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After School Enrichment Programs: Winter/Spring 2024

The mission of Pittsford PTSA's After School Enrichment Program is to provide safe and supervised after-school educational, enriching and/or recreational programs for school-age children in grades K-5. Building PTSA's choose programs based on their individual demographics, interest level, and parent commitment. All programs require the approval of the Pittsford District and the building principal.    

Please note: Programs on this page are for Mendon Center Elementary students only. Before registering your child for any ASE courses, please read the ASE Policies . It is especially important to read and understand policy #12 about parent volunteers.  

If a program is full when you try to register, use the waitlist form to be put on a waiting list for that program. 

This page currently shows information for the Winter/Spring 2024 session. 
Registration for this session will begin Sunday, January 21st at noon and close at midnight on Sunday, January 28th

 

REGISTRATION BUTTONS WILL ONLY BE ACTIVE WHEN REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Use this form to add a student's name to any program that currently has a WAITLIST.

Let's Play Chess!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cost: $55 (12 classes)  
Grades 1-2

Day: Mondays

Time: 3:05 - 4:05 PM

Class Size: 12-24

Dates: 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 (No Class 2/19, 4/1, 4/8)

Instructor: Rochester Chess Center Instructors

Join in on the fun of learning chess with the Rochester Chess Center.  Chess is designed to build critical-thinking skills, self-confidence, sportsmanship, and learning from mistakes in a challenging and exciting way.

The Rochester Chess Center has been part of the Rochester community for over 30 years and enjoys teaching throughout Monroe County schools. 

Exploring Art                                                                                                       Cost: $98 (7 classes)

Grades 1-5

Day: Tuesdays 

Time: 3:05 - 4:05PM

Class Size: 8-16

Dates: 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28

(No February & March classes; No class 4/30)

Instructor: Joanne Andrews

Explore a wide variety of ways to express yourself through art.  Students will have a chance to explore various mediums such as charcoal, pastels, watercolor, tempera, collage, clay, and others.  They will be challenged to create visual solutions to creative problems while having fun!  Students will also learn some new techniques with each of the mediums.

 

Let's Play Chess!                                                                                                 Cost: $58 (13 classes)

Grades 3-5

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 3:05 - 4:05PM

Class Size: 12-24

Dates: 2/14, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 (No Class 2/21, 4/3)

Instructor: Rochester Chess Center Instructors

Join in on the fun of learning chess with the Rochester Chess Center.  Chess is designed to build critical-thinking skills, self-confidence, sportsmanship, and learning from mistakes in a challenging and exciting way.

The Rochester Chess Center has been part of the Rochester community for over 30 years and enjoys teaching throughout Monroe County schools. 

Cricket Clinic                                                                                                       Cost: $168 (12 classes) 

Grades K-5

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 3:05 - 4:05 PM

Class Size: 10-25

Dates: 2/14, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 (No Class 2/21, 4/3, 5/1)

Instructor: Parent Volunteers: Varun Jain &

                                                      Sambit Mohapatra

Learn the fundamentals of cricket! This global game is enjoyed by 2 billion people worldwide and is expanding in the U.S.  Batting, bowling, and fielding skills will be taught. Competition match at end of session with a participation prize for all players. 

Kidding Around Yoga                                                                                          Cost: $195 (13 classes)

Grades 1-5

Day: Thursdays

Time: 3:05 - 3:50PM

Class Size: 6-20

Dates: 2/8, 2/15, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 (No Class 2/22, 2/29, 4/4)

Instructor: Julie Van Benthuysen

Kidding Around Yoga is, in essence, stress management for kids.  Students in grades 1-5 receive creative instruction in meditation, breathing practices, relaxation, and therapeutic poses.  KAY incorporates a series of creative games and yoga-based activities that emphasize the "whole child," combined with original music designed for fun, play and active learning.

Rainbow Club                                                                                                     Cost: FREE (6 classes)

Grades K-5

Day: Thursdays

Time: 3:05 - 3:50PM

Class Size: 3-20

Dates: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18

Instructor: Parent Volunteer: Katie Baker

Rainbow Clubs are elementary versions of what are often known as GSA's. Rainbow Club supports younger students and their diverse families. It is open to all students- kids who identify as LGBTQ+, kids with families who are LGBTQ+, and allies who support their friends and families. Each week will include reading a diverse picture book, a craft and themed activities that promote inclusion. 

Earth Club                                                                                                           Cost: $15 (11 classes)

Grades 3-5

Day: Thursdays

Time: 3:05 - 4:05PM

Class Size: 6-15

Dates: 2/15, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 (No class 2/8, 2/22, 2/29, 4/4, 4/11)

Instructor: Parent Volunteer: Dorothy Bauch-Barker

Loosely based on Earth Rangers, MCE Earth Club focuses on helping students learn about our home on the Earth and ways in which we can support and improve our planet. Students will enjoy learning about the Earth's Magnetic Field, Ecosystems, Pollution, Reducing Waste, Recycling, Energy, and more. 

Lego Club                                                                                                           Cost: $20 (12 classes) 
Grades 1-3

Day: Fridays

Time: 3:05 - 4:05PM

Class Size: 8-18

Dates: 2/9, 2/16, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 & 5/24 (No Class: 2/23, 3/29, 4/5, 4/26)

Instructor: Parent Volunteers: Katie Nelson &

                                                        Andrew Smith

Let your imagination run wild as we build and explore with Legos. Weekly themes will jump start ideas for students to build and play together. Instructors will provide students with theme-related models to serve as inspiration.  Then play will continue independently or in groups to make Lego creations tied to the theme. Possibilities are endless!  Legos will be provided.

Drama Kids                                                                                                         Cost: $150 (10 classes) 
Grades 1-5

Day: Fridays

Time: 3:05 - 4:05PM

Class Size: 8-20

(groups will be separated by grades 1-2 & 3-5)

Dates: 2/9, 2/16, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17

(No Class: 2/23, 3/15, 3/29, 4/5, 4/26)

Instructor: Drama Kids of Rochester

Drama kids know that creative thinkers will be the next generation of learners in America.  The Drama Kids International curriculum helps build creative thinking and literacy skills while also teaching children positive social skills.  Our dynamic and engaging teachers present effective team interaction, leadership, confidence, and public speaking in an hour of fun, energetic activities each week.  Come experience the Drama Kids difference... it's dramatic.

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