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 Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. The enrichment registration window will remain open Sept. 9-17. Brochures will be sent home on the first day of school. Register early, as classes fill up quickly. Classes begin on Monday, Sept. 20.

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


Educational Fun

ChessNuts (Grades K-8)
Mondays 3:10-4:10 p.m. (Beginners): 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 12/6
Tuesdays 3-5 p.m. (Advanced): 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, No class 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7
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 3:20- 4:20 p.m. (Chinese 1) 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 12/6
Tuesdays: 3:10 -4:10 p.m. (Chinese 2): 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7
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.: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18
Science Explorers is offers STEM enrichment that is FUN as well as educational! Students will get elbow-deep into hands-on STEM experiments while learning science concepts. This fall, Tower Hill is offering an exciting 8-week session that will include our Wacky World of Science topic, as well as our 3-2-1 Blast Off topic! For more information please contact: Christina Williams @cwilliams@scienceexplorers.com


Sports

Martial Arts (Grades K-4) 
Wednesdays 3:10-3:55 p.m.: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
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.:  9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 & 11/4 (weather make up date)
*Subject to change due to the weather conditions*
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 3:10-3:55 p.m.: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7
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.: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 
*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 3:10-3:55 p.m.: 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10
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. 

Painting With a Twist (Grades 1-4) 
Wednesdays 3:10-4:30 p.m.: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
Create seven paintings that explore the fall/winter seasons. We will embrace autumn colors, spooky sightings, thankful blessings and frosty scenery. We will nurture each child’s creative ability. .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.

 
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 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)