LONGMEADOW ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Updated July 16, 2020 - 8:43 am



Stacy Smith

Enrichment Coordinator

413-565-4239

ssmith@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Online Registration

Summer Enrichment 2020

The following classes are still open for registration! We are still accepting registrations for the week of 7/20 and the week of 7/27!

*Please Note: When Searching For Enrichment Classes Through the “Online Registration” Link Above, Be Sure to Select “Longmeadow Public Schools” as the Site if Not the Default

Enrichment courses run from Monday, July 6th through Friday, July 31st

Week 1: 7/6 – 7/10

Week 2: 7/13 – 7/17

Week 3: 7/20 – 7/24

Week 4: 7/27 – 7/31

Please register early to ensure the widest selection of courses. Questions? Contact Stacy Smith, Enrichment Coordinator, at ssmith@longmeadow.k12.ma.us.

Materials lists for classes that require materials will be emailed upon registration. Please register early for these classes in order to ensure sufficient time to obtain materials prior to the start of class.

All 2020 Enrichment Classes are remote. Information will be emailed prior to the start of class regarding which remote platforms will be used, as well as how to access the remote platforms.

Elementary Enrichment

Elementary STEM

Science Around You- Entering Grades 4-6

Students will investigate the natural world around them and discover the scientific principles behind many natural phenomena. Diverse topics such as the sun and moon, watersheds, surface area, energy, UV light, inertia, Bernoulli’s principle, and flowers will be covered. Exploration and hands on activities will be the primary method of learning. A list of common items is provided, and students will need them to participate in the class. Items Include: Paper, Pencil, Ruler, Empty aluminum cans, String or yarn or thread, A nail, Aluminum foil or wax paper, Food coloring, Water, A small bucket, At least one kind of flower (from around your house, no specific kind), Cardboard, Thumbtack or pin, Scissors, Tape, Construction paper (any color except white), Popsicle or craft sticks, Rubber bands, Spoon (real or plastic), Ping pong ball or cotton ball, cup. Please note: this class is Monday-Thursday. This class will take place on either google meet or zoom. Instructor: Pam Novak

Activity: 7707.082

Week 3: Monday-Thursday July 20-24

Time: 10:00-11:30AM

Fee: $60 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9813

Language Arts


Learn to Love Literacy! (Entering Grades K-1)

Come join us and develop a love of reading. Establish a solid foundation of reading readiness with many activities to teach your beginning reader about letters and sounds, comprehension strategies, high frequency words, phonics and vocabulary through various different activities! This class will take place on either google meet or zoom. Instructor: Chelsea Camerlin

Activity: 7707.037

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 20-24

Time: 9:00-9:45 AM

Fee: $40 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9759

Elementary Book Club: Entering Grades K-5

Students will be read aloud a series of books (3-5 depending on time) with one central theme (ie. food, friendship, summer, pets, school). Books will be discussed as a group pointing out similar themes, favorite parts, characters, etc. Next, students will participate in a fun movement activity along the same theme as the chosen books. Finally class will end with a drawing activity, each student will be asked to draw their favorite moment from one of the books read and as to not rush any students, they can finish after the allotted class time and drawings will be shared with the following class. This class will take place on either google meet or zoom. Instructor: Kerry Kennedy

Activity: 7707.023

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 27-31

Time: 9:00-9:45 AM

Fee: $40 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9763

Elementary Mindfulness, Adventure and More

Elementary Mindfulness and Self Care: Entering Grades K-5

Students will be taught various breathing and movement activities focusing on Mindfulness and Self Care using the Kate Forest method. Students will then be led through a Mindfulness activity using newly taught skills. Students will participate in a Reflection to help them focus on their practice and where it can be applied in their daily life. This class will take place on either google meet or zoom. Instructor: Kerry Kennedy

Activity: 7707.025

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 20-24

Time: 11:00-11:45 AM

Fee: $40 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9767

SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Activities & More (Entering Grades K-2)

In this course we will work on boosting skills like kindness, sharing, and self-regulation in young children. We will talk about responsibility, friendships, communication skills, confidence among other important skills for your child through read-alouds and various activities. This class will take place on either google meet or zoom. Instructor: Chelsea Camerlin

Activity: 7707.038

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 27-31

Time: 9:00-9:45AM

Fee: $40 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9768

Games and Crafts for Harry Potter Fans (Entering Grades 4-6)

Calling all Potterheads! If you LOVE Harry Potter, then join this group for mornings of games and crafts! We’ll use mostly everyday materials to make fun or useful things that any witch or wizard would enjoy! This class will take place on either google meet or zoom. Instructor: Vanessa Vigna

Activity: 7707.061

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 20-24

Time: 10:00-10:45 AM

Fee: $40 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9761


Virtual Escape Rooms: Entering Grades 3-5

In this fun and exciting new class, students will work together to ‘escape’ a virtual room! This class will take place on either google meet or zoom. Instructor: Jennifer Thompson

Activity: 7707.032

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 20-24

Time: 9:00-9:45 AM

Fee: $40 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9773

Middle and High School Enrichment

Middle School/High School Art

*** ALMOST FULL!****Graphic Design : Grades 6-9

This course is an introduction into the world of graphic design. We will learn about the principles and elements of design, the Gestalt principles, what it means to be a “designer”, and more! Using the free seven day trial of Adobe Illustrator, we will dive into how to use this very important and popular software. We will learn to make logos, posters, and more in Adobe Illustrator. This class will take place on either google meet or zoom. Instructor: Michael Perez-Gelinas

The free 7 day trial of Adobe Illustrator (unless already owned) must be downloaded/updated and operational prior to starting this class. Use the link below that explains how to download and cancel the subscription before they charge you. https://fixthephoto.com/adobe-illustrator-free-trial.html

Direct to download

https://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator.html?sdid=KKQLQ&mv=search&ef_id=CjwKCAjw5vz2BRAtEiwAbcVIL-9y-yNAQ8jnGToW6MlmCI96wb529nzUS-5J1LE605_hlirp0QXtuRoCRusQAvD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!3085!3!332993287826!e!!g!!adobe%20illustrator%20free%20trial&gclid=CjwKCAjw5vz2BRAtEiwAbcVIL-9y-yNAQ8jnGToW6MlmCI96wb529nzUS-5J1LE605_hlirp0QXtuRoCRusQAvD_BwE

Activity: 7707.059

Week 3: Monday- Friday July 20-24

Time: 11:00-11:45

Fee: $40 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9778

****BRAND NEW OFFERING!****App Design : Grades 6-9

In this course, we will explore a free industry standard program called “Figma”. We will learn how to design apps, incorporating some ideas from the graphic design class (not required). We will create prototypes that allow you to flip through the ‘app’ with working buttons. This is not an app creation/coding course, rather a visual design course. It's a very fun program, and leads to excellent design potential in the future. Instructor: Michael Perez-Gelinas

Below is a link to an app design that I created for a competition. Flip through it; although we won't create something of this size, it will be a similar format. This prototype is on Adobe XD, but Figma is essentially the same program.

https://xd.adobe.com/view/35b864a4-7844-490a-98f2-64fb62571194-60eb/?fullscreen

Figma is browser-based, but I recommend you download the program and create an account so it runs more smoothly. Link to download below.

https://www.figma.com/downloads/

Activity: 7707.090

Week 3: Monday- Friday July 20-24

Time: 9:00-10:30

Fee: $75 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9822

Middle/High School Music, Cooking, and More

Culinary Creations: Breakfast Edition (Entering Grades 5-9)

This course is a fun twist on the beloved Culinary Creations from scratch class. In this class students will focus on how to plan, purchase, and execute an entire meal by the end of the week! Each day we will discover how to create a different breakfast dish from scratch. We will also focus on making healthful, farm to table food choices whenever logistically and financially appropriate. A shopping list will be sent to the student on what needs to be purchased prior to this class. This class will take place on either google meet or zoom. Instructor: Jennifer McCarthy

Activity: 7707.068

Week 3: Monday-Friday July 20-24

Time: 9:00-9:45

Fee: $40 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9802

****ALMOST FULL****Justice for All: Entering Grades 6-9

Do you believe that all people deserve equal rights, regardless of age, gender expression, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, and ability? Are you passionate about social justice and ready to learn about inspirational figures? With upsetting and angering national and world injustices, are you singing the lyrics “I Need a Hero”? Join this course to learn the backstory of change-makers who have made the world a better place. You, like Ida B. Wells, Audre Lorde, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg for example, can change our world! In our time together, we’ll gain information about people who have positively impacted the ongoing fight for human rights, form a like-minded community, and generate ideas of personal action steps to make change. This class will take place on either google meet or zoom. Instructor: Kathryn Barsevich

Activity: 7707.003

Week 3: Monday-Friday July 20-24

Time: 10:00-10:45

Fee: $40 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9781


Power of Planners: Entering Grades 6-9

Do you like keeping track of your plans, activities, and schedule on paper? Do you enjoy checking off items on a to-do list, or being creative with stickers, pens, and washi tape? Are there habits and hobbies you wish you were more consistent with?

Join this course with other lovers of good old pen and paper to create a bullet journal, a system of life organization in a notebook that will help you feel on-track with your personal goals. Learn about the bullet journal movement, consider what will work best for your unique style, and design your own planner to keep striving towards your dreams. This class will take place on either google meet or zoom. Instructor: Kathryn Barsevich

Activity: 7707.004

Week 4: Monday-Friday July 27-31

Time: 10:00-10:45AM

Fee: $40 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9783

Middle School/High School Language Arts and Math

Study Skills: Entering Grades 7-8

Are you hoping to improve your grades and test scores in school next year? This course can help! Discover the methodology of proper study habits, what works and what does not. You will practice organizational, note-taking and reading skills. To enhance learning, proper close-reading and writing skills are also practiced. This class will take place on either google meet or zoom. Instructor: Jennifer McCarthy

Activity: 7707.017

Week 1: Monday-Friday July 6-10

Time: 10:00-10:45AM

Fee: $40 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9786

Activity: 7707.018

Week 2: Monday-Friday July 13-17

Time: 9:00-9:45AM

Fee: $40 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9787

***WEEK 3 IS FULL, LIMITED SPACE WEEK 4***The College Essay: Entering Grades 9-12

Learn personal essay writing from an experienced writing instructor. Focus will be on producing 1-2 polished personal essays, one of which may serve as an essay for college admission. Students will learn to write with voice and purpose, with a large emphasis placed on the revision process. Students will be impressed by how much a draft can improve over the course of a single week. This class will take place on either google meet or zoom. Instructor: John Williams

Activity: 7707.015

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 20-24

Time: 10:00-11:30AM

Fee: $75 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9793

Activity: 7707.016

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 27-31

Time: 10:00-11:30

Fee: $75 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9794

***WEEK 3 IS FULL, LIMITED SPACE WEEK 4***

SAT Prep Course--Reading/Writing/Essay - Entering Grades 9-12

This course offers both an introduction to the SAT verbal sections and an opportunity for further practice. Students will gain an understanding for what to expect on the reading, writing, and essays sections and be given ample opportunity to engage in practice. Test strategies will be covered. Students will gain confidence in knowing what will be asked of them on the actual test day as the test is broken down in parts and demystified. Ample time for questions and review will be provided. This class will take place on Google Meet. Instructor: Megan Donovan

Activity: 7707.079

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 20-24

Time: 11:00-11:45

Fee: $40 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9816

Activity: 7707.083

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 27-31

Time: 11:00-11:45

Fee: $40 per person

https://apm.activecommunities.com/longmeadow/Activity_Search/9817



Stacy Smith - Enrichment Coordinator - 413-565-4239 - ssmith@longmeadow.k12.ma.us - Online Registration