AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

In addition to the Extended Hours Program, students may also enroll in a variety of after school electives. Examples of after school classes include FitKids Sports Miz, Pokemon Club, Chess Wizards, Joy of Dance, Robotics, and Equine Lessons, among many others. Designed to be both informative and engaging, the courses available run from 8-10 weeks, rotating on a trimester basis. Offerings vary per trimester based on availability and space.

Registration for these very popular electives is available at an additional cost. They are run by knowledgeable Congressional teachers and staff as well as outside vendors, and they provide an exciting addition to students’ experience at Congressional.

To register for After School Activities, please click here.

FALL 2017

Preschool and Junior Kindergarten

Preschool: Joy of Dance Pre Primary I

When: Monday 3:45‐4:30 p.m.

Grade(s): Preschool

Price: $200.00

Little dancers love this enchanting adventure in dance exploration. Children develop rhythm, grace, poise, coordination, and musicality through pre‐primary classical ballet, beginning tap skills, tap routines, and improvisations with magical props and adorable costumes. Our dance class enriches your child in five areas of development: physical, creative, social, cognitive, and emotional. Children receive a

gift that lasts a lifetime, the joy of dance! This class will conclude with a parent watch day!

Jr. K: Joy of Dance Pre Primary II

When: Mondays 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Grade(s): JK

Price: 200.00

Young dancers are introduced to a beautiful pre‐primary classical ballet syllabus which incorporates magical variations and dance class etiquette. Cognitive skills of counting, sequencing, spatial awareness, and immersion in a second language (French), are introduced in this class. Dancers learn tap technique and delightful song and tap routines which develop coordination, rhythm, timing and stage presence. This class will conclude with a parent watch day!

Preschool - Jr. K: TinkerLab®

When: Tuesdays 3:45-4:30 p.m.

Grade(s): Preschool‐Junior Kindergarten

Price: $125.00

Come join our very own Ms. Rice and become a mini maker in our new class! Each of us is born creative, and creativity will manifest itself in so many ways — through painting, writing, inventing, experimenting, designing, singing, and building to name a few. Tapping into this creative energy can get harder as we grow out of childhood, and this class is designed as a source of inspiration.

Preschool-1st Grade: Fitkids Sports Blast

When: Wednesday 3:45‐4:30 p.m.

Grade(s): Preschool to 1st Grade

Price: $115.00

A great overview of various sports and fundamental skills will be learned. Teamwork and good sportsmanship are stressed. Specific sport activities will vary by each class. This session is designed to ignite a passion for sports. Children will improve their kicking, running, jumping, and throwing skills. Introduction in various sports will include T‐Ball, Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tug of War, Frisbees, Relay Races, Individual instruction, organized drills and fun Games will be included.

Preschool - K: Fitkids Soccer

When: Thursday 3:45‐4:30 p.m.

Grade(s): Preschool to Kindergarten

Price: $115.00

Fit Kids™ soccer is designed for preschool children. Learning the basic skills of soccer develops motor skills, cognitive abilities and social interactions and relationships. This camp provides fun, fast‐paced series of games and activities. This clinic covers trapping, dribbling and shooting concepts.

Preschool-Jr. K: Rocks, Puddles, and Soil

When: Friday 3:45‐4:30 p.m. and 4:45‐5:30 p.m.

Grade(s): Preschool to Jr. Kindergarten

Price: $100.00

Every young explorers dream! Come join us as we investigate all the cool outdoor opportunities our campus has to offer. No stone will go unturned and we will make sure to jump in every puddle. This will get messy!

Equine Program

K-8th Grade: Private Lessons

Grade(s): Kindergarten to 8th Grade

Price: $360.00

These private half‐hour lessons are designed to challenge students at all levels from beginners to the more experienced riders. Lessons will include an emphasis on safety while providing a wide range of fun activities. Riders under the age of seven will also learn on‐the‐ground horsemanship as well as ride each lesson. Riders are required to wear long pants and a heeled, closed‐toe shoe for lessons. Helmets are supplied but students are welcome to bring their own dedicated helmet if preferred.

K-8th Grade: Group Lessons

When: Tuesdays (Beginners), Thursdays (Advanced)

Grade(s): Kindergarten to 8th Grade

Price: $270.00

Now offering 45 minute group lessons! Small groups of 2‐3 riders enjoy companionship and build skills together. Beginner riders that are still working on independent control at a walk and trot can ride in groups on Tuesdays. More advanced riders that have confident control at a walk AND trot can ride in groups in Thursdays. Riders are required to wear long pants and a heeled, closed‐toe shoe for lessons. Helmets are supplied but students are welcome to bring their own dedicated helmet if preferred.

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

K-3rd Grade: Joy of Fance HIP HOP Dance Class

When: Monday 5:15‐6:00 p.m.

Grade(s): Kindergarten to 3rd Grade

Price: $200.00

In this class, young hip‐hop artists will begin with the building blocks of jazz technique. This class develops increased body awareness, coordination, strength, and flexibility through jazz technique exercises, isolations, stretching, progressions, and combinations. This is a fun, fast‐paced class filled with hip‐funky moves to the latest kids’ rock and hip‐hop tunes.

1st-4th Grades: Video Production

When: Monday 3:45‐4:45 p.m.

Grade(s): 1‐4

Price: $125.00

Using iPads, students will learn how to shoot and edit video footage. With a variety of special effects apps, they will have the chance to enhance their films with dramatic sequences or little touches of creativity. Guess who's teaching the class...Mr. Moses!

5th-8th Grades: Bulls & Bears ‐ Stock Market Club

When: Monday 3:45‐4:45 p.m.

Grade(s): 5‐8

Price: $200.00

Come and learn how investors make (and lose) money in the stock market and how you can start investing successfully at a young age! In this hands‐on class, students use a cool stock‐trading simulation tool with real‐time market data to select a $10,000 stock portfolio and analyze performance over time, “learning by doing.” Smart investing will help you meet long‐term financial goals. Make your money work hard for you! Topics include stocks and bonds, financial goals, risk and return, stock price graphs, IPOs (SNAP, Facebook, Twitter), mutual funds and more. A solid foundation for successful future investors!


K-5th Grade: Chess Wizards

When: Tuesdays 3:45‐4:45 p.m.

Grade(s): Kindergarten to 5th Grade

Price: $165.00

We are very pleased that Chess Wizards will be joining us again this year. Last year we won First place in the Annual Scholastic Chess Tournament at American University! Come join the championship team!

2nd-8th Grades: Minecraft

When: Wednesday 3:45‐4:45 p.m.

Grade(s): 2-8

Price: $125.00

Taught by our very own Mr. Moses! There's no better way to explore creativity and practice survival skills. Grab your pick axe and get ready to Minecraft!

Preschool-1st Grade: Fitkids Sports Blast

When: Wednesday 3:45‐4:30 p.m.

Grade(s): Preschool to 1st Grade

Price: $115.00

A great overview of various sports and fundamental skills will be learned. Teamwork and good sportsmanship are stressed. Specific sport activities will vary by each class. This session is designed to ignite a passion for sports. Children will improve their kicking, running, jumping, and throwing skills. Introduction in various sports will include T‐Ball, Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tug of War, Frisbees, Relay Races, Individual instruction, organized drills and fun Games will be included.

Preschool-1st Grade: Fitkids Soccer

When: Thursday 3:45‐4:30 p.m.

Grade(s): Preschool to Kindergarten

Price: $115.00

Fit Kids™ soccer is designed for preschool children. Learning the basic skills of soccer develops motor skills, cognitive abilities and social interactions and relationships. This camp provides fun, fast‐paced series of games and activities. This clinic covers trapping, dribbling and shooting concepts.

K-5th Grade: Art Brains

When: Thursday 3:45‐4:45 p.m.

Grade(s): Kindergarten to 5th Grade

Price: $175.00

Using themes such as fossils, time travel, animals, music, outer space, maps, shadows, invented worlds and more, Art Brains kids continue to expand their minds and abilities after the normal school day has ended with an imaginative new project each class day. Art Brains runs in three sessions each school year

− Fall, Winter, and Spring. Each season brings an all new set of projects that use a variety of materials.

Students typically draw, paint, sculpt, fabricate, write and more throughout the course of a session, and some sessions have included video and performative projects as well.

 

K-4th Grade: Lemonade Stand Entrepreneurs

When: Friday 3:45‐4:45 p.m.

Grade(s): Kindergarten‐4th Grade

Price: $200.00

Let’s sell lemonade! Join us for this fun class, where you will learn how to make yummy lemonade and how to earn money selling it! Fun sessions empower students with an entrepreneurial mindset for their lemonade stand. Students learn about marketing, finance and strategy in a supporting environment fostering team work. From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, young students will have fun while engaging in enriching activities with a lasting developmental impact.

Gene

Questions? Please contact:

Gene Giammittorio
Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs