End of the Year

End of the school year also means the end of our after school programs.During the last few weeks we did this:Seed planting May 2015

We planted some seeds in see-through plastic cups with water-soaked cotton balls.  The kids waited patiently for the sprouts to grow.  It did not take long!Pea Seed May 2015 A pea sprout.Yellow Bean Seed May 2015 A giant Yellow Bean Stalk – watch out!  And tiny radish sprouts besides it.

We went outside to playGoing Outside May 2015 and brought lots of equipmentOutsideEquipment May 2015It wasFunMay2015 When the weather wasn’t as nice we stayed inside and played Fruit & Veggie Twisterveggie & fruit twister May 2015 a card  game called “Racko”Playing Racko May 2015 and made beautiful accessories for our hair from tissue paper.Tissue Paper FlowersTissue Paper Flowers 2 We hope you have a happy and safe summer with lots of fun activities! We are looking forward to seeing you at one of our Summer Camp locations (Morning Glory PS – Pefferlaw, Sutton PS – Sutton or Jersey PS – Keswick) and that you will come back to our After School Program in September.  Registration for Summer Camp is open now and for all our other programs registration will start on Monday, August 3, 2015.

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A Brand New Beginning

We love after school programs

This is a very special week for us here at Jericho; the start of our regular programs for the year.  For the past month or so we have been very busy, finishing off another successful season of Summer Camps at three locations to best serve our community and completed planning for our upcoming “fall premiere”.  We have hired some new, awesome staff, who are eager to get to work.  We have trained new and existing staff, had fun at our Fall Family Fun Day, squeezed in a pre-teen dance at the Ice Palace and purchased supplies and snack for our cool after school programs.

Why do we think our after school programs are important?  We know how busy families are today with many activities to go to after supper and we are here to help with homework.  We offer structured and free play time; lots of gym activities and crafts.

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According to 2012 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card 46% of Canadian kids get 3 hours or less active play per week and that includes weekends.  63% Of Canadian kids’ free time after school and on weekends is spent being sedentary.  How would not want to do fun stuff with their friends?  92% of Canadian kids said they would choose playing with friends over watching TV!

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We also serve healthy snacks for hungry stomachs!

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So if you have not yet done so, sign up for one or more of our free programs at https://jerichoyouthservices.recdesk.com and stay active!

Tim Hortons Camp

On Friday, February 22, 2013, 40 energetic youth and 6 staff from Jericho left Sutton to spend two days and two nights at the Tim Hortons Camp in Parry Sound.

 

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Parry Sound, here we come!

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We had a full Agenda of Activities

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Snow Tubing

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Snow Shoeing

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Skating on the lake

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Freshly made snow cones!

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Our great staff!

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The weather forecast

After all the outdoor activities it was time for food, glorious food

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Appetizers

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Main Course

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Dessert

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Indoor fun making masks

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Colouring by the fireplace

Thank you Tim Hortons for a wonderful stay, when can we come back?