Clubs & Activities

The Waldorf School of Garden City offers a broad range of extracurricular activities that offer students integrated and experiential learning, collaborative group projects, physical and social enrichment and that extend a wide field of opportunities for students to explore areas of interest, enhance skills and experience and interact with other communities in leagues, conferences and meets, and in club and hobby organizations.

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Fall 2015 Club Fees (10 sessions):
Waldorf Students (WS): $100 per club (2-day clubs = $200)
All Other Students (AS): $150 per club

All clubs meet from 3:20pm until 5:00pm at the Waldorf School of Garden City.
RegisterQUESTIONS?
Contact Kathy Bossuk at 516.742.3434 ext. 328 or bossukk@waldorfgarden.org

CLUB OFFERINGS:

 When choosing your clubs, please take note of these icons located next to each listing:

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FALL After School Clubs & Activities

Fall 2015:

Mondays: Sept. 21st through Dec. 7th
Tuesdays: Sept 22nd through Nov. 24th
Wednesdays: Sept. 30th through Dec. 16th
Thursdays: Sept. 24th through Dec. 3rd
Fridays: Sept. 25th through Dec. 11th

Online registration is not yet open.
Please check back in September.


Lower School offerings

Baking Club
aviva Gill
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Cafeteria
Max # of students: 8

Grades 6 to 8. Learn how to bake pies, cakes, bread, quiches and pizza with our own Aviva Gill.
Start Date: Monday, September 21st

Girls Softball Club
Jeannine Sirey
MOndays 3:20 - 5:00 | Softball field
Max # of students: Open

Grades 4 to 6. Students will learn basic softball skills and how to work as a team while having a lot of fun! No experience needed. Come prepared in gym or athletic attire and with a softball glove. Meet outside the girls locker room.
Start Date: Monday, September 21st

Dance Club
Jenna Derosa & Claudia Hart
MOndays 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: Open

Grades 6 to 8. An exciting opportunity for students to learn the Horton Method of dance (used by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) from a trained Horton instructor, Jenna DeRosa! Please dress comfortably in loose gym or dance style attire. For more information contact Claudia Hart: claudiachart@gmail.com.
Start Date: Monday, September 21st

Performance Club
Claudia Hart
Tuesdays* 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 12

Grades 3 to 5. Let your creative juices flow as you discover all aspects of a theater production from acting to set design. This club will culminate in a performance. Date TBD. For more information contact Claudia Hart: claudiachart@gmail.com.
Start Date: Tuesday, September 22nd
Audition Date: Tuesday, September 22nd (Register only after you have been cast/accepted.)
*Additional rehearsal days on Fridays will be scheduled as needed.

Spirit Club
Karen Giumenta
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | Gymnasium
MIN # of students 10  |  Max # of students: 20

Grades 4 to 7. Boys and girls will learn cheer/spirit routines including partner stunts. A typical session will begin with warm-up and stretching exercises followed by jumping and tumbling exercises and cheer/spirit routine practice.
Required for class: close fitting comfortable clothing Contact Ms. Giumenta with questions at: naturallydirect@yahoo.com
Start Date: Tuesday, September 22nd

Social Dancing Club (learn to dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
wEDNESDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 12

Grades 6 to 12. Students will learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Start Date: Wednesday, September 30th

Board Games Club
jeremy Herrmann & chrisann DiDonato
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | 3rd Grade Classroom
Max # of students: 20

Grades 2 to 8. Traditional board games such as Chess, Backgammon, and Nine Men’s Morris have been played for hundreds of years. Explore these games, learn the rules and develop strategies for a variety of different games. Healthy interactions with peers and good sportsmanship will be emphasized.
Start Date: Wednesday, September 30th

Model United Nations Club
John Devaney
(TBD) 3:20 - 5:00 |
MIN # of students 6  |  Max # of students: 20

Grades 7 & 8. Meeting once a week in the fall and twice a week in the winter, the Model UN Club will prepare students to be mock UN delegates, teaching them to research and debate a wide range of international topics. The International Middle School Model UN conference* provides the framework for an authentic simulation of the UN in a highly professional setting and the chance for delegates to debate with hundreds of students from across the country and around the globe.
*Optional: Attend the Model UN Conference March xx - xx, 2016 in NYC. Additional Cost: $xxx. For more detailed information contact: devaneyj@waldorfgarden.org.
Start Date: TBD


 

High School offerings

SAT Verbal & Writing
alexios Kritas
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | George K. Russell Biology Room
Max # of students: 15

Grades 9 to 12. In-depth preparation for the verbal & writing sections of the SAT.
Start Date: Tuesday, September 22nd

Social Dancing Club (learn to dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
wEDNESDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 12

Grades 6 to 12. Students will learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Start Date: Wednesday, September 30th

SAT Math
laura Johnson
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | High School math room
Max # of students: 15

Grades 9 to 12. Review math needed for success on the SAT. Enhance test taking skills, learn techniques for knowing when to make an “educated” guess, receive valuable practice taking this type of test.
Start Date: Wednesday, September 30th

 

WINTER After School Clubs & Activities

Winter 2016

Mondays: January 4th through April 4th
Tuesdays: January 5th through March 15th
Wednesdays: January 6th through March 16th
Thursdays: January 7th through March 17th
Fridays: January 8th through April 1st
Saturdays: February 27th through March 26th


Online registration not yet opened.
Please check back in December.

Lower School offerings

Book Club
Elizabeth Fanning
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Miller Library: Lindsay Reading Room
Max # of students: 12

Grades 5 to 12. Students will read a book and discuss various themes with the guidance of the School Librarian, Mrs. Fanning.
Start Date: Monday, January 4th

Baking Club
aviva Gill
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Cafeteria
Max # of students: 8

Grades 6 to 8. Learn how to bake pies, cakes, bread, quiches and pizza with our own Aviva Gill.
Start Date: Monday, January 4th

Calligraphy Club
Kathy Bossuk
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | high school classroom tbd
Max # of students: 10

Grades 7 to 12. Students will learn and practice roman and italic lettering techniques.
Materials required: Pen holder, nibs, and a pad of parchment paper or a practice pad. Click here for details. Contact bossukk@waldorfgarden.org with questions.
Start Date: Monday, January 4th

SHOP Club
MARTIN somers
Tuesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | woodshop
Max # of students: 10

Grades 5 to 12. Open Shop. Continue working on an existing project or start a new one. Materials available; wood, metal, stone.
Prerequisite: Must have previously taken a class with Mr. Somers.
Start Date: Tuesday, January 5th

Social Dancing Club ii* (dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
wEDNESDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 16

Grades 7 to 12. This club offers the opportunity for students to learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Prerequisite: *Must have taken Social Dancing I or receive advisor approval.
Start Date: Wednesday, January 6th

Board Games Club
jeremy Herrmann & chrisann DiDonato
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | 2nd Grade Classroom
Max # of students: 18

Grades 2 to 6. Traditional board games such as Chess, Backgammon, and Nine Men’s Morris have been played for hundreds of years. Explore these games, learn the rules and develop strategies for a variety of different games. Healthy interactions with peers and good sportsmanship will be emphasized.
Start Date: Wednesday, January 6th

Sprachtfest Club
Frau Schneider
Fridays 3:20 - 5:00 | TBD
Max # of students: 12

Grades 7 to 8. This club offers students, who will be participating  in the annual Sprachfest (3rd or 4th Saturday in March), to prepare for their competition(s). Half of the 7th and 8th grade students do not receive German instruction during February and March and classroom time for those who do is very limited to practice sufficiently for confidence and success. In depth practice and learning will be fun and productive!
Start Date: Friday, January 9th

BASKETBALL Club
cOACH bROWN AND COACH lOTT
sATURDAYS 9:00 - 10:30am & 11:00 - 12:30PM | gYMNASIUM
Max # open

Grades 4 to 8. Sharpen your skills and elevate your game – whatever your ability level. Train with experienced coaches who make the game fun, while preparing students for competition.
Start Date: Saturday, February 28th
Specific Dates: (5 practices)
February 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26

Meeting Times by Grade Level:
4th - 6th graders: 9am -10:30am
7th - 8th graders: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Contact Athletic Director, Shane Flanagan with questions.



 

High School offerings

Book Club
elizabeth Fanning
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Miller Library: Lindsay Reading Room
Max # of students: 12

Grades 5 to 12. Students will read a book and discuss various themes with the guidance of the School Librarian, Mrs. Fanning.
Start Date: Monday, January 4th

Calligraphy Club
Kathy Bossuk
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | high school classroom tbd
Max # of students: 10

Grades 7 to 12. Students will learn and practice basic roman and italic lettering techniques.
Materials required: Pen holder, nibs, and a pad of parchment paper or a practice pad. Click here for details. Contact bossukk@waldorfgarden.org with questions.
Start Date: Monday, January 4th

SHOP Club
MARTIN somers
Tuesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | woodshop
Max # of students: 10

Grades 5 to 12. Open Shop. Continue working on an existing project or start a new one. Materials available; wood, metal, stone.
Prerequisite: Must have previously taken a class with Mr. Somers.
Start Date: Tuesday, January 5th

SAT Verbal & Writing
alexios Kritas
Tuesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | George K. Russell Biology Room
Max # of students: 15

Grades 9 to 12. In-depth preparation for the verbal & writing sections of the SAT.
Start Date: Tuesday, January 5th

Social Dancing Club ii* (dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
wEDNESDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 16

Grades 6 to 12. This club offers the opportunity for students to learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Prerequisite: *Must have taken Social Dancing I or receive advisor approval.
Start Date: Wednesday, January 6th

SAT Math
laura Johnson
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | High School math room
Max # of students: 15

Grades 9 to 12. Review math needed for success on the SAT. Enhance test taking skills, learn techniques for knowing when to make an “educated” guess, receive valuable practice taking this type of test.
Start Date: Wednesday, January 6th

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
ANDREW FALLU
MON, WED, FRI  |  BONNER HALL and MUSIC ROOM

MAX # OF STUDENTS: TBD

The Music Department is offering High School students the chance to take part in a full-scale musical production of TBD on Friday and Saturday April TBD. Students will be selected on the basis of an audition, and those selected will rehearse from February through April. The rehearsal schedule will become more involved as the date of the performance gets closer. Cost will remain $100 for the entire session. Contact Mr. Fallu at fallua@waldorfgarden.org with questions.
Prerequisite: AUDITION – Friday, January 8th, 3:30-5:30 P.M in the Music Room. Students will need to prepare a verse and a chorus of any song that best showcases their voice. In addition, all auditioning will be asked to read an excerpt from the script and learn a short dance routine as a large group.
Start Date: Monday, February 22rd

SPRING After School Clubs & Activities

Spring 2016 (7 meetings):

Mondays: April 11th through June 6th
Tuesdays: April 5th through May 24th
Wednesdays: April 6th through May 25th
Thursdays: April 7th through May 26th
Fridays: April 1st through June 3rd (no 4/22 or 5/27)
*Saturdays: 4 meetings only and special pricing. See Basketball Club below.

Online registration not yet opened.
Please check back in March.

Lower School offerings:

Book Club
Elizabeth Fanning
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Miller Library
Max # of students: 12

Grades 5 to 12. Students will read a book and discuss various themes with the guidance of the School Librarian, Mrs. Fanning.
Start Date: Monday, April 11th

Baking Club
aviva Gill
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Cafeteria
Max # of students: 8

Grades 6 to 8. Learn how to bake pies, cakes, bread, quiches and pizza with our own Aviva Gill.
Start Date: Monday, April 11th

Spirit Club
Karen Giumenta
Tuesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
MIN # of students 10  |  Max # of students: 20

Grades 4 to 6. Boys and girls will learn cheer/spirit routines including partner stunts. A typical session will begin with warm-up and stretching exercises followed by jumping and tumbling exercises and cheer/spirit routine practice.
Required for class: close fitting comfortable clothing Contact Ms Giumenta with questions at: naturallydirect@yahoo.com
Start Date: Tuesday, April 5th

Social Dancing Club iiI* (dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
wEDNESDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 16

Grades 7 to 12. This club offers the opportunity for students to learn and practice basic ballroom and Latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Prerequisite: *Must have taken Social Dancing I & II or receive advisor approval.
Start Date: Wednesday, April 6th

Board Games Club
jeremy Herrmann & chrisann DiDonato
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | 2nd Grade Classroom
Max # of students: 18

Grades 2 to 6. Traditional board games such as Chess, Backgammon, and Nine Men’s Morris have been played for hundreds of years. Explore these games, learn the rules and develop strategies for a variety of different games. Healthy interactions with peers and good sportsmanship will be emphasized.
Start Date: Wednesday, April 6th

Soccer Club*
kim Wyant
Fridays 3:20 - 5:00 | Athletic Field
Max # of students: Open

Grades 4 - 8. Improve your skills or learn new ones during our friday afternoon soccer sessions. No previous experience necessary.
Start Date: Friday, April 1st (*no club April 22 or May 27th)

Basketball Clinic*
LaSheena Brown & Gregory lott
4 Saturdays 9:00 - 10:30 am | Gymnasium
MIN # of students 8  |  Max # of students: 12

Grades 4 - 5. Sharpen your skills and elevate your game –
whatever your ability level. Train with experienced coaches who make the game fun, while preparing students for competition. Clinics will be led by the Waldorf School of Garden City Varsity Basketball Coaches, LaSheena Brown and Gregory Lott.
Dates: Saturday, April 2, 9, 16, 23
SPECIAL PRICING: $80

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high School offerings:

Book Club
Elizabeth Fanning
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Miller Library
Max # of students: 12

Grades 5 to 12. Students will read a book and discuss various themes with the guidance of the School Librarian, Mrs. Fanning.
Start Date: Monday, April 11th

SAT Verbal & Writing
alexios Kritas
Tuesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | George K. Russell Biology Room
Max # of students: 15

Grades 9 to 12. In-depth preparation for the verbal & writing sections of the SAT.
Start Date: Tuesday, April 5th

Social Dancing Club iiI* (dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
wEDNESDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 16

Grades 6 to 12. This club offers the opportunity for students to learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Prerequisite: *Must have taken Social Dancing I & II or receive advisor approval.
Start Date: Wednesday, April 6th

SAT Math
laura Johnson
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | High School math room
Max # of students: 15

Grades 9 to 12. Review math needed for success on the SAT. Enhance test taking skills, learn techniques for knowing when to make an “educated” guess, receive valuable practice taking this type of test.
Start Date: Wednesday, April 6th





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