After-School Clubs

After-School Clubs 2020-01-06T13:22:36-05:00

Winter 2019-2020 After-School Clubs

The school offers many fun and engaging after-school clubs and programs for children of all ages. Please sign up early to ensure a space in these classes as spaces are limited. Apply for one or more clubs by clicking the application button to the right.

 

Application for All After-school Clubs

 

Art Club

Days: Mondays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: TBD

Instructor: Clara Podhany

Ages: Children’s House

Dates: Jan. 6 through March 9 (skip 1/20 and 2/17)

Cost: $120  (After-school rates apply)

 

Description

Join Miss Clara for another season of Children’s House Art Club! Enjoy new creative projects like nature impressions art, winter landscape on canvas, bleeding tissue paper abstract, Aurora Borealis in pastel, birdhouse painting, snowman sculpting, paper snowflake creation, and “smushed” painting!

Application Instructions: To register, please email clarapodhany@gmail.com and make checks payable to Clara Podhany. Space is limited!

 

 

Beginner Chess Club

Days: Wednesdays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: Room #11 (LE1)

Instructor: David High

Ages: 5+

Dates: Jan. 8 through June 3

Cost: $100  (After-school rates apply)

 

Description

Purpose: To learn and practice the basics of chess through lessons and games.

Looking to introduce your child to the joy of chess and have them play fun and casual games with other kids? Come join TNS staff member and expert chess player David High for Beginner Chess Club where we will learn the basics of chess and improve concentration and problem-solving skills.

Application Instructions: Please email david@montessoricenter.org and place “Enrollment for Beginner Chess Club” in the subject line.

 

Advanced Chess Club

Days: Fridays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: Room #1 (LE2)

Instructor: David High

Ages: 6+*

Dates: Jan. 10 through June 5

Cost: $100  (After-school rates apply)

 

Description

Purpose: To learn and improve at chess through lessons and games and to prepare for and participate in tournaments.

Looking to take your child’s chess ability to the next level? Come join TNS staff member and expert chess player David High for Advanced Chess Club where we will learn strategies and prepare to compete in chess tournaments, both individually and as a team.

*Acceptance based on skill level and tournament history. If unsure, please contact Coach David High for details.

Application Instructions: Please email david@montessoricenter.org and place “Enrollment for Advanced Chess Club” in the subject line.

 

Minecraft Club

Days: Wednesdays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: Room #1 (LE2)

Instructor: Crystal Burdick

Ages: 6+

Dates: Dec. 4 & 11; Jan. 8 through Feb. 12

Cost: $90 per child  (After-school rates apply)

 

Description

Come join Ms. Crystal to explore the ever-popular world of Minecraft. We utilize various avenues and activities such as perler beads, Quixel 3D character fuse beads, paper-craft, Legos, Minecraft Uno, and more! Students are welcome to bring an electronic device pre-loaded with Minecraft; however, it is not required.

Application Instructions: Email to sign up (or ask any questions) with Ms. Crystal at crystal@montessorcenter.org. Accepting cash or checks payable directly to Crystal Burdick.

 

Soccer Shots

Days: Fridays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Location: Large Playing Field

Instructor: Soccer Shots Staff

Ages: 3-6

Dates: Jan. 10 through May 29

Cost: $212.50 for 17 weeks  (After-school rates apply)

 

Description

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum, and communication.

“Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. We guarantee that your child will be positively impacted by their Soccer Shots experience — or your money back!” ~ says the Soccer Shots staff.

Application Instructions: Register online at rdu.soccershots.com or here at  Soccer Shots.

 

The ABC Club

(“Always Baking & Crafting”)

Days: Mondays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: MAP Room

Instructor: Linda Wellenius

Ages: Elementary & MAP

Dates: Dec. 2, 9, & 16; Jan. 6 through Feb. 17

Cost: $110/person includes materials  (After-school rates apply)

 

Description

Join Ms. Linda for an adventure in baking, crafting, cooking, and other Home Ec-focused activities. Club projects will involve cookie decorating, ornament making, sewing, candy-making, and more! Several of the activities will be season-themed for the upcoming holidays, and each week your ABC-er will bring home a craft or goodie to share!

Application Instructions: Register to join by emailing linda@montessoricenter.org and please make checks payable to Linda Wellenius.

 

Piano Lessons

Days: Flexible

Time: During or after class hours

Location: Library

Instructor: James Catton

Ages: 5+

Dates: Ongoing

Cost: Available on request

 

Description

Our Director of Music, Mr. James Catton, offers private one-on-one piano lessons during school hours and after school (Wednesday to Friday only) for those wanting to learn this most wonderful instrument. Presently, there are some Wednesday after-school openings. Home visits are also possible.

The best ages to start are generally 5 to 11, but that’s not a rule. It’s really down to the student having the time and patience to want to learn and enjoy the process, as well as having good dexterity and motor skills.

Please contact James for a free trial assessment regarding your child’s ability. No obligations are sought, and this assessment can be done during the school day.

Please take a look at his website for more information: www.jamescatton.com. Alternatively, you may reach him at (919) 889-1995.

Application Instructions:  With questions and interest, email James directly at jamescatton3@yahoo.com. Please place “Piano Lessons” in the subject line.

 

Pokemon

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 3:35pm to 4:35pm

Location: In the Yurt

Instructor: Brian Cooper

Ages: 6+

Dates: Jan. 7 through Feb. 25

Cost: $85 for 8 weeks  (After-school rates apply)

 

Description

Become a Pokemon Trading Card Master!

No experience or cards needed. Students will sharpen math, reading, and social skills all while engaging in higher-systems thinking in a fun-filled environment. Students will earn trainer badges for unlocking different trading card achievements and skills!

Application Instructions:  Please ask any questions and/or sign up directly with Mr. Brian at coopbria@gmail.com. Make checks payable to Brian Cooper.

 

Group Ukulele

Days: Wednesdays

Beginning Players: 3:35pm to 4:05pm

Intermediate Players: 4:10pm to 4:40pm

(MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE of 6)

Location: In the Yurt

Instructor: Brian Cooper

Ages: 7+

Dates: Jan. 8 through Feb. 26 (8 sessions)

Cost: $120  (After-school rates apply)

 

Description

Ukulele players will learn chords and chord structure, voice and performance techniques, music theory, and composition.

Students must provide their own instruments. Great beginner ukuleles can be purchased from $50 and up. Mr. Brian recommends a “concert-sized” instrument.

Application Instructions: Please ask any questions and/or sign up directly with Mr. Brian at coopbria@gmail.com. Make checks payable to Brian Cooper.

 

Makers Club

Days: Fridays

Time: 3:35pm to 4:35pm

Location: Room #11 (LE1)

Instructor: Anna Rook

Ages: Elementary & MAP

Dates: Dec. 6 & 13; Jan. 3 through Feb. 21

Cost: $115 for 10 sessions – includes supplies

(After-school rates apply)

 

Description

The Makers Club provides hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build, and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering, and tinkering. A makerspace is not solely a science lab, wood shop, computer lab, or art room, but it may contain elements found in all of these familiar spaces.

This season’s makers will create catapults, race tracks, magnet machines, glitter slime, elephant toothpaste, robots, and more festive projects like candy houses, ornaments, glitter jars, and geo-board Christmas trees.

Application Instructions: Please register by emailing anna@montessoricenter.org and make checks payable to Anna Rook.

 

“Fun With Food” Club

Days: Thursdays

Time: 3:40pm to 4:20pm

Location: TBD

Instructor: Torey Daniels

Ages: Childern’s House

Dates: Dec. 6 & 13; Jan. 3 through Feb. 14

Cost: $110 – includes materials

(After-school rates apply)

 

Description

In this club, we’ll be playing with food ~ literally! Children will learn to bake, decorate, and shape all sorts of yummy treats, and we’ll end each session with the best part ~ eating!

It’s meditative, stimulates the senses, and encourages active creativity. Requiring focus and attention, it’s a great opportunity to have fun with math situations and make social connections!

Application Instructions: Please register by emailing torey@montessoricenter.org and make checks payable to Torey Daniels. Spots are limited, so enroll early!

 

Mad Science Club

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 3:40pm to 4:30pm

Location: TBD

Instructor: Mad Science Staff

Ages: Children’s House

Dates: Jan. 7 through Mar. 10

Cost: $99 for 10 sessions – includes supplies

(After-school rates apply)

 

Description

Mad Science provides preschoolers with fun, interactive, and educational activities that instill a clearer understanding of science and how it affects the world around us. In our after-school club, “mad scientists” get hands-on with science in the most imaginative and stimulating ways possible! Each class includes a cool take-home item that relates to the day’s activities.

For information, please call (919) 858-8988.

Application Instructions: Please register online at triangle.madscience.org.