Hey parents: If you’ve taken a gander at the school calendar recently, you may have noticed that Friday, October 8 and Monday, October 11 have been designated “non-student days.” So what’s a parent to do? Luckily for you, a number of local groups that traditionally provide after-school and summer camp fare are stepping into the void in order to help you manage those extra kid-at-home days (and they may even learn a few things in the process). Here’s the scoop:
The Alameda Education Foundation is offering half-day and full-day enrichment courses on both October 8 and October 11 at Franklin Elementary School, 1433 San Antonio Avenue. The courses, which are $37 for a half day and $73 for a full day, are open to all the district’s students in grades 1-5. Friday’s offering is “World Scientists” and Monday’s is “Flight Academy,” and the courses will be offered by Mad Science. Registration can be done online; the courses will only be offered if the foundation meets a minimum registration number by Sunday, October 3.
Next up: The Alameda Recreation and Park Department has set up a pair of “Rock ‘n’ Roll Adventure Trips” for K-5 students. On October 8, they’ll take kids to Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab at the University at California, Santa Cruz. The cost of the trip, which will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., is $50. The second trip, on October 11, is to Silliman Aquatic Center in Newark, and that will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost of that trip is $40. Before and aftercare are available for both trips. The registration deadline is Friday, October 1; for more information or to register, call 747-7529 or click here (and scroll down).
Also, Art Yowza is holding one-day art camps on October 8 and 11; the themes are Magic Wizards and Halloween Fun. The cost of the one-day camps, which are geared for kids ages 5-11, is $65 per day, and you can register by clicking our Art Yowza link.
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