Summer Resources

This is a listing of areas programs for children. If there is a financial hardship, please contact either Natalie Pina. If you would like more information about any of these programs please contact the name given on the website or Natalie Pina at Elm Street School.

The Walpole Recreation Department offers a wide range of academic and social experiences for all age children throughout the summer, including the Summer Academy Program which will take place at Fisher School this summer.  There is also scholarship opportunity through the Smiling Eyes program, which will fund up to $300 per child. If interested, please contact Patrick Shield at the Walpole Recreation Department (508-660-6354) and Natalie Pina (508-660-7374).

The website is:  https://walpolema.myrec.com/info/default.aspx

If your child is interested in the arts, this is a link to the Walpole Children's Theater. They offer summer productions and workshops:   http://www.footlighters.com/childrens-theatre.html

Camp Everwood in Sharon offers a full day camp as well as transportation via bus.
http://everwooddaycamp.com

Norfolk Agricultural High School which offers many summer camp activities. For more information contact:
http://www.norfolkaggie.org/home/community-programs/aggie-camp

Walpole Little League offers baseball clinics as well as summer baseball league. Sign ups begin soon.
http://walpolelittleleague.com

There are two basketball camps offered: Sarah Behn which is through the Walpole Recreation Department and the Dave St. Martin Camp which takes place at the M-Plex in Mansfield.
http://themplex.com/sports-programs/dsm-basketball-clinic/

Walpole Swim Team offers swim lessons and a team for children as young as 6. Contact is Cheryl Cavanaugh, the head coach of the Walpole Swimming and Diving Team.
http://www.walpoleswimteam.com

For those who love nature, the Moose Hill Camp is run by the Mass. Audubon Society and is in Sharon.
http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/moose-hill/summer-camp

Walpole Youth Soccer offers a summer camp for 5 days in August:  http://www.walpolesoccer.org/cms/

If your child is interested in Walpole football or cheerleading, sign ups for the fall have begun:
http://walpoleyouthfootball.org

EXPLO Mini Camp at Wheaton College in Norton offers STEM programs and several other programs- cooking, etc.:
https://www.explo.org/explo-mini/
GoZen!This is a great website to help provide some anxiety relief to your child.  Through animated cartoons and interactive videos, children can learn strategies to help them in their every day life.

http://www.gozen.com/


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2016-2017 School Year

This school year has been off to a great start!  Classroom lessons started the week of September 11th for kindergarten students and the week of September 18th for the rest of the building.  To start the year, the entire school is learning about a new initiative at our school, The Buddy Bench.  We will be rolling this out during recess towards the end of October.  The buddy bench fosters inclusion, empathy, pro-social behavior, and conflict resolution.  There will be more information sent to families as we get closer to our unveiling.  If you would like more information please refer to Christian's Buddy Bench website http://buddybench.org/.  

Regular guidance curriculum will be interwoven with The Buddy Bench lessons, and will completely resume in a few weeks.  Keep checking the blog for updates on what we are doing in class!!

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