As a service to our community, the Wyngate PTA posts after-school activity information on both the PTA listserv and the PTA website. After-school activities are not sponsored by the school nor by the PTA and the school and the PTA are in no way responsible for coordination of these activities. Please contact the after-school activity provider directly with any questions or concerns.

Parents, please note that students participating in after-school activities will be dismissed to the Makerspace after school ends and vendors/sponsors of each activity will pick them up for after-school classes at 4:00 PM. If your child is not going to attend their after-school activity, please notify the vendor directly that day so they are aware they will not be picking up your child from the Makerspace.

SPRING 2024 CLASSES

MONDAYS

Vendor/Class: Big Learning Science and Engineering / Chemistry Detectives

Grades: K-2

Times/Dates: 4:00-5:00 PM Mondays; 4/8 – 6/10 (no class 4/22, 5/27)

Cost: $175

Registrationhttps://biglearning.asapconnected.com/

Contact: (301) 502-0861; [email protected]

DescriptionExplore solids, liquids and gases and create new materials from exothermic and endothermic chemical reactions. Use viscosity and density to describe liquids and make your own lava tubes. Experiment with mixtures, solutions, acids, and bases to help solve our gold paper caper, mix a polymer, and make glue from milk.

Flyer: Big Learning Spring 2024

Vendor/Class: Big Learning Science and Engineering / Chemistry Lab Science

Grades: 3-5

Times/Dates: 4:00-5:00 PM Mondays; 4/8 – 6/10 (no class 4/22, 5/27)

Cost: $175

Registrationhttps://biglearning.asapconnected.com/

Contact: (301) 502-0861; [email protected]

DescriptionDetect and measure invisible matter, test for vitamin C and E and whether vitamins are fat or water soluble. Use Chemistry to solve mysteries, titrate acids and bases, and test flow resistance. Learn how retention factors affect chromatography, and make cheese and goop.

Flyer: Big Learning Spring 2024

Vendor/Class: Huayan Chinese Academy / Mandarin Chinese language and culture immersion program

Grades: K-5

Times/Dates: 4:00-6:20 PM Mondays – Fridays; 4/8 – 6/7

Cost: Monthly cost from $168 to $529

Registration:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1b5TwnL_DXY1eNrxfVq8oqaYLq3ySzOTNyFLoyGqV8Hc/viewform?pli=1&edit_requested=true

Contact: (301) 367-7074; [email protected]

Description:Huayuan Chinese Academy will continue to offer an after-school Mandarin Chinese language and culture immersion program. The program is open to all K-5 students. The class will meet from the school end time to 6:20PM from Monday to Friday. The family can choose to attend from 1-day/week to 5-days/week.

Vendor/Class: MSA / Football

Grades: K-5

Times/Dates: 3:30 – 4:45 PM Mondays; 4/8 – 6/3

Cost: $175

Enroll Online: www.montgomerysports.org

Contact: (301) 983-2227

Description: See flyer.

Flyer: MSA SPRING 2024

Vendor/Class: Tommie Shaw & Company / Beginner ASL II {American Sign Language}

Grades: K-5

Times/Dates: 4:00 – 5:08 PM Mondays; 4/8 – 6/10 (no class 4/22, 5/27)

Cost: $239

Enroll Online: https://tommieshaw.com/events/wyngate-beginner-asl-spring-2024/

Contact: (703) 528-6454; [email protected]

Description: Our Beginner ASL II Course will accommodate both new and previous students by including new beginner level material! The only material that will be a review for previous students is the ASL alphabet and numbers. Explore a new world of communication by learning American Sign Language (ASL)! ASL is the fourth most used language in the U.S. and learning ASL can open new lines of communication between hearing- and hearing-impaired individuals. Additionally, studies have shown that learning the ASL signs for letters and words can help children with spelling and vocabulary skills. The students will learn the signs for basic vocabulary terms and sentences in a fun, child-friendly environment. Parents are invited to join us on the last day of class for a Parent’s Day demonstration.

Flyer:  Tommie Shaw Spring 2024

TUESDAYS

Vendor/Class: Big Learning FLES / Spanish Introductory

Grades: K-1

Times/Dates: 4:00-5:00 PM Tuesdays; 4/30 – 6/11 (no class 5/14)

Cost: $135

Registrationhttps://biglearning.asapconnected.com/

Contact: (301) 502-0861; [email protected]

DescriptionLet’s speak more Spanish! Join us for Los tres cerditos or The Three Little Pigs. This story-based program provides a fun introduction to Spanish where children learn and practice speaking a new language through songs, puppets, games, storytelling, and hands-on activities. Sessions feature different stories and themes so that children can participate in one or more sessions during the year.

Flyer: Wyngate ES – Big Learning Spanish S24

Vendor/Class: Big Learning FLES / Spanish Beginner B

Grades: 2-5

Times/Dates: 4:00-5:00 PM Tuesdays; 4/30 – 6/4 (no class 5/14)

Cost: $135

Registrationhttps://biglearning.asapconnected.com/

Contact: (301) 502-0861; [email protected]

DescriptionNew and continuing students explore Spanish together in a fun, informal, language immersion setting. Children will gain confidence in hearing and speaking Spanish and continue to build a foundation for future language learning through hands-on activities, games, songs, cultural notes, and a workbook. Topics include favorite sports and pastimes, telling time, alphabet and vowels, the farm, numbers to 100, prepositions, and breakfast!

Flyer: Wyngate ES – Big Learning Spanish S24

Vendor/Class: Panda Programmer / Coding Class

Grades: K-5

Times/Dates: 4:00- 6:00 PM, Tuesdays 6/4 and 6/11

Cost: $159.34

Registrationwww.pandaprogrammer.com 

Contact: (443) 26-PANDA; [email protected]; [email protected]

Description: No computer experience is necessary, and computers are provided for each student.

Vendor/Class: Tommie Shaw & Company / Beginner Hip Hop

Grades: K-4

Times/Dates: 4:00 – 5:00 PM Tuesdays; 4/9 – 6/4 (no class 5/14)

Cost: $239

Enroll Online: https://tommieshaw.com/events/wyngate-beginner-hip-hop-spring-2024/

Contact: (703) 528-6454; [email protected]

Description: Hip Hop is a high-energy dance form that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B, and pop music, and is perfect for boys and girls who love to move! This fun-filled class immerses students in all aspects of motion, developing their balance, coordination, and strength, as well as promoting creativity, teamwork, and self-esteem. We use child-friendly music in all our Hip Hop classes (often KidzBop), and all movement is age-appropriate. As always, this session’s class will feature new music and choreography. Parents are invited to join us on the last day of class for a Parent’s Day performance.

Flyer:  Tommie Shaw Spring 2024

WEDNESDAYS

Vendor/Class: Shining Kids Yoga / Yoga

Grades: K-5

Times/Dates: 4:00 – 5:00 PM Wednesdays; 4/17 – 6/5

Cost: $160

Enroll Online: www.shiningkidsyoga.com/registration

Contact: (301) 760-4171; [email protected]

Description: Stretch, breathe, and relax with yoga at Wyngate Elementary! Children will learn yoga poses, deep breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques in a fun, interactive environment. Each class ends with a period of meditation and deep relaxation. Each child will need to bring their own yoga mat for yoga class. Early Registration Discount: Use code CHILDSPOSE10 to take $10 off SPRING registration if registered by 3/25/24.  *sibling discounts and limited needs-based scholarships available

Flyer: Yoga Spring 2024

THURSDAYS

Vendor/Class: Tommie Shaw & Company / Beginner Disney Musical Theatre

Grades: K-4

Times/Dates: 4:00 – 5:00 PM Thursdays; 4/11 – 6/6

Cost: $239

Enroll Online: https://tommieshaw.com/events/wyngate-beginner-theatre-spring-2024/

Contact: (703) 528-6454; [email protected]

Description: Tommie Shaw & Company’s “Disney Musical Theatre” course introduces young students to a combination of acting, character development, basic singing, and theatrical character dance. This is a basic introductory course for young students to begin their development as performers. Students will work creatively in a group setting. The course material will be based on 1 or 2 child-friendly musicals depending on the length of the course. Some of the child friendly musicals that may be used are Frozen, Moana, Tangled, Pocahontas and Little Mermaid. A very elementary, simple theatrical performance will be held during the last class of the course for parents to attend.

Flyer: Tommie Shaw Spring 2024

FRIDAYS

Vendor/Class: Mad Science of Washington / Nasa: Academy of Future Space Explorers

Grades: K-5

Times/Dates: 4:00 – 5:00 PM Fridays; 4/19 – 6/7

Cost: $204

Enroll Online: https://dc.madscience.org/parents-details-a.aspx?regItemSessionID=400634

Contact: (301) 593-4777; [email protected]

Description: Blast off with a program designed and created by NASA engineers! Set your future space explorers on a trajectory from our Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system! This hands-on program will bring children closer to the stars, planets, comets, and more. Learn about living in space, and getting away from gravity, look for space phenomena, and participate in a rocket launch!

Flyer: Wyngate Flyer

Vendor/Class: Magnus Chess Academy / Chess Club

Grades: K-5

Times/Dates: 4:00-5:00 PM Fridays; 4/19 – 5/31

Cost: $142

Registration: Wyngate Elementary School Chess Club Spring 2024 – Magnus Chess Academy

Contact (703) 574-2070; [email protected]

Description: Fun is the name of the game……but Magnus Chess Academy also sneaks in a bit of critical thinking, sportsmanship, and patience into chess club! Each week students of all levels do a fun but challenging lesson with one of our great coaches from our world class curriculum followed by practice games against other students in the class. Join the 100,000 (and counting!) kids who’ve learned chess with the official academy of 5x world champion Magnus Carlsen. This in-person club includes online extras like practice tournaments, Chesskid Gold membership ($69 value) and a bonus lesson with Magnus or Judit Polgar, the best female chess player ever!

Flyer: Wyngate Spring 24 Chess Flyer

Vendor/Class: Young Rembrandts / Drawing Classes for Kids

Grades: K-5

Times/Dates: 4:00-5:00 PM Fridays; 4/5 – 6/7

Cost: $200

Registrationwww.youngrembrandts.com/md

Contact: (301) 620-2995; [email protected]

Description: There’s no better way to get a jump on spring than with our fun Young Rembrandts cartoon class. Your student will be exposed to the excitement of drawing and animating dinosaur expressions and funny anime characters. These drawings will delight our students as they learn how to draw dynamic figures and action-filled scenes. Your funny bone will be tickled when you see the humorous, floral-inspired personas created in our flower characters lesson. And we’ll have an enormous amount of fun as we draw cartoon animals of all shapes and sizes doing their favorite hobbies. 

Flyer: Young Rembrandts Spring 2024