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2018 Elsmere After-school Enrichment Program

Filed in Elsmere by on January 12, 2018


It’s time to register for the 2018 Elsmere After-school Enrichment Program (ASEP) classes! Each class takes place at Elsmere from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and is once a week for six weeks. You can register your child(ren) here or on the PTA page.

  • Online registration will begin on January 17. The deadline is Friday, January 26. Classes will be filled on a first-come first-served basis at the end of each day.
    We will likely not be able to accept late registrations, so please be sure to get your enrollment forms in on time!
  • Your registration is not complete until we have received THREE ITEMS:
    • Online registration form
    • Payment (you may pay by PayPal or credit card through the registration form online)
    • Parent volunteer commitment date
  • Students may register for more than one class. Please complete a separate online form for each child (though you can register for more than one class per student on the form).
  • If a class reaches capacity, students will be chosen by lottery at the end of each day for that day’s
  • Please note that in the event that we have a snow day, or if school closes early, the ASEP class will be canceled.If that happens, we will notify you as to when the make-up class will take place.
  • Students MUST be picked up promptly at 4:30pm following ASEP We cannot accommodate late pick­ ups. If your child attends School’s Out at Elsmere, the SOI staff will pick him/her up at class. If your child has permission to walk home unaccompanied, you may indicate that on the registration form.
  • We will notify you by email to confirm your child(ren)’s class registration and any other information specific to your child’s class.
  • ASEP is not a The fees are to cover the costs of instructors’ materials and time, and the cost associated with administering the program.
  • Please note that there will NOT be a nurse in school during ASEP time; if your child could require any medication or has an allergy that could require an EpiPen, we request that you plan to be in school during ASEP
  • There will not be an adult in the building who is trained to administer an EpiPen, and there is no access to the nurse’s medication closet during that time. Parents will be asked to send nut-free snacks for children attending ASEP classes.
  • Some ASEP classes reach capacity. Please be mindful that if your child signs up for a no-cost class, s/he is taking a spot from another child. If there’s a possibility that your child won’t end up taking the class, please don’t sign up. Also, if your child took a class last year that was full, we hope that s/he will consider other classes this year in order to leave room for students who’ve not yet had a chance to take the  more popular options. We will try to give priority to students who have not taken a particular class in the past, but cannot make guarantees.
  • The PTA would like to make the program available to every student who wishes to participate. If you need financial assistance to cover the cost of a class, please contact Mr. Baker confidentially and he will help make arrangements.

New This Year

There are two ways to guarantee your child’s first choice class AND to have your child attend the program at no cost:

  1. Permanent volunteer: You may opt to volunteer for all of the six classes of a session.
  2. “Per weekday” volunteer: This parent will be present for each of the six weeks on a specific day (i.e. every Monday, every Tuesday, etc.) Your role would be to manage the attendance and make sure each child is accounted for after school as a helper to the class parents, be available until each child has left the building at 4:30 dismissal, and to be a “floater” in case there is backup needed for any of the classes during session time. There are five spots available for this post. If you would like to serve this very important function, please email me when registration begins and let me know what day would be best for you.

Behavior Expectations

We need your assistance to make this program successful. Please review these behavior expectations with your child(ren) before the program begins and for the duration.

Your electronic signature on the online registration form indicates that you have read this material, discussed with your children, and understand that a student’s failure to adhere to this code of conduct could result in his/her being removed from the program. The PTA is unable to refund fees in the event that a child is removed from a class.

  • Rules will, in general, follow the rules of Elsmere School. Students should be familiar with these rules and will be reminded of them by our instructors and volunteers. We ask that you remind your students to be on his/her best school behavior during this
  • Students are required to be respectful of other students, instructors, and parent volunteers during the program (which includes check-in, snack, instruction, and dismissal).
  • If a student demonstrates behavior that could cause concern for his or her own safety or the safety of another person, the parent will be notified and the student might be asked to leave the
  • If a student’s behavior is disruptive to the class, the instructor or parent volunteer will ask the student to sit out for a period of If it happens more than once, the student will be asked to leave the program.
  • If a student’s behavior could result in his/her being removed from the class, the PTA president or ASEP coordinator will notify the
  • A designated adult is expected to be at the school promptly at 4:30pm to pick up each child, unless the student has permission to walk home or is released to School’s Out. If the adult is consistently late picking up a student, the PTA reserves the  right to require that the student  leave the ASEP. We cannot be responsible for children  after 4:30pm, and they cannot be left alone in the school building or
  • If a child needs to be removed from the program for any reason, the PTA is unable to issue

These behavior expectations have been created to ensure a safe, productive, and fun learning environment for all students. Please feel free to contact the ASEP coordinator or PTA president with any questions.

With your help and with the support of our volunteers, we hope to run a program that is safe, fun and educational for all students.

We’re looking forward to another fabulous Elsmere After-school Enrichment Program in 201 B! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at

Warm regards,

Melissa Gold, ASEP coordinator

Class Information

Monday classes meet: 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9

Tuesday classes meet: 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10

Wednesday classes meet: 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11

Thursday classes meet: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12

Friday classes meet: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/13, 4/20


Everyday Art – 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

Sculpture-2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27 (5 weeks)

Magic – 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/13 (5 weeks)


Hand Sewing

  • Instructor: Erin LaDue
  • Cost: $65
  • Grades: 1-5
  • Location:  Library
  • More Info: The class will cover sewing buttons, cross-stitching, and simple embroidery. The children will make three different projects. All supplies will be provided.


  • Instructor: Laura Cooper
  • Cost:  No cost
  • Grades:  4-5
  • Location:  Music room
  • More Info: This beginning to intermediate class will teach the basics of knitting and create items to be donated to worthwhile organizations.

Ultimate Frisbee

  • Instructor: Erin McKinney
  • Cost: $55
  • Grades: 4-5
  • Location: Gym
  • More Info: Teaching girls and boys the fundamentals of Ultimate Frisbee.



  • Instructor: Carl Koennecke
  • Cost: $45
  • Grades: K-5
  • Location: Gym
  • More Info: In this class, students will receive an introduction to traditional Shotokan karate. The instructor is a parent of 3 current Elsmere students, and has over 15 years’ teaching experience. Gi provided.


  • Instructor: Jessica Scisci Luberda
  • Cost: $70
  • Grades: 1-5
  • Location: Art room
  • More Info: Create 3-dimensional art using many different mediums such as clay, plaster strips, papier mache (gluten free), and other abstract materials.


  • Instructor: Melissa Hurt
  • Cost: $60
  • Grades: K-5
  • Location: Music room
  • More Info: Yoga class will include mindfulness, breath awareness, and yoga poses taught in fun, creative ways. Let’s play, learn, and grow through yoga!


Broadway Kids

  • Instructor: Lindsay Dashew
  • Cost: $60
  • Grades: K-5
  • Location: Gym
  • More Info: Does your student love to sing and dance? Is he or she the most “dramatic” member of the family? Broadway Kids is an introduction to all things theatre — singing, acting, and dancing!

Fiber Arts

  • Instructor: Michelle Waldenmaier
  • Cost: No cost
  • Grades: 3-5
  • Location: Library
  • More Info: We will be working with yarn and thread; exploring needlepoint, friendship bracelets, plus knitting. All supplies will be provided.

We Are Art Stars: Make Your Mark!

  • Instructor: Kim Kauffman
  • Cost: $65
  • Grades: K-5
  • Location: Art room
  • More Info: A drawing class for the  brave and bold! A wide variety of techniques and materials will expand your idea of what a drawing can be. Focus on the process of creating to make art that is uniquely yours.


Everyday Art

  • Instructor: Jill Baboulis
  • Cost: $65
  • Grades: K-2
  • Location: Art room
  • More Info: Everyday Art is a literature-based art program that explores different types of mediums for the budding artist. Students spend time creating a super fun art project that is related to the story.

Lego Building Time

  • Instructor: Nancy Fernandez
  • Cost: $45
  • Grades: K-2
  • Location: Library
  • More Info: Children will have fun during this Lego building time by creating Lego projects. They will be encouraged to use their imagination, share their ideas, and build teamwork skills.

Puppetry 1-0-FUN!

  • Instructor: Seano
  • Cost: $95
  • Grades: K-5
  • Location: Gym
  • More Info: Puppet Palooza! Hand puppets, shadow, and giant props bring this ancient art form to life. Let your imagination explode as we explore storytelling in the simplest of theatrical forms.


  • Instructor: Brian Degener/Carolyn King
  • Cost: $25
  • Grades: 4-5
  • Location: Library
  • More Info: Introduction to robotics, includes building kits and computer coding instruction and guidance for projects with increasing difficulty.


Circus Theatricks

  • Instructor: Seano
  • Cost: $95
  • Grades: K-5
  • Location: Gym
  • More Info: Big Top fun! Learn juggling, tumbling, stiltwalking, acrobatics, clowning and more with Seano, a veteran performer with Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey Circus! All skill levels welcome.

Comparative Animal Dissection

  • Instructor: Wendi Quidort
  • Cost: $55
  • Grades: 5
  • Location: 2Mo Classroom
  • More Info:Students will dissect 6 different animals. In this comparative anatomy class, we will start with the dissection of a large grasshopper and end with the dissection of a fish.


  • Instructor: Michael Russo
  • Cost: $65
  • Grades: 1-5
  • Location: Library
  • More Info: Learn 2 or 3 tricks each class. On the last day of class, students will perform a Magic Show for their parents and family followed by a graduation ceremony.