Fall Oak School Enrichment Program Now Open for Enrollment!

2019-2020 OAK SCHOOL FALL ENRICHMENT CLASSES

To register: Go to oakpto.org; under the “Events” tab, click on “Student Enrichment Programs”, or type in the specific URL on any search engine, and register.

BAM Theatre Presents “Seussical”
This theatre class is the perfect experience for elementary school actors! Appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced actors, this class will study the foundations of musical theatre (singing, acting, and dancing) and also rehearse a small show, Seussical, right at Oak School! The final class will offer a performance for parents to attend.

Enrollment is limited to guarantee the best experience for all students involved, so register today!
Grades: K-5th
Dates: 12 weeks; Mondays, 9/9-12/9 (no class 10/14,11/1 or 11/25); Final performance at 4:40pm on 12/9.
Time: 3:15-4:30pm
Cost: Tuition- $215; T-shirt Fee- $20 (students will wear t-shirts for final performance).
Register: https://www.bamtheatre.com/oak-school

Skyhawk STEM Sport
Skyhawks Sports Academy has partnered with STEM Sports® to offer a first-of-its-kind program that explores the science behind sports.

• Creative and strategic curriculum aligned with Common Core State Standards
• Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
• Students immersed in education, sports and physical activities
• Cultivates STEM literacy, engagement and retention

*NEW* STEM Sports® Basketball
We teach your child the skills they need, both on and off the court, to be a better athlete. We focus on respect, teamwork and responsibility as they work on skills and progress in drills and games making an unforgettable experience for your young athlete.
Grades: K-5th
Dates: 6 weeks; Monday starting 9/30 – 11/11 (no class 10/14)
Time: 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm (2hr)
Cost: $190
Register Online: https://www.skyhawks.com/ChicagoGreatLakes/

Vet Science
Does your child love animals? Attend our Vet school to learn all about animals and how to care for them! Students will perform pet exams, learn first aid treatments and do mock surgeries.
Grades: K- 2nd and 3rd-5th
Dates: 9 weeks; Mondays, 9/9-11/4 (no class 10/14)
Time: 3:10 – 4:10
Cost: $150 (materials fee included)
Register Online: http://camperregsecure.com/wcdowgro/

TinkRworks
Wizarding World
Calling all witches and wizards!
 Consider this your Hogwarts letter and come see what it would be like to be a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

In this TinkRworks class, students will use science, technology, and creativity to bring the wizarding world found in the popular book and movie series, Harry Potter, to life! The newly inducted Hogwarts students will be sorted by a sorting hat and will then learn about nano pixel LEDs that they will add to their 3D printed Goblet of Fire that will use an Arduino microcontroller board to control LED lights to react when something is placed into the goblet. Students will attend Potions class and learn about the chemistry involved in making bubbling, color changing, and temperature changing “magic potions”. Finally, the students will get to see the magic Invisibility Cloak become a reality through the use of green screen videography! Come unleash your wizarding powers in this amazing TinkRworks experience and take your goblet home!

Grades: 1-3
Dates: 10 weeks; Tuesdays; 9/10-11/12
Time: 3:05PM- 4:10PM
Cost: $295
Register: https://tinkrworks.jumbula.com/#/home

Sticky Fingers Cooking
Let your child release their inner chef! Students will prepare and eat healthy, globally-inspired recipes all while loving and learning to cook in a fun, engaging and irresistibly tasty way that will turn even the pickiest eaters into avid food explorers! We practice safe chopping, measuring and mixing skills, use a wide array of cooking utensils all while creating awesomely delicious recipes from the freshest ingredients. Sticky Fingers Cooking is 100% nut free. We CAN and WILL accommodate ANY and ALL food allergies!

Grades: K-5th
Dates: 9 weeks; Tuesdays, 9/24-11/19 OR Fridays, 9/27-11/22
Time: 3:15-4:15pm
Cost: $198
Register:

Tuesday:  https://stickyfingerscooking.com/school-programs/illinois/oak-school-fall-session-2019-tuesday-session

Friday:  https://stickyfingerscooking.com/school-programs/illinois/oak-school-fall-session-2019-friday-session

Golf
Elementary Golf School is offering an exciting junior golf program, designed to expose golf to juniors of all ability levels. This program is created and taught by PGA Professionals, to include lesson plans that are fun, safe, and educational. Youngsters will be given the opportunity to experiment with playing a variety of different shots. Our coaches are supportive and will offer encouragement during the difficult early phases of learning the game. Our program teaches basic fundamentals, with plenty of variation for practicing and playing. We will not only teach the shots, but also the etiquette, behavior and finer points of the rules of the game. Our instructors will be able to adjust the level of complexity to each child’s individual level of progress.

Grades: K-5th
Dates: 8 weeks; Tuesdays, 9/24-11/12 OR Wednesdays 9/25-11/13
Time: 3:05-4:15pm
Cost: $225
Register Online: www.elementarygolfschool.com/

Chess
Chess-Ed will continue to provide this unique, exciting and dynamic chess instruction, which lifts each student to a new level of expertise. Each week students will enjoy an engaging lesson with supervised time to play classmates. Students will grow their knowledge of the game; from the basics through opening theory, middle game tactics and end game combinations. Students’ vocabulary and math skills will continue to advance.

Studies confirm that the student who plays chess does better academically. Playing chess increases IQ performance, improves memory, uses analytical and critical thinking skills, teaches problem solving, responsibility, sportsmanship, social skills and more. The chess program is open to all students in all grades and of all playing levels. JOIN TODAY!

Grades: K-5th
Dates: 13 weeks; Wednesdays, 9/18- 12/18 (no class 11/27).
Time: 3:05-4:05
Cost: $208 through 9/4 fee increases to $228 9/5-9/13 and late registration fee goes to $248 9/14-10/5.
Register Online: www.oakchess.eventbee.com

Mission Propelle Yoga
A Power Friend is an ally — someone who always has your back! At Power Friends Yoga Club, kids occupy a gender-equal space where they gain superpowers like empathy, discipline and mindfulness through yoga and reading. Power Friends Yoga Club is a safe space for girls to explore who they are and grow in self-confidence. It’s also a space for boys to hear and respect girls’ voices and become allies in the cause of equity. All children are empowered to advocate for themselves and others, explore their full range of interests and abilities, and experience and express a full range of feelings. Each class includes asana, breath work, mindfulness exercises, and a read-aloud featuring Mission Propelle’s original girl-power storybooks. Program includes a yoga mat and a digital download of the weekly storybook.

New students get a yoga mat.
Grades: K-5th
Dates: 11 weeks; Thursdays, 9/12 – 11/21
Dress: comfortable clothes
Time: 3:05– 4:05pm
Cost: $182
Register Online: https://missionpropelle.com/register/

Skyhawks Multisport
Our multisport camp provides boys and girls exercise based activities in various sports. Student-athletes will learn the rules and essentials of the sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. Your child will walk away with knowledge of multiple sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.
Grades: K-5th
Dates: 8 weeks; Thursdays starting 9/19-11/14 (no class 10/31)
Time: 3:15-4:45pm(1.5hr)
Cost: $169
Register Online: https://www.skyhawks.com/ChicagoGreatLakes/ (registration begins on 8/20)
The course code is: OakSchoolSTEMFall19

Young Rembrandts
Got a budding artist on your hands? We have lots of new and interesting drawings planned. View samples via the registration link.

Grades: K-5th
Dates: 14 weeks; Thursdays, 9/12 – 12/19 (no class 11/28)
Time: 3:05-4:05pm
Cost: $140
Register Online: www.youngrembrandts.com/dupage/

Legos Builders
If your son or daughter LOVES LEGOS, this is the after school class for you. Children have a blast building with Legos; now they have an opportunity to learn about the science behind what they are building! This class will also be an introduction to programming. Our instructors are experienced teachers who help children build knowledge through our unique “think, build, review” process. Students that learn through problem solving and creative expression are more motivated to learn and grow. This class will challenge children, while building self-esteem, cooperation and confidence!

Grades: K- 2nd and 3rd-5th
Dates: 8 weeks; Fridays, 9/13-11/1
Time: 3:10 – 4:10
Cost: $150 (materials fee included)
Register Online: http://www.camperregsecure.com/wcdowgro/

FRENCH FULL IMMERSION
This French class introduces the building blocks of the beautiful French language. Our experienced teachers use multi-sensory learning techniques that are excellent means for developing vocabulary, grammar and conversation skills. We make sure to change up the activities through a variety of interactive activities, including role-play, art, lively French music & songs, videos and readings. All students love a good Français board or card game!

Grades: K-3rd
Thursday 10/3/19-5/21/20
Time: 11:50am -12:15pm
Cost: $337
Note: $20 Sibling and Second Language Discount
Register Online: http://www.thelanguagelabs.net/ (registration begins Sept. 1st)
Contact: Chinni Mancilla directly @ 773.454.9619; 
Email: chinni@thelanguagelabs.net.

These classes will introduce the French language to your children in fun and engaging ways, developing their vocabulary around colors, numbers, foods, body parts, adjectives and animals, and encouraging early conversations. This class is perfect for beginners but also ideal for challenging students with a pre-existing foundation in the language. Our creative and interactive activities include role-playing, music, video, readings and memory games.  In addition, students will be exposed to the cultures, traditions and holidays of the French. Vive la France!

Grades: 4th-5th
Thursday 10/3/19-5/21/20
Time: 11:25am – 11:50am
Cost: $337
Note: $20 Sibling and Second Language Discount
Register Online: http://www.thelanguagelabs.net/ (registration begins Sept. 1st)
Contact: Chinni Mancilla directly @ 773.454.9619; 
Email: chinni@thelanguagelabs.net.

SPANISH FULL IMMERSION
This class introduces your children to a new language in fun and engaging ways where Español is spoken all the time! Your students will learn through interactive learning to develop basic vocabulary around colors, numbers, foods, body parts, family members and animals. Basic communication and early conversations are strongly encouraged. This class is perfect for beginners but also ideal to challenge students with a pre-existing foundation in the language.  We also share and expose your children to our culture, holidays and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries.

Grades: K-3rd
Wednesday 10/2/19-5/20/2020
Time: 11:50am -12:15pm
Cost: $337 Note: $20 Sibling and Second Language Discount
Register Online: www.thelanguagelabs.net 
(registration begins Sept. 1st)
Contact: Chinni Mancilla directly @ 773.454.9619; 
Email: chinni@thelanguagelabs.net.

This Full Immersion Spanish class will introduce this second language to your students in creative and engaging ways, reviewing the basics and also developing their vocabulary around pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and encouraging strong conversation skills. This class can be suited for beginners but also can be adapted to challenge students with previous Spanish knowledge. Our unique and interactive activities include role-playing, music, songs, videos, reading and memory games.  It is very important for us to teach your children about our cultures, traditions and colorful holidays of the Spanish-speaking countries.

Grades: 4th-5th
Wednesday 10/2/19-5/20/2020
Time: 11:25am – 11:50am
Cost: $337 Note: $20 Sibling and Second Language Discount
Register Online: www.thelanguagelabs.net 
(registration begins Sept. 1st)
Contact: Chinni Mancilla directly @ 773.454.9619
; Email: chinni@thelanguagelabs.net.

MANDARIN FULL IMMERSION
This class introduces your children to a new language in fun and engaging ways – all spoken in the Mandarin language! Learning Mandarin through our full immersion method will allow your students to integrate culture, language instruction and increase students’ listening competence. Additionally, Chinese Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world with more than 1 billion speakers!  Learning at this young age is a perfect time to understand the 5 different tones, identify some characters and begin to read in “pinyin” (spelling out Chinese phrases with letters from the Englishalphabet). Your students will learn how to develop basic vocabulary around colors, numbers, foods, body parts, family members and animals. Basic communication and early conversations are strongly encouraged. This class is perfect for beginners but also ideal to challenge those students with a pre-existing foundation in the Mandarin language.  We also take great pleasure in sharing with your children the traditions and important holidays of the Chinese culture with special celebrations, symbolic crafts and typical dances. Xie Xie!

Grades:K-3rd
Tuesday
10/1-19-5/19/20
Time: 11:50am -12:15pm
Cost: $337
Note: $20 Sibling and Second Language Discount
Register Online: www.thelanguagelabs.net
 (registration begins Sept. 1st)
Contact: Chinni Mancilla directly @ 773.454.9619; 
Email: chinni@thelanguagelabs.net.

Our amazing Full Immersion Mandarin classes introduces students from these older grades a more in depth knowledge of the essential 5 main tones, basic vocabulary, many Chinese characters, and advanced reading of “pinyin” spelling out Chinese phrases with letters from the English alphabet). Your students will learn the Mandarin language in fun, creative and engaging ways. They will develop their vocabulary and basic early conversations will be encouraged. This class can be perfect for beginners but also ideal for challenging students with a pre-existing foundation in the language.

Grades: 4th-5th
Tuesday 10/1/19-5/19/20
Time: 11:25am – 11:50am
Cost: $337
Note: $20 Sibling and Second Language Discount
Register Online: www.thelanguagelabs.net
 (registration begins Sept. 1st)
Contact: Chinni Mancilla directly @ 773.454.9619
; Email: chinni@thelanguagelabs.net.

COMING SOON! STEAM CLASSES!
Afterschool STEAM club classes taught by Colleen Malone in our new Steam lab starting this Fall. More information to come as it is available.

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Please contact enrichment@pto.org with general enrichment questions.