St. Thomas More Cathedral School
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About St. Thomas More Cathedral School

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK BACK ON DEC. 9TH AT 8AM FOR WINTER SESSION REGISTRATION.

The St. Thomas More 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. SO go exploring and see what you want to learn!

Transition from school to enrichment program:

All students will be dismissed directly to their enrichment class locations.

ST. THOMAS MORE FALL 2019 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & CLASS PRICES
Silver Knights Chess, Silver Knights Enrichment - $156

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.

Breakfast for Dinner with Tiny Chefs!, Tiny Chefs - $257

Turn your favorite breakfast dishes into the main event as dinner options. How about a cheddar-chive frittata with fresh salsa? Or Brunch pasta with bacon and eggs? Maybe you’d prefer a more traditional French toast, dressed up with bananas and blueberries? Any way you slice it your little chef will love tucking into these comforting breakfast classics.

Creative Kids Drama, Creativity First - $193

Creative Kids Drama is a dynamic and innovative literature-based drama program. In a multi-week series of classes, a professional actor/teacher leads the students in exploring and dramatizing specially selected children's stories. The students then create and act out their own original stories based on these books.

Creative Kids Drama introduces students to acting, increases their love of books, and is a fun way to practice oral language and literacy skills. It's the perfect mix for a memorable after-school program! 

Beginner Ensemble (Piano, Guitar, Violin & Drum), Learn Now Music - $247

Students will participate in an beginner ensemble music group. Students may choose which instrument to play during the session – piano, guitar, violin or drums. Students will learn about the instrument, how to read musical notation as well as how to participate in a group. Students are provided with FREE instrument rentals to TAKE HOME with them for the entire session! Parents will be invited to a “Parent Day” on the last day of class. Rental Instruments must be returned at the last class.

CODER KIDS GAME BUILDER: CODING FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE, Coder Kids - $205

In this course Coder Kids sharpen their game design skills by developing their very own Fortnite-style game using Unreal Engine, the same platform used to develop Fortnite. Coder Kids use Unreal Engine's blueprint system to control their characters, including movement, animations and magical spell effects. At the end of the course, students will have built fully controllable characters for their Fortnite-style games.

Key CSTA Objectives
2-A-3-9 Decompose a problem into parts and create solutions for each part.
3A-C-4-16 Describe the steps necessary for a computer to execute high-level source code (e.g., compilation to machine language, interpretation, fetch-decode-execute cycle).

3A-C-7-13 Demonstrate the value of abstraction for managing problem complexity (e.g., using a list instead of discrete variables).

The Science Seed, The Science Seed™ - $188

Children are natural scientists; curious and full of the desire to observe and explore. Preschool and early elementary is the perfect time to start a lifelong love of science by introducing students to basic science concepts. The Science Seed™ teaches geology/earth science, chemistry, biology/nature, physics, and nutrition in fun, interactive and age-appropriate ways. Our goal is for students to understand the breadth of science and therefore each session contains lessons from the different disciplines. In addition, we introduce students to the fact that scientists are also note-takers, data recorders, writers and authors by creating a journal of the session…a memento they will bring home on the last day of class. Students will bring home from each class a note to the parents informing you of what was explored in class and how to continue the lesson at home. Topics will be different for each session offered at this school for the year. For information on the specific topics taught this session, please email thescienceseed@gmail.com.

Zen Budo Karate, Zen Budo Karate - $172

Zen Budo Karate is a holistic martial arts program that combines meditation, yoga, bullying prevention tactics, realistic self-defense and traditional Karate training. The emphasis in our teaching is on partner work participation, rather than the imitation of the instructor. Students learn pressure points, joint locks, throws, kicks, punches, how to escape grabs, and defensive tactics. Uniform: The student must wear a karate uniform and belt at all times in class for safety/practical purposes. Uniforms are $30, payable through our paypal link. Uniforms will be delivered to your Karate class the first or second week of class. Students that have previously attended a Zen Budo Karate class will already have a uniform and do not pay this fee. Uniforms may be exchanged at no cost if a different size is needed. Parents may get a full refund within the first two weeks for both the uniform and the class for any reason. Students that continue in Zen Budo Karate obviously do not have to pay this fee for subsequent sessions.

Hip Hop, Tippi Toes DC - $170

Hip Hop by Tippi Toes Dance® is the perfect class for boys and girls, Grades 1-5, who want to dance, stay active and learn how to freestyle. This class focuses on rhythm, musicality and basic footwork. Students will develop coordination, body awareness, build self-esteem and confidence in this fun, executing and energetic class. Our Hip Hop class is a faster pace than our Pop Stars class and begins with warm-ups and stretching and then quickly moves into learning hip hop choreography. All students receive a Tippi Toes t-shirt and have the opportunity to participate in our recitals (Dec & Jun). Participation in recitals is optional but it is a fantastic confidence-building opportunity! There is a separate recital fee charged (October & March). If the school does not wish to participate in the recital, Tippi Toes® provides an end of session class performance for friends and family!

Drawing & Painting, Cecily's Studio - $149

Cecily Corcoran encourages her students to learn from the Masters' techniques while exploring their creativity and imagination. Cecily Corcoran provides a wide variety of materials including graphite, watercolor, oil pastels, and color pencils. Students choose their subject matter which will include how to draw animals, people, and landscapes. Each class starts with a demonstration followed by individualized instruction. All levels are welcomed.

Silver Knights Robotics: StarBots, Silver Knights Enrichment - $200

Silver Knights Robotics uses LEGO® WeDo 2.0 in our enrichment classes. Each session includes different projects so material doesn’t repeat. In StarBots, kids will explore our solar system and space with prototypes of a Mars Explorer, a Jousting Jedi, and a hovercraft. Each week we will create bots that inspire us to look skyward and beyond to galaxies far, far away!

In StarBots, kids will explore our solar system and space with prototypes of a Mars Explorer, a Jousting Jedi, and a hovercraft. Each week we will create bots that inspire us to look skyward and beyond to galaxies far, far away!