Cooking by the Book

Mondays / 2:45 - 5:00 pm

Each week we will read a children's picture book that has some connection to food. The references may be obvious, such as in The Gingerbread Man or not so obvious, like Yoko, the story of a girl who brings sushi for lunch.  We will then make the food written about in the story and explore if we like it … or not. No matter what, the process of creating and cooking will be great fun. We will also keep a diary of recipes and reviews of our culinary masterpieces.

  • Teacher: Kate Weeden
  • Class Dates: January 8, 2018-March 19, 2018 (no enrichment on January 15, 2018 and February 19, 2018)
  • Cost: $450

Roots & Shoots

Tuesdays / 2:45 - 5:00 pm

In this enrichment class, we will be starting our very own Roots & Shoots chapter. Roots & Shoots is a youth service program created by Dr. Jane Goodall in 1991. Their mission is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment. This program will include nature walks, mapping our community, animal studies, and more!

  • Teacher: Annie Butler
  • Class Dates: January 9, 2018-March 13, 2018 (no enrichment on February 20, 2018)
  • Cost: $450

de Puerta a Puerta - Spanish Language and Culture

Wednesdays / 2:45 - 5:00 pm

Research shows that the many benefits, both cognitive and social, of early exposure to a second language will last throughout a child’s lifetime. Our Spanish enrichment program, taught by a native Spanish speaking teacher from Columbia, offers children the opportunity to fall in love with a different culture: its language, music, and food. By discovering new vocabulary words, games, arts & craft activities, music and movement, children will have the opportunity to experience and learn about the wonderful Hispanic culture.

  • Instructor: Natalia Renteria Mosquera
  • Class Dates: January 10, 2018-March 14, 2018 (no enrichment on February 21, 2018)
  • Cost: $450

Beginner Ballet

thursdays / 2:45 - 5:00 pm

In this introduction to classical ballet, dancers will learn all about movement, coordination, musicality, and the basics of ballet that will hopefully lead to many years of dancing and self-expression.  This class will be structured as a classical ballet practice with a focus on etiquette and Cecchetti technique, an introduction to the ballet barre, center and cross floor work, and a final dance piece.  While traditional ballet attire is not required, dancers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in.

  • Teacher: Alison Simmons
  • Class Dates: January 11, 2018-March 15, 2018 (no enrichment on February 22, 2018)
  • Cost: $450

Hands-on Science

fridays / 12:30 - 2:45 pm

Children are natural scientists. In this hands-on science enrichment class, we will introduce the scientific method of inquiry:  1) making a hypothesis; 2) watching what happens; and 3) talking about the results.  We will plant, perform experiments, and take care of animals.  We will also explore chemistry through art and cooking projects.

  • Teacher: Carol Gerstmann
  • Class Dates: January 12, 2018-March 23, 2018 (no enrichment on February 2, 2018 and February 23, 2018)
  • Cost: $450