Winter 2018 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS -Registration ends at December 13th (no late registrations). Scholarship requests are due December 8th. -Register online at CheddarUp: https://winter-2018-after-school-programs.cheddarup.com. eChecks and credit cards are accepted. -Scholarship requests due December 8th. Registration & payment (including for scholarships’ match) must be received together. -Cash not accepted. -Notification of placement January 5th. -Classes start Tuesday, January 16th. -A full list of classes is below or you can see the Description of classes as a PDF-winter_2018_after_school_programs_descriptions.pdf -Schedule of classes as a PDF-winter_2018_schedule.pdf . -Please note a correction. Comic Book Illustrations is $115 and 7 weeks. There was a typo in the paper form in the Tuesday Folder. Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the After School Programs. Registration (https://winter-2018-after-school-programs.cheddarup.com) For best results, please register online. This leads to better data entry and ensures the forms or payments are not lost in a backpack along the way. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We will notify you of your child’s placements by January 5th. Vendors are not allowed to accept registration forms directly. If the minimum number of students is not reached for a particular class, the class will be canceled and you will be notified by email before the start date and we will try to place you in another class if possible. Expectations of Student Behavior Adult instructors will rely on your child’s school day behavior to make the most of their short hour together. Although offered by the PTA, the FCPS Rules of Conduct apply to this and all After School Programs. Instructors have the ability to drop a child from the program for behavior issues that distract others from learning, after a conference with the student and parents. Should this happen, no refund would be provided. Timely Pick-Up by Designated Adults—4:40 p.m. at Door 2 Instructors are responsible for ending the classes on time. Please be early or on time. Most vendors charge a late fee, which must be paid directly to the vendor. If you are late twice, your child may not be allowed to continue in the class with no refund provided. Calendar of Classes Winter classes will begin the week of January 16th. Each class meets on the same day each week. Please note the dates for each class as listed on the chart of Programs. Without exception, there will be no classes on holidays, early closing, or snow days. Program fees have been calculated and are priced accordingly. Snow days are planned for the winter session. Scholarships These programs are for all students; if you need financial assistance please indicate it on the registration form. Students who have qualified for free and reduced lunch are eligible for up to two scholarships per session equaling 50% of the fee. A scholarship pays for half of each program fee; parents/guardians are responsible for the remainder. The LAES administration verifies this information, not the PTA. The 50% payment must be paid at the same time the registration form is submitted. Questions or Volunteering to Help General program questions can be e-mailed to email@example.com. Please remember the people answering your questions are parent volunteers. If you wish to help with copies, FCPS Forms, helping students to class, processing registrations, translations, or other items, please email; we’d love to have you! We look forward to having your child in the program! Sincerely-The After Schools Programs Committee. DESCRIPTION OF CLASSES Sports & Games, offered by All Kids Sports and Games, Instructor: Helen Petrakes Grades K-4 The focus of the program is to teach children the fundamentals of team sports, such as soccer, basketball, baseball, hockey and volleyball; all in a safe, fun environment. Harry Potter Club offered by Ms. Brownson (1st grade teacher) and Ms. Sigle (LAES Librarian) Grades 2-6.Students must have READ books 1-3 of Harry Potter. Calling all Muggles! Join the Harry Potter Wizarding World with Mrs. Brownson and Mrs. Sigle in an after school program focused on The Sorcerer’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, and The Prisoner of Azkaban. Students must read all three books, in entirety, in order to participate and be in grades 2-6. We will be discussing the books and completing various crafts and activities centered around Harry Potter and his friends. Painting Club offered by Art a la Cart Instructor, Julie Brunson Grades K-6 Ms. Brunson offers this creative class for grades K-6 that will include a variety of projects including painting on canvas, wood and paper, watercolors and printmaking. Have fun each week painting with friends! Parkour and Obstacle Course, offered by Urban Evolution (https://www.urbanevo.com) Grades K-3 and Grades 2-6. Check schedule. Our Parkour class helps build the foundation for moving well. It helps children develop coordination, balance, and discipline in a structured but fun environment! Parkour II and Obstacle Course, Offered by Urban Evolution Grades 2-6. Students who have taken Parkour previously may sign up. The level two class builds on the earlier session. Board Game Club, offered by Mr. Johnson (LAES Art Teacher) Grades K-6 If you already love board games or are brand new and curious, join us as we play a wide variety of strategic tabletop games. Cooperatively win or lose together in Pandemic or Forbidden Island. Relax with an abstract game like Blokus or Abalone. Cryptography, offered by Fairfax Collegiate (https://fairfaxcollegiate.com) Grades 4-6 Make and break secret codes using math! Students learn the historical evolution of cryptography in a hands-on exploration of real-world codes, including Caesar ciphers, substitution ciphers, Vigenere ciphers, and RSA encryption. As a final project, students develop their own cryptosystem. Topics include modular arithmetic, factoring, inverse functions, exponents, and prime numbers. Basketball, offered by All Kids Sports and Games, Instructor: Helen Petrakes Grades 2-6 The focus of the program is to teach children the fundamentals of basketball in a safe, fun environment. WeDo Robotics, offered by Fairfax Collegiate (https://fairfaxcollegiate.com) Grades 1-4 WeDo Robotics introduces young students to simple robotics systems in a fun and engaging way. Students will build Lego models with functional motors and sensors, and learn how to control them with basic programming skills. Basic engineering concepts will be explored and a new robot model will be built and explored each class period. The lessons are geared for a younger age range. Video Hip Hop, offered by Adrenaline Dance Force (https://www.adrenalinestudionova.com/adfclasses/) Grades K-6 Join us for the most fun you'll have all year!! Learn the latest hip hop moves while creating a music video starring: YOU! Students will create, perform and shoot their own video that will be debuted at a showcase for friends and family on the final day! Piano and Music Theory offered by Keys 4 Kids Grades K-3 This is a group piano class that studies hands-on piano and music theory and will teach students how to count rhythm, identify notes, and play common melodies on the white and black keys of the piano. Once a student is ready to advance, Books 2 and 3 will be offered. Students will be introduced to notes on the staff and will learn how to play songs in C position, Middle C and G Position. Pianos are provided during class time. For children who have taken Piano already, more advanced material will be covered. Gymnastics and Tumbling, offered by Ms. Haskell (LAES P.E. Teacher and Gymnastics Instructor) Grades 2-6 Ms. Haskell with covering tumbling and other gymnastics instruction including the balance beam. Beginners and more advanced students are welcome. Ms. Haskell is an experienced gymnastics instructor and helps run the program at Herndon Community Center. Coding Club, Offered by Silver Knights Enrichment (https://skenrichment.com) Grades K-6 In Coding Club, you will learn to code your own interactive animations, stories and games using Scratch. If you’re new to programming, we will teach you the basics; if you’re an experienced coder, we’ll teach you more advanced concepts. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. Chess Club, Offered by Silver Knights Enrichment (https://skenrichment.com) Grades K-6 Chess club is taught by experienced Silver Knights instructors using a curriculum developed by National Masters. Each weekly session is a mix of learning and play. Playing chess is a great way to develop a child’s critical thinking skills, sportsmanship, and patience. Website Design, offered by STEM exCEL (http://stemexcel.org) Grades 3-6 Website Design is a course that teaches the art and design side of web development. By teaching students about user experience, use of type and color, art placement and usage, text and graphics effects, interface design and utilizing negative space, they will learn to think about aesthetics differently when creating websites. Mindfulness and Movement, offered by Rebecca Burgess, MSW, RTY200 with Moving for Peace Grades 4-6 Students will learn mindfulness based stress management skills; practice with flexibility and balance; and active, cooperative games to practice new skills and positive communication to increase compassion toward themselves and others. LEGO Club, offered by PTA Volunteers, Coordinator: Jason Romano Grades K-6. Note there are only 6 sessions; January 19th to March 2nd. The LEGO Club encourages students to build models and machines, exercise their spatial abilities, their planning and predictive skills, and develop creative abilities using Lego building bricks. There will be a sign up genius for volunteers. Comic Book Illustrations, offered by STEM excel (http://stemexcel.org) Grades 1-4 and 3-6 Let students explore the incredible world of Comic Book Illustration and learn to take their creativity to a whole new level! Students will learn about character development, storyboarding, paneling, story design, color theory and how to hone their art style.