Extracurricular Programs

St. Jude’s Academy offers a variety of Extracurricular Programs to students in our Lower School. Instead of racing to pick your child up to drive them to an after school program, St. Jude’s Academy offers many programs right at school!

Discovering new interests and new talents, and committing to activities beyond academics allows our students the opportunity to attempt something new, gather genuine skills, and to experience, learn, and grow!

These programs run after school and are offered all year. Some programs are offered to specific ages while others are open to all Lower School students. These Extracurricular Programs are optional and not part of regular in-class work.

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Our Extracurricular Program Offerings

Past Extracurricular After School Programs have included:

  • Piano lessons
  • Art
  • Yoga
  • Dance
  • Karate

For a list of all 2019/2020 Extracurricular Programs please contact D. Goulart at admin@stjudesacademy.com.

 

Free Online Extracurricular After School Programs for SJA Students from JK to Grade 2

Please contact D. Goulart at admin@stjudesacademy.com for login information.

 

Mondays

Art & Recycling 4:00-4:30 pm

Let your child explore their inner Picasso through our St. Jude’s Academy Virtual Art After School Program. Children will create their own masterpieces using different art mediums and items that can easily be found at home.
Instructor: Ms. Dawn Goulart

 

Tuesdays

Beginner Karate 4:00-4:30 pm

Focus will be on basic physical movements which relate to the martial arts, all based on fundamental karate techniques which will include, but not limited to, stances, blocks and various strikes (arms and legs). Stretching will be included.
Instructors: Sensai Grabb & Sensai Daniel

 

Wednesdays

Yoga 4:00-4:45 pm

This class focus is on energizing movements followed by movements that relieve stress from the body, meditation and ends with a 5-minute body scan.
Instruction by: Blossom Yoga

 

Thursdays

Karate 4:00-4:30 pm

This Karate session will be for those with a Gold belt or higher. Focus will be on basic physical movements which relate to the martial arts, all based on fundamental karate techniques which will include, but not limited to, stances, blocks and various strikes (arms and legs). Stretching will be included.

Instructors: Sensai Daniel & Sensai Grabb

 

Stories & Songs JK to Grade 2 4:00-4:30 pm

Ms. Hayward and Melvil invite you to join her for stories, songs, and maybe a little silliness. Each week we will read stories, sing songs, shake our sillies out, and maybe do some arts and crafts. We can’t wait to see you!
Instructors: Ms. Hayward and Melvil

 

Fridays

Dance 4:00-4:30 pm

Let’s get moving! Join Ms. Maya for a high energy dance class where students will explore creative movement, choreography and dance vocabulary. Each week will be high energy and requires no more space than your living room!
Instructor: Ms. Maya

 

Free Online Extracurricular After School Programs for SJA Students Grades 3 to 6

Please contact D. Goulart at admin@stjudesacademy.com for login information.

 

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Art & Recycling Grade 3 4:00-4:30 pm

Let your child explore their inner Picasso through our St. Jude’s Academy Virtual Art After School Program. Children will create their own masterpieces using different art mediums and items that can easily be found at home.
Instructor: Ms. Dawn Goulart

 

Coding – Grade 3 & 4 4:00-5:00 pm

We are combining storytelling, block-based coding and animation to create an online learning platform that introduces young students key concepts of STEM. Students explore programming concepts using graphical coding to animate and build their ownstories. Concepts like loops, scenes and stages, keyboard controls, events, and messaging are taught in this course.

Instruction by: Zebra Robotics

Technical requirement:

  • Windows or Mac Laptop or desktop with Chrome or Safari browser
  • RAM of 4 GB or higher
  • Stable internet connection.
  • Headset and mouse (optional)
Tuesdays

Dance 4:00-4:45 pm

Let’s get moving! Join Ms. Maya for a high energy dance class where students will explore creative movement, choreography and dance vocabulary. Each week will be high energy and requires no more space than your living room!
Instructor: Ms. Maya

Beginner Karate 4:00-4:30 pm

Focus will be on basic physical movements which relate to the martial arts, all based on fundamental karate techniques which will include, but not limited to, stances, blocks and various strikes (arms and legs). Stretching will be included.
Instructors: Sensai Grabb & Sensai Daniel

 

Wednesdays

Yoga 4:00-4:45 pm

This class focus is on energizing movements followed by movements that relieve stress from the body, meditation and ends with a 5-minute body scan.
Instruction by: Blossom Yoga

 

Munch on Mysteries 4:00-4:30 pm

Bring your after school snacks, listen to some Mysteries & Whodunits, and try to solve the crime! (and earn some house points, too). Maybe even create a few mysteries of your own.
Instructors: Ms. Hayward and Melvil

 

Thursdays

Karate 4:00-4:30 pm

This Karate session will be for those with a Gold belt or higher. Focus will be on basic physical movements which relate to the martial arts, all based on fundamental karate techniques which will include, but not limited to, stances, blocks and various strikes (arms and legs). Stretching will be included.

Instructors: Sensai Grabb & Sensai Daniel

 

Fridays

Coding – Grade 5 & 6 4:00-5:00 pm

Learning Scratch through Game Development. This is an intro to Scratch where students learn concepts such as Variables, Loops, Broadcasts and Functions to create fun and exciting games. Students will become familiar with these concepts and will be able to create fun and simple games on their own using the Scratch block-based programming language.

Instruction by: Zebra Robotics

Technical requirement:

  • Windows or Mac Laptop or desktop with Chrome or Safari browser
  • RAM of 4 GB or higher
  • Stable internet connection.
  • Headset and mouse (optional)

 

Yoga for Parents & Faculty 5:00 – 6:00 pm Every FRIDAY

A specialized class for adults focused on their nervous system that is used in a clinical setting. This class is a blend of Mindfulness based cognitive therapy, resilience based techniques form the Institute of HeartMath and Yin Yoga that is accessible to all no matter what their ability or flexibility. Open to all SJA and Maples parents and staff.

Instruction by: Blossom Yoga