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Winter 2023 Enrichment Programs

Registration HAS Closed for Winter 2023. Please check back later this month for more information on Spring classes.

Registration for Spring US Chess Center Club now Open.

Winter Enrichment Classes will begin the week of 1/9 and run for 8 weeks. Due to the large number of days off during January and February, most clubs will run through the week of 3/13. All clubs have 1 snow day build in; however, if schools are closed for more those additional days will not be made up and there will not be a refund issued for missed classes.

Registration will take placed through our Third Party Vendor, Kiddo. Once registration opens (week of 12/12), a link will be provided below to our registration page. Please note, that when you register for a class your registration will display as "Pending." Once a class reaches its minimum number of participants, the vendors will accept registrations in the order they are received. Your method of payment will not be charged until the class meets its minimum number of students and the vendor accepts your registration. Once your registration is accepted and your method of payment is charged, NO REFUNDS will be issued.

A few things to note:

  • Classes DO NOT display a live time update with the number of available spots. Once a class reaches its maximum number of students the vendor WILL NOT accept any more registrations and the class will be removed from the Kiddo Registration page but this is not real time. If there is a class your student is very interested in, please plan to register early. Vendors CANNOT exceed their maximum number of students.
  • Each class has an assigned grade range. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these grade ranges.
  • Once your registration is accepted and your method of payment is changed, there are NO REFUNDS.
Chess Club on Tuesday through the US Chess Center is now open directly through the providers website. This chess class is open to students in 2nd through 6th grade. All levels are welcome - new families are welcome as are continuing families as well. Families that purchased a full year in September DO NOT need to register again. Club begins Tuesday, February 7th and registration will remain open until the 21st. To register, please visit the US Chess Center website here.

Below is a schedule for our winter enrichment classes. Those classes in BLUE meet in the morning before school and those in GRAY meet in the afternoon after school.

To Register for Winter Enrichment classes please visit our Kiddo Registration Page.

If you have any additional questions, please email Morgan Zubof at wesptavp@gmail.com

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

 Friday

Chess Club K-1

Crazy Running K-6

Robo-Fun 1-6

    Nothing but Net 4-6

    Chess Club 2-6

    Crazy ChemWorks K-2

    Karate K-5

    iCode Tech Club 2-6

    Soccer / Fitness Class K-6

    Secret Agent Lab 3-6

    Builders K-2

      Yoga Pretzels 3-6

      Nothing but Net K-3

      Tiny Chefs K-2



        Mudskippers Pottery K-6

        Coding with Fun 1-6

        Sports Agility K-6

        Tiny Chefs 3-6

        Art-Chitect: In this class, kids will learn the basics of architecture including drawing, designing, and creating structures and buildings. Design the home of your dreams, discover the inspiration for famous buildings and bridges, or plan a new roller coaster for your favorite theme park. Unleash your inner art-chitect with us this winter! - Thursday Afternoons, Grades 3-6 CANCELLED

        Builders: Calling all inventors, creators, builders, and designers! Come build awesome creations with us! We will create our own designs and build structures using recyclable materials, interlocking building blocks, and many other interesting items. No skills are necessary! Skills gained: communication, problem-solving, reasoning, developing creativity, and teamwork. - Wednesday Afternoons, Grades K-2

        Chess Club (Magnus Chess Academy): We’ve taught 100,000 children to play including state & national champions, but most students are beginners looking to learn a new skill and have FUN. Class time is divided between lessons and practice games. Lessons range from the basic rules to advanced tournament strategies. Students will have the opportunity to play in tournaments (in-person and online) outside of club time. This in-person club includes free online extras including weekly practice tournaments and an event with world champion Magnus Carlsen or Judit Polgar, the best female chess player of all time. All chess supplies provided. All skill levels are welcome. - Monday Mornings, Grades K-1

        Coding For Fun: This Stemtree’s Coding After School Program uses Scratch and teaches students the concepts of computer programming in a fun and interactive way, while developing their basic reasoning and problem-solving skills. We teach students how to create and develop computer programs (games, stories, etc.) instead of playing them. They will combine multimedia elements to create and share their own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art. Students will also create their own computer programs to implement computer games and combine multiple concepts taught throughout the program. It is important to note that children who attended our previous Stemtree camps or our after school program(s) will have different activities and continue learning new STEM concepts based on their prior work with us. - Friday Afternoons, Grades 1-6

        Crazy ChemWorks: In this program, children make gooey slime, experiment with different reactions and learn to use the tools that chemists use. Polymers and catalysts are only two of the concepts young scientists explore in this thrilling trip through the chemistry lab! At the end of every class, students take home an educational toy that extends the learning experience! Classes include: Glow Show, Slime Time, Dry Ice Capades, Super Sticky Stuff, and many more! - Tuesday Afternoons, Grades K-2

        Crazy Running: Our program is designed to help develop coordination and athleticism in young kids. No matter what sport your kids are getting ready for, running can get them in great condition and help them become balanced, well-rounded athletes. We teach the fundamentals using structured practices, form drills, running specific exercises, and running specific plyometrics. We believe in teaching kids to run correctly, being challenged aerobically each practice, and having fun with running games designed to bring out the competitive spirit. We are running made fun where kids enjoy an hour of after school running and exercise with friends. - Monday Afternoons, Grades K-6

        Karate: This popular class is a disciplined introduction to the sport by Kaizen Karate.  Your child will learn the beautiful art of karate while gaining safety and defensive skills in a respectful environment.  The class will also emphasize the basic karate principles of focus, patience, and self-discipline.  Returning students will continue to work toward new belts while first-time students will be able to start the belt program. - Tuesday Afternoons, Grades K-5

        Mudskippers Pottery: Join Mudskippers Pottery! Come get your hands dirty as we explore all things in the world of pottery with stoneware clay, fired bisqueware and modeling clay. Each session our students explore new projects and artworks. Come on and see how much fun it is to get muddy! - Friday Afternoons, Grades K-6 FULL

        Nothing But Net: Description Coming Soon - Tuesday Mornings, Grades 4-6 and Thursday Mornings, Grades K-3

        Robo-Fun: All facets of our life are affected by engineering -- genetic, civil, software -- just to name a few. To be successful in the field of engineering, creative problem-solving abilities are a must. Robo-Fun uses the wonder and genius of robots to inspire students to learn engineering, apply their knowledge and skills of basic science, model construction, computer programming, and problem solving to explore STEM concepts. This program utilizes instructional time, assessments, and hands-on activities to reinforce key concepts and improve problem-solving skills while having fun. Robo-Fun is both a perfect introduction to the world of robotics for younger students and an opportunity to expand the knowledge base of older students. It is important to note that children who attended our previous Stemtree camps or our after school program(s) will have different activities and continue learning new STEM concepts based on their prior work with us. - Monday Afternoons, Grades 1-6

        Tech Club: Each class involves an exciting, hands-on activity, designed to teach a new skill! While the skills build upon each other, the program is structured to allow students to join at any time during the school year. - Wednesday Afternoons, Grades 2-6

        Tiny Chefs - Rounded Bites: Who loves cheeseballs, truffles, and other bite sized snacks?! This winter get ready for some amazing “ball” shaped goodies. In this unique session, students will "round 'em up" by creating Popcorn Balls, Snowball Truffles, and Homemade Meatballs. There's nothing square about this class -let's get the ball rolling! - Thursday Afternoons, Grades K-2 and Friday Afternoons, Grades 3-6 FULL FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS

        Secret Agent Lab: Ever wanted to be a detective? Do you think you have what it takes to discover “who done it”? If so, this program is for you! From secret communications and detective crime science to the inner workings of our cells and cool chemistry. Each class, we sleuth out the answers to every day mysteries! Classes include: Crime Lab, Junior Detectives, Spy Academy, and many more! - Wednesday Afternoon, Grades 3-6

        Soccer / Fitness Class: The Youth Soccer & Fitness class goes over the fundamentals of soccer and at the same time enhances the children's physical activity. Children will explore their natural disposition for having a spontaneous joyful approach to soccer while also maintaining their fitness levels at a high. Classes are for K-6th grade and focus on coordination, self esteem building and improving overall fitness levels. Even at these early age groups one can recognize individual talents and work towards letting them shine! - Wednesday Afternoons, Grades K-6 FULL

        Sports Agility Class: Presented by the Brazilian soccer School, The focus of this class is helping students K-6 in mastering the technical skills needed in the game of soccer. The focus is to ensure our players are two-footed, and quick in movement and decision making, we also continue to develop their spatial awareness and ability to change the tempo and direction of the game. We incorporate the principles of teamwork into the training and adopt multiple systems of play. They attain all these skills through exciting drills and practice scrimmages. - Friday Afternoons, Grades K-6

        Ultimate Magic Academy: The Purple Wand Class of Magic will teach your kids how to read minds, restore broken items,  make money appear, predict the future and more! We focus on magic, fun and learning.  The magic makes the fun happen; the fun makes the learning easy. - Monday Afternoons, Grades 2-6 CANCELLED

        UpCycle Art: Up Cycle ‘trash’ and recyclable materials into creative creations such as murals, decorative containers, and wearable art. Let your creativity run wild, dream big, and help the environment along with way as you stretch your artsy side. - Tuesday Afternoon, Grades K-2 CANCELLED

        Yoga Pretzels: Explore the movements of yoga, the focus of mindfulness, the playfulness of games and then relax the body and bring creativity to the mind through visualization. Budding yogis will be well equipped to take the tools they learn into and outside of the classroom with greater focus, concentration and confidence, while having a ton of fun! - Thursday Mornings, Grades 3-6



        Contact Enrichment Program Coordinator Morgan Zubof at wesptavp@gmail.com with any questions or for clarifications.

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