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.
2022 Spring Offerings:
Interactive French Class with Shirley Rotolo, PreK (4yrs)- 1st Grade.
Runs April 21st – May 19th.
$140 per student per 5 week session (10 cap)
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.
Love Yourself Club (K-4th):
2nd/4th Thursdays (3:45 – 4:45pm), February 10th – May 19th
$50/mo. Equity rate is $5/mo (15 student cap)
Love Yourself Club, founded by Victoria Brooklyn Hunter circa 2021 offers club members activities that focus on positivity, self acceptance, and self identity.
Odyssey Dance Company with Sam Sole
(K-2nd) Tuesdays (3:45 – 4:45 pm), January 18th – April 29th
(3rd-6th) Mondays (3:45-4:45 pm), January 18th – April 28th
$210/semester (12 student cap)
Exploring the many styles of dance/dance education. Students will work on techniques weekly: ballet, contemporary, and jazz. Students will also be able to choreograph a piece together collectively.
Board Games with Molly Varley (7th -12th):
Wednesdays 3-5 pm, January 19th – TBD
Take a mid-week break and play some games! We will have a variety of games to choose from, from old classics like Monopoly to newer games you might not be familiar with. Play a classic or learn a new game; we will all take turns providing snacks. If there is interest, students will be able to develop their own cooperative or competitive game.
Theater Kids Club with Liz ( 3rd – 12th):
Tuesday/Thursdays (3:45 – 4:45), January 18th (must commit for 4 months)
$200/month (11 student minimum, 17 student max)
Are you ready for the stage? Come audition, practice, and perform a real Broadway Jr. Musical. Actors will conquer theater fundamentals, including prop design, theatrical makeup, and performance.
Art of Performing with Barbi (K-4):
Tuesdays, (3:45 – 4:45), January 18th – April 26th
$240/semester (20 student cap)
For the budding performer…Come learn how to explore your inner rockstar with a chance to build confidence and performing skills. We will workshop song and choreo routines as groups and solo performances. If you love to sing and dance…this club is for you.
Jewelry-Making with Kylie (5th – 12th):
Tuesdays (4-5:30pm), February 8th – March 15th
(7 min, 12 max)
For beginners and experienced jewelers alike! Students may work with a combination of beads, fabric, reclaimed/upcycled leather, clay, found and natural objects, personal artwork, and wire depending on their interests. We will cover the foundations of tool-use, crimping, clasps, jump rings, and other findings as well. Join me to create bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, and anything else your mind invents!
1st -3rd Grade Chess Club with Peter Michelman (1st-3rd):
Wednesdays (02:10 – 02:55), January 19th – May 18th
$10 per class/kid (12 student cap)
Odyssey School is pleased to announce the formation of two afterschool chess classes for grades 1-3 (Beginners) and 4-8 (Intermediate) respectively. We have recruited United States Chess Federation Expert Peter Michelman. Peter has 20 plus years of experience teaching chess in NY and NC. It is well established that chess aids in reading and math skills, critical thinking, logic and creativity, memory and concentration, and even discipline.
The beginner class will focus on correctly moving the pieces and avoidance of mistakes. Students will learn how to write in algebraic notation and keep a legible scoresheet. Students will learn some basic openings, do tactical puzzles and basic endgames. Classes will consist of instruction using a projection system with licess.org and then students playing one another with supervision. Kids should bring a pad of paper and a pen to keep
4th -8th Grade Chess Club with Peter Michelman (4th – 8th):
Wednesday (3:05 – 3:55), January 19th – May 18th
$10 per class/kid (12 student cap)
The intermediate class will review everything in the beginner class and then jump to openings in greater depth, more difficult tactical puzzles and endgames and reviewing actual student games. Classes will also be split up with more time dedicated to instruction on projection systems than playing time.