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After Hours Activities (AHA!) at Ruffing

AHA! is an active after school enrichment program offered to currently enrolled Ruffing students in 3rd Year All Day Children’s House and Extended Day through Grade 8.

AHA! complements our After Care program and offers students a wide variety of enrichment opportunities during after school hours. Families seeking additional after school programming may register their children for the classes listed below.

Students registered for full-time After Care receive 50% reduction for one of the following classes: Around the World with Noodles, Kids’ Yoga, Let’s Make a Movie, Playful Explorations or Rock Wall.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

DATES:
2017 WINTER – SPRING SESSION of AHA! begins the week of January 9, 2017

Classes repeat weekly through the dates posted on the class descriptions below.

AHA! follows the school calendar. If there is no school, there is no AHA! If snow days occur, a make-up class or lesson will be scheduled. If not possible, families will receive a credit.

 

TIMES:

AHA! classes are offered Monday through Friday, from 3:15 – 4:30 pm.
Students attending AHA! are picked up at the main entrance at 4:30 pm.

Music lessons run 30 minutes between 3-6 pm. Once registration is received, the instructor sets the schedule directly with you. Number and frequency of lessons is determined with the instructor. We recommend weekly lessons through the school year.

 

NEW OFFERINGS and STAFF

AROUND THE WORLD
Kristie Fleischhacker, AMI Certified, MAAT in Counseling, Ruffing Montessori School alumna faculty member

CELLO LESSONS
Tom Sullivan, Master of Music in Cello Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music

PLAYFUL EXPLORATIONS
Carrie Bodenger, AMI Certified, Ruffing Montessori School alumna and faculty member

 

MUSIC LESSONS

Families enrolling in private music lessons will schedule directly with the instructors once online registrations are received. Students in Guitar or String are responsible for renting or bringing their own instrument. The first class will not require an instrument.


PIANO
& GUITAR

Children’s House through Middle School

Winter – Spring Session     
Monday – Friday: $30 per half hour 3-6 pm

For students who would like to learn how to play the piano or guitar, or to continue in already established practice, 30 minute lessons are offered. You may rent or bring your own guitar. A Guitar, Piano and String Recital completes the end of the year.

Instructor: Noel Schwenk
Note: The instructor will set the schedule directly with you


STRINGS

Children’s House through Middle School

Winter – Spring Session
Tuesday – Thursday: $30 per half hour 3-6 pm

For students who would like to learn how to play the violin, viola or cello, or to continue in already established practice, 30 minute lessons are offered. You may rent or bring your own violin, vila or cello. A Guitar, Piano and String Recital completes the end of the year.

Instructor: Stefanie Schore – Violin, Viola

Instructor: Tom Sullivan – Cello
Note: Each instructor will set the schedule directly with you.

 

GROUP CLASSES

AROUND THE WORLD WITH NOODLES

3rd Year All Day Children’s House, Extended Day and Lower El
12 Classes $265

Winter – Spring Session
Tuesday: January 10 – April 11

Did you know that March is National Noodle Month? Come travel the world of noodles. Discover and prepare noodle cuisine from a different country each week. As they taste their way around the world, students will explore local culture, traditions, art and celebrations. Buy your tickets now, the flight is filling. Pack your bags, here we go!

Instructor: Kristie Fleischhacker

 

HISPANIC WORLD

Lower El
12 Classes $265

Winter – Spring Session
Monday: January 9 – April 24

Learn the culture of Latin countries through fun games, songs, traditional dances, and cooking special dishes from these magnificent countries! One rule: Aquí solo se habla español (here, we speak only Spanish)!

Instructor: Alby Glassmeyer

 

KIDS’ YOGA

3rd Year All Day Children’s House, Extended Day, Lower El
12 Classes $240

Winter – Spring Session
Tuesday: January 10 – April 11

Open up your children to the wonderful world of yoga at an early age! Yoga is a great way to build self-respect and to develop confidence, concentration and reduce stress. Because children sometimes encounter emotional, social, and physical challenges or conflicts, a dedicated, intentional and fun yoga practice that includes breathing techniques, focus, and physical postures can be a very valuable tool in their lives.

Instructor: Alison Chenin

 

LET’S MAKE A MOVIE!

Upper El
12 Classes $240

Winter – Spring Session
Tuesday: January 10 – April 11

Learn to write, act, shoot and edit a movie! Date of premiere to be announced!

Instructor: Adam Fleischhacker

 

PLAYFUL EXPLORATIONS

3rd Year All Day Children’s House, Extended Day, Lower El
12 Classes $240

Winter – Spring Session
Thursday: January 12 – April 13

Theatre games, a grab bag of props and costumes added to creative energy work together to let students explore all the strange and wonderful characters inside them. All the world is our stage. Come find who you want to be!

Instructor: Carrie Bodenger

  

ROCK WALL

Lower El through Middle School
5 Classes $100

Winter – Spring Session
Monday: January 9 – February 13

Learn climbing, traversing, knots, climbing commands, safety procedures and proper technique. Build upper and lower body strength while improving rock climbing skills in a supervised, encouraging environment. Climbing equipment is provided, but comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes are required.

Instructor: Aaron Gray

 

SNAPOLOGY of CLEVELAND LEGOS

3rd Year All Day Children’s House, Extended Day through Upper El
12 Classes $240

Winter – Spring Session
Wednesday: January 11 – April 12

Snapology Engineers and Scientists students will learn through play in this fun LEGO program! They will explore simple and complex machines and build with gears, axles and motors. Students will engage in concepts from astronomy, earth science and biology as they create ecosystems and habitats using LEGO bricks. Students work with a partner in stations, and choose lessons and activities based on their interests!

Instructor: Kaitlin Tonelli

 

TAE KWON DO

Lower El through Middle School

Winter – Spring Session
Wednesday: January 11 – April 1212 Classes $290

Winter – Spring Session
Friday: January 13 – April 14: 10 Classes $250

Winter – Spring Session
Wednesday & Friday: January 11April 14: 22 Classes $490*

*Receive special discounted rate when you sign up for both Wednesday & Friday classes

This Korean Martial Art will improve strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration while children practice blocking techniques and self defense. Students may progress to earn a belt.

Tae Kwon Do is offered twice weekly to provide more flexibility to families and an opportunity for additional training to interested students. Students may register for either the Wednesday or Friday class or both. Students attending both classes may test for belt promotion more often each year than those attending one class per week.

Instructor: Jane McGann

Note: The belt promotion fee of $50 is included in the class cost, but will be deducted from your tuition if your child does not test at the end of a semester. Tae Kwon Do students are required to have a dobok (uniform) which may be purchased from T&T Martial Arts for $40.

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR AHA!

REGISTER NOW

For more information, contact:
Julia Sheehan
Director of Camps & Enrichment Programs
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(216) 321-7571, ext. 310 OFFICE
(216) 932-7866 CELL
(216) 321-7568 FAX

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