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. 

Winter After School Adventures runs from Jan 13 - Mar 9, 2020

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

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Winter Session

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  • Shooting Star Multi Sport

    This program consists of various sports including soccer, lacrosse, whiffle ball, kickball, basketball and much more. This is an ideal program for any child who enjoys playing or learning different sports. Children are taught fundamental skills and the rules of the game.  All necessary equipment is provided. Come learn, play and have fun!

    Mondays: January 13-March 9
    Instructor: Coach Mike
    Fee: $340
    Grades: PreK-2
  • Study & Organizational Skills

    Join Mrs. Elaina Schroeder, Middle School counselor and learning specialist, to prepare your student for the transition to Middle School and beyond. The class will focus on the executive function skills of time management, planning, organization, study skills, note-taking skills, reading comprehension skills, reducing stress and managing emotions, and how to have a growth mindset. It is important for your student to understand who they are as a student and learn what strategies work best for them. Each week will have a different set up with different exercises.

    Mondays: January 13-March 9
    Instructor: Mrs. Schroeder
    Fee: $340
    Grades: 4-6
  • Intro to Illustration

    Join art teacher and newcomer Mr. Cotumaccio for an intro to illustration drawing. Learn to develop characters, create comic strips and storylines, draw and integrate backgrounds, and more. Don’t miss out on this fun new program where art meets literature!

    Mondays: January 13-March 9
    Instructor: Mr. Cotumaccio
    Fee: $340
    Grades: 3-6
  • 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: January 7-June 2
    Instructor: Ms. Moore
    Fee: $900/year $325/trimester
    Grades: K-1
  • Basketball

    Join Coach C from Summer Adventures for dribbling, shooting, passing, ball handling, and defense. Emphasis is given on teaching the concepts of basketball while developing each individual’s player skills. We conclude each week with a basketball game which reinforces the skills taught.

    Tuesdays: January 14-March 10
    Instructor: Coach Cotumaccio
    Fee: $345
    Grades: 2-5
  • 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: January 8-June 3
    Instructor: Ms. Moore
    Fee: $450/trimester
    Grades: 1
  • Intro to Art!

    Come join this new class with art teacher and newcomer, Mr. Cotumaccio as he introduces students to a variety of media including, watercolor, acrylic, ink, charcoal, and pastels. This class will give your child the opportunity to discover their artistic talent.

    Wednesdays: January 15-March 11
    Instructor: Mr. Cotumaccio
    Fee: $340
    Grades: K-5
  • Chess (4:15-5:15)

    **Special beginner chess extension 4-4:15pm - see additional class description**

    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. **Can be combined with Fencing

    Wednesdays: January 15-March 11
    Instructor: Mr. La Flair
    Fee: $340
    Grades: 1-5

    ** Special note: We are making Wednesday a special day with various options for attending chess, chess & fencing or beginner extension and chess. Any combination of these classes is fine. If your child is only attending chess, they will be supervised until 4:15
  • Chess - Special Beginner Extension Class (4:00-4:15)

    Due to the popularity of chess, we will take this opportunity to form a small group chess intro prior to the Chess class at 4:15pm. If your child would like some 1-1 attention for chess instruction prior to the class, then this is the course for you!

    Wednesdays: January 15-March 11
    Instructor: Mr. La Flair
    Fee: $85
    Grades K-3

    ** Special note: We are making Wednesday a special day with various options for attending chess, chess & fencing or beginner extension and chess. Any combination of these classes is fine. If your child is only attending chess, they will be supervised until 4:15
  • Fencing (3:15-4:15)

    Discover the exciting sport of fencing. 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 fencing under the supervision of professional coaches your child will also develop good sportsmanship on and off the strip while reinforcing teamwork, which is a life-long skill. The program will be run by New York Fencing Academy, a top fencing club in 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 athletic t-shirt is required for the program"

    ** Can be combined with Chess sign up

    Wednesdays: January 15-March 11
    Instructor: NY Fencing Academy
    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!

    Thursdays: January 16-March 8
    Instructor: Mr. Luke Johnson
    Fee: $340
    Grades: 1-5
  • Gymnastics

    Join Jamie Gurrieri, formerly of North Shore Gymnastics, for a fun class of tumbling, stretching, and gymnastic skills. This program deals with a strong emphasis on developing basic gymnastics and tumbling skills. The program will enable your children to enhance their basic motor skills as well as further develop their use of movement and social interaction. The class includes gymnastics, tumbling, balancing, group activities, stretching, games, bars, mini trampoline, and strength. Over the course of the program, children will develop confidence, good coordination, control, and physical awareness.

    Thursdays: January 16-March 12
    Instructor: Ms. Jamie Gurrieri
    Fee: $345
    Grades: PreK-2
  • Young Engineers

    This after school program is for anyone who is interested in engineering or STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math). This is a project-based program; where students will be learning a little about engineering and doing projects based on their learning. This will allow students to learn about engineering and have fun doing so. This class will be led by Sophomore & class President, Ryan Levy, giving students an opportunity to interact with model leadership as well.

    Thursdays: January 16-March 5
    Instructor: Ryan Levy ’22 & Ms. A
    Fee: $225
    Grades: 4-5
  • 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: January 17-June 5
    Instructor Ms. Moore
    Fee: $900/year $325/trimester
    Grades: PreK-K