Friday Afters is an after-school enrichment program for Lower School students in PC through Group IV.
Session I online registration:
Thursday, September 7 - Thursday, September 14
Program Dates: Fridays
September: 22 and 29
October: 13, 20, and 27
November: 3 and 17
December: 1 (make-up date of December 8, if needed)
For Session I, the program for PC and CC runs from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at 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.
Learn the fundamentals of soccer. The girls will develop good technical habits in passing, shooting, and dribbling through a series of fun games, themes, and activities. As they build their ball skills, they will also learn that teamwork is the key to success. Please bring soccer cleats, shin guards, soccer ball, water—and the energy to play.
Instructor: Total Technique Soccer managed by Alistair Lonsdale. Limit: 18 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
Scratch, a programming language developed at MIT Media Lab, helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Intro to Scratch will teach programming concepts such as sequences, loops, iterative development, and debugging, using a fun block-based approach. Girls will program their own stories, games, and animation. No prior experience necessary.
Instructor: Zaniac. Limit: 12 girls
Learn the ancient art of Kung Fu and how to punch, block, kick, and roll. Girls will use gymnastics-style Kung Fu moves, such as jump kicks, to build strength, speed, and coordination. Students will learn life skills and leadership training to develop confidence and self-discipline. At the end of the program, participants will be able to break a board with their hands alone, earn a sash/belt, and receive a certificate in Kung Fu. Come join the Kung Fu fun.
Instructor: Matt Lapidus. Limit: 16 girls
Girls will learn the basics of designing characters, telling a story, and developing a plot using comic strips and flip-book form. Students are encouraged to create original work and hone their personal style while discovering their own visual language. Culminating project is a class-produced comic book.
Instructor: Alan Bessen. Limit: 14 girls
The girls will have fun while focusing on basic jazz and hip-hop dance principles such as syncopated rhythms, body isolations, coordination, and choreography. A great strength-building and cardio workout that includes warm-up and stretching. All music and movement is age-appropriate.
Instructor: Bailey Reese. Limit: 16 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: 12 girls