Weekly Summer Email
June 28th – July 2nd, 2021
Happy 4th of July! Prince William Academy will be closed July 5th in observance of the federal holiday.
We had a fun week of Stars and Stripes here at school! Our elementary campers made flags, did lots of crafts, played in the water, and took a field trip to Bowl America. We got lots of great bowling pics below–we had some ringers among our students, who got several spares and even a few strikes! We had a great time.
Next week is All About Virginia and our students will learn some Virginia history, including about Prince William County. Our students in grade 1 and above will take a field trip to Rippon Lodge, the oldest home still standing in Prince William County, and students will learn about life in the 18th century. They’ll also have an opportunity to play 18th century games, and observe how chores like laundry were done. 1st and 2nd grades will go on Wednesday, and 3rd and up will go on Thursday.
Students will have water play again next week–our elementary campers will do theirs on Tuesday (since we’re closed Monday in observance of the holiday) and preschoolers will have theirs on Wednesday. Please be sure to send students with bathing suits, towels, a wet bag, water shoes, and extra clothes.
We hope you all enjoy the long July 4th weekend! We look forward to seeing familiar and new faces next week!
Below you’ll find some important information about our Summer Enrichment Program:
According to VA regulations, all children ages 5 and up must wear a mask at school and camp. Teachers and school staff must also wear a mask at all times indoors, regardless of vaccination status. We ask that you send your children to school and camp wearing a mask, and with an extra in their bag.
Drop off time for preschool remains the same as always–8:30 am. However, preschoolers may now be dropped off at the front door! Pickup time is 3:00 pm, also at the front door.
Drop off for our elementary and middle campers is at 9 am at the side door. You’ll see an attendant there between 8:55 and 9:15 am. Pickup for our campers is 4:00 pm. After 4:15, we close the door and late campers go to after care. After care campers may be picked up at the front door, or from the playground if they are outside.
Each morning, our elementary and middle students will work on enrichment and advancement in language arts and math. In the afternoons, we’ll have water play (every Monday for elementary, Wednesday for preschool) and field trips (grades 1 and above), arts and crafts, cooking projects, and lots of fun on our playground and in our gym. Our preschoolers will also follow our themes, and will have water days as well. You child’s teacher will let you know which days those will be.
Our camp calendars will be included in the email each week. Please note that activities and field trips are subject to change, depending on weather and health conditions.
Each week, you’ll find our lunch menu below, as well as our lunch packet. Lunches should be purchased in advance, and may be purchased in quantities from 10 lunches to the full month. For elementary and middle students, tuition is due each Monday for the week, and lunches may be paid at that time as well. Payment can be made through automatic withdrawal or by check or credit/debit card.
If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) or 703-491-1444, or contact our Principal, Rebecca Nykwest, at firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com) . We are always happy to hear from you.
Tuesday next week will be Water Play Day for our campers in Kinder-middle school! Please be sure to send them to school with a bathing suit, towel, and shoes that can get wet. Don’t forget to include a wet bag to send their items home in! Please label all items with your child’s name.
Preschoolers (ages 2-4) will have their water play day on Wednesday.
Please be advised that in order to administer sunscreen, we must have written permission from a parent. You’ll find the form below.
Sunscreen Authorization Form