Winter/Spring 2022 OSA

Winter/Spring 2022 OSA Registration

The PTO is proud to offer a variety of outside school enrichment programs taught by our talented Spring Hill teachers or outside vendors and held before and after school. Part of the proceeds from all OSAs come right back to Spring Hill Elementary to fund priority projects for our school!

Winter/Spring 2022 Registration for OSA’s will be open from Monday, January 17th through Wednesday, January 26th at 9:00pm.  At the close of registration on January 26th at 9pm, a lottery will occur for any class where the number of registered students exceeds the capacity. All student names will be pooled and then randomly selected until class capacity is reached. Students who are not picked through the lottery will be sequentially added to a waitlist for the class. Refunds will be issued for students not selected via the lottery.

The lottery process will ONLY be utilized for classes where the number of registrations exceeds capacity. Confirmation of all class registrations will be sent via email on Thursday, January 27th.

Don’t wait, register early!  Class size is limited. Please read the OSA Policies below prior to registration.

Registration is open to all students, with priority given to active PTO members (2021-22 dues paid). Families can join the PTO by paying $20 annual dues, which applies to all programs for the year. Non-PTO members must pay a $15 fee per class. CLICK HERE to join the PTO today!


For more information on OSA and class details, download the OSA Winter/Spring 2022 Class List and Schedule.


Basketball

  • Class Description: Come and play basketball before school. This is for all ability levels. Please wear PE attire/sneakers.
  • Day/Time: Thursdays from 7:45 – 8:30 am
  • Location:  Gym
  • Open to Grades 3rd – 6th
  • SHES Teachers: Jason McCann and Chris Van Ormer
  • Cost: $320 PTO members $335 Non-members
  • Dates: February: 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26 (16 sessions)


Tech and Science Club

  • Class Description: This club is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore scientific topics through technology and hands on experience. Students will navigate the engineering design process through STEAM challenges and coding.
  • Day/Time: Tuesdays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm
  • Location: Room 125
  • Open to Grades 1st – 2nd
  • SHES Teachers:  Christie Takacs & Sarah Martinez
  • Cost: $240 PTO members / $255 Non-members
  • Dates: February: 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 12, 19, 26 (12 sessions)


Fun with Fiction Book Club

  • Class Description: Do you love to get lost in a good book? Would you like to talk about fun fiction books and do some cool activities related to books with other students who LOVE to read? Then this is the club for you!!
  • Day/Time: Thursday from 3:45 – 4:45 pm
  • Location: Room 107
  • Open to Grades 1st – 3rd
  • SHES Teacher: Amy DeOrnellas
  • Cost: $285 PTO members / $300 Non-members (includes $5 supply fee per student)
  • Dates: February: 3, 10, 17, 24; March 10, 17, 24; April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26 (14 sessions)


Soccer

  • Class Description: Come and play Soccer before school. This is for all ability levels. Please wear PE attire/sneakers.
  • Day/Time: Tuesdays from 7:45 – 8:30 am
  • Location: Gym
  • Open to Grades 3rd – 6th
  • SHES Teachers: Jason McCann and Chris Van Ormer
  • Cost: $320 PTO Members $335 Non-members
  • Dates: February: 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24 (16 sessions)

Traditional Figure and Portrait Drawing

  • Class Description: Dive into the world of classical art. Students will be working with traditional material such as charcoal, pencil, conté crayon, and ink. They will also be exploring how to convey tone with different shades of paper. We will discuss how this changes the mood and the intensity as well as the intention of the artist.
  • Day/Time: Tuesdays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm
  • Location: Room 108 (Art Room #2)
  • Open to Grades 3rd – 6th
  • Capacity: 15
  • SHES Teacher: Michelle Rudd
  • Cost: $345 PTO Members $360 Non-members (includes $25 supply fee per student)
  • Dates: February: 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24 (16 sessions)

STEM Club

  • Class Description: Join our talented McLean High School STEM enthusiasts as they engage students in weekly lessons and hands-on projects across science, technology, engineering and math subjects.
  • Day/Time: Thursdays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm
  • Location: Room 210
  • Open to Grades 3rd – 6th
  • Capacity: 30
  • Teacher: McLean High School Science National Honor Society Student Volunteers
  • Cost: $280 PTO Members $295 Non-members
  • Dates: February: 3, 10, 17, 24; March 10, 17, 24; April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26 (14 sessions)

Debate Club

  • Class Description: Students learn the art of persuasion and help select debate topics they find interesting. Students work in rotating groups and practice their debating skills in a supportive environment, including developing arguments, issuing rebuttals, providing examples, rebuilding their case and summarizing points of view. They learn to think on their feet and enhance their public-speaking skills, gaining self-confidence in the process.
  • Day/Time: Wednesdays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm
  • Location: Room 208 (Grades 3rd-4th) and 210 (Grades 5th-6th)
  • Open to Grades 3rd – 6th
  • Capacity: 18
  • Teacher: Spark Business Academy
  • Cost: $344 PTO Members $359 Non-members
  • Dates: February: 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25 (16 sessions)

Budding Entrepreneurs

  • Class Description: If you love Shark Tank, this empowering program is for you! Join other intrepid students and develop a business plan for your own business idea. You will learn to take risks and persevere, while making business-like decisions about strategy, marketing and finance (optional activities include building a website and designing business cards). Students build confidence “learning by doing” and make their pitch presentations on the last day!
  • Day/Time: Tuesdays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm
  • Location: Room 210
  • Open to Grades 3rd – 6th
  • Capacity: 18
  • Teacher: Spark Business Academy
  • Cost: $344 PTO Members $359 Non-members
  • Dates: February: 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24 (16 sessions)

Money Matters

  • Class Description: Earn, save, spend, donate! Let’s learn about money! This innovative program provides a solid foundation on financial literacy for kids in a fun setting. Games and hands-on activities help students internalize key concepts (like money, budgeting and saving) in an engaging and supportive environment fostering teamwork. This unique experience empowers students with the mindset to start making sound financial decisions and develop into responsible global citizens.
  • Day/Time: Wednesdays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm
  • Location: Room 131
  • Open to Grades Kindergarten – 3rd
  • Capacity: 18
  • Teacher: Spark Business Academy
  • Cost: $344 PTO Members $359 Non-members
  • Dates: February: 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25 (16 sessions)

Robo-fun

  • Class Description: Robo-fun uses robots to inspire campers to learn engineering, apply their basic science, model construction, computer programming, and problem-solving skills and knowledge to explore STEM concepts. This program utilizes instructional time, assessments, and hands-on activities to reinforce key concepts and improve problem-solving skills while having fun.
  • Day/Time: Mondays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm
  • Location: Small Pod
  • Open to Grades 1st – 6th
  • Capacity: 24
  • Teacher: Stemtree Education Center
  • Cost: $314 PTO Members $329 Non-members
  • Dates: January 31; February: 7, 14, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23 (15 sessions)

Mudskippers Pottery Color Explosion

  • Class Description: Ready to see the world through rainbow colored glasses? Join Mudskippers Pottery and start your Winter with an explosion of colorful glazed clay and a lot of play! Come get your hands dirty as we explore the world of pottery with stoneware clay, fired bisqueware and modeling clay. Come on and see how much fun it is to get muddy!
  • Day/Time: Mondays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm
  • Location: Art Room
  • Open to Grades Kindergarten – 6th
  • Capacity: 15
  • Teacher: Mudskipper Pottery
  • Cost: $315 PTO Members $330 Non-members
  • Dates: January 31; February: 7, 14, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23 (15 sessions)

Chess Club

  • Class Description: Interested in playing chess? Chess Club offers something for players of all skill levels. No experience is necessary, and beginners are as welcome as advanced. Students learn strategies to learn how to plan ahead, to value their material and to distinguish good ideas from bad ones. They learn to see things from more than one point of view.
  • Day/Time: Fridays from 3:45 – 5:15 pm
  • Location: Large Pod
  • Open to Grades 2nd – 6th
  • Teacher: US Chess Center
  • Cost: $130 PTO Members $140 Non-members
  • Dates: February: 4, 11, 18, 25; March 11, 18, 25; April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27 (14 sessions)

OSA Policies

Class Times, Dates, and Locations

1. OSA classes start January 31st and end May 27th, unless otherwise noted. View the class description for a complete list of dates.

2. Classes will be held 7:45-8:30am before school and 3:45–4:45 pm after school.

3. There are no activities on days that school is closed or afternoon classes when there is early dismissal.

4. All aspects of class offerings (locations, fees, dates, times, grade requirements, maximum/minimum enrollment and/or instructors) are subject to change.

Registration and Payment

1. Registration is open to all students, with priority given to active PTO members (2021-22 dues paid). Families can join the PTO by paying $20 annual dues, which applies to all programs for the year. Non-PTO members must pay a $15 fee per class, excluding Chess Club.  Spring Hill PTO members receive a $10 discount for Chess Club registration. Please visit www.springhillpto.org/join-the-pto to become a member of the PTO. 

2. OSA registration is online only at the PTO website http://www.springhillpto.org .

3. If your child does not meet the grade requirements listed for a class, you may NOT register for that class. Please be respectful of the teacher’s request on grade level.

4. Children are not permitted to attend class without advance registration and payment. Any unregistered child who arrives for a class will be sent to the school office to wait for their parents.

Lottery and Waitlist

Please note that submitting your registration and payment does not guarantee participation. At the close of registration on January 26th at 9pm, a lottery will occur for any class where the number of registered students exceeds the capacity. All student names will be pooled and then randomly selected until class capacity is reached. Students who are not picked through the lottery will be sequentially added to a waitlist for the class. Refunds will be issued for students not selected via the lottery.

The lottery process will ONLY be utilized for classes where the number of registrations exceeds capacity. Confirmation of all class registrations will be sent on Thursday, January 27th.

Withdrawals and Refunds

1. Please consider class choices carefully as refunds will NOT be given beyond the registration period.

2. Requests to withdraw received prior to the close of the registration period (January 26, 2022 at 9:00 pm) will be refunded, minus a processing fee of $10.

3. Requests to withdraw received after the close of registration will not be refunded.

Class Cancellation

1. In the event that a class is cancelled for a particular day, we will do our best to offer a make-up class, however, a make-up class is not guaranteed.

2. In the event that your child misses class on a day that the class is held, no make-up class will be offered.

3. No refunds will be given for missed or cancelled classes.

COVID-19: If school closures or new health restrictions result in the cancellation of OSA’s, families will be issued prorated refunds after the last week of scheduled session dates. For any brief school closures where programs can resume upon return, we will attempt to schedule makeup date(s) so students have the opportunity to take their class when possible. All providers and instructors will follow safety policies and guidelines set forth by FCPS and Spring Hill ES.

Pick Up/Late Pick Up/Behavior

1. Children will go directly to the OSA class location at dismissal. Younger students will be assisted by teachers and school staff to ensure a smooth transition. Please be sure your child knows which day(s) they are participating in OSAs.

2. Children MUST be picked up at the main entrance of school (Door #1) after each class by their parents or other designated adult, unless the class instructors have communicated an alternate pickup location (i.e. exterior gym entrance). Any students participating in SACC should return to the SACC room at the end of the OSA class to be picked up per their usual time and process from SACC.

3. Teachers will receive a full roster of classes and participating students. However, parents must send in a note to the child’s teacher, letting them know to dismiss the child to that specific activity and location.

4. Parents must park in a legal parking spot while picking up their child(ren) and may not park or stand in the bus circle.

5. Parents are responsible for ensuring their children are picked up on time from OSA each day. If a parent or authorized adult arrives more than 10 minutes late to pick up a student, the OSA instructor will send a note to Spring Hill PTO OSA Lead to notify him or her of the late pick up. The Spring Hill PTO OSA Lead will reach out to the parent to remind them of the policy and alert them that they will have to pay the $25 late pick-up fee at the next class directly to the teacher. If that parent or authorized adult has two late pick-ups, the child will be removed from that OSA and may be denied from participating in future OSAs.

6. Children may be removed from participating in their class(es) and future participation may be denied if they exhibit persistent behavior problems before, during or after their classes.

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