Elementary AL Extracurricular Activities
Elementary 2022-2023 Calendar of Enrichment Opportunities
September 12, 2022: Battle of the Books begins AND Gold Star Reader begins for 1st
September 22, 2022: ALP Parent Meeting, 6-7pm
Special thanks to all parents who ventured out to spend the evening with us!
October 13, 2022: Strategic Thinking Night
Elementary Advanced Learning Program students and families participated in Strategic Game night on October 13th from 6-7 pm. Approximately 270 students and family members played Chess, Rummikub, Othello, Scrabble, Jenga, Suduko, Cribbage, and many more board games in the Central Campus cafeteria. Many students learned new games, while others honed their skills on games they already enjoyed. It was a fun night and a great way to enrich learning and community.
November 10-21, 2022: Noetic Math Fall Contest
November 29, 2022: Parent-Child Workshop, 5:30-7:00
December 12-16, 2022: Gold Star Reading
January 9, 2023: Gold Star Reading
January 31, 2023: Showcase, 6:00-7:00
On January 31st, the Advanced Learning Program offered SHOWCASE! to their students and their families. This event celebrated the students’ interests and new learning for the past month. Each child created a visual display and presented what they learned to a variety of audiences. The best part of the whole night was seeing the passion in the students’ eyes when they shared their project. PRICELESS!
February 9, 2023: Creativity Night – Canceled due to weather
March 2, 2023: Science Fair, 5:30-7:00
Scientific thinking was abounding on Thursday, March 2, at the ALP Science Fair! Kids presented on a variety of topics — from homemade invisible ink to gummy bear osmosis to DIY fertilizers. One special judge was very impressed with this year’s work. Lots of fun and lots of learning!
March 29, 2023: 40 Book Challenge
March 30-31, 2023: Battle of the Books Regional
April 6-19, 2023: Noetic Math Spring Contest
April 28, 2023: Battle of the Books Finals
May 11, 2023: Culmination of Art Workshops
Students spent their last art workshop at the Rose Garden behind the Des Moines Art Center drawing from observation. It’s been a great year!
May 15-19, 2023: Gold Star Reading