Tewksbury Elementary School
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conservation is excited to be partnering with the Tewksbury Elementary School and the Board of Education, in providing After-School programming for the 2022-23 Academic year, to be held on school grounds right after school.
Our programs will have a nature and wellness theme, enriching students on the importance of conservation, the natural beauty available in our own backyard (schoolyard), the importance of being outdoors, while embracing the community in which we live, all the while having fun! Our focus is for the children to be outdoors as much as possible while enjoying themselves and taking the skills learned and using them at home. We look forward to enriching your students.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for October - December SESSION
closes Saturday, October 1st at 5pm
2022 October-December Session
last day to register October 1st
TUESDAYS 8 weeks
Starting October 11th - ending December 13th
October 11th, 18, 25
November 1st, 15, 29
December 6th, 13
PACK WALKS -
Grades K-4, Tuesdays
3:35-4:35 with Naturalist David Tompkins
Imagining ourselves to be a family of Grey Timber Wolves, we will take a weekly walk patrolling and getting to know our "territory" (Pascale Park & the grounds of TES) - a hands on exploration of a range of natural history subjects; the basic geology, flora & fauna of the local landscape and wildlife, all the while discussing the basics of outdoor survival, all from the perspective of an extended wolf pack & pups!
This program will be held outdoors, weather permitting! We ask that you dress your child for the weather. We suggest layers and sneakers or boots (especially if its been raining). If the weather does not allow us to be outside, the program will be held indoors with fun activities relating to that days topic.
This class will be run by WhittemoreCCC's Naturalist David Tompkins. David has more then 20 years experience in wilderness education. At Whittemore David is our Naturalist, oversees the accuracy & educational aspect of our trails and has developed & teaches the school field trips for our local schools.
Class is limited to 10 students.
WEDNESDAYS 7 weeks
Starting October 12th - ending December 6th
October 12th, 19, 26
November 2nd, 15, 29
Grades 2-4, Thursdays 3:35-4:35
with Yogi Judi Piccolo-Torsky
Yoga is for everyone and is all about connecting, so join us as we have fun connecting with our friends, ourselves and the world around us through games, stories and kid-friendly yoga poses. We will explore movement, breathing and focus and even find a little time to relax while we celebrate themes around the environment and our emotions. Most classes will include a craft related to theme.
Judi Piccolo-Torsky has worked with children during her (35+ year) career as a school nurse, most recently retiring from the Tewksbury Elementary School. She also lead the yoga and mindfulness classes for several years as well. Judi is a certified yoga instructor with additional training in children’s yoga through Little Flower Yoga. At Whittemore, Judi leads our Thursday Yoga classes.
Class is limited to 8 students.
Parents: Once your child is registered, please remember to select in Pick-Up Patrol, the day of the program (Tuesday, Wednesday), the program they have registered for, either Pack Walk or Yoga. The teachers then will know to dismiss the child to the after school program they have selected. If you have any questions, regarding Pick-Up Patrol, please reach out to the school.
The Director of WhittemoreCCC reserves the right to make adjustments in the best interest of the programs. WhittemoreCCC is a 501(c)(3), New Jersey non-profit.