The middle school speech and debate team, represented by 7th graders Shane Giedraitis, Michael Martinez, and Sarah Tupy along with 8th graders Taleen Berberian, Natalie Bax, and Katy Bauer had a big night at the St. Philip Speech and Debate Tournament. In Original Oratory, Natalie Bax took 3rd place and Sarah Tupy finished at the top in first place. In Storytelling, Shane Giedraitis took 3rd place and Katy Bauer finished at the top in first place. This is back-to-back first place wins for Katy who took first just last month with her Dramatic Interpretation at the ISDA tournament.
April 4 – June 6 Registration Deadline March 31
Our programs designed to cultivate the creative talents of our students. Our goal is to offer a series of enriching after school classes.
Monday 4/04, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/02, 5/09, 5/16, 5/23, 6/06
Robotics Workshop: CarCreator! grades 1-5
Build 3 awesome cars to take home: the Propeller Racer, the Electric Dragster, and the Camaro Concept Car! Gain knowledge of motor and gears to create super cool vehicles such as Solar Powered Racers, Balloon Buggies, and Fold-N-Roll Racers that youu’ll compete with in the Parker-Anderson Grand Prix! Lab Fee $45.00. Please register at www.parker-anderson.org
Skateboarding grades K-5
In this action-packed class, beginner and intermediate skateboarders will experience the thrill of riding. Skilled and experienced instructor, Tim Shepard, leads students through an introduction to basic skateboarding techniques like proper foot placement, pushing, and steering, learning to ollie, and bail. But the class emphasis is really on having fun! Students need their own board and helmet. Class size is limited to 12 students on a first come first serve basis.
Tuesday 4/05, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/03, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31
“NEW” Sports World TK-4 instructor Patrick Hayes
The Sports World program is a fun and exciting way for kids to develop their motor skills while leaning the basics of many different sports and games. Dribbling, passing, shooting, and hand-eye coordination are all practiced as students play basketball, soccer, dodge ball, capture the flag, and much, much, more. Our emphasis is on sportsmanship.
“NEW” Music and Movement to today’s hit music! Instructor Gaelle MacDonald
This new and exciting class provides freedom of movement in a fun & free atmosphere. Children learn to control & coordinate their bodies while working together, to the tunes of Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber just to name a few! Gaelle was born and raised in Paris, France and came to the US in 1994. She has 4 children, 3 sons who graduated from St. Rita and a daughter Lilie, currently in kindergarten.
Wildlife Biology K-5
Taught by a wildlife biologist, students will explore the natural world, acquire tips and tools to spot wildlife while camping and on hikes, and learn all about animals’ natural habitats. Students will see live animals in class and learn techniques for locating tracking animals inthe wild!. Please register at www.parker-anderson.org
Wednesday 4/06, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/04, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/01
Marine Biology grades K-5
Explore the diversity of ocean life from organisms in hot deep sea vents to the riches of tropical fish to the astonishing varieties of arctic marine life. Dissect a shark, write with squid ink, learn about the largest environment on the planet and more! Please register at www.parker-anderson.org
Cooking with Mrs. Khraich grades K-8
In this scrumptious class, kids will tantalize their taste buds and have fun with food! Different recipes each week! Learn the math of measuring, nutrition, dining etiquette and cooperation skills. We will have lots of fun with making Ice-cream, S’mores, lots of fun summer ideas preparing in the kitchen and outside. Class size is limited to 10 students on a first come first serve basis.
Anime, Cartooning, & Comic Creations
Cartooning is a great way to learn how to sketch and draw. You will learn to create your own characters as well as popular characters from Disney, Anime, and more! Learn about storylines, design, coloring, and lettering, as you create your very own comic book! Please register at www.parker-anderson.org
Thursday 4/07, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/05, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/02
Math Magic grades K- 5
Math Magic combines the exciting skills of Magic with the brain-teasing aspects of Math to create an intellectual and entertaining activity that not only enhances student’s problem solving logic and lateral thinking skills, but also teachers them that Math can be fun! www.parker-anderson.org
Chess Club grades 1-8
Class size will be limited to 12 on a first come first serve. How do you make kids smarter? With chess! Chess teaches kids how to analyze strategic situations. By getting kids to focus, concentrate, anticipate, and evaluate, Chess can help your child to develop abstract thinking skills. Chess also teaches your child to plan, organize, and multi-task they are thinking. And best of all, coach Jeff is a certified instructor and will make it interesting and fun. Sign up today! Lessons will make chess interesting and fun for all students. Continuing and new students are welcome. Weeks of after-school chess consisting of a group lesson, playtime/tournament and 1-on-1 instructions during playtime.
Disc/Frisbee Golf K-8
Join us for active fun while learning how to play like a pro. Your instructor will provide you with the best techniques to master this wonderful sport. Like ball golf the objective is to complete each hole in the fewest strokes or fewest throws. Disc/Frisbee golf stimulates mind and body while promoting critical thinking. According to the Professional Disc Golf Association this sport has a very low risk of injury. So come learn, play, and exercise. Players will be provided with the best flying disc/frisbees and their very own golf bag.
Congratulations to Taleen Berberian and Katy Bauer for their outstanding efforts at the International Speech and Debate Association’s Kick-off tournament at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. Taleen placed fourth in Storytelling with a beautiful presentation of “Nobody Rides the Unicorn” and Katy took first place in Oral Interpretation with her powerful dramatic interpretation from William Styron’s “Sophie’s Choice.”
The Varsity Speech and Debate Team made their mark at the 2nd Annual La Salle High School Middle School Speech & Debate Tournament last week, placing in every event and winning four of them — Katy Bauer in Dramatic Interpretation, George Gardner in Storytelling, Katy and George again in Duo Interpretation, and Sarah Tupy in Original Oratory.
Coming in second in Duo Interpretation with a near perfect score were Charlie Hardy and Cassie Pichardo. Shane O’Neil took second place in Impromptu Speech. Joining George in Storytelling, was Taleen Berberian who took third place. Joining Sarah Tupy in Original Oratory were Gillian Gorocicca, Helena Locateli, and Natalie Bax taking the fourth through second place. Michael Martinez and Gus Raycraft took fourth place in Public Forum Debate. And in Duo Interpretation the rest of the team all finished strong — Sarah Tupy and Anna Ochinak taking fourth, Alex De LaMora and Hope Beegle taking fifth, Morgan Villalovos and Jolie Beegle finishing sixth, and Makena Wilson and Alyssa Householder in seventh.
Congratulations to everyone for their hard work and dedication to Speech and Debate at St. Rita.
Featuring Special Guest Stars Maryann Griffin & Randy Davies…and others!
Friday, November 20, 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, 7 p.m.
Sunday Matinee, November 22, 2 p.m.
Admission is FREE
(Donations happily accepted at the door!)
Full Snack Bar