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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 registration will open soon**

SESSION 2: WINTER 2020- Meets for 10 sessions

MONDAYS: December 16th 2019 through March 23rd 2020
Specific Dates: 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23
No Monday Clubs on: 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 3/9.

TUESDAYS: December 17th 2019 through March 10th 2020
Specific Dates: 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10
No Tuesday Clubs on: 12/24, 12/31, 2/18.

WEDNESDAYS: December 18th 2019 through March 11th 2020
Specific Dates: 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11
No Wednesday Clubs on: 12/25, 1/1, 2/19.

THURSDAYS: December 19th 2019 through March 12th 2020
Specific Dates: 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12
No Thursday Clubs on: 12/26, 1/2, 2/20.

FRIDAYS: January 10th through April 3rd
Specific Dates: 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
No Fridays Clubs on: 1/17, 2/14, 2/21.

After School Clubs:

Winter 2020 Club Fees: $120 (current students) $150 (non-current students) unless otherwise noted.

High School Musical: “Tuck Everlasting” (Special Pricing $200 per student-current students only)DO NOT REGISTER UNTIL AFTER AUDITIONS HAVWE CONCLUDED
Andrew Fallu

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 3:45 – 5:30 |Music Room
Grades: 9-12. The Music Department will be performing Tuck Everlasting, by Claudia Shear, Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen, and Tim Federle as our annual musical theater production. Over the course of three months of rehearsals, students will work collaboratively with one another as a cast as well as with professionals from the greater theater community to put on a full scale musical, complete with professional musicians and sound technicians to support them. Participation in Tuck Everlasting is contingent on audition, all students interested in being on stage must audition. Participation in the cast is not guaranteed.

Special Dates:

Auditions: Friday, December 6th from 3:45-6:0 0pm
Cast List posted: Monday, December 16th by 9:45 am
First rehearsal (read through): Wednesday, December 18th from 3:45-5:30 pm
Regular rehearsals begin: Monday, January 6th
Not all cast members are called for every rehearsal.

Tech Week Schedule (subject to change):

  • Monday/Tuesday, March 16th and 17th: Rehearsal 4:00-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday/Thursday, March 18th and 19th: Dress Rehearsal 4:40-9:30 pm

Performances:

  • Friday, March 20th at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Strike (Required):

Sunday, March 22nd from 12:00-4:00 pm


Monday Clubs

SAT Verbal & Writing
Alexios Kritas
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | George K. Russell Biology Room
Max # of students: 10
Grades 9 to 12. In-depth preparation for the verbal & writing sections of the SAT. ACT Reading and English preparation available on request.


Eurythmy Club
Maria Ver Eecke
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Min # of students: 14
Grades 1 to 8. 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!


Baking Club
Aviva Gill
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | Cafeteria
Max # of students: 10
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.


German Club: 1-3
Andrea Schimansky
Mondays 3:20 – 5:00 | 5th Grade Classroom
Min # of students: 8
Grades 1 to 3.  We play games to strengthen vocabulary (inside and outside), we tell and read stories, we learn new songs and poems, we prepare snack together in German and share the food with simple gestures of politeness, we draw pictures from a story told in German (listening comprehension) we celebrate German Holiday traditions.


Tuesday Clubs

SAT & ACT Math
Laura Gleason
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Chemistry Lab
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.


Tennis Club  (Special Pricing: $300 ($375 for Non-Current Students) to offset facility rental/driver fees)
Victor Kim
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Hempstead Lake Indoor Tennis
Max # of students: 10
Grades 8 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 5:00pm. Some experience welcomed but not essential.
PLEASE BRING A TENNIS RACKET.

TENNIS PERMISSION SLIP

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


Wonders of Nature Club
Emma Innella

Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Outdoors and 1st-grade classroom
Max # of Students: 15
Grades: 1-3. Students are welcome to explore the magical components of nature through outdoor experiences, story, crafts, games, and most importantly their imaginations. This club will combine these elements along with mindfulness to provide students with a creative connection to the ever-present wonders of nature.


German Club: 4-8 
Andrea Schimansky
Tuesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | 5th Grade Classroom
Max # of students: 15
Grades 4 to 8.  This club will be more geared towards the older children (4th to 8th Grade) who would like to strengthen their German skills. We will create an afternoon with games, as well as exercises to improve the student’s understanding of German grammar and sentence structure. We will will also have opportunities to explore the German holidays, read stories and review presented content with the club members.


Wednesday Clubs

Drama Club: 1-6
Maria Ver Eecke
Wednesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 15
Grades 1 to 6. 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!


Mathletes Club
Victor Kim
Wednesday 3:20 – 5:00 | Math Room
Max # of students:20
Grades 6 – 8
. Mathlete Club is to challenge and entertain mathematically interested Middle School students (6th to 8th grade). The club provides game instructions, math explorations and problem sets that can be enjoyed by students of all skill levels. Students can explore options to challenge themselves, promote growth in their problem-solving skills, and create lifelong learners of math. Mr. Kim will also encourage students to compete in mathematics contests like the AMC, Math Olympiad and other regional mathematics competitions.


Yoga Club: 1-5
Marianne Bochilo
Wednesdays 3:20 – 5:00 | TBD
Max # of students: 10
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.


Thursday Clubs

The FUNdamentals of Movement and Coordination
Shane Flanagan
Thursdays 3:20 – 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 15
Grades 2-5.
From running and skipping to throwing and catching, come explore the Fundamentals of movement and coordination in this Thursday After School Club. Over the course of 10 weeks, we will develop the essential dexterity and agility need to participate in sports and physical activity. We will work on basic locomotor movements like running, skipping, and hopping, and challenge participants with more difficult aspects of movement like balance, coordination and accuracy.


Lower School French Club
Claire Pariente
Thursdays 3:20 – 5:00 | 5th Grade Classroom
Max # of students: 15
Grades 2 to 4. Fun and games will be used to help students see the wonder and joy that can come in understanding the French language. Students will work on vocabulary and language structure via interactive high energy classwork and exciting games. Colors, animals, numbers, food, and clothing will as be covered through role playing, short stories and cooperative games.


Friday Clubs

Middle School French Club
Claire Pariente
Fridays 3:20 – 5:00 | 5th Grade Classroom
Max # of students: 15
Grades 5 to 8. Fun and games will be used to help students see the wonder and joy that can come in understanding the French language. Students will work on vocabulary and language structure via interactive high energy classwork and exciting games. Colors, animals, numbers, food, and clothing will as be covered through role playing, short stories and cooperative games.

 

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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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