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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 February 18, 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!

Tuesdays - 3:40-4:40
Introductory and Beginning Spanish
Vendor: Big Learning FLES
Grades: K-1 and 2-5
12-week session beginning on 1/2 ending on 3/20

Introductory Level (grades K-1)

Join us for the Little Red Hen, our new story this session! Children learn a new language in a lively, fun and informal immersion-style setting through songs, games, activities and storytelling. Meet some farm animal friends, plant a grain of wheat and make bread dough, all in another language!

No pre requisite. Features a new story and theme so that BOTH new and returning K-1 students can participate. 12 weeks $209

Beginner Level (grades 2-5)

​Both new and continuing beginner students will learn a language together in a fun, informal setting! Play imaginative games and act out dialogues with new topics including favorite activities, sports, telling time, farm animals, pets, breakfast foods and more! Workbooks and small group activities support early reading and writing skills, and FLES teachers share songs, stories and cultural notes - a language learning experience to last a lifetime!

No prerequisite. Features new themes so that brand new and returning Beginner students can participate. 12 weeks $209

Thursdays - 3:45-4:45pm
Vendor: Soccer Shots
Grades: K-5
Cost: $161 plus $20 enrollment 
10-week session beginning on 1/11 ending on 3/22

​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 3:35-4:40
Amazing Athletes
Vendor: Creative Enrichment
Grades: K - 3
Cost: $200
10-week session beginning on 1/5 and ending on 3/23


Children learn and practice the basic skills of popular team sports. Children learn at their own pace and ability level in this fun, non-competitive program. Amazing athletes incorporates activities to improve motor development skills and basic nutritional education. The amazing sports: basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, hockey golf, lacrosse, tennis, soccer.

Performing Arts Club
Vendor: Creative Enrichment
Day: Thursdays 
Grades: 1-5
Cost: $200
8-week session beginning on 1/4 and ending on 3/1

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!

Cheer Club
Days: Fridays 3:35 - 5:00
Vendor: TeamSpirit LLC
Grades: K - 5
Cost: $110
9-week session beginning on 1/5 ending on 3/16

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, motivate team building and progress skills appropriately. There is no pressure to complete, however cheerleaders do have the opportunity to showcase their talents.

Chemistry Detectives
Vendor: Big Learning
Grades: K-2
Cost: $144
8-week session beginning on 1/31 ending on 3/21

Sleuthing for science! Children experiment with mixtures, solutions, acids, and bases to help solve our gold paper caper, and make glue from milk.

Tuesdays 3:40-4:40
Vendor: Shining Kids Yoga
Grades: K – 5
Cost: TBA
8-week session beginning 4/10 ending 5/29

Panda Programmer
Mondays 3:35-5:50
Vendor: Panda Programmer
6-week session beginning on 12/18 ending 2/26

Chess Club
Fridays 3:30-4:30
Vendor: Creative Enrichment
Grades K - 5
Cost $200 ($190.00 if received by March 16)
8-week session beginning 4/6 ending 5/25

My First Lemonade Stand
Mondays 3:30 – 4:30
Vendor :Creative Enrichment
Cost: $180.00 ($170.00 if received by March 23)
6-week session beginning 4/16 ending 5/21

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

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

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

Vendor: Panda’s Karate
Grades: K-5
Cost: $125
7-week session beginning on 1/17 ending on 2/28
Details and registration

Thursdays 3:35-4:40
Vendor: Young Rembrandts
Grades K – 5
Cost: $82
8-week session beginning on 1/11 ending on 3/8

Vendor: Big Learning
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $144
8-week session beginning on 1/31 ending on 3/21

Life on Earth is an adventure! Children observe the effects of acid rain and toxic waste on the environment. They become real storm chasers and investigate the properties of Earth’s “wild weather”.


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.