Dragon School provides classes after school for Emerald students in explore enrichment experiences, get academic support, and build the connection between students, families, and school. It is a great opportunity for students to explore their individual interests in a safe, supervised, and supportive environment.
Classes are generally offered between 2:30-4:15, Monday through Thursday for two 10 week sessions, one in the fall and one in the winter. However, not every grade has classes offered every day. The first session is opened to ALL 1st-5th grade students and the second session normally allows Kindergarteners to participate in classes that might be appropriate for their developmental level.
Dragon school has offered classes in art, music, academic support, theater, leadership, computer science, outdoor ed, science, and much more. Classes do change each session depending on student interest, availability of funds, access to instructors, space availability in the building, and staff input.
A few weeks before each session, a request form is sent home with each student. Parents/guardians can review and fill out this form with their student and determine what their interests are. On the request form you will note whether you want your student to walk home, meet you in the car outside school by office, or be picked up in the entryway. No transportation is provided for students to get home after Dragon School.
There are so many ways for families to contribute to the success or Dragon School and here are just a few.
- Be an open communicator - Let staff know immediately if you have concerns, share your ideas and suggestions.
- Financial Support - whether it is a personal donation or a donation from a business or community member, every dollar helps make a bigger impact. You may work for or know of an organization who donates to programs who support a special interest such as science, art, music, academic achievement or much more. There are many organizations who pay their employees to do volunteer work. Let us know if you know of an organization or pursue it on your own.
- Be an instructor or instructor support staff: If you have a specific talent in a subject you feel our students will be interested, contact Shaun about your idea and become a paid or volunteer instructor or support staff for an instructor.
- Be a Resource: Help us recruit staff and volunteers with specific talents for a class they could commit to teach once or twice a week. Come on board as a volunteer or paid staff for a class. Explore opportunities for donations of supplies from organizations.