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After School Enrichment Programs

Winter 2024 After School Enrichment Program Information

Class Title: Chess

  • Open to Grades K-3
  • Mondays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Dates: 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4 (7 weeks, no school 1/15, 2/19)
  • Cost $225 per student for 7 weeks

Description: Learn chess with Magnus Academy, the five-time world champion’s academy! We’ve taught 100,000 children to play including state & national champions, but most students are beginners looking to learn a new skill and have FUN. Class time is divided between lessons and practice games. Lessons range from the basic rules to advanced tournament strategies. Students will have the opportunity to play in tournaments outside of club time, which may have an additional fee. All chess supplies are provided. We welcome all grades and skill levels!

Free Online Extras

  • ChessKid Gold membership (normally $69/year)
  • Wednesday evening practice tournament
  • Bonus event with a BIG guest once per season - last year's guests were Magnus (the world champion) and Judit Polgar (the best female chess player of all time)!

Provider: Magnus Chess Academy


Class Title: Chess

  • Open to Grades 4-8
  • Mondays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Dates: 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4 (7 weeks, no school 1/15, 2/19)
  • Cost $225 per student for 7 weeks

Description: Learn chess with Magnus Academy, the five-time world champion’s academy! We’ve taught 100,000 children to play including state & national champions, but most students are beginners looking to learn a new skill and have FUN. Class time is divided between lessons and practice games. Lessons range from the basic rules to advanced tournament strategies. Students will have the opportunity to play in tournaments outside of club time, which may have an additional fee. All chess supplies are provided. We welcome all grades and skill levels!

Free Online Extras

  • ChessKid Gold membership (normally $69/year)
  • Wednesday evening practice tournament
  • Bonus event with a BIG guest once per season - last year's guests were Magnus (the world champion) and Judit Polgar (the best female chess player of all time)!

Provider: Magnus Chess Academy


Class Title: Introduction to Fencing

  • Open to Grades 2-5
  • Mondays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Dates: 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4 (7 weeks, no school 1/15, 2/19)
  • Cost $375 per student for 7 weeks

Description: Learn the ancient “art of the sword” with the modern sport of fencing. No previous experience or equipment is required. This is a great way to get started with fencing. An introduction to defensive and offensive tactics, posture, balance and movement, is taught to the beginner fencers. This program will focus on the basics of fencing: focusing on the mental, physical, and strategic aspects of the sport, while providing a good aerobic workout. Coach Teja Safai has 50-plus years of experience as a fencer and 20 years of coaching experience. In 2019, he was the recipient of the Good Sports Award for Fencing from Howard County Parks & Recreation, along with many other recognitions during his long career as a fencer.

Equipment usage (rental) is included in the fee. Equipment includes gloves, mask, jacket, and blade.

Provider: Royal Fencing Academy


Class Title: Cooking Around the World

  • Open to Grades 2 - 5
  • Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 (8 weeks)
  • Cost $290 per student for 8 weeks

Description: It is said that if you want to learn about a country you should start with the food. So during this enrichment course, our Tiny Chefs will learn how to create the cuisines of multiple countries. We will be cooking up some of the fabulous flavors of Italian, Indian, Vietnamese, Mexican & French foods and also learning about some of the cooking techniques & ingredients that make them unique. Come join us as we expand our world and our palates!

Provider: Tiny Chefs


Class Title: Flag Football

  • Open to Grades 2-5
  • Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 (8 weeks)
  • Cost $265 per student for 8 weeks

Description: This will be an hour of skills, drills, and scrimmages for flag football players (or newbies!) of all experience levels. Run by Flag Star's team of positive, high-energy coaches, the kids will get tons of instruction, repetition, competition, and fun! The goals of this program are 'Get Better' and 'Have Fun' and any and all players are welcome to join in. Weekly sessions will review passing routes, defensive tactics, and lots of in-game opportunities to learn and practice the game. Running parallel to the NFL/NCAA season, fall is the perfect time for your die-hard or first-timer to get out there and play some flag football!

Provider: Flag Star Football


Class Title: Karate

  • Open to Grades K-5
  • Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Dates: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, (7 weeks, no school 2/8)
  • Cost $260 per student for 7 weeks

Description: This popular class is a disciplined introduction to the sport by Kaizen Karate. Your child will learn the beautiful art of karate while gaining safety and defensive skills in a respectful environment. The class will also emphasize the basic karate principles of focus, patience, and self-discipline. Returning students will continue to work toward new belts while first-time students will be able to start the belt program.

Provider: Kaizen Karate


Class Title: Lower School Field Hockey

  • Open to Grades 3-5
  • Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Dates: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, (7 weeks, no school 2/8)
  • Cost $225 per student for 7 weeks

Description: Our Field Hockey Enrichment Program welcomes any student in grades 3-5 to participate in an introduction to field hockey. Led by the Bullis Field Hockey Head Coach, Caitlin Zolet, we will cover the basic skills of field hockey: dribbling, passing, and shooting. During the seven-week session, we will also introduce how to properly warm up and stretch for any athletic activity. We look forward to working with your child in a fun environment to develop their work ethic, coachability, and team-oriented attitude.

→ Participants will need shin guards and a mouth guard. Having their own stick is encouraged, but optional, as we have sticks to borrow.

Provider: Bullis Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach, Caitlin Zolet


Class Title: Middle School (MS) Rock Band

  • Thursdays 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Open to Grades 6 - 8
  • Dates: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 (8 weeks)

Description: Calling all Middle School guitarists, keyboardists/pianists, drummers, bassists, and vocalists—the Band (MS Rock Band) is back by popular demand! Other instrumentalists are welcome, too! Whether you have little experience or a lot, check out the MS Rock Band, taught by Bullis brass teacher, Ms. Justine Miller, on Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., starting January 4, 2024.

MS Rock Band will be offered in an 8-week session during each trimester, culminating with a performance. Students should have a minimum of one year of experience playing their instrument. Auditions will be held for new members joining the ensemble each trimester. Interested students participating in the Winter Session should prepare their favorite pop/rock selection to audition on dates TBD between 3:40 and 4:30 p.m. The audition will help assess the music level of the group and provide a list of pieces the group can work on during the classes.

Students are responsible for bringing their instrument/voice, cables, drumsticks, accessories, and something to take notes with (notebook, staff paper, and pencil or laptop) to each rehearsal. (Amplifiers, drum set, mics, and keyboards are provided.) More details about how to register for the class will be given upon acceptance. Limit ten (10) students.

Do you have an interested student who wants to sign up for MS Rock Band Fall Auditions? Have questions? Please get in touch with Ms. Justine Miller or Ms. Lerna May-Frandsen

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Extended Day Program registration is completed through Bullis's Parent Portal.