AfterSchool@RCS

NEW AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES ADDED FOR GRADES 5-9!
Using academic play as the foundation, AfterSchool@RCS provides exciting opportunities for students to build friendships and explore new interests while helping families meet their childcare needs.

Rippowam Cisqua School offers two after school programs for students:

  • CAT: CAT is after school childcare for students in Junior PreKindergarten - Grade 4. CAT provides a safe, relaxed environment where students make friends of different ages and participate in engaging and unique activities. CAT is available to Lower Campus students Monday through Thursday until 6:00 p.m. and Fridays until 5:00 p.m.

  • After School Classes: After school classes are offered to students in Junior PreKindergarten - Grade 9. After school classes take place at various times and can be paired with CAT or other classes to suit your family’s schedule.

Registration for both programs typically takes place in July/August and November so that parents can tailor their children’s participation. Additional classes may be added throughout the year.

CAT (Junior PreKindergarten - Grade 4)

The 2018-19 Winter/Spring CAT term begins on January 7 and ends on June 7, 2019.

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  • CAT

    CAT provides a safe, relaxed environment where students make friends of different ages and participate in engaging and unique activities. 

    Monday CAT (17 days)
    Session 1 | 12:00-2:00 p.m. 
    Session 2 | 2:00-3:30 p.m.
    Session 3 | 3:30-6:00 p.m. 
     
    Tuesday CAT (19 days)
    Session 1 | 12:00-2:00 p.m.
    Session 2 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. 
    Session 3 | 3:30-6:00 p.m. 
     
    Wednesday CAT (19 days)
    Session 1 | 12:00-2:00 p.m. 
    Session 2 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. 
    Session 3 | 3:30-6:00 p.m. 
     
    Thursday CAT (20 days)
    Session 1 | 12:00-2:00 p.m. 
    Session 2 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. 
    Session 3 | 3:30-6:00 p.m. 
     
    Friday CAT (18 days) 
    Session 1 | 12:00-2:00 p.m. 
    Session 2 | 12:00-3:30 p.m. 
    Session 3 | 12:00-5:00 p.m. 

After School Classes (Junior PreKindergarten-Grade 4)

2018-19 Winter/Spring after school classes for students in Junior PreKindergarten - Grade 4 begin on January 7 and end on June 7, 2019. **There will be no classes on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12 because of conferences.
 

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  • Art Kids - NEW CLASS

    Kindergarten-Grade 2

    Explore, discover, and create in Art Kids! Does your child love arts and crafts? Then they must be an Art Kid! Students will have the opportunity to explore materials and media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, printmaking, and photography while learning new skills and techniques. The student is the artist and the classroom is the artist’s studio.

    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 10
    Teacher: Ms. Malekzadeh (Ms. M.)
  • Art Studio - NEW CLASS

    Grades 2-4

    Explore, discover, and create in Choice-Based Art Studio. Students will explore a variety of materials and a full range of 2-D and 3-D media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, printmaking, photography, and computer art. We will discuss what artists do, the Studio Habits of Mind, and where/how artists get their ideas and inspiration.

    Students will learn new skills and techniques, choose themes/subjects as well as the media and materials they want to use to create their ideas. Students will explore new ways of thinking by analyzing artwork, forming critical opinions, and explaining their ideas. Students discover how to think like an artist, observe closely, solve problems, persist through challenges, and reflect on their creative process. Student artists will learn to describe their choices, their intentions, and reflect upon the process of their art making. The student is the artist and the classroom is the artist's studio.

    Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 10
    Teacher: Ms. Malekzadeh (Ms. M.)
  • Chess

    Kindergarten-Grade 4

    Learn how to play chess from Program Director Damian Donovan. Mr. Donovan brings over 20 years of chess teaching experience to RCS.
     
    BEGINNERS CHESS (K-GRADE 1)
    Students learn the moves and rules of chess including opening fundamentals, beginner tactics, and simple checkmates. Players can also participate in beginner level chess tournaments.
     
    Day/Time: Fridays, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (please bring bag lunch)
    Class Size: 14
    Teacher: Damian Donovan
     
    INTERMEDIATE CHESS (GRADES 2-4)
    Students will enjoy the classic games of Morphy, Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, and Alekhine; the period of Soviet domination to Fischer and the champions of today.  Players will improve their problem-solving skills, record their games, play on the clock, and when ready, are encouraged to participate in chess tournaments.

    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    Class Size: 14
    Teacher: Damian Donovan
  • Classic Toys and Games - NEW CLASS

    Grades 2-4

    Calling all artists, engineers and those who love toys! Have you ever wondered what your grandparents or parents played with when they were kids? In this class, you will construct several different toys and games from yesteryear. Build a kaleidoscope, construct and race a rubber band car, or design a periscope. Take them home to share with the family and perhaps take a trip down memory lane with your parents or grandparents! We look forward to building the memories with you.

    Day/Time: Fridays, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (Please bring a bag lunch.)
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher: Mrs. Jordan
    **No class on April 12th because of conferences.
  • Coding

    Grades 3 & 4

    Coding Club continues this spring with the addition of Ozobots, tiny smart robots that use sensors to see colors and sequences of colors in order to introduce basic programming concepts. Using these bots, students will think logically and sequentially to complete various puzzles. In addition, students will use a visual version of JavaScript called Blockly to write code to control the Ozobots. Finally, students will continue to work on their coding skills on Code.org and through the use of Scratch. New to coding? No problem! Much of the Coding Club curriculum is work at your own pace.

    Day/Time: Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 10
    Teacher: Mr. Sannicandro
  • Cooking

    JPK-Grade 2

    See what’s cooking with Mrs. Giorgi! This is a highly interactive and hands-on class that delights the senses. For example, children crack eggs, sift and whisk flours, knead dough, smell a variety of scents, measure ingredients, and work the food processor.
    The children will grow food in the vegetable garden. They will taste what they prepare during class and bring a sample home to share. You will be impressed by how much they absorb from cooking and baking, and touched by how proud they are to share their cooking experiences.

    JUNIOR PREKINDERGARTEN
    Program includes lunch, story, quiet time, and the cooking class.

    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 12:00-2:00 p.m. (Please bring a bag lunch.)
    Class Size: 10
    Teacher: Mrs. Giorgi

    SENIOR PREKINDERGARTEN

    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher: Mrs. Giorgi

    KINDERGARTEN-GRADE 2

    Day/Time: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher: Mrs. Giorgi
    **No class on Thursday, April 12 because of conferences.
  • Fit Kid Bootcamp

    Grades 2-4

    Looking for an action-packed workout class? Try Fit Kid Boot Camp and get ready to sweat! Through different drills, circuits, and activities, children will develop their abilities and endurance while increasing their speed, power, and coordination.

    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher: Ms. Weisser
  • Fourth Grade Publishing

    Grade 4

    Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Students will become reporters, photographers, and designers for the new Lower Campus digital newspaper - The Hoot! Students will gather and share all the latest school news, report on special interest topics and research the latest trends. Be part of the publishing team. It’s a hoot!

    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 10
    Teachers: Mrs. Marcus and Mrs. Hiller
  • TGA Premier Junior Golf - NEW CLASS

    Kindergarten-Grade 4

    TGA Premier Junior Golf is the only national at-school, after school junior golf enrichment program. TGA stands for teach, grow, and achieve. Locally, TGA has run junior golf programs since 2008, teaching the lifelong sport to 4,000 youth in Northern Westchester. The TGA curriculum utilizes drills and language that make it fun for students in Kindergarten-Grade 8 to learn golf. As students advance through the five-level program, they will learn the basics and fundamentals of the sport, all the while being prepared to play on the golf course.

    KINDERGARTEN-GRADE 2

    Day/Time: Mondays, 3:30 4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 12


    GRADES 3-4

    Day/Time: Tuesdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 12

  • Homework Club

    Grades 2-4

    What better way for your child to get their homework completed than by joining the Homework Club? After a quick snack for added brainpower, students will meet in a spacious and airy classroom where they can choose from several comfortable seating options. Whether they prefer to sit at a table, on comfy cushions, or spread out on a rug, the goal is for them to work on their assignments in a relaxed, quiet learning environment.

    An experienced head teacher will provide guidance and support, assist with organization, and help prioritize assignments. Once homework is completed, students will begin their nightly reading assignment so please make sure your child brings a book each time they attend. If all homework is completed, grade level literacy and math skills activities will be available. So don't delay, have your child join the Homework Club today!

    Day/Time: Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher: Mrs. Cataldo

    Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher: Mrs. Cataldo
  • Advanced Jump Start

    Kindergarten-Grade 1

    Jessica Knopke’s class for kindergarten and first grade  will provide movement through individual and group play using activities and games. Class activities will be guided by developmental milestones to enhance children’s gross and fine motor skills, as well as their social-emotional awareness.  Children will improve their awareness of how movement affects their bodies and minds and will learn strategies to self-regulate. Children will absolutely love playing on the equipment in the new Sensory Room!

    Day/Time: Fridays, 12:00-1:15
    Class Size: 14
    Teacher: Jessica Knopke
    *No class on April 12 because of conferences.
  • Jump Start

    Junior PreKindergarten-Grade 1

    It’s the perfect time to get your children moving and grooving. Jessica Knopke’s class for preschool-aged children will provide movement through individual and group play using activities and games. Class activities will be guided by developmental milestones to enhance children’s gross and fine motor skills, as well as their social-emotional awareness. Children will absolutely love playing on the equipment in the new Sensory Room!

    JUNIOR PREKINDERGARTEN
    The program includes lunch, story, free play, quiet time, and the Jump Start Class.

    Day/Time: Mondays, 12:00-2:00 p.m. (Please bring a bag lunch.)
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher: Jessica Knopke

    SENIOR PREKINDERGARTEN

    Day/Time: Mondays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher: Jessica Knopke

    KINDERGARTEN-GRADE 1

    Day/Time: Fridays, 12:00-1:15
    Class Size: 14
    Teacher: Jessica Knopke
    *No class on April 12th because of conferences.
  • LEGO Robotics

    Kindergarten-Grade 2

    Continuing our skill building and creativity from the fall, the LEGO Robotics club will include engineering, creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration. We will use LEGO WeDo kits to design, program, build, and test robots! A few robot projects will include animals eating, creatures walking, and trucks that can carry a heavy load. See how fun coding is and how far your imagination can go!

    KINDERGARTEN

    Day/Time: Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher:
     Ms. Summer

    GRADES 1-2

    Day/Time:Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher: Ms. Summer
  • LEGO Robotics II

    Grades 3-4

    This LEGO Robotics club is specially designed for older students who want to have fun while being challenged. Every week students combine engineering, creativity, problem solving, and collaboration to design, build, code, and test many projects. A few activities include: finding how fast a LEGO car can go, testing the strength of structures after an earthquake, and creating a rover that can travel on Mars. The final section of the club will be spent designing and building unique creations.
     
    Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 12
  • LEGO STEAM - NEW CLASS

    Junior PreKindergarten - Senior PreKindergarten

    Preschoolers will explore STEAM projects using DUPLO bricks that are larger than standard LEGO bricks. The LEGO STEAM club introduces students to activities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Teams of students work to build an amusement park with rides, stands, animals, and other attractions. In the course of building the park, the children are introduced to the workings of gears and ramps, movement in the water, chain reactions, probability, performance, problem-solving and collaboration, among other lessons.

    JUNIOR PREKINDERGARTEN
    This program includes lunch, a story, free play, and the LEGO STEAM class.

    Day/Time: Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00 p.m. (Please bring a bag lunch.)
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher: Ms.Thivierge

    SENIOR PREKINDERGARTEN

    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher: Ms.Thivierge
  • RCS Runners

    Grades 3 & 4

    RCS Runners is offered in affiliation with Northern Westchester Hospital Get Physical! Running Club program.

    RCS Runners is an excellent opportunity for children to meet new friends, recognize the importance of fitness, and most importantly, enjoy running. Each week, Ms. Coyle will lead children on group runs around the Lower Campus fields. There will be provisions for indoor running during inclement weather.

    Day/Time: Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher: Mrs. Coyle
    *Classes start on April 15 and end on June 3.
  • Sports & Games

    Grades 1-4

    Do you enjoy playing basketball, soccer, and steal the bacon? If you like athletics and teamwork, then Sports & Games with Mr. Sannicandro, Mr. Jordan and Mrs. Smith is for you! Children will get to play some of their favorite games with their peers and discover some new ones as well.

    GRADES 1-2

    Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m
    Class Size: 20
    Teachers: Mr. Sannicandro, Mr. Jordan, and Mrs. Smith

    GRADES 3-4

    Day/Time:Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 20
    Teachers: Mr. Sannicandro, Mr. Jordan and Mrs. Smith
    **No class on April 11 because of conferences.
  • TGA - Premier Youth Tennis - NEW CLASS

    Senior PreKindergarten-Grade 4

    TGA - Premier Youth Tennis of Northern Westchester is a national partner of the United States Tennis Association (USTA). TGA’s station-based curriculum results in classes that are full of high energy, physical fitness, character development themes, and educational components. The TGA staff is handpicked to provide the highest level of instruction while maintaining a fun and engaging environment. All equipment is provided so sign up so your child has the unique opportunity to learn a lifelong, life-changing sport.

    SENIOR PREKINDERGARTEN

    Day/Time: Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Class Size: 14
    **No class on April 11 because of conferences.

    KINDERGARTEN-GRADE 2

    Day/Time: Thursdays, 3:30 4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 14
    **No class on April 11 because of conferences.

    GRADES 3-4

    Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size:
     14
  • Violin

    Grades 1-4

    This class is closed to new students. All students currently enrolled must register for the winter/spring term.

    Come learn how to play beautiful music! Ms. Zades will teach children the best of the Suzuki method with traditional western violin techniques. Legendary master Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s method enables rapid development for children and flexible participation for the parents. At the end of the session, students will be able to showcase their talents to the whole school.

    SESSION ONE (WINTER/SPRING)

    Day/Time: Mondays 3:30-4:30 p.m
    Teacher: Ms. Zades

    SESSION TWO (WINTER/SPRING)

    Day/Time:
     Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Ms. Zades
    *There will be no violin on May 29.
  • Yoga I

    Kindergarten-Grade 1 

    Yoga I is taught by Jessica Knopke, a certified children's yoga teacher through Radiant Child Yoga. Jessica is the owner of Lily Pad Yoga and is focused on yoga and mindfulness for children. Sessions are designed to encourage and promote self-confidence, self-awareness, gratitude, focus, kindness, and present-moment awareness.

    Jessica is passionate about bringing strategies to promote emotional and physical well-being into the lives of children, and giving them tools that they can use throughout their lives to handle big emotions and find inner peace. Jessica keeps her classes fun and light-hearted. Every child is accepted for exactly who they are in a nurturing and safe environment.

    Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher: Jessica Knopke
  • Yoga II

    Grades 2-4

    Yoga II is taught by Jessica Knopke, a certified children's yoga teacher through Radiant Child Yoga. Jessica is the owner of Lily Pad Yoga and is focused on yoga and mindfulness for children. Sessions are designed to encourage and promote self-confidence, self-awareness, gratitude, focus, kindness, and present-moment awareness.

    Jessica is passionate about bringing strategies to promote emotional and physical well-being into the lives of children, and giving them tools that they can use throughout their lives to handle big emotions and find inner peace. Jessica keeps her classes fun and light-hearted. Every child is accepted for exactly who they are in a nurturing and safe environment.

    Day/Time: Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Class Size: 12
    Teacher: Jessica Knopke

After School Classes (Grades 5-9)

The 2018-19 Winter after school classes term begins on November 26, 2018 and ends on February 22, 2019.

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  • Chess Club

    Grades 5-9

    Chess Club is for students who want to learn to play chess and play it well. Chess is a 400-year-old game played in every county in the world that is great fun at every level from beginner to professional. Chess teaches concentration, focus, and empathy; the only way to succeed is to see the board from your opponent’s perspective.

    Day/Time: Thursdays, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
    Class Size: 6-16
    Teacher: Mr. Tepper
  • Garden Club

    Grades 5-9

    “Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year; for gardening begins in January with the dream.”– Josephine Neuse

    Please join the RCS Garden Club's winter session! Together we will spend as much time outside as possible, working the soil, making bird feeders, building snowmen, and sledding! We will also complete garden-related indoor projects such as planning and designing the garden, ordering seeds, forcing bulbs, and starting seeds in mini greenhouses.

    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
    Class Size: 4-10
    Teacher: Mrs. Levy
  • Innovator's Garage

    Grades 5-9

    Apple, Amazon, and Google all started as small garage projects. Given time to tinker on independent projects, amazing things can happen. The Innovation Center is open to students interested in pursuing their own big ideas. Whether you want to code the next Angry Birds or learn to solder, join this exclusive new club where the only limit is your imagination.

    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
    Class Size: 6-12
    Teacher: Mr. Cameron
  • LEGO Robotics

    Grades 5-8

    Join the Ripp Robotics team and spend the winter term building, coding, and preparing for the FIRST® LEGO® League competition in January. If you are new to coding or robotics this term will be a great opportunity to get familiar with how it works and what to expect in your first LEGO season working alongside our returning members.

    If you choose to be a part of the squad, prepare for blast off, break out of your earthly constraints and go INTO ORBIT as you compete for Ripp Robotics at one of the regional qualifying events. FIRST® LEGO® League will transport your team into space, where you’ll explore, challenge, and innovate in the vast expanse of space. For more information about FIRST® LEGO® League and this season’s mission, INTO ORBIT, visit their website.
    
    Day/Time: Fridays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Class Size: 6-10
    Teachers: Mrs. DiVenuto and Mr. Cameron

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Registration Is Now Open

Register today. Limited space is available for after school classes. You will need to register each child separately.

Questions? Contact:

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  • Leslie Thivierge 

    Director of CAT and After School Classes
    (914) 244-1226