April Vacation Camp Highlights

This year’s April Vacation Camp was an action-packed week, full of fun and friendships, featuring plenty of outdoor games, imaginative play, crafts and nature-based activities!

Our vacation campers made use of the entire campus, and enjoyed this year’s themes, which included Sports Day, Super Hero Day and a Color Wars Day…

News from Amigo!

We are so happy to report that Amigo, our beloved school horse, is settling in just fine at his new home in Athens, Georgia, with his owner, trainer and caregiver, Molly Larson. Molly, a 99′ Fair Acres graduate, tells us Amigo is loving the warm weather, enjoying the Southern hospitality and making new friends everyday!

Molly made the decision to bring Amigo to Georgia last September to be with her, as she was completing her three-year residency specializing in Internal Equine Medicine. Molly recently graduated from the UPenn Veterinarian program, and after completing an internship in Kentucky, she moved to Athens, where she now resides with her fiancé, Dan Adams (veterinarian surgeon), their dogs, Luke, and three-legged Golden Retriever, Lefty (pictured below).

All are doing well and we look forward to their safe return to Fair Acres someday soon!

Read more about Amigo’s departure last October, here!

Welcoming Spring with Eric Carle!

There’s no better way to welcome Spring than by immersing ourselves in a unit about the beloved children’s book author, Eric Carle! Besides being beautiful and entertaining, his books always offer children the opportunity to learn something about the world around them.

Some of the titles our students have been enjoying, include:

  • The Tiny Seed
  • The Little Cloud
  • The Hungry Caterpillar
  • A House for Hermit Crab

In addition to reading his stories, our students have also been participating in numerous activities inspired by Carle’s loveable characters and vibrant illustrations, even growing their own peas from seeds!

Our teachers have been proudly displaying their students’ colorful renditions of Carle’s illustrations, which they used an array of mediums to create.

We hope you enjoy the sampling below!

2021 Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Thank you for your interest in Fair Acres Summer Day Camp!

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 last summer a tremendous success!

Check out the highlights in our 2020 Summer Camp Newsletter

2021 Summer Camp Dates:

  • Session 1: 7/5-7/16
  • Session 2: 7/19-7/30
  • Session 3: 8/2-8/13
  • Session 4: 8/16-8/27

2021 Summer Camp Rates:

  • $765.00 Per Session (2 weeks)
  • $688.00 Per Session (2 weeks) 2nd child

A $75.00 non-refundable registration fee plus $765.00 is due at the time you register your child for Fair Acres Summer Camp. The $765 will be applied to your child’s last attending session. You will be invoiced by mail on June 1st, 2021 for the remaining sessions registered.

REGISTER HERE!

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. 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.

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.

At Fair Acres, 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

The Best Summer Ever:

We have been working hard all winter preparing for the “biggest and best” Summer Camp program ever at Fair Acres for the upcoming summer! Our goal is to create a positive experience that will last a lifetime for our campers and ensure a summer of “good ol’ camp fun!”

The program for the summer months has been designed to utilize the seven plus acres that encompass Fair Acres. The country setting offers large green lawn areas, fully equipped playgrounds, a tennis court, a basketball court, a putting green, a ball field and plenty of wooded area for nature. The area also includes spring fed Shubael’s Pond with its’ sandy bottom and gradual depth offering swimming instruction by Red Cross Certified Instructors. Emphasis will be on physical development through motor skills, arts and crafts, swimming instruction, nature, music and good camp fun. Fair Acres classroom buildings are spacious facilities that are utilized on rainy days and special activities.

Fair Acres Summer Camp is staffed with hand selected, qualified persons from all over New England. Our staff is rigorously trained and thoroughly understands the needs of each camper as an individual. Most of all, they are enthusiastic, energetic and anxious to work with your child to develop to their full potential.

Come join us this summer at Fair Acres for all the fun a child can handle! We are looking forward to a great summer with you and your family.

The Larson Family

REGISTER HERE!

 

2021-2022 School Year Registration is Open!

Thank you for your interest in Fair Acres country Day school.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR IS NOW OPEN!

2021-2022 REGISTRATION

2021-2022 TUITION

LEARN MORE

SCHEDULE A TOUR

REOPENING APPROACH

Call (508) 420-3288 for more information and to schedule your personal tour of our expansive nature-based campus nestled on the sandy shores of sparkling Shubael Pond, boasting several outdoor classrooms, forests, fields, gardens and playgrounds!

We are prepared to offer your child a safe and nurturing environment in which to learn, play and grow! We can’t wait to welcome you to Fair Acres!

Kindness Counts!

As a way to promote and model kindness throughout the Fair Acres community, the Kindergarten class sends monthly “Kindness Connection” packets to each class that contains a book for their class library, a return letter template and some treats for their peers to enjoy!

     

Ms. Julie’s 5-day Pre-K class showing off the December Kindness Connection packet.

Ms. Tracy holds the November Kindergarten Kindness Connection packet, distributed in recognition of World Kindness Day, which is observed annually on November 13th.

We know that even a small act of kindness can make a big impact! Interested in joining Fair Acres in spreading kindness in 2021? Check out Kindness.org for some inspiring initiatives!

#KindnessCounts

State-of-the-Art REME Air Purification System Installed in Every Classroom!

As COVID-19 continues to surge through the U.S., Fair Acres continues to make the health and safety of our students and staff our number one priority. Fair Acres has gone over and above the CDC, EEC, and state requirements by implementing extensive protocols for facility cleaning, personal hygiene and social distancing. We have also remodeled our classrooms to ensure smaller, isolated classes as well as redesigned our curriculum to include extensive outdoor learning with our new educational PODS.

The pandemic has brought many changes to our lives and we would like to acknowledge the support, generosity, and willingness to adapt by all our Fair Acres Families. Truly it has been a total team effort to get to where we are today. With that said, I would like to thank our newest member of the Fair Acres Family, Alex and Adrianna Braga for their generous donation. During Thanksgiving break, Braga Bros Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning teamed up with Fair Acres to install three state of the art REME Generator Advanced Oxidation Systems throughout our school. With this air purification system, micro-organisms can be reduced by over 99%! Gases, VOCS, odors and dust will also be reduced via charged Advanced Oxidation Plasma carried throughout each classroom for a continuous purification process. This along with our Evaclean Protexus Electrostatic sprayer gives us the edge on fighting COVID-19, influenza, and the common cold!

Once again, thank you Braga family and all our Fair Acres Families for your continued support. I know I speak for our entire team when I say we will continue to work hard to ensure a positive experience for all during these unique times.

Stay positive and be heathy!

Curt and Jodi

Check out the REME system below!

 

 

Scholastic Book Fair

Join us for our online book fair, November 17th – November 30th!

Dear Families:

Our school will celebrate the power of reading at the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. You are invited to help our school create a culture of reading, build our school libraries, and you will have the opportunity to shop and select books with your child for your home library! A portion of all the proceeds will go back to our school – your support makes a difference!

The more your children read with you at home, the better their comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency.

Check out this reading research and find more information on how you can support your child’s reading life at home, here.

Please mark your calendars to visit our Book Fair online and help your child discover their next favorite book.

New Online Shopping Option!

Shop The Scholastic Store online and choose from over 6,000 items! All orders ship direct to home and book-only orders over $25 ship free. Plus, all purchases benefit our school.

Visit our homepage to get started, here!

Adios Amigo!

At the end of October, the Fair Acres family said “goodbye” to our beloved horse, Amigo. Embarking on an exciting adventure, Amigo traveled down to Georgia, where he was reunited with Miss Molly (Curt and Jodi’s daughter) and the staff at his new home.

Amigo came to Fair Acres and joined the Larson family 12 years ago. Molly, who was a Junior in high school at the time, welcomed Amigo with love and excitement. Her passion for animals, especially horses, led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Molly completed her veterinary studies recently at the University of Pennsylvania, and is now in Athens, Georgia doing a three-year residency in Internal Equine medicine. A 1998 graduate of Fair Acres, we knew Molly would go on to do amazing things! Realizing her dream of becoming a veterinarian, Molly felt it was time to have Amigo with her on a full-time basis again.

Over the years, Amigo has brought the Fair Acres Family so much happiness and joy. From visiting him at his barn, to feeding him apples picked form our apple trees, to observing his veterinary check-ups, and watching Miss Jodi interact with him in his arena – we will never forget the memories that we have all made with Amigo.

Although we will miss our friend Amigo, we are so happy that he is enjoying his new home and we wish him all the best!

The Fair Acres Family

Kindergarten Community Service Project

We are so excited to share this year’s Kindergarten Community Service Project!

A Baby Center is a Hyannis non-profit organization that helps ensure the good health and safety of babies in need on Cape Cod and the Islands.