Enrichment Programs

Learning happens everywhere.
Before school, after school, during the summers – these are excellent opportunities for enrichment.

Our Enrichment classes are open to the community.  We welcome all learners to join the fun!
To register please complete this registration form and email it to doris@manitouschool.org.

 

ON-GOING PROGRAMS (Fall, Winter & Spring)

 

SOCIAL TOTS (FREE)
Tuesdays from 8:45am – 9:45am

Drop off the big kids at school and join us for some tot time! Children up to 3yo are welcome with their parent or caregiver to come to the Manitou School Gym to play and socialize. This is also a great way for parents to get out of the house and meet other parents. Days with good weather we will meet in the playground and enjoy the outdoors!

 

GO NO SEN KARATE at The Manitou School

The Manitou School will continue to offer Karate to our community by our partnership with Go No Sen Karate. Karate is an amazing way to help kids channel their energy in a sport that is focused on the whole child. Physical activity paired with discipline and structure provides a great way for kids to focus their energy as well as stay fit.

$240 / 8 week session *Uniforms must be purchased prior to start of class.

 

Tuesday: Advanced Orange Belts or Higher / Sparring
(Must have taken previous six sessions at Manitou or at Go No Sen)
3:30pm – 4:15pm

Thursday: Beginners ages 5+ and Intermediate
3:30pm – 4:15pm

Friday: Elite Training
   This enrichment class will offer advanced training while introducing new elements such as: sparring, weapons training, etc.  Kids will not want to miss out on this class as it will help get them closer to their next belt upgrade.(Must be enrolled in Tuesday class in order to take this class)
3:30pm – 4:00pm

FALL ENRICHMENT 2017

 

MONDAYS

SCIENCE OF FUN
Available to students ages 5 to 8

Science takes center stage in this class. Children will learn about science through observations and many hands-on experiments that go boom, splat, and maybe even a little ick. This class helps illustrate how science is an every day part of our lives while showing them all the wonders that can unfold. Taught by the ever-curious Ms. Sakura, kids will love learning in this class!

$180* / 8 week session / 3:30pm – 4:30pm
*includes materials fee
(9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20)

 

YOUNG FILMMAKERS
Available to students 9+

Experience digital filmmaking hands-on, in-class and field-based instruction. Film students will be immersed in the entire production process, from screenwriting and storyboarding to shooting, and editing. This class enables students to think creatively while working on practical strategies to bring their stories to life. Taught by screenwriter, producer, director John Plummer, this class will welcome students into the complex and wonderful world of storytelling and filmmaking.

Students must bring their own iPad or digital recorder. Editing will be done in iMovies.
$180* / 8 week session / 3:30pm – 4:30pm
*includes materials fee
(9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20)

 

CAPOEIRA!
Available to students age 8+

Capoeira is a Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance, rhythm and movement. Students will learn the about all facets of this beautiful martial art: history, games, dance, drums and more. Led by Rafael Cabecao (who some of you will remember from our Carnival), children will learn to move their bodies in a new way while playing and learning about the environment this art form was raised from. Children must wear white shirts and pants for class. We will work towards having a performance at the end of the session.

$160 / 8 week session / 3:30pm – 4:30pm

 

LET’S HAVE A BALL!
Available to students ages 3-5

Children will have a blast while learning the basic concepts of various sports. Through the use of sports balls and fun games, students will learn how to throw, kick, bounce and much more! Taught by Nancy Bayer, this class is sure to set the foundation of an interest in games and sports

$120/ 8 week session/ 3:30-4:15pm
(9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20)

 

TUESDAYS

KARATE + SPARRING: ADVANCED ORANGE BELTS OR HIGHER! See above for more information
(9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31)

 

JUNIOR CODING AND ROBOTICS
Available to students ages 5 to 9

Students will explore creative problem-solving and learn the fundamental concepts of coding in order to program robots with unique personalities. They will learn about basic programming and use the engineering process to design environments where their robots can explore and try programmed skills. Students will learn logical-sequencing to program robots with lights, sounds, and a variety of motion sensors.  Taught by the ever-curious Brenda Perry, this is a great introduction into the world of coding logic.

$160 / 8 week session / 3:30pm – 4:30pm
(9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31,11/7 , 11/14, 11/21) 

 

MUSIC AND MOTION
Available to students ages 3- 5

Enjoy music, singing, creative movement, parachute and bubbles with your busy little one! Class also includes the use of hand puppets, balloons, scarves and other materials as we check out “bag” item of the week! Taught by Nancy Bayer, this class is a wonderful opportunity for children to move, enjoy music and play!

$120/ 8 week session/ 3:30-4:15pm
(9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31,11/7 , 11/14, 11/21) 

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

 

MANITUNES
Available to students age 8 +

Students will explore various song styles and learn to sing their favorite tunes. Harmony, chord progressions, and some music theory will be taught throughout the weeks culminating in end-of-session performance and sing-along!. Led by the lyrical Linda Richards, this is a great way to continue your child’s love of music through singing as well as performing.

$160 / 8 week session / 3:30pm – 4:30pm
(9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15)

 

CAPOEIRA JR!
Available to students ages 3 to 7

Capoeira is a Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance, rhythm and movement. Students will learn the about all facets of this beautiful martial art: history, games, dance, drums and more. Led by Rafael Cabecao (who some of you will remember from our Carnival), children will learn to move their bodies in a new way while playing and learning about the environment this art form was raised from. Children must wear white shirts and pants for class. We will work towards having a performance at the end of the session.

$160 / 8 week session / 3:30pm – 4:30pm
(9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15)

 

CODING AND ROBOTICS
Available to students age 9+

Students will learn about behavior-based programming using OzoBots and LEGO® WeDo Robotics software. They will learn robot behaviors in an intuitive logical-sequence starting with simple movements, adding sensors, and advanced decision-making capability. Through building models and using a computer to program the model’s behavior, as well as other challenges, students will learn an interactive approach to problem-solving. Taught by the ever-curious Brenda Perry, this is a great class to propel students into problem solving and coding.

$160 / 8 week session / 3:30pm – 4:30pm
(9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15)

 

KIDS ROCK
Available to students age 10 +

Explore various musical styles/instruments and learn to collaborate with bandmates to create your own songs and compositions. Lead by the fearless Chris Faroe, this is a great way to continue your child’s interest in music as well as provide a path into exploring specific musical instruments.

$160 / 8 week session / 3:30pm – 4:30pm
(9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15)

 

MANITOU BUILDERS
Available to students age 8 +

Similar to Minecraft but WAY better! Children will learn to design, plan, build and finish a project from scratch. Kids will see the value of building something from the ground up! The finished projects will be painted and taken home at the end of the session. Taught by the ever handy Hector Sburlati, this class is a great way to disconnect kids from online worlds into building real world connections.

$180* / 8 week session / 3:30pm – 4:30pm
*includes materials fee
(9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15)

 

遊ぶと話す
SPEAK AND PLAY IN JAPANESE!
Available to students age 4+

Students will love playing, making crafts, and singing all while being taught and encouraged to speak Japanese. The lovely and vocal Ms. Sakura will lead this group in games, art projects, songs and more while teaching the basics of the Japanese language. This is a great class for families who speak Japanese in the home or those students interested in a new language and culture. Taught by the always incredible Sakura Ozaki!

$170* / 8 Week session / 3:30-4:30
*includes materials fee
(9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15)

 

THURSDAYS

BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE KARATE! See above for more information
(9/14, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2)

 

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS
Available to students ages 5 to 7

Fall is an excellent time observe the changes in animal activity and hone our awareness skills. Learn more about wilderness skills as we take advantage of the changes that Fall brings to the outdoors. Taught by our own outdoor warrior, Kim Chase.

$170*/ 8 week session / 3:30pm – 4:30pm
*Includes materials fee
(9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16)

 

YEARBOOK
Available to students age 9+

This course is designed to develop students’ skills in yearbook production.  Students will develop skills that include writing copy, captions and headlines; digital photography; desktop publishing and using appropriate technology tools for media production. This class supports students’ development as writers, photographers, editors, independent users of technology and as responsible contributing members of the The Manitou School community. Lead by professional photographer Caroline Kaye, this class will help build real world skills while being super fun!

$170*/ 8 week session / 3:30pm – 4:30pm
*Includes materials fee
(9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16)

 

INVENTORS: A MINI-MAKERS PROGRAM
Available to students age 5 to 8

Learn about a new inventor or invention every week and create your own unique inventions. This fun and educational class will teach children about innovation, thinking beyond the box and applying their imagination to creating special works of engineering, art, and product design. Using recycled materials as well as some special gadgets, children will be able to use their fine motor skills to help bring their imagination to life. Taught by the awesome Johanna Reinhardt.

$175*/ 8 week session / 3:30pm – 4:30pm
*includes materials fee
(9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16)

 

FRIDAYS

KARATE ELITE TRAINING! See above for more information
(9/15, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10)

 

MANITOU SCHOOL AFTER CARE 
(M-Th) 3pm – 5:30pm (Please contact school for fee structure)

The Manitou School offers after care services to students currently enrolled at Manitou. The After Care Program allows time for children to have free play as well as time to read, create art, and do homework. There is no After Care on Fridays. Please provide your child with a nut-free healthy snack every day they are attending an afternoon enrichment class or aftercare. Snack must be in a separate clearly marked container. Snacks are not provided by the school.

* Please make sure you pick up by 5:30pm, an additional $30 late fee will apply for pick-ups after 5:30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE IN:

Spanish
Reading / Writing
Math
Test Prep

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS AVAILABLE IN:

Piano
Violin
Guitar
Loop pedal
Singing/Voice
Percussion Songwriter/Composition
Music Production