Enrichment Activity Schedule
Enrichment Activity Time M, T, TH, F 5:05-5:40 and Wednesday 4:00-5:40
I Make A Difference
August 8 – August 22, 2018
The After School Enrichment theme during the first four weeks of school is “I Make A Difference” which includes an overview of After School Program Enrichment and Safety Procedures, Essential Agreements and much more to acquaint students, parents, and new staff with the after school program. Several important documents will be distributed to the parents such as the Homework Contract, Discipline Plan, ‘Students transitioning from one activity to another,’ etc.
I Make A Difference - Review
November 26, 2018
Deadline to sign up for Talent Show auditions: Friday, April 5, 2019
Groups K-2 Auditions in Gym (bring props and music on flash drive): Monday, April 8 at 4:15
3-5 Makeup Auditions in Gym: Thursday, April 11 at 4:15
Deadline to turn in flash drive with music (labeled and cut to 2 min.): Friday, April 12, 2019
Students are expected to practice their act at home. The info session is for logistical purposes only. Parents are not allowed during auditions.
Chess Tournament - Round 2
Chess Clinic: February 25 - March 5, 2019
Semi-Finals: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Finals: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Championship: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Enrichment leaders will review the basic rules of chess during the clinic with the students in their primary group. Students interested in participating in the chess tournament should sign up with their primary enrichment leader by Friday, March 1. The tournaments will be March 6, 7, and 13, 2019. Students absent on March 6, 2019 will be disqualified from the tournament.
October 26 - November 1, 2018
Reader’s Theater is a fun and interesting way to get students to practice script reading and script writing. For this activity students, will read directly from scripts to tell a story in an entertaining form. Students are not asked to memorize their lines. This activity will help students write their own scripts for the future after school event, “Bringing Stories to Life”. Reader’s Theater helps students improve confidence and enthusiasm for performing on stage.
Bringing Stories to Life
Story Planning and Script Writing: November 5 - 8, 2018
Story Review: January 8, 2019
Prep: January 17 - February 12, 2019
Rehearsals: February 13, 14, 15, and 19
The Show: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Celebration Your Way: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Students will literally bring a selected story of their group’s choice to life! Once a story is selected, or created from scratch, students will begin to make any changes or additions to the story line. They will create their own costumes and perform their play for an audience. During rehearsal times, students should be present as much as possible to best ensure they learn their lines and to have rehearsal time with their group as a whole. Parents can help by communicating with your student’s primary group leader to verify what role your student will have in the event and to confirm if costumes will be needed.
MLK March preparation: January 9 - 15, 2019
MLK March in Meridian Primary Parking Lot: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Students will learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. and why we celebrate MLK day. Students will have an opportunity to create their own dream of the world. Some students will present / share their dream on the day of the march. On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 4.45 We invite all of our meridian family, friends, and staff to join us as we march around the school parking lot in recognition of this profound Holiday.
Spelling Bee Competition
Written contest: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Verbal championship: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
All full-time/extended day program students will participate in a written spelling contest on Wednesday, March 27. For the written competition, selected pronouncers will read 50 words to each primary group. The three students with the highest number of correctly spelled words from each grade level during the written contest will be eligible to compete in a verbal spelling championship on Wednesday, April 3. There will be 18 verbal spelling bee contestants and each grade will have a champion so there will be 6 champions. At least 30% of the words will be chosen from the same list as the one used for the Meridian all-school spelling bee.
Students should study the list for kindergarten up to their grade.
Guests are welcome to attend the verbal championship on Wednesday, April 3 at 4:30. Parents could best assist by allowing their student time to review the spelling words at home. During the week of the Spelling Bee, students will also be engaging in enrichment activities where they will get to explore all the different avenues “All About Words.”
Friday, November 16
Field day will be an extended day of outdoor playtime at 5:05 - 5:35 with organized activities. Students should wear running shoes and bring a labeled water bottle. If your student is sensitive to the sunlight, they can bring a hat from home to be kept in their backpack until we reach outside. Hats can only be worn outside.
Costume Fashion Show and Dance Party
Last day to sign up: Friday, November 9, 2018
Show: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 4:00 in Primary Gym
Winter Dance Party
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Join your students in the Primary cafeteria at 5:05 for a “Just Dance” dance party with an amazing selection of school appropriate music. Shake your hips & wave your hands with the Just Dance Party.
Family Game Day
Friday, February 22, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Parents, guardians and teachers are invited to come play with their students in the Primary cafeteria 5:05 - 5:40. There will be various board games, chess, playing cards, and other table games
Prep: April 15 - May 13, 2019
Rehearsals: May 14, 15, 16, 20, and 21
Show: Wednesday, May 22 at 4:30
The leaders and their primary group of students will create and perform musical dance routines to hit songs from specified movies – Groups and movies TBD. All students and guests are strongly encouraged to dress comfortably and be ready to dance. Parents could best assist by understanding their child’s role, allowing their child to attend rehearsals and providing props/costumes.
Switch Day Rotations - Enrichment Activities
Rotation 1: August 23 - October 5, 2018
Rotation 2: November 28 - December 18, 2018
During enrichment rotations, students will experience a different enrichment activity each day. The full-time/extended day group leaders will plan and facilitate activities that spark their interests to a different grade each day of the week during the enrichment activity time.
Monthly Birthday Celebrations
Friday, August 31, 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
Friday, January 31, 2019
Friday, February 28, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019
We will spend enrichment time dong a number of fun activities in celebration of those whose birthday took place within the month!
Fall Themed Activities
November 12 - November 15, 2018
Spring Themed Activities
April 4 - April 11, 2019
Fifth Grade Send Off and Potluck Party
Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 5:05-5:40 pm
It's May and the end of the year is almost here. This means it is almost the end of the Triple A after school journey for our Group 5A and 5B students. It's time to send them off and celebrate our after school fifth grade students moving in to the Mays Building.
Group 5A and 5B parent's are invited.
Thank you for supporting the After School Enrichment Program!
*Staff, activities, schedules and events are subject to change.