Attention Current 5th Grade Families: After-School Program at Gibbs/6th Grade

Dear Incoming 6th Grade Parents and Guardians,

 As you start to think ahead to next year and your incoming middle schooler’s schedule, this is the perfect time to consider the Arlington After-School Program at Gibbs (AASP Gibbs).

Our thriving program runs starting right after school until 6:00pm with the option for your child to walk home or leave at any point up until6:00pm. There is also a ½ day option which includes the homework time and ends at 4:30. The framework of our program mirrors that of our sister program at Ottoson, and is similar to the programs at Thompson and Hardy. As an active part of the Gibbs community, we are very excited to continue our partnership with the incoming principal Mrs. DeFrancisco. We will work with the teachers and staff to provide a consistent environment for our students.

Our schedule starts off with some time to unwind and socialize with friends. We offer both physical activities as well as a quiet space and art projects.  At 3:30pm our students have a homework check-in to ensure they have the support they need to succeed.  We provide homework help from our teachers and college interns. We offer help with both specific homework questions as well as support for the higher executive functioning skills expected from the students.  Students have the chance to use the Media Center (Gibbs’s equivalent of a library) throughout the day for homework. We offer a second chance to let off some energy with a game or physical activity from 4:30pm-5:30pm for students who need a break or have finished their homework. And we have a “game of the day” which is always a hit.

We ensure our students have plenty of chances to get school work support while also respecting their need for socialization, down-time, snacks and other activities to engage them.

If you are looking for a vibrant, dynamic, structured program to help your Middle Schooler after school hours sign up today for AASP.

Download the Registration Packet HERE.

 

Todd Morse

Director of After-School Program at Gibbs

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