PROGRAM PROCEDURES:

 

  1. Review after school program information below.  

  2. Sign your child up for the program(s) of your choice on the Sign Up Genius at http://fall2019.gsespta.org. Sign up starts on Sunday, Aug 18, at 7:00pm, and goes through Sunday, Aug 25, at midnight. 

  3. After sign up closes, you will be sent the next steps and forms for enrollment and payment. Forms, payment, and enrollment will be different for each program. ALL FORMS and PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY Wednesday, Aug 28, regardless of when the club begins. 

  4. Record your program(s) dates on your calendar!  Programs meet once a week, after school at GSES, starting at 2:30. End times vary by program. Clubs will not meet on holidays or when school is cancelled.

  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.

 

View a tutorial for clubs on Sign Up Genius here

 

~ AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR FALL 2019~

Please address ALL questions to Meghann or Heather at gsesclubs@gmail.com. Click on program name to see more info.

 

ART

 

Instructor: Margo Alford

 

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. 

* Where: Gym Classroom

* When: Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:50

* Dates (each session contains different material):

  • Session 1 (K-5th):  Aug 28,  Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18. Make up Sep 25

  • Session 2 (K-5th):  Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30. Make Up TBD. No club Oct 9 (Fall Break)

  • Session 3 (K-5th):  Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Dec 4. Make up Dec 18. No Club Nov 27 (Thanksgiving)

 

Minimum 10 students. Maximum 18 students. 

 

BASKETBALL

 

Instructor: Fit Kids

 

Got Game? Learn all the skills it takes to be a master on the court! Learn how to improve your shooting, passing, catching and rebounding skills! Instructors will teach you about player positioning, dribbling, ball handing and team concepts. Instruction includes offensive tactics such as shot selection and scoring while defensive tactics emphasize positioning and pressure from various areas of the court.

 

* Who: K-5th Graders

* Cost: $89 for a 7-week session

* Where: Gym

* When: Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:40

* Dates: Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 24. No club Oct 10 (Fall Break) 

 

Minimum 6 students. Maximum 50 students. 

 

BOOK CLUB

 

CANCELED per instructions from Huntsville City Schools.

 

CHEER

 

Instructor:  Fit Kids

 

Show your spirit! Learn all the cheer basics during this fun class! Cheer dances, chants, kicks and jumps are just part of the things you'll learn on your way to becoming a top notch cheerleader! Each week you'll add counts on to a cheer dance.

 

* Who: K-5th Graders

* Cost: $89 for a 7-week session

* Where: Gym Classroom

* When: Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:40

* Dates: Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 24. No club Oct 10 (Fall Break) 

 

Minimum 6 students. Maximum 20 students.

 

CHESS

 

Instructor: Daniel Perez of The Knight School

 

The Knight School is excited to be your chess coaches for the exciting, upcoming chess season at Goldsmith! The Knight School Chess Team will be your school's official chess team and chess party. This revolutionary, party-based approach to chess has had amazing success—winning multiple state championships—because our unique and unprecedented educational philosophy, “the chess party,” is the perfect way to transform a complete beginner into a devastating chess machine. We use only super-fun teaching methods such as super-fast chess clock-slapping chess games, zany chess videos, a strict bully-free environment, silicone wristbands for tactics mastery, chess puzzlers for candy, driving music, hilarious tactics-lesson videos, and Mardi-Gras bead chess tournaments each day we practice. In this kid-centered classroom environment, we teach our kids every cool trick, strategy, opening, and tactic in chessdom. Our kids soon learn to love and master chess and to masterfully control their classrooms, sports fields, and home lives as well!  Join The Knight School chess party and give your child the gift of amazing chess friends, undeniable academic confidence, a self-identity as a smart kid, and a weekly dose of childhood joy that is the highlight of their week! 

 

* Who: K-5th Graders

* Cost: $300 for a 14-week session. Includes a t-shirt and premium chess board to take home. Scholarships are available. Please contact gsesclubs@gmail.com for more information.

* Where: Library

* When: Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:45

* Dates: 

Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 12, Dec 19. No club Oct 10 (Fall Break) and Nov 28 (Thanksgiving)

 

Minimum 4 students. No maximum.

 

DANCE WITH AEROBICS

 

CANCELED per instructions from Huntsville City Schools.

 

DODGEBALL

 

Instructor: Fit Kids

 

That's right, dodgeball! Fit Kids America is bringing this fast paced and high energy sport to your campus! Participants will be able to fine tune their catching and throwing abilities while increasing their reaction times. We play with foam balls, not the hard playground balls, to reduce the risk of injury. This class is for everyone that is ready to have fun!

 

* Who: K-5th Graders

* Cost: $89

* Where: Gym

* When: Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:40

* Dates:  Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 12. Make up Dec 19. No club Nov 28 (Thanksgiving)

 

Minimum 6 students. Maximum 50 students.​

 

HIP HOP

 

Get ready to learn the latest dance moves at this fun dance class! The class features all your favorite music (appropriate lyrics only). It is a high energy class where students receive step by step instruction on Hip Hop dancing. Each dance routine is broken down into easy to learn individual movements. Each class will include a warm up, stretching, choreography, and basic hip hop tricks. We bring the dance studio to you!

 

* Who: K-5th Graders

* Cost: $89

* Where: Gym Classroom

* When: Thursdays, 2:30-3:40

* Dates:  Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 12. Make up Dec 19. No club Nov 28 (Thanksgiving)

 

Minimum 6 students. Maximum 20 students.​

 

KARATE

 

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

* Where: Gym Classroom

* When: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:25

  • Session 1 (3rd-5th): Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 15. Make up Oct 22. No club Oct 8 (Fall Break)

  • Session 2 (K-2nd): Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 10. Make up Dec 17. No club Nov 26 (Thanksgiving)

 

Maximum 20 students.

 

PIANO & MUSIC APPRECIATION

 

Instructor: Valley Conservatory

 

  • Classroom pianos provided

  • NEW: Music appreciation based on Quaver curriculum (www.quavermusic.com)

  • Professional Teachers

  • Includes books.

 

* Who: K-5th Graders (Will be divided into two groups, K-2nd & 3rd-5th)

* Cost: $230 for a 12-week session

* Where: Music Room

* When: Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:35

* Dates:  Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3. Make Up Dec 10. No club Oct 8 (Fall Break) and Nov 26 (Thanksgiving).  

 

Minimum 3 students and maximum 6 students for each group (K-2nd & 3rd-5th). 

 

ROBOTICS, INTRODUCTORY (3rd-5th)

 

Instructor: Huntsville Steam Works

 

In this class, GSES students in grades 3-5 will learn about robotics one hour weekly using LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set. This STEM program engages students by providing the resources to design, build, and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. 

 

* Who: 3rd-5th Graders

* Cost: $148 for a 10-week session.

* Where: GATE Room 230

* When: Wednesdays, 2:30-3:40

* Dates: Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13. Make up day Nov 20. No club Oct 9 (Fall Break)

 

Minimum of 10 students.

 

ROBOTICS, WE-DO (K-2nd)

 

Instructor: Huntsville Steam Works

 

This robotics course intended for students in grades K-2. This is a non-competition, casual robotics club for young learners. Students will learn about robotics one hour weekly using LEGO WeDo Robotics. This club will ignite students’ curiosity, while enhancing their skills in science, engineering, technology, and coding.

 

* Who: K-2nd Graders

* Cost: $148 for a 10-week session

* Where: GATE Room 230

* When: Thursdays, 2:30-3:40

* Dates: Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14. Make up Nov 21. No club Oct 10 (Fall Break).

 

Minimum of 10 students.

 

RUNNING CLUB

 

Instructors: Rebecca Dotson and Hope Feder

 

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: $45 for one 6-week session and a t-shirt. 

* Where: GSES Gym Classroom

* When: Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:40

* Dates: 

  • Session 1: Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 16. Make up Oct 23. No club Oct 9 (Fall Break)

  • Session 2: Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Dec 4, Dec 11. Make up Dec 18. No club Nov 27 (Thanksgiving). 

 

Maximum 25 students.

 

SURVIVOR 

 

Instructor: Huntsville Steam Works

 

Do you have what it takes to survive? What's the best way to get information when you can't use cell phones or the internet? How do you cook without electricity? How can you use what you know about science to protect yourself from extremes of heat and cold to keep yourself healthy and comfortable? What kind of technology is available to help people affected by natural disasters? In this club, kids in grades 3-5 will be introduced to a variety of survival skills! Fun hands-on activities and games each day will help students learn how to become survivors!

 

* Who: 3rd-5th Graders

* Cost: $148 for a 10-week session

* Where: GATE Room 230

* When: Mondays, 2:30-3:40

* Dates:  Sep 9, Sep 16, Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 2. Make up Dec 9. No club Sep 2 (Labor Day), Oct 7 (Fall Break), Nov 11 (Veteran’s Day), or Nov 25 (Thanksgiving Break).

 

Minimum of 10 students.

 

SWINGS, SLIDES, & SPINNERS

 

Instructor: Huntsville Steam Works

 

In this 10 week class, students grades K-2 will explore physical science concepts with springs, slides, and whirligig things! Hands-on activities, building toys, crafts, and games will fill each day as students tinker, play, and kinetically craft their way all kinds of things that move.

 

* Who: K-2nd Graders

* Cost: $148 for a 10-week session.

* Where: GATE Room #230

* When: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:40

* Dates: Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12. Make up day Nov 19. No club Oct 8 (Fall Break).

 

Minimum of 10 students.

 

THEATER (Fantasy Playhouse)

 

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: $100 for a 7-week session.  (NOTE: Price Change as of 8/18)

* Where: A/V Room

* When: Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:40

* Dates:

  • Session 1 (K-2nd): Sep 3, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 22. No club Oct 8 (Fall Break).

  • Session 2 (3-5th): Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 10, Dec 17. No club Nov 26 (Thanksgiving).

 

 

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

 

Minimum of 7 students. Maximum of 10 for K-2nd & maximum of 12 for 3rd-5th.

 

YOGA FOR KIDS

 

Instructor: Laura Blumer

 

Kids will benefit 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 6-week session (Yoga mats will be provided.)

* Where: GSES Gym Classroom

* When: Fridays, 2:30 - 3:25

* Dates:

  • Session 1 (3rd-5th): Sep 6, Sep 13, Sep 20, Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 18, Make up Oct 25. No club Oct 11 (Fall Break).

  • Session 2 (K-2nd): Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 22, Dec 6, Dec 13, Make up Dec 20. No club Nov 29 (Thanksgiving).

     

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

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