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.



EDUCATIONAL FUN

ChessNuts (Grades K-8)
Mondays 3:10-4:10 p.m. (Beginners)
     1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11
Tuesdays 3-5 p.m. (Advanced)
     1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12
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 have won 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. 
 
 
Computer Kids Club (PreK-5)
Mondays (PreK) 3:10-3:55 p.m. and (Grades K-5) 4-5 p.m.
     1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13
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 project just for you by the end of the program! Contact Karen Piacentino with questions at computerkidsclub@aol.com.
 
Learn Italian!
Wednesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.
     1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
This class will develop Italian communication skills through fun activities, role play, storytelling, music, games and, of course, cooking! The children will not only grow their abilities in the Italian language, they will learn about Italy, its history and culture. Born in Rome, Ms. Loreto now lives in Wilmington after having worked as an Italian teacher in Germany and San Francisco. For more information contact flavialoreto.fotografia@gmail.com
Let’s Talk Chinese (PreK-6)
Mondays 3:10-3:50 p.m. (Beginners), 4-4:40 p.m. (Advanced) 
     1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11 
Tuesdays: 3:10-3:50 p.m. (Intermediate)
     1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12
Students learn Chinese culture and language with Mrs. Chen, who continues to share her knowledge and enthusiasm. The popularity of the class has grown immensely, and we now have three 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. 
 
Junior Master Gardner (Grades 3-4)
Tuesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.
     1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12
The Junior Master Gardener curriculum engages children in novel, “hands on” group and individual learning experiences that promote a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the mind. The JMG is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative extension network. Students will be involved in exploring their world through meaningful activities that encourage leadership development, personal pride and responsibility, and community involvement. Students who complete the program are rewarded with certification and recognition. 
Contact Nancy Tate with any questions at ntate@towerhill.org.
 
Science Explorers (Grades 1-4)
Thursdays 3:10-3:55 p.m. 
     1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30
Science Explorers is an innovative science company dedicated to providing children ages 4-11 with an opportunity to become engaged in the wonders of science. Our after school programs make science cool and exciting through our interactive, hands-on format. Join us as we combine our two most popular topics: Make Some Noise and Oozy, Odd, Outrageous Animals! Why does the shriek of a siren change as it passes by? Can a person’s singing voice really crack a glass? We’ll keep the good vibrations coming as we investigate the world of sounds and sound energy in our first topic. Have a percussion party, make musical instruments and experiment with echolocation. Can you hear me now? For our second topic we’ll explore the world of wacky creatures that suck blood, make slime, “fly” without wings and re-grow all sorts of parts! From slippery, slimy banana slugs to poison dart frogs. Check out a real centipede and see if it really has 100 legs, create your own slug-slime, mix up a vampire bat treat that you can eat and make a “flying” squirrel! For further information contact Abby Rickert at aricket@scienceexplorers.com
 

SPORTS

Martial Arts (Grades K-4) 
Wednesdays 3:10-3:45 p.m.
     1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
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 at elevatedstudiosmartialarts@gmail.com.  
 
Soccer (PreK-2)
Thursdays 3:10-3:55 p.m.
     4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14
*Subject to change due to the weather conditions*
Coach Mike Kleinert, a former professional soccer player, US Soccer ‘A’ licensed coach and former Technical Director for the Delaware Youth Soccer Association (DYSA), 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. To help grow each player’s leadership capacity, we begin by identifying what it means to be a great teammate. To reward the desired behaviors, in each session there will be the opportunity to be named “Captain of the Day.” The captain(s) of the day will be the player(s) who consistently set the example of how to be the best teammate they know how to be. Equipment recommended: sneakers or soccer cleats (shin guards not required). For any questions regarding the class, feel free to contact Mike Kleinert at 302-383-0776 or Mike@Migsoccer.com  
 
Tennis (PreK-3)
Fridays 3:10-4:10 p.m.
     4/3, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15
*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 K-4)
Fridays 3:10-3:55 p.m. 
    1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13 , 4/3, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15
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 petiteyogi.com for more information. 
 
 
ARTS

Acting (Grades K–5) 
Fridays 3:10-3:55 p.m.
    1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13 , 4/3, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 
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 Bethany Miller, program director, at childdramaworkshops@gmail.com. 
 
Move and Groove (PreK-K)
Mondays 3:10-3:55 p.m. 
    1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11
THS drama teacher, choreographer and professional performer Rachel Marlowe will teach students the foundations of movement through the fun and engaging method of DiscoverDance! Dancers explore time, space, body, force and form through dance warm-ups, movement obstacle courses, guided choreography and lots of fun props! Students also have the opportunity to create their own dance phrases, flexing their leadership skills and acting as the choreographer for the rest of the class. The spring semester will culminate in a performance for our family and friends! Attire: suitable for comfortable and free movement. 
 
Mud Club: Working with Clay (Grades 2-4)
Tuesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.
     1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12
Come work in the “mud” with Mrs. Chesson! Students will use the ceramics center in the Lower School Art Studio to learn beginner and intermediate hand-building skills and surface design while retaining creative choice and freedom. Classes will begin with a mini-lesson introducing a new technique, after which students will be able to self-direct their learning with individualized instructor support. Completed ceramic work will be glazed, fired and taken home. Contact jchesson@towerhill.org for more information.
 
Discover Your Palette for Kidz (Grades 1-4) 
Wednesdays 3:10-4:30 p.m. 
     1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
Create seven paintings with Discover Your Palette. Precious Peacock, Purple Cone Flower, Koi Fish, Palm Tree at the Beach, Heart Balloons, Under the Sea Jellyfish and Colorful Lizard! Every two weeks your child will bring home a painting they can proudly display in your home or office or give as gifts to family and friends.
Contact Marianne Jerr mjerr@discoveryourpalette.com for more information.
 
 
 
 
Abrakadoodle - (Tower Tots - PreK)
Thursdays 3:10-4:00 p.m. 
    1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 4/2, 4/16
Cute and Cuddly Program: Calling little art lovers of all things cute and cuddly! Who doesn’t love to snuggle up with a favorite blanket or cuddle a cute teddy bear? Young artists will explore these ideas and more in their artwork, through the lens of beloved children’s book characters and illustrations. It’s time to cuddle up with good books and make some amazing artwork all while exploring a wide range of painting and mixed media techniques, learning about animals from birds to pandas to fireflies, and mixing colors, developing fine motor skills and more! For more information, please contact Ingrid Burnett iburnett@abrakadoodle.com.
 
Sewing 
Sewing Sampler (Grades K-1) Mondays 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.
    1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11
Beginning Sewing (Grades 2-4) Tuesdays 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.
    1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12
Sewing on the Go (Returning sewing students and Grades 5-6)
(Grades 2-4) Wednesdays 3:10 – 4:40 p.m.
(Grades 5-6) Wednesdays 3:20 – 4:50 p.m.
    1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
Whether your child wants to learn to sew for the first time, has some sewing knowledge or wants to take their sewing to a new level, sewing and the needle arts are skills that will last a lifetime. Join Ms. Bobbi Smith, a family and consumer and science professional in these fun and creative classes throughout the year. Learning to sew and loving it! Contact Ms. Bobbi at bobbi@fascinationinfabrics.com for more information.