Category Archives: Uncategorized

27 Apr
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360 Night: Celebrating Cultures at Arsenal

At Arsenal Elementary and Middle School the Little Learning Warriors and Middle Warriors invited their families to join them for 360 Night, a special family fun night to celebrate the many cultures in the school and recognize the stories of ...

29 Mar
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Racing Balloon-Propelled Cars

Tech Warriors and Little Learning Warriors joined up again this week to design and build a model car that can travel using the thrust created by releasing the air from a balloon! The students watched as their instructor inflated a ...

24 Mar
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Volunteers Invaluable to Students and Staff in Afterschool Programs

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, the afterschool program at Arsenal Elementary School is graced by the presence of volunteer Arleen Smigielski.  Run by Neighborhood Learning Alliance, in partnership with Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, the afterschool program takes place every week Monday through ...

22 Mar
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Package the Pringle!

Recently our Little Learning Warriors took on a new challenge in industrial engineering — to design a package that protects a single Pringle chip from breaking when passed through a simulated mail delivery. The students were reminded that there is ...

24 Jan
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Pittsburgh Police volunteer with Little Learning Warriors

In four of our elementary afterschool programs, Pittsburgh Police Officers have been volunteering their time with the Little Learning Warriors.  From Zones 1, 2, 3, and 5, the officers visit, read to, and spend time with the students for one ...

18 Jan
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Teamwork String Challenge

The students at Arlington took on a teamwork challenge with a string tied together at the ends.  Holding hands and standing in an unbroken ring, the goal was to work together to get through the hole created by the string. ...

12 Jan
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Egg Drop Challenge

Tech Warriors lead the the younger Warriors at Arlington Elementary in an engineering challenge to create a container that can prevent an egg from cracking when dropped from a given height. Divided into groups of 3 to 4, the Warriors ...

06 Dec
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Paper Engineering Challenges

For a STEM lesson, students took on a few “Paper Engineering” challenges.  Students were given a set amount of materials and time to make the tallest or strongest paper structure.  These are just two of a series of engineering challenges ...

21 Nov
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Afterschool Family Night

NLA’s program at Arsenal elementary school recently opened its doors to families for an Afterschool Family Night! Parents and siblings of the Little Learning Warriors came to the program to watch and cheer as the students received awards for their ...

09 Nov
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Vocab Building with the Warriors

The Reading Warriors lead the Little Learning Warriors in some reading time, doing what they do best!  The Warriors and their students read their books in small groups, and then created Frayer Models on large poster paper. The Frayer Model ...

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