Session #9 Friday, July 26

Hi Parents,

Here we are, the last day of the program. Amazing how quickly 63 hours can fly by. Today we have a special surprise for your kids. They are going to be taking a public bus to the Arclight Cinema for the 10:15am showing of Lion King. We purchased the tickets in advance and they’ll be sitting in two center rows with staff. we have snacks for them and plan to get them popcorn as well. According to our estimates, only three of the group members have seen this movie.

After the movie, we’ll be having lunch, then heading back to the office were we have some “end of group” activities. This includes discussions about what gains group members felt they made or observed in others, a survey, and finally, a raffle. Remember, all group members will win in the Blue Ticket raffle and half of them win the Hero Ticket raffle.

The pace of today is designed to be slow enough so they can process that it’s ending. Sometimes students will become upset at the program ending, others will devalue their time. There isn’t any “right” or “wrong” way to process feelings, but we work to try help them take away something positive from their time.

You will be receiving parent surveys right after group ends. Please DO complete these at your first opportunity. It’s the primary means we have for seeing how you viewed the program and what gains you did, or didn’t see occur. If you are interested in the School Year program, completing the survey and Rapid Screener® Progress Edition is the only way to hold your priority ahead of other interested families. The days and times have been posted on the home page of www.lunchgroups.com.