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If a class is full and you would like to join the waitlist, please contact Heidi Spillane at hspillane@pds.org.

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Lower School Homework Club 

Mondays: Jan. 8, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar 4. (no class 1/15 & 2/19)

Instructor: Jen Gallagher, PDS LS Teacher

Students enrolled in our Lower School Homework Club will have a quiet, focused hour after school in which to complete homework assignments and class projects. The instructor will provide assistance if students "get stuck" or have questions regarding their work. This structured time helps students manage their time more effectively and allows them to become more independent while completing their assignments.

3:15-4:15 p.m. | Grades 2-4 | Total spots: 8 | 7 classes | $77

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IMAGINATIONGURU Presents Intro to Coding & Robotics

Mondays: Jan. 8, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26 (No class 1/15, 2/19)

Instructor: Priti Matta

As the name describes, in this class kids will have an early introduction to the world of robotics and programming. They will get the chance to play with different aspects of robotics. We will learn to make, program and operate them in a playful environment. We will be using many varieties of educational tools designed to help young children understand the concepts behind robotics and programming. This class will be different than in the fall.

3:15-4:15 p.m. | Grades PreK-1 | Total spots: 10| 6 classes | $270

 

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Pins & Needles 

Mondays: Jan. 8, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26 (no 1/15 & 2/19)

Instructor: Patricia Sanson

We will be learning how to sew by hand creating projects over several weeks that may include holiday inspired items, pillows, flags animals etc. Students will be responsible for creating these from start to finish. Projects will be customized for the level of the group. 

3:00-4:30 | Grades 1-2 | Total spots: 8 | 6 classes | $175

 

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Craft Lab

Mondays: Jan. 8, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26 (no 1/15 & 2/19)

Instructor: Stacy Maryland

Come learn to make all kinds of creative art studio style projects like cement jars, yummy smelling candles, beaded jewelry, etc…perfect for giving or keeping.

3:00-4:30 | Grades 2-4 | Total spots: 8 | 6 classes |$175

 

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Lower School Homework Club 

Tuesdays: Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 5

Instructor: Jen Gallagher, PDS LS Teacher

Students enrolled in our Lower School Homework Club will have a quiet, focused hour after school in which to complete homework assignments and class projects. The instructor will provide assistance if students "get stuck" or have questions regarding their work. This structured time helps students manage their time more effectively and allows them to become more independent while completing their assignments.

3:15-4:15 p.m. | Grades 2-4 | Total spots: 8 | 10 classes | $110

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Creative Build

Tuesdays: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

Instructor: Shonell Best, PDS Teacher

Calling all inventors, builders and designers. Come build some awesome creations with us! We will create our own designs and make structures using building blocks, recyclable materials and many other interesting items. Skills Necessary: a willingness to work with others and have fun! Skills Gained: communication, planning, problem solving, reasoning, developing creativity and teamwork.

3:15-4:15 | Grades PK-1 | Total Spots: 10 | 8 classes | $140

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Book Club

Tuesdays: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

Instructor: Stacy Maryland

If your child loves books & reading, book club is the spot to be. We will meet to read portions of a chosen book (book will be supplied) when we meet. Children will also read independently in preparation for weekly group discussions about characters, plots, themes, etc.

3:00-4:30 | Grades 1-2 | Total Spots: 8 | 8 classes | $210

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IMAGINATIONGURU Presents 3D Printing

Tuesdays: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

Instructor: Priti Matta

Kids will learn to design on tinkercad and make 3d objects and toys. Once developed, we print them with a 3D Printer capable of converting a digital file into a tangible object. Kids can take it home and have lots of fun playing with it!. Our classes are designed for the next generation of creators; children who like to play, imagine, draw and share. We'll give you the tools to let you explore your ideas. Software and hardware simplification is making it possible for kids of young ages to work with tools similar to the most sophisticated companies in the world. We expect that soon our children will stop being a consumer and become an active part of the creation process of everyday things. Projects in this class will be different than in the fall.

  • All materials used in this club are provided.

3:15-4:15 | Grades 1-3 | Total Spots: 10 | classes 8 |$360

 
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Design-Build Studio 

Tuesdays: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

Instructor: Patricia Sanson

An introduction for young architects or engineers to explore the fundamentals of design by building age appropriate studio projects. Students will use a variety of materials from popsicle sticks to foam to build forms and sculptures exploring form, pattern and texture.

3:00-4:30 | grades 2-4 | Total Spots: 8 | 8 classes | $220

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Oh My My, Let's Make Pie!

Tuesdays: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 20, 27 (no 2/13)

Instructor: Pam Flory, PDS Teacher

Pies come in many flavors and sizes. Sweet, savory, crustless and hand pies are just a few of the versions we'll be creating. Students taking this after school class will learn a master crust recipe and use this basic recipe to make a different pie each week. Students will learn the tools of the trade and will get lots of hands on experience. We'll talk about the history and science of pies and each week the recipe will be added to their recipe book.

3:15-4:45 | Grades 3-4 | Total Spots: 8 | 7 classes |$210

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Lower School Homework Club 

Wednesdays: Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 6

Instructor: Jen Gallagher, PDS LS Teacher

Students enrolled in our Lower School Homework Club will have a quiet, focused hour after school in which to complete homework assignments and class projects. The instructor will provide assistance if students "get stuck" or have questions regarding their work. This structured time helps students manage their time more effectively and allows them to become more independent while completing their assignments.

3:30-4:30 p.m. | Grades 2-4 | Total spots: 8 | 10 classes | $110

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LEGO your Imagination

Wednesdays: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor: Patricia Sanson

What you will find is thousands of bricks, what you won’t find are instructions for what to do with them. Budding builders will develop an understanding of real world architecture. This Lego class doesn’t just encourage imagination but demands it.

2:30-4:00 | Grades PK- 1 | Total Spots: 10| 8 classes | $200

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Cookie Decorating

Wednesdays: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor: Stacy Maryland

Come learn or expand your cookie decorating skills. Learn & experience what cookiers mean when we say, “Cookie everything!”

2:30-4:00 | Grades K-1 | Total Spots 8 | 8 classes | $210

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IMAGINATIONGURU Presents 3D Makers Club

Wednesdays: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor: Priti Matta

In this class, kids will learn engineering and 3D Printing by making real, working tools, toys, and gadgets. Kids will learn how to design 3D objects with computer-assisted design (CAD) and bring them to life with 3D printing -- using the same engineering process that professionals use to create all the products you use today. This club teaches students many useful problem-solving techniques, develops their knowledge of math & science, and many other critical skills. Projects in this class will be different than in the fall.

  • All materials used in this club are provided, and kids will take home their creations.
  • Each session has different projects for kids.

2:35-3:35 | Grades 2-4 | Total Spots: 10 |8 classes | $360

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Chess

Wednesday: January 3rd - March 6th

YOU MUST REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW.

After school Chess classes will be starting up again on Wednesday, January 4th. "Every master was once a beginner". If your child has shown any interest in understanding and playing chess seize the day and click on our link to register! We have an easy form to be completed which will ask you to give us a full description of your child's current chess experience. The information provided will allow us to evaluate what level of study would be appropriate for them. All students will then be re-evaluated further into the semester to ensure that they are in their appropriate leveled group. We want to ensure that every student is properly stimulated and gets the most out of our program.

FORM: https://www.cognitoforms.com/JairoMoreira/WinterChessAtPDS2324


Lower School Homework Club 

Thursdays: Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 22, 29, Mar 7 (no class 2/15)

Instructor: Lauren Menjivar, PDS LS Teacher

Students enrolled in our Lower School Homework Club will have a quiet, focused hour after school in which to complete homework assignments and class projects. The instructor will provide assistance if students "get stuck" or have questions regarding their work. This structured time helps students manage their time more effectively and allows them to become more independent while completing their assignments.

3:15-4:15 | Grades 2-4 | Total Spots: 8 | classes 9 | $99

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IMAGINATIONGURU Presents PDS Code to Build

Thursdays: Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor: Priti Matta

In this enrichment program, kids will learn to code by making games and different projects. This program will challenge students with projects that build creativity, computational thinking, and collaboration skills. Kids will start from basic, so no prior experience is needed  Students can create more advanced projects depending on their previous experience. 

3:15-4:15 | Grades 2-4 | Total Spots:10 | classes 8 |$360

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Cooking Culture

Thursdays: Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor: Stacy Maryland

Yes chef! Come get your culinary passport stamped. Each week, via food, we will visit a new country. We’ll learn a little about the country associated with a recipe and work together to recreate it. Class is not allergen-free.

3:00-4:30 | Grades 2-4 | Total Spots: 8 | 8 classes | $220

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Arts & Crafts

Thursdays: Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor: Patricia Sanson

We will have hours of fun with everything from glue and glitter to felt and decoupage. From Faux stained glass, seasonal holiday cards, crafts and keepsakes to refrigerator masterpieces. Leave the mess at PDS and let your young artists have some fun! Projects suitable for everyone!

3:00-4:30 | Grades PK-1 | Total Spots: 8 | 8 classes | $225

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Tinkergarten

Thursdays: Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor: Ann Louise Ennis & Stacy Walker

Tinkergarten is a joyful, open-ended outdoor play class for children purposefully designed to support development of an essential life skill. This Winter, we focus on Persistence—the ability to stick with something, meet challenges and push ahead in order to either reach our goals, learn and grow. Each lesson is inspired by a different, persistent animal superhero.  We play outside in (almost) all weather, so please help your child dress accordingly! In winter, we close each class with "tea time," when we share a warming mug of herbal tea together. Please provide a mug that we can keep, wash, and reuse throughout the season.

3:15-4:15 | Grades PK-1 | Total Spots:14 |8 classes | $165

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Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email Heidi Spillane or call the numbers below.

8 am - 3:30 pm

  • (609) 924-6700 x 1500
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After 3:30 pm

  • (609) 915-0145 (Stay & Play Cell phone)
  • (924) 6700 x 1502