Spring 2019 Schedule & Descriptions

*Classes noted in bold indicate an Enrichment Class.Download

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

PreK-3

  • Movement & Music
  • Mad Scientists
  • 3:30 Tennis
  • 4:15 Zumba
  • 3:15-4:15 Beginners Chess
  • 4:15-4:45 Jazz Hands and Broadway Babies
  • 3:45 Spring Arts
  • 3:45 Kidz Theater
  • 4:15 Snack with Snacktivities
  • 3:30-4:00 Gym Time!
  • 4:00-5:00 Percussion & Song

PreK-4

  • Movement & Music
  • Mad Scientists
  • 3:30 Tennis
  • 4:15 Zumba
  • 3:15-4:15 Beginners Chess
  • 4:15-4:45 Jazz Hands and Broadway Babies
  • 3:45 Spring Arts
  • 3:45 Kidz Theater
  • 4:15 Snack with Snacktivities
  • 3:30-4:00 Gym Time!
  • 4:00-5:00 Percussion

Kindergarten

  • Movement & Music
  • Mad Scientists
  • 3:30 Tennis
  • 4:15 Zumba
  • 3:15-4:15 Beginners Chess
  • 4:15-4:45 Jazz Hands and Broadway Babies
  • 3:45-4:45 Snacktivities
  • 3:45 Kidz Theater
  • 3:30-4:00 Gym Time!
  • 4:00-5:00 Percussion

Grade 1

  • 3:45-4:45 pm Pre-Team Sports & Yoga
  • 4:15-5:15 Snacktivities – Senora
  • 4:00-5:00 RoboCoding Playground
  • 4:15-5:15 Tennis
  • 4:15-5:15 Novice & Advanced Chess
  • 4:00-5:15 Mr. Rocky’s Games with Dan
  • 4:15-5:15 Ping Pong
  • 5:15-6:00 Gym Games with Dan
  • 4:15 Snacktivities
  • 4:15-5:15 Choreography and Dance
  • 3:00-5:00 Clubhouse Crafts
  • 4:00-5:00 Percussion

Grade 2

  • 3:45-4:45 pm Pre-Team Sports & Yoga
  • 4:15-5:15 Snacktivities
  • 4:00-5:00 RoboCoding Playground
  • 4:15-5:15 Tennis
  • 4:15-5:15 Novice & Advanced Chess
  • 4:00-5:15 Mr. Rocky’s Games with Dan
  • 4:15-5:15 Ping Pong
  • 5:15-6:00 Gym Games With Dan
  • 4:00-5:00 Fencing-Durkan Fencing Academy
  • 4:15-5:15 Choreography and Dance
  • 4:15 Snacktivities
  • 3:00-5:00 Clubhouse Crafts
  • 4:00-5:00 Percussion

Grade 3

  • 4:00-5:00 Running Club
  • 4:00-5:00 On-Campus Field Trips
  • 4:00-5:00 Comic Hero Creations
  • 4:15-5:15 Snacktivities
  • 5:15-6:15 Tennis
  • 4:15-5:15 Novice & Advanced Chess
  • 4:00-5:15 Mr. Rocky’s Games with James
  • 4:15-5:15 Ping Pong
  • 5:15-6:00 Gym Games With James
  • 4:00-5:00 RoboCoding 2.0
  • 4:00-5:00 Fencing-Durkan Fencing Academy
  • 4:15 Snacktivities
  • 4:15-5:15 Choreography and Dance
  • 3:00-5:00 Clubhouse Crafts

Grade 4

  • 4:00-5:00 Running Club
  • 4:00-5:00 On-Campus Field Trips
  • 4:00-5:00 Comic Hero Creations
  • 4:15-5:15 Snacktivities
  • 5:15-6:15 Tennis
  • 4:15-5:15 Novice & Advanced Chess
  • 4:00-5:15 Mr. Rocky’s Games with James
  • 4:15-5:15 Ping Pong
  • 5:15-6:00 Gym Games With James
  • 4:00-5:00 RoboCoding 2.0
  • 4:00-5:00 Fencing-Durkan Fencing Academy
  • 4:15 Snacktivities
  • 4:15-5:15 Choreography and Dance
  • 3:00-5:00 Clubhouse Crafts
  • 3:30-4:30 Outdoor Challenges

Grade 5

  • 4:00-5:00 Running Club
  • 4:00-5:00 On-Campus Field Trips
  • 4:00-5:00 Comic Hero Creations
  • 4:15-5:15 Snacktivities
  • 5:15-6:15 Tennis
  • 4:15-5:15 Novice & Advanced Chess
  • 4:00-5:15 Mr. Rocky’s Games with James
  • 4:15-5:15 Ping Pong
  • 5:15-6:00 Gym Games With James
  • 4:00-5:00 RoboCoding 2.0
  • 4:00-5:00 Fencing-Durkan Fencing Academy
  • 4:15 Snacktivities-Senora
  • 4:15-5:15 Choreography and Dance
  • 3:00-5:00 Clubhouse Crafts
  • 3:30-4:30 Outdoor Challenges with Zach

All Grades

  • 3:15-4:15 Homework Club
  • 3:15-4:15 Homework Club
  • 3:15-4:15 Homework Club
  • 3:15-4:15 Homework Club
  • 3:15-5:00 Crafts in the Clubhouse

*Classes noted in bold indicate an Enrichment Class. Continued on reverse side

More about Homework Club

After a snack and a short play break, Grades 1-5 go back to the classroom to complete their schoolwork. This happens Monday-Thursday (no Lower School homework on Friday!) from 3:15-4:15. There are faculty members in attendance, to answer questions and provide feedback. There are also grade appropriate iPads and programs available to all students. Most students report enjoying the opportunity to go home with their homework completed!

 

Click here to register for Clubhouse (AfterCare).

MONDAY:

Preschool & Kindergarten Movement and Music (for all Clubhouse participants)

Music faculty Lisa Dove brings her keyboard to the classroom for some live music and lively interactions. Singing, and dancing are required – in the very best, most authentic ways!

Preschool & Kindergarten Mad Scientists: That’s Us! (for all Clubhouse participants) Each week, Ms. Katharine introduces a new on-hands science concept to our youngest students. Students will collect data, compare results, and explore concepts with a different hands-on experiment each week.

Pre-Team Sports & Yoga  Grade 1-3  Limit 20 (for all Clubhouse participants)

This program is fun!!! LS faculty member, Ms. Franco, teaches a multi-sport program with a focus on fun sports, motor skill development, and constant playing! Then our students head downstairs for Yoga time with Ms. Madison to go through a series of active poses that will stretch, rejuvenate, relax and perhaps even inspire the next generation of yogis. Ms. Madison is certified to teach youth yoga and conducts her own practice of yoga regularly.

*Running Club Grades 2-5  Limit 10

Mr. Rodenbush brings back this perennial favorite – an afternoon of running across the hills and valleys of our beautiful campus. This class is a friendly introduction to running and cardio workouts for for all ability levels.

On-Campus Field Trips Grades 3-5 Limit 16

Students will join faculty member Ronda Sowa to explore a different element of our campus each week. Some of our tentative trips include visits to our: chicken coop, award-winning Robotics team, softball-baseball-lacrosse-tennis games, the greenhouse, the IT lab, the 3-D printers… the possibilities are endless! And, who knows who we’ll run into in our travels!

TUESDAY:

*RoboCoding Playground Grades 1-2  Limit 14

Robo-leaders in grades 1-2 will apply basic engineering skills by designing, building, coding and operating robots. Using a playground model, Doctora Collado guides the creative process of the students as they achieve individual goals and develop STEM skills. Through exploration with tools such as Lego kits, programmable educational robots, and coding apps, students move at a pace appropriate to their level of curiosity and age. New students are welcome and continuing students will build on their foundational skills and earn additional badges.

*Comic Hero Creation Workshop  Grades 3-5 Limit: 12

Mr. Rodenbush knows that his students love making comic books, so he’s making a space to do that together. Taking a playground approach, this informal space is for brainstorming, incubating, and exploring tools to tell a graphic story or create a superhero! Beginners, storytellers and artists are all welcome!

Snacktivities Grades 1-5 (for all Clubhouse participants) Limit 18

No one loves the kitchen more than Senora Harrison! She shares her passion for cooking and baking in a manner that allows students to be cooks, sous chefs, and ultimately servers of their delicious goods! (A 5:15 pick up generally guarantees a freshly baked snack for the grown-ups!)

*Tennis: USTA’s Net Generation: Peak Performance with Paul Fontana

The United States Tennis Association has developed a formal developmental training program for safe, effective and age-appropriate tennis instruction. D-E ACE has committed to being an official USTA Net Gen school and are partnering with Peak Performance as our service provider. They are committed to a 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio, and to teach the USTA Youth Progression curriculum. This is a curriculum fully endorsed by former #1 player and Mom, Chris Evert, who serves as the program’s ambassador.

This program uses modified equipment, including low compression balls, a smaller playing field, and size appropriate racquets. All of our lessons will take place in our Lower School gym.

  • Pre4 & Kindergarten: 45 minutes  (3:30-4:15) Limit 20
  • Grades 1-3 60 minutes  (4:15-5:15) Limit 12
  • Grades 4-5 60 minutes   (5:15-6:15) Limit 8

Preschool & Kindergarten Zumba with Ms. Madison (for all Clubhouse participants)

Students gather with Ms. Madison in her room to move and dance to the latest music and videos created for youth zumba! It’s a half hour of active movement and music!

WEDNESDAY:

*Pre-4 & Kindergarten:  Beginners Chess (3:15-4:15  1 hour)  Limit 12

Our Preschool 4 & Kindergarten students will learn about how chess pieces move and interact and how this makes for a game. Videos, games, and crafts will supplement traditional instruction Students will have the opportunity to play one another and consider their options. Our instructors are the leads of NYCHESSKIDS, a well-established Manhattan academic Chess incubator.

Jazz Hands and Broadway Babies

Preschool 3, 4 and K 4:15-4:45

Blake Simis is an actress and Raishada Johnson is a professional singer. Together, they present the songs and dancing of great Broadway plays! This is a fully participatory class, it will not culminate in a performance. Song, rhythm and coordinated movements will be explored.

Mr. Rocky’s & Gym Games with James:  Grades 2-5

(4:00 – 5:15 Outdoors & 5:15 – 6:00 Indoors)

Recreational games begin on Mr. Rocky’s field, whenever possible. (Dress warmly!) Then, when the light fades and the chill gets to be a bit much, we head inside to the gym for some more active, recreational play. These games are always active and appropriate for all levels of abilities. James Byrne is a longtime member of our ACE and Summer staff who works in a local public school.

*Novice and Advanced Chess (4:15-5:15)  Grades 1-5: Limit: 20

Participating students in grades 1-5 will be broken into two groups to be determined by the instructors: Novice and Advanced. Both groups will be invited to play in an intersquad match each term. Advanced players will be invited to join our D-E Chess team and compete in select local tournaments, while being coached by Saudin Robovic.

  • Novice players will be introduced to the game of chess, how to use the pieces and how to play the game. Basic strategy and competition will be introduced.
  • Advanced Chess will contain players who are familiar with the game and are ready to consider multiple approaches and strategies. This level is focused on competitive play.

*Ping Pong 4:15-5:15 Grades 1-5

Pro Smash Table Tennis is Ping Pong at it’s competitive best! Our students will train as Ping Pong athletes under the supervision of Sue Chakravorty,  an International Table Tennis player and Trainer. She has more than 20 years of experience, nationally and internationally. KiddieGym USA/ Pro Smash Table Tennis is registered under USA Table Tennis Association and follows its guidance. All trainers are professional and USA Ranking players.

THURSDAY:

Spring

Spring Arts Preschool 3 & 4

Students will “prep” by exploring all aspects of the cooking experience – we might learn how to use a whisk by making bubbles, learn to set a table, or explore the shapes of pasta as we make actual art with our foodstuff. It’s a foodie mindset before heading down to the Clubhouse to enjoy the freshly made snacks of Snacktivities. (Students will share their art with Senora!)

*Kidz Theatre Grades Preschool 3 – Kindergarten (3:45-4:45) Limit 12

The renowned Alexis will bring the curriculum of Kidz Music to our very youngest aspiring thespians. Using games, costumes and theatre techniques, students will learn the expressive skills of actors and actresses. The class will culminate in an informal performance for teachers. Alexis teaches our older ACE actors in the Fall and Winter terms and is eager to meet the rest of our students.

Snacktivities Grades K-5 (for all Clubhouse participants) Limit 18

No one loves the kitchen more than Senora Harrison! She shares her passion for cooking and baking in a manner that allows students to be cooks, sous chefs, and ultimately servers of their delicious goods! (A 5:15 pick up generally guarantees a freshly baked snack for the grown-ups!)

*New! Choreography & Dance al Fresco with Ms. Madison 3:15-4:15 Grades 1-5

Kick off the weekend with dancing in the open air with a trained dance professional. Ms. Madison is a dancer professionally trained in the disciplines of jazz, ballet, and modern dance. Each week, the Bulldog Troupe will head outdoors to work on choreography and dance moves. Each piece will take about 3 weeks, so we anticipate working on three different dance pieces. This class will perform, but the emphasis is on the process and joy of creating dance!

*RoboCoding 2.0 Grades 3-5 4:00 to 5:00 Limit 14

Robo-leaders in grades 3-5 will apply basic engineering skills by designing, building, coding and operating robots. Using a playground model, Doctora Collado guides the creative process of the students as they achieve individual goals and develop STEM skills. Through exploration of tools like programmable educational robots, indoor drones, and coding apps, students move at a pace appropriate to their level of curiosity and age.

*Fencing with Durkan Fencing Academy Grades 2-5 4:00-5:15 Limit: 20

Sabre, epee, and foil are all explored in this program developed and coached by Durkan Fencing Academy, Home of Division 1 Men’s Foil National Championship Team. New students will receive a solid introduction to Fencing, while returning students will continue to refine their skills as our fencing community grows. All equipment is provided.

FRIDAY:

Clubhouse Crafts 3:00-5:00 Grades 1-5

Our school week ends with relaxing crafts for all ages. Ms. Arleen, our Clubhouse bulletin board designer, will lead weekly projects for all ages. Who knows – some hot chocolate or popcorn may even be involved!

Outdoor Challenges 3:30-4:30 Grades 3-5

Winter is a great time to get outside for activities that are non-competitive and active. Utilizing games from Project Adventure-type programs, students will move, problem-solve, and work cooperatively through different weekly challenges on Mr. Rocky’s Field. This group will move indoors only when weather does not allow – so please dress warmly!

Preschool – K Percussion Beats with Grades 1-5 invited  4:00-5:00

This is joyful and imaginative music! Students explore the rhythms of afro-beats, jazz, blues, R&B and world music with song, hand drums, resonator blocks, shaker eggs, tambourines. Our singing develops a repertoire that celebrates our diversity.  Raishada Johnson is a professional singer who studies the artistry of Anita Baker. She is eager to bring a music as a way of life to our students.

 

*Classes noted with asterisk(*) indicate an Enrichment Class.