Please see our offerings for Winter session 2020! New this session is Crazy Chemworks by Mad Science and Naturalist in the Classroom by MCPS for Point Road and True Blue Warrior Girls at Markham! And a Bricks4Kidz offering for K!

Registration opens on Tuesday, January 7th at 12:30 pm and closes at 9pm on Wednesday, January 15th. Clubs start on Tuesday, January 21st and run for 10 weeks (exception: Crazy Chemworks by Mad Science, Naturalist in the Classroom & Newspaper are 8 weeks).

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Winter 2020 Programs:


Young Rembrandts
Newspaper Club
Chess Club

Grades 1-3
Grades 1-4
Grades 3-4
Grades 5-8

Mad Science
Sports & Fitness
Naturalist in the Classroom

Grades 1-2
Grades 3-4
Grades 3-4

Chess Club
Mad Science

Grades 2-4
Grades 3-4
Grades 3-4
Grades 5-8

Earth Team

Grade K
Grades 5-8

True Blue Warrior Girls

Grade 5-6

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Young Engineers with Bricks 4 Kidz! Kindergarten only club! Your child will enjoy hands-on learning, building and playing each week. Using LEGO ® bricks we teach valuable building technique LEGO designers use to create micro scale models and simple structures. Examples of builds are pyramids, castles, the Empire State Building, suspension bridge just to name a few. Open to Kindergarten. 10 week program, meets Thursdays at 3:00 pm for 1 hour. Club dates: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2. Minimum 12 students, Max 12 students. $180 per student

Space Adventures/Star Wars Inspired by NASA® and Star Wars®, our ten-week Space Adventures after-school program is packed full of models that make your child’s imagination soar! Each week, children learn about space exploration and build motorized models related to the NASA® space program. In addition, LEGO® Star Wars®-themed models and games will be featured. Open to grades 1-3. 10 week program, meets Mondays at 3:00 pm for 1 hour. Club dates: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6. Minimum 12 students, Max 18 students. $180 per student

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Chess Club with Mr. Woodward.  Students are organized by level. Each session begins with general instruction, a viewing of a famous chess game and ends with competing club play. Results of each game are entered into the club’s ladder system to track results. The final week is tournament day and trophies are awarded to the ladder and tournament winners.

Markham Chess: Open to 5-8th graders and meets on Mondays at 3:15 pm for one hour. Club dates: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6.
Minimum 8 students, Max 18 students. $110 per student

Point Road Chess: Open to 2nd-4th graders and meets Wednesdays at 3:00 pm for one hour. Club dates: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25. Minimum 8 students, Max 14 students. $110 per student

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Earth Team: Calling all of our Little Silver Planet Earth Heroes! If you’re committed to raising awareness about environmental issues, and to reducing our environmental impact as individuals, a school community, and as citizens of planet Earth, then this club is for you. Come join us if you think you’ve got what it takes to make a positive impact on your school and community. This session will be led by STEM and Enrichment teacher, Ms. Phan, and will be sure to ignite a passion for the planet with hands on activities and inspiring guests from the environmental community. Open to 5th – 8th graders, meets on Thursdays at 3:15 for one hour. Club will meet for 10 weeks. Club dates: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2. Minimum 7 students*, Maximum 12 students. $110 per student
*club members from the Fall Session please note: the spring session will present new information, except for one to two weeks that will be an expansion on content previously taught.


Games & Fitness: Physical Education Plus! Students will learn new games and play some of their favorites like hockey, basketball, capture the flag and Gaga all while focusing on strength, endurance and sportsmanship.  Led by Mr. Russ. Meets on Tuesdays at 3 pm for 10 weeks. Open to all 3rd and 4th graders. Club dates: 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31. Minimum 8 students, Max 14 students. $120 per student.

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Little Hats, Big Hearts: Crocheting with Mrs. Saul. Students are taught to crochet and participate in a community project, making little red hats that are given to newborns in nearby hospitals to bring awareness to congenital heart disease. Supplies included and students get to keep.
Point Road: Open to grades 3 & 4. Meets Wednesdays at 3:00 pm for 1 hour. Club dates: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25. Minimum 8 students, Max 15. $120 per student

Crazy Chemworks by Mad Science! Welcome to the world of chemistry! Make your own ooey gooey slime while discovering polymers, dip into the world of acids and bases, perform split-second chemical reactions, experiment with different sticky materials, and observe the wonder of dry ice with bubbling potions! Join us on this thrilling trip through the chemistry lab! Min 12 students, Max 12. $160 per student.

Grades 1-2 meets Tuesdays for 8 weeks on the following dates: 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17

Grades 3-4 meets Wednesdays for 8 weeks on the following dates: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11

Can’t make it to our parks? We’ll bring the parks to you! Talented members of our Naturalist staff will visit your school to present the following programs: Ancient Explorations Take a step back through time as we explore what roamed our land many years ago. Avian Adventures Look to the sky as we adventure into the avian world to figure out what makes birds so unique and what kinds of birds you might find in your school yard or backyard. Awesome Adaptations Investigate animal adaptations and learn the importance of biodiversity. Every Day can be Earth Day Discover what makes Earth Day so special and what you can do in your classroom and at home to celebrate Earth Day 365 days a year. Mighty Macros Inspect a water sample from one of our ponds to discover the critters in our waters and learn why it’s a good thing to find bugs in your water. Water Everywhere! Follow drops of water through our watersheds and see what might travel with the water on this incredible journey. NJ “Shore” Is Fun Experience all the fun and excitement of the beach without even getting sand in your shoes. Discover what you can find in the waters off the Jersey shore and learn about shells you might find on the sand. Wild Nature Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with some animals who call New Jersey home. We’ll bring animals from our live collection for students to see and maybe even touch! Open to 3rd and 4th graders, meets for 8 sessions on Tuesdays at 3 pm for one hour. Club dates: 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17. Minimum 8 students, Maximum 12 students. $140 per student.

Newspaper Club: Use your writing skills to produce the Get To the Point school newspaper! Includes 100% student generated material. Students will learn the basics of journalism. They will write news articles, opinion pieces and columns, edit content and design the layout for their bi-annual publication. Please note: Students are expected to develop their own content and write during club sessions as well as at home. Led by parent volunteer Mrs. Lydia Jain. Open to 3rd and 4th graders, meets for 8 sessions on Mondays at 3 pm for one hour. Club dates: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23. Minimum 8 students, Maximum 12 students. $60 per student.

Photography & Videography: This class teaches students the fundamentals of photography and videography in an environment where creativity is encouraged. Students will learn the history, terminology, techniques, and ethics of these two arts by professional photographer and Markham Place alumni, Michael McKenna. Students may bring their own camera but will also have access to professional equipment that can be used under guidance and instruction to familiarize themselves with the image taking process and develop the confidence to create amazing imagery. Open to 5th – 8th graders and meets on Wednesdays at 3:15 pm for one hour. Club dates: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25. Minimum students 12, Max students 12. Price per student $220.

True Blue Warrior Girls Welcome to Girls Spartan Training! Led by school parents, Anna Massey and Patty Mueller, multi- season Girls On the Run coaches, we call all 5th & 6th grade girls for a chance to train for a youth spartan race in April 2020. This is a great opportunity to learn or hone your circuit training skills which can help performance in all sports. Using a training schedule designed by Spartan races, exercises will include push ups, burpees, dumbell burpee clusters, pull-ups, V-ups/sit ups, bear crawls, ninja jumps, walking lunges, kettlebell deadlifts/swings and running short distances. Each circuit is timed so the individual is working 30-60 seconds on each exercise with no more than 1 minute breaks. This is great for elevating heart rates while everyone is working out to fun music! The goal is to prepare for the 1-Mile NJ Kids Spartan Race on April 4th at Citi Stadium in NY. Parent volunteers welcome to join their girls as we become stronger and tougher together! Note: Training will be held outdoors and only indoors if inclement weather. Plan to dress accordingly! For more info: Meets Fridays at 3:15 for one hour on the following dates: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3. Min 8 students, Max 15. $60 (includes $30.99 race registration fee).

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Young Rembrandts
Students will learn about design, color and composition as they take on new artistic challenges with Winter Birdhouse, Ice Skating Elephants and Friendly Llamas. They will also mater perspective and personality as they complete their own version of Grant Wood’s American Gothic. Young Rembrandts will enhance your child’s drawing skills, teach composition, color theory and boost self-confidence. All art materials are provided. Open to grades 1-4. Meets Mondays at 3:00 pm for 1 hour. Session lasts 10 weeks. Club dates: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6. Minimum 15 students, Max 20. $180 per student

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  1. The Little Silver PTO reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient registration, with full refund.
  2. Requests for refund of class fees will be considered for one week following the first class, provided ONLY if there is a waiting list and the class spot can be filled.  If there is no waitlist, there is no refund. All requests must be submitted in writing to  Refunds are not available after the one week post first class deadline. No refunds will be issued to enrollees admitted from wait list.  Refunds made in the week after the first class will be pro-rated. Likewise, tuition for wait list enrollees will be pro-rated.
  3. No refunds or reimbursements for missed classes.  If class needs to be canceled due to inclement weather or lack of teacher/supervisor, a make up session will be offered.


Do you have a suggestion for a new program or extracurricular club? We are always looking for ideas for our next offerings! Contact us!