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Adventure Information

  • Extended Learning Opportunities is sponsoring several FREE adventures with community partners for students K4 through grade 12.
  • Adventures may be held during non-school days, winter, spring, and/or summer breaks.
  • Most adventures are FREE of charge for MPS students and city of Milwaukee residents (MPS students receive priority registration).
  • Some adventures require parent drop-off and pick-up as well as a bag lunch.

Registration Reminders

  • Space is limited, and spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis for students with completed paperwork. If submitting more than one registration, it may be necessary to limit one opportunity per child based on availability. If so, please specify the top priority.
  • MPS students receive priority registration. Non-MPS students will be notified via email if spots become available only if all necessary paperwork is completed. Priority registration is also given to students who have never participated in an extended learning adventure through ELO. 
  • In order to reserve a spot, all required paperwork must be completed and submitted to Extended Learning Opportunities by scan to elo@milwaukee.k12.wi.us, the U.S. mail, or brought to MPS Central Services, Extended Learning Opportunities office, room 150.
  • Incomplete or illegible forms cannot be processed.
  • PLEASE NOTE: When completing forms, make sure to select the grade based on the criteria listed.
  • Families will receive an email communication confirming enrollment. Email addresses should be current and legibly written on registration forms.
  • Registration will close either when full or one week prior to the start date.
  • If it becomes necessary to cancel your child's registration, please contact (414) 475-8238 or email elo@milwaukee.k12.wi.us, Non-attendance may affect future participation. 

Winter Virtual Adventures Descriptions 

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  Wisconsin Humane Society Virtual Adventures – December 29 and December 30, 2020, Grades 1–6 CLOSED; CAMP IS FULL

Grades: 1–3
Date: December 29, 2020 
Times: 9:00–11:00 a.m. and 1:00–3:00 p.m. 
Description: Come in from the cold and warm up with furry friends! Spend the day of your winter break with this cool virtual camp for your animal enthusiasts. Live virtual programming is four hours, split into two sections. A Zoom link with be sent to the parent email address. Exclusive Wisconsin Humane Society kits will be sent to the participant's home address. 

Grades: 4–6
Date: December 30, 2020 
Times: 9:00–11:00 a.m. and 1:00–3:00 p.m. 
Description: Come in from the cold and warm up with furry friends! Spend the day of your winter break with this cool virtual camp for your animal enthusiasts. Live virtual programming is four hours, split into two sections. A Zoom link with be sent to the parent email address. Exclusive Wisconsin Humane Society kits will be sent to the participant's home address. 

  Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Virtual Adventures – December 28–30, 2020 (3 days), Grades 6–12 CLOSED; CAMP IS FULL

Grades: 6–12 
Dates: December 28–30 
Times: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Description: Join WCM faculty for three days of creating and composing music with digital audio workstations to sample, record, mix, and master. This three-day winter camp is an introduction to the rapidly growing industry of music production and technology. There is no need for any musical background to participate, and software subscriptions will be provided with registration. All software is compatible with Windows, MacOS, iOS, Chromebook, and Android systems.

  Virtual Book Club – December 9 and 15, 2020; and January 6 and 13, 2021 (4 dates), Grades 3–4 CLOSED; BOOK CLUB IS FULL

Grades: 3–4
Dates: December 9 and December 15, 2020; and January 6 and January 13, 2021. Students should commit to all four sessions before registering. 
Times: 3:30–4:15 p.m.
Book Club Description: Estefania "Stef" Soto is itching to shake off the onion-and-cilantro embrace of Tia Perla, her family's taco truck . . . then maybe everyone at school will stop seeing her as the Taco Queen. When her family's livelihood is threatened, it looks like her wish will finally come true! Stef surprises even herself as she becomes the truck's champion! Students will read, discuss, and complete writing and art activities using the eBook "Stef Soto, Taco Queen" over four virtual sessions.

Contact

Extended Learning Opportunities Manager II:
Natalie Anderson

Phone: 414-475-8238
Fax: 414-475-8316
Office Email: elo@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

Location:
MPS Central Services, Room 150

Virtual Adventures Registration Links 

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Camp Registration  – Closed; camp is full 

Wisconsin Humane Society Virtual Camp Registration  – Closed; camp is full

"Stef Soto, Taco Queen" Book Club Registration – Closed; book club is full 

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