QAE PTSA together with McDonald PTSA are excited to announce Sponge Language School will provide extracurricular language classes for Queen Anne and McDonald Elementary students for the 2010-2011 school year. Two classes are planned to start the first week of October. Based on the Before/After School Survey conducted in June, Sponge will offer a 5-day a week Spanish class and a 2-day a week (Tu/Th) Spanish class for K-2 students. Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 9:15 am. (These classes are for K-2 students only. If you are interested in Language class for your grade 3, 4, or 5 student, see our earlier News post).
“We want children to love language and culture the way we do. We teach our classes entirely in language using the communicative approach. We design our themes and activities to engage the students and to motivate them to communicate. We teach using multiple media to appeal to different learning styles—from the visual learner who loves felt-board stories and art to the kinesthetic learner who loves drama and movement. We differentiate our instruction encouraging students to use more language and longer expressions as their skills develop.”
Tuition is $280/month for the 5-day a week class and four payments of $275 for the 2-day a week class.
Families are asked to commit financially to the academic year. Class size is limited. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis once registration is opened. If spaces fill, a wait list will be created and Sponge will work to meet demand once interest is known.
In order to make sure QAE families are aware of this opportunity registration will begin on September 9th. Registration will be completed through Sponge’s website, www.spongeschool.com.
A Sponge representative will attend the QAE/McDonald Orientation on September 1st to provide information and answer questions.
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