Welcome back to school! Our brochure for Winter 2015 is ready. You can download it by clicking on the image below. We are taking registrations for all of our programs!
We are going to have a Winter Day Camp and a Game Designer’s Camp this winter from December 29 – January 2, no class on January 1st.
The day camp is a great and cheap alternative to day care. It is for children in grades 1-8, and runs from 9am – 3pm at John Maclure Community School. The kids will have an opportunity to socialize during the winter break. The camp will also include organized gym games, crafts, movies, computer time, and much more. The cost is $70 for the 4 days. Please see the sign up sheet below.
The game designer’s camp is a quick one week camp where students will have an opportunity to get introduced to programming. In the one week, we will cover introduction to programming, logic, problem solving, and exploring the applications of math in computing. The children also learn about character design, level design, and game design. The camp will end with a pizza party on Friday, and a chance for the kids to show off their games to their parents. The camp runs from 9am – 12pm, and is $50 for the 4 days.
Great news, we are back to school on Monday. We will be starting our breakfast program on Tuesday. We are looking for volunteers for the program, specifically, we need assistance on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Our programs will all be starting within a few weeks, so register asap! Students should be taking our brochures home on Monday, so look for them in their backpacks! Our registrations have been low due to the strike, so please get the word out about our programs to friends and family, so that we won’t have to cancel any programs due to low numbers. Registrations are also open online at www.simpleprogramguide.com.
Preteen Xtreme will be starting on September 29th at Chief Dan George, from 6-8pm.
Also, we are providing JumpStart Academy at all 5 elementary schools, please inquire at the school office about the program. The 5 elementary schools are JMCS, Clearbrook, Ten-Broeck, Bondar, and Terry Fox.
The WACSS office will be open September 2nd at John Maclure Community School. There may be picket lines at the school, but our office will still be available to parents. You will also be able to reach us by phone at 604-859-6919 or by email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our office will not be closed and our programs will continue as scheduled during the strike. We are taking registrations for all of our programs as well as for Jump Start. You can find our programs in our brochure.
One last note, please keep an eye on the Labour Action updates. Information can be found at http://bcparentinfo.ca/ as well as http://www.sd34.bc.ca/district/labour-action-updates.
Our Fall 2014 program schedule is complete. Have a look through our brochure for our program offerings. Most programs will be starting in October, so you have plenty of time to register. Online registrations are now open at www.simpleprogramguide.com, and in office registrations will open on September 2, 2014.
The WACSS office will be closed between August 11 – September 1. At this time, you will most likely not be able to reach us. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call our office and leave a message at 604-859-6919 or email either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had a great summer here at WACSS. We’ve kept busy, working non-stop ever since school has been out. We held a total of 6 weeks of summer camps. This year was a record year for our Summer Slam camps, as we had an average of 31 students/week in our camps. The kids had a lot of fun through out the summer, and many of them returned for multiple weeks. We had lots of out trips, including fishing, mill lake, wildplay, extreme air park, library, museum, firehall, and more!
Our Scamper program concluded it’s 5 week run as well. Many of the participants were able to reach their grade’s reading levels! Congratulations everyone!
Our Summer Slam and Scamper programs are going full speed ahead!
Summer Slam Week 1 starts today (June 30) at John Maclure Community School. It is held in the portables in front of the school. There is still some room in weeks 4, 5, and 6. Register NOW to reserve your spot!
Scamper will begin Monday, July 7th, and it will be held inside John Maclure Community School.
Due to the Strike our Community Office will be CLOSED! But we can help you for the summer as follows:
Please be advised that due to the Strike the following applies regarding Summer Slam, Game Design and 3D Animation registration and spring/summer Jump Start Registration:
1. For registering for the Summer Slam and the Game Design and 3D Animation programs, you can do so in a couple of ways:
a). You can register by going to Letterlock in person at 33771 George Ferguson Way in Abbotsford and dropping off your fully completed registration form to our PO Box # 421. You can give the form and cheque or cash payment in an envelope to the front counter to Denise, Malory, or Michelle. It should be placed in Box # 421.
In order to get a Summer Slam, Game Design or 3D Animation Brochures, you can do so by downloading it off our web site at www.westabby.org.
If you have any Summer Slam or Game Design or 3D Animation questions please call our office number at (604) 859-6919. Please be patient because the staff will be accessing these messages from their homes, as that is where we will be working during the strike.
2. Because WACSS has run out of funding for the Jump Start program for the spring/summer session we will no longer be taking any more calls or providing any more funds at this time. However we will be taking new applications for the fall/winter session for the Jump Start program from July 2nd onward.
Thanks for your attention to these matters,
Looking for some great summer camps for your kids? We have some for you! This summer, we will be having our Summer Slam for 6 weeks. Out-trips will include fishing, sports, wild play, extreme air trampoline park, as well as the water slides. The cost is $85 per week, or $80 if you register before June 15th. Summer Slam is from June 30 – August 8. Also, we do have financial assistance available for our Summer Slam program, ask for details!
We will also have 4 weeks of technology camps. These include Game Design Intro, Game Design Advanced, as well as 3D Animation. These programs are great for kids who love computers, science, math, and art. The cost is $65 per week. Tech Camps are from July 7 – August 1. Click below for the brochures!
You can register online for all of these programs at www.simpleprogramguide.com
Currently, all schools are open and our programs are operating as scheduled. Please see the attached school district announcements regarding the labour action updates.
However, read below for information regarding our policy if there are picket lines which will lead to school closures.
In the event of school closures due to strike action (picket lines), all of our programs will be closed. We will provide a “credit” for days missed, and our programs will continue once the schools re-open. We will make every attempt to extend the program dates in order to make up any program time lost due to possible job action. This credit can be used for future WACSS program registrations. Furthermore, there will be no staff in the Community Office but we will be checking our messages and emails.