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KIDS OFF the STREET

posted Mar 2, 2015, 10:56 AM by Kristin Snell   [ updated Mar 2, 2015, 11:17 AM ]

Kids share their enthusiasm about GAMES DAY

by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

Every Wednesday at one o’clock Grizzly Hill’s big yellow school bus delivers an ever-growing group of smiling kids to the San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center’s Games Day. Throughout the afternoon more kids arrive to join their friends at the ping-pong or foosball tables, compete in ongoing checker or chess tournaments, shoot some pool, sink a battleship, or just grab a snack and hang out with friends. When asked why they choose to be here, Games Day kids were happy to share their enthusiasm:

 

“I like that we get to go outside and play for about an hour or so. Today we played kickball. I like playing zombie tag too. I like foosball the best. I’m getting pretty good at it. I’m going to keep coming to Games Day as much as I can.”

Elyjah Drake

  3rd Grade – Grizzly Hill School

 

“I like Games Day because everybody has fun, is nice, and is funny. Ping-pong is really fun. Everybody likes to play it. It’s an active game that everybody loves. There are a lot of good snacks, too. We get to go outside and have fun so we don’t have to stay inside all the time. I like that we had a meeting today. We got together to say what’s good and what we should do.”

                                         Sienna Goodman

                                                3rd Grade – Grizzly Hill School

 


“I like having fun playing outside and playing pool. I like the foosball table, ping-pong, and Chinese checkers too. As long as I live here I’m going to keep coming to Games Day.”

Skye Pfalmer

4th Grade- Grizzly Hill School

 



“I like not being at home, riding the bus here, hanging out with my friends, and playing pool. I like the pool table and ping-pong best.”

                                                                                       Bram Rihn

                                                           4th Grade – Grizzly Hill School

 

 


“I like Games Day because I get to get away from my baby sister. It’s just fun to hang out with my friends. I like playing pool and checkers. I am the Checkers Champion of Games Day!”

 Ireland Brown

 5th Grade- Grizzly Hill School

 

 

 “I really like Games Day because I get to see all my friends. There are a lot of things to do, like learning how to play pool or ping-pong. The FRC is a really cool place!”

                                       Starlight Makonen

                                                                    5th Grade – Grizzly Hill School

 

 

 

 

“Games Day is fun because you get to make friends with other people who don’t go to your school. It’s a good way to interact with others. Another reason that I really like Games Day is that I get to practice ping-pong.”

 Lacey Johnson

  8th Grade- Grizzly Hill School

 

 



After School Games Day Happening Wednesday Afternoons at the Resource Center

 by Kristin Snell, Community School Liaison—San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

The San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center welcomes kids ages 8-15 to join the fun at our weekly Games Day on Wednesday afternoons 1-4 pm.  We have a great space set up with a ping pong table, mini pool table, board games, art supplies and snacks.  Participants are welcome to bring games from home, but no electronics.  FREE.  Must have signed permission slip and completed emergency form to participate.  Please call 292.3174 for info.

 

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