Summer 2021 Learning Opportunities

Attleboro Public Schools

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Grades 1-2

The suggested summer reading list includes selections from the Children’s Book Council, the American Library Association and the Attleboro Public Library Children’s Librarian: Krystal Brown. All of the titles on the list are available in the Attleboro Public Library collection or through the SAILS Library System. Please remember that these titles are suggested and are NOT required reading.


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Grades 3-4

The suggested summer reading list includes selections from the Children’s Book Council, the American Library Association and the Attleboro Public Library Children’s Librarian: Krystal Brown. All of these titles can be found in the Attleboro Public Library Collection; titles with an asterisk (*) can be found digitally using your library card. We hope that students and parents will discover other books by these authors. Please remember that these titles are suggested and are NOT required reading.


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Middle School

Please visit the APS Middle School Summer Reading to access reading lists. You can find your reading list by clicking on the tabs/menu (mobile view).


See below for instructions and more information about Middle School Summer Reading:

  • All students entering grades 5, 6, 7 & 8 are expected to read at least one book from their grade level list.
  • This note taking sheet can be used to help remember the big ideas or most interesting parts of the book. In September, students will participate in text-based activities involving the books they have read.
  • We recommend you use the Common Sense Media site to evaluate the content of the books on the reading lists to help you make a choice that is most appropriate for your family.
  • Special thanks to Meghan Witherell at the Attleboro Public Library for her thoughtful book recommendations!

Attleboro High School

AHS Summer Literacy

Purpose:

We believe that the summer literacy experience should be a vehicle to exercise young minds and to cultivate a love of learning. After soliciting feedback from both students and staff, we have decided to broaden the definition of text to include films. By expanding the ways in which students can engage with this year's summer literacy topic of perspective, we hope to help students maintain essential skills while challenging them to think critically about complex ideas. For students in Honors and AP courses, summer literacy has the additional purpose of supplementing the curriculum. The lists have been devised to promote college readiness and success in high school students.


Assignment:

All students are expected to complete a summer literacy project related to this year’s topic of PERSPECTIVE. Summer literacy projects will be submitted in advisory when we return to school in September.


Instructions:

Select ONE of the four pathways in the document and complete all of the requirements listed.

  • Students who requested AP/honors English should select the AP/Honors pathway.

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Summer Reading @Attleboro Public Library

Stories! Prize Drawings! Crafts! Trivia! Prizes! Programs!

APL Summer Reading 2021!!

This summer the Attleboro Public Library's Summer Reading Program will go online where you can log your reading, register for programs & participate in exciting activities. We will

have both virtual and in-person programs (held outside)! A magician, storytimes, take home kits and lots more are all waiting for you this summer & we can't wait to get started!


In addition, Attleboro is taking part in the FREE "First Lady of the Commonwealth & Blades

Summer Reading Challenge". From July 1 to August 16, our community goal is to read for

6000 minutes (that's 100 hours). Once our city reads 6000 minutes, the APL is entered into

a drawing for signed Bruins memorabilia. If the APL is chosen, everyone who helped us reach our 6000 minute goal is eligible for an entry to win one of these great prizes!


Everything is FREE!


Go to attleborolibrary.org and click on the "Summer" tab on our main menu. Follow the links for FREE Summer Reading Fun!


Sponsored by the Attleboro Public Library, the Friends of Attleboro Library,

the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins

APL Summer Reading Events

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Lexia

Lexia Core 5 and Power Up will be available for student use throughout the summer. Make it your goal to meet your minutes each week. Check out the Lexia at-home resources here.

ST Math

Encouraging your students to play ST Math with their penguin friend JiJi will be easier than cracking open math journals from school years past. Students can use these summer tracking pintables to track their minutes every time they play ST Math.


ST Math® Summer Break Challenge

ST Math® Usage Calendar


For summer ST Math Support:

Visit: https://help.stmath.com

Call: +1 888 491 6603

Email: kberthao@mindresearch.org

Wide Open Schools

Wide Open School helps families and educators find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning. Every day students can access free, high-quality learning activities across subjects, all in one place.


Click Here to view and complete activities.

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Take a Walk with Attleboro Land Trust

Did you know that there are hiking trails all throughout the city of Attleboro on land owned by the Attleboro Land Trust (ALT)? The ALT has worked hard for the past thirty years to purchase and protect land so that members of Attleboro can enjoy these natural areas. These properties are great for getting outside for a walk with the family on a beautiful, sunny day.


Hike Attleboro Day

Saturday July 17

Free and Open to All

The city of Attleboro, Attleboro Land Trust and Mass Audubon invite you to celebrate and explore the city’s trails, green spaces and special places. Visit: http://hikeattleboro.org/ for more information!


Trail Maps and Outdoor Tips

Please visit our website (http://attleborolandtrust.org/trail-maps-and-outdoor-tips/) for the location and trail map for each property.

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Attleboro Recreation Department**

THE ATTLEBORO RECREATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES OUR SUMMER PROGRAMS! Registration is now open for all summer programs currently being offered by the Attleboro Recreation Department. See below the programs that are being offered this summer. To download the summer brochure please click or copy and paste in your browser: http://www.cityofattleboro.us/DocumentCenter/View/414/2021-Summer-Programs-Brochure-PDF


Returning favorites this year include:


  • The All Day Program
  • Archery Lessons
  • Tennis Lessons
  • Arts and Crafts at the Parks
  • Family Night- Free Swim and Outdoor Movie Night
  • Free Round of Golf and Golf Lessons
  • Swimming at our Public Pools—Spatcher and Briggs
  • Kids Summer Café Free Lunch Program


COVID-19

We continue to monitor the current health crisis. In the event that programs need to be amended we will post this information on our website. As of this date, April 20, 2021, masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing are still required per state guidelines to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.


REGISTRATION PROCESS

If you would like to register for a program, please fill out the registration form found at the end of the summer brochure and send in your payment. We will confirm your registration via email. If you are registering for the All Day Program please fill out the enrollment form on page 5 of the brochure and send in your payment. This payment will be credited to the last week that your child (ren) is/are enrolled in the program. We are limiting the total number of participants to 24 so please register early. We will confirm registration via email.


QUESTIONS?

Feel free to call Tim Killion, Program Coordinator, at 774-203-1889 X6

E-mail: recreationcoord@cityofattleboro.us


**Some programs may require a fee

Capron Park Zoo**

The Capron Park Zoo Education Department is proud to be able to offer new summer programs for 2021. Although different from our traditional offerings, these programs will still work to inspire a love of nature, respect for animals and a passion for conservation through a fun and exciting combination or games, outdoor adventures and as much hands-on learning as we can safely offer.


View upcoming events here!

https://capronparkzoo.com/events/


**Some programs may require a fee

Attleboro/Norton YMCA**

CLICK HERE to register and learn more about the 2021 YMCA summer camps.


Programs include:

**Some programs may require a fee

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary**

Every day is an adventure at Oak Knoll Summer Camp in Attleboro! Campers ages 4.5 to 10 have fun, learn about nature, and make friends through outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, games, and art.

Themed weekly sessions have campers exploring trails, discovering vernal pools, catching frogs, building forts, and venturing to new places. Small group sizes ensure that our counselors can develop a relationship with each child, creating a caring, supportive environment.


Families may register online, by calling 508-223-3060, or by mailing the registration form with payment to the address listed on the form.


Please note: This is a paid program. See below for financial assistance.

Financial assistance is available based on demonstrated economic need and available funds, and is generally limited to one session per child; however, all applications are considered. Applications are due by June 1. Please call the Camp Director to request an application or download one at massaudubon.org/campforms


**Some programs may require a fee

Camp Invention**

Available in both at-home and in-person formats, the weeklong program is led by certified educators and teaches children in grades K-6 how to cultivate the mindset of an innovator. Participation in this program requires an additional fee. For more information visit invent.org/camp or email Julie O'Boyle at: joboyle@attleboroschools.com




**Program may require a fee

From Bridgewater State University: Virtual Summer Science Academy**

OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL ADVENTURES**
Do you enjoy the great outdoors? Do you love exploring the environment around you? Then, this is the summer class for you. Each day you will watch a brief informational video about a topic in environmental science. You will then receive instructions to complete an indoor or outdoor project, and head outdoors to explore and perform activities. You may be asked to explore an area wetland and discover how the soil works. You may be tasked with identifying organisms utilizing smartphone technology. You may even be asked to discover what is impacting the natural world around you using Google Earth. After your exploration, we will “meet up” online each day, to discuss any challenges and what new information is discovered. Each day will be a new adventure.


Registration Deadline: July 3, 2021
Fee: The program fee of $40 is due at the time of registration. No refunds within 30 days of the program start date.
Grades: For students entering grades 5 to 7
Location: Your home, online, and the great outdoors (a nearby waterbody)
Dates: July 26 - 30, 2021
Time: There are 2 different sessions that students can choose from.
To Register: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20026_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=17&SINGLESTORE=true
Additional Information: https://www.bridgew.edu/center/case/science-academy

SPACE EXPLORERS**
The universe is a fascinating place! Explore the stars, planets, moons, and other objects in our solar system and beyond. Learn more about what it is like to be an astronaut, astronomer, and aerospace engineer. In this class, you will become a Space Explorer by observing and analyzing data from simulations, telescopes, and real missions to space.

Registration Deadline: July 3, 2021
Fee: The program fee of $25 is due at the time of registration. No refunds within 30 days of the program start date.
Grades: For students entering grades 3 and 4 only.
Location: Your home, online, and the great outdoors.
Dates: July 26 - 30, 2021
Time: Class will meet on Zoom from 9:00 - 10:00 AM daily. Additional at-home activities will be assigned each day.
Supplies: Your child will need a notebook and a pencil for the course, supplied by you. Other general household items and/or natural items found outside may be needed as indicated by the teachers during the class.
To Register: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20026_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=17&SINGLESTORE=true
Additional Information: https://www.bridgew.edu/center/case/science-academy

Nature’s Engineers For Elementary School Students**

Did you know that every living thing has been specifically designed by nature to help it survive? We can learn a lot from closely examining the time-tested patterns, features, and strategies of the living organisms around us. In this course, you will become one of Nature’s Engineers by observing these elements of nature and using them to design products and processes useful for people.

Registration Deadline: July 3, 2021
Fee: The program fee of $25 is due at the time of registration. No refunds within 30 days of the program start date.
Grades: For students entering grades 2 and 3 only.
Location: Your home, online, and the great outdoors.
Dates: July 26 - 30, 2021
Time: Class will meet on Zoom from 9:00 - 10:00 AM daily. Additional at-home activities will be assigned each day.
Supplies: Your child will need a notebook and a pencil for the course, supplied by you. Other general household items and/or natural items found outside may be needed as indicated by the teachers during the class.
To Register: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20026_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=17&SINGLESTORE=true
Additional Information: https://www.bridgew.edu/center/case/science-academy

Advanced Physics Academy**

Bridgewater State University is accepting applications from current high school students for our Advanced Physics Academy. Applicants should have successfully completed a year of high school physics (any level) and be interested and motivated to learn more. To apply, email the attached application to PhysicsEducation@bridgew.edu by June 30.

Attleboro Cub Scouts**

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SMARTS 2021 Summer Institute**

Multi-Arts Program K-8

The Multi-Arts Program for children grades K-8, offers students an intensive four week multi-arts experience...students grouped by age.


This is a paid program.

Tuition Assistance:

SMARTS works hard to make sure all students interested are able to attend. We offer installment plans and scholarships based on need. To create an installment plan email info@smartscollab.org. Complete the scholarship form here.