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Office Report prepared by Esther Hill, Administrator
Kensington Community Council Board Meeting
January 8, 2007

Kensington After School Enrichment Program:

Due to an unprecedented demand for kindergarten classes, we’ve added another carpentry class, tennis class, and critter adventure class, and we’ve added an extra teacher to games and sports so we can double the class size. We now have 45 classes for winter session with 334 filled seats. Winter session began today and runs through March 23.

Holiday Program:

The holiday performance co-sponsored with the Kensington Library was a big success. The library staff handed out over 100 free tickets before the event, although I believe actual attendance may have been closer to 90.

Adult Programs:

We’ll offer a number of classes this spring. Nick Lawrence is returning for swing dance lessons on March 2, 9, 16, and 23. Carolyn Holm, our KASEP art teacher, will offer “Art for the Closet Artist” for adults who want to try their hands at art. This will include an art of collage class on Feb. 26 and March 5, and an art of drawing class on March 19 and 26. Our salsa teacher is currently out of the country, but I’m hoping to offer another series of salsa dance classes in February and/or March. Due to low enrollment on Thursdays, the morning yoga class has been dropped, but we may extend the Tuesday class an additional 15 minutes. We continue to offer yoga on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Summer Camp:

Over the holiday break, Jessica Smith met with our new camp director, Kevan Warren, to begin planning for summer. In January, we’ll work on scheduling field trips and specialty teachers so we’ll be ready to mail brochures and applications out in mid-February. Summer camp will begin on Monday, June 18, and will run through Friday, August 24.

Other Administrative:

Liz Ruhland, the Kensington librarian, is ordering new letters and tracks for the signboard by the library.

I’ll prepare tax forms in January for all our independent contractors paid in 2006.

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