Class Descriptions

and vendor information

Mailing Address:
Adena PTO After School Enrichment Program
9361 Minuteman Way
West Chester, OH  45069




This information was prepared by the Adena PTO and is not endorsed by Adena or any Lakota Schools.
NOTE: Please pay attention to pickup times. Pickup time is
4:20 PM for most classes. If a child is not picked up within 15 minutes of the scheduled dismissal time, the adult should compensate the instructor appropriately; $5 minimum for every 15 minutes is suggested.
NOTE: Class dates with “(NO!)” after them are weeks that are SKIPPED, due to conflicts.
NOTE: If a class is cancelled due to weather, instructor illness, etc., the class will be made up on the “backup” date. Please pay close attention to the backup date.
 
Scientific Mayhem            Monday        3:20-4:20                  $78/ 6 weeks
We provide hands-on exciting activities for students who can’t get enough science in school. We encourage students to make hypotheses and conduct experiments individually and in small groups. Your student can make great scientific discoveries and generate a little mayhem in the process. Most classes include a take-home activity to keep the mayhem (and the learning) going.  For questions about this class, please contact Lisa Bacu at scientificmayhem@gmail.com.

Class is open to grades: 3-6

Make checks payable to:  Scientific Mayhem

Class dates: Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15 (NO!), 22- backup Oct. 29

Class location: TBD

Instructor:  Lisa Bacu

Speed and Agility               Monday        3:20-4:20            $66/6 weeks
This class will focus on general fitness training, including calisthenic strength training, proper running form, and speed and agility work. For more information , please contact Emily Miller at 513-870-0203.

Class is open to grades: 3-6

Make checks payable to:  Explosion Fitness

Class dates: Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15 (NO!), 22- backup Oct. 29

Class location: Gym

Instructor: Emily Miller. Graduate of Lakota East High School, Graduate of the University of Dayton with  B.S. in Exercise Science, and current Women's Soccer Coach at Lakota East.

Pottery Wheel 101            Monday             3:20-
5:20              $82.50/ 2 weeks
Has your child ever used a pottery wheel?  Register them for this popular course! If your child took this class last year, don’t worry…there are new and exciting projects for this year!  This is a great opportunity to actual us a pottery wheel.  They will learn how to transform a piece of clay into a wonderful bowl, vase or plate after drawing their own design.  They will learn basic wedging, centering, pulling and decorating.  They will also glaze their masterpiece as well.  This is a class they will want to take over and over again! For more information, please contact Amy Marks at amy@enrichingkidz.com or 513-336-9993.

 Class is open to grades: 3-6

Make checks payable to:  Enriching Kidz

Class dates: Sept. 10, 17(NO!), 24 - backup 10/1

Class location: TBD

Instructor: Cindy Juncker or Darcie Davis.

Let’s Build It- Chain Reactions     Tuesday     3:20-4:20       $96/6 weeks
Let’s Build It- Chain Reaction in Action! The ball rolls down the ramp, turns the switch, that moves the post, that activates the zip-line, that knocks the ball down the ramp and into the goal! In this STEAM program, students will be building Rube Goldberg “Mouse Trap” chain-reaction machines featuring levers, pulleys, and other simple machines. Engineering and physics concepts will be introduced and reinforced through hands-on, innovative lessons and creative play time. Problem solving skills and teamwork will be put to the test as the complexity of the projects increases from week to week. On the final class, there will be a building competition - How many contraptions can you connect in chain reaction? No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and build. Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session, and have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills! For more information please contact Agustin Celentano at info@learningmeansfun.com.

 Class is open to grades: 3-6

Make checks payable to:  Adena PTO

Class dates:  Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16- backup Oct. 23

Class location: TBD

Instructor: TBD

Drama Kids: Acting, Re-Acting, Inter-Acting  Tuesday 3:20-4:20  $115/10 weeks
Drama Kids help students to develop many lifelong skills through a wide variety of drama/theater activities and exercises. We encourage children to freely express themselves while working on scripted scenes, small group improvisations, speech training, and other fun and creative activities. Not every student is destined to choose the acting profession, but certainly every student can benefit from being a great leader, communicator, and public speaker. Everyone is welcome to join our program! For more information, please contact Marina Giller at 513-885-3654 or dramakidsoh2@gmail.com.

 Class is open to grades: 3-6

Make checks payable to:  Drama Kids

Class dates: Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6(NO!), 13, 20 - backup Nov. 27

Class location: TBD

Instructor: Marina Giller

Chess Scholars          Wednesday          3:20-4:20                $96/6 weeks        
Develop your child's intellect through the fun game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Also, chess has been proven to enhance motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity.

No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both new and returning participants are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes towards the end of the session! Each child will receive a participation medal and a chess keychain. For any questions about this class, please contact Agustin Celentano info@learningmeansfun.com.

Class is open to grades: 3-6

Make checks payable to:  Adena PTO

Class dates:  Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10(NO!), 17, 24- backup Oct. 31

Class location: TBD

Instructor: TBD

Volleyball           Wednesday              3:20-4:20                $58/6 weeks
This class is an introduction and continuum of volleyball skills and fundamentals for children of all skill levels. The class is designed to your specific child’s skills and abilities and allows them to have fun and build development through a variety of games and drills!  For questions about this class, please contact Danielle Adleta at danielle.adleta@gmail.com or 513-678-5468.

 Class is open to grades: 3-6

Make checks payable to:  Danielle Adleta

Class dates:  Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10(NO!), 17, 24- backup Oct. 31

Class location: gym

Instructor: Julia Kuhr. Julia is a graduate of Lakota East High School. Julie played both Varsity and Club Volleyball for over 6 years.  Julia is studying film at Miami University and her love for children and the game makes her an exceptional Coach!

Kidz Home Alone        Wednesday        3:20-
5:20            $77/2 weeks
Are you ready to educate your child about the responsibilities of being home alone?  Our goal is to assist every student feel more comfortable while home alone.  This interactive course teaches topics such as First Aid, Self-Heimlich maneuver, reasons to call 911, fire escape plans, microwave safety and how to problem solve out of the ordinary situations.  A parent guide is included in the student manual which provides helpful discussion points between parent and child.  Parents do not need to attend the class.  For more information, please contact Amy Marks at amy@enrichingkidz.com or 513-336-9993.

Class is open to grades:4-6

Make checks payable to: Enriching Kidz

Class dates:  Oct. 17, 24 backup TBD

Class location: TBD

Instructor: Cindy Juncker


Art Spark for Creative Kids     Wednesday      3:20-4:20     $100/ 6 weeks
Spark your child's imagination with ceramics, canvas, wood and clay! This class will provide students with a fun environment to explore and express their creativity with wood, ceramics and canvas. We will also learn basic clay techniques while creating a hand built clay project that will be glazed and fired. For any questions about the class, please contact Mary Ann Ramhap at 513-755-0857.

Class is open to grades: 3-6

Make Checks payable to: The Pottery Place Liberty

Class dates: Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10(NO!), 17, 24- backup Oct. 31

Class location: TBD

Instructor: Mary Ann Ramhap.  The instructor is a past elementary school teacher and long time substitute teacher in Lakota Schools. She currently manages The Pottery Place Liberty, a paint your own pottery studio, in Liberty Township.

Handstamped Jewelry Design   Thursday    3:20-4:20      $75/ 6 weeks        
In this fun handstamped jewelry class, The Silver Diva will teach you how to hand stamp your personalized text into metal and make it into jewelry. We will make a charm necklace, a stretchy bracelet, a ring, a pair of earrings, a bookmark, a backpack tag, a shoelace charm, and decorate a jewelry box for all the new goodies! The Silver Diva, located in Voice of America Centre in West Chester, is a hand stamping jewelry studio. In our store, we offer parties, classes and events and teach children and adults how to handstamp. For more information about this class, please contact The Silver Diva at info@thesilverdiva.com or 513-873-4561.

Class is open to grades: 3-6

Make checks payable to: The Silver Diva

Class dates: Sept 13, 20, 27 (NO!), Oct. 4, 11, 18 (NO!), 25, Nov. 1 - backup Nov. 8

Class location: TBD

Instructor: Sawyer Kuhn-Reynolds

 Cookie Decorating Fun           Friday              3:20-4:20                $80/6 weeks
Is your child interested in learning the latest cookie decorating techniques while having fun with friends or making new ones? This is the class for him or her! We have a great time every week exploring new themes and techniques. The best part? Every week your child will go home with a box of cookies to share with family. Sign up to find out why this program continues to be a popular choice year after year! An apron is provided and will be sent home at the end of the session. .  For questions about this class, please contact Arin Singer-Bonk at 513-490-7221 or deliciousdesignscookies@yahoo.com or on Facebook (Delicious Designs Cookies).

Class is open to grades: 3-6

Make checks payable to:  Delicious Designs Cookies

Class dates:  Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19 - backup Nov. 2

Class location: TBD

Instructor: Arin Bonk. Arin is a West Chester resident and mom of two Lakota boys. She owns Delicious Designs Cookies, 8779 Cin-Day Rd. in West Chester, where she specializes in custom cookies for special events and occasions as well as cookie-decorating parties for kids and summer/holiday camps.