Emerson School Extended Learning


Please take a moment to explore the many diverse enrichment opportunities that are available for the Emerson School K - 5 Extended Learning Program participants. These activities are organized by month and run in six, eight, or ten-week sessions. Please note that some of these activities require a registration and/or activity fee. You will be notified and billed via email when the activity fills. Once an activity is filled the activity will be CLOSED. Visit our activity calendar for a complete listing of events. 

In addition to the activities listed on our calendar, the dynamic Extended Learning Program staff also offer a variety of exciting daily activities that do not require registration. If you have questions, concerns or suggestions for an activity please email Laura Dwyer at ldwyer@nrsd or chat with your Site Coordinator. We are always looking for new ideas to share with our students. 

~FEBRUARY 2018~ 

NEW! AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTING CLASS (5TH - 8TH) Ms. Tina will be offering an American Red Cross Babysitting Class. She has been teaching CPR, AED, and First Aid (lifeguard training and WSI) for over 30 years. This training will empower participants with the skills and safety strategies to effectively provide care for younger children. The training also will allow participants to earn First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications that will be effective for two years. Space is limited to EIGHT participants!
Grade: 5 - 8
Time: 3:30 - 5:00
Location: Emerson Gym
Dates: 3/12, 3/16, 3/26, 3/30,4/ 2, 4/6, 4/9, 4/13
Cost: $20.00 

MUSIC WINTER SESSION CLOSED!(Violin & Piano Lessons) CLOSED! 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! Please email Marcia at mkidmusic@gmail.com to reserve a lesson time. Space is limited!
Grades:  K - 5
Where:  Emerson School
Time:    Between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Days:    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Cost:     $33.00 (1/2 hour private piano, violin, viola lesson)
               $20.00 (45-minute group session violin or viola lesson)

LIBRARY WEDNESDAY OPEN 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 will be able to check out books! Weather permitting.
Grades: K - 5
Day: Wednesday
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Grades: K - 5 
Cost: No Cost 

Through hands-on activities and STEM challenges, children will think, construct, experiment, discover, and develop the desire to learn more. The children will explore the use of different learning tools that enable and emphasize STEM learning. Participants will learn something new and experience a different kind of fun in each class. Learning is best when kids are having fun! STEM Is Fun! classes are conducted one hour per week for six weeks.

Instructor: STEM Beginnings Instructors
Grades: K - 2
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 
Location: Emerson Gym
Day: Tuesday
Dates: 1/9 - 2/13
Cost: $105.00 (six sessions) 2018 Price 
*Minimum 10 participants to run this class

January 9th
January 16th
January 23rd
January 30th
February 6th
February 13th 

CHESS WIZARDS MORNING PROGRAM CLOSED! Chess Wizards was founded in 2002 to change the culture of chess in Chicago. A decade later, we’ve expanded our programs to schools, park districts, and community centers across the globe.
Grades: K - 5
Location: Emerson School Gym
Day: Wednesday
Dates: 1/10 - 3/7 (NO CLASS 2/21)
Time: 7:15 - 8:15
Cost: $135.00
*Minimum 10 participants to run this class.

QUICKSTART TENNIS CLOSED! QuickStart Tennis is a new format to help children 10 and under learn and play the game of tennis. To make it easier for them, a few things have changed.
- The court size.
- The racquet sizes.
- The tennis balls.
- The scoring system.
- The height of the nets.
The changes really work, because now any child between ages 5 and 10 can start playing tennis almost immediately - even if he or she has never picked up a racquet before. Just like other popular youth sports, QuickStart Tennis stresses the importance of actually playing the game of tennis and getting involved in a team competition. QuickStart Tennis is also now part of the USTA Jr. Team Tennis league and Clarke-Oconee Tennis Association (COTA) Junior Team Tennis. This means that even more children will have the opportunity to experience this new format, have fun playing with their friends and develop skills that will become the foundation of their game. Participants should wear sneakers. All other equipment is provided. 

Grades: K - 2
Location: Emerson School Gym
Day: Wednesday
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Dates: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 (Snow Day), 2/14, 2/28, 3/7 (Makeup Date)
Cost: $110.00