We are delighted to welcome seven new after-school mentors to the BSAC team! They were carefully selected from a large pool of candidates for their positive attitudes and a strong passion for making a difference. You can learn more about them by reading their bios below. If you or someone you know would be an excellent fit for the BSAC team, please click here to apply! Originally from Miami, Jose Guerrero will be a BASE mentor at Brooker Elementary! In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, exploring the outdoors, and taking road trips around the country. Jose is very excited about making a difference and being a positive role model. Coaches and professors inspired him throughout his life and kept him on the right path. He wants to continue that tradition by inspiring young students in his community. Currently, Jose plays baseball at the University of Tampa while studying for a degree in international business management, where he can use his bilingual skills. Stowers Elementary is proud to welcome its newest mentor, Chandler Bolenbaugh. He decided to apply for the position because he feels like it will be a great learning opportunity for both the students and himself. In his spare time, Chandler likes fishing, mountain biking, and riding dirt bikes. He is currently studying at Pivot Charter School and plans to go into the automotive industry. He has lived in the area for the past two years after moving from Michigan for his dad’s business. Derek Mcdermott will also be joining the BASE team at Brooker Elementary. He loves the sport of racing cars and enjoys playing football. He can’t wait to start working with kids on fun activities and plans to make them excited about learning! Derek is from the Brandon area and currently attends Newsome High. He plans on becoming a CNC mechanist. We want to welcome Calvin, a new runner at Kingswood Elementary School. He brought previous experience working with kids and grew up with three younger sisters that he loves to hang out with. Outside of work, you can find Calvin enjoying outdoor activities, including scuba diving, fishing, and baseball. Calvin plans to one day attend flight school to become
Join us during winter break for snowball fights, bobsled scooter relays, swimming, ornament making, and other festive games & crafts! December 23: 7am - 6:30pm December 24: HALF DAY 7am - 1pm December 25: CLOSED December 26: 7am - 6:30pm December 27: 7am - 6:30pm December 30: 7am - 6:30pm December 31: HALF DAY 7am - 1pm January 1: CLOSED January 2: 7am - 6:30pm January 3: 7am- 6:30pm January 6: 7am - 6:30pm $120/Week or $40/Day
Today the students at Stowers learned about pollination! They learned all about the importance of bees within our environment! After the lesson, each of the students got to decorate a photo of a bee to be displayed at the school!
To celebrate Halloween the students at Stowers Elementary designed a Halloween themed door mural! The mural read “Happy Halloween from BSAC!” and students got to incorporate spooky bats and pumpkins they created!
By using tin foil and clay the students at Stowers Elementary and their friends were able to practice mimicking Giacometti's minimalist style. Students designed then created their own 3-dimensional models of themselves. To achieve the minimalist style the students based their designs off stick figures they drew before they began.
Students at Stowers Elementary practiced their basketball skills during outdoor time today. The students practiced shooting the ball into the hoop from different spots on the court as well as dribbling!
The BASE students at Stowers Elementary learned about artist Henry Matisse today. After the lesson students skillfully placed fruit roll-ups and frosting on cookies to create edible art inspired by Matisse. Students enjoyed making their cookies but eating them was even more fun!
Join us for a Spooktacular evening of fun! This parent's night out event will include pizza, swimming, costumes, and activities for ages 5-14. To sign up, please register through Amilia or call member services at (813)689-0908. ACTIVITIES: Costume Contest Pool Time Bobbing for Apples (with chopsticks) Mummy Wrap – A team race of mummies & toilet paper. Face Painting Mystery Box – Guess what spooky items are hidden inside. Human Knot- Which team will unravel the fastest? Halloween Dance Party Dinner includes 2 slices of pizza, a Capri Sun, and a cookie to decorate. For pick up, text ahead to (813) 553-7100 as the lobby will be closed. Register for BSAC’s Spooktacular through Amilia. Please include any medical conditions or allergies on the wavier at sign up. Pack a bathing suit and towel. To volunteer, email us at: MemberServices@mybsac.org.
Today, to begin the activity and gain a better understanding of what they were instructed to create the students learned a great deal about Pablo Picasso and his establishment of Cubism art. Cubism art was explained as a new way to see different objects. The students then used clay to model their own cubism self-portrait. After they finished each of the students proudly showed off their own masterpieces and got to take them home. This activity allowed the students to create a piece of art while also expanding their mind by creatively helping their friends make their own portraits as well.