After School Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks4Kidz is a hands-on program designed to playfully motivate children and reinforce their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) based principles while focusing on fine motor and sensory skill development. Our two instructors, Anitha and Sruti, bring a diverse skill set to The Woods Private School. As a psychotherapist, Anitha believes in the complete development of a child and that Bricks4Kidz provides an excellent platform to prepare our future citizens with a strong foundation in creativity, engineering and life skills. She is a certified Montessori teacher, has a Masters in early childhood education with a focus on child psychology and a Masters in Psychotherapy. Sruti, an engineer by profession, completed her graduate degree in Electrical Engineering at University of Florida, Gainesville. She has worked in the automotive and satellite radio business where she started as an engineer at Johnson Controls and matured into a technical marketing manager at SiriusXM.
“We are passionate about highlighting the importance of STEM at an early age. Bricks4Kidz is geared towards preschool to elementary age children. Having activities that show real-life implications like simple machines, laws of motion and renewable energy, the children can pull together the ideas presented in school to show how they benefit our society and even our world as a whole.”
Bricks 4 Kidz® was named the number one children’s enrichment company for 2016 by Entrepreneur magazine.
After School Chess Wizards
The team at Chess Wizards believes that education should be fun and exciting. Since their first classes in 2002, their Chess Wizards have inspired children across the US and Canada to think logically, solve problems, win graciously, and learn from defeat. Chess classes and lessons are based around their original, fun, and high-energy Chess Wizards curriculum. Regardless of a child’s ability Chess Wizards makes chess fun for all! Their instructors are an eclectic group from many different professions and backgrounds who all combine four important qualities: a love and skill for the game, a great ability to communicate, a passion for teaching, and the ability to use these qualities to create a fun and challenging learning environment. Chess Wizards has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Reader, Pioneer Press, North Shore Magazine, and WGN.
After School Art with CoraLynn McCabe
CoraLynn McCabe aims to foster a love for art by providing instruction in which students concentrate on fundamental art skills and concepts such as shape, line, balance, and composition while working on Still Life, Landscapes, Abstract, Cartoons and Sculpture pieces. Different professional grade mediums such as watercolor paints, pastels, pencils and crayons will be used. At the end of the season Ms. McCabe exhibits the student art and concepts learned through an interactive art show for all families, friends and students to enjoy. Each year, art students have the opportunity to submit their work for judging to the annual Live Stock Show and Rodeo Art Contest, and we are proud to share our students have been recognized and awarded for their effort throughout the years. Ms. McCabe’s background in engineering as a CAD Designer lead to her love of fine arts where she continues to paint daily with her favorite medium, watercolor.
After School Soccer SuperStars
Soccer Superstars is a professionally designed soccer program using a variety of fun games and activities introducing children from ages 3 and up to the wonderful game of soccer. Their specially designed program promotes health, fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship, and most importantly FUN! To ensure this, each of the sessions are held with a low child to coach ratio making sure each child receives proper attention allowing them to better develop at their own rate. Each session is age specific and runs weekly lasting between 30 to 40 minutes. For our younger Superstars, Soccer Superstars uses creative games to teach basic soccer and motor skills as well as incorporating letters, numbers, and colors into every session, encouraging the use of imagination, teamwork, and sportsmanship. With our older Superstars, the focus is on soccer techniques and tactics such as passing/trapping, moving on and off the ball, attacking/defending, and shooting. Soccer Superstars’ goal is to provide a positive environment while learning new skills and having endless fun!
After School Global TaeKwon-Do
Global TaeKwon-Do has been a Cypress community resident for over 21 years, lead by Master William Howard. Master Howard is a former World Champion, Internationally Certified Instructor and an 8th degree black belt that has been practicing TaeKwon-Do since 1982 and through his commitment has promoted hundreds of students to 1st degree black belt. Many have continued to earn various medals and awards in national and international championships. He had the privilege of being trained by the Founder of TaeKwon-Do, General Choi, Hong Chi and his son, President Choi, Jung Hwa. “Our primary goal is to provide excellent TaeKwon-Do training to students aged 4 to 100 in a positive, engaging environment.”
Our students and families get to experience first hand the accomplishments Master Howard has earned. He is also a member of the Promotion Board, a Class A Umpire and was designated All-Around Umpire at the World Championships in London, England in 2008. He has been a USA coach at World Championships, has hosted 2 International Instructor Courses, USA Nationals and Team trials, and a Masters Class. Master Howard has participated in international competitions and has earned 10 gold, 2 silver, and 4 bronze medals.
After School French with Madame Hurey
Madame Hurey brings 17 years as an educator and school administrator to her passion in teaching students the French language, food, arts, history and culture. She authored the French curriculum for Klein ISD which is still being taught today. Students learn to experience the French culture and speak the French language through techniques such as song and dance, whimsical chants, stories, food samples and introduction to French artists and their techniques. Madame Hurey is an advocate for the youth and was Cultural Affairs Specialist for the Haitian Embassy in Washington DC and volunteered for Hope Worldwide in Washington D.C. along with M.E.R.C.Y. The Woods Private School is pleased to bring the breadth of Madame Hurey’s experience to our students and their families.
Please call The Woods Private School at 281-370-8576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.