Virtual Enrichment –
Fall 2020 Mini-Session
The Foundation is excited to share with you an abbreviated and totally virtual Enrichment offering for this fall!
We are offering 4 weeks with multiple options and times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to begin October 27th.
Tuesday’s - 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17 ( makeup day 12/1)
Wednesday's - 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 (makeup day 12/2)
We are building in one week at the end of the session for any makeups due to teacher illness.
Due to the fixed costs to run and shortened schedule, there will be NO refunds
Any class that does not meet the minimum enrollment (see website detail) is subject to cancellation
Children must only be signed up for classes offered for their specific grade and each child participating (even those from the same household) will need to be signed up separately.
DEADLINE FOR FALL REGISTRATION: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020
Spaces are limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We continue to offer online payments through Mobilearq. Please remember that when registering on Mobilearq, it's best to register on a desktop, as it is trickier to register on a mobile device. Additionally, when you log in, please go to Online Stores and look to the top left of the screen for a drop-down option. It should say, "Essex Fells PTA." Switch the option to "Essex Fells Foundation" so that you can view the Enrichment offerings. If you have any trouble registering, please contact us at email@example.com.
Scrapbooking with Ms. Vetere ($100/child - includes materials): Each child will receive a scrapbook (and other supplies) in which they will design to their liking. Each week we will focus on one to two holidays or major life events and the children will design a page or two to represent that life event. At the end of the session, each child will have a book full of memories in which they can continue to add to.
Dance Craze ($75/child) Are you ready to combine your love of dance with an awesome cardio workout? This class is set to today’s hottest playlist and teaches you today's most popular and challenging viral dances! Join Applause NYC as our teachers break down the origins of the moves that are sweeping the nation and get your heart rate pumping!
Super Powered Science ($110/child - includes materials) Explore Radical Robots and build a robotic hand! Mix up some science fun all about energy and take apart crazy machines and build a catapult! Get connected and dive into communications while understanding how cell phones work and building your own wired world model! Mix up some awesome physical chemistry! Mad Science NENJ will provide all supplies needed!
Animal Craze ($100/child) "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" Visit a new animal exhibit every week and learn all about animals in their habitats and amazing animal facts with our friends at the Turtle Back Zoo!
Abracadabra! ($100/child) Do you often find yourself thinking "How did they do that?" when watching a magician? Well now YOU can stun family and friends with all of the new tricks you will learn from magician, Jason Silberman! See some of Jason's tricks each week, and then learn how to perform them right from your home! Each student will receive a list ahead of time of simple items to have on hand (deck of cards, paper clip, etc.) and a copy of each trick will be made available to each student at the end of each week to remember and practice!
Starkidz ($110/child) Come sing and act with Starkidz! Warm up your voices each week while learning how to sing a chorus to your favorite song, play drama games, role play, and have fun coming together on Zoom with a group song and script!
Abracadabra Junior! ($100/child) Do you often find yourself thinking "How did they do that?" when watching a magician? Well now YOU can stun family and friends with all of the new tricks you will learn from magician, Jason Silberman! See some of Jason's tricks each week, and then learn how to perform them right from your home! Each student will receive a list ahead of time of simple items to have on hand (deck of cards, paper clip, etc.) and a copy of each trick will be made available to each student at the end of each week to remember and practice!
Comic Books and Storyboarding ($120/child - includes materials) In CinemaKidz Virtual, learn all about film shot composition, storyboarding, and visual storytelling by making your own comic book! Participants will improve their drawing skills through the staging and drafting of an original visual story concept they create. Teachers work with students to help them understand how to use the landscape of each panel and page to create a dynamic story with a delicate balance of artwork and language. Participants will dive into drawing techniques and create original characters, personalities, and a story for their own comic. Participants will have a chance to try out different drawing styles and work drawing by hand as well as drawing digitally to create their story. Kids will take a closer look at their favorite movies, and how the directors were able to tell the story through visuals using storyboards.
Special Effects Makeup ($125/child - includes materials) Your child will receive the CinemaKidz Effects kit with all they need to make movie magic and professional looks! Kids will learn how to utilize a wide variety of both professional as well as everyday household items to create fantastic make-up effects just like their favorite movie characters. Zombify yourself, build a giant Shrek brow or big chin, learn to turn yourself into a 100-year-old dwarf, turn yourself into Pennywise, become an X-Men or superhero character, and more! Participants will use a variety of professional and everyday items to create amazing looks for the big screen, then act out scenes and create fun short films.