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Preschool students learn about community service

Outside the Box – Juliann Talkington In late February, the preschool Enrichment program students created cards for the guests at the Panama City Rescue Mission. As part of the project, Ms.Spradley talked with the students about the Mission. Then the kids used markers and stencils to create special designs for the people who reside there. After the class, Ms. Spradley delivered the cards to the Rescue...

PCRS offers Challenge Program for 10 – 13 year old kids

Outside the Box – Juliann Talkington Are you looking for fun, educational programs for your 10 – 13 year old this summer? if so, the Panama City Renaissance School may have a program for your child. NOTE: These programs are open to the Panama City community. A child does not need to attend the PCRS during the school year to participate in the summer program. Computer Programming (10:15 – 1:45, June 6 – 10) – Learn how to program using MIcrosoft Visual Basic. Class limited to 15 students. Required skills: Proficiency with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as order of operations. Typing. Basic word processing and Internet proficiency. Required equipment: laptop computerTeacher: Sheng (biography)Cost: $100 Competition Math (10: 15 – 1:45,  June 13 – 17) –  Preparation for math competitions including Math Counts and International Math Olympiad. Focus on problem solving skills. One on one assessment and coaching. Class limited to 15 students. Teacher: Sheng (biography)Cost: $100 Competition Science (10:15 – 1:45, June 20 – 24) – This class should help reduce the stress associated with science fair.  During the class the students will review the science fair guidelines, come up with project ideas, refine their ideas, select a project, design their project, develop their hypothesis and develop a project plan. Class limited to 15 students. Teacher: Sheng (biography)Cost: $100 Creativity and Innovation (10:15 – 1:45, June 27 – July 1) – In this class, students will learn about the design process including idea generation, concept selection, and design presentation. It is a blend of creativity, art, and engineering – a great class for techie kids who...

Fun foreign language based summer program at the Panama City Renaissance School

Outside the Box – Juliann Talkington The Panama City Renaissance School summer program for preschool and elementary school children will run from June 6 until July 1. The students will learn Chinese (45 minutes – 1 hour each half day session), participate in the arts and community service and have fun with English language arts, math and science. This program is open to the community.  Your child does not have to attend the PCRS during the school year to participate. In addition, no prior foreign language exposure is required. Parents can choose one week, several weeks or the whole month. There is a morning program (8:00 – 12:30), an afternoon program (12:30 – 5:00) and a full day program (8:00 – 5:00). There are three levels: Rabbits – must have been at least 3 years old by 9/1/10, Lions – must have been at least 5 yrs old by 9/1/10 and Tigers – must have been at least 7 yrs old by 9/1/10 (completed grades 2-5). The weekly cost of the program is $75 for a half day and $120 for a full day. Registration: Spaces will be held on a first come, first serve basis.  To hold a space, click here to download the registration form. We look forward to having your child join us this...

Valentine’s Day fun!

Outside the Box – Deborah Durbin and Juliann Talkington On February 14, the school was covered in pink, red, and white to celebrate Valentine’s Day. During class, students made special crafts to take home and hung hearts on their cubbies. Students exchanged cards and gifts with their friends and teachers. For several weeks before the “big day” the students worked on Valentine’s Day crafts including glue and string hearts, decorated bags and special drawings. Some of the older children made handmade watercolor and photos cards. Some children made flower arrangements with artistic labels.Everyone had a great time celebrating! A special thanks to Nathalie Richards for photographing the fun. PS Somehow the kindergarten and older kids managed to dodge the camera. We’ll get extra pictures of them during the next...

Kids celebrate Chinese New Year in Panama City

Outside the Box – Juliann Talkington On Thursday, the Panama City Renaissance School students celebrated Chinese New Year, a traditional holiday that marks the beginning of the lunar calendar. It is considered one of the most important holidays for Chinese families. For the holiday, families clean house, decorate with signs and posters and eat with relatives. At the PCRS, the students celebrated the holiday by making traditional Chinese crafts and singing Chinese...
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