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

**FALL 2019 Clubs are currently not available for registration, please check back in August 2019. See below for a sample of past offerings**

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

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 2020 Clubs are currently not available for registration, please check back in November 2019. See below for a sample of past offerings**

Winter 2019 Club Fees: 10 sessions = $100 (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 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


**NEW** 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

Spring After School Clubs & Activities

SESSION 3: SPRING 2019
Club Fees:
10 meetings = $100, 9 meetings = $90 (unless otherwise noted). Each club meets 9 or 10 times depending on 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 15th (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
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 (2-day club*)
Robert Guevara
Monday & 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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