Spring 2017
After-School Enrichment Program Schedule

Spring 2017- Session 3
Monday April 10 - Thursday May 25, 2017

Starting the week of April 10, your child can enjoy a wide range of after-school enrichment activities. All located at WES and immediately following school. No commuting required! Monday to Thursday activities are from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays classes are from 2:30-3:30 p.m.  

Contact WES's After-School Enrichment Director Caitlin Lennon at 301-652-7878 or clennon@w-e-s.org for questions.
 

Click HERE to enroll for WES after-school enrichment activities

Enrollment notes: To complete the enrollment process, an online credit card payment must be made, in full, through the online registration process. Seats will not be saved for partial or non-payment. 

WES families who receive a discounted price will have to pay full price for the clubs but will receive a check back with the difference. Please contact the Financial Aid Office with questions. 

Click HERE for a pdf of the activity descriptions and view all of the descriptions below. 
 

Monday
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Dates: 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22
 

“Fun with LEGOs” LEGOLand (Grades NTK-2)
If you are a “LEGO Fanatic” this program is for you! Mr. Girson and Mrs. Elkassem will create a“LEGOLand” full of opportunities for students to explore and create with LEGOs. Every student will have a part in building a LEGO City. Our city will expand weekly as we add more buildings, ways of transportation, and people. Fee: $132

Lights, Camera, Action with Mrs. Rothwell (Grades T-1)
Have your little one explore the wonderful world of theatre through the use of their imaginations, movement and song. Children will learn to work together in a group, build self-confidence, and develop a greater sense of empathy. Together we will choose a children’s storybook to adapt into a short play as our starting point on our dramatic journey to the stage.  The “cast” will design and create their very own costumes and scenery for what is sure to be a fabulous production!  Fee: $250

Tumbling with Tommie Shaw (Grades Transition-4)
In Tumbling with Tommie Shaw & Company, students will learn the basics of tumbling in a fun and safe environment. This beginner class will focus on skills like forward and backward rolls, candlesticks, tripods, and cartwheels.The class will also incorporate stretching and balancing exercises.These movements will be incorporated in a floor routine to be presented on the last day of class. Gymnastics education in early childhood improves children’s strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Parents are invited to join us on the last day of class for a Parent’s Day presentation.Fee: $200

Sports Club with P.E. Staff (Grades 1-2)
If you enjoy playing games, sports, and tournaments then look no further. In Sports club you will be participating in all these fun activities. No Fee

Art with Mrs. Miller (Grades 2 -3)
Children will explore new techniques, learn to manipulate three-dimensional materials, and find rich ways of expression in a variety of art mediums. No Fee

Tuesday
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Dates: 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23


Explore, Design & Make with Mrs. Owens (Grades 1-5) 
All NEW Projects!
In this STEM + Art class students explore various interdisciplinary concepts as they design creations. We will use household materials to make smartphone speakers, create a large "campfires" for each child to take home and eat real S'mores, make expanding “snow!” and play with polymers, explore sound as we play with sound tubes and create a simple harmonicas, make 21st century light-up electric art, test our culinary arts with chocolate bowls and more.  (And all the while we will be learning STEM concepts.)  Who knew learning could be so fun! Fee:  $265

Ballet with Ballet Petite (Grades Transition-1)
The enchanting world of ballet is brought to life through the classics! Young dancers will learn basic positions and terminology from our creative lessons.Classical children's literature is performed with handmade costumes and props using dance, music, and pantomime. This introductory ballet class will truly make all of your child's dreams come true! Fee: $146

Yoga with Tommie Shaw (Grades K-4)
In Yoga class, students will learn the basics of yoga in a fun, relaxing environment.  Students will learn a variety of techniques to build strength and stamina, as well as increase flexibility, balance, and coordination. Additionally, yoga builds students’ self-confidence, and aids in concentration and relaxation. The course will focus on basic yoga poses which strengthen the body, release tension and calm the mind. Yoga class is a great way for students to relax after a long school day, in a non-competitive and positive environment. Parents are invited to join us on the last day of class for Parent’s Day. Fee: $200

French with Madame Jacqueline (Grades 3-4)
Students can extend their skills in French through games, dialogues, and other activities. The emphasis is on learning through play, exploration, and the arts. Vocabulary will be reinforced as children have a chance to practice their French-speaking skills and also learn more about the Francophile world. No Fee 

Wednesday
3:30- 4:30 p.m.

Dates: 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/2


FUN Science and Engineering Club with Mrs. Elkassem. (Grades Transition-4)
It’s never too early for your youngsters to start tinkering, stimulating the scientific thinking, and improving their problem solving skills. During this fully hands-on and inquiry based science and engineering club, students will get the opportunity to think, work, and explore while having fun just like true scientists. If you are interested in launching rockets, building cities, making lava lamps, and exploring the rich world of science and experimentation, this is the club for you!!! Fee: $255

Chess Wizards (Grades K-5)
Chess Wizards is a premier chess education company providing fun, informative, and challenging chess lessons to students. Chess Wizards teaches children many important life concepts, such as strategy, learning the ability to win graciously and accept defeat with dignity, and sportsmanship. Students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience. At the end of the session, each student will have had the chance to participate in a mini-chess tournament.  Fee: $135

Cooking Club with Ms. Lucy (Grades 3-5)
Cooking with Lucy is designed for children to have fun in the kitchen while cooking delicious food. Our hands-on class will use local and seasonal ingredients and will emphasize that healthy food is also delicious. Students will work in small groups to make all kinds of concoctions from scratch.  They will be able to explore recipes from many parts of the world. Some of our recipes include, but are not limited to, muffins, quiches, scones, pretzels, pizza, pies, cookies, cupcakes, breads, and much, much more.  Students, get ready to measure, mix and decorate!! Fee: $190

Tool Time with Mr. Schuessler (Grades 1-2)
In Tool Time students will be introduced to tools (hammers, screwdrivers, drills etc) and develop/practice usage skills that would lead to the completion of projects and games.  Not only will the kids learn how to build cool things, but will also be working on their fine motor skills and safety when using tools. Fee: $160

Arabic I- Beginners (Grades T-4)
WES offers Arabic as a second language after school for transition through sixth grade. This is a session for beginners, designed to provide support even for families with no Arabic in the home.  While the classes are meant to be fun for the students, the program will present a serious curriculum to maximize learning, including attention to vocabulary, speaking, the Arabic alphabet, and proper pronunciation. Consider giving your child an early entrée into one of the critical languages of the future to boost their brain development now and career chances later. Fee: $200 (includes all materials)

Thursday
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Dates: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

Chinese Language & Culture Program I and II (Grades K-4)
This club is designed to expose students in a fun and stimulating way to Chinese language and culture through arts, calligraphy, games, and food. The students will learn basic greetings, proper strokes, and writing techniques for Chinese characters. The use of song, role-play and games, as well as cartoons in Mandarin, will provide an exciting classroom experience.  Li Ives is a native Mandarin speaker from Taiwan. She holds a BA in literature and an MBA in Finance. Li is raising a bilingual child with her husband. She is a firm believer in bilingual education and can attest firsthand to all the benefits and advantages it offers. Fee: $275

Japanese Karate (Grades K- 5)
Sensei Takemori is a dedicated karate practitioner and instructor. He has studied with some of the best instructors in the world and has also won countless accolades. His karate classes not only focus on instruction, but also promote spirit, strength, and technique. Fee: $185

Cooking Club with Ms. Lucy (Grades K-2)
Cooking with Lucy is designed for children to have fun in the kitchen while cooking delicious food. Our hands-on class will use local and seasonal ingredients and will emphasize that healthy food is also delicious. Students will work in small groups to make all kinds of concoctions from scratch.  They will be able to explore recipes from many parts of the world. Some of our recipes include, but are not limited to, muffins, quiches, scones, pretzels, pizza, pies, cookies, cupcakes, breads, and much, much more.  Students, get ready to measure, mix and decorate!! Fee: $190

Spanish with Señora Luna (Grades 3-4)
Students can extend their skills in Spanish through games, dialogues, and other activities. The emphasis is on learning through play, dance, exploration, and the arts. Vocabulary will be reinforced as children have a chance to practice their Spanish-speaking skills and also learn more about the Spanish culture. No Fee

Arts and Planning with Mrs. Miller (Grades 4-6)
Children will explore new techniques, learn to manipulate three-dimensional materials, and find rich ways of expression in a variety of art mediums. No Fee

Strength and Conditioning with P.E. Staff (Grades 3-4)
In the Strength and Conditioning Club the students will learn different ways to increase their fitness and obtain a healthy lifestyle. We will work on all areas of fitness including cardiovascular endurance, agility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. We will be engaging in fitness stations, agility workouts, cooperative games that focus on increasing fitness, and running on the Capital Crescent Trail. The goal of the club is to find new and enjoyable ways for our students to maintain a happy, healthy, fit, and fun lifestyle! No Fee

Friday
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Dates: 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19


Shooting Stars Soccer (Grades NTK-1)
Take your game to the next level! Join us for Shooting Stars Soccer and learn to play soccer like the pros! Coaches will teach skills like dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, and defense. This program emphasizes fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Have a blast and make new friends playing Battle Balls, Trapper 500, Corner Kick Challenge, and Soccer Knockout. Don’t miss out–sign up today! Fee: $120 

Tru2Form Basketball (Grades T-2) (Grades 3-5)
Tru2Form Hoops provides the best in after-school basketball programs! Our programs are fun and the coaches are positive and dynamic. The emphasis is on teamwork and fair play while learning about basketball through games and drills designed to teach and reinforce fundamentals. Basic concepts of dribbling, shooting, and passing will be taught. Program participants will also learn functional athletic movements related to basketball that will help improve footwork and agility! All program participants will receive a Tru2form Hoops T-shirt! Fee: $130

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