Birmingham Public Schools
English as a Second Language Program (ESL) Family Newsletter
Spring is here!!
Don't forget to RSVP to our Family Field Trip to the MOTOWN museum and dinner by May 7th.
June 6th MOTOWN Spring Family Field Trip
Museum Tickets: (order now and pay Jen on June 6th)
Adults $13 per person
Kids (5-17) $8 per person
4 and Under FREE
Families will meet at the Museum for the tour NO LATER than 5:15pm, dinner immediately following at the historic Traffic Jam and Snug restaurant.
Motown Family Field Trip - You must RSVP by May 10th
Thursday, June 6th, 5:15pm
2648 West Grand Boulevard
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
How can I help my child continue to learn English over the summer?
DO THIS!! Arrange many play dates with American friends. These can be very simple and casual times for the kids to reconnect and adults, too. Ask your child if there is a child from school they would like to play with. Reach out to this parent, even if you do not know them. Be direct. Invite them to your home or you could meet at a park with a picnic lunch. Sometimes American parents will want to stay with their child until they get to know you or sometimes they see it as a chance to go food shopping without kids! Make sure to exchange cell phone numbers.
Sign your child up for an activity they are passionate about. Do they love animals? Try the Detroit Zoo Day camp. https://detroitzoo.org/education/kids-and-families/camps/
Go to the library. https://www.baldwinlib.org
Spend some time on Duolingo https://en.duolingo.com
Ask your child's classroom teacher for login information for classroom online learning opportunities at their learning level. Teachers use different ones; Raz Kids, MyOn, Compass Learning, etc.