March 12, 2014 - March 13, 2014
ES: No School: Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 12, 2014 08:30 - 12:30
HS: Half Day
March 13, 2014 - March 14, 2014
HS: No School: Parent Conferences
March 19, 2014 06:30 - 08:30
March 20, 2014 02:00 - 03:00
April 9, 2014 06:30 - 08:30
April 14, 2014 - April 18, 2014
April 22, 2014 01:00 - 03:00
Earth Day: All-School Work Day
April 25, 2014
ES: Snow Make-Up Day
May 14, 2014 06:30 - 08:30
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Friday Enrichment Program description for Winter/Spring 2014
In the summer of 2013 we had a live radio show summer camp, where the kids developed and performed funny commercials, stories and skits, sang songs, and danced. Folk singer Elizabeth Laprelle of the Floyd Radio Show (http://www.floydcountrystore.com/radio-show) and her mom came and helped one of the days, and offered to collaborate with us in a Floyd Radio Show performance this year! We’ve adapted last year’s summer camp into an 11-week Friday Enrichment Program session starting February 7, 2014 and culminating with the students taking part in the Floyd Radio Show at the Floyd Country Store on the evening of Saturday, May 3rd.
Two dynamic teachers will be heading up this class: Beth Spillman, whose background is in theater, led the summer camp last year, and dancer and teacher Katie Wells (also our Creative Expression teacher) taught in last summer’s camp, too. The students will be participating in several different activities: venturing out into Floyd to learn more about the people and places that make up our community, writing stories and funny commercials, and using creative movement and expression to complete skits for the radio show. If there are kids who want to help create material but don't wish to be in front of an audience, there are lots of ways for them to participate in a way that is comfortable.
What: Chess Club!
When: Wednesdays, Starting October 9
Time: 3:15 to 4:00pm (if enough HS students want to join, we may extend the time)
Ages: 5 to 18 years old
Cost: $90 for October through December
Where: BMES – Enrichment Room
The BMS chess club provides an opportunity for students to learn and practice one of the oldest board games. Chess is a well-structured, logical game which helps develop a person’s ability to strategize and concentrate, all the while expressing creativity. Whether your child is a Grandmaster or new to the game, all levels of expertise are welcomed into the club.The students will also have multiple opportunities through the school year to travel and participate in regional chess tournaments where they would be playing other kids their own age and skill level from around the area. As the chess coach, I encourage good sportsmanship and try to create a positive, fun environment for each of the kids.
BMS offers a full day of enrichment on Fridays for elementary school families who wish to enhance and extend their students’ school experiences beyond the usual 4-day school week. Our Friday Enrichment Program (FEP) is also designed to appeal to homeschooling families who wish for their children to gain the classroom and social experience that school offers. FEP classes are offered throughout the school year, follow a project-based curriculum, and include opportunities to practice math, writing, science, and communication skills. Students are encouraged to participate in developing the content of FEP sessions, and may also choose to form teams for long-term projects such as Odyssey of the Mind, the Siemens “We Can Change the World Challenge,” and River of Words.
To register students ages 6 to 12, please return a registration form to the office before the session begins. There will be four sessions, and the dates are listed below. The FEP will not be held during holidays or school breaks.
Session 1: September 13 - October 18
Session 2: November 2 - December 13
Session 3: January 17 - February 28
Session 4: March 7 - April 25
Each session is $210 for all students. Class is from 9am to 3pm. Students should bring lunch, snack, and a water bottle.
Registration forms are available on the website and in the elementary school office.
If your littles are interested in coming to summer camp, but you are concerned they aren't quite ready for interrogating suspects or juggling flaming torches, don't worry. First of all, none of the juggling items will be on fire, but more importantly, the schedule and activities for pre-school campers are geared towards their needs and skills. Our very own Ms. Stefi will be the main counselor for these youngest campers, and they will follow a rhythm similar to that of a regular school day. In addition to participating in age-appropriate, theme-related activities, there will be time for snacks and rest and (of course) lots of playing outside!