Summer Program

SUMMER – CARDINAL STYLE!

 

STEAM FOCUSED PROGRAM | 3 WEEKS | FULL & HALF DAY OPTIONS | GRADES 6-9

 

Our Summer STEAM program is fun, challenging, and designed for students entering grades 6-9. Morning and afternoon sessions will allow students to experience exciting and creative endeavors while being introduced to a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) focused sessions, plus additional sessions in fitness, strategic games, study skills, and more! We invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities available at our beautiful, state-of-the-art campus. Sessions are instructed by PFPS faculty as well as faculty from local area schools.

 

  • Tuition after March 15 is $225.00 per week (includes 1 morning and 1 afternoon session of your choice); tuition for half day is $180 (1 session, either morning or afternoon). 
  • Programs run from 8:15am – 3:00pm for the full day option.
  • Open to the public – all students entering grades 6 through 9 are welcome to attend! 
  • All participants will receive a summer T-Shirt and water bottle.
  • Pizza lunch is provided on Fridays for full-day students.
  • Cancellation by participants can be made until June 9, 2022 with a full refund. Cancellations made after June 9, 2022 will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Pope Francis Prep reserves the right to cancel any of the sessions if minimum enrollment is not achieved.
  • Participants will be notified by June 10, 2022 if a session is canceled and a full refund will be issued.

Sessions closed due to full enrollment

  • WEEK 1: WoodShop, The Theatre Experience, 3D Design and 3D Printing, Cardinal Crazies, Summer CSI, Championship Fitness

  • WEEK 2: Fencing

  • WEEK 3 – 3,2,1 Blastoff!

Summer Session Descriptions

Week 1: June 27 - July 1, 2022

Morning Sessions:

 

3D Design and 3D Printing – The technology of 3D printing is exploding across numerous industries from 3D-printed homes to healthcare devices and components used in space crafts! Participants will be introduced to the exciting world of 3D printing. Students will learn how to 3D model with Tinkercad or Autodesk Fusion 360, feel comfortable going through the 3D printing process with Flashforge Finder 3D printer and slicing application and learn how to think like a product designer. By the end of the course students will develop skills in Design Thinking and invent a product that solves real-life problems.

Taught by Mr. Ziad Salloum

*CLOSED*

 

 

Championship Fitness: Runners Edition- Students attending this session will be provided the opportunity to improve overall physical fitness with a specific focus on the sport of running. The day will be broken into two segments, a classroom portion and a fitness portion. The classroom portion will put a focus on goal setting and proper nutrition. The physical portion will provide students a look into various forms of running, including: sprinting, hill running, and long run. Students will be taken to surrounding communities to provide unique running experiences.The session is designed to not only prepare students for fall sports, but also teach good fitness behaviors that can be used long term.

Taught by Mr. Dave Estabrook

*CLOSED*

 

 

Green Thumb –During this session we will explore the mechanics of gardening! We will develop and install a passive and timed watering system while we also explore the world of growing plants, garden art, a vernal pool and plant, tend, harvest, and taste fruits and vegetables in the PFPS Garden. Each day will include hands-on work time and playtime in the garden and pond, games and ways to creatively connect to nature all while learning about food sustainability.

Taught by Mr. Scott O’Neill

 

 

Summer CSI: Introduction to Forensic Science – Something’s afoot! A crime has been committed and we need YOU to join our investigative team to crack the case. Learn the skills of fingerprint detection and interpretation, blood identification and typing, hair and fiber analysis, and other skills to help solve the case.

Taught by Mr. Brian Zimowski

*closed*

 

 

Afternoon Courses:

 

Cardinal Crazies – You name it, we play it!  For all you crazy Cardinals that need to keep moving…come play cornhole, wiffleball, volleyball, relay races, group games, team sports, and more. Led by the PFPS Athletic Trainer, this session is sure to keep all participants on the move!  

Taught by Ms. Sarah Myers

*closed*

 

 

Strategy Games –Challenge your mind, make new friends, and expand your skills! Everyone knows about Checkers and Chess, but do you know other traditional strategy games, like Gomoku, Mancala, or Hnefatafl, Carcassonne and maybe even a bit of Dungeons and Dragons? This session is an opportunity to play some of the world’s oldest games and befriend like-minded strategic thinkers. Let the games begin!

Taught by Mr. Scott O’Neill

 

 

The Theatre Experience – This session will focus on basic theater training; students will learn basic acting skills, set design, costumes, lighting, sound design and prop design. Students will gain a greater appreciation of live theater and the arts by promoting valuable life lessons such as confidence, collaboration, and communication skills. The week will conclude with a short performance by the participants. All in our very own state-of-the-art theatre!

Taught by Mr. John Anziano

*CLOSED*

 

WoodShop –In our WoodShop session students will explore the fundamentals of good design. They will learn how to safely handle a variety of tools to create different pieces. They will work with their hands and be engaged in different building projects. Beginning with creating a simple box and ultimately building their very own  birdhouses! This new and engaging session teaches students a life skill they will surely enjoy for years to come!

Taught by Mr. Ziad Salloum

*closed*

Week 2: July 18 - July 22, 2022

Morning Sessions:

 

Algebra Bootcamp – A workout for your brain! If your child feels that they do not like Algebra and think they are not very good at it, then this program is for them! During the week-long immersive program, students will strengthen their foundation for high school mathematics and preview the material for the upcoming school year, providing a head start in first year algebra. This program will cover the major components of algebra and is taught in a fun and interactive way.

Taught by Mr. Ziad Salloum

*almost full*

 

Cardinal Lacrosse – If you’re looking to build lacrosse skills, have fun, and meet new friends, then Cardinal Lacrosse is for you! Players of all ability levels are welcome, from experienced players to beginners. You’re sure to develop a newfound confidence and passion for the sport of lacrosse. Cardinal Lacrosse is staffed by our Boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach as well as current Varsity players from Pope Francis Prep. 

Taught by Mr. Brian Zimowski

 

Full Stomach, Happy Heart – Participants in this session experience will have a fun filled gastronomical adventure! Activities will include themed daily menus and activities that bring an awareness of all the senses.  Food sampling, games, and prizes will round out each tasty day.  Join us and you will go home with a recipe, an item of the day, and nutrition tips. If you like to cook, eat, and have fun…this one’s for you!!

Taught by Mrs. Leslie Perreault and Mrs. Tracy Bauduccio

*almost full*

 

Let’s Get Crafty! – It’s time to get creative! This engaging, educational, and FUN session will include all your favorite summer camp activities. Participants will receive a week full of fun hands-on activities including a broad range of arts and crafts; painting, tie dying, friendship bracelets, outdoor nature activities, and more. Relaxing, educational, and most of all lots of fun! 

Taught by Ms. Ann Rivers

*almost full*

 

 

Afternoon Sessions:

 

Fencing – The art and sport of fencing is everywhere but how often do you have the chance to face down a knight or engage Darth Vader? Now is your chance! Come and experience the art of modern, historical and even fantasy fencing.  Learn skills, have fun and defeat evil all while having a great time. Students will learn the basics of the foil and the court sword of Renaissance Europe and we will culminate the week with the chance to defeat Vader.

Taught by Mr. Scott O’Neill

*CLOSED*

 

Glassical Music –The music you like might be different from what your parents listen to.  Like any trend, music preferences and styles change over time.  Come learn how math was used to determine what music sounded “good” throughout the ages, and perform some simple tunes in an ensemble of wine glasses.

Taught by Mr. Brandon Nowakowski

 

Intro to Spanish – Hola! In this session students will be introduced to basic Spanish concepts and skills. We will complete lots of hands-on activities in order to learn colors, numbers, the alphabet and basic conversational skills. No prior knowledge needed, just your enthusiasm and excitement to learn a new language!

Taught by Mrs. Carrie Al-Rekaby

 

Rhythm & Drumming – Let’s make some noise!  Find the beat and play it out loud! Participants will play beats, grooves, styles, and songs on many different drums and percussion instruments. You’ll even make an instrument to take home with you. Help develop your musical skills, or start something new… this session is perfect for both experienced and beginner musicians. Come drum with us and have fun doing it!

Taught by Mrs. Sarah Campbell

*almost full*

Week 3: July 25 - July 29, 2022

Morning  Sessions:

 

Study Skills – The course will focus on helping students gain tools and knowledge to increase their academic success. Students will discover their learning styles; improve note taking, organizational skills and various study hints. Students will leave with concrete ways to achieve their academic goals.

Taught by Mrs. Carol Lisella

 

Summer CSI: Introduction to Forensic Science – Something’s afoot! A crime has been committed and we need YOU to join our investigative team to crack the case. Learn the skills of fingerprint detection and interpretation, blood identification and typing, hair and fiber analysis, and other skills to help solve the case.

Taught by Mr. Tim Allerton

*CLOSED*

 

 

The Amazing Race – Come take a trip on your own amazing race adventure!  Travel to 5 countries in 5 days, completing detours and roadblock challenges as you go.  Do you have what it takes to solve, clues, puzzles, physical and mental challenges with your team to win? Join us here!

Taught by Ms. Sarah Myers

 

Paint Like An Artist– Everyone has an inner artist they can call upon to express their creativity. This fun session is perfect to learn and explore painting techniques using different paint mediums (acrylic paints, water colors, and watercolor pencils). Participants will practice painting techniques, color mixing, composition and more, all in a fun and supportive environment. The week will culminate in an independent study of each student’s choice.

Taught by Mrs. Mary Wroblewski

 

 

 

Afternoon Sessions:

 

3, 2, 1 Blast Off! – Participants will be engaged by constructing rockets and then blasting them off  while learning the Engineering Design process!

Example Week: 

Day 1: Diet Coke & Mentos Rocket 

Day 2: Alka-Seltzer Rocket

Day 3: Vinegar & Baking Soda Rocket

Day 4: Balloon Rocket

Day 5: Water Pressure Rocket

Taught by Ms. Sarah Myers

*CLOSED*

 

Discover Your Creative Side – This class will focus on learning how to make a variety of arts and crafts as well as diving into our creative side! Making balloon animals and decorating Mexican sugar skulls are just a few of the fun activities we will create on our artistic journey. Come explore your creative side!

Taught by Mrs. Carrie Al-Rekaby

 

Draw it, Write it, Create it – Students will learn and explore drawing and calligraphy in a fun and supportive environment. They will learn and explore drawing techniques of sketching, shading, contour drawing, perspective and more. Students will also learn techniques of calligraphy (fancy writing) and will use these skills to create journals, still life drawings, signs and more. Taught by Mrs. Mary Wroblewski

 

TI-nkering with the TI-84 – You may have solved math problems with the TI-84, but have you used it to control a rover, play a song, or design a small light display?  Come learn more about the calculator you’ll use in your high school studies while also learning the basics of coding and exploring some mathematical applications you observe in your everyday life. 

Taught by Mr. Brandon Nowakowski

Class Size: 15 students max