After School - Kaleidoscope
Our enrichment program offers all Tower Hill students in Tower Tots –Grade 6, the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Classes, taught by Tower Hill faculty and outside specialists, include soccer, drama, ballet, Computer Explorers, chess, foreign language, LEGO® Mania, sewing, tennis, karate, gymnastics and more are offered here at Tower Hill School. ALL Tower Hill students in Tower Tots – Grade 6 are welcome to register for an enrichment class regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in the formal After School program. 

Review Program Descriptions below to find the perfect programs for your child(ren). For more information, please contact Cindy Sardo at csardo@towerhill.org.

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EDUCATIONAL FUN

ChessNuts (K-8)
Mondays 3:10-4:10 p.m. (Beginners):
     9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 12/3, 12/10
     $150
Tuesdays 3-5 p.m. (Advanced):
     9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4
     $200
Greg Rogers of Chess Masters of Delaware offers his expertise in teaching Tower Hill students how to play chess and improve their current level of competence. The benefits of chess are numerous. Encouraged by Mr. Rogers’ enthusiasm and dedication, Tower Hill students take part in various chess tournaments and winning numerous prestigious trophies. Students keep the same level of competency throughout the school year. For further
information or questions, please contact Greg Rogers at
chessmastersofde@yahoo.com.
 
Crazy 8s Math (Grades 3-5)
Wednesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5
$150
Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess... It’s totally a new kind of math club!  You’ll get to mischief-making activities, like glow-in-the-dark geometry, bouncy dice explosion and toilet paper Olympics, and you’ll get to take home cool gadgets, too! Contact Kristen McKenney with any questions at kmckenney@towerhill.org.

Computer Kids Club (K-4)
Wednesdays 3:10-4:15 p.m.: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5
$165
We master the “T” in S.T.E.M. programs! Students learn the Mac operating
system and computer skills to help them with projects in middle school and
beyond. You know that book report or slideshow they will need to prepare?
Done! Students ace coding with Minecraft, Scratch, Blockly and JavaScript; typing, increasing their WPM; graphic design; animation; math and engineering activities; and more! Our new techies will learn how to create text, fonts, rotation, scaling, paint and drawing tools while they design a tablet and their own app for your by the end of the program! Contact Karen Piacentino with questions at computerkidsclub@aol.com.

Let’s Talk Chinese (PreK-6)
Mondays 3:10-3:50 p.m. (Beginners):
     9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 12/3, 12/10
     $150
Tuesdays 3:10-3:50 p.m. (Intermediate), 4-4:40 p.m. (Advanced)
     9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4
     $150
Students learn Chinese culture and language with Ms. Chen, who continues to share her knowledge and enthusiasm. The popularity of the class has grown immensely, and we now have four different levels of competence in Chinese.  A good mix of activities such as role-playing, games and cooperative work will encourage learning through interaction. Ample time will be spent on further development of students’ listening and speaking skills in all levels. Students will learn to read starting in the Intermediate level. Students keep the same level of competency throughout the school year. For further information or questions, please contact Fangping Chen at fpc0225@gmail.com.

Science Olympiad Fun (Grades 2-4)
Tuesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.:
     9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4
     $150
    *Students enrolled in Kaleidoscope After School program attend for free*
Science Olympiad Fun engages students in a variety of hands-on, fun STEM experiences in a noncompetitive, less formal way than the official Science Olympiad. Students will participate in at least one hands-on building Science Olympiad activity (e.g. building bridges), which reinforces science applications and technology; at least one fact-based or data-driven activity (e.g. magnetic magic), which reinforces science concepts and knowledge and at least one experiment-type activity (e.g. circuit wizardry), which reinforces science process and thinking skills. If you want to get up close and personal with STEM activities, join us on Tuesdays. For questions, please contact Nancy Tate at ntate@towerhill.org. Maximum number of students: 12.

TechStars by Computer Explorers (TT-K)
Thursdays: 3:10-3:40; 3:40-4:10; 4:10-4:40; or 4:40-5:10 p.m.:
     9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6
     $150
Guided by Debbie Richard, students learn critical thinking and problem solving while being exposed to the best practices in early technology education. This very popular introductory technology class enhances children’s reading, math and science skills while promoting social and emotional development. Class activities change weekly and provide technology exploration using laptop computers, iPads, digital cameras, robots and more. Parents receive weekly communication of class activities via email, plus free membership to CT’s Technology Club online—giving you access to the best online learning activities. Four students maximum per 30-minute session. For further information or questions, please contact Roni Deely at
ronideely@computerexplorersde.com.  

SPORTS

Olympiad Gymnastics (PreK - 4)
Fridays 3:10-5 p.m.: 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
$140
This program will help children develop coordination, body awareness, strength, flexibility, balance and confidence in a fun, positive and safe environment. Students are picked up at the Kaleidoscope building at 3 p.m, transported via van to Olympiad Gymnastic Club in Newport (near Rt. 100 and Maryland Ave.) and return to THS by 5 p.m. Students are required to wear leotards (please, no tights) or T-shirt and gym shorts (sweatpants on colder days). Long hair must be pulled back, no jewelry. The class size is limited to 13 students. For any questions regarding the class, contact Olympiad Gymnastics at 302-656-3715.  

Martial Arts (K-4)
Wednesdays 3:10-3:45 p.m.:
     9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, , 11/28, 12/5 (promotion)
     $150
Students learn coordination, cooperation, self-control and concentration in this fun Brazilian jiu-jitsu program taught by Stephen Plyler. Price includes uniform and belt promotion. For questions regarding the class, contact Stephen Plyler elevatedstudiosmartialarts@gmail.com.  
 
Soccer (PreK-2)
Thursdays 3:10-3:55 p.m.: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1
$100
*Subject to change due to the weather conditions*
Coach Mike Kleinert, Director of Coaching for the Delaware Youth Soccer Association (DYSA), former professional soccer player and United States Soccer Federation (USSF) coach, focuses his instruction on skill development and fun.  Skills and ideas related to passing, receiving, shooting and dribbling will be addressed through games and game-like activities to create the optimal learning environment for soccer. Each session there will be the opportunity to be named “Captain of the Day.”  Equipment recommended: sneakers or soccer cleats and shin-guards.For any questions regarding the class, feel free to contact Mike Kleinert at 302-383-0776 or Mike@soccerskillology.com.  

Tennis (PreK-3)
Fridays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9
$170
*Subject to change due to the weather conditions*
MyServe Tennis utilizes a USTA initiative “10 & Under” tennis format: smaller court dimensions and nets, child-sized racquets and special balls. Skilled professionals instruct the students in the fundamentals of the game through fun activities and plenty of opportunities to practice hitting balls. Session will consist of 6 one-hour classes and take place in the Weaver Gym or tennis courts. The class size is limited to 15 students. For further information about the program, visit www.myserve.net. 

Petite Yogi (Grades 1-4)
Thursdays 3:10-3:55 p.m.:
     9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6
     $150
This introduction to yoga incorporates playful movements and games in a noncompetitive environment. Each class ends with a guided relaxation to allow students to decompress after a full day of school. Our yoga classes begin to build the foundation for a lifetime of self-awareness and compassion. Visit www.petiteyogi.com for more information.

Field Hockey (Grades 1-4)
Fridays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16
$150
*Subject to change due to the weather conditions*
Delaware Sharks Field Hockey Club is partnering with Tower Hill to offer an introduction to field hockey course for Grades 1-4.  Athletes will learn field hockey basics through a mix of skills drills and fun games. All skill levels welcome! Mouthguard, shin guards and sticks will be required. Some sticks will be available for purchase help needed with sizing. Contact Jen Zuck at jenmulv5@gmail.com for more information.


ARTS

Acting (K–5)
Fridays 3:10-3:55 p.m.: 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 (performance)
$248
Join Child Drama Workshops for this interactive drama workshop including creative movement, theater exercises and improvisational role-playing. Students will learn the fundamentals of the theater including stage geography and terminology. Basic acting techniques such as concentration, emotional awareness and characterization are explored. This creative experience allows for children to express themselves imaginatively by improvising favorite stories and original ideas. Costume accessories and props will be used to enhance creativity during the workshop. An original and improvisation-based play will be presented to parents and peers on the final day of class. For further information or questions, please contact Sean Kelly at childdramaworkshops@gmail.com.

Dare to Dance (PreK-K)
Mondays 3:10-3:55 p.m.: 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12,   
     12/3, 12/10 (parent observation)
     $150
THS drama teacher, choreographer and professional performer Rachel Marlowe will teach students the foundations of ballet and jazz, as well as help students explore their own ability to create original movement. Students will also learn fun facts about dance and performance as the semester progresses. Boys and girls are welcome! Girls’ attire: pink leotard, skirt, tights and slippers. 

Hip-Hop Hillers (Grades 1-4)
Mondays 4-4:45 p.m.:
9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 12/3, 12/10 (parent observation)
$150
THS drama teacher, choreographer and professional performer Rachel Marlowe will guide students in the foundations of jazz and hip-hop dance, creating exciting movement sequences and choreography. We will also be learning some fun facts about jazz and hip-hop as the semester progresses.  Boys and girls are welcome! Girls’ attire: black leotard, pants and jazz shoes.

Sewing on the Go
Tuesday or Wednesday 3:10-4:40 (Grades 2-4)  3:20-4:50 (Grades 5-6)
Tuesdays: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, , 11/27, 12/4
Wednesdays: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5
$300
Join Ms. Bobbi Smith, a family and consumer science professional, for yet another year of her ever-popular Sewing on the Go classes. Learn how to navigate a sewing machine and master beginning to intermediate sewing techniques while stitching some great projects. Become proficient at beginning hand-sewing skills and have fun learning embroidery stitches to personalize your projects and make them your own. Join in the fun and register today!

Sewing Beginners
Thursdays 3:10-4:10 p.m. (Grade K-1):
     9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13
     $180
Kindergarteners and first-graders want to sew, too! Come join Ms. Bobbi Smith, a family and consumer science professional, for a beginning sewing class full of fun hand sewing projects mixed in with introductory lessons on the sewing machine and beginning sewing techniques. A great start to introduce the joys of sewing to your young sewer!

Discover Your Palette for Kidz
Wednesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.:
     9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5
     $200
Discover Your Palette for Kidz is offering after school painting classes to students in Grades 1-6 at Tower Hill School. No artistic talent or experience is necessary. The students will complete five 12” x 16” acrylic paintings. Every two weeks they will bring home their very own masterpiece! For questions regarding this class, contact Marianne Jerr at mjerr@discoveryourpalette.com.