SUPER SUMMER 2017

 

Exciting classes, workshops, and trips for preschool through 12th grade students!

 

Welcome to our 38th year of outstanding summer enrichment programs!  Join us for a week, or for a whole summer of learning and fun.  Our classes are academically based, but offer a change of pace from the school year.  Each program is designed to intellectually challenge and socially enrich your child, and is taught by the experienced teachers of our regular Montessori classes.  Enrollment is limited and many classes fill quickly.  We are looking forward to having you join us for a summer of fantastic memories!

General Information:

Registration: You must register for all classes, as enrollment is limited and on a first come first serve basis.  Return the form from the back of this brochure to enroll your student.  Some classes fill early so do not be disappointed-enroll as soon as possible as we do not overfill classes.  You are accepting financial responsibility for all classes selected and any required fees are non-refundable.  If you are unsure of your schedule, please contact the school to be placed on a waiting list for possible available openings.

 

Student Information Form:  A new emergency information form must be completed for each student prior to beginning any summer class.  These are available in the school office now or you may come a few minutes early on the first day of class to complete necessary paperwork.

 

Tuition: Tuition is due prior to the start of the first class session each week.  There is a 10% discount available on tuitions for a second or third sibling concurrently enrolled.  (Sorry, no discount on trips.)  Tuitions paid after the start of Monday’s class must include a $5 late fee.  

 

Late Fees:  The San Jose campus closes promptly at 6 PM and the Extension campus closes promptly at 5:45 PM.  There is a $1 per minute late fee charged for students picked up after closing time to partially compensate the teachers.  There is a $25 fee for returned checks and a $5 late fee assessed for tuition paid after the start of class. Tuitions paid more than 7 days late will incur a $25 per week late fee. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our tuitions reasonable by being timely with tuition.

 

Extended Day:  It is required that summer students be signed in and out each day.  For the safety of all, please do not drop students in the parking lot.  During the summer months, we do not have a staff member in the parking lot as our students arrive at a variety of times.  SORRY, THERE IS NO HOURLY RATE FOR EXTENDED DAY AVAILABLE DURING THE SUMMER.  Students arriving before 8:45 or picked up after 3:15 will be charged the weekly extended day rate.

 

Lunches:  Students bring a lunch from home.  It is recommended that parents use a “Blue Ice” or similar product, as we do not have space to put lunch boxes in the refrigerator.  However, sandwiches in baggies or Tupperware labeled with the child’s name can be accommodated. Teachers will also heat lunch items in a microwave for students.

 

Which Class?  Students who will be entering first grade in the fall and have completed kindergarten with sound foundations in reading, writing, math, and social and emotional skills may join the primary program for 1st-4th grade students at the Extension campus.  Students who have not mastered these skills should register for the kindergarten program at the San Jose campus.  Students who will enter the 4th grade in the fall may attend any of the primary sessions or may elect to attend the summer intermediate workshops for 4th-7th grade students.  Students entering 7th grade may attend the intermediate classes or a variety of workshops designed for older students described in the upper division section for 7th-12th grade.  The overlap allows for individualized placement based on individual student maturity.  Please see Suzanne if you are unsure of the proper placement for your child.

 

Location:  Preschool and Kindergarten classes for 2 ½-6 year olds meet at 1130 S. San Jose.  Primary, Intermediate, and Upper Division classes for 1st-10th grade meet at 745 S. Extension.

 

 

Preschool/Kindergarten

Workshops for 2 ½-6 year olds

$105 weekly 9:00-11:30 M-F

$140 weekly 9:00-3:00 M-F

$175 weekly 6:30-6:00 M-F

 

Extended day programs include the workshop activities plus academic reinforcement and enrichment activities.  Students may enroll for one week of a two-week session on a space available basis.  These programs will be held at the San Jose campus.

 

May 30-June 2, June 5-9  MEDIEVAL TIMES

      Knights, shields, damsels, dragons, swords, helmets, crowns, and castles all come to life in this exciting session devoted to life in medieval times.  Students will make their own castles, play squire games, create medieval hats for imaginative dress up, play Capture the Dragon’s Gold, and even cook a peasant’s feast (everyone will eat with their hands!).  Join us for a trip to merry ole England in the days of chivalry! 
          Everyone loves to be a star!  Students will learn improvisation games and develop skits as they act out familiar stories.  Costumes and make-up create our characters.  We’ll also learn the basics of music as we explore instruments and make some of our own to include in our rhythm band.  Students will combine songs they have learned and skits they have rehearsed into a final performance for our parents complete with class made refreshments!  You won’t want to miss it!

 

June 26-30, July 3-7  NATURE SCIENCE

          Science is all around us!  Children naturally love to explore nature as we learn techniques of observation and facts about plants and animals through hands-on activities. Insect exploration, window gardening, a recycling project to help develop respect for our planet, creation of leaf prints, making bird feeders, and solar sunprints will all be included.  Students will use the “scientific method” to count, sort, and analyze our findings.  Teaching children to be careful observers of the world around them builds academic abilities for future school success and instills a love of learning.  (No class on July 4th:  Independence Day)

 

July 10-14, July 17-21  TROPICAL LUAU!

          Aloha!  Learn about islands, make a grass skirt to wear, bake pineapple upside down cake, dance the hula, hear Hawaiian music, do the limbo, build a sand castle, and create your own fish reef.  Every student receives his or her own plush hula teddy bear to keep!  We’ll create clothes and suitcases for our bears and take them on a trip to a tropical paradise!

 

July 24-28, July 31-August 4 CONCOCTIONS

          Mix it up!  Edible concoctions include Movie Glass Candy and Pickle Potions.  Craft concoctions feature Dryer Lint Clay, Gooey Gunk, and Magic Muck.  There are garden concoctions with Greenhouse in a Bag and Bean Mosaics and science concoctions with Crystal Farms and Invisible Ink.  Artistic concoctions create Filter Flowers and Sandpaper Transfer Pictures.  Lots more educational investigations with hands-on mixtures!

 

August 7-11, August 14-18 CHEF’S SCHOOL

          Everyone loves to cook!  Students will develop math, reading, and writing skills as they use recipes and cook delicious and wholesome treats.  We’ll read classic literature such as Blueberries for Sal and make blueberry muffins.  After reading Stone Soup, we’ll simmer a delicious pot of homemade soup to enjoy with our classmates.  We’ll learn to measure, sift, blend, and frappe!  We’ll even make some treats to bring home and share with our families.

 

August 21-25  HOT, HOT, HOT

Make fruit popsicles, balloon hats, and edible clay!  Create ooblick that is part solid and part liquid!  Star in your own commercial and watch yourself on TV!  Build your own pizza and play “Pin the Silly Nose on Michael”.   Celebrate the end of summer with zany, summer fun!

 

Primary Workshops

For 1st-4th grade students

$150 weekly 9:00-3:00

$185 weekly extended day 6:30-5:45

 

Each week includes Montessori academics, sports, computers, math, animals, reading club, art, video games, movies, drama, cultural studies, science, cooking, and socialization plus our outstanding workshop theme!!!  Students may enroll for one week of a multi-week course on a space available basis.  No partial week enrollment is available to maintain curriculum continuity.  Students entering first grade participate in a “First Grade Readiness” curriculum designed to give them a step up in the fall through phonics, reading, and math activities in addition to their workshop programs. 

 

May 30-June 2, June 5-9   APPLE OF MY EYE

          Meet Johnny Appleseed, participate in apple taste testing, bake apple cobbler, learn the story of William Tell and try shooting the apple with a real bow and arrow, paint your own apple still life, make dried apples and fresh apple sauce, make an apple-head grandma puppet, and don’t sit under the apple tree with anyone else but your friends at Dobson Montessori! 

 

June 12-16, June 19-23    ARIZONA STAYCATION

          We’re setting up camp in the classroom so join us around the campfire as we learn to identify Arizona animals by their tracks, make your own cactus planter, create leaf rubbings, dissect owl pellets, go on a nature hike to look for insects, identify indigenous birds, set up a tent, and cook on a campfire.  Includes a field trip to the “old swimming hole” …a local swim recreation center.

 

June 26-30, July 3-7   COLONIAL TIMES

          Dip candles, make soap, create a sampler, bake cornbread, and enjoy recreating early America.  We’ll celebrate the 4th of July with watermelon, fireworks, and the signing of our own Declaration of Independence.  Make a log cabin, churn butter, and bake bread.  History comes to life through centers and hands-on activities.  (No class on July 4th:  Independence Day)

 

July 10-14, July 17-21  WHO WANTS TO BE A PIRATE?! 

         Climb aboard our sailing ship as we head off in search of treasure!  Students will make individual treasure chests and learn to read a map to search for doubloons.  We’ll create pirate hats and learn about talking parrots!  We’ll read the story of Peter Pan and write our own “I don’t want to grow up” story about why it is great to be a kid!  We’ll even cook up our own pirate’s feast!  Yo ho ho! 

 

July 24-28, July 31-August 4 FRACTURED FAIRY TALES

           We’ll take a trip around the world as we investigate folktales of different cultures.  Hear the story of Vassilisa, the Russian Cinderella.  Students will make a map of story origins, cook foods from the countries, and act out the stories in a drama showcase in our classroom.  Perhaps you will be cast as the evil queen or the knight who saves the day!  Students will have fun as we change the endings of familiar stories and dress in costume to act out our funny versions of favorite tales.

 

August 7-11, August 14-18   BUILD IT

         Engineering is problem solving.  Students will use a variety of hands on materials to solve problems and create original solutions to questions.  Working in teams, they will build a fort you can inhabit with your friends.  Using Knex, we’ll create moving vehicles.  Try building a Popsicle stick bridge to support a dictionary!  Build a skyscraper from Legos!  Lots of STEM applications!  Students will build boats and then  see whose boat stays afloat the longest in our student build playround river rapids!

 

August 21-25   HOT, HOT, HOT! 

         Celebrate the last week of summer with silly songs, jokes, skits, and silly food!  Wear your clothes inside out, mismatch your socks, and learn the silly chicken dance.  Think cool by making zip-lock bag ice cream, brew some sun tea, and make snowflakes in our classroom.  There’s lots of silly fun!

 

Intermediate Workshops

For 4th-7th grade students

$150 weekly 9:00-3:00

$185 weekly extended day 6:30-5:45

 

Each week includes Montessori academics, sports, computers, math, animals, reading club, art, video games, movies, drama, cultural studies, science, cooking, and socialization plus our outstanding workshop theme!!!  Students may enroll for one week of a multi-week course on a space available basis.  No partial week enrollment is available to maintain curriculum continuity.

 

May 30-June 2, June 5-9   AMAZING MAMMALS

           How are you and a shrew alike?  Discover bat hearing in a game of Bat and Moth.  In a skull lab activity, classify carnivores and herbivores by examining their teeth.  Learn to communicate like a chimpanzee.  Make a pocket pal marsupial.  Hands on experiences with real mammals including a goats, dogs, chinchilla, and more furry creatures! 

 

June 12-16, June 19-23   UNDERSTANDING MODERN ART

         Investigate the works of Picasso, Miro, Pollock, Calder, Warhol, Lichtenstein and other famous artists while creating your own think outside the box masterpieces.  We’ll go on field trips to see local exhibits and work in mediums including sculpture, acrylic, installation, clay, assemblage, collage, and more.  Even if you’ve “never been good at art”, you’ll create exciting masterpiece works in this class!

         

June 26-30, July 3-7   UPCYCLING

         Join the newest craze to help save the planet: upcycling.  We’re using everyday castoffs and changing them into amazing and useful items!  Make a gift for a friend, create a magical flower, go on a field trip to discover treasure in the trash at a local thrift store and transform your find into an amazing chair for your room!  We will celebrate our new appreciation for creative use of everything with an upcycle party!  All our décor with be a reuse of something castoff.  Learn how small choices can have a big impact on our world!   (No class on July 4th:  Independence Day)

 

July 10-14, July 17-21   FROM MANY HANDS

      Learn about the cultures of countries around the world.  Visit India and create your own Taj Mahal.  We’ll cook up some spicy Indian food, too!  Tour the Louvre in Paris and paint your own masterpiece!  Make adinkra block prints from Africa and discover lions, tigers and elephants, oh my!  Speak some Spanish as we tour Spain and make tapas.  Taste Belgium waffles and build a thatch roofed Irish cottage.  Lots of hands-on learning!

 

July 24-28, July 31-August 4  NORTH TO ALASKA!  BRRRR!

         It may be hot outside but we have lots of chilly fun in our workshop!  Travel to the far north to learn about our 50th state and the interesting Native Americans from this region.  Carve a totem pole, build an igloo, go ice sledding on our amphitheater, make ice cream, carve a “walrus tusk ivory” sculpture, make a power necklace, enjoy a shave ice snow cone, and compete in sled races.  As part of this study, we will go on an ice skating field trip!  Hey, look over there!  Are those the Northern Lights???

 

August 7-11, August 14-18  GIZMOS AND GADGETS

          We’re creating science contraptions that really work!  Build a hovercraft, launch a rocket, make some motion commotion, build a Dinky Rink, create a bird merry-go-round, and lots more.  Develop your understanding of physics while working with friends to create cool working models of awsome gizmos and gadgets.

 

August 21-25   HOT, HOT, HOT! 

         Celebrate the last week of summer with silly songs, jokes, skits, and silly food!  Wear your clothes inside out, mismatch your socks, and learn the silly chicken dance.  Think cool by making zip-lock bag ice cream, brew some sun tea, and make snowflakes in our classroom.  There’s lots of silly fun!

Upper Division & High School Workshops

For 7th –12th grade students

$150 weekly 9:00-3:00 M-F 

$185 weekly extended day 6:30-5:45  M-F

 

May 30-June 2, June 5-9  AROUND TOWN

            Everyone’s favorite summer workshop!  Each day features two educational and fun-filled activities!  We’re going to museums, skating, bowling, fencing, playing billiards, to the movies, checking out exhibits, competing in a scavenger hunt at the mall, swimming, and more!  Expand your horizons, learn about history, science, art, and culture! All your friends will be there so don’t miss out.  This workshop always fills quickly.  Join your host, Trevor; we’ll see you around town!

 

June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30 ARCANE DESTINY: RISE OF THE THANES

         This year, Fantasy Role Playing takes on epic proportions as we create mythical characters and train them in the mystic arts.  Conquer lands, build castles, gain followers, and become ruler of your domain!  Protect your realm against would-be usurpers.  Ward off creatures of unfathomable terror!  Join us, and rise to meet your destiny!

 

July 3-7, 10-14   SPANISH IMMERSION (Trip to Mexico)

      Habla usted espanol?  No problemo!  We are learning about the language and culture of Mexico and Spain.  And as part of this experience, we will enjoy 3 days in  Playa Encanto just outside Puerto Penasco in Mexico exploring the beach, visiting local shops and restaurants, and practicing our Spanish!  Students will need a passport.  We will also complete a community service project with the Esperanza para los Ninos orphanage.  Accommodations at Paradise Villas right on the beach!!!  Don’t miss this amazing learning opportunity!   

          (No class on July 4th:  Independence Day.  Extended day rate applies to both weeks; this is a two week class and includes the trip at $185 weekly)

 

July 24-28  GOURMET GLAMPING (Camping Trip)

          Join Trevor and Heather as we go glamping!  The newest fad in comfortable camping, students will learn upscale camping skills in class and spend two days in the cool pines of northern Arizona practicing their glamorous camping abilities.  Gourmet cooking, pampered projects, spectacular sightseeing, and lots of fun with your friends.  (Extended day rate only $185)

 

Note: 7th-12th grade students may join the intermediate classes du;ring the weeks of July 17-21, July 31-August 4, August 7-11, August 14-18, and August 21-25.

 

CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE!

 

A 4-day intensive trip experience for mature students entering 5th-12th grades!

 

Educational and Fun!

May 26-29

$489

We are proud to offer our California trip!  This experience is a fun filled adventure for mature students and is designed to build confidence, team skills, positive self-esteem, communication, and independence.  Our summer trip always fills quickly and the real life skills learned last a lifetime.  We also build bonds of friendship and memories for years to come.  Please contact Suzanne if you have questions or would like more details about this remarkable program.  A complete itinerary and gear list will be sent to registered participants early in May.

Friday, May 26  Leave school at 7:30 AM.  A stop for lunch in Indio before proceeding to Los Angeles.  We arrive at 4PM at Knotts Berry Farm where we will visit Snoopy and ride the Ghostrider, Xcelerator, and Supreme Scream.  White knuckle rides not your thing?  Join Suzanne on the Bigfoot Rapids, Bumber Cars, or Calico Mine Ride. We close the park at 11 PM with a last ride before heading for our hotel.

Saturday, May 27 Huntington Beach is our destination today!  We’ll swim and boogie board and then visit the arts and craft market at the pier and check out the live street performers.  Dinner at Ruby’s on the pier!  Look for dolphins swimming by while you enjoy great food inspired by the 50’s!    Tonight, time to swim in our hotel pool, enjoy the hot tub, and have hot chocolate before bedtime.

Sunday, May 28  A full day at Disneyland today!  We’ll see it all and ride our favorites twice.  Space Mountain, Indiana Jones, Haunted Mansion, and the Pirates of the Caribbean are waiting for you!  We’ll close the park tonight with the fantastic fireworks display!

Monday, May 29  After breakfast, we pack up and head for home with enough great memories to last for years to come!  We’ll arrive at school around 5PM.   

All transportation, lodging, admissions, activities, and continental breakfasts are included.  Students are responsible for four lunches and four dinners.  This trip always fills quickly.  A $95 non-refundable deposit is required with the remaining $364 due by May 5th

 

Registration for Super Summer 2017

 

Please check the sessions your child will attend.  Tuition is due prior to the start of each class.  You are agreeing to financial responsibility for all classes indicated.  Classes fill so register early.  You may register for one week of a multi-week session on a space available basis, but there are no partial week options.  Students attending less than a full week or who are absent pay the full week’s tuition, as we cannot take another student in your child’s place.  There is a 10% discount for a second sibling concurrently enrolled.  You will not receive confirmation of classes but will be notified by phone if the class you selected is full.  Please copy this form for your records and call if you have questions.  It is our goal to offer the most outstanding summer programs for all our students and we are looking forward to having YOU join us for a great summer!

 

Student _____________________________________Hm Phone ________________

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Birth date _______________________ Age ____________  Grade in fall _________

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Please check the class weeks your child will attend:

 

Preschool-Kindergarten AM 9-3 Ex. Day
May 30th-June 2nd      
June 5th-9th      
June 12th-16th      
June 19th-23rd      
June 26th-30th      
July 3rd-7th      
July 10th-14th      
July 17th-21st      
July 24th-28th      
July 31st-Aug. 4th      
August 7th-11th      
August 14th-18th      
August 21st-25th      

 

Primary 9-3 Ex. Day
May 30th-June 2nd    
June 5th-9th    
June 12th-16th    
June 19th-23rd    
June 26th-30th    
July 3rd-7th    
July 10th-14th    
July 17th-21st    
July 24th-28th    
July 31st-Aug. 4th    
August 7th-11th    
August 14th-18th    
August 21st-25th    

 

 

Intermediate 9-3 Ex. Day
May 30th-June 2nd    
June 5th-9th    
June 12th-16th    
June 19th-23rd    
June 26th-30th    
July 3rd-7th    
July 10th-14th    
July 17th-21st    
July 24th-28th    
July 31st-Aug. 4th    
August 7th-11th    
August 14th-18th    
August 21st-25th    

 

 

Upper Division 9-3 Ex. Day
May 30th-June 2nd    
June 5th-9th    
June 12th-16th    
June 19th-23rd    
June 26th-30th    
July 3rd-7th  $185    
July 10th-14th $185    
     
July 24th-28th $185     
     
     
     
     

 

___ California Trip

      $95 deposit required,

       balance due May 9

 

Please attach a check in the amount of one week’s

tuition to confirm enrollment.  This non-refundable

deposit will be applied to your final week of attendance.

Amount attached:  $ _________ Check # ________

$150 weekly

$185 extended day

Two student discount:

$285 weekly

Extended day:  $351.50