Newsletters 2019-20 Focus: Back to school - Page 5

Extracurricular activities 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. • Athletics 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 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 Volunteers make a difference 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 to volunteer! 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 to find and complete the application form for your school, or to be assigned to a school with a specific need. All volunteers must complete: • An online volunteer application form. • An online criminal record history release form for each school at which they volunteer. Adventures Plus Specialized opportunities DISCOVER. PLAY. DEVELOP. K-Skillbuilders: Volunteers work with students one-on-one to develop lifelong literacy and math skills. school-age care 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. Openings 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.). Information Please contact Community Education at 763-506-1400 for details or visit 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 sessions: 5