SPRING 2019 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ENRICHMENT OFFERINGS

Dance!

Monday

This is a Ballet, Tap, and Jazz combo class. We will be exploring and contrasting these different forms of dance to familiarize the students with the terminology, musicality, and movement for all three disciplines. Ballet and Tap Shoes strongly recommended, but not required. Students can participate in sneakers if necessary. The purpose of this class is to help the children learn the joy and positive energy that dance movement can bring to their lives!

Joni attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and began her performance career in Radio City Music Hall’s “Christmas Spectacular”. She understudied Lola in Barry Manilow’s National Tour of “Copacabana”. She went on to make her Broadway debut in the revival of the tap show “42nd Street” and went on for the lead role of Peggy Sawyer many times. She then went on to perform in the Tony Award winning, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, starring Sutton Foster. Joni had the honor of playing Dolly in the “Hello Again Dolly” Parade at the Garrison Landing last summer with Tommy Tune. Joni grew up teaching classes at her family’s dance studio, and continued to teach when she moved to NYC. She currently teaches at The Dance Conservatory, and will be subbing for her mentor Charles Goddertz at STEPS on Broadway. It is a dream come true for her to be of service to our children by sharing her knowledge and passion for dance and performing!

Grades K-2

Joni Lanza

March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 29, May 6

3:10-4:10

Experiments in Sculpture

Tuesday

PART TWO: Using a variety of materials, students will be introduced to the limitless world of making sculpture. We will employ various techniques to imagine and build creations of all types - people, pets, mythical creatures or forms of our own invention. With a focus on using upcycled materials, we will experiment with building smaller figures, wearable sculptures and larger scale installations. We will look at artworks throughout history for inspiration and work together to bring our own ideas to life!

Lori is a 1999 graduate of School of Visual Arts and earned her MFA in 2009. She teaches in various programs in the Hudson Valley and maintains an active studio practice in Beacon. Her sculpture Effluence I can currently be seen on public display in Beacon.

Grades 3-5

Lori Mehrige

March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9

3:10-4:30

MAD SCIENCE: Science Mysteries and Fantastic Forces

Tuesday

This super science sampler lets kids investigate a different science topic each week with fun take-home projects. Kids will be engineers, chemists, and stunt pilots. Children will have fun with physics and learn the science behind magic tricks. Your Mad Scientists will be shocked by what they learn about electricity… blown away by their experiments with air pressure… and swept away by the excitement of working with waves. Students will make and take home their own crystal garden, a center-of-gravity game, a “magic” box which make objects disappear, a “Skyhawk” foam plane, an “Air Blaster” foam rocket launcher, a bridge building kit, and a Cartesian diver.

VENDOR OFFERING

Grades 3-5

MAD SCIENCE

March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30

3:10-4:10

Mindfulness In Motion: Yoga and Mindfulness for kids

Tuesday

Through yoga and mindfulness, “mindfulness in motion”, kids will become aware of the relationship between their mind and body. Students will learn mindfulness strategies and yoga poses that can help improve self-awareness, compassion, focus, sleep, decision making and decrease stress and anxiety. Each class kids will participate in an activity/project that demonstrates how the mindfulness technique/movement can be used in daily life. Classes will combine books, art and song to make learning and practicing yoga and mindfulness fun and entertaining.

My name is Sammy Smith Coleman. My family and I moved to Cold Spring from Brooklyn last Summer. I’m a licensed social worker with a focus on geriatrics and end of life care. Last Spring I completed a 6 week training on teaching mindfulness to children at a meditation center in the city called The Interdependence Project. Last Fall I completed an additional training on teaching yoga and mindfulness to kids. I’ve taught kids yoga and mindfulness at Ascend Studio in Cold Spring and mindfulness as an enrichment class at my daughters public school in Brooklyn. I am a parent of a Haldane second grader and a soon to be Haldane Kindergartener. I’m really looking forward to teaching enrichment at Haldane.

Grades K-2

Sammy Coleman

March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 9, 23, 30 , May 7

3:10-4:10

Farms, Gardens, and Permaculture: A science and arts based approach to reconnecting with nature.

Wednesday

During this enrichment program, students will explore the inner workings of a garden and begin to understand the many roles that plants play in our lives. We will use art and science to explore our garden and develop our relationship with the plants and animals that live there.

Class One: Growing Minds, Growing Plants: A hands on approach to gardening
Class Two: Numbers in Nature: Recognizing patterns and rhythm in nature
Class Three: Setting the Stage: Soil science, seed germination, and transplanting
Class Four: The Garden as an Ecosystem: Designing a garden that works
Class Five: Permaculture in Action: Bring soil to life, water as a resource, pollinators
Class Six: Plants for Many Uses: A closer look at the weeds in our garden
Class Seven: Propagating World Peace: All problems can be solved in a garden
Class Eight: Let's Eat! Finding the flavors of our farm

Colin Wright is an farmer, artist, and educator living in Garrison, NY. He enjoys learning about the rhythms and patterns in nature and sharing that enthusiasm with youth and adults alike. Colin taught farm education classes to kids at the Randall's Island Urban Farm in Manhattan and is a sessional instructor at the New York Botanical Gardens.

Grades 3-5

Colin Wright

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 24, May 1

3:10-4:10

Learn Beginning Spanish with Games and Songs

Wednesday

Students will learn greetings, days of the week, colors, numbers, basic nouns and verbs, and simple phrases in Spanish through interactive games and songs.

Sandy McKelvey is a certified ESOL teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at Dutchess Community College. She has traveled throughout Central and South America and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Grades 3-5

Sandy McKelvey

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 24, May 1

3:10-4:10

Coding and Robotics

Wednesday

Children will explore creative problem-solving and learn the fundamentals of coding in order to build and program robots using LEGO® Robotics and Little Bits. They will incorporate a variety of lights, sounds, sensors, and interactive components for their creations. Children will learn about basic block programming and use engineering processes to design environments where their robots can explore and try programmed skills.

Brenda Perry-Herrera is an artist and educator who is strongly motivated by the merge of Art and Science. She has undertaken roles as researcher, airplane pilot, programmer, scientist, educator, and mother in many of her art projects. Brenda has also taught at various grade school and colleges in Texas and New York. She is an alumna of University of Texas at El Paso, Columbia College, and School of Visual Arts. Brenda holds two masters degrees---Art Education and Fine Arts.

Grades 1-3

Brenda Perry

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10

3:10-4:10

INVENT! A Creative Recycling Adventure

Thursday

Participants will learn about some every day, and some seriously wacky, inventions! They will discover how "failures" became runaway successes, boosting their own ability to problem solve and learn the importance of trial and error. Each week, they will get to tinker with different materials, developing communication and collaboration skills along the way, testing out and showcasing their own fabulous creations!

Head of Children's Services at the Butterfield Library, and leads various enrichment programs around town.

Grades 3-5

Johanna Reinhardt

March 7, 21, April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16

3:10-4:10

I Made It Myself! Intermediate Sewing with Shawna Chandler

Friday

Designed for the seasoned sewer and absolute beginner alike, this class is structured around projects that
are fun and rewarding to all. Students learn and hone the basics of sewing by hand and on a sewing
machine as well as ways to create unique fabrics. These skills come together as we create simple,
one-of-a-kind, fully functional projects such as repurposed sweater stuffed animals and block printed tote
bags. The projects vary with each new session of I Made It Myself, so if your student enjoyed this
enrichment class in the past they're sure to again.

Shawna Chandler is a self-taught sewer who began with a set of curtains and is working her
way up to darts and draping. She has a degree in Art Education and spends most of her free
time crafting with her own two kids.

Grades 3-5

Shawna Chandler

March 1, 8, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 26, May 3

3:10-4:30

ARTIST PASSPORT: Travel the World through Art!

Friday

Embark on an around-the-world cultural adventure − explore far-off places and learn about the people who live there, from the Americas to Polynesia, from the cosmopolitan to the countryside. Experiment with Crayola® products, while trying art techniques developed by local artists and artisans. Make different masterpieces each week such as drums, masks, canvases, prints, buses, and more! Bring the unique creations home and build a globally-inspired art gallery.

VENDOR OFFERING

Grades K-2

MAD SCIENCE

March 1, 8, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 26, May 3

3:10-4:10

PROGRAM RULES AND GUIDELINES

  • **FULL PAYMENT DUE AT REGISTRATION TO RESERVE THE SPOT.**

  • If needed, a payment plan is available by request. E-mail enrichment@haldanepta.org to split the payment: half due at registration, to hold the spot(s), and the balance due 30 days later.

  • Snack Policy: ***Please pack a snack for your child, as instructors will not be providing them.***

CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNICATION

  • Parents will receive enrollment confirmation (along with schedules and student lists) once registration is closed. If a class is full when registration is received, a notice will be e-mailed as soon as possible.

  • Each class has a minimum and maximum enrollment. IMPORTANT: Children are not officially enrolled until parents receive confirmation from the PTA Committee. If a class has filled or will not be running due to low enrollment, checks will be returned and/or credit cards will be refunded.

  • Electronic Communication: In an effort to be environmentally conscious, we make every effort to distribute correspondence, confirmations, and class lists electronically. Please provide your email address when enrolling. If no email is available, communications will be sent via backpack.

  • Parents will be notified of any single class cancellations that occur during the semester and every attempt will be made to reschedule and/or make up the class.

 

DISMISSAL/ PICK UP/ SAFETY NOTICES

  • Please provide an extra snack for your child on enrichment days. Enrichment instructors will not provide snacks.

  • Unacceptable behavior in the library and/or class is not permitted and parents will be notified.  Consequences for disruptive behavior could include removal (temporary or permanent) from class.

 

Questions?  Please email the Enrichment Committee at enrichment@haldanepta.org

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