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Focusing Our Resources for Children's Enrichment in Long Hill Township

Welcome to FORCE

FORCE’s mission is to support academic enrichment in Long Hill Township. Because school budgets are more restrictive than ever, public schools now rely on private funding to support creative and engaging venues to help children learn.  Proceeds raised from donations and fundraisers go directly into programs, grants or sponsorships to enhance areas such as the arts, music, technology and more.


Spring FORCE After School Classes

Registration for Spring FORCE classes is now open!  Register here:

https://longhillforce.sportngin.com/register/form/284621274

 

Long Hill FORCE After School Classes

Gillette, Millington & Central Schools

Registration ends February 10th. A late fee of $25 per class will apply for all late registrations if there is space.  

 

Prompt pick up at the end of class is expected.  A late fee of $25 will be assessed if a child is picked up more than 15 minutes after class ends.

 

All participants in after school FORCE classes must be Long Hill Residents or enrolled in Long Hill Public Schools.

 

We expect students to behave in FORCE classes as they would in regular classes during the school day. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.  All students are expected to be respectful and courteous to each other, to the teachers, and to the building before, during, and after class.  If a student does not follow the teacher's rules and is disrupting class, the parents will be notified.  If the disruptive behavior continues, the child will not be allowed to attend the remaining classes. 

 

 

 

Gillette School

All classes will run from 3:30-4:30

Students will remain with the attendant until class begins

The attendant will dismiss students from the front main entrance of the school

Please do not enter the building before dismissal 

Early pick up must be done through the main office before 4:00

 

Mondays (8 weeks- 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, Make up 5/11):

Baseball & Softball Skills:  Batting, Bunting, Throwing, Catching, Fielding, Running, Stealing, Sliding, Glove Positioning, Throw Downs, Controlling the Game, and Calling Pitches by Rich Forbringer (over 25 years of experience).  Rich enhances your knowledge of baseball & softball skills! Learn new drills, skills, and fundamentals for pitchers, catchers, and fielders. Rich Forbringer is a former Central School Softball Coach from 1985-1990. Rich currently has a private training facility, The Athlete Choice, in Hillsborough, NJ.  Instructor: Rich Forbringer.  $105 for 8 classes.  Max 20 students. 

 

Tuesdays (6 weeks- 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21, Make up 4/28):

Build a Balanced Plate: Build a Balanced Plate! The Registered Dietitian at ShopRite of Stirling, Sam, will be hosting a 6-week class focusing on one food group per week (fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, dairy). At the final class, the students will set the table and build a plate after making a simple meal together. The class can be adjusted for restrictions as needed, please provide allergies at time of sign up.  Instructor: Samantha Nuzio, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist at ShopRite of Stirling.  $70 for 6 classes.  Max 10 students.

Tuesday (8 weeks:  3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, Make up 5/12):

Airplane Captains: Roger that, Captain-you’re in charge! As a commander in this exclusive flying club, you’ll learn important STEM concepts in order to build your own aircraft. Then you’ll take it for a spin and watch it that soar through the clouds. This class is the perfect combination of science and fun!  It’s all up to you, so buckle up and take the controls in this fantastic, flying program.  It’s Physics! Build it! Fly it! Keep it! Instructor to be provided by Hobby Quest$170 for 8 classes.  Max 18 students.

Ceramic PaintingCreate a unique ceramic project each week. Students will explore different painting techniques and styles, whilst encouraging their personal creative process. All projects are food safe. All projects are glazed and fired and will be returned the following week. Instructor to be provided by Color Me Mine$145 for 8 classes.  Max 25 students.

Dinosaur Adventures: Dinosaurs ruled the earth for millions of years. Then suddenly they disappeared. Learn all about dinosaurs as we take an adventure back in time. Find out which dinosaur was the largest, which was the smallest, which had the most horns, the longest neck, or which ate the most food. Learn which dinosaurs evolved into animals of our own time and create awesome art projects in paint, collage, and clay as we work our way through our own awesome Jurassic Park! Instructor to be provided by Artsy Smartsy$155 for 8 classes.  Max 12 students.

Little Ninjas:  Modeled after the fun and challenge of the TV show “American Ninja Warrior,” Little Ninjas will teach the basics of agility and strength by having the participants run through various obstacle courses each week.  Little Ninjas will run, hop, climb, and crawl their way to victory against the clock.  We’ll train for the events and play fun games during the period to keep everyone moving!  Tied (or Velcro) sneakers are required to participate and light tumbling will occur.  This class contains physical exercise.  Instructor: Mike Czech.  $155 for 8 classes.  Max 16 students.

Remote Control Motorized LEGO Model Building: Our one-hour classes explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts using LEGO® bricks.  Students participate in an 8-week session focusing on exciting motorized creations with weekly themes such as Inventions, Life Science, and Technology.  All curriculums have been created and designed by engineers and educators. Each class students will see their creations in motion using LEGO wireless remote controls.  As they enjoy the fun of building, students will understand the basic working principles of many ingenious devices that are part of our everyday lives.  Students will also learn how to magnify, diminish, and redirect force to move objects at different speeds and different directions.   Instructor to be provided by Bricks for Kidz.  $135 for 8 classes.  Max 20 students.

Stars on Stage:  Come unleash the actor within. This 8-week workshop is designed to introduce young children to the world of theater through acting games and exercises while rehearsing for a short 1 act play which is performed on the last day of class.  Instructor to be provided by Wharton Institute of Performing Arts.  $190 for 8 classes.   Max 14 students.

Zumba Kids, Jr.: Join Zumba Kids, Jr., where small feet create big moves!  Classes are rockin' full of energy and packed with child-friendly music and routines. We break down steps, add games, activities, and cultural elements into the class structure. Classes are geared towards developing a healthy lifestyle and incorporating fitness as a natural part of young children's lives.  We build confidence and coordination while every child is encouraged and we have lots of fun doing it!  Instructor:  Donna Sukiennik, licensed Zumba Kids instructor.  $145 for 8 classes.  Max 15 students. 

 

Wednesdays (8 weeks: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, Make up 5/13):

Chess: Premier Chess is excited to partner with Long Hill Force to offer a chess class for all students. We will teach rules, discuss strategy, and learn about tactical themes that can get students ready to compete in tournaments. Instructor to be provided by Premier Chess.  $195 for 8 classes.  Max 25 students.

Constructing Engineering:  Students will spend 8 weeks doing hands on projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  For three to four weeks students will work with all the building blocks of Robotics. They will be introduced to the world of gears, motors, and electricity. Students explore the way gears work using motorized capsules. After students learn about basic gears, they create moving machines using visible gears and motors. All workshops are fun and hands on. This project-based workshop instills proper engineering practices, while maintaining the fun and excitement that comes from playing with Robotics.  Students will construct some of the following: circuits, gearboxes, solar car, motor, batteries, and electric art.  They will delve into the engineering design process as they construct two of the above take home projects.  Instructor: Monica Burch, creator of Construct U.  $195 for 8 classes.  Max 20 students. 

Food for Thought: Let’s have fun with food and make some no - stove recipes that turn into art we can eat! We’ll do cake decorating, make sculpted food art, fancy sandwiches, both sweet and savory, and have a party every week as we make and eat simple treats, do some fun food art, and build recipe books while we learn some things about how food gets from the farm to our plates! No nuts or artificial sweeteners used. We cannot guarantee that ingredients are safe from allergens. Children with life threatening allergies or religious restrictions should not be registered in this group. Instructor to be provided by Artsy Smartsy$170 for 8 classes.  Max 12 students.

Wee Little Arts: The Wee Little Arts program is a process oriented visual arts program for children.   You will be amazed by the frame-worthy masterpieces that your artist will be gracing your home with. Our lessons are specifically designed with the young artist in mind. A wonderful children’s library of art literature will be used to introduce the student not only to the artist, but the history of the world around them. New lessons every session, new artist, and new mediums.  Our program taps the intrinsic curiosity of each individual child allowing them freedom of creative expression. The students apply newly learned techniques to create artwork inspired by their imagination and creativity.  All this is accomplishing in a nurturing and relaxing atmosphere.  Our classes will keep even the most spirited child engaged. Instructor to be provided by Wee Little Arts.  $195 for 8 classes.  Max 12 students.

Shockingly Sticky Science: In Shockingly Sticky Science, your child will learn Watts-Up with electricity and build their own static tubes, learn the marvels of magnets in Magnetic Magic as they construct their own Magnet Maze, and get sticky with polymers while they stretch it out with slime!  Don’t look now…or well…actually do look, as they use their eyes in Optical Illusions and create their own periscope.  Just when they thought they’ve had all of the awesome science they can handle, it’s time for Lights, Color, Action!! as they create indoor fireworks and lighten things up with a fantastic lights and color display!  Instructor to be provided by Mad Science.  $185 for 8 classes.  Max 20 students.

TGA Premier Jr. Golf:  TGA makes it convenient and fun for your child to learn and play golf right on their school campus! Our curriculums were specially designed by industry-leading golf professionals and education specialists to ensure that the lesson plans are age-appropriate as well as easy to understand and retain. Students will experience a mix of golf instruction, rules and etiquette lessons, educational components, character development lessons, and physical activity as they advance through the five-level program.  Instructor to be provided by TGA Premier Jr. Golf.  $185 for 8 classes.  Max 15 students.

 

 

 

 

 

Millington School

All classes will run from 3:15-4:15 unless otherwise marked**

The attendant will dismiss students from the side entrance of the school

Please do not enter the building before dismissal 

Early pick up must be done through the main office before 4:00

 

Mondays (6 weeks: 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20, Make up 4/27):

Volleyball:  The goal of the FORCE volleyball program is to help children develop movement skills and volleyball specific skills in order to move and play with the basic passing and playing fundamentals of the game. The kids will participate in volleyball specific games and drills as well as become part of team building and leadership exercises!  THIS CLASS IS OPEN TO GRADES 3-5 ONLY. Instructor: Megan Knott.   $100 for 6 classes.  Max 15 students.

Mondays (8 weeks: 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, Make up 5/11):

Intermediate Robotics: Students will spend 8 weeks doing hands on projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Students will be introduced to Robotics using the VEX IQ Robotics System. All Robotics activities are hands-on, engaging, and focus on the engineering design process. They will be divided into groups by age and experience. Students will review the VEX Robotics components and build various Robots. Students will use blocky programming to program the robots. Students will also construct some of the following: circuits, gearboxes, solar panel and motor, rubber band motor, propellers, batteries, and electric art. They will delve into the engineering design process as they construct two of the above take home projects.  Instructor: Monica Burch, creator of Construct U.  $195 for 8 classes.  Max 20 students. 

 

Tuesdays (8 weeks: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, Make up 5/12):

Canvas Painting:  Learn different canvas painting techniques, inspired by the masters or seasonally themed. 8 X 10 canvas is brought home at the end of the class ready to proudly display. Instructor to be provided by Color Me Mine$145 for 8 classes.  Max 25 students.

Chess: Premier Chess is excited to partner with Long Hill Force to offer a chess class for all students. We will teach rules, discuss strategy, and learn about tactical themes that can get students ready to compete in tournaments. Instructor to be provided by Premier Chess.  $195 for 8 classes.  Max 25 students.

Fashion Denim Dreams:  Take your love of denim to the next level with Hobby Quest’s Denim Dreams! This session we are crazy about denim, the most versatile fabric out there! You’ll learn everything there is to know about creating your own denim vest that you can wear alone or with other pieces – the possibilities are endless! We’ll even make a cute cotton skirt to go with it, and fun accessories like a bracelet and necklace! From designing and sketching to altering and decorating, you’ll be guided through the process step by step to create some incredible one of a kind pieces! Your outfits will be so cute that your friends and family will be invited in at the end of the session to see you model your designs in a runway show. No experience is necessary, you’ll learn all of the skills needed to create chic garments so sign up today! Design it! Create it! Keep it!  Instructor to be provided by Hobby Quest$170 for 8 classes.  Max 18 students.

Food for Thought: Let’s have fun with food and make some no - stove recipes that turn into art we can eat! We’ll do cake decorating, make sculpted food art, fancy sandwiches, both sweet and savory, and have a party every week as we make and eat simple treats, do some fun food art, and build recipe books while we learn some things about how food gets from the farm to our plates! No nuts or artificial sweeteners used. We cannot guarantee that ingredients are safe from allergens. Children with life threatening allergies or religious restrictions should not be registered in this group. Instructor to be provided by Artsy Smartsy$170 for 8 classes.  Max 12 students.

Magic Secrets: Are you ready to learn the secrets of magic that have been guarded for centuries? Then Hobby Quest’s Magic Secrets program is just the thing for you! This fall get ready to wow your audiences by learning amazing illusions! Friends and family will be stunned by your ability to predict the future with the “Envelope Prediction” and “Magic Top” tricks, and they won’t believe your mind reading abilities with the “Crayons – Know the Color” trick! We’ll teach you how to magically balance a whole glass on just a playing card with the “Anti-Gravity Levitating Glass” illusion! If that wasn’t enough, we’ll even teach you mind control with the “Stiff Rope” trick, a rope that will stiffen and loosen when you say the magic words! Of course, that is just the beginning! At the end of class, we will invite your friends and family for a preview, so you can show off your amazing Magic Secrets! You get to keep all the tricks you learn, so you’ll have a whole magic show’s worth to entertain a new audience whenever you like! It’s Magical! Learn it! Perform it! Keep it!  Instructor to be provided by Hobby Quest$170 for 8 classes.  Max 18 students.

ROBLOX:  Students will dive into the world of ROBLOX, giving them the creative freedom to build and explore new worlds.  We will explore new servers each week offering up team based competitive games, tycoons, and simulators. Students will work together, join games as a group or simply enjoy the company of like-minded gamers in games of their choice.  No previous experience necessary. ROBLOX accounts can be pre-made or students can make them for free in class.  Instructor: Andrew Nestler.  $90 for 8 classes.  Max 24 students.

Scraptastics: In the Scraptastics program, kids can capture their favorite memories in a custom scrapbook. Scrapbooking gives students an opportunity to be creative in saving their memories.  Kids will create scrapbook pages, projects, cards, wall displays, or remembrances to share with friends and families in a relaxed atmosphere.  The teacher will share techniques and materials and the hour flies by as we "scrap" together. In addition, students learn and share techniques with one another other. This club is a great way to learn some new skills and make some new friends!  Instructor: Brittany Giordano.  $105 for 8 classes (includes all supplies).  Max 25 students.

 

 

Sports & Fitness:  This class will feature 2 to 3 different activities each week.  Activities will include discussions on nutrition, bones & muscles, Dodge Ball (foam ball), Volleyball (beach ball), Soccer, Basketball, Kick ball & Wacky Kickball, Team Hand Ball, Capture the Flag, and Hyperspace/tag games.  Please note, activities may vary depending on the age of the class.  Instructor: Mike Lisbona.  $100 for 8 classes.  Max 40 students

TGA Premier Jr. Golf:  TGA makes it convenient and fun for your child to learn and play golf right on their school campus! Our curriculums were specially designed by industry-leading golf professionals and education specialists to ensure that the lesson plans are age-appropriate as well as easy to understand and retain. Students will experience a mix of golf instruction, rules and etiquette lessons, educational components, character development lessons, and physical activity as they advance through the five-level program.  Instructor to be provided by TGA Premier Jr. Golf.  $185 for 8 classes.  Max 18 students.

 

 Wednesdays (8 weeks:  3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, Make up 5/13):

Art Lab:  Art Lab is a visual arts program that will allow your child to create frame-worthy masterpieces.  The students will be exposed to art history and literature.  They will study the masters as well as newer artists as we explore their techniques and interests. Art Lab is presented in a process-oriented manner to encourage students to tap into their intrinsic creativity and curiosity for freedom of expression. This class provides an artistic avenue for your children to apply new techniques to create their own unique artwork inspired by the works of artists and their imaginations. Our program uses studio quality materials and we ensure that each child receives new lessons even though your child may have taken Art Lab classes before.  This class will keep even the most ingenious and spirited artist engaged.  Instructor to be provided by Wee Little Arts.  $198 for 8 classes.  Max 12 students.

Money Math: Kids get a taste of what it’s like to use money and save it as we add, subtract, multiply, and divide in a weekly game of “Store.” They earn play money in the “job” of their choice, learning the value of a dollar and how to count bills and coins while keeping a record of their transactions. They purchase small items, create some money related art projects, and learn to spend responsibly in this fun class.  Instructor to be provided by Artsy Smartsy$155 for 8 classes.  Max 12 students.

Ninja Warrior: Like the popular TV show, your ninja will run, jump, crawl, and move through an obstacle course each week as well as learn to train for obstacle course "races" you may have seen such as Spartan Race and Tough Mudder. This class will increase students’ balance, agility, and confidence as they try to improve their time.  Tied (or Velcro) sneakers are required to participate and light tumbling will occur.  This class contains physical exercise each week. Instructor:  Mike Czech.  $155 for 8 classes.  Max 16 students.

Painting, Slime & Beading: What time is it? Slime time! Paint time! Beading time! That’s right; this course is about slime, paint, and beads. This course will teach the children about the ingredients needed to make a good ‘ol batch of slime. It will also teach the children to paint from their hearts and to bead using patterns. THIS CLASS IS OPEN TO GRADES 3-5 ONLY. Instructor: Noelle Milito.   $100 for 8 classes (includes all supplies).  Max 22 students.

Remote Control Motorized LEGO Model Building: Our one-hour classes explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts using LEGO® bricks.  Students participate in an 8-week session focusing on exciting motorized creations with weekly themes such as Inventions, Life Science, and Technology.  All curriculums have been created and designed by engineers and educators. Each class students will see their creations in motion using LEGO wireless remote controls.  As they enjoy the fun of building, students will understand the basic working principles of many ingenious devices that are part of our everyday lives.  Students will also learn how to magnify, diminish, and redirect force to move objects at different speeds and different directions.   Instructor to be provided by Bricks for Kidz.  $135 for 8 classes.  Max 20 students.

Stars on Stage:  Come unleash the actor within. This 8 week workshop is designed to introduce young children to the world of theater through acting games and exercises while rehearsing for a short 1 act play which is performed on the last day of class.  Instructor to be provided by Wharton Institute of Performing Arts.  $190 for 8 classes.   Max 14 students.

Zumba Kids: Join Zumba Kids, where small feet create big moves!  Classes are rockin' full of energy and packed with child-friendly music and routines. We break down steps, add games, activities, and cultural elements into the class structure. Classes are geared towards developing a healthy lifestyle and incorporating fitness as a natural part of young children's lives.  We build confidence and coordination while every child is encouraged and we have lots of fun doing it!  Instructor:  Donna Sukiennik, licensed Zumba Kids instructor.  $145 for 8 classes.  Max 15 students. 

 

Thursdays (8 weeks:  3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, Make up 5/14):

Creative Writing: Exploring Poetry & Narrative Fiction Writing: This class focuses on using a variety of skills to enhance innate creative capacities.    The students will employ several methods of multiple intelligence techniques, as well as tap into their reserve of latent creative powers.  Pablo Picasso will be used as inspiration throughout the course as it was his belief that children’s powers lie in “unadulterated” creative innocence.  Creative logic is explored through metaphor, simile and personification.  Nature is used as a tool to promote children’s natural resource for creativity. Instructor: Maura Aimette.  $100 for 8 classes.  Max 15 students.

ROBLOX:  Students will dive into the world of ROBLOX, giving them the creative freedom to build and explore new worlds.  We will explore new servers each week offering up team based competitive games, tycoons, and simulators. Students will work together, join games as a group or simply enjoy the company of like-minded gamers in games of their choice.  No previous experience necessary. ROBLOX accounts can be pre-made or students can make them for free in class.  Instructor: Andrew Nestler.  $90 for 8 classes.  Max 24 students.

Softball Skills: Batting, Bunting, Throwing, Catching, Fielding, Running, Stealing, Sliding, Glove Positioning, Throw Downs, Controlling the Game, and Calling Pitches by Rich Forbringer (over 25 years of experience).  Rich enhances your knowledge of softball skills! Learn new drills, skills, and fundamentals for pitchers, catchers, and fielders. Rich Forbringer is a former Central School Softball Coach from 1985-1990. Rich currently has a private training facility, The Athlete Choice, in Hillsborough, NJ.  Instructor: Rich Forbringer.  $105 for 8 classes.  Max 20 students. **This class will run from 3:15-4:30

 

Fridays (8 weeks:  *3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15):

Sports & Fitness:  This class will feature 2 to 3 different activities each week.  Activities will include discussions on nutrition, bones & muscles, Dodge Ball (foam ball), Volleyball (beach ball), Soccer, Basketball, Kick ball & Wacky Kickball, Team Hand Ball, Capture the Flag, and Hyperspace/tag games.  Please note, activities may vary depending on the age of the class.  Instructor: Mike Lisbona.  $100 for 8 classes.  Max 40 students *Please note later start date

 

 

 

Central School

All classes will run from 3:00-4:00

 

Wednesdays (8 weeks: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, Make up 5/13):

Chess: Premier Chess is excited to partner with Long Hill Force to offer a chess class for all students. We will teach rules, discuss strategy, and learn about tactical themes that can get students ready to compete in tournaments. Instructor to be provided by Premier Chess.  $170 for 8 classes.  Max 25 students.

 

Thursdays (8 weeks:  3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, Make up 5/14):

Real Cooking: Let’s have fun with food and make some really great recipes that turn into art we can eat!  We’ll decorate cake, create hors d’oeuvres, fancy desserts, real mac & cheese, and have a party every week as we make and eat treats, do some fun food art, and build our own recipe books while we learn some things about how food gets from the farm to our plates!   Instructor to be provided by Artsy Smartsy.  $150 for 8 classes.  Max 12 students.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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