Newsletters 2019-20 Focus: Back to school - Page 5
Anoka-Hennepin Community Education coordinates programs to
support students after-school, in the evening and on the weekend.
These programs provide fun, hands-on opportunities for children to
meet friends, develop skills and explore new interests.
• Enrichment classes and activities
Each elementary and middle school has a Community Schools
office, which coordinates a wide variety of classes and activities,
such as arts and crafts, athletics, recreation, theatre, language and
science exploration. Families may enroll in enrichment opportuni-
ties offered at their child's school, or at districtwide events.
Middle school athletic programs are supervised and led by
certified coaches, licensed teachers and/or knowledgeable staff
who emphasize skill development, participation, teamwork,
leadership, social growth, sportsmanship and respect for others.
• Open swim, swim lessons
Aquatic programs provide essential skills for life. Roosevelt
Community Pool is home to open swim, aquatic exercise, competi-
tive swim programs and swim lessons for all ages and skill levels.
• Youth service
A youth service coordinator at each high school provides
students with meaningful student leadership and service
opportunities that positively impact the community.
View all opportunities online at discovercommunityed.com or
visit the Community Education office at your child's school.
Subscribe to receive monthly email updates about the offerings at
your child’s school at ahschools.us/subscribecommed.
You can too!
Anoka-Hennepin Schools are
grateful that each year, more than
11,200 dedicated volunteers con-
tribute thousands of hours of their
time, energy and talents to support
our schools, students and staff.
It’s easy to apply online
The online application system is
quick and easy to complete, and
saves time coordinating our resources
- which means that we can spend
more time and talent serving our students,
staff and schools.
Visit ahschools.us/volunteer to find and
complete the application form for your
school, or to be assigned to a school with a
All volunteers must complete:
• An online volunteer application form.
• An online criminal record history release
form for each school at which they
Adventures Plus Specialized opportunities
DISCOVER. PLAY. DEVELOP. K-Skillbuilders: Volunteers work with
students one-on-one to develop lifelong
literacy and math skills.
Limited openings are still available at select school sites.
Adventures Plus school-age care offers before- and
after-school care options for families with children enrolled
in an Anoka-Hennepin elementary school.
The registration deadline for the 2019-20 school year
was in March 2019, but limited openings are still available at
some sites. Adventures Plus also offers care on school release
days, which are dates that there is no school due to staff
development or holiday breaks. A variety of care options
are available to meet each family’s needs.
Current families - open house
We encourage families currently enrolled in the Adventures Plus
school-age care program to visit their site’s open house on Tuesday,
Aug. 27. (Times vary based on each school’s open house.) New families
will be able to pick up a fob in order to enter the site for drop-off
(as early as 6:30 a.m.) and pick-up (as late as 6 p.m.).
Please contact Community Education at 763-506-1400 for
details or visit ahschools.us/adventuresplus to learn more about
program sites, rates and policies.
Challenge Reading: Volunteers provide
children with additional opportunities to foster
a love of reading outside of the classroom
by introducing various genres of literature,
extending students' writing connections, and
promoting higher level thinking skills.
Math Plus: Volunteers provide ongoing
mathematical experiences for students in
grades kindergarten through grade five to
reinforce problem solving, logic and reasoning.
Volunteers serving these specialized opportu-
nities for the first time must attend a two-hour
training session at the Educational Service Cen-
ter in Anoka. View and register for the training