After-School Programs

In addition to our strong commitment to education, Francis Parker believes in offering a variety of extracurricular activities to foster a well rounded child. We hope there is something offered for everyone’s niche. Our objective in offering after school activities is to promote curiosity, fitness, healthy competition, creativity, and personal development.

We are always looking for volunteers to help coach sports, especially the younger grades. In addition to sports, if you have any other talents you’d like to share, please let us know! Perhaps we could incorporate a new activity for our students. We are open to new ideas. We ask parents to consider carefully when helping students choose after-school activities. An overbooked child is a stressed child, and in the elementary and middle school years, downtime for rest and unstructured play can be invaluable for social and academic success. Balance is key!

Please contact our Director of Summer & After-School Programs, Dorian Holmes, at 502.795.3464, if you have any questions regarding summer camp or an after-school program.

2022 Fall/Winter After-School Programs

Choir with Ms. Rash ($200)

2nd – 5th Grade
Mondays, September 19 – December 12, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (No programming on days school is not in session)
The After-School Choir meets in the Lower School music room. After a quick snack and a few vocal warm-ups, the singers begin working on one- and two-part music and sometimes a little choreography to accompany their songs. Singers generally perform at Morning Meetings, assemblies, and in the community. The semester culminates with a fun party and a final performance for parents. (18 student minimum or activity will be canceled due to low enrollment)

Mud Pies, Oh My! with Ms. Graham ($120)

JK – 1st Grade
Mondays, September 19 – October 24, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (No programming on days school is not in session)
Does your child like to get dirty? If so, then this will be an after-school program they are sure to love! During this six-week session, students will have the opportunity to make mud pies, dirt soup, and more! Students are encouraged to wear old clothes and sandals/rain boots. We will rinse off hands and feet with a hose before it’s time to pack up to go home. (5 student minimum or activity will be canceled due to low enrollment)

Middle School Extreme Knitting with Ms. Riendeau ($120 includes materials)

5th – 8th Grade
Tuesdays, September 20 – October 25, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (No programming on days school is not in session)
In this six-week session, students will first knit a collaborative piece using “extreme” needles made from PVC pipe and funnels to see the loops and understand technique. They will experience the fun of using custom-made, thick yarns by Colinette yarns of Wales. Students will then practice on their own. We all know that being able to knit is a wonderful skill in itself, but there are so many other skills we develop along the way such as patience, dexterity, multi-tasking, determination, humility, and resourcefulness. (6 student minimum or activity will be canceled due to low enrollment)

The Art of Tinkering with Ms. Graham ($120)

JK – 2nd Grade
Tuesdays, September 20 – October 25, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (No programming on days school is not in session)
Channeling that spark of creative problem-solving and invention is at the heart of this six-week tinkering class. Students will be taking apart electronics and appliances to see how they work and putting them back together again! Tinkering is about hands-on experiences, learning from failures, and unstructured time to explore and invent. Through the processes of exploration and invention lies the potential for innovation. Tinkering is a mix of exploring and experimenting. Tinkering’s value is most evident when kids follow their curiosity to construct something new. (5 student minimum or activity will be canceled due to low enrollment)

Future Architects with Ms. Graham ($120 includes materials)

Kindergarten – Fridays, October 21 – December 2, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
1st – 2nd Grade – Thursdays, September 22 – November 3, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
(No programming on days school is not in session)
In this six-week session, students will spend an afternoon building with a variety of materials (LEGOS, K’Nex, wooden blocks, Zoobs, Magnatiles, and more). Each week they will be challenged to build something under a specific theme (like inventing something that will make the world a better place). Students will be given the opportunity to share their builds at the end of each session with the group. (6 student minimum or activity will be canceled due to low enrollment)

Dungeons & Dragons with Mr. Frechette ($170) – CANCELLED

5th – 8th Grade
Thursdays, September 22 – November 17, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. (No programming on days school is not in session)
The Dungeons & Dragons Club is hiring adventurers. No experience necessary, although veterans are most welcome. The game is played by creating a character in a fantasy world, and taking on the role of that character. You use dice and charts to simulate the chaos of chance and fate. Using your dice rolls, the Dungeon Master (DM) or Game Master (GM) will determine whether your roll was successful or not. Through interactions with the other players and the DM, an interactive, living story is woven. Heroes shall be created, legends forged, and no small amount of collateral damage caused. Rise to the challenge in this eight-week session. Join your local Dungeons & Wyverns chapter now! (6 student minimum or activity will be canceled due to low enrollment)

Note: This program could split group into 5th/6th and 7th/8th if needed due to high enrollment.

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