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.
b). You may also register on line at www.westabby.org by going to www.simpleprogramguide.com. When on our web site it will explain all this to you.
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.
Our Spring Brochure is ready. Registrations are now open for all of our programs. During the Spring break, you can register for our programs online through www.simpleprogramguide.com.
Otherwise, just give us a call or visit our office during regular school hours. If your children attend one of the 5 WACSS elementary schools, you should also be receiving a hard copy of our brochures this week!
REGISTER!! REGISTER!! REGISTER!!
Spring Camps are HERE!
This spring, we are offering two spring camps.
Spring Day Camp is for grades 1-7, and will include lots of fun activities, sports, computers, crafts, and much more. It runs 9:00am-3:00pm, March 17-21.
Game Designer’s Camp is for grades 5+. It is designed and recommended for students who excel at math, logic, and problem solving, and are looking for a challenge. The camp introduces computer programming, game logic, and has the students build a simple video game in the week. It runs 9:00am-12:00pm, March 17-21.
Sign up to these camps ASAP, as space is limitted!
Download the registration form here!
Our 4th Annual Walk Run for Success is coming up on March 2, 2014! Everyone is invited to come out and support your local community programs through this fundraiser event. More info here!
Hope you all had a great Winter Break! We did! Just a few things for January:
- Our breakfast program is up and running, come enjoy a great breakfast at JMCS Monday – Friday, 7:45-8:15am. *we need volunteers for mondays, wednesdays, and fridays, email email@example.com if you would like to volunteer.*
- Our winter programs are starting the week of January 20. Registration is on now. You can register by phone, in person, or online at www.simpleprogramguide.com
- We are accepting JumpStart applications, visit our JumpStart page for more information. Also note, you can use JumpStart money for all of our sport programs too.
That is all, welcome back to school everyone!
We are having our Annual Breakfast With Santa.
Santa will be stopping by at our breakfast program in John Maclure Community School on Friday, December 20, 7:45am – 8:15am. Everyone is welcome to enjoy some fresh eggs and toast, as Santa listens to kids’ christmas wishes and hand out books!
See you there!
We’re sorry to inform everyone, but our winter camps have been cancelled due to low registration numbers. Look for our Spring and Summer Camps in the near future!
Thank-You for your understanding.