3:10pm Students arrive, attendance is taken, sign-up for 1st round activities, snack
3:30pm 1st activity choice starts
4:15pm Group Meetings (grades k and 1; grades 2,3, and 4; grades 5 and 6)
4:40pm 2nd activity choice starts
5:10pm Bus riders round-up (Tues, Weds, Thurs)
5:15pm Bus leaves (Tues, Weds, Thurs)
5:30pm Program ends for all students.
Students are usually offered 3 choices at snack time. They may take 2 of them. Snack choices usually include fruit, various cracker items, popcorn, granola bars, etc. Students may also choose to bring their own snack but must check with a staff person first. We like to make sure it’s not a 20′ chain of Nerds.
Some activities are stationary such as Homework or Quiet Table and are offered everyday with each activity block. All others rotate depending on students attending that day, changes in daily staff, weather, or interest. The students may decide when it is best for them to do their homework. If they decide it is never, then they may be added to the mandatory homework list by request of the student, a parent, or the teacher.
These are discussion times with varying topics or group activities. We may discuss current events, past events, weekend plans, jokes, music, trends, the desire for truth in a lot of things, cartoons, movies, etc.
A school bus home is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays starting early September. ARPS (Amherst school system) provides the buses and vans. Guardians should inform the program director in advance of their intention to have their children on the bus. Otherwise, guardians are expected to pick-up their children by 5:30pm.