FALL 2020: While our Extended Hours Program will continue to operate, we will not be running our After School Activities program for the first trimester of the 2020-2021 school year. A determination will be made at a later date around the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Thank you for your understanding.
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.
SPRING 2019-2020 SCHEDULE
When: Monday 3:45‐4:30 p.m.
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!
When: Mondays 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Grade(s): Jr. Kindergarten
Young dancers are introduced to a beautiful pre-primary classical ballet syllabus that 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!
When: Monday 5:15‐6:00 p.m.
Grade(s): Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
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.
When: Mondays from 3:45 pm-4:30 pm and 4:30-5:15 pm
Grade(s): Junior Kindergarten - Grade 1
At Rosie Riveters we believe that doing is how you learn. When you let girls solve problems on their own, they learn to be more independent. With the confidence to fail you arm yourself with the tools to win! Rosie Riveters is a non-profit organization that develops girls confidence, problem-solving and critical thinking skills through our hands-on and interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) projects.
When: Mondays from 3:45 pm-4:30 pm
Grade(s): Grades Kindergarten-Grade 2
This small group class will focus on foot skills and ball control which are the foundation for future soccer success. Each class will be action-packed with new skills, fun games and personal challenges for each player. This class is being led by Coach Christian who has over 20 years of coaching experience here in the area with McLean Soccer Club and most recently as an assistant coach at Marymount University.
When: Tuesdays 3:45pm-4:30pm and 4:30pm-5:15pm
Grade(s): Preschool & Jr. Kindergarten
A junior book club with adventure! Each week we will read a Caldecott Medal award-winning children’s book together (with our reading glasses) and then take on a fun activity that relates to the book! One day we might be making oobleck, slime, and putty after reading Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss, another day we will go on a campus adventure after reading Where the Wild Things Are, and one day we could be pizza-making after reading In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak. Books open up new worlds for children, and it will be an adventure a week in our book club!
8 weeks, 8 different books, activities range from cooking, art, acting, “hiking,” outdoor time, dancing…everything that fits in with the book that week!
When: Tuesdays 3:45pm-4:45pm
Grade(s): Preschool - Kindergarten
Is there a doctor in the school? Join us as we bring Mini Med School to your school! Our little doctors will use stuffed animal patients to take blood pressure readings, give “stitches”, put on a cast, and make their own first aid kit, all while learning lots about what doctors, dentists, EMTs, and other medical professionals do on a daily basis.
When: Tuesdays 3:45pm-4:45pm
Grade(s): Kindergarten-Grade 5
Learn the game of chess in a friendly, hands-on environment. Our instructor will teach your students everything they need to master the game, from rules and piece movements to opening and end game strategies. Students will have the opportunity to play games against one another and their instructors to further hone their skills.
When: Wednesday 3:45-4:30 pm
During this class, the time will be split between 4 weeks of Basketball and 4 weeks of T-ball.
Basketball: March Madness!!! During this session, the children will learn all about the game of Basketball. Emphasis is placed on basic fundamentals including ball handling, passing, rebounding, shooting, and defensive skills. Players will also build on teamwork and sportsmanship. All equipment is provided. Other sports skills might be included such as relay races and agility skills with the training ladder and hurdles.
T-Ball: This clinic introduces kids to the basics of T-Ball. Hitting, stance, fielding, throwing, and catching are only a few of the basics covered. Bring a glove if you have one, otherwise, all of the equipment will be provided such as Velcro catch gloves, foxtails, bats, tees, bases, and More!
When: Wednesday 3:45-4:30 pm
Grades: Jr. Kindergarten - Kindergarten
Mooshee and Mrs. Razi are opening doors to a new language - come explore; play some, learn some, and learn to love some - in FARSI.
When: Wednesdays 3:45 - 4:45 pm
Come join Mr. Gene as we explore the wonderful world of fly fishing! We will learn about the different types of flies, lines, and leaders. Learn how to properly select the right flies for the correct season, read water current and wade safety through a creek.
When: Wednesdays 3:45 - 4:45 pm
Travel through Latin American countries learning and exploring the different cultures through food, literature, and music.
When: Thursday 3:45‐4:30 pm and 4:30 - 5:15 pm
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.
When: Thursday 3:45‐4:30 pm and 4:45-5:30 pm
Grade(s): Preschool & Junior Kindergarten
Every young explorer's 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!
When: Friday 3:45 - 4:45pm
Watch it soar, see it glide, and come take a ride with rockets, planes, and flying things! We will build flying machines, test gliders, and soar to the moon through art, stories, and lots of play! Our adventures will sharpen your imagination, kick start your motor skills, and ignite a passion for flying!
When: Fridays 3:45-4:345pm
Grades: Kindergarten-Grade 4
En Garde! Ready? Fence! Join us for this awesome experience with NOVA Fencing Club. We teach fencing using fun games and drills. Our students learn basic footwork and blade work skills from experienced coaches, who have developed both national and international competitors and several current Junior Olympians.
When: Friday 3:45-4:45 pm and 4:45 - 5:30 pm
Grades: Preschool - Kindergarten
Experience a pony adventure every week in this new introductory after school activity offering designed for our PS-K students. Students will learn how to groom a pony, how to lead a pony, what a pony eats, parts of a pony, and how to tell if a pony likes you. We will answer questions such as, what is the difference between a horse and a pony? Do ponies sleep standing up? Why do some ponies wear shoes and others don’t? Congressional’s very own ponies will help us discover the answers. We will finish up each day with a quick pony ride. *Note: this program is not a riding lesson. Riding Lessons are available starting in 1st grade.
Congressional Riding Academy
Horseback riding lessons are offered Monday-Friday after school during the fall and spring.
Questions? Please contact:
Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs