Summer Launch 2019

Summer Launch is D97’s summer program for students who have been identified for Tier 3 interventions in their schools. Participation in the Summer Launch program is by invitation only, and is free to students (with a $25 non-refundable registration fee). Invitation letters were emailed to parents on February 6, 2019.

The District 97 Summer Launch program is for incoming students to kindergarten through fourth grade and will include Reading/Writing Workshop and Math Enrichment, in which students will be able to build upon the reading and writing strategies, they have learned during the regular school year, as well as participate in rich, high-quality math activities. The Summer Launch program will also help students:

 

  • continue to build their skills towards becoming strong, confident readers and writers
  • receive personalized instruction in reading and writing
  • share their voices and feel valued
  • build meaningful connections with their teacher and peers
  • engage in rich mathematical learning and support

 

For incoming students to fifth through eighth grade the program will include Problem Based Learning, through HEPH ED Steam curriculum, which is a student-centered, project based, multi-disciplinary STEAM education platform specifically designed to help learners get excited about STEM, problem solving and the future of work.  Summer Launch will also help students:

 

  • engage in lessons that will incorporate English language arts and mathematics activities
  • solve problems with the aid of exciting STEM tools and activities
  • participate in hands-on activities and topics may include robotics, pre-engineering, 3D printing and world building in a video game environment.

 

The details for the K-4 Summer Launch program are below.

Program

K-4 Summer Launch

Who

Students identified as needing intervention support in reading and mathematics during the school year

Dates

June 17, 2019 – July 12, 2019 (3 ½ weeks; no Summer Launch  on July 4 and July 5)

Times

8:00 am to 12:00 pm (Monday - Friday)

Location

Holmes Elementary School, 508 N. Kenilworth, Oak Park, IL 60302

Breakfast & Snack

Students will receive a nutritious breakfast and snack provided by District 97 in collaboration with Oak Park River Forest High School the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

 

Cost

$25 non-refundable registration fee per child

The remainder of the program’s cost will be covered by District 97

 

Transportation

Transportation will not be provided by the district.

Families are responsible for the timely arrival and departure of your child each day.

 

Fee-based Extended Day Options

 

  • 12:00-3:00 pm Day Camp at Holmes Elementary School ($358 total, June 17-July 12) – students will need to bring a sack lunch if staying for Day Camp
  • 3:00-6:00 pm Extended Day at Holmes Elementary School through PDOP ($706 total with Day Camp option, June 17-July 12)

You may access the Park District of Oak Park (PDOP) flyer and registration form here.

*Register with the attached PDOP form, to be returned to the PDOP

*Scholarships are available from PDOP

The details for the 5-8 Summer Launch program are below.

Program

5-8 Summer Launch

Who

Students identified as needing intervention support in reading and mathematics during the school year

Dates

June 17, 2019 – July 12, 2019 (3 ½ weeks; no Summer Launch  on July 4 and July 5)

Times

8:00 am to 12:00 pm (Monday - Friday)

Location

Julian Middle School, 416 S. Ridgeland, Oak Park, IL 60302

Breakfast & Snack

Students will receive a nutritious breakfast and snack provided by District 97 in collaboration with Oak Park River Forest High School the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

 

Cost

$25 non-refundable registration fee per child

The remainder of the program’s cost will be covered by District 97

 

Transportation

Transportation will not be provided by the district

Families are responsible for the timely arrival and departure of your child each day

 

Fee-based Extended Day Options

  • 12:00-3:00 pm Day Camp at Holmes Elementary School ($358 total, June 17-July 12) – students will need to bring a sack lunch if staying for Day Camp
  • 3:00-6:00 pm Extended Day at Holmes Elementary School through PDOP ($706 total with Day Camp option, June 17-July 12)

You may access the Park District of Oak Park (PDOP) flyer and registration form here.  The Park District is partnering with Oak Park Township to provide transportation for students from Julian Middle School to Holmes Elementary School.

*Register with the attached PDOP form, to be returned to the PDOP

*Scholarships are available from PDOP

The registration deadline for Summer Launch May 15, 2019.

If you have any questions about your child's participation in the program, please contact your child's school.

For assistance with registration, please contact Kaye Jadrych in the Teaching and Learning at [email protected]