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Tuesday School an after school program
November 29, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-6
Tuesday School at the Aspen Chapel: An After School Program that Nourishes the Soul
Tuesday School is an after school program that nourishes the soul for kindergarten through eighth grade students. It starts November 29th and runs through March 21st and meets every Tuesday at the Aspen Chapel from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday School sets students on a life-long spiritual journey to explore their inner lives while connecting with the world. They will be equipped with the tools and skills to cultivate universal values such as: mindfulness, gratitude, compassion, and peace. The curriculum is open-minded and open-hearted. This year the focus for kindergarten through fourth grade is “Sacred Storytelling” and for fifth through eighth grade is “Developing Consciousness for Kids.”
For kids (K-4th) students will partake on a journey through “Sacred Storytelling” led by Mimi Hauenstein and Barbara Lynn Bloemsma. They will be engaged through creative activities, mindful practice, discussion and children will:
• Learn to live life with curiosity, courage and compassion
• Honor and connect to the universe of mystery and wonder
• Uncover their inner selves-wisdom, strength and intuition
• Gain new perspectives by being self-reflective
In Developing Consciousness for Kids (5th-8th) led by the Aspen Chapel Spiritual Leader Nicholas Vesey and Director of Youth Education, Elaine Bonds, students will learn what lies within each of us and explore self-expression, wisdom and “masks” among other topics. Some questions posed:
• When do children learn about who they are?
• What part do their senses play in the make-up of reality?
• What part do their minds play in their lives?
Developing Consciousness for kids is based on an adult course of the same name, but is especially tailored for kids. Nicholas Vesey has been teaching Developing Consciousness for adults for over ten years and has now developed this course for kids.
Tuesday School is not affiliated with a specific religion but explores spirituality broadly. Tuesday School follows the Aspen District school calendar and only meets on regularly scheduled school days. In addition, if there is a snow day, there will be no Tuesday School that day. Tuition: $300 (payment plan and scholarships available). For more information: http://www.aspenchapel.org