DECATUR -- Decatur Public Schools will continue the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program again this year. Students in grades kindergarten through 12 are invited to attend from 3-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
This after-school club time, called Strengthening Personal Development And Reinforcing Knowledge or "SPARK," was created to provide academic/homework tutoring services and enrichment time to promote math and literacy skills. In addition, SPARK offers several extracurricular activities to enhance personal and social development.
Some of the activities that will be offered on a rotational/seasonal basis include LEGO, chess, art, cooking, community engagement, STEM, Taekwondo and various reading and math clubs. Students will be placed in these activities based on age, level of interest, need and availability. The program will be fully staffed by Decatur School District employees, Boys and Girls Club, and other community partners.
Dinner is offered at 4:45 p.m. each day. Thanks to the Child and Adult Care Food Program, students 18 and under are free. Adults 19 and older will be charged $3.50. All are welcome to join.
SPARK will follow the regular school calendar. Students in middle and high school will be bused over to Northside Elementary School each day for SPARK. Bus transportation home from SPARK is also available. If students are car riders, then parents are responsible for picking their children up no later than 5:30 p.m. each day.General News on 09/19/2018
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