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Encore Clubs

Encore Clubs offer opportunities for learning and discovering new passions beyond the typical school day. A rich array of developmentally appropriate clubs is offered to students in preschool through Grade 5. Clubs meet weekly and are offered Monday-Friday. Students are picked up from classrooms and provided a snack before clubs begin. There are three sessions during the year, fall, winter, and spring.

Time: Clubs run from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Cost: The registration fee for all clubs is $200 per session. Please see the registration form for specific pricing information.

Schedule

Fall 2022 Schedule
9/12
9/13
9/14
9/15
9/16
9/19
9/20
9/21
9/22
9/23
Rosh Hashanah
9/27
9/28
9/29
9/30
10/3
10/4
Yom Kippur
10/6
10/7
School Closed
In-Service Day
10/12
10/13
10/14
10/17
10/18
10/19
10/20
10/21
10/24
10/25
10/26
10/27
10/28
10/31
11/1
11/2
11/3
11/4
11/7
11/8
11/9
11/10
Conference Day
11/14
11/15
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11/18
11/21
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Fall 2022 Encore Clubs

Mondays

Apprentice Aerospace Engineering: Up, Up & Go Away! - (Grades 3-5, MAX 10):
EFK - During our Aerospace Engineering program, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of flying machines. They construct a shock-absorbing system designed to protect two marshmallow astronauts in a lunar vehicle, create their own air-powered rockets, and assemble a hot air balloon model that actually takes flight!
 
Sewing and Crafts - (Grades 2-5): Ms. Leschinsky - A typical afternoon in Sewing Club consists of a lot of sewing and a lot of fun! We will learn how to hand sew and then apply what we’ve learned to make fabulous projects.


Tuesdays

Creative Cooking - (Grades PreK-1, MAX 13): Ms. Sklow
Using the science of cooking we will explore the realm of combining popular ingredients to create delectable snacks and ooey gooey concoctions.

Junior Aerospace Engineering: Taking to the Skies - (Grades K-2, MAX 10): The Junior Aerospace Engineering program introduces our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of aircraft and spacecraft design. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct airplanes, rockets, hot air balloons, and more.

Sports Fun - (Grades 1-3): Ms. Vengels and Ms. Whelan - Join for extra sports fun! Dodging flying balls, kickball with all your might, basketball, volleyball, scooters, and more! Let’s have some fun! 

Young Rembrandts (Grades 3-5, minimum of 8 to run):
Young Rembrandts uses a methodology specifically designed to improve student perception, visualization, and organizational skills. As a result, students show dramatic improvement in their drawing abilities, expand their art vocabulary and art history knowledge, demonstrate patience, discipline, and focus, and improve their attention to detail and sequencing skills. We teach using a step-by-step method, and there is a designated assignment each week. New lessons every week, every session.

Wednesdays

Tennis - (Grades 2-5):
Mr. Caddle

Yoga – (Grades PreK-2): Mrs. Wattles – Children will be introduced to various yoga techniques focusing on basic strengthening, toning and balancing skills that promote self-control, improved focusing, better coping skills, and coordination.


Thursdays

BSD Coding - (Grades 4-5, minimum of 10 to run): First Steps in Game Development: This course is the perfect introductory experience for learning digital skills in the world of gaming and programming. Students will learn how to plan, design, and develop their very first web-based game using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. They will pick up valuable skills along the way such as planning, designing game assets, and creating digital special effects. Students will complete an “item collection” and a card-matching game, which are both customizable.

Young Rembrandts - (Grades 1-3, minimum of 8 to run):
Young Rembrandts uses a methodology specifically designed to improve student perception, visualization and organizational skills. As a result, students show dramatic improvement in their drawing abilities, expand their art vocabulary and art history knowledge, demonstrate patience, discipline and focus, and improve their attention to detail and sequencing skills. We teach using a step-by-step method, and there is a designated assignment each week. All new lessons every week, every session.


Fridays

Bombardment (4th and 5th GRADE ONLY): Mr. Wareikis AND Mr. Kellett - MAX of 30 students

Jr. Gators Girls Field Hockey - (Grades 1-5 girls): Ms. Vengels AND Ms. Whelan - Gator Girls Field Hockey will be an introduction to basic skills. We will incorporate a fun warm-up game, then learn basic skills and then play small-sided games.

Shining Knights Chess - (Grades 1-5, minimum of 8 to run):  
Our coaches are highly-rated professional chess instructors. We have taught tens of thousands of children to play, including national champions for first and second grade. Chess time is evenly split between lesson and play. All chess supplies are provided.

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    Paula Farrell 

    Lower School Coordinator of After-School Programs, Reading Camp Co-Director
    Phone/Extension: 4724
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.