Bucyrus Afterschool program hosting family night

Bucyrus Afterschool program hosting family night
Posted on 11/08/2016

The Bucyrus City School District Afterschool program is hosting a Family Engagement Night for Elementary and Secondary School students involved in the program Thursday, Nov. 10. The event will take place from 4:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bucyrus Secondary School.

Planned activities for the evening are targeted at increasing math and reading skills and building strong connections within families and between families and the school district. The event is made possible through the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.

“Karolyn Rebon and Ashton Boyd have taken the lead in planning the evening's activities,” said Secondary School Family Advocate Beth Constantine. “These 2 ladies develop weekly enrichment activities within the programs at both buildings that allow students to participate in hands-on activities while working on math and reading skills, performing community service, and increasing self-confidence and communication skills.”

Families will visit various stations and participate in a craft, a math game lead by Middle School math teacher Matt Makeever, learn how to make a healthy snack with Food Services General Manager Lorie Pennington from Sodexo, and visit the Secondary School book fair. Elementary students whose families will be participating in the event will be transported to the Secondary School by the district’s Transportation Department.

“The Afterschool Program is a critical component to the education for many of our students,” said Bucyrus Superintendent Kevin Kimmel. “Our entire Afterschool Program staff does a tremendous job developing activities to enhance our students’ education, and I hope families will attend this great event.”

Parents should have received a permission slip for the event that needs to be returned to their child’s school as soon as possible. Please contact Beth Constantine at bconstantine@bucyrusschools.org for more information.