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 (K-8)
Mondays 3:10-4:10 p.m. (Beginners):
     9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25 
Tuesdays 3-5 p.m. (Advanced): 
     9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3
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.: 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4 
Get your kids fired up about math with our Crazy 8s after-school math club! Every week participants may build stuff, make music, play games — all while bonding with friends over math. You’ll participate in all types of fun games and activities, including Glow-in-the-Dark City, Crazy 8s Race, Funny Money, Beach Ball Party, Funky Fractals, Walk on the Wild Side, Super Cube Shuffle
 and Epic Air Traffic Control! Contact Jessica Ritchie with any questions at jritchie@towerhill.org.
 
Computer Kids Club (PreK-5)
(PreK-K) Mondays 3:10-3:55 p.m. and (Grades 1-5) 4:00-5:00 p.m.
     9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25 
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.

Let’s Talk Chinese (PreK-6)
Mondays 3:10-3:50 p.m. (Beginners), 4:00-4:40 p.m. (Advanced)
     9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25 
Tuesdays: 3:10-3:50 p.m. (Intermediate): 
     9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3 
Students learn Chinese culture and language with Ms. Yeh, 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. 
 
Junior Master Gardener (Grades 3-4)
Tuesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.
     9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3
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 that complete the program are rewarded with certification and recognition. Contact Nancy Tate with any questions at ntate@towerhill.org.
 
Science Explorers (Grades K-4)
Thursdays 3:10-3:55 p.m.: 
     9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5
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; Slime After Slime and Pop, Bang, Fizz! In the first three sessions we make different slime creations as an intro into the wonderful world of polymers. We’ll also experiment with magnetic fields as we make a very “attractive” slime, and we’ll explore the electromagnetic spectrum as we create a variety of different types of slime that change color as if by magic in UV light. In the five following sessions we shift to explore what can happen with a pinch of this, a dash of that, some wild reactions are where it’s at! Mix up a frozen ice cream treat and a fizzy bath popper to clean your feet and much more. You won’t believe our mixing fun can teach some science before it’s done. With a pop or a bang or even some fizz, you have just become a chemistry whiz! 
 

SPORTS

Martial Arts (K-4) 
Wednesdays 3:10-3:45 p.m.: 
     9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11
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.: 
     9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7
*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.: 
     9/20, 9/27, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15
*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.: 
    9/20, 9/27, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6
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. 

Spirit Class (Grades 2-4)
Fridays 3:00-5:00 p.m.: 
    9/20, 9/27, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6
Join us to share your Tower Hill Spirit! A cheer instructor will meet with interested kids on Fridays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.. They will learn simple cheers to hopefully perform at several football games this Fall. Let’s Go Hillers!
Contact Cindy Sardo at csardo@towerhill.org for more information.
 
Field Hockey (Grades 1-4)
Mondays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 
     9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
*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 for Grades 1-4. Athletes will learn field hockey basics through a mix of skills drills and fun games. All skill levels welcome!  Contact Laura Lee at laura@delawaresharks.com for more information.   Equipment needed: stick, shin guards and mouthguard.
 
 
ARTS

Acting (K–5) 
Fridays 3:10-3:55 p.m.: 
    9/20, 9/27, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6 
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. 
 
Dare to Dance (PreK-K)
Mondays 3:10-3:55 p.m.: 
    9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25 
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! Attire: suitable for comfortable and free movement.
 
Hip-Hop Hillers (Grades 1-4)
Mondays 4:00-4:45 p.m.: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25 
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! Attire: black shirt (any sleeve length) black pants and black jazz shoes/sneakers
 
Sewing 
Sewing Sampler (Grades K-1) Mondays 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.
    9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28
Beginning Sewing (Grades 2-4) Tuesdays 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.
    9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19
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.
    9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4
Whether your child is wanting 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.
 
Discover Your Palette for Kidz (Grades 1-4) 
Wednesdays 3:10-4:30 p.m.: 
     9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11
Create five paintings with Discover Your Palette. Fall Pumpkins, Pink Tulips, Cats on the Fence, Decorative Mushrooms and our Smiley Snowman! Every two weeks your child will bring home a painting they can proudly display in your home or give as gifts to family and friends.
 
Yoga and Mindfulness (Grades 3-4) 
Tuesdays:  3:25-4:10 p.m.: 
     9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3
This 45-minute class will combine movement and mindfulness practices for children to refresh from a long day at school. This is a great way to introduce a little stillness into their otherwise very busy days! The mindfulness practices can help improve their concentration and self-awareness and empower them to better manage their emotions. Activities will include yoga movement, drama, breath focus, and art activities around the mindfulness themes we will explore.