Friday, June 23, 2017

Bills for May-June out early next week

Thanks for being patient regarding school year bills.  I will get the May-June afterschool bills out to McDonald if you are in the summer program, or sent to you.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Upcycleable Items Needed for Summer 2017

CLEAN Summer Adventure Club Upcycleable Items Needed

Please bring to your afterschool site on June 8th or beginning at the summer site on June 12th.

  • Water bottle lids from disposable bottles
  • Milk jug caps
  • Soda caps
  • Magazines (appropriate for young children)
  • Disposable water bottles
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Bottle caps
  • Short sticks and twigs
  • Fabric scraps
  • Gatorade bottles with lids
  • Paper towel tubes
  • Yogurt cups
  • Pine cones
  • Newspapers
  • Cereal boxes
  • Old envelopes from bills, etc.
  • Water bottles (500 ml size) with lids
  • Gift wrap tubes
  • Fruit cups (like applesauce, peaches, etc.)
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Crystal Light containers with lids

Friday, May 5, 2017

Enroll for Summer Soon

The Summer Adventure Club Program begins in less than five weeks!

Get your summer enrollment for completed and turned in soon.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Gymnastics & Billing

Summer Palouse Empire Gymnastics trips have been added to the calendar. On Fridays. Max 24 kids per trip. $8/child. Sign-ups will be at site during summer months.
• June 23
• June 30
• July 7
• July 14
• July 21
• July 28
• Aug 4
• Aug 11

Bills for March days will be distributed by the end of this week.

Please review the billing explanation when you receive your bill.  If you have questions after reviewing the explanation, please feel free to email or call David ( or (208) 892-3998).

Monday, April 3, 2017

April 7th visitor & enrollment

A class of chemistry students from WSU will visit the Adventure Club on Friday, April 7th, during the non-school day at McDonald.

Sign-up sheets will be at the schools until I pick them up on Wednesday.  You may enroll online through Thursday at 9am.  If you don't enroll by that time, you will need to write your name in on the roster at McDonald on Friday.  You are automatically billed for a full day if you don't enroll by 9am on Thursday.

Please enroll early so staff will know how much we need in the way of food and supplies.

A few reminders about Non-School Activity Days

Location for April 7th: McDonald Elementary,  (208) 892-1160, from 7:30am to 6:00pm.

You must sign children in and out inside the MPR/cafeteria of the school.  You may not drop them off curbside.

Children MUST bring an extra set of clothes each and every day.  The Adventure Club is not responsible for supplying clean clothes to children.  If children soil their clothes, parents/guardians will be called to bring clean cloths.

Here is an acronym, SCHOOLS, that might help you remember the daily operation procedures and gear needed during Adventure Club non-school days:

Sign children in and out
Clothes appropriate for the day's activities and weather
Hat daily during the summer
Own water bottle full of water, particularly during the summer. No carbonated drinks or soda, please.
Outdoor sun protection (sunscreen, lip balm with SPF) during the summer
Lunch packed that does not require heating or cooling, except during free summer lunch days
Sneakers each and every day for gymnasium, cafeteria, hiking, outdoor recreation, etc.

I strongly discourage flip flops as footwear unless they are brought to wear only at the pool.  Flip flops provide zero foot protection and zero ankle support.  Outdoor recreation sandals made with non-marking soles are fine.  Sneakers are always great.  Most sandals cannot be worn in the school gym.  Always have sneakers available in your child’s backpack.

Please do not permit children to bring toys from home, including Pokemon cards.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Summer Calendar

The Summer Adventure Club calendar is now available at

Provide feedback regarding the possibility of two summer sites by replying to the links I sent to you in emails during the past week.

Monday, March 20, 2017

2017 Summer Adventure Club

Jill, Jena, and Marsha, Adventure Club Site Supervisors, have worked hard planning crafts, science, and games for the summer. The summer calendar should be populated with activities starting next week.
Some events to look forward to this summer:
-- Tuesdays science at a school site with the Palouse Discovery Science Center sponsored by NASA 
-- Wednesdays through Fridays with the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute staff teaching about our food
-- Mondays movies at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center
-- Thursdays rock climbing at the UI Climbing Center 
-- Optional daily swimming (don't forget to buy a pool pass at the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center)