Archive for May, 2014


Earth Day!

May 16, 2014

On April 22nd the scholars in the Hedgehog classroom celebrated Earth Day by learning about recycling and created art projects with recycled materials in their classroom. All leftover materials were used for an additional art project. What a great way to recylcle!

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International Food Day

May 16, 2014


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Spring Break at Waterworks!

May 15, 2014



During spring break, the after-school students went to Waterworks Water park in Schaumburg to celebrate their time off of school! The field trip served as a way to recharge before the final stretch of school and a preview for all the cool, wet and wonderful fun to be had during Summer Adventure.


1,2,3 Let’s Read!

May 13, 2014

From February 18th to April 11th scholars in the School Age program participated in 1,2,3 Let’s Read, a program geared towards reading for FUN! 1,2,3 Let’s Read is an incentive program where scholars were able to earn a Reading Dollar for each book that was read to younger scholars and each chapter/book that older scholars read. Scholars were able to redeem Reading Dollars weekly to buy items such as a Reading T-shirt, school supplies, and wonderful small toys.

The Kick off rally, held February 18th and closing ceremony, held April 11th, included songs, skits and poems about the joys of reading. Scholars made a cumulative goal to read 4,190 chapters/books by the end of the 8 week period. At the closing ceremony, scholars surpassed their goal and read a total of 6,027 books/chapters! Every scholar was able to buy a Reading T-shirt and top readers were presented with certificates at the end of the ceremony. Great job scholars!!






Gardening, Headstart, and Eagle Scouts! Oh yes!

May 13, 2014

On March 26th, the Head start classes participated in an Eagle Scout service project about gardening and compost. The students learned about composting and its benefits and have been practicing composting after meals. Raised beds were constructed for outside learning and the head start children were excited to watch their compost turn into fresh soil from the recycled materials!