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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 Mix, Lemonade Stand Entrepreneurs, Tinkerlab, Chess Wizards, Joy of Dance, and Equine Lessons, among many others. Designed to be both informative and engaging, the courses available run from 6-8 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 2022 SCHEDULE

Mondays (9/12-11/7)

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

Grades: K - 3

Price: $225.00

Artletes combines physical movement with art and boosts energy, motivation, creativity, and confidence. This course teaches kids how to build and maintain healthy habits and routines, and allows them to have fun and be creative in the process!

Each class consists of 3 parts:

1) Physical movement (a variety of sports, dance, P.E. style games, yoga, etc.)

2) Discussion and trivia games about the health and wellness topic of the day

3) A hands-on art activity related to the topic of the day (we won't just be coloring worksheets!)

Children learn to make healthy choices for themselves and to embrace their creativity in the process!  

For more information, please visit: www.artletesNOVA.com

When: Mondays 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Grades: 2 - 4

Price: $200.00

Have you ever wanted to make your own websites and apps? In this hands-on coding and tech club, you’ll learn the skills of a coder and the mindset of an entrepreneur through building apps - your own app and also an app for local nonprofits. You’ll build apps and games every week in the course and work on real web apps. Previous students have been covered in multiple local news outlets for apps they've built for homeless shelters, veterinarians, and local climate nonprofits!

Tuesdays (9/13-11/1)

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

Grades: K - 1

Price: $190.00

Join us for this fun skills-based after school soccer program. Each class will include a mix of individual skills, small group activities and finish with some competitive games.

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

Grades: 2 - 4

Price: $190.00

Join us for this fun skills based after school soccer program. Each class will include a mix of individual skills, small group activities and finish with some competitive games.

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

Grades: 2 - 4

Price: $200.00

Do you love writing? Have you ever wanted to publish articles online, or have something you wrote go viral? In this club for budding writers, you’ll work on all of the above, as you learn how to be a junior journalist. You’ll interview your friends, learn how to write really well, and craft weekly articles about events at your school. At the end of the class, you and your friends will team up to write a real article that will be published in a local newspaper.

Wednesdays (9/14-11/2)

When: Wednesdays 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Grades: 1 - 4

Price: $200.00

Chess Wizards offers fun, intellectual and challenging chess education and tournament experiences to children of all abilities and ages. Our chess instruction is held at participating schools, as well as park districts, churches, and chess clubs. We also offer private lessons, run scholastic tournaments, and hold chess camps in the summer. We believe learning should be fun! Kids play chess because it is fun, not because it ‘is good for their cognitive, social, and emotional development.’ Our students learn chess is fun on Day 1!

When: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Grades: 1 - 4

Price: $200.00

Do you love to cook? Want to know more recipes? In this unique cooking class for young kids, students learn all about food: how to make it, how to make it safely, and how to use it for good! You’ll learn about food safety, meet new friends, and cook some (oven-less) recipes from all 6 inhabited continents. Everything you cook will be easy to make and suitable for after-school cooking: including “easy pizza”, Japanese Onigiri (Rice Balls), and other finger-foods from Africa, Asia, and South America. During sessions, you and your friends will play fun cooking games, learn a few words from another culture, and learn about local games for the country we are immersing ourselves in. At the end of class, you'll have a whole recipe book you can use to impress friends and family at home!

Thursdays (9/15-11/10)

When: Thursdays 3:30‐4:30 p.m.

Grades: K - 2

Price: $200.00

Let’s get active in after-school! In this class for kids, we’ll play a different, carefully-chosen sport or active game every single session. Students will put their bodies in motion, and release surplus energy in a way that will help them be more present during the school day and at home. They’ll develop functional movement patterns that will make them more effective and boost their self esteem for other sports. Along the way, they’ll practice teamwork, communication, and emotional self-regulation skills that will help them everywhere, not just on the field or court. It’s sure to be a great time!

Congressional Riding Academy

Congressional Riding Academy 

Horseback riding lessons are offered Monday-Friday after school. Our goal is to develop confident equestrians in a safe, fun, rider-centered environment. The Congressional Riding Academy helps students develop riding skills, gain horsemanship knowledge, and foster friendships with two and four-legged friends. We believe working with horses builds on the school’s core values of integrity, kindness, perseverance, respect, and responsibility. Lessons are private 1 on 1 for 8 weeks.

 

Riding Lessons

Grades: 1-4

 

Mondays 9/12-11/8 

Price: $480.00

3:45-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-5:15 p.m.

 

Tuesdays 9/13-11/1

Price: $480.00

3:45-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-5:15 p.m.

 

Wednesdays 9/14-11/2

Price: $480.00

3:45-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-5:15 p.m.

 

Thursdays 9/15-11/10

Price: $480.00

3:45-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-5:15 p.m.

 

Saturdays 9/17-11/12

Price: $480.00

9:00-9:45 a.m., 10:00-10:45 a.m., or 11:00-11:45 a.m.

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Questions? Please contact:

Gene Giammittorio
Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs and Project Manager, Pool Renovation