Mid-Summer Update on Local Student Activities

Summer School for students in K-5th grade is going on at the Sulphur Springs Elementary School campus. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am til 2 pm through July 25. The summer classes focus on reading skills. Students also work with skilled classroom teachers in math and science and they also participate in PE and Library time. This is the first year for students enrolled in the Dual Language Two-Way program. About 160 students have enrolled in the Summer School program.

Camp Bright Star is a YMCA-sponsored summer camp for local children ages 5-12. Cost is $81 per week per child. The YMCA-supervised camp offers fun and activities, snacks, breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday through August 2. It is held on the Sulphur Springs Elementary School campus. To inquire about enrolling, contact [email protected] or phone Felicia at 469-276-8421.

The 4H Day Camp is a three-week youth activity camp which concluded on Friday June 28. The ‘Fun, Food and Fitness’ camp is directed by agent Johanna Hicks of the Agri-Life Extension Service in Hopkins County. It focuses on nutrition and physical activity. A maximum size class was held this year, with 40 campers.

The Summer Food Service has had good turnout for June. On some days, up to 250 children are served free breakfast, lunch or both. It is free to any children up to age 18, regardless of income level, residence or school district. The Summer Lunch program is served at the Sulphur Springs Elementary School campus from 7:45 til 8:30 am for breakfast and 10:45 am til 12:30 pm for lunch,Mondays through Thursday through July 25.

Li’L 4’s Kids Club is a local non-profit organization for inner city children which also utilizes the Summer Food program. Director is Letitia Conliffe. Find out more by calling 214-809-1908.

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