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SUMMER CLUBS & ACTIVITIES 2020

Beginning the week of July 1st!

The Waldorf School of Garden City is pleased to be able to offer you and your family the following activities that will ensure social distancing while also allowing you to connect with others, learn something new, and have fun!

Summer offerings will begin the week of July 1st. While many clubs will run for 5 weeks please see the specifics for each club in the descriptions below as dates, meeting times, and fees will vary–many are even free! Fees cannot be pro-rated for absences. Registration is required for all clubs.

If required for the club, a ZOOM ID or link will be e-mailed from the teacher to all registered participants prior to the start of each club.

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OFFERINGS:

CHAT & CHILL
Teacher: Marisa Gelb
When: Wednesdays, July 8th – August 5th (5 weeks)
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 pm
Who: Students in Grades 9 – 12
Min. # of participants: no minimum
Description: Chat and Chill is an opportunity to hang out and talk about anything and everything. Have questions about college? This is the place! Want to talk about movies, TV shows, and books? This is also the place! Just want to socialize with your school friends? This is the place! I can’t wait to see you all there!
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


 

CURRENT EVENTS
Teacher: Emmie Yaeger
When: Wednesdays, July 8th – August 5th (5 weeks)
Time:
 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Who: Students in Grades 9 – 12
Min. # of participants: open
Description: We will talk about topics in the news both in the U.S. and around the world. Students need to come with an open mind, the ability to listen to differences in opinion, and a willingness to participate. You need to read or listen to the news to be able to participate.
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Teacher: Iwonka Piotrowska
When:  Tuesdays, July 7th – July 28th (4 weeks)
Time:
 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Who: Students in Grades 9 – 12
Min. # of participants: open
Description: The Digital Photography Club is offered to all students interested in exploring the ways they can use their digital cameras or phone cameras to make photographs that will explore concepts including Composition, Point of View, Framing, and Time.

Students will share their work during class time and we will engage in discussions to support further directed creative exploration.  If the opportunity presents itself, students will take photos during class time exercises.

Slide shows of other photographers’ work will be shown based on demonstrated interest and time availability.

Materials Needed: a phone camera or digital camera
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


SOCIAL GERMAN CLUB
Teacher: Juliane Schneider
When:  Tuesdays, July 7th – August, 4th (5 weeks)
Time:
 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Who: Students in Grades 9 – 12 and Graduates of the Class of 2020
Min. # of participants: open
Description: A time to socialize and perform, play and have fun. (Riddles, puzzles, games, play music – ideas welcomed!)FEE: $50


OPEN MIC SOCIAL CLUB
Teacher: Juliane Schneider
When:  Thursdays, July 9th – August, 6th (5 weeks)
Time:
 12:00 – 12:30 pm
Who: All students and families are welcome to attend
Min. # of participants: open
Description: A time to socialize, perform, play, and just have fun. Anything from playing instruments, singing, telling jokes, sharing riddles, doing origami, do artwork, sharing stories. Ideas are very welcome. The motto is: Be together and share the fun!
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


HEALTH & FITNESS CLUB
Teacher: Shane Flanagan
When:  Wednesdays, July 1st – August, 5th (6 weeks)
Time:
 12:00 – 12:45 pm
Who: Rising 8 – 12 Grade Students
Min. # of participants: 6
Description: Summer Health and Fitness Club will meet once a week via Zoom to complete a Bootcamp style exercise routines. This club will push you to your limit during periods of quick intense exercise. The club will combine traditional strength and conditioning methods with bursts of cardiovascular and endurance routines. Every class will work your whole body, targeting all of the major muscle groups. Get ready to work hard, have your heart race, sweat, and feel great afterward.
FEE: $60


ENGLISH SAT PREP
Teacher: Alexios Kritas
When:  Wednesdays and Fridays July 1st – 31st (5 weeks/10 meetings)
Time:
 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Who: Students in Grades 10 – 12
Min. # of participants: 6
Description: Students will practice taking the evidence-based reading section and writing and language section of the English SAT. Materials Needed: Barron’s SAT Premium Study Guide, ISBN: 978-1-4380-1222-3
FEE: $100


MAKE YOUR OWN REUSABLE FACE MASK
Teacher: Sugandha Gupta
When:  Tuesday and Wednesday, July 7th & 8th (2-day workshop) 
Time:
 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Who: Students in Grades 9 – 12
Min. # of participants: 8
Description: Wearing a face mask is a new normal in our society today and our duty as responsible citizens. In this two day workshop, you will learn how to make a washable cotton mask. This mask is very comfortable to wear as it is made of 100% cotton and has strings to tie at the back of your head. Once you learn how to make this basic mask you can reflect your personality through it by adding embroidery, beautiful prints, or even shimmering sequins. This is very easy to make and we will use only hand stitching to make the full mask. You can wash it in your washing machine with cold water settings practically every time you wear it and it even has a little filter pocket in it for you to add a filter of your choice. This is an opportunity for you to do something for society by making one for yourself and your loved ones.

Materials needed:

  1. -2- medium weight cotton fabric pieces 8 X 10 inches in size. For the front, you may have a printed fabric and the other two plain.
  2. Sewing needle/Needle with a large eye and sharp tip for sewing
  3. Embroidery thread/ crochet cotton yarn
  4. Fabric scissors
  5. Cotton twine or cord-55 inches

6. Ruler and pencil
FEE: $20


OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING DROP-IN
Teacher: Anne Cavallaro
When:  Mondays, July 6th – July 27th (4 weeks)
Time:
 9:30 – 10:00 am
Who: Rising 8 – 12 Grade students
Min. # of participants: open
Description: Join us for 30 minutes of morning observational drop-in drawing class to wake up our sense perception and start the day grounded. Let’s connect while honing our drawing skills. We will sketch together and then do a quick share (for those who feel comfortable) at the end of each class. You may choose to draw indoors or outdoors.

This is a casual class, no pressure! We will come together just for the enjoyment of the drawing process and give ourselves the gift of stopping to “smell the roses” and appreciate our surroundings. This is a drop-in class which means you may drop-in or out at your leisure. I look forward to drawing together soon!
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


MUSIC SOCIAL
Teacher: Steve DeBellis
When:  Wednesdays, July 8th – August, 5th (5 weeks)
Time:
 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Who: Students in Grades 9 – 12
Min. # of participants: open
Description: Let’s talk about Music! This is an open discussion social club centered on everything Music. We can discuss everything from Music Business, favorite experiences, music history, practice and recording techniques, music production, music in movies, television, games, you name it!

Who are some of your biggest influences? What are you listening to now? How has your taste changed over the years? I’m here to answer questions and to share how music has impacted me throughout the years.
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


MUSIC PRODUCTION
Teacher: Steve DeBellis
When:  Tuesdays and Fridays, July 7th – August, 7th (5 weeks/10 sessions)
Time:
 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Who: Students in Grades 10 – 12 and Recent Graduates (class of 2020)
Min. # of participants: 6
Description: We will work together in one large group, or smaller groups depending on enrollment. We will select a piece (or more) to record from home and I will teach the basics of Music Production.

This includes: At home recording techniques, extracting music from videos, mixing/editing, and the possibility of making a music video.

Required Materials:

  • An instrument (or your voice)
  • A recording device (a decent phone, tablet, or computer should be fine)
    • please test your mics to ensure that they can get clear audio.
    • I recommend a Zoom Q2n for drummers or anyone who wants a great entry-level professional recorder (approx. $159).
    • There are also slightly cheaper options, such as microphones that you can plug into your phone. Recommended: Shure MV88 ($149).

FEE: $100


FOUND OBJECT ART
Teacher: Martin Somers
When: Mondays, July 6th – August 3rd (5 weeks)
Time:  1:00 – 2:00 pm
Who: Students in Grades 7 – 12
Min. # of participants: no minimum
Description: Turn what you found or have around into something else, like Art, or give it a new function.
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


7th GRADE SUMMER BOOK CLUB
Teacher: Anthony Yaeger
When: Wednesdays, July 8th – August 5th (5 weeks)
Time:  12:00 – 1:00 pm
Who: Rising WSGC 7th Graders
Min. # of participants: open
Description: Together we will be meeting once a week to discuss the assigned weekly reading from the required summer reading book.
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


JUNIOR AND SENIOR ART PROJECTS
Teacher: Martin Somers
When: Wednesdays, July 8th – August 5th (5 weeks)
Time:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Who: Students in Grades 11 – 12
Min. # of participants: open
Description: Open to all rising juniors and seniors who wish to start early on their art projects for next year.
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


KNITTING CLUB
Teacher: Deirdre Somers
When: Thursdays, July 9th – August 6th (5 weeks)
Time:  1:00 – 2:00 pm
Who: Students in Grades 9 – 12
Min. # of participants: open
Description: A time for friends to do handwork together.
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


PAINTING AND STAMPING CLUB
Teacher:
Sugandha Gupta
When:  Tuesday and Wednesday, July 14th & 15th (2-day workshop) 
Time:
 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Who: All students and families are welcome to attend
Min. # of participants: open
Description: This is a 2-day workshop aimed at creating beautiful pattern designs for a greeting or art working making. We will use objects found around the house such as, foam, erasers, pebbles, a comb, clay, dried leaves, and other found materials to create one of a kind colorful patterns and designs. This will help us brighten our days and also add color and cheer to our surroundings. This would be a great way for creating a greeting for someone you dearly miss or want to wish well. Materials needed: Card Stalk, Watercolors(preferred), Pencils, crayon/pastels, found materials as listed in the description.
FEE: $20


GSA (GENDER & SEXUALITY) CLUB
Teacher: Victoria Dehan
When:  Tuesdays, July 7th – August 4th (5 weeks)
Time:
 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Who: Students in Grades 6 – 8
Min. # of participants: 6
Description: The GSA is dedicated to inclusion and advocacy within the LGBTQ+ community. The group will meet once a week in order to discuss related issues.
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


COOKING WITH AVIVA
Teacher: Aviva Gill
When:  Tuesdays, July 7th – August 4th (5 weeks)
Time:
 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Who: All students and families are welcome to attend
Min. # of participants: 6
Description: Meal preparation from start to finish! I will guide participants, step by step, through complete nutritious meals inspired by cuisines from around the world. Open to parents and students! Participants will receive the ingredients list a week in advance of each class.
FEE: $50


3rd & 4th GRADE ADVENTURE BOOK CLUB
Teacher: Pauline Seremetis
When:  Mondays, July 6th – August 4th (5 weeks)
Time:
 11:00 – 11:45 am/12:00 pm
Who: Students entering grades 3 and 4
Min. # of participants: 6
Description: Books can take you anywhere, everywhere, or elsewhere! Let’s go to one or all of these places this summer.
FEE: $50


1st GRADE FUN BOOK CLUB
Teacher: Pauline Seremetis
When:  Fridays, July 10th – August 7th (5 weeks)
Time:
 11:00 – 11:45 am/12:00 pm
Who: Rising 1st Grade Students
Min. # of participants: 6
Description: Let’s read lots of different books this summer! Every week will be a different theme. We can draw some of our favorite characters as well. Look out! Many laughs ahead!
FEE: $50


2nd GRADE MOUSE ADVENTURE BOOK CLUB
Teacher: Pauline Seremetis
When:  Thursdays, July 9th – August 6th (5 weeks)
Time:
 11:00 – 11:45 am/12:00 pm
Who: Rising 2nd Grade Students
Min. # of participants: 6
Description: Let’s continue with Beverly Cleary’s amazing mouse, Ralph & his motorcycle with “Runaway Ralph”. Let’s see what kind of trouble & adventures Ralph gets into now!
FEE: $50


STORYTIME WITH ARIANA KATA
Teacher: Ariana Kata (with Maria Kata)
When:  Thursdays, July 9th – August 6th (5 weeks)
Time:
 3:00 – 3:30 pm
Who: Rising 1st – 3rd Grade Students
Min. # of participants: open
Description: Every Thursday afternoon Ariana will read a specially selected, age-appropriate story to children, ages 6-9.
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


YOGA AND STRETCHING CLUB
Teacher: Sasha Kissin and Soleil Cleary (with Tatyana Kissin and Stephanie Cleary)
When:  Tuesdays, July 7th – August 4th (5 weeks)
Time:
 10:00 – 10:20 am
Who: Rising 2nd – 4th Grade Students
Min. # of participants: open
Description: Basic stretching and yoga instruction specially designed for children ages 7-10.
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


Warm-up & Dance Club
Teacher: Sasha Kissin and Soleil Cleary (with Tatyana Kissin and Stephanie Cleary)
When:  Tuesdays, July 7th – August 4th (5 weeks)
Time:
 10:30 – 11:00 am
Who: Rising 4th – 6th Grade Students
Min. # of participants: open
Description: Each session will include stretching and a warm-up followed by learning a fun dance routine.
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


FRENCH QUIZLET
Teacher: Florence Kadri
When:  Mondays, July 6th – August 3rd (5 weeks)
Time:
 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Who: Students in Grades 4 – 12
Min. # of participants: 6
Description: A fun, safe online game designed to build French language skills. The game can be played from a phone, tablet, or computer. Materials needed: Internet connection, ZOOM, and Quizlet app.
FEE: $50


5th GRADE STORYTIME
Teacher: Claudia Hart
When: Mondays and Wednesdays, July 6th – August 5th (5 weeks/10 sessions)
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Who: Rising 5th Grade Students (but open to others – parents also welcome)
Min. # of participants: no minimum
Description: We will be reading the book “Swallows and Amazons,” by Arthur Ransome.

Six children have adventures together during the summer holiday. The time is 1929 and the location is the Lake District in England. The Swallow is a catboat sailed by the four Walker children; the Amazon is a dinghy used by two sisters visiting the area for their summer break.

What happens when the two groups meet makes for exciting reading! All the joys of a summer free from school and adults, being allowed to roam and explore, camping out on an island, are all beautifully brought to life. Each character is lovingly portrayed in all their weaknesses and strengths, and we get to know and like them.

It is written in such a way that the reader learns how to do many outdoor tasks without ever being boring or teacherly. It is one of my favorite books with just enough vocabulary to stretch the imagination.
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


6th GRADE SUMMER BRIDGE CLUB
Teacher: Claudia Hart
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7th – August 6th (5 weeks/10 sessions)
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Who: Rising 6th Grade Students
Min. # of participants: no minimum
Description: Together we will be meeting once a week to discuss the assigned weekly reading in the required summer book.
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


LEGO CLUB
Teacher: Juliane Schneider
When: Wednesdays, July 8th – August 5th (5 weeks)
Time:  11:00 – 11:30 am
Who: All students and families are welcome to attend
Min. # of participants: 6
Description: We will build with LEGOs and perhaps tell stories about what we have built together. Ideas welcomed.
FEE: $50


FRENCH CLUB
Teacher: Claire Pariente
When: Fridays, July 10th – August 5th (5 weeks)
Time:  11:00 – 11:30 am
Who: Rising 9th – 12th Grade Students
Min. # of participants: 6
Description: We will discuss how to prepare for a trip overseas and what to expect while staying there.
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required.


TYPING CLUB (Online Portal Access)
Teacher: Ariana Metzler (for questions only)
When: Monday, July 6th
Time:  On your own
Who: Rising 9th – 12th Grade Students
Min. # of participants: open
Description: This offering is for self-paced access to the online “Typing Club” portal. Students will be able to develop a strong foundation in proper and efficient computer keyboard typing habits by stepping through a series of typing games and activities. There is no Zoom component planned for this class, but students will be free to contact Mrs. Ariana Metzler if they have any questions.
FEE: This club is free. Registration is required to gain access to the portal.


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