December Fun  

Looking for something fun to do in that long penultimate week of December?  The Athenaeum Learning Center is running a special series of full and half-day workshops designed to keep kids busy learning, creating, and having fun.  Full and half day sessions are available.

Please send your child with a nut-free snack and lunch, a water bottle, and the appropriate outerwear for the day's conditions: we go outside every day!  

Forest Fun - Ages 4-8

Children in PreK and K through 2nd grade will join our Forest School, playing and doing a variety of activities outdoors.  There will be a special emphasis on crafts that can be given as gifts.  Every day will be different, and plans and activities may change based on the weather and student interest.

 Mondays 

Ice is Nice

Forest students will take a special art class on Mondays.

 Tuesdays 

Music + Science

Forest Students will take two special classes on Tuesdays: Music + Movement in the mornings, and Science in the afternoons.

 Wednesdays 

Social Studies

Forest Students will join the Forest Bridge level for a special social studies class that explores the neighborhood and the world.

 Thursdays 

Language and Music

Forest students will participate in a special foreign language playgroup in the morning, and join the Forest Bridge class for a music class in the afternoons.

 Fridays 

Yoga and Art

Forest students will learn to center themselves in this fun, active yoga class taught by a licensed Yoga teacher.

Makerspace Fun - 3rd-8th Grade

Children in 3rd-8th grade will play and learn in our Makerspace, working on projects both for themselves, and which may be given as gifts.  Every day will be different, and plans and activities may change based on the weather and student interests.

 Mondays 

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 Tuesdays 

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Students of all abilities are invited to learn the world's most popular game, or to improve their abilities.  Athenaeum chess teacher Mike Yezukevich.
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 Wednesdays 

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 Thursdays 

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 Fridays 

Pajama Party

During both the morning and afternoon sessions, students may come in their PJs for a fun day of gift making, game playing, crafts, Makerspace activities, and a movie.

 To Register 

Download our Vacation Registration Form, and send it to us by mail or email.  If you are emailing this form, please make sure to  save it to your computer after filling out, and attach the saved version to your email.

We will also need a completed Health Record Form for any children who attend more than 1 day.  Please note that many doctors have their own health record form, usually given to parents after annual checkups, and copy of that form is sufficient for our records.

 Times and Fees 

Our full day vacation program day runs from 8:30-4:30, and half day sessions run from 8:30-1:00 for the morning session, or 12:00-4:30 for the afternoon session.  Both morning and afternoon students should bring lunch and a snack.

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  • Full Week (full day schedule): $375

  • Full Week (either morning or afternoon session): $225

  • $85 per day (full day)
  • $45 per day (either morning or afternoon session)

Early drop off is available after 7am, and students may stay for an Extended Day activity until 5:30pm, for an additional $10 per day.  ​​Financial aid and payment plans are available. 

 What to Bring 

Please label EVERYTHING! 

  • A reusable water bottle: we have a water cooler they can use for refills.  Paper cups are only dispensed to students after a lecture about the environmental cost of disposable cups.

  • A nut-free snack or two, and lunch.  We'll have a quick morning snack at about 10, lunch at about noon, and a quick afternoon snack at about 3.

  • Clothes to go outdoors in.  We go outdoors every day, sometimes for classes and sometimes to play, and it gets muddy!

    • Coat, hat, gloves​

    • Boots.  Please, unless it is a bone-dry warm day, send your child in boots!  It gets cold and muddy outside.  This goes for ALL AGES: older elementary and middle school students often balk at being asked to wear boots, but they quickly decide it's a good idea when they get here.  Your child is welcome to bring indoor shoes or slippers to wear inside.

    • Snowpants/rainpants.  If there's any chance that it's wet or muddy outside, please send them with snow or ain pants.  Again, it's the older kids who balk, and the older kids whose parents we're calling after one game of Red Rover to bring a pair of dry pants.  Even if it's the most uncool thing your 13 year old can think of, we PROMISE that most of the middle schoolers will be wearing snow pants here, and will be glad that they did.  Even if your child is resisting, just pack the pants and let us convince them to put them on.

    • We strongly suggest that your child bring a change of pants and socks, in case the clothes they're wearing get wet.  Again, it's usually the older kids who are playing more roughly, are less likely to be wearing snow pants, and who need to change.  Nobody can be expected to have fun in cold, wet socks!

Athenaeum Learning Center

15 Columbia Road, Suite 5, Pembroke MA 02359

info@athenaeumlearning.org

Tel: (781) 499-5388

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