Class List | Spring 2019

Lower School Weekday classes - includes the ability to stay from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. and are open to Newman students only

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Activity Power Hour, 1st - 5th Grades

Activity Power Hour, 1st - 5th Grades

Open to Newman students only

Activity Power Hour (APH) for our older Greenies incorporates what this age group loves the most: choice. Each weekday offers a variety of options for students to choose from: Sports, The Islands, Tech Lab, Art & Design, and Specials. While these offerings may change on a daily basis, we always have at least four activities available. Please read more about our Activity Power Hour environments below:

Directed Study: Select this option at the time of registration if you would like your child to attend Directed Study prior to choosing another activity.
The Newman After 3 Directed Study staff will maintain communication with primary classroom teachers to ensure that students understand and complete outside of school assignments. Our staff will also be available if a student is just looking for daily homework assistance, encouragement, or some extra time going over concepts covered during the school day. The directed study session will begin at 3:30 p.m. after free play and snack and will end by 4:30 p.m. Students completing their homework assignments prior to 4:30 p.m. will have the option to choose an environment to attend in Activity Power Hour.

Sports: This environment features a rotating assortment of favorite playground games, such as Kickball, Capture the Flag, and Medic, along with classic sports like Flag Football, Soccer, and Basketball. Students who participate in our sports environment have the chance to run out some energy while improving their game skills and sportsmanship.

The Islands: Named after the most relaxing environment in Newman Summer Day Camp, The Islands offers students a variety of crafts and projects. Students work on their fine motor skills while creating intricate designs in Perler beads, lanyards, and homemade jewelry and accessories.

Tech Lab: A wide variety of technology-based activities draws students in to this environment. Minecraft is offered on Tuesdays for 3rd - 5th grade students and on Wednesdays for 1st & 2nd grade students. Other activities include Snap Circuits, MIT Scratch programming, and Tinker CAD (3D Design). Please note: Tech Lab is not open on Mondays.

Art & Design: Led by talented artists, this environment offers a wide variety of creative endeavors. Housed in the Lower School art studio, students have the opportunity to focus on their artistry while creating original pieces of wearable arts, found object art, painting, drawing, and mixed media.

Specials: This cluster of activity choices spices up Activity Power Hour with some fan-favorites. Makerspace will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Science will be offered on Mondays and Fridays. Surprise specials are offered throughout the semester and help us gauge student interest in future class offerings!


Students who are enrolled in Directed Study may attend APH once they have completed their homework for the day.

Students who are enrolled in Private Music Lessons will attend APH outside of their lesson time.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday - Friday
Grades: 1 - 5
Fee: $472
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor After 3 Staff

Activity Power Hour, PK - K

Activity Power Hour, PK - K

Open to Newman students only

Activity Power Hour for our youngest Greenies includes either an in-classroom, extracurricular enrichment activity or an active-play sport or game. The Classroom Enrichment environment will include rotations of art projects, hands-on science, musical games, and tinkering. The Active Play & Games environment will include P.E. games, races, and sports. Each day will focus on teamwork, motor skills, and fun!

At the time of registration, you will be able to select your preference for your child: either “Active Play & Games” or “Classroom Enrichment Activities.” This will help our staff make sure each student in Activity Power Hour is engaged, focused, and happy each afternoon. Of course, we are flexible and can make game-time changes if a student’s preference changes. Each day will offer dynamic activities for our youngest Greenies!

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday - Friday
Grades: PK - K
Fee: $472
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor After 3 Staff

Ballet

Ballet

Open to Newman students only

Dancers will have the opportunity to learn and explore ballet principles such as plié, relevé, and sauté. Additionally class times will be spent improving skills in balance, coordination, and rhythm through creative movement exercises.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Friday
Grades: PK - K
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Gretchen Erickson

Cardboard Construction with Mister Spitz

Cardboard Construction with Mister Spitz

Open to Newman students only

This instructional course will provide hands-on introduction to the cardboard arts. Students will create both two dimensional works of art and three dimensional sculpture using the same techniques used to build Cardboard Mountain at Newman Summer Day Camp.


Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Tuesday
Grades: PK - K
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Bryan Spitzfaden

Electronics!

Electronics!

Open to Newman students only

Students will work through a series of projects from the awesome book, Electronics for Kids by Øyvind Nydal Dahl. The projects will move students beyond simple circuits and into the world of breadboards, resistors, capacitors, relays, and more. Registration includes all necessary components, which students will take home at the end of the session.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Grades: 3 - 5
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Travis Blotsky

Guitar - Private Lessons

Guitar - Private Lessons

Open to Newman students only

Guitar lessons will focus on building proper technique, musical awareness, and overall music appreciation. In addition to the more technical aspects of playing the instrument, the students will be engaged with repertoire which they will love to play and sing. Some of the musical projects will include: repertoire study of pop and rock artists such as the Beatles; the Guitar as an essential part of American music; and how to play and sing along. In addition, if any students are interested, the lessons can have more of a classical direction. The classical studies will include Giuliani’s 120 Right Hand Studies, Andrea Segovia’s Diatonic Major and Minor Scales, and selection of easy pieces by Sor, Guiliani, Albeniz, Bach, and Barrios. Students will be strongly encouraged to have their own instrument at home. Practicing is mandatory and ideally should be consistent.

Time: 3:05 - 3:35, 3:40 - 4:10, 4:15 - 4:45 or 4:50 - 5:20 p.m.
Day: Tuesday - Thursday
Grades: 1 - 5
Fee: $823

Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Alex Peña

Gymnastics – Beginners/PreTeam

Gymnastics – Beginners/PreTeam

Open to Newman students only

First through fifth graders will learn basic gymnastics for bars, beam, floor exercise and vault. NOLA Gymnastics Rainbow Ribbon Program awards the students as they progress and achieve the basic gymnastic skills. Once a student has achieved all of the Rainbow Ribbon Skills, they will graduate to PreTeam.
All students may participate in the NOLA meet at the end of each semester. Info will be sent out prior to the meets.

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Day: Tuesday
Grades: 1 - 5
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructors Gretchen Schultz / Ivan Ivanov

Gymnastics – Kindergym

Gymnastics – Kindergym

Open to Newman students only

Kinder Gym is gymnastics for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. We teach bars, beam, and tumbling using preschool gymnastic equipment.

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Day: Monday
Grades: PK - K
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructors Gretchen Schultz / Ivan Ivanov

Karate | Advanced

Karate | Advanced

Open to Newman students only

Karate is a Japanese martial arts that requires discipline and concentration. In this class students will learn advanced basic punching, kicking, and blocking techniques. Classes will consist of technique (kihon), forms (kata), and partner work (kumite). After certain progress, students will have to opportunity to test for higher rank and compete in tournaments. Uniforms (gi) are recommended but not required.
Enrollment in this class also offers the optional purchase of a karate uniform for $30.

Students should only enroll in this class if they have an orange belt or above.

Time: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Day: Wednesday
Grades: 1 - 5
Fee: $518

Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Dimitri Papadapoulos

Karate | Beginners

Karate | Beginners

Open to Newman students only

2018 – 2019 marks the 11th year that Dimitri Papadopoulos will serve as the lead instructor for this very popular After 3 class. Martial arts can be an integral part of youth education by teaching children discipline, self-control and self-defense, while providing them with a rigorous physical education regimen. If students wish to progress and attain ranks in karate, they can through this program. This class is open to all first- through fifth-grade students, regardless of previous karate experience. Enrollment in this class also offers the optional purchase of a karate uniform for $30.

Time: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Day: Wednesday
Grades: 1 - 5
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Dimitri Papadapoulos

KinderChess

KinderChess

Open to Newman students only

Students will be introduced to the game of Chess, and learn all of the rules about the ancient game, including etiquette, sportsmanship, and the joy of learning. Students will gradually acquire basic competence in chess through learning the characteristics of each piece, basic cornerstone fundamentals, and by learning and practicing basic tactics. The class period will be structured as a mix of direct lecture and demonstration, and ample hands-on practice. This class section is for beginners who perhaps have no previous experience or background in Chess.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday
Grades: PK - K
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor

KinderKarate

KinderKarate

Open to Newman students only

Martial arts can be an integral part of youth education by teaching children discipline, self-control and self-defense, while providing them with a rigorous physical education regimen. If students wish to progress and attain ranks in karate, they can through this program. This class is open to all Pre-K and K students, regardless of previous karate experience. Enrollment in this class also offers the optional purchase of a karate uniform for $30.

Time: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Day: Friday
Grades: PK - K
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor

KinderTennis

KinderTennis

Open to Newman students only


This class will focus on all of the basic strokes of tennis through fun-oriented drills and games. Students will learn to serve, volley, and hit ground strokes. Additionally, the class will teach students hand-eye coordination drills and balance in a fun learning atmosphere. All equipment will be supplied. No tennis experience is required, but this class will also prove to be beneficial to even experienced players. Athletic shoes and socks are required for class.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Grades: PK & K
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Marshall Winters

Little Hoopsters

Little Hoopsters

Open to Newman students only

Open to our youngest Greenies who are interested in learning how to play basketball through skills, drills and scrimmages. Students will focus on basketball dribbling, footwork, and shooting, working on their motor skills while learning the basic rules of the game. This class is for students with and without basketball experience. Fun, sportsmanship, and a positive athletic experience will always be primary goals!

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday
Grade: PK & K
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Cristy Guzman

Little Innovators | K

Little Innovators | K

Open to Newman students only

Through exploration, discovery, and experimentation students in this class will become architects and engineers. By trying different approaches to daily challenges students will find creative solutions using a variety of materials including blocks, Legos, cardboard, craft materials, and found objects.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Tuesday
Grades: K
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Tova Steele

Little Innovators | PK

Little Innovators | PK

Open to Newman students only

Through exploration, discovery, and experimentation students in this class will become architects and engineers. By trying different approaches to daily challenges students will find creative solutions using a variety of materials including blocks, LEGO, cardboard, craft materials, and found objects.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Grades: PK
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Tova Steele

Little Pianists

Little Pianists

Open to Newman students only

This class is a fun group piano lesson only offered to Pre-K and Kindergarten students. With most young children having limited individual finger dexterity, trying to play the piano can lead to frustration and feelings of defeat. In our group lessons your child will be instructed on: how the piano works as a physical instrument, how to sit at the piano and hold a proper hand shape, how to recognize specific patterns on the piano, up/down and high/low on the piano, finger numbers, steps and skips on the piano, names of the piano keys, how to aurally identify duple and triple meter, stepping/skipping forward and backward in the musical alphabet, lines and spaces on the staff, steps and skips on the piano and staff, how to aurally identify major and minor chords, and much more. Group lessons are an engaging and effective way to start learning to play the piano.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday
Grades: PK & K
Fee: $518

Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Chase Ludeau

Mandarin

Mandarin

Open to Newman students only

This class will provide an excellent opportunity for children to explore Chinese culture and expand their understanding of the Mandarin language. We will participate in a variety of activities to help students to learn the language, such as songs, arts, and foods. Culture will be introduced by celebrating traditional Chinese festivals. The semester will focus on greetings, family members, favorite colors, fruits, animals, and other fundamental vocabulary. The class will be conducted in both Mandarin and English.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Wednesday
Grades: PK & K
Fee: $518

Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Abbie Wang

Media Arts

Media Arts

Open to Newman students only

Explore the craft of movie making in our Media Arts class. Students will have the opportunity to direct their own movies, while also learning filmmaking skills such as cinematography, lighting, sound design, animation, editing, and much more. This class is for 3rd-5th grade students, regardless of experience, who have an interest making their creative ideas a reality.

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Day: Friday
Grade:3 - 5
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Sarah Devlin

Mini Chef Cooking | K

Mini Chef Cooking | K

Open to Newman students only

Mini Chefs will learn some basic preparation and cooking techniques while tasting foods that they have prepared under the supervision of a culinary explorer! Each week will feature a new recipe that students can take home.



Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Wednesday
Grade: K
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor

Mini Chef Cooking | Pre-K

Mini Chef Cooking | Pre-K

Open to Newman students only

Mini Chefs will learn some basic preparation and cooking techniques while tasting foods that they have prepared under the supervision of a culinary explorer! Each week will feature a new recipe that students can take home.

Students may enroll in only one Mini Chef Cooking class each semester.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Grade: PK
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor

Music Production

Music Production

Open to Newman students only

In Music Production, students will learn the "ins and outs" of everything that goes into producing music. Through the use of recording software such as Garageband and Mixcraft, students will learn about basic sound principles, electronic/digital audio, microphones and microphone placement, tracking, equalization, MIDI, and mastering. Music Production will also focus on the concept of songwriting, as each student will write and produce their very own song to take home with them at the end of the term. This class is a fun approach to understanding the combination of music and technology - something that is imperative in the modern music industry.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday
Grades: 3 - 5
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Jackson Delany

Newman Ninja Warrior | Kindergarten

Open to Newman students only

The Newman Ninja Warrior class is specifically designed for our youngest Greenies and will focus on developing motor skills through mobility, balance, power, and strength. The goal of this dynamic class is to cultivate a strong mind and body through fitness in a fun and safe environment. Students will participate in a variety of obstacle courses, relay races, and teambuilding activities. By learning new obstacles and setting and achieving goals each week, students will develop a positive mindset toward themselves and teammates.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Grades: K
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor

Newman Ninja Warrior | Pre-K

Open to Newman students only

The Newman Ninja Warrior class is specifically designed for our youngest Greenies and will focus on developing motor skills through mobility, balance, power, and strength. The goal of this dynamic class is to cultivate a strong mind and body through fitness in a fun and safe environment. Students will participate in a variety of obstacle courses, relay races, and teambuilding activities. By learning new obstacles and setting and achieving goals each week, students will develop a positive mindset toward themselves and teammates.



Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Friday
Grade: PK
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor

Piano | Private Lessons

Piano | Private Lessons

Open to Newman students only

Newman puts the fun in fundamental piano skills. We have four piano teachers to provide flexibility to meet the demand for the lesson time you might desire. Our instructors will have a consistent curriculum with unified materials which will engage the students with songs they will love to play and sing. Our Classical composers will include Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Scott Joplin (ragtime) of course! All students enrolled will receive one 30 minute lesson per week. We strongly recommend that students enrolling in private piano lessons own a piano or a keyboard or that they have easy access to one during the week. Practice is mandatory starting with first grade or level 1 piano. All lesson books and materials are provided at no extra charge.


Time: 3:05 - 3:35, 3:40 - 4:10, 4:15 - 4:45 or 4:50 - 5:20 p.m.
Day: Monday - Friday
Grades: K - 5
Fee: $823
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructors Amanda Wadsworth / Jeremy Parker / Chase Ludeau / Patrick Scioneaux / Sebastian Bharj

Robotics Exploration

Robotics Exploration

Open to Newman students only

This class is an environment for free exploration with the components involved in robotics. Students may use this time to experiment with new combinations of sensors, learn more of the intricacies of programming, or perhaps build a new style of robot with a brand new purpose. For students interested in joining the competitive team in the coming years, this exploration class is a great opportunity to get excited about robotics and develop new skills.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday
Grade: 1 - 3
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Travis Blotsky

Robotics Playground

Robotics Playground

Open to Newman students only

This curriculum introduces powerful ideas from computer science, specifically programming in a robotics context, to Kindergarten aged children in a structured, developmentally appropriate way. While the curriculum uses the technology of the LEGO® WeDo™ robotic kit, the powerful ideas are applicable to any other robotic construction kit. These ideas are explored through the theme of the playground.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Friday
Grades: K
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor

Robotics: Competitive Lego Team

Robotics: Competitive Lego Team

Open to Newman students only

The Competitive Robotics Team is open to ten team members who will represent our school at this season’s First Lego League challenge. Team members will hone their skills designing and building a robot and attachments to solve timed challenges. Team members will write programs to guide the robot through the challenges. In line with this season’s theme, team members will research and investigate [something]. In addition to a weekly one-and-a-half-hour Wednesday after school class meeting, team members have the option to register for additional practice during After 3 on Thursdays. The team may also meet for extra practices on a Saturday in preparation for the qualifier and state tournament, often at the end of November and December. There may also be additional practices leading up to the local qualifier at the end of November, as well as the State Championship at the beginning of December. The goal of our team is to get students excited about robotics, and the competitive team takes that energy to the tournament to do the very best we can. On your marks, get set, Lego!

Competitive LEGO Robotics class meetings will be held 3:30 - 5:00 Wednesday afternoons in the Innovation Lab. If your student wants to participate in additional practice time, please register for the corresponding "Competitive Robotics Team Practice Hour" which will take place on Thursdays in the Innovation Lab.

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Day: Wednesday
Grades: 4 - 5
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Collin Doruff

Robotics: Competitive Lego Team Practice Hour

Robotics: Competitive Lego Team Practice Hour

Open to Newman students who are enrolled in Wednesday's Competitive Robotics Team only

Open to students enrolled in Wednesday's Competitive Robotics Team, this additional team practice hour which will take place on Thursdays in the Innovation Lab. Overseen by an After 3 staff member who works with the Team, students will have the opportunity to further their skills and test their robotics programs.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Grades: 4 - 5
Fee: $472
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor

Scholastic Chess | Beginners’

Scholastic Chess | Beginners’

Open to Newman students only

Students will be introduced to the game of Chess, and learn all of the rules about the ancient game, including etiquette, sportsmanship, and the joy of learning. Students will gradually acquire basic competence in chess through learning the characteristics of each piece, basic cornerstone fundamentals, and by learning and practicing basic tactics. The class period will be structured as a mix of direct lecture and demonstration, and ample hands-on practice. This class section is for beginners who perhaps have no previous experience or background in Chess, who are in second grade or younger, or who are older but need some orientation in the basics before going on to the higher section.


Click here to view a schedule of local chess tournaments.

Time: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Day: Monday
Grades: 1 - 5
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Jeff York

Scholastic Competitive Chess | Intermediate

Scholastic Competitive Chess | Intermediate

Open to Newman students only

Students in this section will build their competitive competence in Chess by learning and practicing more advanced tactics, openings and endings, and planning based upon strategic considerations. In addition to lecture/demonstration and hands-on practice, students will become familiar with basic chess analysis and will be challenged to sharpen their tactical and strategic skills. This class is for students who already are familiar with the rules of chess, have played in tournaments, older students, or those who have previous experience in a chess club. The tone of the class will be to challenge students toward greater skill and ability, with an eye toward participation in local scholastic tournaments and a love of learning.


Click here to view a schedule of local chess tournaments.

Time: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Day: Monday
Grades: 1 - 5
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Jeff York

Science with Mrs. Scharff

Science with Mrs. Scharff

Open to Newman students only

Continue the creative wonder of science with fun, hands-on science experiments and projects that will help promote life-long interests and skills. Exploration will include everything from volcanoes and dinosaurs to polymer super balls, balloon rockets, and plants. The focus will be on enjoying participating in experiments and projects while learning and understanding the scientific fundamentals of each project.

Students may enroll in only one Science class each semester.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Tuesday & Wednesday
Grades: PK - K
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Susan Scharff

Show Time! | Musical Theater

Show Time! | Musical Theater

Open to Newman students only

This Musical Theater class offers an opportunity to develop proper dance and singing techniques, and be a part of the magic that is musical theater. Each class will work on a musical number selected by their instructors from either a Broadway hit, Hollywood film, or other staged shows. The class will be broken down into equal parts of choreography and vocal training. This will include physical warm-ups and vocal technique, learning vocal parts to the chosen musical selection. The remainder of the class will be spent learning choreography and clvocal parts. Sign up for one of our musical theater classes and allow your child to be a part of a fun, educational, and cultural experience.

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Grade:3 - 5
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructors Chase Ludeau / Maritza Mercado-Narcisse

Soccer Ball Mastery by Coerver Coaching | 1st & 2nd Grades

Soccer Ball Mastery by Coerver Coaching | 1st & 2nd Grades

Open to Newman students only

Ball Mastery is the foundation of every soccer player’s development, which is why it is the foundation of the Coerver® Coaching Pyramid of Player Development©. Through this course, Ball Mastery will be emphasized and repeated using a variety of fun individual challenges and small-sided games. We utilize the Coerver® Method of ball mastery and graduated pressure to build technical competence and play carefully selected games to build functional success. We foster creativity by giving the players technical building blocks and encouraging bold actions in developmentally appropriate games. Our games are designed to be fun, challenging, and to reward bravery and risk-taking. These skills taught appear simple, but each skill requires a high degree of ball mastery to reliably perform them under pressure. Our intent is to challenge every player to improve their skills to the extent of their own ability. Each registered player will receive a Coerver T-shirt. All players will need to bring and wear shinguards.



Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Grades:1 - 2
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor

Soccer Ball Mastery by Coerver Coaching | 3rd - 5th Grades

Soccer Ball Mastery by Coerver Coaching | 3rd - 5th Grades

Open to Newman students only

Ball Mastery is the foundation of every soccer player’s development, which is why it is the foundation of the Coerver® Coaching Pyramid of Player Development©. Through this course, Ball Mastery will be emphasized and repeated using a variety of fun individual challenges and small-sided games. We utilize the Coerver® Method of ball mastery and graduated pressure to build technical competence and play carefully selected games to build functional success. We foster creativity by giving the players technical building blocks and encouraging bold actions in developmentally appropriate games. Our games are designed to be fun, challenging, and to reward bravery and risk-taking. These skills taught appear simple, but each skill requires a high degree of ball mastery to reliably perform them under pressure. Our intent is to challenge every player to improve their skills to the extent of their own ability. Each registered player will receive a Coerver T-shirt. All players will need to bring and wear shinguards.


Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Tuesday
Grade: 3 - 5
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor

Soccer Superstars

Soccer Superstars

Open to Newman students only

Open to our youngest Greenies who are interested in learning how to play soccer. Students will focus on soccer ball skills and general soccer movement and motor skills while learning the basic rules of soccer. This class is for students with and without soccer experience. Fun, sportsmanship, and a positive athletic experience will always be primary goals! Athletic shoes and socks are required for class.

Students may enroll in only one Soccer Superstars class each semester.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Tuesday
Grades: PK - K
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor

T-Ball

T-Ball

Open to Newman students only

Open to our youngest Greenies who are interested in learning how to play T-Ball through skills, drills, and small scale games. Students will focus on hitting, throwing, base running, fielding, and working on their motor skills all while learning the basic rules of the game. This class is for students with and without T-ball experience. Fun, sportsmanship, and a positive athletic experience will always be primary goals! Baseball glove, helmet, and athletic shoes are required.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Wednesday
Grade: PK & K
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Cristy Guzman

Tennis | 1st & 2nd Grade

Tennis | 1st & 2nd Grade

Open to Newman students only.

This class will focus on all of the basic strokes of tennis through fun-oriented drills and games. Students will learn to serve, volley, and hit ground strokes. Additionally, the class will teach students hand-eye coordination drills and balance in a fun learning atmosphere. All equipment will be supplied. No tennis experience is required, but this class will also prove to be beneficial to even experienced players. Athletic shoes and socks are required for class.

Time: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Grades: 1 - 2
Fee: $518
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Marshall Winters

Ukulele or Guitar | Private Lessons

Ukulele or Guitar | Private Lessons

Open to Newman students only

Lessons will focus on building proper technique, musical awareness, and overall music appreciation. In addition to the technical aspects of playing the instrument, the students will be engaged with songs they will love to play and sing. Repertoire will include popular artists that are relevant to each individuals interests. Melodies, chords, singing & playing in cooperation, finger style, & pick are available in any style. Whether it’s rock, blues, jazz, or a TV theme, there’s something to be learned from any song. Student engagement is the key element in a successful lesson.


Time: 3:40 - 4:10, 4:15 - 4:45 or 4:50 - 5:20 p.m.
Day: Monday and Friday
Grades: 1 - 5
Fee: $823
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Jeff Krause

Violin or Cello | Private Lessons

Violin or Cello | Private Lessons

Open to Newman students only

Students will learn note reading, instrument care, and string playing technique on violin or cello. In these lessons, emphasis will be placed on posture and position in conjunction with musical selections. While working through the method book, Essential Elements 2000 for Violin or Cello (provided), students will also have the opportunity to learn songs of their choice!


Time: 3:40 - 4:10, 4:15 - 4:45 or 4:50 - 5:20 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Grades: 3 - 5
Fee: $823
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Joanna Izaguirre

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