After School Program 3-8

Staff
Coordinators: Rachel Forsa, Meghan Rose
Emergency Contact: 860-879-2534

Schedule
3:00-3:30PM    Student snack and homework time
3:30-5:00PM    Outdoor and indoor free play - We use positive encouragement to give the students opportunities to make decisions to play outdoors and indoors. Through our jungle gym and gym equipment the students can stay active, get fresh air and play with peers.

Enrichment Programs for Fall Semester September-December
The schedule for enrichment classes can change per semester. Review the registration portal for full enrichment class schedules and costs. 

Program Name: Concert Choir (for grades 3-6 only)
Offered/Sponsored By: PTA / Ms. Kegel
Days Offered: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-4:00
Session Dates: Oct 5 - Dec 21
Tues: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec 7, 14, 21
Thurs: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4, 18; Dec 2, 9, 16
Brief of the program: Students will work with Ms. Alysoun Kegel to master repertoire from diverse cultures and languages,  culminating in several collaborative performances throughout the year. Singers will receive instruction in vocal technique, advanced ear-training and sight-singing.

Program Name: Running Club (for grades 5-8 only)
Offered/Sponsored By: Mr. Shortt / PTA
Days Offered: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-4:00
Session Dates: Oct 5 - Dec 21
Tues: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec 7, 14, 21
Thurs: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4, 18; Dec 2, 9, 16
Brief of the program: Students in Grades 5-8 will build their running stamina through physical fitness with Mr. Shortt. Students will be walked to East Rock Park where they will run, supervised by a seasoned runner.

Program Name: Yoga and Mindfulness
Offered/Sponsored By: PTA / Ms. Dominique O'Connell
Days Offered: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:30 (can choose one day (Tu or Th) or two days)
Session Dates: Oct 5 - Dec 21
Tues: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec 7, 14, 21
Thurs: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4, 18; Dec 2, 9, 16
Brief of the program: Students in K-2 will learn yoga and mindfulness strategies with a certified yoga instructor and teacher. This program will teach students of all ages the art of stretching, breathing, and managing
big emotions.


Program Name: World Champion Taekwondo
Offered/Sponsored By: World Champion Taekwondo
Not organized through the PTA; please contact Marie Ackerman at marie.ackerman@new-haven.k12.ct.us for information and to sign up.

Days Offered: Thursdays 3:10-4:00
Session Dates: Sep 23 - Dec 16
Sep 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4, 18; Dec 2, 9, 16
Brief of the program: Kids are taught the basics of taekwondo by professional World Champion Taekwondo instructors, www.eastrocktkd.com. Belt promotion test dates Oct. 28 and Dec. 16.

Program Name: Extended Day Phys Ed
Offered/Sponsored By: Greg Stone
Days Offered: Wednesdays 3:00-4:30
Session Dates: Oct 6 - Dec 22
Brief of the program: Students in Grades 3-8 will enjoy additional time exercising, playing sports, and doing various physical activities with Mr. Stone.

Program Name: Art Club
Offered/Sponsored By: PTA in collaboration with Arts teacher Judie Cav
Days Offered: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00
Session Dates: Oct 5 - Dec 21
Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec 7, 14, 21
Brief of the program: We will explore a variety of materials in Art Club! Some projects will be 2-D; some 3-D. Come draw, paint, and be a maker in our afterschool artistic club. Projects will be tailored for each learning level.