The school year is on a roll, and we are ready for The Feast. We are so thankful that our Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Bauduin has stepped up to the vital job of making calls to volunteers every week. If she has not contacted you, please call the office and we will put her in touch with you. We are also thankful for every person who can help on Tuesdays and Thursdays so your children can experience the full riches. Our most critical need right now is drivers for the nature walk and the nursing home on Thursdays.
Everything you need to know for being a volunteer is here and will be updated throughout the year. The first couple of times you come, all you need to do is observe how we do lessons and help the teacher as needed (for example, pass out cups of water for students who are painting). This term's artist is Vincent van Gogh and the composer is Felix Mendelssohn. Our handwork is batik. Click the following buttons for information about different elements of The Feast.
Click the "Guide for Volunteers" button to learn more about The Feast.
To learn about Tuesdays, click the "Guide for Next Tuesday" to learn more about The Tuesday Feast. To learn more about our artist, click the "Pictures to Study" and the "Information about Pictures" buttons.
To learn about Thursdays, click the "Guide for Next Thursday" to learn more about The Thursday Feast. To learn more about our composer, click the "Composer Study Playlist" and the "Information about Music" buttons. Click the buttons for Primary and Elementary to see what those classes are reading for citizenship. The buttons after that are phone and tablet apps you may find helpful on nature walks.
We are so thankful that so many families came to the open house tonight! This blogpost has the information shared about clubs and morning and after care.
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 fourth grade and above may participate in archery. The club lead coach, Kristie Anderson, and assistant coach Jenn Connors instruct the archers every week. Casey Connors assists in tournament when he can. Coach Anderson and both Coach Jenn 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.
Chorus Club - Students in fourth grade and above may participate in chorus club. Tammy Glaser guides the singers in the group singing, Solfa, reading music, and music theory. We plan to sing a wide variety of music. Please include a snack in your child's lunch.
Chess Club - Students who are not taking violin lessons during chess club may participate. Kathy Springs teaches 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). Lessons will resume after a six-week break.
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.
Every morning students in elementary and below gather for a Bible devotion and singing. We learn and sing classic hymns sprinkled with a few modern tunes. We draw from a wide variety of musical styles with the hope that the students will be able to sing a joyful noise in any church setting. We also sing folk songs to bridge the distance to their grandparents and minister to our friends at Lake Marion. Folk songs are written by ordinary people to express their thoughts and feeling about everyday life. Every culture has their own set of folk songs and children have a right to be immersed in the legacy of this lively music.
This year we have set up a playlist on Youtube of the music we are using and we have posted PDFs of the lyrics in case you want to know what your children are singing in the car.
A community called to offer another way to learn for students in Clarendon County