Fall 2018 Schedule & Descriptions

 

*Classes noted in bold indicate an Enrichment Class.Download

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

PreK-3

First Day:

Tuesday

Sept. 12

Movement & Music

Weather Science Explorers

3:00 Yoga

3:30 Tennis

4:15 Zumba

2:45-3:15 PreK-3 Chess

Weather Science Explorers

3:30-4:30 Art & Nature

4:15-5:15 Snacktivities

2:45 Podcast Crafts

3:30-4:00 Gym Time!

PreK-4

First Day:

Friday

Sept. 7

Movement & Music

Weather Science Explorers

3:00 Yoga

3:30 Tennis

4:15 Zumba

3:15-4:15 Beginner Chess

Weather Science Explorers

3:30-4:30 Art & Nature

4:15-5:15 Snacktivities

2:45 Podcast Crafts

3:30-4:00 Gym Time!

Kindergarten

First Day:

Thursday

Sept. 6

Movement & Music

Weather Science Explorers

3:00 Yoga

3:30 Tennis

4:15 Zumba

3:15-4:15 Beginner Chess

Weather Science Explorers

3:30-4:30 Art & Nature

4:15-5:15 Snacktivities

2:45 Podcast Crafts

3:30-4:00 Gym Time!

Grade 1

3:45-4:15pm Pre-Team Sports

4:15-4:45 Yoga

4:15-5:15 Snacktivities

4:00-5:00 RoboCoding Playground

4:15-5:15 Tennis

4:15-5:15 Make Your Own Play!
– Kidz Theatre

4:15-5:15 Novice & Advanced Chess

5:15-6:00 Gym Games

3:45-4:15 Scientists Experiment!

4:00-5:00 Stick Sports

4:15 Snacktivities

4:00-5:00 Percussionists

Grade 2

3:45-4:15 PreTeam Sports

4:00-5:00 Digital Photography

4:15-4:45 Yoga

4:15-5:15 Snacktivities

4:00-5:00 RoboCoding Playground

4:15-5:15 Tennis

4:15-5:15 Novice & Advanced Chess

4:15-5:15 Make Your Own Play!
– Kidz Theatre

4:15-5:15 Flag Football

5:15-6:00 Gym Games

3:45-4:15 Scientists Experiment!

4:00-5:00 Stick Sports

4:15 Snacktivities

4:00-5:00 Percussionists

4:00-5:00 Fencing
– Durkan Fencing Academy

Grade 3

4:00-5:00 Digital Photography

4:00-5:00 Board Game Strategy

4:15-4:45 Yoga

4:15-5:15 Game Changers

4:00-5:00 Running Club

4:00-5:00 Music@Movies!

4:15-5:15 Snacktivities

5:15-6:15 Tennis

4:00-5:00 Pro Smash Table Tennis Academy

4:15-5:15 Novice & Advanced Chess

4:15-5:15- Make Your Own Play!
– Kidz Theatre

4:15-5:15 Flag Football

5:15-6:00 Gym Games

4:00-5:00 Stick Sports

4:00-5:00 RoboCoding 2.0

4:15 Snacktivities

4:00-5:00 Fencing
– Durkan Fencing Academy

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Grade 4

4:00-5:00 Digital Photography

4:00-5:00 Board Game Strategy

4:15-5:15 Game Changers

4:00-5:00 Running Club

4:00-5:00 Music@ Movies!

4:15-5:15 Snacktivities

5:15-6:15 Tennis

4:00-5:00 Pro Smash Table Tennis Academy

4:15-5:15 Novice & Advanced Chess

4:15-5:15 Make Your Own Play!
– Kidz Theatre

4:15-5:15 Flag Football

5:15-6:00 Gym Games

4:00-5:00 RoboCoding 2.0

4:15 Snacktivities

4:00-5:00 Fencing
– Durkan Fencing Academy

Grade 5

4:00-5:00 Board Game Strategy

4:40-5:40 Game Changers

4:00-5:00 Running Club

4:00-5:00 Music@Movies!

4:15-5:15 Snacktivities

5:15-6:15 Tennis

4:00-5:00 Pro Smash Table Tennis Academy

4:15-5:15 Novice & Advanced Chess

4:15-5:15 Flag Football

4:00-5:00 RoboCoding 2.0

4:15 Snacktivities

4:00-5:00 Fencing
– Durkan Fencing Academy

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

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Days in

Term 1

Red is no class

September:
10, 17, 24

October:
1,8,15,
22, 29

November:
5, 12, 19, 26

December:
3, 10

September:
4,
11, 18, 25

October:
2, 9, 16, 23, 30

November:
6, 13, 20, 27

December:
4

September:
5, 12,
19, 26

October:
3, 10, 17, 24, 31

November:
7, 14,
21, 28

December:
5, 12

September:
6, 13, 20, 27

October:
4, 11, 18, 25

November:
1, 8, 15,
22, 29

December:
6, 13

September:
7, 14, 21, 28

October:
5, 12, 19, 26

November:
2, 9, 16, 23, 30

December:
7, 14, 21

Total Days

Total Days

Total Days

Total Days

Total Days

AfterCare:

13

15

14

15

13

Enrichment:

10

  

10
(12/04 End)

10
(12/12 End)

10
(12/13 End)

10
(Begin 9/28 – End 12/21)

Make up Day:

12/17

12/11

12/19

12/20

No make-up day

MONDAY:

Movement and Music PreK & Kindergarten (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!

Weather Science Explorers PreK & Kindergarten (for all Clubhouse participants)
Ms. Katharine leads our youngest scientists around school to explore the science of weather. Basic weather science terms will be explored through observation, data collection, and weekly comparisons.

Pre-Team Sports  Grade 1-3  Limit 20 (for all Clubhouse participants)
This program is fun!!! Faculty member Kim Franco will introduce a variety of games including kickball, basketball, flag-football and soccer (just to name a few…). Our Multi-Sports program focuses on fun sports and developing basic motor skills through skill development activities and lead-up games. Most importantly, this program is about constant playing! 

Yoga Grades 1-3 (for all Clubhouse participants) Limit 12
Ms. Madison will lead students through a series of active poses that will stretch, rejuvenate, relax and perhaps even inspire the next generation of yogis. She is certified to teach youth yoga and conducts her own practice of yoga regularly.

Digital Photography Grades 2-5  Limit 10
Learn to use a digital SLR camera and learn the basics of good picture taking. DSLR cameras go beyond the automatic settings, and allow for considerations of light, timing, and aperture speed. The basics of composition for portraits, action shots, nature shots and low-lighting will be discussed. Erica Butler is a Lower School faculty member who looks forward to bringing her love of photography to students.

Game Changers Grades 3-5   Limit 16
If you love to play games, then Game Changers is for you. We focus on team-oriented games including Capture the Flag, Pin Bombardment, Coconuts and Sharks and Minnows to name a few. Students will also create an activity and play each other’s innovations. Variety is the spice of life at Game Changers. Our emphasis is on sportsmanship and team fun. Kim Franco is faculty and an experienced coach.

Board Game Strategy Grades 3-5 Limit 16
Each week, faculty member Ronda Sowa will teach a new, exciting, popular and age appropriate board game. Over the course of the semester, the children will be exposed to a wide variety of some of the most well-known board games. When playing board games, children are taught important social skills, such as; communicating, sharing, turn taking and enjoying interactions with others. Playing board games also allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive and emotional strength. Board games are important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children learn and grow.

TUESDAY:

Yoga PreK & Kindergarten (for all Clubhouse participants) Limit: 12
This is wiggly, moving yoga at it’s very best! Our youngest students will be gently led through yoga poses by mimicking animals and nature. Yogi Jody Massoud is an avid practitioner of yoga and is delighted to share it with our youngest students.

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.

Music@Movies!   Grades 3-5 Limit: 12
Music makes the mood of the movie! Examine soundtracks in existing movies, then move on to performing scenes to live music – conveying specific moods and emotions. Students may also try their hand at basic music writing!

Running Club  Grades 3-5 Limit: 12
Faculty runner Mr. Rodenbush introduces students to the basics of recreational running with jogs around the campus. Many students are pleasantly surprised to find they enjoy running! We run in all weather, unless it is severe. In that case, we find creative, active solutions indoors – we keep our heart rates up, regardless!

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 Tsolak Gervorkian, Paul Fontana and Esu Ma’at
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.

  • PreK-4 & Kindergarten: 45 minutes  (3:30-4:15) Limit 20
  • Grades 1-2 60 minutes  (4:15-5:15) Limit 20
  • Grades 3-5 60 minutes   (5:15-6:15) Limit 20

WEDNESDAY:

Chess: Developmental Programs with Saudin & Katia

  • Foundations: Preschool 3
  • Beginners: Preschool 4 & Kindergarten
  • Novice: Grades 1-5, introduction to game, basic strategy, and introduction to competition
  • Advanced Chess/Chess Team: Grades 1-5. Focus is on strategy, multiple approaches and competitive play. Students may choose to join the Chess Team and compete regularly in local and City tournaments.

PreK3: Chess Foundations (2:45-3:15 30 minutes) Limit: 12
Our youngest students will be introduced to the board, the pieces, and basic game play in a developmentally appropriate manner. The emphasis is on play, not competition. Our instructors are the leads of NYCHESSKIDS, a well-established Manhattan academic Chess incubator.

PreK-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.

4:15-5:15  Grades 1-5: Novice and Advanced Chess Limit: 20
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.

  • 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.

Pro Smash Table Tennis Academy Grades 3-5  Limit 8
Table Tennis, also popular as Ping Pong, is a sport where 2 players play with a light weight ball. The game takes place in a hardwood table which divides by a net. Whoever miss the ball first, opponent gets the point.Table Tennis improves hand eye coordination, brain development and reflexes. The speed, spin and placement combination helps to improve the mental agility and in real life it helps to face and solve any problems. It’s also the safe way to burn extra calories.

Table Tennis is governed by International Table Tennis Federation, founded in 1926. Table Tennis has been an Olympic sport since 1988. Table Tennis is governed by International Table Tennis Federation, founded in 1926. Table Tennis has been an Olympic sport since 1988. Oue program will be under the supervision of Sue Chakravorty, an International Table Tennis player and Trainer with more than 20 years of experience. She has won laurels in many national level tournaments, including the honor of  representing India in Commonwealth Games.

Make Your Own Play – Kidz Theatre! Grades 1-4   Limit 10
Students learn the basics of theatre games and role playing as the basis of their self-written play. They will use facial expressions, voice and body movements to act, while learning how to deliver lines and block a scene for their final production!

Flag Football Grades 1-5  Limit 12
Played on Mr. Rocky’s Field, students will learn the basics of flag football with Mr. Byrnes. All students will run, throw, catch and stay active for this hour! No prior experience necessary.

THURSDAY:

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!)

Scientists Experiment! Grades 1-2 (for all Clubhouse participants) Limit 12
Our young scientists will conduct hands-on experiments to explore volcanoes, gravity, properties of matter, and more! Faculty member Theresa Cali will teach them the proper use of goggles, and other safety equipment as they use beakers, pipettes, and data collection clipboards.

RoboCoding 2.0 (Grades 3-5) (Thursdays 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.

Stick Sport FUNdementals (Floor Hockey, Fundamental Field Hockey and Soft-Stick Lacrosse) Grade 1-3  Limit 16 Protective Goggles, shin guards and mouth guards will be provided
These coaches will have the kids loving hockey! Kids will learn the fundamentals of hockey, while being fully engaged in a variety of lead-up and modified hockey games. Kids will gain the knowledge of the rules of the game, learn multiple styles of passes and positions, and ultimately have a blast with the game of hockey.Soft-stick lacrosse, is a co-ed version of lacrosse that utilizes modified equipment and rules, and is designed for youth to achieve quick success executing the basics skills of lacrosse (cradling, scooping, passing, catching, and shooting). The rules of soft-stick lacrosse and the modified equipment also make it a version of the sport that requires limited protective equipment to learn and enjoy.

FRIDAY:

Percussion Beats Grades 1-2 Limit: 12
Using percussion instruments to explore the rhythms of folk, jazz, blues, R&B and world music, students will will use hand drums, resonator blocks, shaker eggs, tambourines and more to learn how to keep a steady beat while singing songs. Faculty member Lorraine Yamin admits to being quite influenced by Eli Yamin (look him up!), and is eager to bring a music as a way of life to our Enrichment students.

Fencing with Durkan Fencing Academy Grades 2-5 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.