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We have an outstanding selection of After-School Enrichment programs for the 2017-2018 school year!
Sign-up directly with the program providers, and as soon as possible! 
Details below and this overview are updated as of November 19, 2017. CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES!

Important note: If you sign-up a child for one or more of PTA after-school enrichment programs, 
you MUST complete this form to notify your child’s teacher. Send this completed form to school with your child.

Please direct questions about the programs to the program providers listed below. 
Questions that cannot be answered by the providers may be directed to 
Candlewood parent volunteer Tonya Dodge at

And thanks to Tonya for her leadership and great service to our community in this way!

Mondays - 3:45-4:45pm 
Introductory and Beginner Spanish 
Vendor: Big Learning FLES
Grades: K-1 and 2-5
12-week session beginning on 9/25 ending on 12/11

Introductory Spanish  

A fun immersion style introduction to a new language with songs, activities, puppets and storytelling! Our theme this session is the City Mouse & the Country Mouse and children will enjoy learning vocabulary and expressions in Spanish relating to this age-appropriate story. We’ll sing, play games, identify, count, describe and retell the story with topics including colors, numbers, body parts, family, animals, feelings, directions, actions words, and more - en español! (Different themes, offered Fall and Winter for grades K-1

Beginner Spanish  

Children learn and practice speaking Spanish with friends in a fun and informal immersion setting! Explore a new language with native speaking Spanish teachers through games, songs, cultural notes, play acting and activities. Favorite topics include a birthday party, farm animals, pets, sports & interests, family, breakfast foods and more - en español! Includes a workbook to support early reading and writing skills for young language learners. (Different themes, offered Fall and Winter for grades 2-5, no prerequisite)

Thursdays - 3:45-4:45pm
Vendor: Soccer Shots
Grades: K-5
Cost: $141
8-week session beginning on 9/28 ending on 11/30

​Soccer Shots Premier focuses on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner.

Fridays - 3:45-4:45pm 
Chess Club
Vendor: Creative Enrichment
Grades: K-5
Cost: $200
8-week session beginning on 9/29 ending on 12/11

Students will learn all about the chess pieces and chess board at a gentle pace, adding details bit by bit as they accumulate all the knowledge necessary to play a full game of chess. Playing chess is a great way to develop a child’s critical thinking skills, sportsmanship, and patience-all while having fun!

Thursdays 3:35-4:40
Vendor: Young Rembrandts
Grades K – 5
Cost: $70
5-week session beginning on 11/16 ending on 12/21


Mondays 3:35-5:30
Vendor: Panda Programmer
Grades: K – 5
Cost: TBA
6-week session beginning on 11/6 ending on 12/11

Lego-Jedi Engineering
Tuesdays 3:35-4:45
Vendor: Play-well
Grades K – 2
Cost: $136
6-week session beginning on 11/21 ending on 1/16 

​The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire! 


My First Hot Cocoa Stand
Vendor: Creative Enrichment
Grades: K – 2
Cost: $250
8-week session beginning 11/22 ending 1/24

Come learn how to make yummy hot cocoa and how to earn money selling it! A hot cocoa stand is a great way to introduce our youngest entrepreneurs to the world of business and it’s fun! This class empowers kids with an entrepreneurial mindset for their “business,” drawing from such disciplines as marketing, finance and strategy, in a supporting environment fostering team work.

From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, young students will have fun while engaging in enriching, multi-disciplinary activities with a lasting developmental impact.


Young Diplomats
Wednesdays: 3:35 – 4:40
Vendor: Creative Enrichment
Grades: 3- 5
Cost: $250
8-week session beginning on 11/22 ending 1/24

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, it’s critical for students to develop a global mindset and build awareness of international commerce early in life. Topics include:
Cultural differences across countries (food, clothes, traditions, languages, etc...)
World currencies, international trade and exchange rates
Current international news events
Economic development topics
The role of international institutions, such as the UN and The World Bank
The role of the internet in globalization
Controversial aspects of globalization


Intermediate French
Wednesdays 3:35-4:40
Vendor: Big Learning FLES
Grades: TBA
Cost: TBA
12-week session beginning on 12/29 ending on 2/21

Class description and registration information forthcoming.

Tuesdays 3:40-4:40
Hip Hop K-2
Vendor: Tommie Shaw & Co.
Grades: K - 2
Cost: $175.00
8-week session beginning on 11/21 ending 1/16/18

Mondays 3:40-4:40
Hip Hop 3-5
Vendor: Tommie Shaw & Co.
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $175.00
8-week session beginning on 11/27 ending 2/5

Young Chefs
Mondays 3:40-4:40
Vendor: Creative Enrichment
Grades: K-5
Cost: $200
8-week session beginning on 1/22 ending on 3/19

Come cook with us! Young chefs is a unique interactive cooking experience for children ages 5-10. Our Young Chefs will work together to make delicious, nut-free recipes. We explore how chefs use math, science, creative art, history, language arts to create the food we eat. At the end of the cooking program each child will go home with a Young Chef's Recipe Book, featuring all the scrumptious recipes we prepared in class.