Camp Riverbend “Alien Invasion” Open House

 

Choosing a summer camp?

Come sample Camp Riverbend’s awesome summer activities this winter at our “Alien Invasion” Open House Saturday February 25, 10 am – 12 noon.  We will have lots of fun Riverbend activities for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors, including out of this world games, crafts and cooking.  Take a tour of the camp site with our directors.  Free!  RSVP required to [email protected] or 908-580-CAMP.

Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown Jersey City; daily summer bus service included

Camp Riverbend Open House, Sunday Jan 22

Choosing a camp for this summer?

Come sample Camp Riverbend’s awesome summer activities this winter at our “Secret Agent Training” session.  We will have lots of fun Riverbend activities for kids and parents, run by our amazing counselors, including  spy games, undercover crafts and secret-ingredient cooking.  Take a tour of the camp site with our directors.  Free!  RSVP required to [email protected] or 908-580-CAMP.

Camp Riverbend is 30 minutes from downtown JC and Hoboken; daily summer bus service included.camp-riverbend-jan-17-open-house

All Saints Episcopal Day School Tour

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Tours are conducted during the school day to provide prospective families an opportunity to see the school in action. For families exploring admission for the 2017-2018 school year, tours are offered on the following Tuesdays:

 
September 20, 2016
September 27, 2016
October 11, 2016
November 22, 2016 
 
As space is limited, advance registration is required. To register, click here:
 
Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a brief presentation by the Head of School and a glance at our Spirituality assembly, followed by a tour. This event is intended for parents only.

All Saints Episcopal Day School Tour

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Tours are conducted during the school day to provide prospective families an opportunity to see the school in action. For families exploring admission for the 2017-2018 school year, tours are offered on the following Tuesdays:

September 20, 2016
September 27, 2016
October 11, 2016
November 22, 2016 

 

As space is limited, advance registration is required. To register, click here:
 
Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a brief presentation by the Head of School and a glance at our Spirituality assembly, followed by a tour. This event is intended for parents only.

All Saints Episcopal Day School Tour

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Tours are conducted during the school day to provide prospective families an opportunity to see the school in action. For families exploring admission for the 2017-2018 school year, tours are offered on the following Tuesdays:

September 20, 2016
September 27, 2016
October 11, 2016
November 22, 2016 
 
As space is limited, advance registration is required. To register, click here:
 
Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a brief presentation by the Head of School and a glance at our Spirituality assembly, followed by a tour. This event is intended for parents only.

All Saints Episcopal Day School Summer 2016 Camp

All Saints Episcopal Day School Summer Camp

Register Today for One of Our Summer Camp Programs!

Early Childhood Camp (entering Nursery through Kindergarten)

Two weeks June 20-24 and June 27-July 1, 9am-1pm
Free Before Care from 8:30-9am; one week $300, two weeks $550

Come explore during our “Around the World Camp.” This year students will be exploring Asia, Antarctica and Australia through delicious cooking, wild world games, awesome art and more! We also have scheduled a visit from Guitar Bob and Mr. Hans’ Gym on Wheels.

Early Childhood Camp Half Day (entering PreK through Kindergarten)
June 20-24 and June 27-July 1, 9am-1:00pm, 
Free Before Care from 8:30-9am; one week $550, two weeks $1,000

All the benefits from Early childhood camp plus an extended day program! Prepare your child for our all day program with this awesome offering which will also include Super Soccer Stars, Crossfit and Ms. Eddie’s cooking and crafts.

Elementary and Middle School Camp (entering Grades 1-7)
June 20-24 and June 27-July 1

Free Before Care from 8:30-9am; 9am-3:30pm, Aftercare Available until 6:30 $20/day, $80/week

one week $550, two weeks $1,000

Extend the school year with two weeks of summer fun, including World Games, Cooking, Yoga, Trivia, and Art at All Saints Day Camp.  We are happy to announce that this year the theme, “Around The World,” will visit the continents of Asia (week 1) and Australia and Antarctica (week 2).  Camp will include tie-dying, group challenges, and weekly trips to Tomahawk Lake AND the Asbury Park Splash Ground, along with a handmade camp memory book.  A final group trivia game and slideshow will round out each week.

Art Camp for entering Grades 1 through 6

Week of August 8-12, 9am-3pm 
Free Before Care from 8:30-9am

Aftercare Available 3:30-6:30, $20/day, $80/week
$500 for the week

Taught by our very own Ms. Therres, this Camp is a must the young artist in your life. Explore figure drawing, painting out in nature, building kinetic sculptures and more! Students will also “step into an artwork,” exploring a painting from history and recreating it live. A trip to a local art studio will also be a part of our week. The cost for this camp includes all materials!

STEM Camp

We’re excited to offer a STEM camp this summer.  Your child will learn about circuits, robotics and much more!  They will even create wearable circuits that they can take home! It will be a week of exploration, innovation and creativity. Students will also spend time outside each day.

STEM camp is a full day, week-long program.  Students entering Grades 5 – 8 may enroll in the first week of camp; students entering Grades 1 – 4 may enroll in the second week of STEM camp.

Camp Dates:

July 11th – Week 1 Begins; open to students entering Grades 5-8

July 18th – Week 2 Begins; open to students entering Grades 1-4

Camp will begin at 8:30 AM each morning, with an option to register for before care starting at 8:00AM.  Aftercare is available for participating students and runs from 3:30PM – 6:30 PM.

The cost for the camp is $560. Before care if free; after care is $20/day’ $80/week

All Saints “Around the World” Summer Camp

Does your school get out early?  Before the Fourth of July weekend?  Well, extend the school year with two weeks of summer fun, including World Games, Cooking, Yoga, Trivia, and Art at All Saints Day Camp.  We are happy to announce that this year the theme, “Around The World,” will visit the continents of Asia (week 1) and Australia and Antarctica (week 2).  Camp will include tie-dying, group challenges to compete for points (to help you with the final group trivia at the end of the week), and weekly trips to Tomahawk Lake AND the Asbury Park Splash Ground, along with a handmade camp memory book.  A final group trivia game and slideshow will round out each week.

This camp is for students entering First Grade through Seventh Grade.  Each day, families should send their children to camp with a snack and lunch (unless otherwise noted on the daily schedule).  Each child will receive a camp t-shirt (week 1) that they will tie-dye (note all campers will get a t-shirt, but if they only come week 2 it will not be tie-dyed).

Camp begins at 8:30 each morning and ends at 3:30 each afternoon, with extended care available until 6:00pm for an additional charge.  At $1,000 for both weeks or $550 for a single week, and $20 per day and only $80 for the full week for aftercare, this summer camp is the most exciting, action-packed and cost-effective summer child care available.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Camp Directors

Ronnie Loving: [email protected]

Rachel Therres: [email protected]

 

Halloween Events in Jersey City

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Don’t get scared! We have a bunch of Halloween activities waiting for you!

Halloween is right around the corner and Jersey City will be full of spooky fun! Check out this list of Halloween Events you can bring your little ones to to get into the Halloween spirit 🙂

HALLOWEEN PARADE 2015

OCTOBER 30th @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Get your spookiest costumes on and head on over to Hamilton Park, October 28th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.!


Little Club Heads Halloween party in Jersey City Little Club Heads
When: Friday, October 23rd, 2015
Times: 7pm-9pm
Where: Grace Church Von Vorst, 39 Erie Street, Jersey City
Tickets must be purchased in advance to ensure admission space is limited.Cost: $10 Per Guest
Purchase Tickets: www.littleclubheads.com
Info: [email protected] or call 917 327-3268

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Haunted Halloween at Van Vorst Park!

The Van Vorst Park Association and Friends of Van Vorst Park present Haunted Halloween!

Stop by on Halloween, October 31st, 4:00 p.m.to 8 p.m. on Montogomery Street,Jersey City

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Family Halloween Bash : October 31st

Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall 119-158 Newark Ave, Jersey City

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It’s Halloween- Shake your GLOUL Thing!

The Barrow Mansion will be haunted and the VVPA is gearing up for a rocking Halloween Party!!

Spooky sips, ghoulish grub, devilish dancing—invite your friends and make this your very own Monster Mash!  We know you love to dress up so get your creative juices flowing….Prizes for best costumes—most creative, best couple and the scariest!!

A free drink is included with all ticket purchases before October 20th.   This is an Adults only event–ID’s will be checked at the door.

Get your ghoul on with us–we’re going to have a spooktacular time!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/its-halloween-shake-your-ghoul-thing-tickets-18742487284


Liberty Science Center presents: It’s A Spooky Sleepover! 

Family Halloween Camp In, Friday, October 23, 2015

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Explore the Center. Navigate our exhibits and theaters. Revel in spooky Halloween thrills, including monster performers, a zombie autopsy, a wizard workshop, and more! The cost is $60 per person, which includes all Halloween-themed activities and:

  • Open admission to all exhibit galleries
  • An evening snack and light breakfast
  • A movie in the world’s largest IMAX Dome theater
  • A captivating RealD 3D movie
  • Live science demonstrations

Call 201.253.1310 for more information and to register.


Spook or Science??? 

Wednesday, October 28, 4:15-5:30 p.m.
$30/child
Learn the science behind States of Matter and Spider Webs!

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                                                Halloween night Oct 31st – A family friendly event 

  •             Ghost walks with Characters
  •             Children’s games & activities
  •              Pumpkin painting, Prizes
  •              candy apples, popcorn
  •               Hot dogs and refreshments,
                                                         The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery
                                                          435 Newark Avenue
                                                          Jersey City, NJ  07302
                                                          www.jerseycitycemetery.org
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                                                                Ragamuffin Parade and Costume Contest 

Based on requests from the City Council and members of the community, the City of Hoboken annual Ragamuffin Parade and Costume Contest has been rescheduled and will be held on Saturday, October 31st, 2015 at 1:00pm. Line of march starts at 12:15pm on Washington Street between 13th Street and 14th Street. The parade will end at the Little League Field for the Costume Contest at 2:00pm.

The parade was previously scheduled for Friday, October 30th, 2015 due to conflicts with various events on Saturday including a 5K race and soccer games that take place on the field used for the costume contest. The soccer games have been rescheduled in order to accommodate the City Council and community’s request to hold the parade on Halloween.

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                                                                         Fright on Fourth Street

“Fright on Fourth street”, a Halloween block party, with music, photo booth, games and lots of fun for the kids and entire family. On 4th street between Jersey Ave and Coles 2-6pm On October 24th 2015.

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 Pumpkin & Spice Party

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175 Newark Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey
(201) 918-6988

“Join us for our biggest party of the year! On Friday, October 30th, we will be having our Pumpkin & Spice Party. Members and non-member are welcome! There will be lots of fun activities, snacks, music, and dancing. We have two time-options available. Make sure to reserve a spot ahead of time.”

 

Back to School Readiness- 10 Tips to get you Ready for Back to School

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It is August and we are currently in the middle of a heat wave. Hectic shopping for back to school is the last thing you want to think about as a parent or the child. However it’s necessary to start not only shopping but preparing to reset your schedule for the school calendar and the first days of school.

As an educator for over 13 years, I love the “back to school’ feeling of watching students looking nervous about what’s to come and parents eagerly awaiting to meet the teacher of their children. Sometimes though the entire process may be overwhelming for all involved.  So as I research and review my top 10 tips, I came across some back to school tips offered by Kids.Gov that I would love to share.

10 Tips to Get You Ready for Back to School- Kids.Gov

1. Schedule time with teachers. Keep an open dialog with school staff to help your children thrive.

2. Get your shots. Some schools require immunization records for entry. Find out if your child needs any vaccines before school starts.

3. Ease into the school routine. A good night sleep is key to a successful school day. Preschoolers need 11-12 hours of sleep a night, school-age children need at least 10 hours, while teens need 9-10 hours.

4. Pack a healthy and safe lunch. Choose a balanced meal for your children’s lunchbox and make sure you keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Low-income families may qualify for free and reduced price school meals.

5. Shop smart. Some states have sales tax holidays in August. Make a list, know what you need, and shop the sales. Knowing where the bargains are will help you save.

6. Talk to your kids about online safety. Identity theft, bullying or inappropriate behavior can happen online. Teach your children about online safety as use social media to connect with old and new friends at school.

7. Plan and practice how to get to school. If your kids’ school or school system provides bus transportation, find the nearest stop to your home and the pick-up and drop-off times. Teach your kids to be safe whether by car, bus, bicycle or walking.

8. Teach time management. Leisure time, sports, and “screen time” can interfere with homework. Keep your family’s schedule on time with these tips.

9. Make sure kids are insured. Your child could qualify for free or low-cost insurance through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

10. Listen to your kids. Anxiety and nerves can take over, so provide a safe environment at home and in the classroom. Talk to kids about bullying and what to do if they encounter it.

 

All in all, back to school readiness does not have to be too stressful. If you prepare  yourself appropriately you will have enough time to enjoy the last few weeks of summer.

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Cheers,

Nashima Harvey, Ed.M

Educational Consultant