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2017 Summer Camp Info

  • Calendar iconMarch 12, 2016
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Please join us this summer for weeks of backyard fun!! We will have 4 individual weeks of science, nature exploration, cooking and art. Students will use our indoor and outdoor space, as well as go on nature walks and explore our neighborhood.

Summer camp ages are 3-6 years old (going into 1st grade)

Camp days are 9:00am – 1:00pm

You may enroll for individual weeks OR for all 4!

July 10-July 14: NATURE ART EXPLORATION: Students will explore the nature that surrounds us by spending our time outdoors. Taking walks around our neighborhood and hiking through the Reed College Canyon. We will discover ways in which we can combine art wit nature by using a variety of art elements. Students will also spend time gardening, building teepee and learning about outdoor safety.

July 17-July 21: COOKING WITH KIDS:Students will help in cooking some of our favorite recipes, making jams, drying fruit and eating from our garden. 

July 24-July 28: STORYTELLING WITH WORD ELF (AGES 4-6 ONLY): Join Caitlin and her magical friend, the word elf (an invisible elf that loves words) on a journey to learn new words, new storytelling forms and new adventures! Each morning we’ll travel to The Magical World of Fan, where we will discover clues left by the work elf that introduce storytelling games and activities. Storytelling forms include red-nose Clowning, movement and improvisation. At the end of each day, the word elf brings students a word of the day. The word of the day activity page encourages students to practice writing their word, identify their word in a story, an includes an interactive activity. At the end of the camp, students will present a showcase of the stories they’ve created and the games they’ve learned to family and friends.  

July 31-August 4: MUSIC: Students will explore various fundamentals of basic piano, rhythm, beats, and movement. We will also explore music through art, by making musical instruments and listening to different types of music

Call: 503-970-7168


Pick-up: during drop-off or pick-up from school


March Newsletter

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already March and that Spring is just around the corner. This month we will be studying ocean life. The students are really looking forward to this as we have already begun working on our sea life mural. Our library is full of ocean life books and our free play room has been transformed into an underwater oasis with a scuba diving area and a shipwrecked boat.

We have some very fun things coming up…

Spring Break:  There is no school March 21-25 for Spring Break

Getting Our Garden Ready: This is the time of year when we begin to prepare our garden beds to get ready for planting. In March, students will be deciding which vegetables they would like to plant this year. We will be mapping out the beds to plant in and how to make the most of our growing space. We are very excited to begin using our greenhouse as well!

Rummage Sale: We are beginning to think about our annual rummage sale at the schoolhouse in May. Dates are to be determined. You may begin bringing in donation items anytime and Kiley will be available to pick-up larger items.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations: Students are encouraged to wear green on Wednesday March 16 and Thursday March 17. We will be using green crayons, markers, play-dough and even having a green snack with green milk.

Read Across America: Throughout the month of March we will be honoring Dr. Suess by reading Dr. Suess books and talking about the love of reading. We are opening up the last 15 minutes of class each day for a parent, grandparent or family friend to come and read a Dr. Suess book to the class. There is a sign-up calendar on the front desk.

Registration for 2016-2017: Thank you to everyone who turned in the enrollment form for next year. Our open houses were successful! We are still enrolling students for our 2-3 year old class on T/Th from 1:30-4:00. Space is limited! Please pass on this information to friends, neighbors and family.