Spring Quarter Details
Class Frequency Change
The frequency of classes for Spring Quarter will be different than we have ever offered before. Our leadership team has had a tough year, so we decided to take a slight Sabbatical and offer classes every OTHER week instead of weekly classes. This means that we will offer 6 days of classes on the following dates:
- March 3
- March 17
- March 31
- April 14
- April 28
- May 12
Class Times Change:
Classes will meet from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Volunteer Requirement Change:
Our volunteer requirement will be that parents need to help 3 times out of the 6 weeks of classes. This is more than usual because during Fall Quarter, we were short a helper nearly every day because of sickness or other reasons. We need to schedule extra helpers to ensure that we have adequate coverage every day. Since we need the most help with the younger classes, parents of students in grades 4-10 can help 2 times out of the 6 weeks of classes. Parents will continue to help clean-up after Co-op once or twice during the quarter. We will continue to offer the Parent Volunteer Buy-Out Option.
We had a hard time with fees this quarter because we like to keep expenses as low as possible, but we still need to cover expenses. We decided to charge slightly more per class, but cut out the extra fees in most classes. (During Fall Quarter, a significant number of our classes had extra fees). I think only two classes have extra fees this quarter. As always, fees are for the quarter. Fees will be:
- Full Days: $75
- Half Days: $50
- One Class Only: $40
- New Families Registration Fee: $20 (Returning families already paid this fee during Fall Quarter)
- Parent Buy-Out Fee: $30/child
Morning Classes & Lunch:
All of our morning classes except Kinder are 1 hour each. We start at 9:00 with a 15 minute worship and begin classes at 9:15. There is a 15 minute snack break after the first class and a supervised lunch from 11:30-12:15. These are the options for 1st-3rd Grade Students:
- 1st-2nd Grade Students: Students can take either Herb Fairies and STEM Adventures OR STEM Adventures and PE. They cannot take the combination of Herb Fairies and PE.
- 3rd Grade Students: Students can take either the 1st-3rd Grade STEM Adventures and PE or the 3rd-5th Grade option of Simple Drama and Herb Fairies. They must take the 2-class block.
Afternoon Birds Unit:
Afternoons will be a little different than usual in that our afternoon classes will all be based on birds, and our 45-minute break-out sessions are slightly shorter than our usual afternoon classes. We will start the afternoon off with a quick 15 minute discussion for all students about birds, and then we will break into different sessions that will further explore birds in various ways. Birds studied this quarter will include:
- Week 1: Migratory Birds
- Week 2: Songbirds
- Week 3: Waterfowl
- Week 4: Birds of Prey
- Week 5: Game Birds
- Week 6: Tropical Birds
Students should register for the All-Student Bird Lecture as well as their choice of 2 break out sessions.
|9:00 am: Drop Off & Worship in the Sanctuary (Kinder meets in Basement at 9:00)|
|9:15-10:15 am: First Class|
|10:15-10:30 am: Snack Break|
|10:30-11:30 am: Second Class|
|11:30 am-12:15 pm: Lunch Break|
|12:15-12:30 pm: All-Student Birds Lecture|
|12:30-1:15 pm: Afternoon Birds Break-Out Session #1|
|1:15-2:00 pm: Afternoon Birds Break-Out Session #2|
|2:00 pm: Pick Up|
|KINDER & 1ST-2ND GRADE CLASSES: 9:00-11:30 am - Morning Classes Only|
See the class schedule for specific times each class is offered.