Before and After School Programs- Spring 2018

Registration is now open.

Classes begin the week of April 2.

***Please note that your child’s registration is NOT CONFIRMED in any course until you receive a separate confirmation email from the program coordinator!***

Japanese Crafts and Culture
Come experience Japanese culture, crafts and food in this class led by Ms. Burns. Kids will be introduced to traditional arts such as origami, sumie, and shuji/shodo. They will learn about Japanese Manga and Anime, and will study Miyazaki. Finally, kids will try some Japanese cooking! Who: Grades 3-5, Where: Ms. Burns’ Room, Class limit: 10, Cost: $90, When: Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 on 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31

There’s still room in the Japanese Club! Contact Jenn Hollywood if you’re interested in enrolling.

For the Birds!
Join other 3rd to 5th grade students in an early-morning exploration of the school grounds and neighborhood looking and listening for birds. We’ll learn to identify our common birds by sight and sound while we search for less common spring migrants. Each participant will use a pair of high quality binoculars. No previous experience necessary. The club will be run by Jeff Collins, Thoreau parent and Mass Audubon staff member. Sessions will run from 7:45 a.m. until the beginning of school. Who: grades 3-5 Where: Meet in cafeteria Cost: $25 When: Wednesdays from 7:45-8:50 am on 5/2, 5/9, 5/26, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 Class Limit: 10.

Sign up for For the Birds!

Minecraft
Join us for the Thoreau Minecraft club! This club offers the unique experience of playing with others using Minecraft.edu. Minecraft mentors will be available to help students design and construct and students will be encouraged to collaborate in this virtual world while solving differences in constructive ways. Who: grades 2-5, Where: Computer Lab, Cost: $60 (no personal membership is needed),
When:
Mondays, 3:30-4:30 on 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, Class Limit: 12
or
Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 on 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, Class limit: 13
*One session per child – a child may not enroll in both sessions.

We’re sorry, both Minecraft sessions are full.

Fuzzy Felt
Join Mrs. Dillon in her sewing extravaganza! Learn how to sew bags, pillows, stuffed animals and learn appliqué. Fun for boys and girls who like crafts. Who: Grades 3-5, Where: Mrs. Dillon’s Room, Class limit: 10, Cost: $80, When: Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 on 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6

We’re sorry, Fuzzy Felt is full.

Before School Chess
Join us for Chess instruction and play before school at Thoreau this spring. Our instructor, Vadim Martirosov, is a highly experienced Chess Master who leads the Concord-Carlisle Chess Club as well as the before school program at Willard. Who: all grades are welcome!, Where:Thoreau School Library, Cost: $65, Class Limit: 16 (We must have 16 students to run the class), Volunteers Needed: Must have a parent chaperone at each of the classes. A SignUpGenius will go out to select dates for chaperoning once enrollment is finalized.

When:
Mondays,
8:00-8:50 am on 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21,6/4, 6/11
or
Fridays,
8:00-8:50 am on 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15

We’re sorry, Chess is full.

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