Summer Break Information

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elementary school children on carpet
high school kids studying in the park

Overview

SUMMER BREAK (TK/K-5th Grade) – will be offered at both the Dapplegray and Point Vicente Elementary School campuses. Students at each grade level will be taught by highly qualified and experienced PVPUSD teachers. Students will experience an exciting, fun-filled adventure in learning that will include reviewing and reinforcing current grade level skills and concepts as well as previewing standards to be covered in the ensuing year using art, singing, dancing, movement and a variety of “hands on” activities intended to bring learning alive!  

Please see detailed Program Information below listing grade level class descriptions and teachers.

Dates

Summer Break 2022 will take place Monday – Friday, June 21 – July 15, 2022
(please note that both Monday June 20th and Monday July 4th, are federal holidays)

Summer Break Registration Dates

Summer Break registration is now closed. Please email help@pvpss.com with any questions about registration.

Daily Schedule

8:15 am – 8:30 am             Student Arrival

8:30 am – 10:10 am           Classroom Instruction

10:10 am – 10:30 am         Recess and bathroom break (Grades 1st – 5th)

10:35 am – 10:55 am        Recess and bathroom break (TK/Kindergarten)

10:30 am – 12:00 pm        Classroom Instruction

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm        Dismissal at parking lot only

Tuition

Summer Break tuition is $650 for the four week program.

Please review the Changes and Refunds page before purchasing your summer school class.

Program Information

Summer Break will take place at both Dapplegray and Point Vicente Elementary Schools.

TK & Kindergarten - Dapplegray

The Summer Break Adventures in Kindergarten Program will provide an enriched environment where children will be encouraged to explore, manipulate, create, dismantle and reconstruct things together. This class will focus on the intellectual, physical, social and creative development of children.

Teachers (two classes): Ms. Johnson, Room 1 / Ms. Fleming, Room 2

TK & Kindergarten - Point Vicente

The Summer Break Adventures in Kindergarten Program will provide an enriched environment where children will be encouraged to explore, manipulate, create, dismantle and reconstruct things together. This class will focus on the intellectual, physical, social and creative development of children. 

Teachers (two classes): Ms. Villaescusa, Room K2 / Ms. Vestal, Room K1

1st Grade - Dapplegray

Come join us for a FUN-filled adventure of active learning through movement, art, music, dance, exploration, creating, writing, and growing. Your child will be excited to gain knowledge in reading, writing, math, science, and social skills in a nurturing, encouraging, creative and welcoming environment. An emphasis will be placed on friendship and citizenship skills using respect, honesty, compassion, cooperation, optimism, gratitude and kindness.

Teachers (two classes): Ms. Roque, Room 20 / Ms. Urias, Room 14

1st Grade - Point Vicente

Come join us for a fun-filled, in person “Get Ready for 1st Grade” 4-week adventure of silly stories, amazing animals, rockets to the moon, and fairy tales. The classroom will be alive with science and engineering, art, readers theater, hands on activities, while focusing on the core topics of reading and math. Looking forward to a summer of smiles and bundles of fun! 

Teachers (two classes): Ms. Murray, Room 6 / Ms. Shiohama, Room 5

2nd Grade - Dapplegray

The emphasis of this creative, engaging and empowering Summer School program is Fun, Fun, FUN! Students will experience an exciting, enjoyable adventure in learning that will include reviewing and reinforcing current grade-level skills and concepts, as well as previewing standards that will be covered in Second Grade Reading, Writing and Math. Through art, singing, dancing, movement, games, a play performance, and a variety of hands-on activities, learning will come alive! In addition, students will get reacquainted with their peers by experiencing enjoyable ice-breakers and friendship bonding exercises.

Teachers (two classes): Ms. Mack, Room 13 / Ms. McKnight, Room 18

2nd Grade - Point Vicente

The emphasis of this creative, engaging and empowering Summer School program is Fun, Fun, FUN! Students will experience an exciting, enjoyable adventure in learning that will include reviewing and reinforcing current grade-level skills and concepts, as well as previewing standards that will be covered in Second Grade Reading, Writing and Math. Through science, art, games, and a variety of hands-on activities, learning will come alive! In addition, students will get reacquainted with their peers by experiencing enjoyable ice-breakers and friendship bonding exercises.

Teacher: Ms. Turner, Room 4

3rd Grade - Dapplegray

Incoming third graders will spend the summer creating art, doing experiments, acting out Reader’s Theater plays, writing stories, exploring math concepts, singing, and playing games. Our focus will be on reinforcing current grade-level skills in reading, writing, math, and science while encouraging creativity, joy of learning, and positive social interactions. This summer program will help build a solid foundation for students to transition to upper elementary. Join us for a summer of fun and exploration!

Teachers (two classes): Ms. Loewner, Room 15 / Ms. Adams, Room 21

3rd Grade - Point Vicente

We’ll spend the summer creating art, doing experiments, acting out Reader’s Theater, singing music, playing games… all while learning! Our focus will be on reinforcing current grade level skills while building a solid foundation for the transition to upper elementary as 3rd graders. Join us for a summer of fun! 

Teachers (two classes): Ms. Glunt & Ms. Kelly, Room 10 / Ms. Garnello, Room 14

4th Grade - Dapplegray

We have a lot of exciting activities planned! 4th Graders will be immersed in a world of storytelling. Students are invited to flex their imagination and creativity this summer by learning how to write descriptive narratives and poetry. Get ready to participate in many fun games to “act out” grammar concepts and play with math. Prepare your smocks! We will be exploring the arts and sciences through lots of hands-on projects.

Teachers (two classes): Ms. Rehkemper, Room 28 / Ms. Babamoto, Room 27

4th Grade - Point Vicente

We have a lot of exciting activities planned! 4th Graders will be immersed in a world of storytelling. Students are invited to flex their imagination and creativity this summer by learning how to write descriptive narratives and poetry. Get ready to participate in many fun games to “act out” grammar concepts and play with math. Prepare your smocks! We will be exploring the arts and sciences through lots of hands-on projects. 

Teachers (two classes): Ms. Gant, Room 12 / Mr. Kono, Room 7

5th Grade - Dapplegray

The 5th Grade Summer School will be a fun, engaging and interactive preparation for 5th grade. Students will review concepts covered in 4th grade while previewing topics that will be further developed in their 5th grade year. Students will enjoy this interactive and hands-on learning experience through art, movement, and mindfulness to create a unique and well-rounded experience for these incoming 5th graders.

Teacher: Mr. Loewner, Room 29

5th Grade - Point Vicente

The 5th Grade Summer School will be a fun, engaging and interactive preparation for 5th grade. Students will review concepts covered in 4th grade while previewing topics that will be further developed in their 5th grade year. Students will practice reading, writing, and math skills, as well as art and engineering while learning about Ancient Egypt. 

Teacher: Ms. Bogart, Room 9

BEFORE & AFTER ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL CARE

Dapplegray Elementary School – PV Kids’ Corner

PV Kids’ Corner will offer Before and After-School Care to students attending Summer Break 2022 at Dapplegray Elementary School ONLY.  Parents enjoy the safety and convenience of children remaining on campus before and after summer school. The program is available for the full 4-week session.

Please register with PV Kids’ Corner for before and after school care by clicking the link here: PV Kids’ Corner.  This is a separate registration process from the Summer Break registration.

Full-Time Program Hours 7:00am-8:30am Class Time AND 12:00pm Dismissal to 6:00pm

Point Vicente Elementary School – Enrichment Classes

PEF is pleased to introduce Summer Enrichment classes at Point Vicente for those interested in extending their Summer Break school day or students interested attending only afternoon classes.  Students do not need to be enrolled in PVPUSD to participate in the Summer Enrichment classes at Point Vicente. Campers will meet in the MPR each day at noon. Lunch and recess will take place from 12:00pm – 12:30pm. Campers are required to bring a brown-bag lunch daily. There is no food for purchase. Water is available. At 12:30pm campers will break into their class selections.  At 3:00pm campers will be walked to the drop off / pick up zone and parents and/or guardians will sign their child out.  Hats are encouraged as campers will spend time outside and we expect lots of sunshine each day.  Choose from 4 weeks of classes in Outdoor Science, Spanish Immersion and Music!

Cost

  • Cost is $750 for a four-week session, taking place 12:00pm – 3:00pm.
  • Jump Start into Middle School Music is $300 for 4 weeks
  • Welcome! Spanish via Zoom is $180 for 4-week, 1-hour sessions.

Cancellations and refunds will follow the Summer Break Changes/Refund Policy.

Please email Enrichment@pvpef.org with your questions

SUMMER ENRICHMENT REGISTRATION LINK

 

Registration opens Monday, April 11th @ 9:00 am.

GLOBAL gARTen TO KITCHEN - Awaken your Tastebuds with International Farm to Table Knowledge!

Cost: $750

An educational, garden-based “culinary meets the arts” adventure for TK – 5th graders

Students attending Outdoor Science in the gARTen will TRAVEL THE WORLD THROUGH GARDEN, ART AND FOOD during this educational, garden-based “culinary meets the arts” adventure. Our program is designed to spark interest in healthy fresh foods with interactive activities that allow students to explore their creative garden, art and culinary sides via a global lens.

Students will be awakened to new tastes, learn new culinary techniques and use local seasonal produce to prepare recipes from cuisines around the world while learning how nutrition, math, science, art and history can be discovered in the garden and on their plate.

During the Global gARTen to Kitchen Camp your student will student will learn to:

  • Set Personal Skills Goals Based on Individual Experience
  • Practice Daily Garden Cultivation of Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs and Flowers
  • Create One of a Kind Artwork Connected to Garden and Nature
  • Craft Farm to Table Culinary Dishes Inspired by International Cuisine
  • Celebrate Global Food Culture by Developing Garden, Art and Culinary Skills

Students will also learn life skills they can take beyond the outdoor classroom, that will help them to make healthier choices well into the future!

Welcome Spanish!

Cost: $750

The Welcome Spanish! Program seeks to have students learn Spanish effortlessly and naturally by engaging in:

  • Singing songs
  • Reading Stories in Story time
  • Acting out real world scenarios
  • Playing games
  • Hands-on activities (Arts and Crafts) for every holiday.

By engaging students in this way, students learn the new language by having fun and they can feel comfortable learning. During this process, students will gain Spanish phonological awareness. In short, the goal is to have students learn the language effortlessly while enjoying themselves. Learning a language this way tries to resemble the way we all learned our native languages. The ultimate goal is to have students be prepared to take on their Spanish classes later on with some level of experience in learning Spanish. Sounds will be familiar to them and students will not struggle with the basic topics covered in a more formal classroom.

Week 1: 06/21 – 06/24 Students will learn about greetings. They will also learn about the alphabet, vowels, days of the week, months of the year and the four seasons. We will use our imagination to travel to Spain and learn basic and important concepts about this country.

Week 2: 06/27 – 07/01 Students will learn all about Summer, the 4th of July and Tio Sam. We will use our imagination to travel to Mexico and learn basic and important concepts about this country. We will also learn how to make delicious quesadillas!

Week 3: 07/05 – 07/08 Students will learn all about numbers and shapes. We will use our imagination to travel to Argentina and learn basic and important concepts about this country.

Week 4: 07/11 – 07/15 Students will learn all about body parts, colors and animals. We will use our imagination to travel to Peru and learn basic and important concepts about this country.

Students will be immersed in Spanish at all times. The goal will be to:

  • Develop and earn Spanish phonological awareness.
  • Promote natural acquisition of the Spanish language while students are enjoying themselves. o Improve verbal and spatial abilities
  • Use their motor skills while learning Spanish

Welcome Spanish Via Zoom

Cost: $180

MAGICAL MUSIC - Enjoy making music with your favorite PVPUSD music teachers. We have a class for every student including rising 6th graders!

TK-2nd – Musical Theatre and Tour Around the Instruments

Students will enjoy the below 2 classes.

Cost: $750

Musical Theater- (Tk-2nd) with Ms. Anderson & Ms. Kate
Introduction to: singing in a choir, choreography, solo work, rhythm instruments. Class concludes with a Summer Showcase on July 15!

Tour Around the Orchestra and World Music Introduction (TK – 2nd) with Mrs. Perry & Ms. Benford
Learn about the instruments in an orchestra and explore a different region of the world by listening to their music and playing simple rhythms using a variety of instruments.

3rd – 6th – Choir, Theatre, Instruments, Ensemble and More

Students will choose two of the below options.  Students must provide their own instruments.

Cost: $750

Musical Theater/ Vocal Performance- (3rd- 5th) with Ms. Anderson & Ms. Kate
Group Choir/ musical theater, pop and patriotic songs in 2 -part harmony, solo work, stage performance training, rhythm instruments and Orff. Class concludes with a Summer Showcase on July 15!

Ukulele with Ms. Benford
Learn ukulele basics with Mrs. Faith! The ukulele is a great beginner instrument for accompanying singing or as a transition to other string instruments such as guitar or violin. In this class, we will learn chords and a few simple melodies. No experience is necessary. Student must provide their own ukulele.

Rocking Recorder with Mrs. Perry
Review lessons from the school year as well as learn new ones, which includes reading music and playing simple songs by rote. Some experience is helpful. Student must provide their own recorder.

Trumpet & Trombone (Brass) with Mr. Perry
A continuation of learning notes, rhythms, and songs that are learned during the school with a mix of new material. Some experience is helpful. Student must provide their own instrument.

Saxophone, Clarinet & Flute (Woodwinds) with Mr. Hugh
A continuation of learning the basics of how to play the flute, saxophone, and clarinet. Accent on Achievement book one for your instrument will be our instruction book. Student must provide their own instrument.

Woodwinds Ensemble with Mr. Hugh
Will enjoy learning more advanced songs, scales, pop tunes and movie music as well. 1 year experience with the saxophone, clarinet or flute preferably. Student must provide their own instrument.

Intro to Strings with Mr. Wang
The class is designed for beginners, with or without experience, anyone who is interested in starting a string instrument. Instruments including Bass, Cello, Viola, and Violin. Student must provide their own instrument.

Intermediate Strings with Mrs. Lewis-Wang
The class is for students who have had 1 year experience playing the bass, cello, viola, or violin. Student must provide their own instrument.

Strings Ensemble with Mr. Wang
The class is designed for ensemble playing, with music of various parts and harmony, aiming for the joy and magic of ensemble music making. 1 year experience with the bass, cello, viola or violin preferably. Student must provide their own instrument.

6th grade – Jump Start to Music with Mrs. Lewis-Wang

Cost: $300

A class to sample middle school music, and the enjoyment of music making. The instruments include percussion (no experience necessary however, ability to read bass clef is a plus), at least one year or more years’ experience for brass (trumpet, trombone, baritone horn), woodwind (flute, clarinet, saxophone), and strings (bass, cello, viola, and violin). Student must provide their own instrument.