After School Clubs & Classes

After school clubs vary from year to year and depend largely upon the interests of the students.  Clubs that Odyssey has offered in the past include mindful kids, tennis, skateboarding, slime club, performing arts, gardening, french, ukulele, ping pong, rock ‘n roll band, chess, and film.

***REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 2ND.  ANY INQUIRIES PRIOR TO THAT DATE WILL NOT QUALIFY.  STUDENTS WHO HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO BE IN A CLUB BECAUSE IT WAS FULL IN THE FALL WILL HAVE FIRST PRIORITY IN THE WINTER/SPRING SESSION.***

**REGISTRATION CLOSED; CLASS FULL** Ceramics with Lydia Hearne (K-2nd Grade), on Mondays; 3:45-4:45pm

Runs January 7 – February 25

6 week session, $120

This will be a hand-building class in clay. We will explore some different techniques for working and constructing with clay, creating pieces that the kids can use in their everyday lives!  We will make textured mugs, plates, and some more decorative/ sculptural works as well. Toward the end of the session, we will spend some time glazing, and our works will be fired. *We will not be working on the pottery wheel in this class*

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Hospitality League with Paul Forrest (5th-8th grade); Games on Tuesdays from 3:45-5:00 pm and Practice on Wednesdays at 2:30-3:00

Starts September 19th

Seasonal Registration, $30/season

Hospitality League is a coalition of independent and charter schools offering supportive, fun-centered competitive sports. Through the year, we play Flag Football, Basketball, and Soccer. Students may register by season, but all are encouraged to join! Eli is looking for a coaching partner(s) – interested parents should email him directly: pforrest@odysseycommunity.org

**REGISTRATION CLOSED; CLASS FULL** Magic: The Gathering Club with Gabe Johnson, Andrew Rabin, Paul Forrest, and Alyssa DeRonne; Meets on February 28, March 21, April 25, and May 23.  4-5:00 pm.

There is no charge for this club, just bring your game face!  The game of Magic fosters social, critical, and creative thinking, as well as cultivating strategic, mathematical, and reading skills, and for good measure – an element of art appreciation!

Bits and Bytes: Computer Skills for Students with Nicholas Rake (2nd-5th grade) on Wednesdays; 2:00-3:30 pm.

Runs February 6th – May 29

$128 for 16 weeks

This after-school class will teach students computer skills using fun and educational resources including the BBC Micro:Bit. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of coding as well as web page design, online security, command-line usage, and more.  Additionally, the students will have opportunities to learn a bit about music synthesis, using the new BlipBlox synthesizer, made especially for kids.

After School Arts with Teri Adams (3rd-6th grade) on Wednesdays from 2-3:30 pm.

Returning January 9th

4 week on going sessions @ $120 per session, with a 20% discount rate for siblings

Student artists will discover their creative and artistic uniqueness exploring watercolor, pastel, acrylics and charcoal techniques. The sessions will include learning how to draw and paint animals, landscapes, and portraits in the Chinese brush style, French Impressionism technique, and much more!
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GO Club with Nadia, a high school student, supported by high school teacher Ellen Ray (6th-12th grade); Meets on Tuesdays from 3:45-5:00 pm.

Returning January 8th

There is no charge for this club. Go is a two player strategy board game that originated in ancient Asia. The game is played with black and white stones on a 19×19 lined board (shown below).  The object of the game is to surround more points of territory than your opponent, whoever has the most territory at the end of the game wins. Go is a fun, intriguing, and intellectually stimulating game which has drawn the interest of multiple people over the many years of its 

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Drama ClubFairy Tale Class with Julia Christgau

Mondays from 3:30-4:30

January 7th-April 8th

Pre K and K

Each class will be based on a different fairy tale. We will cover children’s versions of Hans Christian Anderson and Grimms Fairy Tales as well as classics like Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, and Peter Pan! We will play theater games, learn songs and make crafts that will be used as props in our final sharing!

12 weeks – $300 Here’s sign up link: https://goo.gl/forms/MtrSWO1Bf6dKI1tO2

DRAMA CLUB Presents The Snow Queen! with Julia Christgau

Tuesday’s from 4pm-5pm

January 8th – April 9th

1st-4th grade

Come along with Gerda as she searches for her best friend Kai! He’s been captured by the Snow Queen and Gerda goes on a wild adventure to find him, meeting many friends and characters along the way! It’s a story about friendship and the power of positive thinking.

14 weeks – $350  Here is the link to the sign up sheet!

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DRAMA CLUB with WOW Arts – Taught by Julia Christgau

Middle School 5-8th grade

Wednesdays 2:30-4

January 9th- April 10th

Students will learn the basics of improvisation as a tool to become more comfortable on stage, learning to listen and respond to their fellow actors and have fun up there! We will work on scenes from both classic and contemporary plays. The class will culminate with a scene night: A performance of the scenes and some live improv!

14 Weeks – $350 Sign up sheet: https://goo.gl/forms/YiADrcHNvzpxfcaP2

Chess (and more!) Club with Melanie Stowell (1st-4th); Meets on Mondays form 4:00-5:00 pm.

January 7th through May 20th

$40 materials fee for the semester

It’s always great to be able to look a few moves ahead. Let’s look at strategy from a broader perspective! Every week we’ll start with a game or two of chess, and then explore other strategy games. Students are welcome to suggest games for the class–what are your favorites?

 French Class with Shirley Rotolo

PreK (Must be 4) through 1st grade * Tuesdays 3:35-4:20 * April 2-May 7

2nd-3rd grades * Thursdays 3:45-4:30 * April 4 – May 9

$100 per student

This five week course will be fun and exciting!  The French immersion program provides learning experiences that will meet the developmental needs of all the children in this age group.  Classes will include learning French vocabulary through games, movement, activities, music, story time, and French conversation.  Research has shown that exposure to a new language improves academic performance, brain development and also introduces cultural awareness.

Math Tutoring with Grant Yost (6th-12th); Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:35-4:30

All Year! Free!

Grant will be hosting after school math tutoring for students who need some extra help in their classes. This is a time for students to work on homework with guidance, learn about additional topics they are interested, or catch up in a class that they are behind in.

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