Sponsored by the R.C. LaPerche PTA, the After School Enrichment Program (LEAP) provides a safe environment beyond school hours in the Fall and Spring where students have the opportunity to participate in activities and socialize with friends. LEAP offers exciting activities which offers programs for children to be healthier and happier, including sports, art activities and dance.
From the classroom to the playground, students spend out-of-school hours in safe and stimulating environment. All program leaders are respectful and positive toward students, mindful of the importance of appropriate role models.
The R.C. LaPerche PTA is happy to announce that the Spring Session of this year’s LaPerche After School Enrichment Program (LEAP) will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the school cafeteria beginning on Tuesday, March 13th at 3:30 p.m. and run for six weeks. All classes end promptly at 4:30 p.m. and pick-up is located in the various rooms your child will be in.
Entrance to school will be through the handicapped door. This year’s Spring session offers several NEW and exciting classes for students. We would love a large turnout and high student participation! An adult volunteer is required for each class! The classes will not run without an adult volunteer.
Please note that registrations are made on a first-come first-serve basis. Once a class has reached its maximum amount of students allowed, it will be removed from the options list on the registration page!
Payment (via check or paypal) is due on Friday, March 9th.
If you are unable to register online, or would like to volunteer to facilitate classes and assist with sign-in and dismissal of students, please contact Hannah Caisse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-323-3213.
See class details here: SPRING LEAP 2018
TUESDAY PROGRAMS (March 13th-April 24th)
Learn to Dance and Cheer!
Instructors: Middle School Laperche Alumni
Grades K-2 MAX 20 $20.00
Former Laperche Students will be teaching the children both dance and cheerleading basics! Each week, students will have 30 minutes of both dance and cheer. During Cheer, we will introduce basic cheer skills, dances, and simple lifts. We will also work on team building, voice projection and team dynamics.During Dance, we will learn new dance skills, work to improve dance techniques and be ready to perform at the end of the session!
Kids’ Carpentry Workshop!
Instructor: Ben Caisse
Grades 2-5 Max 12 $60.00
This program is designed to teach students the safe-use of hand tools and general woodworking skills. Students will be provided opportunities to use hammers, screwdrivers, power screwdrivers, drills, measuring tapes and sandpaper. The young carpenters will complete a variety of projects that they will be able to take home. Projects may include a balance board, stilts, hat rack, candy dispenser and catapult.
Fashion Design and Illustration!
Instructor: Sarah Lambrese
Grades 2-5 $20.00
Students will work on sketching figures, as well as learning different silhouettes and the history behind them. Students will be introduced to fashion vocabulary and translate that into a fashion design. Students will be introduced to figure drawing and the basics of drawing faces with a provided workbook to keep!
LaPerche Gardening Club!
Instructors: Aimee and Cristina Tortolano
Grades 2-5 $35.00
Students will be engaging in weekly gardening crafts to get everyone excited about spring and the outdoors! Some activities will include using scraps to regrow some vegetables. The group will be making bird feeders to take home. If weather permits students will work outside on projects! Each week students will take home their project to share with their family.
Instructors: Elisha and Reece Geller
Grades K-5 Max 12 $35.00
Calling all Pokemon players! This class is only for those that want to know and learn about the card game Pokemon. This is a great opportunity to improve math, reading and speaking skills, while still having a lot of fun. This class includes a Pokemon card deck, a bonus pack, protector sleeves, and a deck box. Students are strongly recommended to bring in their own cards for trading towards the end of the 6 week session.
THURSDAY PROGRAMS (March 15th- April 26th)
Warm and Fuzzy Animal Adventures
Instructor: Miss Nancy
Grades K-5 Max 15 $45.00
Enjoy an hour of hands-on experience with a different furry friend from Warm and Fuzzy Animal Adventures weekly. Children will have the opportunity to learn while they interact and cuddle the animals which may include goats, different types of bunnies, chinchillas, ferrets, a red-footed tortoise, Guinea pigs, a hedgehog, hamsters and a duck! Come join the fun!
Instructor: Mr. Connell
Grades 3-5 Max 40 $40.00
Welcome to the LaPerche Quidditch League! Mr. Connell, our LaPerche PE teacher, will be instructing teams of 10 players each, playing 3 minute shifts of Quidditch every Thursday for 6 weeks. Students who are not on the court will be asked to keep score, be goal judges, DJ’s and other jobs necessary for the game to run
World of Computer Coding!
Instructor: Miss Martino
Grades 2-5 Max. 25 $40.00
Welcome to the exciting world of coding! Have you ever wanted to program your own video game? If so, this LEAP class is the one for you! Each class students will be taught a new coding concept and then will get the chance to practice it. By the end of the program, students should know enough to build a simple game that they will be able to access at home! Come and learn about the endless possibilities with coding!
Instructor: JoyMarie Adamonis
Grades 2-5 Min. 8 $40.00
The Basics of Yoga is a creative mind & body workshop where kids will learn the fundamentals of yoga, breathing techniques and tools that help with positive self esteem, anti-bullying and self-regulation! Kids will learn these lifelong tools through games, some crafts and journaling! Students who took this class last year will learn from a whole new customized curriculum. * If this class does not meet the minimum it will not run.
If you are unable to register online, or would like to volunteer to facilitate classes and assist with sign-in and dismissal of students, please contact Hannah Caisse at email@example.com.
*Please note that a parent volunteer is required for each class! The classes will not run without a parent volunteer. Thanks for your help!
The forms required to participate in LEAP are listed below. Please complete, sign, and return these forms to the office in an envelope labeled LEAP before the first class. Thank you!