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Summer Enrichment Plan

The Bright School is implementing several opportunities for students to remain engaged with teachers and fellow students and to be prepared for the fall. Read below for the details of each program.

Bright Prep

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.

Bright Prep consists of three weeks in July, Monday through Thursday from 8-11 a.m., hosted either digitally or at Bright School’s campus. Each grade level will support summer reading, writing, math, and social-emotional skills through a fun, project-based learning approach at no cost for families. Bright Prep is offered for rising first through rising sixth grades (students who were in kindergarten-fifth grades in 2019-20). 

Bright Care

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. 

Summer Activities

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.

Individual Tutoring

Please contact Kendra Reasor for more information about tutoring for your child: [email protected]

Math Enrichment

Check back for more information about Dreambox.

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

July 24

Rising PreK and K- Scare a Bear by Kathy-Jo Wargin
Rising 1st and 2ndA Camping Spree With Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
Both Groups- The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing

July 31
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.

Kendra Reasor

Assistant Head of School, Curriculum and Instruction, and Director of Bright Afternoons and Bright Days
Phone: 423-305-6463

Joined Bright faculty in 2017
B.S., University of West Georgia

Rachel Blanton

School Counselor and Director of Bright Days
Phone: 423-305-6468

Joined Bright faculty in 2018
B.S., Auburn University
M.Ed., University of Virginia

Elizabeth Oakes

Librarian

Joined Bright faculty in 2011
B.A., University of Mississippi 
M.Ed., Christian Brothers University

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