Spring 2017

Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 27th

Classes Start: Monday, May 1st

General Information

Course Selection


Sponsored by the Baker School Extended Day

www.bsed.org (617)323-6661




Registration forms must be filled out by Thursday, April 27th. For an easy payment option please use the pay pal option on our website. If you choose to write a check instead, please make checks payable to: Baker School Enrichment Program. Checks may be put in the Enrichment Program mailbox in the Baker School main office or brought directly to BSED. Materials fees are included in tuitions. Register early, as classes have limited enrollment and will be filled on a first-come first- serve basis, unless the class has been designated as a lottery class.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION- If you plan to sign up multiple students for enrichment classes you MUST sign them up separately. They CAN NOT be signed up on the same form. The process must be repeated for each student. Multiple student registrations on the same form results in confusion as it is not clear which child has signed up for which class and often means their spot in a class is not reserved. Thank you. 


Program Dates

Classes will start Monday, May 1st. Most will run for 6 weeks, unless otherwise indicated by the class description. Classes will be held on early-dismissal days at their regularly scheduled times, but not on school holidays, during school vacation, or on snow days. Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather; the schedule allows only one make-up class for weather-related cancellations. All classes cancelled due to instructor absence will be made up. Make-up classes will be scheduled as needed at the conclusion of the course.

Confirmation and Course Cancellation

You should receive an email confirming your online registration. These will be the only notifications you will receive and we encourage you to check and confirm enrollment if you do not receive an email confirming your registration. We will contact you only if there is a problem with registration or if the class is cancelled. We reserve the right to cancel a course for which there is insufficient registration. Every attempt will be made to place a child enrolled in a cancelled class into another class of his/her choice.

PLEASE NOTE: No refunds or credit will be given once your child has been registered in an active class.

Arrival and Departure

Students are expected to meet in the cafeteria prior to each class. Neither the Baker School Enrichment Program nor classroom teachers are responsible for transporting students of any age from the classroom to the cafeteria. Enrichment instructors will take attendance at that time and walk the children to their classroom location. Children who attend BSED on the day of their enrichment class should check in at BSED first, and then will be released to the cafeteria to meet their instructor. We strongly encourage parents to discuss with their children the importance of going directly to the cafeteria, remaining with the teacher for the entire length of the class, and waiting for their pick-up person in the classroom (or other specified location) when the class is over. We respectfully ask that parents or guardians responsible for picking up student after class adhere to the enrichment schedule and arrive on time for pick up. The Baker School Enrichment Program reserves the right to remove students from classes if late pick-ups become an issue.


In order to maintain a healthy, productive environment for students enrolled in classes, all children will be required to exhibit appropriate behavior. If an instructor believes that a child is disruptive to the program, the child will be temporarily removed from the class, and the enrichment coordinator will notify his/her parent. If the situation recurs, the child may be removed from the class and excluded from future classes. Any act of violence or dangerous behavior is grounds for the immediate removal of a student from class for the remainder of the session and may result in exclusion from future classes. In such cases we will discuss all circumstances with parents, but in cases of violence or dangerous behavior readmission may not be possible. We kindly ask for your cooperation by communicating these expectations to your child and by enrolling your child only in those classes that are of interest to him/her.

Medical Information and Care-

Please note that at the end of the school day the school nurse is no longer on duty. Any scheduled medications or medical needs should be attended to prior to coming to enrichment classes. If an emergency should occur during class time, we will take all necessary steps to handle it as needed.

Request for Additional Information

We encourage families to share information about their child’s needs so that it can be considered by the enrichment instructor and the enrichment coordinator. Please use the provided space in the enrollment form, if needed.

If your child is absent from school due to illness, we ask that they do not attend Enrichment classes on that day. If a child is going to be absent from an Enrichment class (planned or unplanned) we kindly ask parents to call the Baker School Enrichment Program Director, Andy Erickson at (617) 323-6661.

Feedback, Suggestions, Ideas

We welcome your feedback, ideas, and suggestions for strengthening the Enrichment Program. Please contact Andy Erickson at (617) 323-6661 or email at bakerenrichmentprogram@gmail.com.



Please check the bulletin board outside the auditorium for class lists, room assignments and any information regarding the Spring 2017 Session Enrichment classes.




Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday* (1:45 – 2:45)
Spring into Art in Nature (K-3) Happy Healthy Kids YOGA (K-3) Phantastic Photography (3-6) Deilab – Lego -Design, Engineering & Innovation (3-6)

90 MINUTE CLASS (2:40-4:10)

Minecraft 102- Redstone Engineering (3-6)

Fencing (1-5) Curious Creatures 50 min. class (K-4)(2:40-3:30) Karate (2:40-3:25)(K-3) Flag Football (3-6) Super Sports – Gym Games (K-2)
“Yummy in My Tummy”(K-2) iMovie Magic w/ Brookline Interactive Group (3-6) Cardio Dance! (K-3)  

Chess Wizards – Checkmate (K-5)

Improv Comedy: All the World’s a Stage (3-6)
Futsol (3-6)  The Fine Art of Sewing and Fiber Arts (K-3) Scents and Suds (1-5)
Archery (3-6)

(4 week class)

Jewelry Making And Arts and Crafts (K-3)
Digital Dungeons & Dragons (4-8)


Monday Thursday

* Friday classes begin at 1:45 and end at 2:45

* Classes held on early dismissal days will be held at their regularly scheduled times.


(mark your calendar)


5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12


5/2*, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6


5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7


5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8


5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9

  • Classes held on Early Dismissal days are held at their regularly scheduled times
  • Archery is a 4 week course.


Art in Nature- Instructor: Kaitlin Curran. Grades K-3. Mondays 2:40-3:40. Max Enrollment- 10. Duration: 6 Weeks. Cost- $80
Combine your love of art and spring with fun nature inspired projects including snow painting, winter tree paper crafting, water color spring skies, beaded necklaces and more! Students will create a winter art project each week to take home and enjoy.
(Ms. Curran is a second grade teacher at Baker School and has taught enrichment for 4 years.)



Fencing- Instructor: International Fencing Club. Mondays 2:40-3:40. Grades 1-5. Max Enrollment-15 Duration: 8 weeks. Cost $110

Join the IFC to learn the sport of fencing! Fencing is becoming more and more popular with the young people of this country. The International Fencing Club (IFC) offers one of the best fencing programs in New England. The IFC provides students the highest quality fencing instruction available. They provide a safe and positive learning environment that people of all ages can enjoy. This class is for all levels of fencers, from the casual recreational fencer to the serious national and international competitor. Cesar Morales and the coaching staff remain interested in the complete personal development of each student. Individual attention is a feature of each and every class, allowing all students to progress quickly and confidently toward their personal goals.(The International Fencing Club instructors have been active in the United States Fencing Association while coaching for the Boston Fencing Club and local universities, and have been involved with the sport for more than 25 years.)


“Yummy In My Tummy”- An Introduction to the World of Culinary Arts- Instructor” Ms. Erica Birnbaum. Mondays 2:40-3:40. Grades K-2. Max Enrollment- 10. Duration-6 Weeks. Cost -$120

“Measure, mix, cook and bake your way to a culinary masterpiece. Students will create a variety of dishes and desserts from around the world. Whether you’re new to the kitchen or an expert chef, you’ll learn the basics of cooking, measuring, kitchen safety all while having tons of fun!”

(Ms. Birnbaum spends her days playing fun speech games and her weekends whipping up delicious dishes of her own)




Curious Creatures- Instructor: Curious Creatures of Boston. Tuesdays 2:40-3:30. Grades K-5. Max Enrollment 16. Duration: 6 weeks. Cost $115

Join Curious Creatures and their staff of professional exhibitors for an educational program designed to be fun and interesting with an emphasis on teaching respect and appreciation for all animals. Kids will learn about the animals and, if appropriate, they can touch and hold them. We include interesting facts and stories about our creatures in an educational and entertaining environment. Animals shown at a Curious Creatures event will include the following: Alligators, frogs, lizards, arachnids, turtles, rabbits, snakes, chinchillas, flying squirrels, ferrets, bearded dragons and many more!



Yoga-Instructor: H2K- Happy Healthy Kids- Tuesdays 2:40-3:40 (K-3) Max Enrollment-12. Duration: 6 weeks. Cost $80

This class is tailored to this specific age group. It is all about learning about what yoga is, where it came from, and how it affects each individual.  We practice traditional yoga poses as well as stretching and moving our bodies in fun and exploratory ways.  In addition to yoga practice, we incorporate games and activities that have yogic themes as well as having a thread of talk about such tenants of yoga as balance, harmony, compassion, and acceptance of ourselves and other.


iMovie Magic with the Brookline Interactive Group– Instructor- B.I.G.- Tuesdays 2:40-3:40. Grades-3-6. Max Enrollment- 10. Duration- 6 Weeks. Cost- $90

Through instruction and class exercises, iMovie magic will teach you how to script, film and edit a movie trailers and short movies. In project-based teams, students will learn to develop a storyboard, set, and costume ideas to tell their story. Then, using iPads, they will film, act in, and edit their movie to realize their original ideas!


Futsal/Soccer Skills– Instructor-Brian Tully. Tuesdays 240-340pm. Grades 3-6. Duration-6 Weeks. Max Enrollment-12. Cost- $110.00

Futsal is a great way to for soccer players to develop their foot skills and plays an important role in keeping players sharp over the winter months. Our program is the perfect place for players that are looking for a fun, competitive game with a relaxed atmosphere.

The Training Sessions are for players who are looking to develop their foot skills, gain confidence, and develop a better understanding of the game. Our highly-qualified coaches do a great job of making each player feel welcome. Each player will always have a ball at their feet, and are guaranteed to learn new moves that they can continue to develop at home. This is perfect for players who want to play soccer in a pressure free zone with the overall goal to get better, and most importantly have fun!





Cardio Dance!- Instructor:H2K Children’s Fitness. Wednesdays: 2:40-3:40. Grades K-3. Max Enrollment:15. Duration:6 weeks. Cost-$80.

Join H2K for Cardio Dance! We will be movin’, groovin’ and working up a sweat . Each class will be a combination of dancing, games, and musical obstacle courses. We will end each class with healthy goals and meditation. Cardio Dance combines fast and slow rhythms for children in grades K-3 using an aerobic/fitness approach. With a combination of dance, games, and peer performance. Students will learn leadership, respect, team work, pride, confidence, responsibility, coordination, balance, and given the opportunity to express their inner creativity.

(Please visit http://www.h2kchildrenfitness.com/ for more information on H2K)


Karate Instructor: Ms. Marissa Cimino. Wednesdays 2:40-3:25. Grades K-4. Max Enrollment- 20. Duration:6 weeks. Cost $100

This course helps kids develop self-confidence by teaching the discipline, self-respect, self-defense, and physical conditioning that are hallmarks of the martial arts. (Sensei Marisa Cimino began her training in 1990 under Sensei James True. She holds a 4th degree Black Belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate and 3rd degree black belt in Kobudo (Okinawan Weapons. In addition to teaching children’s programs, Sensei Marisa instructs at the Shorin Ryu Karate Academy in Waltham.)


Phantastic Photography- Instructor: Robin Radin. Grades 3-6. Wednesdays 2:40-3:40. Max Enrollment:12. Duration:6 weeks. Cost $75

Shutterbugs, this class is for you! In this class we will review the basics of camera operation, create collage-type sun prints, experiment with painting with light using long camera exposure and flashlight, go on a photographic treasure hunt. Different themes will be explored: we will take pictures of found objects, take self-portraits, and learn to photograph our immediate surroundings. In addition, we will review student photographs and discuss editing and sequencing. Each student will arrange his/her work either on a poster board or in a small notebook to take home. After each class students will be encouraged to pick out and print five of their favorite photographs from our weekly photographic outing to bring to class the following week.

Students should bring their own cameras with fully charged batteries and memory cards to every class. If you do not have a camera to use, we may have a few available to lend. If you do not have a camera of your own, we kindly ask that you purchase a memory card. In this case you will be able to use one of our camera’s but all content and artistic work will stay with you.

(Robin Radin has photographed the cultural and natural landscape of New England for 35 years. Her photographs have been published and exhibited nationally, including shows at Institute of Contemporary Art, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Anthropology, Center for Photography, Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, The Dean’s Gallery at MIT, and The Print Club. In 2003, she was awarded the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant in Photography. She has served on the board of the Jamaica Plain Arts Council for many years.)





The Fine Art of Sewing and Fiber Arts- Instructor: Carol Price. Thursdays 2:40-3:40. Grades K-3. Max Enrollment: 10. Duration 6 weeks. Cost $90. This class will have you in stitches! Explore the wonderful world of sewing! Starting with the basic techniques of sewing your child will design their own projects with the goal to take a new creation home each week. As the session progresses, so will their skills as they gradually learn more advanced stitching and processes. Projects will include pillows, tote bags, puppets, wallets and more! No previous experience needed.

(Carol Price has taught sewing and fiber arts to children for years. She has taught classes at The Eliot School, The Schecter School, The Amigo School, The Citizen School and more.)


CHESS WIZARDS-Checkmate- Instructor: Chess Wizards. Thursdays 2:40-3:40 Grades K-5, Max Enrollment- 18. Duration: 6 weeks. Cost $120

Whether you’re a chess master or a novice, you’ll enjoy this class. Instructors arrive in full Chess Wizard costume ready to add maximum fun to the game of chess. Chess Wizards is a premier chess education company providing fun, informative and challenging chess lessons to students. Chess Wizards teaches children many important life concepts, such as learning the ability to win graciously and accept defeat with dignity and sportsmanship. Students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience. At the end of this session, each student will have had the chance to participate in a mini-chess tournament.

Please check out the following video link for more information on the Chess Wizards or visit their website at www.chesswizards.com. https://chesswizards.wistia.com/medias/0uxzsmjsu3


Deilab- Lego-Design, Engineering & Innovation90 MINUTE CLASS!Thursdays 2:40- 4:40. Grades:(3-6) Max enrollment-15. Duration- 6 weeks. Cost-$135

DEILAB is an Applied STEM|STEM LAB where we use LEGO as medium to teach students of all ages about design, engineering, innovation, and the gift of failure. DEILAB’s hands-on after school programs are sure to delight students and allow them to exercise their brains with each class.

DEILAB innovation labs are based on engineering artistic, and architectural concepts. Each session is divided into a learning, designing, building, innovation and challenge modules. The environment is loose, high energy and fun. Our approach ignites our students imagination and channels their creative energy productively helping them problem solve in a setting where they are empowered to take control of their learning experience.

Visit www.deilab.com for more information on the DEILAB program.

Please check out the links below for video examples of this exciting new class!

  • DIELAB on 3! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Tu7KLyN-0
  • Unexpected Innovators: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_mgqEL3fZw
  • The Calculus Project at Cathedral: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLM5nGx1dkU


NEW Flag Football-  Instructors- Be Ahead of the Game LLc

Thursdays- 2:40-3:40. Grades 3-6. Max Enrollment-14 Duration-6 Weeks. Cost-$110

We are extremely excited to invite, any newcomers to experience the basic fundamentals of flag football. We would welcome veteran players to brush up their skills. Players will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning – all presented in a fun & positive environment.

Participating in team sports encourages physical activity, instills self-confidence and teaches cooperation and sportsmanship as well as other life-skills. Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.




Super Sports-Gym Games for Grades K-2- Instructor: FAST Athletics. Fridays 1:45-2:45.Grades K-2. Max Enrollment: 16. Duration: 6 weeks. Cost $90 Get up, get going, get active with a F.A.S.T. Athletics Super Sports Program.  F.A.S.T. Athletics will offer a variety of sports each week such as: Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, Dodge ball, Baseball, and Kickball.  Programs will include proper stretching and warm-up games as well as learning basic skills of each sport, each class will end with a high energy game with the sport played that day.


“Improv Comedy: All the World’s a Stage!”- Instructor:Kevin Smith. Fridays 1:45-2:45. Grades 3-6. Max Enrollment:10. Duration:6 weeks. Cost $100

This class uses improvisational theatre to have fun, and build focus. Your child will explore different improv and dramatic techniques and use them to develop quick thinking and comedic timing. Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars got their start using improv as a foundation for stage presence and comfort in front of a group. This class is perfect for all skills levels, from the natural “ham,” to a child that would like to build a higher comfort level in front of a group. All students will be allowed to work at their own comfort level as they build confidence. If you love to laugh while you learn, give this class a try!


“Scents and Suds”Instructor: Beth Denman. Fridays 1:45-2:45. Grades 1-5 Max Enrollment-10. Duration: 6 weeks. Cost $110

Come and learn how to make all natural and luxurious products that are sure to sooth and pamper all. Among the projects will be; lip balm, bubble bath, bath salts, bath bombs, beeswax candles and more! We will provide essential oils and other products so you can truly make each product your own. (If you choose to sign up for this class, please note if your child has any allergies)

(Ms. Denman has taught this class in North and South Newton for children of all ages, at the Pierce School, and with the Girl Scouts.)


Arts and Crafts and Jewelry Making Exploration- Instructor: Chris Lyons. Fridays 1:45-2:45. Grades K-3. Max Enrollment- 10. Duration: 6 weeks. Cost $95 Students will love making and creating beautiful crafts with their own hands. Explore several different techniques and methods of craft making such as decorating picture frames, beading and stringing jewelry, painting rocks and shells, and more! This class will integrate Jewelry making into several projects, in addition be prepared to explore a wide variety of other craft techniques and fun projects!

(Chris Lyons is a Baker school parent. She has been an instructor for Brownies, Girl Scouts, and 4H groups in years past. She has been crafting many types of jewelry for over a decade)


On The Mark: Intro to Archery- Instructor-On the Mark Archery. Fridays-1:45-2:45. Grades-3-6. Max Enrollment-12. Duration-4 weeks. Cost- $95

Here’s your chance to try traditional “recurve archery,” as seen in the Olympics. Learn the fundamentals in this introductory course, relax as you aim for your target, and feel the thrill of success when your patience and concentration pays off. Put your skills to the test and compete with friends and family in mini competitions and archery games. All equipment will be supplied. Classes led by two certified USA Archery and National Field Archery Association (NFAA) instructors

Due to our safety procedures, parents should also be aware that there is a zero tolerance policy for students who misbehave on the range. Dangerous or irresponsible behavior is grounds for immediate dismissal from the course. (Visit www.onthemarkarchery.com for more information.)


Minecraft 102: Extreme Redstone Engineering Instructor: John Galinato and Build it Yourself. Fridays 1:45-2:45. Grades 3-6. Max Enrollment-12. Duration:6 weeks. Cost- $110.(Personal Minecraft accounts are required to participate in this workshop which can be purchased for $27 at www.minecraft.net .)

The clash of civilizations is a recurring theme in human history.  Often when a civilization flourishes, there have been evil doers who want to destroy that civilization and keep the world in darkness.

Develop the engineering skills needed to build secret doors, traps, defense systems.  Then test your defense systems to see if other teams can find your inventions and treasures.

When your laboratory is secure, build Redstone music systems, parkour games, fireworks and other cool inventions.

The Minecraft Redstone Engineering program focuses on the use of Redstone logic elements and applications of Boolean algebra.  This workshop is designed for intermediate Minecraft builders who have a Minecraft account and have created at least 3 Minecraft projects.

Become an engineering hero in the world of Minecraft. Join our crew now!

Skills you will exercise:

Digital logic design | Modular construction techniques | Teamwork | Defender of creative thinking

(Visit http://build-it-yourself.com/index.php to learn more about John Galinato and his variety of technology programs for children)


NEW Digital Dungeons & Dragons “Wrath of the Goblin King”- Instructor: David Flick. Fridays 1:45-2:45. Grades 4-8. Max Enrollment: 8. Duration: 6 weeks. Cost $75

An old classic meets modern technology. Utilizing roll20, an online virtual tabletop service, students will learn the basics of turn-based role-playing. From character creation to exploring the vast world of Dungeons & Dragons, each week students will transform themselves into their digital avatars and adventure their way to glory, and most importantly, loot.

Adventure Summary: Many years have passed since the Goblin Wars ravaged the once great kingdom of Cormyr. From the river fed fields of Easting to the shores of Westgate, It was a time marked by peace and prosperity. In an effort to maintain this peace, the ruling council of 10 decreed adventuring to be illegal. Tales of slain dragons and mighty war wizards soon began to be forgotten save for the occasional bedtime story. However unbeknownst to those on the council, a great darkness began to grow in the far hills – a darkness that will soon make its presence known. Who will stand up and fight for the good people of Cormyr? Great Riches await – and even greater danger!

This is an introductory adventure and will take characters from level 1 – level 5. We will be using the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition.