Thanks To Our Young Ambassadors!

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We’re always happy when people get involved in the Playhouse, but we’re especially inspired when that involvement comes from teens and pre-teens.

 

In addition to our ongoing partnership with the Girl Scouts for our Fine Motor Skills classes,  a group of 7th graders from Washburne Middle School in Winnetka, IL, raised $346 in a bake sale to benefit the Playhouse. (One of their class members has Down syndrome). 
In a similar vein, a 6th grader from John L. Marsh elementary school, Nadia Estrada, has helped direct her school’s interest in GiGi’s as an organization to learn more about (and has worked to get her fellow students to stop using the “R” word).

 

And in March, Cara Culbert, a senior from Chicago Waldorf High School will helps us with a three-week internship as part of her senior project about the care and treatment of the developmentally disabled from the 1800s until now.  

 

The work these young Ambassadors have been doing on our behalf is both humbling and motivating. We truly appreciate the way they are changing attitudes not only among their peers, but of an entire generation.  

 

This Week

 

Wednesday, Feb. 22  

Open Play

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

The Mid-Week Fun Continues during our regularly scheduled Open Play. 

 

Wednesday, Feb. 22 

Busy Hands, Bigger Plans

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Our Advanced Fine Motors Skills Class helps with handwriting and other finger skills.  

 

Friday, Feb. 24 

Teen Drama Class

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Hot Off Their Holiday Pageant, our teen drama troupe works on its next Shakespeare production.

 

Saturday, Feb. 25

2nd Annual Gala

7 p.m. 

Dress Up and Celebrate. Tickets are still available, and you can get them online.

 

Sunday, Feb. 26

Open Play

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Fun For the Weekend. And an Open Play.  

Literacy as scheduled.

  

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Next Week  

Tuesday, Feb. 28   

Little Fingers, Big Plans

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Learning Letters. Our beginning fine motor skills class continues working on handwriting and other skills.   

 

Wednesday, Feb. 29      

Open Play

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Celebrate Leap Day with some fun at the playhouse.  

 

Wednesday, Feb. 29  

Busy Hands, Bigger Plans

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

ABC, Easy as 123. Our Fine Motor Class for our more advanced students.     

 

Friday, March 2

Playhouse Clean-Up

9:30 a.m.

Time to rotate the toys and arrange the books.  

     

Friday, March 2 

Teen Drama Class

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Limelight on Lincoln as our teen thespians continue preparations for a big Shakespeare production.

 

   

Literacy as scheduled. 

http://jldesigntestsite.info/location-chicago.asp 

… And Beyond    

Thursday, March 15 

Volunteer Orientation 

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Get a chance to learn more about the Playhouse, and what opportunities are available to help us out. 

 
http://jldesigntestsite.info/location-chicago.asp 

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You’re already using social media to keep track of your high-school exes, why not use it to keep track of the Playhouse?

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