Thursday, June 25, 2009


We had a huge barbecue in our back garden organized by the staff and one-to-ones. The event was also our baby shower party for Desiree, who is expecting her son in a few weeks.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Monster and the Tree

Eph's art class created this stop animation short last week. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Today we began building a cardboard Ziggurat while we studied Ancient Mayan culture. We have started a new program where we study a different culture every month. This month we are studying Mexico. In photos: Mike, George, Jason, Rasheed and Mike G.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Zoo Trip Part II

Today we had a large group visit the zoo. We lucked out on the weather and had a wonderful time seeing elephants, giraffes, zebras, polar bears, lions, and our favorite: ziraffes, half giraffe half zebras also known as okapi.
In photos: Murph, Pietro, Sarah and Freddy acting like elephants, Christina and her Mom, Charles and Hector, Tyree, Kelvin, Tonya, Val, Sarah and Natalie, and the whole group in front of the zoo fountain.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Today we beat the heat with some homemade fruit smoothies. In photos: Ron and Sarah, Jason, Rasheed, Pietro, Myron, and Helen and Rasheed enjoying their smoothies to the last drop.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Philadelphia Zoo

Today half of our group went on a field trip to the Philadelphia Zoo. We saw tons of animals and enjoyed lunch outside in the fresh air. In photos: Kim, Danny, Lateeda, Jeffrey, Teresa, Myron and Jason.

Monday, June 8, 2009

First Friday Dance

We danced the night in style at "Enchanted Evening," our First Friday dance. Great music, raffles, a photo shoot and pizza were enjoyed by all. Special thanks to our St. Joe's volunteers.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Guitar Lessons

Today we played guitar along to songs on the radio. In photos: Sandy, Jason and Mike.


Brenda Tingstrom had us working away on creating a collaborative checkerboard project. In photos: Jason, Pietro, Charlene, Ronald and Brenda Manigo.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hector's new wheels

Everyone chipped in to make Hector's dream of having his own car come true!