This year Harvest has expanded what we offer outside of school hours. Please make sure to send an extra snack with your child on days in which the school day is extended. More details about each opportunity is below the schedule.
4-H Friendship Club - Students aged 7 to 18 can become members of 4-H for a $10 sign-up fee. There may be additional costs depending upon the project selected. Each member will receive a T-shirt and a membership card that permits free entry into the Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair and the SC State Fair on designated 4-H days. Please contact Tina Proffit, Jenn Connors, or Mary Margaret McCaskill at the Clarendon County Clemson Extension Office at (843) 430-1222.
Archery Club - Students in third grade and above may participate in archery but only fourth grade and above can compete in DNR matches. The club lead coach, Kristie Anderson, and assistant coach April Anthony instruct the archers every week. Casey Connors leads and Allie Strickland assists as substitutes as needed. Coach Anderson and Coach Connors are certified by SC NASP as instructors. Students are not required to buy bows but, if they want to, please contact Kristie at (803) 387-9459 concerning what bow can be used on the range. Required supplies are closed-toe shoes, a lined hardcover or leather journal, water bottle, and snack.
Chess Club - Students in all grades may participate in chess club. Jenn Connors and Jamie Nance instruct the children in the rules and strategies of chess. Please include a snack in your child's lunch.
Violin Lessons - Harvest students and children, teens, and one adult are taking classes from concert violinist Johanna Pressley every Thursday. Lessons are $10 per week and are payable to Johanna (not the school). Plans are underway for a concert at Summerton's Open House on November 5.
Before School Care - Extended morning care costs $40 per month. Contracts are available from the office. Please contact our headmaster Angie Bruner at (803) 574-1004 for more information.
After School Care - Extended afternoon care costs $100 per month. Contracts are available from the office. Please contact our headmaster Angie Bruner at (803) 574-1004 for more information.
One of our goals this year is to offer more activities after school. We now have three extra-curricular activity clubs (archery, chess, and 4-H) for students, and we are continuing the large room meetings for parents. Please make sure to send an extra snack with your child that day. All clubs are free except for 4-H which requires a $10 sign-up fee and may involve additional costs depending upon the project selected.
Archery Club (click here for Facebook photos) - Archery Club meets from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Students in third grade and above may participate. Kristie Anderson and Casey Connors are certified by SC NASP to teach archery. April Anthony helps out with instructing the children as well.
Chess Club (click here for Facebook photos) - Chess Club meets from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Students in all grades may participate. Jennifer Connors and Jamie Nance instruct the children in the rules and strategies of chess.
4-H Friendship Club (link to photos will be provided once posted) - 4-H Friendship Club meets from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Students in all grades may participate. Mary Margaret McCaskill of Clarendon County's agent for Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service has helped us get organized. So far, the club has elected officers, studied the 4-H oath, and has done handwork. Students are gearing up toward starting their spring projects. We are thankful for the teachers and parent volunteers who help at the meetings: Janelle Beane, Jennifer Connors, Tina Profit, and Vanessa Gause.
Large Room (click her for our events page) - The Large Room, which is for parents, meets from 6:00 to 7:30 pm typically on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Since we sometimes meet on a different Tuesday, we create an event on Facebook. Behind our unique style of education is a detailed philosophy of life, parenting, and teaching. These meetings are open to Harvest friends and families as well as anyone interesting in learning more about the ideas of Charlotte Mason. The more you learn about them and apply them, the more your child will thrive at Harvest. Tammy Glaser leads the discussion and tries to pick topics that will help parents the most.
Chess Club will start 2:30 Wednesday at the school. If your child is in grades 3-12 we would love to have them join in. We plan to play and learn until 3:30 so send an extra snack for your child to eat after school. If you know a little about chess and would like to assist, please feel free to stay and help.
P. S. We had a wonderful turn out the 4-H meeting. Our next one is Tuesday, October 11, at 2:30. Stay tuned for news about archery!
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