Monthly Archives: June 2014

Windermere’s Community Service at the Club

Windermere Group

On Friday, June 20th Windermere dedicated their annual Community Service Day to the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club. Six volunteers showed up to the Club and began working on improving the facility by leveling the ground and planting grass in the entrance and play area in an attempt to eliminate muddy feet walking through the Club. Other projects at the Club entailed pressure washing the building, fencing the garden, and some more landscaping to beautify the Boys & Girls Club.

While Dick, Jim, and Josh were sweating away with their work crew at the Club, Deborah was hard at work getting snack donations for the kids at the Food Pavilion in Sedro-Woolley. Deborah’s team brought in over $200 worth of snacks for the Club; with the Summer average daily attendance of 80 kids each day, this snack donation will provide two weeks of healthy snacks to over 150 Sedro-Woolley youth at the Boys & Girls Club.

The Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club has been the beneficiary of Windermere’s Annual Community Service in the past and as they launch their new office in Sedro-Woolley, we are excited and grateful to be the first to benefit from their impact on this community. Thank you to the folks at Windermere for all of your support.

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Skagit River Salmon Festival

Anacortes Club

Club Members enjoy a GREAT first week at the Anacortes Club

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Summer Learning in Sedro-Woolley

Emmy, Isaiah, Porter, and Logan join the first Chess Club session of the summer.

Emmy, Isaiah, Porter, and Logan join the first Chess Club session of the summer.

Combating summer learning loss is of utmost importance at the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Club. In order to launch youth into their next school year successfully, the staff at the Sedro-Woolley Club have dedicated the first hour of programming everyday to engaging Members in Chess Club, Creative Writing, Silent Reading, or Math Races. Members earn points each day for active participation in either of these learning activities to spend on prizes and computer time each week. Engaging each Member everyday in reading, writing, math, and critical thinking will help to launch a successful start to the next school year. 

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Youth of the Month – June 2014

Jordan F., age 6

Jordan attends Whitney Elementary. She has been a Club member since February. Jordan has been a great new member and always has a bright and shining attitude towards other members and staff. She participates in almost every activity and program around the Club whenever she can. 

 
Jordan

Jordan

     

Gino G., age 8

Gino attends Fidalgo Elementary. He has been a Club member since 2013. Gino loves to share his funny attitude and jokes with the staff and kids at the Anacortes Club. He does a great job participating in different activities and making everybody laugh.

 
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Gino

     

Nhi N., age 13

Nhi attends the Anacortes High School. She has been a Club member since 2010. Nhi has been a strong participant in everything happening in the teen center, from art projects to the SMART Girls program and most recently the Date SMART program. She always involves herself in a positive way and is a great role model for younger members. 

 
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Nhi

Homework All-Star
Isabel R.
, age 7

Isabel attends Mount Erie Elementary. She has been a Club Member since April. Though she is new to the Anacortes Club, Isabel has been a great participant in Power Hour program and attends daily to complete her homework or work on a different educational game or activity. 

 
Isabel

Isabel

     

Artist of the Month 
Shalynne L.
, age 9

Shalynne attends Mt. Erie Elementary. She has been a Club member since 2013. Shalynne was chosen as this months Artist of the Month for her great oil pastel drawing following the theme of “Summer”. 

 
Shalynne

Shalynne

Triple Play MVP
Matthew J.
, age 9

Stephen attends Fidalgo Elementary. He has been a Club member since 2013. Matthew is a great role model for younger members about how to have good sportsmanship during all Triple Play activities at the Club.  

   
Matthew

Matthew

     
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Youth of the Month – June 2014

Moriah, age 6

Moriah has been a member for 1 year.  While she is at the Club, she gets involved in Triple Play and Project Learn activities, Power Hour and Positive Sprouts.  When asked what her favorite thing about the Club is, she said it is playing Legos with friends and eating snack.  Moriah also enjoys going on field trips and working in the garden during Positive Sprouts.  Her goal for the future is to work at the Boys & Girls Club.

 
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Moriah

     

Alex, age 9

Alex has been a member for 2 years.  While he is at the Club, he gets involved in Triple Play activities, tournaments, and anything involving Pokemon or Legos.  When asked what his favorite thing about the Club is, he said that it is playing Pokemon with his friends.  Alex’s goal for the future is to run a car dealership and get rich.

 
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Alex

     
     

Homework All-Star
Tommy
, age 7

Tommy has been a member for 2 years.  While he is at the Club, he gets involved in Power Hour, Project Learn, Triple Play and Fine Arts activities.  When asked what his favorite thing about the Club is, he said that it is working in the art room on projects like Clay Tech.  Tommy’s goal for the future is to get married and work at the zoo.

 
June - Tommy

Tommy

     

Triple Play MVP
Ariana
, age 9

Ariana started attending the Club earlier this year.  While she is at the club, she gets involved in Triple Play, SMART Girls, Positive Sprouts and Fine Arts activities.  When asked what her favorite thing about the Club is, she said that it is participating in all the different activities and spending time with friends. Ariana’s goal for the future is to be a doctor.

 
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Ariana

     

Artist of the Month 
Ellie
, age 8

Ellie starting attending the club earlier this year.  While she is at the club, she gets involved in Fine Arts, SMART Girls and Power Hour.  When asked what her favorite thing about the Club is, she said that it is creating in the art room and coloring.  She would also like to get more involved in the Clay Tech program.   Ellie’s goal for the future is to be a veterinarian.

   
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Ellie

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LC SMART Girls Season Wrap Up

SMART Girls Season Wrap Up

La Conner girls, ages 8-12, bonded and learned about friendship, careers, and wellness during SMART Girls

The La Conner SMART Girls have wrapped up their program for the school year.  On Friday, the SMART Girls hosted a Root Beer Float Party with free floats and crafts open to all girls and women of La Conner.  Guests made yarn friendship bracelets as well as rubber stamped greeting cards.  

Saturday was the end of the year field trip for the SMART Girls with a trip to Snohomish.  They enjoyed a picnic lunch at Willis D. Tucker Park where they then took turns on the merry-go-round and other playground equipment then got soaked in the park’s Splash Zone, a space with a play fountain, water jets and spray hoses.   After the park, the girls checked into the Snohomish Aquatic Center.  All eleven girls had a blast floating in the lazy river, playing water basketball and testing their bravery on Splashtacular, the 20 foot tall, 150 foot long water slide!SmartGirls_CLR

The La Conner SMART Girls program is open to girls ages 8-12 and will run again next school year.  For more information about SMART Girls please contact Program Director Leah Vazquez at (360)466-3672.

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Something Old…Something New

Something Old...Something New

Club members playing dominoes in the Learning Center

Club members in La Conner have sparked interest in a new game, dominoes!  The game of dominoes is actually very old and was thought to have originated in China in the 12th century to keep guards awake while on duty.  Many of the LC youth were unfamiliar with the game though, and took interest when Education Coordinator Ellen Vaughan held a dominoes teaching session in the Learning Center.  Many variations of the game exist but even the simplest form requires math, visual perception and concentration.

Fun and interesting games like dominoes are played in the La Conner Learning Center every day!  For more information these activities, please contact Program Director Leah Vazquez at (360) 466-3672 or email leahv@skagitclubs.org.

 

 

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SMART Girls Explore their Futures

SMART Girls

Club members brainstorm career possibilities for the future.

On Thursday, La Conner SMART Girls dived into the unknown and talked about their futures.  For some youth, high school and beyond seem so far away but it’s never too early to expose children to their options.  College, community college, vocational tech schools, job training programs, traveling and careers are just some of the options available for youth today once they finish high school.  Club members discussed what each of these paths may entail then participated in several activities.

In one activity, Club members formed small groups and  developed lists of careers or jobs starting with each letter of the alphabet, A through Z.  This exercise encouraged the girls to broaden their minds and realize that the possibilities really are endless!  The girls found it challenging and enjoyed working together on this task.  Critical thinking and teamwork were key skills, as was creativity for the more difficult letters such as Q, X and Z.  

Next week the La Conner SMART Girls will have their final meeting of the year.  The group will also host a Root Beer Float Social on Friday, June 6th at 5:30pm at the La Conner Boys & Girls Club.  This event is free and open to all girls as well as their moms, sisters, aunts and grandmas!

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The La Conner SMART Girls program is open to girls ages 8-12 and will run again next school year.  For more information about SMART Girls please contact Program Director Leah Vazquez at (360)466-3672.

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Members Say NO to Drugs.

Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club member, Brianna, completed a Social Studies service learning project at the Club. Club Through teamwork and communication, members were able to learn the importance of saying no to drugs. Brianna’s teachings included:

  1. Drug facts
  2. How to say no to peer pressure
  3. Creating a life plan without drugs

 

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