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Kindergarten - 4th Graders

Add Water and Stir Ink After-School Program 2:45-6:00 pm

We spend our after school hours at Hillside school where your child is dismissed to us in the cafeteria and have 30 minutes of playground play (weather permitting), we head inside where children wash-up and eat a home brought nutritious snack. After that the fun continues with projects to enrich your child socially, creatively and even academically (shh..). We offer time for homework plus homework assistance. After homework is done, it is followed by a final half hour of down time to enjoy quality time with good friends.

Homework, Projects and More

  • A quiet learning environment, offering home- work guidance and direction when needed.

  • Special enrichment workshops/projects begin at 3:45 p.m. daily.

  • Parent “pick-up time” is between 5:45-6:00 p.m. Extended day to 6:30 available.

  • Open on school holidays and school closings by arrangement. 

5th & 6th Graders

We’re there when you can’t be...

To mentor and stimulate your child in a safe enriching space designed to help ease the transition to the middle school experience and care for the sophisticated needs of your

5th or 6th grader.

Educational Activities include:

Homework Assistance. Computers available for research. Indoor and outdoor games and access to workshops.


Intern Program

Open to all 6 & 7 graders

Have your middle-schooler join our group as a paid assistant. Our interns will be assigned a younger child to mentor, help with snack and homework, clean-ups, etc. While a fee will be charged to your family for our supervision, we’ll “payback” $5.00 per day to your child. 

Daily After School Care

Enriching Projects

Add Water and Stir Ink is for all those who love to learn, create and problem solve. Offered at Hillside school, our in-house workshops and project hour runs from 4:30-5:30 Monday through Friday. These workshops and/or projects add a level of creative structure to our afternoons, giving our students tools and tricks to help them grow, learn and have fun. They ask daily, "what's our project for the day", and are very excited to learn some new skills. We work on creative science, wire sculpture, creating jewelry from unusual materials, tessalations and 2-D designs of all kinds. 

In the spring and early fall when the weather is great, we offer in house "FREE SKATE" Fridays. We allow the students to bring in skateboards with all their safety gear and give them an hour (or more) for skating. We put on music and have a great time. We have interns and staff members who are skateboarders and help to teach our crew how to feel confident on a board. We invite other skaters in the community to come by and enjoy sometime with us because we do believe it takes a village to raise children. We not only want our students to feel confident on a skateboard, but to feel trust in their communities and to make friends with people they thought they had nothing in common with. 

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