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After School Activities

Our After school program choices are selected to enrich childrens' bodies, minds and spirits, beyond their traditional school hours.

 

Please note that all after school programming is offered to children not just enrolled at Bovina Montessori, but also for all local kids in the area. Programs are for children ages 4 years and up, unless otherwise advertised below. 

Cost:
$10 for a 45 min session and $15 for a 1-1.5 hr session. (except for private piano lessons, see below)

We are still recruiting after school instructors, so programs will be added to this page, as and when these have been confirmed. 

 

The most current afterschool schedule is below:


 

 

 

(Please note that some days have more than one option running at the same time.)

 

Monday Option 1:

Winter Outdoor Activities with Sophie Wallas Rasmussen

Hours: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Description: Sophie gets the kids to move their bodies in the fresh air, with different games every week. There is no such thing as bad weather - even in winter - only poor clothing, so kids are expected to dress up as the weather provides!

Monday Option 2: 

Private Piano Lesson with Gina Lefferts

Hours: 3:45pm-7:00pm (one-on-one ages 6+ years)

Description: Gina includes in her lessons a little improv, technique, classical or folk music, and music suggested by the student. It’s most important that students love what they are playing! A private 45 min session costs $50.

Monday Option: (PENDING)
Yoga with Terri Speck

Hours: 3:45pm-4:30pm
Items to bring: comfortable clothes, yoga mat

Description: Terri will guide children through 3 of the 8 limbs of yoga, known as asanas (poses), pranayama (breath) and mindfulness techniques. Asanas help build flexibility and strength, breath work helps with stress and regulating other big emotions, and mindfulness develops self-awareness.

Monday Option: (Available between May-October)

Soccer with Lacey Stewart
Hours: 3:30pm-5:00pm 
Items to bring: shin guards, tall socks, clothes to run in, and if possible, cleats instead of sneakers
Description: Lacey will start this fall with building fundamental soccer technical skills, and then ramp up in Spring with more advanced work and team playing! Students will be made to sweat and build stamina, so we can grow a strong soccer team worthy of competing with neighboring school soccer teams - Go Bovina Wolves!

In late October, we plan to offer martial arts during Mondays and Thursdays, which will replace our outdoor Soccer until May, when soccer starts again.



Tuesday Option 1:

Open Art Studio with Liza Oesterle
Hours: 3:45pm-4:30pm (for ages 6+ years)

Description: Liza will introduce students to various art forms, including fibers, print, paint, etc. to explore the child's own creative expressions.

 

Tuesday Option 2: (PENDING)

Classical Ballet with Vicky Lundell
Hours: Level I: 3:45pm-4:30pm, Level II: 4:30pm-5:30pm (spaces in both levels are limited)
Required dress code: girls: dark-colored, long-sleeved leotard, ballet pink or white tights, ballet pink slippers; boys: black tights, black ballet slippers, white or black t-shirt (optional black/pink leg warmers)
Description: First day will be a placement class for all children into their levels. Musicality, classical line, coordination and grace all combine in this classical ballet program.  Students will train in the development of fundamental technique with both a disciplined and creative artistry. Barre work, center floor work and across the floor combinations will be practiced weekly. There will be an open classroom for parents' viewing at the end of the school year.

 


Wednesday Option 1:

Art in Spanish with Ale Casta 

Hours: 3:45pm-4:45pm 

Description: Ale will be teaching about art and assist the children in working with different art media while speaking Spanish and teaching about Spanish arts, in this immersive after school language course.

Wednesday Option 2:
Private Piano Lesson with Gina Lefferts
Hours: 3:45pm-7:00pm (one-on-one ages 6+ years)Description: Gina includes in her lessons a little improv, technique, classical or folk music, and music suggested by the student. It’s most important that students love what they are playing! A private 45 min session costs $50.

Wednesday Option 3: (PENDING)

Creative Movement & Dance with Eleanor DiPalma
Hours: 3:45pm-4:45pm

Description: Pending


Thursday Option 1:

Writer's Workshop with Anika Burst, Amelie Madie, & Sophie Wallas Rasmussen

Hours: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Description: In this workshop, Anika and Amelie (with supervision by Sophie) will go through the steps of creating great sentences, plot design, character formation, and building a good story. All kinds of writing opportunities are welcome, including picture books, comics, short stories, and other fiction.


Thursday Option: (Available between May-October)
Soccer with Lacey Stewart
Hours: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Items to bring: shin guards and tall socks, clothes to run in, and if possible, cleats instead of sneakers
Description: Lacey will start this fall with building fundamental soccer technical skills, and then ramp up in Spring with more advanced work and team playing! Students will be made to sweat and build stamina, so we can grow a strong soccer team worthy of competing with neighboring school soccer teams - Go Bovina Wolves!

 

In late October, we plan to offer martial arts during Mondays and Thursdays, which will replace our outdoor Soccer until May, when soccer starts again.


Friday (every two weeks): (PENDING)

Yoga with Terri Speck

Hours: 3:45pm-4:30pm
Items to bring: comfortable clothes, yoga mat

Description: Terri will guide children through 3 of the 8 limbs of yoga, known as asanas (poses), pranayama (breath) and mindfulness techniques. Asanas help build flexibility and strength, breath work helps with stress and regulating other big emotions, and mindfulness develops self-awareness.

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