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Enrichment Clubs

Please note that some club dates are not consecutive and may present a scheduling conflict with other Ridgefield Academy after school events, trips, and athletics. Every attempt is made to prevent this from occurring, but in certain circumstances, it is unavoidable. Club money will not be refunded in the event of these scheduling conflicts. Parents are encouraged to check the school's calendar prior to filling out club registration forms. In addition, club refunds will only be granted up until the second club meeting date. Remember, parents are responsible for entering their child’s club dismissal details in the Patriot Portal. Teachers, staff, and bus coordinators will use this information to create dismissal and bus lists.

All questions regarding our enrichment clubs should be directed to Club Director, Donna Kauth by phone, 203.894.1800 x106 or by email, dkauth@ridgefieldacademy.org.
 

 

Fall 2018 Offerings

Registration forms appear at the end of each section.

Build It

Your child will learn about engineering and gravity while using their imagination to build amazing structures. Children will have the opportunity to build alone and/or in groups depending on the week’s activity. Students will also have the choice of what to build during some club sessions. Participants will build with a variety of building materials provided in the Tinker Lab. This club will keep your child busy and happy building different structures from bridges to palaces.
 
Instructor: Vicky Mungavin
Grades: Preschool 3s & 4s
Maximum Enrollment: 8 Participants
Mondays: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 & 11/19
Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM
Location: Summit - Enrichment Room Cost: $220.00
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Kempo Karate

Kempo Karate is an excellent activity to start at an early age. Martial arts help to develop focus, self-confidence, discipline, respect and benevolence for others. In a fun and controlled environment, participants will build motor skills by learning a series of punches, kicks and blocks. Throughout the course, important character building lessons are incorporated. Our focus will be on developing gross motor skills and self-control. Participants will have no physical contact during the sessions. All participants should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. A white Karate belt will be given to new participants at the start of program. Throughout the course of the program, all eligible students will be invited to earn their next colored belt at a belt rank testing ceremony, hosted at the Kempo Academy of Martial Arts in Cross River, NY.

Instructor: Sensei Ken Deegan (1st Degree Black Belt in Chinese Kempo Karate)
Grades: Preschool 3s & 4s
Maximum Enrollment: 8 Participants
Mondays: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 & 11/19
Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM
Location: Summit Dining Hall (Lobby P/U)
Cost: $220.00
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Tiny Feet Soccer

Tiny Feet Soccer is an innovative sports and exercise program providing young children with the opportunity to learn through play and exploration in a fun, age-appropriate, and friendly environment. Tiny Feet Soccer program provides many opportunities for young children to spend most of their time engaged in free play — running, jumping, chasing, and kicking. Our priority is to ensure that children have fun while participating in playful exercises, games, and activities in a pressure-free atmosphere while they learn the basics of soccer.

Our program objectives are as follows:
  • To introduce young children to soccer in a safe, inclusive and non-competitive environment.
  • Show young children that sport and physical activity are fun.
  • Develop and enhance age-appropriate gross motor skills, coordination and correct posture.
  • Teach the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork.

This unique program is an introduction to sports in a fun non-competitive environment. The concepts taught are basic and time spent on each activity is limited in order to maintain the attention of the children. Emphasis is placed on the development of gross-motor skills, listening skills, learning to take turns and following directions. Some children at this age are more than ready to take part in a structured environment and will actively participate in each club session. As children gain confidence and learn our routines, their participation level will naturally increase.

Instructor: Tiny Feet Soccer Instructor
Grades: Preschool 3s & 4s
Maximum Enrollment: 14 Participants
Tuesdays: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30
Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM
Location: Lower School Playground/Dining Hall (Lobby P/U)
Cost: $220.00
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Meet The Instruments

This enrichment club utilizes singing, movement and musical play while also introducing children to the Violin, Viola and Cello. Preschool children will get to see, hear, learn about and try each of the instruments. The children will also further develop their musical aptitude through singing, listening and moving. Skills such as concentration, focus, and perseverance are worked on which prepare children for formal instrument study as well as a successful kindergarten experience.

Instructor: Mallory Mercier (Ridgefield Suzuki School)
Grades: Preschool 3s & 4s
Maximum Enrollment: 8 Participants
Wednesdays: 9/12, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 & 11/7
Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM
Location: Summit – Enrichment Room
Cost: $220.00
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Fun Science

FUN SCIENCE is going back to nature! Weather permitting, participants will venture outside to explore the Ridgefield Academy campus. Join us on our journey to search for colorful rocks, leaves of many shapes and textures, and other feats of nature. Back indoors, we will mount, label and learn about our finds. Using bubbles, we’ll learn about rainbows and colors, and we might even set aside a day to launch a few rockets a quarter of a mile into space! Apart from learning, children will have plenty of fun!
 
Instructor: Mark Goldstein
Grades: Preschool 3s & 4s
Maximum Enrollment: 14 Participants
Thursdays: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 & 11/1
Time: 2:15 – 3:00 PM
Location: Summit – Kitchen Lab

Book & Cook

Preschoolers will enjoy watching pictures in their favorite books come alive through cooking. Children will be entertained as they listen to a classic picture book (read by Mrs. Santorsola) followed up by a fun cooking project related to the story. The Apple Pie Tree, Sophie’s Squash, and Pumpkin Jack are just a few of the book selections to be shared with your children. Seasonal foods such as squash, apples and pumpkins will then be prepared into an appetizing treat in keeping with the books. In addition to preparing, cooking and baking food, children will use their creativity to decorate some of the delicious goodies. Basic kitchen skills will also be taught such as measuring, sifting and folding.

Instructor: Kelli Santorsola - 2s Head Teacher
Grades: Preschool 3s & 4s
Maximum Enrollment: 8 Participants
Fridays: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2 & 11/9
Time: 2:15 – 3:00 PM
Location: Summit – Kitchen Lab
Cost: $230.00
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To register for any of our Preschool Enrichment clubs, please print the Registration Form and submit your completed form and check (made out to Ridgefield Academy) to Donna Kauth in the Summit Building Main Office.