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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Snack Attack - Tiny Chefs - $219
This week students will push the limits on the snack concept and prepare a variety of wholesome, delicious, and unique nibbles. This is not your motherâs PB&J! Chefs will prepare a variety of bite-sized munchies like chicken salad cups, homemade granola bars, veggie nachos, roasted red pepper hummus with homemade pita chips, and more. No one will go hungry this week!
Early Elementary Mandarin - Intl. School of Languages - $181
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.
EV3 Robotics Club - Fairfax Collegiate - $205
This club focuses on LEGO's EV3 robotics platform. Students design, construct, and program their robots to perform in sensor-based challenges, as well as robotic competitions. Initial student projects include hill climbing, beacon retrieval, color sensor navigation, and robot combat. Advanced programming and more complex robotics tasks are available for students ready for additional challenges. Students with any level of robotics experience are welcome to join.
Sports & Games - Sports and Games for Kids, LLC - $146
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.
Comic Book Illustration - STEM exCEL - $218
Let students explore the incredible world of Comic Book Illustration and learn to take their creativity to a whole new level! Students will learn about character development, storyboarding, panelling, story design, color theory and how to hone their art style. Instructors will teach students how to create comics using tradition art along with digital software, so they may work comfortably in whichever medium they prefer. By the end of the course, each student will leave with their very own comic book they created in class, along with a strong introduction to digital art processes and comic composition concepts.
Silver Knights Chess - Silver Knights Enrichment - $172
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.
Glow Light Dance Party - Kids in Motion - $166
Offered by Kids in Motion, this exciting one-of-a kind class takes the great music and dance moves from our Zumba, Hip Hop, and other dance fitness classes, but we switch it up to include strobe lights! This class will be set in a creative dance environment where the students will spend the class learning different dances to kid friendly songs and dance moves. Children are provided with mini finger flashlights and the teacher uses strobe lights to create a glow light dance party! Children do get a work out from this class. Instructors are certified Zumba Kids instructors through Zumba International, which certifies them to teach 4-12 year old children, or they are experienced Hip Hop/Dance instructors. All instructors receive further training through Kids in Motion lead dance instructors.
Basketball (K-6) OverTime Athletics -
Swish! Join us for Fast Break Basketball where you'll learn FUNdamental basketball skills like dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Test your skills while we play Dribble Scribble, King of the Court, Hot Shot Shooting and MORE!
Glee Club - Piano Keys 4 Kids -
The Glee Club is a vocal ensemble open to all elementary aged students that enriches interest in music, singing, and performing. This is a fun atmosphere in which the students are encouraged to be confident in expressing their unique and amazing creativity! Throughout the enrichment session, members of the Glee Club will learn to sing age-appropriate and modern pop and Broadway music. While practicing the music, members will learn about healthy vocal technique, as well as music theory concepts such as rhythm and introductory music reading. They will also learn some easy movements to accompany the music. At the end of the session, the Glee Club will perform their songs for friends and family. No audition required and all ages are welcome!
Stock Market Club
Come and learn how investors make (and lose) money in the stock market and how you can start investing successfully at a young age! In this hands-on class, students use a cool stock-trading simulation tool with real-time market data to build a $100,000 stock portfolio, “learning by doing.” This practical experience empowers campers with the tools and mindset to face future investment decisions with confidence and "buy low, sell high"! A solid foundation for successful future investors!