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WINTER SCHEDULE 

2021-2022


Monday 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10 sessions - 


Dec. - 6, 13, 20

Jan. -  3, 10, 24, 31 

Feb.. - 7, 28

Mar. - 7


 *No class on 1/17(MLK Day) and 2/14 -  2/21 (Feb. Break)

10 sessions - 


Dec. - 7, 14, 21

Jan. - 4, 11, 18, 25

Feb. - 1, 8, 22


 

10 sessions - 


Dec. - 15, 22

Jan. - 5, 12,19, 26

Feb. - 2, 9, 23

 Mar. - 2


*No school on 12/8(Immaculate Conception)

10 sessions - 


Dec. - 9, 16

Jan. - 6, 13, 20, 27 

Feb. - 3, 10, 24

 Mar. - 3

9 sessions - 


Dec. - 10, 17

Jan. - 14, 21, 28 

Feb. - 4, 11, 25

Mar*. - 11


*No Afters on March 4  - Early Dismissal

Swim

Basic: 3 Yr. Old

Jr. Pre-Comp

$350


Swim Team Gr 5-8

Mon, Wed & Thurs

$250

 

Swim

Basic: 4-6 Yr. Old

Basic: 7+ Yr. Old

Dismiss at Gym

$350



Swim

Basic: 4-6 Yr. Old

Basic: 7+ Yr. Old

Dismiss at Gym

$350



 

Homework Club

w/ Mrs. Fallon

Grades 2-8

Dismiss at Cafe

$230

Homework Club

w/ Mrs. Grillo

Grades 2-8

Dismiss at Cafe

$230

Homework Club

w/ Mrs. Grillo

Grades 2-8

Dismiss at Cafe

$230

Homework Club

w/ Mrs. Fallon

Grades 2-8

Dismiss at Cafe

$230

**NEW**

Finance Club

Grades 6-8

Dismiss at Middle School

$250

   

Global Art Adventure

Grades K-5

Dismiss at Statue

$310

NECA Chess

Grades 1-5

Dismiss at front entrance

$310

Kids in Sports:

Basketball

Grades 2-4

Dismiss at Gym

$310

Karate

Grades K-3

Dismiss at front entrance

$200

**NEW**

Kids in the Kitchen

Grades 1-5

Dismiss at front entrance

$270

 

Kids in Sports:

Multi-Sports

Grades K-2

Dismiss at Front Entrance

$310

 

    • In case of a weather cancellation, a makeup class will be arranged (if possible) using a built-in make-up date. Makeup classes are not available for participant absence based on illness, vacation, etc.
    • Students who participate in Afters are expected to behave appropriately and respectfully toward our teachers and coaches. If a behavioral problem arises, parents and GCS administration will be notified. If a behavioral problem persists, GCS administration reserves the right to remove the student from the program. If a student is not allowed to return to an Afters program due to behavioral issues, no refund or credit will be given.
  • Cancellation/Refund Policy*:  If a student decides not to continue in a program for personal reasons (including lack of interest, scheduling conflict, etc), refunds will only be processed during the first week of a session. (No later than 12/10/21)  After the first week of a session, we cannot accommodate any refunds.

*There will be a $25 late fee for any registrations received after the 11/28 deadline date.  Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after 12/3/21.


  • There is a minimum # of participants for each program (varies by program). If your program is cancelled due to lack of interest, you will be notified.

  • Please note that no students are allowed on campus after school hours without appropriate supervision.  If they are staying after school, they must be in a student-athlete study hall, an after school program, or have a previously scheduled meeting with a teacher.

Program Descriptions


Swimming* -  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays Grades 5-8


*The swim team is capped at 8 students total due to Covid protocols

*The swim team will not compete against other schools this season due to the ongoing pandemic


Mondays - 3:00 to 3:30


Class #1 - Learn to Swim Basic 3 year olds regardless of skill level 

(Capacity: 3)

 

Class #2 -Junior Pre-Competitive  

(Capacity: 3)

 

Swim Team Practice* - Focus on technique and training

 

Wednesdays - 3:00 to 3:30

 

Class #1 - Learn to Swim Basic 4 to 6 year olds regardless of skill level 

(Capacity: 3)

 

Class #2 - Learn to Swim Basic 7 + year olds regardless of skill level 

(Capacity: 3)

 

Swim Team Practice - Focus on technique and training

 

 

Thursdays - 3:00 to 3:30

 

Class #1 - Learn to Swim Basic 4 to 6 year olds regardless of skill level 

(Capacity: 3)

 

Class #2 - Learn to Swim Basic 7 + year olds regardless of skill level 

(Capacity: 3)

 

Swim Team Practice - Focus on fun and racing

 

Homework Club - Monday through Thursdays (Grades 2-8)

(Minimum: 6 students / Maximum: 20 students)

This club is a great opportunity for students to learn discipline and organization when it comes to their school studies. The teachers are there to help a student if they have a question or are stuck on something. What a great way to complete homework before getting home! Mrs. Fallon and Mrs. Grillo will oversee the Grades 2-8 Homework Club.    NOTE: This program is a quiet, independent homework zone -- not a tutoring program.


Student-Athlete Study Hall - Monday through Thursdays (Grades 5-8)


All student-athletes in Grades 5 through 8 are required to attend study hall with their basketball coach from 3:00 to 4:00 in the middle school while they await their practice slot.  There is no charge for the study hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

**NEW** Kids In The Kitchen - Mondays (Grades 1-5)

(Minimum: 10 students / Maximum: 25 students)

 

What’s Cooking?!?! If your child is a chef in training, then they’ll love the Kids In The Kitchen cooking class.  Students will be inspired to create and eat delicious treats with our unique baking experience.  New tastes, textures, and techniques will be shared as we whip up kid-inspired goodies! At the end of each session, students will get to create and take home their very own personalized cookbook with all our recipes from the class.  Come join us for our very first session at GCS!

 

Global Art Adventure, Little Artists: Mondays (Grades K-2)

(Minimum: 8 students / Maximum: 16 students)

 

Hola, Konnichiwa, Hello, & Welcome!  Fail is the perfect time to travel on an amazing New Global Art Adventure!  Students will love our amazing journey and will learn about fascinating countries and cultures, festivals, global artists, and create extraordinary art creations.  Projects may include:  Holiday art sculpture, Native American Dream Catcher, Paper Quilt, Jim Dine LOVE Art, Takashi Murakami - Japanese Art, Mixed Media Collage, Clay Sculptures and more.  Explore fun techniques and work with cardboard, wood, beads, fancy papers, branches, clay, etc.  Paint, stencil, wrap, color, sculpt, and construct. Children will be inspired to express their creative style and learn new skills.  New Adventures & New Art Creations created each session as we discover the world one art adventure at a time.Taught by Susan Bevil, Art Educator/Artist


Happy Coding - Roblox Studio (Tuesdays - Grades 3-8)

(Minimum: 6 students / Maximum: 12 students)

 

Students embark on their journey in developing games with the powerful Roblox Studio Game Engine.  Learn 3D modeling as it relates to game design through several game projects such as completing an obstacle course, designing a unique game world, learning how to model objects, and adding code to make the game characters and scenes come alive!  Students will learn the basics of scripting in Lua to add gameplay elements like traps and other game features, including how to publish a completed game and adding elements that monetize the game.  When projects are completed, students may opt to play each other’s games and demonstrate their projects to each other on the last day of class.  Kids keep access to their coding studio and games they created after the course ends.

 




Karate: Tuesdays (Grades K-3)

(Minimum: 5 students / Maximum: 20 students)


We are proud to continue having Kempo Academy of Martial Arts in our Afters program, under the direction of Sensei Jonathan Simon. Kempo Academy strives to provide a fun, safe, energetic learning experience for all students. Lessons will focus on teaching discipline, self-control and respect for others. These classes will emphasize motor skills, balance, strength, conditioning, and mastery of oneself.  

 

Global Art Adventure, Little Artists: Wednesdays (Grades 3-5)

(Minimum: 8 students / Maximum: 16 students)

 

Bonjour, Nih hao, Hello, & Welcome! Fall is the perfect time to travel on an amazing Global Art Adventure! Students will love our amazing journey and will learn about fascinating countries and cultures, festivals, global artists, and create extraordinary art creations. Projects may include: Chinese New Year art, Jean Dubuffet Modern Sculpture, 3D Louise Nevelson Wood Sculpture, Paper Quilting, Jim Dine LOVE Art, Alexander Calder Mobile & more.  Explore fun techniques and work with cardboard, canvas, wood, foamboard, colored rice, marbleize papers and construct.  Children will be inspired to express their creative style and learn new skills.  New Adventures & New Art Creations created each session as we discover the world one art adventure at a time!  Taught by Susan Bevil, Art Educator/Artist.

 

Group Guitar Lessons with Mr. Radzin - Wednesdays (Grades 4-8)

(Minimum: 3 students / Maximum: 8 students)

 

Have a guitar and not sure what’s next? Mr. Radzin is ready for you! Beginner musicians can learn introductory guitar skills, including basic chords. Please bring your own guitar -- if you need a guitar, please contact Mark Radzin at mradzin@gcsct.org about borrowing a guitar.  This program offers the opportunity for beginning and intermediate students to learn and develop the basic skills to play music on the guitar and bass. Students will learn the most commonly used chords, as well as tips and techniques to improve their playing. We will learn about the use of capos and chord sheets to play songs, and apply these skills in performance situations. 

 

NECA Chess Club - Thursdays (Grades 1-5)

(Minimum: 6 students / Maximum: 16 students)


The National Educational Chess Association, led by FIDE Certified Trainer and National Master Alex Eydelman, introduces the NECA Chess Club at GCS. All levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced players and tournament players. Beginners will learn to play a full game through checkmate and how to write down their moves. Chess will be a great lifetime activity for these new players! More experienced players will learn advanced strategies and tactics to help them win more games! Chess Club members will be kept informed of the opportunity to participate in local competitions. (Competitions are optional and not included in the Afters Chess Club program fee.)

 


Kids in Sports - Thursdays and Fridays

(Minimum: 5 students / Maximum: 20 students for each)


Thursday - Multi-Sports  (Grades K-2)


Multi-Sport Athlete classes are specifically designed for all age levels, and will take place in the GCS cafeteria.  These classes teach the fundamentals of multiple sports, in addition to keeping kids actively moving and learning coordination with fitness and cooperative game sessions.

 


Friday - Basketball (Grades 2-4)


Kids in Sports’ Basketball Program is a chance to learn basketball and take your skills to the next level.  Kids will build on individual and team skills in a fun, competitive environment.  In each class, the coaches will help develop and challenge individual basketball skills and continue to grow their knowledge of the game through game play.  Through our highly effective practice plans, children will develop in the game of basketball as well as learn sportsmanship and respect for opponents in an encouraging and motivating environment. 


**NEW** Finance Club - Fridays (Grades 6-8)

(Minimum: 8 students / Maximum: 16 students)


Learn how to manage your money in this program promoting financial literacy and essential life skills!  Set your financial goals, develop a budget from scratch, shop for a credit card, calculate the monthly cost of your dream car, apply for a mortgage, learn about FICO scores, file your taxes, and more.  Students internalize debt-management principles and how assets and liabilities affect a person’s net worth.

 

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Mascola at x157


Nov 10, 2021