CLASS CATALOGUE FALL 2016 (GRADES K–5)

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MONDAY CLASSES (11 WEEKS)


Celebration Education—The Magic Of....

A Magical Year inspired by Harry Potter

Monday, 9:00am – 11:00am (11 weeks)

Sept. 12, 19, 26, (no class Oct 3) Oct. 10, (no class Oct 17, 24) Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades K – 3 (Please note, we are now offering a Celebration Education class for grades 3 - 5 on Fridays. The classes will be the same and multi age siblings are welcome to take either class to be together. The Friday class will have a stronger reading and math focus.)

Join us for a collection of topics of scientific, artistic, cultural, and historic importance including  the history of magic and the magic of storytelling, spoken and written technologies, poetry, ancient languages, castles and architecture, habitats, biomes, bugs, and reptiles, herbology and magizoology, mammals, caring for life on earth, energy and resources. CE classes delve into Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, STEAM.

TEACHER: Karen Golden (this program was created by Heather Martinson. For more information, please visit CelebrationEducation.com) This class will require parental volunteers to help with set up and clean up.

SEMESTER FEE: $350


Bizzy Kids - Entrepreneurship For Kids

Monday, 9:15am – 10:45pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 12, 19, 26, (no class Oct 3) Oct. 10, (no class Oct 17, 24) Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades  3- 6

Own your own business, create your own product line! This project based program encourages boys and girls to use their creativity by turning an idea into a business. At Bizzy Kids each student creates their own product lines. They will learn business skills by writing a business and marketing plan for their product, creating an ad and signage, writing a press release, role playing and pitching, as well as learning about capital, cost and profit. Writing, speaking and math skills are developed through an engaging project based curriculum. Business partnerships are permitted. A Bizzy Kids Entrepreneur Workbook will be provided for students to use during class and at home while building their business.

Upon registration students will receive a link to project ideas so they can choose a product before class starts. Each product will have a small list of supplies to bring to class. There is a suggested budget of $20 for these supplies, which will be purchased by students and bought to class. We bring everything else! Original ideas are encouraged as well. At the end of the class students will participate in a Bizzy Kids Pop Up at the CLP Extravaganza on December18th, where they can display and sell their products to invited guests. For more information about Bizzy Kids visit Bizzygirls.com. 

We welcome parent participation during the class.

TEACHER: Berlyn Reisanauer fromBizzy Kids Staff

SEMESTER FEE: $300


Bizzy Kids - Entrepreneurship For Kids

Monday, 11:15am – 12:45pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 12, 19, 26, (no class Oct 3) Oct. 10, (no class Oct 17, 24) Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades K - 3

Own your own business, create your own product line! This project based program encourages boys and girls to use their creativity by turning an idea into a business. At Bizzy Kids each student creates their own product lines. They will learn business skills by writing a business and marketing plan for their product, creating an ad and signage, writing a press release, role playing and pitching, as well as learning about capital, cost and profit. Writing, speaking and math skills are developed through an engaging project based curriculum. Business partnerships are permitted. A Bizzy Kids Entrepreneur Workbook will be provided for students to use during class and at home while building their business.

Upon registration students will receive a link to project ideas so they can choose a product before class starts. Each product will have a small list of supplies to bring to class. There is a suggested budget of $20 for these supplies, which will be purchased by students and bought to class. We bring everything else! Original ideas are encouraged as well. At the end of the class students will participate in a Bizzy Kids Pop Up at the CLP Extravaganza on December18th, where they can display and sell their products to invited guests. For more information about Bizzy Kids visit Bizzygirls.com. 

We welcome parent participation during the class.

TEACHER: Berlyn Reisanauer fromBizzy Kids Staff

SEMESTER FEE: $300


Drama Improv

Monday, 11:00am - 12:00pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 12, 19, 26, (no class Oct 3) Oct. 10, (no class Oct 17, 24) Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades 3 - 5

A fun class where we will develop and improve our acting skills by playing simple improvisational games, working with puppets and props, and exploring character work and movement. The class focus is on method and skill. Students interested in a final presentation will have the opportunity to perform a demonstration of class activities at the end of the year CLP Extravaganza on December 18th. 

TEACHER: Naomi Ackerman

SEMESTER FEE: $260

 

Ping Pong

Monday, 11:00am - 12:00pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 12, 19, 26, (no class Oct 3) Oct. 10, (no class Oct 17, 24) Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades 3 - 5

Students will learn the basic rules of table tennis, as well as various techniques (proper grasp of the racket, forehand stroke, backhand stroke, etc). They will play competitive games, and have monthly tournaments. 
Besides being an educational sport, table tennis is engaging, enjoyable, and fun. This program will be a great opportunity for students to exercise while taking a break from their studies. 

TEACHER: Bella Livshin, Gilbert Table Tennis Center

SEMESTER FEE: $220


To Infinity and Beyond: Problem Solving Skills in Math Science And Life

Monday, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 12, 19, 26, (no class Oct 3) Oct. 10, (no class Oct 17, 24) Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades 3 - 6

What if one morning Siri, or Google, did not answer our call? In a world that is now overflowing with tools and gadgets that perform all types of mathematical and mental gymnastics for us, our logic and problem solving skills are at great risk of slipping away. 

By approaching math, and our world in general, via problem-solving and logic, we will help students to develop the ability to be adaptable when, for instance, technology lets them down or is not an option.

Each week, students use teamwork, problem solving, and communication, as they solve challenges in class.  From riddles, such as "When does 10 + 3 = 1?", to practical life skills such as determining the best buy between gallon and quartz sizes when shopping or dividing pizza evenly when there are six slices and eight people. As a project, students will create their own problems to pose to their classmates. Students will walk away from this class with curiosity, confidence, and open-mindedness in their approach to life and its challenges, along with a new appreciation for mathematics.

Problem solving is one of the most important life skills we can impart to our children - these skills also allow students to experience a range of emotions associated with being in “the thick” of a problem - to engage long enough for the task to cease being a 'puzzle' and become a surmountable challenge. 

Students will experience the "joy of banging … [their] head against a mathematical wall, and then discovering that there might be ways of either going around or over that wall" (Olkin and Schoenfeld, 1994).

TEACHER: Valorie Knutson, and Karie Schroder

SEMESTER FEE: $260

 

Clowning

Monday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 12, 19, 26, (no class Oct 3) Oct. 10, (no class Oct 17, 24) Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades K-3

Discover your elusive creative genius, learn the art of being joyful, and celebrate your talents through improvisation, mime, joke telling, circus skills, and costume.  Our class helps students build confidence, learn important social skills, and develop stage presence. Students use creative movement and self-expression as a vehicle toward tapping into their inner clown. What is a clown? One who is always hopeful and joyful even in the face of challenges. A clown is willing to take risks and celebrates both his triumphs and failures. 

TEACHER: Galit Levi

SEMESTER FEE: $260

Students use creative movement and self-expression as a vehicle toward tapping into their inner clo

Ping Pong

Monday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 12, 19, 26, (no class Oct 3) Oct. 10, (no class Oct 17, 24) Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades K- 3

Students will learn the basic rules of table tennis, as well as various techniques (proper grasp of the racket, forehand stroke, backhand stroke, etc). They will play competitive games, and have monthly tournaments. 
Besides being an educational sport, table tennis is engaging, enjoyable, and fun. This program will be a great opportunity for students to exercise while taking a break from their studies. 

TEACHER: Bella Livshin, Gilbert Table Tennis Center

SEMESTER FEE: $220


Physics Full - Email us to be on the Waitlist 

Monday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 12, 19, 26, (no class Oct 3) Oct. 10, (no class Oct 17, 24) Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades 3 - 5

In the second semester of physics, we will be focusing on sound, light, electricity, and magnets over the course of 11 weeks. It will be in the same format as last semester's class - a lecture that includes hands on labs each week, and a choice of projects to complete at home. New students may join this class! We are covering completely new subjects this semester so knowledge of last semester's topics is not required. 

TEACHER: Mary Middlebrook

SEMESTER FEE: $275

World History - Ancient Civilizations: Discovery Level

Monday, 2:10pm – 3:10pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 12, 19, 26, (no class Oct 3) Oct. 10, (no class Oct 17, 24) Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades 3 - 5

We will spend three weeks studying each of four major ancient civilizations—Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Mayans. Focus will be on mapping, rise/fall, language, religion, government, culture, and contributions. There will be in depth discussions, homework, personal projects, and a class project for each topic. Lots of hands on and at home research. This will be a fascinating and engaging course! This class will continue in January. 

TEACHER: Mary Middlebrook

SEMESTER FEE: $275

 

Recorder One and Two- This will be a mixed class

Monday, 2:00pm – 2:45pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 12, 19, 26, (no class Oct 3) Oct. 10, (no class Oct 17, 24) Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades K - 3

Learn to play the recorder through interactive storytelling and play. No prior experience necessary. Join with friends and make music together. Recorders and music books will be provided. This is also a continuation from the Level One class.  Includes note reading and music theory.  (New students are welcome to join. Depending on level, they may need to take a few private lessons to catch up). 

TEACHER: Karen Golden

SEMESTER FEE: $180


WEDNESDAY CLASSES (12 WEEKS)


Think, Write and Create

Wednesday, 9:00am – 10:00am (12 weeks)

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5 (no class Oct. 12, 19) Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (No class Nov. 23) Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades K – 3

We will explore the writing process with a creative and fun curriculum especially developed for this class, with varying levels of ability taken into consideration. We will start slowly with simple exercises and then begin to write short sentences. Among the creative techniques we will be using during the semester is an opportunity to create a 3-fold brochure about ourselves, as well as an 8-page rhyming book.

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal

SEMESTER FEE: $275


Logic and Teamwork and Math, Oh my!

Wednesday, 10:00am – 11:00am (12 weeks)

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5 (no class Oct. 12, 19) Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (No class Nov. 23) Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades K – 3


Teamwork and independent thinking will be reinforced as we learn different math skills, including measuring, reading time, using money, solving puzzles, charting graphs, and much more. Each week there will be a super fun, hands-on exercise or game, which will teach a different aspect of math and logic.

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal

SEMESTER FEE: $275

 

Elementary EnglishFull - Email us to be on the Waitlist

 

Wednesday, 9:00am – 10:00am (12 weeks)

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5 (no class Oct. 12, 19) Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (No class Nov. 23) Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades 3 - 5

Creative and essay writing in an informal atmosphere. We will explore words, phrases, sentences, organization, essay, persuasion, characterization, story, description, and poetry. Each meeting will include a short lecture and an activity to inspire expression. There is writing homework every week, which can range from the minimum to the moon, depending on the student. Some writing experience required. Reluctant writers are welcome.

TEACHER: Erin Chianese

SEMESTER FEE: $275


The Science of Harry Potter: Genetics and Evolutionary Adaptations in The Wizarding World  Full - Email us to be on the Waitlist

 

Wednesday, 10:15am – 11:15am (12 weeks)

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5 (no class Oct. 12, 19) Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (No class Nov. 23) Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades 3 - 5

Required Textbook: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Used books can be purchased for about $7 with shipping through Amazon.

This 12 week course will help students unlock the mysteries of genetics through case studies found in the Harry Potter series! Genetically, what is the difference between a pure blood, a half blood, and a Muggle (how is Hermoine a wizard if her parents aren’t?)? How do we determine the offspring of different variations of parents (will Ron and Hermoine’s children all be wizards?)? What about mutations (why do squibs- like Filch-  have wizards for parents but are unable to do magic?)? How do mixed species work in the wizarding world (Hagrid is 1/2 giant, Flitwick is ¼ goblin) and in the real world (ligers and zorses and mules, oh my!)? Do genetics play a role in personality and talents (can the Sorting Hat detect your genetics so you are placed in the right house?)? We’ll also unravel the double helix of DNA to see exactly how it works and how genes are created. Students will have a thorough understanding of the four nucleotide bases, how DNA is replicated, and how mutations can occur during this process.

We’ll then spend a few weeks on evolutionary adaptations- how genetics plays a role in ensuring survival of the fittest and making sure the strongest genes are passed down. For this, we’ll study the various beasts of the wizarding world. What adaptations allow them to live in their environments? If the environment were to change, what would that species need to do to survive? Students will embark on a multi-week project to create genetic profiles of the various beasts in the book, then create a new magical beast through selective breeding of known species.

Requirements: This class is ideal for students in grade levels 5-10. Younger students must have excellent reading, comprehension, and listening skills.  No grade will be given, but there will be required homework each week, and quizzes will be given at the beginning of class. No large tests or final.

TEACHER: Mary Middlebrook

SEMESTER FEE: $300


Lego Battle Bots Full - Email us to be on the Waitlist 

Wednesday, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm (12 weeks)

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5 (no class Oct. 12, 19) Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (No class Nov. 23) Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades K - 3

Teams of students will design, build and program their own autonomous robots. The robots will compete in an arena filled with age appropriate tasks and challenges that the robots have to complete with zero human interaction. The robot which completes the most challenges will be crowned winner. The robots will be built from Lego and will compete in a field designed by the First Lego League (FLL). Though the students are competing, they will learn that the only way to succeed is by helping one another.  

TEACHER: Avremy Rav-Noy

SEMESTER FEE: $300


Lego Battle BotsFull - Email us to be on the Waitlist

Wednesday, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5 (no class Oct. 12, 19) Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (No class Nov. 23) Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades 4 - 6

Teams of students will design, build and program their own autonomous robots. The robots will compete in an arena filled with age appropriate tasks and challenges that the robots have to complete with zero human interaction. The robot which completes the most challenges will be crowned winner. The robots will be built from Lego and will compete in a field designed by the First Lego League (FLL). Though the students are competing, they will learn that the only way to succeed is by helping one another.  

TEACHER: Avremy Rav-Noy

SEMESTER FEE: $300


Historical Figure Sculpture

Wednesday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (12 weeks)

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5 (no class Oct. 12, 19) Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (No class Nov. 23) Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades 4 -8

This class will focus on learning and developing skills needed to construct a mixed media sculpture. Students pick a real life person of their choice, who they will then build using wire, cloth and polymer clay. Some home research will be assigned.

TEACHERJulianna Ostrovsky

SEMESTER FEE: $340


Sculptural Explorations

Wednesday, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (12 weeks)

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5 (no class Oct. 12, 19) Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (No class Nov. 23) Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades K-3

Artistic exploration of shapes in nature using self hardening clay, wire and found material. Students will gain an understanding of materials and techniques used in creating their three dimensional art pieces.

TEACHER: Julianna Ostrovsky

SEMESTER FEE: $340


Recorder Level One and Two - This will be a mixed class Cancelled - See Monday Recorder class

Wednesday, 10:15am – 11:00am (12 weeks)

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5 (no class Oct. 12, 19) Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (No class Nov. 23) Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14

 Grades K – 3

Learn to play the recorder through interactive storytelling and play. No prior experience necessary. Join with friends and make music together. Recorders and music books will be provided. This is also a continuation from the Level One class.  Includes note reading and music theory.  (New students are welcome to join. Depending on level, they may need to take a few private lessons to catch up). 

TEACHER: Karen Golden

SEMESTER FEE: $200


Recorder Level Three This class will be moved to a different day and time - Please email us for more details.

Wednesday, 11:15am – 12:00pm (12 weeks)

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5 (no class Oct. 12, 19) Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (No class Nov. 23) Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades 4 – 7

This is a continuation from the Level two class. Previous experience playing the recorder is necessary. Includes note reading and music theory. This semester we will focus on ensemble playing including duets, trios and quartets. If you have some experience but are not sure which level you are, and you have not taken the Level One class, please come for an evaluation on the first day and we will figure out which class is right for you.

TEACHER: Karen Golden

SEMESTER FEE: $200


Speaker’s League

Wednesday, 1:30pm – 3:00pm (12 weeks)

Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5 (no class Oct. 12, 19) Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (No class Nov. 23) Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades 4 – 7 (students must be age 10 to try this class)

Come join the fun and take the fear out of public speaking. Modeled after Toastmasters, Speaker's League offers kids the opportunity to hone their public speaking skills through hands-on activities including the preparation and presentation of speeches, impromptu speaking, the use of visual aids, gestures, and vocal variety. The meetings are run by the students and they progress through levels as they master specific skills. 

TEACHER: Karen Golden

SEMESTER FEE: $190


FRIDAY CLASSES (12 WEEKS)


Playwriting And Performance - Literature Connection Cancelled

Friday, 9:00am –10:30am (12 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14 (no class Oct. 21) Oct. 28, Nov. 4,  (No class Nov. 11) Nov. 18

(No class Nov. 25)  Dec. 2, 9, 16

Grades K -6

Students will participate in a variety of writing and character building exercises including: Improvisation, playwriting, diction class, creating characters, movement, costume and set design and ultimately joining in a collaboration of writing a one-act play with music! This semester we will focus on creating an original script based on a genre of literature such as Harry Potter, AA Milne or a genre of the student's choosing. 

The entire process is a lot of fun! Students become much more comfortable on stage and with their improvisational and presentational skills. We focus more on the fun of the process rather than the out-come of a perfect show. There will be a bit of homework for costume and set design, memorizing some lines, and writing parts for the show. The final production will be December 18th at the CLP Extravangaza.

TEACHER: Barbara Heller

SEMESTER FEE: $400


Celebration Education—The Magic Of....

A Magical Year inspired by Harry Potter Cancelled

Friday, 9:30am – 11:30am (12 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14 (no class Oct. 21) Oct. 28, Nov. 4,  (No class Nov. 11) Nov. 18

(No class Nov. 25)  Dec. 2, 9, 16

Grades 3 - 5 (Please note, we are now offering a Celebration Education class for grades K-3 on Mondays. The classes will be the same and multi age siblings are welcome to take either class to be together. The Friday class will have a stronger reading and math focus.)

Join us for a collection of topics of scientific, artistic, cultural, and historic importance including  the history of magic and the magic of storytelling, spoken and written technologies, poetry, ancient languages, castles and architecture, habitats, biomes, bugs, and reptiles, herbology and magizoology, mammals, caring for life on earth, energy and resources. CE classes delve into Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, STEAM.

TEACHER: Karen Golden (this program was created by Heather Martinson. For more information, please visit CelebrationEducation.com) This class will require parental volunteers to help with set up and clean up.

SEMESTER FEE: $380

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The Projectile Project

Friday, 10:30am – 11:30am (12 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14 (no class Oct. 21) Oct. 28, Nov. 4,  (No class Nov. 11) Nov. 18

(No class Nov. 25)  Dec. 2, 9, 16

Grades K - 3

Gravity is an all-encompassing force. Defying gravity’s force is as simple as throwing a pebble in the air. This class takes that simple concept to the next level. During every class the students design and construct devices capable of fulfilling this purpose. They will build launchers powered by compressed air, chemical reactions, explosions, and implosions. The students will learn physics and mathematical theories which will help them understand how an object moves through the air, enabling them to improve their designs. By the end of the course the students will walk home with launchers they are proud to have built. 

TEACHER: Avremy Rav-Noy

SEMESTER FEE: $325


Story Journeys - World Geography Through Tales and Tunes

Friday, 11:45am – 12:45pm (12 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14 (no class Oct. 21) Oct. 28, Nov. 4,  (No class Nov. 11) Nov. 18

(No class Nov. 25)  Dec. 2, 9, 16

Grades K -3

Travel the world without leaving your seat. Each week we will visit a new country and experience the culture through folktales and songs. Students will meet Anansi, Juha, Coyote and other tricksters and heroes and discover the foods and customs that are part of the tapestry of world culture. Participants will also discover what makes a good story, while shaping and sharing their own telling of tales in a safe place. This class enhances creativity, public speaking, and the art of listening and will be fun and interactive, providing a safe place for even the shyest students to shine. 

TEACHER: Karen Golden

SEMESTER FEE: $275

uirements: This class is ideal for students in grade levels 5-10. Younger students must have comprehension, and l

Beginning Chess: Welcome to The Game Of Kings And Queens Class One

Cancelled (see class two as it is a beginning class)

Friday, 11:45am – 12:45pm (12 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14 (no class Oct. 21) Oct. 28, Nov. 4,  (No class Nov. 11) Nov. 18

(No class Nov. 25)  Dec. 2, 9, 16

Grades K and up

The old saying goes, "Chess is the game of Kings (and Queens)", and in this class we'll find out why. Chess subtly teaches children all the qualities of a noble king or queen: Courtesy, Integrity, Self-Control, Perseverance, Indomitable Spirit, Problem Solving, Confidence, Responsibility, Sportsmanship, Planning, Patience, Social Skills, Critical Thinking, Imagination and more. And if that weren't enough, it's also super awesome fun! In this class we'll start at the beginning to discover all the different characters (pieces) of Chess and background information about who they are and where they come from. Then it's onto how they move on the board and the rest of the dynamic rules of this 2000 year old Game of Kings! *This is a mixed age class because Chess ability has more to do with differences in experience and knowledge than it does differences in age.*

TEACHER: Brian Julian

SEMESTER FEE: $275

The Projectile Project

Friday, 12:45pm – 1:45pm (12 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14 (no class Oct. 21) Oct. 28, Nov. 4,  (No class Nov. 11) Nov. 18

(No class Nov. 25)  Dec. 2, 9, 16

Grades 3 - 6

Gravity is an all-encompassing force. Defying gravity’s force is as simple as throwing a pebble in the air. This class takes that simple concept to the next level. During every class the students design and construct devices capable of fulfilling this purpose. They will build launchers powered by compressed air, chemical reactions, explosions, and implosions. The students will learn physics and mathematical theories which will help them understand how an object moves through the air, enabling them to improve their designs. By the end of the course the students will walk home with launchers they are proud to have built. This class will be available for three age groups; K - 3, 3 - 6 and 6 -10. Although the older and younger classes will work on similar projects, the older students will learn how to use the theories to compute results. 

TEACHER: Avremy Rav-Noy

SEMESTER FEE: $325


Beginning Chess: Welcome to The Game Of Kings And Queens Class Two

Friday, 12:45pm – 1:45pm (12 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14 (no class Oct. 21) Oct. 28, Nov. 4,  (No class Nov. 11) Nov. 18

(No class Nov. 25)  Dec. 2, 9, 16

Grades K and up

 

The old saying goes, "Chess is the game of Kings (and Queens)", and in this class we'll find out why. Chess subtly teaches children all the qualities of a noble king or queen: Courtesy, Integrity, Self-Control, Perseverance, Indomitable Spirit, Problem Solving, Confidence, Responsibility, Sportsmanship, Planning, Patience, Social Skills, Critical Thinking, Imagination and more. And if that weren't enough, it's also super awesome fun! In this class we'll start at the beginning to discover all the different characters (pieces) of Chess and background information about who they are and where they come from. Then it's onto how they move on the board and the rest of the dynamic rules of this 2000 year old Game of Kings! *This is a mixed age class because Chess ability has more to do with differences in experience and knowledge than it does differences in age.*

TEACHER: Brian Julian

SEMESTER FEE: $275

Ping Pong

Friday, 10:30pm– 11:30pm (12 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14 (no class Oct. 21) Oct. 28, Nov. 4,  (No class Nov. 11) Nov. 18

(No class Nov. 25)  Dec. 2, 9, 16

All Ages

 Students will learn the basic rules of table tennis, as well as various techniques (proper grasp of the racket, forehand stroke, backhand stroke, etc). They will play competitive games, and have monthly tournaments. 

Besides being an educational sport, table tennis is engaging, enjoyable, and fun. This program will be a great opportunity for students to exercise while taking a break from their studies. 

TEACHER: Bella Livshin, Gilbert Table Tennis Center

SEMESTER FEE: $240

Whose Turn Is It Anyway Chess

Friday, 1:45pm – 2:45 pm (12 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14 (no class Oct. 21) Oct. 28, Nov. 4,  (No class Nov. 11) Nov. 18

(No class Nov. 25)  Dec. 2, 9, 16

Grades 1 and up

All students should be confident in the basic rules of Chess. This is a perfect follow up class for any children who previously attended Beginners Chess and/or Chess 2.0

Time to break some rules. Throughout the years many different hybrid version and varieties of Chess have been developed in the hopes of making an already infinitely challenging game even more complex. Each class will focus on a different Chess variant. The schedule is as follows.

  • Class 1: Blitz Chess (Speed Chess)
  • Class 2: Bughouse (Team Chess)
  • Class 3: Man Chess - In The Round
  • Class 4: Chess 4 (Four Players)
  • Class 5: Chess 960 (Invented By Legendary Bobby Fisher)
  • Class 6: Hexagonal Chess
  • Class 7: Strato Chess (3D Chess)
  • Class 8: All Queens Chess
  • Class 9: Antichess (losing Chess)
  • Class 10: Mystery Varient
  • Class 11: Mystery Variant
  • Class 12: Mystery Variant 

 *This is a mixed age class because Chess ability has more to do with differences in experience and knowledge than it does differences in age. *

TEACHER: Brian Julian

SEMESTER FEE: $275


Ping Pong Cancelled

Friday, 2:00 pm– 3:00 pm (12 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14 (no class Oct. 21) Oct. 28, Nov. 4,  (No class Nov. 11) Nov. 18

(No class Nov. 25)  Dec. 2, 9, 16

Grades 3 - 5

Students will learn the basic rules of table tennis, as well as various techniques (proper grasp of the racket, forehand stroke, backhand stroke, etc). They will play competitive games, and have monthly tournaments. 
Besides being an educational sport, table tennis is engaging, enjoyable, and fun. This program will be a great opportunity for students to exercise while taking a break from their studies. 

TEACHER: Bella Livshin, Gilbert Table Tennis Center

SEMESTER FEE: $240