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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.
 

 

Winter 2018/2019 Offerings

Registration forms appear at the end of each section.

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: 10 Participants
Mondays: 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/28 & 2/4
Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM
Location: Summit Dining Hall (Lobby P/U)
Cost: $220.00
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Crafty Corner

Calling all 3 and 4 year olds! Come join Mrs. Mungavin on Tuesday afternoons for what's sure to be a fantastic art club. We will explore various art elements such as ice cube painting, string art, finger painting and watercolor to create masterpieces. Each week promises to be a new colorful way to explore artistic abilities. 

Instructor: Vicky Mungavin
Grades: Preschool 3s & 4s
Maximum Enrollment: 8 Participants
Tuesdays: 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 & 1/29
Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM
Location: Summit - Mrs. Mungavin’s Classroom
Cost: $240.00
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Gourmet Globetrotters

This club is a multi-cultural, interactive adventure through hands-on cooking, science, art, literature and language.  Children board our imaginary airplane with passports in hand to explore a new country during each session.  We locate our destination on the globe, prepare and taste the local cuisine and learn about the culture, customs and environment of our host country through books and related crafts.  We use a variety of kitchen tools including the standing mixer, rolling pins, the blender, a mortar and pestle and more to whip up our tasty treats. On the menu: hummus, Anzac biscuits, empanadas, mango lassi, madeleines, sushi and more!

At the beginning of the club, your child is provided with their own "passport.”  During each session, they stamp their passport with a country flag and include a drawing of some aspect of our travels.  When the club concludes, your child will have documentation of the countries we visited along with a complementary recipe book of the dishes we prepared during our travels.

Instructor: Elena Becker (Owner of Gourmet Globetrotters)
Grades: Preschool 3s & 4s
Maximum Enrollment: 8 Participants
Wednesdays: 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30
Time: 2:15 - 3:15 PM
Location: Summit - Kitchen Lab
Cost: $275.00
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Pee Wee Tennis

This Preschool Tennis Club will teach stroke fundamentals, which include the forehand, backhand and volley. Instructors utilize a game format to ensure that players engage fully while improving their hand eye coordination. The instructor supplies age appropriate nets, balls and used tennis racquets. Parents have the option to purchase new tennis racquets via the instructor as well. Please note, this club meets for six weeks.

Instructor: Jim Cole
Grades: 3s & 4s
Maximum Enrollment: 6 Participants
Wednesdays: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/23, 1/30 & 2/6
Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM
Location: Stage/Dining Hall
Cost: $175.00
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Science Is Fun!

In this club, Mr. Goldstein will mix magic and other types of entertainment to make the process of learning exciting for children. The children will be so busy having fun; they won’t even realize that they’re learning. Participants will explore such topics as light, sound, shadows, magnets and magnification. The children will make projects to take home and share with their family. Come explore the world of science!

Instructor: Mark Goldstein
Grades: Preschool 3s & 4s
Maximum Enrollment: 14 Participants
Thursdays: 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24 & 1/31
Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM
Location: Summit - Kitchen Lab
Cost: $240.00
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Little Yogi

Your little yogi will be introduced to yoga through silly poses, fun stretches, breathing techniques, meditation and other ways to relax and reduce anxiety and tension while listening to soothing music. Story time, creative play and other activities will be part of this program.  A yoga mat and comfortable clothing are required. If you are interested in purchasing a yoga mat, please bring $35.00 in cash to the Summit office.  The instructor, Karen Savir, is certified in child yoga. She has taught yoga to over 100 students in Westchester County and is excited to teach at Ridgefield Academy!  

Instructor: Karen Savir
Grades: Preschool 3s & 4s
Maximum Enrollment: 8 Participants
Fridays: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 & 2/1
Time: 2:15 - 3:00 PM
Location: Summit - Library
Cost: $220.00
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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.