Here we are, at the end of another year of programming. Hopefully, it won’t be our last. Nevertheless, we are proud of what’s been offered and enjoyed by our students. School year programming will end at all sites by the end of May. See site coordinators for dates.

North Rose-Wolcott/After the Bell (courtesy of Jim Fisher, coordinator)
The After the Bell program is having a great spring. New programs such as Life is Fun teach about values and getting along with other students. Cake Decorating with Tammy McNabb is a big hit as students learn how to make roses, tulips and other flowers as well as intricate designs on cookies, cakes and cupcakes. They are not only beautiful but delicious as well. Jeff Drake has been wowing the students with fun science activities. Most recently they grew crystals with interesting designs with colors. Wendy Hawkinson is back making nutritious snacks and delectable treats in her well-loved cooking class. In the last bowling trip of the season, the students showed their skills with better ball control and improved scores. The students have been enjoying going outside in the nice weather playing old favorites like baseball, kickball, football and capture the flag.

We are looking forward to new adventures at the high school ropes courses where we will do strength, balance and team building activities. Trooper Kauder and Judge Krazuki will explain and demonstrate how the legal system works. We will learn about Bluebirds and build birdhouses. We also will travel to the Montezuma Audubon Center to try to catch fish with nets and learn about the abundant spring birds and flowers. As this school year winds down we will look forward to our end of the year family picnic at ALASA Farms. Stay tuned for more information on that activity.

Many people have asked about our summer program. At this time nothing is set as our grant runs out in June and we have not yet been informed if our new grant application has been accepted. Unfortunately we will not get word on this until June. When we find out we will let everyone know as quickly as possible. Thank you for your support and patience regarding this issue. We look forward to offering more high quality interesting, fun and informative programs in the future.

Lyons/LEAP (courtesy of Alicia Linzy, coordinator)
LEAP students continue to participate at great levels in all programming. They are gearing up for an on-site end-of-the-year activity, May 19 where all LEAP families will enjoy an Ice Cream Social.

Clyde/IGNITE (courtesy of Tina Fuller, coordinator)
Students have been working on awesome projects including their most recent project of Mother’s Day gifts. They have gone roller skating and enjoyed swimming. We are working on mother’s day gifts. We are planning a trip to Spanky Olivers for ice cream. Our end of the year family picnic is on May 18th, and the last day of program is on May 22.