After School Enrichment - Fall 2017

Welcome to the DFS FALL 2017 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. Dates below are tentative and will be confirmed once school starts, but the session is expected to begin Monday, October 2, 2017. 

Click here to read the instructions to sign up for the Fall 2017 ASE classes. Please note that the ASE store will be migrating 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). 


 

Fall 2017 ASE Class Offerings

Monday

Art Enrichment with The Giggling Pig   (8 weeks)      3:30-4:30pm

Dates:       October 2, 16, 23           November 6, 13, 20, 27        December 4

Grades: K-5

-Art From Around the WorldCome join the artists from this popular art studio in Shelton to explore a variety of art techniques. Students will learn about famous artists and imitate their styles, as well as learn about art around the world. Students will be working in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. Such an adventurous session filled with many amazing projects.

Fee: $152

Min 10 / Max 25

Room:

 

Minecraft Survival Adventure    (8 weeks)      3:30-4:30pm

Dates:           October 2, 16, 23           November 6, 13, 20, 27        December 4

Grades: 3-5

Students may be dodging fireballs from exploding volcanoes or hiding from a snow giant on Mt. Everest. This class will take team work and collaboration as students mine, craft, build and problem solve their precarious situation.  Students will be solving this survival adventure on a teacher monitored closed server provided by Techstars.

Fee: $103

Min 6 / Max 12

Room:

 

 

Tuesday

Tennis with Vanessa:        (8 weeks)                  3:30-4:30pm

Dates:        October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31                    November: 14, 21, 28

Grades: K-

Led by tennis coach and DFS parent Vanessa Costeines, this tennis class will help children develop scanning-tracking-focusing, proper tennis technique (forehand, backhand, volleys, serves), motor skills, upper/lower body coordination, creative thinking and agility as well as self-confidence.  Tennis racquets will be provided.

Fee: $208

Min 4, Max 8

Gym

 

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

Dates:           October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31                    November: 14, 21, 28

Grades: K-5

Hobby Quest Airplanes - Hobby Quest's Flight Captain will teach you everything you need to know about building and flying amazing machines! In this high-flying adventure, we'll build helicopters, gliders and even motorized planes! As if building incredible planes wasn't enough, we'll even take them outside and see them fly! At the end of the semester each aviator will receive a special certificate showing they are on their way to becoming a Flight Captain—how high will your rank go?

Fee:  $132

Min 8 / Max 16

Room:

 

Wednesday

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

Dates:           October 4, 11, 18, 25       November 1, 15, 29      December 6

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: $88

Min 8/Max 16

Room:

 

FUN Golf Lessons with CT Sports Network    (8 weeks)      3:30-4:30

Dates:     October 4, 11, 18, 25       November 1, 15, 29      December 6

Grades:  2- 3

CT Sports Network is providing a FUN, energetic, version of golf which young children in 2nd & 3rd grade can enjoy with friends as they hit the target with their first golf shots. Our golf lessons are genuinely inclusive as it suits all abilities; every child can succeed in the games and with the flexibility between individual play and team interaction, it engages well with youngsters who might not want to play a traditional team sport. 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 8 weeks of fantastic golfing on 'great courses', don't delay, sign up today!

Fee: $148

Min /Max 12

Meet in the lobby to go as a group to the field

 

Thursday

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

Dates:          October 5, 12, 19, 26       November 9, 16, 

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

 

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

Dates:            October 5, 12, 19, 26       November 9, 16, 30      December 7

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!

Fee:  $132

Min 8 / Max 16

Room:

 

Video Production for DFS Broadcast               (8 weeks)      3:30-4:45

Dates:               October 5, 12, 19, 26       November 9, 16, 30      December 7         

Grades:          3-5

Interested in learning what it takes to create a new show? Join Mrs. Windsor and Mrs. O’Neil to learn the basics of production and the opportunity to become a member of the school's new weekly news broadcast team that will highlight the various activities going on around school. Students will learn Chromatography, Green Screen application, visual production editing, and some animation techniques. The session will culminate in a DFS news broadcast for the whole school to see! 

Fee: $128

Min 10 /Max 20

Library

 

Friday

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

Dates:            October 6, 13, 20             November 3, 10, 17        

Grades: 1-2

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

 

Stop Motion Animation                (8 weeks)      3:30-4:45

Dates:            October 6, 13, 20             November 3, 10, 17         December 1, 8  

Grades:          3-5

You’re invited to learn about the field of animation with our own Mrs. Windsor. Animation has been a part of the American Culture for many years. How did it begin? How has it progressed? How is it done? We will explore the history of animation and create some various animated projects featuring high tech methods (using computers) as well as low tech (no computer) methods. Children will be able to feature their own stories, concepts, and talents through the world of animation. Bring your creativity and get started on an Animation Journey!

Fee: $128

Min /Max 15

Library