Class Descriptions

Woods Winter Wonders strives to offer lots of variety in our after-school classes, with a goal of

having something to interest all our students.  

Email us via the "Contact Us" tab if you have any suggestions of classes we may want to add to our schedule!

Chess Academy

       

This nine week class will teach students the fundamentals of the game of chess.  Students will spend the first 15-20 minutes learning a specific lesson on the game and its strategy, and then spend the next 40-50 minutes playing the game.  Learn more about Chess Academy's class curriculum here.  Visit the Triangle Chess Center's website to learn more about the group's history, mission and philosophy.  Also, please note that Triangle Chess offers Open Free Play at which all chess players are welcome on Wednesday Nights from 5:30-8:30 and Saturday Afternoons from 1:00-5:00.  

Dates:  Thursday afternoons for nine weeks, starting April 5th and ending May 31st

Time:  3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages:  Grades 2-6

Registration fee:  $145

Driver's Education

REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS CLOSED/THE COURSE IS FULL.

Winter Break is a great time to relax and enjoy the special holiday season, and it's also a great time to get your child's Driver's Education class over and done with in anticipation of his/her obtaining their driver's license. 

We have partnered with JORDAN DRIVING SCHOOL OF THE CAROLINAS to offer a compressed Driver's Ed class over Winter Break, as follows:

Dec. 16, 18, 19, 20, 21   –   Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m

This course is comprised of 30-hours classroom instruction as well as six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel instruction by certified instructors, as required by the NC DMV.  This will be scheduled by Jordan,  based on the student's age (oldest to youngest).

Age Requirement:  Students must be 14-1/2 years of age as of the first day of class (12/16) to take Driver's Education

Other Reqiurements:  North Carolina requires all students to have a DMV basic eye check.  DMV will send a representative to the class to administer the basic eye check

Cost:  Jordan Driving School of the Carolinas is offering Woods a special discounted price for this course of $375 (reduced from $395).

PLEASE NOTE:  Jordan Driving School requires a that a special registration form be completed; you will find that form here. Return it to the school office for processing. 

IMPORTANT:  We need BOTH the completed Jordan Driving School form referenced immediately above AND an online registration through this website to process your child's registration in this Driver's Ed Course:

GO TO  THE "REGISTER" TAB WHICH IS FOURTH OVER FROM THE LEFT

AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE TO GO THROUGH THE

ONLINE REGISTARTION PROCESS.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS LIMITATION:  Students cannot miss a single class for any reason, including illness, sporting events, out of town, etc.  On-time daily attendance is necessary to pass the course.  (The State's requirement of a minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction is non-negotiable and inflexible!)

Additional Resource:  

North Carolina Driver's Handbook

Before a student driver can apply for a NC driver's license, they'll need to prepare for the written test by studying the traffic rules and regulations in North Carolina.

All of this information is found in the North Carolina Driver's Handbook (REV 2015)—a comprehensive guide to driving in the state. Topics covered in the DMV handbook include:

  • Defensive driving techniques.
  • NC driver's license exams.
  • Basic driving skills.
  • Driving under hazardous conditions.
  • Traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings.
  • Vehicle registration and titling.
  • Required vehicle inspections in North Carolina.
  • Registering as an organ donor.

 

Japanese Ninjutsu Martial Arts Session I

 

The Quest Center's program teaches the oldest recorded form of martial art from Japan.

The integration of tradition and personal growth provides multiple benefits to students including:

  • physical awareness and fitness
  • mental discipline
  • motivation to improve
  • motivation to accomplish difficult tasks                                                                                                                                       
  • decreased hostility and aggression
  • self regulation of thoughts, emotions and behavior
  • self-esteem and self-acceptan

For more information about the Quest Center's programs, check out their website:  http://chquestcenter.com/.

Schedule:  Wednesday afternoons, starting with a FREE DEMO class on September 13th with regular classes starting on September 20th and ending on December 13th (12 weeks)

Please note that there is no class on November 22nd due to Thanksgiving Break

Time:  3:05 - 4:05 p.m. Students should report to The Glade (Room #

Open to Students Ages 6+

Registration Fee: $315 Per Session.  

Register on the Quest Center's registration page here

Kids Yoga with Emily--Session III
NOW OPEN FOR REGISTATION: NEW START DATE OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
Please note that this Session of Yoga will be led by Liz Harden who is filling
in for Emily Behr while she is on maternity break.
 
In this class, kids will learn about yoga in a fun and exciting way! Poses, basic breath work, and games will be used to teach kids yoga in a way that they understand.
Each class will have a different theme. We will read books, play games, and explore mindfulness and yoga exercises based on that theme.
 
PLEASE NOTE:  A special Waiver is required before students can participate in this class.  You will find it here.
 
ALSO PLEASE NOTE:  All students should bring their own yoga mats for use during this class.  Inexpensive Yoga Mats are available for purchase at many local stores; contact me @ akaiyala@woodscharter.org if you need more information about where to get your student a Yoga Mat! 
 
Dates:  Tuesday afternoons starting Tuesday, January 9th and ending Tuesday, February 6th (five weeks) from 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  

Ages:  6-9

Registration fee:  $80

Supply fee:  $10