Tuesdays at St. Mary in Littleton, 11 AM -4 PM, 2nd semester starts 1/18/22
11:00 AM: Business
11:55 AM: Lunch and Coffee Shop (operated by the Business class)
12:50 PM: PE, Fit for Heaven
2 PM: Art OR Beginning Conversational Spanish
3 PM: Writing
(Classes will be 55 minutes long to allow for transitions)
2nd Semester Class Dates:
2/1, 2/8, 2/15, (no class on 2/22)
3/1, 3/8, (no class 3/15 & 3/22 Spring Break), 3/29
4/5, (no class 4/12 Holy Week), 4/19, 4/26
5/3, 5/10 snow makeup day if needed
Please complete the Class Sign Up by January 4th , one week before the beginning of 2nd semester classes which start on January 11th. We are accepting new students for 2nd semester. You will receive an email link for a family registration if you are a new student. Returning students do not need to fill out a new family registration. We will have 12 sessions in the spring semester and tuition has gone up a little bit to cover the 2 extra classes. Tuition is paid directly to teachers and you will receive payment instructions in an email.
We will learn by doing! For this class, we will be starting a “pop up” coffee shop and trading post. For the first semester, we learned business fundamentals required for starting a small business and we focused on planning and getting ready to open the business. We worked on a business plan and planned our first event selling coffee and snacks at Saturday basketball games. During the second semester, we will continue to learn about business fundamentals and we will operate our pop up coffee shop during lunch time at Mater Dei! Tuition is $120, payable to the instructor.
This semester will have a focus on outdoor fun. We will end each class with a multi-sport team competition, and start each class with a focus on eye hand coordination, agility and building relationships. Coach Mikita will incorporate prayer, Christian brotherhood, and all Frassati Sports "Training for Heaven" themes into his training. Tuition is $120, payable to the instructor.
A course meant for exploring different forms of art. In this course the students will be introduced to and try their hands at bookbinding, stamp-making, painting, clay, and basic elements of design, along with other projects as time allows. Course materials include a pencil and eraser, a ruler, a bottle of Elmer's glue (white), and any other materials that become necessary for each project. Most project materials will be provided. Grades can be given upon request. Tuition is $170 (including course materials), payable to the instructor.
An hour of beginning Conversational Spanish with a native speaker from Madrid, Spain. Grammar explanations as we move along to help language fluency. Verbal exercises, word games, play acting, quizzes, that will help students to learn while doing, in this case, speaking. Questions/Answers on Spanish culture: food, customs, travel, Camino de Santiago, etc... according to students' interests. Class will adjust based on the abilities of the students. Tuition is $120, payable to the instructor.
This course will cover the basics of essay writing. It will follow a classical arch: from basic logic to rhetoric and structure. Formal essays and more creative and practical works will be included in the homework assignments. Course materials include a pen and notebook. Grades can be given upon request. Tuition is $120, payable to the instructor.
I have five sons and have been homeschooling for the last 18 years. During this time I have also been a business owner. My entrepreneurship started when I was in college with my children’s birthday party entertainment business. After college I started and ran a bookkeeping business and then a customer satisfaction consulting business. As a young mother, I started and owned a natural mothering website and maternity boutique in Omaha, NE from 2003-2006. In 2006, I started a communications and IT business with my husband in Albuquerque, NM and we currently operate the business in Angel Fire, NM and here in Littleton, CO. We connect businesses, hospitality properties, condo complexes, and vacation homes to broadband and WiFi, satellite TV, and internet based phone service- and we maintain all of those systems. St. Zelie Martin has been a model to me in my endeavors and I will seek her intercession as I start a new venture with enterprising young homeschoolers, seeking to teach them to be creative and principled entrepreneurs. I am a parishioner at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Littleton.
Hope Hecker is returning to Mater Dei after teaching a Drama class last year. She is originally from Colorado, though in 2016, she spent nine months in the postulancy of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Tennessee. While there, she studied with a focus on theology, Scripture, and philosophy. She returned home to Colorado in May of 2017 and spent a semester as the Elementary Youth Minister at St. Mary, teaching catechism to 5-10 year-olds, and three years as a Nursery attendant. After a number of odd jobs, working mainly with children, she now works front office at a clinic. She is excited to teach again this year.
Ana Jorda is a native of Madrid, Spain, has a B. A., Major in English, from Long Island University, N.Y. She has taught Freshman High School Spanish at Bishop Carroll High School, Ebensburg, Pa., High School Spanish summer exchange programs at St Mary's school, Littleton, CO., after school Spanish K - 6 at Montessori Peaks Academy, Littleton, and Most Precious Blood, Denver. Has tutored in Spanish 9th -10th graders in Littleton; relocated ten years ago to the Denver area to live near her son and daughter in law and their family. She travels to Spain whenever possible.
Aaron Mikita is the Athletic Director for Highlight Catholic Ministries and the Head Coach for Frassati Sports & Adventure. Coach Mikita has over 15 years of coaching and leadership experience. He has coached youth from age 4 to middle school. As a two-sport athlete in high school (basketball and soccer), he excelled at soccer as an All-State Defensemen and led his high school team to their first state championship appearance in 30 years. Mr. Mikita has been coaching with Frassati Sports since its inception and was named a 2019 Coach of the Year by the Colorado Soccer Association. He and his wife of 17 years, along with their four children, are parishioners at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish in Littleton, CO, where Mr. Mikita has served as a religious education instructor.