Friday Afters is an after-school enrichment program for Lower School students in PC through Group IV.
Session II online registration:
Thursday, January 4–Thursday, January 11
Program Dates: Fridays
February: 2, 9, and 23
April: 6, 13, and 20
May: 4 (make-up, if needed)
The program for PC and CC runs from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM on the Ridgeview Avenue campus and includes lunch supervision. Parents are asked to provide a bagged, nut-free lunch for their children.
The program for Groups I-IV runs from school dismissal until 2:50 PM and includes lunch.
Hands-on exploration of the Ridgeview Campus habitat, with both indoor and outdoor activities. Learn about plant life cycles, birds and migration patterns, seasonal changes, and strategies for winter survival. Investigate the food chain, explore insect lives, and study soil and rocks.
Instructor: James Flynn from Audubon Greenwich. Limit: 15 girls
Have fun creating awesome art. Each week, the girls will use different mediums such as paints on canvas, watercolor, and pastels to create amazing masterpieces. The class will focus on developing artistic skills, learning techniques, and expanding self-confidence. The girls will have the opportunity to explore, create, and achieve—and most importantly, have fun with art.
Instructor: Felicity Kostakis. Limit: 16 girls
Fencing, a safe and exciting Olympic sport, develops coordination, reflexes, balance, and strategic thinking. It challenges players physically and mentally, while building confidence and self-control. Girls will learn basic fencing footwork, blade work, and sports rules. Fencing equipment—which includes mask, plastic chest protector, jacket, glove, and a weapon—will be provided.
Instructor: Masters from Stamford Fencing Center. Limit: 10 girls
Using LEGO MINDSTORMS sets that include building elements, motors, sensors, and a programming interface, the girls will construct different robots, programming them to move, react, make sounds, and much more. Don’t miss the opportunity to plan, build, and test your own robot.
Instructor: Drew Dawson. Limit: 14 girls
Create your own virtual reality! Go on a Minecraft Adventure with your friends! Experience creative freedom while building a house or making art in this many award-winning game! Also: Build typing skills in a a fun and challenging way! Girls will construct a virtual world in a borderless, randomly generated land, with no directions or objective. No prior experience necessary.
Instructor: Zaniac. Limit: 10 girls
Make it! Sew it! Love it! This fun-filled class will teach the girls the basics of hand sewing using colorful and interesting materials. Projects include purses, phone cases, pillows, stuffed animals, doll accessories...and "sew" on!
Instructor: Sew Happy. Limit: 12 girls
The Waverly Project is a popular local enrichment center whose mission is to empower girls to find their passions, build confidence, and think globally. In this special offering for Group IV only, the girls will be whisked away on "Waverly Tours," exploring a new country and culture each week, while participating in an activity that allows them to explore, create, and learn from Waverly's network of mentors. This program will now take place at GA. Like all other offerings, it will run from school dismissal and include lunch. Pick-up will take place at 2:50 PM at the Lower School pagoda. If you have already signed up and would now like to change your preference, please email Susannah Heyworth or Suzana Ionita-Redett by noon on Friday, January 12.
Instructor: The Waverly Project. Limit: 15 girls
Learn to chill out and relax. It's never to early to bring the joys and rewards of yoga practice into your life. Girls will explore yoga poses, breathing techniques, and relaxation in a fun and nurturing environment. Creative activities include arts/crafts, storytelling, and animal imagery.
Instructor: Erin Trapasso from Kaia Yoga. Limit: 14 girls