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2019 Winter Afterschool Specials - Hoboken

Location for Afterschool Specials: 301 Garden Street, Hoboken

Weeks of January 14 - March 4
(Scheduled school closures have been excluded from pricing. Number of sessions vary by day of the week.)

*Hoboken specials are open to both Newport and Hoboken students.



Monday - 6 Weeks

Afterschool Specials

Hand Sewing and Fiber Arts (PreK-Kindergarten) $180

Monday 3:30-4:30pm (MAvery Designs)
Students are introduced to hand sewing, weaving and fiber art crafts using embroidery thread, yarn, fabric and other related items. There will even be some limited highly supervised machine sewing to get kids ready for our 1st grade sewing class. Projects will include toys, accessories, wearable items, wall hangings, and more.


*NEW* Fundamentals of Drawing (PreK-1st Grade) $150

Monday 3:30‐4:30pm (Josey O’Mara)
Students learn the fundamentals of drawing and composition in a fun class that will guide them towards creative thinking skills and a unique style of their own. The class will further their knowledge of the elements of art with introductions to texture, form, space and value. Lessons will include simple intros to shading and perspective, along with some cartooning and character study. Students will also have open art opportunities each month allowing them to express themselves with a variety of techniques and materials.


*NEW* Coding through 3D Video Game Design (1st-2nd Grade) $225

Monday 3:30-4:30pm (Code Advantage)
One of the best ways to get a child excited is to allow them to create something of their own. In this class, we enable young students to make their own 3D video games by using fundamental coding concepts. Children will create games such as Pac-Man, King of the Hill, and their very own superhero adventure game! Students are encouraged to personalize every game by adding in their own ideas. Learning to code at a young age allows children to exercise critical thinking, creative expression, and apply logical reasoning.


Fashion Lab (1st-2nd Grade) $180

Monday 4:30-5:30pm (MAvery Designs)
Students are taught basic sewing and design skills to create popular projects for each age group. Projects include fashion accessories/bags, clothing, stuffed animals, toys and home decor items. Students work on projects using a sewing machine as well as hand sewing using a needle and thread. Experienced stitchers will be challenged with new skills and projects.


*NEW GRADE LEVEL* Performance Lab (1st-5th Grade) $180

Monday 3:30-4:30pm (Mile Square Theatre)
Performance Lab is an hour-long class that uses theatre games, improvisation, and play writing to deepen students' perspectives, cultural understanding, and self-expression. The fundamentals of acting, improvisation, and script development form the foundation of this class. Original monologues and scenes will be presented at the end of the semester.


Intermediate Chess (2nd-6th Grade) $150

Monday 3:30‐4:30pm (Ward Bronson)
This class is geared towards older students and those who have experience in chess before. Chess rewards patience, attention to detail and strategic thinking. At the competitive level it also teaches children how to gracefully accept and learn from defeat. Each session begins with a demonstration or puzzle to be solved by the group. This is followed by competitive games and occasional tournaments. Students receive a chess book appropriate to their level of play at the end of the trimester.

Tuesday - 8 Weeks

Afterschool Specials

Speech and Debate (1st-2nd Grade) $240

Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm (Dedimus Potestatem)
Students will explore the art of Rhetoric and Public Speaking through a number of games and project-based learning activities. Students will learn about the three pillars of rhetoric and how to apply them so that they may become confident persuasive speakers. This class will include: debate, impromptu speeches, informative speeches, persuasive speeches, critical thinking and fallacies in reasoning, improvisation, creative writing, speaker-audience commonality (identification), cold calls, counter arguments and more.


LEGO Pre-Engineering (PreK-Kindergarten) $240

Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm (Brick4Kidz)
Lego Engineering and Construction classes explore architecture, engineering and technology. Students build a new project each week using LEGO® bricks and elements. The class provides a fun, hands-on learning and building experience focused on STEM concepts. The goal of this pre-engineering course is to provide a learning experience for children that encourages critical thinking, creativity, organizational skills, problem-solving, and teamwork.


Speech and Debate (3rd-6th Grade) $240

Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm (Dedimus Potestatem)
The objective of this program is to prepare participants for the myriad situations that require formal and informal presentations. Participants will learn how to craft and present arguments, opinions and ideas. They will learn the fundamentals of rhetoric and will practice informing, persuading and motivating an audience in a variety of ways. The grading rubric was adapted with the permission of Neil Mercer, the Director of research and Head of Faculty at The University of Cambridge.

Wednesday - 8 Weeks

Afterschool Specials

Dance! (PreK-2nd Grade) $240

Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm (Celebrate Dance Studios)
In this Zumba inspired class, students will “Dance Around the World” in rocking, high-energy dance parties filled with kid-friendly routines and activities. The class instills fitness as a natural part of children’s lives while incorporating key childhood development elements such as leadership, respect, teamwork, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, balance and cultural awareness.


Beginner Chess (1st-2nd Grade) $200

Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm (Ward Bronson)
This class is geared towards younger students or those who are learning chess for the first time. Chess rewards patience, attention to detail and strategic thinking. Students will learn the moves of the pieces, the rules of the game and the basics of tactics and positional play. Each session will include time for games that are overseen and critiqued by the teacher. Students will receive a chess book appropriate to their level of play at the end of the trimester.


Maker Studio (3rd-8th Grade) $200

Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm (Ed Lu)
The growing Maker movement empowers a DIY mindset to problem solving and innovation. Students will be challenged to solve problems critically and collaboratively using the design thinking process and will develop confidence with a broad range of low-tech tools and materials combined with high-tech digital skills. Have fun learning through hands-on Making!

Music Specials

*NEW* Songwriting w/ Piano (2nd-8th Grade) $200

Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm (Krystyl Maksom)
Students will explore the world of songwriting while being introduced to the fundamentals and basics of piano. No previous experience is required in either discipline, as this class is designed to help students find their passion for music.

Thursday - 8 Weeks

Afterschool Specials

Girl Boss (1st-2nd Grade) $240

Thursday 3:00-4:00pm (Lisa Hantman of The Inner Athlete)
Girl Boss is a class designed just for girls that encourages empowerment, confidence, positive connections, and goal setting. Girl Boss classes involve an open discussion format as well as fun take-home projects and mindfulness. We focus on different topics each week that our Girl Bosses face such as negative self-talk, beauty and body image, social media influences, as well as many other issues. Girl Boss infuses lessons from The Girl Boss environment is a safe and comfortable one so that each girl can express herself freely in her own unique way.


*NEW* Tumbling (PreK-Kindergarten) $240

Thursday 3:30-4:30pm (My Gym)
Classes start with a fun warmup, and include relays such as the animal relay, Hopper ball relay, or Balloon relay. Students are introduced to basic gymnastics skills such as forward/backward rolls, pointing and flexing toes, lunges, and crab walks. Students also work on imagination and fine motor skills using a variety of materials like noodles, hockey pucks, bean bags, etc.


Ceramics (1st-4th Grade) $200

Thursday 3:30-4:30pm (Ed Lu)
Students learn the fundamental skills of clay joinery and handling. At the end of class, students will have a family ceramics showcase and take home fired and glazed work.


Girl Boss (3rd-5th Grade) $240

Thursday 4:00-5:00pm (Lisa Hantman of The Inner Athlete)
Girl Boss is a class designed just for girls that encourages empowerment, confidence, positive connections, and goal setting. Girl Boss classes involve an open discussion format as well as fun take-home projects and mindfulness. We focus on different topics each week that our Girl Bosses face such as negative self-talk, beauty and body image, social media influences, as well as many other issues. Girl Boss infuses lessons from The Girl Boss environment is a safe and comfortable one so that each girl can express herself freely in her own unique way.

Music Specials

Beginner Guitar I (2nd-8th Grade) $200

Thursday 3:30-4:30pm (*NEW TEACHER* Greg Rasmusson)
This class enables students to learn the guitar, its parts, and basic elements. Students develop a respect for music, rewarding hard work and commitment with a lifetime of appreciation for the art of guitar playing.

  • Small group lessons for 2nd-8th grade students.
  • Students must bring their own guitar.
  • For students first learning to play guitar.

Beginner Guitar II (2nd-8th Grade) $200

Thursday 4:30-5:30pm (*NEW TEACHER* Greg Rasmusson)
Picking up where previous instruction left off, students continue to develop their skills, building on established knowledge while introducing new concepts.

  • Small group lessons for 3rd-8th grade students.
  • Students must bring their own guitar.
  • ONLY for students who have taken Beginner Guitar previously.

Friday - 7 Weeks

Afterschool Specials

Cooking (PreK-1st Grade) $210

Friday 3:30-4:30pm (Bambino Chef)
Chefs will learn many different ingredients and techniques to make delicious treats. They will make dishes from scratch from many different recipes while they learn about healthy eating habits.


Junior Robotics (2nd-4th Grade) $210

Friday 3:30-4:30pm (Bricks4Kidz)
Take your LEGO® experience to the next level with this engaging class that offers all the fun and learning of our popular technic building classes, plus the challenge of computer programming! Using LEGO® We-Do drag-and-drop icon based software (designed specifically for elementary ages), sensors and remote controls; your child will further customize their builds by adding sound and motion.



NOTES:

  • Registration will take place online only and will open ------day evening, December --th at 7:00pm. The registration link can be found here. Registration closes on the morning of Tuesday, January 8 at 10:00am.
  • Classes run the week of January 14 through the week of March 4. Make-up sessions (if necessary) will be held the week of March 11. Please note start and end dates vary per class.
  • Mondays excluded are 1/21 MLK Day and 2/18 President’s Day. Friday excluded is 2/15 Professional Development Day.
  • To register: If your child has attended summer camp at any point since 2016 or afterschool specials since 2016, you will use the username and password you've already created for your camp/specials account. If your child did not attend any of the aforementioned programs, you will create a new family account after clicking the registration link.
  • Payment for specials must be made online by credit card or e-check when registering.



Dan Weber
Director of Auxiliary Programs and Athletics