Over the next couple of weeks in gym class we will be playing baseball, kickball, tennis, gymnastics and bike riding.
The Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes will be learning how to play tennis. They will learn how to properly hold and swing the tennis racquet. We may even practice hitting the ball back and forth to one another.
The Toddlers and Nursery students will be using the balance bikes working on balance. Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be using balance bikes to work on balance and the two wheelers to help with balance and pedaling.
Our Toddlers will be working on fundamental skills, throwing, running and swinging the bat. The Nursery classes will be working on catching, throwing, hitting and running.
In the Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be working on the basic fundamentals as well as the rules of the game.
All of our classes will be going to our gymnastics pavilion to work on hand-eye coordination as well as balancing and tumbling.
As added fun, at times I will be taking all of the classes onto the jumping pillow, low ropes and the tree house.
It's hard to believe that the school year is almost coming to an end, but believe me when I tell you your little ones have grown by leaps and bounds!
This summer, The Crestwood Drama Program is excited to bring the zoo to the stage with DreamWorks, Madagascar, Jr. Get ready to "move it" with Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and all of their hilarious friends in this musical adventure based on the animated movie.
Children entering 2nd grade through our Senior Rec Program (Grades 6 & 7) who have an interest in drama are welcome to join in this fantastic production. There is a part for everyone, both onstage and off. Since the show will be presented in the 7th week of camp, all cast members must be enrolled through the 7th week. Auditions for this production will take place during the first week of our summer program. All campers who audition will receive a role.
Also back for a third year, is our Mid-Summer show “Crestwood’s Got Talent.” Any camper interested in another performing opportunity should see the Drama Department during their first elective period to sign-up to participate. The show is presented at the end of our first month session and all campers (grades 2 through Senior Rec) are welcome!
Arielle Murdocco, Crestwood's Drama Director, will be taking maternity leave this summer. We wish her well and look forward to her return next summer. This summer we are excited to announce that our Drama Directors will be Jared Glazer, returning for his 3rd summer at Crestwood and Bruce Katz who will be joining Crestwood for his first summer.
Bruce Katz: Bruce comes to Crestwood with many years of camp experience. He has spent the past 11 summers as the Musical Theater Director at Camp Lenox in the Berkshires. Bruce is a K-8 music teacher during the year and has directed and performed in numerous theatrical productions.
Jared Glazer: Jared has his masters from NYU and now teaches high school chorus in the Bronx. He is the resident Music Director of the Children's Theater Program at the Cultural Arts Playhouse. Jared's love of theater started in middle school and he has been involved with it ever since.
Any questions? Feel free to email CrestwoodDrama@gmail.com or call the office and a Drama staff member will get back to you soon!
Crestwood's Spring Fair & Open House
SAVE THE DATE!
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017
RAIN DATE: SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017
Spring is on the way and that means that summer isn't that far behind!
Crestwood is having a camp and school Spring Fair & Open House on Saturday, April 29th from 11am-3pm. This event is for any new families interested in finding out more about our programs as well as returning and current school and camp families. You'll get to enjoy many favorites like bungee trampoline, jumping pillow, ferris wheel, carousel, sports, crafts, music, face painting and more. In addition, you can try our amazing treetop playground, low ropes course, and ziplines. Our school staff will also be here to discuss our Parent/Child, Toddler, Nursery, Pre-K, and Kindergarten Programs. Please feel free to invite your friends to this event who may be interested in Crestwood.
If you can't attend this event, we look forward to seeing all of our enrolled summer families at Clothing & Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 24th. This popular annual event is an even more spectacular day for you and your family where all of our activities are open and running, even our pools. Our office is also open every weekend from 11am-3pm, which is a great time to visit and get your child excited about Crestwood.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Mark T., Mark H., and Jeff D.