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Enrichment Programs

Each year, the PTO provides enrichment programs to enhance the educational curriculum currently taught at Booth Free School. All enrichment programs are entirely researched, negotiated, and planned by the PTO. The four content areas that are supported by the PTO are citizenship, literary arts, performing arts, and science.

Citizenship: A citizenship program aims to help students develop the character traits that are expected at Booth Free School. These include honesty, respect, responsibility, courage, caring, and citizenship.

Literary Arts: A literary arts program aims to educate and inspire ­students about various written works. These include storytelling, poetry, and plays.

Performing Arts: A performing arts program aims to broaden students’ perspectives on music and dance throughout different cultures around the world.

Science: A science program aims to help students acquire knowledge about the world around them through observations and experimentation. The different areas of science include biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science.

Enrichment Coordinator: Megan Hodge

Please contact Megan by email if you have any suggestions or if you would like to join the enrichment committee and help plan future programs.

2019-2020 Programs

World Peace Ceremony (PTO Enrichment Program) – Booth Free School (BFS) is celebrating world peace and diversity. On Wednesday, November 12, 2019 Jim Dugan  will be leading the school in a World Peace Flag Ceremony. This ceremony is recognized as a global celebration of the oneness of life and the human family. With united hearts and minds, participants of the ceremony are invited to invoke prayers for peace to prevail in the countries and regions of the world. It is a moving ceremonial ritual rising above national boundaries, religion, and ideologies giving expression to the universal wish for peace and harmony that lies at the core of every human heart. As part of the ceremony, BFS will be gifted a Peace Pole to be displayed at the school as a symbol of peace within our community and throughout the world.

Audubon For the Birds (PTO Enrichment Program) – Bent of the River Audubon Center will be leading a science and nature three-part series focused on learning about birds, other wildlife, habitats, and how they relate to where we live. The sessions will have both indoor and outdoor components, utilizing the Roxbury Community Legacy Garden and Joey’s Trail as outdoor classrooms. The sessions will take place in fall, winter, and spring on October 29, 2019, February 10, 2020 (snow date February 25), and April 20, 2020.

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