In addition to a new coordinator, the GOLD program also welcomes three new faces to the team. Saying goodbye is such sweet sorrow, especially when you have to say goodbye to faces and personalities who have been integral to the community. But we are confident that newest additions to the GOLD family will help to take GOLD to the next level. Please join us in welcome Ms. Rachel, Coach Burger, and Mr. Robert to the team. Their bios will added to the staff section shortly.
One thing we can certainly depend on in life is change. Seasons change, hair styles change, trends change...and as you guessed, GOLD has changed. Ms. Kanitha has been given a tremendous opportunity to continue her work in supporting the AoA community in a different capacity this year. That opportunity has opened the door for a new GOLD Coordinator. Enter Coach Mike. Coach Mike comes to GOLD with well over 20 years of experience in the areas of youth development and education. With his experience, energy, and expertise (wow look at the alliteration), we are sure that GOLD has been left in some pretty good hands. Check out the staff section of the GOLD website for more on Coach Mike and few more new faces to the GOLD team.
One of the downsides of having awesome and qualified staff is that they are constantly learning, growing, improving, and eventually moving on! We are sad to see Mr. Rene, Mr. Carl, and Ms. Bianca go, but in their departure came Mr. Kevin, Mr. Ron, and Ms. Nifa! Check out our GOLD Staff page for more info!
G.O.L.D. After School is offering a 5 week enrichment based summer program to ALL current and incoming AOA students!
Students can choose one of two program options:
Aladdin Jr.:Students will be involved in every aspect of creating a Musical and Theatrical performance of Disney’s “Aladdin”.Our stars shine on stage, and our tech crew highlight their work at a final performance!
S.T.A.R.S.:STARS stands for Science, Technology, Art, Recreation, and Sports! Students who select this track will experience a bit of each as they do everything from messy science experiments to competitive outdoor activities and sports!
Spaces will fill up FAST and are first come, first served**.
For more information please contact our Program Coordinator, Kanitha Soukhamthath at 510.748.4017x2115 or by email at email@example.com.
*Scholarships and payment plans available. Contact Program Coordinator for details.
**Priority will be given to low income families, and/or to students who can attend consistently.
CLICK HERE for application*
*Only original applications are accepted. Facsimiles and emails will not count.
October has been so exciting in GOLD so far this year! on the 9th, we had a super fun half day that ended with a carnival with games, prizes and cotton candy, a high tech fully stocked video game truck, and inflatable obstacles! Shout out to Tech and Mike at Bay to Bay Jumpers (http://www.baytobayjumpers.com/) for always helping us out. The students and staff had way too much fun bonding and spending some time together.
On the 15th, we had our club faire that introduced our new round of enrichment classes (listed in the previous post). So far we've seen contraptions being built, songs being sung, books and movies being reviewed, and some basketball basics practiced!
In other news, we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new GOLD Team member: Mr. B's baby! His wife Maile is due in November and Ms. Barber, who is an instructional aide in the day time, will fill in for Mr. B when the baby is born.
GOLD jumped into October ready for action! We have a minimum day coming up that will consist of normal GOLD programming, plus our Good Start Celebration with Jumpers, carnival games, treats, and a video game truck! We hope all our GOLDies will join us for this fun filled day.
Our current round of clubs is wrapping up, and our next round is starting soon! The new clubs starting October 19th will be:
The Club Faire will be held on Thursday, October 15th. Spaces are first come, first served so students should be in attendance for the best chance to get their first choice club.
Boy, are we excited to say this school year has started off amazingly for GOLD! We opened program with 120 students and 7 amazing staff members all rearing to go. We're starting to get into the rhythm of GOLD, working hard in our homework classes, having fun in our enrichment, and learning about ourselves and each other in Glo Up!
We're starting the year with some great enrichment classes: Drumming with Mr. Carl, Animation with Ms. Alex, Back to school arts and crafts with Ms. Ashley, and Fall Sports with Ms. Bianca and Mr. B.
We've had a lot of fun getting to know our new kids, and re acclimating our returning students. Looks like it's going to be a great year!
It's been a while since we've let you know what's going on here at GOLD. We are rounding out the first six weeks of program and school, and have some exciting things going on!
First, our opening round of enrichment classes is coming to an end. Iron Chef and Jr. Entrepreneurs are opening their much anticipated restaurant today (10/8) and tomorrow (10/9) after school. Board Game Designers are testing each others board games and a winner will be announced this week. Fiber Works is putting the finishing touches on their pillow projects that incorporated knitting and crocheting. The kids have shown amazing interest in each of these projects and the final results are impressive!
Second, we are getting ready for the next round of clubs! In Round 2, we will offer:
Ms. Kanitha, Ms. Alex, Mr. Carl, Mr. Damon, Mr. Andrew, and Mrs. Bos have been having a blast during this year's summer program!
The X-factor team is hard at work on their production of Mulan, Jr that will be presented July 23rd at 7pm, come see the amazing stuff they've worked hard on!
Mad Science has been experimenting their way to scientific awesomeness! We've seen things explode, fly, move, and change thr
The GOLD Program will end at
3pm on Friday, March 7th.
This is a minimum school day ending at 12:30, so GOLD will run from 12:30 to 3pm.
Please make arrangements as all students will need to leave or be picked up by 3 pm on March 7th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate and thank you in advance for your understanding!
Kanitha Soukhamthath, GOLD Program Director
510.748.4057 office | 510.629.9226 cell | firstname.lastname@example.org