Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Feb18th, 2pm - Sledding in Conway on West Side Road (the big field across from the end of Passaconway Rd)
Not skiing
on Thursdays this year? Join the Eastmans, Bressetts and others for a day of sledding.

Wednesday, Feb 24th, 10am to 1:30pm Remick Farm Ice Harvesting Program and more - This was a pre register event. So you should know if you are going or not. If you are interested and didn't sign up be watching your email for someone who may want to sell their spot. Don't forget to pack a lunch!

Monday, March 1st, 7pm Mom's Meeting at the River Church - Bring your calendars, events, ideas and questions and help us plan the next month of activities.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2pm Book Club PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Book Club has undergone some revisions. Selena did a great job getting the ball rolling with book club. A big thanks to her. Discussion at the mom's meeting made it clear that lots of families want to participate but the idea need to be tweaked to fit. So here is what we came up with.

Four different groups:
Preschool-Kindergarten (Elizabeth T.) - Story Time

1st -3rd grade (Christy & Dawn) - Charlotte's Web

4-6th grade (Selena & Melanie) - Johnny Tremaine

7th grade and up (Cindy A. & Sheila) - Inkheart

Each group has one or two moms that will facilitate the group. That is the name listed after the group above. These ladies are selecting the first book and forwarding discussion questions for their group.
Parents should read or have the child read the book prior to the book club meeting and have gone over the questions. Of course listening to a book is also a great option. A trick is to use the questions as a book mark so that notes, page numbers, etc can be jotted down as the reading is done. The preschool/kindergarten group wont have work to do before the club meeting.
At book club the facilitators will do just that. Their level of involvement will depend on the level of the children. They will be helping the children discuss the book and stay on track.
Finally the group divisions are not set in stone. If you or your child, for some reason, would like to join another group that is welcome. Reasons for this could include but not be limited to reading level, content, interest, already having read the book, etc. The only thing we ask is that you let the facilitator know that you are coming.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 3-4 - Constructive Play Time - After book club you are welcome to hang out for some play time. We will be having stations including a building room, art room and game room. Please bring your family's favorite game and some snacks to share.

Friday, March 12th 6pm International Night at the River Church - Our 5th Annual International night is sure to be a success. If you haven't participated in this you will want to. Children or families choose a country to study and then present what they have learned any way they see fit. Most use foam or cardboard display boards found at Staples. Included are maps, flags, pictures, writing, models, art projects, costumes, money whatever you make or have. Everyone brings a dish from their country and we have a pot luck dinner. We also ask that you created a stamp or sticker that represents you country - think sticker paper and clip art. Each child will get a passport and the stamp from each country will be put in their passport when they "visit" the country. Lastly you need to submit four questions that can be answered by looking at your display. Two should be geared towards 3rd grade and younger. Two for 4th grade and up. These will be used to make a scavenger hunt for the kids. It helps them keep focused and really visit each display and learn something. This is a great event for dads to come to as well as to invite family and friends. In order to make the program for the event I will need to know what country you will be doing. Each child can do their own or you can do one as a family. Here is what we have so far:
Jette - Peru
Thorne - Canada
Graves - Austria
Lawrence - Denmark

Monday, March 22nd, 7pm Ladies Craft Night - Jeans to Skirt Class - Join Selena and Liz as they teach us how to turn an old pair of jean or any pants for that matter into an adorable skirt. Please let them know if you plan to attend and they will get you a materials list and let you know what you have to have done BEFORE the class.

April - Skating at the Ham Arena
- Science Class

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