Explore More

Workshop Catalog

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Memorial School

Tinley Park, Illinois

Dear Parents,

Explore More is scheduled for Thursday, June 1, 2017.  On this day, members of the community and teachers/staff of Memorial School will be available to demonstrate to the students a variety of activities to enrich and stimulate their imaginations.  The students will also be treated to an all-beef hot dog lunch provided by the PTA.

Children will be attending four workshop sessions on Thursday, June 1, 2017.  Please help your child select his/her choices from the “Explore More Workshops Catalog” link on the District 146 Website, under the Memorial tab.  Then click on the “Explore More Sign-up” link to schedule your child’s sessions.  This link is also located under the Memorial tab on the District 146 website.  Children will be scheduled as sign-ups are entered. We will make every effort to accommodate their choices, although due to high demand for some workshops, this may not be possible, so SPOTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED.  Sign-ups must be completed by May 12th, 2017.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER.

If you do not sign your child up for activities, we will randomly select a workshop schedule for your child.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Mrs. Bartleman                 ABartleman@district146.org

Ms. Cumbo                       KCumbo@district146.org

Mrs. Edgar                        JDykema@district146.org

Mrs. Searcy                      SSearcy@district146.org

Mrs. VonBorstel                EVonBorstel@district146.org

Workshop #1         Volcano Adventures

Presenter:  Mrs. Corrao & Ms. Ryan

Description:  Learn about volcanos, build a model and watch it erupt!  Student will get to

take a mini model home.

Sessions 1 and 2                        Grades 1-3                                Limit: 10

Sessions 3 and 4                        Grades 1-3                                Limit: 10


Workshop #2         Flower Pots!

Presenter:  Mrs. Crescent, Mrs. Bartleman & Ms. Dykema

Description:  Grab a pot and some paints and decorate your own flower pot.  You will also

                get to plant a flower in the pot to take home!

**Students should bring smock to protect clothing**

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  20

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  20


Workshop #3          Martial Arts

Presenter:  Mr. Beck

Description:  Come learn and practice some basic martial arts skills with Mr. Beck!

**Students should wear comfortable clothing**

Sessions 1 and 2                        Grades:  1-2                                Limit:  15

Sessions 3 and 4                        Grades:  3-5                                Limit:  15


Workshop #4          Clay Works!

Presenter:  Ms. Chlipala & Mrs. McArthur

Description:  Come put your imagination to the test!  We will be using air dry clay to sculpt and color our own creations!

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  12

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  12



Workshop #5                Building Stronger Bridges

Presenters:  Mr. Hendrikse and Mrs. Burke

Description:  Use your STEM and teamwork skills to build a bridge out of toothpicks and marshmallows.  Which team will have the strongest bridge in the room?

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  15

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  15


Workshop #6                Painted Glass with Pointilism

Presenters:  Mrs. Moan & Mrs. Larson

Description:  Using enamel glass paint, students will learn the art of Pointilism and create a

unique hand-painted glass!

Sessions 1 and 2                        Grades:  3-5                                Limit:  10

Sessions 3 and 4                        Grades:  3-5                                 Limit:  10


Workshop #7                Wind Chimes!

Presenters:  Mrs. Uresti & Mrs. Golob

Description:  Make and decorate wind chimes!  Students will make and decorate their own

                wind chimes to take home!

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  12

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  12


Workshop #8         Memorial Karaoke

Presenters:  Mrs. Searcy & Mrs. Jacobs

Description:  Now’s your time to shine!  Come sing and dance with your classmates to fill

the halls with music!  Students will get to sing at least one song of their

choice with a microphone and background music.

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  15

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  15


Workshop #9                Soccer

Presenter:  Mr. Bartleman

Description:  We will practice some soccer skills and play a couple of games against each other.

Sessions 1 and 2                        1st and 2nd Grades                        Limit:  20

Sessions 3 and 4                        3rd-5th Grades                        Limit:  20


Workshop #10        Decorate a Tote Bag!

Presenters:  Mrs. Moore & Mrs. Smith

Description:  Choose from a wide variety of paints and create your own summer tote.  You can use stencils or your imagination to create the perfect bag for you!

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  8

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  8


Workshop #11         Rainbows in a Jar

Presenter:  Mrs. Greinke

Description:        It’s all up to you to create a rainbow in a jar.  Students will fill glass bottles

with assorted colored chalk and salt to create a souvenir to bring home and

display.

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  10

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  10


Workshop #12        Mini Manicures

Presenters:  Mrs. Fields and Mrs. Cutrara

Description:  Relax and enjoy a mini manicure while you learn some tricks of the trade.

                Chat with your friends and get to know some new ones!

**This event is for girls only**

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  10

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  10


Workshop #13        Needle and String Art

Presenters:  Mrs. Reeks & Mrs. Browne

Description:  Students will capture spring by creating a picture using a needle and string!

Sessions 1 and 2                        Grades:  2-5                                Limit:  10

Sessions 3 and 4                        Grades:  2-5                                Limit:  10


Workshop #14        Sports Memorabilia & History

Presenter:  Mr. Birke

Description:  Take a walk down memory lane with Mr. Birke while he talks sports, and see

his collection of cool sports memorabilia.

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  10


Workshop #15        Coin Collecting and History

Presenter:  Mr. Birke

Description:  Travel through time with the fascinating facts about coins!

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  10


Workshop #16        Whiffle Ball

Presenter:  Mr. Dragstrem

Description:  Come play whiffle ball with your friends!

Sessions 1 and 2                         ALL GRADES                                Limit:  20

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  20


Workshop #17        Friendship Bracelets

Presenters:  Mrs. Camalick & Ms. Renz

Description:  Come make friendship bracelets to share with your friends!

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  10

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  10


Workshop #18        Jeopardy!

Presenter:  Mrs. Becker

Description:  Come play Jeopardy against your friends!  Trivia questions about school

concepts and current events will be the topic of our questions.

Sessions 1 and 2                        Grades 1 and 2                        Limit:  12

Sessions 3 and 4                        Grades 3-5                                Limit:  10


Workshop #19        Slime

Presenters: Ms. Cumbo & Mrs. Von Borstel

Description: With just a few ingredients, students will make their own slime to take home!

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit  15

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit  15


Workshop #20        Bean Bag Tournaments - Primary Grades

Presenter:  Mrs. Fitzpatrick

Description:  Students will partner up and compete in a bean bag tournament!

Sessions 1 and 2                        Grades 1-2                                Limit:  8

Sessions 3 and 4                        Grades 1-2                                Limit:  8        


Workshop #21        Bean Bag Tournaments - Upper Elementary Grades

Presenters:  Ms. Morrin and Ms. Vuckovich

Description:  Students will partner up and compete in a bean bag tournament!

Sessions 1 and 2                        Grades 3-5                                Limit:  16

Sessions 3 and 4                        Grades 3-5                                Limit:  16        


Workshop #22        Yoga for Kids

Presenter:  Mrs. Ruban

Description:  Students will learn the basics of yoga and learn poses they can do at home to relax and stretch!  Please wear comfortable clothes, socks, and shoes. 

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit:  6


Workshop #23        Sand Art

Presenters:  Mrs. Pusatera and Mrs. Vandewiel

Description:  Join us as we layer sand into a keychain to create a super cool design.irish

Sessions 1 and 2                        Grades 1-3                                Limit: 9

Sessions 3 and 4                        Grades 4-5                                Limit: 9


Workshop #24        Mini Volleyball Camp

Presenter:  Mrs. Fleischhauer

Description:  Volleyball mini-camp is filled with lively games, fun drills, and exciting relays  Basic volleyball skills will be presented, and we will close our session with a volleyball craft!

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit: 12

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit: 12


Workshop #25        Irish Dance

Presenter:  Miss Von Borstel

Description:  Learn some steps to a beginning jig and a “team” dance, too!   Wear ballet shoes if you have them, socks if you don’t!

Sessions 1 and 2                        1st and 2nd Grades                        Limit: 10

Sessions 3 and 4                        3rd-5th Grades                        Limit: 10

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Workshop #26                Cookie Decorating

Presenter: Ms. Blinstrub

Description: Learn some tips and techniques of icing in this fun session.  You will each get to decorate your own tasty cookie to eat!

*******Do not sign your child up if he/she has any food allergies*******

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit: 10

Session 3                                ALL GRADES                                Limit: 10

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Workshop #27                Nail Art

Presenter:  Mrs. O’Connor and Mrs. Patrylak

Description: Enjoy having nail polishes mixed, fingers dipped, then washed and sealed!  Your nails will look amazing!

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit: 10

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Workshop #28                Tie-Dying T-Shirts and Pillowcases

Presenter:  PTA Volunteers

Description: Have a groovy time and create a tie-dyed design on your own t-shirt or pillowcase.

*****Students need to supply their own clean t-shirts or pillowcases to dye, as well as a smock to protect their clothing*****

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit: 12

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit: 12

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Workshop #29                Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Presenter:  PTA Volunteers

Description: Come and dip pretzel rods in warm chocolate and then cover them with sprinkles!  What a yummy treat!!

***** Students with food allergies should not participate*****

Sessions 1 and 2                        ALL GRADES                                Limit: 15

Sessions 3 and 4                        ALL GRADES                                Limit: 15