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Enrichment Catalog

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Mondays 3:45 – 4:45 PM

101.      Become your own Author with Ms. Hall and Ms. Nolan, 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: $130

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, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/15, 3/12

102.      Popstar Dance, Grades 1-4

This exciting class takes the great music and dance moves of Pop stars from yesterday and today incorporating hip-hop, creative movement and jazz dance styles. Students will be encouraged to express their own style of movement throughout the class using various expressive movement exercises. Our class uses age appropriate dance movement and music. Dance attire is totally optional. Classes are designed to accommodate a “come-as-you-are” group, though loose-fitting or athletic attire is best. The 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: $136

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, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/15, 3/12

103.      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, multi-disciplinary 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, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/15, 3/12

Mondays 3:45-5:00 PM

104.      I LOVE CLAY! with Ms. Westergren & Ms. Lewis, Grades K-2

What is it about clay that makes it so irresistible? It can be pinched, poked, rolled, squeezed etc. into limitless amazing creations. I LOVE CLAY! let’s kids explore these possibilities in a relaxed studio environment. Basic techniques for working with clay: pinching, coil building, slab building etc. will be introduced, but the choice of what to make is up to our young “artists”. We will also use two different surface color techniques, glaze and paint. Students will get a tour of the kiln room and use shaping tools made just for clay.

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, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/15, 3/12

105.      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: Please register first with Glebe. Then register and pay online with link provided after registration.

Class Contact: Jen Guzman (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/15, 3/12

Tuesdays 3:45-4:45 PM

201.   American Sign Language with Glebe Librarian, Ms. Frantz, Grades K-5

The American Sign Language (ASL) Club is for students to learn about the deaf culture and how to communicate in American Sign Language. Some of the lessons will include: alphabet, numbers, days of the week, common phrases/sayings, food, animals, and many more! During the club, we will be able to practice using the various signs through games and group activities. All former students are welcome–they receive different lessons/instruction.

Fee: $110

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

Class Contacts: Christine Frantz (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27

202.   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, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27

203.      Smart Moves Brains and Games with Mr. Herninko, Grades K-2

Get ready for an awesome time as Mr. Herninko rolls out some of the best “small space” physical education games and activities to engage young minds and bodies. Please come ready to move, listen and have fun!

Fee: $110

Class Contact: Please provide a check payable to ‘Wayne Herninko’ to the first class.

Payment Info: Wayne Herninko (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27

204.      A Trip Around the World (Part 2) with Ms. Sebastian, Grades K-3

ALL NEW COUNTRIES!  Pack your bags again for another great itinerary including all new places.  We will visit Iceland, South Africa, Thailand, India, Ireland, Brazil, The Czech Republic and New Zealand. During class the children will get to taste foods, create art projects and play games that originate in these different countries.

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, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27

Tuesdays 3:45 – 5:15 PM

 205.      Intermediate/Advanced Karate II – Yellow Belt or higher, Grades 2-5

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. Additionally, students must have sparring gear to attend this class. Basic sparring concepts will be taught during class time in a safe manner. Returning students will continue to work toward new belts. Parents should view the student handbook on the Kaizen Karate website for specific belt requirements for each level. This class will be 90 minutes in length and students must be a yellow belt or higher. (Instruction provided by Kaizen Karate)

Fee: $165

Payment Information: Please register first with Glebe. Then register and pay online with Kaizen Karate (link will be provided after registration).

Class Contact: Danielle, Business Manager, Kaizen Karate, 301-938-2711, (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27

Wednesdays 3:45-4:45 PM

301.      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: $150

Payment Info: Prior to the first class, please mail a check payable to ‘Piano Keys 4 Kids’ to Donna Hancock, P.O. Box 35, Herndon VA 20170. Do NOT bring a check to the first class.

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

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/21

302.      Spy Fun, Grades K-2

Have fun in this hands-on activity program where students are challenged to think outside the box as they investigate symmetry in nature, decipher codes, make a periscope, conquer an obstacle course and solve mysteries through examining a variety of clues. Students learn about the Navajo code breakers and the use of codes as a spy. Students will sharpen their observation skills through playing “Spot the Difference” and “Seek and Find.” Students participate in hands-on activities in creating their own stories and clues for other students to figure out.   This program is perfect stimulation for the inquisitive student.

Fee: $175

Payment Info: Please register first with Glebe, then pay the fee online (link provided after registration)

Class Contact: Reginald Pearman (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/21

303.      Cooking Thyme, Grades 3-5

Our bodies are mighty machines! We need to fuel them with everything they need to grow strong, healthy and mighty! We hope you will join us for a semester of creative, fun and hands on cooking classes! In this semester of Cooking Thyme’s classes your students will learn how to make delicious snacks, meals and desserts! They will also master chopping, grating, peeling and using a variety of cooking tools.

Fee: $192

Payment Info: Please register first with Glebe. Then register and pay online with link provided after registration.

Class Contact: Rachel Moore (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/21

304.      Coding Fundamentals, Grades K-2

Our youngest Coder Kids embark on their journey to computer science mastery. Coder Kids are introduced to computer science concepts like sequences, conditionals, loops, and functions through a series of fun and interactive exercise on the Kodables platform. In addition, Coder Kids get a chance to be creative by using Scratch to make their own simple programs. No reading experience required.

Fee: $159

Class Contact: Cecilia Hahn (email)

Payment Info: Register first with Glebe.  A link for payment will provided after registration.

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/21

Wednesdays 3:45-5:00 PM

305.      Brilliant Books with Ms. Westergren & Ms. Lewis, Grades 3-5

Artist Books are fascinating pieces of art that combine traditional art making techniques, such as drawing and painting, with origami-like paper engineering and writing. Join us as we create several different types of artist books: a flag book, a rubber-band journal, a pop-up book, and a pocket accordion book with artist trading cards. Learn how to create these interesting folded paper forms and fill them with your own creative images and words.

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, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/21

Thursdays 3:45-4:45 PM

 401.   Beginning Karate I – White and Orange Belts, Grades K-5

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. (Instruction provided by Kaizen Karate)

Fee: $120

Payment Information: Please register first with Glebe. Then register and pay online with Kaizen Karate (link will be provided after registration).

Class Contact: Danielle, Business Manager, Kaizen Karate, 301-938-2711, (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/8

402.      Printmaking, Grades 3-5

The art of printmaking has been around for centuries using a variety of materials to transfer ink from one material onto another. This is a fun class where students can unleash their creativity as they learn the basics of relief printmaking. Students start out making a monoprint. Then the class moves onto two and three color experimental printing. As we move forward in the class, students will learn to make their own paint out of earth substances to create an earth print.  

Fee: $185

Payment Info: Please register first with Glebe, then pay the fee online (link provided after registration)

Class Contact: Reginald Pearman (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/8

403.      Piano Keys 4 Kids, 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.  Students who have taken this class previously will advance to Book 2 and begin to learn how to read notes on the staff in C and Middle C position with more advanced songs to play. Offered by Piano Keys 4 Kids (PK4K). 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: $150

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

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

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/8

404.      Minecraft Modding in Python, Grades 3-5

Coder Kids learn the basics of computer science by using Python to mod Minecraft. This course is perfect for beginner students who love Minecraft. No previous Python experience required. Students will learn how to teleport, automatically build structures, and add cool effects to their character, all through the power of code.

Fee: $159

Class Contact: Cecilia Hahn [email protected]

Payment Info: Register first with Glebe.  A link for payment will be provided after registration.

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/8

Thursdays 3:45-5:00 PM

405.      Roman’s Robots: Advanced Robotics                                     Grades 1-3

This robotics course uses the all-new LEGO® Boost wireless robotics system to present students with an exciting series of problem-solving STEM activities which integrate pre-engineering concepts like arithmetic, physical science, logical thinking, basic mechanical engineering design and more.  Each week, students will work in teams of two to build motorized LEGO® designs with electric motors and sensors, and program them to solve problems using computer software.  Project examples include a working electric guitar, Frankie the robotic cat, and more.  LEGO® Boost kits, touchscreen tablets and all necessary materials will be provided.

Fee: $149

Class Contact: Will Jenkins (email)

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

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/8

Fridays 3:45-4:45 PM

 501.   Thinking Outside the Box, Grades 1-5

Do your children think they have all the answers? “Thinking Outside the Box” is just the right thing for them! This class gives children an opportunity to think on their feet and spend time in a wonderfully stimulating and creative environment. Using games and all sorts of hands-on activities, they tackle challenging problems, lead group brainstorm sessions, gather information from teammates, practice consensus/conflict resolution and problem solving, and lead their peers to final decisions. This class helps develop creativity and critical thinking, as well as team building, leadership, problem solving, conflict resolution, trust and perseverance skills. Most importantly, they will have fun while learning crucial concepts and skills for our new digital, increasingly complex and challenging world! For more information, please go to http://www.enrichmentmatters.com/thinkoutside.html#TOB

Fee: $160

Class Contact:  Please bring a check payable to ‘Paula Cohen’ to the first class or mail it to 2949 N. Lexington St., Arlington, VA 22207

Payment Info: Paula Cohen (email), 703 963 6840

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/9, 3/16

502.      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: Please register first with Glebe. Then register and pay online with link provided after registration.

Class Contact: Tim Dobbs (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/9, 3/16

503.      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: Please register first with Glebe. Then register and pay online with link provided after registration.

Class Contact: Tim Dobbs (email)

Winter Dates: 8 classes, 1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/9, 3/16

504.      Fencing I, Grades K-5

Have fun learning the art of Olympic fencing! All students will learn safety rules, the basic stance, lunge, parries, and attacks, as well as fencing strategies. Students can build on their experience from prior sessions. All students will use regular epees.  Equipment will be provided by the instructor for use during class. Students should wear long pants suitable for exercise and athletic shoes.

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, 1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/9, 3/16

505.      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, 1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/9, 3/16

 

506.      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: $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, 1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/9, 3/16

Fridays 3:45-5:00 PM

507.      Woodworking, Grades K-5

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.  This is a 6 week class ending on February 23rd.

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: 8 classes, 1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23

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