Our Fall 2021 Friday Enrichment Day takes place in the pavilions at Chandler Park from 11:00 – 2:45, Fridays, September 10th – November 19th. (Students in 5th grade and up may arrive as early as 10:30 to socialize.) (Our program for pre-k – 4th grade starts at 11:30 and ends at 2:30.)
Our Trailblazers (5th – 7th graders) will have a fun day full of learning on Fridays, participating in an assembly, an elective period, lunch and social time, a literature period, and a club period. See class descriptions below.
Our Friday Enrichment Day is a drop-off program. However, parents are expected to sign up for a volunteer slot. Our Trailblazer and Scholar parents will be asked to sign up for one two-hour time slot per semester as an assistant, substitute, or guest teacher. If you work full time on Fridays and are absolutely unable to volunteer and are unable to find someone (a friend or relative) to take your place, you may talk to the leadership team about doing some administrative work instead. The volunteer sign-up sheet will be emailed to parents before the semester begins.
Friday Class Descriptions– Trailblazers
Elective Period Choices:
Readers’ Theatre – 5th Grade – High School
Instructor: Jessica Paul, certified and experienced elementary teacher, THA mom of two
Cost: included in $125 Friday Enrichment Day Fee
Readers’ Theatre gives students a chance to collaborate with peers while improving reading fluency and providing an opportunity to become more comfortable speaking in front of a group. We will work together to bring a variety of scripts to life throughout the semester. Expect team building games, script practice and discussion, and tons of fun!
City Engineering – 5th – 7th Grade
Instructor: Discovery Lab Children’s Museum Outreach Instructor
Cost: $100 per student to cover cost of program – This fee will be paid to THA upon enrollment so that we can pay the museum.
Students will plan, design, and build their personal miniature city while learning about how cities
function. Individual projects involving circuitry and pipelines get students thinking about basic luxuries
around them, while larger culminating projects like skyscrapers and bridges allow students to
work together to create something collaborative. Components may include skyscrapers, bridges, electricity, pipelines.
Literature Period: For the fall 2021 semester, students will spend the literature period participating in book clubs. They will select from a list of 4-5 novels to read and on Fridays will participate in guided group discussions based upon their selections.
Club Period Choices:
D&D Club – 5th Grade – High School
Facilitators: THA High School students will lead this group, under the supervision of the leadership team.
Cost: included in $125 Friday Enrichment Day fee
This club, for both new and experienced players, is for students who want to spend this class period playing D&D.
Creativity Club – 5th Grade – High School
Facilitators: THA Leadership Team and Parent Volunteers
Cost: $25 to help cover to the cost of supplies and paid artists
Creativity Club is exactly that – a club where students with a shared interest in creative pursuits gather to create alongside and encourage each other. Students can work on individual projects, or they can collaborate. They can practice their favorite form of creativity or explore new ones. Parent volunteers will be invited to share their creative pursuits with the group. Creativity Club’s intent is to foster a self-paced, self-determined, and nurturing space for creativity and friendships to thrive. If students desire, they could work together on planning an end of semester art show/creativity showcase.