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July 30, 2014

 
Our Final Week of Summer Programs!
 
This Issue:
Summer Program Wrap-Up
Parent Workshops
Greenhouse Summer Academy and Shakespeare
Coming Events:
       Ninos Park Soccer Field Grand Opening
       Fall Programs Launch Sept 16th

       GreenHouse Office Closed August 4-8

It's Not Too Late to be a Summer Sponsor!
 
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From Upper Left, Clockwise:  GreenHouse kids mob summer staff Victor Blanco at Doyle Pool, Summer Book Club with Deborah; GreenHouse girls drying off after some fun at Swanston Park; Teens make homemade root beer using dry ice at "Liquid".
A Summer of Fun and Learning!
 
The GreenHouse has had another amazing summer, serving over 75 youth this year, grades K-12.  Our elementary-aged kids went to Golfland Sunsplash today for their end of summer field trip.  Our teens have a community-wide BBQ planned for tomorrow with  Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby coming to talk to the youth about life lessons, and the qualities of a good leader.   Our Summer Academy 6th and 7th graders performed three scenes from Macbeth and two from Romeo and Juliet for the younger kids and their parents last week.    It's been a great summer full of fun, learning, new friendships, and great adventures!

Thanks to all of you who were Summer Sponsors, for helping to offset the costs of providing the three FREE summer camps that The GreenHouse provides for neighborhood youth.   It's not too late to be a Summer Sponsor!  We're still about $1200 short of our goal of $3000 for our summer programs.   You can give online today through our new donation system (CLICK HERE).  Just select "Summer Sponsor" and you can give via credit card or through your bank.  Thank you!  And a special thanks to Councilmember Steve Cohn and to Mayor Pro Tem Ashby for helping support our summer programs again this year!


Summer Highlights:
Best Workshops:  Cooking and baking, guitar and piano lessons,
gardening, hip hop dance, basketball, natural science, and the ever-popular crocheting (led by one of the Russian moms in the community, Ellen).

Favorite Math Game:  Kaboom! (for learning addition and multiplication tables)

Most Popular Book:  "A Little Princess", read by The GreenHouse Summer Book Club for our super-readers.

Best Outdoor Field Trip:  "Urban Bird Watching" at Camp Pollack.

Wettest Field Trip: Sacramento State Aquatic Center (provided free under their "Kids at Risk" grant) tied with Sunsplash!

Best Teen Workshops:  How to be respectful to members of the opposite sex (and what qualities are they really looking for?)
 

Best Acting Skills:  Second only to our Summer Academy Youth (Binita, Jerrod, Jessica, Valeria, Alondra, and Briana) was Pastor Dave Lindner, with his Bronx-accented Apostle Peter and a very energetic MacBeth, complete with Scottish brogue accent! 
 
More Summer Pictures . . .
Top picture:  "Liquid" teens hanging out at Rose Adamson's house - always one of the summer highlights.
Above Left: GreenHouse parents pose with Pastor Bret Widman and Chito after a summer parenting workshop on "Understanding Teenagers".  
Above Right:  Parents discuss questions and challenges they are facing with their teenagers with GreenHouse Board Member (and licensed MFT) Susie Lindner as part of our summer workshop series for parents.  Everyone empathized with the many complex challenges of raising up teens!
Top Picture: Diana S and Michelle practicing kayaking at the Sac State Aquatic Center.
Top Left:  Josiah (Summer Staff) and Christopher try out their paddling skills at the aquatic center.
Top Right:  Elias goes deep at Doyle Pool
Bottom Left:  Monica shows off her goodies from a field trip to a local confectioners shop and to Trader Joe's on Marconi Ave.
Bottom Right:  Diana cools off with a cold sponge bath from Charlotte (Summer Staff) on one of our many 100+ degree days this summer.
Thank you for helping neighborhood youth have a safe, fun, and educational summer!!  
www.thegreenhousecenter.org

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 348138
Sacramento, CA 95834


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