November News


After School Discovery

After School Bulletin – 11/18/19



Please continue to fill those backpacks with extra warm layers to have dry spares to change into. We will continue to go outside each day and enjoy the fresh snow!


  • Thanksgiving Feast 11/26: Please join us at Apple Tree Learning Centers for an afternoon feasting in good company. Apple Tree’s preschool classrooms will begin at 3:30pm, each classroom will have food items and you are welcome to explore the rest of our center with your children. Because our students don’t get off the bus until shortly after 3pm we will invite you to come anytime after 4pm where we will be playing games and snacking in our after school space. This is a potluck event, please see the turkey in the lobby and take a feather for an item you would like to contribute.


  • SES is closed on Wednesday, 11/27.  We will be hosting a Full Day Discovery Program

CLICK HERE to register


  • SES has an early dismissal on Friday 12/6.  We will provide a Half Day Discovery Program

  • CLICK HERE to register


SES has December Vacation December 23-31.  Apple Tree will be closed December 24-26. We will offer Full Day Discovery Programs on 12/23,27,30,31.  We will be closed on January 1st and we will return to regular After School on January 2. Register for these Vacation Full Day Discovery programs in early December.

  • Planning Ahead

  • January Activities:   Our current Activities Session ends on Dec. 20. New Activities Session begins Jan. 6. 

  • This year this activity session will run twice as long as ever before. Our exciting new Helen Day Artapaluza will begin on 1/14 and run for 9 classes on Tuesdays ending on 3/24. (No classes on 2/25 or 3/2.)  Likewise Cross Country Skiing, Zumba, and Ice Skate / Broomball will all continue into March and possibly beyond. Parents may pay for this longer session in two installments.


At Apple Tree

Mondays:  XC Ski (offsite) / Baking

Tuesdays:   Helen Day Art classes (offsite) / Art

Wednesdays:  Zumba Kids  (offsite) / STEM exploration

Thursdays: Homework Club / Preschool Pals

Fridays:      Tee Pee Pow Wow



Mondays:  Street Hockey

Tuesdays:  Helen Day Art classes (offsite) 

Wednesdays:  Ice Skate / Broomball (offsite) 

Thursdays:  XC SKI (offsite)

Fridays:       Camp Out

Online Registration for these offsite activities will open in December


  • SES Pick Up and Access to the school building:  Pick up from Afterschool is from 5:00-5:30.  If you need to pick up your child before 5:00, please contact us to determine when and where to do so.  (If you need your child at 5:00 sharp, you might want to let Bill know that as well.) The SES front doors are currently being locked at 4:00pm.  This means parents will need to come around to the back doors of the cafeteria where we can let them in. We will try to put signs on doors to inform parents of our whereabouts.  As Winter is arriving early this year, we have begun to enter and exit the building through the art room airlock entrance to conserve heat and minimize wet boot traffic. 

  • Our After School Calendar, a link to paying online, all forms, bulletins, and announcements are available on our website: http://appletreelc.com/after-school/ .  

Thanks for your efforts to keep up with forms and information.  If your child’s file is now complete, please request a copy of your contract for your records.  Please stock those backpacks with snack, water bottle, warm hat, mittens extra layers, etc.  

We will be heading outside every day after school.    If you have any questions or concerns, don't 

hesitate to contact me by email: bill@appletreelc.com or by phone: 802-345-5728. 



Bill Minter & Kendra McGuire