After-School Program

When the school day is over, the After-School Program (ASP) provides a safe, relaxed, and nurturing setting for children at Park to spend the afternoons. With its own dedicated staff and well-equipped facility, Park’s ASP is a balance of supervised free play, quiet time for reading and homework, and structured activities in which children can explore their own interests and develop friendships. Families may elect, at additional cost, for their Lower & Middle Division children to stay until 3, 4:30, or 6 p.m. On Tuesdays, the School is dismissed at 2 p.m., and Upper Division students may stay at ASP as well.

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  • Pre-Kindergarten

    When Pre-K is dismissed at noon, students ride the Park School bus to spend the afternoon at ASP. In addition to regular ASP offerings like creative projects and dramatic play, Pre-K students who are enrolled until 4:30 or 6 p.m., participate in daily “club” activities designed just for the youngest children: gardening, baking, singing, engineering & construction, arts & crafts, and board games.

    Typical Schedule for Pre-K

    12:00bus to ASP
    12:15meeting
    12:30lunch (brought from home)
    1:00free choice
    2:15story time
    2:30outdoor play
    3:00carpool/snack for students who stay later
    3:45Pre-K clubs
    4:30carpool/quiet time
    4:45free choice
    6:00carpool
  • Kindergarten

    Four days a week, Kindergartners enjoy snack in the Dining Room, then walk over to ASP to join the fun. On Fridays at noon, Kindergarten students ride the Park School bus with the Pre-K students to spend the afternoon at ASP. Once they arrive at ASP, students play outside or participate in a club activity from 3:45 until 4:30 p.m. Club offerings rotate every four weeks with choices such as painting, beading, gardening, molecular gastronomy, game making, engineering & construction, simple science, and card games.

    Typical Schedule for Kindergarten

    3:00snack in Main Building Dining Room
    3:45choice of clubs or outdoor play
    4:30carpool/free choice
    4:45group games or projects
    6:00carpool
  • Grades 1 & 2

    Once school is dismissed at 3 p.m., first, second, and third graders enjoy snack in the Dining Room and then walk over to ASP to join the fun. Once they arrive at ASP, students participate in a club activity from 3:45 until 4:30 p.m. Club offerings rotate every four weeks with choices such as painting, beading, gardening, molecular gastronomy, game making, engineering & construction, simple science, and card games.

    Typical Schedule for Grades I & II

    3:00snack in Main Building Dining Room
    3:45choice of clubs or outdoor play
    4:30carpool or quiet reading
    4:45group games or projects
    6:00carpool
  • NEW! Middle Division Enrichment (Grades 3 – 5)

    Beginning in fall 2019, students in Grades 3-5 can participate in fee-based enrichment programs (students do not have to be enrolled in ASP to participate). Cohesive course offerings are still being developed, but a range of activities will be offered each term creating greater opportunity for all Park students to get involved, take advantage of the campus, learn with their friends, and have fun! Course offerings and dates will be shared on August 1st in the back-to-school information.

    For more information, contact Caitlin Robinson
  • Middle Division (Grades 3 – 5)

    Beginning in fall 2019, students in Grades 3-5 can participate in fee-based enrichment programs (students do not have to be enrolled in ASP to participate). Cohesive course offerings are still being developed, but a range of activities will be offered each term creating greater opportunity for all Park students to get involved, take advantage of the campus, learn with their friends, and have fun! Course offerings and dates will be shared on August 1st in the back-to-school information.
     
    Middle Division ASP spends time in the West Building classrooms, Makerspace, and gym. These spaces create more opportunities for shared learning, movement, and creativity in the afternoons together. Each day, students have the opportunity to have snack and go outside, followed by time for homework, combined with activities in the gym and Makerspace follow. A second snack is provided at 4:30.
     
    During homework time, ASP teachers supervise the students, helping with clarifying directions, talking through a math problem, or quizzing for an upcoming test. However, they do not provide one-on-one tutoring. This study hall provides children an opportunity for them to work together or to complete their homework independently. Students may not be able to complete all of their work, but will get a good start before going home. 
     
    Chromebooks are available for computer-based homework until 6 p.m. ASP adheres to Park’s technology policies and procedures.
     
    On days when the Grade IV & V elective sports program is not in session, students may attend the After-School Program until 4:30 p.m. at no cost. However, they must be enrolled for those days.

    Typical Schedule for Middle Division

    3:00snack in Main Building Dining Room
    3:30outdoor play
    3:45homework
    4:30pickup
    5:00Makerspace/activities in the gym/homework
    6:00pickup

    To contact Middle Division ASP in the West Building,contact Caitlin Robinson
  • Upper Division (Grades 6 – 8)

    Beginning in September 2019, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders will have the option to participate in a new Upper Division ASP. Students who stay on campus for sports or study hall can join ASP from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (On Tuesdays, ASP is available for UD students beginning at 2:00 p.m.) This program is fee-based and registration is open now through August 1. They will have snack at 4:30, followed by activities in the gym and Makerspace. This will also be a time that students can choose to spend on homework. Stay tuned for more information about this new program later this summer!

    To contact Upper Division ASP in the West Building, contact Caitlin Robinson

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