Spring ASE Workshops

Update: Registration is now closed. Please email asewatchung@gmail.com with any questions about availability in the classes.

Welcome to Spring ASE! For this session we will be offering 2-hour workshops on May 8th and 15th from 3-5 pm. 

Many of our Watchung teachers are back with their favorite classes. Steve Moctezuma is running chess workshops for beginners and advanced players, and parents will be able to join, so the whole family can start playing together. Our school social worker Arianna Spatinol will be offering a workshop on video game and internet safety.

 

Pricing: Each 2-hour workshop will be $30 per child plus material fees if needed. Parents will be able to join the chess workshops for an additional fee of $5.

 

Registration: April 14th, 7pm to April 30th, 10pm on the Watchung PTA marketplace.

 

Refunds: No refunds or class changes once registration ends.

 

Scholarships: Available to those with a financial need. Please email asewatchung@gmail.com BEFORE registration opens with your choice of class, child’s name, teacher, grade, and we will do our best to accommodate.

 

Rules: By signing up your child for ASE you agree to the ASE rules as listed on the Marketplace website.

 

Class Descriptions

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th

Calling all Cooks

Come join me for this hands on Italian cooking class. We will be preparing and eating a delicious three course meal! Come with your appetite!

Taught by Watchung Teacher Audrey LaGrua

Grades 3-5, max. 10 students, material cost: $3

Introductory/Beginner Chess

The goal of this workshop is to enable all participants to start playing & enjoying chess.

As the class will be a fast introduction we encourage parents of children K-2 attend to attend with their child.  

Up to 10 parents are invited to attend the workshop as well for an additional fee of $5.  

 

Taught by Steve Moctezuma. Steve is a chess coach and tournament director.  He annually directs the Montclair Cooperative School's/Zuma Summer Chess Camp.

Grades K-5, max 14. students 

Basketball

Let’s play some ball! Students will be broken into groups based on ability and/or grade level.  Class focus will be on ball handling skills, hand-eye coordination, dribbling, passing, shooting technique, and defensive skills.  We want the kids to be engaged, all while having fun!

Taught by Watchung teachers Mr. Fantozzi and Ms. Byron

Grades K-2, max. 20 students. 

Tie-Dye and Paper Marbling

Join us for an afternoon of learning about and experimenting with color. Students will learn tie-dye techniques including rainbow swirl, popcorn, crumple, and sunburst as they make two-three unique tie-dye projects. Children will also learn the Japanese art of suminagashi, creating beautiful marbled papers that can be used as notecards, bookmarks, or prints to be framed.

Note: Please bring TWO white items to tie-dye that are made of 100% cotton such as t-shirts, bandanas, socks, or leggings.

Taught by Watchung teachers Ms. Olson and Ms. Thorp

Grades K-5, max. 18 students, material cost $8

Woodworking

Turn a piece of wood into a work of art! Using sketching, sanding, and painting techniques, your child will gain a sense of pride as they create their own wooden decor! In this hands-on class we will be creating our own personalized sign by first sketching the design and then bringing it to life with paint on a piece of wood. Come paint your little hearts out!

Taught by Watchung teacher Randi Schott

Grades 3-5, max. 12 students, $10 material fee

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15th

Calling all Cooks

Come join me for this hands on Italian cooking class. We will be preparing and eating a delicious three course meal! Come with your appetite!

Taught by Watchung Teacher Audrey LaGrua

Grades K-2, max. 10 students, material cost: $3

Intermediate/Advanced Chess

This workshop is for players who wish to further their understanding of tactics and strategies.

Up to 10 parents are invited to attend the workshop as well for an additional fee of $5.

Taught by Steve Moctezuma. Steve is a chess coach and tournament director.  He annually directs the Montclair Cooperative School's/Zuma Summer Chess Camp

Grades K-5, max. 14 students

Basketball

Let’s play some ball! Students will be broken into groups based on ability and/or grade level.  Class focus will be on ball handling skills, hand-eye coordination, dribbling, passing, shooting technique, and defensive skills.  We want the kids to be engaged, all while having fun!

Taught by Watchung Teachers Mr. Fantozzi and Ms. Byron

Grades 3-5, max. 20 students

Tie-Dye and Paper Marbling

Join us for an afternoon of learning about and experimenting with color. Students will learn tie-dye techniques including rainbow swirl, popcorn, crumple, and sunburst as they make two-three unique tie-dye projects. Children will also learn the Japanese art of suminagashi, creating beautiful marbled papers that can be used as notecards, bookmarks, or prints to be framed.

Note: Please bring TWO white items to tie-dye that are made of 100% cotton such as t-shirts, bandanas, socks, or leggings.

Taught by Watchung Teachers Ms. Olson and Ms. Thorp

Grades K-5, max. 18 students, $8 material fee. 

Woodworking

Turn a piece of wood into a work of art! Using sketching, sanding, and painting techniques, your child will gain a sense of pride as they create their own wooden decor! In this hands-on class we will be creating our own personalized sign by first sketching the design and then bringing it to life with paint on a piece of wood. Come paint your little hearts out!

Taught by Watchung Teacher Randi Schott

Grades 3-5, max. 12 students, $10 material fee.