Clubs

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South Loop Elementary School encourages students to explore and expand upon their interests. Clubs provide the perfect opportunity for students to come together and explore shared hobbies. Club offerings include:

Battle of the Books

 

Grades 5th - 8th

Enrollment: December

 

Our Battle of the Books 5th-6th Grade Club is on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00. Questions? Contact Mrs. Martin-Eatinger at lmmartin-eatinger@cps.edu for more information.

Chess Club

 

Grades 2nd- 8th

Registration closes on January 17th

 Register online: youth-guidance.asapconnected.com

Who: 2nd-8th. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Thursdays from 3:30-4:30. January 26th- April 6th.

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $135. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at youth-guidance.asapconnected.com . Registration closes on Thursday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: This very popular club is for beginners and experts, second grade through eighth grade. Beginners learn the fundamentals of the game. Experienced players learn essential strategies and tactics necessary for successful, winning chess. Our instructor, Grand Master Vladimir Georgiev, has years of experience teaching scholastic chess to beginners, intermediates, and experts. He has coached a Woman World Champion Antoaneta Stefanova, and currently coaches a number of students who qualify for the Youth World Chess Championship. He uses an entertaining and challenging question and answer format to encourage children to participate and form their own ideas.

Web Link:https://goo.gl/wXOdQa

 

Debate Club

 

Grades 6th - 8th

   

The South Loop Elementary School Debate Club teaches students the fine are of formulating an argument and how to effectively debate both sides of an issue, even if they do not agree with the stance. There is no cost for participation. Students only need a desire to read the materials and come to practice. 

6th, 7th & 8th Graders

Interested in...Preparing for high school? Improving your speaking skills? Improving your academic performance? JOIN THE DEBATE TEAM

Learn From: Judge Robin Shoffner, Circuit Court of Cook County and attorney Rishi Agrawal.

Practices are on Wednesdays from 7:15 to 8:30.

Great opportunity to compete in Debate Tournaments across Chicago

If you are interested, please come to the first practice on September 16, 2015 at 7:15am in Room 10

For questions please contact Rishi Agrawal rishi@agrawalfirm.com

 

Digital Photography

 

Grades 4th-8th

Registration closes on January 17th

 Register online: youth-guidance.asapconnected.com

Who: 4th-8th. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Fridays from 3:35-4:35. January 27th- April 6th (no class 2/3)

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $195. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at youth-guidance.asapconnected.com . Registration closes on Thursday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Students learn the fundamentals of photography, photographic editing and enhancing with Pixlr, an easy to use platform containing many kid-friendly elements.  Learn how to frame shots to capture the emotion behind the subject.  Use lighting to your advantage to bring out the best in your photographs.  Show off your camera skills with a collage of all your photographs at the end of the session.

Web Link: https://goo.gl/Reixyl

Girl Scouts and Brownies

 

 

Grades 3rd and 6th

Enrollment: Fall

Registration Form

Join us for fun, friendship and the power of girls through field trips, service projects and other enrichment activities. Girl Scouts is an endless journey of discovery in connecting girls of all backgrounds to make the world a better place. South Loop Elementary School currently has two Girl Scout troops. The current Brownie Girl Scout troop serves 3rd grade girls while the Cadette troop serves 6th grade. Please contact Charmaine Nichols at cnichols1999@yahoo.com

Hands on Science

 

Grades K-1st 

Registration closes on January 17th

 Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: K-1st. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Fridays from 3:35-4:35. January 27th- March 31st (no class 2/3)

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)

Price: $210. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Students will explore the physical world through inquiry and experimental design with this hands on science course. Science isn’t inaccessible or irrelevant to kids’ lives - instead, we teach science as a way of thinking and uncovering new discoveries. By teaching the nature of science, we prepare kids for further explorations in biology, physics, chemistry, astronomy and beyond. Students get to take home their projects after every class.

Web Link: https://goo.gl/hf7VBi

Knitting Club

 

Grades 3rd-8th, Parents

Enrollment: Open

Please call Yarnify 312-583-9276 to register

Who: 3rd-8th grade. Max of 10 students

What:  Call 312-583-9276 (Yarnify formally Loopy Yarns) $40, 8 weeks

When: Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00, December 2nd – February 3rd

Where: Mrs. Martin will walk the students to Yarnify and return them by 5.

Please call Yarnify 312-583-9276 to register

 

Lango Mandarin

 

Grades K-1st 

Registration closes on January 17th

 Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: K-1st. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Tuesdays from 3:05-4:05. January 24th- April 4th.

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)

Price: $150. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Our early elementary students learn their new languages through adventures, activities that require increasing levels of engagement and understanding over time, and that reward kids with a feeling of accomplishment. A simple literacy component ensures that these students not only listen, speak, sing and play in their new language, but read and write as well. Lango is proud to partner with dozens of elementary schools nationwide to provide convenient classes to their students.  Elementary classes will be sub-divided by age/grade based upon students enrolled. 

Web Link: https://goo.gl/F1AThD

Lango Spanish

 

Grades K-1st 

Registration closes on January 17th

 Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: K-1st. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Mondays from 3:05-4:05. January 23rd- April 5thth (no class 2/20).

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)

Price: $150. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Our early elementary students learn their new languages through adventures, activities that require increasing levels of engagement and understanding over time, and that reward kids with a feeling of accomplishment. A simple literacy component ensures that these students not only listen, speak, sing and play in their new language, but read and write as well. Lango is proud to partner with dozens of elementary schools nationwide to provide convenient classes to their students.  Elementary classes will be sub-divided by age/grade based upon students enrolled. 

Web Link: https://goo.gl/9lgERY

Lego Robotics 

 

Grades 2nd-4th 

Registration closes on January 17th

Registration online: http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: 2nd-4th. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30. January 24th -April 4th.

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $205. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Students learn to build Lego models featuring working motors, sensors and code their models using robotics software. This would allow them an opportunity to explore a series of cross-curricular activities while also developing their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Web Link: https://goo.gl/cmlRM1

Levine Dance with Joffrey Ballet

 

Grades K-1st 

Registration closes on January 17th

 Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: K-1st. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:05-4:05. January 24th-Friday, April 6th (no class 2/20)

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)

Price: $260. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: The Beth Levine Bridge Program is aligned with The Chicago Guide for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and is designed to introduce students to the basic elements of classical ballet. This program provides kindergarten through second grade students with a highly structured dance experience where they also develop life skills, creativity and physical awareness. One of the main goals of the program is to identify and train the next generation of dancers at the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet.

Web Link: https://goo.gl/t7ud95

LookingGlass Theatre

 

Grades 4th-8th 

Registration closes on January 17th

 Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: 4th-8th. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Mondays from 3:35-4:35. January 23rd- April 3rd (no class 2/20).

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $165. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at youth-guidance.asapconnected.com . Registration closes on Thursday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Lookingglass brings the world of the theatre straight to the classroom! Our teaching artists focus on teaching the "Lookingglass method", which emphasizes invention, transformation, and collaboration. In this 13 week session, students will produce their own informal show, learn to work collaboratively, develop drama skills, play theater games and much more! For more on the Lookingglass Theatre Company, please visit http://lookingglasstheatre.org. 

Web Link: https://goo.gl/3jaUbg

Minecraft Modding with Javascript
 

Grades 4th-7th

Registration closes on January 17th

Registration: http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: 4th-7th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Wednesday from 3:30-4:30. January 24th -April 5th.

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $195. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: In this course students learn how to program and write mods using the JavaScript programming language to customize the game, build simple structures to skyscrapers and custom craft tools, weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs.

Web Link: https://goo.gl/AFV0fg

Mission Propelle Yoga

 

Grades 2nd-5th

Registration closes on January 17th

Registration: http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: 2nd -5th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Tuesdays from 4:45-5:45. January 24th - April 4th (no class 2/20).

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $285. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Mission Propelle empowers girls in elementary school through an after-school program that combines yoga, reading, and mentoring. In each one-hour class, girls develop mindfulness and self-confidence as they practice yoga. They learn how to solve problems by reading original storybooks starring Dottie Tov, a relatable and age-aligned female protagonist. Throughout class, girls learn to apply leadership skills in their everyday lives as they receive situation-based mentorship from trained instructors. New students get a yoga mat.

Web Link: https://goo.gl/fpDuRJ

Mixed Media: Advanced Course

 

Grades 2nd-8th

Registration closes on January 17th

Registration: http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: 2nd-8th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Fridays from 3:30-4:30. January 27th -March 31st (no class 2/3)

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $170. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: This art class is an exploration of a variety of art materials.. Ian M. Sherwin, contract artist for the Field Museum, will share his knowledge in various materials and techniques. Students will be making kites, working with clay, painting, drawing, casting and more...

Web Link: https://goo.gl/J4X8ES

Mixed Media: Beginners Course

 

Grades K-1st

Registration closes on January 17th

Registration: http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: K-1st. grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Wednesday from 3:10-4:10. January 25th -April 5th.

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)

Price: $155. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: This art class is an exploration of a variety of art materials.. Ian M. Sherwin, contract artist for the Field Museum, will share his knowledge in various materials and techniques. Students will be making kites, working with clay, painting, drawing, casting and more...

Web Link: https://goo.gl/Iq1swP

National Junior Beta Club

 

Grades 6th - 8th

Enrollment: Nomination Process

 

The National Beta Club, as the name suggests, is a nationwide organization whose chief goals are the promotion of high academic achievement, the rewarding and nurturing of character, the fostering of leadership skills and, most importantly, the encouragement of service to others.  Founded by Dr. John W. Harris in 1934 as a single club, National Beta Club has grown to over 430,000 members in more than 8,400 clubs in 42 states.  South Loop Elementary School is proud to have a school-based chapter of the National Beta Club. Like all National Beta Clubs, the South Loop School club prepares young people for life. It empowers them to be successful and helps them grow as young adults. It grooms them to be the leaders of tomorrow by challenging them to lead today through the service of others.

The South Loop Beta Club places a high value on community service.  Students learn that the Beta values of academic achievement, character and leadership are all strengthened when we work together to plan and perform community service projects.  Students are taught to look at everything as an opportunity to learn something new and gain new experience.  Every Beta service project begins with a discussion.  During the weekly meetings, students identify areas of need by talking about problems that our community is facing, and then they are challenged to present solutions to help solve these problems. Some of the service activities that the South Loop Club has initiated include:

  • Pajama drive for needy Children

  • Homework Helpers

  • Fundraising for the victims of the Japan tsunami

  • Preparation of meals and distribution of laundry at St. Agnes Retirement Community

  • Picking up litter in the Dan Ryan Woods Forrest Preserve

  • A school-based paper recycling program

  • Painting murals in the school

  • Making lunches and dinners for Lincoln Park Community Shelter

  • Packing food boxes at the Chicago Food Depository

  • Cleaning around 12th Street Beach and Northerly Island

    The highlight of the year is a trip to Springfield to participate in the Illinois State Beta Convention.  The convention gives students a forum for their activities and a chance to come together as a group to use their leadership skills and display their talents and achievements.  It is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet kids from all over the state who share a desire to make the world a better place.

    Participation in the Junior Beta Club is determined based on a nomination process.  All 6th through 8th graders who have displayed the ability and the desire to make positive change in their community are eligible for nomination. South Loop students are nominated by school staff, administration, teachers and current Beta Club members.  After a student has been nominated, nominators are asked to write a brief letter of recommendation.  Students are then selected for admission by a nomination committee. 

Mixed Media: Advanced Course

 

Grades 2nd-8th

Registration closes on January 17th

Registration: http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: 2nd-8th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Thursdays from 3:40-4:40. January 26th -April 6th.

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $175. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: The ancient art of paper folding. Create a number of paper characters with instructor Ian M. Sherwin. His teaching technique is highly visual with a live step by step demonstration. Origami helps build fine motor skills and formulates an advancement in memorization.

Web Link: https://goo.gl/oAZDh8

Origami: Beginners Course

 

Grades K-1st

Registration closes on January 17th

Registration: http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: K-1st. grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Tuesdays from 3:10-4:10. January 24th -April 4th.

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)

Price: $190. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: The ancient art of paper folding. Create a number of paper characters with instructor Ian M. Sherwin. His teaching technique is highly visual with a live step by step demonstration. Origami helps build fine motor skills and formulates an advancement in memorization.

Web Link: https://goo.gl/oAZDh8

ROOTS (Rising Over Obstacles Together with Science)

 

Grades 5th - 8th

Enrollment: February

 

If you're a 5th-8th grader, come join ROOTS, or Rising Over Obstacles Together with Science, every Monday starting Feb. 6th at 3:45 after school in room 217 for an hour of exciting experiments and projects taught by IIT - Boeing Scholars. We'll take part in activities that real engineers and scientists do every day, like creating and building our own inventions, designing our own cities and amusement parks, and exploring ways to make our cities more environmentally friendly. For more information contact Mr. Kacena at jkacena@cps.edu.

Science Club

 

Grades 3rd - 5th

Enrollment: November

 

Science Club is an opportunity for 3rd-5th grade students to enrich their knowledge of science through various experiments and discussions that will take place after school on Mondays, starting in November, from 3:15 pm-4:30 pm. There is no enrollment fee for science club at this time. 

Sewing Club with Sewing for Seeds

 

Grades 4th-8th

Registration closes on January 17th

 Register online: http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: 4th-8th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30. January 25th-April 5th.

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $170. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Every child – even the pickiest eaters – learns how to prepare and enjoy healthy, fresh food with Sticky Fingers Cooking. Through our before, during and after school enrichment classes, camps, birthday parties and special events, Sticky Fingers Cooking has encouraged thousands of young chefs to explore exciting new tastes and learn kid-safe culinary skills (that they can put to use in family kitchens!).

Web Link:

Sticky Fingers Cooking

 

Grades 2nd-8th

Registration closes on January 17th

 Register online: http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: 2nd-8th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Fridays from 3:30-4:30. January 27th-March 31st (no class 2/3)

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $165. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Challenge your student to think beyond the virtual world we live in and embrace the discipline of using their hands through design and skill…the old fashion way. The experiential learning activities in our sewing curriculum are designed to provide a positive learning environment for students. We offer fun project based classes where students quickly learn how to use a sewing machine while creating a variety of products. In our sewing classes students are provided tools to not only become successful at design but consequently, they also acquire key life lessons on topics such as the power of patience, discipline, and the importance of recognizing their own potential. Students will spend September through December developing their skills and products to present in a fashion show/exhibit at South Loop Elementary’s Winter Showcase. All sewing machines are provided, students who have sewing machines are welcomed to bring them and learn how to work on their own machines.

Web Link: https://goo.gl/P6Xweo

Taekwondo: Advanced Course

 

Grades 2nd-8th

Registration closes on January 17th

 Register online: http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: 2nd-8th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Wednesdays from 3:35-4:35. January 25th- April 5th

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $220. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Students learn the basics of striking and movement through drills and games that also teach respect, discipline and self-control. Instruction also includes the history and culture of Tae Kwon Do.

Web Link: https://goo.gl/Ef0b8U

 

Taekwondo: Beginner’s Course

 

Grades K-1st

Registration closes on January 17th

 Register online: http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: K-1st grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Mondays from 3:35-4:35. January 23rd- April 3rd (no class 2/20)

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $245. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Students learn the basics of striking and movement through drills and games that also teach respect, discipline and self-control. Instruction also includes the history and culture of Tae Kwon Do.

Web Link: https://goo.gl/SqovYp

Video Production with Focus on Tomorrow

 

Grades 4th-8th

Registration closes on January 17th

Register online: http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: 4th-8th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Mondays from 3:35-4:35. Monday, January 23rd -Monday, April 3rd (no class 2/20)

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $155. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances. 

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Focus on Tomorrow offers a video production enrichment class where students will learn the basics of filming and editing while working on professional equipment and software.  Shoot with pro-level cameras and see how much fun creative editing can be with the drag and drop power of Final Cut Pro 7. Express your creativity through the visual medium of motion pictures, and go through all of the elements of film production, including pre-production planning, camera work and final editing.  Post your videos on YouTube and share with your friends and family via social media.

Web Link: https://goo.gl/HPxplT

Yearbook Club

 

Grades 7th - 8th

Enrollment: Teacher Recommendation, closed 

The Yearbook Club produces the school's annual yearbook. Students work collaboratively on all aspects of the yearbook development process. Through participation in the club, students will learn how to take photographs, and will be actively involved in photographing the numerous activities and events that occur throughout the school year. They will learn how to edit photos and layout pages, and learn about various compositions and styles. For more information, please contact Ms. Garcia at nlgarcia2@cps.edu.

Young Male Mentoring

 

Grades 7th - 8th

Enrollment: Teacher Recommendation

A male mentoring group created to help the young men at South Loop Elementary School excel academically, physical and socially. Young men will meet weekly on Saturdays throughout the school year, under adult supervision, to discuss a variety of topics, such as Conflict Resolution, Time Management, Money management, Etiquette, Relationships with parents, teachers and friends, and much more. Each discussion will be followed with some bonding time through sports and other extracurricular activities. For more information, please contact Ms. Shelton at tsshelton@cps.edu

                                 

Yureka Yoga: Advanced Course

 

Grades 2nd-8th

Registration closes on January 17th

 Register online: http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: 2nd-8th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Tuesdays from 3:45-4:45. January 24th- April 4th

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $145. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Founder, Maria Macnab, has been practicing Yoga since 2004 and teaching Yoga to children for 3 years within the South Loop School & neighborhood. Maria is the Director of Early Childhood Programs at South Loop School Elementary.  She is a certified Yoga teacher for Adults & Children, holding a 200-hour adult Yoga certification from Tejas Yoga Studio, a 95 hour Children’s Specialty Certification & 50-hour Therapeutic Certification from Global Family Yoga.  Maria holds her Master’s Degree and type 04 teaching certification in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute.  Maria combines her knowledge of child development and the science of Yoga to create inclusive classes for all children.  Let’s unite to keep children healthy, happy, and stress free!

Web Link: https://goo.gl/ZCAvkP

Yureka Yoga: Beginner’s Course

 

Grades K-1st

Registration closes on January 17th

 Register online: http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/

Who: K-1st grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15. Wednesday, January 25th-Wednesday, April 5th

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)

Price: $145. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Tuesday, January 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Founder, Maria Macnab, has been practicing Yoga since 2004 and teaching Yoga to children for 3 years within the South Loop School & neighborhood. Maria is the Director of Early Childhood Programs at South Loop School Elementary.  She is a certified Yoga teacher for Adults & Children, holding a 200-hour adult Yoga certification from Tejas Yoga Studio, a 95 hour Children’s Specialty Certification & 50-hour Therapeutic Certification from Global Family Yoga.  Maria holds her Master’s Degree and type 04 teaching certification in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute.  Maria combines her knowledge of child development and the science of Yoga to create inclusive classes for all children.  Let’s unite to keep children healthy, happy, and stress free!

Web Link: https://goo.gl/mnQz3W

 
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