Our students are involved in many activities, both within the Coral Reef Montessori Academy and other community sports, cultural, and arts organizations. CRMA teachers provide mentoring and support beyond the typical school day hours. Of the multitude of events and activities that take place here on campus afterschool, students have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety, at a nominal cost. This year, we are offering the following extracurricular activities afterschool:

CRMA Rays After School Sports Program
Tennis, Basketball, Soccer & PeeWee Soccer

Dade County Sports Information

Register here

Where: CRMA basketball court and soccer field

When: Tennis: PreK-6th Grade: Mondays 3.15pm to 4.15pm Peewee Soccer: PreK3-K: Wednesday 2:15pm – 3:00pm Soccer: 1st-6th Grade: Wednesday 2:15pm – 3:15pm Basketball: 2nd-6th Grade: Wednesdays 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Pricing: Varies per program. Please check the website (link above)

Soccer | GradesPreK3 – 6 If this is your child’s first experience with soccer, the primary goal is fun. Your child will learn fundamental skills through drills and games in a non-competitive setting with a primary focus on motor skills, coordination and confidence building. Skills covered include ball control, shooting and scoring in a team environment.

Basketball | Grades 2 – 6 Kids are grouped by age and ability. Our professional coaches will highlight basic skills such as passing, shooting, receiving and dribbling with a special focus on team building and sportsmanship. All levels of play will scrimmage and practice age-appropriate offense/defense plays.

Quick Start Tennis | Grades PreK3 – 6 The Jane Forman Tennis Academy, utilizing USTA’s Quick Start format will offer the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and recreational manner. Jane Forman’s coaches will teach stroke production, rules and regulations, and how to score.

Who are the Coaches? All team coaches are adults/certified professionals with training in their respective sports.

What are practices like? We introduce sports for your school in a fun and recreational manner. The important issue to remember is fun. We are simply creating a positive atmosphere for your child so that he or she will feel confident to try out for a sport in middle school.

CRMA String/Orchestra Program

Sponsor: Ms. Laura Wilcox

Welcome to CRMA Strings 2016-2017 Registration!

RETURNING STUDENTS START:
September 20 (Tuesday), September22 (Thursday).
13 classes/events/performances PER SEMESTER.

NEW STUDENTS START:
September 26 (Tuesday) and September 28 (Thursday).
12 classes/events/performances PER SEMESTER.

This program is run through Miami Youth for Chamber Music (MyCM). Students enrolled in the CRMA/MyCM String Classes will also have the opportunity to go to and to participate in MyCM musical community events and performances.

ENROLLMENT for 2016-2017 String Classes at CRMA:
Application Fee: $10.00 (required for everyone)

Tuition Fee Schedule:
1. RETURNING STUDENTS: $300 for the FULL ACADEMIC YEAR. ($150 per semester).
$200 Due by October 4, 2016; remaining Balance of $100, Due by January 24, 2017.

2. RETURNING STUDENTS: who wish to pay in increments:
$80 due on October 4, 2016; $80 due on December 6, 2016; $80 due on January 24, 2017; $80 due on March 7, 2017. ($320 in total)

NEW STUDENTS: $320 for the FULL ACADEMIC YEAR ($160 per semester).
$200 Due by October 4, 2016; remaining Balance of $120, Due by January 24, 2017.

NEW STUDENTS: who wish to pay in increments:
$85 Due on October 4, 2016; $85 Due on December 6, 2016; $85 Due on January 24, 2017; $85 Due on March 7, 2017. ($340 in total).
* IF available, instruments can be rented for a nominal fee of $15 per semester.

Applications are available online here: https://mycm.wufoo.com/forms/z8c427z0qvayza/

And online at the Miami For Youth Chamber Music website: www.mychambermusic.org

About the teacher: Canadian-American violinist/violist-String Teacher, LAURA WILCOX was born into a family of classical musicians and started the violin at the age of 5. She has collaborated in many crossover ventures with artists and composers from North America, Asia, Europe, Central and South America and is committed to teaching string methods that include traditional European music, American fiddling, and world music traditions. She studied at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where she received the Concert Diploma with High Distinction. Ms. Wilcox is the Music Director of the The Deering Estate Living Artist Concert Series, a collaborative concert series held at the 444-acre Deering Estate at Cutler (an archeological, architectural, environmental and historical preserve) located along the shores of Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. She also records and performs with her husband, Jose R. Lopez (Coordinator of Keyboard studies at Florida International University-School of Music and also a founding member of the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble). She and her husband live in Southwest Miami, Florida with their four-legged family of rescued dogs.

CONTACT INFO:
Laura Wilcox, MyCM Director; 305-898-9541
laurawilcoxmycm@yahoo.com
www.mychambermusic.org

Chess Club

Sponsor: Ernesto Alvarez
Beginning Chess: All grades 2.00pm to 3.00pm Wednesdays Advanced Chess: All grades 3.00pm to 4.00pm Fridays Learn to “think BIG” by joining the CRMA Chess team, where strategy and art come together! Chess is the perfect intellectual sport if: your child enjoys creative activities, such as music, drawing, or writing; enjoys playing and socializing with other kids; needs to learn to be more competitive and in charge; needs to improve his/her concentration; or lacks a hobby or passion. Club meets once a week and cost is only $80 for 9 hour-long lessons! To join, or with questions, contact mychessclass@gmail.com or 305-910-8883

Chess Club Flyer

French Lessons – Des Leçons en Français

Sponsor: Mme. Nancie Albert
Lessons start October 4th 2016 on Tuesdays
$80 monthly, annual registration fee: $30 Download registration form here Contact Nancie Albert for more information. Call 305-457-1879 Email: NancieAlbert@yahoo.fr

Spanish

Sponsor: Ms. Aurelis Rodriguez
Beginning October 2016:  Details coming soon.
Habla español? (Do you speak Spanish?) With this class, you will be able to converse with 2/3 of Miami’s population that is Spanish-speaking. There is a one-time registration fee of $20 and a monthly fee of $50 for one day per week and $90 for two days per week. To register please download and complete the registration form and follow instructions therein.

Download registration form here

Family Math

Sponsor: Ms. Mary Palazuelos-Jonckheere
FAMILY MATH believes that all children can learn and enjoy mathematics. Parents and other family members are their children’s first and most influential teachers. Yet many parents report that they do not know how to support their children’s mathematical learning. FAMILY MATH focuses entirely on families learning mathematics together. In FAMILY MATH, mathematics becomes a challenging and engaging learning experience for everyone. Its math topics connect to the school curriculum, including algebra, probability,statistics,estimation, logic, geometry, and measurement. FAMILY MATH focuses on developing problem-solving skills and building a conceptual understanding of mathematics with hands-on materials, often found at home.

Family Math flyer and registration form

Peace Committee

Sponsor: Ms. Lucy Canzoneri-Golden
Beginning in sixth grade, CRMA students may join the Peace Committee, and remain active through eighth grade. Year-round fundraisers are central to the Peace Committee’s work. Over the past years, the Peace Committee has collected donations for Haiti’s earthquake victims, Indonesia’s tsunami victims and assisted in times of global crisis by being good neighbors and compassionate citizens. Last year, they participated in a program to bring clean drinking water to several communities in Africa. Volunteering at a local homeless shelter is the primary activity for 6th graders, where they learn the value of service through serving meals and working in the daycare at the shelter. Seventh graders work in the cafeteria at the shelter. Eighth graders have the opportunity to participate in the Global Citizenship Action Project, a professional conference for students, held annually in New York City in October. The goal of this trip is to open their eyes to the work of the United Nations and “share their knowledge and passion about the issues facing the world and what they can do to make a difference.”

S.W.A.T.

Advisor: Ms. Arizaga
Students Working Against Tobacco ( S.W.A.T.) is an after school club for students 12 years old and above. S.W.A.T is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health and was developed in order to educate students about the harmful effects of using Tobacco. S.W.A.T. will develop strategies to help students be advocates against tobacco use.

CRMA Rays Girl Scouts – Daisies and Brownies:

Troop Leaders: Rosemary Smith-Hoel, Megan Barrow and Melyssa Lopez
Meetings are on Thursday evenings at the school.
For information on registration and meeting times please contact Rosie at rowzsmith@aol.com