No more books, tests, and early mornings. Today was the last day of school for elementary kids in School District 57.
The Principal of Westwood Elementary, Steven Dalla Lana, says excitement has been ramping up for a week. “Energy is very high. The kids are excited, teachers are excited. The teachers had them out doing lots of activities. It’s warm, they wanted to have them active. We have been fishing, we have been out hiking and there was lots of learning going on in the classrooms.”
The children may be ready for the vacation, but for working parents –or those who may need a little break of their own–day camps and summer programs may be the solution. Many are filling up fast at the Exploration place.”Our Fort George Explorers care is actually already full for the summer, and we are running our of room in Science Alliance,” says CEO, Tracy Calogheros. “So that one has still got some room at the end of July and there is a little bit of room in August. So I would encourage people if they want to get into a day camp, get online fast.”
The hope this summer break is to keep kids busy, active and engaged.”Actually learn, but don’t learn just with books. Be active just as much as you can over the summer. Enjoy it. Then come back ready for the following year,” says Dalla Lana.