After School Program K-2

Lead Teacher: Mrs Deborah DiPietro "Mrs D"
Staff: Maria Cortes, Mrs Roland
Emergency contact: Mrs D 203-808-0888
3:00-3:30PM    Student snack and homework time
3:30-5:00PM    Outdoor play* - free play, basketball, hopscotch etc. (option to play outdoors until 5PM)
4:30-5:30PM    Indoor play**, arts & crafts, games, reading, highlights for kids and many more
* We offer outdoor equipment for outdoor play such as balls (basketball & soccer) and four square, a bowling set, sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, magnifying glasses for outdoor observations, hula hoops and other equipment. Outdoor time begins at 3:30PM, we will stay outside until 5:00PM as long a group of children wish to play outdoors. During the winter months (daylight savings), all children will come inside when it gets dark.
**Indoor activities include board games, cards, play dough, painting, coloring, drawing, cars on the carpet, marine life animals, barn and farm animals, dinosaurs, making jewelry with beads, loops, beautiful play puppets, word games, dolls, play food, play money, lincoln logs, legos and more.
Please note: If weather is inclement, we will arrange for children to do other activities or watch on occasion a video. Videos shown are age appropriate and mostly scholastic book stories enjoyed by both the library and their classrooms.
Enrichment Programs for Winter Semester January - March
The schedule for enrichment classes can change per semester. Review the registration portal for full enrichment class schedules and costs. 
*New Program*
Program Name: Hip Hop Dance
Offered/Sponsored By: PTA
Days Offered: Monday 4:30-5:30
Session Dates: Jan 13, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Brief of the program: Experienced dance instructor Deron Beasely will bring students through a warm-up, introduce a dance concept, explore choreography, and cool down in the time span of an hour.  At the end there will be an informal performance for the parents to show what they learned.
Program Name: Nature's Explorers
Offered/Sponsored By: PTA
Days Offered: Wednesday 3:00-5:30
Session Dates: Jan 8, 15, 22, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25
Brief of the program: Allows kids to experience and engage with nature outside of the classroom at East Rock park. 
Please note: Students will need to wear proper outside attire in order to participate, otherwise they will stay in the ASP. Information on proper clothing attire will be emailed prior to classes starting.
Program Name: Spanish
Offered/Sponsored By: PTA
Days Offered: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5:30 (can choose one day (Tu or Th) or two days)
Session Dates: Jan 7-Jun 18
Tues: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun 2, 9, 16
Thurs: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, Jun 4, 11, 18
Brief of the program: Immersion based language learning approach, taught by Spanish speaking teachers.
Program Name: Mandarin 
Offered/Sponsored By: PT
Days Offered: Wednesday 3:00-4:30
Session Dates: Jan 8-Jun 17
Wed: Jan 8, 15, 22, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun 3, 10, 17
Brief of the program: Immersion based language learning approach, taught by Chinese speaking teachers. 
Program Name: World Champion Taekwondo PTA (PTA coordinates the official work)
Offered/Sponsored By: PTA
Days Offered: Friday 3:15-4:00
Session Dates: Jan 8-Jun 5
Fri: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 28, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Jun 5
Brief of the program: Kids are taught the basics of taekwondo by professional World Champion Taekwondo instructors, Test dates Mar 27 and Jun 5