It’s that time of year again! The Club is asking anyone that is willing and able to donate new or gently used items from our holiday wish list. As always, your continued support is tremendously appreciated! Click the file below to access the wish list.
The Club will be offering FREE “Bricks 4 Kidz” classes (grades 2-5) each Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. Beginning on January 6th, the kids will be participating in building motorized LEGO creations with the guidance of a Bricks For Kidz teacher and our very own staff. The program has limited spots and runs for 6 weeks, so it is EXTREMELY important that if you sign up, you fully intend on your child making all of the classes. If your child misses multiple sessions, his/her spot will be given to another willing participant instead. Sign-ups are first-come first-served and are available at the front desk. You must sign up no later than December 23.
Bricks 4 Kidz after-school classes build on the universal popularity of LEGO® bricks to deliver a high quality of educational play. Kids construct a new model each week based on exciting themes from space to sports, amusement parks to animals. The trained Bricks 4 Kidz teachers lead a discussion related to that day’s model, using materials designed by educators to teach concepts across a variety of subject areas. Kids will learn about everything from gears, torque and friction, to geography, space exploration, weather and MORE! Working with partners according to age, kids experience the hands-on fun of model building, from concept to completion. All models are designed by Bricks 4 Kidz model designers, so you won’t find them on the shelves of your local toy store. Free-play time rounds out the hour, giving kids an opportunity to develop their creativity. Some benefits of the program:
• Reinforce math and science concepts
• Develop an appreciation for how things work
• Build self-confidence and problem solving skills
• Foster teamwork
• Trigger children’s lively imaginations
• Provide a safe, enriching place to create and play
HEY CLUB FAMILIES!
Need a night to take care of some last minute holiday business? How about two? The Club is hosting a Boys Only Night, Monday, December 8th and a Just Girls Night, Monday, December 15th after regular hours from 6:30-8:00PM. Each event is only $7.00 per child (pizza and pop is included). Please sign your child up in advance at the front desk in order to be sure there is enough pizza and pop for everyone. Payment is due the Friday before each event. Be sure to ask if you have any questions. Thanks!
Attention Club Parents & Guardians :
The Club will be open for children to attend on the school half days, December 4th & 5th. If you are interested in sending your child to the Club on either or both of these days, please sign up on the sheet available at the front desk and be sure to ask the staff if you have any questions. The cost is $12 per day and is due by Tuesday, December 2nd. If a payment is not received on or before December 4th, your child will not be able to attend on December 5th. If interested, pizza will be for sale ($1.25/slice) for the kids so please indicate this when signing up and send your child with money on the days they attend. Normal Snack Shack options will still be available as well, or you may send your child with a bag lunch. Thanks!
Attention Club Families and Community Members:
The Boys and Girls Club of America has partnered with Family Dollar to ask customers to donate a dollar to local Boys and Girls Clubs. The Gowanda and Derby Family Dollar locations have been assigned to the Lake Shore Club, so we will receive some of these donations!
If you happen to be shopping at either one of these businesses please consider helping out the club by making a donation, or spreading the word to let other members of the community know about this wonderful opportunity!
Details can be found at the link below:
New at the Club this year is our Club Council group (like a Student Council or Student Government), which has taken off with great success. Several Club Council members are running for election as candidates to represent the Club and serve as model members. Candidates have been hard at work preparing speeches, creating election posters, and participating in open Q&A sessions with the whole Club. Club members will be casting their votes next week! In addition, the Club Council is working on various projects including service opportunities, and November’s theme is “Baking For Bravery.” Club Council members will be helping to bake cookies for firefighters at several local volunteer fire companies! The Club Council and the Club staff running it should be commended for their early accomplishments and future goals.
We’re proud to announce that we are an official KidCents charity! Go to your local Rite Aid to support this amazing initiative. http://kidcents.com.
As an official KidCents charity, we need your support! Enroll now at Rite Aid to donate your change to the Boys & Girls Club of Eden and the proceeds will be split between the Lake Shore and Eden Clubs!
Your small change makes a big difference with these few simple steps:.
- Sign into your wellness+ account to participate in the KidCents program. (Not a wellness+ member? Enroll for free at kidcents.com)
- After you are logged in, choose the “select a charity” option in the menu and pick “Boys & Girls Club of Eden” as our KidCents charity to receive your change.
- Use your KidCents dashboard to see how much you have given to your selected KidCents charity or to change your preferences.
- Encourage friends and family to enroll in wellness+, join the KidCents program and round up their change to the “Boys & Girls Club of Eden” KidCents charity.
What is KidCents & who does it help?
KidCents is an effort by The Rite Aid Foundation that helps children in the local communities Rite Aid serves. Rite Aid customers can choose to round-up purchases at Rite Aid to the nearest dollar and donate the change to help support kid-focused charities. In addition, wellness+ members can designate where their change goes by choosing the approved KidCents charity: the Boys & Girls Club of Eden.
Through KidCents , we can make a meaningful difference in our communities for years to come!