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 erin@manitouschool.org.

ON-GOING PROGRAMS (Fall, Winter & Spring)

 

SOCIAL TOTS (FREE)
Tuesdays from 8:45am – 9:45am *Begins October 2*

Drop off the big kids at school and join us for some tot time! Children up to 3 years old 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.

Check back here to see if Social Tots is cancelled due to weather or special events. Social Tots is ON this week.

 

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

Tuesday: 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)
4:30pm – 5:15pm

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

 

NEW! FALL ENRICHMENT 2018

 

MONDAYS

 

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
(9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19. No class 10/8 and 11/12)

 

CODING AND ROBOTICS 
Available to students age 8+

This class is geared to introduce kids into the world of technology in a supportive environment with the freedom to explore robotics and coding at their own pace. Kids will explore creative problem-solving and learn the fundamental concepts of coding in order to program robots with unique personalities. They will learn logical-sequencing to program robots with lights, sounds, and a variety of motion sensors. They will learn about basic programming and use the engineering process to design environments where their robots can explore and try programmed skills. Taught by the ever-curious Brenda Perry, this is a great introduction into the world of coding logic.
(Note: students need to come to class with an ipad or tablet)

$170*/ 8 week session/ 3:30- 4:30
*materials fee included
(9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19. No class 10/8 and 11/12)

 

SCIENCE OF FUN
Available to students ages 5-8

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. Johanna, kids will love learning in this class!

$175* / 8 week session / 3:30 – 4:30
*materials fee included
(9/17, 9/24,10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19. No class 10/8 and 11/12)

 

DRAWING WITH LIGHT: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

Available to ages 11+

In this class students will experience the magic of photography, from how to compose an image to basics in post-production through imaging software such as Adobe Lightroom. We will spend time with short lectures studying iconic historic images created by masters in the field and discussing composition and use of light and color. In-class photography exercises around Manitou’s campus will explore F-Stop, shutter speed, and other basics, and then moving on to understanding color, light, and contrast in post-production. The class will end in the creation of a photo book with the students’ top images. Taught by the talented Jade Doskow. 

$240*/ 8 week session/ 3:30-4:30pm

*materials fee included

(9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19. No class 10/8 and 11/12)

 

TUESDAYS

 

KARATE + SPARRING: ADVANCED ORANGE BELTS OR HIGHER! See above for more information

and KARATE ELITE TRAINING! See above for more information

 

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT- CLASS FULL
Available to ages 3-5

In this class students will explore organic movement by connecting to their senses through games and artistic expression. With the use of sculpting, painting and other experiences, the children will link the feeling of pushing through tension, how weight sits or the way curves and twists translate to movement in their own bodies. Students will learn to codify and accumulate movements to make their own dance phrases and create a performance. Family members are invited for an informal showing during the last class. Choreographer, dancer, and qigong practitioner Felicia Ballos is excited to move, play and experiment  with curious young minds and bodies.

$170*/ 8 week session /3:30-4:30pm
*materials fee included
(9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6)

 

LET’S HAVE A BALL!
Available to 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.

$160/ 8 week session/ 3:30-4:15pm
(9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6)

 

WEDNESDAYS 

 

CAPOEIRA JR!
Available to students ages 3-7

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
(9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31, 11/7, 11/14. No class 9/19)

 

 

SPANISH
Available to students ages 5-8

This fun and dynamic class lead by the playful Ms. Erica will help children learn the concepts of language through games, stories and craft activities. Each class will have a theme and will introduce children to vocabulary, verbs, pronouns, articles and more. Perfect for beginners and those who have had some exposure and would like to learn more!

$160/8 week session/ 3:30-4:30
(9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31, 11/7, 11/14. No class 9/19)

 

 

WEE CHEFS
Available to students ages 3- 5

The Wee Chefs course will incorporate basic food preparation skills, measuring and safety in the kitchen and the opportunity to learn easy and fun treats that can be made at home. Recipes will be hands on sensory learning and delicious to boot! At the end of each class, the Wee Chefs will enjoy their own tasty hand-made treats. Lead by Chef Nancy Bayer, this class is sure to please even the pickiest of palettes.

$170/ 8 week session/ 3:30-4:30pm
*includes materials fee
(9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31, 11/7, 11/14. No class 9/19)

 

MANITOU BANDS
Available for ages 8+

Explore various musical styles/instruments and learn to collaborate with bandmates to create your own songs and new arrangements of existing ones. Lead by voice, instrument, and studio-arts instructor 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 in a group setting. Time will be split between two main skills: 1) live performance of repertoire chosen by Mr. Chris and the students, and 2) recording studio arts, learning to digitally record and edit audio using multi-track software in the Manitou studio.

$160/ 8 week session/ 4:00-5:00pm
(9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31, 11/7, 11/14. No class 9/19)

 

遊ぶと話す
SPEAK AND PLAY IN JAPANESE!- CLASS FULL
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 / 3:30-4:30pm
*includes materials fee
(9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31, 11/7, 11/14. No class 9/19)

 

HORSEMANSHIP & RIDING LESSONS- CLASS FULL
Available for ages 6+

Stonewall Stables is an educational facility with a staff dedicated to ensuring a safe space for the physical, emotional and educational growth of every child. At this beautiful outdoor arena located five minutes from school, children will be given the opportunity to learn many aspects of riding. They will learn to ride patterns and play games while on their horses. The children will also be able to experience working on a horse farm. This would include facilities maintenance, horse care, horse handling, feeding, grooming, bathing and upkeep. This work is rewarding, challenging and sometimes rigorous. 
In doing these tasks they will:

  • Practice teamwork and cooperation with their horses and each other
  • Practice social and time management skills
  • Gain confidence from meeting challenges and achieving new tasks
  • Enjoy semi-private riding lessons in a beautiful setting
  • Learn compassion for animals

Students are required to dress properly for outdoor conditions. This includes hard soled boots with a heel and riding pants; jeans or tights. We offer riding helmets. All Stonewall Stable instructors are PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) certified.

$440/ 8 week session/ 3:45-5pm(FULL) or 5:15-6:15
Transportation provided to and from school for students currently enrolled at Manitou.
Leaves at 3:30 and returns to the school at 5:15.
(9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31, 11/7, 11/14. No class 9/19)

 

THURSDAYS

 

INVENTORS: A MINI-MAKERS PROGRAM
Available to ages 5-8

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.

$170*/ 8 week session / 3:30pm – 4:30pm
*includes materials fee
(9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8)

 

ARTFUL STORIES
Available to ages 3-5

Young storytellers will learn to tell their tales through art. This class will help children narrate their own tales through pictures of various mediums: paint, pencil, found objects, charcoal. It won’t be neat but this all sensory experience will help children express their narratives in new and creative ways. Taught by the ever loquacious Mr. Adam, kids will bring home their stories for the whole family to enjoy.

$170*/ 8 week session/ 3:30-4:30pm
*includes materials fee
(9/20, 9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1, 11/8)

 

HORSEMANSHIP & RIDING LESSONS-CLASS FULL 
Available for ages 6+

Stonewall Stables is an educational facility with a staff dedicated to ensuring a safe space for the physical, emotional and educational growth of every child. At the beautiful outdoor arena, children will be given the opportunity to learn many aspects of riding. They will learn to ride patterns and play games while on their horses. The children will also be able to experience working on a horse farm. This would include facilities maintenance, horse care, horse handling, feeding, grooming, bathing and upkeep. This work is rewarding, challenging and sometimes rigorous.
In doing these tasks they will:

  • Practice teamwork and cooperation with their horses and each other
  • Practice social and time management skills
  • Gain confidence from meeting challenges and achieving new tasks
  • Enjoy semi-private riding lessons in a beautiful setting.
  • Learn compassion for animals

Students are required to dress properly for outdoor conditions. This includes hard soled boots with a heel and riding pants; jeans or tights. We offer riding helmets. All Stonewall Stable instructors are PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) certified.

$440/ 8 week session/ 3:45-5pm  Limited Space
Transportation provided to and from school for students currently enrolled at Manitou.
Leaves at 3:30 and returns at 5:15pm.
(9/20, 9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1, 11/8)

 

ACROBATICS, PARTNER BALANCING, CIRCUS SKILLS
Available to ages 6+

This class will be a playful exploration of acrobatic skills in a cooperative and team building environment.  A small person partners well with a tall one for some balancing skills and similar sizes partner well for others!  We will build human pyramids, forward roll, cartwheel, and counterbalance with each other! We can be creative with building a Show for Parents to present the last day, bringing spinning plates, juggling, and hula hoops into the mix.  Come in fitted athletic clothing ready to move. (Leotards, tank tops, leggings, shorts. No zippers please)
Parent Show Nov 8th at the end of class at 5:15pm

$175/ 8 week session/ 4:45-5:45pm
(9/20, 9/27, 10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1, 11/8)

 

FRIDAYS

 

BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE KARATE! See above for more information

 

SPANISH FOR ADULTS

Miss Francisca is offering a Spanish class for parents!
Have fun with conjugation, vocabulary, conversation, reading, music, and lots of laughter.
email erin@manitouschool.org to sign up.

$160/8 week session 9:00-10:00am
(9/21, 9/28,10/5,10/12,10/19,10/26,11/2, 11/9)

 

YOUNG FILMMAKERS
Available to ages 8+

Experience digital filmmaking hands-on. Film students will be immersed in the entire production process, from screenwriting and storyboarding to shooting, and editing, and will make several short films in various genres over the course of the class. 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.  (Note: all students will need at minimum an iPhone or iPad and iMovie (standard and free on those devices) or other editing software. Films will be shot and edited outside of class.)

$175/ 8 week session/ 3:30-4:30pm
(9/21, 9/28,10/5,10/12,10/19,10/26,11/2, 11/9)

 

MANITOU SCHOOL AFTER CARE  
(M-F) 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

 

ON-GOING COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

FAMILY BLUEGRASS JAM BAND (FREE)
For adults and kids age 8+

Amie Anderson and Patrick Metzger of the Apple Kickers will introduce a selection of traditional Bluegrass tunes, slowly building our repertoire over the course of the year.
Bluegrass is all about communication and collaboration. The chords are simple, and the songs are high and lonesome. We will grow comfortable with basic chord progressions and Melodies, and add harmonies and solos.
Welcoming all Hudson Valley guitar, banjo, upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, cello, and ukulele players! All levels welcome, ages eight to infinity. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring an instrument, and a clip-on tuner, a capo, and a pick if applicable. Contact amie@manitouschool.org with questions.

Looking forward to pickin’ with you!

5:30-6:30pm every third Monday (some will be rescheduled due to holidays.)
Mark your calendars: 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/10, 1/14, 2/25, 3/11, 4/8, 5/20,

PARENT BOOK CLUB

Facilitated by Amie Anderson

What exactly is a “progressive education” anyway?

This is a group for anyone who wants to read about and discuss schooling, modern science about children, human nature and psychology, and the challenges of raising children today. Selections may include books about the history of schools, recent research about preschool-aged children, sex education, the nuances of raising children within one gender or another, and more! Reading suggestions welcome. We are committed to selecting only books that are approachable and either short or available in an audio format.
Contact Amie@manitouschool.org with the subject line “parent book club” for the survey which will decide when and how often to meet, and what book to start with. Open to the wider community of parents and educators.