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 communities through conferences, meets, and leagues. Different activities are offered on a trimester basis. The list of fall clubs will be posted in September.

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 – Meets for 10 sessions

  • MONDAYS: September 12th through November 28th
  • TUESDAYS: September 13th through December 6th
  • WEDNESDAYS: September 14th through November 30th
  • THURSDAYS: September 15th through November 17th
  • FRIDAYS: September 16th through December 2nd
    (Session date ranges above take holidays into account.)

Academic Enrichment Activity(s):

Mathematics Enrichment Class (10 Sessions) $250
Florence Kadri
Days & Times:
Tuesdays 3:20-5:00: 5th Grade
Wednesdays 3:20-5:00: 6th Grade
Thursdays 3:20-5:00: 4th Grade
Location: Each grade will be in their respective classrooms
Min # of students: 5 Per Grade

Grades 4 to 6.
The goal of the class is to strengthen students at various levels with manipulation of numbers. Topics covered will vary by grade. See a sample below:

Grade 4
*Times tables
*Multiplication and division
*Fact families in four operations
*Chunking and mental math
*Ordering whole numbers
*Place value
*Operations with multiples of 10s and 100s

Grade 5
*Times tables and mental math
*Fact families
*Fractions (operations and equivalent)
*Decimals (operations, ordering and comparing, place value)
*Rounding and estimating

Grade 6
*Times tables and mental math
*Operations with Fractions , mixed numbers and improper fractions, simplest form of fractions
* Greatest common factor
*Least common multiple
*Converting fractions to decimals
*Rounding and estimating
*Word problems

Start Date: Tuesday September 13th

After School Clubs:

Fall 2016 Club Fees (10 sessions): $100

List of Activities:

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

Grades 3 to 4.
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, September 12th

Spirit Club
Karen Giumenta
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 Contact Ms. Giumenta with questions at: naturallydirect@yahoo.com
Start Date: Tuesday, September, 13th

Chinese Dance Club CANCELLED
Hsin-wen Chang
Wednesdays 3:20 – 5:00  |  Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 12
Grades 4 to 12, the Ribbon Dance is a traditional Chinese folk dance with its origin around 4th millennium BC. Traditionally performed for the royalty, ribbon dance uses colorful silk ribbons and graceful movements, providing good exercise for the entire body.  The class will introduce the beauty and basic steps of ribbon dance, developing children’s creativity, muscle strength, and ability to follow instructions. Children will enjoy valuable Asian cultural experience through traditional Chinese dance and music.
Start Date: Wednesday, September 13th

Drama Club CANCELLED
Claudia Hart
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 15
Grades 4 to 6.  A fantastic opportunity for students to practice the art of the theatre. Participants will rehearse and perform a stage version of the classic children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are.”
Start Date: Monday, September 19th

Baking Club
Aviva Gill
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | Cafeteria
Max # of students: 12
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 12th

Gymnastics and Acrobatics Club
Laura Johnson
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Gymnasium
Max # of students: 15
Grades 9 to 12. Participants will learn basic gymnastic and acrobatic skills. A typical session will begin with a warm-up and stretching exercises followed by learning and practicing gymnastic, jumping and acrobatic skills. The session will end with a cool-down. Participants should come dressed in athletic wear. Contact Ms. Johnson with questions at: JohnsonL@waldorfgarden.org
Start Date:
Tuesday, September, 13th

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 & w
iting sections of the SAT. ACT Reading and English preparation available on request.
Start Date: Tuesday, September, 13th

SAT & ACT 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 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 14th

Winter After School Clubs & Activities

SESSION 2: WINTER – Meets for 10 sessions

  • MONDAYS: January 9th through April 3rd
  • TUESDAYS: January 10th through March 21st
  • WEDNESDAYS: January 11th through March 22nd
  • THURSDAYS: January 12th through March 23rd
  • FRIDAYS: January 13th through March 31st
  • SATURDAYS* March 4th through April 29th
    *Athletics Clinics are 8 meetings for $100

(Session date ranges above take holidays into account.)

Academic Enrichment Activities:

3rd Grade – Mathematics Enrichment Class  (10 Sessions) $250
Florence Kadri
Days & Times:
Tuesdays 3:20-5:00
Location: 3rd Grade Classroom
Min # of students: 5 Per Grade

Grade 3.
Build math skills in a small and supportive environment! Covering: base 10, the four operations, place value, carrying over, borrowing, long division, multiple digit multiplications, time tables practice, and content relevant to their general math class. Classes will include practice sheets as well as manipulatives and games  to foster a positive connection with the subject and to boost confidence! Contact Ms. Kadri at kadrif@waldorfgarden.org with questions.
Start Date:
Tuesday, January, 10th

6th Grade – Mathematics Enrichment Class  (10 Sessions) $250
Florence Kadri
Days & Times:
Wednesday 3:20-5:00
Location: 6th Grade Classroom
Min # of students: 5 Per Grade

Grade 6. 
Build up skills in a supportive environment. Number sense and operations, fractions, percentage, exponents, and more (concurrent with the 6h grade math curriculum) Contact Ms. Kadri at kadrif@waldorfgarden.org with questions.
Start Date:
Wednesday, January, 11th

4th Grade – Mathematics Enrichment Class  (10 Sessions) $250
Florence Kadri
Days & Times:
Thursdays 3:20-5:00
Location: 4th grade classroom
Min # of students: 5 Per Grade

Grade 4.
Work with computation skills as well as fraction and more (concurrent with the four grade curriculum) Classes will include practice sheets as well as games to foster a positive connection with the subject and to boost confidence! Contact Ms. Kadri at kadrif@waldorfgarden.org with questions.
Start Date:
Thursday, January 12th

 

After School Clubs:

Winter 2017 Club Fees (10 sessions): $100

Baking Club
Aviva Gill
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | Cafeteria
Max # of students: 12
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, January 9th

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, January 9th

Spirit Club
Karen Giumenta
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 Contact Ms. Giumenta with questions at: naturallydirect@yahoo.com
Start Date: Tuesday, January, 10th

Gymnastics and Acrobatics Club
Laura Johnson
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 15
Grades 9 to 12. Participants will learn basic gymnastic and acrobatic skills. A typical session will begin with a warm-up and stretching exercises followed by learning and practicing gymnastic, jumping and acrobatic skills. The session will end with a cool-down. Participants should come dressed in athletic wear. Contact Ms. Johnson with questions at: JohnsonL@waldorfgarden.org
Start Date:
Tuesday, January, 10th

SAT & ACT 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 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, January, 11th

Hebrew Club – Cancelled
Aviva Gill
Wednesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Library
Max # of students: 12
Grades 5 to 8. Participants will learn beginning conversational Hebrew and about the culture and traditions of Israel.
Start Date: Wednesday, January, 11th

Mandarin Club – Cancelled
Hsin-Wen Chang
Fridays 12:00 – 1:30 | 1st Grade Classroom
Max # of students: 12
Grades 1 to 2. Participants will begin to learn the Mandarin language as well as cultural customs. The class will begin with lunch and a short recess. Please send your child in with lunch each Friday.
Start Date: Friday, January, 13th

Conversational French
Florence Kadri
Fridays 3:20 – 5:00 | 5th Grade Classroom
Max # of students: 10
Grades 4 to 8. Play French board games, card games, word games, and guessing games and practice your French in a fun way! No level of experience is required, only a desire to practice speaking French through the session. Students will be guided in conversation
Start Date: Friday, January, 13th

High School Musical – In The Heights
Andrew Fallu
M-W-F 3:20 – 5:30 | Music Room/Stage
Max # of students: Open
Grades 9 to 12.  All cast members must register. The registration fee offsets the cost of production.  Students interested in stage crew should speak with Mr. Fallu directly. Rehearsals begin in December. Show dates: March 10 & 11, 2017.
Audition: Monday, November 14th
Start Date: Monday, December 5th

7th – 10th Grade Basketball Club
Coach Boyd and Coach Davis
Saturdays 9:30am -11:00am | Gymnasium
Max # of students: Open
Grades 7 to 8. Improve your skills and learn new ones during our weekend basketball clinics No previous experience necessary.
Clinic Dates: March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

5th and 6th Grade Basketball Club
Coach Boyd and Coach Davis
Saturdays 9:30am -11:00am | Gymnasium
Max # of students: Open
Grades 5 to 6. Improve your skills and learn new ones during our weekend basketball clinics No previous experience necessary.
Clinic Dates: March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

3rd and 4th Grade Soccer Club
Roberto Splendori
Saturdays 12:30pm – 2:00pm | Gymnasium
Max # of students: Open
Grades 3 to 4. Improve your skills and learn new ones during our Saturday morning soccer sessions. No previous experience necessary. Students should wear shorts, t-shirts, shin guards and remember to bring a bottle of water.
Clinic Dates: March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Spring After School Clubs & Activities

Spring Clubs are not yet open for registration. Please check back in April!

SESSION 3: SPRING- Meets for 6 sessions

  • MONDAYS: April 24th through June 5th
  • TUESDAYS: April 18th through May 23rd
  • WEDNESDAYS: April 19th through May 24th
  • THURSDAYS: April 20th through May 25th
  • FRIDAYS: April 21st through May 26th
    (Session date ranges above take holidays into account.)

Baking Club
Aviva Gill
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | Cafeteria
Max # of students: 12
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, April 24th

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, April 24th

Spirit Club
Karen Giumenta & Laura Johnson
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 Contact Ms. Giumenta with questions at: naturallydirect@yahoo.com
Start Date: Tuesday, April, 18th

SAT & ACT 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 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, April, 19th

Tennis Club (Special Pricing: $150)
Victor Kim / Shane Flanagan
Wednesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Garden City Community Park
Max # of students: open

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 5:10pm each Wednesday. No experience necessary. Students with ALL levels of experience are welcome!
PLEASE BRING A RACKET.

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 19th

PERMISSION

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