Purpose of Bridges To accelerate student achievement in grades 2-5 in math. To provide academically enriching activities that extend student learning through creative methods. Teach students to set goals related to academic growth and monitor their progress toward that goal. Provide students with enrichment activities that foster perseverance.
Dates of Program Monday, September 30th – Thursday, April 10th
Daily Schedule 3:30 Students Transition to Classrooms 3:35-5:00 Academic Instruction/Enrichment 30 Minutes of Dream Box 5:00-5:30 Homework Assistance/Completion 5:30 Dismissal
Enrichment Activities For All Students Karate 10 sessions of Karate from Washington’s Karate Dojo Lego Robotics 10 sessions of Lego Robotics Focuses on the Engineering process
Enrichment Activities For 2-3 Students NASAs Best The NASA's BEST Activities were designed by NASA to teach students the Engineering Design Process. 2nd and 3rd grade students will have about 20 sessions of NASAs Best Example Activity: Design a lunar module
Enrichment Activities For 4th Grade Students More Than Money 20 sessions Created by Junior Achievement The role money plays in society. Sharing, saving and spending. Becoming a smart consumer. Earning income by starting a business.
Enrichment ActivitiesFor 5th Grade Students BizTown • 20 sessions • Created by Junior Achievement • This program encourages students to learn about the free enterprise system by running a simulated town economy for a day. • After reviewing lessons with their teacher in the classroom, students come to JA BizTown to apply their learning. • Student experiences vary from working in a bank, a television station, or a retail store; to managing personal finance, writing checks, selling products and paying business bills.
Bus Transportation Available for any after school program student. • We will have the route next week. We will communicate it to you via letter home. **Bridges stop may be different then regular stop** • Please be patient the first couple of days as the driver gets used to the route • We will have a PLES staff member riding the bus on the first two days. • If you child is riding the bus, home from Bridges, before you leave this evening, please type your home address on the bus-rider form. • A change in bus stop after the initial week of Bridges requires advanced notification in writing.
Points to Know… • Attendance will be taken every day. • It is important for your child to attend EACH day. • If you child cannot stay afterschool one day, please send in a note that morning. • Snack will be served each day. • If you have not filled out the registration form, please do so before leaving tonight. • The school nurse will be at school with us from 3:30-5:30. • Accommodations in effect for your students during the school day will be shared with your students after school hours teacher.
Contact Info • Coordinators: 410-313-6886 • Gretchen Gray and Sarah McCann • firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com