Community Events at Tenacre

Science Saturdays

Come be an engineer for the morning! Using Unified Problem Solving (UPS) -- a template Tenacre has developed to teach children how to solve academic problems -- 1st and 2nd grade students will complete a variety of engineering challenges. Each Science Saturday session is a separate unit taught by either Tenacre science teacher Frantz Vilmenay or Tenacre teacher and camp instructor McKenna Daly. Students will take home their creations after each class.

Sept. 9: Gravity Go-Carts
Learn about gravity, friction, and motion as you engineer a vehicle using an index card, straws, tape, and a simple spool.

Sept. 16: Tall Towers
Using only newspaper and tape, see how tall you can engineer a freestanding tower. Students will design, build, test, decorate, and measure their structure.

Sept. 23:
 Building Bridges
You will engineer a popsicle stick bridge in this dynamic session. Students will plan, build, and test your bridge to see how much weight it will hold. You don't want to miss this class!

All classes will be held 9:00–10:30 a.m. in Tenacre’s state-of-the-art science center.
Each class is $40; all three classes are $110.
For more information, contact Lee Frechette at lfrechette@tenacrecds.org.

Story Time Saturdays

Join us this fall for a fun, thematic story and craft program geared to families of  3 and 4 year olds. Each session is a separate unit taught by one of the Tenacre School pre-kindergarten or kindergarten teachers. Story Time will start at 9:00 a.m. and run for about 45 minutes in Tenacre's library. Story Time is free of charge, but registration is required, as we will have a craft and snack prepared for your child(ren). Sign up for one or all four!

October 21: Festival of Lights -- Diwali
October 28: Hooray for Halloween!
November 4: Piles of Leaves
November 18: Blossoming Bulbs

For more information, contact Lee Frechette at lfrechette@tenacrecds.org.

Tech Saturdays

First and second graders, join us this fall to learn the basics of some fun and exciting software applications. Each class is a separate unit taught by Tenacre technology teacher Peggy Zola. 


October 21: Storyboard That
We will be bringing comic strip panels to life with backgrounds and characters. You will walk away with your very own story!

October 28: Dash Robot Programming
We will program a robot to find its way through a maze. Maybe we’ll even program the robot to bowl!

November 4: Pixie Art
We will create a digital masterpiece using the Pixie software application. We can paint and draw on the computer, record our voices, and even include a picture of ourselves using a built-in webcam!

November 18: Digital Storytelling with Scratch Jr.
You will learn the basics of Scratch Jr, and together we’ll create an animated dance party! You will learn to make characters move and speak, how to change the background and more.

All classes will be held 9:00–10:30 a.m. in Tenacre’s state-of-the-art computer lab.
Each class is $40; all four classes are $150.
For more information, contact Lee Frechette at lfrechette@tenacrecds.org.

Science Saturdays Registration

Register HERE for Science Saturdays.

Story Time Saturdays Registration

Register HERE for Story Time Saturdays.

Tech Saturdays Registration

Register HERE for Tech Saturdays.

Tour our campus!

If you would like to tour our campus and see our brand new community center while your child is engaged at one of our Super Saturday events, please contact Lee Frechette at lfrechette@tenacrecds.org.
Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.