POUGHKEEPSIE – On Saturday May 30, Saturday Morning Lights (SML) will be emerging as a virtual opportunity for PCSD 1st grade to 6th-grade students and their parents to engage in a meaningful educational and family fun activity. District Superintendent Dr. Eric Rosser announced the plans in his newsletter Friday.
After close to a month of planning and organizing, the “Lights” committee has created programming under the district’s distance learning platform, Google Classroom. “I am excited that we have an opportunity to continue our SML’s high-quality academic enrichment programming through the use of a virtual platform,” said Natasha Cherry, director of parent and community engagement and committee leader.
Programming includes Virtual Yoga, Chess with Matthew Tether, Art with the Art Effect, Theater with Andres, STEMZ with Liz, Chorus with Melinda, Dance with Anna, Reading with Poughkeepsie Public Library District, and urban engineering with the Mass Design Group.
Each activity will be 30 minute live sessions and the committee is anticipating at least 125 families will participate. Cherry, a driving force behind the program, went on to say “The collaboration between the district and our many community partners is a testament to the commitment we have to all the children in the Poughkeepsie City School District.”