Prime Time's Weekly OST E-Newsletter
February 15, 2019
Compete in the Amazing Out-of-School Time Race
On March 7, 2019, OST practitioners will embark on a trek as they are challenged to work together on teams of five in a scavenger hunt-like race. Each team will encounter challenges that will enhance their personal and professional development.

March 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Register your team of five today. Don’t have a team of five? Not to worry! Prime Time will put a team together for you; just let us know you are coming.
ACHIEVE Out-of-School Time Incentive
Award Program

February 15, 2019, is the last day to submit an ACHIEVE Out-of-School Time (OST) application for the next supplement in March 2019
Progressive Too: A Deeper Look
March 1, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
As the second installment of the Progressive Afterschool Practitioner, Progressive Too will take a deeper look into professional development planning by examining different aspects of professionalism in out-of-school time (OST). You will be led through a variety of experiential learning activities that will explore how you, as a professional, can continue to develop in this field. If you are dedicated to bettering yourself, which in turn provides a better experience for youth in
OST, this training is for you!
Prime Time's
QIS Brunch & Learn

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Boys & Girls Club
Max M. Fisher
221 West 13 th Street
Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Click here to register.
The Hate U Give
Film Screening & Panel Discussion

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Palm Beach County Green Dot Program is hosting a screening of the film "The Hate U Give."
The screening is free, open to the public and will be followed by a panel discussion.

Keiser University
2600 N Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Click here to register

It's Your Earth Day

Afterschool Symposium 2019
Spark the Mind that Changes the World
May 16-17, 2019
All the details about Prime Time's biggest event of the year are now available.
Out-of-School Time News
Afterschool Director Charts Goals to Encourage Staff and Stay Accountable
Angelica “Nikky” Babazadeh, director at Loxahatchee Groves Elementary Afterschool Program, created a chart (pictured right) to encourage and support staff working on program goals, and to help stay organized and accountable. 

The goals are clearly listed to remind staff of what they’re concentrating on every afternoon within their activities. As Nikky circulates around the program each afternoon, she checks off how many group leaders she sees implementing the practices. 

It’s a creative, non-threatening method to not only know where staff need support but helps Nikky to remember to do quick check- ins, even while she’s multi-tasking and trouble-shooting every
Afterschool Programs Serving Middle School-Age Youth Competed in the First Lego League 2019 Robotics Extravaganza
On Saturday, February 2, 2019, 28 teams from the School District of Palm Beach County out-of-school time (OST) programs serving middle school-age youth competed in the First Lego League (FLL) 2019 Robotics Extravaganza. This year’s ‘Into Orbit’ space-themed event included robot mission competitions resulting in eight teams selected to advance to the South Florida Regional Championships that will be on February 23, 2019, at Boynton Beach High School, where more than 35 middle school OST teams from seven South Florida counties will be competing for an opportunity to advance to the state competition, as well as to win coveted ‘bids’ to compete in other FLL tournaments around the United States.  

This tournament was sponsored by School District of Palm Beach County Extended Learning Department and Green Mouse Academy. Palm Beach State College has been our most gracious and helpful host for the past four years.

FIRST LEGO League challenges children to think like scientists and engineers. During the Into Orbit season, each team researches a real-world problem or challenge in the area of space exploration and proposes a solution that could be developed and implemented. They also build, test and program an autonomous robot using LEGO ®  MINDSTORMS ®  technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams operate under the FIRST signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and gracious professionalism.