The French Maternal School parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Early Engineers, September 2014
Thanks for the note. [My daughter] really enjoyed class and is looking forward to the next one.
Forcey Christian parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Mindstorms, March 2012
My son R. came home incredibly excited about his first meeting. He’s always loved Legos and has an affinity for science, math and engineering. He said this is the best activity he’s ever done.
Beverly Farms E.S. parent, Potomac, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, March 2015
Thank you. My kids are really enjoying your class and would like to continue.
Fields Road E.S. parent, Gaithersburg, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, October 2014
Very impressive! Thanks for sharing your smarts with our little learners. Love the recaps.
Kensington Parkwood E.S. parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Storybook Science, October 2015
The first thing A. did at pick-up today was to open his backpack so he could show me what he made in class--it was the highlight of our evening at home, too! I look forward to seeing more projects and talking to him about the class in the coming weeks.
Ritchie Park E.S. parent, Rockville, Md. Class: Storybook Science, February 2015
J. really enjoys this class and I love the approach you take to teaching science. It really brings it to life and gets them to think differently about the world around them. Have a great weekend!
Westbrook E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Storybook Science, October 2014
E. was really excited to show me the clay models of fossils he made today. Storybook Science is one of his favorite after school clubs.
Oakland Terrace E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, May 2014
Thank you for a great program and for taking time to update the parents. I appreciated!
Wood Acres E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, October 2013
[C. and C.] both came away from last Thursday’s session with a better understanding of teamwork and sharing responsibilities with their partners. I really appreciate your work with the kids!
Forcey Christian School Parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Storybook Science, April 2013
A. absolutely loves the class. And the things he brings home --he will go in detail explaining what he did. I can't even get him to do that for his regular school work --lol.
Murch E.S. parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Space Engineers, October 2015
Thank you for sending these email updates out, it's great to hear what [my children] are doing each Wednesday. We appreciate your time and enthusiasm.
Kensington Parkwood E.S. parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, September 2014
Thank you so much for making this a wonderful class for J.! He is really enjoying it!
Oakland Terrace E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Video Game Programming, October 2014
Thanks so much. My kids absolutely love this course!
Girls Get Science summer camp parent, Silver Spring, Md. 2014
The girls say that it was probably better that it was just with other girls since boys can be bossy with the toys, doing the projects themselves rather than letting girls have a turn to truly tinker.
Wood Acres E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Let’s Roll Engineers, October 2014
Our son R. is really enjoying the class. It is great that even the little guys are being exposed to these early lessons in mechanics, even as they have fun building with Legos :-)
Oak View E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, April 2015
Thanks. She is very happy in this club.
Lakewood E.S. parent, Rockville, Md. Class: Robo Challenge, June 2013
[My son] really enjoyed the class! He didn't have a favorite, but he enjoyed both sessions of Robo Challenge and was sad to see it end.
Flora Singer E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Engineers, October 2015
Thanks for the detailed description of the class and the fun pictures. I really appreciate the time you took to write. It will be fun to talk to our son about the different types of gears. At the same time, we (the parents) learn, too. He had a great time and is looking forward to
Murch E.S. parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Space Engineers, November 2015
Well done! I really appreciate what you are doing. V. is very enthusiastic about this class. He tells me about it every time.
Fields Road E.S. parent, Gaithersburg, Md., Class: Lego Robotics, December 2014
[My son] A. has been thoroughly enjoying the Lego Robotics class. Thank you.
Wood Acres E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Lego Engineers, April 2014
Wanted to let you know that [my son] really enjoyed Lego Engineers. It’s the only after school activity that he’s consistently looked forward to every week. It’s a great program.
Parent, Rock View E.S., Kensington, Md. Class: Intro to Video Game Programming, March 2016
Thank you so much for a great class. My son J. loved it!
Thunder Hill E.S. parent, Columbia, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, October 2013
The pictures are great! A. was very exited when he got home and told us all about the hungry alligator. ... Thanks for doing such a wonderful job with the children!
Montgomery Housing Partnership, club coordinator. Class: Video Game Programming, November 2013
"Thanks so much. The kids really enjoyed themselves We are grateful for the program and you giving the kids so much to look forward too."
Carderock E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Storybook Science, March 2014
E. told me when he got home that he had so much fun building a straw house. So glad to know he had a blast!
Kensington Parkwood E.S. Parent, South Kensington, Md. Class: Mindstorms, November 2013
Thanks for doing such a great job with the kids - A. looks forward to it every week- and hasn't complained once about being the only girl in class."
Woodlin E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, November 2011
My son G. adored this after school program. I have never seen him more excited about anything before. He loves Legos and now, loves programming robots. This is a brilliant program and we will definitely be interested in anything else you have to offer.
Parent of Camp GrAd Lab camper, Silver Spring, Md. 2014
My child came home excited every day about the inventions, the video game creation, etc. etc. Always ready to go back for more!
Dufief E.S. parent, Gaithersburg, Md. Class: Robo Challenge, November 2013
This class was fantastic for my 3rd grade son. He enjoyed the simple introduction to programming and building.
Cold Spring E.S. parent, Potomac, Md. Class: Lego Engineers, October 2015
I can't tell you how much [my daughter] S. loves the class! Her only complaint is that the class is too short.
Woodlin E.S. club coordinator, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, May 2012
That was simply a wonderful class. Thank you so much for your excellent teaching. And your great communications with families. You have set a high standard for other clubs.
Garrett Park E.S. parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Robo Challenge, October 2013
D. LOVES your class!! He spoke about it all night, so thanks so much for making it so fun and interesting!
Oakland Terrace E.S. parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Lego Robotics
Both my daughters did the class and they loved goingeach week! I feel it opens them up to different paths for girls then what are normally offered to them!
Garrett Park E.S. Parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Let’s Roll Engineers, April 2014
A. LOVED class yesterday! He was so proud of the work - talked about the 'baby' type of legos ( now I wish I hadn't given away all my Duplos) - that they were actually great to work with. Thank you!
John Hanson Montessori School parent, Oxon Hill, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, February 2014
He loves it! I will have to get there early one day to check it out. I will also look at the summer camp information. Haste pronto, yo espero!
Carderock E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Storybook Science, May 2014
Thanks for teaching the class. C. really enjoyed it.
Kensington Parkwood parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Electronics, March 2013
Thanks a lot for all your hard work with the kids- A. loved it and is still having fun with the [burglar] alarm!
Oak View E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Robotics A, April 2015
S. is really enjoying your class. I love to see his huge smile when he talks about what he's learning. Money well spent!!!! ... Also thanks for the informative emails.
Parent, National Presbyterian, Washington, D.C. Class: Lego Robotics, March 2016
Thank you for the pictures of the robotics class just completed at NPS. My son D. absolutely loved it. We hope you will be offering more classes there.
Stone Mill E.S. parent, North Potomac, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, September 2014
Thank you for such a thorough email. My daughter had a fantastic time and told me she can't wait until next week!!! Thank you.
College Gardens E.S. parent, Rockville, Md. Class: Video Game Programming, October 2015
Thanks for sending these terrific and detailed updates! It helps me understand quite a bit. [My son] is enjoying your class very much.
Wood Acres E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Storybook Lego, October 2015
Thank you for a great class. My son, A., definitely enjoyed himself and gave us a full report each week on the activities of the class. He is sad to see it end and hopes to meet up with you in a future class.
E.L. Haynes Charter School parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Mindstorms, March 2015
I just wanted to say thank you for these weekly updates. My son really enjoys the class.
Dayton Oaks E.S. parent, Dayton Oaks, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, March 2014
"My son is J. ... is having a blast!!! Thanks for the pictures and updates!! I greatly appreciate it since I work full time and never get to participate to often with the kids' school activities."
Garrett Park E.S. parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Let’s Roll Engineers, April 2014
Thank you for this great update-it's so nice to have parent updates directly from the program (my kids are very vague on details!). Sounds like a great class!
Wood Acres E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Lego Engineers, October 2015
Thanks so much! My daughter R. really enjoyed the class!
Wood Acres E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, February 2014
W. really loves the class, so thank you. [He] tells me he 'wishes he had robotics every day.'
Chabad of Silver Spring activities coordinator, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Engineers, November 2013
The kids had a blast and so did I. Many children continued to ask after you had left when you were coming back!
Concord Hill E.S., Chevy Chase, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, November 2014
Thank you so much! [My daughter] S. LOVED the class and I asked CHS to continue it in the Spring because it's her favorite after school activity.
Thunder Hill E.S. parent, Columbia, Md. Class: Lego Robotics November 2013
[My son] just loves the class! You are clearly doing a great job with these kids.
Cashell E.S. parent, Olney, Md. Class: Lego Robotics October 2013
S. had an amazing time. Thank you so much for the pictures too!!!"
Peabody E.S. parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Early Engineers, October 2014
My son S. is enjoying the Early Engineers class.
Farmland E.S. parent, Rockville, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, March 2014
"I appreciate your messages about the classes. G. loved the [Lego Robotics] class with you. Thanks so much for being his teacher for the class and giving him this opportunity."
Murch E.S. parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Lego Robotics, November 2015
My son, A., absolutely loves this class and has asked to continue it. What are the options for after school or weekend classes going forward?
Northfield E.S. Parent, Ellicott City, Md. Class: Lego Robotics November 2013
LOVE getting all the fun pictures and stories! My son T. proclaims this is one of the best parts of his week. Wanted you to know how much we appreciate you.
Murch E.S. parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Electronics, March 2015
O. is really enjoying the class and I appreciate these quick summaries. It gives us a bit more context to chat with him some more.
Kensington Parkwood E.S. parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, March 2015
J. is loving this class! Thank you!
Camp GrAd Lab parent, Silver Spring, Md. 2014
My child's favorite part of camp: ... the fact that there was always something interesting happening but with no pressure (like in school) and the counselors' fun-loving and attentive attitudes.
Bradley Hills E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, October 2014
Thank you for these emails. My son is really enjoying this class.
Westbrook E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Storybook Science, October 2014
Thank you for all of these updates. Our daughter A. really enjoys the class and the little projects. As she says, "Thursday is Storybook Science Day!"
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