After School Clubs

This year all club costs will be included in the cost of After School; therefore, all club patrons must enroll in After School to participate in clubs (except for Leadership Club). The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is pleased to offer the following after school clubs for the 2017-18 school year:

Clubs on-site daily rhythm:
3:00- Check-in
3:05-3:30- Club activity
3:30-3:50- Snack
3:50-4:20- Club activity
4:20- Club clean-up
4:30-5:00- Optional Homework Lounge

Please use this link to register for clubs.

Fall Season Opportunities:

Mondays (9/11-11/18) – Reading Club: Students will participate in reading personally selected genres of books/novels. Students will work as a team to read a list of 40 books. This is part of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Reading Competition series, which WSP has participated in for five years. Students will work as a team to answer questions about the books at the November 16th reading competition.

Tuesdays (9/5-12/19) – Intramural Club: Students will engage in varied intramural games throughout the given sessions which include, but aren’t limited to: soccer, diablos, Gaga ball, basketball, capture the flag, etc. Students may choose to play together or individually with the facilitation of staff. At the end of the session students are asked to collect all intramural items and return them.

Wednesdays (9/6/17-2/28/18) – Chess/Puzzles/Homework Lounge Club:
Puzzle Sessions(9/6-12/13):Students will work in groups to complete puzzles. Work will be saved each week.

Chess Club (1/3-2/28 2018): Students will work in differentiated pairs to practice their skills throughout the session. When working with their peers students are asked to work quietly, showing respect to their peers, teachers and the game. Students are asked to clean up at the end of each session.

Homework Lounge (ongoing, starts 9/5): This a quiet space where students can catch up or get ahead on homework. This club is designed to assist students with organizational skills. Students must come prepared to work.

Thursdays (9/14,28; 10/12,26; 11/9,30) -Leadership Club: The WSP Student Leadership and Empowerment Club meets every other Thursday in the fall with Miss. Illar during lunch, 12:30-1:15 pm. The club will meet outside unless there is inclement weather. Activities include, assisting with Michaelmas crafts, school service project, and leadership discussions. We may also be visited by special guests. Open to grades 5-8. There is no cost to attend. Officers will be chosen for this club. Our last session, Nov 30th, will conclude with a pizza party!

Club Policies:

Clubs are a place for all in attendance to learn in a hassle-free environment. WSP School rules pertaining to behavior and bullying will apply to all WSP clubs.

Students must complete all past-due homework assignments before attending clubs. In addition, students must attend main lesson the same day of the club in order to participate in clubs

Homework lounge sessions may not serve as substitute lessons for specialized tutoring services recommended or required for a student by the class teacher. Students are expected to bring two sharpened pencils, paper and necessary homework materials. Students working individually will be expected to work silently but may ask questions of the homework lounge instructor or peer tutors. Those who finish early before the session ends are expected to read quietly or may serve as a peer tutor upon approval by the homework lounge instructor.

On Wednesdays, snacks will NOT be provided, but students are encouraged to bring a healthy and nut-free after-school snack to eat when taking a break.

Students may not leave the club area or be in the hallway during designated club times except to use the bathroom.

Children who exhibit disruptive behavior and require more than three reminders to steady behavior may be required to attend a conference with a parent, class teacher and Ms. Illar/Ms. Phelps before being permitted to attend future club sessions.

Reading Club: Parents are responsible for the transportation for their child/children on November 16th for the interscholastic reading event. Parents are encouraged to attend as well as carpool with one another. Details for the competition will be sent in September. Information about the event can be found on: https://www.iu08.org/Page/160

Club activities end at 4:30. Children may be picked up at that time, or they can receive care in the After School Program until 6pm. Any child picked up past 6:00 will be billed at a rate of 1.00/minute and will wait with the After School teacher until parents arrive.

Registration forms and payment are due before the first club date. We ask that parents register children at least 15 days in advance before the club begins. For late registrations, contact Anna Phelps at extendedcare@waldorfpittsburgh.org for availability.

Snow sports information will be released in late September.

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