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Ms. Elizabeth Falls

Afternoon Academics

Monday - Friday | 3:30 - 4:15 & 4:30 - 5:15

Ages: Three and a half to ten

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 (pre-reading, reading and handwriting).

Lessons are filled on a first come first serve basis 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.

Ms. Joanne McFarland


Friday | 3:45-5:15.

Ages: Five to ten

Fall Semester

Students in this class will learn about fundamentals of art; explore different subjects, themes and symbols, as well as various aspects of art and artists. Students will apply most of basic art processes and use a variety of media and techniques.






Ms. Crystal Sorrow

Beginning Cooking

Wednesday | 3:35-4:20

Ages: Three and a half to six

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.

Beginning Sewing
Ms. Christina Wegner

Beginning Sewing Art & Crafts

Tuesday | 3:30 - 4:30

Ages: Four to six

Full School Year

Ms. Christina Wegner will offer a Beginning Sewing/ Arts & Crafts Studio on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 in Ms. Martha Dolan’s classroom.

This semester we will continue to practice our hand sewing skills with a number of hand sewing projects and we will also be implementing new arts & crafts projects such as popsicle stick bowel building, painting bird houses, jewelry beading and more!

*Acceptance into studio is at the teacher’s discretion. Space is limited.

Mr. Richard Aslanian


Tuesday | 3:30 - 4:30

Ages: Six to fourteen

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.

Ms. Joanne McFarland

Craft Club

Thursday | 3:30 - 4:30

Ages: Six to twelve

Spring Semester

Ms. Joanne will offer a Craft Club studio for the Spring semester for students in the 1st through 5th grades. The students will complete various crafts that use a variety of materials.

This class will meet on Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 on the following dates (unexpected changes may occur due to MMS scheduling changes):

January: 8, 15, 22, 29
February: 5, 12, 19, 26
March: 5, 19
April: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May: 14, 21, 28

cross stitching
Ms. Joanne McFarland & Mr.

Cross Stitch / Knitting Studio

Tuesday | 3:30 - 4:45

Ages: Six to fourteen

Full School Year

Ms. Joanne and Ms. Rhea will offer a beginning knitting and cross stitch studio. The students will learn the basics of both knitting and cross stitch using simple patterns. Each student will complete 1-2 projects each of both cross stitch and knitting of varying levels of novice ability. If time permits, students may also have a chance to explore other fiber and needle arts such as spinning and crochet.

Ms. Crystal Sorrow

Imaginative Movement

Monday | 3:35 - 4:20

Ages: Three to six

Spring 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 self-expression. This class acknowledges that just as we all move differently we can all move confidently. Classes will also include mask making, 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.

Ms. Susan Hansen

Middle School Gaming Society

Monday | 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Ages: Twelve to fourteen

Full School Year

The Middle School Gaming Society will meet once a month for an hour and a half. (8 sessions total). We will play fun table top games while working on cooperation , strategy, and critical thinking skills.

Table top games are a great way to get together and spend time with people. Middle schoolers should enjoy opporunity to hang out, not do homework and PLAY MORE GAMES!

Ms. Susan Long


Monday, Wednesday or Thursday | 3:30 - 5:00

Ages: Six to fourteen

Full School Year

Ms. Susie will offer a Sewing Studio on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 in Ms. Erin Sorel’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.

Ms. Sylvia Aslanian

Spotlight Kids, Jr.

Wednesday | 3:30 - 5:00

Ages: Eight to eleven

Fall Semester

Welcome to the 2014-2015 season of The Spotlight Kids Junior!
(only ten spots available)

Spotlight Kids Junior (Grades 3-5) * $225.00 September 2014 – January 2015
*(Note: Fees and Application due upon acceptance into the Drama Club)

Ms. Sylvia Aslanian

The Spotlight Kids Thespians

Friday | 3:30 - 6:00

Ages: Eleven to fourteen

Full School Year

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. 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.

Ms. Christina Eckstein

Spotlight Singers Vocal Ensemble (Jr. & Advanced Groups)

Monday | 3:30 - 4:30 (Jr.) & 4:10 - 4:40 (Advanced)

Ages: Six to eleven

Full School Year

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.