Studies show that children tested at the end of the summer have lower scores on the same tests given at the beginning of the summer. In fact, children can lose 2.5 months worth of progress made in math during the school year over the summer months. They can also fall back in their reading and writing. That's why we need to make summer plans for children that are educational as well as recreational.
ACPS SUMMER SCHOOL -
Summer Learning for K - 8 for ELL students only Summer learning registration forms have been sent home from school. No fee. (July 8 - August 2, 2013)
K-Prep: Kindergarten Preparatory
At each elementary school except Mt.Vernon and Tucker. (August 12 - 16, 2013 from 9:00AM - 1:00PM)
ALEXANDRIA LIBRARY SUMMERQUEST -
SummerQuest participants track the books they read and receive a special prize after reading ten books. Prizes may be picked up between July 15 and August 31. The Library has also invited a group of special guests to entertain with music, magic and much more! The program is free for children from 6 - 12 and also for children 0 - 5. Sign up at your local library:
Burke Branch Library 4701 Seminary Rd., Alex, VA 22304 703-746-1704
Beatley Central Library 5005 Duke St., Alex, VA 22304 703-746-1702
Barrett Branch Library 717 Queen St., Alex, VA 22314 703-746-1703
Monday - Friday June 24 - Aug 16, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00PM: $50
Register at Lee Center, Recreation Services Office, 1108 Jefferson St. For more information call 703-746-5575
John Adams - 5651 Rayburn Ave.
MacArthur - 1101 Janneys Lane.
James K. Polk - 5000 Polk Ave.
Ben Brenman Park - 5000 Duke St. (June 24 - Aug 9, Monday - Friday, 9AM-4:30PM)
Summer "Power-Up" Program at GW Middle School:
Monday - Friday June 24 - Aug 9, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00PM (pick up by 6:00 PM): $50
The "Power Up" program at G.W. Middle School is for children ages 11 - 14 (grades 5-9). Register at G.W. Middle School on or after June 24 if space is available.Call 703-746-5575 for more information.
Neighborhood Center Teen Program:
Monday - Friday
6:00PM - 9:00 PM
Contact your neighborhood center or call 703-746-5575 for more information. Ask about a variety of teen programs available from July 1 - Aug 9, 2013 including coed sports, teen club, chat & chew club, master chef cooking program, as well as special events: · Splash Pool Party August 3, 20136:30PM-9:00PM at Old Town Pool - $1 · City-Wide Teen Extreme Scavenger Hunt August 3, 2013 10:00AM - 4:00PM - $10 · Teen Extravaganza August 9, 2013 11:00AM - 4:00PM - $5
Late Night Teen Recreation:
Every Friday and Saturday until 11:00 PM · Cora Kelly Center 25 W. Reed Ave., 703-746-5554 · Chares Houston 901 Wyth St., 703-746-5552 · William Ramsay Ctr 5650 Sanger Ave., 703-746-5558
There are many fun-filled, FREE attractions for families in our region that support children's learning and offer opportunities for families to spend quality time together! Click on the links below to get location and other information:
Sports programs offered by the city have been registering since March but may still have openings.
Call NOW to register: 703-746-5402.
Titans Track & Field Club:
ages 7 - 14
ages 8 - 16
$40.00 Summer Basketball League:ages 12 - 17
Summer Baseball League:
ages 6 - 8
Old Town Pool
1609 Cameron Street 703-518-8950
3301 Landover Street 703-836-1241
Hours: Monday - Friday 6:00AM - 8:00PM
Saturday - Sunday 12:00PM -7:00PM
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA
Forms for financial assistance are available at the Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St. 22314) 703-746-5575 Submit form with proof of financial need-school lunch letter, TANF or Food Stamp ID-along with application for camp program, at least 2 weeks prior to start of program.
What is FACE?
The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center of ACPS is our way of involving all Alexandria in the educational experience of our youth. Through free information, resources, workshops and fun activities for students and adults, the FACE Center connects you and your family to the academic achievement of students. Why is this important?
Family engagement is critical to success of every ACPS student. Your parenting at home, our joint communication, community volunteers in the schools and collaboration with the City's leaders and agencies all set the stage for academic success. With your involvement, we can be sure your children will come to school prepared to learn each day, behave appropriately and participate, earn good grades and test scores, aspire to take advanced-level classes, graduate from high school and go on to a successful adult life. So, come on, get engaged now! Sign up for a free activity today.
The FACE Center Hub T.C. Williams High School 3330 King Street Alexandria, Va. 22302 Phone: 703-824-6865