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After School

The After School model offers homework time every day with flexibility and fun in the options afterwards.

Lab School’s After School program is comprised of two parts this school year:

  • After School       
  • After School Plus
     
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Students in both programs will spend the first 45 minutes of the After School program having a snack and completing homework.  After this, students who are part of After School will join Katy Bose, After School Supervisor, in a free choice activity such as playing on the playground, playing board games, or another less structured activity.  Students who are part of After School Plus will join that day’s class (see schedule and descriptions below) which will run from 4:15PM to 5:15PM Monday through Thursday.  On Fridays, there will be no After School Plus - all students will be part of After School - each Friday will be a different “Mystery” activity (Maybe a movie Maybe a game of kickball?  Maybe a messy art project?)

Registration Details:
 
After School and After School Plus will run for two terms this year.  After School is available to students in Lower School and 5th and 6th grades only.
 
For the week of September 7th only, there is no charge for After School; however, space is limited so please be sure to sign up.

Term 1: Monday, September 12th*, 2022 through Friday, January 20th, 2023.
 
*September 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th, After School will be from 3:30-5:30 at no charge (After School Plus begins the following week on September 12th). We do ask parents to register for these days even though there is no charge so we can plan accordingly.
 
Registration for Fall opens Tuesday, August 30 and the deadline to register is Wednesday, September 7. Parents will have until Monday, September 26 to make changes to their child’s After School schedule, space permitting. 
 
All classes are subject to sufficient enrollment.

Pricing: $38/day (before discounts)

  After School After School Plus
Mondays $456 3D Art $575
Tuesdays $646 First Lego League $935
Wednesdays $418 2D Art $530 or Aikido $805
Thursdays $608 Entrepreneur club $770
Fridays $608

Discount Packages:

3 days/week - receive a 5% discount
4 days/week - receive a 10% discount
5 days/week - receive a 15% discount
 
Please note the above discount will be applied to the daily $38 After School fee.

-Drop In Rate: $45/Day 

Students will gather in the Commons on the Reservoir Campus at 3:30 PM, sign in, and receive a healthy snack prior to starting their homework and other activities/projects. Examples of snacks include veggie straws, popcorn, fruit snacks and chips. In case of dietary restrictions, contact Amy Oswalt. Students are welcome to bring their own snacks if preferred.

Pickup is at 5:30 PM. There is a grace period of 15 minutes until 5:45 PM, however, Parents/Caregivers who pick up students late more than three times will be charged $25 for every 15-minute interval. Notice of delay is greatly appreciated; please call 202-944-3080 to inform After School staff. 

No After School on the following days:
 
Term 1: 
Wednesday, September 21 – Noon dismissal
Monday, September 26 – Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday October 5 - Yom Kippur
Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples Day/School closed
Wednesday, October 19 – Noon dismissal
Wednesday, November 9 – Noon dismissal
Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25 – Thanksgiving break/School closed
Monday, November 28 – Thanksgiving break/School closed
Wednesday, December 7 – Noon dismissal
Friday, December 16 – Noon dismissal
Monday, December 19 – Monday, January 2 – Winter Break
Monday, January 16 - MLK Day

After School Director
Amy Oswalt 

Phone: ​​202-641-5847
Email: afterschool@labschool.org
 
After School Supervisor
Katy Bose
Email: afterschool@labschool.org

Please note: If you are picking up your child before the regular 5:30pm dismissal time, please ring the buzzer at the front door of the Castle Building and sign out your child.

After School Course Description Semester One 2022-2023

3D Art Classes (Mondays)
In the Lab School’s After School Arts and Crafts program, students will learn how to use and experiment with a variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional materials in a combination of guided class projects and free projects of their choice. Our guided class projects will be inspired by the works of artists such as Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse, Katsushika Hokusai, Faith Ringgold, Jacob Lawrence, and by our own observation skills. 

We will spend the first part of class working on our 3-dimensional guided class project and the second half of class will be free project time. 

  • 3-dimensional projects will include:
  • plaster
  • wire
  • paper 
  • cardboard
  • fabric
  • relief sculpture collage

3D Art Class is taught by Claire Lynch


First Lego League Team Challenge (Tuesdays)**
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to children through fun, exciting hands-on learning. FLL participants gain real-world problem-solving experiences through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together. In FIRST LEGO League, students engage in hands-on STEM experiences, building confidence, growing their knowledge and developing habits of learning. 

Friendly competition is at the heart of Challenge, as teams of students engage in research, problem-solving, coding and engineering – building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a robot game. As part of Challenge, teams also participate in a research project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem. 

First Lego League is a team and therefore, as with any team, commitment is needed! This is NOT playing with legos or free building time with legos. It is a structured, team challenge that culminates in a competition.

Lab’s FLL Team is coached by Judy Shincarick and Amy Oswalt
**Global Division students are welcome to join these After School Plus classes.


2D Art Class (Wednesdays)
In the Lab School’s After School Arts and Crafts program, students will learn how to use and experiment with a variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional materials in a combination of guided class projects and free projects of their choice. Our guided class projects will be inspired by the works of artists such as Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse, Katsushika Hokusai, Faith Ringgold, Jacob Lawrence, and by our own observation skills. 

We will spend the first part of class working on our 2-dimensional guided class project and the second half of class will be free project time, where students will have the opportunity to work on a project of their choice. 

  • 2-dimensional projects will include:
  • chalk drawing
  • oil pastel drawing
  • watercolor painting
  • acrylic painting
  • flat collage

2D Art Class is taught by Claire Lynch


Entrepreneur Club (Thursdays)**
In Lab School’s Entrepreneur Club, students will be introduced to the concept of entrepreneurship. Using story based learning, students will follow the journey of other children around the world following their dreams of running a business. Story based learning is the oldest form of knowledge transfer in the world so students really get this format making the learning easy and fun. Students will create and develop a business plan using a basic business model. They will work collaboratively with other students to pitch their business idea and will then work through all other aspects of starting and running a business: setting costs, marketing, and more.  

When students first start their businesses, the goals shouldn’t be to make large sums of money.  Instead, we will teach them about the principles of a business and entrepreneurship without judging or over analyzing their ideas. We want our students to be excited about the creation process. Students will think outside of the box and will have fun!

Entrepreneur Club is taught by Amy Oswalt
**Global Division students are welcome to join this After School Plus class.