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After school Programs

PTA Afterschool Programs at Spring Glen

(The text below describes the PTA-organized enrichment programs. For information about regular before- and after-school care, see the provider Right at School’s website.)

Spring Glen hosts many afterschool enrichment programs with a wide variety of topics. They are divided into three sessions during the school year – the fall session runs from early in September through December.  Programs run one day a week, start right after the school day, and usually end between 4:30 and 4:45 PM.  Sign ups will happen during the first two weeks of school.

The PTA also supports scholarships for families who need assistance in order to participate. Our goal is for all students to be able to participate in afterschool programs if they want, regardless of their ability to pay.

Below are brief descriptions of past programs. Contact the program leader for any specific questions.  Direct any general questions about the PTA afterschool programs to the coordinator, dave.hiller@gmail.com.

Play More Chess (K-6) The after-school chess club provides a fun opportunity to learn the game of chess and improve chess skills.  More info at playmorechess.com

Creative Kids (K-6) Creative Kids is an afterschool program in which kids get to be kids! We explore many art forms, read fiction and non-fiction books, and create original art.

Kickboxing (K-6)  Learn basic martial arts kicks, punches, and blocks while getting an amazing cardio workout.  For more info contact lesredmond@hamden.org.

Irish Dance (K-6) We aim to promote the traditional elements of Irish dancing and culture through exercise, education, teamwork, activity, and primarily fun! More info at brennanlucey.com

Lego Quest (K-6) A non-competitive creative building challenge in which students investigate an idea, build something, and share it. For more info contact ksenise@hamden.org.

Small World Spanish (K-5) A foreign language school in Cheshire specializing in early exposure for young children. More info at smallworldlanguages.com.

Soccer Club and Basketball Skills (K-3, 4-6)  Skills training and fun skills games, followed by 5 on 5 game play. Contact ryanott24@gmail.com for more information.

Kindness Club (K-4) Join Mrs. Rosenberg in spreading kindness throughout the community through literature, crafts, baking, and more! For more info contact rosenberg@hamden.org.

Math Circle (K-4) A chance for young children to explore a wide range of math topics in a supportive, social environment. More info at sgmathcircle.strikingly.com.

Kidding Around Yoga (K-6) Children gain balance, strength, and better focus all while stretching, dancing, and striking poses.  More info at kiddingaroundyoga.com/sherri.

Clay Club/Clay Time (K-6) We will explore the principles of clay through several creative activities and projects.  For more info contact psullivan@hamden.org.

Marcy’s Tennis (K-5) Give your child a chance to learn the life-time sport of tennis in a fun-filled environment. More info at marcystennis.com.

Great Scientists Coding Club and Little Scientists Science Club (3-6, K-2) Hands-on science learning to strengthen students’ inner scientist and their power to discover, learn, and achieve. More info at little-scientists.com.

CodeSmash (3-6) In this introductory coding and emotional intelligence program, students will begin their coding journey by programming in Scratch, a drag-and-drop platform developed by MIT.  More info at codesmashlab.com.

Happy Hoopin’ (K-4) In this high-energy hula-hoop class, we combine physical fitness with hoop games that build stamina and focus and foster team-building, leadership, and cooperative play. More info at bringthehoopla.com.

Mad Science (K-5) This action-packed STEM-focused program is bubbling over with classic experiments and crazy concoctions.  More info at madscience.org.

Welcome to the New School Year

Spring Glen PTA welcomes all staff and families to Spring Glen School. The Executive Board invites you to join us each month at the membership meetings to hear firsthand the enrichment programs, the fabulous activities, and the fundraising efforts. We encourage you to bring new ideas and be involved in your child’s school.

You might be asking yourself, “How can I get involved?” “What if I don’t know anyone?” “I am new to the neighborhood? Who can I talk to?” We have answers for you! Send an email to springglenschoolpta@gmail.com and we will connect you to the right person. We need volunteers! We have committees for the following events/fundraisers:

  • Fall and Spring Plant Sales
  • Scholastic Book Sales (Fall and Spring)
  • Election Day Bake Sale
  • Holiday Shoppe
  • School Play (Spring)
  • Spring Into Spring Glen 5K
  • Someone Special Dance in February (planning, decorating and shopping)
  • Yearbook

All funds that are raised from these events support enrichment programs, Spring Glen’s media center, and the music, art and physical education departments. The upkeep of the playgrounds, Mother Nature’s classroom, teachers’ requests, and families in need of assistance also benefit from the year-round fundraising events. The PTA also budgets for a Hamden High School Scholarship that is presented in May.

Come and meet the board on Thursday, August 30 from 5-7 pm at the Back to School Picnic. We will kick off the school year with food trucks, music.

Continue to check out our Facebook page and website for up-to-date information.

Meeting dates and times are as follows (all meetings held in the Media Center):

  • September 12 at 3:45 pm
  • October 10 at 3:45 pm
  • November 14 at 6:30 pm
  • December 12 at 3:45 pm
  • January 16 at 3:45 pm
  • February 13 at 3:45 pm
  • March 13 at 6:30 pm
  • April 10 at 6:30 pm
  • May 15 at 6:30 pm

We are all looking forward to meeting you this year!

Kristen Talwalkar & Anne Powers, Co-Presidents
Liz Lowe, VP
Angela Ames & Tammy Freeberg, Co-Treasurers
Open, Fundraising
Christy Czekaj, Membership
Open, Secretary

Join the Spring Glen PTA

You can join the PTA online here.

The mission of the Spring Glen Elementary School PTA is to:

  • Build a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community among parents, students, teachers, and staff.
  • Strengthen communication between parents, the school, and the district.
  • Support additional opportunities available to all students.
  • Provide additional resources to the school.

Each event and initiative of the PTA furthers these goals.

  • PTA-sponsored events including Art Night, Spring into Spring Glen 5K, Field Day, and the School Play (opportunities and community)
  • PTA-organized after-school enrichment programs with need-based scholarships (opportunities)
  • Grants to teachers for classroom materials (resources)
  • Financial support for in-school assemblies (opportunities and community)
  • PTA-coordinated volunteer opportunities (community and communication)
  • A website, Facebook page, and calendar with information about school events (communication)
  • Providing every student with a book for One School, One Book (resources and community)
  • Kindergarten and new family playdates (community and communication)
  • And more…

The work of the Spring Glen PTA is made possible by the support and involvement of our members.  We strive to create opportunities for involvement to fit all schedules.  All are encouraged to join the PTA regardless of your availability to volunteer or attend meetings.  If you have not already joined the PTA, please consider doing so.

For more information about the Spring Glen PTA, please:

Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SpringGlenPTA/

View our schedule of events at http://www.springglenpta.org/calendar/

Contact us at vicepresident@springglenpta.org