GUS+ Fall 2013 Classes
To register for any of the following classes please download a GUS+ registration form here or pick up a registration form from Cheryl at the reception desk.
Formerly known as SASSY!
We have changed the name of our special after school programming to GUS+. We like it because it’s short and sassy. Let us know what you think!
GUS+ announcements will go out in a direct email to families, and they will be included in our e-bulletin and on our web site under the heading Beyond the Classroom.
To register for programs, please send in a GUS+ Registration Form, attached to this email, to my attention. The form is also downloadable from our GUS web site.
We must receive your payment by check payable to GUS with your registration. Please register early! Some programs fill quickly. Others may be cancelled if we do not have enough children enrolled five days prior to the start of class. We do not accept registrations by email or voicemail, however feel free to contact me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or at x131.
FALL 2013 GUS+ CLASSES
Instructor: David Pruden, GUS Teacher and NASP Certified Instructor
8 Fridays from 3:00-4:00 beginning October 4 – December 6, no class Oct 25, Nov. 29
Ready, aim, shoot! Learn the eleven steps to archery success in this National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) class. Archery is a highly inclusive sport and is a diverse and extremely safe shooting activity. Students will shoot international style target archery, learn the setup and commands of a safe range, and learn the parts of the bow and arrows. This class will focus on the “process” of safe shooting far more than arrow scores. All equipment is provided by GUS and teachers are NASP certified.
Movies with McEachern THIS CLASS IS FULL
Dates: September 20- December 13, 2012
Time: Friday afternoons: 2:50-4:15 in 5A
Cost: $225 for the fall
Payment due with Registration
It’s the Friday afternoon video club with grade five teacher Brendan McEachern. Aspiring filmmakers will be able to use digital camcorders, Flipvideos, and edit on iMovie. We will cover the process of scripting, shooting, and editing. We will have a festival to show final films on the BIG SCREEN at a local movie theater for friends and family on Friday, 12/13. If you have any questions regarding the club please email email@example.com.
To register, please sign up on the sheet outside grade five and put a check payable to “Glen Urquhart School” inside the box. The 10 Friday classes will include snacks, a DVD of all the projects and free admission for friends and family to the screening!
10 Friday classes: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13
LEGO Engineering: Cars & Vehicles
Instructor: Jo-Ann Gorell
8 Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 beginning October 9 – Dec 11, no class Nov 6, Nov 27
Minimum 10/Maximum 16 students
Students will learn engineering and physics concepts while constructing a new vehicle each week from tanks to four-wheel drive cars. Students will have the opportunity to work in pairs, teams, and individually using battery packs, motors, gears, and over 100,000 LEGO pieces. This course is appropriate for LEGO novices as well as experienced builders. Have loads of fun in this hands-on minds-on class. This course is taught by Jo-Ann Gorell, engineer and lifetime user of LEGO. She has taught LEGO programs at GUS summer camps and at other North Shore schools.
Character Design: A Montserrat PARTners class
Instructor: Adam Miller
8 Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 beginning October 17 – December 19, no class Nov 7, Nov 28
Tuition: $240 including materials
The main focus of this class is to teach the process of character design for the world of movies, video games and comic books. Every story has a hero and we’ll find that hero here! Students will learn how to take a character concept from start to finish going through group brainstorming sessions and sketch exercises on their way through the creative process. We will discuss origin stories, costumes, props and special abilities for the new heroes and villains they create. While developing a grasp of these fundamentals, students will gain confidence enabling them to focus on real-life design choices for their characters. The final goal will be to deliver a full color comic book cover, movie poster or DVD/Game package starring the student’s very own creation. Adam Miller is a graduate of Montserrat College of Art. Click on the following link to read his profile: http://www.montserrat.edu/alumni/alumni-profile.php?profile_id=14
Instructor: Jack Mullarkey of 3MB Fencing
8 Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 beginning October 3 – December 5, no class Nov 7, Nov 28
It’s fun, it’s fast, it’s an Olympic sport! Come join our GUS team! Open to new and returning students. Instructor Jack Mullarkey of 3MB Fencing started fencing in 1963. He has won silver medal at the US National Championships twice, competed in 8 world championships, and made top 24 in the world.
Learn to think fast on your feet, improve your mental altertness, and hand, eye, & foot coordination. Fencing is a great cross training sport! You can apply the same skills to soccer, hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and anything that has a goalie or any one-on-one sport.
Instructor: Amy Billings
Grades 3-5: 8 Mondays from 3:00-4:00 beginning September 30 – December 2, no class Oct 14, Nov 11
Grades K-2: 8 Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 beginning October 2 – Dec 4, no class Nov 6, Nov 27
Tuition: $250, includes materials
Maximum class size 8
In this class, students will learn the basics of both hand sewing and machine sewing. They will learn how to thread a machine, and will use the machine with adult supervision. Students will also learn how to draft and use a pattern. Students will design bags, pillows, and/or garments. More advanced students may choose a project to work on during class.
Instructor: Dawn Southworth
8 Tuesdays from 3:00-4:30 beginning September 24 – Dec 10, no class Oct 8, Nov 5, Nov 26, Dec 3
Cost: $240, materials included
In our magical fabric laboratory, students will experiment with an array of textile-art techniques. The studio will be filled with color and whimsy as we explore the art of tie-dyeing and students reveal their folded creations. Students will also design and paint their own dazzling patterns on silk scarves, yielding spectacularly unique results! Drawing local inspiration from Cape Ann’s Folly Cove Designers, the young artists will create bold and graphic block-prints on cloth. The possibilities extend far beyond home though—students will learn about the traditional designs of the ancient and far eastern worlds and incorporate them into their own artworks!