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SLATE hosts afterschool event for SCCS families

January 30, 2015

Education majors at Stephens yesterday hosted an afternoon winter-themed event for children and their families at the Stephens College Children’s School. 
SLATE, or Students Learning About Teacher Education, organized the after-school program, which included game, craft and snack stations in classrooms throughout the Audrey Webb Learning Center.
“It lets the kids all come together and gives our preschool and elementary children a chance to connect,” said Maile Wortham, president of SLATE. “We invite parents so they can get to know more of the college students who are working with their children every day.”
The Stephens College Children’s School is a preschool through fifth-grade private school on campus. While professional teachers oversee the classrooms, those studying education at Stephens assist with class lessons, activities and projects.
SLATE has hosted the annual get-together for three years, although it was originally held in the fall.
“We just felt the fall was too hectic,” Wortham said. “Around this time, we have a little lull in programming, so this gives our students something to be excited about and look forward to.”
Snowball basketball and a “Frozen”-themed beanbag game were among the popular activities at the event. Younger students also made snowmen mobiles and enjoyed chocolate-covered pretzels.
“It’s a time for our families and kids to really come together and have fun after school,” said Danielle Carnes, vice president of SLATE. “It’s gives our families an opportunity to get involved with the school and see that they’re very much part of our community.”

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