Our 2017 middle school enrichment is an experiential learning program themed on environmental stewardship and local community service. We offer field trips and activities such as rock climbing, swimming, yoga, biking, instruction in 3D arts and music, as well as an opportunity to volunteer in the local community and explore civics through an introduction to student government.
Enrichment will be based out of the Truckee Recreation Center, and is offered each Friday September 8th – November 17th, between 9am – 2pm.*
New this year, we will also offer small-group presentations and workshops supporting our theme. We will coach the students how to implement their own community structure -a Student Council, and we will kick off a local chapter of Community Heroes – a school based program designed to inspire children to be activists of kindness and service in their community. We are excited to work with local charities such as Project Mana, and the Truckee bike park which will give students hands-on volunteer experience.
To ensure your child has a place in Fall Enrichment, turn in your enrollment paperwork (waivers, payment by check or a printed receipt of your online payment) on or before September 8th.**
We will be sending Fall Enrichment enrollment packets home with all middle school students on Thursday, August 31st. If you don’t get your packet by August 31st, you can download the forms here (coming soon).
Our expenses include equipment and facility rentals, instructor and activity fees. To fund this program, we rely on your prompt payment. You can submit a check made out to Creekside PTO for $300 or pay online (coming soon). This program would be far more expensive if not for the many parent volunteer hours leading activities, planning, and driving field trips. Help us keep this program affordable by signing up to volunteer here!
* There is no enrichment on November 10th, in observance of Veterans Day. Some field trip days may have slightly different hours, or have a different drop-off and pickup location. Details will be sent via the Remind text app, emailed, and posted to this website.
** If you are unable to pay in full by September 8th, but want your child to participate in the program – please contact program coordinator, Cara Hunt (carahunt dot 2016 at gmail dot com) to work out a payment plan or sliding scale fee. A few scholarships are available and we will not turn away any child for an inability to pay. (We do encourage volunteerism in exchange for reduced payment.) After September 8th, we may be able to accept additional students, if space permits.