Safe & Welcoming Afterschool Programs

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Welcome Back to LEAF!

Here at LEAF, we're getting geared up for the new school year.  We have added some new supplies to our room for the year and we're excited for all the kids to check out the new play area we have set up.  We're looking forward to a great year with some exciting new instructors and classes -- to be announced shortly!  Please continue to check the blog for more information regarding our daily themes and additional classes available for children of all ages.

Our new Program Director, Andrew Brown, has been involved with the program for the past year and has many exciting ideas for how we can continue to grow and build from the foundation we created last year.  If you have any questions regarding the LEAF program, you may reach Andrew by calling 206-351-0374 or emailing leafprograms@gmail.com.

See you all tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

LEAF in Pictures

Last week was fun here at LEAF and we wanted to take the opportunity to share the experience with all of our parents!  The kids worked with regular staff and instructors to do a lot of great activities including decorating musical shakers, hula hoop contests, guitar lessons, group Spanish class, a "freeze dance" party with our piano instructor, and making spring rolls during cooking class.

Please enjoy some pictures of the kids having fun and have a wonderful holiday week!  Thank you for being part of our brand new family here at LEAF.

Painting shakers/rattles with Molly, our arts/crafts instructor
Glitter paint explosion!
Group dance party -- this is "Robot Dancing"
Dipping spring roll paper into water

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fall Happenings at LEAF

It's fall and LEAF is in full swing here at Thornton Creek!  As we're getting more settled, we'll be updating this blog more with pictures, upcoming activities, and stories from LEAF.

This October, LEAF participants enjoyed:
  • Creating and painting masks made with newspaper, flour, and water with Molly
  • Guitar and Spanish with Marco
  • "Name That Tune" on piano with Paul
  • Learning tennis (and losing countless tennis balls)
  • Designing mad libs with Leah and playing charades
  • Listening to original scary Halloween stories told by Gwyn and Jakub P.
  • Eating their creations in our weekly cooking class
Fridays are still a quiet day at LEAF, but the rest of the week is starting to fill up as we get more participants.  We're looking forward to the rest of the fall and we will keep you updated as we decide on our themes for next quarter!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

October Payments Are Due!

Just a friendly reminder to our LEAF families.  October payment is due!  I am hoping that our first round of billing statements were a helpful reminder.  Please continue giving us your feedback! We appreciate any and all comments. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Early Release - LEAF IS A GO!

Hello all!

Just a reminder to LEAF families!  LEAF is a go for Early Release Days!  Wednesday, September 28 is an early release day.  LEAF staff will be on hand to offer programming as soon as school gets out!  No additional cost to currently enrolled families. 

LEAF Staff!