Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
The school day ends early this week, at 2:30pm, for Parent Teacher Conference Week. Our After School program is an Excel program run by the Embarcadero YMCA.
The month of February is Heart Month in the Excel after school programs. During Parent Teacher conference week the YMCA will use this extra time (with school ending 1 hour early) by having a fun week learning about healthy hearts through varies activities that include games, movies, arts and crafts, relay races and so much more.
Each day the YMCA will offer a new theme based activity for the students that will correlate to healthy hearts as well as healthy living. The students will be separated into two groups K-2 and 3-5 unless it is movie day, when we will all be together in the cafeteria. Program will be from 2:30-6:30pm Monday –Friday. During this week we will not be in the classrooms, except on Friday for clubs. Due to the fact that we won’t be in classrooms, homework will be starting later in the program 5:15-6:00pm.
Reminder: this is not a homework completion program we will be only offering homework assistance for those 45 minutes, if you would like your child to receive those benefits he/she should stay until the end of program. During homework time students will be separated by grades and the YMCA program leaders will be floating around assisting as needed. We will NOT be doing homework on Thursday February 28th, that day we have a two special events planned. At 6:00 students will then have choice time giving them a chance to select one of the offered stations until all students are signed out. Below you can find a tentative daily schedule.
Monday 2/25 – Movie day
All students will be in the cafeteria. We will be watching Wall-E, A film about healthy living and the effects of not taking care of the earth. After the movie students will then be asked questions and encouraged to comment on their take of the movie. All students will have placement seating by grades. Sign out binders will be at the door for parents to sign out and the YMCA staff will be providing a runner to go get the students from selected seating.
2:30-3pm – 3-5- Sign-in on the yard, then lined up and transitioned down for their assigned seats. Students will be in their seats ready to go by 3pm.
2:30-3pm – K-2 will be picked up from classrooms and transitioned down to the cafeteria for assigned seating for the movie.
3pm- Snack will be handed out for all students while in their seats. While snack is being handed out, students will be involved in a discussion about healthy living.
3:15- 5:00- Wall-E movie
5:15- 6:00- Homework
6:00-6:30 Kids’ choice and sign out.
Tuesday/Wednesday 2/26-2/27 – Indoor/Outdoor Healthy living circuits
Students will be rotating through five 20-minute stations that pertain to healthy living of some sort. Students will be experience physical activity, Arts and crafts, educational information and so much more. Both schedules will be the same whether indoors or out and split by grades.
K-2- Tuesday- Outdoor and Wednesday- Indoor
3-5- Tuesday- Indoor and Wednesday- Outdoor
2:30-3:00- Sign-in and snack
3:00- 5:00- 20-minute stations
6:00-6:30- Kid’s choice and sign out
Thursday 2/28- Exercising for a healthy heart/ Y buck store
All students will be participating in an “Exercising For A Healthy Heart” event on the yard. Students will be able to go through various activities to help strengthen their hearts. Students will be at rotating stations as well as being called downstairs by grade to for an opportunity to purchase something from the Y buck store. No Homework Time today.
2:30-3:00- Snack and sign-in K-2 in the cafeteria and 3-5 on the yard.
3:00-6:00- All students will transition on to the yard and stations will begin. During this time groups will also be called down to the cafeteria to make purchase from the Y buck store.
6:00-6:30- Kids’ choice (with a homework table option)
Y buck store times
3:50-4:20- 1st Grade
4:25-4:55- 2nd Grade
5:30-6:00- 4th/5th Grade
Friday 3/1- Clubs
Today will be the final day of this session’s club. Please see the board, at the school, to find exactly location of club.
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