Spring CFD – Learn

EV3 Robotics
For boys and girls in grades 1 – 6
Experience cutting-edge technology with the introduction of LEGO EV3 Robotics. Students will incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors, and software to program their commands. Our endless lists of builds is sure to provide the complete fundamental components of robotics.

Junior Class (1st – 3rd grade)
Instructor: Tom Birmingham, Bricks 4 Kidz
Session 1: Monday, January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5
Session 2: Monday, March 12, 19, April 2, 9, 16, 23.
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $100 per session

Advanced Class (4th – 6th grade)
Instructor: Tom Birmingham, Bricks 4 Kidz
Session 1: Wednesdays: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 2 : Wednesdays: March 14, 21, April 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $110

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Chess for Kids
For boys and girls in grades 2 – 6

Chess is an old game that can be learned by young children. Waging a war on an 8×8 grid can be fun and carries many benefits for learning and development. Chess players learn to use high-order thinking skills, analyze actions and consequences, and visualize future problems. Students gain insight into the nature of competition and strengthen patience, perseverance and grit. Students in the course will learn basic rules and strategies for playing and completing chess games.

Instructor: Dr. Barry Shealy, FPD Assistant Headmaster
Dates: Thursdays, January 18 – March 22
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: FPD Library
Cost: $50

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Engineering Adventures
For boys and girls in grades K – 5

So you want to be an engineer or architect? Well, what are you waiting for? This is your chance! Join us as we put our engineering skills to the test to build bridges, buildings, vehicles, and more. We’ll learn about different types of careers for you to explore. Do you like to design cities? You might want to become an urban architect one day. Do you want to build bridges? Then civil engineering is the job for you! Want to design the next cool electric car? Then you may be destined to become an automotive or mechanical engineer. Come experience engineering adventures with us.

Instructor: Cris Birmingham, Bricks 4 Kidz Instructor
Dates: Wednesdays, January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $100

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Life Science Discovery
For boys and girls in grades K – 5

Explore the fascinating science of living things and build engaging models of creatures from caterpillars to dinosaurs. During this unit, students will explore topics such as how the human body stays cool and the amazing life cycle of a butterfly. If you love creatures, this is the class for you.

Instructor: Cris Birmingham, Bricks 4 Kidz Instructor
Dates: Wednesdays, March 14, 21, April 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $100

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The Carpenter Shop
For boys and girls in grades K – 2

Join us at the Carpenter Shop where you will create and build with a tap and plop. Learn how to measure, use a hammer and nails, and how to put together a final creation. Builders will create small projects that they can take home. The Carpenter Shop reinforces math skills and increases hand-and-eye coordination in a fun interactive environment.

Instructor: Center for Discovery Instructor
Dates: Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $95

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Building Leadership & Character
For students in grades 6 – 8

FPD Middle School Bible Teacher James Moore helps students understand what it means to be a leader, both at school and at home. Students will work on positive character traits, teambuilding, and cooperation. Sessions will include various topics and activities such as teambuilding exercises, everyday dialogues, and Bible study. This is a great program for any middle-schooler who wants to know more about what it takes to be a successful, godly leader.

Instructor: James Moore, Middle School Bible Teacher
Session 1: January 16, 23, 30
Session 2: February 7, 14, 21
Time: 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $35

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SAT Practice Course
For students in grades 10 or 11

During each session, students will receive instruction for the verbal and math as well as practice test questions. The purpose of this 12 hour SAT class is to offer test familiarity with the SAT, review math concepts and verbal skills expected on the SAT, and to reduce test anxiety associated with this kind of test.  Although we cannot guarantee an increase in scores, test familiarity and practice strengthens that possibility.  Students will rotate through a strategy session and sample test with Brad Thompson, FPD Director of College Counseling, a Math session with Betty Ham, FPD High School Math Faculty, and a Verbal session with Kristy Alvarez, FPD High School English Faculty.  

Instructor: Brad Thompson, FPD Director of College Counseling
Dates: February 21, 22, 27, 28, March 6, 7
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: FPD High School Building
Cost: $110

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Babysitting Training Course presented by the American Red Cross
For girls in grades 6 – 9

The purpose of this course is to provide youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely give care for children and infants. The participants will learn basic first aid, learn safe and appropriate skills for taking care of babies. The participants will also learn how to pick-up and hold an infant or toddler, bottle-feed an infant, spoon-feed an infant, change a diaper, and help a conscious infant or child who is choking. All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the class. Students must register by March 1. To host the class, the American Red Cross requires a minimum attendance.

Instructor: American Red Cross Teacher
Date: March 17
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $135

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