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Advanced Sewing

$55

with Anna Wanderer

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50 Grades: 6th-8th

Students will learn needle threading and knot tying and will practice personalizing a piece of clothing by adding fun embellishments. We will also practice using a sewing machine and will complete a simple project. Students should bring a piece of clothing to personalize. No previous experience required. 

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Cartoon Creations

$49

with Jon Belonio - Rm 125

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  3rd - 7th

In this class, we will explore the world of animation and comic strips. Students will get to create their own unique cartoon characters and settings. Projects will involve comic strips, animation cels, working with cartooning apps on the iPad, and flipbooks. It is VERY possible that you may have the NEXT Walt Disney in your family! www.mrbelonio.weebly.com

No prerequisite – this class is for any student interested in learning cartooning.

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Coding for Beginners

$45

with Robert Luciano - Rm 126

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades: 1st - 3rd

Students in this beginners coding class will learn how to understand basic code and create codes on their own. Using the apps Kodable, Osmo, and Scratch Jr. students will practice with coding challenges and begin developing codes that allow characters to move and talk. Students will also work on some unplugged activities which will consists of paper and pencil coding activities.

(Students will need to bring their 1:1 iPad device)

Cupcake Decorating

$63

with Cathy White - Rm 139

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  3rd - 5th

Explore the world of icing decorating and fondant and have lots of fun along the way. This class will offer some super colorful, fun, and creative ways to decorate cupcakes. Your child will leave each class with 2 hand decorated cupcakes and the skills to decorate their own at home.

No previous experience required.

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Get Going with German

$45

with Janet Stock - 108

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades: 1st - 4th

Gummi bears… …bratwurst…Kindergarten… saying “Gesundheit” when someone sneezes…all of these things are originally German. You probably didn’t even know that you can already speak some German! Join a lively class to learn German language and culture this fall. We will learn how to introduce ourselves and to use some basic phrases, understand how the alphabet and words sound different in German, as well as learn vocabulary about weather, colors, food, sports, and holidays through games, songs, interactive items, and guided practice.

Harry Potter Potions

$74

with Alana Berke

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  K - 6th

Have you always wanted to attend The Hogwarts School of Magic? You’ll love this class! Become a science wizard as you explore the magic of chemistry in fun, educational science labs inspired by the Harry Potter books and movies!

No prerequisites.

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Improvisation

$38

with Alison Henderson - Rm Stage

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50 - Grades:  5th - 8th

Spontaneity, creativity and teamwork are life skills enhanced by learning improvisation. Improvisation builds confidence and public speaking skills. Have an edge by learning how to create characters and scenes instantly while having a great time exercising your creativity and imagination! Listen for the classroom with the most laughter!

Introduction to Quadcopters I

$88

with Bill White - Rm Cafeteria

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades: 4th - 9th (contact instructor for exceptions)

Grade Level: 4th grade through 9th grade – contact instructor for exceptions

 Description: Quadcopters (a/k/a quadrotors) have become an inexpensive vehicle to introduce students to a variety of aeronautical and controls concepts and universities often incorporate quadcopters into their aerospace lab curriculum. This class will introduce students to quadcopter theory together with actual “hands-on” flying of quadrotors in each class session. The O’Neill cafetorium provides a large space for indoor flying with outdoor flying as weather permits.

Each student in the Intro to Quadcopters class will be given a quadrotor to take home after the last class session.





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