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SPLASH Comes to Sun Valley Elementary School in 2012-2013!


Sun Valley Elementary is offering an exciting Spanish Language Immersion Program (SPLASH) for incoming kindergarten students! Language immersion programs are an exciting option for parents who want their children to have the advantages of a rigorous academic program while also learning two languages - English and Spanish. In a language immersion classroom, Spanish is not taught as a subject; Spanish is the language of in which instruction is delivered. Immersion students master the curriculum objectives in all subject areas, while also becoming fluent in a second language!

Please note that Sun Valley will host the SPLASH program during the 2012-2013 school year. We will be one of two schools in UCPS next year with the SPLASH Program. At Sun Valley Elementary, we will have one kindergarten class that will be a Spanish immersion class. Informational flyers on this program have been placed in all Kindergarten registration packets. The SPLASH Spanish immersion kindergarten class will have a teacher and a teacher assistant who will be provided to us through the Visiting International Program (VIF). Both of teachers will be native Spanish speakers from a Spanish-speaking country. Students will receive instruction in all content areas in Spanish throughout the day. Students in this immersion classroom will also be in a Spanish immersion class in grades 1-5.

If you are interested in having your rising Kindergartener be in our SPLASH Spanish immersion class, please come to a parent informational meeting on February 23 at 6 p.m. at Sun Valley Elementary School. VIF representatives will be present to provide you with information about the program and to answer any questions you may have. For more information on the SPLASH program, please visit www.vifprogram.com/parents

Written by: Teri Cooper
Posted: Feb 16, 2012 by Kevin Vickers

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