St. Jude Trike-A-Thon

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Our first ever St. Jude Trike-A-Thon was a success! Children filled the school with bikes and trikes of all sizes. I mean, who wouldn’t love to bring their bike to school? Safety first, as we buckled our helmets and started with our infants and toddler groups kicking or should we say “flintstoning” their way around the playground. A few laps were made the toddlers, but really they were just happy to enjoy some time in the sun!

Our Prek and TK classes rallied around the closed parking lot while listening to some music to motivate them to make those extra laps! Our families cheered them on as they pedaled around our guided track smiling and racing with their friends. It was an eventful day and one to remember because not every day do you get to bring your bike to your preschool! As always, living a kid’s life!

2018 Year In Review

It’s been an amazing 6 months since we’ve opened our school in June! We’ve hand-selected our team and couldn’t be happier with our results. Aside from being a school, we are a small family. We are truly passionate about what we do and that’s what makes us different! Our amazing teachers work so hard to give our children the best care, safety, and education.

From scoring soccer goals with Soccer Shots of Sacramento to twirling with Tutu Performance Ballet; A KID’S LIFE has slowly but surely been making an impact within our community. In July, we partnered with Roseville High School Transition Program where we gave young adults job experience and life skills within A KID’S LIFE. We hope to give our children an opportunity to learn about people with disabilities, allow natural relationships with a diverse group of people and have a better understanding of other’s backgrounds.

In October, we hosted our Fall Harvest Festival for our families and the Roseville community. While showcasing some of the fun activities within our school, we raised funds for athletes of Special Olympics. We are continuing to raise funds and plan to purchase all new basketball jerseys for their 2019 season! They are so excited to receive new jerseys!

Lastly, we participated in Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program where families came together to hand pick gift tags for children in need. We came together and purchased over $2,000 in children’s gifts. When the town of Paradise was devastated by the Camp Fire we came together and collected cash, gift cards, new and used clothing and other household items to donate to victims affected by the fires. Thank you to all friends and families who contributed.

To end the year, we sang our hearts out for our families at our Christmas Program and our kids had an absolute blast! Our families were smiling from ear to ear as they took pictures of their loved ones. We also participated in Roseville’s 57th Annual Holiday Parade! There has already been some talk about next year’s parade ideas. Can’t wait!

Thank you to all our teachers and families for supporting A KID’S LIFE. We truly couldn’t have done it without you all! Please enjoy the video below for a glimpse of the last 6 months of A KID’S LIFE!!

Team Building

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June 27th, 2018

Last night’s company meeting was so #awesome and #productive to say the least! We have some phenomenal teachers at A KID’S LIFE, that are passionate about what we do!

After covering our agenda items, we broke into teams of 3 for our #teambuilding activity...
The Marshmallow Challenge! 
The purpose of the challenge is to build the tallest free standing structure with the marshmallow placed at the top of the tower. Teams are only to use the items supplied; 20 raw spaghetti sticks, a yard of tape, a yard of string and of course the marshmallow! (More details online)

There’s so many moving pieces to successfully building a freestanding marshmallow structure! Everyone has their own strategy, but how we can work together successfully as a team? This activity teaches us work place team work and communication. There’s not always one size fits all or one right answer, especially when working with kids! Everyone brings different ideas and experiences to the table! Use it to your advantage! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

Thanks @Tedtalk for the experience! If you haven’t seen or participated in The Marshmallow Challenge, be sure to check it out! 

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