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Kids Kollege just around the corner / May 23, 2013
Kids Kollege is just around the corner! We hope you have signed up for the fun and exciting classes offered by Parsons-Bruce Art Association from July 8-22. Join us for enrichment activities in art, crafts, drama, and science.

Students who enroll in the Looney Toons and More class ( 8-11) will have the opportunity to draw their favorite cartoon characters and to create their own cartoons. All American Art( 7-12) offers participants the chance to use the work of great American artists as a springboard to draw, paint, make crafts, and play games that are all-American. Let’s Paint (7-12) is a class that allows young artists to produce art work using tempra paint and watercolors.

Puppet Power (6-8) and Kreative Kids ( 8-10) taught by veteran Kids Kollege teacher, Annette Ferguson, promises to open a door of creativity for all participants. Students will use their imaginations to design and produce puppets. Kreative Kids will enjoy games, puzzles, books and crafts.

Our science classes offer an opportunity to explore and discover. CSI: Who Done It (completed grades 3-5) is a class for students interested in using higher thinking skills to collect information and solve mysteries. Super Science Secrets ( 8-12) is a class that explores the secrets of science.

Kids Kollege participants have the unique opportunity to enroll in a Spanish class (7-10) taught by Ivania Chinchilla, the Middle School Spanish teacher. What child does not need to learn a second language? This is your opportunity! In addition to learning common phrases, students will also become acquainted with customs, games, songs, and foods of the Hispanic people. Chinchilla is also an expert in Sign Language (7-10) and is offering a class for Kids Kollege. What fun it would be to sign with your friends! Children will learn signs and play games that reinforce what has been taught.

There are a number of classes for our youngest students, ages 4-6 and 4-7. Veteran teacher and reading specialist with the Halifax County Public Schools, Wanda Williamson, will be offering a reading class, Book Buddies ( 4-6) , which will use a variety of techniques to encourage reading in children from PreK –First Grade. More Fun and Games (4-6) offered by Annette Ferguson will provide students with a chance to use their imaginations by participating in crafts, games, books, and songs.

Music Fun for Little Ones (4-6) taught by veteran music teacher Daphne Smith who works for the Halifax County School System will give students the opportunity to express themselves in a creative manner by participating in a mini-musical.

Tiny Stars (4-7), a drama class, offered by Sandy Slayton who is a kindergarten teacher with the Halifax County Public Schools and has been involved with numerous Little Theater productions, promises to give students the opportunity to be involved with acting and performing on stage (at the Prizery). She also teaches a class for older children, In the Spotlight (7-12), which will give participants a chance to interact with the Summer Theater actors at the Prizery. Cool Science for Curious Kids (4-7) is the final class for the younger set. Simple, safe, and easy experiments define this class for participants who are interested in learning more about science.

Our most popular class, LEGO Robotics, still has openings for children ages 11-12. The 6-7 age class and the 8-10 class have been filled. All of the Lego classes offer participants exposure to team work and planning, as well as opening the world of technology.

All of the Kids Kollege classes are staffed with excellent teachers who are dedicated to offering the best possible summer experience for the children of Halifax County and the surrounding areas. In addition, Parsons-Bruce Art Association has partnered with Delta Kappa Gamma, the local organization for outstanding female educators, who will assist in many of these classes.

Also, student volunteers from the Halifax County High School Honor Society will be volunteering in several of the classes. Teen Members of Halifax County Little Theater will assist in the theater classes.

It is time to enroll your child before the deadline of June 21.

For additional information, please contact Peggy Crews at 572-4778 or pcrews12@yahoo, Tay Bost at 579-0061, or Pat Burgess at 476-6210.

Registration forms and class descriptions are available at The Prizery and online at or search Parsons Bruce Art Association from the Google homepage for 2013 information.

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