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Our Extended Day Program at Mustard Seed School teaches each child to know and care for their community and world. We’ve crafted a program where students can unwind, play, do homework, and receive enrichment activities after school–all in a peaceful, loving environment. We want our students who stay longer at school to have an added investment and even more connection to our community. Keep the joy alive!
Students will have the opportunity to go to the park after school, weather permitting. We also have lots of enrichment activities planned for the year: tending a garden, cooking, STEM lessons, movement classes, making art, going to the library, and more. We can’t wait to see how the year unfolds!
In 2019-20, full-day students in PK-3rd grade are eligible for Extended Day. In 2020-21, the program will expand to include full-day students in PK to 5th grade.
Extended Day runs from 3-6 PM.
In 2019-20, our pilot year, we have one option: five full days. We anticipate having more options available in 2020-21.
Enrichment activities are built into the program, so you will not have to pay an additional cost. If you sign your child up for music lessons at the school, you will need to pay for the music lessons. We’re happy to make sure that your child makes it to their lesson.
The Extended Day Program uses the Rivers Classroom on the second floor as a home base, but students will also go to the park and explore other spaces in the school. You will even see artwork created by the Extended Day students displayed around the school. We hope that our Extended Day students will get to know the school in a different way and feel a deeper connection and sense of belonging.
The Extended Day Program has its own blog to keep you updated on what’s happening after school. You’ll also be hearing from our Extended Day Coordinator, Nancy Aberg.
Our staff for the Extended Day Program are all teachers or paraprofessionals who have worked in Mustard Seed School classrooms, so they maintain the same culture and procedures we have in the classroom. Your child will experience complete continuity in their experience of school and Extended Day.
Mustard Seed School students are used to working in multi-grade groupings, so we find that the mixed ages work really well in the Extended Day Program. In fact, it’s become quite a feature! We’re seeing friendships grow across grade levels as students work together and help one another.