THERE Is NO After-School On March 13, 2017 + Potential Snow Day (Winter Storm Stella)

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

This is an announcement just to alert you that there will be NO aftercare at Bancroft Elementary (Sharpe) on Monday, March 13, 2017 due to the Standing Ovation Award Ceremony where our Bancroft staff members will be honored.  With that said, all aftercare students will be placed on the 3:30pm bus at the school’s regular dismissal time.

Additionally, please make sure to follow Winter Storm STELLA watch this evening in the chance of a potential snow day for tomorrow, March 14th. The weather channel is reporting at least 4-8 inches of snow to begin this evening around 9pm.

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**Please note that if DCPS closes due to a snow day, CES aftercare is also closed. As always, reach out to us via email/phone with any additional questions and/or concerns!

JO Wilson Parents, Register TODAY For Upcoming DAY CAMP!

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

The CES Team over at JO Wilson are happy to announce that there will be a fun-filled DAY CAMP coming soon! We will later provide additional details about the camp, but for now, if this sounds like something you’d like for your child to partake in, you may register now via the official CES website, CapedSupport. Or perhaps, simply click the clink the link below the banner.

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REGISTER NOW!

The registration form is accessible via the JO Wilson page of the CES website and looks familiar to the After School registration form. Just fill it out and click submit at the very end.

As always, please contact Director Mia Stewart via email/phone at mstew20018@yahoo.com/202-957-1331 with any questions that you may have!

Thank you! 🙂

Brrrrrrr!! It’s COLD! Here’s What Happens When Our Friends Stay Inside + Warm (Bancroft/JO Wilson)

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

We know how much you all prefer that your child get a breath of fresh air during outside play while hanging out with us. We understand and we do just that majority of our afternoons together. However, winter has finally become consistent, temperature wise and I bet that we all could agree that most days it is just WAY TOO COLD for outside play. Especially since after-school hours start around the time that the sun and temp are both beginning to descend for the evening.  Our rule is that if it’s below 35 degrees, we stay inside where it’s nice + warm.

But no worries! The staff at Bancroft and JO Wilson still allow inside play for our little friends (not as much running around), but  just as feasible + fun!

Generally, we’ll give them FREE PLAY — meaning that we set up fun centers around the classroom and break them into groups. After about 10-15 minutes, they proceed to the next center, and so on.  And I personally like to have KIDS BOP playing in the background also! To give you an idea, centers may consist of (but not limited to):

  • Puzzles
  • Free draw/coloring/crafts
  • Legos
  • Tying shoe strings practice (Kinder)
  • Magnets (building blocks)
  • Reading corner
  • Chatting with teacher (which they get to tell us ALL about their day or whatever else they’d like to share!)

Take a look:

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**ANNOUNCEMENT: There will be no school nor after-school on next Monday, January 16, 2017 in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

PK Chronicles: It Looks A Lot Like Christmas At JO Wilson!

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, over at JO Wilson, that is! Looks like our little friends are in the holiday spirit and are ready for the long awaited extended break. There has been music, laughter, silly faces, story time, free play with blocks and puzzles…. and of course, CRAFTS! You know how much we love our creative adventures 🙂

Many, many thanks to all of our JO Wilson teachers and enrichment staff who truly have a passion for what they do and warm patience in working with our CES kiddos during after-school hours.

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PS: Be sure to check the Capital Educational Support website (www.capedsupport.com) over the holiday break for updates and announcements regarding the return after New Year!

Come Find Out What’s Going On At J.O. Wilson!

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

We’re back and delighted to share a snippet (or two, three) of our LITTLE FRIENDS over at J.O. Wilson Elementary! They have  been having tons of fun and cool adventures with Site Coordinator Ms. Helene and staff; along with enrichment instructors, Mr. Dale (Capoeira) and Ms. Ayana (Yoga).

It also looks like our friendly Kindergarten faces had a friendship-bracelet and necklace making party! At CES, we truly love arts + crafts because that’s the perfect time to let our students be creative and artsy in their own way; and with their own imagination! Let’s take a look:

PS: Ms. Helene, your friends at Bancroft say HEY!

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JO WILSON | Fun Time In YOGA With Ms. Ayana!

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

We’re back with a *new* update on the CES squad over at JO WILSON! It’s always refreshing when we can check in to see how things are going with all of our schools. As you know, CES offers plenty of enrichment time for our students to give them an opportunity to unwind from academia, discover new things, hidden talents and just an overall space for a little extracurricular + physical movement.

At JO WILSON, they have the ever-so-kind Ms. Ayana who joins them each week for a bit of yoga relaxation + meditation 🙂 It appears as though they REALLY enjoy yoga and Ms. Ayana’s presence. Even the teachers join in!

Take a look:

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Come Take A Quick Look Into Jo Wilson Elementary School

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

A couple of months back, we announced that one of our Kindergarten co-teachers, Ms. Helene Fisher would be moving on to coordinate the CES program at Jo Wilson Elementary School. Although we miss her each and every day, we’re here to let you know that all things are going well for her in her new environment with new friends!

She has had two opportunities to visit with the Kindergarteners at Bancroft, but sadly we have not received the same opp to visit with her 😦

But don’t fret! Here are just a few photos that she has offered to share with us. Enjoy!

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