After-School Clubs (LS)
The Lower School offers a vibrant After-School Clubs program for students in Kindergarten through grade 5 in the fall, winter and spring. Featuring exciting activities such as basketball, dance, painting, and farming, After-School Clubs provide many opportunities to learn a new skill or nurture a budding passion.
Fall clubs take place once a week from 3:05-4:05 pm and will run from Monday, October 3, 2022 through Thursday, December 15, 2022 (unless otherwise noted). If students are not enrolled in Extended Day on the day of their club, they should be picked up promptly at 4:05 pm.
Please note that students in mixed grade levels will be participating in clubs together. In order to secure enrollment in a club, you must pay when you register; otherwise, your registration will be null and void. Spaces fill up quickly, so please pay at the time of registration in order to ensure confirmation for your children. There will be no extensions for club registration and no refunds on club fees. Each club is $140, with the exception of Drama Club which is $150. Club days will not be made up if the school is closed for any reason.
If you have any questions, please email Sabrina Johnson at ExtendedDay@friendscentral.org.
Board Game Club with Teacher Will DeMichele: In board game club, students will have the opportunity to play a wide range of board games and card games. Students will learn the fundamentals of teamwork and good sportsmanship. This club is great for students who are season board gamers or students who want to learn how to play a variety of different games. Come and be a part of the fun and test your skills in the board game club!
Grades 3 & 4 • Min. 8/Max. 12 students
Playground Sports Club with Teacher Seraiah Yelverton-Robinson: Join Teacher Seraiah with the Playground Sports Club! Students will have an opportunity to learn various games and sports on our newly painted court on the Upper Playground. Students will engage in basketball, four square, wall ball, kick ball and hopscotch. Students will build confidence, team work, and good sportsmanship, all while having fun in a structured and safe environment. This club is sure to get our young students excited as they learn how to play classic playground sports and games!
Kindergarten & Grade 1 • Min. 8/Max. 12 students
Soccer Club with Teacher Jasmine Kinsey: Goal! This club will allow students to participate in a fun and interactive sport that focuses on developing skills of teamwork, communication, and sportsmanship. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of soccer and understand what it means to be part of a team. This club is great for students who want to learn how to play soccer or who already have a love for the sport!
Kindergarten & Grades 1 & 2 • Min. 8/Max. 12 students
Yoga & Meditation Club with Teacher Jenn Curren: Come unwind after a long school day in this non-competitive and nurturing club. We will practice yoga poses, learn mindfulness skills, and have fun with one another through the physical practice of yoga, games, breathwork and meditation. Together, we will nurture our bodies and minds to end the day feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Yoga mats will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
Grades 3, 4, & 5 • Min. 8/Max. 12 students
Mini Cross Country Club with Teacher Christie Kapothanasis: This is the perfect club for anyone who wants to enjoy the brisk fall weather while strengthening their muscles, lungs, heart, and brain. We will learn how to properly warm up and cool down our bodies for exercise, as well as practice a repertoire of stretches that can be used for any physical activity. Runs will take place on campus, and students will be encouraged to compete with themselves, rather than one another, to increase their stamina over the course of 7 weeks. Student runners will be invited to watch and cheer on Teacher Christie as she races in the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 20. *Please note this club will run for 7 weeks, October 3 through November 17, 2022, and will end at 4:15 pm.
Grades 4 & 5 • Min. 8/Max. 12 students
Soccer Club with Teacher Jasmine Kinsey: Meet me on the field! This club will introduce students to the fundamentals of soccer such as ball handling, passing, and teamwork. This is a great club for students who are looking to learn more about soccer, students who are looking to try a new sport, or students who simply want to be active. The students will have fun building their confidence and building new friendships on the field.
Grades 3, 4 & 5 • Min. 8/Max. 12 students
Drama club with Teacher Martha Cooney: The Oscar goes to... In Drama Club, we will have fun and get creative while we learn basic theater skills through games and play! We’ll practice improvisation, create characters, and learn teamwork and ensemble building. No experience is necessary, and all you need to bring is your imagination. Get ready to move, use your voice, and bring your dramatic (and silly) spirit!
Grades 2, 3, 4 & 5 • Min. 8/Max. 12 students