Hello Friends! It with with great joy and excitement that I get to share with you that we are preparing to enter our 5th year of Hangtime!
What is Hangtime, you may be asking? Hangtime is our community after-school program that starts on October 3rd and runs throughout the entire school year. It meets every Wednesday, from 3:30pm-5:30pm at Eastport Bible Church. If your kids attend Eastport Elementary School or Tuttle Avenue School, we even pick them up for you!
We start off every Hangtime with snack and a homework time. Kids can do their homework with friends and we also have adult and teen helpers available to assist them in any way.
After that, we get together for a welcome and song time. And then all of the kids head off to workshops. We believe that kids need to be creative and kids need to play, so our workshop time accommodates this. When the weather is nice, we have Sports and Games outdoors (and indoors when it’s not).
Each week, we also offer a Cooking Class
And a few other options as well. This 45 minutes is a great time for your child to get to have fun with friends while playing and learning new things.
We end each week with a Bible Lesson and Small Groups as well. We want to do all that we can to encourage our kids to know that they are loved by God and that they can do great things.
Hangtime is for kids in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. It’s a free program and open to our community. If your child is not at Eastport or Tuttle, they are welcome to come and join us anyways!
In case you didn’t know, my name is Laura Herr and I’ve been directing Hangtime for the past 5 years. This is my amazing friend Jules Pinelli and she is our Assistant Director this year. She’s a freshman in college and she is absolutely incredible with kids. We are so happy to have her helping this year! We also have a wonderful group of adult leaders and teen helpers who help to run our program. Many of our teens attended Hangtime when they were younger and have a great love for our program.
NEW THIS YEAR
“STRONGER” WORKSHOP… This workshop is targeted for 5th and 6th grade girls and will be focused on teaching them to be stronger physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and in their friendships. Jules will be leading this group which will be split up between doing fun physical activities and then having a talk time for the girls to share their thoughts on a variety of different relatable topics. This is a tentative age for girls and we at Hangtime are offering this 45 minute workshop to help them as they work through the many challenges that they will face.
So, what do you need to do to register your child for Hangtime 18-19? It’s easy… You can just go to our church website and click on the “Hangtime” tab in the top right corner. The registration form is online and will only take a few minutes to fill out. Please register your child soon, it will help us to plan for our year.
Hangtime starts October 3rd. It’s amazing and we hope to see you there!