The Ashburn PTO 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. Please click on “View all Courses” button below during Open Registration to register. SO go exploring and see what you want to learn!
Transition from school to enrichment program:
Students are dismissed directly to their enrichment locations where Instructors should be ready to meet them. Students in CASA will first report to the Cafeteria/Gym before heading to their enrichment locations. Instructors are required to bring paper rosters to each class.
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Spring 2020 Class Descriptions
Cheer Fit - Cheer Fit
Cheer Fit, led by Amy Sergi, will be holding a CHEERLEADING session this session. The cheerleading routine will consist of tumbling, stunting, jumping, dancing, and much, much, more! At the end of the session we will have a cheerleading show where the parents can come watch what their child has learned in the class.
Filmmaking - Fairfax Collegiate (75 Min.)
Students learn to plan, write, shoot, edit, and complete post-production on a digital video short film. Students learn about the basics of film, shot composition, scripting, storyboarding, and the pre-production phase of filmmaking. Students then move on to act out scripts and shoot the film using boom mics, and professional Panasonic DVX- 100 digital video cameras. Students edit their film using iMovie, add music and credits, complete postproduction, and export the film to a private Vimeo account for home viewing.
Magic Science - Steam Kidz Lab
It looks like magic, but it’s really science! Kids will learn to make color-changing potions, disappearing ink, glowing slime, secret compartments, floating wands, optical illusions, disappearing coins and more. They’ll also learn to see around corners, make amazing predictions, hide secret glowing messages, leave their shadows behind, move things with an invisible force and so much more! Educational value: Creative thinking, design, teamwork, chemistry, optics, physics and engineering.
Chess - Silver Knights Enrichment
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.
Drama Kids - Drama Kids
Drama Kids offers an exciting program for kids in Grades K-5. Our enriching and time-tested curriculum is designed not only to teach acting skills, but also to build student confidence, encourage teamwork, and bolster public speaking skills. Drama Kids highly trained teachers motivate and inspire the students to become articulate communicators through enthusiastic participation in a wide range of creative activities including speech, creative movement, and improvisation. Space is limited for the class. Enroll today to reserve your child's spot in this exciting and empowering program!
KidzArt - KidzArt
Whether your child is a budding Michelangelo or is still drawing stick figures, KidzArt will give them the skills and confidence to create artwork they are proud of. The KidzArt method of drawing instruction allows your child to learn many artist tricks and develop their own creativity. KidzArt is an extraordinary drawing program that introduces children to concepts such as proportion, perspective, dimension and shading. Starting with a blank canvas, the students will create a masterpiece to take home after every class. They learn to focus and break down complex drawings into individual components. You will be amazed at what your child comes home with each week! The young artists are exposed to a wide variety of mediums which may include oil and chalk pastels, watercolors, charcoal, vibrant markers, and clay. New curriculum in every session. KidzArt builds self-confidence, problem-solving skills and creativity in a fun non-competitive atmosphere. Artist quality supplies included.
Cooking - iCook
iCook is a really fun, hands-on after-school cooking program for children. Our mission is simple: to help teach children to love everything about food and cooking, eating delicious and healthful dishes, learning about different cultures and stories behind the food. Our chefs-in-training will learn how to make a variety of healthy, delicious and fun seasonal recipes. We will learn about herbs, spices and how they add flavor and aroma to the dishes. Our little chefs will travel to new countries and learn about their cuisines and cultures. We will master cooking safety, slicing, dicing, chopping, folding, baking, zesting, mixing and more.
Digital Animation: Art & Adventure - Silver Knights Enrichment
In this unit, kids will create their own art, animations and adventures by using all of the Scratch 3 digital tools to make fractured fairy tales, choose-your-own adventure stories, and quiz games. Use the Silver Knights curriculum to learn how to code and then take it to the next level with art and animated add-ons, avatars and end credits. What’s your story?
Astronaut Training and Legos - Steam Kidz Lab
Kids will enter our Astronaut Training Academy and prepare for a manned mission to Mars. Each class features both hands on science activities and a Lego building activity to explore space travel, rockets, animals in space, robots, space weather, planetary geology, stars and lots more. Class ends with an astronaut picnic on our Martian colony! Educational value: Creative thinking, design, teamwork, astronomy, engineering, geology, meteorology, chemistry, physics and math.
Game Design - Arcade Action! - Silver Knights Enrichment
Design your own arcade-style games in this fun club. Using Scratch 3 digital tools, create your own racing games, chase games and classic arcade games like pong, tank, and snake! Use the Silver Knights curriculum to learn how to code and then take your game to the next level with avatars, scores, health points, intros and outros! Game on!
FunBall - Ignite Sports
Ignite Sports FunBall is designed to teach kids the basics of baseball/softball while developing sports specific skills, confidence, and fitness! Through fun agility drills, skill development, and fitness games, participants will be able to learn to play the game while having a blast! Classes/sessions are 60 minutes and taught using a non-competitive and FUN curriculum!