Extended Day & Enrichment

We offer a range options for Lower School students to participate in after-school care and enrichment.

Extended Day

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Hawks' Club – Extended Day

Welcome to Charlotte Latin's Hawks' Club – Extended Day! Hawks' Club – Extended Day is designed to be an extension of the school day by offering a variety of activities that promote emotional, social and physical development. The Extended Day after-school program serves Charlotte Latin students in Transitional Kindergarten through the fifth grade, space permitting. Students may stay in extended care until 3:10 p.m., 4:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. The program supports the School's mission of encouraging individual development and offering growth-promoting opportunities. The teachers provide a fun, safe and caring environment in which children can relax and unwind at the end of their day.

Hawks' Club – Extended Day provides students with a balance of structured and unstructured time, and a chance to enjoy nature and the outdoors, engage in dramatic play, create a craft, and participate in many hands-on activities. Older students have a dedicated classroom space in which to play and study, and assistance with homework also is available. The after-school teachers plan, prep and create monthly activities that are age-appropriate and are based upon the child's individual needs, interests and abilities. In addition, other professionals from the School and the community are frequently invited to enhance the program. Hawks' Club also is available to Latin families on teacher workdays; on these days the children often enjoy local field trips. Some of the children's favorite trips are to the Aviation Museum and Discovery Place.

Fees are charged per semester and reflect a one-day, two-day, three-day, four-day or five-day a week options. (Please see fees in brochure below.) In addition, a daily option is available, space permitting, with one-day notice. There is a $10 charge that will be billed at the end of each month. This drop-in rate also applies if a child needs to switch days during a particular week (space permitting).

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Extended Day Fees 2017-2018
(Per Semester)

In addition to these, a $10 daily option is available, space permitting, with one-day notice. This drop-in rate also applies if a child needs to switch days during a particular week (space permitting).

A 4:30 p.m. activity bus is also available to Extended Day students at a rate of $455 per semester (if student is not already registered at the round-trip rate).

Enrichment Program

Enrichment Program – Let's Soar!

In addition to the many daily activity choices that children enjoy in Extended Day, we offer semester-long enrichment classes to all Lower School students. The class offerings are designed to introduce students to a new skill, spark a new interest or broaden an existing talent. The classes are taught by instructors who are professionally trained and educated in their respective fields.

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Fall 2017 Offerings

Charlotte Ballet (TK/K)

Age: TK/K

When: 8-week class; Thursdays, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
September 7, 14, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 9

Cost: $175

Join Charlotte Ballet’s Creative Movement Dance Class for the opportunity to explore musicality and rhythm. Creative Movement is a form of dance which focuses on the expression of inner emotions, using a free-flowing, interpretive style. Young female and male dancers are welcome to create and share their movement together. Students will perform to both classical and contemporary music from jazz, techno, rhythmic percussion and more. Your dancer will also be introduced to age-appropriate stretching, balance, motor skill development and coordination. This class is an introduction to a proper warm-up for the body followed with across-the-floor dance progressions and mini combinations.The classes will conclude with an informal observation to showcase the dancers progress.

Young Engineers of Today Little Makers: Bridges and Buildings (TK/K)

Age: TK/K

When: 8-week class; Wednesdays

Group A: 1:35-2:15 p.m., Group B: 2:20-3:00 p.m.

September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25

Cost: $195

Do you have a little civil engineer at home? Come join us this fall as we build bridges, buildings and aqueducts. Using everything from LEGOs and LittleBits to Makedo, and K’nex, your little engineer will construct, destruct, and invent. With the introduction of 3D Printing and Laser cutting, the concepts of architecture and structural design will be explored. Your little architect can build whole worlds with part imagination and part discovery.

Soccer Shots (TK/K and Grades 1-2)

Age: TK/K and Grades 1-2

When: Grade TK/K meet Fridays, 2:10-2:55 p.m.
Grades 1 & 2 meet Fridays, 3:25-4:10 p.m.

8-week class

September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20; November 10

Cost: $145

Goooooal!! For nearly 18 years Soccer Shots has introduced soccer to the children of Charlotte. Using creative and imaginative games, weekly sessions focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. Positive character traits are highlighted during each session such as respect, teamwork and confidence. Whether your child is new to soccer or has been playing for a few years, Soccer Shots will expose him or her to the fun of soccer, sportsmanship and being part of a team.

Zumba Kids (TK/K and Grades 1-2)

Age: TK/K and Grades 1-2

When: Grade TK/K meets Tuesdays, 2:05-2:50 p.m.
Grades 1 & 2 meet Tuesdays, 3:20-4:05 p.m.

8-week class

September 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7

Cost: $130

Zumba Kids is a high-energy, exciting dance workout that makes fitness fun! Classes are designed to help children boost their metabolism, coordination, flexibility, and focus all while moving to the beat of their favorite songs. Zumba Kids features age-appropriate music and choreography led by a certified children’s Zumba instructor with seven years of experience. Students will be exposed to music and movements from other cultures through dance, games, and group activities. Let’s dance!

M.A.T.I. Kempo Karate Kids (TK/K and Grades 1-5)

Age: TK/K and Grades 1–5

When: Grade TK/K meets Mondays, 2:20-2:55 p.m.
Grades 1-5 meet Mondays, 3:25-4:15 p.m.

10-week class

September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20

Cost: $200

Don Newell and Eliza Newell from M.A.T.I. Kempo Karate are back by popular demand for their sixth year! The Martial Arts Training Institute helps students learn basic karate techniques, including kicks, blocks, strikes and self-defense. The class will also focus on students building confidence when meeting someone new by practicing the Three Things to a Polite Greeting: Good Eye Contact, Good Firm Handshake and Good Loud Voice. Students also learn the Three Rules of Concentration: Focus your Eyes, Mind and Body. Important Life Skills, such as being respectful, having a positive attitude, self control and honesty will be reinforced as well. The last class will consist of a belt ceremony where the students will showcase what they have learned to their instructors and family. Whether a child is new to the sport or working to move up to a higher belt level, this class will accommodate all skill levels.

Charlotte Chess Center Checkmate (Grades 1-5)

Age: Grades 1–5

When: 10-week class; Thursdays, 3:20-4:20 p.m.

September 7, 14, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 9, 16, 30

Cost: $180

Checkmate! Come experience chess instruction and play the game in a fun-filled environment. Students will learn the movements of each chess piece as well as learn basic chess concepts such as castling, check, and checkmate. By the end of the class, students should be able to confidently move pieces and castle. As the students advance, they will learn concepts such as stalemate, piece values and types of checkmates (i.e. Ladder Checkmate). Students will also learn and practice notation. Whether your child is new to chess or has played before and needs to polish their skills, this class is sure to be a winner for all! Each student will be provided with chess sets, weekly master instruction and workbooks.

Eyas Wrestling Club (Grades 2-4)

Age: Grades 2–4

When: 8-week class; Tuesdays, 3:20-4:20 p.m.

September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 31

Cost: $145

Eyas Wrestling Club is designed for novice youth wrestlers, taught by our very own varsity Latin wrestling coach, David Paige. In this class, students will learn beginner-wrestling techniques, as well as participate in games and activities that will enhance learning and a love for the sport. Students will be grouped by age as well as skill level. Along with teaching wrestling moves, each session will include tumbling, agility exercises, and group activities to develop a sense of camaraderie among students.

Clayworks (Grades 3-4)

Age: Grades 3–4

When: 8-week class; Wednesdays, 3:20-4:20 p.m.

September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25

Cost: $165

Clayworks presents eight weeks of sculpting, twisting, pounding and pinching clay into unique ceramic pieces. Each class will teach a new hand-building technique for creating artworks in clay. The Fall season will be the inspiration behind projects such as hot cider mugs, fallen leaf impression dishes, and a “spooktacular” Halloween creation.At the completion of the session, your child will have enjoyed being “molded” into a little potter.

Sewing Machine 101 (Grades 3-4)

Age: Grades 3–4

When: 8-week class; Tuesdays, 3:20-4:20 p.m.

September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Cost: $210

Curious about what your child can make with a sewing machine? Come and join Sew Fun where children will design and sew various creative projects. While having fun with their friends, students will learn beginner sewing machine skills such as threading the sewing machine and making a bobbin. Other skills will include sewing a straight 5/8” seam, sewing zigzag seams, finishing a seam, and sewing a casing. Students will use their new skills to make a backpack and an infinity scarf. Sewing machines will be provided and are speed adjustable. No sewing experience necessary.

Young Engineers of Today Young Makers: Solar Car Racing (Grades 3-4)

Age: Grades 3–4

When: 8-week class; Wednesdays, 3:20-4:20 p.m.

September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25

Cost: $195

Drivers, start your engines! Shift gears and get ready to build your very own solar car. Our young engineers will learn how to use 3D printers, laser cutters, and vinyl cutters to design and build their racecars. Building solar cars will give your engineer the opportunity to learn about alternative energy and electronics. Parents will join us for the grand finale race to determine which solar car takes the victory lap.

Guru Girls Life Skills Yoga (Grade 5 Girls)

Age: Grade 5 Girls

When: 10-week class; Mondays, 3:15-4:20 p.m.

September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20

Cost: $185

Grab your yoga mat, call a friend and join Guru Girls Yoga program!The mission of Guru Girls Yoga is to empower girls through mindfulness, yoga and fun. This program supports girls living in a fast-paced/social-media world to become more intentional, empowered and grounded in their personal values and relationships. Guru Girls Yoga is designed to increase adolescent girls’ self-confidence and resilience through the power of the mind-body connection.“Messages from the mat” are geared towards empowering girls to make healthy life choices in preparation for the middle school years.Activities will include, group mindfulness activities, breathing techniques, yoga poses (individual, partner and group), group discussions and journaling. The Guru Girls Yoga Program will be taught by Margot Brinley, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 200 hr RYT, certified children’s yoga instructor, and mother of three.

Lower School Clubs

Lower School Clubs

We offer several Lower School clubs for students interested in participating in an activity with less of a time commitment.

Book Club, Grade 3

Club Coordinator: B. Lee McGarry, Lower School Librarian, bmcgarry@charlottelatin.org

Avid readers meet monthly throughout the year to discuss a pleasure reading novel provided by the library. Book Club generally meets on the second Tuesday of the month, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. There are 14 spaces available. Specific information will be provided during library class in September.

Tentative class dates: Oct. 10, Nov.14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13.

Garden Club, Grades 3–5

Club Coordinator: Kate Hughey, Fourth Grade Teacher, khughey@charlottelatin.org

Come find your inner farmer! During Garden Club we will get our hands dirty as we plant, care for and harvest fall veggies from the Lower School garden beds. We will also learn about important pollinators, organic practices, and composting and build a scarecrow! Garden Club meets on the second Thursday of the fall and spring months. The students will be responsible for watering and weeding divided among the members. Details about Garden Club will be presented in early September and registration will begin at that time.

Girls on the Run, Grades 3–5

Club Coordinator: Katie Smith, Grade 4 Teacher, katiesmith@charlottelatin.org

Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Registered girls will participate in interactive activities such as running, playing games and discussing important concepts such as standing up for yourself, resisting peer pressure, stopping the spread of gossip and making healthy decisions. Girls on the Run focuses on building self-esteem and improving emotional and physical health. Registration will be conducted online at www.gotrcharlotte.org August 21 – September 5. The 10-week season will start the week of September 18 and will conclude with a celebratory 5K on December 9. The Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Maximum number of participants is 15 girls. Join the fun!

We are currently in need of 2 female coaches for this club. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Katie Smith.

Let Me Run (Boys), Grades 3–5

Club Coordinator: Alan Becker, abecker@charlottelatin.org

The Let Me Run program is about fun and fitness after school. Through the power of running, LMR inspires boys to be true to themselves, to build healthy relationships and to maintain an active lifestyle. The club meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 p.m., from October 1 to Thanksgiving. Register via the Let Me Run website www.letmerun.org: Charlotte Area, Charlotte Latin School, Coach Becker.

We are currently in need of male coaches for this club. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Alan Becker.

Odyssey of the Mind, Grades 4 & 5

Contact: Club Coordinator: Kaila Gottschling, LS/MS Art Teacher, kaila.gottschling@charlottelatin.org

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative, problem-solving program that helps students develop critical-thinking skills, team-building skills, creativity, problem-solving skills and more. Teams are formed early in the fall. Teams will meet once a week on Thursdays after school until 4:30 p.m. All other meetings are scheduled at the discretion of each team coach. There will be a link with more details available to all fourth and fifth grade families in September. This link will include a sign-up sheet as well as information about the informational parent meeting. If you are interested in finding out more information about OM, please contact the club coordinator or visit www.odysseyofthemind.com. The program concludes with a team competition at the beginning of March at Wingate University.

Service Club, Grades 4 & 5

Club Coordinator: Mary Cerbie, Lower School Physical Education, mcerbie@charlottelatin.org

“Helpful Hawks” participate in service learning and volunteer work to make an impact in the community and school. Service Club meets one Thursday a month starting in October. It will NOT meet in November or May. Service Club details will be presented during PE class in early September and registration will begin at that time. For further questions please contact Mary Cerbie.

Club dates: October 26, December 7, January 18, February 15, March 15, April 26

SumoBots, Grades 4 & 5

Club Coordinator: Andrew Hammitt, LS STEAM Lab teacher, ahammitt@charlottelatin.org

Robotic Sumo is a competition where two robots attempt to push each other out of an arena using sensors, clever programming, and innovative design. Teams are formed early January. Teams will meet twice a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school until 4:30 p.m. There will be an informational parent meeting in the fall. The program concludes with a team competition in April at Appalachian State University.

Lower School Musical, Grades 4 & 5

Contact: Alicia Long, Lower School Music, along@charlottelatin.org

Seussical, KIDS

Registration: October 1 via MyLatin

Auditions: October 24 (Grade 4) October 25 (Grade 5)


3:15-5:15 p.m., October 30, November 1, November 6-17

Performances: November 17 at 7:00 p.m. and November 18 at 3:00 p.m.

Club Information
All students attending an afterschool club will meet their teacher at an assigned location to check attendance. Once class is over, your child will be dismissed to front carpool (Media Center), Hawks’ Club or the Lower School Christ Church/Trinity bus, which leaves campus at 4:30 p.m.

Activity Bus
CLS offers a late activity bus that leaves campus at 4:30 p.m. for Lower School students who participate in an after-school club. The charge will be $455 per semester if your child is not a round-trip bus rider. All children who riding the 4:30 p.m. bus must be registered. You may register for 4:30 p.m. bus when you register for Enrichment or Lower School Clubs.

Club Attendance
If your child needs to miss a class or has changes to their transportation, please email the club coordinator and copy your child’s classroom teacher.

Please notify the club coordinator if your child has any anaphylactic allergies. You must provide an Epi-Pen and an action plan prior to the first day. The Lower School nurse is available between 1:30 – 3:45 p.m. After 3:45 p.m., an athletic trainer is on campus if needed. Our teachers are also trained in CPR, First-Aid and EpiPen procedures. Upon the completion of class, all medications will be sent home with your child.

Freya Hamilton

Freya Hamilton,
Director of After-School Programs

For more information regarding all aspects of the after-school program, please contact Freya Hamilton, Director of After-School Programs, at fhamilton@charlottelatin.org or 704.846.7260.