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, kayaking, mountain biking, swimming, yoga, as well as instruction in 3D arts and music. We will be providing opportunities for the kids to volunteer in the local community and explore civics through an introduction to student government.
Enrichment will include four outdoor field trips in September, and beginning in October, we will be based out of the Truckee Recreation Center. Activities will be offered each Friday September 8th – November 17th, between 9am – 2pm.*
September 22nd Information – Mountain biking led by John and Kim Percy 9:30am to 1:30 pm starting and ending at the Donner Picnic Ground on HWY 89. If you haven’t received the email with detailed information, please contact Cara Hunt (carahunt dot 2016 at gmail dot com).
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 please submit payment and SIGN UP HERE BY SEPTEMBER 5TH.
What does your enrichment fee cover? The PTO is a non-profit organization and your enrichment fees go directly to pay activity expenses. Although we rely heavily on parent and community volunteers in order to keep costs down, our expenses do include equipment and facility rentals, as well as 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 $350 or pay online.
* 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.