Enrichment

Enrichment activities that are stimulating and fun motivate children and support natural learning in a positive manner. For this reason, St. Francis of Assisi students are invited to participate in a wide range of developmentally appropriate enrichment classes designed to not only enhance and extend classroom curriculum, but also help them gain confidence in their own ideas and innate talents.  Our goal is to encourage students to explore new concepts, develop new skills, and advance current abilities and interests.

2021 - 2022 enrichment courses will be offered three times a year
in 8 or 10 week sessions:

 
    • Session One:
      September 13 - November 15
    • Session Two:
      November 29 - February 14
    • Session Three:
      February 28 - May 19
 


Session Two Schedule:

Monday 
Chess (K-6) 3-4pm
Art (1-4) 3-4pm
Tuesday
Origami (K-6) 3-4pm
Wednesday
Show Choir**
Magic (K-6) 3-4pm
Theater (3-8) 3-4pm
Thursday
Lego (K-6) 3-4pm
Soccer Shots (K-2) 3-3:45pm
Spanish (1-4) 3-4pm

 **Show Choir is an ongoing activity.


We ask that all forms or registration emails for Session 3 be completed by February 25, 2022
to allow instructors ample time gauge enrollment and prepare materials.

Academic Chess
Academic Chess teaches students in the basics of chess by giving the pieces backstories to explain their movements, with rhyming and music devices. Children are asked to think deeply, evaluate positions, solve problems, develop patience, visualize results, and strategize and plan.  Please sign up directly through the Strategic Kids website, strategickids.com

Lego Engineering
Students take on real-life engineering challenges, while exploring concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering. They are asked to find inventive solutions in a fun-filled context that supports the growth of young minds through hands-on learning. Please sign up directly through the Strategic Kids website, strategickids.com

Show Choir
St. Francis Show Choir is a mixed choral group that consists of students in 4th through 8th grade. Rehearsals are held weekly after school. Participants perform at school masses, community events, and attend the Choral Festival in the spring. Show Choir provides students with wonderful, memorable experiences, and helps them become more responsible, disciplined, focused, and well-rounded individuals. Please sign up directly with Mrs. Brignoni.  $125 per session

Soccer Shots
Soccer Shots is a uniquely designed program that introduces soccer to children in a fun, safe, and controlled environment. Each week, a 35 - 40 minute soccer session is offered. In each session students are taught basic soccer skills, fun games, and healthy competition. The program also emphasizes character formation by highlighting concepts such as fair team play, individual concentration, cooperation, and encouragement.  Classes are done by 3:45pm. $18 per class sign up at soccershotsoc.com

Spanish
Portal Languages provide a unique opportunity to enjoy after-school Spanish and associated cultural activity during the school year. Their teaching methods are geared to allow students to acquire language skills to maintain  basic conversation. Based on scientific facts, they teach languages the "Natural Way", where memorization is not the main focus. 
Classes are $20 each, plus a one time $20 material fee. 

 

Art

Mrs. Conklin and Mrs. Haselby will provide an exploration into the Arts. Not just limited to basic drawing, students will explore a variety of art mediums for kids to build creativity sense. The $150 fee includes all materials. To sign up, please email Mrs. Nieto and send payment to the office.

 

Theater

Learn the basics of acting and theater, explore how characters tell meaningful stories, collaborate as a “cast” and use creativity to bring stories to life! This is a ten week class led by Ms. Jessica.  The $150 fee includes all materials.  To sign up, please email Mrs. Nieto and send payment to the office.