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All After School classes must be paid for by September 12, 2013. The amount of financial aid awarded for one (1) specialized after school class will be based on the percentage of aid a student receives for tuition, available aid, and the demand for classes.

Fall 2013 Session I After School Class Schedule Please check this on-line schedule for periodic changes, additions and updates.

Payment Policies

Sacred Heart is open after school for all sorts of fun, academic and personal enrichment. Check out the Student Life section of the School website for information about instrumental music and voice lessons, sports clinics and team practices, which are also being held after school.

Payment by credit card will be accepted. Upon receipt of payment, a confirmation of your registration will be emailed to you.

Scheduling  

Enrollment & Registration 

Registration begins August 9 - September 12. To register for class, click here. First time users will need to setup an account. Payment must be made at time of registration in order to reserve space in the class. (The one exception would be for anyone requesting financial aid… see note below)

Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

You will receive an automated confirmation of registered Classes.

We will contact you only if a class is cancelled due to low enrollment.

NOTE: If you received financial aid toward tuition for the 2013-2014 school year, you are eligible to apply for financial aid for one (1) specialized after school class. The deadline to apply for this financial aid is September 3, 2013. To apply for financial aid; you must register for the class first. During the online registration process, choose the desired class and check the box indicated to apply for Specialized After School Program Financial Aid. The box must be checked in order to apply. On the check out page please select “Pay the minimum amount due”. You will be registered for the class and will hear back from the financial aid committee by September 5, 2013.

Classes begin the week of September 16th There are two class sessions during Fall 2013. Some classes span Session I and II and run for 11 weeks. o Session I: September 16 - October 25 o Session II: October 28 - December 13 After School Classes do not meet on days that school is not in session (10/14, 10/15) or on (11/25, 11/26). After School Classes also will not be held 11/14 or 11/15 when ParentTeacher conferences are scheduled. Please check individual class descriptions for the schedule of start and end dates for each class.

Cancellations & Refunds   

Classes may be cancelled if they do not meet minimum enrollment. If a class is cancelled by the After School Office, you will be notified by email and issued a refund. You will not receive a refund if your child is absent or stops attending a class.

Core After School Program – Stay until 6:00 p.m.   

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After School Classes are offered in addition to the Core After school Program. Your child/children is/are welcome to stay at school after their class in the Core After School Program. Pickup must take place by 6:00 p.m. through the Portry. If your child’s class does not start until after 4:00 they will stay in the Core Program until their class meets. For more information about the Core After School Program, contact Christy Crandall at Christy.Crandall@shschicago.org


Snacks

Behavior Policy

A healthy snack will be provided to every child participating in an After School Class. The cost of the snack is included in the Class fee.

Sacred Heart Schools recognize the development of character as a fundamental goal in education. Discipline at the Schools is rooted in the values inherent in the Goals and Criteria. All students who attend After School are required to abide by all the rules, policies and procedures that are outlined in the current Parent-Student Handbook. The discipline policy of the Schools will be reinforced and deemed appropriate, including, when necessary, suspension and expulsion from the After School program.

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Children enrolled in After School Classes will report to the Core After School Program at dismissal. Their After School Class teacher will pick them up there at the start time for their class. Children will be dismissed by After School staff at the Rosemont door at the class-end time indicated on the schedule. Students whose parents do not pick them up within 10 minutes of class end-time will join the Core Program and must then be picked up through the Portry.

Monday Classes

Mad Science – NASA Program

Cartoon Drawing

Teacher: Staff from Mad Science of Chicago

Teacher: Diana Cortez, Primary School Art Teacher Age: Kindergarteners – 4th graders Dates: Mondays, September 16 – October 21 (5 weeks) (No class held on 10/14) Times: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Fee: $130 + $40 materials fee = $170 Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 20 If you love to doodle and draw funny characters (or have ever wanted to), this class is for you. Students will learn the fundamentals of cartooning by creating their own group of cartoon characters, building confidence with their fine motor skills through sketch, drawings and coloring.

www.chicago.madscience.org Age: K, 1st & 2nd graders Dates: Mondays , September 16–December 9 (11 weeks) (No class held on 10/14, 11/25) Time: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Fee: $286 Minimum Enrollment: 12; Maximum Enrollment: 20 Mad Science brings you the excitement and wonder of space in the Academy of Future Space Explorers program, featuring exciting activities from the NASA Langley Center for Distance Learning. The unique programming includes building your own rockets, exploring space phenomena, learning about living in space and more! Page 2 9/6/2013


Mandarin Chinese

Mad Science – NASA Program

Teacher: Staff from Little Linguists Academy Age: 4th & 5th graders Dates: Mondays, September 16 – October 21 (5 weeks) (No class held on 10/14) Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m. Fee: $130 + $40 materials fee = $170 Minimum Enrollment: 6; Maximum Enrollment: 10 Do you know Chinese is the fastest-growing language studied in the United States? Little Linguists Academy’s classes are taught by native Chinese speakers who have many years of experience teaching children in private lessons as well as at independent and public schools. We will learn in a fun, interactive and enjoyable grade level environment by discovering Mandarin through songs, arts and crafts, games, and dances. In addition to learning daily conversations, we will learn about culture and celebrate holidays. New to Mandarin? Our curriculum incorporates new themes every two weeks thereby allowing beginning students and more advanced students to interact in the same class. For more information, please visit www.littlelinguistsacademy.com.

Teacher: Staff from Mad Science of Chicago

www.chicago.madscience.org Age: 3rd & 4th graders Dates: Mondays, September 16–December 9 (11 weeks) (No class held on 10/1, 11/25) Time: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Fee: $286 Minimum Enrollment: 12; Maximum Enrollment: 20 Mad Science brings you the excitement and wonder of space in the Academy of Future Space Explorers program, featuring exciting activities from the NASA Langley Center for Distance Learning. The unique programming includes building your own rockets, exploring space phenomena, learning about living in space and more!

Mandarin Chinese Teacher: Staff from Little Linguists Academy Age: 2nd & 3rd graders Dates: Mondays, September 16 - October 21 (5 weeks) (No class held on 10/14) Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m. Fee: $130 + $40 materials fee = $170 Minimum Enrollment: 6; Maximum Enrollment: 10 Do you know Chinese is the fastest-growing language studied in the United States? Little Linguists Academy’s classes are taught by native Chinese speakers who have many years of experience teaching children in private lessons as well as at independent and public schools. We will learn in a fun, interactive and enjoyable grade level environment by discovering Mandarin through songs, arts and crafts, games, and dances. In addition to learning daily conversations, we will learn about culture and celebrate holidays. New to Mandarin? Our curriculum incorporates new themes every two weeks thereby allowing beginning students and more advanced students to interact in the same class.

Math Club for Middle School Teacher: Mark Anderson, Middle School Mathematics Teacher Age: 6th, 7th & 8th graders Dates: Mondays, September 16 – October 21 (5 weeks) (No class held on 10/14) Time: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Fee: $130 Maximum Enrollment: 25 Students will increase their knowledge and understanding of algebra concepts in preparation for various Chicago-area Math competitions and Academic Bowls, including the Fenwick High School's Junior High Math Contest and the American Mathematics Competition. Page 3 9/6/2013


Social Prep for Girls

Private Drum Lessons

Teacher: Carolyn Napleton, SHS Alumni Relations Associate Age: 8th grade girls Dates: Mondays, September 16 – October 21 (5 weeks) (No class held on 10/14) Time: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Original Fee: $130 Minimum Enrollment:10 ; Maximum Enrollment: 20 Eighth grade Academy ladies are invited to attend after school sessions that will guide them as they prepare for High School and beyond. Each session will focus on topics that range from social and personal etiquette in various situations (whether it is dining or tweeting) to proper form while walking in high heels.

Teacher: Sam Koentopp, Baker Demonstration School (Evanston) Age: 1st - 8th graders Date: Mondays, September 16 - October 21 (5 weeks) (No class held on 10/14) Time: (30 minute lessons) Lessons are offered from 4:30-5:30 pm. Important: Please arrange time with teacher before registering for class by contacting: samkoentopp@gmail.com Fee: $208 Join Mr. Koentopp as he teaches one-on-one lessons for beginners and advanced students of all ages. Students will be expected to have a pair of sticks and a practice pad. Students learn to play basic beats and rhythms, building their skills and confidence on the instrument. Once the basics are mastered, students learn to play songs starting with the Beatles and progressing to more difficult repertoire. No Experience necessary!

Beginning Acoustic Guitar Lessons Teacher: Jennifer Swillinger, Library and Science Lab Assistant Age: 1st – 6th graders Dates: Mondays, September 16- October 21 (5 weeks) (No Class held on 10/14) Time: 4:15 - 5:00 pm or 5:00-5:45pm Important: Please arrange time with teacher before registering for class by contacting: Jennifer.Swillinger@shschicago.org Fee: $289 Students will enjoy learning and playing guitar and singing American folk, popular, and children’s songs. Chords including A, E, D, C, G, F, Am, and Em will be introduced as well as several versatile and basic strums. Each student will need to provide her/his own acoustic guitar. Nylon strings are recommended. Practice between classes is essential.

Brownie Girl Scouts Scout Leader: Michelle Kerr, Maria Rivera, Kathryn Thomas, SHS Parents rd Age: 3 grade girls Dates: Mondays, meetings will start in October (start date TBD) Time: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 30 Brownies will meet afterschool on Monday once a month. In addition to the scheduled afterschool meetings, the troop will take 2-4 optional weekend field trips throughout the year (including an overnight camping trip). Girls will be actively involved in picking and planning the field trips. Membership dues will be discussed at initial meeting.

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The Caldecott Book Club

Junior Girl Scouts

Teacher: Arlene Carlucci, SHS Substitute teacher Age: 1st graders Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 – October 22 (5 weeks) (No class held on 10/15) Time: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Original Fee: $130 + $15 materials fee = $145 Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 20 Join Mrs. Carlucci as she reads to your child for six wonderful book club adventures using only Caldecott honored picture books. Each book club meeting will have a short "book talk" about character, plot and theme. A discussion of the award winning artwork that the book was given a Caldecott Award for will also be featured. An art project that coordinates with the book will round out the meeting. Join the fun and become a book clubber today!

Scout Leader: Caitlin Murphy, Academy 1 Teacher Age: 4th grade girls Dates: Mondays, meetings will start in October (start date TBD) Time: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 30 Students will learn the values of being a Junior Girl Scout through bi-weekly meetings. We will explore the Girl Scout Law through activities, names, and crafts. Girl Scouts helps girls to become caring members of their community while creating lasting friendships with their troop members. Membership dues will be discussed at initial meeting.

Tuesday Classes International Club Teacher: Bridget Couture, Director of Diversity and Community Outreach st Age: K, 1 , 2nd & 3rd graders Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 - October 22 (5 weeks) (No class held on 10/15) Time: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Fee: $130 + $15 materials fee = $145 Minimum Enrollment: 10; Maximum Enrollment: 20 Enjoy crafts and stories from 6 countries that host Sacred Heart Schools around the globe. Learn about the lives of your peers in India, Colombia, Egypt, Ireland, Uganda and France.

Girls on the Go Teacher: Holly DePalma, Kindergarten Teacher Age: K, 1st, 2nd graders Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 - October 22 (5 weeks) (No class held on 10/15) Time: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Fee: $130 + $15 materials fee = $145 Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 20 This class is just for girls who will spend their afternoons creating crafts, jewelry making, dancing, singing, and participating in fun games that only girls will love! Activities are theme-based which will differ weekly. Get ready to have some FUN!

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Beginning Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Mosaics

Teacher: Jennifer Swillinger, Library and Science Lab Assistant Age: 1st – 6th Graders Dates: Tuesdays, September 17- October 22 (5 weeks) (No Class held on 10/15) Time: 4:15 - 5 pm or 5 - 5:45pm Important: Please arrange time with teacher before registering for class by contacting: Jennifer.Swillinger@shschicago.org Fee: $296 Students will enjoy learning and playing guitar and singing American folk, popular, and children’s songs. Chords including A, E, D, C, G, F, Am, and Em will be introduced as well as several versatile and basic strums. Each student will need to provide her/his own acoustic guitar. Nylon strings are recommended. Practice between classes is essential.

Teacher: Lisa Paulsen, Hardey 3 Teacher Age: 2nd , 3rd , 4th & 5th graders Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 - October 22 (5 weeks) (No class held on 10/15) Time: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Fee: $130 + $15 materials fee = $145 Minimum Enrollment: 8; Maximum Enrollment: 20 Come and spend Tuesday afternoons creating beautiful mosaics with Mrs. Paulsen! You will learn the nipping, gluing, grouting, and polishing techniques that make this art form so unique. Safety is a priority so we make sure to use goggles, aprons, and rubber gloves. Students have created many fun projects in the past such as coasters, vases, trivets, decorative wall plaques, candle holders, and flower pots. No experience necessary.

Liturgical Choir 2013-2014

Knit a Stylish Scarf or Hat! Teacher: Donna M. Palicka, President, Sister-Arts Studio, Inc. Age: 3rd, 4th & 5th graders Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 – October 22 (5 weeks) (No class held on 10/15) Time: 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Fee: $ 130 + $30 materials fee = $160 Minimum Enrollment: 4; Maximum Enrollment: 10 Sister-Arts Studio is proud to teach you the love of knitting. Fiberartists will learn to knit a scarf with bamboo knitting needles and their choice of yarn. Experienced knitters can choose to knit a hat! Knitters will learn to cast-on, knit, purl (optional), bind-off, weave in ends and finish their scarf with fringe or hat with a pom-pom. For more information about Sister-Arts Studio, Inc. please visit www.sisterartsstudio.com

Teacher: Laura Becker, Music Teacher (3-5) Age: 3rd – 8th Graders Dates: Tuesdays, (No Class held on 10/15) Time: 3:45 - 4:30 pm Fee: No Charge Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Ms. Becker will be leading the choir during school liturgies. All students in grades 3rd through 8th are invited to join. Start date will be announced in early September.

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While on a vocal jazz scholarship at UNT, she sang with the worldrenowned One O'Clock Jazz Band and the UNT Jazz Singers. In the private lessons, students do warm ups, sight singing, breathing technique and sing solo pieces from great books for kids of all ages. Her students in the past have performed at a fall recital and at Gallery Night wowing the audience with their vocal talents!

Sacred Heart Middle School Debate Team Teacher: Mr. Watts Age: 6th, 7th & 8th graders Dates: Tuesdays & Fridays, September 14th - March 8th Time: Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Fridays, 2:45-4:45 p.m Middle School Debate at Sacred Heart is entering its third season. 6th-8th graders are eligible to join the academically rigorous Hardey and Academy competition teams. The debate season runs from midSeptember through the championship tournament on March 15, 2014. The teams practice twice each week on Tuesdays from 3:45-4:45pm and Fridays from 2:45-4:45pm, for a total of three hours per week. The five tournaments – October 19, December 14, January 25, February 15, and March 15 – run from 8:00am-3:30pm and there is no ability to attend only part of a tournament day. To sign up for Debate: Parents are asked to contact Mr. Watts via email– charlie.watts@shschicago.org , call him at (773) 391-5686 and/or meet with him in person on Meet the Teacher Day, September 3, 2013, to ask any questions. There is no additional fee for joining debate, just the expectation that team members will study the Core Files outside of formal debate and regularly attend practices and meets. Eight Graders participating in Test Prep are asked to sign up for the 4:45-5:45pm Test Prep session to accommodate Debate. Find out more about the league http://www.chicagodebateleague.org/

Eighth Grade Test Prep Class Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 17 - January 9 Teacher: Mark Anderson, Middle School Math Teacher and Katie Lowry, Middle School Humanities Teacher Age: 8th graders only Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 17 - January 9 (No class held on 11/15, 12/18 & 12/20) Times: Section 1 is offered 3:40-4:40 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays; Section 2 is offered 4:45-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays Fees: $230 (this includes cost of books used in course which will be distributed the 1st day of class) Test prep for 8th graders will be offered twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting Thursday October 17 and running to Thursday, December 12, with two final sessions on Tuesday, January 7th and Thursday, January 9th. The book that will be used is The Princeton Review: Cracking the SSAT & the ISEE. The cost of the book will be included in the registration fee. This 9-week class is specifically designed for 8th grade students who are preparing to take high school entrance exams. Students will meet twice a week. Students are expected to attend the section they register for both days.

Private Voice Lessons Teacher: Julie O'Connell-Roberts Age: 3rd – 8th Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 – October 22 (5 weeks) Time: (30 minute lessons) Lessons are offered from 3:30-6:00 pm Important: Please arrange time with teacher before registering for class by contacting: julieoconnellroberts@gmail.com Fees: $208 Julie O'Connell-Roberts has been offering voice lessons at Sacred Heart Schools for the past five years. Julie received her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies with a Vocal Performance Concentration in May 2005 from the University of North Texas. Page 7 9/6/2013


Wednesday Classes Made From Clay Teacher: Jenny Doherty, Former SHS Middle School Art Teacher Age: 1st - 4rd graders Dates: Wednesdays, September 18 - October 23 (6 weeks) Time: 3:45-4:45 Fee: $156 + $10 materials fee = $166 Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 12 Explore the wonderful world of sculpey clay. Students will delight in making clay animals, pottery, jewelry, and more. So much is possible working with this non-toxic clay that comes in a wide variety of colors and bakes to a hard form. Techniques and instruction using several different approaches towards manipulating this medium will expand any child’s creativity.

Sacred Heart LEGO Team K-1 Teacher: Brittany Gibson, Kindergarten Teacher Assistant Age: Kindergarteners & 1st graders Dates: Wednesdays, September 18 – October 23 (6 weeks) Time: 3:45-4:55 Fee: $156 + $60 materials fee = $216 Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 20 The students will build a new Lego set every week with Ms. Gibson. Students will also work together to free build their own creations, no building experience required!

Spanish for Children Teacher: Clarisa Vela, SHS Primary School Spanish Teacher Age: K, 1st , 2nd & 3rd graders Dates: Wednesdays, September 18 - October 23 (6 weeks) Time: 3:45 -4:45 p.m. Fee: $156 Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment:8 The Instituto Cevantes joins Sacred Heart in offering Spanish for Children. This program will develop and enhance communicative abilities of Spanish using arts, drama, songs, and crafts as a means to practice the language. The teaching will be organized around the practice of the four skills: speaking, reading, understanding, and writing plus a cultural component to learn about the cultures of Spanish speaking countries. A hands-on methodology will be implemented in the classes. To learn more about this program, visit http://ave.cervantes.es/en

Imagine, Create, and Make a Memory Teacher: Clare Cunniff, Primary School Teaching Assistant Age: 2n, , 3rd & 4th graders Dates: Wednesdays, September 18 - October 23 (6 weeks) Time: 3:45 -4:45 p.m. Fee: $156 + $5 = $161 Minimum Enrollment: 6; Maximum Enrollment: 12 Each class will feature a whimsical craft that the students will be able to create and bring home with them. All projects will be hand made and kid friendly. Projects may include: wind chimes, sand designs, tissue stain glass, and seasonal crafts.

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Private Drum Lessons

Scratchin’ Around

Teacher: Sam Koentopp, Baker Demonstration School (Evanston) Age: 1st - 8th graders Date: Wednesdays, September 18 - October 23 (6 weeks) Time: (30 minute lessons) Lessons are offered from 4:30-5:30 pm. Important: Please arrange time with teacher before registering for class by contacting: samkoentopp@gmail.com Fee: $250 Join Mr. Koentopp as he teaches one-on-one lessons for beginners and advanced students of all ages. Students will be expected to have a pair of sticks and a practice pad. Students learn to play basic beats and rhythms, building their skills and confidence on the instrument. Once the basics are mastered, students learn to play songs starting with the Beatles and progressing to more difficult repertoire. No Experience necessary!

Teacher: Nancy Jones, Technologist Integration Specialist & Kristin Nauman, Physical Ed Teacher (A7 & H7) Age: 6th, 7th & 8th graders Dates: Wednesdays, , September 18 - October 23 (6 weeks) Time: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Fee: $156 + $20 materials fee = $176 Minimum Enrollment: 8; Maximum Enrollment: 20 This After School class will explore Scratch, an educational software program developed at MIT to introduce students to beginning graphical programming. By dragging together colorful blocks of code, students can learn basic computer programming concepts and create their own games and animations while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. It is upon to students in grades 4-8 and will meet one day a week.

Private Voice Lessons Teacher: Julie O'Connell-Roberts Age: 1st - 8th graders Dates: Wednesdays, September 18 – October 23 (6 weeks) Time: (30 minute lessons) Lessons are offered from 3:30-6:00 pm Important: Please arrange time with teacher before registering for class by contacting: julieoconnellroberts@gmail.com Fee: $250 Julie O'Connell-Roberts has been offering voice lessons at Sacred Heart Schools for the past five years. Julie received her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies with a Vocal Performance Concentration in May 2005 from the University of North Texas. While on a vocal jazz scholarship at UNT, she sang with the world-renowned One O'Clock Jazz Band and the UNT Jazz Singers. In the private lessons, students do warm ups, sight singing, breathing technique and sing solo pieces from great books for kids of all ages. Her students in the past have performed at a fall recital and at Gallery Night wowing the audience with their vocal talents!

Beginning Acoustic Guitar Lessons Teacher: Jennifer Swillinger, Library and Science Lab Assistant Age: 1st – 6th graders Dates: Wednesdays, September 18- October 23 (6 weeks) (No Class held on 10/14) Time: 4:15 - 5:00 pm or 5:00-5:45pm Important: Please arrange time with teacher before registering for class by contacting: Jennifer.Swillinger@shschicago.org Fee: $356 Students will enjoy learning and playing guitar and singing American folk, popular, and children’s songs. Chords including A, E, D, C, G, F, Am, and Em will be introduced as well as several versatile and basic strums. Each student will need to provide her/his own acoustic guitar. Nylon strings are recommended. Practice between classes is essential. Page 9 9/6/2013


Science Olympiads

Cadette Girl Scouts Leader: Cathy Demetropoulos & Teresita Zdunek, SHS Parents Age: 7th grade girls Dates: Wednesdays, meetings will start in October (start date TBD) Time: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 30 Students will learn the values of being a Cadette Girl Scout through monthly meetings. We will explore the Girl Scout law through activities, games, and crafts. Girl Scouts helps girls to become caring members of their community while creating lasting friendships with their troop members. Membership dues will be discussed at initial meeting.

Leader: Middle School Math & Science Teachers Age: 6th, 7th & 8th graders Dates: Wednesdays Time: 3:45 – 5:00 p.m. Fee: No Charge The Science Olympiads is a competitive team activity for students in grades 6th – 8th to learn skills covering 23 science and engineeringrelated topics, such as Disease Detectives, Fossils, and Elevated Bridges. After several successful years competing at the regional and state levels, the Science Olympiad team has been assigned to a new and more competitive division this year. All Middle School students are invited to try out to be a member of the 2013-2014 team. New this year, we will be holding three meetings during the month of September. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 11, from 3:40 pm – 5:00 pm. At this meeting the students will receive an introduction to Science Olympiads, test, event and registration information. The second meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 18, from 3:40- 5:00 pm. At this meeting students will decide if they will take the test to make the team, and work in groups to prepare for tryouts, as well as observe some demonstrations of events. The third meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at 3:40 pm, and at this meeting the students will try out for the team, and will be dismissed as they finish testing. The first meeting for the team will be held on October 9th. Students who make the team will be notified by Monday, October 7. Please sign the Intent to Participate slip to indicate interest. Return the intent to participate slip to Ms. Lampic, Mrs. Pond or Mrs. Galligan no later than September 10, 2013. We are aware that there are other activities that might influence a student to miss an occasional meeting.

Thursday Classes

The Different Book Club Teacher: Bridget Couture, Director of Diversity and Community Outreach Age: Kindergarteners Dates: Thursdays, September 19 - October 24 (6 weeks) Time: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Fees: $156 Minimum Enrollment: 10; Maximum Enrollment: 20 This book Club celebrates differences through crazy characters like a dancing boy raccoon, exceptional penguin family and an unruly princess. Come discover the differences that make us all unique!

Wednesday afternoons after school are tentatively scheduled as the meeting day. Some morning before-school practices will also be September.

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Sacred Heart LEGO Team 2-3 Teacher: Brittany Gibson, Kindergarten Teacher Assistant Age: 2nd - 3rd graders Dates: Thursdays, September 19- October 24 (6 weeks) Time: 3:45-4:45 Fees: $156 + $65 materials fee = $221 Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 20 The students will build a new Lego set every week with Ms. Gibson. Students will also work together to free build their own creations, no building experience required!

Adventures in Imagination Teacher: Staff from L’il Buds Theatre Company Age: K-1st graders Dates: Thursdays, September 19 – October 24 (6 weeks) Time: 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Fee: $156 Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 15 Are you ready for adventure? The only limit to the fun is your imagination. Join Li'l Buds on a different adventure each week as we...Explore a deep dark jungle! Blast off to outer space! Dive deep Under the sea! Set sail on a Pirate ship! Tell camp fire stories on a camping adventure! And much much more! This class will incorporate acting exercises and build a sense of play and collaboration.

Circus Fun for Everyone with CircEsteem! Teacher: CircEsteem Staff Age: 2nd , 3rd , 4th & 5th graders Dates: Thursdays, September 19 - October 24 (6 weeks) Time: 4:00 -5:00 p.m. Fee: $156 Minimum Enrollment: 8; Maximum: 20 CircEsteem brings the circus to Sacred Heart! Its unique program gives kids of all ages a chance to shine as center ring stars while learning how to juggle, clown around, spin plates, balance feathers and walk a tight wire. Every session ends with a fun-filled performance where kids get to show off their new-found circus skills for friends and family. This class is perfect for first time or returning students.

An Afternoon with Harry Potter Teacher: Meghan Donahue, Primary School Religion Teacher Age: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th graders Dates: Thursdays, September 19 - October 24 (6 weeks) Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Fee: $156 + $15 materials fee = $171 Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 15 Join Professor Donahue in a reading adventure as we explore Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.Hogwarts students will have lessons in Defense Against the Dark Arts, Magical Creatures, and Potions. Come learn the secrets of the Whomping Willow and Professor Lupin while we enjoy snacks in the Great Hall. A copy of the book is recommended. Robes, quills and wands are welcome.

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Sacred Heart Band

Piano Lessons

Teacher: Tim Mikolay, Primary School Music Teacher Age: 4th – 7th grade Dates: New To Band, First Thursday a Month –Dates TBA Time: 3:45-4:30 (6 weeks) Fees: No Fee The Sacred Heart Band returns for its second year and welcomes new and returning students. Students New to Band: We invite students new to band to join. There will be an instrument fitting session offered to each child in mid-September and lessons will start in late September/early October. There will be a weekly group lesson by section one morning before school (7:40-8:20 am), periodic Ensemble Rehearsals (1 Thursday a month, 3:45-4:30pm) and a spring performance. Instruments will include brass, wind and percussion. If you have interest in learning more/joining the band in the fall, email Dr. Sharp at Sally.Sharp@shschicago.org

Teacher: Dr. Christiana Tio Dates: Thursdays, September 19 – October 24 (6 weeks) Time: (30 or 45 minute lessons) Lessons are offered from 3:306:00pm Important: Please arrange time with teacher before registering for class by contacting: chr_tio@yahoo.com Fee: $312 for 30-minutes / $424 for 45-minute lessons A mandatory Parent Orientation for all new piano students will be scheduled for late September. The Suzuki method is by far the most effective approach for nurturing and developing the musical ability of a child from a very young age. Based on Suzuki's "mother language" philosophy, very young children learn to play the piano through their senses after listening to recordings and observing how other children learn. A cooperative relationship between teacher, parent and student is essential for a successful learning process. A parent is expected to be present at the child's lesson and receive training as a practice partner to the child. As a result, Suzuki parents and children are often known to build strong parent-child bonds which would be treasured for a lifetime.

Private Voice Lessons Teacher: Julie O'Connell-Roberts Age: 1st - 8th graders Dates: Thursdays, September 19 – October 24 (6 weeks) Time: (30 minute lessons) Lessons are offered from 3:30-6:00 pm Important: Please arrange time with teacher before registering for class by contacting: julieoconnellroberts@gmail.com Fee: $250 Julie O'Connell-Roberts has been offering voice lessons at Sacred Heart Schools for the past five years. Julie received her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies with a Vocal Performance Concentration in May 2005 from the University of North Texas. While on a vocal jazz scholarship at UNT, she sang with the world-renowned One O'Clock Jazz Band and the UNT Jazz Singers. In the private lessons, students do warm ups, sight singing, breathing technique and sing solo pieces from great books for kids of all ages. Her students in the past have performed at a fall recital and at Gallery Night wowing the audience with their vocal talents!

Science, Art, and Math Mix (SAMM) Teacher: Jennifer Swillinger, Library and Science Lab Assistant Age: 3rd – 5th graders Dates: Thursdays, September 19 - October 24 (6 weeks) Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (90 minutes) Fee: $150 + $25 materials fee = $175 Maximum Enrollment: 8 students Design, build, construct, mix, sculpt, grow, create, draw and assemble fantastic and amazing things using your science, math, and art skills! Crystals, pyramids, geodesic balls, castles, coil ceramics, masks, polymer clay, gigantic dinosaurs, marbleized paper, tie-dyed fabric, geometric bead weaving, use microscopes and live specimens for biological illustration and much more! (Approximately 3-4 activities per session, selected at the discretion of the teacher.) Page 12 9/6/2013


Eighth Grade Test Prep Class Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 17 - January 9 Teacher: Mark Anderson, Middle School Math Teacher and Katie Lowry, Middle School Humanities Teacher Age: 8th graders only Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 17 - January 9 (No class held on 11/15, 12/18 & 12/20) Times: Section 1 is offered 3:40-4:40 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays; Section 2 is offered 4:45-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays Fees: $230 (this includes cost of books used in course which will be distributed the 1st day of class Test prep for 8th graders will be offered twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting Thursday October 17 and running to Thursday, December 12, with two final sessions on Tuesday, January 7th and Thursday, January 9th. The book that will be used is The Princeton Review: Cracking the SSAT & the ISEE. The cost will be included in the registration fee. This 9-week class is specifically designed for 8th grade students who are preparing to take high school entrance exams. Students will meet twice a week. Students are expected to attend the section they register for both days.

Cub Scouts for Hardey 3 Den Leaders: David Christian, Tom Joyer Chris Kiergan & Tom Fencl, SHS Parents rd Age: 3 grade boys Dates: Thursdays, September 19 – December 12 Time: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Pack 4250 will be meeting after school on Thursday afternoons twice a month starting in October. Membership dues will be discussed at initial meeting.

Friday Classes

Made From Paper Teacher: Jenny Doherty, Former SHS Middle School Art Teacher Age: K, 1st , 2nd, 3rd & 4rd graders Dates: Fridays, September 20 - October 25 (6 weeks) Time: 3:45-4:45 Fee: $156 + $10 materials fee = $166 Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 12 Students will discover that paper is not just for drawing and writing on. In this class we will work with both 2D and 3D approaches to art using only paper. Folding, cutting, gluing, collage, books, animals, pendants, paper airplanes, you name it, paper can make it! Come join the fun of paper!

Junior Girl Scouts Scout Leader: Samantha Happ, Loyola University Student Age: 5th grade girls Dates: Thursdays, Meetings will start in October (Start date TBD) Time: 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 30 Students will learn the values of being a Junior Girl Scout through Bi-monthly meetings. We will explore the Girl Scout law through activities, games, and crafts. Girl Scouts helps girls to become caring members of their community while creating lasting friendships with their troop members. Membership dues will be discussed at initial meeting. Page 13 9/6/2013


The Art of Painting

Taekwondo

Teacher: Diana Cortez, Primary School Art Teacher Age: K – 6th graders Dates: Fridays, September 20 – October 25 (6 weeks) Times: 2:45 - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $156 + $40 materials fee = $196 Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 20 Come join Mrs. Cortez for a fun, relaxed painting class, where you will improve your fine motor and observation skills utilizing acrylic paint and blending colors and adding light and shadow. You will create a beautiful panting of your choice that you and your family will enjoy for many years.

Teacher: Blair Sarkiss, 4th Degree Black Belt, Owner and Lead Instructor, HMD Academy Age: 1st - 6th graders (Ages 7 and up) Dates: Fridays, September 20 – December 13 (11 weeks) (No class held on 11/25, 11/26) Time: 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Fee: $286 + $35 uniform fee = $321 Minimum Enrollment: 7; Maximum Enrollment: 20 This will be the seventh year that Tae Kwon Do at Sacred Heart will be offered through H.M.D. Academy Chicago. The curriculum focuses on personal achievement without competition, and importance is placed on students’ effort not their ability. In addition to learning the physical skills of Tae Kwon Do, students will learn martial arts etiquette, rules, and regulations (discipline), Korean terminology, and visualization. Classroom achievements, both physically and mentally, help students form a positive self-image (self-esteem) while training in a structured and positive atmosphere, devoid of the fear of losing, allows the development of assertiveness, not aggression. Students will be eligible to promote to the rank of Yellow Belt with the completion of an essay entitled ‘What is your motivation to study Tae Kwon Do? For more information please visit www.TaeKwonDoChicago.com NOTE: A waiver must be completed during registration.

Create-A-Play Teacher: Staff from L’il Buds Theatre Company Age: 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders Dates: Fridays, September 20– October 25 (6 weeks) Time: 2:45 –3:45 p.m. Fee: $156 Minimum Enrollment: 5; Maximum Enrollment: 20 Come be a part of Sacred Heart’s first student improvisation group. Students will create original sketch comedy pieces using the art of improvisation. They will master group collaboration and learn the facets of playwriting, and have a final performance opportunity to showcase their work. Check their group out at: www.lilbudstheatre.org

Sacred Heart Band Teacher: Tim Mikolay, Primary School Music Teacher Age: 4th – 7th grade Dates: Fridays, September 20 – May 8 Time: See below Fees: To be discussed at initial meeting The Sacred Heart Band returns for its second year led by Mr. Tim Mikolay, Primary School Music Teacher. Returning Band Members: Starting in mid-September, the ensemble will rehearse weekly on Friday afternoons from 2:453:30pm. Performance schedule has yet to be determined. Please email Dr. Sharp Sally.Sharp@shschicago.org to confirm your interest in returning to band this fall. Page 14 9/6/2013


Sacred Heart Middle Schools Debate Team

Sacred Heart Chess Team

Teacher: Mr. Watts, Age: 6th, 7th & 8th graders Dates: Tuesdays & Fridays, September 14th - March 8th Time: Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Fridays, 2:45-4:45 p.m. Fee: No Charge Middle School Debate at Sacred Heart is entering its third season. 6th-8th graders are eligible to join the academically rigorous Hardey and Academy competition teams. The debate season runs from midSeptember through the championship tournament on March 15, 2014. The teams practice twice each week on Tuesdays from 3:45-4:45pm and Fridays from 2:45-4:45pm, for a total of three hours per week. The five tournaments – October 19, December 14, January 25, February 15, and March 15 – run from 8 am - 3:30 pm and there is no ability to attend only part of a tournament day. To sign up for Debate: Parents are asked to contact Mr. Watts via email– charlie.watts@shschicago.org , call him at (773) 391-5686 and/or meet with him in person on Meet the Teacher Day, September 3, 2013, to ask any questions. There is no additional fee for joining debate, just the expectation that team members will study the Core Files outside of formal debate and regularly attend practices and meets. Find out more about the league at: http://www.chicagodebateleague.org/ . Eight Graders participating in Test Prep are asked to sign up for the 4:45-5:45pm Test Prep session to accommodate debate.

Teacher: Zack Fishman, Founder of Chess Education Partners Age: 1st - 6th graders Dates: Fridays, September 20 – December 13 (11 weeks) (No class held on 11/25, 11/26) Time: 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Fee: $286 Minimum Enrollment: 10; Maximum Enrollment: 20 Learn the rules and strategies of chess from the popular and entertaining chess coach Zack Fishman. Mr. Fishman uses stories, puzzles and a large dose of chess playing to gently guide our club members through the complexities of the world’s most popular game. All students, beginners to experts, are welcome and become part of the Sacred Heart Chess Team which will have the opportunity to play in several tournaments. Find out more about Chess Education Partners at http://www.chesseducationpartners.com/

Piano Lessons Teacher: Dr. Christiana Tio Dates: Fridays, September 20 – October 25 (6 weeks) Time: (30 or 45 minute lessons) (Lessons are offered from 3:30-6:00pm Important: Please arrange time with teacher before registering for class by contacting: chr_tio@yahoo.com Fee: $312 for 30 minutes / $424 for 45-minute lessons A mandatory Parent Orientation for all new piano students will be scheduled for late September. The Suzuki method is by far the most effective approach for nurturing and developing the musical ability of a child from a very young age. Based on Suzuki's "mother language" philosophy, very young children learn to play the piano through their senses after listening to recordings and observing how other children learn. A cooperative relationship between teacher, parent and student is essential for a successful learning process. A parent is expected to be present at the child's lesson and receive training as a practice partner to the child. As a result, Suzuki parents and children are often known to build strong parent-child bonds which would be treasured for a lifetime. Page 15 9/6/2013


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