Turtles, Lizards, and Snakes, Oh My!

Wondering what other wonderful fun we had at VU summer camp? The reptiles were a favorite of mine. Thanks Reptiles Alive! LLC for a great presentation. The kids loved it. Some of the volunteers may have been less than thrilled, but they didn’t let it show. We all learned a…

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Summer Success!

VU’s first full-day summer camp culminated in a fun-filled Field Day at Bready Park. After a picnic, kids ran sack races and 3-legged races, got gleefully wet during a water relay, and enjoyed cooperative games that challenged them to work together.  All together, 21 kids enjoyed 8 days of crafts, games,…

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First Full-Day Summer Camp at VU

Today is the first day of our VU summer camp at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center! Nearly all of our regular homework assistance  students are coming and will do some writing and language arts review, crafts, a workout with trainers from Sport & Health in Reston, reading, games, and more! Thanks to…

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Summer Camp Ahead

Although school is not quite over, VU closed a little early because students are busy with SOLs and wrapping up the school year. Volunteers and board members are taking a small respite and then we will turn our energies to plan our exciting summer program!   We are trying something new…

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Bowling Blowout

All good things must end, but following tradition, the VU summer program goes out on a fun note at the bowling alley. Eight students and eight volunteers hit the lanes for some active fun and then enjoyed a pizza snack. It was great to see the spirit of cooperation continue…

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Summer Is Here!

The 2013 VU Summer Program officially kicked off on July 2 with students and volunteers spending the afternoon playing traditional board games. Old favorites were brought out and new games introduced. The kids love playing computer games–and will get to do that during the summer program also–but they have lots of…

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Look What the VU Elf Found

Just because VU is not in session, doesn’t mean that the VU elf hasn’t been busy doing one of her favorite things–shopping! Take a look at the new  games, puzzles, and other educational materials that will be available to capture the interest of students when they return in July for the summer program and in…

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Homework Withdrawal

Yesterday at 3:30 p.m., a message popped up on my computer screen and phone to alert me that I had to leave for homework assistance, which ended for the year a couple of weeks ago. I was pleasantly reminded that I missed it! Fortunately, the summer program is in session…

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Great Feedback

VU just got the results of our first every parent survey. Guess what? We are doing a great job and parents like and value the support we provide for their students! The  responses from parents who completed the survey (about 50%) were overwhelmingly positive.  Parents’ appreciation for our homework help and the…

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Water Balloons and Solar System Hopscotch

Summer break may be winding down but the summer program at VU is showing no signs of slowing. Last week’s Field Day drew 8 kids and as many volunteers on a hot afternoon. Games of bean bag toss and horseshoes were fun, but the races and the water balloons were hands-down…

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