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Avenues 1st and 2nd graders are growing quickly in their social, cognitive and independent skills. They’re curious, but instead of looking to adults for all of the answers, they are starting to find answers through their own discoveries.  Designed with this in mind, Avenues is offering the following classes Monday through Thursday throughout the fall semester.  


Classes begin directly after school and run until 4:45 p.m. All classes include healthy snacks, with dismissal ending at 5:00 pm. 

 

Stay & Play Fees:

  • Full Year: $2,550
  • Fall: $969
  • Spring: $1,581

Specialty Classes Fees:

  • Full Year: $3,250
  • Fall: $1,235
  • Spring: $2,015

 

Important Dates:

FALL 2023

  • All Programs begin Monday, September 11, 2023.

 

WINTER/ SPRING 2024

  • All programs resume Monday, January 8, 2024.

 

Get ready to embark on a transformative journey of growth and discovery. Mix and match programs to create a personalized schedule according to your child’s passions and interests.

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Monday

This dynamic program is designed to cultivate physical strength, mobility, and coordination in young learners. Spanning an entire year, with the option to join at any time, students will embark on a journey to become proficient in diverse martial arts disciplines. From mastering ground combat techniques from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to developing potent striking skills from Muay Thai & Kickboxing, and refining fine motor abilities through Jeet Kune Do, the curriculum is both comprehensive and exciting.
In this class, students will delve into essential tactics like pins, forks, double attacks, skewers, deflections, discovered checks and mating attacks. Our experienced instructors will break down these techniques in an engaging way that's easy to grasp, making chess strategy a blast to learn. Whether students are aiming to become a chess whiz or just looking to enhance their gameplay, this class will equip them with the tactical prowess they need. From boosting focus to nurturing critical thinking, 'Chess Tactics' is the perfect next step on their chess journey.
Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.

 

Tuesday

In the fall, students will be challenged to build a new robotic gadget or gizmo to solve a problem through exciting, story-based challenges. In the spring, students learn the ins and outs of coding to operate their very own robot creations to take home and complete challenges. Each build will require the use of teams, helping children to learn additional collaborative and cooperative skills to go along with their newfound expertise as robot engineers.

World of Dance will introduce students to music across multiple languages and cultures. Spanning an entire year, with the option to join at any time, this class will explore rhythm, technique, and expression, where students will learn diverse types of choreography, from the Argentine tango to tap/soft shoe to Chinese folk dance.


Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.

 

Wednesday

Financial literacy is one of the most important topics anyone can learn. What better way to be introduced to the basics than with your very own hot cocoa stand? In the fall, our young entrepreneurs will learn key marketing, sales and budgeting skills to create a hot cocoa stand where all proceeds go to a charity of students’ choice. In the spring, students have an opportunity to use what they’ve learned to develop and run their own business, either independently or with a partner. This will lead to a spring fair where students will sell their products or business, all for a worthwhile cause.

Improv and Acting

This dynamic class teaches students how to think on their feet and respond with wit, ease, and creativity! In the fall, students are taught the basics of improv with warm-ups, shaking out inhibitions and tips and tricks to think quickly! The end of the semester will result in a teacher-led improv performance where students act out different scenes and scenarios. In the spring, we move on to students being able to do this independently. Students will be encouraged to create their own show, led and run by students, for students!
Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.

 

Thursday

3D Game Design & Coding

This class is designed for students who are already familiar with basic coding to provide a more advanced opportunity to push their skills to design and develop their own video game in the fall. With the use of Hatch XR, students learn complex block-based coding to prepare them to move on to Javascript. In the spring, students will have an opportunity to begin more advanced coding to create their games, websites, or whatever 3D World building their heart desires!
Many celebrated architects in history such as Pythagoras, Vitruvius, Michelangelo and Leonardo were also remarkable engineers, mathematicians and inventors. This course teaches critical skills and thinking in the same cross-disciplinary spirit. Students are introduced to a variety of overlapping ideas in architecture, engineering and math. Each concept is presented along the hands-on project in the fall. The course fosters the ability to recognize complex mathematical patterns and creatively solve challenging real-world problems. Students then have the opportunity to use what they have learned in the fall to start to blueprint, create and build their very own buildings and structures.
Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.

 

Friday

This fun class helps students develop a global mindset. Students explore cultural differences across countries (languages, clothes, traditions), play geography games and learn about famous landmarks. Playing with real foreign money helps them understand world currencies and trade. Students enhance their public speaking and presentation skills in a supportive environment. Students role-play as diplomats and explore solutions to key global problems like hunger, poverty and pollution.

  Intro to Chess Team (Kindergarten–5th Grade)

Led by Growing Minds Chess Academy, this class is ideal for students who have mastered piece movement and the basic rules of chess, and are interested in competitive chess but not yet ready for the team. Students will be prepared for the chess team by learning tournament strategy, approaching different types of players, time management and use of chess clocks, how and when to notate, understanding how to play as a team, chess tournament etiquette, and how to focus before and after each match and outcome. Topics will include checkmate patterns, tactical motifs and chess miniatures. Critical thinking skills and pattern recognition will be developed.

Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.

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