Activity Details and Descriptions
Triple A - After School Enrichment Program
Enrichment Activity Time M, T, TH, F: 4:45-5:30 and Wednesday: 3:55-5:30
I Make A Difference
August 9 – August 29, 2017
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 30, 2017 at 4:30
Friday, August 11 – Last day to sign up for Talent Show auditions
Monday, August 14 at 4:15 – Groups K-2 Auditions in GYM (bring props and music on flash drive)
Tuesday, August 15 at 4:15, K-2 Make Up auditions in Gym
Wednesday, August 16 at 3:50, Groups 3-5 Auditions in Gym (bring props and music on flash drive)
Thursday, August 17 at 4:15, 3-5 Make Up auditions in Gym
Friday, August 18 – Last Day to provide music to Mrs. Soni on a flash drive labeled with full name and group, cut to 2 minutes.
Friday, August 18 at 4.15 Emcee Auditions in Gym
Wednesday, August 23 at 4.00 – Mandatory Info Session for all qualified participants
Wednesday, August 30 - 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 16-20,2017; Semi-Finals: Monday, October 23, 2017, Finals: Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
Championship: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 4:30
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 19. The tournaments will be October 23 – 25, 2017. Students absent on October 23, 2017 will be disqualified from the tournament.
Chess Tournament – Round 2
Chess Clinic: February 20-23,2018; Semi-Finals: Monday, February 26, 2018, Finals: Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
Championship: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:30
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, February 22. The tournaments will be February 26 – 28, 2018. Students absent on February 26, 2018 will be disqualified from the tournament.
October 26 - November 3, 2017
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 6-10, 2017
Prep: January 12 - February 12, 2018; Rehearsals: February 13,2018
The Show: Wednesday, February 14,2018
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 8-10, 2018.
MLK march in Meridian Primary Parking Lot: January 11, 2018: at 4:45
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: Friday, March 2 at 4:15
Verbal championship: Wednesday, March 7 at 4:30
All full-time/extended day program students will participate in a written spelling contest on Friday, March 2nd. 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, March 7. 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, March 7th 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 3, 2017
Friday, March 9, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Field day will be an extended day of outdoor playtime at 4:45 - 5:25 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, November 17, 2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
Join your students in the Primary cafeteria 4:45 - 5:30 at 4:45 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
Parents,Guardians and Teachers are invited to come play with their students in the Primary cafeteria 4:45 – 5:30.There will be various board games, chess, playing cards, and other table games
Friday, September 22, 2017
Friday, February 16, 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
Enrichment Activity Switch Day Rotations
Rotation 1: August 31-October 5, 2017
Rotation 2: November 13 - December 6, 2017
Rotation 3: March 20 - April 10, 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 M-T-Th-F at 4:35pm and 3:50pm on Wednesdays.
Movie Musicals Dance Party
Prep: April 25 - May 15;
Rehearsals: May 15,16,17,21,22;
Performance: Wednesday, May 23 at 4:30
The leaders and their primary group of students will create and perform musical dance routines to hits of musicals of a specified decade – Groups and Decades 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
*Staff, activities, schedules and events are subject to change.