Clubs & Activities

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The Waldorf School of Garden City offers a broad range of extracurricular activities that allow for integrated and experiential learning, physical and social enrichment, and collaboration through group projects. Students are given the opportunity to further explore an area of interest, enhance their skills, and interact with other students and advisors through the After School Clubs and Activities program. Clubs vary and are offered on a trimester basis.

All clubs meet from 3:20pm until 5:00pm at the Waldorf School of Garden City, and require a minimum of 6 students.

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Fall After School Clubs & Activities

SESSION 1: FALL 2018 – Meets for 10 sessions

  • MONDAYS: September 17th – December 3rd*
  • TUESDAYS: September 18th – November 20th
  • WEDNESDAYS: September 26th – December 5th (includes Halloween)
  • THURSDAYS: September 20th – November 29th (HS) or December 6th (LS)*
  • FRIDAYS: September 28th –  December 7th
    (*Date ranges above take “no school” and assembly days into account.)

 


After School Clubs:

Fall 2018 Club Fees (10 sessions): $100 unless otherwise noted.

Baking Club – FULL (closed to additional registration)
Aviva Gill
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | Cafeteria
Max # of students: 8
Grades 5 to 8. Participants will learn the art of cooking and baking. In addition to basic cooking and baking techniques, the club will also explore seasonal cooking practices. Participants have the opportunity to work together and express their creativity.
Start Date: Monday, September 17th


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. ACT Reading and English preparation available on request.
Start Date: Monday, September, 17th


Chess Club  (Special Pricing: $225 for this 2-Day Club)
Robert Guevara
Monday & Wednesday 3:20 – 5:00 | Library

Max # of students: 15
Grades 4 to 8. All participants will learn chess through a “hands on” approach. They will be encouraged to solve various tactical and strategical problems from various opening, middle-game and endgame positions. Every class will be conducted in a manner seeking to foster high order character traits such as; patience, self-control, curiosity, honesty, fairness, perseverance, joy, diligence and creativity. No prior experience is required.

Robert Guevara is a United States Chess Federation National Master.  He has competed in over 500 tournaments and has trained several of the top K-12 chess players in the nation. He is the former coach of the top nine year old in the country. His experience teaching K-12 exceeds 14 years.

Start Date: Monday, September 17th  (This is a 2-day per week club.)


Tennis Club (Special Pricing: $200) CANCELLED
Victor Kim
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Garden City Community Park
Max # of students: 10
Grades 8 to 12. Students will increase their skills and learn new ones by participating in single and double matches at Garden City Community Park. Students will be transported to and from the park via the Waldorf School bus and will arrive back at school at approximately 5:15pm. Some experience preferred. Students with ALL levels of experience are welcome!
PLEASE BRING A RACKET.

Start Date:
Tuesday, September 18th

TENNIS PERMISSION SLIP

Please sign the permission slip above to allow your student to be transported off campus.


Spirit Club
Laura Gleason
Tuesdays 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.
Start Date: Tuesday, September, 18th


SAT & ACT Math
Laura Gleason
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 and the ACT. 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 26th


Fencing Club
MIhail Etropolski*
Wednesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Gymnasium
Max # of students: 15
Grades 5 to 8. This club will introduce students to the sport through fun and engaging games and exercises. Students will learn basic technical skills and train towards applying them tactically within a match. For girls and boys alike, fencing develops focus, confidence, critical thinking, balance, and coordination, as well as the creativity to put them all together in either a recreation or competitive situation. Contact Shane Flanagan with questions.
Start Date: Wednesday, September 26th

*Mihail Etropolski is one of the country’s top fencers, having made numerous national finals and representing USA at the 2010 Pan American Games. He’s been coaching for 8 years and has worked with students from the beginner to the elite competitive levels.


Photography Club
Iwonka Piotrowska
Thursday 3:20 – 5:00 | Handwork Room
Max # of students: 6
Grades 9 to 12. We will build our own pin-hole cameras, develop our own film and make paper prints as well mix our own chemicals to develop out photographs in the darkroom. No experience necessary. Fee includes $25 for materials per student.


Yoga Club
Marianne Bochilo
Grades 2 and 3: Fridays 12:30 – 1:30 | Nursery Classroom

Max # of students: Open
Children will be encouraged to “play” yoga and experience how their breath and body move together in a fun-filled way. This program promotes inner-strength, confidence and self-esteem; a feeling of well-being and respect for others as well as love for one’s self inside and out. Children will also gain flexibility, good posture, concentration, peace of body & mind, social interaction and body awareness and discipline. If you have a yoga mat, please send in with your child. For a schedule and additional information, click HERE.
Start Date: Friday, September 28th (changed from 9/21)

Winter After School Clubs & Activities

THE WINTER SESSION IS NOT YET OPEN FOR REGISTRATION.
PLEASE CHECK BACK IN MID-NOVEMBER.

SESSION 2: WINTER 2019 – Meets for 10 sessions

  • MONDAYS: December 10th -March 18th (no club 12/24, 12/31, 1/21, 2/18, 3/11)*
  • TUESDAYS: December 11th -March 12th (no club 12/25, 1/1, 2/5, 2/19)*
  • WEDNESDAYS: December 12th -March 6th (no club 12/26, 1/2, 2/20)*
  • THURSDAYS: December 13th -March 7th (no club 12/27, 1/3, 2/21)*
  • FRIDAYS: December 14th -March 15th (no club 12/21, 12/28, 1/4, 2/15, 2/22)*

(*Date ranges above take No School days into account.)

After School Clubs:

Winter 2019 Club Fees: 10 sessions = $100 (unless otherwise indicated).

Baking Club – NO CLUB WINTER SESSION. WILL RESUME IN  SPRING.
Aviva Gill
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | Cafeteria
Max # of students: 8
Grades 5 to 8. Participants will learn the art of cooking and baking. In addition to basic cooking and baking techniques, the club will also explore seasonal cooking practices. Participants have the opportunity to work together and express their creativity.
Start Date: Monday, December 10th


Fencing Club
Mihail Etropolski*
Wednesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 15
Grades 5 to 8. This club will introduce students to the sport through fun and engaging games and exercises. Students will learn basic technical skills and train towards applying them tactically within a match. For girls and boys alike, fencing develops focus, confidence, critical thinking, balance, and coordination, as well as the creativity to put them all together in either a recreation or competitive situation. Contact Shane Flanagan with questions.
Start Date: Wednesday, December 12th

*Mihail Etropolski is one of the country’s top fencers, having made numerous national finals and representing USA at the 2010 Pan American Games. He’s been coaching for 8 years and has worked with students from the beginner to the elite competitive levels.


High School Musical – The Drowsy Chaperone
Andrew Fallu
M-W-F 3:20 – 5:30 | Music Room/Student Room/Stage
Max # of students: Open
Grades 9 to 12.  Casting is based on audition. All cast & crew members must register. The registration fee offsets the cost of production.  Students interested in stage crew should speak with Mr. Fallu directly.  
Show dates: March 1 & 2, 2019.

Audition: Wednesday, November 14th
Start Date: Rehearsals begin Monday, December 3rd


French Club   TBC
Sean Gaynor
Grades 3 to 5. Students will be guided in French conversation through games such as board games, card games, riddles, puzzles and other activities.

Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | Library
Max # of students: 15
Grades 5 to 8. (description to come)
Start Date: Monday, December 10th


Literary Magazine   TBC
Victoria Dehan
Grades 6 – 8. Description to come.

Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Library
Max # of students: 15
Start Date: Tuesday, December 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. ACT Reading and English preparation available on request.
Start Date: Tuesday, December 11th


Spirit Club
Laura Gleason
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Bonner Hall
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.
Start Date:  Tuesday, December 11th


Tennis Club (Special Pricing: $150 to offset facility rental/driver fees)
Victor Kim
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:15 | Hempstead Lake State Park
Min # of students 10 | Max # of students: 20
Grades 7 to 12. Students will increase their skills and learn new ones by participating in single and double matches. Students will be transported to and from the park via the Waldorf School bus and will arrive back at school at approximately 5:15pm. Some experience welcomed but not essential.
PLEASE BRING A TENNIS RACKET.

Start Date:  Tuesday, December 11th

TENNIS PERMISSION SLIP

Please sign the permission slip above to allow your student to be transported off campus.


Golf Club (Special Pricing: $150 to offset facility rental/driver fees)
Shane Flanagan
Wednesdays 3:20 – 5:15 | Spring Rock Golf Center
Min # of students 10 | Max # of students: 20
Grades 7 to 12. Students will work on the fundamentals of golf by utilizing the driving range, putting green, practice bunkers and golf simulator. Golf clubs and experience are welcomed but not essential!
Start Date:  Wednesday, December 12th

GOLF PERMISSION SLIP

Please sign the permission slip above to allow your student to be transported off campus.


Chess Club  (Special Pricing: $225 for this 2-Day Club)
Robert Guevara
Monday & Wednesday 3:20 – 5:00 | Library

Max # of students: 15
Grades 4 to 8. All participants will learn chess through a “hands on” approach. They will be encouraged to solve various tactical and strategical problems from various opening, middle-game and endgame positions. Every class will be conducted in a manner seeking to foster high order character traits such as; patience, self-control, curiosity, honesty, fairness, perseverance, joy, diligence and creativity. No prior experience is required.

Robert Guevara is a United States Chess Federation National Master.  He has competed in over 500 tournaments and has trained several of the top K-12 chess players in the nation. He is the former coach of the top nine year old in the country. His experience teaching K-12 exceeds 14 years.
Start Date:  Tuesday, December 11th (2-day per week club)


SAT & ACT Math
Laura Gleason
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 and the ACT. 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, December 13th


Photography Club (special pricing $125*)
Iwonka Piotrowska
Wednesday OR Thursday 3:20 – 5:00 | Handwork Room
MIN # of students: 4
Grades 9 to 12. We will build our own pin-hole cameras, develop our own film and make paper prints as well mix our own chemicals to develop out photographs in the darkroom. No experience necessary. *Fee includes $25 for materials per student.


Yoga Club
Marianne Bochilo
Grades 2 and 3: Fridays 12:30 – 1:30 | Nursery Classroom

Max # of students: Open
Children will be encouraged to “play” yoga and experience how their breath and body move together in a fun-filled way. This program promotes inner-strength, confidence and self-esteem; a feeling of well-being and respect for others as well as love for one’s self inside and out. Children will also gain flexibility, good posture, concentration, peace of body & mind, social interaction and body awareness and discipline. If you have a yoga mat, please send in with your child. For a schedule and additional information, click HERE.
Start Date: Friday, December 14th

Spring After School Clubs & Activities

THE SPRING SESSION IS NOT YET OPEN FOR REGISTRATION.
PLEASE CHECK BACK IN MARCH.

SESSION 3: SPRING 2019
(Meets 9 or 10 times depending on day as noted below)

  • MONDAYS: March 25th –  June 11th (9 mtgs)
  • TUESDAYS: March 26th –  June 4th (10 mtgs)
  • WEDNESDAYS: March 27th –  June 15th (10 mtgs)
  • THURSDAYS: March 28th –  June 6th (9 mtgs)
  • FRIDAYS: March 29th –  June 7th (9 mtgs)
  • SATURDAYS: TBD
    (Session date ranges above take No School days into account but not Glen Brook trips.)

3, 4 & 5 Grade Soccer Club
Roberto Splendori
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | Athletic Field
Max # of students: Open

Grades 3 to 5.
Improve your skills and learn new ones during our Monday afternoon soccer sessions. No previous experience necessary. Students should wear shorts, t-shirts, shin guards and remember to bring a bottle of water.
Start Date:
Monday, March 25th (meets 9x)


Baking Club
Aviva Gill
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | Cafeteria
Max # of students: 8
Grades 5 to 8. Participants will learn the art of cooking and baking. In addition to basic cooking and baking techniques, the club will also explore seasonal cooking practices. Participants have the opportunity to work together and express their creativity.
Start Date: Monday, March 25th (meets 9x)


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. ACT Reading and English preparation available on request.
Start Date:  Monday, March 25th (meets 9x)


Tennis Club (Special Pricing: $200)
Victor Kim
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Garden City Community Park
Max # of students: 10
Grades 8 to 12. Students will increase their skills and learn new ones by participating in single and double matches at Garden City Community Park. Students will be transported to and from the park via the Waldorf School bus and will arrive back at school at approximately 5:15pm. Some experience preferred. ALL skill levels welcome!
PLEASE BRING A RACKET.

Start Date: 
Tuesday, March 26th (meets 10x)

TENNIS PERMISSION SLIP

Please sign the permission slip above to allow your student to be transported off campus.


Spirit Club
Laura Gleason
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Bonner Hall
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.
Start Date: Tuesday, March 26th (meets 10x)h


Chess Club (2-day club*) TBC
TBD
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Library
Max # of students: 15
Grades 3 to 6. The Chess Club will introduce students to the game of chess, build skills, teach strategy and culminate in a tournament during the final class of the session. Students will learn about the history of the game as well as develop patience, logical thinking and problem solving skills. No experience necessary. (This is a 2-day per week club.)
Start Date:  Tuesday, March 26th


SAT & ACT Math
Laura Gleason
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 and the ACT. 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, March 27th (meets 10x)


Fencing Club – Lower/Middle School
Mihail Etropolski*
Wednesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Gymnasium
Max # of students: 15
Grades 5 to 8. This club will introduce students to the sport through fun and engaging games and exercises. Students will learn basic technical skills and train towards applying them tactically within a match. For girls and boys alike, fencing develops focus, confidence, critical thinking, balance, and coordination, as well as the creativity to put them all together in either a recreation or competitive situation.
Start Date:  Wednesday, March 27th (meets 10x)

*Mihail Etropolski is one of the country’s top fencers, having made numerous national finals and representing USA at the 2010 Pan American Games. He’s been coaching for 8 years and has worked with students from the beginner to the elite competitive levels.


Yoga Club
Marianne Bochilo
Grades 2 and 3: Fridays 12:30 – 1:30 | Nursery Classroom

Max # of students: Open
Children will be encouraged to “play” yoga and experience how their breath and body move together in a fun-filled way. This program promotes inner-strength, confidence and self-esteem; a feeling of well-being and respect for others as well as love for one’s self inside and out. Children will also gain flexibility, good posture, concentration, peace of body & mind, social interaction and body awareness and discipline. If you have a yoga mat, please send in with your child. For a schedule and additional information, click HERE.
Start Date: Friday, March 29th (meets 9x)


5th –  8th Grade Basketball Club
Coach Boyd
Saturdays 11:30am -1:00am | Gymnasium
Max # of students: Open
Grades 5 to 8. Improve your skills and learn new ones during our weekend basketball clinics No previous experience necessary.
Clinic Dates: TBD

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