Afterschool at Powhatan School is comprised of two components.

  1. Licensed after school child care is available at a daily drop-in rate for all students enrolled pre-k to eighth grade. It is available Monday through Friday from 3:25–5:30 PM. Students attending child care will have the opportunity to participate in group activities, work on homework assignments, and play outdoors when weather permits.
  2. Afterschool Program classes are offered during the first and third trimesters of the school year, for a duration of 8 to 9 weeks, Monday through Thursday from 3:30–4:30 PM or 3:30–5:00 PM depending on the class. Class selections change from fall to spring trimesters with new classes being offered.

Afterschool Programs

The start of a new trimester brings along multiple different Afterschool Programs. The following programs are offered starting in November:

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Basic Arabic
6 November – 18 December 2019
Wednesdays, 3:30 P.M. -4:30 P.M.  ($90.00)
There are 6 classes in the session. No class on 27 November 2019.
Instructor: Pamela Ghanem
Mrs. Ghanem will teach basic Arabic to students in 2nd grade and up through learning the cultures, the geography, the different dialects, playing games, and through music. Join in the fun of learning a foreign language!

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Chess
5 November – 17 December 2019
Tuesdays, 3:30 P.M.- 4:30 P.M.  ($90.00)
There are 6 classes in the session. No class on 27 November 2019.
Instructor: Dick Bell
Mr. Bell returns to Powhatan to teach After School Chess. Chess is not just a game, it helps to build problem-solving, forecasting, and strategic thinking skills. By playing chess you are covering every single standard of mathematical practice. After School Chess is for students in 2nd grade and up.

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Clay Creations
5 November – 17 December 2019
Tuesdays, 3:30 P.M.- 4:30 P.M. ($150.00)
There are 6 classes in the session. Maximum 8 students. Materials included. No class on 27 November 2019.
Instructor: Jess Foltz
Assistant: Alice Rodway
This class is designed for 2nd and 3rd grade students with beginner pottery experience. Students will create two hand-built projects- a folded hanging wall pocket and a textured box with lid. Both projects will teach attaching, designing and finishing skills. Students will glaze their pieces and learn about the firing process. The last two weeks of the class will have a wheel throwing demo and time to try throwing a bowl on the potter’s wheel.

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Guitar Ensemble 
6 November – 18 December 2019
Wednesdays, 3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. ($150.00)
There are 6 classes in the session. No class on 27 November 2019.
Instructor: Denver Walker
This class is for students in 4th grade and up who have experience playing the guitar.
The guitar ensemble is a performance driven guitar class focusing on classical methods and developing ensemble skills. This is a 90-minute class providing students opportunities to engage in music theory, reading music, and guided practice. Information on performances will follow.

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Guitar Studio
7 November – 19 December 2019
Thursdays, 3:30 P.M.- 4:30 P.M. ($115.00)
There are 6 classes in the session. Maximum 10 students. Guitars available for classroom use.
No class on 27 November 2019.
Instructor: Denver Walker
This is a survey class for students in 3rd grade and up who are interested in learning guitar or want to hone and review their guitar skills. In a fun and relaxed environment, students will explore music genres and styles to learn theoretical concepts, basic chords, guitar tablature, and standard notated music.

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NaNoWriMo
7 November – 19 December 2019
Thursdays, 3:30 P.M.- 4:30 P.M. ($90.00)
There are 6 classes in the session. No class on 27 November 2019.
Instructor: Teresa Weis
Love books? Write one! November is National Novel Writing Month. Join kids and teens all around the world in tackling the fun, frightening, and totally unforgettable challenge of bashing out an entire book in one month. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll write like crazy for 30 adventurous days. And on December 19, you’ll have a great new book to read. Your own! Join us on Thursdays where we will support each other through this noveling journey that will take us from prewriting through publishing!

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Pickleball
6 November – 18 December 2019
Wednesdays, 3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. ($90.00)
There are 6 classes in the session. Maximum of 15 students. No class on 27 November 2019.
Instructor: Kenny Bitner
Coach Bitner will introduce students in 3rd grade and up to the lifelong game of pickleball. A popular game that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Coach Bitner will teach the rules, practice skills and plenty of singles and doubles play.

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Yoga
7 November – 19 December 2019
Thursdays, 3:30 P.M.- 4:30 P.M. ($90.00)
There are 6 classes in the session. Maximum 10 students. Yoga Mats available for class use.
Instructor: Gina Byrd
This class is for students in 1st grade and up. All levels of experience are welcome! Students will learn about yoga and its culture through a physical practice and breath work. Mindfulness and relaxation techniques will be discussed. Students will also engage in yoga themed games and activities.

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