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Club Descriptions, Spring 2017

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Monday

List of 4 items.

  • ClayTime Create: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (PK-Gr 1)

    ClayTime Studios is coming to Fay After School! ClayTime instructors will provide a wide assortment of projects for students to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Students will paint pottery, fuse glass, make their own jewelry, create mosaics, and more.

    Instructor: ClayTime Studios Instructors
    Grades: PK – 1
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates:  4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 – seven weeks
  • Martial Arts: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (PK – Gr 4)

    The Fay After School Martial Arts program focuses on helping each students develop strength, confidence, and character. Led by Hanshi Craig Seavey, a 10th-degree black belt and Hall of Famer, students will participate in a thorough  and fast-paced curriculum that encourages them to achieve the highest level of personal excellence in a safe and friendly environment.  GIs are available for purchase for an additional fee of $35.00 through the instructor; you can place and pay for your order at the first class of the session, with checks payable to Craig Seavey. New and continuing students are welcome.

    Instructor: Hanshi Craig Seavey, Master Instructor from Seavey’s Traditional Kenpo Jiujitsu
    Grades: PK – 4
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates:  4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 – seven weeks
  • LEGO Simple & Motorized Machines: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 2-4)

    Students will investigate the principles of simple machines, mechanisms, and structures; experiment with balanced and unbalanced forces and friction; measure distance, time, speed, and weight; and much more. Children will work in small groups to build mechanisms based on lesson instructions. Then, when familiar with the design, they will be challenged to improve upon it. Every class is different and encourages critical thinking.  

    Instructor: Eric Kingsley, Brickapalooza
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates:  4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 – seven weeks
  • Creating Your Own Coloring Book: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 2 - 4)

    Coloring books are more popular than ever right now, from favorite book characters to famous artists, everyone has their own! Would you like to learn how to make your own too? Each day we will discuss and vote on a theme (animals, letters, patterns, flowers, etc.). Once decided on, we will all create an illustration with that theme in mind. Then we will copy and compile all our drawings together to make a fun and unique coloring book. Don’t worry we’ll save some time for coloring them as well!

    Instructor: Jennifer Telles, Fay Primary School Art and Science Teacher
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates:  4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 – seven weeks

Tuesday

List of 6 items.

  • Abbey Villa SC - Co-Ed Soccer: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (PK - 1)

    Learn the fundamentals of soccer, with a focus on foot skills, physical fitness, direction following, and teamwork. Students will practice beginner soccer skills such as dribbling while running, passing, and how to work as a team. Short skill work sessions will be followed by non-competitive games designed to emphasize the teaching of the day.

    Instructors: Abbey Villa Soccer Club Coaches
    Grades: PK – 1
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/23, 5/30 – seven weeks
  • Book Cooks: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (PK - Gr 1)

    Don your apron and get your hands messy as we cook our way through some delicious books! From Dragons Love Tacos to Blueberries for Sal, students will read a book and then create a culinary treat. By the end, students will have a cook book filled with recipes!

    Instructors: Lauren Dayotas, FaySummer and After Schhol Staff
    Grades: PK - 1
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/23, 5/30 – seven weeks
  • SPARK!: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 3 - 4)

    SPARK! Is our new electronics club where students will learn  how circuitry works and experiment with what circuitry can actually do using Fay’s state-of-the-art Innovation Lab.  Learn what a circuit is through hands on learning with squishy circuits, little bits, and Chibitronics.

    Instructor: Allison Bishop, Fay Design, Technology, and Innovation Teacher
    Grades: 3-4
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/23, 5/30 – seven weeks
  • Homework Club: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 3 - 4)

    Directed and supervised by Lower School faculty members who are available for support, students will work on their daily homework assignments in a quiet and comfortable environment. The club will also focus on homework completion and long-term assignment organization.

    Instructors: Lower School Faculty
    Grades: 3-4
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/23, 5/30 – seven weeks
  • Continuing Violin: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr K-2)

    As a continuation of the fall and winter club program, this class will teach violin through stories and the music of Beethoven. Students will be introduced to the beauty of the violin, learn how to produce a lovely tone, and practice reading and playing notes in first position. Recital will be held on May 30.
    The music books, Essential Elements and Suzuki Violin Book 1 are used for instruction and are included in the cost of the class. Flashcards and music stands are additional and will be billed to student accounts.

    Instructor: Vivian Fang, Fay School faculty
    Grades: K-2
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/23, 5/30 – seven weeks
  • Piano 3: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 1-4)

    As a continuation of the fall and winter club program, this class welcomes students who participated in the first and second trimester Piano Club (students are expected to register for all three trimesters during the 2016-2017 academic year). Classes are held weekly in the music lab on six full-sized Korg keyboards that are wired together with a controller unit and headsets. A curriculum integrating traditional method books and computer software is used to instruct students. Recital will be held on May 30.
    Texts used are John Thompson’s Easiest Piano Method, Volumes 1 & 2 and Learning to Play the Piano, Premier, Denis Agay.  The cost of materials is included in club tuition. Daily practice at home is expected and is essential to student progress. 

    Instructor: Philip Montgomery, Fay faculty
    Grades: 1-4
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/23, 5/30, – seven  weeks

Wednesday

List of 6 items.

  • Learn to Sew!: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 2 - 4)

    We are thrilled to once again partner with Sew Studio in Southborough. Students will learn the basics of machine and hand sewing through a variety of projects. Project options may include: monster pillows, small quilts, stuffed friends, or clothing. Come put your creative juices to work and learn to sew! This club will take place off campus at the Sew Studio, and Fay faculty members and FAS staff will transport students to/from the studio each week using Fay’s SAV.

    Instructor: Sew Studio Staff
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 – eight weeks
  • Homework Club: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 3 - 4)

    Directed and supervised by Lower School faculty members who are available for support, students work on their daily homework assignments in a quiet and comfortable environment. The club will also focus on homework completion and long-term assignment organization.

    Instructor: Lower School Faculty
    Grades: 3-4
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 – eight weeks
  • SkyRise Theater presents Broadway Dance Ensemble: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 1 - 4)

    This dance class, with choreography and instruction from SkyRise Theater, focuses on telling a story through the expression of dance. Students will perform with multiple costume changes and song selections; rehearsing for a final performance on May 24 at 4:30 p.m. The Club theme for this performance is Super Hero VS. Super Villain.
     
    Instructor: Jake Sewell, SkyRise Theater Staff
    Grades: 1 - 4
    Cost: $400.00
    Dates: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 – eight weeks
  • Glee Club: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 1 - 4)

    Back by popular demand! Glee Club is a program where students can both sing and dance! Students will sing a variety of exciting songs while learning the art of musical improvisation. They will also practice reading choral music and choreograph dance moves in an energetic, supportive, and enjoyable atmosphere. Don't worry if you've never had a music or dance lesson; the only requirement for this club is a love of singing and dancing! 

    Instructor: Stephen Buck, Fay Faculty
    Grades: 1-4
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 – eight weeks
  • Continuing Violin: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr K-2)

    As a continuation of the fall and winter club program, this class will teach violin through stories and the music of Beethoven. Students will be introduced to the beauty of the violin, learn how to produce a lovely tone, and practice reading and playing notes in first position. Recital will be held on May 30.
    The music books, Essential Elements and Suzuki Violin Book 1 are used for instruction and are included in the cost of the class. Flashcards and music stands are additional and will be billed to student accounts.

    Instructor: Vivian Fang, Fay School Faculty
    Grades: K-2
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 – eight weeks
  • Mini-Athletes - All Sports: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (PK-Gr 1)

    Mini Athletes are introduced to the world of sports as they learn about a new sport each week. Sports may include soccer, tennis, basketball, floor hockey, kickball, t-ball, flag football, and lacrosse. Class time consists of stretching and warm-up exercises, followed by learning sports skills, and ending with non-competitive game playing.

    Instructor: Francesca Shin, Fay School Faculty
    Grades: PK-1
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 – eight weeks

Thursday

List of 7 items.

  • Denault Studios - Mixed Media Experience: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 1 - 4)

    Staff from Denault Studios will offer an exciting mixed media experience for children in grades 1-4. Students will be exposed to a variety of artistic mediums including woodworking, metal working, and glass to design their own wind chime.  This class is designed to help your budding artist express their creativity and explore new creative processes.

    Instructor: Denault Studio Staff
    Grades: 1-4
    Cost: $350.00
    Dates:  4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25– eight weeks
  • Homework Club: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 3 - 4)

    Directed and supervised by Lower School faculty members who are available for support, students work on their daily homework assignments in a quiet and comfortable environment. The club will also focus on homework completion and long-term assignment organization.

    Instructors: Lower School Faculty
    Grades: 3 – 4
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates:  4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25– eight weeks
  • KIDS ART: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (PK - Gr 1)

    Kids Art is a fun, dynamic club for students in Pre-K through grade 1. The club will allow participants to develop their own creativity, sharpen fine motor skills, and build confidence. Taught by Fay Pre-K teacher Maria D'Eramo, students will learn at their own pace while experimenting with color, shape, value, and texture through a variety of art techniques including painting, drawing, and keepsake crafts.

    Instructors: Maria D’Eramo, Fay Pre-K teacher
    Grades: PK - 1
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates:  4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25– eight weeks
  • Horseback Riding: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Gr 2 – 4)

    The Fay School Riding Club, hosted by Century Mill Stables, is a fun and interactive way to learn the basics of horsemanship and riding, for beginners or advanced students. Participants will be split into two groups for an hour-long lesson. Half of the lesson will be spent on horsemanship, learning the basics of good care through grooming, as well as general knowledge of equipment, parts of the horse, and colors and breeds. The riding portion of the lesson will include steering and control while riding at a walk or trot, correct rider body position, and even some fun horseback games. Each week will have a different lesson with individual focuses of each rider’s needs, from the beginner to the more advanced rider. Century Mill Stables has an indoor ring so lessons may run in all weather. Paddock boots, half chaps, and a riding helmet are the ideal sportswear. Riding helmets are provided if students do not have their own.  FAS staff will transport students to and from Century Mill Stables each week in a Fay SAV. Please note that pickup for this club is at 5:00 pm.

    Instructor: Century Mill Stables Staff
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $480.00
    Dates: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25– eight weeks
  • Chess Club: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 2-4)

    Chess is a classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration.  Taught by professional chess master Lou Mercuri, this club is geared for all levels of chess players.  Beginners learn basic game rules and opening tactic moves. Intermediate and advanced players learn sophisticated combinations and strategies and advanced opening moves. During each meeting, students’ time will be split equally between instruction and game play. Please note this club is a 7 week program with no class meeting on April 27, 2017.

    Instructor: Lou Mercuri
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25– seven weeks
  • Piano 3: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 1-4)

    As a continuation of the fall and winter club program, this class welcomes students who participated in the first and second trimesters of Piano Club (students are expected to register for all 3 trimesters during the 2016-2017 academic year). Classes are held weekly in the music lab on six full-sized Korg keyboards that are wired together with a controller unit and headsets. A curriculum integrating traditional method books and computer software is used to instruct students. Recital will be held on May 30.    
    Texts used are John Thompson’s Easiest Piano Method, Volumes 1 & 2 and Learning to Play the Piano, Premier, Denis Agay.  The cost of materials is included in club tuition. A required recital is scheduled at the end of the academic year. Daily practice at home is expected and is essential to student progress. 

    Instructor: Philip Montgomery, Fay Faculty
    Grades: 1-4
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25– eight weeks
  • Abbey Villa SC - Co-Ed Soccer: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 2 - 4)

    This soccer program, for students in grade 2 through grade 4, includes games that focus on foot skills, physical fitness, direction following, and teamwork, all while having fun.  Students will be introduced to beginner soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, and how to work as a team.  Skill sessions will be followed by game play every week.

    Instructor: Abbey Villa Soccer Club Staff
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $280.00                                                     
    Dates: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25– eight weeks

Friday

List of 3 items.

  • LEGO Wonders of the World: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (PK-Gr 1)

    Taken from many of the engineering wonders of the world, Brickapalooza has created their own list of wonders that will captivate your child’s imagination. During the club, students will be taught about new and old engineering accomplishments, how they work, and how they were built. There will be
    a different theme introduced each week and student will be encouraged to think “outside the box”, experiment, test, and improve on their solutions.  Class themes include, but are not limited to, the following: The Pyramids of Giza, the Great Wall of China, the Panama Canal, the Roman Colosseum, the Hoover Dam, the Empire State Building, and many more.

    Instructor: Eric Kingsley, Brickapalooza
    Grades: PK - 1
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/26 – seven weeks
  • Artist Trading Cards: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Gr 2-4)

    Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. Artists create, trade, and collect art at organized "swap" events. In this club, student will make a set-a-day of artist trading cards that they will swap with classmates. So, a willingness to make “copies” of  work to share is key. Each week we will use a different material and focus on a new theme. By the end of the club, students will have a whole set of cards that we will mount on poster-board to take home! 

    Instructor: Jennifer Telles, Fay Primary School Art and Science Teacher
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates: Dates: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/26 – seven weeks
  • Fay Fiddlers 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 2-4)

    Fay Fiddlers is an intermediate-level violin class that will develop bowing technique, build fluency in sight reading and rhythm, and continue the learning progression of chromatic notes in 1st position and fingerings in 3rd position. Repertoire will include Essential Elements-Book 2, Suzuki Violin-Books 1 & 2, and selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Students may need to exchange violins and bows for a bigger size during the year. Music and Arts in Westborough provides violin rentals and repair services. Recital will be held on May 30.

    Instructor: Vivian Fang, Fay School Faculty
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/26 – seven weeks