PLEASE READ: After-School Program Procedures

 

  1. Review after school program information and flyers below.  

  2. Sign your child up for the program(s) of your choice at fall2017.gsespta.org. Sign up starts on Sunday, Aug 13, 2017, at 7:00pm and goes through Sunday, Aug 20, at 7:00pm. After sign up closes, enrollment information will be given to the instructors, who will provide further information.

  3. Print forms and any necessary paperwork for your program(s) and follow the specific instructions for that program. Please read the instructions for EACH program carefully. They could be different.  ALL FORMS and PAYMENTS ARE DUE TO THE INSTRUCTOR BY THE FIRST CLASS!

  4. Record your program(s) dates on your calendar!  Programs meet once a week, after school at GSES, starting at 2:40. End times vary by program.  Clubs will not meet on holidays, half days, or snow days.  

  5. Remind your child when his/her class takes place. A reminder will also be given daily at school and teachers will have a list for each program.

~ CLUBS INFORMATION ~

 

We are proud to provide the opportunity to help your child grow beyond the school day!  

Please address ALL questions to clubs@gsespta.org

 

Programs available for the 2017 Fall Semester:

(Click on program name to see more info.)

 

Bricks 4 Kidz

Creative Arts

Harry Potter

Karate

Minecraft

Piano, Introductory

Robotics Level I

Running

Sewing

Singing Club

Soccer

Spanish

Theater

Yoga for Kids

 

BRICKS 4 KIDZ LEGOS

 

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These wheels are ready to roll! Students will use LEGO® Bricks, axles, pulleys, gears, motors and more to build a variety of models on wheels. Some are familiar vehicles, such as a fire engine and delivery truck. Other amazing models, such as the Rescue Robot and K-9 Bot, will give students more to learn. Do you have a need for speed? Put your Speed Bot model to the test as you race against others using remote controls! We’ll explore concepts of speed and force, and gain non-vehicle knowledge from the unconventional Wheels in Motion models as well. Let’s roll!

 

* Who: K-5th Graders

* Cost: $55 for a 4-week session.  Make checks out to Bricks 4 Kidz and send them with your student on the first day of class. 

* Where: Art Room

* When: Thursdays, 2:40-3:40

  • K-1st Grade Session:   Aug 31, Sep 7, Sep 14, Sep 21        

  • 2nd-3rd Grade Session:  Sep 28, (no class on Oct 5), Oct 12, Oct 19, Oct 26 

  • 4th-5th Grade Session:  Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, (no class on Nov 23), Nov 30    

 

Minimum 8 students.

 

CREATIVE ARTS

 

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Students will experience and explore compositions in a myriad of art styles.  Works of art will be created in a wide range of mixed media giving children the opportunity to discover the properties of tempera, ink, acrylic, watercolor and much, much more as they create something new each week.  Basic fundamentals and technique instructions are incorporated into each lesson. Each session is 4 classes. All sessions contain different material. 

 

* Who: K-5th Graders

* Cost: $55 for a 4-week session. Instructor will contact you to make arrangements for payment.

* Where: Art Room

* When: Wednesdays, 2:30-3:50; Each session contains different material.

  • K-5th Grade, Session 1:  Aug 30, Sep 6, Sep 13, Sep 20 

  • K-5th Grade, Session 2:  Oct 11, Oct 18, (no class Oct 25), Nov 1, Nov 8

  • K-5th Grade, Session 3:  Nov 15, (no class Nov 22), Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13

 

Minimum 10 students. Maximum 16 students. 

 

HARRY POTTER BOOK CLUB

 

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Open to Wizards and Witches grades 3-5 that have read Harry Potter books 1 through 5 or have seen movies 1 through 5. We will engage in discussion, trivia, games and activities spanning the first 5 books.

 

* Who: 3rd-5th Graders

* Cost: $40 for a 6-week session. Instructor will contact you to make arrangements for payment.

* Where: GSES Library

* When: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30; Each session contains the same material.

  • 3rd-5th Grade, Session 1:  Sep 12,  Sep 19, Sep 26, (no class Oct 3), Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24

  • 3rd-5th Grade, Session 2:  Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14, (no class Nov 21), Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12

 

Maximum 10 students.

 

KARATE

 

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Alexander’s Martial Arts in Hampton Cove and GSES have a six-week course that meets once a week after school on campus. It covers six separate personal development topics in a safe, fun, and exciting environment. Our program uses the mechanics of martial arts as a tool to present the life skills of: focus, confidence, respect, discipline, and goal setting to children. 

 

* Who: K-5th Graders

* Cost: $60 for a 6-week session. Make checks out to Alexander's Martial Arts and send them with your student on the first day of class.

* Where: GSES Gym Classroom

* When: Mondays, 2:40-3:25

  • K-2nd Grade Session:  Aug 28, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, (no class Oct 2), Oct 9, Oct 16

  • 3rd-5th Grade Session: Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, (no class Nov 20), Nov 27, Dec 4

 

Maximum 20 students.

 

MINECRAFT

 

Does your student love to play Minecraft? Minecraft is one of the world’s most popular games and we’re using it as a fun foundation to create enrichment in engineering, math, history, and science! In this club, kids will learn advanced concepts like logic gates and Redstone but they’ll also tour and build within our historically-accurate Ancient Egypt, Krak Des Chevalier, the Lost Library of Alexandria, and Medieval London worlds! It’s a great way to experience history in a new, interactive way while enjoying the fun and creativity of Minecraft. 

 

Note: Students will be on our secure server and not on the internet. Each student will have his/her own computer. 

 

* Who: 3rd-5th Graders

* Cost: $240 for a 12-week session. Huntsville Steam Works will invoice you directly.

* Where: GATE Room, Room #230 (Ms. Scalf's room)

* When: Tuesdays, 2:40- 4:30

Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31 (no class Oct 3), Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 28, (no class Nov 21), Dec 5

 

Minimum 10 students. Maximum 16 students. 

 

PIANO (Introductory)

 

  • Classroom pianos provided

  • Small Classes - 6 students max

  • Professional Teachers

  • Students must enroll for the entire semester with a fee obligation of $190.00 regardless of student attendance.

 

* Who: 1st-5th Graders

* Cost: $190.00 for a 12 week sessions (Books are included. Keyboards are provided). Valley Conservatory will invoice you directly.

* Where: GATE Room, Room #227 (Dr. Lee's room)

* When: Tuesdays, 2:40-3:10

Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31 (no class Oct 3), Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 28, (no class Nov 21), Dec 5

   

Minimum 3 students. Maximum 6 students. 

 

ROBOTICS, Beginner (Level 1)

 

MindGear Labs is proud to partner with Goldsmith-Schiffman to offer a LEGO robotics after school program! In this introductory robotics course, your student will learn how to build LEGO EV3 robots, program them using Lego Mindstorms software, and navigate simple obstacles. This is a great way for students to gain a background in robotics.  

 

* Who: 3rd-5th Graders

* Cost: $120 for a 12-week session. Huntsville Steam Works will invoice you directly.

* Where: GATE Room, Room #230 (Ms. Scalf's room)

* When: Mondays, 2:40-3:40

Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30 (no class Oct 2), Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 27, (no class Nov 20), Dec 4, Dec 11

 

Minimum 8 students. Maximum 12 students. 

 

RUNNING CLUB

 

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Students will enjoy :

  • Sports-specific warm up

  • Running Games

  • Speed training and running education

  • Goal setting and running

  • A weekly challenge

 

* Who: 2nd-5th Graders

* Cost: $40 for a 6-week session and a t-shirt. Instructor will contact you to make arrangements for payment.

* Where: GSES Gym Classroom

* When: Wednesdays, 2:40-3:40

  • 2nd-5th Grade, Session 1: Aug 30, Sep 6, Sep 13, Sep 20, Sep 27, (no class Oct 4), Oct 11

  • 2nd-5th Grade, Session 2: Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, (no class Nov 22), Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13

 

Maximum 25 students.

 

SEWING

 

Beginner: In this class, your child will learn the basics of hand sewing.  By making several fun projects, your child will learn how to sew on a button, sew a simple seam, and the basics of cross stitching. Beginner sewing will repeat projects from last year. Price includes all materials and supplies.

 

Advanced class (Session 2) will include an introduction to the sewing machine and quilting. Students must have taken Beginning sewing (this year or before) to enroll in the Advanced class.

 

* Who: 2nd-5th Graders

* Cost: 

  • Beginner: $60 for a 6-week session (includes all materials and supplies).

  • Advanced: $75 for a 6-week session (includes all materials and supplies). 

Instructor will contact you to make arrangements for payment.

* Where: Art Room

* When: Tuesdays, 2:40-3:40

  • 2nd-5th Grades, Beginning: Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26, (no class Oct 3), Oct 10, Oct 17 

  • 2nd-5th Grades, Advanced (on machine): Oct 24, Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14, (no class Nov 21), Nov 28, Dec 5

 

Minimum 4 students. Maximum 8 students.

 

SINGING CLUB

 

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Singing Club is for all students who love to sing and want to learn more about singing with others, reading music, harmonizing and performing. We will also vocalize and learn the basics of solfeggio. We will work on many different styles of songs and perform them for parents and families during the last Singing Club.

 

* Who: 2nd-5th Graders

* Cost: $125 for a 13-week session (includes all materials and supplies). Instructor will contact you to make arrangements for payment.

* Where: A/V Room

* When: Mondays, 2:40-3:40

Aug 28, (no class on Sep 4), Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, (no class on Oct 2), Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, (no class on Nov 20), Nov 27, Dec 4, Dec 11

 

*** A special performance for parents will be held during the last class on Dec 11.***

 

Minimum 10 students. Maximum 20 students.

 

SOCCER (Non-competitive)

 

The soccer afterschool club is brought to you by a new GSES Community partner, Huntsville Futbol Club.  During this 5 week session, students will be learning and practicing soccer skills while playing fun games.  All participants will receive a free t-shirt! Students should be dressed in appropriate clothing for athletic work, and be wearing sturdy sneakers.  Soccer gear is not required.  All experience levels welcome.

 

* Who: K-5th Graders

* Cost: $50. Includes a t-shirt. Instructor will contact you to make arrangements for payment.

* Where: GSES Gym Classroom

* When: Tuesdays, 2:40-3:40

  • K-5, Session 1: Aug 29, Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26

  • K-5,  Session 2: Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31, Nov 7

 

Minimum of 12 students.

 

SPANISH CLUB: Laugh & Learn with Risa!

 

Laugh and learn Spanish while playing games, creating art projects, and drama. Your child will learn Spanish and not even realize they are learning because they are having such a great time.  Miss Risa has taught children ages 3 to high school seniors and will find the right path to your child's learning style. After all, her name is Miss Risa which means laughter in Spanish.  Let's laugh and learn together.

 

* Who: K-5th Graders

* Cost: $120 for a 12-week session. Instructor will contact you to make arrangements for payment.

* Where: GATE Rooms, Room #s 227 & 230

* When: Wednesdays (K-2nd), Thursdays (3rd-5th), 2:40-3:40

  • K-2nd Grades, Wednesdays:  Aug 30, Sep 6, Sep 13, Sep 20, Sep 27, (no class Oct 4), Oct 11, Oct 18 (no class Oct 25), Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, (no class Nov 22), Nov 29,  Dec 6

  • 3rd-5th Grades, Thursdays: Aug 31, Sep 7, Sep 14, Sep 21, Sep 28, (No class on Oct 5) Oct 12, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, (no class on Nov 23), Nov 30

 

Minimum of 5 students. Maximum of 15.

 

THEATER (Fantasy Playhouse)

 

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Download Flyer & Form for 3rd-5th

 

FPCT after-school programs are modifications of our general acting curriculum. The classes focus on developing the Actor’s Tool Box (Body, Voice, Mind, and Imagination) that inspire creativity and build self-confidence. For seven weeks, students will be divided into age appropriate classes and meet after school one day a week for an hour. We will explore elements of theatre that are developmentally appropriate and engaging. On the final day of class, students will apply their skills in an informal sharing for family and friends. FPCT presents each student with a Certificate of Achievement at the end of each session.

 

* Who: K-5th Graders

* Cost: $70 for a 7-week session. Make checks out to Fantasy Playhouse and send them with your student on the first day of class.

* Where: A/V Room

* When: Tuesdays, 2:40-3:40

  • K-2nd Grade Session: Aug 29, Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26, (no class Oct 3), Oct 10, Oct 17

  • 3rd-5th Grade Session: Oct 24, Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14, (no class Nov 21), Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12

 

*** A special performance for parents will be held during the last class for each session.***

 

Minimum of 8 students. Maximum of 10 for K-2nd & maximum of 12 for 3rd-5th.

 

YOGA FOR KIDS

 

Kids will benefits from yoga through:

  • Strength, flexibility, and balance

  • Concentration, focus, and attention

  • Inner strength and body awareness

  • Confidence and self-esteem

  • Creativity and imagination

  • Relaxation and self-control

  • Feeling of well-being and respect for others

 

* Who: K-5th Graders

* Cost: $75 for a 7-week session (yoga mats will be provided). Instructor will contact you to make arrangements for payment.

* Where: GSES Gym Classroom

* When: Thursdays, 2:40-3:25

  • 3rd-5th Grade Session: Aug 31, Sep 7, Sep 14, Sep 21, Sep 28, (no class Oct 5), Oct 12, Oct 19

  • K-2nd Grade Session: Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, (no class Nov 23), Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14 

 

Maximum of 8 kids for Grades K-2. Maximum of 10 kids for Grades 3-5. 

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