Lunch Clubs begin the week of Jan. 28, 2019. Clubs are held during lunch (11:30 – 12:10) and run for 8 weeks. Early bird pricing ends January 11, 2019!
|Drumming for Beginners (1-4)||Cartooning (1-4)||Great Books (1)||Improv (1-2)||Karate (1-4)
|Chess (1-4)||Amazing Minds (1-3)||Great Books ( 3)||Improv (3-4)||Mad Science (1-2)|
|Total-T Magic (2-4)||Hebrew (1-4)||Kindness Club (1-4)||Great Books (2)||Smash Up! Musical Theater (1-4)|
|Chinese (1-4)||Great Books (4)||Total-T Sports (2-4)||Yoga for All (1-4)||Bollywood Dance (1-4)|
|Winter Wonderland Nature (1-3)||Mad Science (3-4)||Kids Can Code (1-4)
Registration begins on Dec 14th at 12:00pm. Please click HERE to register once the registration begins.
See below for more details or download the PDF with club information
Amazing Minds- (1st-3rd) Calling all 1st-3rd graders! How would you like to go on an incredible journey with Amazing Minds where instructors will help sharpen your skills in math, science, geography, language arts and reading through fun, hands-on thematic activities. Science will come alive through our exploration of rocks and minerals, flight, weather, health and safety, and computers. Explore math while learning about money, geometry and shapes; grab your teacher’s hand and travel to China, Ancient Egypt, Italy, Washington DC or Australia to name just a few. Go to the head of the class in reading because of our hands-on reading games involving the animal kingdom, ocean creatures and even the preamble to the Constitution! (Topics change each session- 18 topics in all). Build rock collections, excavate Ancient Egyptian tombs, or shop in a simulated grocery store. Dissect owl pellets, wear prism glasses and make raisins bounce! Top it all off with exciting on-topic take-home prizes such as an Australian boomerang or a shark’s tooth! Come and exercise your brain with us at lunch!
$110/student → $100 Early Bird Tuesdays
New Offering! Bollywood Dance – (1st – 4th) We welcome kids to join the Bollywood Dance lunch club! Bollywood is a fun and vibrant dance form from India. We’ll teach some basic movements and techniques for Bollywood dance all while building on rhythm and expression. Students will learn a dance routine to a song and perform at the International Festival on March 10.
$60/student → $50 Early Bird Fridays
Cartooning Club – (1st – 4th) A Young Rembrandts cartooning class will stoke your child’s artistic fire. Your child will learn about exaggeration and drawing facial expressions in our lessons entitled “Cold Faces” and “Dad Expressions.” Our students will learn how to create fully realized cartoon characters by personifying cuddly polar bears in our “Cold Weather Friends” lesson. Learning to tell a story through a series of drawings will be the focus in our illustrations featuring a humorous shaving sequence. Encourage your child’s creativity.
$100/student → $90 Early Bird Tuesdays
New Offering! Chinese Club – (1st – 4th) Come learn more about the Chinese culture, food, history and people! This club, led by a Romona parent, will include fun materials, games and stories using Chinese language. Club members will receive an impression about China, like it’s geographic location, a brief history and also it’s characters and poems. The club will be mostly organized in Chinese so to give club members a Chinese immersion environment, but the group is not restricted only to those who speak the language. A non-fluent Chinese speaker will also have a chance to be exposed to the language and cultural environment, organized in a way that everybody benefits. All are welcome!
$60/student→ $50 Early Bird Mondays
Chess Club – (1st-4th) Taught by the professional staff at CHESS-ED, this class does more than teach the exciting and magical game of chess, it helps children build skills that lead to academic success–focus, patience, problem solving, analytical and critical thinking, problem solving and so much more. Classes are structured, well-managed, and designed to build a child’s confidence, as well as a love for the game which will last a lifetime. Through the program, each student will be taken to a new level of expertise.
Drumming for Beginners – (1st – 4th) North Shore Music is proud to offer the students of Romona, Drumming for Beginners! Children will learn the fundamentals needed to begin playing percussion instruments. We will help them develop a strong percussion foundation, including: how to play drums, drum-related terms, how to hold the drumsticks and drum set posture. No drum set needed!
$110/student, including equipment → $100 Early Bird Mondays
Great Books – (1st-4th) Join Romona teachers in reading fantastic short stories! Students have the opportunity to read an interesting story, think about what it means, and then discuss it with other students their own age. An activity pertaining to the story follows the discussion, usually a craft or game.
$65/student → $55 Early Bird
4th on Tuesdays; 1st and 3rd on Wednesdays; 2nd on Thursdays
Hebrew Club – (1st – 4th) Hebrew club is a warm, fun, and nurturing club that welcomes all students regardless of knowledge in Hebrew. Using the highly acclaimed Aleph Champ Hebrew reading method, modeled after the Karate system of motivational color-coded levels, students of multipole levels are able to see their progress and growth. Aleph Champ is broken down into bite-sized steps, making it scalable and exciting. Students are motivated by success and are eager to advance in levels. Hebrew club integrates Hebrew language into fun, creative activities, crafts and games. Children are enthusiastic for each club session, develop new friendships and have a pride of being a Hebrew Club member.
$65/student → $55 Early Bird Tuesdays
Improv – (1st-4th) The Laughing Academy returns to Romona! Run by Kim Greene Hiller, former instructor, writer and performer with The Second City who also has a Master in Education, this inspired class offers children the fundamentals of the art of improvisation. They will learn techniques to think quickly on their feet, release their own creativity, and enhance their story-telling skills. This unique program is not only for kids who want to be performers — theatrical training for children has also proven to build self-confidence, develop critical listening skills, enhance verbal communication skills, foster confidence, increase self-awareness, and teach teamwork all in the name of FUN!
$100/student → $90 Early Bird
1st & 2nd; 3rd & 4th on Thursdays
Beginning Karate – (1st – 4th) This class,introduces basics skills of Shotokan Karate while incorporating strength training and plyometrics to develop your child’s hand-eye coordination, confidence and mastery of movement. Your child will learn listening skills, resilience, leadership and sportsmanship. Attention is given to both individual and whole group learning opportunities. Taught by Romona dad Ricky Spritz.
$85/student → $75 Early Bird Fridays
Kids Can Code – (1st – 4th) Students will use basic computer science concepts, and drag-and-drop “program blocks” to build their own computer code. Students will create animations, games, and interactive projects that they can share with classmates and you!
$65/student → $55 Early Bird Fridays
Kindness Club – (1st – 4th) Being kind is cool! Put a smile on other people’s faces by joining Miss Young in helping those in need! Students will complete projects that will benefit people near our own community and those around the world! Some of these projects include making shoes for children in Uganda, setting up soap drives for those in need, writing thoughtful cards to children in hospitals and the elderly in nursing homes, and so much more!
$65/student —> $55 Early Bird Wednesdays
Mad Science – System 4 (1st–4th) Mad Science is back with one of our most popular course systems. Some of the spectacular, hands-on science program topics we will explore include Magnetic Magic, Sonic Sounds, Lights/Color/Action and lots more. Each young Mad Scientist will be making some great take home projects too, including a sonic horn, a magnet lab, a periscope and more. All materials are included and instructors are provided by Mad Science of Northern Illinois.
$110/student → $100 Early Bird
3rd & 4th on Thursdays
$95/student → $90 Early Bird
1st & 2nd on Fridays (7 meetings)
SmashUP!: Musical Theatre Adventures – Create Your Own Musical! (1st– 4th) Do you enjoy singing? Acting? Dancing? Storytelling? How about we take all of them and smash them up into an original musical? With expert guidance and encouragement, students will dream up their own characters, action, and songs in this lively and creative introduction to the performing arts…and it culminates in a presentation of their world premiere work! (presented by the Music Institute of Chicago)
$60/student → $50 Early Bird Fridays
Total T Magic – (2nd – 4th) The ABCs of Magic! Hands on, interactive magic lessons that keep kids engaged and entertained. Learn card tricks, magic with everyday objects and how to perform in front of an audience. Students learn to take a step at a time, to be thoughtful and to be confident. All materials included.
$90/student → $80 Early Bird Mondays
Total-T Sports – (2nd – 4th) Join Coach Terrence Hunter of Total-T Fitness in our multi-sports club. We will play a variety of sports like soccer, basketball, kickball and dodgeball. Students will be introduced to sport specific training and exercises to improve their fitness. The program will use American College of Sports Medicine and the NFL Play 60 guidelines. Total-T Fitness programs are age appropriate, effective, safe and fun.
$100/student → $90 Early Bird Wednesdays
New Offering! Winter Wonderland Nature Club (1st – 3rd) We will do a variety of outdoor and indoor winter-y activities using all of our senses! On days when the weather is good we will bundle up and take short walks through nature (on Romona’s campus) to explore and study the snow, trees, and animals as they experience the beautiful cold season. We will connect our explorations to fun indoor activities such as making snow slime, writing winter poems, making paper snow globes, drawing or journaling, and reading books about winter. Led by Romona Reading Specialist Miss Harney, who can’t wait to make winter a wonderland with you!
$65/student → $55 Early Bird
New Offering! Yoga for All (1st – 4th) Instructor Kat Matthews uses “Yoga for the Special Child®”, a comprehensive program of Yoga techniques designed to enhance children’s natural development for children of all ability levels. The method is gentle, therapeutic and effective. Children learn to calm their bodies and quiet their minds. Children learn yoga poses, deep breathing and stretching exercises for: Attention and Focus, Relaxation and Regulation, Body Awareness, Flexibility, Balance, Posture, Motor Control and Coordination and Central Nervous System Function. What sets Kat apart from other teachers is her background in special recreation as a behavioral specialist. She is also a licensed para-professional.
$110/student → $100 Early Bird Thursdays