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After-School Programming

After-School Program

St. John's offers a fun and engaging After-School Program (ASP) for our students from afternoon dismissal until 6:00 p.m. Organized by grade, the fee-based program provides opportunities for children to play, enjoy a snack, and engage in fun activities. Activities include crafts, games, activities, outdoor play, building with LEGO bricks, and FUN Fridays. Students are provided the opportunity to complete homework and reading assignments while attending ASP. The program is available for full-time, monthly enrollment at a reduced rate; Punch Passes for drop-in care at a reduced rate (paid in advance); or daily drop-in care for $30 per day.

For After-School Program information and availability, please contact ASP Coordinator Kellyn Laurinski.

Register for Spring After School Care 2022

Register for Spring 2022 After School Programs

Student Pick Up

All students must be picked up from the After-School Program by 6:00 p.m. Families will incur a late fee for students who are not picked up by 6:10 p.m. The ASP operates only on regularly scheduled school days. It is not available on early-dismissal days, such as the last school day before Thanksgiving, the last school day before Christmas holidays, Games Day, or the last day of School.

After School Program Class Descriptions Spring 2022 – Session 2

Most of these optional classes will begin the week of January 31 (exceptions noted below)

Book Cooks #2 (5 Classes, March 21 - April 25) – no class April 18
Mrs. Benton’s Homeroom and Galley Kitchen
Instructor: Susan Benton
Day: Mondays
Grades and Time: 1st – 2nd: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Each week, we will explore recipes and activities inspired by children’s literature. Students will have fun mixing, measuring and making friends while creating in the kitchen. Space limited to 12 students.  Registration priority given to those students who did not get a chance to participate in the first session.


Chess (12 classes February 1 – April 26) – no class March 15.   Class is Full!
Mr. Telzrow’s Classroom
Instructor: Eric Telzrow
Day: Tuesdays
Grades and Time: 1st – 5th: 3:15 – 4:00 pm.

Master the Game of Kings! Learn about chess notation, openings and great tactics like skewers, pins, X-ray attacks and more. You will also learn the rules of tournament chess including various timed chess games. It’s your move! Space limited to 14 students.


Choir (11 classes January 13 – April 28) – no class February 10 or March 17.  Class is Full!
Clements Foyer
Instructor: Megan Nasser
Day: Thursdays                        
Grades and Time: 2nd – 4th: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Calling all singers in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades!  After school choir rehearsals begin in Spring of 2022, with our first rehearsal on Thursday, January 13 and continuing for 11 weeks each Thursday afternoon (with the exception of a couple of holidays).  Participants will learn to connect their body, mind, spirit, and voice through stretches, warm-ups, and inspiring choral repertoire.  Performance opportunities for this special group include Episcopal Schools Sunday at St. John’s Church on the morning of February 27, as well as possible participation in regular school Chapel worship and Grandest Friends Day in mid-April.


Craft Club (12 classes January 24 – May 2)
Ms. May’s Classroom
Instructor: Laura May
Day: Mondays                          
Grades and Time: 3rd – 4th: 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

Spend your Monday afternoons putting your creativity to work as you make fun crafts and learn some new skills like cross-stitching. Will we paint? Yes! Will we decoupage? Of course! Glue guns and sand art and rock art, oh my! Craft club will be a blast!  Space limited to 12 students.

Drama Club (12 classes February 3 – May 19) – no class March 17
Instructor: Payton Lauerman
Day: Thursdays                        
Grades and Time: PreK, TK & Kindergarten: 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Grades and Time: 1st – 2nd: 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

For our PreK 4, TK & Kinder kids, we’ll have “Theatre Arts and Crafts.” In this class we will read different story books together and then create a craft that goes with the story (for example: puppets, masks, and character cutouts) and then act out the story we read with our crafts. For 1st and 2nd graders, we’ll have “Theatre Workshop.” In this class we will read a script from an age-appropriate play and then perform a small play! 


Game Day! Club (12 classes February 2 – May 4) – no class March 16
Owen Gym / Outdoor Fields
Instructor: Brett Prange
Day: Wednesdays
Grades and Time: PreK – 4th: 3:15 – 4 p.m.

It’s Game Day – All Day!  Who says Game Day isn’t every day?! On Wednesdays, your child can join us after school to play dodge ball, soccer, kickball, touch football, fort building, or some other amazingly fun activity.  We will also practice and perfect relays for Game Day domination and laugh and have fun at full capacity!  These different physical activities each week will hopefully help them get those remaining “wiggles” out at the end of the day.

Grasp Class (8 classes February 4 – April 1)
Location TBD
Instructor: Therapeutic Movements
Day: Fridays            
Grades and Time: PreK, TK & Kinder: 2:45 -3:30 p.m.

This is the class for kids having difficulty with fine-motor strength and coordination.  Classes will be focused on fun fine-motor strengthening and coordination activities and games, think tongs, bulb basters, tweezers, eyedroppers, jacks, marbles, play-doh, coloring, and novel crafts.  We will also be focusing on other concepts such as sorting, sizing, sequencing, and patterns.  The class will have a few minutes of gross-motor warm-up activity, fine-motor stations, games, and crafts.

Karate (12 classes February 1 – April 26)
Instructor: Morgan Martinez – Pricing differences based new or returning student status (see registration form)
Day: Tuesdays                          
Grades and Time: PreK, TK & Kinder: 3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Class is Full!
Grades and Time: 1st – 4th: 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Has your child always wanted to take karate? Now’s the time! Our Karate Class is a satellite program for the Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense™ and welcomes both new and continuing students. Our program uses the same materials, curriculum and testing that Dr. Chamberlain offers at his other studios. The goal of the karate program is for students to continue their training and have the opportunity to advance their belt ranks by the end of the year. Space limited to 20 students per class.

Minecraft Mondays! (12 classes January 24 – May 2)
Mr. Telzrow’s Classroom
Instructor: Eric Telzrow
Day: Mondays                          
Grades and Time: 1st – 4th: 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

Do you enjoy building and designing in Minecraft with your friends? Are you interested in checking out Minecraft Earth, the latest feature? Each week students will tackle new architectural challenges and collaborate in order to exercise their creativity and build new worlds. Whether you are a Minecraft noob or a pro, you will certainly improve your Minecraft IQ with this camp.

Portfolio Class (12 classes February 1 – April 26)
Mr. Delabano’s Classroom
Instructor: Martin Delabano
Day: Tuesdays                          
Grades and Time: 6th – 8th: 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Mr. Delabano will guide your student through developing a High School Portfolio for those who wish to audition for high schools. This class provides a private tutorial experience in a classroom setting where art students will create individualized portfolios. Space limited to 4 students.

Reader’s Theater (12 classes February 3 – May 19) Plus snow make-up day Friday, May 20
Mr. Telzrow’s Classroom
Instructor: Eric Telzrow
Day: Thursdays                         
Grades and Time: 2nd – 5th Time: 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

Do you enjoy reading aloud with dramatic flair, and joining your friends to make text come alive? The Readers Theater class is just for you! Each week, students will read through and act out scripts, boosting their reading fluency, comprehension, and knowledge of a variety of historical and fiction texts. Students will receive guidance to project their voice, develop comedic timing, and collaborate with others to fine tune and present their performance in front of the class. 

Red Hot Peppers Jump Rope Team (11 classes February 21 – May 23) – no class March 14, April 18
Instructors: Morgan Martinez & Katie Fuqua
Day: Mondays                          
Grades and Time: 1st – 5th: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Students will develop a variety of tricks and skills like Double Dutch, Chinese jump rope, and choreographed routines.  We will focus on building confidence to try new activities, developing an appreciation for rhythm, body awareness and gross motor skills. Space is limited to 30 students and Red Hot Peppers Jump Rope Team members will be given priority.  *If you registered for this program in the fall, you do NOT need to register again in the spring.  Your child will automatically be added to the roster.


After-School Program Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about the After-School Program, please email Kellyn Laurinski.