Volunteer Opportunities At Green Magnet
Come help kids who need a bit of extra help with this essential skill! Times to fit your schedule. We have people who volunteer multiple times a week and some who pick a day once a month. During the school day (8:00am - 3:00pm) you’ll read with one or two children. During the afterschool (3:30 - 5:15pm) you may read to a small group or play board games. Check out the Super Reader Handbook.
This program provides food for children who might otherwise go hungry over the weekends. Volunteers will sort food, pack bags, and deliver bags to classrooms for teachers to distribute to students.
Training is available on Mondays from 10:00 - 11:15 AM or on first, second and fourth Fridays from 8:30 - 10:30 AM.
Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:15pm.
Kids learn computer programming by playing computer games. No computer programming knowledge necessary! It’s more about sitting down with the kids and building a relationship by helping them work through logical problems.
If you’re at the school stop by and check it out!
Contact Lauren Ruff
Monday - Friday 5:15 - 6:00pm. Come sit with the kids during dinner. It’s a great way to build relationships with the kids!
Contact Lauren Ruff for Scheduling.
St. John’s Supports Education at Green Magnet Academy
The St. John’s Chapter approved an Endowment Grant of $15,000 for the Community School of the Arts (CSA) to offer an afterschool arts program for Green Magnet STEAM Academy. CSA will provide five ongoing afterschool programs during the 2014-2015 school year. Green Magnet Academy focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with Arts Integration. Classes in each art integration field are designed to boost the learning potential of each child through systematic and sequential teaching, as opposed to mere arts “activities.” In addition, Green Magnet students who show unusual aptitude or enthusiasm for the arts will be funneled into one-on-one lessons and programs at the Community School of the Arts after elementary school and into middle and high school.
• Music FUNdamentals: This 45-minute class will be offered twice a week, once for K through 1st grade students and again for 2nd through 4th grade students. The instructor will introduce such basics as rhythm, melody, and harmony through hands-on training and full ensemble participation. Students will learn about musical cultures across the globe and will put together songs and movement to create their own performances. Older students will also make their own instruments and learn some piano fundamentals. Lesson plans will incorporate geography, math, and reading into the learning arc.
• Visual Arts: This one-hour step-by-step drawing class for 4th and 5th graders is designed to let children accelerate at their own pace and to strengthen visualization, depth perception, and motor skills. Students work with shapes and colors to create a finished work, and learn about such concepts as contrast, tone, balance, and value. Lesson plans also promote critical thinking and problem solving.
• Creative Movement: This 40-minute class will be offered twice a week as well, once for K through 2nd grade and again for 3rd through 5th graders. Classes will help children define their personal boundaries; strengthen their balance, coordination, and motor controls; and learn how to work with others in a coordinated effort. Older students will learn about call-and-response movement, basic choreography, and will develop their own compositions by partnering with others.