Floris Elementary
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About Floris Elementary

The Floris PTA is excited to offer an after school enrichment program for its students! We have two exciting sessions planned - Fall & Winter - 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.

Transition from school to enrichment programs:

Afternoon Classes: All students participating in enrichment classes will be dismissed directly to the cafeteria. Instructors must be at the cafeteria ready to meet students by 4:15 pm. Students enrolled in SACC will come to the cafeteria, and then go to the enrichment class location. The SACC coordinator will come to the cafeteria and confirm which kids are present.

Please click on “View all Courses” button below during Open Registration to register.

For questions about scholarships please contact florispta.vpcomm@gmail.com.

All Star Sports ScrimmagingOvertime Athletics Fairfax - $122

Play Ball! Come join OTA for our ALL games ALL the time after school program. The All Star Sports Scrimmaging program features a variety of sports (basketball, soccer, flag football, etc.) and will be structured as a REAL GAME from start to finish. Choose up sides and get ready to play! Coaches will organize each game to teach kids the rules of competition, team play, and sportsmanship. We have always believed athletes get better the more they play. Here is your chance! This organized scrimmage every week will give players the opportunity to test new skills and get more comfortable in game situations.

Beginner Ensemble (Piano, Guitar, Violin, Drum) - Learn Now Music - $224

Students will participate in a 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.

Cooking Classes by iCook - iCook After School - $233

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, 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 Art - STEM exCEL - $182

Digital art teaches students how to create original artwork and manipulate images using technology. With a laptop, drawing tablet, and free digital art programs, students will learn how to create 2D drawings and designs in a variety of styles. Our knowledgeable instructors will walk your young artists through using a tablet to paint onto a digital canvas, combining pictures together to make something new, and even creating simple animations! By the end of this course, students will go home with a digital copies of their work, a stronger eye for aesthetics, and the ability to continue making digital artwork on their own.

Electronics with Minecraft Redstone - STEM exCEL - $205

STEM exCEL's Electronics with Minecraft Redstone allows students to explore electronics in a virtual world with essentially infinite resources. Using Minecraft's Redstone blocks, which act as wires on a breadboard, students can build constructs representing electrical circuits and simple computer projects that are built in the real world. This course is a great precursor to understand real circuitry, electronics and electrical theory. This course allows students to gain an understanding of how computers are processing commands as they move on to other computer science studies, and take home their Redstone creations at the ends of the course.

This class may be tailored to work with younger or older students. With lots of hands-on activities and individualized attention, we make sure the students are able to absorb and retain the information in a supportive, interactive and--most importantly--fun way.

Fencing For Young Jedi I - Nova Fencing Club - $197

Fencing for Young Jedi classes are conducted in the discipline of epee. We use standard fencing gear currently approved by and meets all safety requirements of US Fencing Organization. Although we use actual fencing foils to conduct our classes - foils are lighter, more flexible, and are easier for younger kids to handle - we teach the foundational skills in epee. Classes focus on introduction and reinforcements of the fundamentals of fencing including footwork, handwork, strategy and rules of fencing. Students will learn and reinforce various fencing movements and actions and will learn new actions and combinations. These one hour classes include group exercises as well as drills in pairs and bouting. Skills are reinforced with age-appropriate games and activities that build conditioning, speed and endurance while emphasizing critical thinking and quick decision-making. At the end of the session a tournament will be held at Nova Fencing Club using electric fencing equipment, followed by Glow-in-the-Dark fencing. Fencing for Young Jedi is appropriate for both beginning and continuing fencers.

Head's Up Dodgeball - Overtime Athletics Fairfax - $133

Throw 'em! Dodge 'em! Grab a group of friends and test your agility and accuracy in a fast-paced game of Dodgeball! Coaches will discuss the safety and game rules at the beginning of each class. Soft foam balls are used for players' protection. Learn techniques like Peek-A-Boo, Tip-Flick and Psych-Out or make up your own strategy!

Intro to Game Design - STEM exCEL - $187

Intro to Game Design builds upon the fundamentals and concepts of game design within a real game engine many indie development teams currently use. Students learn to design and build their own game from the ground up, while learning 2D game art and programming logic with the engine’s integrated art software and easy-to-use events system, fit for beginners through advanced learners alike. Our instructors help students develop games individually, so students have the freedom to create at their pace while focusing on their creative interests. The final product is their own game that can be played on any computer, and the know-how to continue their game development at home.

This class may be tailored to work with younger or older students. With lots of hands-on activities and individualized attention, we make sure the students are able to absorb and retain the information in a supportive, interactive and--most importantly--fun way.

MY FIRST HOT COCOA STAND - SPARK Business Academy - $235

Come learn how to make yummy hot cocoa and how to earn money selling it! A hot cocoa stand is a great way to introduce our youngest entrepreneurs to the world of business and is fun! This program empowers kids with an entrepreneurial mindset for their “business,” drawing from such disciplines as marketing, finance and strategy, in a supportive environment fostering team work. From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, students have fun while developing business savvy!

Silver Knights Chess - Silver Knights Enrichment - $150

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.

Silver Knights Tournament Training - Silver Knights Enrichment - $201

In Tournament Training, every week students play a game against a player close to their skill level. The game is then analyzed in a group setting with a highly-rated chess coach and peers. It's a great next step for students who really love chess club!

Beginning tournament players learn how to take chess notation, play with a clock, and the value of game analysis. Intermediate and advanced players get serious games against tough opposition and analysis from master-level coaches.

Typing - SPARK Business Academy

Work smarter by learning how to type! As school work becomes increasingly performed in computers, today’s busy students can save time by learning to type effectively. Finish your homework in half the time! Students use a personalized system that allows them to progress at their own pace with a mix of typing lessons, drills, games and tests. Instant accuracy feedback after every lesson. Move from beginner, to intermediate to advanced and earn badges for every level conquered!

Bollywood Indian Dance

Offered by Bollyside Beats, Bollywood Dance class is fun, exciting and high energy dance class for kids 8 -12 yrs old . Kids will learn cultural context of the Bollywood dance and choreography of Bollywood dance medley . Classes will have interaction and explanation of the movements and exp