BF DAY Before and After School Activities

before and after school

WOW! Our amazing enrichment team has been busy this summer lining up some great classes for our kids. Below is an overview of our offerings this Fall. Look for a sign-up sheet and more information in the “First Day” packet of information your child will bring home this week.

Updated 9/8/2015

Autumn 2015
*Registration period is Monday 9/14 – Friday 9/25
*Enrollment forms are included in the first-day packets or online at
*Questions about individual classes or general registration can be directed to parent contacts below.
**Please note the sign up sheet here: 2015 BF Day AutumnReg**
Grades K-2 Mondays; 2:50-3:50 Music Room
Let’s get bendy, go upside down and engage the natural enthusiasm of kids in this energy releasing yoga class. Classes aim to enhance your child’s body awareness, balance and coordination, as well as build strength. Mind-body activities help children develop sensory integration skills, self-awareness and self-esteem.  Breathing techniques are incorporated that help children self-soothe and regulate their minds. We’ll play games, and take fabulous yoga adventures to Amazon rainforests, Arabian deserts, and outer space. Self-expression is highly encouraged and laughter guaranteed as kids build strength, increase flexibility, and focus and concentrate.  Max 12 students.
Cost: $115 for 10 weeks, 10/5-12/14 (no class 11/23); make checks payable to Heather Hested
Registration: 9/14 – 9/25; parent contact: Vinita Sidhu
Grades 2-5 Tuesdays 2:50-4:20 Cafeteria
Do you have a young sewist at home bugging you to teach them how to sew? Join our after school sewing program and not only will they learn the basics of machine sewing, but also how sewing can be a wonderful expression of their creative mind! Each session we will make everything from designing and creating a monster to zipper pouches, pillows, PJ bottoms, and messenger bags…the list of sewing fun goes on and on! No experience is necessary and all supplies are provided.
Cost: $144 for 8 weeks, 10/6 – 12/01 (no class 11/24); scholarships available
Registration: 9/14 – 9/25; parent contact: Gayle Perez
Grades K-2 Tuesdays 2:50-3:50 Gym; Grades 3-5 Thursdays; 2:50-4:20 TBA
‘Save the drama for this Mama!!
Julie Bragg (aka Katie’s Mom) is offering a new drama program for BF Day. 
The Club will be a fun mix of Improv, Creative Visualization, Basic Theater Styles, Character Creation and Development and Scene work.  Each class will create an original Theatrical Piece to be presented to friends and family at the end of each session. It’s going to be a great time for all!!
Cost: $55 for 10 weeks, 10/6-12/15 or 10/1-12/10 (no classes 11/24-26); scholarships available; Make checks payable to Julie Bragg
Registration: 9/14 – 9/25; parent contact: Adrienne James
Before School CHORUS
Grades 3-5, Wednesdays 7:35-8:30am Music Room
The BF Day chorus will continue this year with Laura Ouimette.  The morning class will have no cost thanks to a grant from the Music in Schools Chorus Program.  Class size is limited to 35 students, to be coordinated with the parent contact and teacher.  Students should plan to attend each session and will be dismissed from the class at 8:30am to line up with their homeroom on the playground.  Class continues for full school year.
Classes: 9 weeks, 9/30-12/9; (no class on 11/11 or 11/25)
Registration: 9/14 – 9/25; parent contact: Gayle Perez
Grades K-2, Wednesdays 2:50-3:50 Music Room
This class will focus on music, instruments, and songs from around the world. Each lesson will have elements of dance and basic music theory. The children will be exposed to an array of musical genres and instrumentation. Through music, students will focus on various cultural similarities and differences. As a final project, the children will create their very own country with specific music and traditions.
Cost: $120 for 8 weeks, 9/30-12/9; (no class on 10/28, 11/11, or 11/25); scholarships available; Make checks payable to Mr. Ryan’s Music and Books
Registration: 9/14 – 9/25; parent contact: Adrienne James
Grades 3-5, Wednesdays 2:50-3:50 Computer Lab
Creative Coding teaches your child the joy of computer programming by helping them write their own custom computer games and animations!  Beginner students will learn the fundamental elements of coding using MIT’s Scratch to create their very own computer game. Advanced coders (students with previous Scratch experience) will use a mix of coding challenges techniques, and hacks.  Kids increase their coding skills, speed and proficiency. Through the “brain exercise” of coding, coders build intelligence like athletes build muscles. They develop stronger problem solving skills, confidence over technology, and emotional persistence. Max 12 students.
Cost: $227 for 8 weeks, 9/30-12/9; (no class on 10/28, 11/11, or 11/25);
Registration: 9/14 – 9/25; online registration at
Parent contact: Vinita Sidhu
Grades 3-5, Wednesdays 2:50-3:50 Outdoors
Parkour Visions after-school classes cover the core movements of parkour, as well as the philosophy and mindset behind safe, responsible training. Attendees will practice jumping, landing, vaulting, balancing, swinging, and climbing. The program time is split between instruction, games, and supervised free play. By the end of the series, participants will have the knowledge and skills they need to practice basic parkour on their own.  Class cancelled for Thunderstorms only!
Cost: $80 for 8 weeks, 9/30-12/9; (no class on 10/28, 11/11, or 11/25); make checks payable to Parkour Visions
Registration: 9/14 – 9/25; parent contact: Anna Cortese
WORLD DANCE with Marissa
K-2 Thursdays; 2:50-3:50 Music Room
Children experience a variety of music and dance styles that include African dance, Hip Hop, Hula, Bollywood, Samba, Greek Folk and more.  Elements of Creative Dance and Movement are combined with cultural dances in each class. Through developing and strengthening movement skills, children build a foundation for their own expression of dance.  Stories, books, photos, songs, instruments and costume related to the cultural dances are part of the children’s cultural experience. World Dance aims to broaden children’s awareness of their global community.
Cost: $120 for 10 weeks, 10/1-12/17 (no class 11/26); make checks payable to Marissa Baratian
Registration: 9/14 – 9/25; parent contact: Julie Graber
Grades K-2 Thursdays 2:50-3:50 Gym
Join One on One Basketball for AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS. Skilled and experienced instructors will conduct an exciting one hour session focusing on teamwork, sportsmanship, and having FUN! Kids will play all the favorite sports and games including: Basketball, Soccer, Kickball, Capture the Flag, Line Tag and More…
Cost: $100 for 8 weeks, 10/1-11/19 (no class 11/26)
Registration: 9/14 – 9/25, online registration at
Parent contact: Anna Cortese
For a PDF version of the above classes please see this document  2015 ActivitiesAutumn

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