AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Pick up is promptly at 4:30pm in the front lobby – there is no bus service.

 

MONDAYS

6- WEEKS: April 29, May 6, 13, 20 and June 3, 10 (no class May 27)

 

Sports Mix – Grades 1-5

Stay after school and participate in a variety of athletic activities such as soccer, basketball, kickball and hockey just to name a few. This program will also focus on developing skills to improve performance end enjoy physical activity. New games will be taught every week. Students will be exposed to many different team and individual sports throughout the program. Come join the fun. This class is taught by Mr. Truchsess, Physical Education Teacher at Scotland Elementary School.

 

Min/Max: 6/25 Cost: $125


Art Academy presented by Giggling Pig Art Studio – Grades K-5

Students will explore a variety of mediums such as water color, chalk and pastels, acrylic on canvas board and clay to name a few! An instructor will take students step-be-step through projects while allowing the kids a chance to show off their personality through their work!

 

Min/Max: 10/15 Cost: $125


Scratch Coding presented by Happy Code Club - Grades K-2

This course if for new and continuing coders. Beginner coders will use Scratch JR, Kodable and Scratch to create projects that introduce them to functions that control movement, sounds, language, and visuals. Kids will quickly learn to use the blocks and move into artistic creations they can animate with the use of the visual coding language. The approach is always fun and immediately gratifying to children.
Continuing coders will go behind the scenes of video games and make their own using the programming language Scratch. Students will create animations, stories and solve problems making this class a perfect continuation to Computer Programming. Your child will be placed according to skill level. Happy Code Club’s mission is to empower students with the ability, tools, and knowledge needed to excel in STEM related fields.

 

Min/Max: 7/20 Cost: $135

 

Chess Club – Grades 2-5

Chess is the fun game of thinking. It has been proven to improve math and reading skills, and to develop memory, concentration, focus and logical thinking. Classes will involve playing and learning. The class will be taught by Glenn Budzinski, the founder and President of the largest chess teaching organization in Western Connecticut, Connecticut Kids Play Chess, Inc. (CKPCI). Mr. Budzinski has been a chess teacher, Expert-rated player and certified U.S. Chess Federation tournament director for 40 years. No prior chess experience required.

 

Min/Max: 8/12 Cost: $95

 

TUESDAYS

6-WEEK SESSION: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4

 

Kempo Karate - Grades K-5

Learn a series of punches, kicks and blocks in a fun and controlled environment. With traditional martial arts training, children can build character, learn to understand and use martial arts for self-discipline, self-control and respect for others. No contact or fighting is involved. White karate belts are provided. Students may test for belt advancement at session end for a $50 test fee to Ridgefield Kempo. Testing will take place at Ridgefield Kempo (105 Danbury Rd.). Instructor: Sensei William Palardy.

 

Min/Max: 6/20 Cost: $95


American Girl Club - Grades K-5

This class will look at historic events that have shaped the “American Girl” and discuss events that makes you an American Girl. Each week, we will focus on an inspiring story of a different American Girl in our history featuring a different culture and period in time. We will talk about the unique stories, different lifestyles, and cultures presented by the American Girl series. We will make crafts and accessories, play games, and try different foods enjoyed by others the same age as you in the era studied. Please note: you do NOT need to have an American Girl doll to participate in this program!

 

Min/Max. 4/12 Cost: $125

 

Minecraft: Science Discoveries presented by Happy Code Club - Grades 2–5


Love Minecraft? Join the Club and take a journey through the world of scientific discoveries. Experiment and explore: examine the human body from the inside out; measure the distance between planets; or enter a virtual CERN Lab and smash atoms. If you’re inspired enough, you can even design your own experiments to support your hypothesis, using tools like Redstone and Makecode. Want to collaborate on a global scale? Join our team and work with other scientists to change the world. It’s a blast, from the first minute to the last


Min/Max: 7/16 Cost: $135


World Language – Spanish - Grades K-5

 

Come and join our language program! LinguaKids will be offering Spanish classes this spring! The students will be encouraged to speak and repeat everyday life vocabulary and will learn about a new culture. Throughout different exercises, multiple activities like games, arts & craft, reading stories they will build basic vocabulary and speak with a flawless accent. Each student will get a book or a folder with worksheets. Our teachers are native speakers and will be happy to work with your children. The goal is to teach a new language, a new culture and have fun at the same time! LinguaKids, is Fairfield County's leading and most extensive language program.

 

Min/Max: 5/12 Cost: $105


WEDNESDAYS
6-WEEK SESSION: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5

 

Yoga – Grades K-5

 

Yogi’s will build strength, flexibility, balance and concentration during this fun 45-min practice. The class will include Yoga poses, breathing, games, mindfulness and relaxation. All of this benefits our kids and helps them to use these skills outside of class. The class will be taught by Erin Pepin, a certified Yoga instructor and Scotland parent.

 

Min/Max: 5/10 Cost: $15

 

Hip Hop Dancing – Grades K-3

 

Boys and girls are invited to this fun class led by dance instructor Susan Rodgriguez. Students will be introduced to a series of hip hop moves set to modern, trendy, and age appropriate music. Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

 

Min/Max: 8/10 Cost: $105

 

Kids in the Kitchen – Grades 3-5


Aspiring chefs will learn a variety of cooking skills and create delicious recipes from scratch! This session will present some more advanced techniques so it will be open to grades 3-5 only. All supplies and ingredients are provided. This course is taught by Dona Giorgadze, a personal chef and cooking instructor. She teaches kids and adults cooking skills as well as the basics of preparing healthy, simple and fresh food from scratch. For more information about chef Dona Giorgadze check out her website www.georgiancook.com. Please consider that Chef Dona may also repeat some recipes from the fall and winter.


Min/Max: 5/8 Cost: $170


Study Club with Lion’s Heart Service Group

 

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are invited to join a new after-school enrichment program run by an three 8th grade Lion’s Heart Service group members (with an adult chaperone). Students will have about 20 min to work on reading or begin other assignments and about 40 min working together with the 8th grade tutors. They will help students complete homework as well as engage in academic projects and learning activities that supplement the SES curriculum. SPOTS ARE VERY LIMITED!

 

Max: 6 Cost: $15