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 tennis, skateboarding, performing arts, ping pong, rock ‘n roll band, chess, and film.
This fall, we’re offering opportunities at every age level! Most classes will be begin the week of September 10th, unless otherwise noted.
September 11-November 20, 2017, $25 for the fall semester session. Explore the fun in the greenhouse and gardens around the school with Odyssey’s Garden Club, led by parents and garden extraordinaires: Chelsea Potter and Carrie Chisholm. Growing plants in different ways, creative projects, and digging in the dirt abound at Garden Club. At the end of the session , each student will have a plant they’ve raised, seeds for the spring, a pair of gardening gloves, a bag of rich dirt, and lots of experience!
Class fee will be announced soon! During this series we will explore techniques developing tools for kids to cultivate a greater understanding of their bodies, manage their emotions/self-regulate, and strengthen communication skills. We will be using art, movement, and games to explore: mindfulness and meditation techniques, self-awareness exercises, and gratitude practice. See Samata’s flyer for more information about last year’s class – update coming soon!
September 26-October 24, 2017, $100 for the session. This class is limited to six students. 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. If you have any questions please email Shirley: firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 12-October 31, 2017, $100 (Includes materials for slime to take home each week) for the session. This club is limited to ten students. Join together to create slimy concoctions! Each week we will meet for an hour to create a different version of slime with which to play and take home!
Hospitality League with Eli Brasch (5th-8th grade) on Tuesdays, 3:45-5:00 pm
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! Practices and games will take place on Tuesdays at Odyssey. Eli is looking for a coaching partner(s) – interested parents should email him directly: email@example.com.
Bits and Bytes: Computer Skills for Students with Nicholas Rake (2nd-5th grade) on Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30 pm
Drop-in classes, $8 each. This after-school class will teach students computer skills using fun and educational resources including ComputerCraft and the Sonic-Pi music production software. 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.
After School Arts with Teri Adams (3rd-5th grade) on Wednesdays, 2-3:30 pm
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!
Magic Club with Gabe Johnson (Open to all ages) on Thursdays, 3:30-5:30
Drop-in classes, free. The club will alternate between meeting on campus at Odyssey and meeting at Gamer’s Haunt on Merrimon Avenue. Gabe will be seeking the help of a parent volunteer to help with carpooling on days they meet at Gamer’s Haunt. There will not be any fees, but parents should be advised that Magic: The Gathering is a game that often requires a monetary investment, although Gabe will provide extra cards that students may use if they want to try it out. Students should bring their Magic cards and snacks or some money for pizza on days they meet at Gamer’s Haunt.
When Magic Club meets at school, parents can pick up their kids at 5:30. On days they meet at the Gamer’s Haunt, they will often stay until 6:30 or 7:00, and kids will be picked up from there.
Soccer Shots (PreK-3rd) on Thursdays, 2:00-3:40
$130/Fall Season, $110/Spring Season. Soccer Shots’ Fall Season is 10 weeks long, beginning on September 21st running through December 7th. There are three separate classes for PreK (starting at 2:00 pm), K-1st (starting at 3:00 pm), and 2nd-3rd grade students (starting at 3:40 pm), and each group requires a minimum of six students to hold the class (we may combine groups if numbers are low). For more information about Soccer Shots programming and philosophy, please visit their website http://www.soccershots.org/.
After School Music with Aidan (5th Grade+) on Thursdays, 3:45-4:45
Drop-in classes, free. Classes start on September 21st. Aidan Wallace, an 11th grade student at Odyssey, is a seasoned woodwind player, specializing in the saxophone family, and he has performed classical and jazz music in concert band, group ensembles, quartets, and solos. Aidan’s project is to provide Odyssey students a music program starting the fall. See Aidan’s flyer for more information!
American Sign Language with native speaker, Heartstrong, after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
$10/class. Tuesday classes are for elementary age students, while Wednesdays after school classes are for middle school students. Heartstrong offers small, immersion-style classes designed to teach students the beginning skills in communicating with ASL as well as introduce them to cultural components. Heartstrong has been teaching these small, individualized classes at Odyssey for 2 years and also offers high school level academic classes.