It has never been more important to remain connected with our families, neighbors, and community as we navigate this difficult time by staying at home. To help foster positive and healthy community connections, the City is launching the #CupertinoCares initiative.
Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the City will post a fun activity for residents of all ages on its website and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. These activities will allow our community to write, draw, dance, sing, and laugh together while at home. Make sure to share your experiences by posting photos and videos to your social media accounts with the hashtag #CupertinoCares, or post in the comment sections.
Stay Strong, Cupertino. Together, we will get through this.
What's Cooking Wednesday: Popovers
Have you ever tried a popover? They’re light, and chewy, and eggy, and delicious. They can be enjoyed savory with a little butter or sweet with a little bit of jam. Great for all ages and very simple to make a home! Enjoy!
Honor and Remember American Heroes
You don’t need to go far in Cupertino to show gratitude to a veteran— this Memorial Day weekend, write a letter to deployed troops, veterans, and wounded hero or create a remembrance poppy wreath.
You could also take virtual visit to the Cupertino Veterans Memorial at Memorial Park (www.cupertinoveteransmemorial.org). Many Cupertino citizens have stopped by the memorial since its dedication in 2007 to remember all those who have served and sacrificed for our country. The Guardians statue stands in the middle of the memorial and depicts two defenders back to back. The two soldiers represented are James Suh and Cupertino’s own Matthew Axelson, both Navy SEALs who died fighting in Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings.
Let’s all take a moment this weekend to remember all those who have served and sacrificed for our country.
What’s Cooking Wednesday: 5 Ingredient Cut-Out Cookies
Looking for a fun treat to make for Memorial Day? Try these super simple cinnamon cut-out cookies. Only 5 ingredients and oh so tasty!
CUSD Scavenger Hunt: Your Favorite Books
Join the City of Cupertino as we continue to partner with the Cupertino Union School District, in their neighborhood scavenger hunts. The theme this week is “Your Favorite Book”. Create a picture of your favorite book or color one of the provided templates then hang it in a window for everyone to see. Take a walk around your neighborhood and find out what everyone loves to read. Remember to practice social distancing while on your walk! #CupertinoCares
Takeout & At-Home Movie Night
Join the City of Cupertino for takeout and a movie! This weekend, order takeout from your favorite Cupertino restaurant and enjoy a stay-at-home dinner and movie night. We'll supply the list of restaurants open for business and you supply the remainder of the fun! Post pictures of your takeout and at-home movie experience to our social media sites with the hashtag #CupertinoCares. Let's see how many local restaurants we can support in one weekend!
Visit cupertino.org/openforbusiness for a list of all Cupertino restaurants open for takeout.
Here is What to Do!
1. Select your favorite movie to watch at home.
2. Order takeout dinner from your favorite Cupertino Restaurant.
3. Enjoy your takeout dinner and at-home movie.
4. Post pictures of your takeout to your social media with the hashtag #CupertinoCares.
What’s Cooking Wednesday – Watermelon Edition!
Watermelon season is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a refreshing, super simple, salad! This salad is even better on day two. Enjoy!
1, 5lb seedless watermelon, diced
¼ Cup red wine vinegar
¼ Cup olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
¾ Cup crumbled feta cheese
Salt and pepper
1. In a small bowl whisk together red wine vinegar, olive oil, fresh mint, and salt and pepper.
2. In a large bowl toss the watermelon cubes and feta together.
3. Pour dressing over the watermelon and feta and gently toss.
4. Garnish with more fresh mint.
CUSD Scavenger Hunt: Thankful words to Frontline Workers (Week of May 11)
Say thank you to all our community frontline and essential workers! Throughout this time, they have continued to keep our essential stores open, and our community safe. We want to show them our thanks, by dedicating this week’s scavenger hunt to them!
Color one of our templates or design your own thank you to post in your window. Take a walk through your neighborhood, find all the thank you’s, and appreciate what our community frontline workers are doing for us!
One Thousand Thank You's
Say thank you to the front line workers in your community! Our goal is to send 1,000 letters/drawings of gratitude to doctors, nurses, sheriffs, firefighter, and other essential workers.
Before you send them off, make sure to take a photo of your letter/drawing and post to social media with the hashtag #CupertinoCares – this is how we will track how many letters are written!
What's Cooking Wednesday
Are you looking for a little cooking inspiration? Every Wednesday, we will share one of our favorite recipes for you to try at home. These recipes are great for all ages, require simple ingredients, and are easy to make. If you try one of our recipes, make sure to take a photo of the finished product and post to social media with the hashtag #cupertinocares. Happy cooking!
This week check our our Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough.
CUSD Scavenger Hunt: Superheroes (Week of May 4)
This week’s neighborhood scavenger hunt theme is “Superhero’s.” But, did you know that it’s also Teacher Appreciation Week? Celebrate the Superhero teachers in your life, by creating a superhero picture, or coloring one of the attached templates. Take a walk around your neighborhood and find all the neighborhood Superheroes.
Thank you to all the educators in our community. We appreciate all that you do!
Chalk the Walk
Let’s go outside and get creative! Write or draw encouraging and positive messages for your neighbors, delivery drivers, and essential workers! Take pictures of your drawings and messages and post them to your social media account with the hashtag #cupertinocares, or post in the City’s comment sections. We look forward to seeing your artwork!
CUSD Scavenger Hunt (Week of April 27)
Join us as we continue to partner with the Cupertino Union School District in their neighborhood scavenger hunts. This week's theme is “Rainbows.” Create a rainbow of your own, or color the provided template, and then hang it in a window for everyone to see. Take a walk around your neighborhood and count how many rainbows you see. Remember to practice social distancing while on your walk!
Enjoy this short story, “Rainbows in Windows,” written by Yumi and narrated by Donald Sutherland.
At Home Poetry Slam
Calling all Cupertino residents! Join your friends and neighbors for the first #CupertinoCares event: At Home Poetry Slam. It’s time to reflect, process, and express yourself through poetry. Not sure how to write a poem? That’s OK. We have attached a few simple and fun templates to help get you started. Cupertino’s Poet Laureate has also created a poem to provide some inspiration.
Make sure to share your poems with us by posting photos and videos to your social media accounts with the hashtag #CupertinoCares, or post in the comment section.