Please note: The VES PTO looks forward to welcoming Kindergartners into our before and after school club offerings in Spring 2020. Our teachers and staff are working hard to get all of our Kindergarten students established in their routines, especially for arrival and dismissal. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to offering our Kindergartners age appropriate activities in the spring.
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TENNIS CLUB (Tues) - The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA Premier Youth Tennis, the first and only national tennis enrichment program in the country. Students will develop tennis skills utilizing kid-friendly equipment in a play-to-learn style that gets them rallying and having fun right away. Elementary school programs include a five-level progression system. All first time students receive a wristband, a hat, and a student handbook. Program is taught by USTA-trained coaches utilizing the most current teaching methodology. All tennis equipment is provided (e.g. racquets, balls, pop up nets). INSTRUCTOR: USTA MAS
RUNNING CLUBS (Tues and Thurs) - Students will gain strength and stamina while participating in fun running activities. INSTRUCTORS: Kristina Salley, Katherine Preston, and Tess Landis
CRAFT CLUB (Tues) - This club is for anyone who loves to create! Students will embrace their creativity as they design and create a variety of crafts that they can wear, use, decorate with, and more! Get ready for lots of fun, learning, glitter, and glue at craft club! INSTRUCTOR: Carly Baker
GAMING CLUB (Wed) - Does your child love to play games of all varieties? We will be playing outdoor games, word games, math games, computer games, card games and more. INSTRUCTOR: Shana Scott-Duns
BEADING CLUB (Wed) – There are so many things you can do with beads! Join our club and you'll be making 8-legged spiders, friendship bracelets, washer necklaces, and more. Bead crafting is great fun for boys and girls alike. INSTRUCTORS: Alysia Lindsay, Trisha Dailey and Karen Harvey
TAE KWON DO CLUB (Wed) - This innovative series of classes is designed to build students' respect, focus, cooperation, self-control and self-confidence in a way that they can easily apply at school and at home. The classes will focus on developing positive character traits, including how to deal with issues such as being bullied, which is often the effect of low self-esteem or self-confidence. INSTRUCTOR: Mt Kim Martial Arts
SPANISH CLUB (Thurs AM and PM) - Spanish Club will be a fun-filled time learning the Spanish language through songs and games. You will learn colors, numbers, animals and different items from the house and classroom. Join and learn this beautiful language. INSTRUCTOR: Hope Nugent CHEER CLUB (Thurs) - Learn cheers, chants and a fun dance routine! Work on strength skills, cartwheels and round offs. A great club to build confidence and friendships. Club fee includes a t-shirt and hair bow. INSTRUCTOR: Cheers to You/Message in Motion
CHESS CLUB (Fri AM) - Our chess club focuses mainly on the basic rules, tactics and general strategies of the game. Children learn the piece movements, piece values and most importantly to make decisions based on those factors. Depending on the group experience we could go far beyond the basics by introducing middle game and endgame theory. We also identify checkmate patterns and tactics like forks, pins, skewers, double checks, decoys, etc. Children are also exposed to chess notation, chess etiquette and general sportsmanship guidelines. INSTRUCTOR: German Gonzalez
Policies for After School Clubs
• There will be NO makeups even if a club has to be cancelled due to school closing, bad weather or an instructor canceling.
• Students must be picked up on time at the scheduled end of the club by an adult listed on their registration form with an ID. If a student is picked up late more than twice they will be removed from the club and no refund will be granted.
• If there is a discipline issue during a club the instructor will be responsible for handling the situation and communicating with the parents. For the first incident, the instructor may choose to ask the student to sit out for the remainder of the session (depending on the severity) and the parent will be informed. With the second incident, the student will be asked to miss one session of the club. The third incident will result in dismissal.