OSP Extended Day Activities

There are many exciting afterschool activities that will be offered this fall at the OSP campus. Below you will find a list of what will be offered separated by grade level. Please read the enrollment information carefully. All activity sign ups will be online and then a lottery will take place. You will be notified if given a spot and directed to pay. Registration begins ​August 15th​ and ends Thursday August 2​8​th.

Preschool Kindergarten First grade Second grade Third grade
Bollywood Bollywood Bollywood Bollywood Bollywood
Mandarin Mandarin Mandarin Mandarin Mandarin
Drama Drama Drama Drama Drama
Art Art Art Robotics Robotics
Dance Yoga Yoga Chess Chess
Chess Girl Scouts Girl Scouts Girl Scouts
Chess Boys Choir Boys Choir
Girls Choir Girls Choir
Computer Science Computer Science
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Program Details

bollywood

Bollywood Groove’s BollyKids! program focuses on teaching the language, culture and history of various regions of India via the characteristic dance of that region.

The joyful Indian music and fun dance movements create an incredibly enjoyable and stimulating environment for children where they not only gain cultural understandings but also grow into strong dancers with coordination, posture, grace and other movement fundamentals.

The class will be taught by Ms. Ajanta Chakraborty, the co-founder and President of Bollywood Groove. Ajanta received her Senior Diploma in Indian classical dance “Bharatnatyam” and has extensive performance and instruction experience. For any questions you may contact Ajanta at ajanta@bollygroove.com.

BollyKids! Level 1: Prek-Kindergarten, Mondays from 3 to 3:45 pm
BollyKids! Level 2: 1st-3rd grade, Fridays from 3 to 4:00 pm
Cost: $120.00 – Please make checks payable to Bollywood Groove
Class Dates: Mondays: Sept 22 – Nov 17(8 weeks). No class on 10/13
Fridays: Sept 26 – Nov 21 (8 weeks). No class on 10/10

Due to enrollment interest there is a capacity of 12 students maximum and a minimum of 5 students. Therefore signing up online puts your child in a lottery. You will be notified if given a spot and directed to pay.

Mini-Recital: Students will dress up in costumes and perform the dance routine in front of their parents on the last day of class.

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ChinaFriends is proud to offer Mandarin language classes at FXW for students in preschool – 3rd grade. Students will receive a comprehensive introduction to Mandarin Chinese using a fun and lively curriculum. No prior knowledge of Mandarin is required, but the course will also be fun and challenging for those with some experience. Students will learn age-appropriate topics that are useful in everyday life, while also exposing them to Chinese culture.

Since 2005 ChinaFriends has been teaching Mandarin Chinese to children and adults in our Chicago Center and in schools throughout Chicagoland. We are a non-profit organization and are unique in that we specialize in just Chinese. Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced native speakers who make learning Mandarin fun!

Fall 2014 Program – 2 classes may be offered given sufficient interest
Preschool-Kindergarten, 1st-3rd Grade
Fridays, September 26 – November 21
No class will be held Oct 10
8 weeks, 3:00–4:00 pm, $240

Due to enrollment interest there is a capacity of 8 students maximum per class. Therefore registering online puts your child in a lottery. You will be notified if given a spot and directed to pay.

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drama

Creative Dramatics: Page to the Stage- Preschool
Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00pm September 23rd-November 11th
Jump into the pages of your favorite children’s book. We will explore our imaginations by bringing the story and characters from the page to the stage. The actors will explore their actor instruments such as body, voice, and imagination. This is a great introduction to the theatre process. The students will share a final performance of their selected play for parents and friends.
*Due to enrollment interest there is a capacity of 12 and a minimum of 5 students.

Adventures in Imagination – Kindergarten-First grade
Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 pm September 24-November 18th
Are you ready for adventure? The only limit to fun is your imagination. Join Li’l Buds on a different adventure each week as we…Explore a deep dark jungle! Blast off to outer space! Dive deep under the sea! Set sail on a Pirate ship! Tell camp fire stories on a camping adventure! And much much more! This class will incorporate acting exercises and build a sense of play and collaboration. We will also create a final adventure to be shown at the end of the session.
*Due to enrollment interest there is a capacity of 20 and a minimum of 5 students.

Create-A-Play- 2nd-3rd grade
Fridays from 3:00-4:30 pm September 26th-November 21 (no class on 10/10)
In this exciting class your child and their peers will work alongside our Li’l Buds teaching artists to write an original short play based on a student selected theme. They will learn and hone their acting skills through improv games and character creation exercises. They will then spend time learning about the rehearsal process. The class will end with a presentation of their original play.
*Due to enrollment interest there is a capacity of 20 and a minimum of 5 students.

***Signing up online places your child in a lottery. You will be notified if given a spot and directed to pay.  Registration due August 28th

art
Easel Art Studio is excited to offer Mixed Media classes at FXW for students in preschool – 1st grade. Students will learn and experience a wide variety of mediums. Both traditional and non-traditional approaches will be taught using a variety of material that will include: plaster, paint, oil pastel, canvas, clay, cardboard, collage, and everyday objects that can be transformed into their own original masterpiece. Don’t worry about the mess….smocks are provided!

KINDERGATERN – 1st GRADE: $210
- Sept 30th – Nov 18th (8 weeks)
- Class will be offered on TUESDAYS from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

PRESCHOOL: $210
- Oct 1st – Nov 19th (8 weeks)
- Class will be offered on WEDNESDAYS from 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

About Easel Art Studio
Easel Art Studio is an art studio for kids! We offer art classes for children from 9 months of age through 14 years old. Easel Art Studio is a place where kids can learn and be educated on the history of art and artists, be encouraged to be creative and curious, and most importantly, have fun!

**Due to enrollment interest there is a capacity of 14 students and a minimum of 6 students. Therefore signing up online puts your child in a lottery. You will be notified if given a spot and directed to pay.

dance

CALLING ALL PRESCHOOLERS
IF YOU WANT TO DANCE AND PARTY LIKE A PRESCHOOLER THEN JOIN US FOR THE AFTER SCHOOL DANCE EXPLOSION CLASS THURSDAYS FROM 3:15 – 4PM!

The dance class will run for six weeks beginning Thursday, October 9th through Thursday, November 13th. The cost of the class is $90 for the six weeks. We will have a show for the parents on the last day of class, which is Thursday, November 13th.
The Dance Explosion class is a fun and engaging dance class for boys and girls. Our energetic teachers will teach your child a mixture of hip hop, ballet, jazz and creative movement. Fun and popular children’s music will be played and children will learn to count music and recognize the rhythm in addition to learning how to dance. The class will also allow children to improve their coordination, increase their self-confidence, and most importantly, have fun!

DON’T MISS OUT! SIGN-UP NOW!
*Due to enrollment interest there is a capacity of 15 students maximum and a minimum of 5. Therefore, signing up online puts your child in a lottery. You will be notified if given a spot and directed to pay. Deadline to register is August 28th.

yoga
CLASS SUMMARY

During each class, yoginis read an original storybook that features a strong female protagonist. Then, they retell the story through yoga poses and reflect on the moral of the story with a craft. Girls leave feeling smart, strong, and confident!

$185 per girl for 10 weeks *K & 1ST ONLY*
Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 no class October 13th
Mondays 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  • 1 personalized yoga mat
  • 10 customized e-newsletters
  • 8 original storybooks
  • weekly arts and crafts supplies

Due to enrollment interest there is a capacity of 20 students maximum and a minimum of 5. Therefore, signing up online puts your child in a lottery. You will be notified if given a spot and directed to pay. Deadline to register is August 28th.

Chess Education Partners, Inc is offering another session of Chess to FXW’s Old St. Pat’s Campus! This is a class for Kindergarten-Third graders. There will be 2 separate sessions consisting of continuing students and beginning students. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 3:00-3:55pm(continuing) and 4:00-4:55pm (beginning) starting on October 2nd and ending on November 20th. (8 weeks). The cost for this program is $160.00. If your child has participated in only one session of chess please enroll in the beginning course. If more than two sessions have been taken sign up for the continuing class.
Due to enrollment interest there is a capacity of 20 students per class. Therefore signing up online puts your child in a lottery. You will be notified if given a spot and directed to pay online.

About Chess Education Partners, Inc
Chess Education Partners, Inc. was started in 2002, by Chicago chess coach Zack Fishman and professional chess teacher and player Jan van de Mortel. The company was founded on the simple idea that children should be offered the best chess experience possible. CEP, Inc. offers professional chess instruction, and a highly effective curriculum, to scholastic and junior chess programs. We work closely with our partner schools to integrate their goals and needs into their programs. CEP, Inc. is currently working with twenty-five schools throughout Chicago and its outlying

Registration deadline is August 28, 2014.

Due to enrollment interest there is a capacity of 20 students maximum and a minimum of 5. Therefore, signing up online puts your child in a lottery. You will be notified if given a spot and directed to pay. Deadline to register is August 28th.

FXW is offering an introductory Robotics course this fall! Using the LEGO® WeDo Robotics program, students will learn to build and program their own robots. Developed as an introduction to robotics, the LEGO® WeDo robotics system engages students in technology experiments that focus on science, mathematics, social studies and language concepts. Using icon-based programming software, students write and download programs to LEGO® robots allowing them to manipulate the movements of their models. Students will then work together to create a movie starring their robots!

This class is for 2nd and 3rd grade students. The program will consist of a 15 week session starting the week of September 30 – January 29. Classes will be held on Tuesdays (3rd grade) and Thursdays (2nd grade) from 3:00 – 4:30. The cost for this program is $360.00. Due to enrollment interest there is a capacity of 12 students per class. Therefore signing up online puts your child in a lottery. You will be notified if given a spot and directed to pay online.

If you have any questions, please contact Jimmy Campbell: campbellj@fxw.org

Registration deadline is August 28, 2014.

Due to enrollment interest there is a capacity of 20 students maximum and a minimum of 5. Therefore, signing up online puts your child in a lottery. You will be notified if given a spot and directed to pay. Deadline to register is August 28th.

girlscouts
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.

All First thru Third grade girls are invited to join the Girl Scout Daisy/Brownie Troops at FXW! Girl Scouts will meet in a nurturing, inclusive environment here at FXW.

First grade Daisy troop
Tuesdays 3:00 – 4:15
*Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month beginning Oct 7th

Second grade Brownie troop
Thursdays 3:00-4:30
*Meetings are held once a month beginning Oct 9th

Third grade Brownie troop
Mondays 3:00-4:30
*Meetings are held once a month beginning Oct 6th

*Specific dates and fees will be given once enrolled.

Troop sign up will take place online. You will be notified of your spot and directed to pay. Registration deadline is August 28th.

FXW Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs are open to students in 2nd and 3rd grades and rehearse one day each week after school from 3:00-4:00pm in the Cafeteria at the Old St. Patrick’s Campus. The schedule is as follows:

The FXW Primary Girls’ Choir will rehearse on Tuesdays beginning September 23rd.
The FXW Primary Boys’ Choir will rehearse on Wednesdays beginning September 24th.

The fall session goes from the week of September 22nd through the week of December 8th, culminating in the Winter Holiday Program at 6pm on Thursday, December 11th. There will be no choir rehearsal the week of November 24th due to Thanksgiving Break. Full commitment is important as choir is a team activity and all members are essential to the progress and success of the group.

The fee for the FXW Primary Choirs is $120 for the fall semester (September-December) if your child is not enrolled in the Extended Day Program.

Signup will take place online. You will be notified if given a spot and directed to pay. Deadline to sign up is Thursday August 28th.

FXW is offering an introductory to computer science and programming course this fall! Intro to Computer Science is fun, collaborative, and creative! Using Code.org and various coding apps, the course is designed to inspire students to continue learning how technology improves real world relationships, connections, and life.

Students learn:

  • how the Internet works
  • basic computer programming
  • logic, problem solving and creativity

The course features puzzles, video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, as well as familiar characters from popular games Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Using a blended learning model, your child will learn with a mix of online, self-guided, and “unplugged” activities that use no computer at all. The online activities use Blockly, a visual programming language, where you drag and drop blocks together to write code. Even though students will be using blocks to write code, they will be able to see the code they write represented in Javascript, a text-based language.

Computer science is a foundation for every student. Introduce your child to these critical 21st century skills!

This class is for 2nd and 3rd grade students. The program will consist of an 8 week session. Classes will be held on Mondays from 3:00–4:00. The cost for this program is $200.00. Due to enrollment interest, there is a capacity of 12 students per class. Therefore, signing up online puts your child in a lottery. You will be notified if given a spot and directed to pay online.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Gilmartin: Gilmartink@fxw.org

Registration deadline is August 28, 2014.

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