OSP Afterschool 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 opens Monday, August 17th and ends Thursday, September 3rd.

Preschool Kindergarten First grade Second grade Third grade
Drama Drama Drama Robotics Robotics
Art Art Yoga Drama Drama
Dance Yoga Chess Chess Chess
Chess Computer Science Boys Choir Boys Choir
Girl Scouts Girl Scouts Girls Choir Girls Choir
Computer Science Computer Science
Girl Scouts Girl Scouts
 Chapter Chats Chapter Chats

 

Program Details

drama

 

Creative Dramatics: Page to the Stage- Preschool

Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00pm
September 29 – November 17 (8 weeks)

$150

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 30 – November 18 (8 weeks)

$185

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
October 2 – December 4 (8 weeks – no class on 10/9 and 11/27)

$185

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.                           

Register for Lottery

Registration ends September 3rd!

art
Easel Art Studio is excited to offer a MIXED MEDIA class at FXW for students in preschool- kindergarten grade.  Students will be creating with a little bit of everything! They will be exposed with traditional and non-traditional approaches using a variety of media that may include: plaster, paint, canvas, clay, recyclable material, and everyday objects that can be transformed into original works of art! Don’t worry about the mess….smocks are provided!

Preschool – Kindergarten
Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 PM
September 30th – November 18th (8 weeks)
Cost: $210

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.

Register for Lottery

Registration ends September 3rd!

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 apply the moral of the story with a game. Girls leave feeling smart, strong, and confident!

Class is open to girls in Kindergarten and 1st grade
Mondays from 3:00-4:00pm
Sept. 21 – Nov. 16 no class October 12th (8 Weeks)
Cost: $153 per girl

  • 1 personalized yoga mat
  • weekly e-recap of class
  • 6 original storybooks

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 September 3rd.

Register for Lottery

Registration ends September 3rd!

Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Also, chess has been proven to enhance children’s motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. Open to grades K-3.

Beginning Students
Thursdays from 3:00-4:00pm
October 1st – December 10th (10 weeks, no class 11/26)
Cost: $123

No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class will consist of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both new and returning participants are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes and a party at the end of the session! Each child will receive a participation award and a chess keychain.

Continuing Students
Fridays from 3:00-4:00pm
September 25th – December 11th (10 weeks, no class 10/9, 11/27)
Cost: $123

In this class we will learn about forks, pins, x-rays, skewers and other exciting chess tactics. We will also learn about Scholar’s mate and how to defend against it. In addition, there will be a chess competition with prizes and a party at the end of the session! Each child will receive a participation award and a chess keychain.

*Due to enrollment interest, there is a capacity of 15 students per class. Therefore, signing up online places your child in a lottery. You will be notified if given a spot and directed to pay.

Register for Lottery

Registration ends September 3rd!

FXW is offering an introductory Robotics and continuing 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!  Robotics II will continue to build upon the skills developed in the first course.  It will feature new robots, more complex programming challenges, and a chance for the students use problem solving skills to design their own robots!

This class is for 2nd and 3rd grade students.

Robotics I (2nd and 3rd Grade)
Mondays from 3:00-4:30pm
September 28th – January 11th. No class 10/12, 11/23, 12/21, 12/28
Cost: $300

Robotics II (2nd/3rd Graders who have taken Robotics I)
Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30pm
September 30th – January 6th. No class 11/25, 12/23, 12/30
Cost: $300

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

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.

Register for Lottery

Registration ends September 3rd!

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 Kindergarten 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.

Kindergarten/First Grade Daisy Troop
Thursdays from 3:00-4:15pm
*Meetings are held once a month beginning Oct 1st

Second Grade Brownie Troop
Thursdays from 3:00-4:30pm
*Meetings are held once a month beginning Oct 1st

Third Grade Brownie Troop
Thursdays from 3:00-4:30pm
*Meetings are held once a month beginning September 17th

*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 September 3rd.

Register for Lottery

Registration ends September 3rd!

FXW Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs are open to students in 2nd and 3rd grades at the Old St. Patrick’s Campus. The schedule is as follows:

  • Girls’ Choir will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 in the OSP Cafeteria.  Our first rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 22nd and our last rehearsal will be on December 8th.
  • Boys’ Choir will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 in the OSP Cafeteria. Our first rehearsal will be Wednesday, September 23rd. and our last rehearsal will be on December 9th.
  • Our OSP Sounds of the Season program will take place on Thursday, December 10th at 6:00.  The choirs will be featured, along with performances by the entire 2nd and 3rd grades.
  • There will be no choir the week of Thanksgiving.
  • The fee for choir is $150.00 if your child is not involved in the Extended Day Program.

Sign-up will take place online. All 2nd and 3rd graders are welcome and encouraged to join. The deadline to sign up will be September 3rd.

Choir is a wonderful opportunity for students to not only become better singers and performers, but choir also teaches the importance of ensemble, hard work, and confidence.  Please feel free to email me at burnsa@fxw.org with any question, comments, or concerns. I look forward to singing and dancing and having loads of fun this fall!

Click here to register & pay for Choir

Registration ends September 3rd!

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!

Intro to Computer Science (Open to all 1st – 3rd graders)
Mondays from 3:00-4:00 for 2nd and 3rd grade students
Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 for 1st grade students

Begins September 28 (10 weeks)
Cost: $250

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 Jensen: jensenk@fxw.org

Register for Lottery

Registration ends September 3rd!

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 3:00-4:00pm
October 1st – November 19th (8 Weeks)
Cost: $120

We will have a show for the parents on the last day of class, which is Thursday, March 19th.

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!

*Due to enrollment interest there is a capacity of 10 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.

Register for Lottery

Registration ends September 3rd!

 

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$20.00

All 2nd and 3rd graders are welcome to join OSP’s parent-run Book Club. Students will be expected to read each book prior to the meeting and everyone will be encouraged to participate in the book discussion.

Meetings will also include a craft or other activity that relates to the characters and themes of each book. Our last meeting will include a Quiz Bowl where students can test their memory about all four books.  Attendance at all 4 meetings is strongly encouraged.

Time: 3:00 – 4:15 pm

Dates :

  • November 5, 2015
  • January 28, 2016
  • March 17, 2016
  • May 19, 2016

Cost: $20 per student to cover the cost of materials.

Healthy snack to be provided.

Parent volunteers are needed! We encourage all parents of book club participants to help with at least one book discussion. Please contact Aimee Daley at aimee.daley@gmail.com if you are willing to volunteer at one or more of the meetings.

Questions? Contact Aimee Daley at aimee.daley@gmail.com

Click here to view parent information.

 Click here to register & pay for Chapter Chats

Registration ends September 3rd!

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