleton
    956 W. Northland Ave
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    (920) 541-4564
    martialartsappleton.com

Chiropractic Health

Dr. Clint Dorn of Chiropractic Health, studied in the Minneapolis area where he spent 4 years earning his chiropractic degree. The Doctor also spent a year and a half in clinical practice and nine months as an associate Doctor in a Southern Minneapolis clinic. He grew up in Shiocton, and earned his undergraduate degree at UW Oshkosh.

Dr. Dorn is a member of Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, the Motion Palpation Institute, which focuses on Chiropractic physiology, and Integrity Management, which focuses on quality of patient care and service.

Classical School

Classical School’s mission is to provide excellence and justice in education for school children through a common foundation. We teach students a contextual body of organized knowledge, the skills of learning within a classical framework, and the values of a democratic society.

We recognize the value of providing access to a broad cross-section of our community, so that students from all backgrounds can benefit from Classical School’s education. The school day is structured around teacher-led instruction during which every educational minute matters. We believe in knowledge-centered education rather than learner-centered education. We acknowledge teachers’ classroom leadership and hold each student responsible for his or her academic effort.

Daly Reminders Photography

Daly Reminders Photography is a boutique studio located in Appleton. They specialize in Newborn, Children, Family, and High School Senior portraits. Your session is customized to produce creative artwork that is genuinely and uniquely you. Daly Reminders Photography offers heirloom quality products to match the first class service they provide.

Discovery World

Discovery World connects innovation, science, technology and the environment with exploration and learning through interactive exhibits and experiential learning programs.

eAchieve Academy Wisconsin

eAchieve Academy is Wisconsin’s leading online elementary, middle and high school serving students in grades K-12. An independent, tuition-free virtual public charter school operated by the School District of Waukesha, eAchieve Academy features a flexible, individualized approach to learning integrated in a rigorous, engaging online curriculum with extraordinary support from experienced, Wisconsin-certified teachers.

www.eachieve.com

First Impressions Dental

First Impressions is the largest privately owned group of pediatric and orthodontic specialists in Wisconsin. We have 7 locations throughout North Central Wisconsin in Wausau, Weston, Rhinelander, Medford, Stevens Point, Shawano and Appleton, Wisconsin.

As pediatric dentists, we are trained to manage pediatric oral conditions. Our specialty training has allowed us to develop a deep understanding for the care and management of children. Our office is committed to providing all aspects of pediatric dental and orthodontic care for your child.

We specialize in:

      • Behavior Management
      • Sedation Services
      • Caries Management
      • Hospital Dentistry
      • Oral Hygiene Services
      • Orthodontic Services
  • First Impressions Dental
    844-343-5437
    fidkids.com 

Fit Moms on the Move, LLC

Fit Moms on the Move, LLC (Fit MOM) is passionate about fitness, teaching, family, motherhood, and community. We specialize in and offer affordable outdoor and indoor based pregnancy, postpartum, and “beyond” fitness opportunities for mothers and families in Appleton, WI and surrounding areas.

We help moms get in great shape, connect and socialize with other like-minded women, have fun, and (best of all) bring your bab(ies) or toddlers to class! Older kids are even welcome to join in on the exercises. Babywearing is welcome, as are pregnant women.

As moms with young kids, we understand the difficulties of getting exercise in, making new friends, and getting ourselves and the kids out the house during the day. We love to work out and to teach, and what better way to share our passion than to offer the opportunity for local moms to join us!

Classes are open to all women of all ages and every stage of life (you don’t need to have kids to be a part of the fun!) Exercises will be modified to fit individual needs while maintaining safe and effective standards for specific conditions. Before you begin, be sure to talk to your doctor about starting or continuing an exercise program.

Fox Cities Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Fox Cities Composite Squadron is the local Civil Air Patrol Squadron in the Appleton, WI area. Our three missions include Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education, and Emergency Services (disaster relief) training. We have an active squadron of approximately 70 members ranging in age from 12 – older! The Cadet program aims to reach youth ages 12-18, and helps to establish personal responsibility, character, self-discipline, leadership skills and more! Our volunteers assist within our communities sharing aviation and aerospace/STEM curriculum and education! We would love to meet you, stop in for our weekly meetings, Tuesday evenings 7:00-9:00pm

www.foxcitiescap.org 

Forever Moments Photo Booths

Forever Moments Photo Booths provides fun and exciting entertainment for your guests. Add a photo booth to your wedding, birthday, or corporate event.

Fox Valley Food Truck Rally

The Fox Valley Food Truck Rally is a collaboration of local food trucks in the Fox Valley region of Wisconsin. We usually have 10-12 trucks at each rally!

www.foxvalleyfoodtruckrally.com

Fox Valley HERP Club

The Fox Valley Herp Club (FVHC) was formed in Appleton, Wisconsin as a means for individuals with a common interest in reptiles to share information. Since the club formed in 1996, it has evolved its scope and purpose. The club now educates the general public on the responsible keeping of reptiles. We also try to fight the legislative process that would ban reptiles from public ownership. We would like to help in lessening public fears of reptiles and amphibians.

The FVHC does several entertaining and educational talks throughout central Wisconsin for schools, scout groups, company picnics, charity fundraisers and much more. We do training sessions for police, fire departments and rescue organizations on how to handle and care for large snakes. We also rescue reptiles in need of care or a home.

The Fox Valley Herp Club is a nonprofit organization that does not charge for the shows it performs, but donations are accepted and are used to promote our club events and our image. For more information about shows for your organization or group, please contact us at any one of the phone numbers listed on the contacts page. In many cases weather may be a restricting factor if shows are being done in the outdoors, however over the last few years the club has begun doing several shows through the winter for indoor events. In most cases shows can be tailored to accommodate your organization’s time frame or specific needs. The FVHC has performed shows from Green Bay to Milwaukee. If you are outside this area you may still contact us to determine if a show in your area is possible, but please understand that our members provide their own transportation and location may also be a limiting factor.

www.facebook.com/Fox-Valley-Herp-Club 

Fox Valley Libraries

  • Appleton Public Library
    225 N Oneida St
    Appleton, WI
    (920) 832-6173
    www.apl.org
  • Kimberly – Little Chute Library
    James J. Siebers Memorial Library
    515 W. Kimberly Avenue
    Kimberly, WI
    (920) 788-7515
    Gerard H. Van Hoof Library
    625 Grand Avenue
    Little Chute, WI
    (920) 788-7825
    www.kimlit.org
  • Kaukauna Public Library
    207 Thilmany Rd #200
    Kaukauna, WI
    (920) 766-6340
    www.kaukaunalibrary.org
  • Menasha Public Library
    440 1st St
    Menasha, WI
    (920) 967-3690
    www.menashalibrary.org
  • Neenah Public Library
    240 E Wisconsin Ave
    Neenah, WI
    (920) 886-6315
    www.neenahlibrary.org

FVL Schools

FVL Schools is a Lutheran school system offering Christian education for children from day care age through high school. We have 26 campuses located all around the Fox Valley, from Green Bay to Oshkosh, Weyauwega to Brillion. Find out more about us at fvlschools.org
Jump Around Rentals

Jump Around Rentals provides the best party rentals in the Fox Valley including bounce houses, water slides, combo bounce n’ slides, obstacle courses and concessions. We offer different themes such as Tropical, Pirate, Carnival, Frozen, Batman, Justice League, Mickey Mouse & Packers. If you are interested in a theme or have another suggestion for party rentals, please contact us and let us know your ideas.
jumparoundwi.com
Inspirations Dance and Fitness

Inspirations Dance and Fitness is about inspiring individuals- women, men, children – to reach their highest potential inside and out through dance, movement, fitness, and motivation.

We provide high-quality, fun loving instruction with an emphasis on a whole body, whole mind, whole family approach that will enhance your life and overall feeling of confidence, strength, and well-being.

We want you to walk through our doors and feel at home.
Come Dance. Get Fit. Have FUN! Dance and Fitness for Everyone!
www.facebook.com/inspirationsdancefitnessllc 

Makaroff Youth Ballet

Makaroff Youth Ballet (MYB) is a non-profit youth ballet company serving Fox Valley and surrounding communities. Most recently, MYB along with guests from the Makaroff School of Ballet, performed The Nutcracker at the Fox Cities PAC with the Fox Valley Symphony and Appleton BoyChoir. MYB members participate in ballet classes at The Makaroff School of Ballet, where individual growth is emphasized in a caring and inspiring learning environment. Ballet teaches artistry, athleticism, discipline, confidence, and dedication. Contact Makaroff School of Ballet for a complimentary class for boys and girls ages 5 – adult.

Martec Research Center
The Martec Research Center is a marketing research facility located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. We offer a full range of marketing research services, with special emphasis on telephone research and focus groups. We are here to assist you, whether you are doing a single focus group in Northeast Wisconsin, a multi-national tracking study, or anything in between.

Martec Research Center
1445 North Road
Green Bay, Wisconsin
(920) 494-1812
www.martecgroup.com

Mischief & Magic Entertainment
Balloon twisting, face painting, henna art, magic shows, glitter tattoos and more. We have a team of people that can handle all size events.
(920) 327-9400
www.mischiefmagic.com 

National Railroad Museum

The National Railroad Museum includes several buildings featuring models, historic railroading objects, locomotives and rolling stock. Enjoy interactive exhibits, educational programming, train rides and special events held on 33 acres along the Fox River. #NationalRailroadMuseum

New Hope Church's Children's Ministry

New Hope Church’s Children’s Ministry aims to partner with parents and encourage families to grow in their faith together. Events like Eggstravaganza, Fam Jam, VBS, and Jingle Jam are our way of offering the community a fun, free, family friendly way to make memories.

On The Fritz Concessions

We are a family owned concession company specializing in Hot Dog Carts and Hand popped Kettle Corn. Contact us today to book your special event!
www.facebook.com/OnTheFritzConcessions 
READ Learning Educational Services, LLC

READ Learning Educational Services, LLC helps those affected by dyslexia, dysgraphia and other learning disabilities realize their full academic potential. Our learning center has a reputation for offering highly effective one-on-one private teaching interventions, using research based approaches, in reading, spelling and writing. We are also known in the community for our dyslexia testing, courses/training in executive functioning skills, educational consultations and professional development trainings. For more information visit our website at, www.readlearningservices.com.
Safe Kids Fox Valley

Safe Kids Fox Valley is a partnership of service agencies dedicated to reducing accidental injuries and death to children in our communities through a multi-faceted campaign of educational programs, public policy initiatives and media efforts that teach injury prevention. Safe Kids Fox Valley includes Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet, Waushara, and Fond Du Lac counties.

Fitting Stations:
You can have your car seat inspected for free by a certified technician at the following locations/dates/times:

  • Outagamie Co./Grand Chute Fire Station
    2250 W. Grand Chute Blvd.
    3rd Thursday of every month, 3-7pm
  • Winnebago Co./Town of Menasha Fire Dept
    1326 Cold Spring Rd., Neenah
    3rd Wednesday of every month, 2-4:30pm
  • Winnebago Co. Sheriff’s Dept.
    4311 Jackson St., Oshkosh
    1st Thursday of every month, 9-11am

To make an appointment, please call Nurse Direct:
For Outagamie Co. call: 920.738.2230
For Winnebago Co. call: 920.231.6578
Toll Free call: 800.362.9900

For more information about Safe Kids Fox Valley call or email:
PHQuestions@co.outagamie.wi.us
920.832.5100
www.safekidswi.org/SafeKids

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) is a national and international movement that is creating safe, convenient and fun opportunities for children grades K-8 to bicycle and walk to and from schools.

Safe Routes to School programs aim to enhance children’s health and well-being, ease traffic congestion near the school by taking advantage of biking instead of driving vehicles and improve air quality as a result of less car exhaust. while also improving community members’ overall quality of life.
www.eastcentralsrts.org 

Scheels

SCHEELS is a destination sporting goods store with 26 locations in the U.S.A.. Fuel your passion in hunting, fishing, camping, fitness and sports.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System

St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System is committed to academic excellence rooted in strong faith and value formation. We strive to help students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to be successful citizens in the 21st century.

Our mission is to empower each child to become a competent, caring, responsible person by providing a program which integrates our Catholic Faith with Academic Excellence and fosters a life long love of learning and a desire to serve others.

www.xaviercatholicschools.org

St. Mary Catholic Schools

St. Mary Catholic Schools (SMCS) includes St. Mary Catholic High School and St. Mary Catholic Middle School in the Town of Fox Crossing and St. Mary Catholic Elementary Schools (St. Margaret Mary and St. Gabriel in Neenah, and St. Mary in Menasha).

SMCS is dedicated to the individual development of each student in grades Pre3-12, by providing the highest quality education focused on faith, academics and service in a rapidly changing world.

      • St. Gabriel Elementary Campus
        900 Geiger St. Neenah, WI
      • St. Margaret Mary Elementary Campus
        610 Division St. Neenah, WI
      • St. Mary Elementary Campus
        540 Second St. Menasha, WI

smcatholicschools.org

Swimtastic Swim School

At Swimtastic, our goal is to teach young children to swim in a positive, safe and loving environment. We recognize that each child is an individual with different emotional and developmental abilities and we cater each lesson to those needs. In addition to teaching the skill of swimming, we strive to develop each child’s self-esteem, confidence and love for the water — because creating a happy swimmer is a gift that lasts a lifetime.

The ACADEMY (formerly Karate America-Appleton)

THE ACADEMY (Formally Karate America-Appleton) is dedicated to helping your child become a strong and productive member of society armed with character, respect, and a healthy self-image.  Equipped with these positive attributes, your child will have the inner strength needed to avoid the many temptations children face today.  Our dedicated staff and instructors have created a high-energy, challenging and fun Martial Arts program with age-appropriate classes that will challenge your child without ever leaving them behind.  Our physical Martial Arts curriculum, world class Life Skills & Leadership program, and amazing certified Black Belt instructors are the perfect combination for your child’s success to reach his/her goals! These are only a few reasons why THE ACADEMY is the BEST Martial Arts training center in all of the Fox Valley!

THE ACADEMY Martial Arts Leadership offers:

  • Kids Martial Arts
  • Adult Martial Arts
  • After School Martial Arts Care (State Licensed)
  • Full Day Summer Camps (State Licensed)

For over 23 years THE ACADEMY has been a positive part of the Appleton and surrounding communities. We look forward to welcoming you personally to THE ACADEMY family!

  • THE ACADEMY
    Martial Arts Leadership
    20 W. Northland Ave.
    Appleton, WI 54911
    tel:(920) 830.2233
    TheAcademyAppleton.com
    Info@TheAcademyAppleton.com

The Chiropractic Advantage

At The Chiropractic Advantage, our mission is to provide the people of Appleton and the Fox Cities area a service that will help you achieve and maintain your highest potential for health.
Our Chiropractic Physicians and staff are committed to serving the true health needs of Appleton and other communities of the Fox Cities. We focus on you, striving to make your experience warm, friendly and comforting. You will enjoy our state of the art facility which includes digital x-ray, advanced chiropractic techniques and the newest therapies to help you get better faster!

 

Do you want to improve your golf game or spend more quality time with your family? We offer safe and gentle treatments that will keep you on your feet! Our goal is to help you Move Well to Live Well – improving your overall quality of life.

The Trout Museum of Art
The Trout Museum of Art’s mission is to excite the community about the visual arts. The activities which allow The Trout Museum of Art to fulfill its mission include: exhibitions, educational programming and special events such as the annual Art at the Park artist exhibitor festival, lectures, workshops, family fun days, and a biennial exhibit for local artists.

  • The Trout Museum of Art
    Fox Cities Building for the Arts

    111 W College Ave
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    920) 733-4089
    www.troutmuseum.org

Usborne Books & More – Jodi Sellhausen

Why are Usborne Books so incredible? Because of the founder’s philosophy:
“Children are clever – they are our equals. We shouldn’t talk down to them, but look across at them.

Books should be friendly, and as much like magnets as possible.
They should be reliable and accurate, stylish and artistic.
Books should help get you off your couch so you’re not just sitting there watching TV and chewing gum.
They should promote wondering.
They should be better than good.”
– Founder, Peter Usborne

The Kane/Miller Philosophy
For more than 25 years, Kane/Miller has been publishing award-winning children’s books from around the world. We’re proud that our books bring the world closer to children but at the same time, open their minds to the differences that are part of that world.
Our aim is to publish books that make kids say “Wow, that’s just like me.” and also “Wow, that’s different.” And for them to know that maybe someone in another part of the world is saying “Wow” about the exact same book.

UW-Oshkosh Head Start

UW-Oshkosh Head Start serves preschool children from low income families in 4 counties. This is a FREE program. We also collaborate with some school districts to provide an extended day 4K / Head Start option as well.

The education component blends together guidelines from Head Start Performance Standards, State of Wisconsin rules for Group Day Care and the Active Learning Philosophy of the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation for Young Children.

Preschool-aged children ages 3, 4 and 5 are engaged in one of several options most appropriate for their development. Each option provides opportunities for stories, music, poetry, beginning social studies, math, science and language development.

All activities are geared to the developmental level of the child and include individualized lessons in the area of a child’s special needs or interests. There are always a variety of quiet activities, active play, directed activities, child initiated activities and in the classroom options, small and large group activities. Care is taken that all activities reinforce ethnic backgrounds and seek to be non-sexist.

Wisconsin Connections Academy

Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA) is a tuition-free, K–12 public virtual charter school that students attend from home. WCA brings a fully accredited public education directly to your family’s door—anywhere in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Swim Academy

Wisconsin Swim Academy takes a loving, gentle approach with teaching both safety and swim skills by earning your child’s trust and building their confidence. They become smart, strong swimmers thus giving you a peace of mind.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are part of a long tradition. This tradition of Appleton Professional Baseball dates back to 1891. The franchise began as the Fox Cities Foxes in 1958 at Goodland Field. The Timber Rattlers were born in 1995 when they moved into Fox Cities Stadium. In 2009, they became the Midwest League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.
www.timberrattlers.com 
YMCA of the Fox Cities

The YMCA of the Fox Cities has been a unifying force in the Fox Valley for more than 128 years strengthening communities through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. The YMCA of the Fox Cities consists of five branches: Apple Creek YMCA, Appleton YMCA, Fox West YMCA, Heart of the Valley YMCA and Neenah-Menasha YMCA. It also owns and operates YMCA Camp Nan A Bo Sho, a 40 acre overnight camp on the shores of Waubee Lake near Lakewood, Wisconsin. Visit www.ymcafoxcities.org for more information.
Zoomalata Magic and Balloons

The Amazing Zoomalata is a professional family entertainer out of Appleton, Wisconsin serving the Fox Cities, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Northeast Wisconsin Areas.

 

Through the arts of magic, comedy, acting, puppetry and balloon twisting, The Amazing Zoomalata has helped event planners deliver successful events.

The Amazing Zoomalata has performed throughout Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Since the 1980’s people have been entertained at birthday parties, picnics, church functions, fundraisers and educational shows for schools and libraries.

zoomalata.com]

 

Interested in becoming one of our 2018 Sponsors or providing entertainment for this event? Volunteering? Email govalleykids@gmail.com for more information!


 

Go Valley Kids is a complete guide for family activities, events and information in Northeast Wisconsin, focusing on the Fox Valley area. As proud local parents we love sharing all our community has to offer be educating, entertaining and empowering families to lead happy, healthy lives.

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