Friday, August 30, 2013

Schedule for the Week of September 2nd - September 6th


Monday, September 2nd Labor Day – No School

Tuesday, September 3rd Activity:  SCIENCE – ELEPHANT’S TOOTHPASTE

Students will be in three groups alternating between academics and

activities.  (30 minutes each; 4:00-5:30)

Wednesday, September 4th Activity:   POND SCIENCE

Students will be exploring pond organisms with microscopes and

doing some fun pond science activities.  Students will be in three

groups alternating between activities and academic time.  (30

minutes each; 4:00-5:30)

Thursday, September 5th Activity:  OUTDOOR TWISTER

Students will be in three groups alternating between academic time

and activities.  (30 minutes each; 4:00-5:30)

CIA Superstore open for business!!

Friday, September 6th NO CIA

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fun at the State Park

3rd grade students enjoyed an afternoon filled with paintings and a scavenger  hunt.  4th grade participated in the same activities on Monday.  Both grades will paddle boat later in the week.  Chadron state Park will close down all activities on Labor Day.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Schedule for the week of August 26th, 2013

Schedule for the week of August 26th through the 29th:

Monday: 4th grade to the State park at 3:15 return at 5:30; NO Academic time

        3rd grade will have Academic time followed by a CIA Banking Activity

Tuesday: 3rd grade to the State Park at 3:15 return by 5:30; No Academic time

         4th grade will have academic time followed bay a CIA Banking Activity

Wednesday: 4th grade to the State Park for paddle boating; NO Academic time
           3rd grade will have Academic time followed by a Movie and popcorn. (Due to Third grade leaving for the State Park at 3:15 on Thursday, They will shop at the superstore on WEDNESDAY.) 

Thursday: 4th grade will shop the Super Store followed by Academic Time and a Movie with popcorn.

         3rd grade will leave for the State Park at 3:15 and return by 5:30.  No Academic Time.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Parent Resources

Just a quick post to remind all parents that When you are picking up students at CIA, Be sure to check out the Parent Resource Table located next to the Check out desk.  You will find monthly calendars,snack schedules and the Welcome to CIA packets which include routine, emergency procedures and a lot of great information about the program.  If you are interested in My Remind 101 Messages, be sure you get that information too.
This is a photo of Mrs. Schmidt.  She does a great job helping students during Academic Time.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Start the Year With CIA

Chadron Intermediate After School Program will begin on Tuesday, August 20th.  CIA  is open to all Third and Fourth graders free of charge.  Program begins promptly after school at 3:05.  Students head to the gym and sign in with one of the six CIA Agents.  Students are given the choice of having a snack offered by the program.  Cost for the snack is deducted from each students' lunch account.  A student who receives free lunch during the school day, receives a free snack at CIA.  A student who receives reduced price lunch during the day, receives snack for $.40.  A student who receives regular priced lunch receives snack for $.70.  Snack is optional and students may bring their own snack to enjoy.  We do ask that students bring snack only for themselves and not for others.  This is due to food allergies.  Remember that pop and candy are not allowed to be eaten in the lunch when free and reduced snacks or meals are being served.  This is a state regulation.
In addition to snack at CIA students will enjoy physical activity time outside before and academics or Activities are presented.  We do group the students each day for activities and academics.  CIA has had such a wonderful following of students that in order to provide a safe, enjoyable and educational environment  we have had to increase our group numbers and staff numbers.  If you wish for your child to complete their homework before any activities, please let Mrs. Swinney know on the enrollment form.  More information will be sent home with your child.
Mrs. Grant and I had an awesome experience at Kennedy Space Center this summer.  We received wonderful training opportunities that we will be sharing with students at CIA.  CIA utilizes STEM activities to enrich student experiences and also their performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
You will receive more information in you child's folder.  Please check out the booth set up at Chadron Intermediate's open house on Thursday, August 15th from 1:15- 2:45.

This is a Photo of the Nebraska Space Ambassadors with Kennedy Space Center Director Astronaut Bob Cubana.  Mrs. Grant and I were very pleased to make his acquaintance.  

The group took a break to pose for a photo outside the recently finished Space Shuttle Atlantis Center.  This multi- million dollar complex houses the space shuttle Atlantis.  We had the opportunity to ride the "shuttle launch experience".  IT WAS AWESOME!!