Weekly Scoop for Jan. 11, 2016

It’s time to sign up for after school activities! Scroll down to the bottom for the full line up!

Monday: Basketball; Big Learning Science & Engineering
Tuesday: Karate (grades 2-5); Spanish (K-1)
Wednesday: Chinese (MORNINGS – 8 a.m.-9 a.m.); Audobon Nature Club (K-2)
Thursday: Karate (pre-K – 1st grade); Spanish (grades 2-5); Audubon Nature Club (grades 3-5)
Friday: Soccer

What are you looking for from after school activities? Take our survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPZLKPD

This Week:

Nothing – slow week!

A Look Ahead:
Jan. 18: NO SCHOOL. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 22: Drama Club Carnival. 6:30-8:30 Support the Drama Club while playing games and winning prizes! $1 admission; tickets cost 25 cents each (The cost of games and food will vary) Cash only.
Jan. 25: NO SCHOOL. Professional Day for teachers
Jan. 30 Attention skaters! Join us at Wheaton Ice Arena on January 30 for a “Skate For Your School” event from 12:30-2:30. More info to come!

Community Events/Other News

Encyclopedia Britannica School is now available in the MCPS Chrome Store! This reference source contains encyclopedia articles for all content areas, videos, images, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student inquiry, and reinforce curriculum standards. Username: mcps; Password: search

MCPS has created a new Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) program to prompt discussions around the county about the MCPS Operating Budget. Head to the N2N website for a toolkit for setting up a discussion and the Budget 101 website will provide an overview of what’s in the operating budge.

MCPS Parent Academy is hosting a series of free workshops for parents starting on Wednesday (Jan. 13). Check out the schedule here.

County Exec Leggett will be hosting several forums to discuss the FY2017 operating budget. Jan. 20 at the Silver Spring Regional Services Center at One Veterans Place and Jan. 21 at the Mid-County Community Rec Center at 2004 Queensguard Rd.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS!

Do your kids like to build towers then destroy them? Would they like to design their own roller coaster or catapult? Then sign up now for Big Learning Science!
This winter the afterschool science classes focus on engineering. Grades K-2 will learn how to build tall towers, strong bridges, and much more. Grades 3-5 will find out about roller coasters, catapults, rockets, and other exciting projects.
Mondays starting 1/11 (8 weeks) YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP! **
$100 per child

Big Learning Introductory Spanish (K-1)
Tuesdays starting 2/2 (12 weeks)
$154 for 12 weeks – a special lower Title I rate of just $12.83 per class
Sign up at http://www.biglearning.org/fles

Big Learning Beginning Spanish (2-5)
Thursdays starting 2/4 (12 weeks)
$154 for 12 weeks – a special lower Title I rate of just $12.83 per class
Sign up at http://www.biglearning.org/fles

Big Learning Beginner Chinese (2-5)
Wednesday MORNING starting 2/3, from 8-9 AM (12 weeks)

A.S.K. Martial Arts
Tuesdays starting 1/19 for Grades 2-5 (9 weeks)
$89 per child
Belt test on 3/23
Thursdays starting 1/21 for Junior Dragons, Ages 4,5,6 (9 weeks)
$79 per child
Dragon test 3/10

Avanti Basketball
Mondays starting 1/11 through 3/21 (8 weeks)
$77 per child
No class on 1/18, 1/25 or 2/15
http://www.avantiathletics.com

Avanti Soccer
Fridays starting 1/22-3/18 (8 weeks)
$77 per child
No class 2/26
http://www.avantiathletics.com

Audubon Nature Club
Grades K-2
Wednesdays starting 1/13 (6 weeks)
$55 per child
Does your child love nature and animals? If so, he or she might enjoy Audubon Nature Club. For the Winter Session they will focus on how animals survive the cold. Each week, they will focus on one animal and discuss it in detail. The class plays games, does scavenger hunts, and explores the Winter wildlife of Maryland. Black bears, deer, squirrels, and owls are just a few of the creatures they will discover, along with LIVE ANIMAL presentations!

Audubon Nature Club
Grades 3-5
Thursdays
FREE

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