Monthly Archives: November 2013

SW Teens Conduct Food Experiment

Jazzelle holds the fast food burger on the left while Libby has the homemade burger on the right

Jazzelle holds the fast food burger on the left while Libby has the homemade burger on the right

As part of the Healthy Habits program the Teens in Sedr0-Woolley are conducting an experiment with food. They have taken a fast food burger and fries and placed them inside sealed container. They have also done the same thing with a home made burger and fries. Now they will see which one takes longer to decompose. 

In future Healthy Habits sessions the Teens will check on the state of decay of their hamburgers. Identifying and analyzing the decomposition process of food will launch discussions about different ways to eat healthy.

Sedro-Woolley Teens performed a similar experiment last year using food from a different fast food location. They found that the homemade burger decayed much faster than the fast food burger, which just eventually molded. Teens are excited to find out if this year’s experiment will hold the same results.

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Anacortes Family PLUS Night

Family Shields

Families create Family Shields

The Anacortes Club held its November Family PLUS Night on Tuesday, November 26th. Club members and their families enjoyed a free soup and salad dinner while working on a Family Shield project. Our family shield project was in honor of National Family Week. Families drew a shield and filled it in with values and characteristics that were unique to their family. We also recognized our November Youth of the Month.

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Youth of the Month – December 2013

Maeve K., age 7

Maeve attends Fidalgo Elementary. She has been a Club member since 2012. Maeve has has been a great Club member this school year, welcoming new friends and participating where she can.

 
Maeve

Maeve

     

Nick K., age 10

Nick attends Mount Erie Elementary. He has been a Club member since Summer. Nick has great sportsmanship and a strong desire to help around the Club. He is also treasurer of the Blue Fire Torch Club.

 
Nick

Nick

     

Kylee W., age 12

Kylee attends the Anacortes Middle School. She has been a Club member since 2011. Kylee has been a huge help in the teen center this month, helping with cleaning and bringing in new ideas for activities.

 
Kylee

Kylee

Homework All-Star
Delahni A.
, age 9

Delahni attends Mount Erie Elementary. She has been a Club member since 2012. Delahni has been working hard in Power Hour every day, working on her reading and homework with staff and volunteers.

 
Delahni

Delahni

     

Artist of the Month 
Norah H.
, age 8

Norah attends Island View Elementary. She has been a Club member since Summer. Norah’s art piece is called “What Christmas Means to Me.”

 
Norah

Norah

Triple Play MVP
Dalton L.
, age 9

Dalton attends Fidalgo Elementary. He has been a Club member since 2013. Dalton participates in almost every gym game at the Club and always uses great sportsmanship.

   
Dalton

Dalton

     
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MV Discusses Portion Distortion

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Members learn about Healthy Lifestyles, one of the three Priority Outcomes encouraged in all Club activities.

Members actively participate in Healthy Habits lessons in the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club Learning Center. In Wednesday’s lesson, Members discussed portion distortion, or when a food serving size or calorie count is too excessive. Healthy Lifestyles is one of the Club’s Priority Outcomes for Members, so lessons like this are designed to teach Members to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every experience at the Club. To learn more about Healthy Habits, or our Priority Outcomes, contact Mount Vernon Club Director, Vesta Anderson at (360) 428-6995 ext. 33.

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MV Decorates Winter Wear

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Members show off their stylish, decorated winter wear.

Brrr! It’s getting cold outside! Thanks to warm weather attire donated by Club supporter, Susan Duffy, Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club Members were able to stay snuggly warm and got the chance to personalize their own hats and gloves. Members used colorful fabric-friendly paint to decorate these cozy accessories.

This craft activity was part of the Club’s Fine Arts program, in which kids actively develop their creativity and cultural awareness through skill development and the appreciation of the arts. To learn more, contact Club Director, Vesta Anderson at (360) 428-6995 ext. 33.

 

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Youth of the Month – December 2013

Isabel, age 8

Isabel attends La Conner Elementary. She has been a Club Member since September. Isabel can always be found in the art room when ImageMakers is happening and has participated in every session of Healthy Habits Fit Club.

 

 
Isabel

Isabel

     

Cyrus, age 6

Cyrus attends La Conner Elementary. He has been a Club Member since 2012. Cyrus’s favorite thing to do is to help out at the front desk and check out games. He wants to join the BGC Staff when he grows up.

 
Cyrus

Cyrus

     

Alexandria, age 13

Lexi attends La Conner Middle School. She has been a Club Member since the first grade. Lexi is the current president of the Brave Heroes Torch Club. She is a natural leader and has helped her peers tackle some amazing community service projects.

 
Alexandria

Alexandria

     
     
     
     
     
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Youth of the Month – December 2013

Youth of the Month: Isaiah

Isaiah is now a third grader at Mary Percell Elementary School and has been attending the Sedro-Woolley Club since January 2011. Isaiah has been working very hard on his school during Power Hour and we have seen a transformation in him since. He definitely has earned this distinction.

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 Youth of the Month: Paula

Paula is a fifth grader at Mary Purcell Elementary School and has been attending the Club for two years. After completing her homework, Paula is very active in many of the programs throughout the week. Thank you Paula for setting a great example to the younger and newer Members.

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Teen of the Month: Ryan

Now a seventh grader at Cascade Middle School, Ryan has been a Sedro-Woolley Club kid for nearly five years. His positive attitude and help with the little kids has earned him the distinction of December Youth of the Month for the Sedro-Woolley Teen Center. 

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 Power Hour Allstar: Aaron

Aaron is a second grader at Evergreen Elementary and this is his third month at the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club. Aaron has earned this award because of his new found diligence in bettering his reading skills. Keep up the good work, Aaron. 

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Power Hour Allstar: Gavin

Gavin is in first grade at Evergreen Elementary and just began his first year at the Club. He has been working very hard with our Power Hour volunteers to develop his reading skills. 

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 Triple Play MVP: Samantha

Sam has been a Member at the Sedro-Woolley Club for two years and attends Central Elementary as a third grader. Sam is very active in our Sports and Recreation activities. We love having on our Team.

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Free Thanksgiving Meal in LC

Brave Heroes Torch Club

Come join the Brave Heroes Torch Club and Club Staff as they help serve at the annual Thanksgiving meal held at the Waterfront Cafe from 12-3pm on Thanksgiving Day.

This Thanksgiving Day, The Waterfront Café in La Conner will be hosting a free, Thanksgiving meal from 12-3pm for any and all who would like to attend.  The Waterfront Café is located at 128 S. 1st Street.
Waterfront Cafe

Waterfront Cafe

Each year, Waterfront Café hosts this meal for the entire La Conner community and this year they are partnering with the La Conner Club.  Members of the Brave Heroes Torch Club and Club Staff will be on site to help serve and give back to the La Conner Community. We invite and encourage you and your family to take part in this growing local tradition. 

50% of all donations given on this day will directly go to support Targeted Programs at  La Conner Club that encourage Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. Those who are unable to attend, but would still like to support programs at the La Conner Club may do so by stopping by the Club located at 305 North 6th Street or contacting Club Director, Kendrick Davis-Pittmon at 360-419-5306.  

 
 
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LC Kicks Off Family Week

LC Family PLUS Craft Night

La Conner kicked off National Family Week with a fun-filled night of crafts and memories.

The La Conner Club kicked off National Family Week  on Monday, Nov. 25th by holding its, Fall Family PLUS Craft Night. Over 27 families attended and enjoyed a delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings prepared by Georgia Johnson and her Culinary Arts Program students. Members of the Brave Heroes Torch Club came and served dinner to all in attendance.  Over 95 guests took part in all sorts of seasonal crafts such as yarn Christmas trees, ornament design, and creating gingerbread people.

Thank you to all who attended to make the La Conner Family PLUS Craft Night a success. At the La Conner Club, we are thankful for the community’s incredible commitment to our mission and for the support they give to allow us to change kids’ lives every day.

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Anacortes Sews Mini Me Dolls

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Sewing Club in Anacortes

The Anacortes Club has been having a great time with High Yield Activites this year! Education Coordinator, Becky Rice has done an amazing job of bringing fun new activities to the Club. Each day Becky leads a different High Yield Activity. On Fridays throughout November we have been working on Mini Me dolls during Sewing Club. Becky has done most of the sewing on the dolls, but each Club Member stuffed their own doll and made their doll’s clothing. Each doll is as unique as its owner, though they share the same face! Members have had an awesome time putting together their dolls and are excited to take them home soon!

Supplies for Sewing Club were generously provided by Fabric Plus in Anacortes.

 

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