Holy Trinity Elementary
Juniper Ridge Intermediate
Prior to open registration, we are asking interested parties to email info@Axtion with the following information;
SUBJECT LINE: Name of your school, and "After School Program"
BODY OF EMAIL: Name(s) and grade(s) of your child(ren), the time of day you will be picking up your children from Axtion, as well as if you need morning transportation and the time you will need to drop your child off at Axtion.
We will put your name on a "First to Call" list when we are open for registration, before we open the registration to the public.
No worries. If you want to start your after school program at Axtion but are with another program now, simply wait for us to make the announcement as to when we will be officially starting the program (approx mid October), then put in your notice. If you are charged a cancellation fee, don't let that make you feel like you don't have the option to move, simply show us proof of the amount you were charged and Axtion will credit your account at a rate of $20 per two week payment period to a maximum of $150.00.
Therefore you have nothing to lose but a lot to gain with the benefits of all the physical activities and rides at Axtion.
Ask your kids if they would like to go to Axtion for an after school program. Their reaction should be reason enough alone, but let me explain why.
When I was a kid growing up in Portugal Cove, my after school time was spent climbing rocks and trees, jumping from rock to rock in the river, walking trails in the woods, pretending to be walking a tight rope while walking and balancing myself on my neighbour's fence, playing tag, and other outdoor adventurous activities.
Today's risky outside play is now looked at as dangerous, hence limiting your child's imagination to the limitations of the after school program you are with within a small crowded area. According to David Suzuki's Nature of Things program, "The Power of Play", ( see link below), this has been part of the reason why children today are less active, more shy, lower self confidence and have greater chances of developing anxiety as they get older.
I wanted to re-create my outside childhood fun in a safe but still challenging environment. Over the past seven years of operating Axtion, I have seen huge positive confidence building in hundred's of children, including my two daughters, going from the fear of trying to climb and jump, to now having full confidence and self esteem to do it all.
Do you want your child to develop confidence, self esteem, and lower their chances of injury and developing anxiety? Then watch this episode of CBC's The Nature of Things with David Suzuki called "The Power of Play" to see how powerful play REALLY is, and how damaging the lack of play can BE on your child's development.
If you don't have time to watch the full episode (which I feel you will want to watch it all), then make sure you watch from the 25 minute mark to the end.
This is a tentative list of basic information about our After School Program and is subject to change.
A more detailed list will be coming in the near future.
More details to come, this is just a basic guideline.