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Panther Enrichment Program

From science and technology to cooking and art, students will find many enrichment opportunities through our after-school Panther Enrichment Program.

FALL 2019

We are excited about our Fall 2019 Panther Enrichment Programs (P.E.P.). Take some time to explore the weekly class schedule and more info regarding each class below. Information on each class can also be found on The Independent School website in Parent Portal/NetCommunity. Registration will be completed online through Parent Portal.

Lower School students will be picked up from the gym after school to go to class. Please send them with a snack if they usually have one after school. Do not send any foods containing peanut or tree nut ingredients. Students will need to be picked up either under the bell after class or registered to attend Panther Care. Just a reminder that if school is not in session, there will be no after school class that day.

Lower School Offerings

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Board Games Galore! (1st-5th)

Homework Club (1st-5th)Homework Club (1st-5th)Open Library (1st-5th)Painting Palooza (PK-5th)
Boys Love Running (2nd-3rd)

Boys Love Running (4th-5th)

Pantherettes (PK-5th)Boys Love Running (2nd-3rd)Boys Love Running (4th-5th)
Club Español with Maestra Jenny Masias (3rd-5th)Morning Cursive Club (2nd-5th)Español for Kids with Maestra Jenny Masias (K-2nd)Morning Cursive Club (2nd-5th)Jean Jacket Bling and Bedazzle (2nd-5th)
4th/5th Grade Book ClubRhythmic Music, Movement, and Tumbling (PK-5th)Chess Club (1st-5th)American Idol (PK-5th)Kids Yoga (K-2)
Kids Yoga (3rd-5th) 

S.T.E.M. Science and Space Exploration (PK-5th)

Beginners Strings Class (3rd-8th)

Strings Chamber Music (5th-8th)

Mermaid Ocean Adventures (PK-5th)

 Australian Animals (1st-5th) Harry Potter Science (1st-5th)

Beginners Strings Class (3rd-8th)

 Fantastic Beasts (1st-5th) Learning with Legos (1st-5th)


HOMEWORK CLUB

Teachers: Mrs. Erin Harter, Ms. Jodi Schmitz, Mrs. Erin Wilson
Dates: September 10th to December 11th (No class the week of October 28th due to P/T Conferences)
Days: Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: LS Library
Grades: 1st - 5th 
Cost: $200 

Join us for homework help 2 days a week!


OPEN LIBRARY

Teacher: Ms. Jodi Schmitz
Dates: September 12th to December 12th 
Days: Thursdays
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: LS Library
Grades: 1st - 5th (Minimum: 4 Students)
Cost: $120

Students will have the opportunity to check in/out books, read, complete activities in our makerspace area, and play educational computer games. This unstructured time will allow students to bring a snack and participate in activities of their choosing.


BOARD GAMES GALORE!

Teacher: Mrs. Erin Wilson
Dates: September 9th to December 9th (No class the week of October 28th due to P/T Conferences)
Days: Mondays 
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Location: LS Room 111
Grades: 1st - 5th (Minimum: 4 students)
Cost: $150

Students will play a variety of strategy-building board games. We will learn the ins and outs of board games that build logic, planning ahead, comparing and contrasting, building stamina, and having FUN! 


4TH/5TH GRADE BOOK CLUB

Teacher: 4th Grade Teachers
Dates: September 9th to December 9th 
Days: Mondays 
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Location: LS Room 114
Grades: 4th/5th Grade Students (Minimum: 3 students)
Cost: $150 

If you love to read a great book and/or participate in Reader’s Theater, this club is for you!


BOYS LOVE RUNNING (2ND/3RD)

Teacher: Mrs. Jensen & Mrs. Dougherty
Dates: September 9th - December 12th
Days: Mondays and Thursdays
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Outside
Grades: 2nd-3rd
Cost: $150

If you have the love of running and training then come join us.  You will learn the correct ways of training and learn about nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle through running.  This is a great way to get in shape for all those sports kids love to play and have fun while doing it.  


BOYS LOVE RUNNING (4TH/5TH)

Teacher: Mrs. Jensen & Mrs. Dougherty
Dates: September 10th - December 13th
Days: Tuesdays and Fridays 
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Outside
Grades: 4th - 5th 
Cost: $150

If you have the love of running and training then come join us.  You will learn the correct ways of training and learn about nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle through running.  This is a great way to get in shape for all those sports kids love to play and have fun while doing it.  


KIDS' YOGA (8 CLASSES)

Teacher: Mrs. Krista Reed, LSCSW
Dates: Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, Nov 4
Time: 3:15 - 4:15 pm
Location: Rm 212 
Grades: 3rd - 5th
Cost: $150

Kindling the maturing independence of 8, 9 and 10-year-olds, these classes encourage a deeper sense of body awareness, self-exploration and interpersonal skills. Alive with flowing sequences, balancing poses, breathing exercises, and creative relaxation techniques, children are sure to relish in their selves. As well, partner poses and cooperative Yoga games inspire positive peer interactions that are sure to carry into their everyday lives.


KIDS' YOGA (8 CLASSES)

Teachers: Mrs. Krista Reed, LSCSW
Dates: Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 18, 25, Nov 8, 15 
Time: 3:15 - 4:15 pm
Location: Rm 212 
Grades: K-2
Cost: $150

Cooperative games, theme activities, storytelling, music, and art engage the natural energy and enthusiasm of the 5, 6 and 7-year-old child. Classes explore Yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery and relaxation techniques while conveying lessons in self-expression, body image, social skills, positive thinking, and environmental awareness.


PANTHERETTES

Teacher: Ms. Marti Dougherty and Sky Hendricks
Dates: September 4 - October 16 
Days: Wednesdays   
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Location: LS Gym
Grades: PK - 5th 
Cost: $50 to join the team plus the purchase of a uniform by the end of July


MORNING CURSIVE CLUB

Teacher: Mrs. Erin Wilson
Dates: September 3rd to November 21st
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 7:30 - 8:00 am
Location: LS Room 111
Grades: 2nd - 5th
Cost: $125

If your child is in need of some extra cursive instruction and practice, this is the perfect class for them! We will review each cursive letter, lower and uppercase, starting with letters that are easiest to learn first. Students will master the entire alphabet, as well as writing words, phrases, and sentences in full cursive.


ESPAÑOL FOR KIDS

Teacher: Maestra Jenny Masias
Dates: October 16 - December 11 (8 classes total)
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 3:20 - 4:30 pm
Location: Spanish Room 214
Grades: K - 2nd (Minimum 3 students)
Cost: $100

¡Hola amigos! This is a FULL Spanish immersion class with a heritage speaker instructor. Children will learn and practice Spanish through fun and engaging games, songs, stories, and activities that will help them become more familiar with the language. Each lesson builds on the prior week to reinforce vocabulary and comprehension. Each class will be an hour of dynamic learning in a fun-filled classroom.


CLUB ESPAÑOL

Teacher: Maestra Jenny Masias
Dates: October 14 - December 16 (8 classes total)
Days: Mondays
Time: 3:20 - 4:30 pm
Location: Spanish Room 214
Grades: 3rd - 5th grade (Minimum 3 students)
Cost: $100

¡Hola amigos! This is a FULL Spanish immersion class with a heritage speaker instructor. Students will learn and practice Spanish through fun and engaging games, songs, stories and activities that will help them become more familiar with the language. Each lesson builds on the prior week to reinforce vocabulary and comprehension. Each class will be an hour of dynamic learning.


PAINTING PALOOZA (9 CLASSES)

Teacher: Mrs. Michelle Mallow
Dates: Sept 6, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 25, Nov. 8, 15, 22
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Location: Lower School Science Flex Room
Grades: PK - 5th
Cost: $150, $50 Supplies Fee

Presentation Rehearsal: Saturday, December 7th; Recital: Sunday, December 8th 2 - 4pm

Learn to face paint. Daily painting in many mediums:  Face paint, tempera, water color, and acrylic. Become a master artist. Create and present your Mona Lisa.  


JEAN JACKET BLING AND BEDAZZLE (9 CLASSES)

Teacher: Mrs. Michelle Mallow
Dates: Sept 6, 27, Oct 4, 11, 25, Nov 8, 15, 22 
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Location: Lower School Science Flex Room
Grades: 2nd - 5th
Cost: $150, $50 Supplies Fee

Rehearsal: Sat. Dec 7th 5:00 - 7:00 pm; Recital: Sun. Dec 8th 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Customize your very own rock star jean jacket and t-shirt. Use fringe, glitter, rhinestones, jewels, patches, sequins, puff paint, and beads. Create your own beautiful fun, fabulous, fantastic wear.  


S.T.E.M. SCIENCE AND SPACE EXPLORATION (9 CLASSES)

Teacher: Mrs. Michelle Mallow
Dates: Sept 4, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, Nov 6, 13, 20
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Location: Lower School Science Flex Room
Grades: PK - 5th
Cost: $150, $75 Supplies Fee

Dress Recital: Saturday, Dec 7th 5:00 - 7:00 pm; Recital: Sunday, Dec 8th 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. Spend the time as a mad scientist creating and making fun exploratory experiments. Learn about all kinds of cool things. Explore and Play. Learn about our planet, space, and more. Hands on fun!


HARRY POTTER SCIENCE

Teacher: Kate Pepper
Dates: Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct.4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 3:15 - 4:15 pm
Location: Lower School Science Flex Room
Grades: 1st - 5th
Cost: $120

Experience what it’s like to be a student at Hogwarts! Young scientists will construct a wand, learn to care for magical creatures, cast spells, design a crystal ball and work through the engineering process.   


LEARNING WITH LEGOS

Teacher: Mrs. Kate Pepper
Dates: Nov. 8, 15, 22, Dec. 6, 13, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31
Time: 3:15 - 4:15 pm
Location: Lower School Flex Room
Grades: 1st - 5th
Cost: $135

Ignite your child to learn while enhancing their skills in science, engineering, technology, and coding. Students will solve challenges each week through Lego Kits, iPads and a Sphero ball. 


MERMAID OCEAN ADVENTURES (10 CLASSES)

Teacher: Mrs. Michelle Mallow
Dates: Sept 9, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Location: Upper School Dance Room (pick up and drop off at the Lower School)
Grades: PK - 5th
Cost: $150, $75 Supplies Fee

Art Presentation: Saturday, December 7th 5:00 - 7:00 pm; Dress Recital: Sunday, Dec 8th Recital 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Learn about the ocean with arts and crafts activities and hands on learning.  We will dance, sing, and play make believe. Klutz paper doll mermaid books, mermaid hair, and mermaid swimsuit included.  


BEGINNER STRINGS CLASS

Teacher: Dr. Sheaukang Hew
Dates: September 16th to December 12th (20 classes)
Days: Mondays and Thursdays
Time: 3:15 - 4:00 pm
Location: TBD
Grades: 3rd grade and above (Minimum 3 students)
Cost: $200, students must own or rent instruments. (Instruments can be rented at Senseney or other music stores)

Learn to play an orchestral string instrument and have fun making music with others! Designed for students with little or no experience of playing string instruments. Private lessons encouraged but not required. Students are also required to practice on their instrument every day for at least 15 minutes.


STRINGS CHAMBER MUSIC

Teacher: Dr. Sheaukang Hew
Dates: September 13th to December 13th
Days: Fridays
Time: 3:15 - 4:00 pm
Location: TBD
Grades: 5th grade and above (Minimum 3 students, students need to have at least 2 years of private lessons and preferably be taking lessons currently)
Cost: $150

We will focus on classical chamber music repertoire for violin, viola, and cello. Chamber music is a great opportunity for young musicians to develop musicality, music reading proficiency, and sensitivity to ensemble playing.


RHYTHMIC MUSIC, MOVEMENT, AND TUMBLING (10 CLASSES)

Teacher: Mrs. Michelle Mallow
Dates: Sept 3, 10, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov 5, 12, 19
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Location: Upper School Dance Room
Grades: PK - 5th
Cost: $150, $100 Supplies Fee

Dessert Presentation: Saturday, December 7th Dress Recital 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Sunday, Dec 8th Recital 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Dance to the rhythm of your heart. Dance, sing, move, play music, move , twirl, and flip. Rock to the beat. Professional dance team convention. 


CHESS CLUB

Teacher: Mrs. Cathy Jensen
Dates: Sept. 11 - Dec. 11
Days: Wednesdays 
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Lower School classroom
Grades: 1st - 5th
Cost: $150, $25 Supplies Fee

Come join us in playing the most popular board game in the world.  This club will include the beginning player to the novice player.  


AMERICAN IDOL (8 CLASSES)

Teacher: Mrs. Michelle Mallow
Dates: Sept 5, 26, Oct 3, 10, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Location: Upper School Dance Room (pick up and drop off at the Lower School)
Grades: PK - 5th
Cost: $150, $45 Costume Fee

Love to sing? Dream to shine on that stage? Let’s love those vocal cords and hear them sing. Sing, Sing, Sing.


AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS 

Teacher: Kate Pepper 
Dates: Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Days: Wednesdays 
Time: 3:15 - 4:15 pm
Location: Lower Elem at WMS
Grades: 1st - 5th 
Cost: $165

Draw and paint some of the largest and most dangerous animals on earth! Students will enjoy lots of media including wax pastels, water soluble graphite sticks, acrylic paints, and collage.


FANTASTIC BEASTS

Teacher: Kate Pepper 
Dates: Nov. 6, 13, 20, ; Dec. 4, 11, 18; Jan. 8, 15 
Days: Wednesdays 
Time: 3:15 - 4:15 pm
Location: Lower Elem at WMS
Grades: 1st - 5th 
Cost: $165

If you like the world of magic join us to draw, paint and make sculptures inspired by character from Fantastic Beasts.  

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