Wouldn’t it be nice not to have to argue with your child about getting their homework done every night? What about having some extra family time each night? Do we have a G.I.F.T. for YOU! What does gift stand for? G.I.F.T. is “Get It Finished Today.” Roosevelt, Mellette, and McKinley Elementary Schools and the Watertown Intermediate School will once again be offering the homework program, which is sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Watertown through the support of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.
G.I.F.T. will be available to 3rd thru 6th grade students and will run from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The program is free of charge to all students and will begin on Tuesday, September 6th.
G.I.F.T. is a great opportunity for students who need more time to finish their homework and to motivate those students who need a little extra help. The G.I.F.T. room should not be viewed as punishment, but as an opportunity to achieve. We expect the same behavior and responsibilities that are expected in the classroom. Students must come prepared to G.I.F.T. with an assignment and all supplies needed to get their work completed. Students will have the opportunity to read, take AR tests and work on Success Maker, if needed. The G.I.F.T. room is a supervised, self-guided environment for students to complete their assignments.
Any student who chooses to attend the G.I.F.T. program must have a signed permission slip from their parent/legal guardian. Permission slips are available through Open House folders, or refer your teacher. If a teacher refers a student, the student will be given the permission slip upon arriving to the G.I.F.T. room, which should be signed and returned the next day.
Power Hour is a homework help and tutoring program for Club youth ages 6 to 18. By encouraging members to develop the daily habit of completing homework in a quiet, dedicated space with adult support, Power Hour helps members improve their organizational and time management skills, develop personal responsibility, and make a commitment to school and learning. Thus, the overarching goal of Power Hour is to boost members’ enthusiasm for learning and strengthen their engagement in school, all while having fun.
Our high quality and high-impact Power Hour program includes these components:
• high-yield learning activities
• incentives and recognition