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Body & Brain Yoga

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Paula Pierce

Grade Range: K-Adult

Prerequisites:

Come in out of the cold! Leave the morning rush behind you. Refresh and reset for the day ahead with Body & Brain Yoga. Body & Brain Yoga is a health and wellness program for participants of all ages and all fitness levels- beginners are welcome. This is not a yoga program based on holding the perfect pose. Instead, physical, emotional, and cognitive activities are designed for all children and adults to improve their own well-being and mindfulness.
Body & Brain Yoga is a holistic approach integrating neuroscience, traditional Asian mind-body training, and emotional wellness training. Each class will consist of stretching (15 mins), followed by a short, experiential health topic (10 mins) and activities or exercises to work on physical health goals such as balance, flexibility, and coordination (15 mins). Each session will conclude with breathing and meditation work (15 mins) to improve mindfulness and help participants focus for the day. Children and adults will learn how taking brain breaks through breathing and meditation will reduce anxiety while increasing focus, creativity, concentration, and positive emotions.
Parents, grandparents, or caregivers: you are welcome to take this class on your own while your child(ren) is in class. Alternatively, consider taking this class alongside your child so you can learn and practice the brain and body techniques throughout the week at home. Children ages 7 and under must register for this class with an adult. Adults who are not comfortable sitting on the floor may participate in the class from a chair- activities are adaptable. All participants should bring either a beach towel or a yoga mat to class and should wear loose, comfortable clothing.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $111.00

Chess: Advanced Beginners 3

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites:

This is the third of a 4-quarter series of classes on advanced, beginning chess. Students will learn skills that build upon those presented in Quarters 1 and 2, including: Later than Beginning Pins; Using more or better attackers; Using more or better defenders; Finding the forcing moves when they are also the best moves; Queen and Bishop teams for attacking; Queen and Knight teams for attacking and, Queen and Rook teams for attacking. Students need an understanding of principles and strategies presented in Advanced Beginner Chess 1 and 2, as preparation for this class. Each class will be spent half on technique and half in practice matches with classmates while instructor coaches. Experts suggest that the game of chess teaches analytical and disciplined thinking skills, while raising self esteem, teaching motivation and determination, and sportsmanship (Kasparov Foundation).

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $109.00

Chess: Beginners 3

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 2nd-5th

Prerequisites:

This is the third of a 4-quarter series of classes on beginning chess. Students will learn skills that build upon those presented in Quarters 1 and 2, including: discovered checks and attacks; pins and double checks; counting: center squares, squares of control with attackers and defenders; checkmate drills; keeping the King safe in the opening; tactics lesson 1 forks; tactics lesson 2 skewers and x-rays; reviewing opening principles. Students need an understanding of principles and strategies presented in Beginning Chess 1 and 2, as preparation for this class. Each class will be spent half on technique and half in practice matches with classmates while instructor coaches. Experts suggest that the game of chess teaches analytical and disciplined thinking skills, while raising self esteem, teaching motivation and determination, and sportsmanship (Kasparov Foundation).

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $109.00

Cooking for Kids: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites:

Students will enjoy making hearty, warm winter recipes and favorite comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Ups are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Roasted Squash and Parmesan Tartlet (appetizer)
Winter Fruit Salad (with Kiwi and Orange)
Chicken, Vegetable, and Tomato Soup
Hearty Mac-and-Cheese (side dish)
Cider Chicken with Apples (main dish)
Savory Bread Pudding (dessert)
Swiss Chocolate Roll Cake (dessert)
Polenta Shortbread and Cinnamon Hot Cocoa with Caramel (snack, to coincide with National Hot Cocoa Day)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $216.00

Cooking for Kids: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites:

Students will enjoy making hearty, warm winter recipes and favorite comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Ups are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Roasted Squash and Parmesan Tartlet (appetizer)
Winter Fruit Salad (with Kiwi and Orange)
Chicken, Vegetable, and Tomato Soup
Hearty Mac-and-Cheese (side dish)
Cider Chicken with Apples (main dish)
Savory Bread Pudding (dessert)
Swiss Chocolate Roll Cake (dessert)
Polenta Shortbread and Cinnamon Hot Cocoa with Caramel (snack, to coincide with National Hot Cocoa Day)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $216.00

Cooking for Little Kids: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites:

Students will enjoy making hearty, warm winter recipes and favorite comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Ups are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Roasted Squash and Parmesan Tartlet (appetizer)
Winter Fruit Salad (with Kiwi and Orange)
Chicken, Vegetable, and Tomato Soup
Hearty Mac-and-Cheese (side dish)
Cider Chicken with Apples (main dish)
Savory Bread Pudding (dessert)
Swiss Chocolate Roll Cake (dessert)
Polenta Shortbread and Cinnamon Hot Cocoa with Caramel (snack, to coincide with National Hot Cocoa Day)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $216.00

Cooking for Little Kids: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites:

Students will enjoy making hearty, warm winter recipes and favorite comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Ups are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Roasted Squash and Parmesan Tartlet (appetizer)
Winter Fruit Salad (with Kiwi and Orange)
Chicken, Vegetable, and Tomato Soup
Hearty Mac-and-Cheese (side dish)
Cider Chicken with Apples (main dish)
Savory Bread Pudding (dessert)
Swiss Chocolate Roll Cake (dessert)
Polenta Shortbread and Cinnamon Hot Cocoa with Caramel (snack, to coincide with National Hot Cocoa Day)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students must be minimum age six (6) by the start of class. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $216.00

Cooking for Tweens: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Students will enjoy making hearty, warm winter recipes and favorite comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Ups are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Roasted Squash and Parmesan Tartlet (appetizer)
Winter Fruit Salad (with Kiwi and Orange)
Chicken, Vegetable, and Tomato Soup
Hearty Mac-and-Cheese (side dish)
Cider Chicken with Apples (main dish)
Savory Bread Pudding (dessert)
Swiss Chocolate Roll Cake (dessert)
Polenta Shortbread and Cinnamon Hot Cocoa with Caramel (snack, to coincide with National Hot Cocoa Day)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $216.00

Cooking for Tweens: Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

Students will enjoy making hearty, warm winter recipes and favorite comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Ups are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Roasted Squash and Parmesan Tartlet (appetizer)
Winter Fruit Salad (with Kiwi and Orange)
Chicken, Vegetable, and Tomato Soup
Hearty Mac-and-Cheese (side dish)
Cider Chicken with Apples (main dish)
Savory Bread Pudding (dessert)
Swiss Chocolate Roll Cake (dessert)
Polenta Shortbread and Cinnamon Hot Cocoa with Caramel (snack, to coincide with National Hot Cocoa Day)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $216.00

CrossFit Kids

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Origin Health and Fitness

Grade Range: 2nd-6th

Prerequisites:

CrossFit Kids is a dynamic kids' fitness program that incorporates well-rounded exercises to get kids up and moving mid-day! No two workouts are the same, but each day's activities incorporate exercises that target 10 areas: cardio-vascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. CrossFit Kids focuses on functional movements that are fundamental to all aspects of play and exercise- pulling, pushing, running, throwing, climbing, lifting, and jumping. Work-outs are scalable and adaptable to different individual's own level, and the emphasis in on fun, safety, and personal accomplishment rather than competition among classmates. Kids will use a variety of small equipment and gear in their workouts such as mat, dumbbells, kettlebells, jump ropes, medicine balls, slam balls, rope ladders, and more. When the weather permits, some exercises may be taken outdoors. The physical challenges of CrossFit Kids will foster self-confidence, focus, and help instill a foundation for a lifetime of fitness. All equipment is furnished. Students are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing, such as running pants or sweatpants, and comfortable, supportive athletic shoes.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $123.00

Fencing for Beginners & Advanced Beginners

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Fencing Sports Academy

Grade Range: 4th-8th

Prerequisites:

Fencing is the clashing of steel and competitive spirit combined with the battle of the wits. Apply the rules of Olympic fencing, and you have a physically and mentally challenging game of strategy, often called, "physical chess." In Beginning Fencing, students will learn the rules of the sport as well as footwork, attacks, parries, responses, and how to judge matches. Beginning students will use the epee, a thin, lightweight sword with broad hand guard and will wear a wireless electronic scoring sensor over layers of protective gear. Returning students will work with both the epee and foil. The physical benefits of fencing are an increase in agility, balance and coordination. Fencing also provides mental benefits such as improved focus, strategy and confidence. Fencing is safety-oriented with blunt tip weapons, chest protectors, chest/sleeve pads, fencing jacket, gloves, and face mask. All equipment is provided by the instructor. Students are asked to wear comfortable athletic pants such as running pants or sweatpants (no jeans, no dresses), and low-heeled athletic shoes.

  Price: $149.00

High Energy Hip Hop

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Velocity Dance Studio

Grade Range: 4th-6th

Prerequisites:

Get moving to high-energy Hip Hop mid-day! Break-up your child's sit-down, quiet, or serious time with this popular urban dance class. Focusing on Hip Hop and Street Jazz styles, while using clean edits of popular music (rated E for everyone), students will learn new choreography each week. We begin with a welcome, stretching and across the floor dancing. A game transitions to center floor work of choreography combinations, techniques, and tricks. Over the session dancers will put together video clips to create a class music video to showcase their new skills to family and friends. The last class of the quarter, students will perform a group routine for parents. Hip Hop is a co-ed dance style that accommodates kids who have not danced before and those who don't want the structure of more traditional dance formats while providing a fun, creative physical and cardio work out.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $147.00

Krav Maga Self Defense for Kids

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Premier Marshal Arts of Manassas

Grade Range: 4th-8th

Prerequisites:

Krav Maga is the Israeli martial art which teaches self defense and fitness. Students of Krav Maga are taught a series of strategies to assess and respond to common situations, such as facing a bully. Kids are always taught to first and foremost to get away, to get help, and to try to deescalate the situation. When that fails, students practice a technique that includes a warning strike followed by escape, and finally, they learn how to stand up for themselves and how to counterattack if a sitation escalates and becomes threatening. Kids are empowered and gain confidence when they rehearse how to handle real-life situations. Exercises and self defense practice in class incoporporate balance, coordination, energy, and other key elements of fitness along with life skills such as confidence, teamwork, respect, discipline, and respect. In lieu of a full martial arts uniform, students will be asked to wear a class t-shirt that the instructor will furish for $10.00 on the first day of class. Students should also wear shorts, leggings, or loose, comfortable athletic pants, and comfortable athletic shoes or sneakers with their class t-shirt.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $129.00

Stage Combat: Found Weapons- Fights with Everyday Objects

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Bette Cassatt

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites:

Duels? Swords? Daggers? NOPE! You may find yourself unprepared when you meet your nemesis. Sometimes you realize,"Whoops! I forgot my sword today!" Yet, the villain must be stopped. You look around the room- a book, a jacket, a baguette - perfect! You have three potential weapons with which to fight off your enemy. Found weapons are objects not typically used in a fight that can be "improvised" as a weapon in a moment of need.

Stage combat is the art of creating the illusion of violence for storytelling in theatre and film. With an emphasis on safety, students will learn to mix techniques from fisticuffs and swordplay to apply to random objects a character might be forced to fight with, if they find themselves in a fight without a proper weapon. Find out whether the pen really is mightier than the sword!

This class is best suited for students who are focused and have self-discipline, can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. This class is for beginning and experienced students. Topics in this year's class series include: Brawls, Grappling, and Fisticuffs- Unarmed Combat (first quarter); Weapons of Long Ago and Far Away- broadsword, lightsaber, and rapier (second quarter); and Found Weapons- fights with everyday objects (third quarter ); and Swashbuckling (fourth quarter).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $163.00

Ultimate Magic Academy: Classic Magic Marvels

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Joe Romano and Mike Hummer

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites:

Linking rings, magic with coins, illusiuons with rope, and tricks with cards! Students will learn "tricks" of the trade from a duo of professional magicians! Each week, kids will receive a magic prop and learn how to perform a classic magic trick. Students will practice and perfect the illusion in class so they can come home and mystify their friends and family. Along with the actual magic, students will discuss a life skill each week that is essential to a good magician (and student) such as public speaking, presentation skills, practicing, being prepared, and reading your audience.
Note: These are all new tricks a from those taught at Compass previously. Previous students are invited back to learn new illusions. Rather than coming from the Discover Magic curriculum, the tricks are coming directly from real-life performers and magicians, Joe Romano and Mike Hummer. Prior magic classes are not a prerequisite, and new magicians may enroll. This is a 7-week class, and the non-meeting date will be announced by the instructor. There is a $50.00 supply fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $220.00

Cooking for Teens (Fri): Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2019

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites:

Students will enjoy making hearty, warm winter recipes and favorite comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Ups are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Roasted Squash and Parmesan Tartlet (appetizer)
Winter Fruit Salad (with Kiwi and Orange)
Chicken, Vegetable, and Tomato Soup
Hearty Mac-and-Cheese (side dish)
Cider Chicken with Apples (main dish)
Savory Bread Pudding (dessert)
Swiss Chocolate Roll Cake (dessert)
Polenta Shortbread and Cinnamon Hot Cocoa with Caramel (snack, to coincide with National Hot Cocoa Day)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $216.00

Cooking for Teens (Fri): Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2019

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites:

Students will enjoy making hearty, warm winter recipes and favorite comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Ups are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Roasted Squash and Parmesan Tartlet (appetizer)
Winter Fruit Salad (with Kiwi and Orange)
Chicken, Vegetable, and Tomato Soup
Hearty Mac-and-Cheese (side dish)
Cider Chicken with Apples (main dish)
Savory Bread Pudding (dessert)
Swiss Chocolate Roll Cake (dessert)
Polenta Shortbread and Cinnamon Hot Cocoa with Caramel (snack, to coincide with National Hot Cocoa Day)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $216.00

Cooking for Teens (Fri): Winter Warm-Ups

Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2019

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites:

Students will enjoy making hearty, warm winter recipes and favorite comfort foods that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Winter Warm-Ups are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:
Roasted Squash and Parmesan Tartlet (appetizer)
Winter Fruit Salad (with Kiwi and Orange)
Chicken, Vegetable, and Tomato Soup
Hearty Mac-and-Cheese (side dish)
Cider Chicken with Apples (main dish)
Savory Bread Pudding (dessert)
Swiss Chocolate Roll Cake (dessert)
Polenta Shortbread and Cinnamon Hot Cocoa with Caramel (snack, to coincide with National Hot Cocoa Day)

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.
Notes: Sorry, but students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group. Students will be asked to bring an apron and plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. There is a $40.00 material fee for this course payable to the instructor on the first day.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $216.00

Krav Maga Self Defense for Teens (Fri)

Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2019

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Tim Rook

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites:

Krav Maga is the Israeli martial art which teaches self defense and fitness. Students of Krav Maga are taught a series of strategies to assess and respond to common situations, such as facing a bully. Teens are always taught to first and foremost to get away, to get help, and to try to deescalate the situation. When that fails, students practice a technique that includes a warning strike followed by escape, and finally, they learn how to stand up for themselves and how to counterattack if a sitation escalates and becomes threatening. Teens are empowered and gain confidence when they rehearse how to handle real-life situations. Exercises and self defense practice in class incoporporate balance, coordination, energy, and other key elements of fitness along with life skills such as confidence, teamwork, respect, discipline, and respect. In lieu of a full martial arts uniform, students will be asked to wear a class t-shirt that the instructor will furish for $10.00 on the first day of class. Students should also wear shorts, leggings, or loose, comfortable athletic pants, and comfortable athletic shoes or sneakers with their class t-shirt.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $129.00

Success Skills for School: High School and Beyond

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 11, 2019

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Sarah Fraser

Grade Range: 7th-12th

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Quizzes, tests, homework, projects, reports, teams, clubs, jobs, internships, volunteer work, applications, life decisions arghhh! The demands of high school can be overwhelming or downright intimidating to most teens, even those who are homeschooled! And guess what? That variety of new responsibilities and expectations doesn t go away. They will likely increase in the later years of high school and into college. But don t worry- there are strategies and core skills that will help prepare a teen for success in high school and beyond.

Study skills and college success basics include a toolbox of key life skills that will help your teen tackle high school and prepare for college. These skills are taught through in-class activities, some at-home trials, and by evaluating best practices. They are not taught as a one-size-fits all, but rather a range of options to accomplish the same thing for individual learners and different learning styles. Skills that will be addressed in this class include time management skills and tools like planners, to-do lists, calendars, and reminders- paper or electronic- what are the options, and what works best? Students will look at ways to manage short-term and long-term assignments; setting goals; how to break a bigger project into manageable steps and milestones; and how to avoid procrastination. The class will also learn fundamentals such as how to tackle a new chapter, read to retain, recall details, annotate, make margin notes, and take notes from readings, lectures, or videos; outline, and the art of brainstorming. Students will learn how to study and prepare for tests.

In their toolbox, teens will also learn soft skills needed in school such as communicating and coordinating with a team on group projects and how to ask for information from teachers, employers, and other adults. The group will complete a career inventory and think about what they might be interested in doing in the future and will get tips on internships, mentor relationships, and options for junior/senior summer or a gap year. Finally, the class will look at sleep, diet, stress, screen time, and other personal habits that can impact a teen's work and effectiveness. This is a 14-week class, and the two off-weeks will be announced.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $293.00

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