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Mrs. Elizabeth Falls

Afternoon Academics

Monday - Friday | 3:30 - 4:15 & 4:30 - 5:15 Age 3 1/2 - Kindergarten
Full School Year

Ms. Elizabeth will be teaching private lessons from 3:30 – 5:15 p.m. each afternoon. Lessons will focus on math and language (reading).

Lessons are filled on a first come first serve ba-sis and will be offered every afternoon in 45 minute increments. In order to keep the lessons individualized, please note there is a two student maximum per session.

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Mrs. Crystal Sorrow

Beginning Cooking

Wednesday | 3:35-4:20 3 1/2 - 1st grade
Full School Year

This class will strive to teach a love of the process of cooking. Children will participate in every aspect of creating an edible recipe during each class. Children will measure, count, pour, mix, identify ingredients, and discuss the final product. This class will employ the Montessori techniques of a truly sensorial experience. Students will be introduced to new foods, will learn ingredient names, and will work with a variety of kitchen implements. Some heat cooking will be used, but many recipes will focus on the preparation and will not require heat. This class will be an excellent hands-on experience and will promote self-confidence. Children will be able to eat or bring home their prepared food at the end of each class. Please send in a container with your child each week for leftovers.

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Mrs. Christina Wegner

Beginning Sewing

Tuesday | 3:30 - 4:30 Age 4 - Kindergarten
Fall Semester

Ms. Christina Wegner will offer a Beginning Sewing Studio on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 in Ms. Martha Dolan’s classroom.
This class will serve as a fun, creative out-let as children learn beginning hand stitch-ing techniques as they complete several different projects. Children will also learn how to sew buttons, weaving, sewing on plastic canvas and more!
*Acceptance into studio is at the teacher’s discretion. Space is limited.

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Mr. Richard Aslanian

Chess

Tuesday | 3:30 - 4:30 1st - 8th grade
Full School Year

All students in 1st to 8th grades are welcome to join. The requirements are a commitment to attending chess club, and a basic knowledge of the game. Students need to know the names of all pieces and how they move, how to set up a chessboard, and the concept of a checkmate. The purpose of the club is to play and improve skills, and to have fun! Some group instruction is provided by our chess coach at the beginning of each session, followed by the students pairing up and playing each other. If you have any questions, please call or talk to Mr. Richard.

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Mrs. Crystal Sorrow

Imaginative Movement

Thursday | 3:35 - 4:05 Ages 3 - 6
Fall Semester

This class will embrace many aspects of dance, theatre, music and movement. Students will learn basic stretches, movements, choreography, tumbling and yoga poses. This class will be very interactive with children developing dance moves in an often improvisational style, encouraged by planned music or stylistic props. Classmates will encourage each other, laugh together, move together, and learn physical confidence. The goals in this class are to reduce shyness, encourage self-esteem, and establish freedom within selfexpression. This class acknowledges that just as we all move differently we can all move confidently. Classes will also include the use of rhythm instruments, the use of poetry and story with dance, and other extensions that incorporate theatrical elements. Large movement props such as a parachute, hula-hoops, jump ropes, and bean bags will also be introduced and used to develop new physical skills.

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Mrs. Susan Long

Sewing

Wednesday & Thursday | 3:30 - 5:00 slong@millhopper.com
Full School Year

Ms. Susie will offer a Sewing Studio on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 in Ms. Anita’s classroom. The children will learn many different styles of sewing, including hand sewing (embroidery), and sewing on the sewing machine. Several different projects will be made at varying levels of ability. Learning to knit and crochet will also be offered. SPACE IS LIMITED.

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Mrs. Sylvia Aslanian

Spotlight Kids, Jr.

Wednesday | 3:30 - 5:00 3rd - 5th grade
Fall Semester

Welcome to the 2013-2014 season of The Spotlight Kids Junior!
(only ten spots available)

This unique program is an opportunity for your student to receive one on one instruction and feedback in believability/characterization, emotional commitment, focus, energy, concentration, staging and blocking and choreography through various drama games. The ensemble will also prepare for a showcase with The Spotlight Kids Senior troupe to be held in January at a venue TBA.

The ensemble promotes teamwork, confidence, discipline and creativity. If you love drama and are interested in joining this team, please attend the mandatory meeting on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.

At this meeting you will receive audition information, discuss expectations and calendar. After the meeting, if you agree to the time commitment, fill out and sign the audition agreement. Auditions will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013 starting at 3:30pm.

Our Motto:
All For One, One For All, Together the Spotlight Shines Brighter!
- inspires us to achieve and create!

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Mrs. Sylvia Aslanian

Spotlight Kids Thespians

Friday | 3:30 - 6:00 6th - 8th grades
Full School Year

This unique program is an opportunity for your student to receive one on one instruction and feed-back in believability/characterization, emotional commitment, focus, energy, concentration, staging and blocking and choreography. It is for the serious thespian.

This ensemble prepares for several competitions, a show and is involved in several community service projects throughout the year. The Spotlight Kids Thespian troupe is part of the International Junior Thespian Society, Troupe# 88928 and has won many awards through their hard work, discipline and dedication to their craft. The ensemble promotes teamwork, confidence, discipline and creativity.

If you love drama and are serious about it, please attend the mandatory meeting on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. At this meeting you will receive audition information, discuss expectations and calendar. After the meeting, if you agree to the time commitment, fill out and sign the audition agreement. Auditions will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013 starting at 3:30pm.

Our Motto: All For One, One For All, Together the Spotlight Shines Brighter!
- inspires us to achieve and create!

Director: Sylvia Aslanian
Troupe# 88928

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Mrs. Christina Eckstein

Spotlight Singers Vocal Ensemble (Jr. & Advanced Groups)

Monday | 3:30 - 4:30 & 4:10 (Jr.) - 4:40 (Advanced) 1st - 5th grade (Kindergarten by Teacher Recommendation)
Fall Semester

If your answer is YES to the following questions, then the vocal ensemble studio is for you!
 Do you love to sing?
 Can you carry a tune?
 Are you able to move to the beat of the music?
 Do you have dramatic expression?
 Do you love bringing joy to others through the performing arts?
Students will be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles and genres in vocal ensemble. We will focus on fundamentals of vocal production, singing in an ensem-ble and reading music. Members selected for the ad-vanced group will already have experience reading mu-sic, have a strong foundation in choral techniques and will be exposed to literature with multiple parts. In addi-tion to singing, some compositions will lend itself to great choreography. Most importantly, students will learn how to work as a team and develop self-confidence as they work towards a common goal.
Not only will our performances be enjoyed by MMS families, but we will share our love of music and the performing arts throughout Gainesville in several community service events.

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Mrs. Rhea Bush

Tabletop Games

Monday | 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. 1st - 8th grade
Fall Semester

Let’s get together and play games! Learn valuable skills such as strategy, problem solving, thinking out of the box while having fun. Tabletop gaming pro-motes many positive social and cognitive benefits like increased communication, teamwork, planning, and is an excellent stress relieving activity. We will exam-ine many exciting games you may or may not have heard of. We might even design our own super-cool board game. Some of the games we will play are: Castle Panic, Tsuro, Settlers of Catan, Dungeon, Ticket to Ride, and many more.

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