CVMS is proud to offer additional co-curricular programing that complements the Montessori teaching philosophy. These programs take place during CVMS hours of operation, allowing families to schedule co-curricular activities on-site during the day instead of during evening hours. All payments are made directly to the Studio Program providers. For more information, contact each Studio Program provider.
Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Club
Ages: 3-6, every Thursday from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ($15 per session per child)
Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Club is taught by CVMS staff Lanessa Godwin and Lisa Simon. Lanessa is a trained pastry chef and Lisa has been whipping up recipes at CVMS (and at home!) for more than 15 years! Children will learn about the safe use of kitchen tools while have fun and creating their own dish. Each lesson is based on a famous, beloved children’s book. The October 2018 schedule can be found here (Kids in the Kitchen Flyer).
Ages: 3-6, every Friday from 2:30-3:15 p.m. ($40/month)
Tiny Techies is taught by CVMS parent Samantha Dahlby, a former software engineer and the current K-12 Education Coordinator at NewBoCo. Tiny Techies will help students build computational thinking and problem solving skills, be creative, and practice working together. Samantha loves merging fun, engaging activities with mini-educational lessons to get kids asking “why” and digging deeper.
Art Club will incorporate the mediums of chalk, pastels, clay, paint and seasonal projects while serving as a self-confidence booster for children, further developing their fine motor skills, igniting imagination, and encouraging exploration and self-discovery. Art Club is designed to help your children express how they see the world through creative play.
Ages: 4 and up
Days: variable, beginning in October
Piano classes are taught by Abby Kokontis-Griffith, a Directress in the Lilac Room. Abby holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Coe College and was awarded the prestigious Charles Bart Houser Memorial Music Award upon graduation, given to a music major for outstanding performance on an acoustic musical instrument. Click here to view the Piano newsletter.
Ages: 3 and up
Days: Tuesdays from 2:30 – 3:15 p.m., beginning in October
Taught by Cassie Oberhoffer, the philosophy of Daytime Dancers is to introduce the art of dance and movement into your child’s life from an early age. This unique program offers fun, flexible opportunities for you and your family, offering introductory jazz, tap and ballet classes during convenient daytime hours from the comfort of the school you already trust. Cassie is a 2010 graduate of Coe College. While at Coe she studied elementary education and child development, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education. Cassie holds an Iowa Teaching License and is certified in CPR and First Aid. More information about Cassie and Daytime Dancers can be found here (CVMS Registration Daytime Dancers 2018).
Ages 3 and up
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. ($50/month)
Yoga benefits children in so many ways, especially at the beginning of their school day. Your child will learn the art of yoga through play, movement, breathing techniques, storytelling, song, relaxation and meditation. Class is taught by Sarah Cram Driscoll, a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. Sarah is also a musician and works with The Eastern Iowa Arts Academy. Students can join at any time and may come for a trial class any time. Cost is $50 per month. You can reach Sarah at 241-7333 or e-mail her at Cram.Sarah <at> Gmail.com. For more information see the 2018-19 Yoga flyer.
Little Sports Torts
Days: Friday afternoons starting at 2:30 pm
Program Cost: $45 per program (includes a t-shirt in first program)
Registration Deadlines: Soccer – September 7th
Start Dates: Soccer – September 7 and Football – October 19
Little Sports Torts will be offering programs to our 3-6 year olds this school year. Little Sports is an introductory sports program, teaching our children fundamentals of sports in a fun environment. Age appropriate drills and equipment are used to allow for participants to have immediate success to help build their confidence in their large motor skills. Sports offered this year will include Soccer, Football, Basketball, Tennis and T-Ball! Children will participate once a week for 5 weeks on Fridays. Program is held on-site and coaches will grab the kids from class. Our first program will start with Soccer in September, register on-line by clicking here www.littlesportstorts.com. Select Locations on the top of the page and choose Cedar Valley Montessori School to find the registration for Soccer and the other sports. Users must create an account with Little Sports to register on-line. If you have any questions, please contact Jed Eichhorn at 608-712-6298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.