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After School Activities – Trimester II
November 30, 2015 - February 11, 2016
Dear <<First Name>>,
 
Now is the time to sign up for our new and improved after school activities for the second Trimester, which will run November 30 to February 11! Please fill out the form online by clicking this link and send payment by November 13.

Capoeira for Kids
Mondays, 3-4pm
Grades 1-3


Capoeira is a Brazilian martial-art that combines elements of movement, self defense, music, acrobatics and dance. The essence of Capoeira is experienced through a dance-combat in which two players exchange movements of attack and defense in a constant flow. 

The classes are developed in a very playful way. They warm-up through games of balance and coordination. Children are also encouraged to move according to the rhythm of the various musical instruments. They get to learn how to play those instruments and sing simultaneously. They learn cartwheels and handstands, which help develop upper-body strength. They also learn fight movements and how to defend. 

Tehila, originally from Ecuador, started training in Capoeira 10 years ago at the Wingate Institute in Israel. She teaches at El-Halev, a non-profit martial-art organization for women. Throughout the years she has had the pleasure to teach a wide range of ages, from 3 years to 63 years. She believe that anyone can benefit from the variety of movements and richness of this martial-art. 

JAIS Yearbook
Mondays, 3-4pm
Grades 4-12

Students will once again be creating and designing the official JAIS yearbook. We will be using some graphic programs on the iPad along with the equipment in the computer lab. Students interested in joining yearbook should be detailed-oriented and committed to working as a team. Yearbook will be meeting for the 2nd and 3rd semester, and is coordinate by Leah Altose. 

Robotics and Programming
Tuesdays, 3-4pm
Grades 1-3

 

Computer programming and robotics for first through third graders? Absolutely! Melissa is continuing another sessions of ASA at JAIS with activities from https://studio.code.org, some of which involve arts and crafts music and movement, and activities with robots Dash and Dot (https://www.makewonder.com/dash). Kids will learn basic coding concepts and develop an understanding of what “makes” a robot. They’ll also be introduced to the world of a young girl named Ruby (http://www.helloruby.com), who learns about programming as she goes on a quest for gems. 

This ASA is a great foundation for creative children who are fascinated by 'how stuff works.' 

Beatbox 
Tuesdays, 3-4pm
Grades 4-8

Daniel has been a professional beatboxer for 6 years. He has taught and performed in the UK, US, France and now Israel, in capacities varying from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with Coca Cola, to weddings with a cappella groups, bands, workshops, private lessons and more. He loves to bring rhythm alive.
 
What is beabtox? Well, in short it is the art of mimicking musical instruments, sounds effects, DJ effects and such with the mouth and vocals. Not only is this fun, exploring slightly beyond regular human sounds, but it also teaches coordination, musicality, rhythm structure, as well as an interesting history of its origins. Beatbox builds confidence, teamwork and provides students with a new-found special skill that is easy to transport! What starts off as a few sounds, can end up with a human orchestra, including vocals, technology and even instruments if desired. This is an exciting opportunity to learn something different, fun and educational at the same time.

Yoga
Wednesdays, 3-4pm
Grades PS-K

 

Originally from London, Revayah moved to Israel and started practicing Yoga about 10 years ago. She enjoys the connection to her body, breathing and mind. She recently finished a Pilates course and combines her Yoga experience into it. She feels children's Yoga is beneficial for enhancing flexibility, balance, confidence and coordination. In the coming course we will develop a set of Yoga poses that include letters, animals, breathing and stretching and much more. The children will experience the benefits of Yoga and its fun aspect too.

First Lego League (FLL) Robotics
No new registration. Students continuing in Robotics must re-register & pay for this trimester.

Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm (No van service at 4:30)
Grades 4-8

“Our mission is to show students of every age that science, technology, and problem-solving are not only fun and rewarding, but are proven paths to successful careers and a bright future for us all.”

  • Dean Kamen, Founder, FIRST Lego League

For the first time ever, JAIS will be teaming up with Jerusalem’s LearningWorks, to enhance our ASA program like never before. Students will develop self confidence and team building skills while learning the mechanics of robotics. Problem solving techniques are implemented to develop a presentation at a themed country-wide competition. The FLL Robotics ASA requires a minimum 2 trimester commitment, and is 1.5 hours long.

Chess
Thursdays, 3-4pm
Grades 1-4

 

Whether you are a veteran chess player or just getting to know the rules, join the JAIS chess class! We will study tactics, strategy, play against each other and against chess programs on the iPad and computer. At the end of the semester, we will organize a chess tournament with medals and diplomas for all students. 

Itai Zlotogorski has been teaching chess for over 10 years to children, teens and adults through the school system and outside of it. Last year, his team from the Nissui School in Jerusalem took first place in the state championship. 

Capoeira
Thursdays, 3-4pm
Grades 4-8

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial-art that combines elements of movement, self defense, music, acrobatics and dance. The essence of Capoeira is experienced through a dance-combat in which two players exchange movements of attack and defense in a constant flow. 

The classes are developed as a very complete workout. The children learn a wide range of fight and dance movements through games. They learn to combine those movements as in a choreographic way. They work on flexibility, coordination, balance, agility, rhythm and so much more. They also learn to develop awareness of body language. 

Tehila, originally from Ecuador, started training in Capoeira 10 years ago at the Wingate Institute in Israel. She teaches at El-Halev, a non-profit martial-art organization for women. Throughout the years she has had the pleasure to teach a wide range of ages, from 3 years to 63 years. She believes that anyone can benefit from the variety of movements and richness of this martial-art. 
Amjad will be providing his van service at the end of after school activities (at 4 PM) for 400 shekels each ASA per child. Please enclose payment for this with the ASA registration. 
Click here to register!
By clicking the red button above, you will be taken to a Google Form to complete your paperless registration. Please fill out a separate form for each child.

Payment may be sent together for multiple children. Please send payment to the office in shekels or check, written out to “WBAIS.”

Students will be brought to the side gate for pickup between 16:00 and 16:05. 

We look forward to a great trimester of ASAs!