National Summer Learning Day
& Horizons 2013 Official Kick-off Picnic!
June 17st, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
at The Harley School
Official Program Visit Days
July 9th and July 18th
Horizons / Community Reading Day
& Book Fair
Health/Harvest & Field Day
with Garden Closing
Closing Ceremonies & Graduation Assembly
August 1st, 1:00 p.m.
Summer 2013 Program: June 24 – August 2
We are excited to greet our 19th season providing City of Rochester students and families with an experiential learning environment that helps close the achievement gap often associated with low-income circumstances. We are expecting an enrollment of 150 students and the addition of an inaugural Pre-K class! The Summer 2013 program, which runs from June 24 through August 2, will have an entrepreneurial focus, as our students at all grade levels participate in studying the overall theme of the “business of books”. Each grade will collaboratively choose what aspect of writing, publishing, and distribution of books they will study. We anticipate several classes writing and publishing books – either as a group or individually. Our goal is for students to showcase their work, research, findings, and business models during the Book Fair to be held in week five of the program. The curriculum for all grade levels will also emphasize Community Service, Character Development and STEM Infusion.
McLear Family Endowment
The Horizons Student Enrichment Program at Harley is a program the McLear family truly believes is making a difference in children’s lives. We are excited to announce that the McLears recently established an endowment fund to provide a minimum of two scholarships per year, as well as a small financial cushion should the program ever be in need of assistance. The endowment seemed a natural step for the family, who have a tradition of choosing a charity to give to in each others’ names in lieu of gifts each year. The board of the McLear Family Endowment is comprised of Eleanor McLear, a long-standing member of the Horizons at Harley advisory board and current co-chair; Eleanor’s husband, Bruce McLear; and their sons Rob McLear, Harley ’88 graduate, and Gavin McLear, Harley ’93 graduate.
Fall & Spring Saturday Art Academies for Graduates
Graduates of the Horizons Student Enrichment Program at Harley participated in their second Saturday Art Academy in March at the Harley School. The first Art Academy was held in the fall. Led by Harley art teachers, Lynn Parsons, Nick Cohn, and Mike Gaffney, the program provided opportunities for students to learn glass blowing, photography and ceramics. In addition, the Spring Saturday Art Academy included hands-on learning for everyday life skills. Board members Eleanor McLear and Peggy Braitsch provided information on study skills, interviewing techniques and employment skills. Geoff Bieber of RochesterWorks! gave an orientation on employment opportunities, including recruiting events, interviewing tips and how to dress, follow-up and communicate when interviewing. Patti Northrup spoke with the graduates about stress management and physical and emotional well-being..
SUNY Geneseo Literacy Clinics
We are happy to welcome back the SUNY Geneseo Literacy Clinics as part of our program this summer. Led by Dr. Sharon Peck and Professor Cheryl Thompson, graduate literacy specialist students will provide 16 hours of one-on-one tutoring to our most challenged readers in morning and afternoon sessions.
Case reports with literacy strategies developed by the literacy tutors on each student will be shared with parents and the student’s new teacher once the academic year begins.
Horizons National Recognizes Horizons at Harley
At their recent affiliate conference in Connecticut, Horizons National presented Luis A. Perez the Horizons Leadership Award given annually to an Executive Director for exemplary leadership.
During the conference the Horizons at Harley program was also highlighted for successfully completing the Horizons National certification process last summer.
High Quality Summer Learning in the Greater Rochester
The Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association (GRSLA) is pleased to announce that the Farash Foundation has granted them $180,000 towards its summerLEAP (Learning Enrichment to Achieve Potential)programs to support high-quality summer learning in 2013.
Please join us for the Rochester Business Journal Power Breakfast Series “Smarter Partnerships: Making Collaborations Work to Boost Student Achievement in Rochester” on April 23 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The breakfast will begin at 7:45AM, followed by two working sessions — “Reading Proficiency by Third Grade: The Importance of Summer Learning” and “Public/Private Partnerships in Support of Expanded Learning.” Our own Conger Gable will be on the panel for the first session. Educators, individuals, corporations, partners of the RCSD and anyone who cares about childhood education in the Rochester community are encouraged to attend. For more information or to register: http://www.rbj.net/education.
Horizons at Harley Informational
The Harley School donates administrative help and use of its campus for the six-week summer program. All other expenses are covered through contributions. The Advisory Board of Horizons Student Enrichment Program at The Harley School invites you to learn about the program and how you can help low income students succeed in school and in life.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
6 – 8 PM
At the home of Vendy and Phil Clark
168 Fishers Road
Pittsford, NY 14534
Please RSVP to Sonia Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-442-1777 x3028