After School Enrichment & Care

For Lower School students, King offers both After School Enrichment and After School Care options. Please find information listed below on the Enrichment Classes and After School Care tabs.

Enrichment Classes

King is pleased to offer After School Enrichment classes to suit a variety of interests.

Registration for these classes is by email only. Please contact the Faculty as listed below directly with any questions or to register for a class. If you have any questions concerning After School Enrichment Classes in general, please contact Karen Raidt, Director of King Cares Service and Student Services, at kraidt@kingschoolct.org or (203) 322-3496 Ext. 311.

Please note, Enrichment Classes take place when school is in session. There are no classes during School Breaks. In the event of a Snow Day, classes will be re-scheduled for another date.

Beginner Dance

This class teaches the importance of movement in a variety of ways through a variety of disciplines. As well, dancers learn to coordinate muscles to move through proper positions.

Dancers will have the opportunity to express and communicate their ideas and to be given a platform to make creative decisions. This decision making promotes self-esteem and independent thinking. Learning steps and phrases, help to expand their movement vocabulary and help give the opportunity for their voice to be heard. Given this freedom, it will encourage them to reach beyond what comes easy by using their imagination.

Beginner dance incorporates the fundamentals of Creative Movement, Ballet, & Hip Hop, enabling the dancer to express their love for movement and music in a fun and caring environment. Dancers will leave this class with the basic foundations of dance.

Because this class starts immediately after school, students will wear what they wore to school that day, including uniforms. No special dance shoes required; sneakers are best. Water will be provided.

GRADES: PreK-Grade 2

DATES: Mondays: 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4

TIME: 2:45 - 3:30 PM (pick up will be in the PAC)

FEE: $120.00 per six week session

ENROLLMENT: Please email Jennifer Segovia to enroll.

Build It!

Students will use the engineering design process, their imagination and trial and error to create structures using given materials based on themes each week. Some themes include; river rescue, Eiffel tower challenge, Rapunzel, three little pigs and gingerbread man!

GRADES: PreK- Gr. 2

DATES: Thursdays: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28

TIME: 3:00-4:00

FEE: $120/ 6 week session

ENROLLMENT: Please email Shevon Morris to enroll.

Lunch Time Chess

Chess is a game for people of all ages. You can learn to play at any age and in chess, unlike in many other sports, you don't ever have to retire. Age is also not a factor when you're looking for an opponent --young can play old and old can play young.

GRADES DATESTIME
Kindergarten -
Grade 1
Tuesdays
11/27, 12/4-25, 1/8-29
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Grades 2 - 4Thursdays
11/29, 12/6-20, 1/10-31
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

FEE: $220-$230 ( see program below for details)

ENROLLMENT: For more information and to enroll in this program, please click here

Introduction to Lego Wedo Robotics

This class is for students that have never taken a Lego Wedo class before. Students will learn about basic motor/gear designs and picture block coding. Students will follow building instruction to build small cars, animals and simple machines.

GRADES: 1 and 2 (limit 10 students)

DATES: Wednesdays: 1/16, 1/23, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27

TIME: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

FEE: $120/ 6 week session

ENROLLMENT: Please email Sue Laramie to enroll.

Lower School King Cares Service Club

LOWER SCHOOL SERVICE LEARNING CLUB

Please visit the King Cares service program page in the Parent Portal to learn more about current Lower School Service Club opportunities.

Mystery Science

Students will explore concepts and create models to explain everyday phenomena. Some questions that will be investigated are: How could you win a tug of war against a bunch of adults? What makes bridges so strong? How can stars help you if you get lost? What do people who are blind see? How can you keep a house from blowing away in a wind storm?

GRADES: 3 -5

DATES: Tuesdays: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19

TIME: 3:00-4:00

FEE: $120/ 6 week session

ENROLLMENT: Please email Shevon Morris to enroll.

Martial Arts Club

Discipline, Respect, and Confidence. These are the top three traits taught within the study of martial arts. In this club, students will learn the basics of Tae Kwon Do. They will practice basic kicks, strikes, and forms all while achieving their own personal goals. Students will also learn basics in physical training. Push-ups, sit-ups, stretching, and other various drills will provide students with the energy and confidence to perform in each day of the session. With the instruction from a 4th degree black belt and multi-time Tae Kwon Do champion who has over 20yrs of martial arts experience, this club is guaranteed to give students a new appreciation for martial arts and what it stands for.

Recommended Attire: Comfortable clothing (sweat pants, t-shirt, sneakers)

GRADES: K- 2

DATES: Fridays: 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1

TIME: 3:00-4:00pm

FEE: $120 per six week session

ENROLLMENT: Please email Joey Lener to enroll.

Stop Motion Animation

Students will learn how to animate using clay, paper, legos and iCreate animation software. All supplies will be provided. The class is great for students new to animation, as well as those who have had prior experience. For the more advanced student he/she will learn to add sound effects and camera tricks.

Students work at their own pace to create their own movie shorts.

GRADES: 3-5

DATES: Thursdays: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28

TIME: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

FEE: Fee $120.00 per six week session

ENROLLMENT: Please email Sue Laramie to enroll.

Zumba Kids

Come shake, move, and get fit! Zumba Kids is an innovative dance fitness class, which offers a fun, energetic way to promote a healthy lifestyle through movement and exercise. There are many benefits to Zumba Kids some of which include; improved coordination, balance, muscle tone, memory, endurance, and creativity. Students will also learn cool dance steps, routines, and games while enjoying 100% kid friendly music.

Be sure not to miss out on all the fun!

The class will consist of a warm-up, dance steps/routines, game time, and cool-down.

Students need to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and sneakers. Students should also bring a snack, towel, and a bottle of water.

GRADES: K-2

DATES: Tuesdays 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19

TIME: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

FEE: $120 per Six Week Session

ENROLLMENT: Please email Sonia Benedetto to enroll

After School Care

King is pleased to offer after school care for children in Full or Half Day Preschool-Grade 5. Qualified Staff and US students interact with the children in a casual, fun environment after school.

Registration: Registration for After School Care is by email only. To enroll in the After School Care Program, please download this form and email it to Karen Raidt at kraidt@kingschoolct.org. You will receive a confirmation email once your email has been received.

Facilities: Most activities take place within the LS Media Center, where children have access to books, magazines, computers, and cozy seating. Weather permitting, the program takes advantage of King’s fields and playground.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 2:45-5:30 p.m., when school is in session. There is no After School on early dismissal days.

Policies:

  • Pick up is 5:30 p.m.
  • A late fee of $25.00 will be charged after 5:35 p.m. to defray the additional staffing costs.
  • Your child will be automatically reenrolled in the After School Program each trimester unless you notify us otherwise.
  • Your child will not be released to anyone other than the person you designate without written permission. A photo ID will be required. For the safety of the children, this policy is strictly enforced.
  • If an emergency occurs and you are not able to pick up your son/daughter on time, please call the After School Program office at (203) 322-3496, Ext. 398. or email Karen Raidt at kraidt@kingschoolct.org

Fees: The After School Program fees are based on the number of school days and are billed on a trimester basis by the Business Office.

  • One Day: $330
  • Two Days: $660
  • Three Days: $990
  • Four Days: $1,320
  • Five Days: $1,650
Drop-In Usage: If for any reason you cannot pick up your son/daughter by 3:00 p.m., the After School Program will accommodate students on a drop-in basis for a fee of $50.00 for the day.

Questions: If you have any questions concerning After School care, please feel free to contact Karen Raidt at kraidt@kingschoolct.org.