Workshops - Winter 2018-2019

Meeting after school weekly daily for fall, winter, and spring trimester, Enrichment Workshops connect students to passionate instructors from the Portland community for an afternoon of exploration. Workshops include: arts, drama, dance, film, sports, science, and technology.

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*Students enrolled in full-time Afterschool receive a 25% discount on the price of Enrichment Workshops.

*Enrichment workshops do not conflict with Middle School sports.

*All students must be registered and paid for in full before attending a workshop.

Have an idea for a club? Email the Director of Enrichment!


Winter 2018-2019 Workshops:

MONDAY: Grades 4-8

Robotics- James Gregg

January 14–March 4
Mondays 3:15–5:00 p.m.
6 classes
No Class January 21 and February 18
Robotics Track Meet May 11, 2019
Location: M-23 (Lisa Libby's science classroom in Morrill).
$195

Building and programing EV3 Lego robots. Join a team to compete at a Lego Robotics Track meet in May 2019. The team will construct entires for 7 engineering and robotics challenges. Events such as Fastest Robot, Slope Climber, and Bridge, will explore concepts like friction and grip, power transfer and gearing, center of gravity and structural stability. No experience required.

monday: GRADES 2–3

Creative Dance - Susan Nelson

January 7–May 13, 2019
Mondays 3:15–4:30 p.m.
No class January 21, February 18, March 25, April 16
Location: Dance Studio, Arts Center
$270 per half year

Susan inspires and motivates students to be confident, creative, and expressive through dance. Each class encourages movement awareness, skill building, dance making, and playful exploration through games, short studies, learning activities, and imagination.

Susan’s creative dance program continues all year with two concert performances on November 14 and May 8. There will also be an open class demonstration in March. A schedule of class meetings will be sent to program families.

View Susan Nelson's Bio


Tuesday: Grades 1-3

Imagination Stage- Kailina Mills

January 15- March 5
Tuesdays 3:15- 4:30 p.m.
7 classes
No class February 19
Location: Lower School Music Room
$150

Imagination Stage students will be presenting a theatrical retelling of the story "Stone Soup." Throughout the classes, we will play improv games, sing songs, learn community dances, and travel together on journeys of imaginative storytelling and movement. At the end of the program, we will present our retelling of "Stone Soup" for an audience of families, teachers, and friends.

Tuesday: Grades 2-4

Coding- Penny Prior

January 29- March 12, 2019
Tuesdays 3:15-4:30 p.m.
No class February 19
Location: 205 (2-3 classroom)
$195 per season

Build fundamental skills in coding and programming for today’s digital world! Using the Scratch platform, students will be creating and animating a two-dimensional character or robot. No experience necessary.

TUEsday: Grades 6–8

Dance Choreography - Susan Nelson

January 8–May 14, 2019
Tuesdays 3:15–5:00 p.m.
No class February 19 and April 16
Location: Dance Studio, Arts Center
$398 per half year

Students in this program will study and practice dance theory, refine their skills in technique, and choreograph their own dance. They will perform their own works for the Middle/Upper School Dance Concerts on November 15, March 14, and May 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Experienced dancers in Grade 5 may also be eligible to join this class. Contact Susan Nelson directly at snelson@waynflete.org.

A schedule of class meetings will be sent to program families.

View Susan Nelson's Bio


Wednesday: Grades K–2

Karate - Carol Mecsas from Riverview Martial Arts

January 16– March 6
Wednesday 12:30-1:15 p.m.
No class February 20
7 classes
Location: Sills Gym
$195

Karate students will develop new skills each term. Riverview Martial Arts provides a curriculum of traditional techniques from classic movements of the hard and soft styles of Okinawan Karate, Chinese Kung Fu, Korean Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Aiki-jujitsu, Chi Gung, Goju Ryu and Tai Chi Chuan.


The Afterschool Program is available for any student or sibling who needs to remain at school before or after the karate workshop. A 10-day Drop-in Pass is available online and can be used before or after the karate workshop, or for any other day of the week. You can also combine Afterschool and the karate workshop for a discounted Afterschool rate of $115 for duration of the 8-week workshop. Email enrichment@waynflete.org to receive the $115 discounted rate.

A sibling may attend Afterschool for the discounted rate of $175 on the same afternoon as their sibling is attending a workshop. You can pick up your children at the same time!


wednesday: Grades 3-5

Karate - Carol Mecsas from Riverview Martial Arts

January 16– March 6
Wednesdays 1:15-2:00 p.m.
No class February 20
7 classes
Location: Sills Gym
$195

Karate students will develop new skills each term. Riverview Martial Arts provides a curriculum of traditional techniques from classic movements of the hard and soft styles of Okinawan Karate, Chinese Kung Fu, Korean Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Aiki-jujitsu, Chi Gung, Goju Ryu and Tai Chi Chuan.


The Afterschool Program is available for any student or sibling who needs to remain at school before or after the karate workshop. A 10-day Drop-in Pass is available online and can be used before or after the karate workshop, or for any other day of the week. You can also combine Afterschool and the karate workshop for a discounted Afterschool rate of $115 for duration of the 8-week workshop. Email enrichment@waynflete.org to receive the $115 discounted rate.

A sibling may attend Afterschool for the discounted rate of $175 on the same afternoon as their sibling is attending a workshop. You can pick up your children at the same time!


Wednesday: Grades K–1

Creative Dance - Susan Nelson

January 9–May 15, 2019
Wednesdays 12:15- 1:15 p.m.
No class February 20 and April 17
Location: Dance Studio, Arts Center
$299 per half year

Susan inspires and motivates students to be confident, creative, and expressive through dance. Each class encourages movement awareness, skill building, dance making, and playful exploration through games, short studies, learning activities, and imagination.

Susan’s creative dance program continues all year with two concert performances on November 14 and May 8. There will also be an open class demonstration in March. A schedule of class meetings will be sent to program families.

View Susan Nelson's Bio


Wednesday: Grades 3-5

The Chemistry of Good Food- Susan Weimer

January 16- March 6, 2019
Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 p.m.
7 classes
No class on February 20
Location: Lower School Kitchen Classroom
$195

Students will delve into the science behind the food on their plate, participating in tasty experiments and learning the "why" behind many common cooking methods and ingredients we use everyday in the kitchen.

**Students will be picked up at dismissal for lunch and a brief recess before the workshop begins at 1:00.**


WEDNESDAY: GRADES 6–8

Middle School Ski- Cathy Douglas and Jim Millard

January 9–March 6, 2019
Wednesdays 12:30–6:30 p.m.
Location: Shawnee Peak
See prices below

For more than 20 years, Waynflete’s Middle School Ski Program has given our students an opportunity to get outside and build friendships on winter Wednesdays. This year, Cathy Douglas and Jim Millard, two veteran Middle School teachers and skiers, will be leading the program. We welcome all levels of skiers—the group typically includes novices and experts, and everything in between. The program requires that all participants wear a helmet while skiing/boarding. If you don’t currently own a helmet, you may rent one from Shawnee Peak for $59 for the season. If your child enrolls in skiing or snowboarding lessons, the lessons run for the first five weeks of the program. The lesson groups consist only of Waynflete participants and are led by Shawnee Peak Snowschool staff members.

Places are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, so please register no later than Friday, December 15.

We need three parent volunteers for each week. Please email Tessa Anable at enrichment@waynflete.org with your availability.

Prices are as follows:

Lift only: $372
Lift and lesson: $469
Lift and rental: $520
Lift, lesson, and rental: $589
Helmet rental: $59
Transportation only: $232

Find the adult waiver here
Find the student permission slip here
Find the rental waiver here

Wednesday: Grade 6 Basketball

Coaches: Guy McChesney, Greg Adey and Lynn Campbell.

Participation in the winter Basketball League is a fantastic way for your child to learn the sport, to play basketball with his/her classmates, and to gain valuable skills and experience. These skills will enable the players to enjoy basketball now and in the future as they enter the Middle School athletic program. All players are welcome, regardless of experience. The purpose of these programs is to build basketball skills, provide a fun environment and offer a positive experience of being part of a team.

Sixth-graders are invited to play in the Boys and Girls Club of Portland sixth-grade basketball league. The Waynflete athletic department will sponsor the co-ed team.

Games: Games are held at the Portland and South Portland Boys and Girls Club.
11/8: Waynflete vs. YES @ Portland, 5:00 pm
11/14: Waynflete vs. South Portland (White) @ South Portland, 5:00 pm
11/19: Waynflete vs. YES @ Portland, 4:00 pm
11/26: Waynflete vs. Westbrook @ South Portland, 6:00 pm
12/3: Waynflete vs. St. Brigid @ Portland, 6:00 pm
12/10: Waynflete vs. South Portland (White) @ South Portland, 6:00 pm
12/13: Waynflete bs. Blue Wave @ Portland, 6:00 pm CANCELLED
12/17: Waynflete vs. South Portland (Red) @ South Portland, 6:00 pm
1/7: Waynflete vs. YES @ Portland, 5:00 pm
1/14: Waynflete vs. Scarborough @ South Portland, 7:00 pm

Practices:

Monday, October 29 and November 5 from 3:30-4:45.
Wednesdays from 12:30-1:45 in the Waynflete Gym, starting October 31.

To Register:

1) Complete the Boys & Girls Club registration form and return to Carrie Turner in the Middle School office. (Waynflete will cover the membership fee; NO membership fee is due.)

2) Register online at https://waynfleteenrichment

Registration and payment deadline: October 24, 2018



Thursday: Grades 4–5

Creative Dance - Susan Nelson

January 10–May 16, 2019
Thursdays 3:15–4:30 p.m.
No class February 21 and April 18
Location: Dance Studio
$299 per half year

Susan inspires and motivates students to be confident, creative, and expressive through dance. Each class encourages movement awareness, skill building, dance making, and playful exploration through games, short studies, learning activities, and imagination.

In this class, beginning dance technique and choreography are introduced.

Susan’s creative dance program continues all year with two concert performances on November 14 and May 8. There will also be an open class demonstration in March.

Note: Experienced dancers in fifth grade may also be eligible to join the 6-8 choreography class which meets on Tuesdays. Contact Susan directly at snelson@waynflete.org. A schedule of class meetings will be sent to program families.

View Susan Nelson's Bio


THURSDAY: GRADES 6–8

Dungeons and Dragons - Mike Dank

January 10- March 7, 2019
Thursdays 3:30–4:30 p.m.
8 classes
No class February 21
Location: Morrill 21
$125

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

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

Upper school mentors and more experienced students will help newer players learn the basic rules, and often the best stories are made by those who are new to the game!

What path you choose is up to you...but know that the world is full of both danger and adventure...


Thursday: EC3-K

Imagination Stage- Kailina Mills

January 17- March 7
Thursdays 3:15- 4:30 p.m.
7 classes
No class February 21
Location: Lower School Music Room
$150

Imagination Stage students will be presenting a theatrical retelling of the story "The Bremen Town Musicians." Throughout the classes, we will play improv games, sing songs, learn community dances, and travel together on journeys of imaginative storytelling and movement. At the end of the program, we will present our retelling of "The Bream Town Musicians" for an audience of families, teachers, and friends.


Thursday: Grades 3-6

"Lights, Camera, Action!": Filmmaking from start to finish- Penny Prior

January 17- March 7, 2019
Thursdays 3:15- 4:30 p.m.
7 classes
No class February 21
Location: room 215 (4-5 classroom)
$195

Capture your story on film! Join this creative film workshop and produce a movie from start to finish. Create a story, write a script, learn how to story board and design costumes, film and then edit. The workshop will culminate with a screening of the production for family and friends.

Saturday: Grades 4-5

Waynflete 4-5 Basketball through Portland Parks and Recreation: $104

Students in Grades 4-5 are invited to register for Waynflete basketball teams that will play in the developmental league this winter.

Practice schedule:
Practices are in Sills Gym.

Mondays: 11/5, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 and 01/07 from 5:45-7:00pm.
Wednesdays: 11/14, 11/28, 12/05, 12/12, and 12/19 from 6:30-7:30pm.
Fridays: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 from 3:15-4:30pm.

Game Details: Riverton Community Center, Reiche, Rowe and East End Schools.

December 1:
UCLA vs. Miami @ 2:00, Riverton School
Georgetown vs. Arizona @ 2:00, Rowe School
December 8:
UCLA vs. Syracuse @ 10:00, East End School
Georgetown vs. Kansas @ 1:00, Riverton School
December 15:
UCLA vs. Kansas @ 11:00, East End School
Georgetown vs. UNC @ 10:00, Riverton School
December 29:
UCLA vs. Michigan State @ 10:00, Rowe School
Georgetown vs. Florida @ 9:00, Riverton School
January 5:
UCLA vs. Ohio State @ 11:00, Rowe School
Georgetown vs. Michigan State @ 12:00, Riverton School
January 12:
Georgetown vs. UCLA @ 11:00, Riverton School

Jan 18th: 3 vs. 3 Tournament (NEW): Open to all players of the Caldwell league. A separate signup will be required, with an entry fee of $5 per player or $20 per team of 5. Awards and prizes. Let me know if interested!

Jan 19th: 5th Annual Portland Rec All Star Hoop Classic. This event will give league players a chance to show and test their basketball skills. The event will include the annual free throw contest and all-star game. Players will be invited by the league. Details to come.

Picture Dates: Riverton Community Center on Nov 17th, OR East End School on Dec 8th.

Weather: If Waynflete is closed or has early dismissal due to inclement weather, we will NOT have practice. Saturday game cancellations will be determined by the Portland Recreation and the League Cancelation line is 207-756-8130.

To sign up, please follow the following steps:
1. Fill out both of the following registration forms and return them to Diane Godsoe in the Lower School Office or email them to enrichment@waynflete.org
2. Register and pay in full online at www.waynflete.org/enrichment.

Registration and payment deadline: Friday, October 19