Extra Curriculum Classes
The Two-year-old, Three-year-old and PreK classes will attend Playball on Fridays throughout the school year. The goal of Playball is to introduce young children to constructive and enjoyable movement and sport participation through various age-appropriate programs. Playball uses the medium of sports to improve motor development, incrase concentration, build muscle tone, improve hand-eye and foot-eye coordination and improve balance. At Playball, they also focus on the values of persistence, courage, responsibility, teamwork and self-worth.
In addition to our own enrichment classes conducted during the school day, the following independent organizations offer before and after school classes for students in Threes and PreK classes: (see 2019-20 brochure)
Ms. Denise Varnadoe (former MPP twos teacher) and Ms. Anna Benefield from 2 Crafty Chicks are offering an Art class for threes and PreK This class will focus on the creative side of your children. They will learn about famous children’s illustrators and create works of art inspired by these illustrators. They will read stories and participate in other activities around the theme of the day. This class is offered on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. For more information contact http://www.twocraftychicks.com.
Ballet & Tap
Pre-Ballet introduces the young dancer to both movement and basic concepts of ballet technique. Balance, coordination, flexibility and strength are all improved. While learning dance, our ballerinas also learn poise, determination and patience. Studio Go Dance offers ballet on Monday afternoons from 1:00 to 1:45. Ballet/Tap is offered on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. Register at www.studiogodance.com
Confidence soars, motor skills improve, kids make friends and have a blast earning belts and breaking boards at Karate! MPP Parent Alison Giannavalo is co-owner of Atlanta Kicks and is pleased to offer this engaging option for our children. Karate is on Fridays from 1:00 to 1:45. Contact Alison to register at email@example.com.
This program is offered for Pre-K and Threes. Playball engages the children in learning basic fundamental sports skills progressing to mini games of tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, and volleyball. Offered by coaches who are trained by educational and sports experts, their philosophy is to teach positively, creatively, patiently and with a lot of fun. Playball is scheduled for Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. To get more information and to register, email Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim Williams offers yoga to Pre-K and Threes every week on Wednesday mornings from 8:15 to 8:45. Yoga encourages children to focus on their breath, relaxation techniques, and provides a new way of channeling their energy. Ms. Kim, a long-time MPP teacher, is a certified Hatha yoga instructor with 6 years experience teaching both children and adults. Contact Ms. Kim.