AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS GUIDE - Fall Trimester 2021 After School Adventures Extended Day Music Instruction

 
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS GUIDE - Fall Trimester 2021 After School Adventures Extended Day Music Instruction
AFTER SCHOOL
PROGRAMS GUIDE
   Fall Trimester 2021
       After School Adventures
             Extended Day
           Music Instruction

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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS GUIDE - Fall Trimester 2021 After School Adventures Extended Day Music Instruction
TABLE OF CONTENTS

After School Program Overview............................................................................................................3
Extended Day......................................................................................................................................4
After School Adventures........................................................................................................................5
Other Programs...................................................................................................................................5
FAQs..................................................................................................................................................6
Programs for Fall 2021........................................................................................................................7
          Mondays................................................................................................................................. 8
          Tuesdays................................................................................................................................10
          Wednesdays...........................................................................................................................12
          Thursdays...............................................................................................................................14
          Fridays...................................................................................................................................16

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Overview
After School Programs at Catherine Cook School serve our students after the regular school day
dismissal until 6:00 p.m., and include Extended Day, After School Adventures, and Music Instruction.
Our goals have always been to provide a safe environment, a variety of enrichment and academic
experiences, and curiosity for our world.

Co-Curricular Program Staff
Susan Custer							Rachel Pujol
Coordinator of Co-Curricular Programming			 Executive Assistant to the Head of School
email: scuster@ccookschool.org					         & Associate Director of Office Operations
phone: 312.266.3381 x6177					              email: rpujol@ccookschool.org
									phone: 312.266.3381 x2145

This guide provides the necessary information to navigate Catherine Cook After School options
and understand our student participation policies and procedures. For the most up-to-date
information on After School Programs throughout the academic year, please visit the
Campus Life section of our website.

All of our after school programs follow the same health and safety guidelines to promote a
healthy and safe environment.

Behavior Expectations in After School
There is an expectation that students will maintain their positive ROARSy behavior in after
school programs as outlined by the student handbook, and therefore, a review of participation
will take place if the expectation is not met. A student may lose the opportunity to participate in
after school programming if the child’s social conduct or behavior is deemed unacceptable or
posing a danger to themself or others. In general, the consequences follow a sequence of ver-
bal reminders, a phone call to the parent/guardian, and removal from the program for that day
or a specific period of time. There are no refunds for student absences due to behavior.

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Extended Day                                                                 End of School Day Dismissal
Registration & Payment                                                       It is expected that all children will be picked up on time.
Registration Begins: Wednesday, August 18, 9:30 a.m.                         Please call the Main Office if you are running late, and
Registration is online via Popsicle. Directions for registration             personnel will email the homeroom teacher/advisor. This
can be found under Campus Life, After School Adventures                      courtesy call does not absolve parents/guardians of late
on our website. Payment is due upon registration.                            fees but may reduce stress and uncertainty for children and
                                                                             staff. Students who are not picked up on time will be checked
Deadline for Registration: Friday, August 27, 6:00 p.m.                      into our Emergency Drop-In for those waiting to be safely
Once registration closes, decisions are made to cancel                       dismissed. Students checked into Emergency Drop-In due
classes that have not met enrollment. Families impacted are                  to a late pick-up will be supervised by a staff member in a
contacted by email.                                                          designated holding room separate from Extended Day groups.
                                                                             Parents/guardians will be charged a $55/student Emergency
Extended Day begins on the first day of school,                              Drop-In fee. Please note that added charges will apply if not
September 1.                                                                 picked up by 4:00 p.m. An additional $10.00 fee will incur for
                                                                             each 30-minute window after 4:00 p.m.
Students billed for Dismissal Late Fees will receive an invoice
by the end of the month. Please note, failure to pay for                     For Example:
after school programs in a timely manner may exclude                         Pick up between   4:01   –   4:30   p.m.   (Total   Amount:   $65.00)
students’ participation in the following trimester.                          Pick up between   4:31   –   5:00   p.m.   (Total   Amount:   $75.00)
                                                                             Pick up between   5:01   –   5:30   p.m.   (Total   Amount:   $85.00)
                                                                             Pick up between   5:31   –   6:00   p.m.   (Total   Amount:   $95.00)
Block 1: School Dismissal until 4:30 p.m. ($27.50/day)
In-Person Extended Day is available for families who register                We strongly encourage families to register for Extended Day,
and pay for the trimester. There is no drop-in Extended Day                  in which parents can select the day or days that they know
available. Students in Extended Day are grouped based upon                   they’ll need aftercare. In addition, registering your student
grade-level and have age-appropriate scheduled activities.                   into Extended Day allows us to prepare for the number
                                                                             of students planning to join us, which helps with staffing
Our Early Childhood students enjoy free play, story time, table              requirements and resources.
activities, games, crafts, and playground time (weather permitting).
Lower School students have a dedicated quiet study time to                   Please note: Students will not be allowed to remain
work on homework or academic-related activities, and time                    unsupervised in the school building or wait around in the Main
permitting, games, crafts, playground time, and free play.                   Office to be picked up.
Middle Schoolers have quiet study space for students to
work on homework or academic-related activities after a brief
period of recess at the end of the school day.                               Extended Day Pick-Up
                                                                             Students registered for Extended Day will be dismissed from
Block 1 attendees must be picked up by 4:30 p.m.                             the Main Entrance on Schiller. We kindly request all adults
                                                                             picking up from Extended Day remain in their vehicles or on
If your student(s) will stay after 4:30 p.m., students                       the sidewalk if walking to pick up. Please call the Main Office
must be registered for Block 2 in addition to Block 1.                       upon arrival, and Extended Day staff will assist your stu-
                                                                             dent(s) in dismissing safely.
Block 2: 4:30-6:00 p.m. ($13.75/day)
Add Block 2 registration for any student staying on campus                   Students not picked up by 4:30 p.m. for Block 1 dismissal
after 4:30 p.m. Students will remain grouped based upon                      or 6:00 p.m. for Block 2 dismissal will be charged a
grade-level and are offered a variety of supervised activi-                  $2-per-minute late fee. Please note: If a student is repeatedly
ties including: continuing with homework, games, activities,                 picked up past their dismissal time, they will lose the privilege
crafts, recess, books, and independent choices.                              of participating in Extended Day.

                        Monday       Tuesday      Wednesday     Thursday       Friday

    Extended Day
       Block 1          $247.50        $275          $330         $275        $302.50
 Dismissal-4:30 p.m.
     Extended Day
                        additional   additional    additional   additional    additional   Parents will receive an invoice for dismissal late
        Block 2         $123.75      $137.50         $165       $137.50       $151.25
    4:30-6:00 p.m.                                                                         fees by the end of each month.

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After School Adventures (ASA)                                           Other After School Programs
Trimester Dates                                                         Music Instruction
Trimester schedules take into account all school breaks and days off.   Private lessons on various musical instruments for a variety
                                                                        of ages are available through Catherine Cook. Please visit
Fall: September 20 - November 19, 2021                                  the Campus Life, Music Instruction After School section of
Winter: November 29, 2021 - February 17, 2022                           our website for instructors. Parents must contact these
Spring: February 28 - May 27, 2022                                      instructors independently to arrange lessons and payment. In
                                                                        general, lessons are 30 minutes and costs vary by instructor.

Registration & Payment                                                  Private Tutoring After School
Registration Begins: Wednesday, August 25, 6:00 p.m.                    Catherine Cook School allows tutoring through independent
Registration is online via Popsicle. Directions for registration        contractors. Contact Anne Russell for more information:
can be found under Campus Life, After School                            arussell@ccookschool.org.
Adventures on our website. Payment is due upon registration.

Deadline for Registration: Friday, September 10, 6:00 p.m.
Once registration closes, decisions are made to cancel
classes that have not met enrollment. Families impacted are
contacted by email.

Please note, failure to pay for after school programs in
a timely manner may exclude students’ participation in
the following trimester.

Cancellations & Refund Policy
All After School Adventure programs require a minimum
number of students to enroll for a successful experience.
If minimum requirements are not met by the deadline for
registration, refunds will be given and alternative options will
be suggested. A full refund will be given if another option is
not chosen by the family. Once a session begins, refunds
can be given less a $50 administrative fee during the first
week of the program only. After that, there is no refund
for student withdrawal. There will be no tuition credits or
refunds in case of student absence or should a student not
complete the full session.

After School Adventure Waitlist
When the maximum number of students has been reached
during registration, a ‘Waitlist’ button will appear below the
activity choice. You must add your student to the Waitlist for
the opportunity for a spot. If a space becomes avaialable,
you’ll recieve an email with instructions to confirm your space
and make payment. The system will hold your space for
8 hours for you to take action prior to alerting the next
family in line.

Enrollment & Attendance
Regular attendance is necessary and expected. Pay attention
to specific meeting dates and requirements in this guide’s
class description for each class. Registration is required for
all participants. There are no refunds for student absences
or prorated fees if students attend two activities that meet at
the same time.

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FAQs
How does my student get from dismissal to                          Should my student(s) bring a snack from home for
After School Co-Curricular Programs?                               Extended Day?
At the end of the regular school day, all students will            We provide one indvidually packaged snack per student per
be escorted by an adult from their classroom to their              afternoon for students attending Extended Day. Snacks are
designated Extended Day and ASA locations.                         peanut- and tree nut-free, and we also provide other ingredient-
                                                                   free snacks upon request for students with various allergies.
Does Extended Day have medical and pick-up                         If you feel your student will need more than one snack for the
information for my child?                                          afternoon, students are welcome to bring an additional snack
After School Programs have access to the same medical and          to enjoy. Students are not permitted to share food or snacks.
emergency information you provide for the regular school day.
Parents should keep contact/pickup information up-to-date. After
School personnel may check the ID of an unrecognized person,
so parents/guardians should come prepared. If you would like to
add a person for a one-time pickup, please email Susan Custer
at scuster@ccookschool.org.

Can my child bring his/her own toys or electronics to
play with in Extended Day?
Encourage your child to brainstorm activities, interests, and
games that can be explored after school, and encourage
them to share with the staff. We love new ideas and
developing interests; however, personal toys are best left
at home to avoid accidental loss or breakage. If any toys or
materials need to be brought home from school, students
will be asked to leave them in their backpacks. Personal
electronics are not allowed in Extended Day, and school-
issued computers are to be used only for school-related
work or activities.

What if my child misses a class due to illness or a
scheduling conflict?
If a student misses a class, families may request the
notes/independent work from the missed class upon
their return. We do not reschedule classes due to student
absence and there are no refunds. Class fees take into
account all school breaks and days off. Every effort will be
made to continue classes and schedule substitutes in the
event of an instructor emergency.

What if our family schedule changes or my student no
longer wants to participate in an After School Program?
Please remember to double-check your family calendar
to avoid conflicts. Once a session begins, refunds can be
given less a $50 administrative fee during the first week
of the program only. After that, there is no refund for
student withdrawal. Exceptions will be made for students
who are deemed too young for a class (i.e. a younger Early
Childhood student who is not ready for a longer day).

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Fall Trimester Weekly Overview
(September 20 - November 19)

All ASA’s will begin at dismissal and conclude at 4:15 p.m.
      MONDAY                TUESDAY              WEDNESDAY                THURSDAY                 FRIDAY
     Extended Day          Extended Day           Extended Day            Extended Day           Extended Day

       Karate 1         STEM Science Lab           Drum Circle         Musical Adventures      Intermediate Piano
        JK-1st               JK-1st                  JK-1st             Around the World             Group
                                                                             JK-1st                  SK-2nd

         iCook               Karate 2            Mixed Media Art         Beginning Guitar           Fencing
        SK-2nd                SK-8th                 SK-1st                  SK-2nd                  SK-8th

     Intermediate        Beginning Ukulele     Hands on Engineering          iSTEAM                 Chess
         Guitar              2nd-5th                 SK-2nd                   SK-2nd                1st-8th
        SK-2nd
    Robot Explorers    Awesome Tech Stuff A         Basketball           Mixed Media Art        Machine Sewing
       1st-2nd               3rd-5th                 1st-2nd                 2nd-3rd               2nd-4th

    Robot Explorers            iCook               Hand Sewing        Minecraft Architecture        iSTEAM
       3rd-5th                3rd-5th                1st-4th                2nd-5th                 3rd-5th

   MS Awesome Tech    Coding and Game Design        Basketball        Awesome Tech Stuff B     Coding and Game
       5th-8th                3rd-5th                3rd-4th                3rd-5th                 Design
                                                                                                    6th-8th
     Drum Circle      Future Problem Solvers          iCode           Future Problem Solvers      Drum Circle
       JK-1st                 5th-8th                3rd-5th                  5th-8th               JK-1st

                       Beginning Piano Group       Running Club       Dungeons & Dragons
                              SK-2nd                 5th-8th                3rd-5th

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Fall Trimester
(September 20 - November 19)
M O N D AY S

               CLASS                   PS     JK     SK      1st        2nd      3rd     4th     5th     6th      7th     8th

            Extended Day                •      •      •          •        •       •       •       •        •       •       •

       Robot Explorers 1st-2nd                                   •        •

       Robot Explorers 3rd-5th                                                    •       •       •

         MS Awesome Tech                                                                          •        •       •       •

      iCook: Baking and Sweets                        •          •        •

         Intermediate Guitar                          •          •        •

              Karate 1                         •      •          •

             Drum Circle                       •      •          •

Extended Day Block 1 for PS-8th                                      Robot Explorers 1st-2nd
Monday | Dismissal-4:30 p.m.                                         ($232)
(247.50)                                                             This class is an intro to Robotics designed to start at
Students in Extended Day are grouped based upon grade-               the very beginning and systematically teach students
level and have age-appropriate scheduled activities.                 electronics, programming, and then how to combine
                                                                     those skills to build a functional robot. Students explore
Our Early Childhood students enjoy free play, story time,            engineering design principles building multiple fun robot
table activities, games, crafts, and playground time                 projects that drive around on a tabletop, respond to light
(weather permitting).                                                and other objects, move, detect obstacles, make sounds,
                                                                     and have surprisingly lifelike behavior and much more!
Lower School students have a dedicated quiet study time to           Led by Robot City Workshop.
work on homework or academic-related activities, and time
permitting, games, crafts, playground time, and free play.           Robot Explorers 3rd-5th
                                                                     ($232)
Middle Schoolers have quiet study space for students to              This class is an intro to Robotics designed to start at
work on homework or academic-related activities after a              the very beginning and systematically teach students
brief period of recess at the end of the school day.                 electronics, programming, and then how to combine
                                                                     those skills to build a functional robot. Students explore
Extended Day Block 2 for PS-8th                                      engineering design principles building multiple fun robot
Monday | 4:30-6:00 p.m.                                              projects that drive around on a tabletop, respond to light
($123.75)                                                            and other objects, move, detect obstacles, make sounds,
Choose Block 2 for any student staying on campus                     and have surprisingly lifelike behavior and much more!
after 4:30 p.m. Students will remain grouped based upon              Led by Robot City Workshop.
grade-level and are offered a variety of supervised activities
including: continuing with homework, games, activities,
crafts, recess, books, and independent choices.

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Middle School Awesome Tech 5th-8th                                Drum Circle JK-1st
($220)                                                            ($300)
For new or returning students to Awesome Tech Stuff. Join         Drum Circle will introduce students to hand drums, drum
Mr. Trahey for a Middle School-only version of Awesome            sets, rhythm, and matching beats to music. Register today
Tech Stuff. We will do many favorites like fly the drone,         for some drum circle fun! Students will go to the Waiting
slow motion, VR, photography, or retro videogames but             Room after receiving snack to work on homework or quiet
also some add in new activities like learning how to build a      activities while they wait for this class to start. Led by
gaming PC, make music in FL Studio, and graphic design            Billy Rhythm, private drum instructor.
with Photoshop. Led by Mr. Trahey, AV Studio Coordinator.

iCook: Baking and Sweets SK-2nd
($220)
This fall, our little chefs will learn all about the art of
dessert! We will focus on baking, mixing, measuring, and
creating recipes that satisfy our sweet tooth in a healthy
and nutritious fashion. From Key Lime Pie, to Baked Apples,
to Gingerbread Cookies, to Mini-Pumpkin Pies, and beyond,
this fall is full of delicious recipes. With a curriculum and
recipes that are entirely hands-on, this is a great opportunity
to gain a strong foundation and confidence in the kitchen.
Led by iCook Afterschool.

Intermediate Guitar SK-2nd
($240)
Returning guitar students continue to progress by learning
chords, strumming, and reading music. Kids will focus on
expading their musicality, playing with a steady beat,
singing while playing, and learning to read guitar charts.
Requirements: Each child must bring their own guitar for
this class. We recommend 1/2 and 3/4 size classical
guitars. Child must have previous experience or have
taken Beginning Guitar. Led by Gabriel Medina, private
music instructor.

Karate 1 JK-1st
($220)
For all JK students, plus new students in SK-1st Grade New
students- there is a $60 Uniform and belt fees that will be
paid directly to Mr. Haines upon receiving purchased items.
Classes are taught by Catherine Cook P.E. Teacher Kris
Haines.He is certified as an instructor in Shorin Ryu Karate
under World Champion Hanshi Larry Tankson (9th degree
black belt). Shihan Haines holds the rank of 6th degree
black belt in Shorin Ryu and black sash in Kung Fu with
additional black belts in Tai Kwon Do and Chinese Goju.
Additional fees are necessary for belt testing as a student
progresses through the levels. All questions regarding belt
testing, uniforms, additional fees, and curriculum should
be directed to khaines@ccookschool.org.

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Fall Trimester
(September 20 - November 19)
T U E S D AY S

              CLASS                   PS       JK      SK         1st   2nd      3rd    4th     5th      6th     7th     8th

           Extended Day                •        •       •          •      •       •       •       •       •       •       •

      Aweseome Tech Stuff A                                                       •       •       •

     iCook: Baking and Sweets                           •          •      •

      Coding and Game Design                                                      •       •       •       •

              Karate 2                                  •          •      •       •       •       •       •       •       •

         Beginning Ukulele                                                •       •       •       •

         STEM Science Lab                       •       •          •

       Future Problem Solvers                                                                     •       •       •       •

       Beginning Piano Group                            •          •      •

Extended Day Block 1 for PS-8th                                    iCook: Baking and Sweets
Tuesday | Dismissal-4:30 p.m.                                      ($290)
($275)                                                             This fall, our little chefs will learn all about the art of
See description under Mondays − Extended Day Block 1 for           dessert! We will focus on baking, mixing, measuring, and
PS-8th.                                                            creating recipes that satisfy our sweet tooth in a healthy
                                                                   and nutritious fashion. From Key Lime Pie, to Baked Apples,
Extended Day Block 2 for PS-8th                                    to Gingerbread Cookies, to Mini-Pumpkin Pies, and beyond,
                                                                   this fall is full of delicious recipes. With a curriculum
Tuesday | 4:30-6:00 p.m.                                           and recipes that are entirely hands-on, this is a great
($137.50)                                                          opportunity to gain a strong foundation and confidence in
See description under Mondays − Extended Day Block 2 for           the kitchen. Led by iCook Afterschool.
PS-8th.
                                                                   Coding and Game Design 3rd-6th
Awesome Tech Stuff A 3rd-5th                                       ($320)
($240)                                                             Young learners dive into programming with Scratch,
Each ASA we’ll do something different, fun, and exciting that’s    a visual programming environment with drag-and-drop
related to media and technology. Whether that’s DJ mixing and      creative learning environment developed by MIT Media
Launchpads, virtual reality, photography, slow-motion craziness    Lab. Students use code blocks and library of characters
with water balloons, flying a drone, green screen recording, or    enabling them to focus on the logic & enjoy the learning
even learning about and playing retro video games on actual        experience! Working on different levels, young coders
old-school hardware, we’ll be sure to have a super fun time        think creatively, reason systematically and problem-
each week! Led by Mr. Trahey, AV Studio Coordinator.               solve to create their own interactive stories, games
                                                                   & animations. While developing games and apps, they
                                                                   will also learn programming concepts like Variables,
                                                                   Conditional statements, Animation, Loops, Event
                                                                   handling, Operators. Led by Kids STEM Studio.

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Karate 2 SK-8th
($240)
For any orange belt to blue belt students and higher in
SK-8th Grades, plus new students in 2nd-8th Grades New
students- there is a $60 Uniform and belt fees that will be
paid directly to Mr. Haines upon receiving purchased items.
Classes are taught by Catherine Cook P.E. Teacher Kris
Haines. He is certified as an instructor in Shorin Ryu Karate
under World Champion Hanshi Larry Tankson (9th degree
black belt). Shihan Haines holds the rank of 6th degree
black belt in Shorin Ryu and black sash in Kung Fu with
additional black belts in Tai Kwon Do and Chinese Goju.
Additional fees are necessary for belt testing as a student
progresses through the levels. All questions regarding belt
testing, uniforms, additional fees, and curriculum should
be directed to khaines@ccookschool.org.

Beginning Ukulele 2nd-5th
($240)
Learn how to play the ukulele with an experienced music
and ukulele teacher. In this ASA you will learn the basic
ukulele chords, strumming, and build up a repertoire of fun
ukulele songs to play! Students will also get to pick their
own songs for independent study and have opportunities
to perform for each other. Led by Cory Bristol, 3rd Grade
Teacher Assistant.

STEM Science Lab JK-1st
($240)
In this class we’ll do a weekly experiment that explores
science, technology, engineering or math. Every week
we will plan, execute and explore our results. Come
launch some homemade rubber band rockets, see
what ingredients make the strongest slime, or do a
fruit vs. vegetable dissection. Have fun learning and
exploring how our world works! Led by Cynthia Olvera,
JK Teacher Assistant.

Future Problem Solvers (FPS) 5th-8th
($650 September-April)
FPS is a programwith a nationwide and international
governing body for kids in the middle to high school range,
which seeks to develop potential leaders by having kids
develop solutions to the kinds of problems our world will
face in the years ahead. Led by Mike Kruse and Liz Kruse.

Beginning Piano Group SK-2nd
($320)
This piano class is especially fo rkids who have neber
taken piano before. In a group setting, kids will work on
gettting to know the piano/keyboard, play together on
steady beat, and understand the musical alphabet along
with other muiscal concepts important to playing piano.
Led by Gabriel Medina, private music instructor.

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Fall Trimester
(September 20 - November 19)

W E D N E S D AY S
              CLASS                  PS      JK      SK     1st          2nd      3rd     4th      5th      6th      7th     8th

          Extended Day                •       •      •          •         •        •        •       •        •        •        •

  iCode: Game Design in Scratch                                                    •        •       •

       Hands on Engineering                          •          •         •

       Hand Sewing Stuffies                                     •         •        •        •

       Mixed Media Art Class                         •          •

        Basketball 1st-2nd                                      •         •

        Basketball 3rd-4th                                                         •        •

           Running Club                                                                             •        •        •        •

           Drum Circle                        •      •          •

Extended Day Block 1 for PS-8th                                     Hands on Engineering SK-2nd
Wednesday | Dismissal-4:30 p.m.                                     ($350)
($330)                                                              In our Engineering class, students explore different fields
See description under Mondays − Extended Day Block 1 for            of Engineering: Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical,
PS-8th.                                                             Structural, and Environmental, each week with a passion
                                                                    for creativity and tinkering. Students build Engineering
                                                                    toys and models while learning various Engineering laws
Extended Day Block 2 for PS-8th                                     and principles which they see and experience on a daily
Wednesday | 4:30-6:00 p.m.                                          basis. They also get to take home their creation after
($165)                                                              every class. Led by Kids STEM Studio.
See description under Mondays − Extended Day Block 2 for
PS-8th.                                                             Hands Sewing Stuffies 1st-4th
                                                                    ($313)
iCode: Game Design in Scratch 3rd-5th                               Avocados, Tacos, Sushi oh my! Pick your stuffie pattern and
($350)                                                              learn how to hand-sew a stuffie of your choice. Students
This fall, our computer scientists-in-training will learn how       will also learn how to hand-sew, thread a needle and how to
coding allows them to interact with computers. They will            knot their projects properly. Led by Sew Crafty Studio.
learn to create their own characters, animate them, choose
colorful backdrops and even add sounds and music and,               Mixed Media Art Class SK-1st
of course, how to tell a story through their game. The              ($335)
course will cover universal programming concepts that               Mixed media is a great class to try a little bit of everything,
are used in any programming language like algorithms,               to give students a wide variety of art making experiences.
loops, sequence, events, variables, debugging and more.             From art history to collage, we will try it all. Mixed media
Going beyond the basic coding skills, this course will              is a class designed to let your child experiment with
teach kids how to creatively express themselves, problem            mediums, materials and ideas. The Mixed Media class
solve and think logically. By the end of the course, your           encourages problem solving, curiosity and learning
young coder will be able to share a library of games they           through art. This class is perfect for the budding artist.
designed and coded. Led by iCode Afterschool.                       Join us as we gain hands-on experiences, and explore
                                                                    art. Led by Easel Art Studio.

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Basketball 1st-2nd
($235)
Coach Tom and his team of coaches are here to help keep
your child active after school with a fun, creative, and
constructive basketball program! Through his considerate
and engaging approach, Coach Tom strives to create a
positive athletic experience for every participant. Coach
Tom understands and appreciates the positive benefits of
the power of play combined with purposeful practice as
well as the positive impact a coach can have on one’s skill
and character development. Equipped with this knowledge,
Coach Tom & Team are dedicated to helping your child
learn, grow, develop, and most importantly have FUN
playing basketball!

Basketball 3rd-4th
($235)
Coach Tom and his team of coaches are here to help keep
your child active after school with a fun, creative, and
constructive basketball program! Through his considerate
and engaging approach, Coach Tom strives to create a
positive athletic experience for every participant. Coach
Tom understands and appreciates the positive benefits of
the power of play combined with purposeful practice as
well as the positive impact a coach can have on one’s skill
and character development. Equipped with this knowledge,
Coach Tom & Team are dedicated to helping your child
learn, grow, develop, and most importantly have FUN
playing basketball!

Running Club 5th-8th
($200)
Running Club teaches proper running techniques and skills
taken from expert programs around the country. We will
provide information about running gear, dos and don’ts
for running in the city, running at different temperatures,
distance versus time skills assessment, and more. Each
week the run will begin and end at Catherine Cook. Runs
will become progressively longer and more challenging as
the session goes on. Running Club will be centered around
training to complete the Hot Chocolate 5K tentatively
scheduled for early November (entry fee for the 5K is not
included in the Club fees). Parent volunteers are welcome
to participate in the Club and encouraged to join us in the
race. Please join us for a super fun season as a team! Led
by Coach Stacy.

Drum Circle JK-1st
($300)
Drum Circle will introduce students to hand drums, drum
sets, rhythm, and matching beats to music. Register today
for some drum circle fun! Students will go to the Waiting
Room after receiving snack to work on homework or quiet
activities while they wait for this class to start. Led by Billy
Rhythm, private drum instructor.

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Fall Trimester
(September 20 - November 19)

T H U R S D AY S

             CLASS                PS      JK     SK        1st      2nd      3rd     4th     5th      6th     7th     8th

          Extended Day             •       •      •         •         •       •       •       •        •       •        •

      Awesome Tech Stuff B                                                    •       •       •

       iSTEAM: Engineering                        •         •         •
          and Technology
      Minecraft Architecture                                          •       •       •       •

      Mixed Media Art Class                                           •       •

       Musical Adventures                  •      •         •
        Around the World
      Dungeons and Dragons                                                    •       •       •

         Beginning Guitar                         •         •         •

      Future Problem Solvers                                                                  •        •       •        •

Extended Day Block 1 for PS-8th                                 iSTEAM: Engineering and Technology SK-2nd
Thursday | Dismissal-4:30 p.m.                                  ($250)
($275)                                                          This fall, our scientists-in-training will learn all about
See description under Mondays − Extended Day Block 1 for        engineering and technology. Students will experience
PS-8th.                                                         science interactively via hands-on and observable
                                                                experiments, solving everyday activities and events. While
Extended Day Block 2 for PS-8th                                 building bridges, designing skyscrapers, engineering
Thursday | 4:30-6:00 p.m.                                       the perfect paper airplane, exploring technologies for
($137.50)                                                       environmental cleanup, creating automated machinery,
See description under Mondays − Extended Day Block 2 for        and beyond, students will have the opportunity to
PS-8th.                                                         conduct hands-on experiments in an engaging classroom
                                                                environment. Our young scientists are encouraged to
Awesome Tech Stuff B 3rd-5th                                    ask questions, think critically, experiment, and explain
($220)                                                          their reasoning and problem-solving. As a result, they will
Each ASA we’ll do something different, fun, and exciting
that’s related to media and technology. Whether that’s          deepen their collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking
DJ mixing and Launchpads, virtual reality, photography,         skills, as well as their understanding and interest in
slow-motion craziness with water balloons, flying a             science. Led by iSTEAM Afterschool.
drone, green screen recording, or even learning about
and playing retro video games on actual old-school              Minecraft Architecture 2nd-5th
hardware, we’ll be sure to have a super fun time each           ($300)
week! Led by Mr. Trahey, AV Studio Coordinator.                 Minecraft offers a great entry point into the world of
                                                                architecture. Using Minecraft as CAD tool, our next
                                                                generation Architects learn various elements of differing
                                                                architectural styles from medieval to modern architecture.
                                                                They create the floor plan and design the interiors with
                                                                various types of stones, material and shapes to build their
                                                                dream structure. Led by Kids STEM Studio.

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Mixed Media Art Class 2nd-3rd
($285)
Mixed media is a great class to try a little bit of everything,
to give students a wide variety of art making experiences.
From art history to collage, we will try it all. Mixed media
is a class designed to let your child experiment with
mediums, materials and ideas. The Mixed Media class
encourages problem solving, curiosity and learning
through art. This class is perfect for the budding artist.
Join us as we gain hands-on experiences, and explore
art. Led by Easel Art Studio.

Musical Adventures Around the World JK-1st
($275)
Children will sing, dance, tell stories, explore rhythm
instruments and learn children’s songs from around
the world This hands-on, engaging class will explore
the origins of rhythm, melody, and musical styles from
various cultures. An entertaining class designed for young
musicians to encourage a lifelong love of music! Led by
Chicago School of Music Arts.

Dungeons and Dragons 3rd-5th
($220)
Learn all about the most popular tabletop game in the
world, Dungeons and Dragons! In this role-playing game,
you will use critical thinking and creative skills to fight
monsters, complete challenges and quests, and become
the hero of their own adventure. Students will learn how
to be a player in this game as well as run their own
sessions as a Game Master. You do not need anything but
an adventurous spirit and a willingness to learn and work
together to save the day! Led by Cory Bristol, 3rd Grade
Teacher Assistant.

Beginning Guitar SK-2nd
($275)
This class introduces kids to basic strumming styles,
rhythms, and note reading on guitar. Kids learn to play
and sing easy melodies and tunes while learning proper
hand technique and posture. Requirements: Each child
must bring their own guitar for this class. We recommend
1/2 and 3/4 size classical guitars.Led by Gabriel Medina,
private music instructor.

Future Problem Solvers (FPS) 5th-8th
($650 September-April)
See Tuesday for description. Sign up for one FPS section only.

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Fall Trimester
(September 20 - November 19)
F R I D AY S
     REGISTRATION FOR AN AFTER SCHOOL CLASS INCLUDES SUPERVISION AND A SNACK BETWEEN SCHOOL DISMISSAL AND CLASS START TIME.

              CLASS                  PS       JK      SK      1st       2nd     3rd    4th      5th     6th      7th     8th
          Extended Day                •        •       •       •         •       •       •       •        •       •           •

     Intermediate Piano Group                          •       •         •

       Machine Sewing Class                                              •       •       •

              Chess                                            •         •       •       •       •        •       •           •

             Fencing                                   •       •         •       •       •       •        •       •           •

       iSTEAM: Engineering                                                       •       •       •
          and Technology
     Coding and Game Design                                                                               •       •           •

           Drum Circle                         •       •       •

Extended Day Block 1 for PS-8th                                     Chess 1st-8th
Friday | Dismissal-4:30 p.m.                                        ($250)
($302.50)                                                           Chess-Ed will once again join us to provide this unique,
See description under Mondays − Extended Day Block 1 for            exciting, dynamic and professional chess instructional
PS-8th.                                                             program which lifts each student to a new level of
                                                                    chess playing expertise. Each week students will
                                                                    enjoy an engaging lesson with supervised time to play
Extended Day Block 2 for PS-8th                                     classmates. Students will grow their knowledge of the
4:30-6:00 p.m.                                                      game - from the basics through opening theory, middle
($151.25)                                                           game tactics and end game combinations. Students’
See description under Mondays − Extended Day Block 2 for            vocabulary and math skills will continue to advance. The
PS-8th.                                                             chess program is open to students in grades 1-8 and of
                                                                    all playing levels. Led by Chess Ed.
Intermediate Piano Group SK-2nd
($320)                                                              Fencing SK-8th
Kids will continue to focus on expanding their musicality,          ($275)
playing with a steady beat, understanding the musical               This class will combine a fun and educational introduction
alphabet, using proper hand technique and learning                  to fencing. Fencing is a fun sport that can build strength,
additional musical concepts important to learning piano.            quick thinking, and mobility while getting a great
Requirements: Child must have previous experience or                workout. This class will cover the basics of fencing:
have taken Beginning Piano. Led by Gabriel Medina,                  advance, retreat, lunge, attack, and counter attack.
private music instructor.                                           Students with some experience are welcome to return.
                                                                    Skills learned from previous sessions will be enhanced.
Machine Sewing Class 2nd-4th                                        Led by Swift Fencing.
($300)
Students will learn how to properly thread and set up a
sewing machine during this course. Students will make
useful accessories like zipper pouch, scrunchies and
headbands for an example. We will offer the students
many suggested projects for their skill level during the
session. All supplies provided. Led by Sew Crafty Studio.
sewcraftystudio.com.

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STEAM: Engineering and Technology 3rd-5th
($275)
This fall, our scientists-in-training will learn all
about engineering and technology. Students will
experience science interactively via hands-on and
observable experiments, solving everyday activities
and events. While building bridges, designing
skyscrapers, engineering the perfect paper airplane,
exploring technologies for environmental cleanup,
creating automated machinery, and beyond, students will
have the opportunity to conduct hands-on experiments
in an engaging classroom environment. Our young
scientists are encouraged to ask questions, think
critically, experiment, and explain their reasoning and
problem-solving. As a result, they will deepen their
collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills, as
well as their understanding and interest in science. Led
by iSTEAM Afterschool.

Coding and Game Design 6th-8th
($300)
Students learn to create and publish their own 2D games
and app using Construct 3’s powerful visual system.
Construct 3 is a powerful event-based software that
allows students to learn the principles of programming
such as input/output, variables, loops, conditional
statements, data structures and much more in an
accessible and easy to understand way. This course
will walk them through the process of creating
spectacular games like RPGs, Physics games, Runners
games, Platformers and Mobile device games. Led by
Kids STEM Studio.

Drum Circle JK-1st
($300)
Drum Circle will introduce students to hand drums, drum
sets, rhythm, and matching beats to music. Register today
for some drum circle fun! Students will go to the Waiting
Room after receiving snack to work on homework or quiet
activities while they wait for this class to start. Led by Billy
Rhythm, private drum instructor.

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