LEARNING OBJECTIVES Children will learn about: •Native American Cultures of the Pacific •Traditions in Mexico and other Latin countries celebrating Day of the Dead •Harvest •Thanksgiving - Why We Celebrate
KIDS CLUBS These are the clubs offered on Wednesday afternoons in November: •Arts and Crafts •Science •Game Boards •Outdoor Spto orts •Clay Modeling
HOMEWORK CLUB Our Homework Club continues to provide a quiet environment, support, and fun activities to help the children focus. The Chromebooks are available for those who need to do research and have access their Google Docs.
TEACHER LUNCHEON On Wednesday, Oct 9, Footsteps@Shores, along with the 5th graders at Redwood Shores, hosted a teachers luncheon to show our appreciation to the Redwood Shores Elementary School faculty and staff. The Shores students shared how long they have been enrolled in our Footsteps programs and their experiences at Footsteps@Shores.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Celebration Friday, Nov 1 The children will celebrate Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with various activities and a special snack.
THANKSGIVING FEAST Wednesday, Nov 27 Children attending the full day child care program will enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast for afternoon snack
FOOTSTEPS INTERACT CLUB (5TH-8TH GRADE) Organizing a Toy Drive for the CALTRAIN Holiday Train 2019 We are asking for donations of New unwrapped toys and books for infant-teenagers to be donated by Wed, Dec 4. The Interact Club members will go the Holiday Train celebration on Sunday, Dec 8 at the Downtown San Mateo train station.
NEW STAFF MEMBER We welcome our newest Footsteps staff member, Lexy, Assistant Teacher, to our Footsteps Family. She will work with our 1st and 2nd grades.
STAFF ACHIEVEMENT Four Footsteps Directors participated in a 3-day Trainer of the Trainer event. The group will work towards becoming certified CalSAC Trainers, part of state-wide group of trainers, funded through the California Department of Education. Footsteps is part of a Mental Health Wellness Collaborative, funded by the Sand Hill Foundation, and led by the California School Age Consortium (CalSAC). The group will train out of school time staff throughout California with a focus on the Mental Health Wellness of children and youth.
Chris (Cipriani), Debbie (Shores), JR (Ralston) & Steve (Barrett)
Please send a nutritious lunch for your child.
No candy, sweets or soda.
Please send a reusable water bottle labeled with your child's name.
Children must be signed in and out daily by their parent, guardian, or authorized adult, using our electronic sign in and out fingerscan system.
If your child is to be absent, please call or email the Site Director to let the site staff know.