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.

CLUBS ARE OPEN TO CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS AND ALSO NON-WALDORF STUDENTS FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE.

All clubs meet from 3:20pm until 5:00pm at the Waldorf School of Garden City, and require a minimum of 8 students.

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Fall After School Clubs & Activities

SESSION 1: FALL 2019 – Meets for 10 sessions as follows:

  • Mondays: September 16, 23, October 7, 21, 28, November 4, 18, 25, December 2, 9
  • Tuesdays: September 17, 24, October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Wednesdays: September 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4
  • Thursdays: September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21, December 5
  • Fridays: September 20, (no Yoga club on 27th) October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 8, 15, 22, December 6, 13

After School Clubs:

Fall 2019 Club Fees (10 sessions): $120 (current students) $150 (non-current students) unless otherwise noted.

Eurythmy Club: 1-5
Maria Ver Eecke
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Min # of students: 8
Grades 1 to 5. Eurythmy is an expressive movement art-form. Eurythmy exercises will be practiced to balance ourselves between the polarities of levity/gravity and center/periphery. This will be an interactive activity where students will create gestures and movement to stories and poetry and express their own creativity!
Start Date: Monday, September 16


SAT Verbal & Writing: 10-12  CANCELLED
Alexios Kritas
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | High School English Room
Min # of students: 8
Grades 10 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 16th


Games Club: 6-8
Victoria Dehan
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | 7th Grade Classroom
Min # of students: 8
Grades 6 to 8. We will play table tops games, role playing games such as dungeons and dragons and strategy based card games like Magic the Gathering. All of the games we offer invite students to work together to find innovative solutions through playing and designing games themselves.
Start Date: Monday, September 16th


Yoga Club: 6-8 CANCELLED
Mackenzie Truman
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | HS Student Room
Min # of students: 8

Grades 6 – 8. The yoga club will provide the students 100 minutes to destress and decompress from all of the stress and commitments that are expected of them. We will go over the Yamas and Niyamas which are the Yogi codes of conduct. Discussing why it’s important to be kind, truthful, non-stealing, non-excess, and compassion, as well as cleanliness, contentment, discipline, self-study, and devotion. The main aspect of the class will be dedicated to engaging in fun, fast-paced movement, to get the students exercising, and healing mind, body, soul.
Start Date: Monday, September 16th


German Club: 1-3
Andrea Schimansky
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | 5th Grade Classroom
Min # of students: 8
Grades 1 to 3.  We will sing songs, explore clapping games and rhythm related to the German language. I will tell very short stories and possibly act them out with the children. Puppets and props will be supporting us. Our goal is to learn lots of new and old vocabulary through fun props and games. Games can be inside the classroom and/or outdoors weather permitting. We will experience German foods and possibly preparing them together withthe children. Special German holiday activities and stories will lead us through the year.
Start Date: Monday, September 16th


SAT & ACT Math: 10-12
Laura Gleason
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | High School Math Room
Min # of students: 8
Grades 10 to 12. Review the 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: Tuesday, September 17th


German Club: 4-6 
Andrea Schimansky
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | 5th Grade Classroom
Min # of students: 8
Grades 4 to 6. We will study songs and poems tailored to the age group of slightly older children and explore clapping games and rhythms related to the German language. We will read short stories and strengthen vocabulary and grammar through writing activities and games. We will also explore role-playing through short stories or stories of the students’ own creation. We will also experience making German foods from German recipes. Special German holiday activities and stories will lead us through the year.
Start Date: Tuesday, September 17th


Drama Club: 1-8
Maria Ver Eecke
Wednesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Min # of students: 8
Grades 1 to 8. We will play interactive games as a group, practice some famous speeches, develop characters in dialogue, improvise clowning routines, create comic situations, and explore mirror-image games focusing on body language. Original texts are welcome, as long as they are submitted for approval. Spark your own creativity!
Start Date: Wednesday, September 18th


Middle School Robotics Club: 6-8 (special pricing: $150 current students, $200 non-current students) ***CANCELLED***
Victor Kim
Wednesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | HS Math Room
Min # of students: 8
Grades 6 – 8. This club will introduce students to basic programming as well as problem-solving strategies in robotics. Students will work hands-on in teams to design, build, program, and document their progress. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, timing sequences, propulsion systems, and binary number systems. Bring a laptop or tablet to each session if possible.
Start Date: Wednesday, September 18th


Yoga Club: 1-5 (8 meetings* = $96 current students, $120 non-current students)
Marianne Bochilo
Wednesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | HS Student Room
Min # of students: 8

Grades 1 – 5. 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.
Start Date (Note Late Start Date*): Wednesday, October 2nd


Debate Club: 9-12****CANCELLED****
Siobhan Taaffe
Thursdays 3:20 – 5:00 | High School Student Room
Min # of students: 8
Grades 9 to 12. Open to all high school students, the debate club will serve as an introductory to the skills of reasoned discourse in public life. Focusing on the Lincoln-Douglas debate procedure, we will explore how to craft the most compelling arguments in affirmative and negative positions, learn the basics of debate structure, and engage in competitive debates within the group. Perfect for any students with a keen interest in philosophical and moral issues as well as current events, debating is an excellent avenue towards improving public speaking, research skills, as well as adversarial prowess. Topics will be drawn from a combination of the students choosing and current National Debate Association recommendations.
Start Date: Thursday, September 19th


Yoga Club: 9-12***CANCELLED***
Mackenzie Truman
Fridays 3:20 – 5:00 | HS Student Room
Min # of students: 8

Grades 9 – 12. The yoga club will provide the students 100 minutes to destress and decompress from all of the stress and commitments that are expected of them. We will go over the Yamas and Niyamas which are the Yogi codes of conduct. Discussing why it’s important to be kind, truthful, non-stealing, non-excess, and compassion, as well as cleanliness, contentment, discipline, self-study, and devotion. The main aspect of the class will be dedicated to engaging in fun, fast-paced movement, to get the students exercising, and healing mind, body, soul.
Start Date: Friday, September 20th

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Winter After School Clubs & Activities

**WINTER 2020 Clubs are currently not available for registration, please check back in November. See below for a sample of past offerings**

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. Robotics for 4-5 ends 3/19)

After School Clubs:

Winter 2019 Club Fees: 10 sessions = $120 (unless otherwise indicated).

Middle School Robotics Club: 6-8 (special pricing $150)
Victor Kim
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | HS Chemistry Lab
Max # of students: 10
Grades 6 – 8. This club will introduce students to basic programming as well as problem-solving strategies in robotics. Students will work hands-on in teams to design, build, program, and document their progress. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, timing sequences, propulsion systems, and binary number systems. Bring a laptop or tablet to each session if possible.
Start Date: Monday, December 10th


Lower School Robotics Club: 4-5 (special pricing $125) – FULL
Victor Kim
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | HS Chemistry Lab
Max # of students: 8
Grades 4 – 5. Using age appropriate tools, 4th and 5th-grade students will problem solve as they connect blocks to construct robots that will eventually be controlled remotely. The club is designed to provide experiential learning that pushes students to investigate, understand, and create solutions.
Start Date: Tuesday, January 8th (This club meets 9x ending 3/19)


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, December 10th


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


Middle School Literary Magazine
Victoria Dehan
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | 6th Grade Classroom
Max # of students: Open
Grades 6 – 8. In this workshop-style club, students will study poetry, creative writing, and important authors while producing a literary magazine that pairs original student writing with student art.
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


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)


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 – CANCELLED (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.


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.


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.


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

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Spring After School Clubs & Activities

**SPRING 2020 Clubs are currently not available for registration, please check back in February. See below for a sample of past offerings**

SESSION 3: SPRING 2019
Club Fees:
10 meetings = $120, 9 meetings = $108 (unless otherwise noted). Each club meets 9 or 10 times depending on the day as indicated below. Fees are not pro-rated for student absences.

  • MONDAYS: March 25th – June 10th (9 mtgs)
  • TUESDAYS: March 26th – June 4th (10 mtgs)
  • WEDNESDAYS: March 27th – June 5th (10 mtgs)
  • THURSDAYS: March 28th – June 6th (9 mtgs)
  • FRIDAYS: March 29th – June 7th (9 mtgs)
    (Session date ranges above take “No School” days into account but not Glen Brook trips.)

After School Clubs:

3-6 Grade Soccer Club
Roberto Splendori
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | Athletic Field
Max # of students: Open

Grades 3 to 6.
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 = $90)


Middle School Robotics Club: 6-8 (special pricing $150)
Victor Kim
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | HS Chemistry Lab
Max # of students: 10
Grades 6 – 8. This club will introduce students to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies in robotics. Students will work hands-on in teams to design, build, program, and document their progress. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, timing sequences, propulsion systems and binary number systems. Bring laptop or tablet to each session if possible.
Start Date: Monday, March 25th (meets 9x)


SAT Verbal & Writing – CANCELLED
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, March 26th (meets 10x = $100)


FULL – Lower School Robotics Club: 4-5– this club is at capacity.
Victor Kim
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | HS Chemistry Lab
Max # of students: 6
Grades 4 – 5. Using age appropriate tools, 4th and 5th grade students will problem solve as they connect blocks to construct robots that will eventually be controlled remotely. The club is designed to provide experiential learning that pushes students to investigate, understand, and create solutions.
Start Date: Tuesday, March 26th (meets 10x)


FULL – Gardening Club – this club is at capacity and registration closed.
Jeannine Davis
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Greenhouse by North Garden
Max # of students: 8
Grades 1 to 8.
Come join Ms. Davis in the garden and either create a garden of your own to plant at your home or in our School garden. We will plant seedlings in the greenhouse and care for them until ready for transplanting. We will also plant flowers for the pollinators and cook some snacks fresh from the garden.
Start Date: Tuesday, March 26th (meets 10x for $100)


Middle School Literary Magazine
Victoria Dehan
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | 6th Grade Classroom
Max # of students: Open
Grades 6 – 8. In this workshop-style club, students will study poetry, creative writing, and important authors while producing a literary magazine that pairs original student writing with student art.
Start Date: Tuesday, March 26th (meets 10x for $100)


Chess Club
Robert Guevara
Wednesday 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: Monday, March 25th (meets 19x for $200)


6, 7 & 8 Grade Soccer Club – FREE (register only)
Roberto Splendori
Wednesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Athletic Field
Max # of students: Open

Grades 6 to 8.
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)


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 for $100)


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

Max # of students: Open
Grades 2 to 3. 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 for $90)


**NEW** Volleyball Club – FREE (register only)
Shane Flanagan
Fridays 3:20 – 5:00 | Gymnasium
Max # of students: Open
Grades 6 to 8. Improve your skills and learn new ones and have fun! No previous experience necessary.
Start Date: Friday, March 29th (meets 9x)

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