• Community Education

  • July 2022

    Posted by SUSD Communications on 7/1/2022
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  • Summer Camps and Getting Ready for the New School Year

    Posted by SUSD Communications on 7/1/2022

    Kids Club logoWith summer camps in full swing around the district, it is hard to believe summer is already half over. Now is the time to consider signing up for SUSD’s Kids Club before- and after-school care program. With limited space, you won’t want to wait to register your students, which is done online. To accommodate family schedules, Early Bird drop off begins at 6:30 a.m. and after-school care operates from school dismissal time until 6:30 p.m. Students are greeted at both ends of the day by qualified childcare specialists, who lead arts and crafts, games, sports, and project-based learning activities, and help oversee homework. Snacks are served daily. A list of locations, times and pricing can be found here.

    Early Learning logoWe are also getting ready to greet our early learners in August. Our preschool and pre-kindergarten classes are filling up quickly, so don’t delay signing up.  Limited space is still available at some campuses and others are already closed to registration. Check here for a full list of schools and programs still accepting enrollment.

    We hope you enjoy the last few weeks of summer! We recommend your children find some time to do a little fun reading before they head back to school; some real-world math lessons, too!

    The first day of school is Wednesday, August 3. Before we know it, it will be time to get back  to a more routine schedule. We have found that sleeping in less and rising earlier the week before school starts helps make those first couple of days of school go more smoothly. 

     

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  • June 2022

    Posted by SUSD Communications on 6/1/2022
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  • Summer is a Great Time for a Good Book

    Posted by SUSD Communications on 6/1/2022

    Children readingEven though the school year has come to a close and families are looking forward to relaxing and enjoying summer break, there are easy ways to keep your young learner engaged and eager to maintain the academic momentum gained during the school year.

    Reading to your child each night is one of the most important and easy strategies to build early literacy skills.  A student who participates in shared or independent reading gains an average of one month of reading proficiency. Students who don’t participate in any reading over the summer can lose an average of 2 to 3 months of proficiency.

    Another easy strategy to build early literacy skills in our youngest students is to take advantage of all of the environmental print that children see while riding in the car to build their reading tool kit with the words around them.  While running errands, take time to point out the store names and logos they routinely see.  Making those early connection skills comes in handy as students learn to make greater meaning of what they read.

    Students of all ages can also take advantage of the wonderful reading and literacy resources provided at no cost through our local libraries. Visit https://www.scottsdalelibrary.org/youth/early-learning to learn more about the city of Scottsdale library programs specifically geared for early learners.

    Parents can also encourage students to extend what they learned from a book that was read to them or with them at home by drawing a picture to illustrate the story or creating a play to act out the story. Children who are engaged in early literacy practices reap the rewards throughout their school career.

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