After-School Clubs 2020-03-03T14:54:11-05:00

Spring 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

 

Children’s House Art Club

Days: Mondays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: TBD

Instructor: Clara Podhany

Ages: Children’s House

Dates: March 16 through May 11

(No club April 6)

Cost: $120  (After-school rates apply)

 

Description

Join Miss Clara this spring for another fun season of Art Club! Get creative with challenging projects like tee-shirt designing, watercolor still life work, abstract symmetry,  sculptures, pour painting, broken DVD mosaics, and canvas landscapes for starters!

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 

Instructor: David High

Ages: 5+

Dates: January 8 through June 3

(No club April 8)

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.

 

 

TNS Chess Club

Days: Thursdays & Fridays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: Room #1 

Instructor: Jonathan Schroer

Ages: 5+

Dates: Thursdays — March 19 through May 28

          Fridays — March 20 through May 29

          (No clubs April 9 or 10)

Cost:   After-care students — no additional charge

          Other students — $10 per session

 

Description

Your children will enjoy learning chess with us! They will experience fun play and casual games with their friends and classmates. Join us where we will learn the basics of chess and develop concentration and problem-solving skills. Returning students will be challenged to sharpen their skills!

The instructor is our very own Jonathan Schroer. Besides his many accomplishments, Mr. Jonathan is also an International Chess Master!

Application Instructions: Just show up in Room #1 on the day(s) your child would like to participate and speak to Mr. Jonathan.

 

 

Minecraft Club

Days: Wednesdays for 8 sessions

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: Room #1 

Instructor: Crystal Burdick

Ages: 6+

Dates: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/22, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27

(No club on 4/8 or 4/15)

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

 

Description

Come join Ms. Crystal to explore the ever-popular world of Minecraft. We utilize a variety of items and activities such as perler beads, Qixel 3D character fuse beads, Legos, papercraft, 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

(Currently wait-listed. Not taking new students at this time.)

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

(No club April 10)

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 Advanced Club

(Always Baking & Crafting)

Days: Mondays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: MAP

Instructor: Linda Wellenius

Ages: Upper Elementary & MAP (9+)

Dates: March 16 through June 1

(No club April 6 or May 11)

Cost: $120/person includes materials  (After-school rates apply)

 

Description

Ms. Linda will take you on another adventure in crafting, baking, candy-making, cooking, and more fun Home Ec-focused activities. For spring club, we’ll explore more advanced crafts and baking techniques this time around! Plan to have a great time completing themed projects for the season or upcoming holiday. Each week watch for take-home crafts or treats to share!

Application Instructions: Secure a spot 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: Yurt

Instructor: Brian Cooper

Ages: 6+

Dates: March 17 through May 26

(No club April 7)

Cost: $105 for 10 sessions

(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 (3 options)

Days: Wednesdays

Intermediate Players: 3:00pm to 3:30pm

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

All Levels Uke Support & Music Appreciation: 4:10pm to 4:40pm

(MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE of 6)

Location: Yurt

Instructor: Brian Cooper

Ages: 7+

Dates: March 18 through May 13

(No club April 8)

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: Thursdays

Time: 3:35pm to 4:35pm

Location: Room #11 

Instructor: Anna Rook

Ages: Elementary & MAP

Dates: March 19 through May 28

(No club April 9)

Cost: $115 includes supplies for 10 sessions

(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.

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

 

 

“Fun With Food” Club

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 3:40pm to 4:20pm

Location: TBD

Instructor: Torey Daniels

Ages: Children’s House

Dates: March 17 through May 5

(No club April 7)

Cost: $120 – includes materials

(After-school rates apply)

 

Description

In this club, we’ll be playing with food ~ literally! Children will learn to make, 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!

 

 

Yoga Club

Days: Thursdays

Time: 3:40pm to 4:30pm

Location: Room #2

Instructor: Linda Wellenius

Ages: Children’s House

Dates: March 19 through June 4

(No clubs on April 9 or May 14)

Cost: $100  (After-school rates apply)

 

Description

Ms. Linda will lead Children’s House students through a variety of poses focusing on different body areas, breathing exercises, and guided meditation over the course of 10 weeks. All stages of yoga skills from beginners on up are welcome to participate.

Application Instructions: Please email Ms. Linda at linda@montessoricenter.org to register and make checks payable directly to Linda Wellenius.

 

 

Game Design Club

Days: Mondays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: TBD

Instructor: David Drews

Ages: 9+

Dates: March 16 through May 18 (9 sessions)

(No club April 6)

Cost: $100

(After-school rates apply)

 

Description

Have you ever wanted to bring your game ideas to life? Come and explore the exciting world of video game 3D art creation! Learn the basics of 3D art and let your dreams come out to play! Club members will learn design, modeling, coloring/texturing, rigging, and animating.

Students must provide their own laptop computer and USB mouse. Required specs are minimal. Required to download and install Blender (free 3D modeling software).

Application Instructions: Please contact Mr. David Drews with questions at d.fred.drews@gmail.com or text 336.613.7809.

Modified Schedule

In response to health concerns caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the school is temporarily closed.

Our anticipated opening date is May 18. Please visit the headings below for more information.

News & Updates
Latest news related to our COVID-19 closure

Frequently Asked Questions
General FAQs

Distance Learning
Links to our online educational resources and classes

Prospective Families
We are currently offering tours via phone and Zoom conference. Please email us at info@montessoricenter.org or call (919) 303-3636 between 9am and 1pm to arrange a time!

We look forward to seeing everyone in person soon!

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are working as if I did not exist.” – Dr. Maria Montessori