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After School

Lower School After School Enrichment Programs
Fall 2021 Schedule: Monday, September 13- Friday, January 28

Register for Lower School After School Enrichment on the Senesh Store

MONDAY – THURSDAY  3:30-5:00pm  
FRIDAY 2:30-4:00pm

All classes require a minimum number of students.
Fees are non-refundable.
No after school when school is closed.

Lower School Fall Semester

-   MONDAY

K-2 Just Play with Anne Lily, Lower School Physical Education Teacher,  $500

The heart and soul of childhood is play.  “Just Play” is designed to be a joyful hour of group play for K-2 students based on the historic model of what it is like when neighborhood children gather casually to play in a backyard after school. Children will be taught some sports skills, classic group games that build social connections, and will be given options to play imaginatively or quietly in smaller groups. In addition, they will be given ownership over a democratic group decision making process, where they select activities for each class from their growing list of options.

2-4 Musical Theater with Senesh Musical Director Joanna Greer, $550

Join us as we explore 101 Dalmatians. This musical is an action packed adventure with Cruella De Vil and 101 of the most adorable puppies! If you are into acting, singing, dancing, or being a part of a group, then make sure to take part in this exciting class.

-   TUESDAY

K-2 Earth Science and Gardening, Anne Lily, Lower School Physical Education Teacher, $500

Young gardeners will harvest food and flowers from our garden and distribute them to our school community. We will plant fall flowers and tend our worm farm compost barrels. Students will learn concepts of gardening such as succession planting, annual versus perennial plants, and how to build healthy soil. Students will also learn the Latin and folk names of the many species of plants and trees that are already part of our stewardship at Senesh. In addition, students will create collages out of leaf and plant parts to bring home.

2-4th Mosaic Art with Iviva Olenick, Lower School Art Teacher $550

Come try mosaic art! Explore the endless possibilities of tile mosaics and create crafts using this ancient method.This class will explore tools color, texture, and design. Each student will take home their own work of art. This will be a great place to explore your creative expression in a supportive, relaxed environment!  No previous art experience is necessary.

-   WEDNESDAY


K-1 Tae Kwon Do with Pat Natoli, Mission Martial Arts Academy, $500 

This traditional Tae Kwon Do class incorporates all of the fundamental parts, including basics, forms (kata), freestyle sparring, three-step sparring, agility exercises and bag work. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a gi (uniform) for $30, and sign up for a belt promotion at the end of the semester for an additional fee.

2-4 Junior Improvisation Troupe with Anne Lilly, Lower School Physical Education Teacher, $500

Yes, Anne, our PE teacher, was a professional actor and holds an MA in Theatre Education! Calling all improvisers! Get ready for Saturday Night Live because this workshop will give your student an opportunity to explore and develop their comedic/dramatic skills. Junior Improv Troupe is a playful and creative workshop introducing the building blocks of improvisation through theater games. Students will experience the thrill of creating characters, and scenes on the spot! Exercises will include physical exercises and games that strengthen concentration, listening, and critical thinking skills. By strengthening the ability to “live imaginatively” through self-expression and community interaction, young actors will be supported in gaining confidence in their own identities and in the public forum.

-   THURSDAY

K-2 Puppetry and Storytelling, Anne Lilly, Lower School Physical Education Teacher, $500

Young students will be introduced to various cultural styles of storytelling through the rich tradition of puppetry by observing recorded puppet performances. They will then practice puppetry techniques by using provided puppets to tell classic stories. Students will work collaboratively and imaginatively to write a puppet play based on a theme. Following their completed puppet play, they will construct individual puppets based on the characters they create. This puppet troupe will then joyfully practice the presentation of “their story” as they are directed to put it all together in a final puppet play for presentation. 

2nd-8th Tae Kwon Do with Pat Natoli, Mission Martial Arts Academy, $550

This traditional Tae Kwon Do class incorporates all of the fundamental parts, including basics, forms (kata), freestyle sparring, three-step sparring, agility exercises and bag work. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a gi (uniform) for $30, and sign up for a belt promotion at the end of the semester for an additional fee.

-   FRIDAY

K-4 Strategy Games $500
Strategy Games with Marisa Miller, Senesh Alum and Lower School Teacher

Join us for a fun afternoon of strategy games. An opportunity to work collaboratively and grow logic, deduction, memory skills, and critical thinking skills.