Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WILD LIFE AT CIA

Amanda from the Wild Cat Hills Nature Center visited CIA last week as well as Shelley from the NRD.  Amanda helped us learn about habitats, and Shelley showed us some animal furs and shared about adaptations of wild animals in our area. 






Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lights On After School is a Huge Success

Over Seventy students participated in CIA's engineering night. The students and parents rotated through eight different booths that offered them the opportunity to solve an engineering challenge.
One example was the mining for chocolate booth in which all engineers had to devise a plan for extracting as many chocolate chips from a cookie as they could in eight minutes. After time had expired, they calculated how much damage the cookie sustained and how much chocolate was extracted. Based on the total of each students then calculated how much money they had earned.
Lights on After School was a huge success. We thank you for your support.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Skate club rolls to a start at CIA!!!

Today was the first day of clubs at CIA. Skate club consists of 10 students that enjoy roller skating and rollerblading.
Skating is great exercise. It gets your heart rate up and builds muscle. It also improves motor skills an balance.
One day of clubs completed, five to go! Can hardly wait until next time!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Jumprope for Heart at CIA

All students who attend CIA will be attending the event on Wednesday,October 24th. If you child chooses not to raise money, they may still participate in the event. I understand that Mrs. Rischling is offering an incentive for the class with the highest participation. If you do not wish for your child to participate in JRH, it is best they do not attend that day. You may pick your child up at the event. Please be sure to sign a release form so that your child may attend. They are availible at the checkout table. Pick up more info at the check out table!

Floating Candy Bar Science

Candy bar science is really cool!
You get to find out if candy bars float! The candy bar science is fun for all ages! You use a whopper, three musketeers, Kit Kat, snickers,and kisses.Then you put them in a big bucket of water. The whopper floated,the Kit Kat floated, and so did the three musketeers. The whopper floated because on the inside of the whopper is full of air holes. The Kit Kat has crunchy stuff on the inside and the three musketeers has creamy stuff on the inside. Everyone should try candy bar science who hasn't tried it! I loved it!!!! Kaelee-4th grader at CIA

Monday, October 1, 2012

Clubs at CIA

Dear Parents of 3rd & 4th graders:
Beginning October 9, 2012, on Tuesdays, activity at after-school program will
be “clubs.” Clubs will be activities that students will be able to choose based on
their own personal interests. We will have clubs in many different areas. Various
community members as well as staff will be conducting the clubs which will
meet six times during each session. Clubs will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on
Tuesdays. We will have three sessions. The sessions will be as follows:
Session One: October 9, October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13,
November 27
Session Two: January 15, January 22, January 29, February 12, February 19,
February 29
Session Three: March 12, March 19, March 26, April 9, April 16, April 23
There will be eight clubs for each session. Students will be able to sign up for one
club each session. They will have the opportunity to participate in three clubs
over the year. Several of the clubs will be offered each session. There will be not
more than twelve students in a club.
I am giving you a tentative list of the clubs so you have an idea of what we are
doing, but I do not have all of the details ironed out and have not heard from
everyone that I contacted. If you or someone you know might be a candidate for
hosting a club, please let us know. Here are the tentative clubs.
1st Session
Robotics (Students will be
working with our new robotics kits and
programming their robots)
Crestview Crew
(Students will walk to Crestview to interact
with the residents there. Crestview provides
many different opportunities for the
students such as crafts, ice cream sundae
making, bingo, games, and Wii. It is also
an opportunity for students to serve our
community and grow socially. This was
a very successful program last year, and
students enjoyed it.)
Music (Mr. and Mrs. Margetts will
be teaming up with other CSC connections to
host a club featuring many different aspects
of music. This may involve field trips.)
Pet Club (Students will walk
to Katie’s Kat House to participate in
activities with animals and learning
about caring for pets.)
Cake Decorating (Mrs. Cooking Club (Jamie
Anderson will be hosting a club where
students learn all about decorating
cakes.)
Leather Club (Mrs.
Anderson has persuaded her husband,
Travis, to come and host a leather
tooling club. Students will learn the
skill and then use it to create something
special that they can keep.)
Skate Club (Remember the
days of Skateland?? Mrs. Swinney
will be hosting a skate club. This club
will require some equipment. More
information will follow about this club.)
This slot is open.
this slot isn’t filled, I will be
hosting a CRAFT club where we
will do some wood craft painting
and other various craft activities.
2nd Session
Robotics (Students will be
working with our new robotics kits and
programming their robots)
Crestview Crew
(Students will walk to Crestview to interact
with the residents there. Crestview provides
many different opportunities for the
students such as crafts, ice cream sundae
making, bingo, games, and Wii. It is also
an opportunity for students to serve our
community and grow socially. This was
a very successful program last year, and
students enjoyed it.)
Music (Mr. and Mrs. Margetts will
be teaming up with other CSC connections to
host a club featuring many different aspects
of music. This may involve field trips.)
Paleontology Club
(Barb Beasley with the Forest Service
will host this club.)
3rd Session
Robotics (Students will be
working with our new robotics kits and
programming their robots)
Crestview Crew
(Students will walk to Crestview to interact
with the residents there. Crestview provides
many different opportunities for the
students such as crafts, ice cream sundae
making, bingo, games, and Wii. It is also
an opportunity for students to serve our
community and grow socially. This was
a very successful program last year, and
students enjoyed it.)
Music (Mr. and Mrs. Margetts will
be teaming up with other CSC connections to
host a club featuring many different aspects
of music. This may involve field trips.)
Rock Club
(Earth Science club with Wade Biegs)
Cooking Club
Goffena from UNL Extension will host a
cooking and nutrition club)
Open right now
Conservation for
the Future Club
(Sheri Daniels from NRD will host a
club featuring many nature science and
water activities including a field trip)
Rocketry (We are tentatively
hoping Mr. Don Matt will host a
rocketry club during this session!)
Skate Club (Remember the
days of Skateland?? Mrs. Swinney
will be hosting a skate club. This club
will require some equipment. More
information will follow about this club.)
Open right now
If
Nebraska Quilting
Club (Lorna Eliason will be hosting
a club for 4th graders to create a quilting
type project relating to Nebraska
Studies)
This is a tentative schedule, but it will give you some ideas of what will be offered.
Students will have an opportunity to choose which club they want to join.
However, depending on numbers, we may have to do some adjusting.
If your student attends CIA on club nights, it is important that they are able to
stay the entire hour from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. It would only be courteous and fair to
all of these volunteers to be able to have their club members there for the entire
time as some of the projects will be ongoing and build on each other. Other times
students may go on field trips. Please respect this, and if your student cannot
stay for the entire club, it would be best for them to be picked up by 4:30 p.m. on
Tuesday club nights. Academic/Homework time will be first on club nights.
Also, on Wednesday nights beginning in November, Mrs. Schmidt and Mrs.
Singer will be hosting a Book Club. This will be from 3:05 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. on
Wednesdays. Up to twelve students may choose to sign up for this club and have
an opportunity to do a novel study. They will host three sessions.
Thank you in advance for your patience while we strive to perfect this endeavor.
We are excited to give students an opportunity to choose the topics that spark
their interest and the opportunity to explore different avenues.
Please let us know if you have any questions. Look for more information to
follow.

October Activity Calendar


October 2012

CHADRON AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
 
October 2012

CHADRON AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

All students attending CIA on October 24th will be riding the bus to the college to participate in Jump Rope for Heart.  This activity ends at 5:30 p.m.  You may pick your child up at the PAC or when we return to CIA.  Students will participate whether they collected donations or not.  Please sign a permission slip at the check-out stand for us to have on file if your child attends this day.  Our P.E. teacher, Mrs. Rischling, will send home information with students also.  We will leave at 3:35 p.m., so there will be no academics this day.  If your student cannot attend Jump Rope for Heart, it would be best not attend CIA this day as all CIA staff will be attending Jump Rope for Heart.

See the information about CLUBS! Clubs are from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
 
Please remember to help us out by trying to not pick children up in the middle of an activity if it is possible.  See the weekly schedule for good transition times.  Thank you.  Three group days, the best pick up times are 4:30; 5: and 5:30.  Two group days, the best pick up times are 4:45 and 5:30.
 
 

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Remember it is never too late to join us at CIA.  Just get an application from Mrs. Swinney or the office.

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
 
1
Movie & Popcorn
 2
CANDY BAR SCIENCE
3
NO SCHOOL
4
GASSY
SCIENCE
5
NO CIA
6
7
8
MAGNET
SCIENCE
9
CLUBS
10
KEEP CHADRON BEAUTIFUL
11
Lights On After School Celebration
12
NO CIA
13
14
15
3rd—Field Trip to Bank of the West
4th—NRD Poster Contest
16
NO CIA
P/T CONF
17
Amanda from Wild Cat Hills
Nature Center
18
NO CIA
P/T CONF
 
 
19
NO CIA
20
21
22
4th—Field Trip to Bank of the West
3rd—NRD Poster Contest
23
CLUBS
24
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
@ CSC PAC
25
Halloween
Activities
26
NO SCHOOL
27
28
29
Tree Activities w/ Sheri NRD
30
CLUBS
31
Spooky
Science
Nov 1
Movie & Popcorn
NO CIA