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10 12, 2018

Winter 2019 After School Programming

By |2018-12-17T11:31:57-06:00December 10th, 2018|Parent News|0 Comments

We are excited to announce our After School offerings for Winter, 2019!

The majority of our student-centered, experiential programming is included with your After School registration. One of our partner organizations—Renaissance Knights Chess— require registration and fees separate from After School. You are not required to sign your child(ren) up for After School if they would like to participate in Renaissance Knights Chess. If students remain in After School beyond the duration of the partner class, the After School daily drop-in rate will apply.

In addition to our new offerings, we are happy to continue providing Homework Help and the Middle School Lounge as part of our After School program. 

Click here for more information about After School!

Monday: Improv with Rose Gottlieb, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  / No additional cost for 8 sessions

Rose Gottlieb will continue to bring the creativity and comedian out in your child! Rose will instruct students in a variety of improvisation activities, games, and skits all the while creating an environment of acceptance, freedom, and fun! This session will culminate with a “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” style performance before Spring Break.

Tuesday: Gardening with Chris Weber 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. / No additional cost for 10 sessions

Chris Weber will keep our students engaged in gardening despite any weather the Chicago winter tries to throw at us! Participants will learn about greenhouses, indoor gardening techniques, and making seed bombs. A special bonus: if we find ourselves in the midst of an extra snowy winter Chris will be instructing children in snow fort building on the Ancona athletic field. Space is limited to only TEN STUDENTS so please email Jerome Shannon at gro.l1561436585oohcs1561436585anocn1561436585a@non1561436585nahsj1561436585 to register your child.

Wednesday:  Dance with T-Kay from Hyde Park School of Dance, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. / No additional cost for 8 sessions

This weekly class has children of all ages moving and grooving to the beat. Students who join in on this class will learn various dancing styles and play fun rhythm games, all the while developing their large and fine motor skills. T-Kay does an amazing job of making each child feel included, confident, and safe expressing themselves through movement and dance. 

Thursday: Makerspace with Rodney Williams, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. / No additional cost for 9 sessions

In our very own makerspace, Ancona’s junior engineers will get to 3D print, learn basic CAD design, and build with their hands throughout this immersive and engaging program. Our very own Technology Coordinator Rodney is back at it again this year and we can hardly wait to see what creations our amazing kids come up with. This class is available to students in third grade and up and space is limited to FIFTEEN STUDENTS. Be sure to email Jerome Shannon at gro.l1561436585oohcs1561436585anocn1561436585a@non1561436585nahsj1561436585 to register and get your young engineer in on the action.

Thursday: Gym Games with Stan Coleman, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. (Preprimary – 2nd grade) and 4:30-5:30 p.m. (3rd grade and up) / No additional cost for 9 sessions

Join Stan every week for some friendly competition and creative games! Both class sessions will enjoy a variety of games and sports that aim to increase each child’s sense of self, as well as develop their ability to work on a team and treat fellow players with respect. No skill level required—all that your child needs is the desire to have fun and a pair of good sneakers!

Friday: Yoga with Keom Granger, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. / No additional cost for 8 sessions

Our very own yogi, Keom, will be leading a weekly yoga class for students of all ages. There are only TEN SPACES available for this small group class, so please register by emailing Jerome Shannon at gro.l1561436585oohcs1561436585anocn1561436585a@non1561436585nahsj1561436585 ASAP to reserve your student’s spot today! Fear not: there will be another yoga session offered in the Spring if you miss this class.

Friday: Renaissance Knights Chess, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. / $90 for 8 sessions ($100 after January 4, 2019)

The Renaissance Knights program is specifically designed to cultivate progressive learning for 21st century students. Players will be instructed in advanced chess concepts, compete against one another to develop their own personal abilities, and have the opportunity to participate in local tournaments. Click Here to Register or pick up a form from the Main Office!