Clubs & Activities

The Waldorf School of Garden City offers a broad range of extracurricular activities that offer students integrated and experiential learning, collaborative group projects, physical and social enrichment and that extend a wide field of opportunities for students to explore areas of interest, enhance skills and experience and interact with other communities in leagues, conferences and meets, and in club and hobby organizations.

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Spring 2016 Club Fees (7 sessions):
Waldorf Students: $70 per club, $140 for 2-day clubs
All Other Students: $105 per club

All clubs meet from 3:20pm until 5:00pm at the Waldorf School of Garden City.
RegisterQUESTIONS?
Contact Kathy Bossuk at 516.742.3434 ext. 328 or bossukk@waldorfgarden.org

CLUB OFFERINGS:

 When choosing your clubs, please take note of these icons located next to each listing:

= Open to Waldorf Students only    = Open to All Students

SPRING After School Clubs & Activities

Spring 2016 (7 meetings):

Mondays: April 11th through June 6th
Tuesdays: April 5th through May 24th
Wednesdays: April 6th through May 25th
Thursdays: April 7th through May 26th
Fridays*: April 1st through May 27th
(*no clubs Fri. 4/22)

Lower School offerings:

**FULL**
Arts & Crafts Club (this is a 2-day club)
Andrea Crozier
Mondays AND Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | Handwork Room
Max # of students: 14

Grades 1 to 4. Activities will include candle dipping and decorating, paper folding, felting, weaving, sewing and embroidery, fabric painting and printing, jewelry, mobiles and mosaics. These activities will rotate so that the children experience different mediums. The focus will be on creating with functional and decorative elements in mind.
Start Date:
Monday, April 11th
End Date: Wednesday, June 8th

**CLOSED**
Arts & Crafts Club II (this is a 2-day club)
Andrea Crozier
Tuesdays AND Fridays 3:20 - 5:00 | Handwork Room
Max # of students: 10

Grades 4 to 6. Activities will include candle dipping and decorating, paper folding, felting, weaving, sewing and embroidery, fabric painting and printing, jewelry, mobiles and mosaics. These activities will rotate so that the children experience different mediums. The focus will be on creating with functional and decorative elements in mind.
Start Date:
Tuesday, April 5th
End Date: Tuesday, May 31st

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, April 5th

**NEW**

Tennis Club
Ed Canner/Shane Flanagan
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | Hempstead Lake State Park
Max # of students: open

Grades 7 to 12. Students will increase their skills and learn new ones by participating in single and double matches at Hempstead Lake State Park. Students will be transported to and from the park via the Waldorf School bus and will arrive back at school at approximately 5:20pm each Wednesday. No experience necessary. Students with ALL levels of experience are welcome!
Start Date:
Wednesday, April 6th

PERMISSION

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


**CLOSED**
Book Club
Pauline Seremetis
Tuesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | Miller Library: Lindsay Reading Room
Max # of students: 10

Grades 5 to 8. Students will read a book and discuss various themes with the guidance of the School Librarian, Mrs. Seremetis.
Start Date: Tuesday, April 5th

**CLOSED**
Social Dancing Club (dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
wEDNESDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 16

Grades 6 to 12. Students will learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Start Date: Wednesday, April 6th

**CLOSED**
Board Games Club CLOSED
chrisann DiDonato
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | 3rd Grade Classroom
Max # of students: 20

Grades 2 to 6. Traditional board games such as Chess, Backgammon, and Nine Men’s Morris have been played for hundreds of years. Explore these games, learn the rules and develop strategies for a variety of different games. Healthy interactions with peers and good sportsmanship will be emphasized.
Start Date: Wednesday, April 6th


SOCCER CLUB
KIM WYANT
FRIDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | ATHLETIC FIELD
MAX # OF STUDENTS: OPEN

Grades 4 to 8.
Improve your skills of learn new ones during our Friday afternoon soccer sessions. No previous experience necessary.
Start Date:
Friday, April 1st

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High School Only offerings

**NEW**
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, April 5th

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, April 5th

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 6th

 


 



WINTER After School Clubs & Activities

Winter 2016

**enrollment is closed**

Mondays: January 4th through April 4th
Tuesdays: January 5th through March 15th
Wednesdays: January 6th through March 16th
Thursdays: January 7th through March 17th
Fridays: January 8th through April 1st
Saturdays: February 27th through March 26th

Lower School offerings


Dance Club
Jenna Derosa & Claudia Hart
MOndays 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: Open

Grades 5 to 8. Participants will learn a set warm up to build strength, coordination and flexibility as well as a basic vocabulary of dance steps.  The class will include elements of dance such as jumps, turns and floor work.  The students will have the opportunity to experience many different forms of dance choreography including Contemporary, Jazz and Musical Theater as well as exploring various genres of music. All Levels welcome and encouraged. There will be a demonstration upon the conclusion of the session.
For more information contact Claudia Hart: claudiachart@gmail.com or Jenna DeRosa: jennaderosa@icloud.com.
Start Date: Monday, January 4th

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, January 5th

Book Club
Pauline Seremetis
Tuesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | Miller Library: Lindsay Reading Room
Max # of students: 10

Grades 5 to 8. Students will read a book and discuss various themes with the guidance of the School Librarian, Mrs. Seremetis.
Start Date: Tuesday, January 5th

Social Dancing Club (dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
wEDNESDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 16

Grades 6 to 12. Students will learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Start Date: Wednesday, January 6th

Board Games Club
chrisann DiDonato
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | 3rd Grade Classroom
Max # of students: 20

Grades 2 to 6. Traditional board games such as Chess, Backgammon, and Nine Men’s Morris have been played for hundreds of years. Explore these games, learn the rules and develop strategies for a variety of different games. Healthy interactions with peers and good sportsmanship will be emphasized.
Start Date: Wednesday, January 6th

Model United Nations Club  
John Devaney
Fridays 3:20 - 5:00 |
MIN # of students 6  |  Max # of students: 20

Grades 7 & 8. The Model UN Club will prepare students to be mock UN delegates, teaching them to research and debate a wide range of international topics. The International Middle School Model UN conference* provides the framework for an authentic simulation of the UN in a highly professional setting and the chance for delegates to debate with hundreds of students from across the country and around the globe.
*Optional: Students continuing from the fall may be able to attend the Model UN Conference in NYC at the end of March 2016 for an additional cost. More detailed information will be presented during the club. Contact: devaneyj@waldorfgarden.org.
Start Date: Friday, January 8th

BASKETBALL Club
cOACH Davis AND COACH boyd
sATURDAYS 9:00 - 10:30am & 11:00 - 12:30PM | gYMNASIUM
Max # open

Grades 4 to 8. Sharpen your skills and elevate your game – whatever your ability level. Train with experienced coaches who make the game fun, while preparing students for competition.

Start Date: Saturday, February 27th
Specific Dates: (6 practices)
February 27, March 5, 12, 19, April 9, 16

Meeting Times by Grade Level:
4th - 6th graders: 9am -10:30am
7th - 9th graders: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Contact Athletic Director, Shane Flanagan with questions.



 

High School offerings

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, January 5th

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 6th

High School Musical  
Andrew Fallu
Mon., Wed., Fri 3:20 - 5:00  |  Music Room

Grades  9 to 12. The Music Department is offering High School students the chance to take part in a full-scale musical production of, Little Shop of Horrors, on Friday and Saturday April 1st and 2nd. Students will be selected on the basis of an audition, and those selected will rehearse from January through April. The rehearsal schedule will become more involved as the date of the performance gets closer. Cost will remain $100 for the entire session. Contact Mr. Fallu at fallua@waldorfgarden.org with questions.
Prerequisite: AUDITION –Friday, December 11th, 3:30-5:30 P.M in the Music Room.
Start Date: January 2016

Movement Club http://www.waldorfgarden.org/uploaded/code2/images/Club_WSonly.png
Ed Canner
MOndays 3:20 - 5:00 | Gymnasium
Max # of students: 30

Grades 4 to 6. Students will increase their spacial awareness and coordination through guided movement exercises and games.

Start Date: Monday, January 4th

FALL After School Clubs & Activities

Fall 2015:

**enrollment is closed**

Mondays: Sept. 21st through Dec. 7th
Tuesdays: Sept 22nd through Nov. 24th
Wednesdays: Sept. 30th through Dec. 16th
Thursdays: Sept. 24th through Dec. 3rd
Fridays: Sept. 25th through Dec. 11th


Lower School offerings

Baking Club   {cLOSED}
aviva Gill
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Cafeteria
Max # of students: 8

Grades 6 to 8. Learn how to bake pies, cakes, bread, quiches and pizza with our own Aviva Gill.
Start Date: Monday, September 21st

Girls Softball Club   {cLOSED}
ANN Mulvehill
MOndays 3:20 - 5:00 | Softball field
Max # of students: Open

Grades 4 to 6. Students will learn basic softball skills and how to work as a team while having a lot of fun! No experience needed. Come prepared in gym or athletic attire and with a softball glove. Meet outside the girl's locker room.
Start Date: Monday, September 21st

Dance Club
Jenna Derosa & Claudia Hart
MOndays 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: Open

Grades 6 to 8. An exciting opportunity for students to learn the Horton Method of dance (used by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) from a trained Horton instructor, Jenna DeRosa! Please dress comfortably in loose gym or dance style attire. For more information contact Claudia Hart: claudiachart@gmail.com.
Start Date: Monday, September 21st

Spirit Club
Karen Giumenta & Laura Johnson
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 29th - PLEASE NOTE LATE START

Social Dancing Club (learn to dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
wEDNESDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 12

Grades 5 to 8. Students will learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Start Date: POSTPONED START

Board Games Club
chrisann DiDonato
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | 3rd Grade Classroom
Max # of students: 20

Grades 2 to 8. Traditional board games such as Chess, Backgammon, and Nine Men’s Morris have been played for hundreds of years. Explore these games, learn the rules and develop strategies for a variety of different games. Healthy interactions with peers and good sportsmanship will be emphasized.
Start Date: Wednesday, September 30th

Model United Nations Club
John Devaney
Fridays 3:20 - 5:00 |
MIN # of students 6  |  Max # of students: 20

Grades 7 & 8. Meeting once a week in the fall, the Model UN Club will prepare students to be mock UN delegates, teaching them to research and debate a wide range of international topics. The International Middle School Model UN conference* provides the framework for an authentic simulation of the UN in a highly professional setting and the chance for delegates to debate with hundreds of students from across the country and around the globe.
*Optional: Attend the Model UN Conference at the end of March 2016 in NYC for an additional cost. More detailed information will be presented during the club. Contact: devaneyj@waldorfgarden.org.
Start Date: Friday, September 25

Performance Club
Claudia Hart
Fridays 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: Open

Grades 3 to 6. Let your creative juices flow as you discover all aspects of a theater production from acting to set design. This club will culminate in a performance. Date TBD. For more information contact Claudia Hart: claudiachart@gmail.com.
Start Date: Friday, September 25th


 

High School offerings

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.
Start Date: Monday, September 21st

Social Dancing Club (learn to dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
wEDNESDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 12

Grades 6 to 12. Students will learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Start Date: Wednesday, September 30th

SAT 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. 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, October 7th - PLEASE NOTE LATE START

 

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