Enrichment Activity Schedule
Enrichment Activity Schedule
After School Enrichment Program
Enrichment Activity Time M, T, TH, F 4:45-5:30 and Wednesday 3:50-5:30
I Make A Difference
August 8 - August 27, 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.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 4:30
Friday, August 10 - Last day to sign up for Talent Show auditions
Monday, August 13 at 4:15 - Groups K-2 Auditions in GYM (bring props and music on flash drive)
Tuesday, August 14 at 4:15 - K-2 Make Up auditions in Gym
Wednesday, August 15 at 3:50 - Groups 3-5 Auditions in Gym (bring props and music on flash drive)
Thursday, August 16 at 4:15 - 3-5 Make Up auditions in Gym
Friday, August 17 - Last Day to provide music to Mrs. Soni on a flash drive labeled with full name and group, cut to 2 minutes.
Friday, August 17 at 4:15 - Emcee Auditions in Gym
Wednesday, August 22 at 4.00 - Mandatory Info Session for all qualified participants
Wednesday, August 29 - Talent Show in Primary Gym
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 1
Chess Clinic: October 15 - 19, 2018; Semi-Finals: Monday, October 22, 2018; Finals: Tuesday, October 23, 2018; Championship: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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 Thursday, October 18. The tournaments will be October 22 – 24, 2018. Students absent on October 22, 2018 will be disqualified from the tournament.
Chess Tournament – Round 2
Dates to be determined by September 2018
October 25 - November 2, 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
Script Writing: November 5-9, 2018
Prep: To be determined
The Show: To be determined
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: To be determined.
MLK march in Meridian Primary Parking Lot: To be determined.
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. 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: To be determined
Verbal championship: To be determined
All full-time/extended day program students will participate in a written spelling contest. 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. 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. 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 2, 2018
Field day will be an extended day of outdoor playtime 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.
Friday, December 14, 2018
Join your students in the Primary cafeteria for a “Winter Themed’” dance party, with an amazing selection of school appropriate music. Shake your hips & wave your hands with the Winter Themed Dance Party.
Family Game Day
Parents,Guardians and Teachers are invited to come play with their students in the Primary cafeteria.There will be various board games, chess, playing cards, and other table games.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Enrichment Activity Switch Day Rotations
Rotation 1: August 28-October 5, 2018
Rotation 2: November 12 - December 7, 2018
During enrichment rotations, students will experience a different enrichment activity each day. The full-time/extended day groups leaders will plan and facilitate activities that spark their interests to a different grade each day of the week during the enrichment activity time.
Movie Musicals Dance Party
Prep: To be determined
Rehearsals: To be determined
Performance: To be determined
The leaders and their primary group of students will create and perform musical dance routines to hits of musicals from 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.
Thank you for supporting the After School Enrichment Program!
Enrichment Activity Coordinator, K-5th
*Staff, activities, schedules and events are subject to change.