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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 April 15, 2018. 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!

Hip Hop
Wednesdays: 3:30-4:30
Vendor: Tommie Shaw & Company
Grades: K – 4
Cost: $175.00
8-week session beginning 4/11 ending 5/30

Join us for ALL NEW CHOREOGRAPHY this session! Hip Hop is a high-energy dance form that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B, and pop music, and is perfect for boys and girls who love to move! This fun-filled class immerses students in all aspects of motion, developing their balance, coordination and strength, as well as promoting creativity, teamwork, and self-esteem. We use child-friendly music in all of our Hip Hop classes (often Kids Bop), and all movement is age-appropriate. As always, classes this session will feature new music and choreography.
Parents are invited to join us on the last day of class for a Parent’s Day performance.

Grades: K-5
Cost: $110
Time: 3:30-5:00
8-week session beginning on 4/5 ending on 5/25
Register by March 25th to be guaranteed a free t-shirt!

Team Spirit is a cheerleading team for children in K-5. Unlike All Star teams and school teams, Team Spirit is open to all students despite their experience or skills. There are no tryouts or cuts. Instead, camps are organized to push all cheerleaders to their highest potential while having fun. Our coaches aim to encourage confidence, teach proper techniques, and progress skills appropriately. There is no pressure to complete, however cheerleaders do have the opportunity to showcase their talents. 

Tuesdays: 3:45-4:45
Vendor: Soccer Shots
Grades: K – 5
Cost: $131.00 plus $20 enrollment fee
8-week session beginning 4/5 ending 5/24

Soccer shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum and communication. Our goal is simple: to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve!

Tuesdays 3:40-4:40
Vendor: Shining Kids Yoga
Grades: K – 5
Cost: $140.00 ($130.00 if you register and pay by 3/20)
8-week session beginning 4/17 ending 6/5

Yoga is an ancient healing practice known to calm the body, mind, and emotions. In this playful yoga class designed especially for elementary aged-children, children will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and give children the tools to manage stress in their daily lives. Games, stories, and music will be incorporated into this fun, non-competitive class. Children should bring their own yoga mat to class.

Panda Programmer
Grades: K-5
Mondays 3:30-5:30
Vendor: Panda Programmer
Cost: $175
6-week session beginning on 5/7 and ending on 6/11

No computer experience necessary. We supply the computers. Students use Scratch and Scratch Jr to learn structured programming, how to make games, animations, etc.

Performing Arts Club
Thursdays 3:30-4:30
Vendor: Creative Enrichment
Grades: 1- 5
Cost: $200.00 ($190.00 if received by March 16)
8-week session beginning 4/5 ending 5/24

A fun, collaborative, performance-based arts program leading children to explore theatre and the performing arts. In performing arts club, children collaborate to practice acting techniques/writing scripts/design costumes/build sets and props. Performing arts club dives into the history of theatre, different kinds of theatre, stage directions, projection, blocking, improvisation and performance dialogue. Children participate in fun theatre games, drama exercises, and technique warm ups that build towards the creation and performance of an invited guest show!

Zany Brainy Science
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30
Vendor: Creative Enrichment
Grades: K – 3
Cost: $200.00 ($190.00 if received by March 9)
8-week session beginning 4/10 ending 5/29

We’ll perform intriguing, hands-on experiments as we cultivate children’s curiosity, gain science and math knowledge, and build universal cognitive and social-emotional skills! Activating natural curiosity, ​Zany Brainy Science ​encourages students to explore the physical world in which they live and make their own scientific discoveries. This investigative approach to learning makes Zany Brainy Science​ exciting and fun!

Young Rembrandts
Thursdays 3:45-4:45
Grades: K – 5
Cost: $112.00
9-week session beginning 4/12 ending 5/31

Encourage your child’s enthusiasm for art and help develop his or her drawing skils with a Young Rembrandts class. Our cartoon drawing lessons will stoke your child’s artistic fire. They will learn animation techniques in our anime-themed expression lesson as well as personification as they transform ordinary cameras into fully realized cartoon characters. Learning to tell a story through a series of drawings will be the focus in our illustrations featuring a humorous drive-thru sequence and a colorful piñata sequence. Encourage your child’s creativity.

Smiles 4 Miles
Grades: K-5
Cost: $88
8-week session beginning on 4/4 ending on 5/23

Get your fitness on! Students will learn proper running technique and work towards achieving distance goals while having fun through confidence-building drills and games. Activities will include footwork agility, relays, rainbow tag, flag tag, cat and mouse, scarf race, and many more as students run 4 fun!