Winter 2018 Program

Winter 2018 Program Descriptions

Chess Club (Tue @ 8am): Do you love chess? Do you love playing chess with dozens of your friends as you all develop your skills in an environment that’s both educational and fun? You’ve come to the right spot. Returning student? You’ll find the same two familiar options: Chess Club and Tournament Training. Sign up for the fun of learning/ sharpening your brain or sign up to learn advance tournament strategies… or BOTH! There are numerous studies supporting a correlation between playing chess with other academic and life achievement skills, but the real reason to join us is for the fun of the game and the friendships. SIGN UP NOW!

Chess Tournament Training (Wed @ 7:45am): All the fun of the Chess Club, with added oomph for more learning and more fun. This is the slightly-more-rigorous older sibling of our Chess Club at Floris. Come join us! SIGN UP NOW!

Young Rembrandts (Wed @ 4:15pm): Students learn and develop drawing skills and art appreciation through our progressive, open-ended approach to drawing.   We use stepwise instruction to inspire students’ independent drawings, including seasonal, realistic and abstract images.  Our curriculum is varied and challenging, with new, engaging drawing lessons every week, and every session.  Our goal is to provide children with the skills and confidence to create fun and rewarding artwork in and out of our class. SIGN UP NOW!

Intro to Computer Science and Coding – STEM exCEL (Tue @ 4:15pm): Students will be introduced to Computer Science and its processes, receiving an understanding of programming and computational thinking. Through behind-the-computer projects and online & offline group and individual activities, students will learn algorithms, functions, variables, conditionals, abstractions and more in a fun environment. Students will experience developmental and project teamwork as they translate problems into graphical and written programs. SIGN UP NOW!

2D Game Design – STEM exCEL (Wed @ 4:15pm): 2D Game Design builds upon the fundamentals and concepts of game design within a real game engine many indie development teams currently use. Students learn to design and build their own game from the ground up, while learning 2D game art and programming logic with the engine’s integrated art software and events system. The final product is their own game that can be played on any computer. SIGN UP NOW!

Sports Spectacular (Tues @ 4:15pm): A Floris favorite! Come play a different sport each week! Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Capture-the-Flag! You name it! You don’t need an in-depth explanation here, but you DO need the fun! SIGN UP NOW!

Debate (Wed @ 4:15pm): If your child is between the ages of 1 and 99 years old, he or she is probably an expert in arguing. Why not let them take this innate human gift and hone it under the tutelage of Ms. Silfies, 6th grade teacher extraordinaire, and with guidance from Floris-parent Ms. Rathna Ethirajulu, who, herself, is an expert in the subject. Debate is a great way to strengthen analytical skills, public-speaking and a host of other qualities that will benefit your children in the future. SIGN UP NOW!

Program Schedule and Prices

Program Name Day Grades Time Start Date End Date # Sessions Fee Location
Chess Club Tue K-6 8-9am 1/30/18 5/8/18 14 $216 Cafeteria
Chess Tournament Training Wed K-6 7:45-9am 1/31/18 5/16/18 14 $265 Cafeteria
Young Rembrandts Wed K-3 4:15-5:15pm 1/17/18 3/21/18 10 $170 Art Room
Intro to Computer Science & Coding Tue 1-4 4:15-5:15pm 1/9/18 2/27/18 8 $130 Library
2D Game Design Wed 1-4 4:15-5:15pm 1/10/18 2/28/18 8 $140 Library
Java Programming (continued) Thur 3-6 4:15 – 5:15pm 1/11/18 2/28/18 8 $260 Library
Sports Spectacular Tue K-3 4:15 – 5pm 1/16/18 3/20/18 10 $120 Gym
Debate Wed 5-6 4:15 – 5:15pm 1/31/18 3/21/18 8 $150 Silfie’s classroom

More Detailed Information Available Here:

Winter 2018 Before/After School Program Schedule Spreadsheet