Enrichment classes are offered to provide children with a variety of fun and engaging learning opportunities that they may not have access to during their regular school day.
 
Each class is held once per week, for 6-10 week sessions. Enrichment classes are operated by outside vendors. Class sizes vary, as well as age/grade requirements.
 
Classes are held from 3:15-4:30. Students who are not picked up by 4:30 will be signed into the Extended Day program at the drop-in rate of $25.00.
 
Limited scholarships are available. Please contact Ken for more information. Note: Enrichment classes are not part of the Extended Day program.
After-school Enrichment class offerings and information for Spring 2014 are below:  
 
 
**Please send an after-school snack for your child when s/he is enrolled in an enrichment class.** Children who are also enrolled in Extended Day will be served snack prior to going to their Enrichment class.**

Spring

Chess4Life Spring Session (Grades K-5)
Instructor(s): Brian Opalewski

Mondays, 3:15-4:30 (Room 10)
March 31-June 2 (No classes on April 14 and May 26)

8 sessions
Cost: $12.50 per session/$100 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.

Program Description: “By encouraging students in a positive manner, chess teaches sportsmanship, good decision making, patience, planning, and learning from mistakes. Chess has also been shown to improve critical thinking skills, math competency, English skills, concentration, and spatial reasoning.”

*min students: 15/max students: 25

For more information about this program, please visit http://www.chess4life.com

 

German Language Spring Session (Grades PreK-5)

Instructor: Birgit Zischke

Mondays, 3:15-4:30 (Room 7)

March 31-June 2 (No classes on April 14 and May 26)

8 sessions

Cost: $15 per session/$120 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.

Program Description: “This multi-age class is intended for students who wish to learn German language and culture through activities, games, songs, as well as arts & crafts. It is helpful but not required to have prior knowledge of German. Students will be learning relevant vocabulary by working through themes based on the calendar year and the change of seasons. For certain classroom activities, the class might be divided into smaller groups to accommodate children’s different age and skill levels.”

*min students: 5/max students: 15

 

Lil’ Kickers Spring Session (Grades PreSchool-PreK)

Instructor(s): Alison O’Leary from Enrichment in Motion

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30 (Gym)

April 1-June 3 (No class April 15)

9 sessions
Cost: $10 per session/$90 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.

Program Description: “Lil' Kickers is a non-competitive, introductory soccer and movement skills program for boys and girls ages 3 years - 5 years. In Lil' Kickers, we do not just teach soccer to kids, but we also use soccer as a tool to teach kids about life. Our approach helps children feel safe and supported so they will challenge themselves to grow and learn. Moreover, our instructors work hard to create a fun, safe environment for the children to learn the skills they will need to help them in life.”

*min students: 5/max students: 20

For more information about this program, please visit www.lilkickers.com

 

Cooking Club Spring Session (Grades K-5)

Instructor(s): Aviva DeLancey and Toi Sennhauser

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30 (North Room)

April 29-June 3

6 sessions
Cost: $18 per session/$108 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.

Program Description: “Kids will use all their senses in this fun series of hands-on cooking classes. We'll touch on basic cooking and knife skills, safety, nutrition, and food history through exposure to a variety of seasonal produce, whole foods, and global cuisines. Participants will be encouraged to expand their taste buds throughout this course, building their knowledge of food, and culminating in more confident and curious eaters. At the end of each class we'll sit and enjoy our cooking creations together. (snack included)."

*min students: 8/max students: 14

 

Garden Club Spring Session (Grades K-5)
CLASS IS FULL

Instructor(s): Reba Utevsky

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30 (Garden)
April 1-May 20 (No class April 15)
7 sessions
Cost: FREE.

Program Description: “The Garden Club will assume responsibility for many of the tasks necessary for the maintenance and development of a garden: planting, harvesting, weeding, designing, taking care of the worm bin, collecting seed and fostering the importance of nature in our community.”

*min students: 1/max students: 8 unless accompanied by a parent or guardian

 

Multi-Sport Sampler Spring Session (Grades K-1)

Instructor(s): to be announced from Enrichment in Motion

Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30 (Gym)

April 2-June 4 (No Class April 16)

9 sessions

Cost: $10 per session/$90 total.  For scholarship information, contact Ken.

Program Description: Arena Sports allows children to be actively involved in fun, safe sports and games, all while learning teamwork and sportsmanship. Classes will include soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, and much more. Our high-energy sports class is carefully designed to enhance your child’s overall growth and well-being.  The result, kids with strong physical skills, which are well-balanced and confident. And, we do all this while your child has the time of their life.

*min students: 5 /max students: 20

For more information about this program, please visit www.lilkickers.com

 

World Drum and Dance Spring Session (2-5)

Instructor(s): Levin Pugsley and Hannah Kogan

Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30 (North Room)

April 2-June 4 (No Class April 16, May 14, and 21)

7 sessions

Cost: $12 per session/$84 total.  For scholarship information, contact Ken.

Program Description: “Students will learn technique fundamentals for playing traditional West-African rhythms using both hand drums and bass drums (played with sticks), as well as contemporary western percussion rudiments. Joined to this, students will learn the rhythm, movement, expression, and culture of traditional dance from West-Africa, as well as being encouraged to explore improvisation and contemporary movement. Classes will be progressive with students building choreography and learning the culture around the dances. As dance is always accompanied by live drumming in Africa, students will get the opportunity to perform both together during each class.”

*min students: 12/max students: 30

 

Pre-Engineering using LEGO Spring Session (K-1)

Instructor(s): Kyle Wollman from Play-well LEGO Engineering

Wednesdays, 3:15-5:00 (North Room)

April 9-June 4 (No Class April 16)

8sessions

Cost: $16 per session/$128 total.  For scholarship information, contact Ken.

Program Description:“Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®!  Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering FUNdamentals.”

*min students: 11/max students: 16

For more information about this program, please visit: http://www.play-well.org/index.shtml

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waPIc884dYo

 

Brick Builder Spring Session (Grades K-5)

Instructor(s): To be announced from Clay Animation Network

Thursdays, 3:15-4:30 (North Room)
April 10-June 5 (No class April 17)

8 sessions
Cost: $17.50 per session/$140 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.

Program Description: “The class where your bricks have a mind of their own. Animate your bricks into buildings, vehicles, and characters, then have them morph into something else.  Students will use iPads (provided by C.A.N.) to take animation photos, edit video/sound, and create unique music scores based on the class theme. Set, character and story construction will be taught while integrating subjects like math/science and visual/language arts. C.A.N. is not affiliated with LEGO®.”

*min students: 5/max students: 20

For more information about this program, please visit: http://www.cancancancan.com/#!brickbuilder/c1d4r

 

Chinese Mandarin Spring Session (Grades PreK-5)

Instructor: Richard Ko
Fridays, 3:15-4:30 (North Room)

April 25-June 6 (No classes May 16 and May 23)

5 sessions
Cost: $13.50 per session/$67.50 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.

Program Description:Chinese Mandarin” is a fun and tailored Chinese language learning program. Flash cards, songs, games and many other activities are used to make the course especially effective for young learners. Students will be able to quickly and easily remember words and be able to make simple dialogue with the teacher. Additionally, children will learn basic characters and Chinese culture, which will give them a natural affinity and love for the Chinese language.” 

 *min students: 6/max students: 15

For more information about this program, please visit www.madarinexperts.com

 

Imaginary Creatures Spring Session (Grades Preschool-PreK)
Instructor: Samara Lerman from Y.E.S. at Theatre 9/12
Fridays, 3:15-4:30 (North Room)

April 25-June 6 (No classes May 16 and May 23)

5 sessions

Cost: $13 per session/$65 total. For scholarship information, contact Ken.

Program Description: Put your imagination into action!  Join us as we create our own magical creature-characters and weave together our own, one-of-kind story play.  We will use creative movement, theatre games, improvisation, storytelling, and music.”

*min students 7/max students 15

For more information about this program, please visit www.theatre912.com