Director: Bill Minter (802) 345-5728 Assistant Director: Kendra McGuire (802) 730-7497
Educators: Jamie Cousineau (802) 458-2275  Kristi Clark (802) 377-7110


We hope you all enjoyed a relaxing and meaningful Thanksgiving. Thanks again to all who joined us for our cold outdoor feasting.  3 chickens were consumed by our hardy guests in frigid conditions all outside!

Winter is upon us!  Enjoy the white before the R word comes and melts the magic.  And don't worry.  It will be back.

Looking forward to a great Friday Half Day Discovery of ice skating, (sledding?) forest adventure, and the Lantern Parade. Do you have skates to bring?  We can supply good hockey skates for the day and for the season. You only need to ask.

Here are some important December dates:

Dec. 3 Half Day Discovery
Dec. 21 Winter Solstice Party
Dec. 24-28 Closed for Christmas
Dec. 29,30 Full Day Discovery Programs
Dec. 31 Closed for New Years
Jan. 17 Full Day Discovery - MLK Celebration

Don't miss our Full Day Discoveries!  SES will be closed for the holidays and we will offer full day programs on Wednesday and Thursday the 29th and 30th.  We hope to enjoy a full day of gymnastics and a trip to the Fairbanks Museum.

Afterschool Offsite Activities
Gymnastics on Tuesdays Jan. 4 - Feb. 15
Cross Country Skiing Wednesdays Jan. 5 - Feb.16
Stay tuned for details and registration links coming soon.

Citrus Sale Community Service
On Friday volunteers including the Apple Tree bus are unloading the delivery truck and helping to transport boxes to the Food Shelf in Morrisville and the Food Shelf in Waterbury.  If you would like to help, contact Bill or

*If you have any outgrown or extra outdoor gear, afterschool would happily accept donations to keep students warm and dry this winter.

Check out our Website for:
Full Day Discoveries and Afterschool Registration for 2021-2022
Monthly Photo series,links to this newsletter, our Parent Handbook, and more.

Please keep in touch.  We welcome and value your feedback.  Contact us any time.

Bill and Kendra