Enrichment

Enrichment at Palmer Trinity

Welcome to the Enrichment Experience at Palmer Trinity 2018-2019

Palmer Trinity invites boys and girls in the greater Miami community to experience arts, academics, enrichment, and sports. 
As a participant, you will have a great time making new friends while discovering something new in one of our exciting programs taught by some of the best educators in the Miami area. We have a course or class just for you!
 
Registration and program questions? Contact Kristine Rodriguez at krrodriguez@palmertrinity.org. We look forward to seeing you this session.
 

Fall Enrichment Dates

January 14th  - May 24th (Individual program dates may vary)

ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

List of 20 frequently asked questions.

  • ASAP BASKETBALL CONDITIONING CLINIC

    Cost - $150.00
    Location: Gymnasium
    Dates - TBD
    4th grade - 12th grade

    This Basketball Clinic trainings are tailored to help players reach their full performance ability and potential through Play-Maker Enhancement Drills which focus on Fundamentals, ball handling, shooting mechanics, defensive principles, and conditioning. Coach Andre Smith scored more than 1,100 points during his career at Miami Palmetto Senior High. He starred as a pro basketball player for over 10 years and was inducted into the UNC-Asheville Hall of Fame. He finished his career as UNC-Ashville’s 6th all-time leading scorer and 2nd all-time in steals and also led them to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. He played professionally in the NBA’s D-League, Lithuania (NKL All-Star), Mexico, Argentina (Liga-A import All-Star), Iranian Super League, and captained the Jamaican National Team from 2006-2011.

  • BASEBALL CONDITIONING CLINIC

    Cost - $200.00 ($300.00 for both)
    Location: 
    Baseball Field
    Dates - Wednesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Session 1 Dates - December 26th, 27th, and 28th
    Session 2 Dates - January 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
    4th grade - 12th grade
     
    This 3-6 day Winter Baseball Conditioning Clinic will be run by Palmer Trinity School’s own Coach Jack Weinberger. The 2 sessions will provide players with the opportunity to learn new skills and grow as a baseball player in all three phases of the game: hitting, pitching, and fielding. This fun-filled educational conditioning clinic is designed for players who are both just learning the game, to players preparing for college baseball, and will help all players reach their full performance ability and potential.
     
  • BOOT CAMP

    Cost - $200
    Location: Fitness Center
    Dates - Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    (January 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st, February 7th, 14th, and 28th, March 7th and 21st, April 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, May 2nd and 9th)
    6th grade - Adult


    Join us in the PTS Fitness Center for Boot Camp designed for all fitness levels. Palmer Trinity’s very own Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Coach Perri, will take you through an energetic, dynamic and functional circuit training session that involves a combination of body weight exercises, resistance training, interval cardio moves, and cutting-edge strength and conditioning techniques. Coach Perri’s certifications include:
    • IFPA Performance Trainer and Sports Nutritionist
    • USAW Sports Performance Coach (Level 1)
    • NCSF Strength and Conditioning and Sports Training
    • Certified by the American Heart Association for CPR/AED/First Aid/Oxygen/Infant Safety

  • CHESS

    Cost - $300.00
    Location: Room 214
    Dates - Mondays 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    (January 14th, and 28th, February 4th, 11th, and 25th, March 4th, 11th, and 25th, April 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th, May 6th)
    6th grade - 12th grade
     
    Join Dr. Harvin for our chess program this Fall. Enjoy playing and learning about the beautiful game of chess. The game of chess incorporates and encourages inquiry, strategic planning, pattern recognition, rule-based thinking, problem-solving, visualization, creativity, and competition.  Each session will include learning and playing through tactics, strategy, and winning combinations. The final sessions will culminate in a tournament with first, second, and third place trophies awarded.
     
  • DANCE CLASSES

    Cost - $250 (45 minute classes) 
    Location: Dance Studio (Inside Gym)
    Dates - Thursdays 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    (January 17th, 24th, and 31st, February 7th, 14th, and 28th, March 7th, and 21st, April 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, and Recital on April 27th)
    6th grade - 12th grade
     
    Dance Classes are designed to expose dancers from the community to a variety of dance forms. The objective of the course is to teach proper skills and instill an appreciation for performance and choreography aesthetics, as well as introduce, discuss, demonstrate and review general dance vocabulary and movement.

    Hip Hop/Jazz 3:30pm-4:15pm (Level 2 & 3)
    Contemporary 4:15pm-5:00pm (Level 2 & 3)
    Hip Hop/Jazz 5:00pm-5:45pm (Level 1)
    Contemporary 5:45pm-6:30pm (Level 1)

    Required Attire:
    Black leotard, Solid black sports bras and Solid Black long/ankle length leggings (No capris/shorts. PTS leggings from the campus store are permitted for class). Hair must be neatly pulled away from the face in a secure ponytail (bun for Ballet).
    Shoes - Pink Ballet shoes (Ballet), Black lace up Tap shoes (Tap) and Sneakers (Hip Hop). No loose or dangling jewelry, bead jewelry or hair clips. *All attire can be purchased at Dance Plus. They provide PTS dancers with a discount and are located at 8433 SW 132nd St Miami, FL, 33156 (305) 255-4367 and are closed on Sundays and Mondays. http://www.danceplusmiami.com/school-studio-uniforms/palmer-trinity-school/ .
     
     
  • DANCE CLUB (PTS DANCERS)

    Cost - $350
    Materials Cost - $45.00 for the PTS Leotard (This is a one-time fee for new students)
    Location: Dance Studio (Inside Gym)
    Dates - Tuesdays 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    (January 8th,15th, and 29th, February 5th, 12th, and 26th, March 5th, 12th, and 19th, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd, and Recital on April 27th)
    6th grade - 12th grade
     
    This is a Performing Arts Club designed to expose PTS students to Hip Hop, Contemporary, Technique (Tricks, Conditioning, Flexibility), Theatrical Jazz/Tap, Improv/Self-Choreography, Classical Ballet & Modern. Students will practice all genres and will learn correct body alignment, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Students in this course have the opportunity to perform in school-wide events such as convocations and recitals.

    Required Attire:
    Palmer Trinity School Leotard, Solid black sports bras and Solid Black long/ankle length leggings for performances, (No capris/shorts. PTS leggings from the campus store are permitted for class).
    Hair must be neatly pulled away from the face in a secure ponytail (bun for Ballet).
    Shoes - Pink Ballet shoes (Ballet), Black lace up Tap shoes (Tap) and Sneakers (Hip Hop). No loose or dangling jewelry, bead jewelry or hair clips. *All attire, aside from the PTS leotard, can be purchased at Dance Plus. They provide PTS dancers with a discount and are located at 8433 SW 132nd St Miami, FL, 33156 (305) 255-4367 and are closed on Sundays and Mondays. http://www.danceplusmiami.com/school-studio-uniforms/palmer-trinity-school/.
     
  • DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

    Cost - $350.00
    Location: Room 118
    Dates - Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    (January 16th, 23rd, and 30th, February 6th, 13th, and 27th, March 6th and 20th, April 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, May 1st)
    6th grade - 12th grade
     
    Introduction to Digital Photography will teach you how to use a DSLR camera to capture images that reflect thoughtful composition and lighting. You will be shooting portraits, landscape and abstract images. Using Photoshop, you will learn how to adjust the brightness/contrast & saturation of your images, how to crop images for stronger composition and how to blend layers to create digital art.
     
     
  • GYMNASTICS - ACRO

    Cost - $350.00
    Location: 
    Dance Studio
    Dates - Mondays 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    (January 14th and 28th, February 4th, 11th, and 25th, March 4th, 11th, and 18th, April 8th, 15th, and 29th, May 6th)
    6th grade - 12th grade
     
    This class will be geared towards the development of skills and conditioning for Dancers and Beginners. All levels will be accepted and made sure to be taught skills required to move up. Skills will include Handstands, Back-bends, Aerials, Back-handsprings, and Chin Stands. Flexibility and strength will be a part of this program, along with the skills to build a solid foundation.

     
  • GYMNASTICS - TUMBLING

    Cost - $350.00
    Location: 
    Dance Studio
    Dates - Mondays 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    (January 14th and 28th, February 4th, 11th, and 25th, March 4th, 11th, and 18th, April 8th, 15th, and 29th, May 6th)
    6th grade - 12th grade
     
    This class will be geared towards the development of skills and conditioning for Cheerleaders and Gymnasts. Skills will include Handstands, Round-offs, Back-Handsprings, Flips of all types, and progressions to solid and graceful tumbling passes. Endurance, flexibility, and strength are required as this will be demanding for the body.


     
  • HOMEWORK CAFE

    Cost - Free
    Location: Room 118
    Dates - Mondays - Thursdays  3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    (February 4th - May 23rd)
    6th grade - 12th grade

    "Supporting a blend of study skills, tutoring, and daily homework."
    The Auxiliary Department proudly announces our newest Enrichment Program, After School Tutoring. Students are welcome to learn, review content, strengthen academic skills, receive assistance with homework, develop study skills and organization techniques to help improve their academic performance. Students are welcome to join the After School Tutoring program as needed. If students are facing challenges in specific areas, or simply need help with homework, they can come prepared with questions and materials to work on and the instructors are happy to assist. Students of all grades can attend as many times a week as they wish. There is no registration required and it is free of charge.
     
  • LONG DISTANCE RUNNING

    Cost - $200.00
    Location: Falcon Grill Tiki

    Dates - Saturdays 6:30 a.m.
    Dates - January 12th, 19th, and 26th, February 2nd, 9th, and 16th, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd, April 6th, 13th, and 27th, May 4th
    6th grade - Adult
     
    This course is aimed towards first-time runners with little to no experience running and are interested in completing a long distance race (half or full marathon).  The course will familiarize runners with interval training and the run-walk-run method to build up their running distances, as well as create camaraderie in members running together, with the goal of completing a virtual half marathon by the end of the course.  Proper training techniques to avoid injury and fatigue will also be covered throughout the class. The course is open to all groups.
     
  • MONDAY MORNING MINDFULNESS

    Cost - $250
    Location: Fitness Center
    Dates -Mondays 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
    (January 7th, 14th, and 28th, February 4th, 11th, and 25th, March 4th and 11th)
    Adult


    This innovative fitness program focuses on strengthening the spirit, mind, and body. Coach Weinberger and Coach Perri will lead this one-hour session of plyometric exercises, body weight circuits, yoga, and ending with daily mindfulness training. Come join us and start your year and every Monday off right.
     
  • PTS FACULTY AND STAFF - YOGA FOR THE MIND, BODY, AND SOUL

    Cost - Free
    Location - Room 311
    Dates - Mondays 3:55 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.
    January 14th and 28th, February 4th, 11th, and 25th, March 4th, 11th, and 18th, April 8th, 15th, and 29th, May 6th
    PTS Staff
     
    In this Yoga practice, we will focus on the breath, engage in guided meditation, and work to relieve tension through yoga poses that target specific chakras. Anyone can join this practice as previous Yoga experience is not required. Join us and have a relaxing time with friends. For further information, please contact Traci Holstein at tholstein@palmertrinity.org.
     
  • PTS FACULTY AND STAFF - ZUMBA

    Cost: Free
    Location - Dance Studio (Inside Gym)
    Tuesdays 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
    Dates: January 15th, 22nd, and 29th, February 5th, 12th, and 26th, March 5th, 12th, and 19th, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, May 7th and 14th 
    PTS Faculty and Staff

    This class is a fun and energetic form of dance cardio guaranteed to make you move! Have a wonderful time with friends and enjoy all of the latest hit music while you sweat your stress away. For dates and reservations, please contact Fabiola Mathelier at fmathelier@palmertrinity.org.
     
  • SOCCER CLINIC

    Cost - $225
    Location - Soccer Field
    Dates - TBD
    4th grade - 12th grade

    Come out and kick it with us to developing, polishing or simply just having fun with the game of soccer. Palmer Trinity's Head Soccer Coach, Eric Perri, will be implementing proper warm-up drills, team activities and fun soccer games. This 8-week clinic consists of Group Stretch & Calisthenics Movements, Field Training (Solo Drills/Team Drills), and Creative Game and Competition! This is a great way for your child to build confidence and learn teamwork while improving their soccer skills.  

     
     
  • SOFTBALL CONDITIONING CLINIC

    Cost - $275
    Location - Softball Field
    Dates - Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
    November 27, 2018 - January 22, 2019
    4th grade - 12th grade
    (Clinics will be held on November 27th and 29th, December 4th, 6th, and 11th, January 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, and 22nd)
     
    The Palmer Trinity’s Softball Clinic will be led by our Head Softball Coach Jennifer Cerda and it is intended for players of all skill levels. Throwing, catching, defense, hitting, bunting and base running will be covered during the 10 clinics. Pitching and catching can be worked upon request. Players will have the chance to practice and improve, but will also be provided fun opportunities to compete in skills competitions and scrimmage games.
     
  • TABLE-TOP RPG GAMING AND DESIGN

    Cost - $300
    Location - Room X201 (New Building)
    Dates - Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    January 15th, 22nd, and 29th, February 5th, 12th, and 26th, March 5th, 12th, and 19th, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd
    6th grade - 12th grade
     
    This course aims to teach creative writing, collaborative storytelling, teamwork, and other interrelated skills through the vehicle of table-top role-playing games. Students will learn how to understand, navigate and implement simulation systems that model alternate realities of the types encountered in popular fantasy fiction. They will create their own unique characters by writing character biographies and generating game stats. They will also work collaboratively to define a broader story, by linking their individual character histories to those generated by other students and by taking their characters through a series of quests that unfold as a consequence of their group actions. Students will also be encouraged to design the aesthetics of the game universe, by creating visual representations of their characters in a variety of media. Game-play will exercise teamwork and problem-solving skills as essential to success.
     
  • VOLLEYBALL CONDITIONING CLINIC

    Cost - $225
    Location - Gym
    Dates - March 25th - 29th (During Spring Break)
    6th grade - 12th grade

    The Palmer Trinity’s Volleyball Clinic will be led by our Volleyball Coach William Gonzalez and it is intended for players of all skill levels. Players will have the chance to practice and improve, but will also be provided fun opportunities to compete in skills competitions and scrimmage games.
     

      

     
     
  • YOGA

    Cost - $175
    Location - Dance Studio (Inside Gym)
    Dates - Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    January 16th, 23rd, and 30th, February 6th, 13th, and 27th, March 6th and 20th, April 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, May 1st
    4th grade - 12th grade

    Come together for this fun upbeat program and leave your stress and worries at the door. Come sweat with us to unclutter your mind, clear classroom fatigue, and create new energy for life. Yoga workouts focus on core strength, tribal movements, Pilates, cardio, and plyometrics. Classes will be fun and engaging to find a connection through movement, strength and healthier lifestyle choices while increasing flexibility, improving athletic ability and adding endurance.

     
     
  • ZUMBA

    Location - Dance Studio (Inside Gym)
    Mondays & Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
    (Adult)

    This class is a fun and energetic form of dance cardio guaranteed to make you move! Have a wonderful time with friends and enjoy all of the latest hit music while you sweat your stress away. For dates, cost, and reservations, please contact Fabiola Mathelier at fmathelier@palmertrinity.org.
     
     

Summer Programs

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Intro to English 6 (Incoming 6th Grade)

    Cost
    $200.00

    Dates
    June 10th - June 14th
    July 29th - August 2nd

    This week-long introductory course is designed to prepare students for English 6. There will be an emphasis on constructing clear, varied sentences and strong, coherent paragraphs both independent of and in response to text.

  • Intro to English 7 and 8 (Incoming 7th and 8th Grade)

    Cost
    $200.00

    Dates
    June 10th - June 14th

    This week-long intensive course is designed to prepare students for high school writing. There will be an emphasis on the fundamentals including grammar, punctuation, sentence structure as well as essay forms that will be increasingly required in the upper school. This is a writing-focused course that will enable students to start high school with a foundation of coherent writing for a variety of purposes appropriate to their grade level.

  • Intro to Upper School Writing (Incoming Upper School students)

    Cost
    $200.00

    Dates
    June 10th - June 14th

    This week-long intensive course is designed to prepare students for the rigor of high school writing classes. There will be an emphasis on the fundamentals including grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and essay forms. This is a writing-focused course that will enable students to start high school with a foundation of coherent writing for a variety of purposes.

  • Intro to Math 6 (Incoming 6th Grade)

    Cost
    $200.00

    Dates
    June 10th - June 14th
    July 29th - August 2nd

    This course is designed to strengthen student’s basic math skills in order to prepare for a 6th-grade math curriculum. We will focus on number sense, decimals, fractions, percents, order of operations, and some general problem-solving. You will gain confidence in these skills as well as learn useful techniques as you prepare for your next math course.

  • Intro to Pre-Algebra (Incoming 7th Grade)

    Cost
    $200.00

    Dates
    July 29th - August 2nd

    This course is designed to strengthen student’s basic math skills in order to prepare for a 7th-grade pre-algebra math curriculum. We will focus on number sense, decimals, fractions, percents, order of operations, proportions, solving simple equations and inequalities, and some general problem-solving. You will gain confidence in these skills as well as learn useful techniques as you prepare for your next math course.

  • Intro to Algebra I (Incoming 8th and 9th grades)

    Cost
    $200.00

    Dates
    June 29th - August 2nd

    This course is a review of the main topics in pre-algebra and an introduction to beginning algebra concepts. It is intended to prepare students entering an Algebra 1 type course. It will cover a range of topics including operations with integers, fractions, and decimals, solving basic algebraic equations, simplifying algebraic expressions, graphing simple linear functions, and general problem-solving. You will gain confidence in these skills as you prepare for the new school year.

  • Intro to Geometry (Incoming 8th, 9th, and 10th grades)

    Cost
    $200.00

    Dates
    July 29th - August 2nd

    This course is a review of basic algebra skills as well as an introduction to geometry concepts. Both of these topics are useful for preparing students who are entering a Geometry course. It will cover a range of topics including solving linear and quadratic equations, basic definitions and postulates regarding segments, rays, and distance, deductive reasoning, and introduction to proof writing. You will gain confidence in these skills as you prepare for the new school year.

  • Intro to Algebra II (Incoming 10th and 11th grades)

    Cost
    $200.00

    Dates
    July 29th - August 2nd

    This course is an introduction and review of the main topics in algebra, intended for rising Algebra II students. It will cover a range of topics including equation and inequality solving, graphing, linear functions, systems of equations, exponents and polynomials, radical expressions, and general problem-solving. You will gain confidence in these skills as you prepare for the new school year.

General Information

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Payment

    Payment in full is due at the time of registration and prior to the student participating in the Fall Enrichment Experience course. Payment can be made conveniently online by debit and credit card.
  • Cancellations and Refunds

    A refund will be granted for cancellations made via email 14 days prior to the first day of the Fall Enrichment Experience course ONLY. Tuition payments will be refunded on a prorated basis only if an Enrichment course is canceled by the Fall Enrichment Experience at Palmer Trinity and an alternate offering is not available.
     
  • Communication

    Upon completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation email summarizing your registration selections. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kristine Rodriguez at krrodriguez@palmertrinity.org.
  • Safety

    A secure environment is the top priority of the Fall Enrichment Experience at Palmer Trinity School. Any visitor on campus, including parents, must present a valid ID at the Security Guard Gate in the form of a Florida Driver's License. Palmer Trinity's excellent security team will be present at all times monitoring the campus throughout the day. Kindly adhere to the following Restrictions and Responsibility guidelines. Restrictions - Do not allow your child to bring toys, squirt guns, trading cards, or weapons of any kind or electronic devices (unless required for a course). No illegal drugs or alcohol are permitted on the premises. Responsibility - Label everything! We will provide a lost and found and any items not retrieved will be donated to charity at the end of the course. Palmer Trinity School is not responsible for any lost items. Parents and students are responsible for communicating any concerns or pick up/drop off changes in advance. Students will not be allowed to deter from their daily schedule unless a written request is presented in advance.
  • Medical

    Palmer Trinity staff, as well as certified instructors, are certified in CPR/First Aid. The school is equipped with AED units. If your child is bringing medication to camp that must be taken during the day, please adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Place your child's medication in a Ziploc bag with their first and last name clearly marked with a permanent marker.

    • Palmer Trinity will observe medical administration, but WILL NOT directly administer medication, with the exception of participants who bring their own EpiPen and are suffering from anaphylaxis.

    • Water is provided throughout the campus during all course hours. Please bring a refillable water bottle.

    • If you believe your child's medical condition requires additional consideration, please do not hesitate to contact Kristine Rodriguez, Director of Auxiliary Programs at krrodriguez@palmertrinity.org.  
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