WINTER REGISTRATION WILL OPEN DECEMBER 9 AT 8AM!
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 WINTER 2020 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & CLASS PRICES
Silver Knights Chess, Silver Knights Enrichment - $120
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.
Snack Attack, Tiny Chefs - $174
At every Tiny Chefs class children learn how to measure, pour, mix and stir while being free to use their creativity. Kids show a sense of pride when they can make something with their own hands. The objective of each class is to enhance confidence, skill and pride in each child as they prepare fun and tasty meals.
Yoga and Mindfulness, Universal Dynamic FLoW - $145
Yoga & Mindfulness for kids! Build strength & flexibility both physically and mentally through yoga poses & mindfulness exercises. Inner & outer strength grows as kids learn to express & channel their energy through powerful poses, games & stretching. Breathing exercises & visualization help them to become self-aware & to manage their own emotions. Core skills for life.
Through mind and movement, we explore the 4 energies of: powerful & strong, light & fun, focused & present, calm & centered. Animal descriptions bring postures to life! Kids love this art form that connects them to their strong body, joyful heart and calm mind, building confidence and self-esteem. Learn how to: Get focused. Be present. Shine your light. Choose who you want to be. [Students must be able to follow directions, pay attention and sit quietly for 10-15 minutes at a time to participate in this class.] Includes a copy of the children's empowerment book: Zoey Lee.
Poppin Piano, Learn Now Music - $156
Students will participate in an beginner ensemble music group. 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.
Creative Kids Drama, Creativity First - $151
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!
Pottery Class, Muddskippers - $182
Let Mudskippers Pottery bring the mud to your school! We are a family run professional studio that specializes in PTA sponsored after school ceramics education. Our instructors will expand students' knowledge and creativity. Each project is grounded in an historical artwork, submersing students in history and culture. Students will hone their fine motor skills through hand building and glazing pottery while expressing their unique personal vision. The 3D medium will teach them to use problem solving skills to address form and structure. Mudskippers Pottery will bring their convenient mobile studio to your school with all the advantages of a professional studio.
Zen Budo Karate Advanced, Zen Budo Karate - $150
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 15-Week Session, Tippi Toes DC - $268
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. This is a combined Winter-Spring session so that students can continue building on what they learn during the semester and participate in our Annual Spring Recital on Sat, June 6 at Gallaudet University.
Drawing & Painting, Cecily's Studio - $165
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.
Robotics for Little Coders, Coding With Kids - $192
Robotics for Little Coders with Ozobot is an opportunity for young children to develop their computational thinking skills, build their first programs, and have fun with new friends! Ozobot's programming is designed specifically for early readers, taking into account the cognitive abilities and typical attention span of children ages 5-7. Students are introduced to basic coding concepts with simple tasks, such as customizing their Ozobot and assigning commands through different colors, then build up to more complex tasks with Ozobot's simple drag-and-drop language.Sincerest apologies! This class was cancelled per provider!
Zen Budo Karate Beginners, Zen Budo Karate - $150
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 do not have to pay this fee again.