It has been quite the busy year for ACES as we adjust from working directly with the Office of Public Instruction to becoming an independent after school and summer program. While working with OPI gave us much needed funding, we are excited at the chance to offer some amazing programs to the students without the burden of piles of paperwork and strict guidelines. 2019 started off fresh with new programming, new staff and a renewed vision for the children of Bigfork!
Thank you to a generous, supportive community that knows the value of investing in our next generation! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.
We have introduced our afterschool 4-H program with 60 activities that represent the core of what 4-H is all about.
*Self Esteem *Leadership
* Health and Fitness
Girl Scouts are using fun games and activities to learn the Girl Scout Promise and explore the Chinese New Year.
NASA Kids Club learned about constellations this week by creating their favorite night time wonder with peas and toothpicks.
The SPARK after school philosophy: Include ALL youth, actively engage ALL youth, and instill the love of lifelong movement in ALL youth. This week, kids got to move their bodies by dancing along to Just Dance! videos while keeping warm indoors.
ACES is proud to bring back our Native American studies of the Blackfeet, Salish and Kootenai tribes. We welcome local resident Craig Wagner and Blackfeet tribal member. The kids affectionately call Craig "chief" who is sharing his knowledge about his ancestors and experiences with his Native American heritage! Here are some kids researching Blackfeet word definitions on the computer.
Mark Your Calendars! Coming Soon...
This year ACES will be auditioning two acts for Cowabunga! We will practice a cheerleading/gymnastics/dance routine and a magic show. We will be introducing the students to the acts and taking sign up commitment forms next week. Every registered ACES student is invited to participate.
At ACES, we serve healthy snacks and dinner in accordance with Child Adult Care Food Program guidelines.