Nancy’s Notes 04/27/2022

Summer E-Learning @ Mabin

Most summers, we offer a summer camp for the last 2 weeks of June. This year, during the last 2 weeks of June, we will be packing up 24 Spadina Rd and 35 Prince Arthur and getting ready to move back home to 50 Poplar Plains Rd. for September. Unfortunately, we cannot make summer camp work this year.

Fortunately, we are still able to offer some e-learning during the month of July. You know we are big advocates of in-person learning for young children. Still, we feel that for some children an extra boost with a Mabin teacher may be beneficial. Why?

-1:1 online learning has been successful
-We have excellent teachers
-We can help to prevent a summer slide/regression by providing daily sessions in reading/math to interested families
-We can limit the amount of online time by only allowing at most 2 x 20-minute sessions per student, per day
-Teachers can work from anywhere.

This summer we will be offering summer e-learning again. Students can sign up for 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks of e-learning. Students should sign up for at most 2 sessions per week. Sessions are remote, limited to mornings, and support reading and/or math.

1. Week of July 4
2. Week of July 11
3. Week of July 18
4. Week of July 25

Spaces are limited, and we want to have this organized well before the end of the school year, so we are asking you to register your child by Monday, May 16 if you are interested, and to pay for the sessions at that time. You can register here by completing 1 form per child.
Each session costs $150. Sessions include 5 x 20 minute sessions with a Mabin teacher. Learning will be targeted and playful. Each child may sign up for up to 8 sessions (4 reading, 4 math). Registration and payment are both due by May 16, 2022. Please pay by e-transfer to finance@mabin.com.

With the disruptions in learning that our students have experienced since March, 2020, we believe this is a good way to provide additional support for those who need it. We hope you find the program useful as well. Regardless, we hope you will support your child’s learning by continuing to make reading a daily part of your routine this summer. Students whose parents read to them 20 minutes a day tend to be good readers. Thank you for your continued partnership in raising good readers.