Running with the Stars - SPRING 2013 SEASON
Who: Open to all students – grades 1-5 (maximum enrollment: 25 students)
What: This running program is for boys and girls! It encourages participants to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. During the practices, we will play games, discuss healthy lifestyle topics, and prepare for our END OF SEASON 5K RUN!! The 5K is non-competitive. Our goal is for each child to strive for his/her own personal best.
When: The session starts March 4 thru May 16. Practices will be held twice per week: Mondays and Thursdays from 2:50 p.m. to 3:50 p.m., rain or shine.
The END OF SEASON 5K Fun Run will be held: Sunday, May 19 at 8:00 a.m. in Ashburn. Please mark your calendars, as this is a very fun event for the kids. **A buddy runner is required for each student participating in the 5K event.**
Other Important Information:
· Coaches for the Spring 2013 season: Natascha Hunter and Christina Davis
· Registration begins: Monday, January 7th
· Registration ends: Friday, March 1st
· Cost: $125/child – checks payable to: Running with the Stars
· Program cost includes an 11-week practice session, one runner tshirt, one buddy runner tshirt, timed 5K event, numbered bib for each child running, end of run celebration, and a participation medal.
· Register at: www.runningwiththestars.com (create a login first)
· Please pack a water bottle and QUICK snack for your child
· Dress in LAYERS suitable for running outside
· Pick-up is promptly at 3:50 p.m. at the front doors of the school
For more information and updates throughout the season, go to the Running with the Stars website: www.runningwiththestars.com or add Running with the Stars on Facebook.
Odyssey of the Mind
· An international competition for students in kindergarten through college
· An opportunity to practice creative problem-solving methods in a collaborative setting
· Team members work together to solve a "problem" and present their solution at a competition in the Spring (Date TBA).
· Emphasizes Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communications and Collaboration (the 4C's that many in the educational community agree are the keys to academic success).
· For more information about this program, visit the Odyssey of the Mind website.
Registration begins now, please complete this form and turn in to the school by Friday, October 5.
Team meetings: will begin in October and run through March
Regional competition: visit blog for more info
We need volunteers to make this program run! If you are interested in helping with Odyssey of the Mind, please contact the OM Coordinator, Rachel Kraft: email@example.com to see how you can get involved.
Computer Programming Club
Little @rchimedes is an after-school computer programing club for grades 3-5 at Algonkian Elementary. The club provides a unique opportunity for students to learn the basics of computer programming in a fun, age-appropriate way. Little @rchimedes fosters inventiveness, logical thinking, and creative problem solving. Students will be exploring various computer programming topics using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids developed at MIT. Sounds interesting and fun?!?! Take a look at this flyer for more detailed information.
You may register at: www.lilarchie.com -- click the "Register" link on the bottom left.
Any questions, contact Matt Nowinski at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.433.5768.
An after-school strings program for 4th & 5th graders at Algonkian! This program is designed for an introduction of the string instruments to give students a head start for middle school. The instruments include: violin, viola, and cello. See flyer. Open enrollment is on Back-to-School Night (August 23) between 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. and during Open House (August 24) from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. – register at the school library.
**Collapsible music stands are needed for our new Algonkian Strings Program. If you have a music stand you are willing to donate to the PTA or lend us for the school year, we would really appreciate it! Please contact Adrienn Salazar for donations or questions: email@example.com.**
Here is an awesome program! 4th & 5th graders can extend their math skills through creative problem solvings. Detailed info: see flyer. Lead by Eugene Belogay... email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls on the Run NOVA (GOTR) - FALL 2012 SEASON
Algonkian PTA is very excited to sponsor this unique program for our Algonkian preteen girls in grades 3-5. The Girls on the Run program combines training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing uplifting workouts. The goals of the program are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental & physical development. Uses an innovative and fun curriculum designed exclusively for pre-teen girls to address specific life skills through the use of games, warm-ups and workouts. Participants explore the importance of being physically, mentally & emotionally healthy. They examine body image issues, stereotyping and discriminatory behaviors, as well as the importance of maintaining a realistic & healthy view of themselves...
Algonkian Elementary's GOTR NOVA FALL 2012 Season
*Program: begins on October 1 to December 7
*Coaches: Allie Mak and Meg Tuma (email: email@example.com)
*Meeting Place: Algonkian Elementary
*Days/Time: meets Mondays & Thursdays from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*Race Date: Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (5K at Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA)
*Program Fee: $165 per girl
(Financial aid is available. No girl is denied enrollment due to financial circumstances.)
Online Registration begins now until September 16, 2012 via the GOTR's website: www.gotrnova.org to give everyone time to register for the lottery. The randomly selected participants for each program will be notified via email the week of September 17, 2012; and will also email those participants not selected. If you do not have internet access, require special assistance, or a Spanish-speaking interpreter, please call the registration number: 1.877.749.8831
Sponsored by our Algonkian Guidance Counselor, Theresa Ryan, the Chess Club is opened to all students who love the game of chess. Chess Club meets once a month on Tuesdays, after school from 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m., and can participate in a final tournament. For meeting schedule and more detailed information, visit the Chess Club's website. Questions? Contact Theresa Ryan at 571-434-3240.