Summer Camp 2016

Bienvenidos/Welcome!  

Please note that camp will now be held at our elementary school which is located at 123 Jefferson Street.

 

The Aventuras Summer Camp here at HoLa is off to a fantastic start and our campers have been enjoying our weekly ‘trips’ to Spanish speaking countries.

Their days have been filled with new friends, activities, projects, learning, and for many a new language!

                                                                                                           

Together, campers will be exploring a different Latin American country each week, taking virtual tours in our classrooms and learning about the specific country and culture through art, poetry, dance, food, and more.

Attached, you find forms that need to be returned on or before the first day camp.

 

Our Camp Leaders have been purposefully planning ways to infuse their days with the culture, music, and key targeted vocabulary each week.

Based on the intensity of the swim program, many new students can be a bit exhausted so we’ve decided to dial back the pool time for our campers.

We still want the children to have the opportunity to play and be outdoors for two water days each week, but only one day will now be in the pool, also feel free to send your child in with a life-vest if it makes your child feel more comfortable. On Tuesdays, our campers will be out in the sprinklers, the sprinklers are located at Madison St Park (on the corner of 3rd & Madison St).

As always, if you’d prefer for your child to just play in the sprinklers both days that is an option as well.

Swim schedule:

Kindergarten Class: Swims on Tuesdays, Sprinklers on Thursday

Grades 1st grade and up: Swims on Thursdays, Sprinklers on Tuesday

 

Teacher assignment/grades:

Srta. Trabal and Srta. Linares              Grade: Pre-K         

Srta. Rodriguez and Srta. B. Garcia    Kindergarten K     

Sra. Negrete and Srta, L.Garcia          Grades: 1st Grade  

Srta. Sepulveda and Sr.Cruz              Grades: 2nd & up   

*Our teachers will also be joined in their classrooms with our C.I.T counselor’s which are HoLa’s 7th *& 8th middleschool students that applied for this position through a rigorous application process

Listed below are the countries campers will “visit” each week:

7/5:   Cuba

7/11: Colombia

7/18: Spain

7/25: Puerto Rico

8/1:   Dominican Republic

 Friendly reminders:

·        All campers will receive a refillable water bottle and a camp t-shirt the first day of camp.

·        Please label everything with your child’s name.

·        Pack a change of clothes for your child in a Ziploc bag.

·        Apply sunscreen at home and pack sunscreen for camp (Spray sunscreen is preferred).

·        Have your child bring in the refillable water bottle everyday

·        The children will be creating passports, have your child bring a small picture of themselves the first day of camp.

·        Attached is a lunch menu. If you choose to order, please scan and email lunch form to mpizarro@holahoboken.org

·        Attached also find a copy of the class schedule, to ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for camp, please review and note when their special classes are listed ( ex. swimming, tennis, dance class).

·        Children should always wear comfortable clothes and footwear

·        Field trips will be on Wednesday. (Fill out the attached permission slip for all field trips and walking trips).

·        Camp shirts must be worn for trips.

·        Field trips will be held on the following dates: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20,  7/27,  8/3
Parents are invited to volunteer for field trips. A lottery will be held if there is more interest than spaces available.

 

Pick up and drop off:

Please always use the “HoLa” entrance on the Southside of the building,

(the blue doors near the park on the side of building, closest to 1st Street, signs will be posted on the doors).

Drop off will be located in the Gym, from 8-9am.

Dismissal will be located in the side park at 4pm.

Camp starts at 9 am and ends at 4 pm., (Early drop off at 8am and aftercare until 5pm are included in your tuition).

If your child is staying in aftercare they will remain upstairs or in the side park until 5pm.

This year we will have a private camp Facebook page to update parents regularly on all camp information, (Media release form attached).

If you have any questions, feel free to email me anytime at mgarcia@holahoboken.org

 

Sinceramente,

Margarita