Thurgood Marshall Elementary School PTA
Mondays 4:00-5:00 pm
Weeks: 8, 4/16-6/11
Earth Science: Layers(K-2)
Create a model of earth’s core, mantle, and crust. Use a puzzle to learn about plate tectonics and explore volcanos. Create a mini-habitat for spiders, a model of sedimentary rock creation, and examine the properties of other rocks. Observe clouds and learn to classify them, create a model of the water cycle, and learn how fossils were made by making your own fossil impression.
Earth Science: Wild Weather (3-5)
Life on earth is an adventure! Observe the effects of acid rain and toxic waste on the environment and test for acidity in water and soil. Learn how to make a thermometer, measure humidity, make a barometer, an anemometer, and other weather measurement instruments. Become a storm chaser and investigate the properties of Earth’s "wild weather".
Tuesdays 4:05-5:05 pm
Weeks: 9, 4/10-6/05
Young Rembrandts' teaches drawing with a see-touch-do method that all kids can succeed with, learn from, and love! Watch your child reach a brand new level of confidence and potential with this engaging, award-winning program.
Thursdays 4:00-5:00 pm
Weeks: 9, 4/12-5/31
Have FUN creating ART sculptures in the classroom with artist Lynda Citta-Rosenthal (Proud TMES Mom) Create 3-Dimensional Sculptural Art in a Variety of Mediums! Make a Mosaic, Design a Coral Reef, Explore the World of Fossils, and Build Your Favorite Creature or Character.
Return the Registration Form to School or contact Lynnie@Art4Fish.com to register.
Weeks: 6 per session, 4/26-5/31
Instead of PLAYING video games, have your kids DESIGN and PROGRAM them!
*Note: Click the login/register button in the upper right hand corner of the page to register.
Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 (K-2)
Weeks: 8, 4/13-6/01
Kids are already naturally gifted creators. Then they get added inspiration from our specially trained instructors. They dive into our massive collections of LEGO®. And while they build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles, they explore fundamental principles of engi- neering and physics. They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long-lasting.
Tuesdays 3:50-4:50 pm (K-5)
Weeks: 10, 4/03-6/05
Positive Outcomes Mentoring and Dance, Inc. (P.O.M. Squad) is a non-profit physical activity-based youth development program. Our mission is to provide affordable dance education paired with inspiring lessons in self-determination, self-esteem, sisterhood and service to young ladies. During this afterschool program, the girls will learn a fun routine in preparation for the Rockville Memorial Day Parade. Attendance in the parade is not a requirement to participate in the program.
Girls On the Run (GOTR) is an afterschool program for girls in 3rd through 5th grade that meets twice a week in small teams of 10-20 girls, and teaches life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games.
Practices will be Mondays 3:55 - 5:15 and Fridays from 8:00am to 9:15am.
The 20-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At the season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies, complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.
If you are interested in coaching, please contact Marianne Wonnacott at firstname.lastname@example.org .You do not need to be a runner to coach GOTR! There is limited space, so register early!
Starting 2/27/18 for 8 weeks
HERO Boys is a youth development and engagement program for boys in 3rd– 5th grades. Using running as a base activity HERO Boys inspires boys to discover the character and courage that resides inside each one of them to be brave, stand for that which is right, and use their talents and strengths to lead and set the positive example amongst their peers. The school-based program is 8 weeks long and culminates with a 5k race. (This spring the race will take place on April 22nd at Candy Cane Park in Chevy Chase, MD) Practices will be once a week on Tuesdays afternoons, starting February 27th from 3:50 to 5:00 pm and for 8 weeks. Volunteer coaches include TMES parent Kim Kochuba and TMES staff member Bill Tyson. The program cost is $50 and financial aid is available. (Race fees not included).
Mondays 3:55-4:55 pm
Weeks: Cancelled for Spring
C&O Family Chess Center runs the chess club in the Media Center with 3 different sessions.
More information can be found in the registration materials below and at: www.chesscenter.net or by e-mailing Carolyn Pancoast at email@example.com
Wednesday 4:00-5:00 for 2nd-5th
Weeks: 12, 1/24-4/18
Practice speaking a new language with friends in a fun and informal immersion setting. Explore favorite topics including the birthday party, farm, sports & activities, family, breakfast foods and more. Creative workbooks to support early reading and writing skills and FLES teachers, who are native speakers of the languages they teach, share cultural notes, stories and songs. Join us for a language learning experience that lasts a lifetime!