After School - Kaleidoscope

Enrichment

Our Kaleidoscope Enrichment Program offers all Tower Hill students in Tower Tots—sixth grade the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities—such as soccer, dance, theater, chess and science.

Registration:
For the 2021-2022 school year, registration opens Monday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m. The enrichment registration window will remain open until Wednesday, Jan. 26. Brochures will be sent home on the first day of school. Register early, as classes fill up quickly. Classes begin on Monday, Jan. 31.

For more information, please contact Director of Auxiliary Programs Cindy Sardo at csardo@towerhill.org.

*Due to the nature of the classes in our enrichment program, refunds will not be granted.



EDUCATIONAL FUN
 
ChessNuts (Grades K-8)
Mondays 3:10-4:10 p.m. (Beginners):
    1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9 (no class 2/21)
Tuesdays 3-5 p.m. (Advanced): 
    2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8 , 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
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. 
 
Let’s Talk Chinese (PreK-6)
Mondays 3:10- 4:10 p.m. (Chinese 1) 
    1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9 (no class 2/21)
Tuesdays: 3:10 -4:10 p.m. (Chinese 2): 
    2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
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. 
 
Science Explorers (Grades K-4)
Thursdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 
     2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 , 5/19 (no class 2/17, 4/14)
Combined 12-Week Rock Docs/Oozy, Odd, Outrageous Animals/Crime Scene Capers Program.
First, travel back in time to discover the mysteries of the Earth! Become a paleontologist for the day and experience a dinosaur dig, uncover the stories that fossils tell and create your own cast fossil. Then become a geologist and enter the hidden world of the geode, use Mohs Scale to test and classify minerals, and explore how rocks can transform from a molten liquid to a solid. You’ll be sure to find out what a rockin’ place our world can be! Then, from slippery, slimy banana slugs to poison dart frogs, we’ll explore the world of wacky creatures that suck blood, make slime, “fly” without wings, and re-grow all sorts of parts! 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 examine the anatomy of a frog and complete an optional dissection!
Finally, become a Science Explorers CSI! Each week a new suspect will be revealed, and we’ll use forensic techniques to solve the mystery of “whodunit”.  Learn how to lift fingerprints, analyze unknown substances, and use a black light to reveal glowing evidence. Will you be the one to crack the case?
 
Crazy 8’s Math: (Grades K-2)
Thursdays 3:10-4:10 
    2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 (no class 2/17, 4/14)
Crazy 8s is a math class that offers unique, high-energy math activities that appeal to kids of all math abilities. The goal of Crazy 8s is to show that math can be fun and recreational. Crazy 8’s offers mischief-making activities that kids love, like Bouncy Dice Explosion and Spy Training. These activities start with the fun, then roll in the math. 
 
We Kids Rock: (Grades TT - PK) 
Wednesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 
    2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/30, 4/6 ,4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11
We Kids Rock’s classes are 60 minutes of music participation for grades Tower Tots and Pre K. Our Instructor Bill plays guitar and leads the class as they sing, clap, explore rhythms and movement and most of all, HAVE FUN!! A great introduction to music for little “rockers” everywhere. Class includes 2 egg shakers, rhythm sticks and a We Kids Rock Music CD for each child.
 
School of Rock Rookies Program: (Grades K-2)
Fridays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 
    2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
Rookies is a music program designed for kids in grades K-2 with no previous musical experience. Students have one weekly group lesson where they learn music fundamentals like chords, rhythm, and song structure. Rookies students also experiment with multiple instruments so they are then able to decide which one they ultimately want to pursue in Rock 101 at School of Rock Hockessin.
 
 
 
SPORTS
 
Martial Arts (Grades K-4)
Wednesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.:
    2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11
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 at elevatedstudiosmartialarts@gmail.com.  
 
Soccer (PreK-2)
Thursdays 3:10 - 4:10 p.m.: 
    4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19 (weather make up date)
 *Subject to change due to the weather conditions* (no class 4/14)
Coach Kevin Schneider. Soccer Shots is a national leader in youth soccer development. Our nationally recognized program offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes both soccer skills and character development. Our goal is simple: to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve. Join us and see why hundreds of thousands of children throughout North America have benefited from the Soccer Shots experience! Equipment recommended: sneakers or soccer cleats (shin guards not required). For any questions regarding the class, feel free to contact Kevin Schneider at 302.222.6184 or Kevin@SoccerShots.org


Petite Yogi (Grades K-4)
Tuesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.:
    2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/29, 4/5 , 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
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)
Mondays 3:10-4:10 p.m.:
    3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 *
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 Jen Zuck at jen@delawaresharks.com for more information.
Equipment needed: stick, shin guards and mouthguard. Some loaner sticks available!


ARTS
 
Acting (Grades K–5) 
Fridays 3:10-4:10 p.m.:
    2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 (no class 2/18, 4/15) 
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. 
 
THS DANCE - Ballet, Theater and Jazz Dance Classes: 
Tuesdays PreK and K: 3:10-3:40   Grades 1-4: 3:10-4:10 
    2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
Children will learn the basics of ballet, theater and jazz emphasizing proper technique and terminology which are an essential foundation in the performing art of dance.The class will include an original and creative approach using great music, costumes and props. In every class, students will participate in age appropriate activities that engage the students interest while encouraging them to improve their skill and gain an appreciation for this art form. Parents are invited on the last day for a performance!  *Fee includes costume, but not attire.
Dance Attire:
Girls wear pink, black or white leggings and pink ballet slippers with names inside. Boys wear black track or sweat pants, white shirts and black jazz or ballet shoes with names inside. A dance bag is suggested for all their belongings. Dancewear may be purchased over the phone with a credit card and delivered at the first class. Questions call Ms Bonnie 302-593-3277 or email Brandywinedance@yahoo.com
 
Painting With a Twist  (Grades 1-4) 
Wednesdays 3:10-4:30 p.m.:
    2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 ,4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11
Create painting and crafts that explore the winter/spring seasons. We will embrace frosty scenery, winter colors, spring blooms & holidays. We will nurture each child’s creative ability. Every two weeks your child will bring home an original artwork masterpiece they can proudly display in your home, office or give as gifts to family and friends. For information contact: Stephanie Rhodes, 302.660.1200 or studio142@paintingwithatwist.com.

 
Students will be dismissed to Kaleidoscope staff and given a snack prior to class. After class, students attending the Kaleidoscope After School Program will be picked up by staff. Students who are not enrolled in Kaleidoscope After School should be picked up promptly by their parent or caregiver. Children not picked up within 10 minutes of the end of class  will join Kaleidoscope After School, and families will be charged accordingly at the drop-in rate. 

Please note: Children that need to attend Kaleidoscope after their enrichment class for the remaining part of that day will need to register for an additional hour or two for that given day.: (one hour after their enrichment class - register for the 4:00 pm pick up time, two hours after enrichment class - register for the 5:00 pm pick up time, etc)