Archive for the ‘Summer Program’ Category
At Villa Academy we are fortunate to have spacious well lit classrooms, many with awe-inspiring views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains. Unfortunately, two of our busiest spaces, classroom 125 and classroom 133, home to our bustling Extended Day Program, show years of wear from countless cheerful children hard at play.
You might be surprised to know that 74% of Villa Academy families utilize EDP. The continued success of the program is a result of our EDP Director Shea Salyer’s committed effort to offer programs that appeal to a wide range of student interests. The following are all part of EDP: Green Team, the musical (“Beauty and the Beast” this year), piano lessons, Writing Club, Mandarin lessons, band and Villa Voices, Sewing, and the Villa Times newspaper.
With your support of this year’s Fund-A-Need, we can inject energy and inspiration back into the EDP space by redesigning the classrooms to better foster exploration, social engagement, and a desire to learn and gain confidence in their own potential.
Inspired by the beauty of our campus grounds and the views from many of our other classrooms, the new design will aim to “bring nature inside” by incorporating a living wall, fish tanks, and natural murals. The refresh will also include:
- Fresh coats of paint
- Durable laminate flooring
- New furniture
- Mobile room dividers to improve the functionality of the space
- Improved shelving countertops and cupboards
- New cubby storage system
- Gaming area (with new foosball, air hockey, and arcade style basketball tables)
- A custom built loft and stage area
- Craft sink station
- Updated reading and library sanctuary
These improvements will not only enhance the experience of the hundreds of children who participate in EDP, but will help us showcase our afterschool programs to potential families and bolster the program through higher attendance.
As you know, learning and development don’t stop at 3:00PM. Many of our students’ most memorable and influential experiences take place after class, within the walls of our EDP classrooms. Please help us recapture this space as a place of imagination and possibility by making a donation to the 2012 Fund-A-Need, online or at the Villa Auction on March 3, 2012.
Not quite, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about camp!
Villa Academy will once again offer Villa Ventures, a variety of week-long morning and afternoon summer courses for students ages 4yrs – 14yrs old. The program runs July 5- July 29th and includes everything from visual and performing arts, sports, science and technology, academic enrichment, as well as special interest topics such as chess and cooking.
Villa Ventures has reserved a booth at the 2011 ParentMap Camp Fair. For information on summer camp options join us on Saturday, February 5th, 2011, at St. Thomas School. Come meet directors and representatives from 90 camps for all ages, pre-school to adult. Don’t miss Camp Fair 2011, one of the largest camp fairs in Washington, at the St.Thomas School campus, 8300 N.E. 12th Street, Medina, WA, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Your child is certain to find fun, education, and inspiration during the 2010 Villa Ventures summer camp from July 6th-30th, 9:00am-4:00pm
Carefully designed for children ages 4-14, Villa Ventures offers weeklong morning and afternoon classes with an emphasis on enriching the whole child. As a summer camp, we recognize that fun is paramount, but also that the most memorable childhood experiences involve exploration of new frontiers of learning. We offer a variety of classes, including visual and performing arts, sports, science and technology, and academic enrichment, as well as special interest topics such as chess and cooking.