The beginning of the school year and the beginning of summer are always heart wrenching for the Club's admin team as we are forced to set parameters for what is a safe and manageable number of children at our program. Unfortunately, due to our growth in popularity and need for the program, this means that some families - some who have been with us for years - end up on the wait list.
For 86 of our Club members who also happen to be Sierra House students. For those who have missed the news, unfortunately Sierra House renovations have run over by two weeks and that school will now reopen on Monday 9th September. The Club is very proud to once again be able to step up to the plate and assist our families and community by offering an extended summer to all Sierra House students. The extended program will run from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday (excluding Labor Day) and will follow our summer schedule of brain gain, art, games, sports and lots of fun. At 3:30pm we will transition to our after-school program and Club Members will be able to stay on for an additional 3 hours if they wish.
It is hard to believe that we only have one and a half weeks of summer left, but thanks to Lisa Maloff, we will once again be ending summer in style. Our end of summer party will be held on Friday the 16th August from 10-4 and all Club members are invited; whole year, summer only and after-school only. Parents are invited too! The party is a week earlier this year to avoid conflict with the LTUSD back to school events and any last minute school supply shopping that you have to do.
As mentioned in previous blogs, here at the Club 2019 has been designated as the ‘year of manners’. In part to ensure that our members are, as we already know, the best kids in Tahoe but also because we have seen a decrease in empathy, compassion, kindness and general civility in recent years. There are many reasons to blame for this, but here at the Club we are more interested in how we can turn it around, and bring kindness back into our community.