Somerville Public Schools are closed on Tuesday November 5th for Election Day. We are running a one day camp on that day. Camp runs from 9-3pm. $75 for the day. Early and late care are available. REGISTER HERE.
There are 7 half day Wednesdays left in this school year! Registration is now open for Half-Days at Parts and Crafts. How it works: We run our usual transportation (van and walking school buses) at noon on those days. Afterschool programming starts at noon and kids can choose between staying at 577 Somerville Ave. and doing projects or heading over to Brooklyn Boulders for a few hours. Kids who just want to attend for regular afterschool can show up at 3:00 PM as normal.
Winter Camp was a fun, friendly week filled with catapaults & crossbows, lots of glow in the dark stuff, Star Wars fan art and many games of Magic and Dominion. We also took some Bratz dolls and upcycled them into Rey from Star Wars. Check out this article in Make Magazine about our efforts! We’ll be doing this project again soon, as soon as we get our hands on some more used dolls (feel free to drop some off if you have any lying around.)
This month at Parts and Crafts afterschool our friend Laura Evonne Steinman is back! Every Thursday this December we’re working on turning trash into treasure! We’ve collected some old wooden kitchen items, picture frame and home decor items to modify, upcycle and decorate. If you have similar items you’d like to donate, please drop them off at Parts and Crafts any weekday until 5:30 or on Saturdays from 10 to 4pm. So far we’ve turned a wooden bowl into a golf game, redecorated a candle holder and turned a cheese tray into a “miniature city.”