“Where Creativity Inspires the Mind”

Dear Parents:


In effort to help improve your child's reading ability; I have found a great program through TD Bank; they have agreed to open a $10.00 Young Savers Account in the name of your child, if we manage to read 10 books this summer.   But don't worry!  I'm not giving you more work!  This is an activity we are doing in the Camp. All books are intended to introduce them on how to effectively manage and save their money (Don't blame me for their asking for a raise in their allowance LOL!)


Every week we are going to choose a new book from the following list:

  • Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells
  • A Dollar for Penny by Julie Glass
  • Monster Money Book by Loreen Leedy
  • The Penny Pot by Stuart J. Murphy
  • Money Trouble by Bill Cosby
  • Rent Party Jazz by William Miller
  • Jelly Beans for Sale by Bruce McMillan
  • Millions by Frank Cottrell
  • The Big Buck Adventure by Shelly Gill and Deborah Tobola
  • Estela's Swap by Alexis O'Neil
  • The James Family Express by Javaka Steptoe
  • Sam and the Lucky Money by Karen Chinn

 They are to read, analyze, discuss, and present all characters, plot line, and conflicts within each story (as a group). This is NOT meant to be directed as a class (meaning: they can laugh, play, and joke. And especially NO homework)




Patty Marquez



Dear Parents/Guardians:


It is once again that time of the year for your kids to have fun with us at Summer Camp!  The purpose of SC is to offer children an opportunity to have a summer camp experience, make new friends, practice independence, and develop self-confidence while polishing their manners and learn/hone their Spanish skills.  The camp’s activities include swimming, arts/crafts, cooking, outdoor games, etiquette & manners, fieldtrips, Spanish, team competition and much more.  Unfortunately our new facility is not ready yet, therefore our camp will be held at 101 SW 132nd Ave.  Camp will start May 31, 2010 through August 20, 2010.  For your convenience camp will open at 8:30 am - 5:30 pm (early/after care is available); like always we are an all inclusive summer camp (healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks and the cost of all activities and fieldtrips are included)


Our First Week at Camp!

Our first week of camp has come to an end but what a week it was! It was a good week. Everyone has gotten to know one another and have gotten along great. As you've probably already heard from your daughters this week, the girls have been busy.

Monday we kicked off camp with great activities and a fabulous group of campers.  Camp has been going strong all week,  activities such as arts & crafts, dancing, nature hunting, outside games, swimming, baking, etiquette, and a field trip to Chuck E Cheese's have kept our campers excited all week long.  

Some afternoons we had a bit of unwanted rain but that didn't stop us.  A little schedule juggling and some new activities got us through the rain and onto a beautiful rest of the week.  After some indoor games and activities we all had a great time. 

Our girls are forming new friendships - on our baking day Laura had the great idea of baking a cake for Vale; since it was her birthday - so we did!  We also got her some balloons and gave her a surprise (Friday morning).  Everybody was so concerned about Alexa, but after a short explanation they all understood and are now helping me take good care of her - the girls are cleaning their hands, reminding Alexa to clean her hands so we do not spread the germs! What a great group of campers!

Week One was a real good time for everyone and we can't wait for what week two has in store for all of us.

Don't forget to check out all of the week's photos at our Photo Gallery.

Until next week,