This weekend, August 15/16 is the weekend when kids who are in kindergarten through 12 grade will promote into the environment for their fall grade level. This year at NewSpring, we have a couple of big changes that we are implementing to make our time with kids and students even more intentional.
Studio 45 is a new environment designed specifically for 4th and 5th graders. It will give us the opportunity to focus on the life stage of older elementary kids as they prepare to enter their teen years. We are creating a brand new room dedicated to this age group which we expect to have open in early October.
Our preschool ministries of Baby Bay and Adventure Avenue will also experience a change. Beginning with this promotion, children age 2-4 will no longer promote on their birthday. Instead, they will be able to stay in the same environment for a whole year with the same small group leader and kids. We know that this will help the kids form some great bonds with the leaders and the other kids in their small group. Each small group is assigned an animal name and those groups of kids will be able to stay together throughout their time in Adventure Avenue.
We have outlined these changes and the details you need to know for your child on our website at newspring.org/promotionweekend.