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General Information

Wrentham Summer Institute 2022

General Information

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A SESSION.

Click here to view this summer's brochure!

 
(As of 5/18/2022) Below is a list of the classes running in each session.  If there are spots open in any classes, that is listed as well.  Classes that are still available for registration are listed on the Session Pages.

Please send in payment as soon as possible for deposit.  
 
Session 1:
American Girl Doll Camp (Entering Grades 2, 3, 4, and 5) 
Cupcakes and Treats (Entering Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) 
Indoor and Outdoor Games (Entering Grades K, 1, 2, and 3)
Jumpstart to First Grade (Entering Grade 1)
Namaste Yoga, Laughter Yoga, and Music Games for Children (Entering Grades K, 1, 2) 
Pokémon (Entering Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) 
Learning Fun with LEGO! (Entering Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) Spots still open!
Sports Combo (Entering Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6) Spots still open!
The Great Outdoors!  (Entering Grades 2, 3, and 4)  Spots still open!
Kickstart to 7th Grade: Book Club (Entering Grade 7) Spots still open!
 
Session 2: 
Cooking Creations (Entering Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6)
Indoor and Outdoor Games (Entering Grades K, 1, 2, and 3) 
Intro. to the Martial Arts & Self Defense (Entering Grades K, 1, 2, and 3) 
Learning Fun with LEGO! (Entering Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) 
Beach Time is Anytime! (Entering Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7) 
Jumpstart to First Grade (Entering Grade 1) Spots still open!
The Great Outdoors!  (Entering Grades 2, 3, and 4)  
Sports Combo (Entering Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6)  Spots still open!
Summer Strum and Singalong (Entering Grades 1, 2, and 3) 
Minute to Win It! (Entering Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) 
 
Session 3:
Indoor and Outdoor Games (Entering Grades K, 1, 2, and 3) 
Legos (Entering Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) 
Science Experiments! (Entering Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) 
Jumpstart to First Grade (Entering Grade 1) Spots still open!
Letterboxing and Water Play Fun (Entering Grades 2, 3, 4, and 5) 
Safari Adventures (Entering Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7)  Spots still open!
The Great Outdoors!  (Entering Grades 2, 3, and 4)  Spots still open!
Summer Heat Sports! (Entering Grades 4 and 5) Needs 2 more student registrations to run!
 

This year’s Wrentham Summer Institute will run from 8:30-11:30 daily at the Roderick School.  On days of inclement weather, outdoor classes will be moved indoors.

Your child should be dropped at the back of Roderick School on Randall Road at 8:30 am each morning to meet the class instructor(s).  Pick up is promptly at 11:30 each day.  Your child’s instructor will accompany all students to the back of Roderick School for pick up.
 
*You do not need to be a Wrentham resident to attend Summer Institute.


Session Dates

Session 1: 
 Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15
Session 2:  
Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22
Session 3:  
Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29

Session Fee

$110 per child, per session (unless specified otherwise)
Please pay by cash, check, or money order by June 3, 2022.


NEW THIS YEAR! If sending a check, please send ONE CHECK PER CHILD, PER SESSION.  In the memo space, write the child's name & class.  This will ensure timely deposits.
Make all checks (blue or black ink only) payable to Wrentham Public Schools. 

All payments should be dropped off at a school office or mailed to:
Delaney School
ATTN: WSI - Laura White
120 Taunton Street
Wrentham, MA 02093
 
Sincerely,
 
Laura White, Summer Institute Coordinator
 
 
Questions
If you have any questions, please contact Summer Institute Coordinator and 2nd Grade Teacher, Laura White at whitel@wrenthamschools.org or call 508-384-5430 x4130.

Session 1 Classes

Session 1 Classes 
Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15, 2022
 
Please note: As mentioned at Kindergarten Parent Information Night, Jumpstart to Kindergarten is not part of Summer Institute this year.  Kindergarten Kickoff will be set up via Sign Up Genius once student registration is completed.

**FULL!**🧘🏽Namaste Yoga, Laughter Yoga, and Music Games for Children
Instructor: Mrs. Koh                  Entering Grades: Grades Kindergarten, 1, and 2
 
Namaste to all!  Bring your yoga mats or towels and we will enjoy doing Kid-friendly
yoga poses for fun and fitness with postures, movements and breath. As we explore
all the basic yoga poses for kids including: Mountain pose, Tree pose, Rag Doll, Back
Roll, Cobra, Swan, Grasshopper, The Cat, Sun Salutations for Children and many more!
We will relax our minds with some Zentangle Art and also create with crayola clay model magic. Art Paper, notebook and folder will be provided.  Wear your sunscreen, bring your water bottle and a snack. Let's create joyful and happy memories with our friends this summer!!!
 
**FULL!**⛱️ Indoor and Outdoor Games                       
Instructors: Mrs. Crawford & Mrs. Horne             Entering Grades: K, Grades 1, 2, and 3
Come one come all and join Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Horne for a week of fun filled games.  We will go back in time to the games we played as children.  This week we will enjoy water balloons and squirt bottles, dodgeball, duck duck goose, relay races around the bus circle, and many more!  In case of rain, we will enjoy some old fashioned games such as Go Fish, Candy Land, Memory, Uno, Sorry, Jenga, Monopoly....Let's take a break from all this screen time to enjoy each other outside!
 
**FULL!**🍰Cupcakes and Treats                          
Instructor: Mrs. Clifford                   Entering Grades: Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
 
**EXTRA $5 for this class! ($115 total)  Do you like sweets?  Each day we will be decorating cupcakes or making yummy treats to eat or bring home! Cookies and candy are a big part of this class. Bring your creativity and your appetite and together we will mix, blend, and frost our way to delicious treats! We will plan for some outside playtime. Bring a water bottle and a snack each day.
 
**FULL!**🏫Jumpstart to First Grade                Entering Grade: Grade 1
Instructor: Mrs. Buckley
 
Join Mrs. Buckley, a first grade teacher, and get ready for First grade!   We will spend the week reviewing basic academic skills, practicing expected behavior and having fun with other soon-to-be First Graders!  This week is a great opportunity to check out the first grade classrooms, hear about what first grade will be like and to practice sitting at a desk.  We will also be making crafts and reading lots of great books.  We hope you can join us to have some First Grade fun!
 
🕶️The Great Outdoors!
Instructor: Mrs. Moore                                Entering Grades: Grades 2, 3, and 4
  
Each day we will have an outdoor activity, read a book and do a craft based on the day's theme. The themes for the week will be, a scavenger hunt, exploring ocean life, Summer Olympic games, camping and we will end our week with a Luau. Don't forget to apply your sunblock, fill your water bottle and come enjoy the great outdoors!
 
**FULL!**👸🏾 American Girl Doll Camp                              
Instructor: Mrs. Lewis & Mrs. Jacobs           Entering Grades: Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5
Do you love to play American Girl Dolls? If you said yes, then  this camp is for you. Come bring your doll and enjoy a fun filled week of crafts for you and your doll. We will have a hair contest for your dolls and make matching bracelets for you and your doll. Want to take your doll on a camping trip....we will make tents, campfires  and s’more for your doll. We will cool off with popsicles and shaved ice and on the last day have an ice cream sundae party!! Hope you can come join the fun.🏗️ 
 
Learning Fun with LEGO!
Instructor: Ms. Woodall                            Entering Grades: Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
 
Do you love playing with LEGO bricks? Bring your friends and your imagination to our fun and adventure-filled summer session! Each day of the week we will have a different LEGO theme. All aspects of science, technology, engineering and art will be incorporated in the 5 day session.

CANCELLED💞 Kindness Camp                                      
Instructor:  Mrs. Hickey                      Entering Grades: Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
Are you ready to spread kindness wherever you go? This week we will talk about ways to show kindness at school, home and within the community. We will paint and leave kindness rocks around the school grounds for others to find, create quilts, make family kindness jars and braid friendship bracelets. We will also participate in a variety of activities to help inspire you to be kind in your thoughts, words and actions. #ChooseKind
 
**FULL!**🎴 Pokémon
Instructor: Mrs. McGuire                         Entering Grades: Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
Join us for a fun-filled week of everything Pokémon. Do you have a favorite Pokémon? Do you want to be a Pokémon trainer? Come and connect with fellow Pokémon fans. Get creative designing your own character. We will do a fun craft and game each day. Throughout the week we will spend time indoors and out. Wear your sunscreen, bring a snack, and get ready to….Catch 'Em All!

CANCELLED✨Creativity Unlimited                      
Instructor: Mrs. DeVore                             Entering Grades: Grades 3, 4, and 5
Have you heard about Wrentham's Destination Imagination program? Have you wondered, what's it all about? During this week-long program students will engage in similar activities to those found in the DI program. Each day will start off with fun team building exercises, then move on to hands-on Instant Challenge activities, like building a bridge with toothpicks and mini-marshmallows, or building a tower with spaghetti. Students will be grouped together by grade and will experience the challenge of researching a given topic in history and then rewriting that historical event in a new and creative way.
 
CANCELLED🧠Brain Games 1                          
Instructor: Mrs. McLellan                        Entering Grades: Grades 3, 4, and 5
 
Riddles, scavenger hunts, puzzles, and more!  This week, we will have fun by putting our heads together to solve problems.

⛹️Sports Combo                              
Instructor: Mrs. Sachdev                    Entering Grades: Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
Join us for a week full of sports and fun! Get ready to play your favorite sports including soccer, basketball, kickball, wiffleball and more! We will have fun playing outside and doing some sports games and activities indoors as well. Wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. Come join the fun!
 
CANCELLED🌎WPS Environmental Club                          
Instructor: Ms. Plukas                                 Entering Grades: Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7
  
Do you love our beautiful school and want to learn how to keep it that way? Do you enjoy using natural resources to build things or make art? Maybe you want to help our community think more about ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. This new club is for you! Check the link for more information for students and caregivers. This club will meet each week and have different goals and activities planned. 
 
🕮Kickstart to 7th Grade: Book Club                          
Instructor: Mrs. Marbenas                                     Entering Grade: 7
Let's get summer reading done together! Spread out the beach towel, get the snacks ready and read a great book with friends. We will work on the required reading expectations throughout the week in order to set a good pace for completion. By reading and discussing a novel together you will be on your way to a successful start to 7th grade! Novel for week one: ReStart (realistic fiction)

Session 2 Classes

Session 2 Classes
Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22, 2022

Please note: As mentioned at Kindergarten Parent Information Night, Jumpstart to Kindergarten is not part of Summer Institute this year.  Kindergarten Kickoff will be set up via Sign Up Genius once student registration is completed.
 
**FULL!!**⛱️ Indoor and Outdoor Games                      
Instructors: Mrs. Crawford & Mrs. Beltramini        Entering Grades: K, Grades 1, 2, and 3
Come one come all and join Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Beltramini for a week of fun filled games.  We will go back in time to the games we played as children.  This week we will enjoy water balloons and squirt bottles, dodgeball, duck duck goose, relay races around the bus circle, and many more!  In case of rain, we will enjoy some old fashioned games such as Go Fish, Candy Land, Memory, Uno, Sorry, Jenga, Monopoly....Let's take a break from all this screen time to enjoy each other outside!

**FULL!!**🥋Introduction to the Martial Arts and Self Defense
Instructor: Mrs. Brennan                          Entering Grades: Grades K, 1, 2, and 3
Interested in trying karate?!! This class is for beginner students interested in learning  the basics of Martial Arts training. We will be highlighting the 3 core principles in the martial arts of Self Control, Self Discipline and Respect. We will be teaching the importance of focus, control and strength as well as learning basic techniques designed to build confidence both mentally and physically.  There will be daily drills/ games  that are designed to be challenging and of course LOTS OF FUN!!
 
**A few spots open!**🏫Jumpstart to First Grade                Entering Grade: Grade 1
Instructor: Mrs. Buckley
 
Join Mrs. Buckley, a first grade teacher, and get ready for First grade!   We will spend the week reviewing basic academic skills, practicing expected behavior and having fun with other soon-to-be First Graders!  This week is a great opportunity to check out the first grade classrooms, hear about what first grade will be like and to practice sitting at a desk.  We will also be making crafts and reading lots of great books.  We hope you can join us to have some First Grade fun!
 
**FULL!!**🎸Summer Strum and Singalong                      
Instructor: Mrs. Koh                              Entering Grades: Grades 1, 2, and 3
Come bring your smiles and we'll fill our summer with songs, games, instruments,
parades, creative dance and freeze dancing. We'll sing and march to the beat, learn to play a steady beat and improvise our own rhythms on instruments and play fun music games. We will explore outdoor sounds with listening games and go for nature walks where we will journal our favorite sounds. This Music Extravaganza will bring you the joy of making music with your friends and make many great memories for years to come!!!   A notebook and folder will be provided.  Bring your sunscreen, water bottle and a snack!
 
**FULL!**🍪Cooking Creations
Instructor: Mrs. Foxx & Mrs. Morse              Entering Grades: Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
  **EXTRA $5 for this class! ($115 total)  Do you like to create yummy treats? We will decorate cupcakes, make sweet treats, and snack foods. Some items in the past have included pancakes, donuts, quesadillas, ice cream, waffle cones, bread and non-edibles like play-dough and bubbles. 
 
**FULL!**🕶️The Great Outdoors!
Instructor: Mrs. Moore                               Entering Grades: Grades 2, 3, and 4
 Each day we will have an outdoor activity, read a book and do a craft based on the day's theme. The themes for the week will be, a scavenger hunt, exploring ocean life, Summer Olympic games, camping and we will end our week with a Luau. Don't forget to apply your sunblock, fill your water bottle and come enjoy the great outdoors!
 
**FULL!!**🏗️ Learning Fun with LEGO!
Instructor: Ms. Woodall                              Entering Grades: Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
 
Do you love playing with LEGO bricks? Bring your friends and your imagination to our fun and adventure-filled summer session! Each day of the week we will have a different LEGO theme. All aspects of science, technology, engineering and art will be incorporated in the 5 day session.
 
⏱️Minute to Win It!                   
Instructor: Mrs. Clifford                        Entering Grades: Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
 
Do you love fast-paced games? How about competing against friends or yourself to beat a personal best? In Minute to Win It Challenge, we will use common household and school supplies to create exciting challenges and games. Impress your friends with the tricks you master. Some of the challenges will be edible. On our last day, we will hold our final Minute to Win It competition and the winning team will be crowned the Minute to Win It Champions! Bring a water bottle and a snack each day.
 
⛹️Sports Combo                              
Instructor: Mrs. Sachdev                    Entering Grades: Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
Join us for a week full of sports and fun! Get ready to play your favorite sports including soccer, basketball, kickball, wiffleball and more! We will have fun playing outside and doing some sports games and activities indoors as well. Wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. Come join the fun!
 
🏖️Beach Time is Anytime!
Instructor: Mrs. Conlon                        Entering Grades: Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7 
Do you love having fun at the beach?....Sometimes you can't always get to the beach, so why not bring the beach to us! Join Mrs. Conlon for a week of beach fun! We will explore all the cool creatures you will find at the beach and of course pack our days with fun beach games and crafts. We will have a Water Bucket Challenge, play Catch the Fish, Can Jam, and even have a Beach Scavenger Hunt.  We will also make beach themed crafts. You will create your own masterpiece in sand art, decorate a frame in sea glass or even make some beach slime! The options are endless. Please pack a beach towel, sunglasses and of course don't forget the sunscreen, so we can have a Beachy good time!
 
CANCELLED🌎WPS Environmental Club                          
Instructor: Ms. Plukas                                 Entering Grades: Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7
Do you love our beautiful school and want to learn how to keep it that way? Do you enjoy using natural resources to build things or make art? Maybe you want to help our community think more about ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. This new club is for you! Check the link for more information for students and caregivers. This club will meet each week and have different goals and activities planned. 

CANCELLED🧠Brain Games 2                          
Instructor: Mrs. McLellan                         Entering Grades: Grades 5, 6, and 7
Riddles, scavenger hunts, puzzles, and more!  This week, we will have fun by putting our heads together to solve problems.
 
🕮Kickstart to 7th Grade: Book Club                          
Instructor: Mrs. Marbenas                                       Entering Grade: 7
Let's get summer reading done together! Spread out the beach towel, get the snacks ready and read a great book with friends. We will work on the required reading expectations throughout the week in order to set a good pace for completion. By reading and discussing a novel together you will be on your way to a successful start to 7th grade!  Novel for week two: Among the Hidden (adventure/science fiction)
 
 

Session 3 Classes

Session 3 Classes 
Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29, 2022
Please note: As mentioned at Kindergarten Parent Information Night, Jumpstart to Kindergarten is not part of Summer Institute this year.  Kindergarten Kickoff will be set up via Sign Up Genius once student registration is completed.
 
**FULL!**⛱️ Indoor and Outdoor Games           
Instructors: Mrs. Crawford & Mrs. Beltramini      Entering Grades:  K, Grades 1, 2, and 3
 
Come one come all and join Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Beltramini for a week of fun filled games.  We will go back in time to the games we played as children.  This week we will enjoy water balloons and squirt bottles, dodgeball, duck duck goose, relay races around the bus circle, and many more!  In case of rain, we will enjoy some old fashioned games such as Go Fish, Candy Land, Memory, Uno, Sorry, Jenga, Monopoly....Let's take a break from all this screen time to enjoy each other outside!
 
**FULL!!**🏗️Legos     
Instructor: Mrs. Clifford        Entering Grades: Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
 
Lego Club is back for another session! If you love building with Legos, this is the class for you. Let your imagination run wild as you build with a large collection of Legos. Join a challenge or just sit, relax and build. Each day we will do a lego craft (some will be edible) and plan some outside playtime. Plan on bringing a water bottle and a snack each day. Legos for life!!
 
🏫Jumpstart to First Grade     Entering Grade: Grade 1
Instructor: Mrs. Buckley
 
Join Mrs. Buckley, a first grade teacher, and get ready for First grade!   We will spend the week reviewing basic academic skills, practicing expected behavior and having fun with other soon-to-be First Graders!  This week is a great opportunity to check out the first grade classrooms, hear about what first grade will be like and to practice sitting at a desk.  We will also be making crafts and reading lots of great books.  We hope you can join us to have some First Grade fun!
 
🕶️The Great Outdoors!
Instructor: Mrs. Moore             Entering Grades: Grades 2, 3, and 4
 
Each day we will have an outdoor activity, read a book and do a craft based on the day's theme. The themes for the week will be, a scavenger hunt, exploring ocean life, Summer Olympic games, camping and we will end our week with a Luau. Don't forget to apply your sunblock, fill your water bottle and come enjoy the great outdoors!
 
 
 
**FULL!!**🌊 Letterboxing and Water Play Fun
Instructor: Mrs. Lynch Entering Grades: Grades 2, 3, 4, and 5
 
What could be more fun than finding a hidden treasure? Finding a hidden treasure and then running through a sprinkler and gliding down a slip 'n slide, that's what!! Have fun, stay cool! Letterboxing is an intriguing mix of hiking, puzzle-solving, treasure hunting, and rubber stamping. Throughout the week we will spend time indoors and out. Each child will choose a code name, decorate a letterboxing bag and create a few unique rubber stamps. You get to take home all your supplies at the end of the week! We will hike the school grounds and Sweatt Hill areas in search of hidden treasures and end each day by cooling off with lots of water play!! On the last day, we will have a yummy "cool" treat! So bring a towel, sunscreen, bug spray, a water bottle, and a snack and get ready for lots of fun!!
 
 
**FULL!**🔬Science Experiments! Entering Grade: Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
Instructor: Ms. Woodall
 
Calling all future scientists! During this week we will be doing five different science experiments. Some experiments will include making volcanoes, lava lamps, oobleck and more! These experiments will be hands-on and engaging while we learn about the different reactions. Please join me during this week! 
 
CANCELLED🧠Brain Games 1       
Instructor: Mrs. McLellan              Entering Grades: Grades 3, 4, and 5
 
Riddles, scavenger hunts, puzzles, and more!  This week, we will have fun by putting our heads together to solve problems.
 
CANCELLED🎸Music 101 Guitar Camp, The Beat Goes On       
Instructor: Mrs. Koh                     Entering Grades: Grades 3, 4, and 5
 
Howdy everyone!  It's time to get our guitars out and start strumming!  I will teach you the basic elements of tuning your guitar, essentials for strumming, playing basic chord patterns.  We will drill on these basics for the 1st hour of Guitar Camp and then we will break out into Jam Sessions with our favorite Rock, Jazz, Country, Folk, Blues and Eclectic music...We will listen to our favorite artists and do a play-a-long session with their recordings and make a video of our performances.  There will also be time for game play with the parachute and frisbees and soccer and an assortment of fun balls and outdoor equipment as well as board games and cards for rainy weather.
A folder and notebook will be provided,  Wear your sunscreen, bring your water bottle and a snack! Keep on Strumming your Guitar!

🏁 Summer Heat Sports!     
Instructor: Mr. Kelley & Ms. Brunelle   Entering Grades: Grades 4 and 5
 
Basketball and other sports? Relay races and other outdoor games? Fitness rotation stations? Time to bring up the summer heat and have some fun in the sun, and get active. Learn some new skills, practice some skills you already know, and show off your skills in team building games and scrimmages with your friends!
 
🐒 Safari Adventures
Instructor: Mrs. Conlon   Entering Grades: Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7
 
Do you love lions, hippos,  giraffes and zebras?  Well then.....Come join Mrs. Conlon as we explore the Serengeti! It will be the adventure of your summer!  We will explore and learn about the animals that live there.  We will dive into the jungle and play games, make crafts, concoct some sand slime and even make a "jungle in a jar".....I know you will have a "roaring" good time!
 
CANCELLED🌎WPS Environmental Club       
Instructor: Ms. Plukas                          Entering Grades: Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7
 
Do you love our beautiful school and want to learn how to keep it that way? Do you enjoy using natural resources to build things or make art? Maybe you want to help our community think more about ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. This new club is for you! Check the link for more information for students and caregivers. This club will meet each week and have different goals and activities planned. 
 
CANCELLED🎨Introduction to Art History           
Instructors: Miss Goddard          Entering Grades: 6 and 7
 
In this class, we will explore famous and local artists. We will learn about the artists’ backgrounds and the techniques used to create their art. This class will include short films, class discussions and independent/group projects during class time.
 
 
🕮Kickstart to 7th Grade: Book Club       
Instructor: Mrs. Marbenas          Entering Grade: 7
 
Let's get summer reading done together! Spread out the beach towel, get the snacks ready and read a great book with friends. We will work on the required reading expectations throughout the week in order to set a good pace for completion. By reading and discussing a novel together you will be on your way to a successful start to 7th grade!  Novel for week three: A Long Walk to Water (realistic fiction/based on a true story)
 
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