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SPRING AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
 
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MONDAY
4/7; 4/21; 4/28; 5/5; 5/12; 5/19


 
Potowmack Moving Kids (formerly Kids Klub Bootcamp)(Grades K-5) / 
 Monday
  / Mrs. Opiola   Cost: $60 ]  
KEEP IT MOVING!  It's not just exercise anymore! This class is to promote fitness, improve functionality, mobility and balance.  Achieve fitness goals kid style in this "keep moving" inspired workout.  Enjoy a fun-filled hour of exercise and games to motivating music that will energize you.  
 
 
LEARN TO SEW (Grades 2-5) / Monday / Mrs. Jackson Cost: $60 and $5 supply fee ] 
Learn different stitching techniques to create colorful sewn pieces.  We will start off with some of the basic stitches to get us going and we will then move on to more complex designs.  Students will be learning how to thread a needle and how to use the different colored yarns to create a work of art!
 
 
HOMEWORK HELPER
 (Grades 1-5) / Monday / Mrs. Butler [ Cost: $60 ]
If you need extra time and help with your homework or projects, this class is the place to be. Practice reading and math skills.  Bring your homework and study guides with you too.  You can study for upcoming tests.  
 
 
CREATIVE THINKING (Grades 2-5) / Monday / Dr. Copeland  [ Cost: $65 
Are you someone who likes to build towers and bridges? Do you like word games?  You might be just the kind of person we are looking for in our “Creative Problem Solving” class. Students in the class will use common household items like toothpicks, clay, marshmallows, and cotton balls to construct different load bearing structures. Students will work cooperatively in groups to come up with innovative solutions to different kinds of problems that require the use of both verbal and non-verbal skills. The weekly problems used with the students will be similar to the verbal and non-verbal problems used as part of the Odyssey of the Mind Spontaneous competition; students in the Creative Problem Solving class, however, do not need to have OM experience to be successful.  Students are encouraged to bring a peanut free snack each  week to consume at the start of class before we begin to create projects.

 
 
TUESDAY
4/8; 4/22; 4/29; 5/6; 5/13; 5/20
 

 

BASKET WEAVING (Grades 
1-5) / Tuesday / Mrs. Jackson 
 [ Cost: $65 

Learn to weave with paper and yarn.  We will begin with a simple paper weaving that we will then transform into a paper box.  Afterwards we will work with yarn and learn to weave a small flat creature and then learn how to weave a bag with the yarn.


 
LEGO ROBOTICS (Grades 3-5) (Advanced)(max=15) /
Tuesday
 / Mr. Cha
rlish [ Cost: $60 ]
 Welcome to the wonderful world of robots! This Hands-on Robotics club taught by Mr. Charlish enables students to work as young robotic engineers. Students build, program and test robots. They learn how to build robots incorporating various sensors and motors to accomplish a range of missions and goals. We will be using laptops to program the robots!
 
 
 
LEGO BUILDERS (Grades K-3) / Tuesday / Mrs. Butler Cost: $60 and $5 supply fee ] 
Use your imagination! Come spend an hour creating your own Lego animals, cars, buildings, etc, while developing those fine motor skills. Each week there will be a theme and plenty of free building time. This is one of our most popular classes and fills up fast, so don’t wait to register!

 
CUPCAKES GALORE
 
(Grades K-2) / Tuesday/Mrs. Siddiqui
 
 
[ Cost: $60 and $
1
5 supply fee
 ]  
Learn to decorate cupcakes. The class will be hands on and fun for kids of all ages. We will create adorable flowers like roses, mums and daisies. Each class will have a different designs and will include 1-2 cupcakes that the student can work on and take home. Icing, color and cupcake will be provided. Limited to first 8 students.
 
 
PMK FITNESS CLUB (Grades 1-5) / Tuesday / Mrs. Thompson
 
[ Cost: $60 ] [
4/29; 5/6; 5/13; 5/20]    [ 2:45pm - 4:15pm]
The club will focus on the old Presidential Fitness standards (it no longer exists) in which the students practice the 5 fitness tests that measure flexibility, agility, muscular strength, muscular endurance and cardio-respiratory endurance. We will still be using the past Presidential guidelines and tests standards for achieving the title of a Potowmack Fit Eagle. As in the past, these standards are what we use for the Potowmack Eagle Wall of Fame records. Our wonderful PTA is helping purchase our newly designed  Potowmack Eagle Fitness Shirts which will be awarded to those students  that pass all 5 of the PMK  fitness tests. Presidential Fitness shirts were awarded to students before and now the new designed shirts will be given to them. 1-5th graders  learn how to do the tests and practice the tests as well as participate in activities & games that will help benefit their fitness levels on their way to becoming a Potowmack Fit Eagle. The shirts are awarded to only the students who achieve all 5 PMK fit tests. If your child already received a shirt from the fall session, they will be awarded a star to put on their shirt.  Every year  the shirts will be a different color. So all students who have achieved their first year will be awarded a purple shirt, 2nd year a red shirt etc (almost like Karate and their different colored belts.  The 4 sessions will be 90 minutes .


WEDNESDAY
4/9; 4/23; 4/30; 5/7; 5/14; 5/21
 

NEWSPAPER (Grades 3-5) / 
  Wednesday
 / Mrs. Carolla
Cost: $60 ]
 Do you want to be a News Reporter?! In Newspaper club you will enjoy creative, exciting, and stimulating lesson in writing as you create authentic newspaper stories. You will be transformed into reporters. Various aspects of newspapers are covered, including parts of a newspaper, writing an article, interviews, online newspapers, newspaper reading habits, and layout and design techniques. Join us in Newspaper and get the next big SCOOP!


 
 
MATH WIZARDS
(Grades 1-3) / Wednesday / Mrs.Siddiqui 
 [ Cost: $60 and $5 supply fee ]
Fun and interactive class where students will strengthen their addition, subtraction
,
and multiplication foundation through timed drills and worksheets. Students will also be challenged through grade appropriate word problems that will stimulate their minds and further master their comprehension of word problems. Class limited to first 8 students.
 
 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (Grades 3-5)/Wednesday/Mrs. Jackson [Cost: $60 and $5 supply fee ]

Digital photography: Students will be introduced to how to take artistic photos with a digital camera.  We will be working on different assignments to create our photos and see how we can capture the world we live in through our own camera lense. (if you have your own camera please feel free to bring that to class- you will be the only one to use it!  Be sure your first and last name are on it somewhere).

 
EVERYWHERE SCIENCE (Grades 1-5) /Wednesday/Mrs. Butler [Cost: $60 and $5 supply fee]
Explore the world of science with hands on experiments that will take you on an adventure as you discover backyard insects, the environment, how a brick is made naturally, the travel of sound, light, gravity, and play science games for prizes.  Watch a video and discuss what you see.
 
 
 THURSDAY
4/10; 4/24; 5/1; 5/8; 5/15; 5/22
 
 

CUPCAKES GALORE
 
(Grades
3-5
)/T
hursday
/Mrs. Siddiqui
 
 [4/24; 5/1; 5/8; 5/15; 5/22;5/29]
[ Cost: $60 and $15 supply fee ]  
Learn to decorate cupcakes. The class will be hands on and fun for kids of all ages. We will create adorable flowers like roses, mums and daisies. Each class will have a different designs and will include 1-2 cupcakes that the student can work on and take home. Icing, color and cupcake will be provided. Limited to first 8 students.
 
 
 
SPANISH (Grades 1-3) / Thursday / Ms. Maslyn 
Cost: $60 ]
This is a pure fun, and high energy class. A combination of Latin dances, cumbia, salsa, merenge, and Spaniard flamenco and exercise.  The class is designed to introduce different Spanish music and teach rhythm and movement while learning Spanish vocabulary.


 
3D KIDS BOOK CLUB  (Grades 1-5) Thursday / Mrs. Butler Cost: $60 ]
Books and stories come alive in this action packed book reading club.  The kids will act out the story as it is being read. Being able to see the story in their head like a movie will help them remember the story thus enhancing comprehension skills.


 
FRIDAY
4/11; 4/25; 5/2; 5/9; 5/16; 5/23
 
 
 
TAE KWON DO 
(Gr
ades K-5)/
Friday /Majest TaeKwonDo Martial Arts (3.00-4.00 p.m) [ Cost: $65 ]
 Learn basic
T
ae
K
won
D
do moves *form and kicking*. This class helps students improve focus and concentration skills that fosters discipline in the classroom.  The instructors also talk to the students about respect and endorses positive life skills.  Our beliefs in traditional Tae Kwon Do training are to prepare students for the responsibilities of citizenship and to empower students to enrich their personal and professional lives.

 

LEGO ROBOTICS 
(Grades 2-3) (Beginners)(max=12) 
 / Friday
/ Mr. Charlish Cost: $60 ]
 Mr. Charlish's LEGO robotics (beginners) will introduce young students to robotics using the LEGO Education WeDo Software v.1.2 and Activity Packs. Students will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as language, literacy, and social studies.
 
  
BEGINNING CLAY (Grades K-2)(max=20)/Friday/Mrs. Jackson [Cost: $60 and $5 supply fee]
This is an introductory class on how to work with clay. Students will be taught the basics of what clay is and how we can create some simple clay projects. Students will make their pieces out of clay and glaze and paint their pieces to finish them up! 
    
  
SPRING SESSION DETAILS
Classes begin the week of April 7, 2014 and will run for six sessions (unless otherwise noted).  Make-up classes are at the discretion of the instructor.  **ASP classes will not be held if Loudoun County Schools are closed due to holidays or inclement weather. In the event of a school closing, we will make every effort to schedule a make-up class.**  Classes all meet from 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM (unless otherwise noted) and parents are responsible for the transportation of all students who participate.  Bus transportation is NOT provided.  CASA and YMCA students are welcome to participate and will be walked over to CASA and YMCA after ASP class.
  
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
An On-Site Coordinator must be present each day that the After School Program classes are offered. If a coordinator is unable to be present, all classes for that day will be cancelled. If you volunteer, one of your children will be eligible to receive one FREE class (up to $60 credit towards one class). Your child is also guaranteed their first choice of class for the day you volunteer.  Coordinator duties for the session can be split (three weeks each) between two parents and one child each will receive a 50% discount ($30 class credit each) on their first class.Responsibilities include taking attendance in the Gym before students go to their class sites and checking on absentee children, handing out Band-Aids (if necessary), making sure all children are picked up in a timely manner and calling if parents are late.  If you are interested, please contact Rennea Butler at Rennea.butler.mma@gmail.com or Wendy Love at Wendylove@mac.com.
 
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The PTA understands that there are some families within our school community who cannot afford the enrollment fee for After School Program classes.  To aid these families in providing a well rounded and enriching school experience for their child, the PTA has established a scholarship fund to assist financially.  (Note: This fund does not cover supply fees.  They are the responsibility of the applicant.)  If your child is interested in taking an After School Class, and you would like to request assistance, please download Financial Need Application off the school website, under the PTA – After School section or contact Mrs. Jenny Rule, principal at: jennifer.rule@lcps.orgRennea Butler at Rennea.butler.mma@gmail.com or Wendy Love at Wendylove@mac.com.  There are also hard copies of this form in both English and Spanish in the school office.
 
Since some classes fill quickly, if you plan on seeking financial assistance, submit your class registration form immediately, pending approval of your financial need application with Mrs. Rule.  All information is kept strictly confidential.  Eligible children are entitled to take one (1) class per session.