Summer Enrichment Plan
Recharge. Renew. Refocus.
We are committed to ensuring that all students are well prepared for the upcoming school year. Toward that end, we are planning an enrichment summer program, Bright Prep, that will boost the readiness of those students who may be struggling most with distance learning – and for whom support may be necessary to be well prepared for the next grade. The purpose of Bright Prep is to offer our current students opportunities to recharge their academics, renew their friendships and learning communities, and refocus their love for Bright School during the summer.
The purpose of Bright Care is to offer our current families a positive day-care experience to help our younger students transition back on campus over the summer. Bright Care will give our younger students time to renew their friendships and refocus their love for Bright School. There is no cost for this program.
Bright Care consists of three weeks in July, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am - 11:00 am hosted on campus for rising PK and rising Kindergarten students. These grade levels will be led by our early childhood instructors. Our instructors will provide opportunities for play, exploration, and creation, both inside the classroom and outside. Just to be clear, this is not a Bright Days camp experience. This program is designed as a day-care experience for students, with the goal of providing positive transitions back on campus for our Bright School families.
We encourage students to maintain their skills over the summer with reading and other activities. Please review the handouts below for each grade.
If you would like to purchase extra skills workbooks for your child, order them through the company's website. Click here.
This summer, we are using a platform called Biblionasium to record summer reading. In addition, while the Chattanooga Public Library remains closed, students may apply for a library card online and use the library's online resources. Each grade-level handout includes information about these items.
Summer Storytime and Book Clubs
Summer Storytime: Join Miss Oakes virtually this summer to read great books together! Please check your email or contact Miss Oakes for the Zoom IDs and passwords.
Every Friday in June and July
Rising PK and K 10:00-10:20am
Rising 1st and 2nd 10:30-10:50am
Rising PreK and K- Scare a Bear by Kathy-Jo Wargin
Rising 1st and 2nd- A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
Both Groups- The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing
Rising PreK and K- We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
Rising 1st and 2nd – Back to School Rules by Laurie Friedman
Both Groups- If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t by Elise Parsley
Book Clubs: Miss Oakes is hosting two book clubs for rising grades 3-5. Read the specified books during the assigned book for that month and join Miss Oakes on Zoom to discuss.
Rising 3rd Grade Book Club
The Chocolate Touch: June 30 1:00-1:30pm
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: July 31 1:00-1:30pm
Both books can be found on the EPIC reading App. If you need free access to EPIC, please email Miss Oakes for the library class code.
Rising 4th Grade Book Club
The Lemonade War: June 30 1:30-2:00pm
Riding Freedom: July 31 1:30-2:00pm
Both books can be found as eBooks on the Chattanooga Public Library website. You can visit chattlibrary.org to obtain a library card via email, allowing you to check out eBooks anytime.
Rising 5th Grade Book Club
Over the Moon: June 30 2:00-2:30pm
Three Good Deeds: July 31 2:00-2:30pm
Over the Moon can be found as an eBook on the Chattanooga Public Library website. You can visit chattlibrary.org to obtain a library card via email, allowing you to check out eBooks anytime.
Summer Library Book Check Out
The Bright School Library will be offering book pick up on the following dates from 11:00-12:00 p.m.:
July 22 and July 29
Please fill out the Google request form in your latest Woodshop email to let us know which books you would like in your take-away bag. Please place your requests by the night before the pick up day. Books may be returned on any of the other pick up days.
On pick up day, we ask that you pick up your books at the library door. We will hand you the take-away bag at a safe distance.
You can view our library collection through the following website: https://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/home.php
If you are prompted with a username, type BRIGHT SCHOOL LIBRARY. There is no password for the catalog.