After-School Programs

In addition to our strong commitment to education, Francis Parker believes in offering a variety of extracurricular activities to foster a well rounded child. We hope there is something offered for everyone’s niche. Our objective in offering after school activities is to promote curiosity, fitness, healthy competition, creativity, and personal development.

We are always looking for volunteers to help coach sports, especially the younger grades. In addition to sports, if you have any other talents you’d like to share, please let us know! Perhaps we could incorporate a new activity for our students. We are open to new ideas. We ask parents to consider carefully when helping students choose after-school activities. An overbooked child is a stressed child, and in the elementary and middle school years, downtime for rest and unstructured play can be invaluable for social and academic success. Balance is key!

Please contact our Director of Summer & After-School Programs, Dorian Holmes, at 502.795.3464, if you have any questions regarding summer camp or an after-school program.

Note: All programs, unless told otherwise by Dorian Holmes or the program instructor, will be dismissed at the front, main doors. If parents/guardians are more than 10 minutes late picking up your child, your child will be placed in Enrichment. For any questions, please contact Dorian Holmes at 502-795-3464.

2024 Winter/Spring After-School Programs

Spring Athletic Clinics

Lower and Middle School Field Hockey ($220)
K – 8th Grade

Tuesdays and Fridays, April 9 – May 17 (11 sessions)
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Possible Discount: If students are participating in the YMCA Field Hockey Spring League, they will receive 50% off Francis Parker Field Hockey Clinics. Please contact Dorian Holmes.
This clinic will be led by Varsity Coach Erika Ritchey and will be held on the Goshen Campus Field Hockey Field. Note: Students who do not wish to participate in the full clinic may opt to participate in either Tuesdays only for $120 or Fridays only for $100 (No clinic on Friday, May 3 due to Oaks Day). 

Lower and Middle School Basketball Clinic ($240)
K – 8th Grade

Mondays and Thursdays, April 8 – May 16 (12 sessions)
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
This clinic will be led by Athletic Director Mike Kelley and will be held in the Goshen Campus Gym. Note: Students who do not wish to participate in the full clinic may opt to participate in either Mondays only or Thursdays only for $120. 

Middle School Volleyball Clinic ($120)
5th – 8th Grade

Wednesdays, April 10 – May 15 (6 sessions)
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

This clinic will be led by Varsity Coach Stacy Hayes and will be held in the Goshen Campus Gym.

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Wondrous Wyverns with Ms. Graham ($125)

1st – 3rd Grade
Tuesdays, January 9 – February 6
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

It’s spring. It’s summer. It’s fall. It’s winter. Well, INDEED! We should celebrate this cycle of events. Here’s just one fun way to record the seasons and become more aware of what’s around us year round. Join Wondrous Wyverns to participate in a plethora of outdoor winter activities! Don’t forget to bring your winter coat to stay warm! (4 student minimum or activity will be canceled due to low enrollment)

Lower School Choir with Ms. Rash ($250)

2nd – 4th Grade
Mondays, January 29 – April  29 (No session on Monday, February 12 and Monday, April 1) 
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
 

The Lower School Choir meets in the Lower School music room. After a quick snack and a few vocal warm-ups, singers begin working on one- and two-part music and sometimes a little choreography to accompany their songs. Singers generally perform at Morning Meetings, assemblies, and in the community. The semester culminates with a fun party and a final performance for parents/guardians. (18 student minimum or activity will be canceled due to low enrollment; 30 students maximum)

Chess with The Knight School ($300)

2nd – 4th Grade
Fridays, February 2 – May 10 (No session on Friday, February 16, Friday, March 29, Friday, April 5, and Friday, May 3) 
3:30 – 4:45 p.m. 

The Knight School is back on campus to teach students to the wonders of the game of chess. A growing body of research is showing that chess improves kids’ thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as their math and reading test scores. Learn the ins and outs of chess with The Knight School!

LegoLand with Ms. Graham ($120)

JK – 1st Grade
Mondays, February 19 – March 25
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

Students will have time to free build their own Lego master creations. At the end of each session, students will share their builds with the group. They can save their builds to continue to work on the following week or start a new creation! (4 student minimum or activity will be canceled due to low enrollment)

Budding Architects with Ms. Graham ($150)

2nd – 5th Grade
Tuesdays, February 20 – March 26
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

In this six-week session, students will spend their afternoons creating tiny homes and buildings using various mediums to design, build, and demonstrate their creativity.  Students will use hot glue guns. Each week they will be challenged to build something new and will be given the opportunity to share their builds at the end of each session with the group. (4 student minimum or activity will be canceled due to low enrollment)

Dungeons & Dragons with Mr. Frechette ($170)

5th – 8th Grade
Mondays, February 26 – April 8 (No session on Monday, April 1)
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

The Dungeons & Dragons Club is hiring adventurers. No experience necessary, although veterans are most welcome. The game is played by creating a character in a fantasy world, and taking on the role of that character. You use dice and charts to simulate the chaos of chance and fate. Using your dice rolls, the Dungeon Master (DM) or Game Master (GM) will determine whether your roll was successful or not. Through interactions with the other players and the DM, an interactive, living story is woven. Heroes shall be created, legends forged, and no small amount of collateral damage caused. Rise to the challenge in this six-week session. Join your local Dungeons & Wyverns chapter now! (4 student minimum or activity will be canceled due to low enrollment; 12 student maximum)

Unwind with Señora Leo ($150)

2nd – 4th Grade
Tuesdays, March 5 – April 16 (No session on Tuesday, April 2)
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
This program has been designed to support students in creating a deeper connection to self by giving them tools that nurture and develop their physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. We will explore yoga, meditation, the power of crystals, crafting our own essential oil blends, gratitude and positive affirmation journaling, animal totems, and creating pendulums and vision boards! Have your child join us for empowerment and unwinding after school!

Mud Pies, Oh My! with Ms. Graham ($150)

K – 2nd Grade
Mondays, April 8 – May 13
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

Does your child like to get dirty? If so, then this will be an After-School Program they are sure to love! During this six-week session, students will have the opportunity to make mud pies, dirt soup, and more! Students are encouraged to wear old clothes and sandals/rain boots. We will rinse off hands and feet with a hose before it’s time to pack up to go home. (4 student minimum or activity will be canceled due to low enrollment)

Jewelry Making with Ms. Graham ($120)

2nd – 5th Grade
Tuesdays, April 9 – April 30
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

Consider this After-School Program if your child enjoys being creative and making their own accessories. Students will engage in crafting necklaces, bracelets, and rings. (4 student minimum or activity will be canceled due to low enrollment)

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