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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.


2019 Spring After School Programs

Follow this link to register:

https://longhillforce.sportngin.com/register/form/510055445

 

Below are the detailed descriptions of all of our Spring 2019 after school classes offered by FORCE.  Registration will open the last week on January.  If you have any questions, email JessicaWalsh@SchoolEventsLLC.com.

Gillette School

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

Tuesdays (6 weeks:  3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, Make up 4/30):

Food Fun Cooking Class:  Michelle Sweeney, ShopRite of Stirling's in-store registered dietitian, will be hosting a fun, interactive cooking class!  Each week, we will discuss a different food group and make a recipe featuring the corresponding food group!  Nutrition lessons will be intertwined into a cooking adventure for your children to make and eat. Instructor:  Michelle Sweeney.  $65 for 6 classes.  Max 15 students.

 

Tuesdays (8 weeks:  3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, Make up 5/14)

Airplane Explorations: Would you love to build your very own model airplane, and then actually fly it? The science of flying is made simple and enjoyable when you take this new class and become a Hobby Quest Airplane – Specialist. In this STEM program, you will build and actually fly our all-new, high-soaring models. How far will yours go? How high will it climb? Why does it fly? Spring is the perfect time for even more flying fun-and you’ll learn a great deal too! Attention: Airplane –Specialists- your new flight plan is confirmed!  It’s STEM! Build it! Fly it! Keep it!  Instructor to be provided by Hobby Quest$150 for 8 classes.  Max 16 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 15 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.  $150 for 8 classes.  Max 16 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.

 

Tuesdays (6 weeks:  3/26*, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, Make up 5/14)

Constructing Robotics & More STEM Projects: Students will spend 6 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 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.  $150 for 6 classes.  Max 20 students.  * PLEASE NOTE LATER START DATE:  this class will start 3/26, run for 6 weeks, and finish with the other 8 week classes

 

Wednesdays (8 weeks:  3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, Make up 5/15)

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.

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 not 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 15 students.

Magic Wonders:  Do you love Magic? Have you ever wanted to learn how it’s done? This is your big chance! This spring, don’t miss our All New Amazing Magicians Club. Learn how magicians perform jaw-dropping tricks and keep their audiences guessing! Thrill them even more, when you learn street magic tricks that will baffle everyone. Learn important performance and story-telling skills, and then, share your new skills with friends and family, in a real magic show at your school! Keep all your tricks for even more fun at home!  It’s Magical! Learn it! Perform it! Keep it! Instructor to be provided by Hobby Quest$150 for 8 classes.  Max 16 students.

Motorized Model Building with LEGO Bricks: Our one hour classes explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts using LEGO® bricks.  Students participate in 8 week sessions 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.  
These are hands-on classes where students will design and build machines, vehicles, animals, and other structures using Bricks 4 Kidz’s® copyrighted model plans. Each class begins with a lesson discussion on the weekly topic. At the end of each session, students are also encouraged to modify the design, unleashing their creativity. The class is fun, exciting, and educational.  Instructor to be provided by Bricks for Kidz.  $135 for 8 classes.  Max 20 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 the walls of your home with. Our lessons are specifically designed with the young artist in mind. We use a wonderful children’s library of art literature to introduce the student not only the artist, but history and the world around them. We offer new lessons every year with new artist and new mediums.  Our programs tap into the intrinsic curiosity of each individual child allowing them freedom of creative expression. 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.  $190 for 8 classes.  Max 12 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, crafts, 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.  $115 for 8 classes.  Max 15 students. 

 

Thursdays (8 weeks:  3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, Make up 5/16):

Baseball & Softball Skills:  Batting, Bunting, Throwing, Catching, Fielding, Running, Stealing, Sliding, Glove Positioning, Throw Downs, Controlling the Game, and Calling Pitches by Rich Forbringer (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. 

 

 

 

 

Millington School

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

Mondays (8 weeks: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, make up 5/13):

Softball Skills: Batting, Bunting, Throwing, Catching, Fielding, Running, Stealing, Sliding, Glove Positioning, Throw Downs, Controlling the Game, and Calling Pitches by Rich Forbringer (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

 

Tuesdays (8 weeks:  3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, Make up 5/14):

Airplane Explorations: Would you love to build your very own model airplane, and then actually fly it? The science of flying is made simple and enjoyable when you take this new class and become a Hobby Quest Airplane – Specialist. In this STEM program, you will build and actually fly our all-new, high-soaring models. How far will yours go? How high will it climb? Why does it fly? Spring is the perfect time for even more flying fun-and you’ll learn a great deal too! Attention: Airplane –Specialists- your new flight plan is confirmed!  It’s STEM! Build it! Fly it! Keep it!  Instructor to be provided by Hobby Quest$150 for 8 classes.  Max 16 students.

Art Lab:  Art Lab is a visual arts program that will create frame-worthy masterpieces. The students will be exposed to a library of art literature that will introduce the art of the masters and their techniques.  Our program is presented in a process-oriented manner.  Classes tap into the intrinsic curiosity of each individual students allowing them freedom of creative expression.  The young artist will apply these techniques to create artwork inspired by the works of master artists. Students will use studio quality material with new experience weekly. 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.

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 Academy:  Are you a trend setter? Then our all new fashion forward class is for you! This spring you can create one-of-a-kind wearable garments of your very own and make your design dreams a reality. We’ll teach you all you need to know about garment design and creation, from choosing a design and sketching, to final fitting! This class is suitable for beginner to advanced-level designers, as we will be sewing by hand! To top it off, you’ll strut your stuff and proudly display your new, unique designs in a fashion show for friends and family! All designs are yours to keep at the end of class!  It’s Fashionable! Design it! Create it! Keep it! Instructor to be provided by Hobby Quest$150 for 8 classes.  Max 16 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 not 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 15 students.

Lisbona 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.  $85 for 8 classes.  Max 40 students

Motorized Model Building with LEGO Bricks: Our one hour classes explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts using LEGO® bricks.  Students participate in 8 week sessions 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.  
These are hands-on classes where students will design and build machines, vehicles, animals, and other structures using Bricks 4 Kidz’s® copyrighted model plans. Each class begins with a lesson discussion on the weekly topic. At the end of each session, students are also encouraged to modify the design, unleashing their creativity. The class is fun, exciting and educational.  Instructor to be provided by Bricks for Kidz.  $135 for 8 classes.  Max 20 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, crafts, 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.  $115 for 8 classes.  Max 15 students. 

 

Wednesdays: (6 weeks 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, Make up 5/1):

Brixology:  Set the foundation for the next generation of engineers!  Kids team up to construct different projects using LEGO bricks.  Learn about aerospace engineering by assembling a space station!  Explore mechanics by building boats and vehicles! Let the tinkering begin! Instructor to be provided by Mad Science.   $110 for 6 classes.  Max 15 students.

 

 

 Wednesdays (8 weeks:  3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, Make up 5/15):

 

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 15 students.

Magic Wonders:  Do you love Magic? Have you ever wanted to learn how it’s done? This is your big chance! This spring, don’t miss our All New Amazing Magicians Club. Learn how magicians perform jaw-dropping tricks and keep their audiences guessing! Thrill them even more, when you learn street magic tricks that will baffle everyone. Learn important performance and story-telling skills, and then, share your new skills with friends and family, in a real magic show at your school! Keep all your tricks for even more fun at home!  It’s Magical! Learn it! Perform it! Keep it! Instructor to be provided by Hobby Quest$150 for 8 classes.  Max 16 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.  $150 for 8 classes.  Max 16 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 (6 weeks:  3/27*, 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, Make up 5/15):

 

Constructing Robotics & More STEM Projects: Students will spend 6 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 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.  $150 for 6 classes.  Max 20 students.  * PLEASE NOTE LATER START DATE:  this class will start 3/27, run for 6 weeks and finish with the other 8 week classes

 

 

Thursdays (8 weeks:  3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, Make up 5/16):

Lisbona 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.  $85 for 8 classes.  Max 40 students

ROBLOX Adventures: 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 and individual tycoon challenges. Students will work together, join games as a group, and create new games of their own!  No previous experience necessary. ROBLOX accounts can be premade or students can make them for free in class. Instructor: Andrew Nestler$95 for 8 classes.  Max 24 students.

 

Fridays (8 weeks:  3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, Make up 5/17):

Lisbona 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.  $85 for 8 classes.  Max 40 students

 

 

Central School

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

 

Tuesdays (8 weeks:  3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, Make up 5/14):

Awareness & Self-Defense for Teens: Participants will be taught awareness to keep themselves safe, as well as primary self-defense techniques including getting away from someone grabbing or holding them, disarming a person wielding a knife, kicking, punching, and elbow strikes to fend off an attacker, and anti-bullying techniques. This course is designed for the serious student who is mature and respectful, and already has good discipline. No previous martial arts experience is required, just a desire to learn how to protect yourself.  Instructor to be provided by Soo Bank Do Karate & Wellness.  $170 for 8 classes.  Max 10 students. 

 

 

Thursdays (6 weeks 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, Make up 5/2):

Basics of Boxing & Self-Defense:  This class is created to offer confidence and skills to deal with bullying, discuss philosophy of self-defense, and open an age appropriate honest dialogue about violence in society.  The students will engage in exercise that begins lightly and becomes vigorous.  

THERE IS NO SPARRING BETWEEN STUDENTS - All contact is to instructor's handheld pads.  Students will be taught use of pads.  Each student will learn the 4 basic punches of boxing, movement, and blocking in the context of self-defense and fitness.  Techniques of other martial arts will be demonstrated at times to complete lessons, such as: wrestling defense, Thai boxing kicks, jiu jitsu and judo holds, and footwork.  Under no circumstances will students be placed in mock boxing matches.

AN APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF DISCIPLINE WILL BE ENFORCED FOR SAFETY REASONS.  INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE A LIST OF EXPECTATIONS TO ALL PARENTS AND STUDENTS.  Students must use provided equipment.  Tied sneakers are mandatory- no bare feet, flip flops, slip-ons, boots or shoes (strictly enforced).  School clothes are acceptable, gym clothes preferred.   Coach Mike is a fitness professional with 20 years of experience in self-defense and martial arts training.  He has taught self-defense at college credit level and teaches boxing and fitness to children and adults.  Instructor:  Mike Czech.  $135 for 6 classes.  Max 8 students.

 

 

 

Thursdays (8 weeks:  3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, Make up 5/16):

Canvas PaintingLearn 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$130 for 8 classes.  Max 15 students.

 

Fridays (6 weeks:  3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, Make up 5/3):

Constructing Robotics & More STEM Projects: Students will spend 6 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 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.  $130 for 6 classes.  Max 20 students. 

Fridays (8 weeks 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, Make up 5/17):

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.

 


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