Boys & Girls Club opens early during parent-teacher conferences

Published on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 by Nathan Dalla Santa

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 The Blaine Boys & Girls Club will open early during Blaine School District’s coming week of early dismissals.

During parent-teacher conferences, students will be released from school at 12:50 p.m. For grades K–8, the early dismissals will last Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 7. For grades 9–12, Wednesday, March 5 is the only early dismissal date.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County is an after-school program for youth across Whatcom County. For a $30 yearly membership fee, Blaine’s club offers a variety of activities to youth of all ages, including sports, movies, photography clubs and more.

Usually, Blaine’s club opens its doors from 2:30 to 7 p.m. However, during the early dismissals from March 3 to March 7, the club will be open from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Participants may stay until 7 p.m. for an additional fee of $5 per family.

“The idea is to give them a safe place where they can be with caring adults,” said Blaine’s branch director Joel Todd. “No matter where they are coming from, no matter what is going on at home, they have a safe place to go.”

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