Good news for anyone that has had to wade through deep water and ice to pick up their child from the Club or any of the pre-schools based at Al Tahoe - the parking lot is getting a face lift. Thomas Hain and Company are currently employed by LTUSD to expand the drainage capacity for the parking lot and prevent the large water build up we have seen over past winters. The parking lot will also be regraded to create a downhill slope towards the drain that will help with water run-off. However, they will not be able to eradicate the big dip in the far side of the lot as that is caused by tree roots.
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.
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.
Only two weeks into the summer and the school year seems like a distant memory. Although there is still evidence of Sierra House around the building, it is wonderful to have full use of our building again and for staff to be able to park onsite. Despite the school having packed up and left, there has been much chatter in the community regarding return of Sierra House in the fall. At the time of writing, the Club understands that the renovation work at the school is progressing well and that the staff and students will be able to return to their own building at the start of the next academic year.