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Whole School Assembly Enrichment Programs

Minds Alive!

Every year, the PTO aims to present a diverse range of programs, touching upon a broad range of disciplines including: Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Music, Cultural Arts and Character/Self-esteem Building. The Curriculum Enrichment Committee works hard to ensure that every program fits the needs of PCS students by:

  • Choosing juried programs that address Connecticut State Standards and the PCS Curriculum, often in a multi-disciplinary fashion.
  • Meeting with the administration, a team of teachers from every grade, and specials teachers to determine what kinds of programs they would like to have presented.
  • Evaluating programs in person, prior to every program’s presentation at PCS, to ensure a good fit.
  • Writing grants for matching state funds.
  • Soliciting written teacher evaluations after each presentation.

2013-2014 School Year PTO-Sponsored Minds Alive! Enrichment Programs

  • January 7, 2014, Barbara McClintock (Grades PreK - 4)
  • February 4, 2014, Shakesperience (Grades PreK - 6)
  • March 20, 2014, Soil Program “Dirt on Soils”(Grade 2)
  • March 24, 2014, IRobot (All Grades)
  • April 1, 2014, Redcoats/Patriots (Grades 7 - 8)
  • May 5, 2014, Shakesperience (Grades 6 - 8)
  • May 8, 2014, Soil Program “Dirts on Soils” part 2 site visit (Grade 2)

Grade-wide Classroom Workshops

  • One teacher-selected, curriculum-based, hands-on workshop for every single grade (for a total of 10 workshops)
  • One teacher-selected, curriculum-based, hands-on workshop for the Art, Music, Library, Physical Education, Computer Technology, World Language and Guidance departments

Classroom Teacher Grants

  • Grants for teachers to use in their classrooms to enhance student learning. Teachers apply, projects are approved by the administration on a case by case basis.