Play is essential to a child’s academic and social-emotional development. Everyone has an innate playfulness and curiosity that contributes to learning. The Meridian School offers an Extended Day program that supports the academic program (homework help, class room news, Global Studies), school climate (Responsive Classroom, small group activities), and social activities (community service, special events) in our community in a safe, inclusive, and playful environment. The Meridian School Extended Day program balances teacher – led and child-centered activities, and enrichment classes that enables students the opportunity to create, learn, engage, and have fun. The Extended Day program strives to be an active component of the academic program where students have an opportunity to use their extended time at The Meridian School to enrich their on-campus experience.
Hours and Format
Extended Day runs from 7:00 to 8:30AM and from 3:00 to 6:00PM and always includes a nutritious snack for students. Snack Menu for November 2nd -13th 2015
Because of the large amount of students we receive in the afternoon at 3:00, we split our extended day students into three groups. Note: 1st grade will now be with group 2 because of such a large group of Kindergartners! Group 1 is just Kindergarten , group 2 is 1st and 2nd grade and group 3 is 3rd-5th grade. Group 2 and 3 are housed in the north annex till 3:45. This is our Group 2 and 3 Room Use Schedule . Group 1 remains in our extended day room till 3:45.
Here is a look at our morning and afternoon EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM FORMATS
Monthly Activity Schedule
Every week our team comes up with a different theme. Based on this theme we plan and implement a project everyday. Extended Day Activity Schedule for November 2015
Extended Day Families
Please read our Extended Day Parent handbook 2015-16 and return a signed copy of the agreement in the Extended Day Room #1 South Annex.
NEW FAMILIES: Here is an Extended Day Quick Facts 2015-16sheet that could answer some of your questions about Extended Day!
November : Take a look at our November Parent Teacher Conference Extended Day Schedule!
Sign ups for winter enrichment are open on Nov. 25th. You can registered after the 25th here. Here is the Winter Enrichment Catalog for 2016. Deadline to register will be January 15th. Classes will start on the last week of January. Please note that Winter play is an enrichment class and will be treated as such with a fee of $10 if you use extended day before or after any enrichment if you are an intermittent user.
Sign up for winter break now here! Full time extended day families don’t forget to use your discount code! The registration deadline and refund cutoff is Dec. 4th. For winter break, we are open at 8am-6pm. *note that it will be a later start time. On Winter Break days we are subject to close due to low enrollment. We may go on a field trip any of the winter break days.
Here is the full winter break schedule 2015!