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May Newsletter

May Newsletter

The school year may be coming to an end, but LEARNING never stops! Whether you’re looking to get your child caught up or to keep their skills sharp before the next school year starts, call us today to see how our programs suit your needs.

 


 

Summer Promotion

We are offering three FREE hours to any students enrolled in our Beyond Tutoring or Advantage programs by May 31! The three free hours will be added to a student’s existing schedule and must be used by July 31. Want to take advantage of this deal? Give us a call to enroll today!

 


 

May Closures

Please be advised that GradePower Learning Aurora will be closed on the following date:

* Memorial Day – Monday May 29

If your child has class on this day, please call us to reschedule at your earliest convenience.

 


Events

* Summer Reading Competition!
Our summer reading competition will begin on May 30 and end on July 31. Every book that students read enters them into a drawing for a GREAT prize! We will send students home with a tracking sheet for parents to sign. Let the reading begin!

 

* Parents Night Out
May 12, 6-9p, $5/child. Students and friends ages 5+ are welcome to come have some FUN, eat some PIZZA, and watch a MOVIE! We will also be crafting Mother’s Day gifts. RSVP by 3/10.

 

Here’s a brief look at our summer programs. To learn more, click on the event links below:

 

Summer Programs Ages/Grade Levels Dates
Little Readers Program Ages 3-5 May 30 – Aug 3 T/TH
Bricks 4 Kidz Parents Night Out   Ages 5-14 Friday June 2
Bricks 4 Kidz Dinosaur Park Expedition  Ages 5-12 June 5 – June 9, M-F
SAT Group Program Grades 10-11 June 13 – July 13, T/TH
Study Skills Workshop Grades 7-10 July 10 – July 31, M/W
Bricks 4 Kidz Junior Robotics & Programming Ages 7-13 July 17 – July 21, M-F

 

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Community Spotlight

It’s National Water Safety Month! If you’re planning on a summer by the pool, make sure your kids are prepared. Let our friends over at SafeSplash Swim School help your little one learn about water safety. Even if your children are good swimmers, give them a chance to touch-up their skills before diving back into the deep end.

 


 

Count the Jelly Beans

Students will have a chance to guess how many jelly beans we’ve filled into a jar. The student who guesses closest to the actual number will not only win a prize, but will be able to take home all the the jelly beans, too! Good luck, kiddos!

 


 

Prevent Summer Learning Loss

 

For students of all ages, summer can’t get here fast enough! While kids may be ready for a vacation—a change of pace—the opposite is true for their brain. The brain never gets tired of doing the one thing that it was designed to do: learn.

So, what happens in the summer when kids are not in school, and not providing their brains with the active intake of information that it needs to stay sharp?  Well, like any muscle, it weakens, and it begins to forget.

Research shows that students can lose up to 30 per cent of their academic skills over the summer break. This means that in the fall, students are actually further behind than when they left school at the beginning of summer.

A few hours a week of academic work maintains important school skills. Hold onto these tips to keep kids of all ages mentally engaged over the summer:

READ!  Encourage kids to keep reading every day this summer. Frequent reading improves comprehension skills and develops vocabulary. Give that library card a workout!

WRITE! Give children a journal or scrapbook and encourage them to write every day. Stumped about what to write?  Keep lists of new words, start a short story, or just summarize the day.

TALK!  Make discussing your day part of your family’s regular routine. Chat about what you did, saw, or wondered about.  This builds memory skills, and keeps the mind active and engaged.

PLAY!  Games such as Sudoku, crossword puzzles, board games, or any game with strategy and planning keep the cognitive wheels working. Discuss strategy, alternative moves, and different outcomes.

THINK! Keep the mind active by asking questions about anything and everything! Parents can model questions for kids.  Don’t worry if there aren’t answers. An alert mind is always questioning and thinking.

JOIN! Enroll your child in a class at Oxford Learning. Flexible schedules and plenty of camp options mean that there’s a great way to keep learning this summer for everyone!

 

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