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Lego Robotics is Coming

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The "J" Crew Afterschool program in partnership with Sylvan Learning Centers is bringing Lego Robotics to the JCC!!

Expand your child's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) skills while he/she has fun!

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After School - Giving Back

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

At the "J" Crew afterschool program, we have decided we wanted to do something for our community.  Over the next week, we will be discussing with the kids about community and giving.  As in most cultures, in the Jewish tradition, it is a Mitzvah (commandment) to provide for others.  At the end of this month, Purim, a Jewish holiday is coming up.  During the holiday of Purim, it is a tradition to put together baskets to give to those in need.  This is to ensure that everyone has enough food and supplies. 

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National Puzzle Day

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

John Spilsbury, a London engraver and mapmaker, produced the first jigsaw puzzle around 1760 by mounting one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood and cutting around the borders of the countries to create interlocking pieces.

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Why strong afterschool programs matter

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The National School Boards Association recently released a report comparing the time U.S. students spend in school to the time spent in school in other countries — questioning the trendy notion that our schools would improve if we merely added time to the school day.

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