Kids enjoy their first day of spring break

Kevin Clifford/Nevada Appeal

Kevin Clifford/Nevada Appeal

On a typical day, Jeremiah Hessig, 11, says he barely sees his 7-year-old little brother Katon Graham at Fritsch Elementary School.

"We have that very first recess together, but then we're in our own classes and we have different recesses," he said.

But this week schools in the Carson City and Lyon County districts are on spring break, and Jeremiah likes that just fine.

"I get to hang out with my brother all day," Jeremiah said. "It's good because Katon's cool."

Monday's warm weather added to the pleasures of a day off, the boys' stepmother, Christi Graham, said.

"We can all go for walks and bike rides and to the park," she said. "It's nice to spend time together."

Today won't offer the same temperate weather.

According to the National Weather Service, up to an inch of snow is likely after 11 a.m. with wind gusts up to 40 mph.

There's a 30 percent chance it'll snow again tonight into tomorrow.

The sun should return Thursday with temperatures increasing, and climbing even higher Friday.

The weekend also is expected to be sunny and clear with temperatures conducive to outdoor fun.

Regardless of the temperatures, Christian Soriano, 15, said, he'll spend his break at the skate park.

"Skating is my favorite thing to do," he said. "I come here every day. Since I don't have to get up early to go to school, I can just stay here all day. I come here no matter what the weather."

Child-care providers such as the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada and the Carson City Recreation Program offer extended hours during the break.

Dan McLaughlin, program director of the Boys & Girls Club, said the club has about 150 kids a day during spring break " about half the attendance than the rest of the year. Meagan Soracco, youth recreation program manager, said she has about 70 children enrolled as compared to the normal 160 who attend the before- and after-school programs.

She said the smaller groups allow for more versatility and provide more opportunities, like group bike rides around Mills Park.

"We have a lot of fun in our break camps," she said.

McLaughlin said special events are planned for the week, which include swimming and a girls trip for manicures, pedicures and a movie.

"It's going great," he said.


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