Eagles After School Program
The Eagles Extended Day Program is designed to enhance the language and math skills of English Language learners in grades one through six. The 3 day-a-week (2:40 - 6:00 p.m.) English Language immersion program provides homework support (grades 1 through 6), and intense language arts literacy reading and writing instruction, as well as math computational and problem solving skills instruction (grades 2 through 6). The program is conducted at Slackwood Elementary School.
Eagles began in 2002-2003 for Slavic language students; 2005-2006 was the first year Latino students were included, and in 2007-2008 all English language Learners were included in the program. Part of the staff is bilingual and they are able to provdie written and oral translation services for parents as needed. Parent meetings are conducted in four languages: Polish, Russian, Spanish, and English. Written parent communications are distributed in English, Polish, and Spanish.
Eagles partners with local organizations to provide alternate learning opportunities for our students. Members of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mercer County regularly volunteer to help promote English language fluency and to provide positive role models. In addition, a teacher for Princeton’s Small Animal Veterinary Endowment (SAVE) offers empathy lessons for groups of first grade Eagles program students once a week. The lessons provide students with everyday vocabulary and language fluency practice. These classes are sponsored by a grant given to SAVE to promote empathy. Grade 2 Eagles sponsor a service learning project - Water for India.
Mr. Jay Billy, Principal of Slackwood School is the administrator in charge of the Destinations and Eagles extended day programs. He can be reached at 609-671-5582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.