Fall 2016 Enrichment


Math Club

Do you have a love for math? Do you believe that you have a potential to participate in the National Math Counts Competition? Math Counts Foundation believes, “Every child is unique, but we believe all children are capable of seeing the beauty and joy of math, whether they come to us already passionate about math, or intimidated by it.” Math helps the brain to think in totally new patterns. Please join us for the FREE Einstein Academy Math Club!




Grade: 4th-12th

Time: 2:30-3:30pm

Instructor: Mr. Jon Steimle

Spelling Bee Club

Do you hope to be a c-o-n-t-e-n-d-e-r in the next Spelling Bee? Then join me for The Bee Club!! Every Monday we will focus on learning how to spell words based on language of origin, knowing "cool tricks", playing word games, etc. We will work from the 1,150 official word list from the National Spelling Bee Study Guide, plus more. Playing Scrabble as well will help build our spelling and vocabulary. (Did you know that according to The National Scrabble Association, children that play Scrabble not only improve their spelling, but teamwork skills and overall interest in reading.) So.... What are you waiting for? Sign up today.


Grade: 2nd-8th 

Time: 2:30-3:30pm

Instructor:  Mrs. Anderson

Fitness Explorers

Tumbling, music, and a lot of action. If this sounds fun to you, then you should join Fitness Explorers. This is a theme-based class that will incorporate a variety of activities such as throwing, catching, dribbling, galloping, twisting, tumbling, stretching, games, and parachute time. This is a fun, high energy class that will keep your child engaged.






Grade: PreK-3rd

Time: 2:30-3:30pm

Instructor: Miss Sandy



Mr. Savage is organizing a co-ed middle school volleyball team! Practice will be from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Tuesdays at Einstein. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, come show your Panther Pride on the Volleyball court, its’s going to be a lot of fun! Anyone 4th through 9th grade, boys and girls are welcome to join for a fee of $170 to cover fees associated with competing.



Grade: 4th-9th

Time: 2:30-3:30pm

Instructor: Mr. Savage

Chess Club

Chess is one of the oldest and most famous games in the world. Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered game board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Yuri Shulmann has been teaching chess to children and adults since 1992 through private coaching, chess camps and formal chess schools such as the International Karpov School of Chess and the Great Knights school in NY state. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary.


Grade: K-12th

Time: 2:35-3:35pm

Instructor: Rich Whitman

Passport to Art

Join us on an artistic adventure as we explore different cultures and learn about a variety of artists. During our travels we will sculpt, draw, paint, and create artwork in the style of regional artists using a variety of art media.  Each artist will receive a passport marking their travels.  At the request of our adventurers, a light snack will be served.  Come along and join in the fun.  New artists on every adventure, and remember, in this class there is never an extra charge for luggage!


Grade: 1st-8th 

Time: 2:35-3:35pm

Instructor: Mrs. Sandy Misner


Quiz Bowl

Are you a good math student? Do science facts fascinate you? Maybe you like to read and know a lot about books? Perhaps you just like trivia but want to take your knowledge of it deeper and learn about philosophy, history and other academic topics and compete against other schools to show how much you know! Join quiz bowl! We will compete in Saturday tournaments in the winter, places TBD, but middle and upper schools will have different venues, so I will reassess when I see who has joined.


Grade: 5th-12th

Time: 2:30-3:30pm

Instructor: Mr.  Brad Savage

Spanish Class

Discovery Language program was formed by an international group of highly experienced educators whose goal is to provide students and schools with the best enrichment programs in foreign language education, in a cost effective manner. The teaching method uses a natural, oral approach with gradual immersion. Students build oral language skills through games, songs, and hands-on activities.



Grade: Pre-K-4th 

Time: 2:30-3:30pm

Instructor: TBA


Wellness Program

Mr. Ladislav Majer, Lali’s dad, will lead The Einstein Academy Wellness Program and will be educating our children in an innovative school program that promotes healthy food habits and physical activity. In this after school program children of all ages will work closely with their team, parents, wellness professionals and teachers to create a sustaining environment to promote healthy children. We will learn about nutrition, where our food comes from, label reading, implementing food rules and policies, the difference between whole foods and processed foods and healthy physical activities. The children will be learning “The Garden to Table Concept” by growing their own garden and working together on producing fresh fruits, spices and vegetables. As a part of this program we will be talking to local famers, bee keepers, cheese makers and others. Our goal is to connect the children and their families with educational resources that will help them make wise decisions and to make their own healthy choices. Our goal is to be THE HEALTHIEST SCHOOL IN THE NATION.




: PreK-12th

Time: 2:30-4:00pm

Instructor: Mr. Ladislav Majer

"Bricks 4 Kidz" Mission 2 Space

My name is Natasha Palmer and I am with an exciting program in the Elgin area called Bricks 4 Kidz®. Although we are new to the area, Bricks 4 Kidz® is currently offered in over 600 locations across 40 countries and has been in existence since 2009. We provide project based S.T.E.M programs designed to teach principles and methods of engineering and architecture to children ages 3-13+. We keep children’s minds and hands busy during our weekly one-hour classes. Students explore architecture, engineering and technology concepts while they design and build machines, buildings and other models using LEGO® bricks and our proprietary designs and plans. Space, often called “the last frontier”, has inspired scientists, star-gazers and adventurers for generations. Get inspired to go on your own adventure and join us on a Mission 2 Space! Discover some incredible structures at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39, travel the surface of the moon on a lunar rover, and explore Mars onboard the “Curiosity”. Our tour would not be complete without a visit to the International Space Station. We’ll provide the bricks; all you need to bring for this adventure is your imagination!


Grade: K-4th 

Time: 2:30-3:30pm

Instructor: TBD


Crypto club is a fun way to learn how to make and break secret codes and cyphers. Come learn ways that people passed along secret messages for centuries and ways that have only been around for decades. In addition to teaching cryptography, Crypto club applies math topics from our curriculum, pre-Algebra to Algebra 1 and 2, so the course is suitable for students in the 5th through 9th grades (or other interested high schoolers). The curriculum has been constructed in conjunction with the National Science Foundation. The Crypto club manual and workbook must be purchased.










Grade: 5th-9th

Time: 2:30-3:45pm

Instructor: Mr.  Brad Savage


National Junior Classical League

Formed in 1936, the National Junior Classical League (NJCL) is an organization of junior and senior high school students sponsored by the American Classical League. Composed of local and state/provincial chapters across the United States, Canada, and Australia, it is the largest Classical organization in the world today with over 50,000 members. Its purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity. We will participate in certain meets and in the annual convention, alternate Fridays, $175 (Covers National dues and competition cost, but there may be additional cost for travel to various events.)


Grade: 7th-12th (and interested adults)

Time: 2:30-3:45pm

Instructor: Mr. Savage

Geo Club World Studies

Join the excitement of putting the news in context, building navigational skills, and preparing for the future. Children will play games, sing and grow as they are exposed to continents, states, cities and landmarks. Geo Club World Studies will provide new information and be applicable for beginners or current members.






Grade: 1st-8th

Time: 2:30-3:30pm

Instructors: Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Hover

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