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Enrichment- Spanish

Enrichment-Spanish

The Tanglewood PTA is continuing its effort of providing our children the opportunity to learn a second language.  The Spring session will include nine weeks of instruction.  Spanish classes will not meet the week of Spring Break.  The last class for the Spring session will end the week of April 3rd.  Experts believe a child’s introduction to a foreign language at an early age provides a better opportunity of learning a new language.  The Tanglewood PTA wishes to provide that opportunity to our students.   

($75 course cost)

 

Course #14:    Grades 1-3, Spanish,             

Tuesday, 3:15-4:15

 

Course #15:    Grade 4-5, Spanish                

Thursday, 3:15-4:15

 

Our Instructors, Jose Albores-Senior Spanish Major and Tanglewood Mom, Mrs. Alma Lynch, are looking forward to teaching our students in the art of speaking and writing in their native language along with experiencing Spanish food and culture.  New and returning students are welcome! 

Prerequisites: E or S conduct grade              

Limited to 15 students per course


Enrichment- Running Club

Running Club

Running club has become a part of Tanglewood PTA’s Enrichment program.  The duration of the course will extend beyond the normal six week Enrichment period to nine weeks in total.  Running club will not meet the week of Spring Break.  April 2nd will be the last session for the Spring 2014 Enrichment period.

 

Course #16:   

Grades 3-5, Running Club is Ready!  Are you?

Tuesday, 3:15-4:15

($50 course cost)                   

Mrs. Melinda Howson

It’s time to lace up your running shoes and run with the Tigers!  We will focus on speed, agility, balance, working with dominant and non-dominant sides and of course it’s all about being active.  It is also a great way to get in shape and ready for soccer, football, basketball, baseball and especially field day.           

Prerequisites: E or S conduct grade  Limited to 35 students.

 

Course #17:   

Grades 3-5, Running Club is Ready!  Are you?

Wednesday, 3:15-4:15

($50 course cost)                   

Mrs. Melinda Howson

It’s time to lace up your running shoes and run with the Tigers!  We will focus on speed, agility, balance, working with dominant and non-dominant sides and of course it’s all about being active.  It is also a great way to get in shape and ready for soccer, football, basketball, baseball and especially field day.           

Prerequisites: E or S conduct grade  Limited to 35 students.



Tanglewood Enrichment

LEARNING while having FUN!

Tanglewood’s Enrichment Program is a unique after-school program that offers our students mind-stimulating, extracurricular activities for 6 weeks during the fall & spring semesters.  This program is available to our 1st-5th graders.  Parent volunteers are part of what helps to make this program a great success each & every year!  The time commitment for Enrichment is VERY small.  1-2 hours is all that is required!  Are you extra-skilled at passing out snacks?  Could you be an extra set of hands for an Enrichment teacher for 1 hour?  Or do you have a great idea for a class and would be willing to help make it happen for our students?  Volunteer with Enrichment, and help bring some of the extra FUN & FLAVOR to our Tanglewooders’ education!!!

Sue Kvesic
Enrichment Program Chairman

kvesic@sbcglobal.net


WAYS TO VOLUNTEER

- help with name tags,

- volunteer 1 hour afterschool to help pass out snacks or help in an Enrichment class,

- have a great idea for a class,
 
- can make phone calls and help with class scheduling

 

More information:

Courses are taught by experienced and highly motivated faculty and community volunteers who encourage and challenge participants in a learning atmosphere that supports inquiry and exploration!

What an exciting opportunity for our students to spend 6 weeks “enriching” their minds!  Parents enjoy the convenience of classes being held immediately after school, and the program is also easily utilized by our students signed-up for Clayton after school care.  Enrichment offers students the ability to participate in extracurricular activities without the burden of a long term time commitment.



Classes

SPRING 2014 ENRICHMENT COURSES

 

Course #1:     

Grades 1-5, SCRAPBOOKING, Tuesday, 3:15-4:15

($50.00 + $20 supply fee = $70.00 course cost) Mrs. Phyllis Vaughan

Back by popular demand!   If you saw a completed album from the Fall session, you will understand.  Memories are priceless!  Do you have photographs of moments in time that are special to you and your child? Then this is the class for you.  Mrs. Vaughan will guide your child in creating a scrapbook that will provide a lifetime of memories. Students will have fun cutting and pasting with colorful designer paper while learning layouts and story-telling.  NEW! Each student will receive their own 12 x 12 post bond scrapbook album (larger than the fall session’s 8 ½ x 11).  Students will need to provide their own photographs.  Please choose a related subject. ie. Family, vacations, sports etc. Prerequisites: E or S conduct grade.         Limited to 10 students

 

Course #2:     

Grades 3-5, VOLLEYBALL, BADMINTON & BASEBALL/SOFTBALL, Tuesday, 3:15-4:15

($50 + $15 supply fee = $65 course cost) Coach Spigelmyer & Mr. Anthony Deschaine

A variety of sports with the support and guidance of our very own coaches.  Mr. Deschaine has a passion to coach outside of his interests in teaching your children in his classroom.  Coach Spigelmyer is excited to reinforce the skills he teaches in P.E. in your child’s Enrichment class.  Students will spend two weeks at each discipline developing their motor skills with teamwork, playmaking and fitness along with positive instruction in an encouraging and fun environment.  Game on rain or shine!  Prerequisites: E or S conduct grade.  Limited to 25 students

 

Course #3:     

Grades 3-5, TYPING/KEYBOARDING, Tuesday, 3:15-4:15

($50 + $10 supply fee = $60 course cost)       Mrs. Peggy Diebel

This class is returning to further enhance your child’s development.  Whether your child is new to typing or is returning from our Fall session, our own Computer Lab Instructor Mrs. Peggy Diebel will help develop a necessary skill in their ongoing education.  Your child will have fun while learning by personalizing their own animated coach, over 2500 exercises and games too!  The instructional program will also be available to access from your home computer during our enrichment period.  NEW!  A parent can also choose additional subjects to assist their child.  We will dedicate a portion of the class to programs that provide assistance in math and reading comprehension etc. along with the development of keyboarding skills.  Prerequisites: E or S conduct grade.        

Limited to 15 students

 

Course #4:     

Grades 2-5, CHECKMATE!,     Tuesday, 3:15-4:15

($50.00 + $15 supply fee = $65.00 course cost) Mr.  Keith Hill

($50.00 + $5.00 supply fee = $55.00 course cost, if you already have a chess board from the Fall session)

Have your child learn to play Chess or continue their education gained in our Fall session.  It is one of the world’s most popular games, played by millions, with our very own Mr. Hill.  Your child will learn to attack and capture opponent’s pieces without going into computer generated cyberspace.  Chess involves strategy, evaluation of positions, goal setting and long term plans for future play.  Mr. Hill can be guaranteed to make chess a fun sport to learn.  Students will be equipped with their very own chess board, pieces and carry sack.  Prerequisites: E or S conduct grade.              Limited to 10 students

 

 

Course #5:     

Grades 1-2, PRE-ENGINEERING  Tuesday, 3:15-4:45*

($105 course cost)      Play-Well Programs-Play-Well Professional Instructor

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO!  Build engineering-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars and use special pieces to create your own unique design!  Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.  This is an ideal way to prepare builders for the challenge of Engineering FUNdamentals.  The Play-Well instructor will build upon the skills learned in the Fall session for any returning student.  *This class is an hour and a half in length.  Prerequisites: E or S conduct grade.

Limited to 16 students

 

 

Course #6:     

Grades 1-5, POTTERY, Tuesday, 3:15-4:15

($50 + $25 supply fee = $75 course cost) Mrs. Donna Gardner-Artist

Under the guidance of a skillful artist, Donna Gardner-owner of The Painted Pot Art Studio, your child’s talent will make the art pieces come alive.  Each child will start with his or her own piggybank or trinket box.  Then each piece will be personalized and designed by your very own artist.  After firing the piece will be a glazed treasured keepsake.  All paints are non-toxic and the art pieces washable.  Your child will then be able to choose their next piece from a list of pieces that both boys and girls will enjoy personalizing.  Even monsters and snakes deserve a loving home!  Prerequisites:  E or S conduct grade.

Limited to 12 students

 

Course #7:     

Grades 1-4,  TEXAS BALLET THEATER SCHOOL, Citydance Outreach Program Wednesday, 3:15-4:15

($50 + $10 supply fee = $60 course cost)                   Merideth Tullous-Instructor

Through the Citydance Outreach Program, Texas Ballet Theater instills the love of dance and an appreciation of the art form in school children.  No previous experience is required.  The program is designed to teach and sustain the true art form of ballet, as well as incorporate other dance influences.  Your student will be given pre-professional training in keeping with the high standards of Texas Ballet Theater School.  Students will participate in their school attire but will be asked to remove their shoes.  Ballet training and education benefit children in ways of developing discipline and coordination, inspiring creativity and self-confidence, improving non-verbal communication, teaching French terminology and basic music skills.  Ballet promotes the importance of stretching and physical activity and encouraging passion for the arts.  Students will learn how ballet can help improve their skills in other sports such as football, soccer and track.  Mrs. Tullous has extensive experience in teaching at schools with a majority of male students.  Schedule permitting; in their final class, students may have the opportunity to view professional dancers from the Texas Ballet Theater.  Prerequisites: E or S conduct grades.  Limited to 25 students

 

Course #8:     

Grades 2-5, CHECKMATE!,     Wednesday, 3:15-4:15

($50.00 + $15 supply fee = $65.00 course cost) Mr.  Keith Hill

($50.00 + $5.00 supply fee = $55.00 course cost, if you already have a chess board from the Fall session)

Have your child learn to play Chess or continue their education gained in our Fall session.  It is one of the world’s most popular games, played by millions, with our very own Mr. Hill.  Your child will learn to attack and capture opponent’s pieces without going into computer generated cyberspace.  Chess involves strategy, evaluation of positions, goal setting and long term plans for future play.  Mr. Hill can be guaranteed to make chess a fun sport to learn.  Students will be equipped with their very own chess board, pieces and carry sack.  Prerequisites: E or S conduct grade.              Limited to 10 students

 

Course #9:     

Grades 1-2, VOLLEYBALL, BADMINTON & BOWLING, Wednesday, 3:15-4:15

($50 + $15 supply fee = $65 course cost) Coach Spigelmyer & Mr. Anthony Deschaine

A variety of sports with the support and guidance of our very own coaches.  Mr. Deschaine has a passion to coach outside of his interests in teaching your children in his classroom.  Coach Spigelmyer is excited to introduce the skills he teaches in P.E. to your child in our  Enrichment class.  Students will spend two weeks at each discipline developing their motor skills with teamwork, playmaking and fitness along with positive instruction in an encouraging and fun environment.  Game on rain or shine!  Prerequisites: E or S conduct grade.  Limited to 25 students

 

Course #10:   

Grades 1-5, SCRAPBOOKING, Tuesday, 3:15-4:15

($50.00 + $20 supply fee = $70.00 course cost) Mrs. Phyllis Vaughan

Back by popular demand!   If you saw a completed album from the Fall session, you will understand.  Memories are priceless!  Do you have photographs of moments in time that are special to you and your child? Then this is the class for you.  Mrs. Vaughan will guide your child in creating a scrapbook that will provide a lifetime of memories. Students will have fun cutting and pasting with colorful designer paper while learning layouts and story-telling.  NEW! Each student will receive their own 12 x 12 post bond scrapbook album (larger than the fall session’s 8 ½ x 11).  Students will need to provide their own photographs.  Please choose a related subject. ie. Family, vacations, sports etc. Prerequisites: E or S conduct grade.         Limited to 10 students

 

Course #11:   

Grades 3-5, TYPING/KEYBOARDING, Wednesday, 3:15-4:15

($50 + $10 supply fee = $60 course cost)       Mrs. Kim Kirk

This class is returning to further enhance your child’s development.  Whether your child is new to typing or is returning from our Fall session, our own Computer Lab Instructor Mrs. Kim Kirk will help develop a necessary skill in their ongoing education.  Your child will have fun while learning by personalizing their own animated coach, over 2500 exercises and games too!  The instructional program will also be available to access from your home computer during our enrichment period.  NEW!  A parent can also choose additional subjects to assist their child.  We will dedicate a portion of the class to programs that provide assistance in math and reading comprehension etc. along with the development of keyboarding skills.  Prerequisites: E or S conduct grade.        

Limited to 15 students

 

Course #12:   

Grades 3-5, CLAY MOLDING & CLAY CANVAS PAINTING, Wednesday, 3:15-4:15

($50 + $35 supply fee = $85 course cost) Mrs. Donna Gardner

A combination that will satisfy your budding artist.  Students will be able to express themselves through painting with the guidance of Donna Gardner, owner of The Painted Pot Art Studio, an artist with 30+ years experience.  Your artist will experience new media and learn two different styles of painting on bisque canvas.  In addition, students will use their imagination to create art out of their own ¼ lb. blocks of clay.  After a week of drying the pieces will be ready for painting and an additional firing will give your child beautiful glazed keepsakes.  Limited to 12 students

 

Course #13:   

Grades 3-5, ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS, Thursday, 3:15-4:45*

($105 course cost)      Play-Well Programs-Play-Well Professional Instructor

Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well Teknologies and over 100,000 pieces of LEGO!  Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars and the Battletrax!  Six weeks of learning simple machines, how things work and problem solving; all while having fun!  Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.  An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students at the next level.  *This Class is an hour and a half in length.  Prerequisites: E or S conduct grade.    Limited to 16 students

 

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