There are several important dates on the Underground schedule you will want to mark on your calendar this month. For starters, our third annual winter holiday costume party will be held after school onDecember 13th from 12:30 until 5:00. While costumes with a winter holiday theme are not required to attend, each year we have had some wonderfully creative outfits, and prizes will be awarded in several categories. The party will also include special games, activities, and loads of treats. This is a time for everyone who has attended our afterschool programming to get together and have a good time before the holidays and I hope the turnout is tremendous.
Our new Café Book program is up and running to good reviews. Every Wednesday children's librarian Susan Plimpton comes to the Underground and walks participants over to the Southwest Harbor Library, where they enjoy hot drinks, do some quiet reading or get homework help, assist with simply library tasks, and generally make use of the fantastic community resource we have across the street from Harbor House. At five o'clock the kids are walked back to Harbor House. Parents, if you think your child would benefit from this program be sure to let Mark know!
Students will have some extra days off from school at the change of the year, and we will be offering vacation activities to help out. There will be four days of K-5 vacation camp: Monday and Tuesday December 30th and 31st, and Thursday and Friday January 2nd and 3rd. The cost for each of these four days will $35.Enrollment is somewhat limited, so be sure to sign up ahead of time to guarantee space is available for your child.