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 2022-2023 school year, registration opens Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. The enrichment registration window will remain open until Friday, Sept. 16. Brochures will be sent home on the first day of school. Register early, as classes fill up quickly. Classes begin on Monday, Sept 19.

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): 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, (no class 10/10)
Tuesdays 3-5 p.m. (Advanced): 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, (no class 11/22)
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-8)
Mondays 3:10-4:10 p.m. (Chinese 1) 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, (no class 10/10)
Tuesdays: 3:20-4:20 p.m. (Chinese 2): 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, (no class 11/22)
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.: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, (no class 11/3,11/24)
Get your goggles ready to experiment with chemistry that fizzes, bangs and pops as you blast off film canister rockets, make an explosion in a bag, erupt a mini geyser, mix up fizzy bath poppers and create a bubbling density concoction! Then, become a toy scientist, channel your inner oceanographer, create circuits and break out your safety goggles for the best mix of physics, chemistry and biology fun around. Finally, explore the world of physics and chemistry that exists in toys. We’ll put a spin on some classic favorites such as Boomerangs and yo-yos!
 
Graphic Design at THS (Grades 1-4)
Thursdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, (no class 11/3, 11/24)
Interested in drawing, art or design? Tower Hill is partnering with VineyardAppCamp to bring this computer course to life! In this class, you’ll learn how to use your doodling skills for real, by doing design projects for local nonprofits or small businesses. You will learn how to make professional posters and art that people want to pay for, and you’ll ultimately design posters and ads for real organizations with good causes. Our students’ work has been used in ads and online Instagrams posts by the Special Olympics, Martha’s Kitchen and local shelters.
 
School of Rock: Little Wings (Grades TT-PK) 
Wednesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30. 12/7, (no class 10/5, 11/23)
Little Wing is School of Rock’s music program for three to five year olds. This music program features a special, rock-focused curriculum where students play games and engage in activities to help them internalize the foundational skills they will use as their musical abilities grow. Each class, School of Rock uses classic rock hits to teach rhythm, song structure, melody, dynamics and more through play. 
 
School of Rock Rookies Program: (Grades K-2)
Fridays 3:10-4:10 p.m.:  9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, (no class 10/7, 11/4, 11/25)
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.: 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, (no class 10/5, 11/23)
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.: 6 sessions 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/10, (11/17 possible make up day for weather)  
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).
 
Petite Yogi (Grades K-4)
Tuesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, (no class 11/22)
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.: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, (11/14 possible make up class for weather), (no class 10/10)
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.:  9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, (no class 10/7, 11/4)
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 
(Grades PreK-4)
Tuesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, (no class 11/22)
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. We will offer beginner and advanced lessons for each age group. 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 (no tights) and pink ballet slippers with names inside, leotard or bodysuit is optional. 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. 
 
Painting With a Twist  (Grades 1-4) 
Wednesdays 3:10-4:30 p.m.: 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30. 12/7, (no class 10/5, 11/23)
​​Create seven paintings that explore the fall/winter seasons. We will embrace fall and  winter colors, heartful creations, Thanksgiving blessings and holiday 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 within 10 minutes of the end of class will join Kaleidoscope After School, and families will be charged accordingly at the drop-in rate.