Monthly Archives: February 2014

LC Open for Mid-Winter Break

Join us in celebrating National Boys & Girls Club Week.

The La Conner Boys & Girls Club will offer programing during mid-winter break from March 3rd-7th. The Club will be open every day from 12:00-6:00pm and will featured a wide array of fun and educational Targeted Programs including:

  • Club Tech: Clay tech, introduction into stop-motion animation
  • Reading Roadtrip: Members will dive into short stories from around the world while dining on the snack inspired from that story’s regional cuisine.
  •  Extreme Capture the Flag: Members will square off against Club Staff in an epic battle of cardiovascular excellence.
  • Science Club & ImageMakers: Photography Club
  • And much more!

Club Members will receive a lunch, and two snacks during these extended programming days.  
The cost for programming during mid-winter break is $50 per family for a week pass. This offer is available to all students of the La Conner School District.

For more information about mid-winter break  or other programming at the La Conner Boys & Girls Club, contact Club Director Kendrick Davis-Pittmon at (360) 466-3672 or email at kdavis@bgcskagit.org

 

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Dental Health Family PLUS Night

Dental Health Night

February Youth of the Month

The Anacortes Club celebrated national dental health month during their Family PLUS Night on Tuesday, February 25th. The Washington Dental Health Association sponsored the event and joined us for a night of family fun all about dental health! Families enjoyed a quick presentation about taking care of your teeth before heading off to different areas such as Meet the Dentist, Flossing, and an activities corner. At each station Club members received a raffle ticket which went into a drawing for cool prizes at the end of the night. 

February Youth of the Month were also recognized at the Family PLUS event for their hard work and great attitudes around the Club. 

Join us Tuesday, March 25th for our next Family PLUS event. We will be focused on Emergency Preparedness with guests from PSE and the American Red Cross. 

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LC Dental Health Night Recap

Dental Health Night

Club Members showing off their great smiles during Dental Health Night

Over fifty people attended the Dental Health Night in La Conner on Monday. Luanna and Ruth from the Washington Oral Health Foundation came gave an awesome presentation. With the help of some Club Members, multi-colored ping-pong balls, and a rope, they illustrated how flossing can remove unwanted particles from between our teeth. 

After a catered dinner, families broke off into three different activity rooms. For every room that a Member actively participated in, they received a ticket to be entered into a drawing for some cool prizes.

The goal of Family PLUS is to reach, support and empower local families to participate fully in their children’s lives through collaboration with community organizations like the Washington Oral Health Foundation to provide parents and caregivers with resources.

Thank you to Washington Oral Health Foundation and Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop for the great presentation and dinner.

Family PLUS Nights are held monthly at the La Conner Club, and are open the entire community. For more information, contact Club Director, Kendrick Davis-Pittmon at (360) 419-5306 or email at kdavis@bgcskagit.org.

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Teen Youth of the Month:  Jazelle

Jazelle has been a Member of the Sedro-Woolley Club since November 2013, but since joining the Teen Center, she has made quite the impression on the staff and her peers.

Jazelle attends Cascade Middle School as a seventh grader and spends much of her time at the Club working on homework, helping with Teen Night dinners, and Healthy Habits and SMART Girls.

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 Youth of the Month:  Kylee

Kylee a second grader at Evergreen Elementary is in her first year at Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club.  

Kylee is very helpful at the front desk and likes to participate in SMART Kids, Healthy Habits and Art on a regular basis.  She is always friendly to other Members and is a pleasure to have at our Club. Congratulations to Kylee.  

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 Youth of the Month: Beau

Beau has been a Member at Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club for two years and is now a fifth grader at Central Elementary.

Beau is a steady attendee who likes to be involved with our Triple Play programs as well as our community service group, Torch Club.  Well done Beau and thanks for being a good example to other Members. 

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 Triple Play MVP:  Maison

Maison is new to Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club, but has made an immediate impact on our Club.

He is currently a first grader at Evergreen Elementary and enjoys staying active, participating in many of our Triple Play activities. Maison is a good listener and follows the instructions of Staff during games. Nice job Maison and thanks for demonstrating good sportsmanship.    

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 Power Hour All-Star: Abby

Congratulations to Abby, our Power Hour All-Star for this month. Abby is a sixth grader at Evergreen Elementary and first started attending Sedro-Wooley Boys & Girls Club at the beginning of this school year.

She attends Power Hour everyday and demonstrates a positive attitude and a willingness to help other Members with school work. Abby and others like her are such a vital part of the successful Power Hour program. Thanks so much Abby. 

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Jazmin M., age 9

Jazmin attends Little Mountain Elementary School and has been a Member at the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club for two years. 

Jazmin is a bright young lady who loves to help out around the Club whenever she can. She is always willing to give new Club Members tours and hang out with them for their first couple of days. 

 
Jazmin M.

Jazmin M.

     

Kaden P., age 8

Kaden attends Little Mountain Elementary School and has been a Member at the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club for six months. 

Kaden always has a smile on his face and is a positive role model to all our Club Members. Kaden loves to participate in a verity of programs but he enjoys Science Club the most.   

 
Kaden P.

Kaden P.

     

Joie M., age 12

Joie attends La Venture Middle School and has been a Member at the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club for six months. 

Joie is a super energetic Teen who loves to help staff prep for snack and set up for the day. But she is most often found helping our Youth Members with their homework during Power Hour. 

 
Joie M.

Joie M.

Power Hour Pro 
Daisy H.
, age 10

Daisy attends Madison Elementary School and has been a Member of the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club for six months. 

Daisy comes to the Club every day with great enthusiasm for educational activities such as Science Club, Healthy Habits and most recently SMART Girls.  

 
Daisy H.

Daisy H.

     

Artist of the Month
Teviana 
, age 7

Teviana attends Madison Elementary School and has been a Member at the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club for two months.

Teviana is such an enthusiastic artist and helper. She constantly has a smile on her face and does her best with everything she puts her hands to. Teviana loves cleaning up, too! Sometimes its hard to tell if she likes painting or cleaning the brushes more.

 
Teviana S.

Teviana S.

     
     
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SW Teens Build Trails

On Saturday, February 22nd Teens from Sedro-Woolley braved the snow and cold to help work on the Nature Trail of Little Mountain. They joined the Mount Vernon Trail Builders for a day of shoveling dirt and moving rocks to make the trail more usable. 

Teens had a lot of fun while working very hard.  They dug holes to get dirt that could be used to make banks for bikes on the trail. Others helped move gravel and rocks to build walls that will help keep the trail from eroding. 

It was a snowy and wet day but no one complained, everyone was having too much fun. At the end of the day, when everyone piled into the van in muddy clumps of tired muscles, all the Teens agreed they wanted to come back and help again. 

Special thanks to Jim Taylor for organizing the project and to the Mount Vernon Trail Builders for letting us join them. 

 

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MV Mr. Yuk Sticker Contest

Brianna R. & Trent N.

Brianna R. & Trent N. model Mr. Yuk Shirts

Mount Vernon Club Members participated in the yearly Mr. Yuk Sticker Contest hosted by the Washington Poison Center. This year’s theme was “Mr. Yuk to the Rescue!”

Members had to design a sticker that embodied Mr. Yuk with the theme.  They were allowed to use any medium they chose, as long as it was 2-D. We would like to congratulate Brianna & Trent who made it into top 50. 

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Volcanic Eruption in MV

MV Members experimenting with vinegar and backing soda in Science Club.

MV Members experimenting with vinegar and backing soda in Science Club.

Members at the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club participate in a weekly Science Club activity run by our Volunteer, Lacey Stuart. This week Members explored the topic of volcanoes. They learned about how a volcano comes to be, why they erupt, and where active volcanoes can still be found. After their discovery period, Members created a volcanoes during the Fine Arts Program with vinegar and baking soda.

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Youth of the Month – March 2014

Layla, age 5

Layla has been a Club member since 2013 and attends La Conner Elementary. She is a artist and loves taking on the Daily Challenge.

 
Layla

Layla

     

Alex, age 9

Alex has been a Club member since 2011 and attends La Conner Elementary. Alex can always be found in the Art Room working on his Clay Tech animation with his friends. He is also a regular Daily Challenge participant.

 
Alex

Alex

     

Morgan, age 10

Morgan has been a member since 2011 and attends La Conner Middle School. Morgan is the current Brave Heroes Torch Club treasurer. Her leadership skills and passion for service to the Club is one of the reasons why she was selected as the Jr. Youth of the Year in 2014.

 
Morgan

Morgan

     
     
     
     
     
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Dental Health Night in LC

Dental Health Night

Join us on February 24th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. as the Washington Oral Health Foundation leads fun & engaging activities at our Family PLUS Night.

On February 24th, The Washington Oral Health Foundation is gearing up for an initiative to educate Boys & Girls Club families on oral health during our Family PLUS Night from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Dentists will be on-site to lead awesome brushing & flossing activities, and every student that attends will receive an oral hygiene pack. 

Students who have participated in  every activity room will get a ticket to enter in a prize drawing at the end of the night. 

The goal of Family PLUS is to reach, support and empower local families to participate fully in their children’s lives through collaboration with community organizations like the Washington Oral Health Foundation to provide parents and caregivers with resources.

Family PLUS Nights are held monthly at the La Conner  Club, and are open the entire community.  For more information, contact Club Director, Kendrick Davis-Pittmon at (360) 419-5306 or email at kdavis@bgcskagit.org.

 

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