Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Electivity.
Wish there was an easier way for your child to continue learning new skills and discovering new abilities after the school day? Wish you could squeeze in a work email or errand before school pick-up?
With Electivity’s customized afterschool enrichment programs, you can!
Led by two Marin moms, Electivity was borne from their constant search for quality after-school programs. They were delighted to find interesting programs (tried and tested by their children) and capable instructors with whom they have formed robust relationships. Encouraged by fellow parents’ call for access to high quality and affordable after-school activities, the moms launched a free service to schools, customizing after-school programs offered on school premises.
Electivity curates and builds a full spectrum of programs for schools, and offers enriching learning opportunities that complement the school day through classes such as: languages, STEM, circus arts, culinary arts, cheer, hula, keyboarding, magic/stage presence, multi-sports, performing and mixed media arts, and much more.
You’re family’s growing, your space is shrinking and you can’t help but feel like maybe it’s time for a serious suburban upgrade? You’re not alone! Countless families are making the leap to Marin County each year, from the Bay Area and beyond. And who can blame them? The weather is amazing (barring the recent rainy weekends—ugh!), the lifestyle is equally incredible, and it’s close enough to the city to get your fix when you need it. Plus, in Marin County you’re surrounded by countless outdoor activities and the area’s stunning beauty, which you used to pack up the family on the weekends to visit, especially during the City’s foggy summer months.
So how do you know when it’s time to consider the Big Move? Here are some signs we hear over and over from city mamas as well as our friends and neighbors in the area. If you’re considering a move to Marin—or have already made the leap—chances are these will sound very familiar…
#1. You’re getting creative with space—a little too creative
Over the past 36 years, thousands of students have spent their summers learning through UC Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP), pursuing areas of interest such as architecture, computer programming, law, calculus, seashore science, and endless other disciplines. Our students, ranging in ages from 5–17, come to ATDP ready to learn and willing to be challenged.
ATDP courses are taught by outstanding public school, private school, and university instructors, who are passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the subjects they teach. Students with budding interests in specific areas receive a unique opportunity to interact and learn from teachers and peers with similar interests as their own. By the end of the summer session, students think and understand their subject matters more deeply.
The New Village School is hosting an Open House School Tour for all interested parents this Saturday, January 9, 10 am–12:30 pm.
The New Village School, a Bay Area independent school located in Sausalito, redefines education for children in grades K–8. This is a unique learning environment that is best experienced in person. Come hear about the curriculum and philosophy from the teaching team and meet recent graduates who will tell you how NVS has served them in their transition to high school.
Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from the Osher Marin JCC and Clubhouse J.
You and your friends are invited to the Clubhouse J FREE Open House Party on Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 3–6 pm. It takes place at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, in San Rafael. RSVP for the Open House Party here.
The open house will include fun for all with games, a bounce house, Zumba, snacks, friends, and fun, plus it's free for everyone! Parents are welcome to enjoy a cup of Peet’s coffee from the Plaza J café and take a tour of the JCC.
About Clubhouse J
Come play with us in the Clubhouse on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3 to 5:30 pm. The Clubhouse is a unique place where kids from all over Marin come to make new friends, strengthen their swim skills, explore their artistic side, Zumba to their favorite songs, try new things, and have a blast. Our experienced staff will help your Club Buddy build new relationships, spark their creativity, and ignite their imagination. Let’s unplug and rediscover the magic of PLAY.
If you haven’t been to Novato's Bay Club StoneTree recently, you’re missing out! Join us for our Thanksgiving Golf Shotgun at 8 am, followed by a Thanksgiving Buffetfrom noon to 4 pm that’s sure to please all ages. Golf is complimentary for Bay Club members, $50 for non-members. Golfing with a Bay Club member? Ask us about our special holiday offer.
The menu includes everything from breakfast favorites to the traditional savories you’d expect on Turkey Day. Add family activities (weather permitting) and football games playing on the many televisions on our Terrace and you’re sure to have a great time with us. Brunch is $25 for those participating in the Shotgun, $35 for Club West members, $40 for Bay Club members and $45 for guests. For menu specifics, questions, or to RSVP for both or either event, email us at Events.BCST@bayclubs.com or call our golf desk at (415) 209-6090.
Orangetheory Fitness Greenbrae—Marin will be the ninth location in the Bay Area. We will be at Bon Air Center (just to the right of Mollie Stone’s) and are planning our soft launch for early December. There are currently over 300 Orangetheory locations worldwide.
Orangetheory is built around the physiological concept of excess-post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). During EPOC, the body continues to burn calories at a higher rate (even though the workout is over). The goal of an Orangetheory trainer is to get each one of their class participants to work for 12–20 minutes at a rate of 84% or higher of their maximum heart rate, thereby producing EPOC.
Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Headlands Kids Coop School.
Are you the parent of a 2–3 year old who believes it’s never too early to learn? Do you have the time and ideas to control your child’s education? Do you value STEM education and are ready to learn?
Then we invite you to join us to form an academic oriented co-op preschool group which will focus on the principles of STEM learning. We have the space—now we need the families!
Our goal is to run the program for 2 to 3 days a week. Our first task will be to work together on the curriculum and build the desired educational environment for our children using parental involvement with teacher support. We are building this project for our children, not as a business opportunity and welcome other Marin parents who value a high-quality, hands on, early childhood education.