FLEX Registration for Fall 2012 closes October 9, and is online only. Please click the link to the right for the instructions.
The Stenwood PTA, in conjunction with Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Education, is proud to continue the Foreign Language Experience (FLEX) program.
Children who enroll in the FLEX language program will receive an introduction to the SPANISH language and culture. Using their senses, students will learn through dialogues, commands, pictures, stories, songs, games and foods of Spanish-speaking countries. Due to the time limitations and the nature of the program, please do not expect fluency. Students will not receive grades. Instructors will send home a progress report at the end of the course.
Typical Courses in the Beginning Curriculum
- Introductory social dialogue - Weather/climate, seasons, calendar
- Colors, numbers - Family
- Animals - Clothing
- Foods - Basic national culture, map, flag, landmarks
- Parts of the body - Songs, art, holiday customs
- Classroom objects
In Fall 2012, we are offering Level One and Level Two Classes, immediately after school, at Stenwood. Classes will run for 20 weeks.
Level 1 (4th-6th grade) Tuesday 3:25-4:25, Oct 16th-April 2nd (instructor, Elizabeth Erdahl)
Level 2 (4th-6th grade) Wednesday 3:25-4:25, Oct 17th -March 13th (instructor, Michelle Alonso)
Level 2 (1st-3rd grade) Thursday 3:25-4:25, Oct 18th -March 21st (instructor, Michelle Alonso)
Level 1 (1st-3rd grade) Friday 3:25-4:25, Oct 19th-April 5th (instructor, Elizabeth Erdahl)
Instructors are employed by Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Education. Instructors utilize the FLEX curriculum guide and program teaching materials. They are required to attend an orientation session, and additional training is provided annually.
Parents must provide after-school transportation arrangements. Students are not permitted to walk home. Students must be picked up promptly at the end of class. Repeated situations where a child is not picked up on time will result in the child being withdrawn from the program.
Registration will be online ONLY. No paper registration will be allowed unless requested. More information will be forthcoming. (Classes will be confirmed if a minimum of 8 children are enrolled)
FLEX is committed to non-discrimination in its program, services, and activities. For special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact the FLEX program office at 703.658.1291 at least two weeks in advance of the registration deadline. FLEX staff will make every attempt to provide reasonable accommodations; however, failure to request an accommodation within the specified timeframe may limit the ability to fulfill this request.
Questions: Contact Emily Korff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-206-0499
Financial assistance is available for FLEX; please fill out the form on the right and return it to school in an envelope marked PTA Enrichment. Questions to email@example.com.