SUMMER UPDATE #1
Holy Cross Lutheran School
We are off to a great summer!
We have some exciting new changes and programs planned for the 2017-18 school year. An after-school instrumental music program will be offered for students in 1st grade and up. We have partnered with Lutheran Special Education Ministries to offer a dedicated teacher and special program for students who have special learning needs.
We are transitioning to MAP testing instead of the Stanford 10 next year. Students in K5 thru 8th grade will be tested electronically 3 times per year, which will give our teachers (and parents) much more information regarding their child's progress over the school year.
We are bringing a Director of Christian Education intern on our staff, who will work to develop programs for our youth. We are very excited about the new school year and everything it has to offer!
Our Summer Programs
Summer Blast Summer Camp, Camp Crusader Jr. and Summer Academic Program
Children ages 2 through 4 (not eligible for K5) are welcomed into CAMP CRUSADER JR. This fun-filled camp for preschoolers includes experiences for all of the senses and each week has a special theme. This is open to the public.
Our SUMMER ACADEMIC PROGRAM begins on June 26th and is designed for students who are going into 1st thru 8th grade who need some remediation. Students are either required to attend or it is recommended by the teacher. In addition, those students whose parents wish to keep in an academic environment for part of the summer may enroll. Class is from 8:30AM to 12:30PM, Monday through Friday for four weeks. Dual enrollment in summer camp is available at a discount.
Summer Reading and Summer Skills and Summer Adventures!
I encourage parents to help keep their student's skills up by continuing to practice during the summer.You can find lots of summer skills review books at many stores and online. Unless your child is advanced, select the grade that the child has just finished. Encourage your child to write every day by keeping a summer journal and writing about what they are doing with their summer vacation. Make these activities fun, but a part of your summer routine.
Summer is a great time to experience new things! There are many free and low cost attractions and sites in our area and I encourage you to take advantage of them and give your children new experiences. Children need to have a variety of life experiences so that they when they read about something, they have a point of reference. They need to have a body of knowledge that is not from what they read in books but from what they have experienced themselves. For example, if a child is reading a story about the beach yet they have never visited one, it is very hard to visualize.