The fall 2010 4-H afterschool program at East Meadows Elementary offers some great opportunities for first through sixth-grade students. The program gives children a chance to learn and develop skills outside the classroom setting. Registration this year was available for the first time online. Fall classes include Nursery Rhymes, Art Techniques, Recharge!, Arts & Crafts, Scientists Gone Mad, Photography, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Indoor/Outdoor Activities and Games, Line Dancing and Babysitting Kits. Students are allowed to sign up for one class and must be enrolled in East Meadows Elementary to participate. The class fee is just $10. Students attend one day a week for ten weeks and then participate in a parent showcase at the end. Students will also learn the 4-H pledge, motto, and participate in a service project. All classes will begin on August 30, 2010. If you missed fall registration, you may catch the next registration on January 6, 2011.
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Students at East Meadows Elementary begin the school year with a challenge to put their ‘best foot forward.’ To emphasize this theme, Principal Liddiard held an assembly on the first day of school and talked about different ways to make this year their best. Mrs. Hogle’s fifth-grade class members took turns reading from the book, This School Year Will Be the Best, by Kay Winters. The book illustrates fun ideas and wishes kids might have about what would make their school year the best. East Meadows staff will recognize and reward students they see putting their ‘best foot forward’ throughout the year.