The Stenwood PTA is excited to offer an after school enrichment program for its students! We have three exciting sessions planned - Fall, Winter and Spring - with lots of great classes to choose from in each one. On this site you'll find all the information about program procedures, class descriptions and details you need to participate. Whether you are looking for sports, drama, arts and crafts, technology, science or hobbies, there's something here for everyone.
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YOGA KIDS -
Offered by Kids in Motion, yoga develops focus, flexibility, strength, and coordination through a variety of yoga poses, stories, music, sing a longs, drawings and games. These classes enhance energy while teaching children how to remain calm and centered. Children learn basic yoga movements in a fun, relaxed setting, which always promotes doing their personal best in a non-competitive environment. Other benefits of yoga include increased patience, posture, confidence, and self-esteem. Poses are learned individually, with partners, and in groups. Yoga Kid instructors may be certified through one of many Yoga organizations and receive further training by Kids in Motion certified Yoga Kids instructors.
DISCOVER MAGIC -
School assembly favorite Joe Romano and his team of talented magicians present….”The Ultimate Magic Academy”. The "Purple Wand" Course is the first step in unlocking the mysteries of magic! Students learn a true Magician is Respectful, Prepared, Enthusiastic, Confident, Humble, Creative, Authentic and Giving. Our performance-based learning systems specifically target the most valuable social skills children can learn. The Discover Magic course features: • Original tricks with full color instructions • Custom cards and coins, sized to fit kid hands • A bonus secret file folder for each lesson • Custom magic wands and graduation certificates • Integrated life skills in every lesson • In-class videos with visual philosophy • An online video vault where the daily secret word unlocks tricks • A unique approach to practicing and perfecting tricks as a group • Custom magic games and integrated child management strategies • Benefit from the experiences and success of other presenters • More lessons, tricks, online videos, and bonus content will be added over time Check out this amazing class by going to www.UltimateMagicAcademy.com “My daughter has never been more excited to come home and show me what she’s learned!” ~ Joy Skinner, Parent “If my kid could only pick one program to go to…THIS IS IT.” ~ Damien Brezinski, Parent
AWESOME ARTISTS -
This fun and colorful program offers a wide variety of different Arts & Crafts projects to last the entire school year! Kids will engage in exciting art projects each week, exploring different materials, art mediums and techniques.
ISL provides a well-rounded Mandarin program for those children in grades K-2 that are either starting to learn Mandarin or would like to continue adding to their knowledge of Mandarin. Apart from the language, children will learn some culture and traditions where Mandarin is spoken. During this program, students will be introduced to greetings and presentations, the characters, the family, the school, numbers, colors, shapes, sizes, animals, parts of the body and senses, professions, places in the city and many more!
Topics rotate each session; therefore, students who register for later sessions will learn something different each time. Each student will receive handouts that they will be able to use in class and at home!
Class sizes are small and taught by native speakers who are experienced teachers of the language and culture, engaging, fun and motivating. Studentsâ diverse learning modalities are addressed through the following: Conversation, Music, Flashcards, Games, Videos, Art, and Storybooks. Instructors use every moment as an opportunity to motivate students to use and practice their speaking skills. During each program, we introduce a series of games and activities that develop the skills needed to learn a second language in a consistent and sequential manner.
After every class, parents receive an email from their teacher that includes what was done in class and if there is any homework for the week. This email also includes any ideas to use at home with your child in order to solidify what they are learning in class.
Learn chess from a Silver Knights chess coach! State and national champions have come from our programs, but most of our students are just looking to have fun! Class time is split between lesson and play. Lessons range from learning the rules to advanced tournament strategies, depending on the student's skill level. Play time is structured to pair each student against an opponent of similar skill. All grades and skill levels are welcome. Silver Knights will supply all the equipment during chess club. Students will have the opportunity to play in tournaments.
Learn the basics of DNA analysis, fingerprinting, ballistics and blood typing and put your skills to work to solve a crime! Process a crime scene, collect evidence, and analyze samples to solve the mystery.
SPORTS & GAMES-
Come join the fun! Learn the fundamentals of team sports including soccer, basketball, flag football, team handball, kickball, hockey, and volleyball. In addition to playing the sports listed, we will play various games such as scramble, friendship tag, pin dodge, battleship, star wars, steal the bacon, monster ball, capture the flag, sharks and minnows, catch-up, mat ball and more. Children can release some energy, get some exercise, learn new sports and games, and socialize with other children. Values such as sportsmanship, teamwork, sharing, and consideration of others will be stressed
AROUND THE WORLD IN 7 TALES-
Everyone's a storyteller! In this fun and physically engaging class, students will use their bodies, and voices to retell stories from countries around the world. Through song, movement, and improvisation, these young troubadours will create unique characters, travel to faraway lands, and explore storytelling traditions from all over the world. Family and friends are invited for a final sharing on the last day of class.
MY FIRST LEMONADE STAND -
Let's sell lemonade! Join us for this fun class, where you learn how to make yummy lemonade and how to earn money selling it! Fun sessions empower students with an entrepreneurial mindset for their lemonade stand. Students learn about marketing, finance and strategy in a supporting environment fostering team work. From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, students have fun while developing business savvy. As a showcase event, students launch their lemonade stand in the spring and donate profits to a charity they select!
ENTREPRENEURS CLUB -
If you like “Shark Tank,” this club is for you! Students select a “business idea,” learn to develop a business plan and make a “pitch” presentation on the last day. Students also role-play as CEOs for leading companies (Apple, Under Armour, Amazon, Tesla, Coke) and work in groups to make strategic recommendations to address real business issues. Students enhance their problem-solving skills, develop business savvy and cultivate a strategic mindset as future leaders. Note: This club is structured as 3 independent and different modules to be offered year-round (preferred) or individually in the fall, winter or spring. “Youth who are taught about entrepreneurship show a positive change in attitude and strong success orientation, and are more likely to be focused on academic and professional achievements and aspirations and leadership.” Harvard School of Education (Reuters, 10/03/2008)