Extended Day Program
Our Extended Day Program reflects our philosophy that children thrive in a safe, structured, and nurturing environment. Our program for students in Pre-K to 8 operates on the same Quaker values and high expectations as our classrooms, allowing children a seamless transition into after school hours. Under the guidance of our experienced and caring teachers, students have fun learning, growing, and building lasting friendships with kids of all ages from our school community.
The Extended Day Program takes place in the NEST. Students have use of the Nature Learning Lab, the STEM Room, and the Art Studio. In bad weather, the students will have time to play in the gym.
Sample Daily Schedule
2:45 Afternoon Meeting and Snack
3:00 Free Play
4:15 Outdoor and Creative Play
5:30 Cleanup and Indoor Activities
Enrollment and Payment
Parents may enroll their children for five days a week at a slightly discounted price of $3258.00. In addition, children who are enrolled five days a week may enroll in any Specialty Club free of charge. Some clubs (marked with an asterisk), such as cooking or ceramics may charge a small materials and supplies fee of $16.00.
Payment may be made in the following ways:
1 payment of $3258.00 due August 30, 2017
2 payments of $1629.00 due August 30, 2017 and January 15, 2018
9 payments of $362.00 due monthly, August 30, 2017 through April 30, 2018
We encourage FFS students to enroll in Specialty Clubs, even if they do not participate in the Extended Day Program. Specialty Clubs take place every weekday from 3:15 to 4:15. Students who participate in Specialty Clubs will receive a small, healthy snack and have a short time for free play before the start of club. Students who do not stay for the Extended Day Program at the end of clubs should be picked up at 4:15 in front of the Meeting House.
Specialty Clubs run for 8 weeks for a cost of $120.00.
Specialty Club Schedule – Fall 2017
Costume Club with Extended Day Staff (grades Pre-K to 2) Dressing up and role play is essential to child development. We’ll have access to tons of dress up clothes, props, toys, and anything else your child can dream of!
Imagination Club with Extended Day Staff (grades Pre-K to 2) The creativity of a child is boundless! Students will invent characters, create stories, solve mysteries, and go on adventures!
Robotics Club with Teacher Dave (grades 3 to 5) Students will learn about robotics, engineering, and programming using LEGO bricks and LEGO WeDo 2.0 systems. They will improve their critical thinking skills and fine motor abilities, develop teamwork and communication, and most importantly, have a blast!
Running the Bases with Teacher Tony (grades Pre-K to 2) Students run the bases while playing kickball and wiffleball with their friends.
*Cross Country with Teacher Elizabeth and Teacher Rachel (grades 6 to 8) $150.00 Students will learn the art of running as a team and will participate in at least two meets – including the Germantown Cross Country Invitational which will host 300 middle school runners at the Belmont Plateau and the small Friends schools meet at Landsdowne Friends School. Cross Counrty Club is a two day commitment and takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Art Club with Extended Day Staff (grades Pre-K to 2) Students will create a myriad of art projects including sewing projects, collages, sculpture, and more!
Coding Club with Teacher Stephan (grades 3 to 6) Students can create their own interactive, animated stories using the drag-and-drop programming language Scratch and build their own video game to share with the world. They will also make use of MakeyMakeys which allow them to connect everyday objects (e.g. playdough, bananas, water) to control their own computer programs.
Flag Football with Teacher Tony (grades 5 to 8) Students will develop football skills and learn about sportsmanship and teamwork with an emphasis on fun.
Construction Club with Extended Day Staff (grades Pre-K to 2) Students will use LEGO bricks, K’NEX, blocks, magnetic materials, balls and ramps, and recyclable materials to build individual and group models of their own invention.
Soccer with Teacher Tony (grades 3 to 5) Students will practice dribbling, shooting, passing, trapping, and teamwork while doing drills and playing games.
*Cross Country with Teacher Elizabeth and Teacher Rachel (grades 6 to 8) $150.00 See description, Tuesday.
Drum Circle/Jam Session Club with Extended Day Staff (grades Pre-K to 2) Students will let loose – inventing new sounds, creating new rhythms, and singing freely. Monday through Friday.
Homework Club with Extended Day Staff (grades 1 to 8) *for Extended Day participants only Students will take this hour to begin homework assignments or to do quiet activities. Extended Day Staff is available for assistance (note that Homework Club takes place for one hour only. Students may bring any work not completed home with them for the evening).
Students can come to school for a day filled with fun while school is closed for parent conferences and teacher in-service days. Activities include science experiments, arts and crafts, stories, engineering projects, indoor and outdoor sports and games, cooking, drama activities, and trips to the park. Snacks are provided, but each child should bring her/his own lunch.
Enrichment Camp takes place from 8:00am to 3:00pm on full days and 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm on half days. Extended Day follows until 6:00 pm.
Students are charged a fee of $50.00 per day.
Enrichment Camp Themes and Dates for 2017-2018:
November 1, 2017 – Day of the Dead Highlights: Celebrate this Mexican holiday by making sugar skulls and masks, acting out Mexican stories, learning traditional dance, speaking Spanish, and more.
November 21, 2017 – Planets, Gravity and the Universe Highlights: Explore the mysteries of the planets in our solar system, learn about aliens, and make heavenly bodies out of found objects.
February 1, 2017 – Rumble Through the Jungle Highlights: Spend the day making crafts based on animals, plants, and giant carnivorous bugs and playing fun games.
February 2, 2017 – Down Under Highlights: Learn about the mysteries of Australia while making and performing with didgeridoos, studying about sharks, and reading aboriginal myths.
April 9, 2017 – The Roaring 20’s Highlights: Learn the Charleston, listen to and play jazz, make feather headbands, and create your own art deco designs!
For questions regarding Extended Day, Specialized Clubs, and Enrichment Camps, email Hannah MacLeod.