After-School Clubs

After-School Clubs 2019-09-27T12:26:44-05:00

Fall 2019 After-School Clubs

The school offers many fun and engaging after-school clubs and programs for children of all ages. Please sign up early to ensure a space in these classes as spaces are limited. Apply for one or more clubs by clicking the application button to the right.

 

Application for All After-school Clubs

 

Art Club

Days: Mondays

Time: 3:40pm to 4:40pm

Location: TBD

Instructor: Clara Podhany

Ages: Children’s House

Dates: Sept. 9 through Nov. 18 (Skip 9/30)

Cost: $120 (After school rates apply)

 

Description

Join Clara for another season of Children’s House Art Club! Enjoy 10 fun weeks of creative projects like a Van Gogh sunflower mosaic, autumn landscapes, a family portrait on canvas, pumpkin painting, sculptures, finger-painting with Monet, a life-sized self-portrait, and more! Space is limited.

Application Instructions: Click the application button above. Please make checks payable to Clara Podhany. Discounted after-school childcare charges will appear on your tuition invoice for this club.

 

Beginner Chess Club

Days: Wednesdays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: TBD

Instructor: David High

Ages: 5+

Dates: Sept. 11 through Dec. 11

Cost: $100 (After school rates apply)

 

Description

Purpose: To learn and practice the basics of chess through lessons and games.

Looking to introduce your child to the joy of chess and have them play fun and casual games with other kids? Come join TNS staff member and expert chess player David High for Beginner Chess Club where we will learn the basics of chess and improve concentration and problem-solving skills.

Application Instructions: Click the application button above. Please make checks payable to The New School. Discounted after-school childcare charges will appear on your tuition invoice for this club.

 

Advanced Chess Club

Days: Fridays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: Room #1 (LE2)

Instructor: David High

Ages: 6+*

Dates: Sept. 13 through Dec. 13

Cost: $100 (After school rates apply)

 

Description

Purpose: To learn and improve at chess through lessons and games and to prepare for and participate in tournaments.

Looking to take your child’s chess ability to the next level? Come join TNS staff member and expert chess player David High for Advanced Chess Club where we will learn strategies and prepare to compete in chess tournaments, both individually and as a team.

*Acceptance based on skill level and tournament history. If unsure, please contact Coach David High for details.

Application Instructions: Click the application button above. Please make checks payable to The New School. Discounted after-school childcare charges will appear on your tuition invoice for this club.

 

Minecraft Club  See the source image

 

Days: Wednesdays

Time: 3:35pm to 4:35pm

Location: Room #1 (LE2)

Instructor: Crystal Burdick

Ages: 6+

Dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, & 11/6

Cost: $90 per child (After school rates apply)

 

Description

Together, we will explore the ever-popular world of Minecraft through various avenues and activities. We’ll utilize perler beads, Quixel 3D character fuse beads, paper-craft, Legos, and much more. Students are welcome to bring an electronic device pre-loaded with Minecraft, however, it is not required.

Any questions about this exciting adventure? Feel free to contact Crystal at crystal@montessoricenter.org

Application Instructions: Click the application button above. Please make checks payable to Crystal Burdick. Discounted after-school childcare charges will appear on your tuition invoice for this club.

 

Soccer Shots

Days: Fridays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Location: Large Playing Field

Instructor: Soccer Shots Staff

Ages: Children’s House

Dates: Sept. 13 through Nov. 22

Cost: $125.00 for 10 weeks (After school rates apply.)

 

Description

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum, and communication.

Application Instructions: Click the application button above. Next, please register online at Soccer Shots. Any questions? Please call (919) 699-8442 or visit the Soccer Shots website at soccershots.org/rdu. Discounted after-school childcare charges will appear on your tuition invoice for this club.

 

Yoga Club

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 3:40pm to 4:30pm

Location: Room #2 (CH1)

Instructor: Linda Wellenius

Ages: Children’s House

Dates: Sept. 10 through Nov. 12

Cost: $100 (After school rates apply)

 

Description

Join the Yoga Club! Ms. Linda will lead Children’s House yoga students through (1) a variety of poses focusing on different areas of the body, (2) breathing exercises, and (3) guided meditation over the course of 10 weeks. Classes will be held in Room #2 (CH1).

Whether you are a beginner or have been doing yoga regularly, this is the place for you. Namaste!

Application Instructions: Click the application button above. Please make checks payable to Linda Wellenius. Discounted after-school childcare charges will appear on your tuition invoice for this club.

 

Piano Lessons

Days: Flexible

Time: During or after class hours

Location: Library

Instructor: James Catton

Ages: 5+

Dates: Ongoing

Cost: Available on request

 

Description

Our Director of Music, Mr. James Catton, offers private one-on-one piano lessons during school hours and after school (Wednesday to Friday only) for those wanting to learn this most wonderful instrument. Home visits are also possible.

The best ages to start are generally 5 to 11, but that’s not a rule. It’s really down to the student having the time and patience to want to learn and enjoy the process, as well as having dexterity and good motor skills.

Please contact James for a free trial assessment regarding your child’s ability. No obligations are sought, and this assessment can be done during the school day.

Please take a look at his website for more information: www.jamescatton.com. Alternatively, you may reach him at (919) 889-1995.

Application Instructions:  Click the application button above. Next, email James directly at jamescatton3@yahoo.com. Please place “Piano Lessons” in the subject line.

 

Pokemon

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 3:35pm to 4:35pm

Location: Outdoor Yurt

Instructor: Brian Cooper

Ages: 6+

Dates: Sept. 10 through Nov. 12

Cost: $105 for 10 weeks (After school rates apply.)

 

Description

Become a Pokemon Trading Card Master!

No experience or cards needed. Students will sharpen math, reading, and social skills all while engaging in higher systems thinking in a fun-filled environment. Students will earn trainer badges for unlocking different trading card achievements and skills!

Application Instructions:  Click the application button above. Please make checks payable to Brian Cooper. Discounted after-school childcare charges will appear on your tuition invoice for this club.

Sports Club

Days: Mondays

Time: 3:40pm to 4:40pm

Location: Large Playing Field

Instructor: Torey Daniels and Niki Cooper

Ages: 6+

Dates: Sept. 9 through Nov. 4

Cost: $110 (After school rates apply)

 

Description

Elementary children will participate in 2-week increments of two different sports with Ms. Torey and Ms. Niki. First archery, then rugby, ultimate frisbee, soccer, and wrapping up with relay races and friendly, running-based competitions.

Application Instructions:  Click the application button above. Please make checks payable to Torey Daniels. Discounted after-school childcare charges will appear on your tuition invoice for this club.

Smart Art Club

Days: Thursdays

Time: 3:35pm to 4:35pm

Location: TBD

Instructor: Robyn Smart

Ages: 7+

Dates: Sept. 12 through Nov. 21 (except early release days 9/19 and 10/31)

Cost: $110 – all materials included. (After school rates apply)

 

Description

Robyn Smart, an art education specialist teacher, will lead your budding young artist in this popular after-school club! She’ll immerse them in a creative experience and spark their artistic talents. They’ll acquire valuable drawing and painting skills for lifelong benefits while exploring the colorful world of artistic techniques and possibilities!

Working with two and three-dimensional mediums to create papier-mache pumpkins, fruit printing, origami animals, 3D drawing, yarn weaving, and other imaginative adventures are on the agenda for this fun-filled 9 weeks. And every student will go home with a personal sketchbook to continue their own original works. Time to get messy with purpose!

Application Instructions: Click the application button above. Please make checks payable to Robyn Smart. Discounted after-school childcare charges will appear on your tuition invoice for this club.

Makers Club

Days: Fridays

Time: 3:35pm to 4:35pm

Location: TBD

Instructor: Anna Rook

Ages: Elementary and MAP

Dates: Sept. 13 through Nov. 22

Cost: $110 for 10 sessions – includes supplies. (After school rates apply)

 

Description

The Makers Club provides hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build, and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering, and tinkering. A makerspace is not solely a science lab, woodshop, computer lab, or art room, but it may contain elements found in all of these familiar spaces. We will also be enjoying read-alouds, songs, and group games as part of our time together.

Some of the guided projects: balloon-powered cars, friendship bracelets, DIY bubble wands, spinning tops, water bead experiments, and explorations!

Application Instructions: Click the application button above. Please make checks payable to Anna Rook. Discounted after-school childcare charges will appear on your tuition invoice for this club.