-April 25: Bee day. Session 2/ little kids.
-April 25: Bee day. Session 2/ big kids.
-May 2: Pajama Day. Session 1/ all kids.
-May 2: Pajama Day. Session 2/ big kids.
May 16 we may or may not need a volunteer, depending on what we decide to do about the spring play.
2. Zoo trip.
Is May 9! Admission costs will come out of HIVE funds. 2 and under are free. Meet at gift shop at 9:45.
3. Spring play.
So many kids still seem so nervous about being in the play.
I was wondering if it might be more age-appropriate if we broke the kids into two groups and did two small plays for each other right at co-op. The plays would really just be story/poems that an adult narrator reads that incorporates all their chosen characters and they come out and can either say their lines or the adult can say their lines as part of the story (I’ll write these). Won’t require much practice at all and they will have the fun of “surprising” each other. And the kids can make trees as the “set” for the magical forest that we put up on the gym wall. Theater in the round on the gym floor might be less intimidating.
We could also have the kids do a talent show on that day and use the stage if the kids want to. I know many are eager to show off talents and activities they’ve been working on. 😉 This could take place on May 16.
Of course, if others think they should do a full-on play on stage on a weekend day, we can definitely consider it!
Or, if people talk to their kids and their interest level is not high, we could scrap the whole thing? The idea was that they would be very engaged because they would get to make decisions, but I’m wondering how much they actually want to do it!
A HIVE graduation ceremony has been mentioned in discussion. Thoughts on this? Should we do it? When? Details?
5. Surplus/ Year books.
Rich will figure out our exact surplus this week. So far, coming ut of the surplus is zoo admission and year books. (Heather had the idea that our funds could cover the cost and I thought it was a great idea so no one will have to find the money for that.)
We will determine what the additional surplus is and then we can either:
-Redistribute to members.
-Plan discounted admission/activity someplace to anyone who is interested?
We will have an end-of-the-year picnic on May 23 at the park where we had the nature scavenger hunt! Kids can play on the playground, have a picnic, and sign each other’s yearbooks.
Any other questions or ideas? We will also need to have a planning meeting at some point to discuss what we want to do next year for those who plan to be involved. We have a steering committee, but really, everyone needs to be involved so we can determine who we have and what we want HIVE to be next year.