Summer 2017

This month's newsletter topics

Summer camps are off to a great start! – Hands On offers summer camp classes through August! – Baby June Rose! –  Desiree – Logan and Quinn – Fall Preschool and Afternoon Programs

Summer camps are off to a great start!

Our campers have enjoyed recycles art camp, nature camp with a fun visit from Talk About Trees . This week we are building with real tools! We are making so many new friends as we have new campers each week! The kids also love more time on the playground in the sun!

 

Hands On offers summer camp  classes through August!

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Hands On offers 12 weeks of summer camps! See what is left of the summer below.

June 19-22 – 

Northwest Children’s Theater Spend the week with NWCT First Stage program. First Stage s uses role-playing, improvisation and storytelling techniques to act out fairy tales and other stories! Both NWCT and Hands On teacher will lead this camp.

June 26-29 –

June 26-29 We Are The Rose City This camp is everything Portland! Learn more about your city and what makes it so great to live here.

July 17-20 – 

Art Explorers This week we will learn about artists and enjoy experimenting with different types of art!

July 24-27 – 

Northwest Children’s Theater Spend the week with NWCT First Stage program. First Stage s uses role-playing, improvisation and storytelling techniques to act out fairy tales and other stories! Both NWCT and Hands On teacher will lead this camp.

July 31-Aug.3  –

All Around Your World Explore learning about many cultures through art and food

Aug. 7-10 – 

Yoga Camp Yoga Playgrounds and Hands On will work together to offer a week of yoga and art!

Aug. 14-17 – 

Dance! Dance! Dance! A week of dancing and art! This class partners with Rachael Brown Dance and students will learn basic dance steps and concepts, all while incorporating the art of imagination. Both Teachers from Hands On and Rachael Brown will lead this camp.

Aug 21-24 – 

Art and Play On A Sunny Day! This week we will enjoy outside art projects as well as group games and activities.

Aug 28-31 –

Art and Play On A Sunny Day! This week we will enjoy outside art projects as well as group games and activities.

 

What do I bring?

Please make sure your child arrives with sunscreen, a water bottle, lunch and is dressed for fun in play clothes. You should also send a bag of extra clothes. Summer activities are outside and can be wet and messy!

What are the hours?

Summer camps start at 9AM. Students should be picked up at 12:30 PM. There is no early drop-off in the summer. Families are welcome to play on the playground before and after summer camp.

Can I add more days?

Yes! You can always add more days if we have space available.

 

Baby June Rose!

Teacher Serena and her husband Charlie welcome new baby June Rose on June 1st, 2017! Teacher Serena says they are all doing well and in love with their new baby!

While Teacher Serena is out this summer you will occasionally see teacher Kathy and teacher Julie at camp, but you may also see a few more teachers. This summer we are happy to have Desiree, Quinn and Logan helping at camps as well!

 

 

 

 

 

Desiree

Hi! Erg leuk om jullie te ontmoeten. That’s Dutch for “very nice to meet you”. I’m Desiree van Rossum, 25 years old and from the Netherlands. I moved to Portland two years ago and live here with my boyfriend and sweet Labrador. In the Netherlands I’ve worked as a teacher at different schools and at a gymnastic club teaching toddlers. I have met Jennifer through volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House in Portland. Maybe you have seen me last week at the graduation party or during the school week. I’m going to help at summer camp for two days a week. Hope to see you soon!

– Desiree

 

 

Logan and Quinn

Hello! We are Logan and Quinn, Teacher Jennifer’s daughters. We are working at Hand On this summer and would love to babysit as well. Logan is 23 and will be moving to Mozambique in August and Quinn is 18 and will be attending Oregon State University in the fall!

Email Jennifer if you would like their contact info for babysitting.

 
 
 

 Fall Preschool and Afternoon Programs

We are looking forward to another great school year starting in September! We are excited to offer 5 mornings of preschool, afternoon classes from 12:30-1:30 and new in the fall, an afternoon preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-3 PM! Your child can attend any combination of these days!

Morning Preschool hours are: 
Monday-Friday, 9-12:30.

Afternoon Preschool hours are: 
Tuesday and Thursdays, 12:30-3 PM.

Early drop -off starts at 8:30.

Your child can attend 1,2,3,4 or 5 days a week!

Our weekly music class will continue on alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays mornings and our afternoon preschool class will include dance and yoga as part of the daily schedule.

Hands On and St. David’s also partner with other local children’s programs to offer afternoon classes for preschool-aged children in our building. Programs like Portland Early Learning, Yoga Playgrounds and Express Yourself Dance will continue offering classes again starting in the fall. More information about afternoon classes will be available in August.

Afternoon classes start in September and continue through May.

Stop by for a visit Tuesday, September 5th, any time between 10 AM and noon to get to know your teachers, see your class and make new friends!

School starts on Wednesday the 6th at 9 AM.

Here are some examples of ways your child can attend:

  • Quinn – M, W, F mornings from 9 – 12:30 and Tuesday & Thursday afternoons 12:30 – 3 PM, includes dance and yoga afternoons and morning music class.
  • Kate-T, W, TH mornings until 1:30 and dance, Spanish and yoga until 1:30 on T/W/TH and morning music class.
  • Olivia-Monday mornings and T/Th afternoons, includes dance and yoga
  • Miles-T/Th afternoons 12:30 – 3 PM, includes dance and yoga.
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