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After-School Programs Pine Crest School – Boca Raton Campus Pine Crest School offers many different After-School programs for your child. You can choose from the performing arts or enrichment programs such as sports, science, skill building, fitness, afternoon care, and more! Updated 8/17/2012


AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 2012

Important Program Information 

All classes and programs are subject to sufficient enrollment.

All programs have limited space and availability.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

There will be no classes scheduled on days declared as half days or school holidays.

Tuition is NOT Refundable.

Full payment for these programs will be billed to your school account.

Prorating of days or weeks is NOT available.

An afternoon snack is provided each day.

Children are supervised by a Pine Crest Staff member from dismissal until the start of their After-School program.

Any student not picked up by the end of their After-School program on time, will automatically be sent to Extended Day and charged the daily fee.

Any day missed due to illness, vacation, or conflicting schedules will not be made up or reimbursed.

Registration forms for our programs can be found on the Blackboard website when registration is made available.

After-School Programs | Main: 561.852.2823  Fax: 561.852.2832


AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 2012 AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM OPTIONS After-School Enrichment

PK-5th

Road Runners

1-5th

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Dates: This program typically operates three sessions during the school year. Contact: Mrs. Higgins at 561.852.2830

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Dates: This program typically operates from October through February. Contact: Coach Haines at 561.883.6819

After-School Dance

Power Up

PK-8

Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Dates: This program operates annually. Contact: Mrs. Moody at 561.883.6912

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Dates: This program typically operates three sessions during the school year. Contact: Coach Weidenfeld at 561.852.2823

K-5th

After-School Drama

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Dates: This program typically operates two sessions during the school year. Contact: Mrs. Blakely at 561.883.6852

After-School Tennis

PK-8th

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Dates: This program operates annually. Contact: Coach Kadera at 561.852.2844

After-School Swim

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PK-8

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Dates: This program operates annually. Contact: Swim Office at 561.852.2825

Extended Day

6-8th

Fine Arts Conservatory

PK-8th

Time: Afternoons, Evenings, Weekends. Dates: This program operates annually. Contact: Mr. Mellone at 561.852.2851 For additional questions about our programs, please contact the Summer and After-School Programs Office at 561.852.2823. You may also visit the After-School programs module on Blackboard. This will be located under the Lower or Middle School tabs on the top of the screen.

PK-5th

Time: 3:30 - 5:45 p.m. Dates: This program operates annually, semiannually, or daily during the school year. Contact: Mrs. Senter at 561.883.6830

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 2012 AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT

GRADES PK - 5

This program typically operates THREE sessions during the school year.

We offer this program in addition to our Extended Day Care Program. In our After-School Enrichment classes your child will have the opportunity to explore and develop a variety of new interests. In each session throughout the school year there will be the opportunity to choose a class that will introduce your child to a new experience. All classes are presented in a fun and skill-building environment. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Limited enrollment in enrichment classes/activities will be filled on a registration first-received basis. Only signed registrations will be accepted. We cannot accept registrations received by telephone. If your choice of a class has been filled, you will be notified and offered a choice of another class or activity. Receipt of and acceptance of a signed registration by Pine Crest School constitutes an obligation by you to pay the full fees for the class/activity. Refund Policy: Instructors are hired and materials are purchased based upon class enrollment. No refunds will be made for missed classes or if a student withdraws. There will be no classes scheduled on days declared as school holidays. Pick Up: Instructors will have their students in front of the Lower School office at 4:30 p.m. for dismissal. At 4:45 p.m. any child not picked up will be taken to the Extended Day Program area. We insist that all children be supervised while on the school campus. An additional charge will be made for the use of the Extended Day Program. Sample Program Offerings*: THINKING Mind Games Animals Chess Science Robotics

SPORTS Basketball Soccer Kickball Flag Football Golf

FITNESS Cheerleading Yoga Aerobics Karate Play

* Program offerings are not always offered each session and are a generic reference to the actual company or program that is utilized. If you have specific questions about our After-School Enrichment programs please contact the Enrichment Office directly at 561.852.2830. After-School Programs | Main: 561.852.2823 ď ˇ Fax: 561.852.2832


AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 2012 AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

GRADES PK - 5

Animals: This program enhances the knowledge of students through a unique hands-on approach. Discover the world of insects, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Cheerleading: This upbeat class will teach basic cheerleading skills through fun games. Children will have a blast learning simple cheers, jumps, stances and dances with pompoms! Chess: Learn the game of chess. Chess America presents all new chess clubs with lots of fun in store. Tournaments! Trophies! Prizes! Note: two clubs now and lessons for all abilities and fun for everyone. We will have a party at the end of the session. Fitness: Students will engage in fun and exciting exercise routines and fitness activities, all while developing a healthy lifestyle and body. Golf: Students will learn basic golf fundamentals through fun play. Age appropriate equipment is provided. Karate: This class is designed to help students to improve their concentration, respect for others, as well as increase their self-esteem. Students will practice and perfect their kicking, hand techniques, sparring and other movements. Mind Games: Students will learn strategy, problem solving, decision making, teamwork, communication, and the art of graceful winning and losing. Play: This is a co-ed sports program that works with our pre-primary students on the development of gross motor skills. It teaches life skills along with the value of exercise. Robotics: We welcome all students to our classes where children learn robot assembly and programming in a fun-filled experience that fosters teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving. Science: We spark imaginative learning with these hands-on, one-hour science programs which are themed around a particular area of science. Sports: These classes stress team work, participation, and sportsmanship. Possible sports include basketball, soccer, kickball, flag football, and more! Yoga: This program integrates music, storytelling and movement to engage and educate. The class will develop strong and flexible bodies, concentration and much more. After-School Programs | Main: 561.852.2823 ď ˇ Fax: 561.852.2832


AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 2012 AFTER-SCHOOL DANCE

GRADES PK - 8

This program operates ANNUALLY during the school year.

Pine Crest’s after school dance program will focus on technique, body control, memorization, strength and flexibility along with a combination of music and fun. Our program operates year-round concluding with one spectacular recital towards the end of the school year. This showcase featuring all of our after-school dancers is typically held in March. More information will be distributed later throughout the year. All Pre-Kindergarten through Third Grade students enrolled in our After-School Dance program will be picked up from their homeroom classes immediately at the end of the school day. They will then proceed to the state of the art Dance Studio where students will eat a healthy snack and then change for class. All Fourth through Eighth Grade students will have the opportunity to get their homework done and then proceed to the studio for their scheduled class. Pick up is immediately following each class outside the Zimmerman Family Athletic Complex. Students who are not picked up at that time will be escorted to Extended Day. Please be advised that there is a specific dress code for all students enrolled in after-school dance classes. You will receive this information when signing up for the class. Activities: All after-school dance classes will provide your dancer with a positive nurturing environment that will help students gain self-confidence along with build respect and love for the art of dance. Class sizes are limited, so sign up soon to guarantee a spot in the class. Pine Crest is striving to provide a solid dance education in the fundamental dance disciplines as well as introduce students to the most updated methods and styles. We look forward to working with your young dancers and are excited to begin our new season of our after school dance program. All classes are determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note there are no scheduled classes on half days of school or on school holidays. The first half of the payment will be billed to your account in September. This payment will cover classes from September through December. The second payment will be charged to your account in January, and will cover classes from January through May. If you have specific questions about our After-School Dance programs, please contact the Dance Studio directly at 561.852.2829.

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 2012 AFTER-SCHOOL DRAMA

GRADES K - 5

This program typically operates TWO sessions during the school year.

The Pine Crest School Drama program works to enrich students’ lives by stimulating creativity in both individual and group activities. A variety of methods are employed including: Media presentation and presentation skills classes, Television studio workshops, Drama workshops, After-school performance classes, Lower School assembly productions, Broadway spring musicals, Renaissance study in Hamlet and MacBeth, and membership/participation in the International Thespian Society. Individual instruction is available upon request. Students also observe professionals at work through specially scheduled programs during the academic year. The facilities include excellent venues to showcase productions and technical work. The technical and academic instructors have extensive training in their related areas. Flexible scheduling allows Pine Crest’s 800+ student body to fully realize the opportunities available in the Dramatic Arts program. Strong administrative, facilities, faculty, parent, student and financial support creates a cooperative and enjoyable experience for all involved. Students enrolled in this program benefit in various academic behaviors. 1. Dramatics help perfect speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. 2. Dramatics help develop poise and self-confidence. 3. Dramatics offer an interesting, motivating way to put reading and writing skills to work. 4. Dramatics improve observation skills, cultivate imagination and improve concentration. 5. Dramatics offer lifelong lessons on the value of cooperation and empathy. Faculty/Staff will escort your child to the dining room at the end of the school day for a snack. The students will be picked up from there and taken to Drama class. All classes will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pick up will be in the front of the lower school building. Any child not picked up by 4:45 p.m. will be sent to Extended Day, and the daily fee for that program will be applied. If you have specific questions about our After-School Drama program, please contact the Drama Department directly at 561.883.6852.

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 2012 TENNIS PROGRAMS

GRADES K - 8

This program typically operates ANNUALLY during the school year.

Whether you are interested in competing at the tournament level or you simply want to build your skills to play social tennis, Pine Crest’s coaches will work with you to create a learning track to meet your needs. Want to practice five days a week, or just two days a week? Do you want to take tennis instead of PE, or play longer after school, or even both? It’s up to you and what fits your schedule. Tennis is one of the few sports that are a lifelong game. What you learn about the game at Pine Crest will serve you well into your future. The PC tennis coaches love the game of tennis, and they help build that love in all their students as well. Unlike many other sports, tennis relies on the individual. In tennis it’s all up to you! Learn how to build your athletic skills and your problem solving skills all while having a whole lot of fun! After-School Tennis Programs Junior Panther Clinic: This program is designed for the beginner to the intermediate player to help develop a love of tennis in a fun atmosphere. Emphasis is on eye-hand coordination, balance, technique and footwork. Other aspects of the game that are covered include scoring, rallying and match play. Students may attend one or as many as five days a week. Kindergarten and first grade students will be picked up in their neighborhoods at 3:15 p.m. Second through eighth graders will meet the coaches in the playground at dismissal. High Performance Panther Clinic: The high performance clinic is designed for the competitive player who is interested in playing tournaments and wants to take their game to the next level. Technique is stressed during competitive live ball drills and match play. Strategy, mental toughness, conditioning and footwork are all emphasized. IN ADDITION TO AFTER-SCHOOL TENNIS, WE ALSO OFFER LESSONS DURING SCHOOL HOURS. During School Hours: Both fed ball and live ball drills are the focus of this class while emphasizing all aspects of the game. Lessons include racket skills, stroke development, footwork, tennis games and match play. Pre-kindergarten through second grade students can schedule one or as many as four classes a week in place of physical education. Third through eighth grade students can schedule one or as many as five classes per week.

For lesson appointments or if you have specific questions about our After-School Tennis program, please contact Coach Kadera at 561-852-2844. After-School Programs | Main: 561.852.2823  Fax: 561.852.2832


AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 2012 AFTER-SCHOOL SWIM

GRADES PK - 8

This program operates ANNUALY during the school year.

At the Boca Raton Campus we provide the following options for swim lessons. All group placements are at the sole discretion of Pine Crest’s swimming instructors. After-School Small Group Lessons: Open to ages 3 to 12 for both Pine Crest and non-Pine Crest children. Lessons are available Monday through Thursday afternoon with classes running from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m., 3:45 to 4:15 p.m., or 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Enrolled Pine Crest students who sign up for the 3:00 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. class will be picked up from their classroom by a swimming instructor. Pine Crest students signed up for the 4:30 p.m. lesson must make arrangements to get to the pool. Parents must pick up all swimmers from the pool deck at the conclusion of their lesson. During-School Small Group Lessons: Open to Pine Crest students in grades Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade. Students are taken to the pool in place of their PE class twice per week. Swimming instructors help the students get changed for the pool before instruction. Swimmers are taught in small groups, and then returned to their classroom by the end of the PE period. Instructional days depend upon student’s grade. An email will be sent to you once we receive the “sign-up” form to indicate what days your child/class will be getting their swim lesson. No classes are scheduled on Mondays. Private Lessons Open to ages 2 years and up. Program consists of five 30 minute lessons. All private lessons are arranged by appointment only. For lesson appointments or if you have specific questions about our After-School Swim program, please contact the Swim Office at 561.852.2825.

ROAD RUNNERS

GRADES 1 - 5

This program typically operates from OCTOBER to FEBRUARY.

Road Runners is a group of young people in Grades 1 - 5 who love to run! Students have the opportunity to get in shape in a safe, non-competitive and fun environment. Practices include warm-up, runs around the field, active games, cool-down, and water breaks. Kids runs and road races are available for those who enjoy a more competitive racing experience. All runners will meet at the Morris Family Amphitheatre and be escorted to practice by Coach Haines and Coach Shenkman. If you have specific questions about our Road Runners program, please contact Coach Haines directly at 561.883.6819. After-School Programs | Main: 561.852.2823  Fax: 561.852.2832


AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 2012 POWER UP

GRADES 6 - 8 This program typically operates THREE sessions during the school year.

The key to a healthy life includes a regular fitness program. This should be incorporated into children’s lives at an early age. As our students grow, it's important for them to know how to keep their bodies healthy and conditioned, not just for the physical benefits, but for the mental acuity it provides and the emotional confidence that can be achieved. Power Up is offered after school for students in Grades 6-8. The program will take place on the field and in the weight room from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. The students will learn proper form for various exercises which will be combined into regular fitness routines that can be done anywhere. The exercises will include multi-modalities such as resistance bands, plyometrics, gymnastics, body weight exercises and light dumbell workouts. Students will understand the importance of fueling muscles with proper nutrition and how to create balanced, toned fitness. Coach Weidenfeld will meet your child in the dining room at the end of the school day for a snack. The students will be picked up from there and taken to the class. All classes will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pick up will be in the front of the Lower School building on the North side of campus. If you have specific questions about our Power Up program, please contact the Ms. Weidenfeld directly at 561.852.2823.

EXTENDED DAY

GRADES PK - 6

This program is available Annually, Semi-Annually, or Daily during the school year.

We offer Extended Day to families with children enrolled in our Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Operating from 3:15 to 5:45 p.m. on full class days, Extended Day is designed to be a convenient and helpful service to our parents - and fun for our young students! Our charges are designed to cover the cost of staffing, materials and supplies, and the use of campus facilities and equipment. Most families select our full-year enrollment option, which offers a significant discount over semester payments. Daily and/or last minute enrollment options are also available. Continued on the next page.

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 2012 EXTENDED DAY CONTINUED

GRADES PK - 6

Please note that use of the Extended Day service, for 30 minutes or less, has a daily charge regardless of the time spent in the program. A late pick-up charge will be applied from 5:45 to 6:00 p.m. An additional charge will automatically be applied for every half hour starting at 6:00 p.m. regardless of the overage. If you need to use our Extended Day program as a last minute resource due to certain uncontrollable circumstances that will not allow you to pick up your child at the regular school dismissal time, you are more than welcome to do so. Please contact the school’s main office and inform them of your need, and we will send your child to the Extended Day Program. Extended Day is available on any full day of classes. The children will go to the Dining Hall at the end of the school day and an afternoon snack will be provided. Sample Activities Might Include: Arts & Crafts, Board Games, Computers, Movies, Playground, Nintendo Wii Games, and Recreational Reading. Homework Time: As a part of the Extended Day Program, supervised homework and study time is available for our students. Parents, please note that this is NOT a tutoring session and that students should plan their time wisely to complete their work on their own during this time. Coordination with Other Campus Programs: Flexibility is a prime objective of Extended Day. Children can first go to an After-School Enrichment class, club or activity, swimming, tennis lessons, or teachers’ extra-help sessions, and then enter the Extended Day Program for the remainder of the afternoon until pick up. Parents should be sure to tell the teacher, coach or club sponsor to pass their children on to Extended Day when the activity is finished, and they should also make the Extended Day staff aware that the children are to join the program that day. Students may not remain on campus after dismissal from other activities without supervision. Children not picked up on time from these activities will be taken to Extended Day and charged the daily fee. Pick Up: Children may be picked up any time before 5:45 p.m. but must be collected directly from the Extended Day staff. Since staff must stay until all children are picked up, there is a substantial late charge automatically added to a student’s account for pick up after 5:45 p.m. If you have specific questions about our Extended Day program, please call the Extended Day line directly at 561-883-6830. After-School Programs | Main: 561.852.2823  Fax: 561.852.2832


AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS 2012 FINE ARTS CONSERVATORY

GRADES PK - 8

This program typically operates from SEPTEMBER to MAY.

The Fine Arts Department of Pine Crest School has a well-earned reputation for excellence and is committed to offering a wide variety of lessons and classes in band, chorus, dance, drama, music, orchestra, and visual arts. We are now pleased to provide these activities in an after-school setting through a new program, the Fine Arts Community Conservatory. This program will provide fine arts activities to students in the Boca Raton area. The Fine Arts Community Conservatory will offer two of the Fine Arts Department’s greatest assets: Pine Crest School faculty and Pine Crest School facilities. The faculty is recognized as educational leaders in their areas of expertise. All faculty members hold degrees in their field of specialization and have many years of experience. Pine Crest School arts facilities include two dance studios; ensemble-specific rooms for band, chorus, and orchestra; two visual arts suites; twelve Wenger soundproof studios; a 75-seat recital hall; and a 750-seat concert hall. To learn more about the new Fine Arts Community Conservatory program and what it has to offer you and your child, please view the brochure available on the Fine Arts website. Opportunities are available for all students and their families. We look forward to providing this additional arts program to young people in our community. If you have specific questions about our Fine Arts programs, please contact Mr. Mellone directly at 561.852.2851.

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Boca After-School Programs  

After-School program offerings on the Boca Raton campus of Pine Crest School.