AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENTS

Our students appreciate extra opportunities to be with their friends and participate in activities in which they are especially interested.

In addition to participating in our NIAL and LHSAA athletic offerings, CES is also proud to offer parents a variety of organized after school enrichment experiences. Contact your child’s divisional office for additional information and availability as spaces fill quickly.

CES also offers an aftercare program at both the ECC and CBC. During aftercare, students have a snack, complete homework, and enjoy supervised play on the school grounds. ECC students may take the shuttle to the CBC to participate in the aftercare program there if that is more convenient for the family.

ENRICHMENTS AND AFTERCARE

Enrichments
Aftercare

Looking for an Art-Rageous afternoon? Students work with clay, painting, printing, and mixed media. Students will be guided but also offered the freedom to explore and discover new media and creative ideas. Maybe sculpting is your thing. Possibly embroidery or metalwork? Let’s see what wild creations you can make in the Art Shed with Mrs. Siporski! 

Chess America instructors are experienced chess professionals accustomed to teaching both novice and accomplished chess players. There will be an in-class chess tournament the last few classes as well as award ceremony and celebration. For more information and to register, please visit chessamerica.org.

Do you enjoy crafting and learning new “DIY” skills? Each week, students will focus on a new skill, including sewing, weaving, jewelry making, and more. Every week, you will get to go home with a new creation, and, better yet, you will be able to say, “I made it!” 

Cedar Howard brings 14 years of experience as a drum instructor to this dynamic, high-energy class. Students will develop confidence and creativity plus teamwork and communication skills while being introduced to African, Afro-Cuban, and New Orleans rhythms. Techniques will be taught on drum set, hand percussion, and auxiliary percussion. Movement and vocalization techniques will be introduced to help students gain coordination and independence. 

Bruce Sandifer, a 9th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor with more than 30 years experience as a karate instructor, will offer classes at the ECC. Classes will take place in the PE/Enrichment Room, so space is limited. Students will learn the basics of self-defense and introductory skills of karate, which provide a whole body workout emphasizing balance, coordination, and aerobic fitness. 

Students are invited to join Mrs. Campo for an after-school hands-on science enrichment program with new and challenging experiments. 

Love More Hot Yoga is for movement and mindfulness! Little Yogis and Mindful Movement is designed to meet the needs of all types of learners, movers, and children with all abilities. Consistent routines, visual supports, and appropriate class size ensure that all children are supported, engaged, and successful. Children practice strategies to find peace and confidence, and to calm their bodies and minds through physical yoga postures, breathing exercises, sensory play, art, and music. 

Susan Oglesbee is a certified teacher who taught fashion design at a Lafayette high school. She is also a CES grandmother! Susan has taught after-school and summer-camp classes at Ascension Episcopal School in Lafayette for 25 years. Petite Designers is a sewing and fashion design class for children who want to learn to design, sew, and create. Students will create a pajama bottom and a bag. The 10-week class will include all materials needed for projects. No sewing experience is necessary. Students with sewing experience can add more advanced skills. Students will choose fabric, design and sketch project, determine sizing, learn how to read and cut out pattern, and learn how to use a sewing machine. There will be a fashion show at the last class!

For information about Soccer Shots, please contact Amelia at nola@soccershots.org. Sessions are held at the Early Childhood Campus. 

Tennis pros from Stone Creek Club & Spa offer group lessons to CES students on our own tournament-quality hard courts.

 

The Thundercats explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, and coding using Sphero Bolt robots. These robots help students explore coding and programming through real world problems. Students will be exposed to the 4Cs (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking) while working on fun projects with these amazing robots. Space is limited to 15 students; snack provided.

Under the direction of faculty member and musical theater veteran Justine Andersen and CES parent and musical theater professional Lynne Bordelon, the Wildcat Player program develops confidence, builds relationships, and teaches professional theater skills. This program is geared for all levels – our budding performers as well as students wanting to try something new.

Early Childhood Campus (ECC) students enter aftercare at 2:45 p.m. (or 3 p.m. if not picked up from carpool). ECC aftercare ends at 4:30 p.m.

Any ECC students requiring aftercare after 4:30 p.m. should utilize the CBC aftercare program by taking the shuttle to the CBC at 2:45 p.m. Aftercare at the CBC ends at 5:45 p.m.

The charge for aftercare is $10.00 per hour (minimum). A $2 per minute charge is assessed for students not picked up by 4:30 p.m. at the ECC or 5:45 p.m. at the CBC. Billing for aftercare is done on a monthly basis.

The Code of Behavior extends to students who are enrolled in the aftercare program. A student may be excluded from the program for disciplinary reasons or if payment for aftercare is past due.

Christwood Boulevard Campus (CBC) students enter aftercare at 3:30 p.m. Aftercare ends at 5:45 p.m.

The charge for aftercare is $10.00 per hour (minimum). A $2 per minute charge is assessed for students not picked up by 5:45 p.m. at the CBC. Billing for aftercare is done on a monthly basis.

The Code of Behavior extends to students who are enrolled in the aftercare program. A student may be excluded from the program for disciplinary reasons or if payment for aftercare is past due.