With recently award grant funding, Cove school is gearing up a summer enrichment program for Cove students currently completing kindergarten through 5th grade. While most parents are aware of the planned after school program scheduled to start next fall, this grant allows the school to essentially start the after-school program early as a summer enrichment program. Beginning June 14th, the district will serve up to 40 students following the first of seven thematic units (the remaining 6 will be delivered as the after-school program next year). Kids may participate in any or all of the three 10-day units under the first theme, Kick Off the Fun!, with units Young Olympians (June 14-29), Fall Into Fun (June 30-July 15) and Leopards Give Back (July 19 through the program conclusion on August 3).
Each day, students will participate in organized physical activities, engage in free reading or artistic activities of their choosing, and complete a Science, Technology, Engineering, Artistic, and/or Math (STEAM) oriented task aligned with the mission and goals of Cove Charter School. Titles of some of the daily activities lend insight into the types of tasks such as: Storage Wars, Cone Creatures, Maple Seed Madness, and Pumpkin Chuckin’. Don’t worry, we do a small-scale pumpkin chuckin’ contest where cotton balls substitute for the pumpkin as students test their creations!
The program will run from 8:30 to 11:30, Monday through Thursday. While a light snack will be available, there is no transportation nor food service support for this summer program. Parents must bring their kids and pick them up daily. With instructional support from other adults, the lead staff member for each age group are Lacey Baird for grades k-2 and Tricia Tucker for grades 3-5. Each age group will be limited to 20 participants and admittance to the first unit will be based upon order of sign-up. Units 2 and 3 will be prioritized to admit those unable to get into a previous session. As this program aligns with the mission and goals of the school and the grant funding was received, there will be no charge for participation.
Watch for additional details to become available next week including a breakdown of activities for each unit and registration instructions. ~ Elementary Principal Earl Pettit