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!
September 11-November 20, 2017, $130 for fall session. 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 the Mindful Kids Flyer with more information!
Lego Robotics (3rd-5th grade) on Mondays, 3:45-4:15 pm – THIS CLASS IS FULL.
Begins September 18, free! Last year Odyssey was awarded a grant to support two robotics teams: one elementary and one middle school. Our middle school team meets during the school day, and this club is for elementary students. Students will get instruction from certified robotics teachers, work together on a team to tackle a Hydroelectric Challenge, and potentially compete in a robotics competition! We will need a minimum of 4-5 students, and can only take a maximum of 8 students. For more information, please email Executive Director, Megan Martell.
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 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.
After School Arts with Teri Adams (3rd-5th grade) on Wednesdays, 2-3:30 pm THIS CLASS IS FULL.
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!
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/.
Tennis with Coach Ben (2nd-5th Grade) on Thursdays, 3:45-4:45
$75 per 5 week session. Session 1 starts on September 21st. Coach Ben is returning after a super fun spring! Students learn tennis skills, play games, and get great exercise in this class. No previous tennis experience is required, and rackets can be borrowed initially, but bringing your own is encouraged. This class requires a minimum of six registered students to happen, so invite your friends!