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. 

Fall After School Adventures runs from Oct 7 - Dec 16, 2019

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

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Fall 2019

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  • ClayNation Multi-Media Art Program

    Join the ClayNation staff for an art adventure! Paint pottery and canvas, make mosaics and fused glass, and more all while having fun with your friends after school. Learn fun new techniques and make a creative mess. 
     
    Mondays, October 7 - December 16                    
    Instructor: Clay Nation Art
    Fee: $340                                                                   
    Grades: 1-5
  • Bounce Boot Camp

    Did you miss out on this amazing opportunity last year?  Bobby brings the activities that build fitness, coordination, team building, agility, core strength, balance, and endurance. In addition, this fun course improves children’s ability to follow directions, work together, and mental acuity. The program achieves these goals through the use of inflatables, ropes, ladders and other agility building equipment as the children compete through obstacle courses. 
     
    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 cool down 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.
     
    Mondays, October 7 - December 16                    
    Instructor: Bobby of Bounce Boot Camp
    Fee: $340                                                                   
    Grades: 1-5
  • Fencing

    Discover the exciting sport of fencing with after-school classes for Elementary grade students at Portledge School. Boys and girls are welcome to sign-up, where all will develop the agility, speed, coordination, strategy skills, positive thinking, confidence and more. While learning to fence under the supervision of professional coaches your child will also develop good sportsmanship on and off the strip while reinforcing teamwork, which are life-long skills. The program will be run by New York Fencing Academy, a top fencing club in the US (#1 medal count in Summer Nationals 2019 and 2019 #1 Youth Epee club by National rankings).  All fencing equipment will be provided by the program. Long athletic pants (or sweat pants), athletic shoes and an athletic t-shirt are required for the program.

    Tuesdays, October 8 - December 3                     
    Instructor: New York Fencing Academy
    Fee: $340                                                                  
    Grades: 1-5
     
  • Basketball

    Shooting Stars Basketball focuses on dribbling, shooting, passing, ball-handling, and defense.  Emphasis is given on teaching the concepts of basketball while developing each individual’s playing skills. We conclude each week with a basketball game which reinforces the skills taught.
     
    Tuesdays, October 8 - December 3                     
    Instructor: Shooting Star sports
    Fee: $345                                                                    
    Grades: K-5
  • 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.
     
    Tuesdays, September 10 - June 2                         
    Instructor: Ms. Moore
    Fee: $900/ year $325/trimester                               
    Grades: Kindergarten-1st
  • Ballet I

    Students in this class will study basic ballet technique and terminology at the barre, as well as other ballet exercises in the center. Come learn and perform with us.
     
    Wednesdays, September 11 - June 3                     
    Instructor: Ms. Moore
    Fee: $1300/year                                                         
    Grades
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  • Tie-dye Art & Crafting Through the Ages!

    Come join in the fun, as we step back in time and create some of the coolest crafts through the ages! We will learn techniques of tie-dying, create sand art, explore different types of bracelet making, make a dream catcher, slime, and much more in this awesome class! 
    So get ready to travel through time and CREATE! 
     
    Wednesdays, October 9 - December 11               
    Instructor: Mrs. Huber
    Fee: $340                                                                   
    Grades: 1-5
  • Chess

    In this course, students will learn basic chess strategies. They will gain an understanding of chess notation and the most important rules to use during each phase of the game. Class time is split between instruction and game playing giving students an opportunity to apply newly learned strategies.
     
    Wednesdays, October 9 - December 11               
    Instructor: Mr. La Flair
    Fee: $340                                                                   
    Grades: 1-5
  • Coding Basics

    This program is designed to prepare students of all ages for the rigors of coding. Through a variety of games and puzzles that require programming know-how, students are eased into the world of computer language logic in a fun and visual way. While taking this course, students will develop logic and math skills that will aid them in academia, programming and in life. This course includes keyboarding lessons and games to help develop the necessary skills to the program in the future! 
     
    Wednesdays, October 9 - December 11               
    Instructor: Mrs. Huber
    Fee: $340                                                                   
    Grades: 1-5
  • Advanced Minecraft

    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. In this advanced session, students will learn about how to run a dedicated server with the most popular game modes, how to modify the game, and World Edit commands, and much more! Though advanced beginners can join as well and learn the ins and out of Minecraft
     
    Thursdays, October 10 - December 5                 
    Instructor: Mr. Luke Johnson
    Fee: $340                                                                   
    Grades: 1-5
  • Golf

    Join us for a new golf instruction program with TSA Premier Golf Enrichment. In this new program, the coach comes to school to work with students, using putting mats, chipping nets, and driving mats students will learn golf skills. Students will work with soft balls and TGA provides all equipment!
     
    Thursdays, October 10 - December 5                 
    Instructor: TGA Premier Golf
    Fee: $345                                                                    
    Ages: PreK-5
  • 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.
     

    Fridays, September 13 - June 5                             
    Instructor Ms. Moore
    Fee: $900/year $325/trimester                      
    Grades: PreK-K
  • Suzuki Piano with Private Instruction with Mrs. Baehr

    Dr. Suzuki’s “Mother-tongue Method” recognizes the unlimited potential in every child. Students learn to play music naturally by listening, imitating, repeating and exploring, just as children learn to speak. Research points to the many benefits of early music studies. The skills developed--including concentration, memorization, self-control and physical coordination--promote confidence and contribute to success in other areas of the child’s life. Additional goals include development of the ear and musical sensitivity, as well as the introduction of reading basics. For beginners and continuing students, email suzukipianobythebay@gmail.com to reserve a session time (3:30, 4:00 or 4:30; Monday or Tuesday). The instructor has registered Suzuki training and is NYS certified in music education.  LIMITED SPACES
     
    Mondays or Tuesdays: 4-4:30, or 4:30-5
     
    30-minutes one-on-one time as arranged with the instructor ($50 per class)