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2014 FALL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

 MONDAY  (10/20; 10/27; 11/10; 11/17; 11/24; 12/1)

 

BIZ KIDS (Grades 3-5) max=12 / Mrs. Butler[Cost: $65]

Kids teach kids about money.  Learn how to make money and save money.  Play games to learn about entrepreneurship.  This is a 3-part series. Part I: Basic money matters. Part II: Credit and debt. Part III: Entrepreneurship and business. 

 

GLOBETROTTERS (Grades 4-5) max=15 / Dr. Copeland [Cost: $65]

If you like studying maps and globes and  are  interested in knowing the locations of different countries, mountains, and rivers, this program is designed to help students learn U.S. and World Geography using a variety of print and electronic resources. A different continent is featured each week and materials will be distributed to use to study for the Geography Bee. Although the Geography Bee is an activity offered only to 4th and 5th grade students , 3rd graders are also welcome to participate in the ASP so they can get a head start on preparing for the competition.

 

Potowmack Moving Kids (Grades K-5) max=15 /  Mrs. Opiola [Cost: $60]  

KEEP IT MOVING!  It's not just exercise anymore! This class promotes 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.  

 

Intermediate Clay (Grades 3-5) max=15 / Mrs. Jackson [Cost: $65]  

This class will go a little more in depth with the clay creating process. Students will be challenged a little bit more with how to create things out of clay. Students do not need to have clay experience to participate. The classes are taught according to who is taking the class. We will be making a few different clay pieces that we will finish with either glazes or paint. 

 

 

TUESDAY 10/21; 10/28; 11/11; 11/18; 11/25; 12/2;

 

CUPCAKES GALORE (Grades K-2) max = 10 / Mrs. Siddiqui / [Cost: $75]  

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 design 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 10 students.

 

Spanish Immersion (Grades K-5) max = 20 / Language Stars / [Cost: $85]  (10/21; 10/28; 11/11; 11/18; 11/25; 12/2;12/9/12/16)

Have fun learning another language.  The language of Spain and Latin America—and the second-most-spoken language in the United States—is Language Stars' most popular language class. Our Spanish teachers come from Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Spain, and other countries and are excited to share their rich cultures with our students.

 

 

PMK FITNESS CLUB      (Grades K-3) max=20 10/21; 10/28; 11/4; 11/11 - (2:35-4:05)[Cost: $60]  

(Grades 4-5) max=20 11/18; 11/25; 12/2; 12/9 - (2:35-4:05)[Cost: $60]  

 

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. K-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 .

 

LEGO ROBOTICS - Beginning (grades 2-3) max = 12 / 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.

 

Beginner Clay (Grades K-2) max=20 / Mrs. Jackson [Cost: $65]  

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! 

 

 WEDNESDAY 10/22; 10/29; 11/5; 11/12; 11/19;12/3;

 

SCIENCE EXPLORERS (Grades K-3) max=10 /Mrs. Butler [Cost: $65]  

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.

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (Grades 3-5) max= 12 /Mrs. Jackson [Cost: $65]  

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).

 

MATH COMPREHENSION (Grade 3-5) max = 10 /Mrs. Siddiqui[Cost: $65]  

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. Open to students in grades 1 – 3. Class limited to first 8 students.

 

 THURSDAY 10/23; 10/30; 11/6; 11/13; 11/20; 12/4

 

CUPCAKES GALORE (Grades 3-5) max = 10 /Mrs. Siddiqui [Cost: $75]  

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 design 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 10 students.

 

LEGO BUILDERS (Grades K-3) max 15 / Mrs. Butler [Cost: $65]  

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!

 

 FRIDAY 10/24; 10/31; 11/7; 11/14; 11/21; 12/5

 

TAE KWON DO (Grades K-5) max=15 / Majest TaeKwonDo Martial Arts (3.00-4.00 p.m) [Cost: $65]  

 

TEMPORARILY NOT OFFERED.

WILL RETURN BY SPRING 2015.

 

 

LEGO ROBOTICS - Advanced (Grades 3-5) max=15 /Mr. Charlish [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!

 

Mask Making (Grades 3-5) max=12 / Mrs. Jackson[Cost: $65]  

This class will be teaching students different ways to make masks. We will be making a mask out of clay and out of paper mache. Students will learn different ways to build the masks using the different materials and how to finish them with different paints and other details.

 

SPELLING CLUB (Grades 2-5) max=10 / Mrs. Butler[Cost: $65]  

Have fun learning to spell new words throughout the school year.  Kids will have fun playing spelling games and challenging each other with their skills.  All lessons are at grade level skills. 

 

 

*Please note a minimum of 8 students is required to have a class.

    
  
FALL SESSION DETAILS
Classes begin the week of October 21, 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.