Friday, November 16, 2018

The Enrichment Winter Session is here!



K-1 Classes: Winter 2019

Monday:
FLOOF Collage pARTy!
Give your child a chance to experiment with artistic materials that are 80% recycled/reused while learning about the science, architecture, art history, color theory and math that is involved in assemblage, collage and sculpture. Teamwork and sharing ideas are encouraged. Corinne Stern is a retired pre-school teacher, nurse, and artist who has had an art-making studio for 9 years. 
Grades: K–1st
Instructor: Corrine Stern    
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm  
Location: Annex Art Room
Dates: Monday: 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11. 
Cost: Full Tuition: $89; Reduced Tuition: $50-$65; PTA sponsored: $25-$45  


Tuesday:
Amazing Animals
The staff from Cayuga Nature Center will offer a series of live animal programs focused on animal adaptations. Together we will explore how the animals are suited to live in their native habitats, and the amazing physical and the rare opportunity to interact hands-on with a bearded dragon, turtles, tortoises, snakes, a hedgehog, and more! Savannah Wilson is the Animal Education Manager at the Cayuga Nature Center.
Grades: K–1st 
Instructor: Savannah Wilson
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm 
Location: Annex Music Room
Dates: Tuesday: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12.
* Note: This class meets for 6 weeks.
Cost: Full Tuition: $120; Reduced Tuition: $75-$100; PTA Sponsored Tuition: $25-$75


Wednesday:
Kung Fu
Give your child a glimpse into the art of Kung Fu, and the mindfulness, focus, and strength that it cultivates. Students will learn exercises, self-defense techniques, and movement patterns that teach coordination, strength, and balance. Students will also participate in Kung Fu games that instill mental discipline and listening skills with a sense of fun and camaraderie. Kung Fu teaches healthy growth and balanced living, and will help prepare your child for the adventure ahead of them!
At the end of the Enrichment session, students are invited to take their White Sash Test in the Centerline Fitness studio at 335 Elmira Rd.
Grades: K–1st
Instructor: Centerline Fitness and Martial Arts
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Annex Music Room
Dates: Wednesday: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6.
Cost: Full Tuition: $89; Reduced Tuition: $50-$65; PTA Sponsored: $25-$45 


Friday:
Chemistry is Fun
“Chemistry is Fun” classes encourage exploration and discovery through hands-on experiments and activities. Children will be introduced to basic science concepts such as classification, observation, and hypothesis formulation. Experiments include: using cabbage juice as an indicator understanding chemical reactions experimenting with mixtures (make your own lava lamp) polymer exploration density, and more! Ewa Pillardy is a former high school chemistry teacher. 
Grades: K–1st
Instructor: Ewa Pillardy
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
 Location: Annex Art Room
Dates: Fridays: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8.
Cost: Full Tuition: $95; Reduced Tuition:  $65-$75; PTA Sponsored Tuition: $25-$60

Jazz/Hip-Hop Dance
Armstrong School of Dance Instructor Katie Martin will teach a fun and energetic Jazz/Hip Hop class. This will include warm-ups, stretching and of course, lots of dancing!
Katie Martin is currently a teacher at Armstrong School of Dance where she grew up dancing and now has been a part of the staff for 4 years. She is currently a nursing student at TC3.
Grades: K–1st
 Instructor: Katie Martin
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
 Location: Annex Music Room
Dates: Fridays: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8.
Cost: Full Tuition: $75; Reduced Tuition: $40-$50; PTA Sponsored Tuition: $25-$40


2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grade classes: Winter 2019

Monday:
Bucket Drumming
Bucket drumming is a high-energy and creative way to play and experience music. In this class we will create, perform, experiment, and improvise together as a collaborative team. Learning to make music through bucket drumming is intuitive, easy, and (most importantly) fun! Jacob Close is the Music Teacher at Belle Sherman and Fall Creek Elementary Schools. As a classically trained percussionist, he loves all things drums and especially enjoys helping students find their inner performer. 
Grades: 3-5
Instructor: Jacob Close
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location: Music room
Dates: Monday: 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11.
*Thanks to Hickey’s Music Center for donating the drum sticks, and to Home Depot for giving us buckets!
Cost: Full Tuition: $75; Reduced Tuition: $40-$50; PTA Sponsored: $25-$40

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 3 different days, choose one.
Grades:  3-5  
Instructor:  Jeffrey Witty
Time: 2:00–3:00 pm                                                     
Location:  *See specific locations for each day below:
Dates: A) Monday, ROOM 114 (TREE HOUSE ROOM): 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11.
            B) Thursday, ROOM 100 (OAK ROOM): 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/2.
            C) Friday, Art Room: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8.
Cost: Full Tuition: $80; Reduced Tuition: $50-$75; PTA Sponsored: $25-$45  

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: Paige Priest: Coalition for Healthy School Food staff
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm 
Location: Annex Kitchen
Dates: Monday: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1.
*Note: Students will meet in the Main Building Lobby and walk to the Annex.
**Note: Pick-up will be at the Annex Kitchen
***Note: This class is 1.5 hours
Cost: Full Tuition: $95; Reduced Tuition: $50-$75; PTA Sponsored: $25-$50


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: Tuesdays: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5.
Cost: Full Tuition: $85; Reduced Tuition: $50-$80; PTA Sponsored: $25-$45 

Kung Fu
Give your child a glimpse into the art of Kung Fu, and the mindfulness, focus, and strength that it cultivates. Students will learn exercises, self-defense techniques, and movement patterns that teach coordination, strength, and balance. Students will also participate in Kung Fu games that instill mental discipline and listening skills with a sense of fun and camaraderie. Kung Fu teaches healthy growth and balanced living, and will help prepare your child for the adventure ahead of them! At the end of the Enrichment session, students are invited to take their White Sash Test in our studio at 335 Elmira Rd.
Grades: 2-5
Instructor: Centerline Fitness and Martial Arts     
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm  
Location: Main Gym
Dates: Tuesday: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5.
Cost: Full Tuition: $89; Reduced Tuition: $50-$65; PTA Sponsored: $25-$45



Wednesday:

Chemistry is Fun
“Chemistry is Fun” classes encourage exploration and discovery through hands-on experiments and activities. Children will be introduced to basic science concepts such as classification, observation, and hypothesis formulation. Experiments include: • using cabbage juice as an indicator • understanding chemical reactions • experimenting with mixtures (make your own lava lamp) • polymer exploration • density, and more! Ewa Pillardy is a former high school chemistry teacher. 
Grades: 2-5
Instructor: Ewa Pillardy
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm 
Location: Art Room
Dates: Wednesdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6. 
Cost: Full Tuition: $95; Reduced Tuition: $65-$75, PTA Sponsored: $25-$60

Jazz/Hip-Hop Mix
Armstrong School of Dance Instructor Katie Martin will teach a fun and energetic Jazz/Hip-Hop combo-class. This will be an upbeat high-energy class that offers the latest funk moves, combined with jazz isolations, progressions, leaps and turns. Katie Martin is currently a teacher at Armstrong School of Dance where she grew up dancing and now has been a part of the staff for 4 years. She is currently a nursing student at TC3.
Grades: 2-5
Instructor: Katie Martin
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm 
Location: Main Gym
Dates: Wednesdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6.
Cost: Full Tuition: $75; Reduced Tuition: $40-$50; PTA Sponsored: $25-$40


Thursday:

Seishi Karate 
“Strong Mind” “Strong Heart” and “Strong Discipline”...
Seishi Karate emphasizes traditional etiquette, philosophy, meditation, self-discipline and non-violence. Easy to learn training elements, developed over 50 years to achieve higher levels of focus, concentration, cognitive skills, athletic performance and self-confidence. Formal instruction is open to girls and boys in grades 2-5.
Grades: 2–5
Instructor: Seishi Karate
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm  
Location: Main Gym
Dates: Thursday: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7.
Cost: Full Tuition: $100; Reduced Tuition: $65-$95; PTA Sponsored: $25-$60

Comics by the numbers
Comic strips and comic books are for everyone—not just to read, but to create! This program teaches the basics of drawing and storytelling to enable students to tell their own stories, no matter their experience level or material supply. Over six weeks, students will learn how to create everything from simple comic strips to superhero splash pages, as well as simple drawing exercises to take home and grow on their own. Ten Van Winkle is a local illustrator, comic artist, and instructor. Look out for her comics classes for ages 8-18 at the Tompkins County Public Library when school is out of session!
Grades:  3-5 
Instructor:  Ten Van Winkle
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: room A27 (THE SUN ROOM) 
Dates: Thursday: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14.
*Note: This class meets for 6 weeks.
Cost: Full Tuition: $94; Reduced Tuition: $50-$75; PTA Sponsored: $25-$45                                                                   

Hands-on-Herbs
Awaken all your senses to the world of healing plants with Ithaca Children’s Garden! We will get to know some friends from the plant kingdom through taste (making herbal tea bags), touch (essential oil playdough and slime), smell (potpourris and bath products), sight (beautiful herbal art works and crafts) and sounds (herbal music makers). Lauren Salzman is the Outreach Educator for the Ithaca Children’s Garden.
Grades: 2-5
Instructor: Lauren Salzman, Ithaca Children’s Garden
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm 
Location: Art room
Dates: Thursday: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14.
*This class meets for 6 weeks.
Cost: Full Tuition: $85; Reduced Tuition: $50-$80; PTA Sponsored: $25-$45






Thursday, September 6, 2018

Room changes and updates!











Hello Enrichment families, We hope you're enjoying your classes. Here are a few updates:


We had several room changes for Enrichment classes. Here's the list of updates.
These effect classes in the main building.


Class: KidZ Hip Hop (grades 2-5)
Day: Monday
Room change: Class will be in the Band Room (downstairs) on 
10/15, 10/22, 10/29, and 11/5.
Class will return to the gym: 11/19 and 11/26.
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Class:The Pathfinder Role Playing Game (A) 
Day: Monday
New Room: Room 203, Ms. Studelska's room
Starting: Monday, October 15th
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Class: Kung Fu (grades 2-5)
Day: Tuesday
Room change: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, class will meet in the Music Room 
(upstairs).
Class will return to the gym: 11/6, 11/13, 11/20.
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Class: Graphic Novels
Day: Tuesday's
Room change: Starting October 16, class will meet in Room 120 
(Mr. Volpe's room).
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Class: Karate
Day: Thursday
Room change: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 class will meet in the Music Room 
(upstairs)
Class will return to the gym: 11/8, 11/15
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Thank you,
The Enrichment Team




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A Word about Tuition and Sliding Scales:
The PTA is committed to making enrichment classes available to every student in our community regardless of financial situation. To support this mission of equity, families who qualify for free or reduced lunch may choose how much they pay from a sliding scale. The payment categories are:
Full Tuition is the cost for the instructor and class supplies, and fully supports PTA fundraising efforts.
Reduced Tuition is a range that helps us cover the cost of the instructor and supplies, but provides less support for the PTA. If you are able to help support the PTA by paying a little more, we greatly appreciate it!

PTA-Sponsored Tuition is a range where the PTA will help to pay for the instructor and supplies for your child to attend. Choose the amount you feel you can pay, and the PTA will cover the rest.

Please scroll down to find classes for 2nd-5th.

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K-1st Fall Classes:
Sign-up for all K-1 classes at: https://bit.ly/2onzjrw 


Important note about K-1 Parent volunteers: 
All K-1 classes Need a parent volunteer! If a parent volunteers for the full session, their child will receive free tuition. Click the “Volunteer”button when you sign-up on-line. If more than one parent signs-up to volunteer, the random-generator will select 1 name.

TUESDAY:
The staff from Cayuga Nature Center will offer a series of live animal programs focused on animal adaptations. Together we will explore how the animals are suited to live in their native habitats, and the amazing physical and the rare opportunity to interact hands-on with a bearded dragon, turtles, tortoises, snakes, a hedgehog, and more!
Savannah Wilson is the Animal Education Manager at the Cayuga Nature Center.
Grades: K–1st 
Instructor: Savannah Wilson
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm 
Location: Annex Music Room
Dates: Tuesday: 9/25, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6.
* Note: This class meets for 6 weeks.
Cost: Full Tuition: $120/ Reduced Tuition: $75-$100/ PTA Sponsored Tuition: $25-$75

WEDNESDAY:
Give your child a glimpse into the art of Kung Fu, and the mindfulness, focus, and strength that it cultivates. Students will learn exercises, self-defense techniques, and movement patterns that teach coordination, strength, and balance. Students will also participate in Kung Fu games that instill mental discipline and listening skills with a sense of fun and camaraderie. Kung Fu teaches healthy growth and balanced living, and will help prepare your child for the adventure ahead of them! At the end of the Enrichment session, students are invited to take their White Sash Test in the Centerline Fitness studio at 335 Elmira Rd.
Grades: K–1st 
Instructor: Centerline Fitness and Martial Arts 
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm  
Location: Annex Music Room 
Dates: Wednesday: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14.
Cost: Full Tuition: $89 / Reduced Tuition: $50-$65 / PTA Sponsored: $25-$45

Let’s explore the abundance of autumn! From garden-fresh snacks to art to gardening, join us as we harvest from the field, forest, and garden to create the tasty, beautiful, and wacky. We’ll get our hands dirty in the garden and forest, and use what we find to make dyes, mobiles, and more! 
Lauren Salzman is the Outreach Educator for the Ithaca Children’s Garden.
Grades: K–1st  
Instructor: Lauren Salzman  
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm  
Location: Annex Art Room 
Dates: Wednesday: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31
*Note: This class meets for 6 weeks.
Cost: Full Tuition: $90/ Reduced Tuition: $50-$85/ PTA sponsored: $25-$45
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FRIDAY:
“Chemistry is Fun” classes encourage exploration and discovery through hands-on experiments and activities. Children will be introduced to basic science concepts such as classification, observation, and hypothesis formulation. Experiments include: using cabbage juice as an indicator understanding chemical reactions experimenting with mixtures (make your own lava lamp) polymer exploration density, and more! Ewa Pillardy is a former high school chemistry teacher. 
Grades: K–1st 
Instructor: Ewa Pillardy 
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm 
Location: Annex Art Room 
Dates: Fridays: 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7
Cost: Full Tuition: $100/ Reduced Tuition: $65-$75/ PTA Sponsored Tuition: $25-$60 

Armstrong School of Dance Instructor Katie Martin will teach a fun and energetic Jazz/Hip Hop class. This will include warm-ups, stretching and of course, lots of dancing!
Katie Martin is currently a teacher at Armstrong School of Dance where she grew up dancing and now has been a part of the staff for 4 years. She is currently a nursing student at TC3.
Grades: K–1st Cost: Full Tuition: $75 
Instructor: Katie Martin Reduced Tuition: $40-$50
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm PTA Sponsored Tuition: $25-$40 
Location: Annex Music Room 
Dates: Fridays: 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7 
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2nd-5th Fall Classes: 
Sign-up for all 2-5 classes at: https://bit.ly/2opPkx9 


MONDAY:


Introduction to and history behind basic hip-hop warm-ups, steps, combinations and dances. Please wear soft athletic clothes and sneakers. Samantha Johnson teaches all forms of dance, including acro, jazz, ballet, tap, musical theater, and contemporary dance at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts.

Grades 2-5

Instructor: Samantha Johnson Time: 2:00-3:00 pm Location: Main GymDates: Monday: 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26

Cost: Full Tuition: $75/ Reduced Tuition: $40-$50/PTA Sponsored: $25-$40 




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! Due to the popularity of this class, a second class is being offered.

Grades:  3-5  

Instructor:  Jeffrey Witty

Time: 2:00–3:00 pm

Location:  Art Room                                                     

Dates: Monday: 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26
            or Thursday: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15
Cost: Full Tuition: $80/ Reduced Tuition: $50-$75/ PTA Sponsored: $25-$45
*Note: 8 kids per class
**Note: If you have taken the Pathfinder class before, please sign-up for the Monday class.

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 (preference given to higher grades)                                    
Instructor:  Coalition for Healthy School Food staff
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm 
Location: Annex Kitchen
Dates: Monday: 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26
Cost: Full Tuition: $95/ Reduced Tuition: $50-$90/ PTA Sponsored: $25-$75
*Note: Students will meet in the Main Building Lobby and walk to the Annex.
**Note: Pick-up will be at the Annex Kitchen
***Note: This class is 1.5 hours


TUESDAY:




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 (*note: the printed flyer had an error! Only grades 3-5 will be permitted.)

Instructor: Adam Jacobstein

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm 

Location: Band Room

Dates: Tuesdays: 9/25, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20

Cost: Full Tuition: $85/Reduced Tuition: $50-$80/PTA Sponsored: $25-$45   




Give your child a glimpse into the art of Kung Fu, and the mindfulness, focus, and strength that it cultivates. Students will learn exercises, self-defense techniques, and movement patterns that teach coordination, strength, and balance. Students will also participate in Kung Fu games that instill mental discipline and listening skills with a sense of fun and camaraderie. Kung Fu teaches healthy growth and balanced living, and will help prepare your child for the adventure ahead of them! At the end of the Enrichment session, students are invited to take their White Sash Test in our studio at 335 Elmira Rd.

Grades: 2-5
Instructor: Centerline Fitness and Martial Arts
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm  
Location: Main Gym
Dates: Tuesday: 9/25, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20
Cost: Full Tuition: $89/ Reduced Tuition: $50-$65/ PTA Sponsored: $25-$45    

Do you love reading graphic novels? Have you ever created or thought about creating your own? Join us for this six-week session as we learn about graphic novels. In this class we will read and explore different genres of graphic novels based on student interest, as well as work on writing and illustrating our own! Felice Russell teaches in the Education Department at Ithaca College. An English and language teacher, she has a passion for supporting students to develop their love of reading and writing!
Grades:  3-5 
Instructor:  Felice Russell
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm                                                                    
Location: Art Room
Dates: Tuesday: 9/25, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6
Cost: Full Tuition: $80/ Reduced Tuition: $50-$75/ PTA Sponsored: $25-75
*Note: This class meets for 6 weeks.

Get in the kitchen with your friends and start cooking! Learn to prepare delicious snacks that will make you strong and healthy so you can run your fastest race and score that soccer goal. No matter what your fitness goals are—do a cartwheel, become an arm-wrestling champion, or just feel full of energy in the morning—this class will help you meet them. You’ll play games like meal make-overs and elbow tag. Plus take part in a goal-setting challenge. Heather Ward, who has been a Nutrition Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County for 15 years, will facilitate this series. And she can’t wait to work with your child(ren)!
Grades: 3-5
Instructor: Heather Ward
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Location:  Annex Kitchen
Dates: Tuesday: 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27
*Note: Students will meet in the Main Building Lobby and walk to the Annex.
Cost: Full Tuition: $35/ Reduced Tuition: $24/PTA Sponsored: $15-$24 
**Note: Pick-up will be at the Annex Kitchen
***Note: This class is 1.5 hours 
****Note: This class starts 10/23, and meets for 6 weeks.
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WEDNESDAY:
“Chemistry is Fun” classes encourage exploration and discovery through hands-on experiments and activities. Children will be introduced to basic science concepts such as classification, observation, and hypothesis formulation. Experiments include: • using cabbage juice as an indicator • understanding chemical reactions • experimenting with mixtures (make your own lava lamp) • polymer exploration • density, and more! Ewa Pillardy is a former high school chemistry teacher. 
Grades: 2-5
Instructor: Ewa Pillardy
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm 
Location: Art Room
Dates: Wednesdays: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14
Cost: Full Tuition: $100/Reduced Tuition: $65-$75/PTA Sponsored: $25-$60   

THURSDAY:

“Strong Mind” “Strong Heart” and “Strong Discipline”...
Seishi Karate emphasizes traditional etiquette, philosophy, meditation, self-discipline and non-violence. Easy to learn training elements, developed over 50 years to achieve higher levels of focus, concentration, cognitive skills, athletic performance and self-confidence. Formal instruction is open to girls and boys in grades 2-5.
Grades: 2 – 5
Instructor: Seishi Karate
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Main Gym
Dates: Thursday: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15
Cost: Full Tuition: $100/Reduced Tuition: $65-$95/ PTA Sponsored: $25-$60
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Enrichment FAQ's:

Can I sign my child up online? Yes! Online registration is up and running! See the link on the front page. There is no longer a paper form, but if you don’t have access to a computer, please call Wendy at 256-1040.

Why is there a lottery? What if I sign up first? Different families have different situations that may make it easier or more difficult for them to receive enrichment information and respond quickly. The lottery system is our way of trying to make our offerings available in a fair way to everyone regardless of their home situation. Everyone who signs up before 9/14/18 at 2pm will have equal chance of getting into their favorite class. The lottery will be truly random, using a random number generator. If your child doesn’t get into the class, we’ll put their name on a waitlist for the next session (you will still need to register to enroll).

Can I sign up late? The most popular classes will fill up quickly. You can still sign up for classes with available space after the 9/14 deadline on a first-come first-served basis. We will post about class availability on the website belleshermanenrichment.blogspot.com.

How and when do I pay? Once you get a confirmation email notifying you that your child is in the class, you can bring a check to the main office, and put it in the Enrichment mail folder. On the memo line please print clearly: “Enrichment, class title <child name>”. Please use a separate check for each class. Please make your check payable to: Belle Sherman PTA.

Can I send cash? No. Please do not pay in cash.

Is there anythng else? Yes, please fill out the Medical Release Form online before the first meeting of your class. A link will be included in your confirmation email.

Can I help? Yes! There are several ways that you can help the enrichment program! If you are interested in helping out, please send an email to: belleshermanenrichment@gmail.com. Some examples:
• Help with copying flyers: (Copies are made in the main office. This would be once per session.)
• Super Responder: We need responsible parents who can be on-call in case a need arises. Volunteer to be
on-call some days of the week (or for a particular week) in case a problem comes up.
• Teach a class!
• Share ideas for new classes and instructors (Do you know any artists, musicians, or athletes who want to teach?)

Questions?
Contact us at belleshermanenrichment@gmail.com

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A note about the Belle Sherman Listserv:

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To join, send an email to BelleShermanFolks+subscribe@googlegroups.com, or to the list administrator at Melanie.lefk@gmail.com