Friday, January 4, 2019



Hi Enrichment Families!
Our Winter session starts next week, Jan. 7th.
Please remind your student about which classes they are enrolled in!

Thanks and have fun!




Friday, December 21, 2018


Late breaking Enrichment News!

There are still a few spots left in our Winter Session! 
Please respond asap if you are interested in joining any of these classes:

For K-1st:
Chemistry is Fun (Friday), 
Amazing Animals (Tuesday), 
Kung Fu (Wednesday). 

For 2-5th:
Kung Fu (Tuesday), 
Jazz/Hip Hop Mix (Wednesday)
Karate (Thursday)..(needs 1 more student to run) 
Pathfinder (Thursdays),  
Pathfinder (Fridays). 

Please sign-up if you are interested!
And have a happy holiday!

We will sign people up on a first come, first served basis. Just respond to this email address with the following info: belleshermanenrichment@gmail.com

note: If you're already signed up for another class, we have your info (and you won't need to fill in the info below). If this is your first sign-up for this session, please answer the following questions below:

Child's name:
Parent's name (only one please):
Parent Phone Number (only one please):
Student's teacher/grade:
Parent Emails (enter all emails that you would like to receive class information):
Please enter ALL people who may pick up your child (name, phone):
After class, student will: (choose one): 
Go to Belle Sherman after school? Or
Be picked up?
Are you eligible for free or reduced price lunch? This will not impact your chances of getting a spot but will adjust your payment: Yes or no?: 
If you are eligible for the reduced tuition sliding scale, or PTA sponsored scale, please indicate the amount you are able to pay: $___
Emergency contacts (Please enter names of anyone else you want to name as an emergency contact):
Does your child need special needs assistance?
Notes, comments:

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Enrichment Winter Session is here!

Click on this link for K-1 registration: https://bit.ly/2FIeNxF

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

Click on this link for 2-5 registration: https://bit.ly/2DvIC1r



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, 3/7.
            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



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Questions? Please see the updated FAQ page in your flyer, or email us at: belleshermanenrichment@gmail.com