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

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 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. This drop-in rate also applies if a child needs to switch days during a particular week (space permitting)



Extended Day Fees 2018-2019
(Per Semester)
Hours1-day2-day3-day4-day5-day
1:30–3:10$260$525$780$1,040$1,275
1:30–4:30$470$920$1,405$1,850$2,320
1:30–6:00$685$1,385$2,070$2,750$3,475
3:10–4:30$220$420$625$865$1,060
3:10–6:00$440$875$1,335$1,745$2,195

In addition to these, a 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 an additional charge 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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Winter 2018 Offerings

Dino Discovery (TK/K)

Age: TK/K

When: 8-week class; Fridays, 1:50-2:50 p.m.

January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 23; March 2, 16
(No class February 16 or March 9)

Cost: $145

Do you know which dinosaur was nicknamed “long neck"? Do you know which dinosaur had the biggest head? Join us for a colossal journey into the world of dinosaurs. Build a dinosaur replica and have an archaeological dig just like a real paleontologist. In Dino Discovery, you will have a swamp stomping good time.

Junior Chefs (TK/K)

Age: TK/K

When: 8-week class; Wednesdays, 2:00-2:45 p.m.

January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28

Cost: $160

Let’s get cooking! Our Junior Chefs unite with our enriching culinary program. This course is more than just your average ‘cookie-cutter’ cooking school. Chef Dawn and Chef Scott will teach your young chef how to make fantastic dishes from around the world. For our young chefs, this will be an introduction to general cooking and light prepping. Your children will learn about cooking measurements and techniques of marinating, seasoning, sautéing and baking while using local and fresh ingredients. Be prepared for them to whip up their own dishes at home with their new skills. Get your aprons on and be ready to batter up some delicious recipes!

Swim MAC Swim School (TK/K)

Age: TK/K

When: 8-week class; Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00-2:30 p.m.

January 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30; February 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27; March 1

Cost: $250

Dive into swim class! This class takes place in the remodeled Swim MAC facility and is taught by certified swim instructors. Your child will learn water safety skills, freestyle, backstroke and more advanced strokes and skills for those who are ready. Swim School will include plenty of swimming and fun activities that promote safety and good skills, which builds the child’s ability and confidence in the water. This class will accommodate all skill levels, so come on and make a big splash!

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

Age: TK/K

When: 8-week class; Thursdays, 2:00–2:45 p.m.

January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1

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.

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

January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 26; March 5, 12, 19; April 9, 16
(No class February 19, March 26, or April 2)

Cost: $200

Don Newell and Eliza Newell from M.A.T.I. Kempo Karate are back by popular demand for their seventh 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.

Young Engineers of Today Young Makers: Robotics (Grades 1-2)

Age: Grades 1–2

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

January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1

Cost: $195

Your young engineer will get their hands on some of the most cutting edge technology and materials available by building a multitude of robotics using Scratch Programming and the Ozobots robotics system. Students will continue to use SnapCircuits and LittleBits to learn about electricity and magnetism. They will create their own plastic robot using a 3-D printer and make robotic stickers using our vinyl cutters. Robotics is a great way to introduce kids to electronics and programming!

World of Wizards (Grades 1-2)

Age: Grades 1–2

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

January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27

Cost: $145

Calling all wizard fans! This is like no other class you have ever experienced. We will take a magical journey into the world of wizards. We will design trading cards, make a personal crest, create a treasure hunt, have a Triwizard tournament and participate in activities that will astound all Muggles.

Charlotte Chess Center Checkmate (Grades 1-5)

Age: Grades 1–5

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

January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8

Cost: $170

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!

Junior Chefs (Grades 3-4)

Age: Grades 3-4

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

January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28

Cost: $170

Let’s get cooking! Our Junior Chefs unite with our enriching culinary program. This course is more than just your average ‘cookie-cutter’ cooking school. Chef Dawn and Chef Scott will teach your young chef how to make fantastic dishes from around the world. Our older chef program will have a greater emphasis on cutting techniques, sautéing, frying and baking. The children will learn about selecting and using local and fresh ingredients, along with prepping and cooking measurements. Your child will be ready to whip up their own dish at home with their new skills. Get your aprons on and be ready to batter up some delicious recipes!

Guru Girls Life Skills Yoga (Grade 5 Girls)

Age: Grade 5 Girls

When: 8-week class; Mondays, 3:15-4:20 p.m.

January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 26; March 5, 12, 19
(No class February 19)

Cost: $175

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.



Spring 2018 Offerings

Little Hawks Tennis (TK/K)

Age: TK/K

When: 8-week class; Wednesdays, 2:00-2:45 p.m.

April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23

Cost: $130

Tennis anyone? Come join us for a fun-filled eight weeks of tennis! AC Sports Academy has designed this class to be sure the players have an enjoyable experience while also teaching the fundamentals of the game. Proper grip, swings and footwork for all the strokes will be taught and practiced. The students will work on movement, balance, coordination and motor skill development. An age-appropriate court size and ball type will be used. Whether you have played tennis before or are new at the sport, this is a class you won’t want to miss!

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

Age: TK/K

When: 8-week class; Thursdays, 2:00–2:45 p.m.

March 8, 15, 22; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3

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.

Yoga Adventures by the Playful Yogi (TK/K and Grades 1-2)

Age: TK/K and Grades 1-2

When: 8-week class, Thursdays

TK/K meets 2:00-2:45 p.m.
Grades 1 & 2 meet 3:20-4:20 p.m.

March 15, 22; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10
(No class March 29)

Cost: $130

Yoga Adventures will offer animated poses, energetic games, music and breathing exercises while focusing on body core strength, body coordination and body awareness. Students will begin with a warm-up of breathing, songs and the Sun Dance. After that, it’s up to the kids where we “go.” Each week, students will go on adventures and use yoga poses to act out the story we create. Then we will make a “yoga snack” and play a game or two. The class ends with quiet time and relaxation called savasana.

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

March 20; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15
(No class March 27)

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!

Green Thumb Club (Grades 1-2)

Age: Grades 1-2

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

March 16, 23; April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11, 18
(No class March 30 or April 20)

Cost: $145

Catch an insect, grow a terrarium, and save the earth…all while learning about nature and the world around us through exciting expeditions, science, and environmental exploration. Our Green Thumb Club will ignite your child’s passion for nature, recycling, and learning about the earth through educational activities and science investigations. It’s time to join the Green Thumb Club!

Sticks & Stone Lacrosse (Grades 1-3)

Age: Grades 1–3

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

April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23

Cost: $160

AC Sports Academy is offering a Sticks & Stones Lacrosse program. It is our entry-level program for young laxers in Grades 1–3. Charlotte Latin's Lacrosse Program Director, Nikki Williams, and her team of coaches understand that this might be a youngster’s first organized sport. We focus on teaching the very basics of lacrosse in a fun and friendly environment. Players will learn how to hold their stick, the parts of the stick, scooping the ball, cradling, catching and throwing with soft lacrosse balls.This is a great opportunity for young players to try something new!

Ultimate Sports (Grades 3-4)

Age: Grades 3–4

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

March 13, 20; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8
(No class March 27)

Cost: $140

This is not your typical sports class – this is Ultimate Sports. We will dive into games such as ultimate frisbee, land polo and spike ball. Experience new sports, teach your friends a cool new game, learn a few new tricks and have fun!

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)

Rehearsals:

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.

Allergies
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

About Freya

Freya Hamilton is the Director of After-School and Enrichment Programs. She holds a degree in early childhood and a level 2 certificate in administration. Freya enjoys beach trips and spending time with her husband, Keith, and their twin girls, Viviana and Sofia.


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.


Meet the Teachers

Laura Walker

Laura WalkerLaura Walker is a lead teacher with TK/KG and grades 3–5. She holds a degree in interior design and master’s degree in sports management. Laura enjoys spending time crafting and spending time with her husband, Nathan, and two English Bulldogs, Petunia & Butters.

Jennifer Turner

Jen TurnerJennifer Turner holds a degree in science. She is a lead teacher with TK/K. Jen enjoys sports, volunteering at church and spending time with her husband Terrell and one-year old boy/girl twins.

Anna Clifford

Anna CliffordAnna Clifford is the lead teacher for grade 1 and 2 and also helps coordinate enrichment. She holds a degree in French studies. Anna enjoys monogramming and spending time with her husband, Pat, her children, Harrison and Betsy, and their sweet dog Rudy.

Kathryn Brown

Kathryn Brown is an assistant teacher in TK/K and grades 1 and 2. She recently graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a degree in child and family development. She student taught at the Mary Frances Wall Center in Concord.

Elizabeth Faulkner

Elizabeth Faulkner is a lead teacher with TK/K and with grades 3–5. She holds a K-12 visual arts degree from Virginia Tech. She taught at Union Academy Charter School for twelve years and has a passion for helping students develop their creative, intellectual and relational skills.

Juliana Angel

Juliana Angel works with TK/K. She holds a degree in early childhood. She has worked in after-school for several years. She also enjoys teaching Spanish as a second language.