A new school year has just begun, and there will be a number of PD Days throughout the year. How do you keep the kids from being bored, do you take work off? Send the kids to a sitter? There are a variety of daycamps offered for varying interests, and some offer early drop-off and late pick-up. If you haven't made plans yet, here are some ideas.
First, you will want to confirm your school division PD Days as they may differ. Click here to find your 2017-2018 school calendar.
School's Out Camps take place during Teachers' Institute, Staff Development, and other days of the year when elementary school teachers are working but students are off school. Keep your child engaged and learning when school's out in a fun and musical learning environment!
Did you know Flux School of Human Movement hosts day camps during school breaks, PD days and summer holidays. Fun filled weeks for kids and teens ages 5 and up. Learn acrobatics, parkour, gymnastics, practice hand balancing and play with capoeira movements for 3 hours each day!
A little something extra offered by our museum educators on dates when both Regina Public and Regina Catholic are out of school. Designed for family groups, look for programs such as Discovery Tables or scavenger hunts.
School's Out, STEM is in! Robotics, Coding, Math Edge and Engineering for Grades 1-8. Half and Full Day workshops available.
New!! Summer Sports School Days program is a continuation of our Summer Sports School program that includes a variety of activities that may include art, sport, science, and swimming!
Let your children join us on all professional development days and week day school holidays for some fun as we introduce them to positive opportunities and develop their potential. These day camps are for both the public and separate school systems.
Thanksgiving is just days away, are you hosting, or do you need some ideas for a potluck? Here are a few of our favourites:
Roasted Potatoes & Squash
Sweet Potatoes Cubed
Yellow Potatoes Cubed
Butternut Squash Cubed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the cubed potatoes and squash in a bowl. Drizzle olive oil on top, add salt, pepper and fresh garlic. Stir to coat, then pour into a clear casserole dish, or any 9 x 13 casserole dish. Bake until done to your liking, approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Stir periodically. Can be made ahead of time and then popped back in the oven to warm up. So easy to make, and yummy!
Orange Pecan Salad
In a blender, combine the following to make the dressing:
1/2 cup Sugar (can use a little less if you like)
1/4 cup Vinegar
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Vegetable Oil
Red Onion, approximately half of a small onion, or to your taste
2 tbsp water
1 tsp Dry Mustard
The dressing can be made ahead of time (night before). Blend well so there are no chunks. You may need to taste test, but keep in mind the onion flavour gets stronger after the dressing sits in the fridge.
> Roast 1 cup Pecan Halves (or whatever amount you like in the salad) in the oven for approximately 10 minutes at 250 degrees, or until they are browned (but not burnt!). This can also be done ahead of time and stored in a container.
> Tear 2 heads of Romaine Lettuce into large bowl (or whatever portion you require). Shortly before serving, add 2 cans of mandarin orange segments (drained), the roasted pecans, and the dressing and mix all together. Voila! You have a salad that will be requested at all future gatherings....not kidding! The best part....the kids don't know there's onion in the salad!
Halloween is just around the corner. If you liking sending treats to school, you're having a party, or just because....here’s a recipe we want to share with you (Thank-you Kraft for the recipe):
EYEBALL CUPCAKES (btw....super easy to make, the kids can help, and they love em. Ok...adults love them too)!
1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) Jello Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding
1 - 8 oz package Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar
24 ring-shaped fruit snacks (gummy lifesavers or something similar)
24 miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces (Smarties, Reese)
1 tube red decorating gel
TIME TO BAKE
1) Prepare cake batter as directed
2) Add dry pudding mix; mix well
3) Spoon into 24 paper-lined muffin cups and bake as directed on package
4) Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in medium bowl, slowly beat in the powdered sugar
5) Time to decorate! Spread the icing on the cupcakes, then use the gummy's, coated chocolate pieces and red gel to make the eyeballs! Use the above photo as a guide, or wing it! Centre the rings, let the kids have some fun!
HAVING A HALLOWEEN PARTY, AT HOME, OR AT SCHOOL?
Click here to find a ton of ideas for a party. If you are a teacher, there are some really neat ideas for school parties, but many can be used at home too.