Wednesday, May 1, 2019



Sign-Up for Ultimate Frisbee by May 10th: https://bit.ly/2Y3yRif
*Registration will close on Friday, May 10th at 2pm. Class size is limited to 20 students! If enrollment is over the maximum class size, spots will be filled by lottery for everyone who enrolled before the deadline.


Ultimate Frisbee:
Ultimate is a non-contact sport that combines elements of soccer, football and basketball. Teams score goals by advancing a flying disc (Frisbee) into the opponents end zone by throwing to teammates— running with the disc is not allowed. This 4-week program will focus on developing the key skills of throwing and catching through fun drills and games. The Ultimate concept of “Spirit of the Game”, which emphasizes fair play and sportsmanship, will be emphasized. The instructor, Gavin Sacks, has played Ultimate for 25 years, and has extensive prior coaching experience.
Grades: 4–5th grades only
Instructor: Gavin Sacks
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Strawberry Fields (meet in the main lobby). *Rain location: Main Gym.
Pick-up will be in the main lobby!
*Class meets for 4 weeks: Wednesday (May 22, May 29, June 5, June 12). 

Cost: Full Tuition: $15 / Reduced Tuition: $10-$15 / PTA Sponsored: $5-$10 



With Support from IAUA (iaua.com) a non-profit organization:
The Ithaca Area Ultimate Alliance provides opportunities to all players to learn, teach, and play Ultimate while fostering character, competition, and community within Ithaca and surrounding areas. IAUA  is a strong advocate of “The Spirit of the Game,” a philosophy that defines the Ultimate culture both on and off the field.



Monday, March 4, 2019









Sign-Up for k-1 Classes at: https://bit.ly/2NFUbGw
Registration is now open, and will close on Tuesday, March 12th at 4pm. Class sizes are limited! If enrollment is over the maximum class size, spots will be filled by lottery for everyone who enrolled before the deadline. 
What’s New? We will have a limited add/drop period. If you need to change your class, please do so between March 22-26th.

Here are the classes for k-1st graders:


MONDAY:
Tennis (for K-1)
Learn tennis basics through fun games and activities! We are here to give children an opportunity to experience tennis in a safe and fun environment! On court activities include games, tennis stations featuring movement and racquet skills. All equipment is provided. Anda Perianu and her tennis staff at Reis Tennis Center will bring their expert tennis skills to Belle Sherman.
Grades: K–1st                                                                                            
Instructor: Anda Perianu                                                                           
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm                                                                                 
Location: Meet Instructor in Annex Music Room/escorted to Main Gym    
Dates: Monday:4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13.
*Pick-up will be in the main building gym
Cost: Full Tuition: $60
Reduced Tuition: $40-$50
PTA sponsored: $25-$35 
    

TUESDAY:
Understanding Electricity (k-1)
Learners will learn some basic principles about electricity and how we use it. Every week learners will complete hands on activities to teach them about everything from static electricity and electromagnetics to conductivity and simple circuits. STEAMworks ability lab is a mobile STEAM lab with a mission of providing fully inclusive STEAM programs to everyone.
Grades: K–1st                                                                                             
Instructor: Richelle Maki                                                                           
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm                                                                                 
Location: Annex Art Room                                                                         
Dates: Tuesday: 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14.

Cost: Full Tuition: $70
Reduced Tuition: $50-$60
PTA Sponsored Tuition: $25-$45

  
THURSDAY:
Paint and Create!
Students will learn how to use color and shape to create interesting and exciting works of art.  Students will be guided through projects but will also be encouraged to experiment. All materials will be provided.
Be sure to bring a smock or wear appropriate clothing that you do not mind getting paint on. Allison currently works as an educator of studio art classes in Ithaca and its a professor of art history at SUNY Cortland, find out more at www.allisondedominick.com.
Grades: K–1st                                                                                            
 Instructor: Allison DeDominick                                                                 
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm                                                                                 
 Location: Annex Art Room                                                                        
Dates: Thursdays: 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16.
Cost: Full Tuition: $68
Reduced Tuition: $60-$65
PTA Sponsored Tuition: $30-$45

FRIDAY:
Fun Yoga
Come join us as we practice yoga poses and breath work in a fun and creative atmosphere.  We will learn about Yoga philosophy, play yoga games, dance, and make Mandala drawings. Each class will end with relaxation so that students have the chance to tune into their radiant selves by resting in the moment.
Students should bring a water bottle, yoga mats will be supplied. Anna Goehner is a Kripalu certified “Yoga Ed K-8th” instructor, Kripalu certified “Y.O.G.A. for Youth” instructor as well as a Radiant Child Yoga Special needs instructor. She has been teaching yoga to kids and teens for 8 years. Anna believes kids and teens can greatly reduce and manage their stress levels when practicing Yoga and mindfulness. She holds a B.F.A. from Cornell University.
Grades: K–1st                                                                                            
Instructor: Anna Goehner                                                                          
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm                                                                                  
Location: Music Room                                                                               
Dates: Friday: 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17.
Cost: Full Tuition: $60
Reduced Tuition:  $45-$50
PTA Sponsored Tuition: $25-$35
     
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Here are the classes for 2nd-5th graders:


Sign-Up for 2nd-5th classes at: 


Registration is now open, and will close on Tuesday, March 12th at 4pm. Class sizes are limited! If enrollment is over the maximum class size, spots will be filled by lottery for everyone who enrolled before the deadline. 

What’s New? We will have a limited add/drop period. If you need to change your class, please do so between March 22-26th.


Pathfinder: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY:

Pathfinder Role Playing Game
Have you ever wanted to play the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons?  A version of D&D, Pathfinder involves picking an identity (you can be a dragon-born sorcerer, an elf rogue, a half-orc fighter, or something else altogether) and going on magical quests to search for treasure, fight dangerous enemies, and more. You and your fellow gamers will be led by expert game master Jeffrey Witty on an ongoing campaign set in the mythical kingdom of Hibernia. Dice, maps, and other adventure tools provided. You may even level up! This class is offered on 4 different days, see levels and stories below.
Grades:  3-5                                                                                                       
Instructor:  Jeffrey Witty                                                                     
Time: 2:00–3:00 pm                                                                             
Cost: Full Tuition: $70
Reduced Tuition: $40-$50
PTA Sponsored: $25-$40
Location: *See specific locations for each day below:
                                                   
Dates:A) MondayArt Room: 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3. 
           B) Thursdays: Art Room: 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30. 
           C) Fridays: Room 120: 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/31, 6/7.

A) MONDAY:“The Knights of Hibernia” (This is the third part of a three-part series.)
An adventure for level 1-4 players.
After making their way across Hibernia to get to their home in Eamhain, the City of the Duchess, the
heroes have found themselves trapped in the ancient lost library of the Iweriu. In this third chapter, they must find a way to escape, avoiding all the patrols of Ogres looking for them, and get to the Duchess before it’s too late.

B)THURSDAY:“The Sword and the Rose” (This is the third part of a three-part series.)
An expert level adventure.
After finding a way into the Castle to save the Duchess, The Heroes have discovered that the Duchess may have perished in the fires. They must find the Chamberlain to establish who will be the new Duchess and try to intercept and capture the retreating Chieftain of the invading army to bring an end to the war. (In the end, everyone gets honors and medals.)

C) FRIDAY:“Nine Faces of Death” (This is the third part of a three-part series.)
An adventure of mixed levels.
After discovering the secret of the nine wraths that have been rampaging the countryside, it is finally time to turn the tables on the wretched creatures. The heroes must find a way to capture the wraths alive so that they could stand trial and bring them to justice for their crimes.

MONDAY:
Cool School Food  
Learn to cook delicious nutritious dishes from around the world-based on recipes that are served weekly in our school cafeterias.  Each week we will prepare a different recipe from our Cool School Food entrees, learning important kitchen skills and the value of plant-based whole food nutrition.  Good for your body, good for the planet! We will also introduce students to a world of delicious beverages—such as fruity, non-caffeinated teas (no sugar!) Presented by the Coalition for Healthy School Food.  
Grades:  2-5                                                                                          
Instructor:  Coalition for Healthy School Food staff                             
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm (Note: Class is 1.5 hours)                                     
Location: Annex Kitchen
Dates: Monday:*4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20. (Note: Class starts 4/8)
*Note: Students will meet in the Main Building Lobby and walk to the Annex.
**Note: Pick-up will be at the Annex Kitchen at 3:30.
***This class meets for 6 weeks.
Cost: Full Tuition: $82 
Reduced Tuition: $50-$65
PTA Sponsored: $25-$45


TUESDAY:

Woodworking
Students will learn to measure, mark, cut, glue and nail wood. Students will make a few planned projects, such as a cajon (box drum), a catapult, and a wooden car. Students will also be able to create their own projects such as a toolbox, doll house furniture, a helicopter, or almost anything from their imagination. Paints will be available to decorate projects as well.
Grades: 3-5
Instructor: Adam Jacobstein                                                                            
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm                                                                                       
Location: Band Room                                                                                       
Dates: Tuesday: 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28.
Cost: Full Tuition: $70
Reduced Tuition: $50-$60
PTA Sponsored: $25-$45

Circus Culture
Come play with Circus Culture! In this class, we will be working on basic circus skills such as juggling, plate spinning, feather balancing and flower sticks, along with lots of games! Joshua has been juggling for over 12 years and has several years experience teaching circus skills in a classroom environment. 
Grades: 2-5                                                                                                       
Instructor: Joshua Mosier                                                                                
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm                                                                                       
Location: Gym                                                                                                                                      
Dates: Tuesday: 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28.
Cost: Full Tuition: $60
Reduced Tuition: $40-$50
PTA Sponsored: $25-$35

Story theater
Let’s bring a story to life! In this class we will explore Things Theatrical (Acting games! Costume ideas! Mask making! Collaboration! Character! Blocking! ….and more…) while simultaneously (!!!) turning a picture book tale into a play of our very own. We will have an informal performance of our show at 2:45 on the last day. A professional performer and teaching artist for the past 25 years, Holly particularly enjoys creating work, which she does with organizations around the world (including Afghanistan, Italy, and Haiti). Holly is a SAG-AFTRA performer, holds a Master’s in Theatre, Education and Social Change, and has been honored with a number of awards. 
Grades: 2-5                                                                                           
Instructor: Holly Adams                                                                       
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm                                                                           
Location: Art Room                                                                                                                              
Dates: Tuesday: 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14.
*Note: This class meets for 6 weeks.
Cost: Full Tuition: $60 
Reduced Tuition: $40-$50
PTA Sponsored: $25-$35

WEDNESDAY:
Electrical Circuits & motors
Learners will learn about basic electrical circuits and how to construct them using paper circuits. They will start with a basic series circuit and move onto parallel circuits and will be able to build their own carnival game. They will then use their new skills to build a variety of kinetic machines using small DC motors. Kinetic machines will consist of hoover craft, powerboat and a bubble blower. STEAMworks ability lab is a mobile STEAM lab with a mission of providing fully inclusive STEAM programs to everyone. 
Grades: 2-5                                                                                           
Instructor: Richelle Maki, STEAMworks                                               
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm                                                                           
Location: Art Room                                                                                                                              
Dates: Wednesday:4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15.
*Note: This class meets for 6 weeks. 
Cost: Full Tuition: $70 
Reduced Tuition: $50-$60
PTA Sponsored: $25-$45



FRIDAY:
tennis
We are here to give children an opportunity to experience tennis in a safe and fun environment! On court activities including games, tennis stations featuring movement and racquet skills. Learn tennis basics through fun games and activities. Equipment provided. Kids should bring a water bottle. Anda Perianu has been playing tennis for 32 years and competed in 12 Grand Slams, including the US Open Mixed Doubles in 2015. Since 2012 she’s been the Facility Manager and Tennis Director at Reis Tennis Center at Cornell University.
Grades: 2-5                                                                               
Instructor: Anda Perianu and Cornell Students                                           
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm                                                                                  
Location: Gym                                                                                     
Dates: Fridays: 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17.
*This class meets for 6 weeks.
Cost: Full Tuition: $60
Reduced Tuition: $40-$50
PTA Sponsored:$25-$35

Playful paper and Books
Express your creativity with the art and craft of paper and bookmaking. We will make a variety of projects including pastepapers, star books, collaborative story books, greeting cards with our own handmade paper, and a final project of a publishing our own book!This series is taught by Laura Rowley, a teaching book artist who loves making and sharing all things paper and books. Laura is the founder of Illuminated Press which creates handmade journals, publishes small editions of artist’s books, and creates commissioned work such as book repair. 
Grades: 3-5
Instructor: Laura Rowley                                                                     
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm                                                                           
Location: Art room                                                                              
Dates: Fridays: 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17.
*Note: This class meets for 6 weeks.
Cost: Full Tuition: $70
Reduced Tuition: $50-$60
PTA Sponsored:$25-$45   

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

New Running Class: sign-up and get ready for the 5K!

Announcing our first Enrichment micro-session for grades 2-5th!

Running Class: Get ready for the Belle Sherman 5K

This class will meet for 5 weeks leading up to the Belle Sherman 5k!

Running: Get ready for the 5K and Fun Run!
This enrichment class will focus on basic running skills. Stretching, pacing and cooling down will be emphasized through games. The main goal is to get active and for those who wish, train for the Belle Sherman 5K on April 27th. Jennifer Thaler enjoys running for the fun of it and to explore Ithaca and spends her working hours studying insects. This class meets for 5 weeks.
Grades: 2–5
Instructor: Jennifer Thaler
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Main Gym
Class meets for 5 Wednesday’s: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 24.
Full Tuition: $25; Reduced Tuition: $15-$20; PTA Sponsored: $10-$15  

Sign-Up for Running at: https://bit.ly/2DRJvRI