After School Enrichment Clubs

Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool are pleased to announce a number of After School Enrichment Club offerings. These clubs are open to the public and do fill quickly, so early registration is encouraged. Clubs are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that some club dates are not consecutive and may present a scheduling conflict with other RA after school events, trips, and athletics. Every attempt was made to prevent this from occurring, but in certain circumstances, it was unavoidable. Club money will not be refunded in the event of these scheduling conflicts. Parents are encouraged to check the School and Athletic Calendars prior to registering for clubs.

All questions regarding our enrichment clubs should be directed to Club Director, Donna Kauth by phone at 203.894.1800 x106 or by email.

Please note, parents are responsible for entering their child’s club dismissal details in Veracross. Teachers, staff, and bus coordinators will all use this information to create dismissal and bus lists. In addition, club refunds will only be granted up until the second club meeting date and will be prorated based on attendance.

Preschool Enrichment Clubs

Landmark Preschool Ridgefield offers a variety of exciting enrichment clubs for our 3 and 4 year olds. To view these offerings, please visit the Landmark Preschool website.

Winter 2019/2020 Offerings

Kempo Karate (Monday/K-Grade 3)

Kempo Karate is a great activity for Lower School students. Club sessions will emphasize fine motor skills, balance, strength, conditioning and mastery of oneself. In a fun and controlled environment, participants will build motor skills by learning a series of punches, kicks and blocks. The exercises and activities performed during club sessions will keep the kids enthusiastic and improve basic karate skills. Participants will have no physical contact during sessions. All participants should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. A white karate belt will be given to new participants at the start of program. Throughout the course of the program, all eligible students will be invited to earn their next colored belt at a belt rank testing ceremony, hosted at the Kempo Academy of Martial Arts in Cross River, NY.

Instructor: Sensei Ken Deegan (1st Degree Black Belt in Chinese Kempo Karate)
Grades: Kindergarten - Grade 3
Maximum Enrollment: 10 Participants
Mondays: 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3 & 2/10
Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: Summit - Dining Hall/Stage
Cost: $230.00

Coding Club (Monday/K-Grade 3)

Do you enjoy creating backgrounds, characters and scenes? Do you want to create your own games? Do you want to learn more about using computer language and how to bring these games and scenes to life? In the Coding Club, we will use Scratch Jr, Scratch, and different Tynker programs that will help you to become a coding pro. We will also use fun Code.org tutorials to go deeper into coding. Come create!

Instructor: Alex Curry
Grades: Kindergarten - Grade 3
Maximum Enrollment: 12 Participants
Mondays: 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3 & 2/10
Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: Summit - Computer Lab
Cost: $240.00

Intro To STEM with LEGO (Tuesday/K-Grade 3)

Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. Participants can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Instructor
Grades: K - Grade 3
Maximum Enrollment: 14 Participants
Tuesdays: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 & 2/4
Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: Summit - Dining Hall
Cost: $240.00

Comic Creations (Tuesday/Grades 1-4)

Do you have a knack for drawing? Do you like to write? We have the club for you! Come join us as we explore the world of comics. We will learn about the different styles of cartooning, create new characters, and build a portfolio of your work.

Instructor: Little Scholars Instructor
Grades: Grades 1 - 4
Maximum Enrollment: 14 Participants
Tuesdays: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 & 2/4
Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: Summit - Art Room
Cost: $240.00

Junior Tennis (Wednesday/K-Grade 3)

Junior Tennis Club is designed to introduce children to tennis and establish a love for the game in a fun way. Lessons are incorporated into engaging games to help children stay focused while improving hand-eye coordination as they learn the fundamental strokes, which include the forehand, backhand and volley. The instructor supplies age appropriate nets, balls and used tennis racquets. Parents have the option to purchase new tennis racquets via the instructor as well.

*This club meets for seven weeks.

Instructor: Don Boyle
Grades: Kindergarten - Grade 3
Maximum Enrollment: 6 Participants
Wednesdays: 12/4, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/29, 2/5 & 2/12
Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: Summit - Gymnasium
Cost: $230.00

Gourmet Globetrotters (Wednesday/K-Grade 4)

A multi-cultural, interactive adventure through hands-on cooking, science, art, literature and language. Children board our imaginary airplane with passports in hand to explore a different country or state during each class. We will visit new countries and sample new recipes during the winter session as well as celebrate the winter holidays with seasonally appropriate and festive fare!

Learn about cave ecosystems and go spelunking in Vietnam, explore the enchanted city of Venice Italy, become a paleontologist and excavate fossils in Argentina, learn about the ancient Aztecs, their wondrous floating gardens and the practice of companion planting in Mexico, build sugar cube pyramids and learn about simple machines in Egypt, touch coral and discover how coral polyps filter-feed on the Great Barrier Reef… all while preparing and tasting local cuisine!

We locate our destination on the globe, prepare and taste regional food and learn about the culture, customs and environment of our destination through books, science experiments and related crafts. We use a variety of kitchen tools including the standing mixer, rolling pins, the blender, a mortar and pestle and more to whip up a tasty treat each class. At the culmination of the club, your child will take home their illustrated passport along with a recipe book of the dishes we prepared during our travels.

Instructor: Elena Becker (Owner of Gourmet Globetrotters)
Grades: Kindergarten - Grade 4
Maximum Enrollment: 10 Participants
Wednesdays: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 & 2/5
Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: Summit - Kitchen Lab
Cost: $285.00

STEM - Science Meets Engineering Meets Geometry (Thursday/K-Grade 4)

If you’ve taken this class before, you’ll move up to more elaborate designs, including the use of battery-powered motors. First time? Then you will begin by building geometric shapes and discovering which shapes have more strength than others. Using K’NEX building toys, participants will improve their dexterity, hand eye coordination and creativity as they construct provided designs or envision and build their own.

Instructor: Mark Goldstein
Grades: Kindergarten - Grade 4
Maximum Enrollment: 10 Participants
Thursdays: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30 & 2/6
Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: Summit - Science Lab
Cost: $250.00

Sew Happy Sewing - Hello Tote Bag (Thursday/Grades 1-4)

Join Sew Happy and learn the life skill of sewing while working on a fun to make and useful tote bag project. Starting with the basics such as threading a needle and tying a knot, this club quickly progresses to different stitch types and skills. We believe at Sew Happy that kids benefit from sewing in many ways. Not only is it great for hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, focus and concentration, it also opens the door to a lifetime of personal and creative expression!  All Sew Happy projects are designed in-house, made in the USA and use felt made from recycled water bottles. 

Instructor: Sew Happy Instructor
Grades: Grades 1 - 4
Maximum Enrollment: 12 Participants
Thursdays: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30 & 2/6
Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: Summit - Dining Hall
Cost: $250.00

Capture The Medallion/Sledding Club (Friday/Grades 2-5)

Is “Capture the Medallion" your all-time favorite PE game? You're not alone! Come play CTM every Friday afternoon with other like-minded competitors. If you haven't played before, you'll learn quickly! Teams will compete for the coveted trophy each week. In the event of snow, participants in this club will enjoy some outdoor winter fun sledding down Patriot Hill.

Instructor: Beth MacInnes
Grades: Grade 2 - 5
Maximum Enrollment: 16 Participants
Fridays: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/31, 2/21 & 2/28
Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: Summit - Gymnasium
Cost: $250.00

Design The Runway (Friday/K-Grade 2)

Design your very own fashion line with us! Budding designers will create a fashion portfolio, create a one of a kind piece with recyclable goods and end the week with a Runway Show to stop Fashion Week! We will participate in several design challenges too. Come design the runway with us!

Instructor: Little Scholars Instructor
Grades: Kindergarten - Grade 2
Maximum Enrollment: 12 Participants
Fridays: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/31, 2/21 & 2/28
Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: Summit - Valerie Touma’s Classroom
Cost: $260.00

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Club (Wed, Fri/Grades 6-8)

HIIT Club provides High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts that incorporate strength, endurance, speed, and agility training for students in Grades 6-8. Athletes move quickly through stations, competing against the toughest opponent of them all - themselves!

Students participating in this club should be serious about training and willing to set goals and be motivated to achieve them. Classes are capped at 8 students per session to ensure attention to proper form and technique. Attending both sessions is recommended for maximum results but certainly one session a week can produce significant progress toward an athlete’s goals. There will be "at home" stretches and exercises given weekly for athletes to train on their own. We invite you to view a video of select HIIT activities here.

Instructor: Paul Desiano
Grades: Grades 6-8
Maximum Enrollment: 8 Participants
Wednesdays: 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 & 3/4
Fridays: 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/31, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6 & 3/11 (Please note 3/11 is a Wednesday)
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Location: Summit - Valerie Touma’s Classroom Cost: One Session (Wedneday or Friday) - $250
Two Sessions (Wednesday and Friday) - $400 
 
Drop-Ins for this club are welcome on a space-available basis for $30/per session. Please contact Donna Kauth for more information.
To register for any of our Enrichment clubs, please complete the Online Registration Form on this page. Questions? Contact Donna Kauth by email, or by phone at 203.894.1800 x106

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