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Elementary School Summer Programs

School District 72 has once again developed a variety of programs to support learning through the summer as part of Summer School. Summer School typically runs during the month of July.

​​​Note: Programs are tentatively offered based on a minimum enrolment and dates may be subject to change.

​​​Summer Science and Storytelling
(Entering Grade 1)
Sandowne Elementary
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 36 *THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
Come with us on a spectacular science and super storytelling adventure. This course is geared towards students who enjoy engaging in hands on experiments and creating their own stories. We will be visiting local forests, parks and natural areas around Sandowne School to spark creativity and wonder. We look forward to sharing our passion for science and storytelling with your children while inspiring them to be creative and engaged learners.

Play Based Skill Building
(Entering Grades 1, 2)
Ocean Grove Elementary
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 18 *THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
This program is designed for students finishing kindergarten and grade 1. In kindergarten and grade 1 students learned several important concepts required to develop a firm foundation. Some students may need some more time to continue their growth in preparation for grade one and grade two. This course offers that extra time. The program is based on learning through play. Some of the concepts covered will be letter and sounds recognition, printing skills, phonemic awareness, and phonological awareness skills such as rhyming, and syllables

French Immersion Outdoor Exploration
(Entering Grades 1, 2, 3)

Ecole Willow Point
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 18 *THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
This program is designed to provide French immersion students with more opportunities to develop their French oral language while exploring our local natural environments. We will spend our time actively engaged in indoor and outdoor projects, games, and activities, tending a garden and making meals out of the harvest, creating art with nature, developing and telling stories using local animals and natural materials, and playing cooperative games and physical activities.

​​iPad Storytelling
(Entering Grades 1, 2, 3, 4)
École des Deux Mondes Elementary
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 18 *THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
Students will be telling stories through iPad technology. They will create and present two projects. The first one will be a "photo story" where they will create characters, settings and story boards and then take photos to tell their story. They will then make photo booklets using an iPad app where they can type the text over the photos and then print into a booklet to share. The second project will be a stop motion animation movie. Again the students will first create characters, make a setting box, plan a story board then they will make and present their movies.​
Reading, Rec and Arithmetic
(Entering Grades 1, 2, 3)

Georgia Park Elementary
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Session 2: July 17 to July 28 (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 36 *BOTH SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL

*Select Session 1 or Session 2 when registering.
Students are engaged in play-based activities designed to strengthen their reading reading and math skills while building their confidence. Outdoor games and activities will be incorporated into each day. Register today and let us share our passion for reading and mathematics with your child!
Reading, Rec and Art
(Entering Grades 1, 2, 3)
Sandowne Elementary
Session 1.5: July 10 to July 21 (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 36 *THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
Enjoy reading stories and learning new strategies and skills.  Explore different art techniques with a focus on sea life.  Participate in outdoor games and activities.
Drama and Storytelling
(Entering Grades 1, 2, 3, 4)

École des Deux Mondes Elementary
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 18
Drama and Storytelling is an interactive course that gets students moving and using their flair for dramatics in a positive way. Students will be using their voices and their bodies to present stories, puppet shows and plays. Students will work on reading plays and stories and practicing writing and telling their own stories to present to an audience. There will be many drama games and active ways to keep students engaged and excited this summer. Students will present what they have learned for their parents in a final performance.
Literacy, Art and Recreation
(Entering Grades 2, 3)
Ecole Willow Point  
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 18
Students will engage in reading and learn comprehension skills and play interactive literacy games. Students investigate the outdoor environment and write about their experiences in a journal. We will observe and discuss local art and create our own art pieces using pastels, pencils crayons and paint. Learn skills for sports games and then play outdoor games such as soccer, baseball and other interactive sports.
Outdoor Explorers
(Entering Grades 3, 4, 5)
Sandowne Elementary
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 18 *THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL

This summer school program is an opportunity for students that have just completed grades 2, 3, and 4 to discover and explore our local natural environments such as the beaches, forests and rivers. This will be a hands on scientific inquiry based course focused on nature, the environment and encouraging cooperation and curiosity about our world. Projects will include creating a nature journal, building small scale structures, science experiments, multimedia art activities and more. Come prepared to be active and get dirty! 
Rec & Tech
(Entering Grades 3, 4, 5)
École des Deux Mondes Elementary
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 18 *THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
This fun, two week course focuses on keeping students active, up-to-date with the technology used throughout SD72, and increases students' literacy. Every day students will participate in PE where skills from traditional sports are reviewed and alternative forms of recreation are introduced that foster team building. Students' knowledge of computers will be enhanced as they learn how to file manage, access their personal student hard drive from home, build PowerPoint presentations and surf the internet for appropriate sources. In addition, reading and writing will also be emphasized throughout the course. Ideal for students entering grades 3-5.
Writer's and Artist's Workshop
(Entering Grades 3, 4, 5)

Ecole Willow Point
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 18 *THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
This summer school program is designed for students who share a love for writing and art. Students will have fun developing their writing skills and creativity through daily writing workshops and activities. We will also create artwork through painting, drawing, and crafts.

Creative Team Challenges
(Entering Grades 3, 4, 5, 6)

Georgia Park Elementary
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 18 *THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL
Can you create a balloon-powered device that will travel the farthest? Can you construct the tallest paper tower? Can you imagine the city of the future and build it? Come join the Creative Team Challenge summer school program. Students will be challenged to use their creativity, imagination, and problem-solving skills to work as a team to complete a variety of fun and engaging creative team challenges. Tons of learning and tons of fun! Are you up for the challenge?

Computer Coding
(Entering Grades 4, 5, 6)

Southgate Middle School
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 18 *THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL

Today, technology is a part of everyday life. In Computer Coding we will learn about becoming technologically aware while being digitally healthy and safe. We will explore the logic in which computer, mobile and tablets are based upon in a fun and interactive way. Projects will take place outside, in the classroom and in computer labs.

Exploring Mathematics Through Games and the Outdoors
(Entering Grades 4, 5, 6)
Ocean Grove Elementary
Session 2: July 17 to July 28 (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 36
Come enjoy exploring mathematics through fun educational math games. Students will be engaging in hands on activities that guide them through problem solving, number sense, and basic facts. Students will have the opportunity to be exploring these concepts both inside the classroom and in the outdoors.

Math Art
(Entering Grades 4, 5, 6)
Georgia Park Elementary
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 18

In this course students will be working on their math skills by creating art! We will work on concepts like number patterns, multiplication, division, and fractions. To help us practice these concepts we will make an art project every class. We will use different tools, like paint, pastels, pencils, to create Fraction Trees, an Array City, Minecraft art, and more. Let's make math fun!

Intermediate and Middle Recreation and Reading
(Entering Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Ecole Phoenix Middle School
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 24

Do you like to play games and do activities? Go to the forest and explore nature? Read for enjoyment? Then Rec and Read is for you! This program aims to keep children active while also developing a love for recreational reading. We will play sports in the gym and field. We will also travel the surrounding area to play games. Between games we will relax and settle into a great book.

Middle School Prep Phoenix
(Entering Grade 6 at Phoenix)

Ecole Phoenix Middle School
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 24 *REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
This course is designed to make the transition from elementary school to middle school as smooth as possible. Your student will become familiar with the layout of the school and introduced the increased expectations that accompany middle school. All this will be done through fun and engaging activities that will give students the best chance of success in September.

Middle School Prep Southgate
(Entering Grade 6 at Southgate)

Southgate Middle School
Session 1: July 4 to July 14 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 24 *REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
This course is designed to make the transition from elementary school to middle school as smooth as possible. Your student will become familiar with the layout of the school and introduced the increased expectations that accompany middle school. All this will be done through fun and engaging activities that will give students the best chance of success in September.


How to Enroll

The registration deadline is June 29​, 2017 and all registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis with priority given to School District 72 students.​

Parents can register their child electronically through Parent Connect. If you need assistance, please call your child`s school office.

Instructions on How to Login to Parent Connect

Instructions on How to Register for Summer School in Parent Connect

Click HERE to Register through Parent Connect