2018-19 After School Programs – SW Portland & West Linn
Eligibility: Atlas Immersion Academy will be hosting After School programs at our Gabriel Park campus in SW Portland and at our West Linn campus.
Children in grades K-6th are eligible to participate.
Transportation is provided, and included in the tuition cost, from the following Portland elementary schools:
- Maplewood Elementary School
- Hayhurst Elementary School
- Odyssey Program
- Le Monde French Immersion Public Charter School
Transportation is provided, and included in the tuition cost, from the following West Linn elementary schools:
- Trillium Creek Primary School
~Children from other schools are eligible to participate; please inquire about the possibility of transport.~
Atlas Immersion Academy provides an after school and extracurricular option for neighborhood children, as well as those with a French (at our Gabriel Park location), or Spanish (at our West Linn location) language background, while exposing children to a maximum amount of Target Language input as possible. While it is not mandatory to have a background in French/Spanish immersion or comprehension, a child’s willingness and interest in learning a second language is crucial to their happiness in the program.
General Daily Routine:
- 2:15pm: Children are picked up from school by the Atlas van drivers*.
- 2:30pm: Arrival at Atlas and welcomed by After School Coordinator
- 2:30pm-3:15pm: Snack, check-in, homework help (optional, based on parent request)
- 3:15pm-4:15pm: French/Spanish time including songs, games, and activities geared at building vocabulary and fluency.
- 4:15pm: **SW Portland Only. Students from Le Monde Immersion arrive in the Atlas van. (snack offered on bus). They have 15 min of free time before Daily Special starts.
- 3:45-4:15pm: Daily Special, Group 1 (see weekly schedule below to know what special is offered each day of the week)
- 4:30-5:00pm: Daily Special, Group 2 (see weekly schedule below to know what special is offered each day of the week)
Each day of the week has a scheduled “special” activity, with a specialist who will run a class for the term. Based on the enrollment numbers and makeup of the group (level of French/Spanish, age/grade of kids, etc.) on a given day of the week, the specials will likely be divided into Group 1 & Group 2, to maximize teacher attention and the potential of the group to build toward a final product/presentation.
Here are a few examples of past activities:
Creative Crafts with Dory. Sew, embroider, or create your own quick-crochet scarf or creative project with colorful yarn! Mme. Jenna and Mme Dory make textile crafts and crocheting easy for kids of all ages.
“Design, Build, Draw” with Ben. Back by popular demand, this course involves both 2D and 3D design, and encourages kids to think differently and creatively about the physical world around them. Note that consistent attendance is not required in this class.
“Adventures in Nature” With Elodie – Learn the secrets of the forest with fun games, activities, and outdoor exploration. Mme will teach fun facts about animals, plants, and more – all with a hands-on, creative twist!
“Drum, Dance, Sing” With Elise – Learn a variety of songs, dances, and rhythm games from around the world and in various languages. Play African drums, learn traditional dances from all over the world, and sing along!
Sports and Games with Eric! Learn fun and interactive team sports and games that challenge your body and mind!
Atlas runs the full academic school year and also provides camp options on in-service and late start days.