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After-School Enrichment Programs

All WMS and Brandywine School District students are welcome to register for After-School Enrichment Programs. WMS students not registered for the regular after-care are welcome to go the after-school room when regular classes are dismissed, have a snack and play with friends until it’s time for their enrichment program. There is no extra charge for this interim care. WMS siblings may also attend after-care at no charge until the class is over.
 

Winter/Spring 2019 Programs

Primary (ages 3-6)

Winter 2019 (Begins in January)

Creative Movement

Thursdays, 3:40-4:15 p.m., 9 weeks (1/10 - 3/7)
Cost: $175
The Creative Movement program is designed to increase kinesthetic awareness and encourage freedom of expression through music, singing, circle games and pantomime. Props such as scarves, ribbon sticks, puppets, and a variety of rhythm instruments are used to inspire spontaneous play. This class is educational, recreational and lots of fun!

Mixed Media Art
Tuesday, 4:15-5 p.m., 10 weeks (1/8 - 3/12)
Cost: $175
Is your artistic vision too big to hold in just a drawing or a painting? Explore the worlds of color, texture, depth and dimension with a variety of media in this out-of-the box art class. Get ready to be messy and have some fun!

Science Explorers: Blinded by the Light/Earth’s Mysteries
Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m., 10 weeks (1/29-4/9)
Cost: $180

  • Blinded by the Light - LIGHT! It bends, it bounces, it scatters! Explore the science behind color and light in this exciting hands-on exploration of the science that illuminates our world. Make a rockin’ rainbow tube, create a light maze, experiment with UV detectors, and make a luminescent goo tube.
  • Earth’s Mysteries - Join us as we learn more about this planet we call home. Find out who is predator and who is prey in the food chain as we dissect an owl pellet and see what was for dinner, discover strange animals and even rocks that glow, investigate non-point pollution and make a filter to clean water. There is so much to learn about our fascinating world!
     

Spanish Adventure II
Wednesdays, 3:45–4:30 p.m., 9 weeks (1/9 - 3/13)
Cost: $130
Join our Spanish teacher, Ana Brown, to continue learning a second language through play! We’ll practice conversation skills and explore Spanish language and culture through art, music, literature, culinary arts, games, movement and dance.

Yoga
Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 10 weeks (1/7 - 3/18)
Cost: $165
Keren Portia has been teaching yoga to children for nearly 20 years and she loves to share her knowledge and enthusiasm. Her classes feature an ideal balance of yoga poses, movement, breath work, meditation and fun, helping children to improve their strength, flexibility, focus and ability to calm their minds and bodies.

Spring 2019 (Begins in April)

Montessori Running Club for Kindergarten
Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 7 weeks (4/1 - 5/13)
Cost: $45
Our goal in this club is to stay physically active and improve our health through running. No experience is needed to participate. Students will work on their long-distance running ability, pacing, sprints and relays. We will be improving our cardiovascular and muscular endurance with each. There will be a culminating 5K evening event in May in which students may participate. Equipment needed: Good running shoes, shorts or sweatpants, T-shirt, plastic bottle for water.

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Lower Elementary (ages 6-9)

Winter 2019 (Begins in January)

Baking
Wednesdays, 4:15-5 p.m., 10 weeks (1/9-3/13)
Cost: $175
This program delivers a well-rounded approach to teaching children the skills necessary to develop their love of baking. Kitchen safety, proper food handling, baking techniques, recipe following and creating  will be explored!

Basketball for grades 1 & 2
Fridays, 3:30-4:15 p.m., 8 weeks (1/11-3/1)
Cost: $150
Students will learn the rules and basic skills involved in the game of basketball. Through skill drills, demonstrations and game play, children will learn and practice the things that they need to know to be a valuable member of any team.

Knitting
Thursdays, 4-5 p.m., 8 weeks (1/10-2/28)
Cost: $165
WMS teacher and long-time knitter Lisa Cleveland helps students learn to knit while making beautiful, useful items. Children will learn basic stitches, how to read a pattern and how to choose the best materials for a project. Includes yarn and needles; no experience necessary. Wait until you see what they create!
 
Montessori League Basketball for grades 3-6
Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 8 weeks (1/9-3/1)
Cost: $175   
Ben Loder leads this program in which students will practice skills and play both intramural games and games against other schools. A schedule of games will be provided when available, but note that game day schedules will always run beyond 4:30 p.m. (5:15 p.m. or later).

Steel Drums
Mondays, 3:30-4:15 p.m., 7 weeks (1/7-2/18 )
Cost: $175
Join WMS music teacher Joe Ambrosino for focused group instruction in our Steel Drum ensemble. Steel Drums are a percussion instrument made in Trinidad out of an old oil drum divided into grooves to make different notes and sounds. Beginners and experienced musicians are welcome.  

Science Explorers: Blinded by the Light/Earth’s Mysteries
Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m., 10 weeks (1/29-4/9)
Cost: $180
 
Blinded by the Light - LIGHT! It bends, it bounces, it scatters! Explore the science behind color and light in this exciting hands-on exploration of the science that illuminates our world. Make a rockin’ rainbow tube, create a light maze, experiment with UV detectors, and make a luminescent goo tube.

Earth’s Mysteries - Join us as we learn more about this planet we call home. Find out who is predator and who is prey in the food chain as we dissect an owl pellet and see what was for dinner, discover strange animals and even rocks that glow, investigate non-point pollution and make a filter to clean water. There is so much to learn about our fascinating world!
 
Tennis
Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 8 weeks (1/10-2/28)
Cost: $170
MyServe Tennis brings the USTA Quick-Start Tennis program to us. This program enables children to grasp the fundamentals while having FUN! Participants will learn basic eye/hand coordination skills, footwork and the proper basic strokes.

Spring 2019 (Begins in March and April)
 
Golf
Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 8 weeks (3/7-5/2)
Cost: $170
MyServe programs introduce the fundamentals of golf to young children through playful, enjoyable drills and games. The focus is  on learning the basics: proper grip, stance, swing and good sportsmanship. All equipment is supplied: golf clubs that are specifically designed for children, golf balls and special targets.

Montessori Running Club    
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 7 weeks (4/1-5/13)
Cost: $85   
Our goal in this club is to stay physically active and improve our health through running. No experience is needed to participate. Students will work on their long-distance running ability, pacing, sprints and relays. We will be improving our cardiovascular and muscular endurance with each. There will be a culminating 5K evening event in May in which students may participate. Equipment needed: Good running shoes, shorts or sweatpants, T-shirt, plastic bottle for water.
 

Upper Elementary (ages 9-12)

Winter 2019 (Begins in January)

Baking
Wednesdays, 4:15-5 p.m., 10 weeks (1/9-3/13)
Cost: $175
This program delivers a well rounded approach to teaching children the skills necessary to develop their love of baking. Kitchen safety, proper food handling, baking techniques, recipe following and creating  will be explored!

Knitting
Thursdays, 4-5 p.m., 8 weeks (1/10 - 2/28)
Cost: $165
WMS teacher and long-time knitter Lisa Cleveland helps students learn to knit while making beautiful, useful items! Children will learn basic stitches, how to read a pattern, and how to choose the best materials for a project. Includes yarn and needles, no experience necessary. Wait until you see what they create!

Montessori League Basketball for grades 3-8
Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 8 weeks (1/9-3/1)
Cost: $175   
Ben Loder leads this program in which students will practice skills and play both intramural games and games against other schools. A schedule of games will be provided when available, but note that game day schedules will always run beyond 4:30 (5:15 or later).
 
Steel Drums
Mondays, 3:30–4:15 p.m., 7 weeks (1/7-2/18 )
Cost: $175
Join WMS music teacher Joe Ambrosino for focused group instruction in our Steel Drum ensemble. Steel Drums are a percussion instrument made in Trinidad out of an old oil drum divided into grooves to make different notes and sounds. Beginners and experienced musicians are welcome.  

Spring 2019 (Begins in April)

Montessori Running Club    
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 7 weeks (4/1-5/13)
Cost: $85   
Our goal in this club is to stay physically active and improve our health through running. No experience is needed to participate. Students will work on their long-distance running ability, pacing, sprints and relays. We will be improving our cardiovascular and muscular endurance with each. There will be a culminating 5K evening event in May in which students may opt to participate. Equipment needed: Good running shoes, shorts or sweatpants, T-shirt, plastic bottle for water.