BFS After School Program to Partner with WingspanPosted: September 3, 2011
We hope you all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to getting back to school. The After School Committee has been meeting throughout the summer to discuss and plan for the upcoming school year. We are very excited to announce that we will be entering into a partnership with Wingspan Arts, a non-profit after school enrichment program. Initially, they will be offering a 2 day/week program for children ages 5-12 (on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-6:00pm) beginning the week of October 3rd and we hope that the program will grow to a 5 day/week program by the Spring. They employ very talented and engaging teaching specialists in all manner of disciplines, from art and science, to drama and dance, and are very enthused to incorporate our school’s unique qualities into their program. They have been running after school programs since 2001. If you’d like to read more about them and see the list of schools that they currently collaborate with, go to http://wingspanarts.org/
A representative from Wingspan Arts will be coming to BFS to conduct an Information Session on Wednesday, September 21st, from 6:30-7:30pm. We hope that all who are interested will come to the Information Session to hear more about their program and get your questions answered. There will also be an opportunity to register for the program at the Info Session for those that choose to do so.
We feel that there are many benefits to partnering with Wingspan Arts: they are committed to a true collaboration with our school, they can offer a program turn-key style (meaning they manage everything from registration to the running of the program in consultation with us) which we cannot offer yet, their teaching specialists are talented and engaging, and the cost per family is very affordable. We sincerely hope that the program will grow over time, so we hope you will consider it for your child/ren not only as an option for coverage for working parents, but also for the opportunity to have your child/ren participate in an engaging enrichment experience that you might look for outside of BFS.
We hope to see you at the Information Session on September 21st!