Extracurricular

Scales Elementary School is excited to announce the dates for the next Scales Summer Encore! Encore, a fun-filled, summer enrichment day-camp, will be held the week of June 5th-9th, 2017 for students that will have completed kindergarten-5th grades by the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

The focus of the camp is to give children an exciting learning experience that will inspire creativity, foster critical thinking, and build relationships. CLICK HERE to see the Scales Encore Class Menu!

CLICK HERE to register for ENCORE!

For more information, contact Meghan Womack (meghan.womack@wcs.edu) OR Shelly Wyllie (shelly.wyllie@wcs.edu).

Scales always has several teams participate in Destination Imagination.  All students are invited to participate. Teams must have a Team Manager (parent or volunteer).  Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. The purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, they offer seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation.  Watch for information on how to sign up and when the informational meeting is in the fall.

For more information, contact Sandy Webster (sandraw1@wcs.edu).

Run Club is offered in the Fall and the Spring. It takes place on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 3:30 p.m- 4:00 p.m. Any student is welcome to participate. For more information, contact Chad Messmer (chadm@wcs.edu )or Jessica Herrell (jessica.herrell@wcs.edu ).

Elementary World Language Program Registration ends soon!

New Students Always Welcome!

Hola and Ni-hao Parents! Have you registered your child for language classes yet? Act quickly, registration ends this week! Your child can join the hundreds of WCS students already learning Spanish or Chinese.

EWLP SPRING 2017 SEMESTER INFORMATION

  • What: K-5 Spanish or K-5 Chinese classes
  • Registration: extended until January 13th
  • Cost: $100 per student, all payments due by January 14th
  • When: 12 weekly classes for one hour before or after school
  • Classes begin: week of January 23, 2017
  • Classes end: week of April 17, 2017
  • What classes are offered: Visit our website to see classes offered

Visit the EWLP website to view classes offered to register:

http://www.wcs.edu/parents-students/elementary-world-languages/

 

Here are a few answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Can my child register even though he has not participated before?

Absolutely! Students may join the EWLP any semester. Both Chinese and Spanish classes will incorporate new material while continuously reviewing material from previous classes. As you can imagine, repetition and practice are essential to learning a new language. New students can quickly catch up. Students will build confidence while learning important conversation skills within an exciting environment. EWLP teachers make class fun!

What if my child participated in the past? Will the next class be a repeat of a previous class?

No. Each semester of the EWLP introduces new content while constantly recycling material covered in prior semesters. The EWLP language class will enhance your child’s conversation skills by building on previous levels.

What if I don’t see a class for my child at her school?

We are always looking to add new classes where there is interest. If you don’t see a class for your child, please contact our EWLP Assistant Ruth Gutierrez ruth.gutierrez@wcs.edu to make your preference known. If we can get enough students, we are delighted to do our best to start a class at your school. We want to build language programs in your school!

Is there a discount for the class? What is it and who qualifies for it?

Yes, we do provide a discount for those that qualify. For reduced lunch students there is a 20% fee discount per student and for free lunch students there is a 30% discount per student. If you would like for your child/children to participate, we will need your letter from food services stating approval for free or reduced lunch. Contact us for details.

Fifth graders will have the opportunity to sign up at the beginning of the school year for Safety Patrol.  Members of the Safety Patrol help to keep our car line moving in the morning and help your students out of the car if needed.  Students will sign up with their teachers and volunteer a few weeks out of the school year.

For more information, contact Anthony Johnson (anthony.johnson@wcs.edu).

Fifth graders will have the opportunity to sign up at the beginning of the school year for Flag Raising.  Two students per day are responsible for raising and lowering our flags in the front of the school.  Students will sign up with their teachers and volunteer a few days out of the school year.

For more information, contact Anthony Johnson (anthony.johnson@wcs.edu).

Meets one time per month before school to learn about and work on ways to help preserve our school and home environments.  Help be a part and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

For more information, contact Sandy Webster (sandraw1@wcs.edu).

Meets one time per month to learn about ways to keep our minds and bodies healthy, and to promote health and wellness activities at Scales.  Several Fun Runs held throughout the school year.

For more information, contact Chad Messmer (chadm@wcs.edu )or Jessica Herrell (jessica.herrell@wcs.edu ).

For student athletes transitioning to middle school, please visit the WCS Interscholastic Athletics page for information and all required forms needed to be eligible for tryouts and participation in athletic programs or activities.