Workshops - Winter 2021

Winter workshops will begin the week of january 11, 2021.

Session 2 Dance Classes start January 25. See Session 1 Final class Dates below. 

Workshops will be offered either in person or remotely, consistent with the School's operating safety protocols and to maximize the students' learning experience.

If a workshop is cancelled due to under-enrollment, we will notify families and provide a refund.

If a workshop is cancelled due to our inability to offer sessions remotely, we will provide a refund for the remaining sessions. 

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Enrichment workshops meet after school weekly. Three seasons (fall, winter, and spring) of workshops connect students with professional experienced instructors and teaching artists from the Portland community. Workshops offer a unique specialized learning opportunity. 

 

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*All students must be registered to attend an enrichment workshop. Full up-front payment for workshops is required prior to attendance.

*Students enrolled in "Full-time Afterschool" receive a 25% discount on the price of enrichment workshops; use the code "FTAS" at checkout.

Have an idea for a new workshop? Contact Director of Enrichment Tessa  Anable at enrichment@waynflete.org.

 


 

Lower School (sorted by grade and then day of the week):

 

Wednesday | Grades 2-3

Stories to stage
Instructor: Hannah Daly
Wednesdays 12:10 to 1:45 p.m.
Location: LS Upstairs Lobby and Patio (2-3 daytime location)

January 13 to March 17, 2021
No class February 17 (February break)

$220

Pick up 1:45 p.m. at the Loop

Stories to Stage actors will learn acting skills, stage presence, and line delivery. Hannah Daly, professional actor and acting teacher, will lead improv games, creative movement, dramatic skits, and story-telling games so that children practice expressing themselves freely in front of others and on stage.

Actors will be picked up from the classroom at dismissal. Please send a snack for your child to eat before the workshop. 

Health and Safety: *Hannah's acting program will start in-person. Students will be masked and distanced; the workshop includes no singing. While we hope the workshops will remain in-person throughout the session, if school requirements change due to health and safety reasons, Hannah will continue teaching her acting enrichment sessions remotely. 

 

Monday | GRADES 4-5

Engineering games
Instructor: Susan Wiemer
Mondays 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: LS Amphitheater

January 11 to March 22, 2021
No class January 18, February 15

$220

Pick up 4:35 in the Loop

Students will be picked up from the classroom at dismissal. Please send a snack for your child to eat before the workshop begins. 

The overarching goal of Engineering Games is immersion in STEM concepts and the scientific process in ways that are engaging, challenging, and fun. Students are presented with challenges that require learning basic engineering and physics concepts. We sharpen problem-solving skills through each project.

Some of our projects this year?

"Inside-out" puppets, which are lessons in anatomy and an introduction to Biomimicry. We create "bones" from wire and talk about structure and stability. Rubber bands are "muscles," which move our puppets while we discuss potential energy, leverage and torque. 

Egg Drop and Egg Crash: these are timeless classics, for good reason -- to look at structure, stability and Biomimicry. 

A note from Susan: Thank you for your support of this program. There is a pressing need for our children to experience and view STEM as accessible, interesting, and fun. This workshop brings kids in on the 'ground floor', introduces valuable STEM concepts, piques kids' natural curiosity, encourages them to think about how the world works, and why, and to seek out science-based solutions. 

As always, the purpose of Engineering Games is to combine STEM principles with artistic expression, goal setting and teamwork. Let’s roll!

Health and Safety: *This winter 2021, Engineering Games will start in-person, and we hope the workshops will run in-person all year. In the case that School protocols require that classes are run remotely for a period of time, the instructor will provide kits/materials so that students can complete workshop projects together during remote classes.  

 

WEDNESDAY | GRADES 4-5 

Karate
Instructor: Kyoshi Andy Campbell
Wednesdays 12:10-1:30 p.m.
Location: Sills Gym (Indoors for winter)

January 13 to March 17, 2021
No class February 17

$235 

Pick up at 1:30 in the Loop. 

Join Kyoshi Andy Campbell to continue karate classes through the winter. Classes will be in-person unless school safety protocols require a change. Class will move inside to Sills Gym, and karate students will be properly distanced for exertion and masked. Beginner to intermediate. 

Instructor Bio: Kyoshi Andy Campbell (Dragon Fire Martial Arts) is an 8th degree black belt in Shotokan karate. Kyoshi Andy has over 40 years of training and 35 years of teaching under his belt. He has competed in karate matches all over the world and is a 23-time world champion.  

Health and Safety: *Karate students will be properly distanced for exertion and maskedIf Waynflete's safety protocols require students to learn remotely, karate classes will continue in an online class format. 

 

TUEsday | Grades 4-5

OUTDOOR Skating 
Staff Supervisors: Jake Hopkins, Roan Hopkins
Tuesdays 3:00 to 4:20 p.m. (We will depart for Thompson's Point just before our usual dismissal time.) 
​January 12 to February 9, 2021 (5 trips)

Location: Thompson's Point Outdoor Rink
Pick up 4:20 at the campus Loop
 
$150
$165 with skate rental

*Families must date and sign a RELEASE FORM for every week that your child participates. Five signed forms in all. Click here for release form. Submit each week, or submit all five (pre-dated per week) at the start of January. Send to enrichment@waynflete.org

*Helmet is required to skate! 


Students in Grades 4-5 may sign up to go ice skating on Tuesdays after school. Our ice time is 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Bring your skates, helmet, and warm mittens, and have fun with your friends outside! 
 
TRANSPORTATION: Students will ride the bus to Thompson's Point outdoor skating rink. Bring your own skates, or rent skates for an additional fee. Masks and distancing required.
 
STAY WARM:  The skating at Thompson’s Point will be an entirely outdoor experience - bring layers to beat the cold! 

Beginners Welcome: *Please email enrichment@waynflete.org if your child is a beginning skater and will require additional supervision on ice.

Tuition Assistance is available - email Tessa at tanable@waynflete.org

Full-Time Afterschool students may enroll at 50% off with code FTAS
 
Health and Safety: *Outdoor activities allow for compliance with Waynflete's multi-layered COVID safety protocols. Facemasks and distancing will be required on and off the ice rink. Skaters will remain entirely outdoors, except during bus transportation to/from Thompson's Point.. The bus ride takes about 10 minutes; passengers will be distanced and masked, consistent with Waynflete's bus safety protocols.

 

 

Creative Dance (Half-year sessions)
Instructor: Susan Nelson

Grades 2-3
Mondays 3:30–4:30 p.m.

No class January 18, February 15, March 29, April 19

Grades K-1
Wednesdays 12:15–1:15 p.m.

No class February 17, April 21

Grades 4–5 
Thursdays 3:30–4:30 p.m.

No class February 18, April 22

Location: ARC Gallery
Dancers will be picked up from the classroom at dismissal. Send a snack to be eaten before dance class. Pick up after class in the Loop. 

Session 1: September 21, 2020 to January 21, 2021 
$260

Session 2:  January 25, 2021 to May 20, 2021
$350

Dance concerts in December and May

Workshop Description:

Susan inspires and motivates students to be strong, confident, creative, and expressive through dance. This year, classes will be kept to a smaller number and will run in the Art Center Gallery, where we can maintain physical distancing. Masks are required.

Lower School Enrichment dance programs run in half-year sessions. This year our Seasonal dance concerts will either be live streamed or presented on Zoom.

Dancers should wear socks and stretchy clothing.

Questions, contact Susan at snelson@waynflete.org


 

Middle School (sorted by grade and then day of the week):

     

Tuesday | GRADE 6 

Electronic Music Production
Instructor: Chris Child "Kodomo"
Tuesdays 3:20 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: In-person, CHM-12

January 12 to March 9, 2021
No class February 16 

$260 

In the electronic music workshop, students will learn to record, create, and edit sounds from scratch and will gain a foundation for creating electronic music. Chris welcomes beginners and anyone who wants to learn. View course curriculum outline and the syllabus

Chris Child, Emmy-winning composer and electronic musician Kodomo, will share his experience and teach students: 1) sampling, 2) synthesis (using different wave forms to create sound), 3) arrangement, and 4) production. Listen to a track created by a Middle School student.

Program requirements (each student will need to bring from home):

  • A consistent device (iPad or Apple computer) with GarageBand (free and pre-installed on Apple devices)
  • Over-ear music headphones
  • USB flash drive for storage

We will supply to each student: keyboard controller, third party software (we will install together in class) to be used in tandem with GarageBand. 

Health and Safety: *We hope the Electronic Music Production workshop will remain in-person throughout the session. If school requirements change due to health and safety reasons, Electronic Music Production classes will transition to a remote learning format. 

 

Wednesday | Grade 6 

Winter Drama Club for grade 6  
Instructor: Tiki Fuhro
Wednesdays 12:10-1:45 p.m.
Location: Drama Green Room

January 13 to March 17, 2021
No class February 17

$220 

Pick up 1:45 p.m. at the Loop. 

Students will be picked up at dismissal. Please be sure to send a lunch for your child to eat before the workshop begins. 

The Sixth Grade Drama Club provides an opportunity for students to develop skills for the theatre in the company of like minded peers. We value playfulness, creativity, and collaboration. Sessions will include games, warm-ups, improvisation, and producing a short play that matches the personality of the group. It will certainly be full of adventure and action!

The company will hone their tools for acting, ensemble building and movement as they bring their theatre piece to life. Although we will not be able to create a fully realized production as in past years, students will not only perform but also imagine and create the world of the play as they consider set, costume, and poster design. Our goal will be to explore the theatre process both onstage and off!

This piece will be performed either live, live streamed, or on Zoom. 

No experience necessary.

Questions for Tiki: tfuhro@waynflete.org

Health and Safety: *We hope the Drama Club workshop will remain in-person throughout the session. If school requirements change due to health and safety reasons, Tiki's Drama Club will transition to a remote learning format. If the final performance cannot be performed live, we will switch to a remote format.

 

WEDNESDAY | GRADE 6

Indoor tennis for Grade 6 
Instructor: Kelly Anchors, APEX Tennis Pro
Wednesdays 12:10 to 2:45 p.m.
Location: APEX Racket and Fitness Center, at 2445 Congress Street, Portland (Transportation included).
Pick up 2:45 at the Loop.

January 13, 2021 to March 10, 2021 
No class February 17 (February break)

$425   

*Sixth graders should meet the tennis bus driver outside the main (MS Office) entrance at 12:10 p.m. dismissal.

Bring your tennis racket, water bottle(s), LUNCH to eat before the clinic. 

Coach Kelly Anchors, long-time tennis instructor who runs the U10 tennis program at APEX (USPTA/PTR) will teach forehands, backhands, serves and volleys, game scoring, court position, and ball placement through fun games and drills. This clinic is geared to the intermediate tennis player.

Health and Safety: *APEX tennis pros will host our tennis players in-person. Students will remain distanced and masked, including during the bus ride to APEX. Masks may be removed during lunch at school, in a Grade 6 room location consistent with the daytime program. Read about APEX's safety protocols here.

 

 

Thursday | Grade 7

Theater OUT LOUD!
Instructor: Megan Guynes
Thursday 3:20 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Middle School Garage (dress warmly; windows will be open)

January 14 to March 18, 2021
(No class February 18)

$220

Pick up 4:30 at the Loop

experience social activism

Get ready to explore your imagination! Who are we? How can we make the world a better place? What do we want to be? Let your voice be heard. Inspire change. Bring theater to life with me in - Theater OUT LOUD!

Every day we learn and grow, learning more about ourselves and the world around us. Who we are, our identities, play a huge role in navigating our life experience. We may encounter challenge or triumph, curiosity or assurance, understanding or misunderstanding; all the while trying to make sense of our external environment. 

In Theater OUT LOUD! We talk about the impact the nature of the world has on our lived experience and look at ways others have used their voice to inspire change. We explore who we are as an individual, our identities, and fuel our creativity to share our stories and inspire change through the medium of Theater.

Questions: mguynes@waynflete.org

Health and Safety: *Theater OUT LOUD! social activists should anticipate in-person sessions in the MS Garage, a room location that is consistent with the Grade 7 daytime cohort. If school requirements change due to health and safety reasons, Megan will continue Theater OUT LOUD! sessions remotely. 

 

thursday | GRADES 6–8

Dungeons & Dragons
Instructor: Mike Dank
Thursday 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Location: Indoors by Middle School cohort/grade or remote

January 14, 2021 to March 18, 2021
No class February 18 (February break)
$195

Join your friends around the table to dive into a world of your own design!

*This winter, for health and safety reasons, D&D players will be divided into game groups by grade level for consistency with daytime pods. Sign up to play remotely or for your in-person grade level group: 

- Grade 6 D&D, Grade 7 D&D, and Grade 8 D&D will run IN-PERSON, or

- Remote D&D for Grades 6-8 students who are not on campus on Thursdays. 

At its core, Dungeons and Dragons is a game of collaborative storytelling... Students will each take on the role of a unique character in a fantasy story and will need to work as a group to uncover treasure, solve puzzles and accomplish their goals.

D&D players are broken into groups of 4 to 5 students. Each group is led by a practiced dungeon master, who arrives prepared to lead the 'campaign.' What path you choose is up to you...but know that the D&D world is full of both danger and adventure...

Health and Safety: *D&D players should anticipate in-person games, with winter-time sessions taking place indoors in room locations consistent with daytime cohorts. If School requirements change due to health and safety reasons, D&D games will continue online.  

 

Wednesday | Grades 6-8

Middle School Skating 
Faculty Supervisors: Stephen Bennett and Taylor Canastra 

Wednesdays 12:10 to 3:00 p.m. 
​January 13 to February 10, 2021

Location: Thompson's Point Outdoor Rink
January: Pick up 2:00 at the Loop

February: Pick up 3:00 at the Loop

*See Transportation and Ice Time details below. 
 
$150
$165 with skate rental

*Families must date and sign a release form for every week that your child participates. Five signed forms in all. Click here for release form.

*All students are required to wear a helmet on ice. 
 
Students in Grades 6-8 may sign up to go ice skating on Wednesdays after school. Our ice time is 12:30-1:30 p.m. (January 13, 20, 27)  and  2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (February 3, 10). Note that this affects the parent pick up time on campus. 

Bring your skates, helmet and warm mittens, and have fun with your friends outside! While we are all sad to miss the traditional Middle School ski trips this year, this will be a fun alternative!
 
LUNCH:  In January, skaters will bring lunch to Thompson's Point. In February, our ice time is later. If you will join for lunch, bring your lunch to eat with the group before we leave for skating. MS students will eat lunch following dismissal (12:15) on campus outdoors if possible, or indoors with students separated by grade and supervised in respective classrooms consistent with daytime cohort locations.
 
TRANSPORTATION: Students will ride the bus from campus to Thompson's Point outdoor skating rink.

In January, our ICE TIME is from 12:30 to 1:30. MS skaters will need to meet the bus in the loop directly after dismissal at 12:15. Students should bring their lunch with them to eat while at Thompson’s Point (picnic tables) or afterwards on campus. The bus will return to campus by 2:00 p.m. for parent pick-up.

In February, our ICE TIME is from 1:30 to 2:30. MS skaters will eat lunch on campus following dismissal, outdoors if possible, or indoors with students separated by grade and supervised in respective classrooms consistent with daytime cohort locations. At 1:00, students will ride the bus to Thompson's Point outdoor skating rink, then they will return to campus by 3:00 p.m. for parent pick-up.

Or, parents may choose to drop off/pick up at the ice rink. You must bring a waiver and coordinate timing so our group is present for drop off. Note that the ice times change from January to February, and will require an adjustment in transportation timing. 
 
STAY WARM:  The skating at Thompson’s Point will be an entirely outdoor experience - bring layers to beat the cold!

Tuition Assistance is available - email Tessa at tanable@waynflete.org

Full-Time Afterschool Hive students will attend MS Skating Trips as part of the Afterschool program (free of charge). Please contact us at enrichment@waynflete.org if you have questions about your student's participation in the Hive skating in January and February. 

 
Health and Safety: *Outdoor activities allow for compliance with Waynflete's multi-layered Covid safety protocols. Face masks and distancing will be required on and off the ice rink. Skaters will remain entirely outdoors, except during bus transportation to/from Thompson's Point and during lunchtime (see above). The bus ride takes about 10 minutes; passengers will be distanced and masked on the bus, consistent with Waynflete's bus safety protocols.

 

TUEsday | Grade 6

Sixth grade dance choreography
Instructor: Susan Nelson
Tuesdays 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Location: ARC Gallery

Session 1: Sept. 22 to Jan. 19, 2021
$350

Session 2:  Jan. 26, to May 18, 2021
No class February 16, April 20 

$475

Basic dance wear is required for classes.

Dance concerts are in December and May.

Workshop Description:

Dance Choreographers will learn dance theory, expand technical skills, build compositional tools, and choreograph short dance pieces for sharing opportunities in December and May. 

This year our dance concerts will either be live streamed or presented on Zoom. 

Questions, contact Susan Nelson directly at snelson@waynflete.org.

 

Reminder of Winter 2021 SAFETY PROTOCOLS for parent pickup after workshops:

  • You are required to wear a mask when on campus. Masks should be in place before arriving at the campus boundaries.
  • Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet with people outside of your own household. 
  • Playgrounds are not available for families on weekdays. 

Waynflete enrichment workshops are typically open to the broader community. This fall we must limit enrollment to students who attend Waynflete. We look forward to the time when we can once again welcome students from all area schools to join our enrichment programs. 

For more information about workshops, contact the Enrichment Office at enrichment@waynflete.org.

Questions and/or ideas for new workshop offerings:
Tessa Anable, Director of Enrichment, at tanable@waynflete.org