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Welcome to F.O.R.C.E:
Focusing Our Resources for Children's Enrichment
 
The Nonprofit, Tax-Exempt, Education Foundation of
Long Hill Township, NJ

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.


Fall 2021 After School Classes

 

Long Hill FORCE After School Classes

At Gillette & Millington Schools

Registration will run from Wednesday, August 25th through Friday, September 10th.

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

 

 

Gillette School

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

Tuesdays (8 weeks: 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, make up 12/14):

Art a la Carte: There’s no doubt about it – kids love to create! By practicing the basics of art making, they experience a whole new way of seeing the world and expressing themselves. We’ll learn about different kinds of art through time, then we’ll draw, paint, collage & sculpt, and create beaded and handmade projects, bringing kids a fresh and fun way to see their art and a result they will be proud to show off. Instructor to be provided by Artsy Smartsy$170 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 class to keep everyone moving!  SNEAKERS ARE MANDATORY and light tumbling will occur.  Instructor: Mike Czech.  $155 for 8 classes.  Max 16 students.

Shockingly Sticky Science: What makes your hair stand up? Is it a magnet or magic? And just what are carbs, anyway? Kids will explore a variety of introductory topics in this class and learn about the wonders of both the life and physical sciences. Instructor to be provided by Mad Science$185 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.

 

 

Wednesdays (8 weeks:  9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, make up 12/15):

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.

Clay Play: Join in the fun as we explore many different ways to create with clay. Throughout history pottery has been the container of choice for storing, serving and preserving foods, liquids and other goods in the home and hearth. It has also been the medium of choice for making jewelry and other decorative items that enhance our lives and build self-esteem. We’ll use air dry clay to sculpt and mold, make jewelry and kinetic art with polymer clay and have an awesome time with everyone’s favorite - Model Magic!  Instructor to be provided by Artsy Smartsy$170 for 8 classes.  Max 12 students.

 

Magic Wizards: If you’ve always wanted to perform magic tricks and Illusions-Hocus Pocus! You could be a Magic Wizard! You’ll be transformed when you learn seemingly impossible illusions that will amaze your friends and family. This program is not only fun, but many of the tricks reinforce important math concepts. After you master all the tricks, you’ll get to perform them for your family and keep the magic tricks for many more magic shows to come. So, grab your magic wand and pointy hat, Magic Wizard-your wish has been granted! It’s Magic! Learn it! Perform it! Keep it!  Instructor to be provided by Hobby Quest.  $195 for 8 classes.  Max 16 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.  $150 for 8 classes.  Max 15 students. 

 

Thursdays (8 weeks: 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, make up 12/16):

PE Games & Activities with Mr. Manto:  This class will be held at Gillette in the Gym. This is a great opportunity for kids to move, have fun, and socialize with their peers. Mr. Manto will have the students playing PE class favorites as well as introduce some new games and activities.  Instructor: Josh Manto.  $80 for 8 classes.  Max 25 students. 

 

 

Millington School

All classes will run from 3:15-4:15

Mondays (6 weeks: 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, make up 11/29):

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 20 students.

 

Tuesdays (8 weeks: 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, make up 12/14):

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.

Drone Engineers: What’s that up in the sky?  It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  No, it’s a drone!  Do you think drones are the neatest, coolest thing ever?  Did you ever want to get your hands on one and make it obey your commands?  In this ALL-NEW course, you will learn different methods to make a drone follow your direction, from simple cue cards that the drone obeys, to programming complex missions, to having the drone dance with you.  The final class will be a full-on dance show that you can invite your parents to, in which you, your classmates and the drones all perform a dance together.  Command It!  Program It!  Fly It!  It’s Amazing!  Instructor to be provided by Hobby Quest.  $195 for 8 classes.  Max 16 students.

 

Embroidery Circle:   Embroidery is a lovely creative pastime, encouraging social interaction while giving us a break from the craziness in the world. The pieces that you stitch are unique and special works of art. Join our friendly stitching circle and become engrossed in a classic and timeless art while you learn a few stitches and create beautiful hand-crafted accessories with embroidered needle art. Instructor to be provided by Artsy Smartsy$150 for 8 classes.  Max 12 students.

Running Club: Students will participate in array of running races performed at a Track Meet. They will learn/ perform different exercises to strengthen important muscles for runners, different ways to warm-up and different cool down activities for sprint and long-distance races. Students will learn about starting stances, key points during running and finishing their race strong. Instructor:  Karissa Felix, Central School Track coach.  $100 for 8 classes.  Max 23 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.  $150 for 8 classes.  Max 15 students. 

 

 

Wednesdays (6 weeks:  9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, Make up 12/1):

Constructing Engineering and Electricity:  In this class, students will create a simple circuit with a light, a switch, and a battery. Students will learn about electricity and electronics and how they relate to each other. They will learn how electricity in your home works and how switches control the electricity to the lights.  Students will learn about conductors, insulators, parallel and series circuits, and open and closed circuits.  Students will build a simple electric circuit using a breadboard. They will learn about resistors, LEDs, and NO, SPST, and SPDT switches. Students will review the engineering design methodology.

Instructor: Monica Burch from ConstructU.  $145 for 6 classes.  Max 12 students.

 

Wednesdays (8 weeks:  9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, make up 12/15):

Art a la Carte: There’s no doubt about it – kids love to create! By practicing the basics of art making, they experience a whole new way of seeing the world and expressing themselves. We’ll learn about different kinds of art through time, then we’ll draw, paint, collage & sculpt, and create beaded and handmade projects, bringing kids a fresh and fun way to see their art and a result they will be proud to show off. Instructor to be provided by Artsy Smartsy$170 for 8 classes.  Max 12 students.

Ninja Warrior: Modeled after the fun and challenge of the TV show “American Ninja Warrior,” Ninjas will learn the basics of agility and strength by running 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!  SNEAKERS ARE MANDATORY and light tumbling will occur. Instructor: Mike Czech.  $155 for 8 classes.  Max 16 students.

Photography Journeys:   This is an exciting after school program for young photographers. Our eight sessions will task students with exploring their world and expressing their experiences through the camera lens. Students will learn to set up photos and manipulate them on the go. Session highlights include crafting a cubist collage of an object, setting up a still life image using the “rule of thirds”, and a photojournalist excursion. The class concludes with a gallery show in which students will display each of their works in print.  See It!  Capture It!  Film It! Show It! You did it! 

Instructor to be provided by Hobby Quest.  $195 for 8 classes.  Max 16 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.

 

Shockingly Sticky Science: What makes your hair stand up? Is it a magnet or magic? And just what are carbs, anyway? Kids will explore a variety of introductory topics in this class and learn about the wonders of both the life and physical sciences. Instructor to be provided by Mad Science$185 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.

 

Thursdays (6 weeks:  9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, make up 12/2):

Dance FIT: DanceFIT is a dance fitness class that offers a variety of styles such as dance cardio, ballet, aerobic fitness and hip-hop. This is a great opportunity to learn new dances, stay active, and make new friends! All children are welcome no matter experience or level of dancing! We will end each class with stretching and yoga. Instructor: Brittany Giordano.  $100 for 6 classes.  Max 30 students.

 

Fridays (8 weeks:  10/1, 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17):

Fitness & Games:  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

 

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F.O.R.C.E. Long Hill Township Education Foundation Sponsorship Opportunities

SUMMER 2021

Become a sponsor of Long Hill Township Education Foundation FORCE COMMUNITY DISCOUNT CARDS

Support academic enrichment and excellence in public education.

To sponsor FORCE Community Discount Cards, complete the following steps:

1. Complete  and sign a sponsorship form, available above.

2. Select your sponsorship level (indicated on the form) and make check payable to: FORCE for Excellence, Inc.

3. Mail signed form and check to:

FORCE for Excellence, Inc. 

P. O. Box 254, Gillette, NJ 07933

If you have questions, or to arrange for application drop-off and/or pick-up, please email longhillforce@gmail.com

FORCE Long Hill Township Education Foundation is currently collecting offers from local businesses, such as 10% off services or fixed discounts in various amounts.

FORCE will be purchasing 250+ more cards and our goal is to create a valuable discount card to both you, the business owner and community members. Community members purchase a FORCE Card and can use their FORCE Card and participating community sponsors. 

As part of our fundraising efforts, we will sell  and market FORCE discount cards for $35.00. That includes FREE marketing for your business! :-)

Sponsors agree to honor the FORCE Discount cards until the one-year expiration date.   All offers are subject to FORCE approval.

The purpose of the FORCE Community Discount Cards is to raise money for Long Hill Township FORCE, which is a nonprofit 501c(3), tax-exempt corporation that provides enrichment in the classroom, technology, grants for teachers and faculty, enrichment program grants, musicals, afterschool programs, and more! All proceeds directly benefit Long Hill Township students and families.


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Thank You to Our Annual Sponsors!

We would like to show thanks and appreciation to our annual sponsors, who have been very generous in their donations to the Long Hill Township Education Foundation.  Our community sponsors support us in achieving our mission of achieving enrichment and excellence in education in the Long Hill Township School District.

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