December Digest

After School Discovery

December Digest – 12/3/18

I am very excited about our next session of After School Activities. This is my favorite season for After School. We will start our snow sports! Children can try XC skiing on Tuesdays, and Ice skating on Wednesdays. First graders and older can try ski & ride at the mountain with the Friday program. And everyone will be able to continue with Zumba on Mondays! Don’t you wish you could be your kid after school?

December Dates

Dec. 4 Half Day Discovery: Our trip to Petra Cliffs is now full once again.  Please shoot me an email if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.

SES will be closed December 24 – January 1 for Holiday Vacation.
ATLC will be closed on Dec. 24 & 25 for Holidays, and on January 1 for New Years
We will run Full Day Discovery programs Dec. 26 to 28, and on 31st.

Wednesday 12/26 Mill Brook Adventure
Thursday 12/27 Pinnacle Climb
Friday 12/28 Ice Skating Party
Monday 12/31 ECHO visit

Registration for current families begins today.

January Activity Session

Mondays: Zumba: all take bus 4 to ATLC. Zumba walk to Studio 108.

Tuesdays: XC Ski: all take bus 4 to ATLC. Skiers continue on to the touring center.

Wednesdays: Ice Skating / broomball We will meet Skaters at SES at bus dismissal and head to an outdoor ice rink to skate and/or play broomball

Thursdays: Sled & Slide: all take bus 4 to ATLC.

Fridays: Ski and Ride: Kindergartners and children who don’t ski or ride take bus #4.
Friday Program skiers & riders meet at Spruce Base Camp immediately after their lesson. We ski until lifts close and return to ATLC for parent pick-up by 5:30.

Please inform the elementary school which bus your child will be catching and whether your child will stay at the mountain on Fridays to meet with Apple Tree there.

January Onsite Curriculum

We are excited to announce “Kacey’s Clubs” Coming soon!
We are still in the planning stages of these fun onsite opportunities, and we may be trying to do some surveys to hear from families about these offerings, so please stay tuned and be sure to take advantage of an opportunity to tell us what you think!

Happy Holiday Message:

A few thoughts about the holidays. The big challenge is to focus less on things and more on experiences. Play with them and help them enjoy one or two of their gifts and they will spend less time looking for more. Now is the time to create your family’s Holiday traditions. These really are the disappearing magic years when they still love to light candles and want to believe in Santa. They have the cutest lines of questioning, and will accept almost anything as a very special magical holiday phenomenon. Try caroling, or cookie baking, or wrapping, or dreidel spinning, or story telling, or making gifts, or taking a special hike in search of evidence of reindeer or the coming solstice. Recall, retell, and invent your family’s traditions. And have a very merry …!