Enrichment Programs

Third Party Enrichment Programs:

Our Tentative Enrichment Schedule for the 2016-17 School Year is listed below. Most extended day programs in St Johns County schools offer extracurricular enrichment activities that are available for a separate charge. Most of these are for a specific duration, such as 5 or 6 weeks, and meet once each week. All classes start at 3 pm except on Wednesdays (early release days), when the start time is 2 pm. For the 2016-17 School Year, a $25 Registration to the Palencia Extended Day program is required for children not already enrolled in our extended day program. We negotiate with a wide variety of vendors. Each has their own requirements about minimum and maximum numbers of participants, tuition and fees, and program duration. Although additional programs may be added and schedules are still subject to change, the following programs are planned for the 2016-17 School Year (subject to participation minimums):

Enrichment Class Descriptions:

Zumba for Kids is a fun exercise program for children which is designed to promote healthy lifestyles by combining music, dance, energy and fitness.  Zumba for Kids assists with the development of essential life skills, such as leadership, respect, teamwork, pride, confidence, responsibility, coordination, balance, discipline, memory and creativity.  Zumba for Kids supports the American Academy of Pediatrics’ research stating exercise helps children improve moods, focus on learning, and pay attention.  Zumba for Kids reinforces the Surgeon Generals recommendation to ensure a healthy future and overall well being for Americas’ children, we must help our children stay physically active, encourage healthy eating habits and promote healthy choices.  Space is limited for each four week session and slots fill up quickly, so sign up your child for this fun filled, energizing fitness program today.  Zumba for Kids registration, consent and waiver forms may be accessed, printed, and completed by going to www.shinseikarate.org. Please call Nickie at (904)540-3555 for more information about classes.

The Club Scientific program is a Science & Technology enrichment offering fun topics to stimulate students’ imaginations.

Soccer Shots provides a high-energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to soccer for kids.  Soccer Shots is not your typical league, but rather a fun introduction to the basics of soccer with a focus on character development and confidence-building, that your children will use as they transition to league play. Contact Soccer Shots directly for more information – jax@soccershots.org

LEGO Robotics with Club Scientific is an enrichment program where students can build and program robots to perform a variety of different functions. For example, robots can be fitted with sensors, which control motors and react to light, sound, touch, etc. Due to the expense of the LEGO® robotic kits, and the necessity to program with computers, students will not be taking their robots home at the conclusion of the program. Please contact Sarah Simpson – ssimpson@clubscientific.com for more information.

Drama Kids program is specially designed to build self confidence, as well as strong speaking and acting skills through the fun and creativity of drama.  Drama Kids believes that enthusiastic students who speak out clearly and relate confidently with their peers develop skills that make the journey through life much easier.  Drama classes are fast passed, great fun, and have new activities each week including:  improvisations, mini scripts, speaking skills, character analysis, theater games, creative movement, mid year and spring performance. No nerve wrecking auditions.  DRAMA KIDS IS FOR EVERYONE.  NO big stars no small stars every child is a star in DKI.  Session Information: Drama Kids is a full school year program with a parent day in December and an original play in May.  There is no obligation to remain enrolled for the full school year.  Enroll online today at www.dramakids.com/fl3 or contact us at dramakidsjax@gmail.com, (904)257-5752.

Also available through Palencia Elementary School: Spanish LEE (Language Exploration Enrichment): This is a fun, Intensive language instruction Program!  L.E.E. uses a Formal lesson plan with test per session and Fiestas!  Instructors are experienced; native Spanish-speaking and they are trained in Foreign Language Acquisition Methods. L.E.E will encourage the students to develop a love for the language.  Classes meet twice a week after school for 6 weeks each semester.  For more information email LEEStjohnsol.com or leave a message with Donna Guzzo or Maria Janet Robles # 904-657-1918. Available at PES Monday and Wednesday. << See the Spanish L.E.E. Palencia Flyer for September 2014>>

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