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Enrichment Catalog – Winter 2019

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Monday 3:45 – 4:45 PM

101.   Bookworm Book Club with Ms. Frantz, Grades 4-5

What’s better than a reading a book? A book club where we can talk about what we read! During this session we will be reading two amazing books. The books are Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin.  Price includes the two books, which students get to keep.

Fee: $130

Payment Info: Please bring a check payable to ‘Christine Frantz’ to the first class.

Class Contacts: Christine Frantz (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 7, 14, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18

102.   My First Hot Cocoa Stand (Spark), Grades K-2

Come learn how to make yummy hot cocoa and how to earn money selling it! A hot cocoa stand is a great way to introduce our youngest entrepreneurs to the world of business and it’s fun!  From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, young students will have fun while engaging in enriching, multidisciplinary activities with a lasting developmental impact.

Fee: $160

Payment Info:  The link to pay will be provided after registration is confirmed.

Class Contact:  Chuchi Arevalo, (email) or 703-371-3155

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 7, 14, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18

103.   FIT 4 KIDZ ALL SPORTS , Grades K-2

FIT 4 KIDZ All Sportz is a fun way to introduce children to a variety of sports.  The focus each week is based on an aspect of children’s movement & fitness, aiding in physical and social development as well as practicing teamwork and enhancing problem solving skills.  They will learn:
– basic skills & rules of lacrosse, frisbee golf, volleyball, track & field, and Futsol (small space soccer)
– valuable lessons in strength, flexibility, and creativity
– speed & agility drills
– injury preventative conditioning exercises & stretches
Coached by a District Track Club Olympic hopeful: Quamel Prince

Fee: $125

Payment Info:  The link to pay will be provided after registration is confirmed.

Class Contact: Sheila Cordaro, Cordaro Fit, LLC; www.cordarofit.com, 202/549-7084

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 14, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25

104.   Become Your Own Author, Grades 3-5

Interested in writing a book? Ms. Hall and Ms. Nolan invite you to come and learn about the book writing process and to write a book. Students will also enjoy a publishing party at the end of the session, where parents and friends are invited to read the books.

Fee: $110

Payment Info:  Please bring a check payable to ‘Emily Nolan’ to the first class.

Class Contact: Emily Nolan (email), or Poppy Hall (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 7, 14, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18

Monday 3:45-5:00 PM

105.   Stop Motion Animation, Grades 3-5

Students use still cameras, audio recorders, and Final Cut Express to create stop-motion animation projects. Film projects can be created from LEGO blocks, modeling clay, action figures, and other ‘found objects’ used for settings or props.  The course provides an overview of photography, sound recording, and video editing as part of the filmmaking process. An emphasis is placed on creativity and innovation, as students use their imagination and ingenuity to create their films.

Fee: $170

Payment Info:  The link to pay will be provided after registration is confirmed.

Class Contact: Jen Guzman (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 7, 14, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18

106.   Monday Clay Studio with Ms. Westergren & Ms. Lewis, Grades K-5

Clay is an amazing medium!  It can be pinched, poked, rolled, squeezed, joined, etc. into limitless amazing creations. We will spend time in Monday Clay Studio going over basic techniques for working with clay: pinching, coil building, slab building etc., and taking “next steps” in our surface decoration and intermediate building techniques. This is a unique studio experience blending students of a variety of ages and skill levels.  If you have been in our Clay Studio before, you are welcome to take it again, and create brand new clay projects.  Now offered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Fee: $150

Payment Info: Please bring a check payable to ‘Lynn Westergren’ to the first class.

Class Contacts: Lynn Westergren, (email) or Stacey Lewis, (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 7, 14, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18

Tuesday 3:45-4:45 PM

201.   Fairy Gardens with Ms. Gutowski, Grades K-5

Have you ever wanted to create your own fairy garden?  This class will help you learn how to make your own miniature fairy garden, house and furniture, with a Winter Wonderland theme.  Materials and peanut-free snacks are included.

Fee: $125

Payment Info: Please bring a check payable to ‘Kirsten Gutowski’ to the first day of class.

Class Contact: Kirsten Gutowski, (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

202.   A Trip Around the World (Part 2) with Ms. Sebastian, Grades K-2

Travel around the world visiting one country each week. Children will enjoy fiction and nonfiction books to learn about different countries. They will taste different foods, play games, and make crafts. Pack your bags and let’s go!

Fee: $125

Payment Info: Please bring a check payable to ‘Jennifer Sebastian’ to the first class.

Class Contact: Jennifer Sebastian, (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

203.   Pop Stars Dance with Tippi Toes, Grades K-2

Get ready to turn your classroom into a stage and dance like your favorite pop stars! In this high energy, age appropriate class, students will learn popular jazz techniques and hip-hop combinations that they see their favorite pop stars doing! Students will focus on a number of elements including musicality, coordination, improvisation, and style, all while listening to their favorite music! All students receive a Tippi Toes t-shirt and have the opportunity to participate in our in-class showcase the last day of class. If enrolled in our Winter & Spring Sessions, all dancers have the option of participating in our Annual Spring Recital on a true stage with professional costumes (June 8-9). Participation in recitals is Optional but it is a fantastic confidence-building opportunity! There is a separate recital fee charged for participation and costume.

Fee: $120

Payment Info:  The link to pay will be provided after registration is confirmed.

Class Contact: Claire Portolese, (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

204.   Film Club with Mr. Fernandez & Ms. Hall, Grades 3-5

Want to learn to become a movie critic? Students will watch, analyze movies and give their critiques.

Fee: $115

Payment Info: Please bring a check payable to ‘Nicholas Fernandez’ to the first class.

Class Contact: Nicholas Fernandez, (email) or Poppy Hall, (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

205.   Speech Club, Grades 3-5

Students will write and deliver short speeches and presentations on topics of their own choosing in a comfortable setting. Instructors will provide detailed individual suggestions for improving both content and delivery. Students will learn to encourage each other and provide constructive feedback. Students with any level of public speaking experience are welcome to join.

Fee: $160

Payment Info:  The link to pay will be provided after registration is confirmed.

Class Contact: Jen Guzman, (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Tuesday 3:45 – 5:15 PM

206.   Intermediate/Advanced Karate II, Green Belt or higher, Grades 2-5

Students in this class will learn intermediate techniques, mid-level sparring concepts and the kata. The class will focus on conditioning, footwork and drills that will help them prepare for the next belt level. Students must have all required equipment (green belt or higher, wear a full uniform with belt, have sparring gear, have a karate journal) before the first day of class. If students do not meet the above requirements, they must have permission from the coach to join the class. This class is 90 minutes in length.

Fee: $165

Payment Info:  The link to pay will be provided after registration is confirmed.

Class Contact: Jacqueline Urquia (email), Office Manager, Kaizen Karate; 301-938-2711

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 20

Wednesday 3:45-4:45 PM

301.   Holiday/Seasonal Craft Making Class with Ms. Hall & Ms. West, Grades K-5

Throughout this class, students will have the opportunity to create seasonal crafts that focus on the holiday and/or season of each week’s session.

Fee: $175

Payment Info: Please bring a check payable to ‘Lori West’ to the first class.

Class Contact: Lori West (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 20

302.   Slime Adventures, Grades K-5

This is a fun way to introduce the Phases of Matter to students using Slime.  For the younger kids Slime is a fantastic tool for sensory play, and to develop fine motor strength. One question we ask kids is Slime a liquid or a solid?  Learning measuring techniques and lessons in chemical reactions, students have a fun learning experience in Science. Each class new variations of slime are created by participants. Students explore Magnetic slime, Radioactive-Looking Slime, Glow in the Dark Slime, Thermochromic Color Change Slime, Floam, Edible Blood Slime (It Glows!) and Glitter Slime.

Fee: $175

Payment Info:  The link to pay will be provided after registration is confirmed.

Class Contact: Reginald Pearman (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 20

303.   Journalism, Glebe Gazette with Ms. Binet, Grades 3-5

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders: come join us in writing the Glebe newspaper! Investigate current events and inform the Glebe community, all while improving your journalism skills.

Fee: $120

Payment Info: Please bring a check payable to ‘Sara Binet’ to the first class.

Class Contact: Sara Binet (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 20

Wednesday 3:45-5:00 PM

304.   Board Games Strategy Club, Grades 4-5

Do you like to play board games? Do you like to play strategic board games? Then this class is for you! This is an opportunity to connect with other kids and play, learn to play, and/or teach others to play strategic board/card games such as Smash Up, Munchkin, Carcassonne, Legendary, Between Two Cities, Forbidden Island, and other fun games!

Fee: $100

Payment Info:  Please bring a check payable to ‘Toni Buranen’ to the first class.

Class Contact: Toni Buranen (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 20

305.   (WED) Clay Studio with Ms. Westergren & Ms. Lewis, Grades K-5

Clay is an amazing medium!  It can be pinched, poked, rolled, squeezed, joined, etc. into limitless amazing creations. We will spend time in Clay Studio going over basic techniques for working with clay: pinching, coil building, slab building etc., and taking “next steps” in our surface decoration and intermediate building techniques. This is a unique studio experience blending students of a variety of ages and skill levels.  If you have been in our Clay Studio before, you are welcome to take it again, and create brand new clay projects.  Offered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Fee: $150

Payment Info: Please bring a check payable to ‘Lynn Westergren’ to the first class.

Class Contacts: Lynn Westergren, (email) or Stacey Lewis, (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 20

Thursday 3:45-4:45 PM

401.   Beginner Karate –  New students to Yellow Belts, Grades K-5

This popular class is a disciplined introduction to the sport.  Your child will learn the beautiful art of karate while gaining safety & defensive skills in a respectful environment.  Students will focus on basic stances, blocks, punches, and kicks. The class will also emphasize the basic karate principles of focus, patience, self-discipline, and partner work. Returning students will continue to work toward new belts while first time students will be able to start the belt program. New students should wear comfortable clothes to class and can invest in a Kaizen Karate t-shirt to earn their white belts. No outside, white uniforms, or belts from previous martial arts schools are allowed. To order merchandise: https://kaizenkaratemd.siplay.com/MySportsStore

Fee: $120

Payment Info:  The link to pay will be provided after registration is confirmed.

Class Contact: Jacqueline Urquia (email), Office Manager, Kaizen Karate; 301-938-2711

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

402.   Piano 4 Keys, Grades 1-5

This group piano class studies hands-on piano and music theory.  Your child will work closely with the teacher to follow a carefully planned sequence that guarantees fun and success in a playful group atmosphere. The instructor will teach how to count rhythm, identify notes, and play common melodies on the white and black keys of the piano.  For returning and advanced students, Book 2 and 3 will be offered.  Students will be introduced to notes on the staff in C, Middle C and G position.  Note: Tuition includes a workbook. Roll-up keyboards are provided for class instruction, but they can also be purchased for an additional $30 for the student to take home.

Fee: $155

Payment Info: Please mail check payable to ‘PK4K’ before the first day of class to Donna Hancock, P.O. Box 35, Herndon, Va. 20172-0035 or contact Donna directly for a PayPal invite.

Class Contact:  Donna Hancock (email), 703-943-9588, www.pianokeys4kids.com

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 4

403.   Glee Club, Grades K-5

The Glee Club is a vocal ensemble open to all elementary aged students that enriches interest in music, singing, and dancing. This is a fun atmosphere in which the students are encouraged to be confident in expressing their unique and amazing creativity! Throughout the enrichment session, members of the Glee Club will learn to sing age-appropriate and modern pop and Broadway music. While practicing the music, members will learn about healthy vocal technique, as well as music theory concepts such as rhythm and introductory music reading. They will also learn some easy dance moves to accompany the music. At the end of the session, the Glee Club will perform a concert for friends and family. No audition required and all ages are welcome!

Fee: $155

Payment Info: Please mail check payable to ‘PK4K’ before the first day of class to Donna Hancock, P.O. Box 35, Herndon, Va. 20172-0035 or contact Donna directly for a PayPal invite.

Class Contact:  Donna Hancock (email), 703-943-9588, www.pianokeys4kids.com

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 4

404.   Jazz/Ballet & Hip-Hop Dance, Grades 3-5

Our Most Popular Class in Elementary & Middle Schools! 5-6-7-8 Dance presents this dance combination class of three exciting styles including Jazz, Ballet and Hip-Hop! This is a great class for students who want to try different styles of dance. The ballet portion focuses on the basic ballet positions, terminology and movement. Students will learn a variety of ballet movements including balance, jumping, stretches and basic turns. The jazz portion of the class is fun way to learn about proper jazz dance technique, body awareness and muscle control while moving along to a variety of different music genres. In the hip-hop portion of the class students will learn choreographed and freestyle hip-hop dance movement giving them a chance to express their own style set to upbeat pop and hip-hop style music. Our version of hip-hop dance uses tasteful dance movement and age appropriate music. Set in a creative and encouraging environment, our class focuses on a proper warm-up, stretching, muscle control and dance terminology. Dance attire is totally optional. Classes are designed to accommodate a “come-as-you-are” group, though loose-fitting or athletic attire is best. Each 5-6-7-8 Dance session ends with a presentation to family and friends giving students a chance to present the different things they have learned during the session.

Fee: $135

Payment Info: Please bring a check payable to ‘5-6-7-8 Dance, LLC’ to the first day of class.

Class Contact:  Martha Krabill (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Thursday 3:45-5:00 PM

405.   Jr. Coding, Grades 1-3

Coding is the art of telling a computer how to perform complex tasks. Research has shown that early exposure to writing code is beneficial. When younger students learn computer science, they learn that programming is more than just a confusing, endless string of letters and numbers — but a tool to build apps, make games and music, create artwork or test scientific hypotheses. Once they know how to code, they can create virtual worlds within the computer where the only limit on what is possible is their imagination.

In our exciting game-based programming class, students will learn to break down problems into bite-sized chunks and write code to solve them. Each week, your student will learn core computer science and programming concepts. All computer software, laptop computers, tablets and all necessary supplies and materials will be provided.

Fee: $149

Payment Info: Please bring a check payable to ‘ChildTech’ to the first day of class.

Class Contact: Will Jenkins (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Friday 3:45-4:45 PM

 501.   Beginning Chess Wizards, Grades K-5

Learning chess can be a great activity for kids, with many social, cognitive, and emotional benefits. Chess Wizards’ high energy curriculum makes learning chess a fun and exciting experience. In addition to chess lessons, students will participate in a variety of variation games, team challenges, and other activities designed to make chess a lifelong pastime children can enjoy with their family and friends.

Fee: $112

Payment Info:  The link to pay will be provided after registration is confirmed.

Class Contact: Tim Dobbs (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1

502.   Advanced Chess Wizards, Grades K-5

Chess Wizards is a premier chess education company providing fun, informative and challenging chess lessons to students. Chess Wizards teaches children many important life concepts, such as learning the ability to win graciously and accept defeat with dignity and sportsmanship. Students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience. At the end of this session, each student will have had the chance to participate in a mini-chess tournament.

Fee: $112

Payment Info:  The link to pay will be provided after registration is confirmed.

Class Contact: Tim Dobbs (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1

503.   Fencing I, Grades K-5

Have fun learning the art of Olympic fencing! This fencing class will teach basic footwork and mobility appropriate to the sport of fencing, as well as basic handwork skills. The equipment used will be foam sabers and foils with a focus on elementary actions. Games are used to teach the basics of fencing and the kids will get a good workout while having a great time.

Fee: $125, includes $10 fee for USFA membership, or $112 if you are already a USFA member

Payment Info: Please bring a check payable to ‘The Fencers’ Club LLC’ to the first class.

Class Contact: Coach Greg Kaidanov (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1

504.   Fencing II, Grades K-5

This fencing class introduces and reinforces the basics of footwork, mobility, and handwork in fencing. The equipment used will be foils and flepees (epees with foil blades to make contract safer and softer). Drills and exercises are intermixed with games and other physical activities. The focus is on basic fencing skills, physical exercises, and fun.

Fee: $125, includes $10 fee for USFA membership, or $112 if you are already a USFA member

Payment Info: Please bring a check payable to ‘The Fencers’ Club LLC’ to the first class.

Class Contact: Coach Greg Kaidanov (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1

505.   Typing, Grades 3-5

Work smarter by learning how to type! As school work becomes increasingly performed in computers, today’s busy students can save an enormous amount of time by learning to type effectively. Finish your homework in half the time!  Typing can be faster than hand-writing, which allows students to articulate thoughts faster, without the limitations of slow handwriting.  In this practical class, students learn how to type in progressive steps, using all fingers correctly, for a more fluid expression of ideas, potentially improving their written communication skills in the process.   Mini-competitions and activities make it fun for the students to improve their typing skills. Can you spell QWERTY?

Fee: $156

Payment Info:  The link to pay will be provided after registration is confirmed.

Class Contact: Chuchi Arevalo (email), 703-371-3155

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1

506.   Cooks and Storybooks, Grades K-2

Does your little chef love stories of superheroes, princesses, peers, animals, poetry AND love cooking?! This class is for them! Each week we will read a story book and cook! The theme of our recipe each week will coincide with the theme of our featured story book or poem. We are sure to end “Happily Ever After” each week!

Fee: $156

Payment Info:  The link to pay will be provided after registration is confirmed.

Class Contact: Rachel Moore (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1

Friday 3:45-5:00 PM

507.   Woodworking, Grades K-5

This is a 6-week class ending on February 15th.  Kids will learn to safely use a hammer and nails to construct their own toys, games and other creations. A project will be completed during each class. Every attempt will be made to provide new projects so that children who took the class last time will not be repeating the same projects. The finished works are substantial, usable and able to be finished during class time. Both boys and girls have enjoyed this class. Past session projects have included: a tank, car shooter, small pool game, wooden box with hinged lid, picture frame and soft ball catapult.

Fee: $160

Payment Info: Please bring a check payable to ‘Patrick Turvey’ to the first class or mail it prior the start of class to: Patrick Turvey, 5906 N. 22nd St., Arlington, VA 22205.

Class Contact: Pat Turvey (email), 703-300-2845 (cell); 703-241-1061 (home)

Winter Dates: 6 classes, Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15

508.   EV3 Robotics, Grades 3-5

This club focuses on LEGO’s EV3 robotics platform. Students design, construct, and program their robots to perform in sensor-based challenges, as well as robotic competitions. Initial student projects include hill climbing, beacon retrieval, color sensor navigation, and robot combat. Advanced programming and more complex robotics tasks are available for students ready for additional challenges. Students with any level of robotics experience are welcome to join.

Fee: $170

Payment Info:  The link to pay will be provided after registration is confirmed.

Class Contact: Jen Guzman (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1

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