Students and teacher dancing

After School Specials

After School Specials offer children an opportunity to explore new activities, develop a deeper understanding about topics of interest and enjoy more time with friends in a supervised environment. Classes offered this year will include Dance, Martial Arts and Chess. Additional classes will be added to the list below when registration opens.

Dance

After - school dance classes will begin Tuesday September 4.  Tricia Sundbeck will continue to be the dance instructor. For those who are unfamiliar with her, Tricia Sundbeck has an extensive and varied background in dance, including soloist for The Cincinnati Ballet Company, principal with the Sacramento Ballet Company, and several other companies. She has trained with world famous teachers and choreographers.  In addition, she is an experienced teacher in many cities including Cincinnati, Toledo, and Lexington, Ky.  

The classes are designed for participation by both boys and girls. No special clothing is required. There will be a small performance at the end of each session.

Objective: The objective of the introduction to dance, ballet, and creative movement class is to develop appreciation for music and dance.  Additionally, the class will facilitate the development of motor control, flexibility, and balance for participating children.
Benefits: Children will develop better physical control of their bodies including posture, flexibility, and balance.  Furthermore, children will develop music-body movement coordination, knowledge and appreciation of the art of dance, and personal creativity as demonstrated through dance.
Session III Dates: Tuesday class dates- Feb. 26 - May 21. (No class on April 16 - Spring Break)
Time: 3:15-4:05 p.m. Children staying for Extended Day Care will be walked over to the Extended Day Care after class when needed. 
Fees: $240 per 12 weeks
Location: Montessori Library, Lower School

Class is limited to the first 15 registrants per group. To guarantee a class we need an enrollment of 10 students.  Outside friends of Summit are welcome. No refunds will be given after the first class. 

Kids Can Cook

New Leaf Kitchen, a new and exciting non-profit, is bringing its one-of-a-kind cooking and food exploration series to the lucky students of The Summit. The classes offer real-life food experiences to help preschool children understand where food comes from, teach them how to prepare it, make healthy eating fun and encourage food exploration with all five senses. Educating about food from the root up, students will learn about seed cycles, gardening, sustainable living, mindful nutrition and cooking safety. Physical, social, language arts and cognitive learning skills all transcend the kitchen. We will turn even the most selective eaters into food lovers with our engaging approach. While nurturing all domains of learning, we embrace the whole food process, not processed foods, and truly believe that all kids can cook.

Ages:3-6
Mondays: 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Dates: March 18 – May 20
**No class April 15 or April 22

Fee: $230 for 8 weeks
Class is limited to the first 15 registrants.
* To guarantee a class, we need an enrollment of 10 students. No refunds will be given after first class.

Monday Funday and Wacky Wednesday Game Club

Join Mrs. Moeggenberg on Monday and Wednesday afternoons to play some of your favorite board and card games. Each week, we will play games such as Sorry, Dominoes and Uno, introduce new games and children will have the opportunity to create their own games. Montessori Director Kathy Scott highlighted the benefits of playing board games in a recent letter to parents, “Playing board games with children teaches so many skills that cannot be learned in any other way. Communicating verbally, sharing, waiting, taking turns, and enjoying interaction with others are just a few of the important social skills that can be learned through games. Playing board games is also an introduction to basic math concepts such as linear counting, one to one relationship and correspondence, and the opportunity to develop problem solving, logical and critical thinking skills.”

For students in grades K-3
Dates:   Mondays and Wednesdays   1/7 to 5/20
Time: 3:15-5:00
No class on 1/21, 2/18, 4/22, 4/29
Fee: $320 for 16 weeks
Limit 16 students

Introduction to Martial Arts Session III
Ultimate Leadership Martial Arts, under the guidance of Madison Mershad, will provide a 13-week introduction to Martial Arts. Each week, students will balance between gross motor skill development drills and learning mental/safety skills. The students will learn the importance of earning rewards through focusing and working on this fun and educational curriculum. The classes are designed for participation by both boys and girls. No special clothing is required
 
Ages: 3-year-olds to grade 4
Dates: March 28 to May 16. (No class April 18-Spring Break)
Time: 3:15-4:15 p.m. Children staying for Extended Day Care will be walked over to the Extended Day Care after class when needed. 
Fees: $185
Location: Montessori Library, Lower School
Class is limited to the first 15 registrants per group. To guarantee a class we need an enrollment of 10 students. Outside friends of Summit are welcome.  No refunds will be given after the first class.

Chess Instruction Grades K-8

Session III: Beginner - Spring 2019
With more than 27 years of experience playing chess and as an USCF Expert, as well as a certified tournament director, Jon Applebee is well versed at teaching chess to children. The beginner class is designed for students with little to no knowledge of the game. Students will learn the rules of the game along with basic strategies. Sessions will begin with a short chess lesson, however most of the time will be spent playing chess or variations on chess. Mr. Applebee runs and organizes monthly chess tournaments in the Cincinnati area and is an officer at the Cincinnati Chess Club.
Dates: Fridays, March 29 – May 17 (no class April 19-Spring Break)
Time: 3:15-4:30 p.m. Children staying for Extended Day Care will be walked over to the Extended Day Care room once all children have been picked up.
Fee: $150 for 12-week session 
Location: Begins in Lower School Cafeteria
Class limited to 12 participants. No refunds given after first class.

Session III: Advanced - Spring 2019
Jon Applebee, an A-level tournament chess player and instructor, will lead our Advanced Chess Instruction. He has a rating of 1900 with a peak rating more than 2100. Jon has won local tournaments and one national championship, the 1989 Golden Knights. Jon is a cheerleader style coach who wants students to have fun. Sessions will begin with a short chess lesson however most of the time will be spent playing chess, or variations on chess. He brings 40 years of tournament play and ten years of chess instruction experience to The Summit.  It is understood that each child will be at various levels of chess knowledge. The advanced class is designed for students who already know basic chess strategy. The class will concentrate on tactics and endgame principles. 

Dates: Fridays, March 29 – May 17 (no class April 19-Spring Break)
Time: 3:15-4:30 p.m. Children staying for Extended Day Care will be walked over to the Extended Day Care room once all children have been picked up.
Fee: $210 for 12-week session 
Location: Begins in Lower School Cafeteria
Class limited to 12 participants. No refunds given after first class.

Happy Hockey

The Summit Country Day School is proud to partner with Field Hockey Life (FHL) to sponsor the first-ever Ohio-based field hockey youth league. The league is open to boys and girls in grades 2-7. Experience level does not matter. This is a fun, community-based league designed to introduce kids to the sport. On The Summit fields, the FHL’s experienced coaches will guide players through skill drills and games to get them thinking about basic tactical movements. The coaches will coach the players during the league’s five-on-five competitions. For more details and registration, click here.

 

Questions:
Contact Lisa Nicholson, 513-871-4700 ext. 369 or via email.