This holiday, Portside gives thanks to all of the wonderful and supportive families and students who are part of the Portside community. We asked some of the students from our After School Arts program why they are thankful for Portside.
I am thankful for Portside because...
"Of the art that I do and because it has a great art program. When it's time to go home I want to stay because I like it here so much!" - Josie, 7
"We do art and get to have free play!" - Izzy, 5
"They have tons of markers, paint and pater and I love it!" - Cole, 8
"The teachers are nice." - Corinne, 5
"I love art and I get to paint." - Vivienne, 6
"We get to do art in fun ways with Miss Natasha." - Nico, 8
"I like art and all the teachers." - Kyla, 6
"For teaching us art and showing us new things." - Charlie, 8
"We get to make friends." - Luis, 11
"Of all of the materials we have to make art." - Atticus, 8
"It's a wonderful amazing place." - Alex, 10
"It's really useful because it gives you something to do when your parents aren't there and you get to make things and you get lots of colors and a good imagination." - Mila, 8
"I love to do art and all of my friends are here and all the teachers are nice." - Aubrey, 5
"I get to draw and play." -Jaxon, 5
"I can make cool art." - Vivian, 6
"I get to see my friends." - Evelyn, 6
"They're able to pick me up from the cafeteria at Hackett so my dad doesn't have to leave early from work." - Naomi, 5
"Miss Rachel teaches us." - Noah, 6
"I enjoy making art and I get to come here every day and do what I love most, and I get to see all of my friends and make new friends." - Skyler, 9
"It is a place I can do art and homework." - Kira,
"The teachers help me a lot with my projects." - Jaxen, 8
Portside wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!