• Summer Resources for ELLs!

     

    It is a proven fact that if you use the language,

    you will not lose the language.

     

    Please encourage you children to keep up their English skills. Have your children interact with as many English speaking people that they can this summer.  They have all worked very hard to learn English this year and we want them to show off those skills.  We have included a variety of programs for English help and activities that the students could go out to enjoy, have fun with and use their English skills.   Many of these places offer summer camps, workshops or classes.  This will enable your child to do something fun that they are interested in and also practice their English.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

     
    Programs for English help:
     

    Franklin Park Borough Programs: http://www.franklinparkborough.us/PDF/Franklin%20Park%20Rec%20Newsletter-FINAL.pdf  (Please scroll to the bottom and look for the teen/youth programs)

    Ideas for summer for in and around Pittsburgh:
     

    North Hills Art Center- 

    Located on Babcock Boulevard in the North Hills.

    Offers summer camps, children and adult classes, workshops and private classes.

    Web site:  www.northhillsartcenter.com

     

    Sweetwater Art Center-

    Located on Main Street in Sewickley

    Offers summer camps, children and adult classes.

    Web site: www.sweetwaterartcenter.org

     

    Carnegie Museum of Art

    Location in Oakland

    Offers youth and adult classes, summer camps, family activities

    Web site: www.cmoa.org

     

    Baierl YMCA in Franklin Park

    Location on Nicholson Road in Franklin Park

    Offers summer camps, sports, swimming, and fitness

    Web site:  www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/branch.asp?id=2

     

    Carnegie Science Center

    Location on the North Shore of Pittsburgh

    Offers summer camps, workshops, exhibits and movies

    Website: www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/

     

    The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

    Location in Highland Park of Pittsburgh

    Offers summer camps, workshops, summer entertainment

    Website:  www.pittsburghzoo.com/

     

    Kennywood Park

    Location in West Mifflin, PA

    Offers hours of fun with family and friends riding rides and playing games.

    Website:  www.kennywood.com

     

    Idlewood Park and Soak Zone

    Location in Latrobe, PA

    Offers hours of fun in their amusement park and their waterpark.

    Website:  www.idlewild.com/

     

    PNC Park- Pittsburgh Pirates

    Location on the North Shore of Pittsburgh

    Offers family fun and entertainment

    Website:  http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=pit

     

    Gateway Clipper Fleet

    Location in Station Square in Pittsburgh

    Offers narrated tours of the city, brunch, lunch, dinner and party cruises.  Also offers transportation to PNC Park from Station Square for Pirate games.

    Website:  www.gatewayclipper.com

     

    Just Ducky Tours

    Location in Station Square in Pittsburgh

    Offers a guided land and water tour of Pittsburgh on an amphibious vehicle.

    Website:  www.justduckytours.com

     

    Heinz history Center

    Location in the Strip District in Pittsburgh

    Offers an experience in the history of Pittsburgh’s culture and sports

    Website:  heinzhistorycenter.org

     

    The National Aviary

    Location on the North Side of Pittsburgh

    Offers an opportunity to learn and experience a variety of birds from a variety of places.

    Website:  www.aviary.org

     

    The Andy Warhol Museum

    Location in the Strip district of Pittsburgh

    Offers tours, workshops, youth classes and weekend factory

    Website:  www.warhol.org

     

    Phipps Conservatory

    Location in Schenley Park in Oakland

    Offers classes for all ages in learning about botanical gardens.

    Websites:  phipps.conservatory.org

     

    Pittsburgh Children’s Museum

    Location on the North Side of Pittsburgh

    Offers tours, workshops, classes and fun for kids of all ages. 

    Website:  www.pittsburghkids.org/

     

    Falling Water

    Location is just east of Pittsburgh

    Offers tours, workshops, and fun

    Website:  www.fallingwater.org