After School Programs

PTA Afterschool Programs at Spring Glen

Winter 2020

 In mid-December, you will receive a packet containing information about each afterschool program available to your child’s grade, including instructions to sign up.  Programs will begin the week of January 6th and generally run for 8-11 weeks.  Most programs end between 4:30 and 4:45 PM.  The program will notify you which door dismissal takes place at; please arrive promptly at that location (not the front office).  Any children enrolled in Right at School aftercare can be dismissed directly to that program.

The PTA wants all children to be able to participate in afterschool programs regardless of their ability to pay.  Scholarships are need-based and available for any child who would otherwise not be able to join an afterschool program.  This includes but is not limited to families who qualify for free or reduced lunch. There is no application process; simply pay 10% of the total cost of the program and the PTA will pay the remainder.  If there are any other barriers to your child participating besides cost, please contact us! We will incorporate your feedback into future sessions.

Contact the program leader for any specific questions.  Direct any general questions about the PTA afterschool programs to afterschool@springglenpta.org. 

Winter 2020 Afterschool Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Play More Chess (K-6) Lego Quest (K-6) Kidding Around Yoga (K-6) Math Circle (K-2) Marcy’s Tennis (K-5)
Clay Time (K-2) Clay Club (3-6) Creative Kids(K-2) Creative Kids (3-6) Mad Science (K-6)
Kidding Around Yoga (K-6) Board Game Club (4-6) Small World Spanish (3-5) Small World Spanish (K-2) Small World French (K-3)
Loose parts play (K-6) Irish Dance (K-6) VEX Robotics (2-5) Creative Writing (3-6)
  Stempogo Cooking (3-6)    

Program Descriptions

Play More Chess (K-6) 8 weeks (M) $140. The after-school chess club provides a fun opportunity to learn the game of chess and improve chess skills.  More info at playmorechess.com

Clay Time (K-2, M – 8 weeks, $90) Clay Club (3-6, T – 10 weeks, $110) We will explore the principles of clay through several creative activities and projects. For more info contact psullivan@hamden.org.

Mad Science (K-6, F – 8 weeks, $135) This action-packed STEM-focused program is bubbling over with classic experiments and crazy concoctions.  More info at madscience.org.

 Small World Spanish (K-2, 3-5) and French (K-3) A foreign language school in Cheshire specializing in early exposure for young children. More info at smallworldlanguages.com.

Kidding Around Yoga (K-6, M – 8 weeks, $88; K-6, W – 11 weeks, $121) Children gain balance, strength, and better focus all while stretching, dancing, and striking poses.  More info at kiddingaroundyoga.com/sherri.

Creative Kids (K-2, W – 8 weeks, $90; 3-6, R – 6 weeks, $70) Creative Kids is an afterschool program in which kids get to be kids! We explore many art forms, read fiction and non-fiction books, and create original art.

Vex Robotics (2-5, W – 8 weeks, $150) The Spring Glen Robotics Team participates in the VEX IQ robotics challenge. Small teams of students work together to build, program, test, and control a mobile robot. More info at sgrobotics.mystrikingly.com.

Stempogo Math Circle (K-2, R – 7 weeks, $100). A chance for young children to explore a wide range of math topics in a supportive, social environment.  More info at stempogo.com.

Stempogo Modern Cooking (3-6, W – 8 weeks, $135). Explore a scientific approach to cooking as we make butter, bread, fudge, and more delicious foods (to take home).  More info at stempogo.com.

Marcy’s Tennis (K-5, F – 10 weeks, $180) Give your child a chance to learn the life-time sport of tennis in a fun-filled environment. More info at marcystennis.com.

Lego Quest (K-6, T – 8 weeks, $80) A non-competitive creative building challenge in which students investigate an idea, build something, and share it. For more info contact ksenise@hamden.org.

Board Game Club (4-6, T – 8 weeks, $80) Each week kids will learn a new cooperative game and use their knowledge and teamwork to achieve victory.  For more info contact jesposito@hamden.org.

Loose Parts Play (K-6, M – 8 weeks, $80) Children have unstructured undefined play, with loose parts.  Kids can move, arrange, design, create, pretend, and problem solve, giving them the opportunity to learn through play.  For more info contact looseplayparts@gmail.com.

Irish Dance (K-6, T – 6 weeks, $72) We aim to promote the traditional elements of Irish dancing and culture through exercise, education, teamwork, activity, and primarily fun! More info at brennanlucey.com.

Creative Writing (3-6, F – 8 weeks, $140) We will explore language, form, writing tools, literary devices, and learning through play.  For more info contact vbmckee@gmail.com.

Previous sessions:

Here is the SGPTA Afterschool Spring 2019 Flyer

See here for the 2019 winter session programs.