Cultural Exploration

Cultural Exploration

At South Loop Elementary School, we believe in celebrating our diversity by learning about other cultures. The following activities provide avenues for learning:

South Loop Around the World
Free Grades Pre-K - 8th Enrollment: N/A  

South Loop Around the World is an evening event where our families come together to celebrate and learn about our diverse cultures. Families are invited to create a display about their culture with foods, artifacts, photographs and books.  Our celebration culminates with several live performances, including music and dance.  It is a special evening that all of our families enjoy, whether presenting about their own culture or learning about others. This school year's event will be held in Spring 2012.

Cultural Awareness Classroom Activities
Free Grades Pre-K - 8th Enrollment: N/A  

One day each month is designated as a Culture Awareness Day! Teachers plan classroom activities to learn about the month's designated cultural group. Details about what is happening in your child's classroom can be found on your teacher's classroom website.

Lango Spanish Language Learning
Fee Based Grades K - 1st and 2nd-6th Register online: https://goo.gl/HzH1NI

Who: K-1st and 2nd-6th. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When:

  • K-1st – Mondays from 3:05-4:05. Monday, September 12-Monday, December 12  (no class 10/10)
  • 2nd-6th  –  Wednesdays from 3:35-4:35. Wednesday, September 14-Wednesday, December 14 (no class 11/9, 11/23)

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Number of Classes: K-1st – 13. 2nd-6th – 12.

Where:

  • K-1st – Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)
  •  2nd-6th - Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: K-1st - $200. 2nd-6th - $185. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online at https://www.youth-guidance.org/afterschool/. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Sarah Sharma (ssharma@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at https://goo.gl/HzH1NI. Registration closes on Friday, September 8th. Cancellations can be made up until September 2nd. If cancellations are made after September 2nd, no refunds will be given.

Contact: Sarah Sharma (ssharma@youth-guidance.org)

More Info:  Our early elementary students learn their new languages through adventures, activities that require increasing levels of engagement and understanding over time, and that reward kids with a feeling of accomplishment. A simple literacy component ensures that these students not only listen, speak, sing and play in their new language, but read and write as well. Lango is proud to partner with dozens of elementary schools nationwide to provide convenient classes to their students.  Elementary classes will be sub-divided by age/grade based upon students enrolled. 

Lango Mandarin Language Learning
Fee Based Grades K - 1st and 2nd-6th  Register online: https://goo.gl/Z2u3Nc

Who: K-1st and 2nd-6th. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When:

  • K-1st – Tuesdays from 3:05-4:05. Tuesday, September 13-Tuesday, December 13.
  • 2nd-6th  –  Thursdays from 3:35-4:35. Thursday, September 15th-Thursday, December 15th (no class 11/24)

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Number of Classes: K-1st – 14. 2nd-8th – 13.

Where:

  • K-1st – Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)
  •  2nd-6th - Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: K-1st - $215. 2nd-6th - $200. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online at https://www.youth-guidance.org/afterschool/. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Sarah Sharma (ssharma@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at https://goo.gl/Z2u3Nc. Registration closes on Thursday, September 8th. Cancellations can be made up until September 2nd. If cancellations are made after September 2nd, no refunds will be given.

Contact: Sarah Sharma (ssharma@youth-guidance.org)

More Info:  Our early elementary students learn their new languages through adventures, activities that require increasing levels of engagement and understanding over time, and that reward kids with a feeling of accomplishment. A simple literacy component ensures that these students not only listen, speak, sing and play in their new language, but read and write as well. Lango is proud to partner with dozens of elementary schools nationwide to provide convenient classes to their students.  Elementary classes will be sub-divided by age/grade based upon students enrolled. 

Mexican Heritage
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