After School Enrichment - Spring 2018

Welcome to the DFS Spring 2018 After School Enrichment (ASE.)  ASE programs are set up by the PTA to give students a chance to participate in fun, educational programs directly after school.   

Tuesday

Golf Clinic:                                                                          (6 weeks)      3:30-4:30

Dates:            April 24 - May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   

Grades:          1-5

CT Sports Network – www.ctsportsnetwork.com - is a sports coaching company specializing in soccer, golf, volleyball and basketball. In this golf clinic, students will learn basic skills and terminology to conquer the challenge of hitting the ball with their first golf shots. These golf lessons are genuinely inclusive for all abilities; every child can succeed in the games and with the flexibility between individual play and team interaction, it engages children who might not want to play a traditional team sport. The clinic will provide an excellent introduction to the game of golf that will help to develop good sportsmanship and concentration along with great hand-eye coordination & balance. For 6 weeks of fantastic golfing on the acclaimed DFS “course”, don't delay, sign up today!

Fee: $148

Min 6, Max 16

Students will meet the instructor and chaperone in the front lobby of the school, then go together to the field. 

 

After School Enrichment - Winter 2017-2018

Welcome to the DFS Winter 2017-2018 After School Enrichment (ASE.)  ASE programs are set up by the PTA to give students a chance to participate in fun, educational programs directly after school.   

To download the current offering of classes, please click here or scroll down to the bottom of this page. Class descriptions, dates and fees are below. The session is expected to begin Monday, January 29, 2018. 

Click here to read the instructions to sign up for the Winter 2017-2018 ASE classes. Please note that the ASE store has migrated from this site to the My School Anywhere (MSA) website. Registration dates and instructions will be coming soon. 

Please note that by registering any student for classes in the ASE programs, parents and/or guardians are consenting to the terms set forth in the Parental Waiver and Agreement form, as stated in the MSA online store. A copy of that agreement can be downloaded by clicking here.  

For ASE policies and procedures, please click here.  Also, if your child has an Epi-Pen or an inhaler, please read the ASE policies and procedures for Epi-Pens and inhalers.

Please click these links to find forms that can be used as absence notes and dismissal notes.

Chaperones will be needed for all classes.  Parents that offer to chaperone will be eligible for FREE TUITION - look for that option in the registration process, in the My School Anywhere online store.  The chaperone position is filled on a first come, first served basis.  Parents will be notified via email if he/she is the first to volunteer. Once confirmed, the chaperone will be reimbursed the class fee. Click here for ASE chaperone responsibilities. Classes fill quickly, so don't delay your registration! 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Camille Edmond (ccameled@gmail.com). 


 

Winter 2018 ASE Class Offerings

 

Monday

Lego Robotics                                                                                            (8 weeks)      3:30-4:30

Dates:             January 29 - February 5, 12, 26 - March 5, 12, 19, 26

Grades:          1-5

This class by Techstars provides wonderful hands-on opportunities for students to experiment and learn about the fundamentals of robotics, construction and computer programming. Students will be using familiar Lego bricks to build around a micro-computer, then using computer software to bring the robot to life! 

Fee: $103

Min 6 / Max 12

Room 18 – Mrs. VanGrowski

 

Sew Happy Sewing – Winter Ice Cream Edition!                               (8 weeks)      3:30-4:30

Dates:            January 29 - February 5, 12, 26 - March 5, 12, 19, 26

Grades:          1-5

Join Sew Happy and learn the life skill of sewing.  Proudly show your ice cream themed projects to friends and family. This class starts by teaching the basic techniques of sewing (like threading a needle and tying a knot) through to stitch types and buttons. We believe at Sew Happy that kids benefit from sewing in many ways. Not only is it great for hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, focus and concentration, it may even steer them away from gadgets, giving children a lifetime vehicle for personal and creative expression!  All Sew Happy projects are designed in-house, made in the USA and use felt made from recycled water bottles. 

Fee: $132

Min 8 / Max 12

Room 16 – Miss Camara

 

Tuesday

 

Slap Shot Floor Hockey:                                                                          (8 weeks)      3:30-4:30

Dates:            January 30 - February 6, 13, 20, 27 - March 6, 13, 20                       

Grades:          K-5

You shoot, you SCORE!  Brought to you by Overtime Athletics, this floor hockey class brings the speed, coordination, and thrills of hockey to the gym floor. Game Play and skill work will include stick handling, dodging, ball control, and of course shooting.  Learn the different ways to put a shot on goal by incorporating wrist shots, slap shots, snap shots, and the backhand.  Slap Shot Floor Hockey just might be the first stop on the road to the Stanley Cup… All aboard!

Fee: $98

Min 10, Max 20

Gym

 

Photography with Hobby Quest                                                             (8 weeks)      3:30-4:30

Dates:            January 30 - February 6, 13, 20, 27 - March 6, 13, 20

Grades:          1-5

In this exciting adventure into the world of photography students will learn the tricks of the trade, just like the pros use! Students will learn everything from arranging the perfect still shot to capturing objects in fast and furious motion. Each student is provided with a professional camera, and three of their shots will be professionally printed each week. At the end of the session each student will take home a flip-book full of his/her printed photographs, and a trifold portfolio that he/she creates for the final gallery.

Fee:  $152

Min 8 / Max 16

Room 14 – Mrs. Nawrocki 

 

Wednesday

Critter Caravan:                                                                                         (8 weeks)      3:30-4:30

Dates:            January 31 - February 7, 14, 21, 28 - March 7, 14, 21

Grades:          K-5

Come join Critter Caravan as we explore this very hands-on animal adventure.  Each week we will feature two or three animals from around the world.  We will learn their environment, feed some of them but most importantly we touch and hold to enhance our sensory experience.  We will explore animals from the softest chinchillas and rabbits to the pokiest hedgehogs with lizards, snakes and bugs in between.  Every week we will also create an animal related craft to remember our experience.

Fee: $103                               

Min 8/Max 16

Room 19 - Foley

 

Chess                                                                                                            (8 weeks)      3:30-4:30

Dates:            January 31 - February 7, 14, 21, 28 - March 7, 14, 21

Grades:          2-5

Whether you are curious about learning the game of chess or an experienced player, this class is for you! Led by professional instructors from the Chess Club of Fairfield County (CCFC), players new to the game will learn the basic rules, movements and goals of the game.  All participants will study opening strategy, middle game concepts, classic games by chess legends, and common endgame techniques.  CCFC’s curriculum was designed with a focus on developing critical thinking, decision making and time management skills. 

Fee: $168

Min 8 /Max 16

Room 20 - Chopskie

 

 

Thursday

 

Gym Games                                                                                                (6 weeks)      3:30-4:30

Dates:             February 1, 8, 15, 22 - March 1, 8

Grades:          3-5

Mr. Strychalsky returns with this popular program.  Students will enjoy those games they just can get enough of in gym class including: Bench Ball, Castle Ball, Border patrol, Capture the Flag, Mission Impossible.

Fee: $83

Min 18/Max 45

Gym

 

 Clay Creation - Ceramics                                                                        (7 weeks)                  3:30-4:30

Dates:            February 1, 8, 15, 22 - March 1, 8, 22

Grades:          K-2

CLAY CREATIONS: A total hands-on experience for the kids! Students will learn the 3 basic techniques of clay - pinch, coil and flat - while making fun and creative projects - including a pizza slice-shaped plate! Materials used include Earthenware fire clay and air-dried clay. All glazes used are safe for use with food.

Fee: $118

Min 10 /Max 22

Room 17 - Barthel

 

 STEM-topia                                                                                                  (8 weeks)      3:30-4:30

Dates:            February 1, 8, 15, 22 - March 1, 8, 22, 29

Grades:          K-5

Brought to you by the Trumbull-based Blended Learning and Study Center, STEM-topia offers students an opportunity to sharpen math and science skills using a variety of creative activities and games. Weekly themes include: “Aw, Chute” parachutes, “Flying High” paper airplane competition, “A Musical Quartet, with fractions, “Build-a-Bridge,” Bowling with Fractions, and Multiplication Bingo.  Students are sure to enjoy learning new concepts and applying them to everyday life situations!

Fee: $107

Min 10/Max 25

Room 15 - Potok

 

 

Friday

 

Gym Games                                                                                                (6 weeks)      3:30-4:30

Dates:             February 2, 9, 23 - March 2, 9, 16

Grades:          K-2

Mr. Strychalsky returns with this popular program.  Students will enjoy those games they just can’t get enough of in Gym class including: Bench Ball, Castle Ball, Border Patrol, Capture the Flag, Mission Impossible.

Fee: $83

Min 18/Max 45

Gym

 

Become a Magician with Hobby Quest                                     (8 weeks)      3:30-4:30

Dates:            February 2, 9, 23 - March 2, 9, 16, 23 - April 6

Grades:          K-5

Hobby Quest Magic - Calling all aspiring magicians and wizards—time to take your skills to the next level! Be the coolest kid on the block by learning how to create magic from a REAL MAGICIAN! The Great Hobby Quest Magician will teach you all the secrets you need to become a real illusionist! Your friends and family will be absolutely baffled by the fascinating feats you master! Of course, no magician is complete without a spell-binding performance, so at the end of the semester you'll even perform a real magic show!

THIS CLASS WILL FOCUS ON DIFFERENT MAGIC SKILLS THAN THE FALL CLASS.

Fee:  $132

Min 8 / Max 16

Room 10 - Moyer