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Summer Garden & Back To School

We have spent all summer growing our vegetable garden (which is located at Como Lake Middle School) and the kids got to help strengthen the garden fencing we put in last year.  Here are some photos of the garden, and one of the kids helping to reinforce the fencing.

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Our garden is a year round project.  Every school takes a turn at looking after the gardening.  Kateslem kids grow all the veggies and fruits and use them in our program… and whatever excess we have goes home to their families. This year’s crop was the biggest ever… we had tomatoes, beans, peas, radishes, green onions, zucchinis, peppers, squash and cucumber.

We will have lots of healthy veggies to start September with!

Kateslem - Back to school - Coquitlam After School Program

Kateslem Programs start again on September 7th

Welcome Back!

Kateslem After School Program supporting Youth At Risk in Coquitlam

 

Kateslem Summer Updates

It has been an extremely busy year. Here are a few updates for Summer:

Our ‘Kateslem Walk To Protect Kids’ 2016:

Our Walk in June raised almost $8,000!

Thanks to all the students, parents, businesses and community groups that helped us with this fund-raiser! 

See you in 2017!

Summer Program:

Our summer program is up and running at Como Lake Middle School for July…

And will be operating during August at Banting Middle School.

Dragon Boat Races:

The Kateslem Dragon Boat Team took first place in dragon boating racing this year, despite it being EXTREMELY wet!

Year End Field Trip:

The Kateslem Kids had a blast horseback riding, at the Kateslem Year End Field Trip!

 

Have a great Summer!

Kateslem After School Program supporting Youth At Risk in Coquitlam

 

Busy Fall

The 2015 Fall Season has been a busy one, here at Kateslem!

Our Kateslem Thanksgiving Dinner was a huge success, with about 160 people attending.  We cooked 7 turkeys, and everyone left very full!

Hillcrest Middle School will be hosting our Kateslem Halloween Costume Party on October 30th, from 3:00 to 5:30 pm.

Como Lake Middle School will be having a Kateslem Lacrosse Clinic on Fridays, during the month of November, run by Karyn’s dad, Coach Joe.

And, perhaps our MOST exciting news…

The Kateslem After-School Program in Coquitlam is expanding to Glen Elementary, starting in January!

Kateslem Mini After Svchool Program in Coquitlam - Now Open - Kateslem.com

The new Program is called Kateslem Mini, and will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It is the exact same program as the Kateslem Middle School Program, but geared for younger kids in Elementary School.

To get a PDF version of the Kateslem Mini Program information, you can open a PDF document, here.

You can find out more about this program, by clicking on the Kateslem Mini link in the Navigation Bar above, or click here.

 

 

 

Back to School 2015

Hello!  Hope everyone had an awesome Summer… it seemed to just fly by!

Kateslem - Back to school - Coquitlam After School Program

Kateslem opens at Summit, Como Lake and Banting Middle Schools, on September 9th… (the first full day of school)

Kateslem opens at Hillcrest Middle School on Monday, September 14th.

All new Kateslem youth are asked to meet at the Office that day after school, so we can show them to the Kateslem rooms.

Available spots for the Kateslem Program vary by school, and change more quickly than this page is updated, so please contact Karyn, or your School’s Principal, to find out if spots are available.

Kateslem - Back to school - Coquitlam After School Program

Kateslem is an after school program running at Banting, Summit, Como Lake and Hillcrest Middle Schools in Coquitlam, BC