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Enrichment Day | Grades 1-8

Save the Date: Monday, February 21

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Creekside Education Center, 3387 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606

Registration Now Open! Deadline February 9.

Come have fun with IPSF! Enrichment Day provides students with an educational and fun outlet to explore new topics or learn a new skill. Skilled instructors will guide students through a morning of in-person, hands-on discovery in a variety of engaging and fun subjects that may not be offered in their regular classroom.

Unleash your inner maker with our creativity workshop, embark on a robotics adventure, discover a passion for public speaking through magic, or sew your own handmade fashion – there are exciting options for all interests!

Student and staff health and safety is our priority; IPSF adheres to all local, state, and federal health guidelines. Each three-hour workshop will be limited to a maximum of 10 students, with social distancing in place during class and breaks. Please see our IPSF Enrichment Day Safe Practices below for additional details.

Monday, February 21, 2022 is an IUSD holiday – SCHOOL WILL NOT BE IN SESSION!

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Preview Enrichment Workshops

All workshops will be held 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 21. View complete class descriptions and register at www.ipsfacademy.org. Registration Now Open!


STEM Learning w/ LEGO – Energy is Everywhere | Grade 1

Energy is essential to almost everything we do, from the lights in our homes and classrooms to the gasoline that fuels our cars. Introduce your students to the world of energy in all its amazing forms! This STEM-enriched unit explores many sources of energy from wind and solar power to biofuel and fossil fuel. Students will engineer moving models of some of the awesome ways we power our world!


Engineering Gadget Builder! | Grades 1-3

Squirrel Launching, Glitter Spraying, Gadget Builder! Become the ultimate “FUNNY Gadget” Builder!  Are you the next Engineering YouTube sensation? Use solar power, batteries, and even the power of air to make things FLY, CRASH, and RUN!  You are the STEAM Star!


Engineering Inventors | Grades 1-3

Is your child creative, curious, and interested in learning about how the world works? If so, check out our Engineering Inventors class! This class consists of creative and engaging engineering activities developed for elementary students. Our exciting and innovative curriculum gives students the opportunity to think like engineers by designing, building, and testing their projects. Students will also learn about the different disciplines in Engineering and how it intersects with the world. By the end of class, your student engineer will have an appreciation for teamwork, critical thinking skills and an early love for STEM.


STEM Learning w/ LEGO – Life Science | Grades 2-3

Explore the fascinating science of living things and use LEGO® bricks to build STEM-engaging models of creatures from caterpillars to butterflies!

 

Art of Color Beading and Jewelry | Grades 2-4

Discover art through the color theory of jewelry and beading. Make a beautiful necklace or sun catcher out of colored beads.  We will use glass and natural stones. Take home your creative projects.  Concepts include analogous and complementary colors.


STEAM + Creativity Workshop | Grades 2-4

Child Creativity Lab’s workshops are designed to offer engaging, hands-on learning experiences of age-appropriate STEM concepts. Students will complete two fun STEAM projects. One will be a STEAM Challenge that incorporates engineering and NGSS concepts and one will be a creativity project. Our Marble Run challenge allows students to experiment with the science of physics and the effects of gravity and the second project will explore students’ creativity when they build an Upcycled Robot. Our small class sizes allow for individualized instruction so our instructors can adapt kits to various grade levels and abilities, and all materials are included.

 

Fine Art Workshop | Grades 3-5

We explore many different art media in this workshop using a variety of materials including watercolor and paint. Students will learn important artistic techniques such as perspective, detail work, and more. Your art dreams become real as you explore different styles, making the coolest art around… YOURS!


Culinary Creations: Strawberries and Chocolate| Grades 4-8

Strawberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven. Students will learn how to make a delicious chocolate cupcake from scratch with a surprise inside. We will top it with a strawberry buttercream frosting. We will also play with melting chocolate and make our own decoration.  You will leave the class knowing how to pipe, fill and decorate. All ingredients and recipes are provided. As well as a treat to bring home.

 

Chem Kidz | Grades 5-8

Have you ever wondered what it means to think like a chemist? In this class, students will learn the “why” and “how” behind popular science experiments such as Elephant Toothpaste and five-minute ice cream! These are just a few of the multiple exciting hands-on experiments students will perform in this electrifying workshop!

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I create an account, log in and register?

  1. Log in or create an account by selecting “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” located in the top right corner of the page. For existing users, the email address used to create the account is your login.
  2. Update your student’s profile information. Don’t forget to update your student’s grade level to ensure that the appropriate classes display.
  3. Once registration is open, select Enrichment Events, 2021-2022 Winter in-person, and ‘IPSF’ school to see a list of available classes.
  4. Click “Add to Cart” to select a class and proceed to payment page.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email once payment has been processed.
If you have any trouble logging in or updating your student’s profile, please email ipsfacademy@ipsf.net or call 949.812.7225 for assistance. Please do not create a new parent or student profile if you have used this system to register in the past.

Is Enrichment Day open to all students?

Students must attend an IUSD school to participate. All academic models are eligible for in-person Enrichment Day.

Is a virtual learning option available for Enrichment Day?

Enrichment Day is offered in-person only, unfortunately we are not able to offer an online version of this experience.

What is the deadline to register?

The deadline to register for workshops is February 9, however enrollment will close once a class has been filled.

IPSF Enrichment Day Safe Practices

Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) follows all local, state, and federal health guidelines to keep staff and students safe and healthy. IPSF requires parents to acknowledge student COVID-19 health statement at program sign-in. Routine hand washing and surface cleaning throughout the day. Hand sanitizer and tissues will be available in each classroom and any shared items will be wiped down regularly.

What safety policies and procedures are in place?

IPSF Policies & Procedures for Enrichment Day 2/21/22

  • Smaller class sizes to accommodate social distancing (No more than 14 students per class; 16 in culinary/120 per program)
  • Students will remain with their same group throughout the day
  • Conduct visual wellness checks of all students upon arrival
  • Routine handwashing and surface cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer and tissues available in all classrooms
  • Limiting shared materials, to the extent feasible
  • Sanitizing any shared materials after each use
  • Signage will be posted, reminding all participants to wear a mask, social distance, and wash hands
  • Surface cleaning done at the end of each class
  • Mandatory face coverings such as a mask for all staff, instructors, students, parents, and any other adults on campus. A Health Care Provider’s note will be required for anyone requesting a waiver to this policy per the Orange County Health Care Agency Director
  • Masks will be made available for those who forget to bring them to Enrichment Day
  • Outdoor time (if applicable) will be staggered so that classes do not co-mingle
  • To the extent feasible, social distancing and limited interactions during drop-off and pick-up
  • Non-essential visitors will not be allowed on campus

What happens if a student becomes ill during Enrichment Day?

Should a student become ill during the course of the day, or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, (this includes a fever of 100.4 or above, vomiting for any reason, uncharacteristic lethargy, excessive coughing, or any medically related ailment that the Director deems concerning) parents will be called immediately and the student will be isolated and cared for until parents arrive. If a student is seriously ill, emergency services will be called.

Should a staff member become ill during the day, they will be isolated until they can be transported home or to a healthcare facility.

Additional measures:

  • Areas that have been used by students and staff who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 will be closed off until cleaning and disinfection can occur.
  • Sick staff members and students are not allowed to return to any IPSF program until they have met the CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation, including at least 3 days with no fever, symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have elapsed since symptoms first appeared.
  • Should a COVID case arise, the IPSF liaison will coordinate the documentation and tracking of possible exposure, in order to notify local health officials, IUSD, staff and families in a prompt and responsible manner.

Are masks required?

Face coverings are required for all teachers, students, and parents. A doctor’s note is needed for waiver to this requirement per the Orange County Health Care Agency Director.

Students will be permitted to remove their masks only to eat or drink when distanced at least six feet from other students and staff.

How large will groups be?

Students will be in groups of 14 or less, except culinary which will have up to 16 students, and will stay in the same cohort throughout the day. Snack time will be staggered and distanced so there is no co-mingling of students.

Is there a recess break?

An outdoor recess period will be staff observed and directed. Children may bring an optional morning snack and a labeled reusable water bottle. Snacks will be eaten with appropriate social distancing guidelines observed. Snack sharing is not permitted. Toys from home are not allowed.