The McKinley PTA funds a robust science program for our kids, and we are very excited about the program this year. This year the program has four components:
Mission Science Workshop In-Class Session: Each classroom will receive an In-Class visit from an MSW instructor once every four weeks. Grades 4 & 5 classrooms will be split into two groups for these sessions, utilizing Ms. Charkins. In-class sessions are always held on Fridays.
Mission Science Workshop Field Trips: The elementary school science curriculum is divided into three “strands,” earth science, life science, & physical science. Each class will take a field trip to MSW once per strand.
Curriculum Planning: We have engaged a consultant, Carol Sackett, who comes strongly recommended both by Principal Sousa and by Dan Sudran, the Director of MSW. She held half-day, grade-level curriculum planning sessions with the teachers three weeks ago. These sessions were facilitated by hiring district-provided substitutes to relive the teachers from their classroom duties
Professional Development: Carol Sackett will observe science teaching in the classrooms and hold follow-up sessions with individual teachers later in the school year.
Total PTA funding: $26,200
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact the firstname.lastname@example.org or ask Principal Sousa.