Emerson School Extended Learning


~FEBRUARY 2017~

Chef Cooking Clip Art Images & Picture NEW! JUNIOR CHEF FUN! 
This introductory class will provide an introduction to the art of cooking. Participants will explore healthy eating habits, learn basic cooking skills and prepare a simple meal  with Chef Tom Houle!

Grades: 1 - 3
Time: 3:30 - 5:00
Date: April 11th
Day: Tuesday
Cost: Free
Registration 

 Cello.png New! Music Program (Violin & Piano Lessons)
No need to drive to music lessons! Marcia Kidder Desilets (mkidmusic@gmail.com) an exceptional music instructor with over 30 years of experience in piano, violin and viola instruction will be offering 1/2 hour private piano lessons and small group violin and viola lessons for interested K - 5 students. Violins and violas may be rented for a low monthly cost through the Marcia. Lessons will be offered in 10 session increments. Your child can now learn to play the piano, violin or viola as part of their day!

Grades: K - 5
Where:  Emerson School
Time:     Between 3:00pm and 6:00pm
Day:      Monday
Cost:     $33.00 (1/2 hour private piano, violin, viola lesson) 
             $16.50 (45 minute group session violin or viola lesson)

Registration 

CHESS WIZARDS, NEVER A DULL MOMENT...



Black And White Pawns.png NEW! CHESS ENRICHMENT PACKET
The Chess enrichment packet is filled with strategies, tips and information that can be practiced at home. Please click this link to download the packet. 
NOTE: Makeup Chess Classes March 8 and 15

Stacked Books.png  LIBRARY WEDNESDAY

Small groups of interested students will walk to
the Bolton library to enjoy the many wonderful opportunities the library has to offer its visitors. Please take a look at the library's exciting February calendar for this months activities. We encourage parents to sign their child or children up for a Bolton Library card so that students can check out books! Weather permitting.
Day: Wednesday
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Grades: K - 5 
Cost: No Cost

Recycle Blue Crystal Earth Globe.png INVENTION CLUB CLOSED
Trash Island: A Garbage Patch Journey
Children hear of the extreme build-up of trash in the North Pacific Central Ocean Gyre between California and Hawaii. They must figure out if it truly is an island, what it is made up of, and what can be done to keep it from growing. As a crew, children will be faced with ocean research challenges along the way – designing trawls, testing water quality, and creating their own underwater investigation equipment. Registration is through the National Inventors Hall of Fame website. 
Grades K - 4 
Dates: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20
Time: 4:00 - 5:00
Cost: $59.00 (eight week sessions)
Day: Monday
NOTE: There is a minimum requirement of 12 participants to run this program.
Registration

People Holding Hands Around The World.pngCULTURE CLUB PLUS SPANISH CLOSED
Get a jump-start on foreign language! This program emphasizes listening and speaking skills with culture integrated into the language. Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks and are 50 minute classes. Participants receive a Student Booklet and Audio CD for practice at home (valued at $25.00). Students will also participate in a Talent Exposition with an art and oral presentation. Special cultural sample  treats will be served! Parents are invited and encouraged to attend this gala event! Please visit their website for additional information. 
Grades: K - 5
Class Duration/Length: 50 minutes for 8 weeks
Dates: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/9 (snow day), 2/16, 3/2, 3/9 (half day), 3/16, 3/23 (makeup days)
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $116.00 
Day: Thursday
Registration

 Blue Tennis Player.png QUICKSTART TENNIS CLOSED
QuickStart tennis is the newest rage sweeping the junior tennis
world! This program allows younger children to play tennis using a smaller court, softer balls and other specialized equipment. Kids are extremely engaged and they learn skills that can be applied to more advanced techniques as they improve. The MLTC has been offering high-level tennis instruction in Acton for over 16 years and the program was one of the first in the area to offer QuickStart methods. Student should wear sneakers and dress comfortably. Rackets provided.
Day: Wednesday
Dates: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22(no class), 3/1, 3/8, 3/15
3:15 - 4:15 Beginner Grades K - 2
4:15 - 5:15 Beginner Grades 3 - 5
Cost: $106.00
Registration

SPRING 2017

  41794_44579356879_6200_n_400x400   KEITH MUNSLOW

Date: April 29th
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Location: Emerson Gym
Grades: K -  5

Keith Munslow - “Combine a little of the wry humor of Shel Silverstein, 
the clever lyrics of Loudon Wainwright III, and even a pinch of the witty wordplay of Richard Thompson, shrink it down to kid’s size, and you have something that approximates the delightfully quirky songwriting of Keith Munslow.

~LAHRI BOND, PARENTS' CHOICE FOUNDATION

Visit Keith's website for additional information.


Profit Bag.png ELEMENTARY STOCK MARKET PROGRAM 
The SIFMA Foundation's acclaimed Stock Market Game™ program is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance, and prepares them for financially independent futures. More than 600,000 students take part every school year across all 50 states. The Stock Market Game has reached 15 million students since its inception in 1977. This opportunity is open to all interested Emerson Extended Learning Program participants in grades 3 - 5. Culminating activity is a visit to Putnam Investments!
Stock Market Website
Grades: 3 - 5
Class: 45 minutes per week for 8 weeks
Dates: TBA
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: No Cost
Day: TBA

MAY EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM'S GOT TALENT DINNER/TALENT SHOW!
Date:          May 12th
Location:   Florence Sawyer School (Bolton)
Dinner:       6:00 - 6:30
Show:         6:30 - 7:00


A chance for everyone to SING!

Coming this May...

 




 

Harry Potter Club is filled with magic.
Hogwarts
Chess Wizard's Program combines strategy and fun.
Chess Wizards
Blanket Club.
Blanket Club

Blanket Club
Mother Goose visit 12/9.
Mother Goose with students in Bolton.

MORNING BICYCLE WORKSHOP/SAFETY CLASS Bike.png
Students in grades K - 8 brought their bikes to the Emerson Gym for a fall tune up and basic bicycle safety. Community cyclists hosted this amazing one hour opportunity for students to learn bike safety and maintenance tips from the experts. The class was open to all interested Extended Learning Program, Florence Sawyer and Emerson School students.