After School Programs

Our two after school programs (CAT and After School Classes) provide a wide variety of opportunities for Rippowam Cisqua School students in Junior PreKindergarten - Grade 4. After school care (CAT) is available Monday through Thursday until 6:00 p.m. and Fridays until 5:00 p.m. With fall and spring registrations, parents can tailor their children's participation in CAT or in our After School Classes to suit the family schedule.

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  • CAT - Children's After School Time

    Children’s After School Time (CAT) is an optional program designed to help parents meet their childcare needs and is available Monday through Friday to students in Grades Junior PreKindergarten - 4. CAT provides a safe, relaxed environment where students can make friends of different ages and participate in engaging and unique activities. The Fall CAT term begins on September 7, 2017 and ends on December 13, 2017.

    Session 1 (14 weeks/September 7 - December 13)
    Monday - Friday | 12:00-2:00 p.m. 


    Session 2 (14 weeks/September 7 - December 13)
    Monday - Friday | 2:00-3:30 p.m. 


    Session 3 (14 weeks/September 7 - December 13)
    Monday | Thursday 3:30-6 p.m.
    Friday | 3:30 - 5 p.m.

    *Drop In - $25 an hour

After School Class Offerings - Winter/Spring 2017-18

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  • Adventure Club for Kids Outdoors

    Calling all adventure seekers, creature collectors, fort builders, and kids who love to have fun! Join the Adventure Club for Kids Outdoors and experience nature like never before. Follow animal tracks to their home, learn about the science of snow, build forts, tap maple trees, and explore the woods, garden, and fields of the RCS property.

    Grades 1 - 4
    Wednesday | 3:30-4:30
  • Ballet/Yoga

    Experienced dancer and instructor Danielle Purdy from Northern Westchester School of Dance will be working with our youngest dancers this semester. The ballet portion of the class will introduce younger students to basic ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured yet fun setting. Simple coordination, musicality, rhythm, and concentration will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to explore space and enjoy dancing. Jazz dance is a fun and energetic style. The class includes a warm-up with stretching, isolations, strengthening exercises, and then moves across the floor to work on turns, leaps, jumps, and runs.

    Kindergarten - Grade 2 
    Tuesdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Basketball Clinics

    We are excited to offer an eight-week basketball clinic for our third and fourth grade boys and girls. Our clinics will provide our students an opportunity to improve their basketball skills and have fun in an encouraging environment. We will work on dribbling, passing, shooting, teamwork, and game strategies. The girls will participate in the clinic with Mrs. Coyle, and the boys will participate with Mr. Kubera. Mrs. Coyle and Mr. Kubera are excited to begin the clinic and work with your children in order to promote their basketball skills. 

    Grade 3 - 4 Girls (Maxiumum 20 students)
    Monday | 3:30-4:30 (January 8-March 12)

    Grade 3 - 4 Boys (Maxiumum 20 students)
    Monday | 3:30-4:30 (January 8-March 12)
  • Chess

    Chess opens a child’s eyes to his or her intellectual power. Young players learn to plan logically, anticipate consequences, calculate advantages, and persist in finding the right move – problem-solving skills that apply to every academic subject. Students will learn the moves and rules of chess, algebraic notation, and patterns of checkmate. They will receive an introduction to the basic strategic fundamentals of the game. They will play supervised games and practice the art of checkmate on diagrams tailored to the younger player. Damian Donovan, who has worked with the RCS community since 1999, teaches our Chess classes. 




    Grades Kindergarten - Grade 4  
    Mondays | 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Clay Club

    Clay is the way! If you love getting your hands dirty and having fun creating, then come and play with clay with Ms. Malekzadeh. Students will have an awesome time making all different kinds of functional and sculptural ceramic art!




    Grade 4 
    Tuesdays | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Coding

    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 also 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. 

    Grades 3 & 4 


    Mondays | 3:30-4:30 p.m
  • Cooking

    Our young chefs use a variety of kitchen tools from the standing mixer to
 rolling pins to blenders and more to whip up vegetarian, nut-free dishes. 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 pulse the
 food processor. Students will taste what they prepare during class and also bring a sample home to
 share. You’ll be impressed at how much children absorb about cooking
 and baking and touched by how proud they are to tell you about it.

 This year’s theme is Cooking Around the World.
 

    Senior PreKindergarten 
    Wednesdays| 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Kindergarten - Grade 1 
    Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Crafty Kids

    Do you love arts and crafts? Then you must be a Crafty Kid! Join Ms. Malekzadeh for Crafty Kids on Thursday afternoons. Students will be creating crafts they can display at home, wear, and even use every day. Jewelry, magnet art, beading, and tie-dye
    art are just a few of the fun things you’ll get to try!



    Kindergarten - Grade 2
    Mondays | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Creative Movement

    Experienced dancer and instructor Danielle Purdy from Northern Westchester School of Dance will be working with our youngest dancers this semester. Creative Movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. During this class we will explore different ways of moving our bodies using beginner and basic dance techniques. We will combine story-telling and music while developing body awareness, rhythm, flexibility, coordination, and confidence.

    Junior PreKindergarten 
    Tuesdays | 12:00-2:00 p.m.
    Senior PreKindergarten 
    Tuesdays | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Fourth Grade Publishing

    Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Fourth graders will be reporters, photographers, and designers for the new Lower Campus digital newspaper! Help gather and share all the latest school news with RCS students and their families. Report on special interest topics and the latest trends. Be part of Ms. Fox's publishing team and have fun!
  • Golf

    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 of Northern Westchester. The TGA curriculum utilizes drills and language that make it fun for students in Kindergaten - Grade 8 to learn golf. As students advance through the five-level program, they will learn basics and fundamentals of the sport, all the while being prepared to play on the golf course.



    Senior PreKindergarten 

    Tuesdays | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    


    Kindergarten - Grade 2

    Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Grades 3 & 4

    Tuesdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Hip Hop

    Hip Hop is a fast growing, in-demand discipline of dance among male and female children! This form of dance combines a fast paced rhythm with fun dance steps, where Ms. Barr will introduce children to the fundamentals within this expression of dance. It will include the technique of popping and locking to their favorite music, while learning creative movement. With an emphasis placed upon exploring fun hip hop techniques and choreography, each class will begin with stretching and will focus on rhythmic movement to musical beats. Musicality and creative movement are key components of this fun style of dance that teaches boys and girls to step, to stomp, and to shake it out.

    Kindergarten - Grade 1 

    Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.


    Grades 2 - 4
 
    Thursdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Homework Club

    What better way for your child to get their homework completed than to join the Homework Club? After a quick snack for added brainpower, the Homework Club will meet in a spacious and airy classroom with several comfortable seating options for children to choose. 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 teacher will provide guidance and support as well as help your child get organized and understand what needs to be prioritized. Once assignments are completed, students will begin their nightly reading assignment, so please make sure that your child brings a book each time they attend. If all homework is completed, grade level literacy and math skills activities will be available for your child to use. So don't delay, have your child join the Homework Club today!


    Grades 2 - 4
 
    Mondays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.


    Grades 2 - 4 
    Wednesdays| 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Jazz/Lyrical Dance

    Dancers are welcome to join Ms. Adorno in a journey through jazz and lyrical dance. In the 20 classes we will begin with basic dance skills and work our way to a performance piece. All levels of dancers are welcome to join and are encouraged to push themselves to improve their ability. Dancers will be required to come prepared with either proper dance shoes or dance socks (DIY or store purchased). This new club is an inviting space where expression through dance is celebrated!

    Grade 3 - 4
    Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Lego Robotics I

    Continuing our skill building and creativity from the fall, the Lego club will be revamped to 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  – Grade 2
    Mondays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Lego Robotics II

    This Lego Robotics club is specially designed for older students who want to have fun while being challenged. Every week we will be using engineering, creativity, problem solving, and collaboration to design, build, code, and test many projects. A few include: finding how fast a Lego car can go, testing the strength of structures after an earthquake, and creating a rover that could go on Mars. The final section of the club will be spent designing and building our own creations.

    Grades 3 - 4 
    Tuesdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Mini Makers

    Calling all creative kids! This mini-maker workshop features a variety of hands-on activities for Kindergarten - Grade 2 students to color, construct, craft, tape, paint, and glue! Have fun with bubble wrap printing, tie-dye bugs and butterflies, game board creation, simple circuits, books and stories, pencil toppers, magnet making, and more with Mrs. Hiller. All you will need to bring is your imagination!

    Kindergarten - Grade 2

    Thursday | 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • RCS Runners

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

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




    Grades 3 - 4

    Mondays |3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Sew Happy

    Sew Happy students will learn a wonderful life skill in addition to completing beautiful projects to bring home. This class teaches hand sewing using fun colored fabrics and embroidery floss. Students in Grades 1 - 3 will benefit from sewing in many ways including improving hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, and math - it may even steer them away from their gadgets! 



    Grades 1 - 3
 

    Tuesdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Sports & Games

    Do you enjoy playing basketball, soccer, and steal the bacon? If you like athletics and teamwork, then Sports & Games with Mr. Kubera and Mr. Sannicandro 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

    Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.


    Grades 3-4 
    Thursdays| 3:30-4:30 p.m. 
  • Tennis

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

    Senior PreKindergarten
    Thursdays | 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Kindergarten - Grade 2 

    Thursdays | 3:30 4:30 p.m.
  • Violin

    Come learn how to play beautiful music! Ms. Zades will teach children the best of the Suzuki method with traditional western violin techniques. Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, the legendary master, developed this method of teaching stringed instruments to children. This method allows rapid development for children and flexible participation for the parents. At the end of the session, children will be able to showcase their talents for the whole school.




    Grades 1 - 4

    Mondays | 3:30-4:30 p.m 

    OR


    Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Yoga I

    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; 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.

    Kindergarten & Grade 1

    Tuesdays| 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Yoga II

    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; 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.



    Grades 2 - 4
    Thursdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Questions? Contact:

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  • Leslie Thivierge 

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