Carl Sandburg & DCS

PTSA

After School Enrichment Winter 2020

After School Enrichment is a PTSA sponsored program.

 

After School enrichment classes must have a LWSD approved parent volunteer present for the duration of every class and to supervise check in and check out of every student.  Scholarship for parent ambassadors may be available. 

 

If you are interested in being the parent ambassador for your child’s class, please contact carolina.singh.ptsa@gmail.com and dagnycook@gmail.com

 

Every class has a maximum and a minimum enrollment number.   Classes that do not reach their minimum or that do not have a parent ambassador will be cancelled. 

 

After School Enrichment is a PTSA volunteer run program.  We thank you for your interest and look forward to a great term!

Please note: 

  • no refunds, partial or otherwise, will be issued for any Enrichment program once the first class or session date has passed.
  • Parent ambassador/instructors do not have access to medications left at the office.

 


Winter Class Offerings

Classes will start the week of January 6, 2020


Drama Take the Stage (Monday)

This fun class gives students the opportunity to learn about stage language and acting techniques. They will learn the rules of the stage as well as how to develop characters and work with other actors in scenes. It’s a great introduction in the world of performance. On the final class we will present a few of the scenes we’ve worked on to our family and friends.

Students must be picked up on time and be signed out by an adult. See below for specific dates (no class on half days or holidays).

Age Group: K-2
Day & Time: Mondays 3:55-4:55

Dates: Jan. 6, 13, 27 Feb. 3, 10, 24 Mar. 2, 9

 


Art Naturally (Monday)

The theme for winter is "Into the Woods". We will learn to use our nature journals to sketch and log our discoveries.  Each week we will discover what thrives in our local woods.  We will build on that knowledge and create a themed art lesson using a variety of different mediums, including; mixed media collage, printmaking, watercolors, and fiber arts.

Students must be picked up on time and be signed out by an adult. See below for specific dates (no class on half days or holidays).

Grades:  ALL
Day & Time: Mondays 3:55-4:55

Dates: Jan. 6, 13, 27 Feb. 3, 10, 24 Mar. 2, 9


Little Coders (Tuesday)

Get them started early! The Little Coders class provides young students with the basics of computational thinking skills, such as loops and conditionals, through a fun blend of hands-on activities. The curriculum is built specifically for this age group, with a mix of activities from coding puzzles and board games to easy-to-use, drag-and-drop programming tools. Projects are updated each session, so returning students will have new challenges to work through and advance their knowledge.

Students must be picked up on time and be signed out by an adult. See below for specific dates (no class on half days or holidays).

Grades:  K-2
Day & Time: Tuesdays 3:55-4:55
Dates: Jan. 7, 14, 21 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar. 3


Game Development (Tuesday)

Do you play games and wonder how they are created? Would you like to build your own computer programs? Come learn how at the Coding with Kids Academy! In this fun after-school class, you will be introduced to the core concepts of computer programming, including loops, conditionals and variables. Using the Scratch development environment, you will learn how to create your own programs, such as simple games, animations, and interactive stories. With new projects each session, you will be able to express your creativity and advance as a coder! Our progressive curriculum will allow you to move to the next level after just 1-2 sessions.

Students must be picked up on time and be signed out by an adult. See below for specific dates (no class on half days or holidays).

Grades:  3-5
Day & Time: Tuesdays 3:55-4:55
Dates: Jan. 7, 14, 21 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar. 3


Speak Easy (Tuesday)

Public speaking has been rated the worst fear in adults. Why not conquer that fear as a child when inhibitions are low and learning new skills comes naturally? Our children will be required to make presentations and command an audience as soon as junior high. As they go through higher levels of education presentation skills become the key to success. Through engaging interactive games and fun activities, students will learn to get past their fear, embrace their audience, write and deliver an effective speech, and improvise. Students will be coached, recorded, and critiqued individually. Class will culminate with a speech presentation for family and friends. 

Students must be picked up on time and be signed out by an adult. See below for specific dates (no class on half days or holidays).

Grades: ALL
Day & Time: Tuesday 3:55-4:55pm
Dates: Jan. 7, 14, 21 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar. 3


Drama Broadway Review (Wednesday)

Students will learn songs and dances from famous Broadway musicals. This class will focus on building creativity through vocal and physical exploration of music.  We will end our class with a fabulous musical theater extravaganza! 

Students must be picked up on time and be signed out by an adult.  See below for specific dates (no class on half days or holidays).

Grades: 3-5
Day & Time: Wednesdays 2:25-3:25
Dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 


Chess (Wednesday)

Chess4Life teaches life skills through the game of chess. Chess study has shown to increase math skills, concentration, memory, and self-confidence. Classes are tailored to the level of competency exhibited among the students. All students, of any skill level, are welcome.

Students must be picked up on time and be signed out by an adult. See below for specific dates (no class on half days or holidays).

Grades: ALL
Day & Time: Wednesdays 2:25-3:25
Dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 


Spanish (Thursday)

Come and join us in a bilingual, multicultural education which opens doors and minds to the world. PANW offers language immersion classes for students who wish to get a head-start before high school and have fun while learning a language. The class is taught by an experienced teacher using the curriculum that is carefully designed by language experts in the field.  Lessons are constructed around five elements for elementary students: Total Physical Response Activities, Songs, Games, Crafts and Culture. Groups are organized by language level and age for better interaction. Beginners/Intermediate welcome!

Price includes textbook and materials.

Students must be picked up on time and be signed out by an adult. See below for specific dates (no class on half days or holidays).

Grades: ALL
Day & Time: Thursday 3:55-4:55
Dates: Jan. 9, 16, 23 Feb. 6, 20, 27 Mar. 5, 12


Yoga(Thursday)

Yoga comes to life in these fun and creative classes designed to stimulate a young child’s growing curiosity. Playful yoga poses, animated breathing exercises and imaginative relaxation techniques, teach children about their budding bodies. Cooperative games, theme activities, storytelling, music, and art engage the natural energy and enthusiasm of the child.
Benefits of kids yoga:
•        Enhanced flexibility, strength & concentration
•        Body awareness
•        Boosts self esteem & confidence
•        Coordination & balance
•        Relaxation & calming techniques
•        Manage stress
•        Feel part of a fun healthy non competitive group
•        FUN

Grades: ALL
Day & Time: Thursday 3:55-4:55
Dates: Jan. 9, 16, 23 Feb. 6, 20, 27 Mar. 5, 12