Enrichment Events

The Royle School PTO proudly sponsors the following Enrichment programming. For questions regarding Enrichment, please contact Beth Jacobs.

2018 – 2019 Enrichment Programs

Oct. 18 – Infinite Roots African Drumming Band, Grades ELP – 5
Oct. 30 – 4th Grade STEM: Processes that Shape The Earth, 5th Grade STEM: Earth and Space System
Nov. 5 – The Traveling Lantern Theatre Group; Sherlock Holmes Takes the Case!, Grades K-5
Nov. 29 – Mad Science, Grade 1
Dec. 11 – Darien Nature Center, ELP
Feb. 13 – Animal Embassy; Kindness Through Creatures, Grades K-5
Feb. 23 – 2nd Grade STEM: Properties of Matter
Mar. 19 – Mar. 22 – Royle STEAM Week!
Apr. 12 – Dan Gutman, Author, Grade 2-5
Apr. 22-23 – Earth Balloon Adventure, Grades ELP – 5
Be on the lookout for additional programs!



It was a STEM-tastic week at Royle! The Darien High School students came to the Royle School to work with the fourth and fifth-grade students in their classrooms on STEM projects. Fourth-grade students studied the Processes That Shape The Earth. After a discussion on the benefits and hazards of wind, the students were challenged to design and build a structure that would withstand a windstorm created by the DHS students. This hands-on activity demos started the concepts of structural engineering and aerodynamic design. Fifth grade was equally challenged while Exploring and Understanding Environmental Impact of Oil Spills. Through the simulation of an oil spill, students investigated oil spills and the environmental impact they have on shorelines and creatures. Students took on the task of cleaning up a simulated oil spill to decrease the environmental impact.


Royle elementary K-5th graders enjoyed a performance from the interactive theater group, the Traveling Lantern at school today! The performance was a re-enactment of a Sherlock Holmes mystery, where audience members got to use their “deductive reasoning” to solve a crime!


The Royle first grade classes are mad for Mad Science!

Students learned about the concept of Space Travel through hands-on experiments. All students tested the properties of rocket propulsion and thrust by racing balloon rockets filled with compressed air. They were also challenged to devise a balloon-powered rocket car and build a unique Space Copter to take home. For our grand finale, students witnessed a thrilling model rocket launch, and learn the meticulous preparations necessary to send up a rocket!