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July 2020 News

A Note From Our Principal

Summer is in full swing and we are having a great time having our families back with us and engaging with our students. This month’s Summer Camp themes are Major Leaguer and Globetrotter. Together we will practice sportsmanship and teamwork as well as go on a cultural adventure around the world. In addition, we are celebrating Independence Day with crafts tailored towards the stars and stripes.  Campers are jumping into action, playing games, exploring nature, being creative, and participating in other fun summer-themed activities.

We can’t wait to see what the rest of the summer holds for us. If you are interested in joining us, please check out the Summer Camp 2020 brochure under the “Camps” section of our website.



Kristina Sleister



From Our Education Department

5 Socially Distant Playdate Ideas

With summer here and states beginning to ease restrictions, you might begin thinking about playdates for your child again. The CDC recommends families keep play groups small, practice social distancing, meet outdoors, and sanitize hands frequently. These recommendations, while practical, are not always easily implemented, especially with young children.


Below are a few ideas to help your child stay connected with friends while staying safe during the current pandemic.


1. Neighborhood Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts are fun for children of all ages. Provide them with a picture list of items to find in your neighborhood (i.e., a red stop sign, a yellow flower, a black car). Younger children can practice identifying colors while older children may be able to identify numbers or letters on signs or houses. Tailor the items based on the children’s age level. Have the children take turns to ensure social distancing.


2. Picnics

Invite another family to join you for a yummy picnic lunch. Bring your own food and blanket and enjoy a nice day outdoors. Consider meeting in your backyard instead of a popular park to limit exposure to large crowds.


3. Riding Bikes or Scooters

Riding bikes or scooters is a great way to get fresh air and stay active. In your driveway, create two lanes six feet apart and encourage your child and his friend to see who can get to the end first. For older children, set up an obstacle course for a greater challenge.


4. Outdoor Craft Projects

Drawing with chalk, making slime, and painting on easels, are fun ways for children to be creative and engaged together. Encourage the children to describe what they created using color, size and shape vocabulary.


5. Bubble Machine Party

Bubble machines are a great way for children to play without needing to have physical contact. Invite a few friends over and turn on the bubble machine and some music. Your child will love dancing around and popping bubbles with his friends.

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