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After School

Lower School After School Enrichment Programs
Spring 2022 Schedule: Monday, January 31- Friday, June 10

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 Spring Semester

-   MONDAY

K-2 Just Play with Anne Lilly, 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 The Jungle Book. The jungle is jumpin’! Adapted from the classic film, The Jungle Book features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs. 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-1 Ballet with Marissa Frey, $550

Whether you are new to ballet or already experienced—this class is for you. Join Ballet instructor Marissa Frey, a dedicated and skilled professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer with 10+ years of experience with various companies and studios. Class will include floor exercises, structured dances, free dance, and storytelling through dance. Students will act and dance out the stories of The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Firebird, Coppelia, and more! 

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.

-   WEDNESDAY

K-2 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.

2-4 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 spring 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.

-   THURSDAY

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

Students will play fun theatre games and help to write short plays based on a popular children’s book such as Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel or Dogman by Dav Pilkey and other authors too. Each young actor will have a chance to create a character and star in mini-play. At the end of the semester, we will perform our plays for an invited audience. Bring your imagination and creativity to become awesome story tellers.

3-8 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-2 Strategy Games with Atalya Sternoff, Senesh Alum and Kindergarten Associate Teacher, $500

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

2-4 Get Active and Speak Hebrew!, $500

Immerse yourself in Israeli culture with Senesh Hebrew teacher Tomer Yanay. We will explore Israeli culture through key historical moments in sports. We will watch short clips in Hebrew from exciting moments in Israeli sports, such as Maccabi Tel- Aviv winning the first European Basketball Cup, the Israeli soccer team’s wins, and highlights from tennis, judo, windsurfing, and more. We will also use movement and games to learn new Hebrew vocabulary words. All Hebrew levels welcome!