CCPS 2016 Summer Learning Programs

CCPS 2016 Summer Learning Programs (PDF)

Caroline County Public Schools and Partners Present the
2016 Summer Learning Programs

A world of fun and learning awaits the students of Caroline County with a wide variety of programs that will keep them engaged and involved in creative ways throughout the summer. If you have questions about any of these programs, contact numbers are provided below.

CCPS Summer Learning Adventure

The Caroline County Public Schools Summer Learning Adventure will provide specially selected students an opportunity to catch up on math, reading and writing skills and prepare them for a jump start ahead of the new school year. Students will receive extra support and customized instruction with smaller class sizes compared to the regular school year.

Grades K‐5 – Students will use a variety of reading materials for reading, writing and discussions. There will be weekly visits from the librarian from the Caroline County Public Library who will bring books for check out. In K‐2, students will also use a fun, online reading program called Smarty Ants. The math program in grades K‐5 will focus on number and number sense, using manipulatives, and high quality teacher‐led lessons. Fifth graders will also receive instruction in Patterns, Functions, and Algebra.

Grades 6‐8 –Students will be engaged in reading through Language! Live, a teacher‐led/online reading program. They will be focused on Patterns, Functions, and Algebra for mathematics as well. Middle school students will also have the opportunity to take part in the 21st Century Community Learning Center’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program, which partners with the Science Museum of Virginia, SimVentions, and the University of Mary Washington. This will be offered on a first come, first serve basis to about 40 middle school students.

Grades 10‐12 – High school students will be able to make up required SOL tests they didn’t pass during the regular school year with an SOL remediation program called Project Graduation. They will also be able to enroll in one or more classes in which they were unsuccessful during the regular school year and need to retake.

Dates: June 6 – July 7 (Monday through Thursday except for July 4)

Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Caroline Middle School, 13325 Devils Three Jump Rd., Milford, VA 22514

Breakfast and lunch are provided based on your child’s current meal status.

Transportation is provided and will follow a revised bus route which will be published in the Caroline Progress.

Be a Reading Superhero this Summer!

Any student can participate in Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge by reading books, logging their minutes, and winning virtual prizes. Students can also register to win more prizes on the Scholastic website. Get started today by visiting‐2016.

YMCA Summer Loss Learning Prevention Program

Twenty rising third grade students from Bowling Green Elementary have been selected to participate in a literacy and math pilot program with the Caroline Family YMCA. Teachers will work closely with each student to provide individual support and instruction. In addition to classroom activities in literacy and math, these students will be taking frequent field trips and enjoying visits from community partners who will provide engaging, hands‐on literacy experiences.

Dates: June 6 – July 7 (Monday through Thursday except for July 4)

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Caroline Middle School, 13325 Devils Three Jump Rd, Milford, VA 22514

Breakfast and lunch are provided based on your child’s current meal status.

Transportation is provided and will follow a revised bus route which will be published in the Caroline Progress.

Coming to Your Neighborhood!

The Caroline County Bookmobile will be visiting various neighborhoods throughout Caroline County during the months of June and July. Caroline Library: Phone: 633‐5455

The schedule for these visits is as follows:

Tuesday: Western Caroline
8:45‐10:15 ‐ Lake Caroline Clubhouse
10:30‐12:00 ‐ Belmont Subdivision Front Entrance

Wednesday: Port Royal
8:45‐10:15 ‐ Tidewater Mobile Home Park Entrance
10:30‐12:00 ‐ Rt. 17 Mobile Home Park Entrance

Thursday: Dawn Community
9:00‐10:30 ‐ Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church Parking Lot

YMCA Summer Camp‐

When school is out, it is time for FUN! Sunshine, friendships, tradition…YMCA Summer Day Camp is an action packed, full‐day experience for children. Field trips, indoor swimming, water park visits, nature, storytelling, music, singing, games, sports, arts & crafts and much more! New this year will be a fun pen pal program with students attending the Parks and Rec Summer Camp (see below). Students participating in the YMCA Summer Camp will also have opportunities to improve their reading skills through regular library visits where they can check out books to read. Contact the Caroline YMCA at 804‐448‐9622 for additional details and registration information.
Dates: May 31 – August 12
Location: Caroline Family YMCA, Ladysmith, VA
Phone: (804) 448-­9622

Parks and Recreation Summer Camp‐Recreation

Designed for students ages 5 to 12 years, this camp will include library visits for finding great books to read. Enjoy arts and crafts, fun sports competitions, organized games, thematic special events, and weekly field trips at this enrichment camp. Camp participants will be moving to fitness and various dance activities. Field trips to Germanna Community College and the University of Mary Washington will be offered so that students can begin to think about their future goals. Interested students can become reporters and write columns and articles that will be published in the Parks and Rec newsletter for students and parents.

Dates: May 31 – July 15

Bowling Green Annex Building and C.T. Smith Building, Ladysmith

Contact the Caroline Parks and Recreation Department at 804‐633‐7277 for additional details and information on how to enroll your child in this program.

Caroline County School Board Adopts Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

The Caroline County School Board unanimously voted to adopt a $44.3 million operating budget for the 2016-17 school year (Fiscal Year 2017) at its regularly scheduled school board meeting on May 9, 2016. The budget calls for an increase of roughly $1.5 million in spending and drives resources toward the school division’s priorities including increasing compensation for division personnel and adding instructional positions. It is a 4 percent increase over the Fiscal Year 2016 budget of $42.8 million.

“Although this budget does not meet every identified need for the school division, it is a move in the right direction,” said Superintendent George Parker. “I’m pleased with our progress and appreciate the level of cooperation at the school division and county level throughout this process. Every student deserves a highly skilled teacher in their classroom. I believe this budget reflects our emphasis on providing high quality instruction in every classroom.”

The adopted budget will allow all eligible school division employees to receive an annual step increase in salary based on the current salary scale; place all school division employees on their appropriate step based on years of service in the division; hire an additional eight paraprofessionals to support elementary classroom instruction to support a 1:2 paraprofessional-to-teacher ratio in grades K-1; as well as increase instructional resources for teachers and students and expand summer math and reading remediation.

Caroline County Public Schools receives the bulk of its funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia and local Caroline County revenues. The adopted operating budget includes an estimated $800,000 increase in state funding, which represents a 3 percent increase over the previous year. County revenues increased by 6 percent, or $721,000, over the previous year. The FY 2017 budget was developed with a greater spirit of cooperation from the county, which increased its funding from previous years.