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Club Descriptions, Winter 2016-17

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Monday

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  • 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 Seavy, a 10th-degree black belt and Hall of Famer, students 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 Hanshi Seavey; 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
    : Craig Seavey, Master Instructor from Seavey’s Traditional Kenpo Jiujitsu
    Grades: PK – 4
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates:  12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 – eight weeks
  • SkyRise Theater presents Theater Adventures: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (PK-Gr 2)

    In this interactive course, students go on an imaginative journey while using props and various costumes to explore jungles, oceans, space, and more! Please note that program dates vary from the regular winter club program schedule.
     
    Instructor: SkyRise Theater Employees
    Grades: PK – 2
    Cost: $400.00
    Dates and Weekly Themes: 12/5 - Character Exploration and Theater Workshop; 12/12 – Jungle; 1/9  - Willy Wonka; 1/23 - Haunted Trails; 1/30 - Space Exploration; 2/6 - Royal Hall; 2/13 - Under the Sea; 2/27 - Super Quest
  • LEGO WeDo Robotics: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 2-4)

    Using the LEGO Education WeDo Robotics system, students learn the basics of robotics engineering and programming. LEGO WeDo Robotics includes more than 16 project options, ranging from a soccer player to an alligator. Students learn to program the robots themselves, and as they become more comfortable with the software, they learn how to modify the programs to achieve individual outcomes. The LEGO WeDo Robotics system lends itself to learning and practicing basic scientific principles that include subjects from mathematics, science, literacy, and social studies. 

    Instructor:
    Eric Kingsley, Brickapalooza
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates:  12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 – eight weeks
  • Tennis Club: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Gr 1 - 4)

    Students will be grouped by skill level for these classes, and they will focus on developing fundamental techniques and skills through small group instruction, drills, and games. The classes will be led by Dick Waterfall, Waterfall Tennis Academy Director, at Wayside Racquet and Swim Club in Marlborough. Racquets will be available for use during lessons, and sneakers are required. FAS staff will transport students to and from Wayside Racquet and Swim club each week in a Fay SAV. Please note that pickup for this club is at 5pm.
     
    Instructor: Richard Waterfall, Director, Waterfall Tennis Academy
    Grades: 1 – 4
    Cost: $400.00
    Dates:  12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 – eight weeks

Tuesday

List of 6 items.

  • Abbey Villa SC - Boys Soccer: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 1 - 4)

    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 to prepare them to hit the ground running in town play.
     
    Instructors: Abbey Villa Soccer Club Coaches
    Grades: 1-4
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 12/6, 12/13, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 – eight weeks
  • Art Safari: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr PK - K)

    Let your imagination and creativity run wild as we crisscross the globe! Each week, we will learn about different kinds of animals and their habitats, from the Sahara to the rain forest to our own backyards. We will draw, paint and create using different types of media: pencils, paint, pastels and much more!
     
    Instructor: Fay After School Faculty and Staff
    Grades: PK & K
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 12/6, 12/13, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 – 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: 12/6, 12/13, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 – eight weeks
  • Continuing Violin: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr K-2)

    As a continuation of the fall 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. The music books, Essential Elements and Suzuki Violin Book 1 are used for instruction and 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: 1-2
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 12/6, 12/13, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 – eight weeks
  • Piano 2: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 1-4)

    As a continuation of the fall club program, this class welcomes students who participated in the first trimester (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. 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: 12/6, 12/13, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 – eight weeks
  • Elementary Fencing: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Gr 2-4)

    Students will learn basic fencing skills and etiquette in this unique and thrilling sport that provides both a physical and mental workout while having fun. This club is suitable for new and continuing fencing students and will take place off campus at Cross Road Fencing Center in Marlborough. A $10 United States Fencing Association membership is required and can be completed here: https://www.railstation.org/usfencing/MembershipRegistration.aspx  All other equipment is provided and available at the center. Students must wear athletic clothing and sneakers each week. FAS staff will transport students to and from the Cross Road Fencing Center each week in a Fay SAV. Please note that pickup for this club is at 5:00pm.
     
    Instructor: Cross Roads Fencing
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $480.00
    Dates: 12/6, 12/13, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 – eight weeks

Wednesday

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

    We are thrilled to offer this club through the 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. FAS staff will transport students to and from the studio each week using Fay’s minibuses.
     
    Instructor: Sew Studio Staff
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 12/7, 12/14, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 – 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: 12/7, 12/14, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 – eight weeks
  • Abbey Villa SC - Girls Soccer: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 1-4)

    Learn the fundamentals of soccer, with a focus on foot skills, physical fitness, direction following, and teamwork, all while having fun. Students will practice beginner soccer skills such as dribbling while running, passing, and how to work as a team to prepare them to hit the ground running in town play.
     
    Instructor: Abbey Villa Soccer Club Coaches
    Grades: 1-4
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 12/7, 12/14, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 – eight weeks
  • Denault Studios presents Fused Glass Making: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 1-3)

    In this exciting fused glass intensive, students will try their hand at making their very own glass pieces with the help of a Denault Studios artisan. Fused glass is the process of working with many pieces of cold glass and then separately firing them in a kiln to fuse into a single finished piece. Students will learn to cut, clean, and stack glass to make a variety of projects.
     
    Instructor: Denault Studio Staff
    Grades: 1-3
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 12/7, 12/14, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 – eight weeks
  • Glee Club: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 1 - 4)

    Do you enjoy singing and dancing? Glee Club is a program where you can do both! Students will sing a variety of exciting music while learning the art of musical improvisation. Participants will also practice reading choral music and choreograph dance moves to go with the music 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: 12/7, 12/14, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 – eight weeks
  • Continuing Violin: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr K-2)

    As a continuation of the fall 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. The music books, Essential Elements and Suzuki Violin Book 1 are used for instruction and 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: 1-2
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 12/7, 12/14, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 – eight weeks
  • Mass Audubon presents Winter Species: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (PK-Gr 1)

    What do animals do in winter, and why? Which animals hibernate, which migrate, and which are winter resisters, staying active all winter long? Students investigate the adaptations of animals and learn about their survival strategies through the changing seasons.
     
    Instructor: Drumlin Farms Staff
    Grades: PK - 1
    Cost: $400.00
    Dates: 12/7, 12/14, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 – eight weeks

Thursday

List of 6 items.

  • Enchanted Stories: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr PK - K)

    Join this magical club, and help bring stories to life!  Each week, we will read a beloved book and do a fun cooking, crafting, or drama project to accompany the story. Make magic mirrors and potions from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, create a yummy dirty cup from Diary of a Worm, and attend the Mad Hatter's tea party!
     
    Instructors: Fay After School Faculty and Staff
    Grades: PK - K
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates:  12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2 – 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:  12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2 – 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 the Cross Road Fencing Center 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: 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2 – eight weeks
  • SkyRise Theater presents ShowTime Express: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 2-4)

    Students will learn a song, dance, and scene from a different popular Broadway show each week. At the end of each class, students showcase their work in a ten-minute musical performance with costumes, stage make-up, and a scenic backdrop. All performances start at 4:30pm and are open to family and friends.  Please note that program dates vary from the regular winter club program schedule. Participants are welcome to use Extended Day Services until 4:30 any Thursday between 12/8 and 3/9 when the club isn’t running.
     
    Instructor: SkyRise Theater Employees
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $400.00
    Dates and Weekly Shows:
    12/8 - Seussical; 12/15 – Annie; 1/5 – Peter Pan; 1/26 – Little Mermaid; 2/2 – Jungle Book; 3/2 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; 3/9 Wizard of Oz
  • Piano 2: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 1-4)

    As a continuation of the fall club program, this class welcomes students who participated in the first trimester (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.  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: 2-4
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2 – eight weeks
  • Abbey Villa SC - Co-Ed Soccer: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (PK-K)

    This soccer program for students in Pre-K and Kindergarten includes games that focus on foot skills, physical fitness, direction following, and teamwork, all while having fun.  Students will be introduced to, and practice, beginner soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, and how to work on a team.
     
    Instructor: Abbey Villa Soccer Club Staff
    Grades: PK - K
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2 – eight weeks

Friday

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  • 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 starting on January 13, 2017.
     
    Instructor: Lou Mercuri
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $245.00
    Dates: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3 – *seven weeks
  • Abbey Villa SC - Game Day Soccer: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Gr 2-4)

    This soccer program is for students in grades two through four and includes a technical warmup and small-sided scrimmages. Students will be guided during the game to use the correct techniques and team tactics.
     
    Instructor: Abbey Villa Soccer Club Staff
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 – eight weeks
  • LEGO Creative Building: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (PK-Gr 2)

    Students are given basic LEGO challenges and are encouraged to build creatively in a hands on environment.  The instructor guides students through the problem-solving process, ensuring they learn and have fun at the same time. Students learn about basic math, science, and engineering principles including friction, simple levers, motion, and momentum.
     
    Instructor: Eric Kingsley, Brickapalooza
    Grades: PK - 2
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 – eight weeks
  • New England Academy of Gymnastics: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Gr 2-4)

    New England Academy of Gymnastics is providing Fay After School with an exclusive recreational gymnastics program. Classes are progressive in nature and are great for beginners to pros!  The curriculum is based on the standards set forth by USA Gymnastics, to ensure that students are learning the proper skills and techniques as they increase strength, flexibility, fitness, and confidence. Boys and girls should dress in appropriate athletic wear so that they are comfortable during the gymnastic classes. FAS staff will transport students to and from the New England Academy of Gymnastics each week in a Fay SAV. Please note that pickup for this club is at 5pm.
     
    Instructor: New England Academy of Gymnastics Instructors
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $400.00
    Dates: 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 – eight 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, 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. Students are invited to participate in recitals throughout the year. 
     
    Instructor: Vivian Fang, Fay School Faculty
    Grades: 2-4
    Cost: $280.00
    Dates: 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 – eight weeks