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2019-2020 After School Clubs Session Session 2
 
After School Clubs Session 2 will begin on December 3, 2019 and end on February 6, 2019 (8 weeks) Clubs are from 2:45pm until 3:45pm. The JH PTA wishes to provide a wide range of clubs; something for everyone and clubs that allow students to explore and step out of boundaries. We hope you and your children will take advantage of   the clubs offered this term. 
Registration closes Monday, November 18, 2019. 
PAYMENT FOR CLUBS ***Payment for fee-based clubs is due to the PTA next week.*** There are several ways to pay:

1.) You may Venmo (PTA-Jefferson-Houston) your payment at www.venmo.com/PTA-Jefferson-Houston. Please do note that the payment is for clubs and the child's full name.

2.) Send a check in with your child, payable to Jefferson-Houston PTA, for the club(s) fees as listed below (ALSO – PLEASE WRITE YOUR CHILD’S FULL NAME IN THE “MEMO” LINE OF THE CHECK, SO WE CAN MATCH THE PAYMENT TO THE RIGHT FAMILY):
KNITTING UPDATE - Knitting has increased its class enrollment due to popularity, and therefore needs some additional funds for supplies. If you are able, please send $20 for knitting supplies in with your child on the first day of class. 
 
SESSION I CLUBS UPDATE AND INFO: We had a lot of interest in all of the clubs, with most of them hitting their maximum enrollment, hooray! We try our very best to place as many kids into clubs as possible, but were not able to accommodate all who signed up. If your child WAS placed into a club or clubs, you should have gotten (or will get today) a confirmation slip in your child’s take-home folder. If you DID NOT receive any confirmation slips by Monday, your child DID NOT get into a club for this session.
 
Children participating in clubs will be given a light snack after dismissal and then will be escorted to their clubs location by the teachers. Clubs end at 3:55, with dismissal occurring in the main lobby, so all walkers should be picked up there.
Session I - CLUB DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Week 1, 9/24-9/26
Week 2, 10/1-10/3
Week 3, 10/8-10/10
Week 4, 10/15-10/17
Week 5, 10/22-10/25
Week 6, 10/29-10/31
Week 7, 11/6 & 11/7 (No clubs on Tuesday 11/5 – school closed)
Week 8, 11/12 (No Clubs 11/13 or 11/14 – Early release for teacher conferences)
Week 9, 11/19-11/21 LAST DAY OF SESSION 1 CLUBS

2019-2020 Session 2 After School Clubs Info:

No clubs the weeks of December 24 and December 31 (Winter Break).

 

Tuesday

Advanced Chess  (K-8th) - $80

Money Matters (K - 3rd) - $100

Movement and Dance (1st-3rd) - Free

TGA Tennis (2nd - 5th) - $96

Poetry Club (5th-8th) - Free

Builders Club* (6th-8th) - Free

Wednesday

Yoga (K - 2nd) - $80

Beginning Acting (K - 2nd) - FREE

Studio Art (3rd-5th) - Free

Entrepreneurs Club (4th-8th) - $100

Sports Debate Club (5th-8th) - Free

Thursday

Science See (K-2nd) - $80

Beginner Chess (K - 8th) - $80

UpCycle Tinker Time** (K - 5th) - $80

Basketball (3rd - 5th) - $80

Knitting  (3rd-6th) - $20

Builders Club* (6th-8th) - Free

* Builders Club meets twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

** UpCycle Tinker Time will be held at the Durant Center. 

 

PTA After School Clubs (2:45 pm - 3:45 pm)
~ Clubs will NOT meet on early dismissal days
~ All clubs are subject to change if the minimum student participation is not met
~ Payments are NOT due until notification slips are received by families
~ Please fill out one form per student (siblings need to have separate forms)
~ If a Club selection conflicts with a student’s tutoring, the student will not be enrolled in the Club without an accompanying letter, signed by student’s guardian, authorizing the student to miss tutoring in favor of the Club

Payment
~ Confirmation slips notifying families of club placements will be sent home with students the week of 9/16
~ Please do not pay registration fees until you receive confirmation slip(s)
~ If your child does not receive confirmation or you have registration questions, please email pta.jeffersonhouston@gmail.com
~ Make checks payable to Jefferson-Houston PTA

 

Club Descriptions

4-H SCIENCE FUN  - 4-H Fun with Kitchen Chemistry lets kids experiment, cook, and explore. Kitchen Chemistry involves 4-H projects focused on the completion of basic science experiments. During each session, students will complete a basic experiment and compare and contrast results with their fellow students.

 

Advanced Chess (K-8th) - Bring your chess game to the next level under the supervision of Coach Ruble.

Tuesday: Grades K-8, maximum 10 students

Basketball (3rd-5th) - This program is designed to enhance kids’ overall fitness while improving their basic fundamentals, knowledge, and cohesive awareness of basketball. The instruction has an emphasis on team building, recreational games that instill sportsmanship, personal discipline, work ethic and trust to build camaraderie. The goal of the Timez10 program is to use team-building activities that improve social skills, self-esteem, morals and overall basketball fundamental skills, while encouraging a safe and fun atmosphere.

Thursday: Grades 3-5, maximum 20 student

Beginning Chess (K-8th)- Learn about the amazing game of chess under the long-standing leadership of Coach Ruble. Participants will learn about the chess pieces and rules of the game as well as good sportsmanship.Thursday: Grades K-8, maximum 20 students

Beginning Acting (K-2nd) -  Stories Come to Life: Choose Your Own Adventure
Let’s make our own play together! We will journey to the depths of our imaginations and see what’s possible using music, movement, and creative drama while also exploring the world of theatre and how it is made! Play and create your own story and characters and have a wild adventure in this after-school class!

Wednesday: Grades K-2, maximum 15 students

Builders Club (6th-8th) -  The Kiwanis Builders Club is a student leadership & community service group with the goal of impacting local, national, & global communities. In this club we will analyze issues facing our communities and then develop and implement solutions to those problems. Last year we hosted a Wacky Socks Fundraiser which raised over $500 for amputees around the world. In fact, our fundraiser was so successful that we were able to give someone a free prosthetic leg. If this type of work excites you then the Builders Club is for you.

 

Tuesday: Maximum 20 students

Entrepreneurs Club (4th-8th) - If you like “Shark Tank,” this club is for you! Students select a business idea, learn to develop a business plan and make a “pitch” presentation on the last day. Students also role-play as CEOs for leading companies (Apple, UnderArmour, Amazon, Tesla, Coke) and work in groups to make strategic recommendations to address real business issues. Students enhance their problem-solving skills, develop business savvy and cultivate a strategic mindset as future leaders.

Wednesday: Grades 4-8, maximum 16 students

 

Guitar Building (6th-8th) - Build your own REAL ukulele or 4-string guitar with new and reclaimed materials. Students will each build and take home their own one of a kind cigar box guitar with Ms. Reidinger in the Technology Education classroom. Students will also learn about the history and significance of Cigar Box guitars and the basics of how to play them.

Tuesday: Grades 6-8, maximum 15 students

Knitting (3rd-6th) - Work with volunteers from Fibre Space to learn the basics of knitting and to craft your very own textiles!

Wednesday: Grades 3-6, maximum 8 students

Money Matters (K-3rd)This innovative class on financial literacy lays the foundation for healthy financial habits early in life, empowering students with the mindset to start making sound financial decisions and develop into responsible global citizens. Role-playing and fun activities keep students engaged. Topics include: • Currencies of the world • Budgeting 101 (earning, spending, saving, investing) • Prices and bartering • Checks and bank accounts • Credit cards and debit cards • Taxes • Career day: What do you want to be when you grow up?

 

Tuesday: Maximum 12 students

 

Movement and Dance (1st-3rd)Gain a greater level of physical fitness while exploring creativity through movement. Active exercise increases self-awareness, strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. Group interaction develops cooperative skills and is fun. Use your imagination and see what happens.

Tuesday: Grades 1-3, maximum 12 students

My First Hot Cocoa Stand (K-3rd) - Learn how to make yummy hot cocoa and how to earn money selling it! A hot cocoa stand is a fun way to introduce young entrepreneurs to the world of business; this program empowers kids to draw from such disciplines as marketing, finance and strategy, in a supportive environment fostering teamwork. From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, students have fun while developing business savvy!

Tuesday: Grades K-3, maximum 10 students

 

Sports Debate Club (5th-8th) - Do you like sports? Do you like your friends? Do you like arguing? Do you like arguing about sports with your friends? If so, then this is the club for you. In JH's sports debate club we will answer age old questions, like who is the greatest basketball player of all time. However, we will not simply be sitting in a room and shouting at each other that Michael Jordan (Go Heels!) is better than LeBron James. Instead we will develop well-crafted arguments using elements of statistical analysis, healthy debate, and the writing process. Come on by if you can handle the heat!

 

Wednesday: Maximum 20 students

Studio Art (3rd-5th) - Explore artistic themes and get advanced instruction from our awesome Ms. Flores!

 

Wednesday: Maximum 12 students

 

TGA Tennis (2nd-5th) - In partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA), TGA has developed a Youth Tennis Player Pathway to help guide families through the journey of learning and playing this amazing sport. Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of grip, forehand, backhand, volley, and serve. Students also participate in STEAM labs that allow them to explore academic concepts like gravity, force, and spin through the game. TGA will provide all equipment.

Tuesday: Grades 2-5, maximum 10 students

UpCycle Tinker Time (k-5th) - Rethink your notion of waste and use cast-offs from our community as creative art materials! Explore UpCycle’s collection of materials, experiment with a variety of arts media, and create your own thing.
UpCycle Tinker Time will be held at Durant Center.

Thursday: Grades K-5, maximum 20 students

Yoga (K-2nd) - Yoga helps kids & teens confront the challenges of stress and obesity by increasing self-awareness, concentration levels and physical activity. Led by Breathing Space, participants will learn basic yoga poses, build strength, and have a great time!

Wednesday: Grades K-2, maximum 12 students

Paper registration and information forms are available for printing.