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Workshops

REGISTRATION DATES AND TIMES: (UPDATED):

Red Track Session 1 Registration begins at 10am Monday, August  19th and ends at 3:30 on Tuesday, August 20th.

White Track Session 1 Registration begins at 10am Wednesday, August 21st and ends Thursday, August 22nd at 12:00 pm.

RT/WT Elementary Workshops:  Session 1 will begin the week of August 26th all Session 1 workshops end October 11th and Session 2 registration will begin October 14th.

PLEASE NOTE – IMPORTANT PROCEDURES:

→ Students will enter through the front of the school and meet their instructor by the Founder’s Tree.

→ Other workshop students will meet at the East Gate.

→ All students will be picked up in the front of the school at 2:10.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Workshops are limited to 25 students. Parents will be notified on Friday if they are confirmed to attend a workshop.

White Track students can only sign up starting Wednesday at 10am. If any White Track student signs up before Wednesday 10am, their request will be removed.

COMMON QUESTIONS:

♦ Do I have to sign up my child for session 2 if they were enrolled in session 1?
Yes, every session is different and requires a new enrollment.

♦ I did not receive an informational email after I enrolled my student last session, what happened?
First, a confirmational email and informational email.  

♦ Can I sign my child up for everything offered?
Yes

♦ Can my child be sent to the Red Track room to meet with their teacher, turn paperwork in, or pick up work?
No. We are not permitted to send your child anywhere on campus.  This includes the Red Track Room and Library.  We can not send them to pick up items that need to be taken home.  Please park in a designated parking spot, pick up your child, and sign into the office.  Thank you for your understanding.

♦ What is the tardy policy?  Frequent tardies (2 or more, 15 minutes late) will result in the student not being permitted to register for the next session.  Students will not be dropped from Workshops for tardies while they are enrolled in the session.  It is vital to the class that every student is on time and ready to learn.

♦ What is the absence policy?  Students can miss no more than two workshops.

♦ My child is receiving an award during an assembly will the teacher bring my child to the assembly?
No, you will need to sign your child out and bring them to the assembly.

♦ My child is participating in an activity that takes place at after school, will the teacher take my child to the activity or can they wait somewhere until the event takes place?
No, all students need to be picked up at the end of the class/workshop.  Teachers will not be taking students to events.

♦ What do I do if my child has to miss a class?
Email the teacher to let them know that your child will be absent.  Students are permitted to miss only TWO workshop days and will be dropped from the workshop after the second absence.  

♦ It is a minimum day for elementary students, do we still have Workshop?
When there is a minimum day scheduled workshops will continue until 10:10am, workshops after the break will be canceled. Please refer to our school calendar on our school website for dates at www.sra.mn.

♦ Can I drop my child off for workshops that start at 10:25 and 11:30 and have them go through the office?
No, all students will be dropped off in-front of the school at the end of the pick up line BEFORE the roundabout.  All students need to be dropped off on time.  If you do NOT see the teacher you need to park and bring your child into the office and sign them in for workshops.  The teachers will be entering the school at precisely 10:25 and 11:30.

♦ I am running late to pick up my child, what do I do and where will my child be?
Students that are picked up 15 minutes after the class/workshop has ended will be walked to the office.  Parents MUST park and come into the office to sign their children out.  Please do not park in Red Zone for safety concerns.

♦ What materials are needed for Garden Club?
A garden gloves and a garden apron or shirt to wear over uniform shirt as we will be working with dirt.  Please have your child wear sunscreen before they come to school as we are working outside.  Optional, hat.  Students can not wear hats in the classroom.

♦ What materials are needed for PE Fun?
Students may bring athletic shoes and do not have to be school uniform shoes.  However students may wear their uniform Tennis Shoes.  Tennis Shoes only please as we will be participating in sport activities.  We encourage you to put on Sunscreen before arriving at school and students may wear a hat outside if preferred.  On formal dress days students may come to school wearing uniform shorts and polo as long as they are NOT attending the assembly.  If you child is receiving an award or participating in the assembly they must be in Formal Dress Attire.

The SRA Elementary Drama workshops are for 1st through 5th grade students. Each workshop will focus on a themed reader’s theater production in which the students will take part. Students will have the opportunity to build social/emotional and speaking and listening skills through physical and vocal focus-oriented games. They will also create costume pieces and crafts related to the theme of the reader’s theater production for each workshop session.
Sawhorse: Students will engage in project based, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities, emphasizing conflict resolution as a positive social interaction experience. Students are encouraged to take critical thinking risks, explore and fail, and to reflect upon developmental and academic strategies that offers potential solutions and outcomes beyond grade level expectations.

Elementary:
The SRA Green Thumb Workshops are for Kindergarten through  5th grade students. The program gives a basic understanding of organic vegetable  gardening and citrus orchard cultivation. The organic vegetable gardening program teaches the students how to propagate vegetables from seed, vegetable garden maintenance and harvesting the vegetable crops. Every student will have an opportunity to plant different varieties of vegetable seeds, be involved in growing the vegetables,  harvesting and eating the vegetables. The students will also learn about composting by working in our compost bin. The students will grow both winter and summer vegetable crops. All  students will assist in the maintenance of  the citrus orchards and harvest the fruit when the fruit is in season.  Lectures are also given on plant science such as pollination, functions of the different parts of plants, such as the roots, stems, leaves and the flower.

Middle School:
The SRA Green Hand Workshops are for Middle School grade students. The program gives a basic understanding of organic vegetable  gardening and citrus orchard cultivation. The organic vegetable gardening program teaches the students how to propagate vegetables from seed, vegetable garden maintenance and harvesting the vegetable crops. Every student will have an opportunity to plant different varieties of vegetable seeds, be involved in growing the vegetables,  harvesting and eating the vegetables. The students will also learn about composting by working in our compost bin. The students will grow both winter and summer vegetable crops. All  students will assist in the maintenance of  the citrus orchards and harvest the fruit when the fruit is in season.  Lectures are also given on plant science such as pollination, functions of the different parts of plants, such as the roots, stems, leaves and the flower.

Elementary:
In the Rangers Cadet students learn the importance of leadership, military history and respect. The program is designed to take cadets as they progress through the program and give them the knowledge and skills to lead cadets at their level of responsibility. They will also learn the importance of lifelong fitness.  The students will discover the connection between staying fit and having the energy needed to achieve their goals.

Middle School:

In the Rangers Cadet students learn the importance of leadership, military history and respect. The program is designed to take cadets as they progress through the program and give them the knowledge and skills to lead cadets at their level of responsibility. They will also learn the importance of lifelong fitness.  The students will discover the connection between staying fit and having the energy needed to achieve their goals.

In the Conversational Spanish workshop students will engage in basic skills they can use, like greetings, ect.  It is designed to introduce them to beginning conversational Spanish they can use in and outside the class.  In addition, we will focus on high frequency vocabulary and common.  Your child will experience speaking with their peers in fun and engaging activities.

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness: This once a week workshop is an opportunity for home school students to receive socialization enrichment and experience a traditional classroom setting. The structure of teacher and classroom expectations, routines and consequences are intended to prepare your child for future enrollment into other grade level workshops and or daily classroom setting. Each week your child will participate in classroom activities that will help guide them with skills and strategies to engage in positive social and academic practices.