After School Adventures

Portledge After School Adventures welcomes Portledge and non-Portledge students to attend our programs. 

The classes offered include sports, arts, science, hobbies, and many learning opportunities. Through this program, we hope to provide a time for children to learn new things, engage in a hobby they love, spend time with friends, or try something new. After School Adventures is just one way that Portledge works to meet the needs of our students and their families. After School Adventures meet Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. and are open to students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. 

Spring After School Adventures runs from April 8 - June 10th, 2019.

For more information, please contact Melissa Worth, Director of Supplementary Programs, at mworth@portledge.org 

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Spring 2019

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  • CrossFit Kids

    Join Mr. Wingler for CrossFit Kids!! Based on Greg Glassman’s principle of Mechanics, Consistency and then Intensity, CrossFit Kids emphasizes good movement throughout childhood and adolescence. Consistently good mechanics translate to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance and fewer sports injuries for kids. Not only that, a vast body of research indicates that exercise is beneficial to cognitive function, which means consistent adherence to the program can have a positive impact on children’s academic achievement.  CrossFit Kids is meant to be BIG fun for all ages. Fun means we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits, creating an opportunity to be physically fit and physically active throughout their lives.

    Dates: Mondays, April 8 - June 10
    Instructor: Mr. Wingler
    Grades: 2-5
    Fee: $295
  • Fun with Fruit and Veggies NEW

    In this fun, new class students will learn how to make and prepare food and snack recipes using fruits and veggies. They will use fruits, veggies and their imaginations to make fun edible animals, flowers and much more.
     
    Dates: Mondays, April 8 - June 10
    Instructor: Mrs. Berretta
    Grades: 2-5
    Fee: $335
  • Soccer

    In partnership with Gold Coast FC Portledge presents an introduction to soccer. Learn the basics of soccer through fun, exciting and engaging drills.
     
    Dates: Mondays, April 8 - June 10
    Instructor: Coach from Gold Coast
    Grades: PreK-3
    Fee: $335                                                                      
  • Bounce Boot Camp

    This fun, new work out, and train program will join us this fall. The program will contain 3 inflatables, including walls and obstacle courses as well as multiple agility training tools. Within each hour-long session, there will be:
    • 5-7 minute warm up. 
    • 8-12 minute station work (3) stations
    • 8-12 minute full obstacle course training
    • 5-7 minute cooldown with questions and comments (what did we learn today, what muscle groups were used, nutritional facts etc)
    Each week will have a different set up with different exercises.

    Dates: Tuesdays, April 9 - May 28
    Instructor: Bobby of Bounce Boot Camp
    Grades: 1-5
    Fee: $340
  • Painting and Printing Class with Mrs. Earley

    In this class, young artists will explore designs and techniques in monoprint making.  Each week they will create prints and explore layering, composition, and design while printing with different objects and exploring different materials and techniques. Come explore each week and paint and print using materials such as bubble wrap, fruit, shells, yarn on blocks and more!
       
    Dates: Tuesdays, April 9 - May 28
    Instructor: Mrs. Earley
    Grades: K-4
    Fee: $335
  • Yoga

    Yoga Rocks! Kids is an educational and effective yoga program for kids of all ages and abilities. Children will learn fun yoga poses, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, creative games and innovative movements that build strength, develop focus, improve flexibility and promote healthy learning habit.
     
    Dates: Tuesdays, April 9 - May 28
    Instructor: Jeannine from Yoga Rocks
    Grades K-5
    Fee: $295
  • Kinder-Ballet

    Kinder-Ballet is created for students entering Kindergarten. This class incorporates creative movement with pre-ballet. Students at this level are introduced to more formal ballet training including barre work. They continue to explore ballet terminology, both audibly and visually.
     
    Dates: Tuesdays, April 9 - June 11 
    Instructor Ms. Moore
    Grades: PreK-1
    Fee: $360          
  • First Lego League Robotics and Competition Strategies

    This course is designed to prepare students interested in joining the 2019-20 Portledge Middle School Robotics Team which will compete in the FIRST Lego League Robotics Competition. Students will be introduced to the Engineering Design Process and will learn to build and program LEGO Mindstorms robots. They will learn the fundamentals of robot engineering and coding as they program their robots to move and complete various tasks using motors and sensors.  The students will also work in small groups to build collaboration skills and strengthen their Gracious Professionalism and Competition skills.
     
    Dates: Wednesdays, April 10 - May 29
    Instructor: Mrs. Maria Zografos
    Grades: 4th-9th
    Fee: $315
  • Fencing

    Back by popular demand, this fun course will learn the fundamentals of fencing.   Students will engage in practice bouts using swords with electronic sensor tips.  All equipment will be provided. Students simply need soft gloves and long sleeves for this course.

    Dates: Wednesdays, April 10 - May 29
    Instructor: Luke Johnson
    Grades: 1-5
    Fee: $295
  • Minecraft Creators

    Join us for a fun, innovative after-school program revolving around the immensely popular game Minecraft. Students will learn the ins and outs of playing Minecraft while building and exploring worlds with their fellow players. Students who enjoy building with materials, such as Legos, and adventure will love exploring the endless possibilities Minecraft has to offer. Miners will learn about architecture, farming, survival, logic and so much more while having a great time.

    Dates: Thursdays April 11 - May 30 
    Instructor: Luke Johnson
    Fee: $295
    Grades: 1-5
  • Tennis

    Coaches from Robbie Wagner's Tournament Training Center will join us this season at Portledge. This interactive class will take place in the gym and will provide lessons for the youngsters in a fun and familiar atmosphere where they are surrounded by their friends. Our professionally trained instructors and our Junior pros will provide all the equipment necessary to teach your youngsters in a fun and safe environment. All the children need is sneakers, comfortable clothes and the willingness to learn.
     
    Dates: Thursdays, April 11 - May 30
    Instructor: Robbie Wagner Pro
    Fee: $335 
    Grades: K-3
  • Pre-Ballet/Creative Movement

    This class is designed to promote a child’s coordination and motor skills as well as introduce basic beginner ballet skills. 
     
    Dates: Fridays, April 12 - June 7
    Instructor Ms. Moore
    Fee: $300
    Grades: PreK-K