Watch the Video: Weather Station at Fair Acres Country Day School – Science and Learning!

For any project, gathering data is vital – how else can we understand the results of our efforts? For those connected to Shubael Pond, it is important for us to be able to measure how much wastewater and rainwater is flowing into the ground. It is also critical to understand and record the pond’s water temperatures and levels. That’s where Laura Erban, a scientist from U.S. EPA ORD, comes in. Laura installed a weather station this past August at Fair Acres Country Day School in Marstons Mills.  This weather station was designed to collect, and record data every fifteen minutes and this data can then be viewed remotely. In addition to being a great location for the weather station, it also presented a great opportunity to teach our students about water quality and how water flows. When Laura visited the weather station in October, she met up with our Kindergarten students to discuss the weather station and what it does. Not only did our students have great questions for Laura, they impressed her with their understanding of the water cycle — evaporation, condensation, and precipitation…

Watch the video below!

News from our Kindergarten

The Kindergarten class has been learning about the water cycle, and the importance of water as one of Earth’s natural resources! As part of one of their interactive lessons, the students welcomed special visitors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition to share their expertise and insights with them. The weather station that was recently installed on campus, pictured below, is being used as an instrument to measure rainfall and water temperature.

“I had the pleasure of speaking with Ms. Linda’s kindergarten class about the measurements we’re making at Fair Acres. We have a station by the garden that is measuring rainfall and water temperature and levels in Shubael Pond. These data will contribute to a nearby study of enhanced septic systems that can remove nitrogen from effluent. I was so impressed by how much the children knew about where their water comes from, how it is used, and where it goes in the landscape around them. I look forward to visiting again soon!” ~EPA Staff Memeber

Daily Student Health Check

Effective September, 2020:

The Fair Acres Daily Health Check must be completed by each student’s parent/guardian every school day, by 7:15 AM.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Fair Acres Country Day School Reopening Approach

September, 2020

Fair Acres is adhering to the requirements and guidance outlined in the MASSACHUSETTS CHILD AND YOUTH SERVING PROGRAMS REOPEN APPROACH: Minimum Requirements for Health and Safety

The Minimum Requirements for Health and Safety will be referenced daily via the MA State website to ensure compliance with any and all updates on requirements and guidance.

The school’s COVID-19 point person will be co-director Shannon Nasuti.

The school’s policies for preventing and responding to COVID-19 and the steps we are taking to ensure the health and well-being of our students and staff come directly from the aforementioned MA state Minimum Requirements for Health and Safety, and can be found here: Fair Acres Country Day School Reopening Approach

The Fair Acres Daily Health Check must be completed by each student’s parent/guardian every school day, by 7:15 AM.

Thank you for your cooperation!

2020 Summer Camp Newsletter

Summer, 2020 was one for the books – full of friendships & memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you to all of our campers and families for your part in making this summer a tremendous success!

Check out the highlights in our 2020 Summer Camp Newsletter

 

 

 

Meet the Fair Acres Summer, 2020 Staff!

Our 2020 staff is so excited to welcome both our new and returning campers for an action-packed, FUN-filled, sun-filled summer!

Lisa McIntyre: Director

School: King Philip Middle School Norfolk Ma, 7th Grade History Teacher

Major: Mastering the minds of middle school students!

Three interesting facts …

  • I have recently fallen in love with bike riding and love exploring new trails!
  • I recorded my very first Tik Tok Dance in quarantine!  This gal loves to dance!
  • I ate an entire mini watermelon in one sitting.  I wouldn’t recommend it!  It was just the first of the season and so delicious!

Orange Team! (6th and 7th graders)

Nathaniel Nugnes – Co-Director and Lead Counselor 

School: Graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy 2020

Major: International Maritime Business

Three interesting facts …

  • I recently saw a great white shark!
  • My favorite food is seafood.
  • My middle name is the same as a sunglass company name.  Can you guess what it is?

Yellow Team! (3rd, 4th, and 5th graders)

Lexi Varetimos

School: Barnstable High School; Junior

Three interesting facts …

  • I learned the presidents in kindergarten and can still name them all.
  • I don’t like soda.
  • I’ve always wanted to play hockey!

Joey Pandit

School: St. Sebastian’s School; Senior

Three interesting facts …

  • I love backpacking and mountaineering
  • I have a three legged dog named Ruby
  • I love to ski in Stowe, Vermont

Green Team! (1st and 2nd graders)

Livi Varetimos

School: Barnstable High School; Junior 

Three interesting facts …

  • I just learned how to snowboard
  • I know the entire Greek alphabet
  • I broke my finger when I was 2 and it is still broken!

Anna Nugnes

School: Stonehill College; Freshman

Major: Elementary Education

Three interesting facts …

  • I love watching the sunset
  • I like to eat ice cream for breakfast
  • I spent quarantine in Florida learning how to surf!

Chris Hostetter

School: Suffield Academy; Senior

Three interesting facts …

  • I love to play lacrosse.
  • I love to ski.
  • I lived in Hong Kong for 8 years!

Purple Team! (1st and 2nd graders)

Maggie Pronovost

School: Barnstable High School; Senior 

Three interesting facts …

  • I’m originally from Fairhaven.
  • I have a cat named Joey, but we call him Jo Jo Bananas (because sometimes he goes bananas!)
  • I am a huge disney enthusiast! 

Kayla Pultz 

School: Saint Michael’s College, 2020

Major: Elementary Education and Psychology 

Three interesting facts …

  • I graduated college this year, earning both my Bachelor of Arts and my Elementary Teaching License 
  • My favorite flavors of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream are half baked and milk & cookies.
  • The only pet my brother and I have ever owned were two Hermit Crabs(we used to race them).

Charlie Pandit 

School: Providence College; Freshman

Major: Economics and Minor in Writing

Three interesting facts …

  • I love to ski!
  •  I love to watch and play sports, especially football!
  • I was born in Portland, Oregon!

Red Team! (Pre-K and K)

Skylar Bowman  

School: Barnstable High School; Senior

Three interesting facts …

  • My mom just rescued a horse in December and then we found out she was pregnant- surprise! Now we have TWO beautiful horses. 
  • I am planning on rescuing my first dog this summer! Let me know if you see any cute pups that need homes. 
  • I turn 20 in September so I can’t wait to spend my last couple months as a “kid” with my favorite kids!

Graciella Arrascue

School: Roger Williams University; Sophomore

Major: Education Studies and my minor is Psychology

Three interesting facts …

  • This New Years Eve I saw the ball drop in Times Square
  •  I went zip lining in Costa Rica 
  • My number one talent is still doing the worm

Seneca Challies 

School: Cape Cod Community College; Sophomore

Three interesting facts …

  • I got to go to a Survivor show watch party and meet some of my favorite cast members
  •  I have two middle names, and my mom
  • I have a matching tattoo!

Lifeguard

Maeve Bendenkop

School: UMASS Amherst; Sophomore

Major: Public Health/ Pre-Med

Three interesting facts …

  • I’m learning to surf. 
  • I have polar plunged over 7 times this year! Sometimes we needed to use an ice pick to get to the water!
  • I used to compete in Kung Fu tournaments. 

**All groups counselor assignments may change due to enrollment

Fair Acres Summer Day Camp Reopening Approach

June, 2020

Fair Acres is adhering to the requirements and guidance outlined in the MASSACHUSETTS CHILD AND YOUTH SERVING PROGRAMS REOPEN APPROACH: Minimum Requirements for Health and Safety

The Minimum Requirements for Health and Safety will be checked at a minimum of twice a day via the MA State website to ensure compliance with any and all updates on requirements and guidance.

The camp’s COVID-19 point person will be camp director Lisa McIntyre.

The camp’s policies for preventing and responding to COVID-19 and the steps we are taking to ensure the health and well-being of our campers and staff come directly from the aforementioned MA state Minimum Requirements for Health and Safety, and can be found here: Fair Acres Summer Day Camp Reopening Approach

2020-2021 School Year Registration is Open!

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open!

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2020 Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Our summer camp programming is second to none!

Fair Acres Country Day Camp runs for eight weeks, through the months of July and August. Camp opens at 7:30 am, Monday through Friday, with the camp program beginning at 9:00 am. The camp program ends at 3:30 pm and extended care is available until 5:00 pm. Campers range in age from 4-11 years and are grouped according to their age. Camp runs in two week sessions with most campers choosing multiple sessions throughout the summer. We also offer a one-week Pre-Camp session at the end of June.

Fair Acres Summer Camp is all about fun! Throughout the day, campers participate in a wide range of activities which include:

  • Field Games
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Swim Lessons and Free Swim
  • Playground Play
  • Court Sports (tennis, basketball, hockey, etc.)
  • “Specialty Days”
  • Water Activities
  • Nature Exploration
  • …and more!

Good ol’ camp fun is the main theme throughout the summer with all of our activities and programming. Campers will rotate from one planned activity to the next with their counselors. All activities are planned for the week by the lead counselors and reviewed by the camp director to ensure quality programming. Campers pack a lunch and drink daily as well as a bathing suit and towel. Fair Acres provides plenty of water breaks during the camp day and requires that all campers have sneakers to ensure their safety during daily activities.

Fair Acres encourages parents to visit camp and experience the same enjoyment and excitement that campers get. Your child will make lasting friendships, learn all about what it is to be a camper and most of all… they will look forward to coming back the next day!

Specialty Programs:

  • Color Wars
  • Water Day
  • Talent Shows
  • Private Swim Lessons
  • Campfire Nights

2020 Summer Camp Dates:

  • Pre-Camp Week: 6/22-6/26
  • Session 1: 6/29-7/10
  • Session 2: 7/13-7/24
  • Session 3: 7/27-8/7
  • Session 4: 8/10-8/21

The sessions that your child is registered for are binding. A $75.00 non-refundable registration fee plus $670.00 or $725.00 is due at the time you register your child for Fair Acres Summer Camp. The $670.00 or $725.00 will be applied to your child’s last attending session. You will be invoiced by mail on June 1st, 2020 for the remaining sessions registered.

2020 Summer Camp Rates:

  • $310.00 Pre-Camp   (1 week) – Camp ends 3:30 p.m. (pick up 3:30)
  • $350.00 Pre-Camp   (1 week) – Camp & extended day (pick up 5:00)
  • $670.00 Per Session (2 weeks) – Camp ends 3:30 p.m. (pick up 3:30)
  • $725.00 Per Session (2 weeks) – Camp & extended day (pick up 5:00)
  • $540.00 Per Session (2 weeks) 2nd child – Camp ends 3:30 p.m. (pick up 3:30)
  • $610.00 Per Session (2 weeks) 2nd child – Camp & extended day (pick up 5:00)

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Check out some of our Summer Camp highlights!
Learn more about our summer camp programming here!

Read Across America Week

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate in activities that foster a love of literature by observing, “Read Across America Week!”

A heartfelt thank you to all of our parents who took the time to come in and read to the children in their classrooms last week. We couldn’t be more grateful for your participation!