The PS+ staff provide a welcoming environment for students to gather before school with friends in the Mini Gym. This time is great for students to start the morning socializing and playing games. There is no registration required and no additional fee for Before School PS+.
The PS+ staff will provide an environment where students can relax after a busy day of school. Students will have time to engage in games, arts and crafts, legos, blocks, outdoor play and homework if applicable. There is no After School PS+ on noon dismissal days, parent teacher conference days, inservices, two days before Christmas break or 8th grade Commencement in May. There is no registration required and no additional fee for After School PS+.
Students are welcome to stay beyond After School PS+ in Extended Care. A snack is provided for students. Students must be picked up by 6:00 p.m. An additional late pickup charge of $1 per minute thereafter will be assessed. There is no Extended Care on noon dismissal days, parent teacher conference days, inservices, two days before Christmas break or 8th grade Commencement in May. PreKindergarten 3 students must register in advance for Extended Care.
After School Classes
After School enrichment classes led by PS staff and outsourced professionals conveniently are offered on campus at the end of the school day. These classes provide a wide array of opportunities for students to continue daily exploration. Class availability is subject to change from year to year.
Lil' Sluggers is an instructional baseball program that focuses on the fundamental skills needed to be successful in baseball while creating a fun environment that will help your child foster a real love for the game. Basics such as throwing, catching, hitting, and base running are the core of the curriculum. Lil' Sluggers builds confidence while recognizing the importance of teamwork, cooperation, and helping others.
K.I.N.G. Chess (Knowledge Influencing the Next Generation) is dedicated to providing a healthy, encouraging and interesting learning environment while developing and enhancing creative and critical thinking amongst today’s youth. During each session participants learn the game’s history, pieces, values, proper movements, strategies, and a general level of mastery. Our aim is not only to develop a skilled chess player, but more importantly to create cognitive exercises and activities that will enhance critical thinking skills.
In this class girls and boys will learn spatial awareness, build self-confidence and make new friends all while dancing along to our original Tippi Toes music! Your child will learn dance in an exciting and nurturing environment, while also learning the building blocks for positive character that promotes a life of confidence, compassion, healthy living and fun! End of semester recitals give your dancer a magical time to shine and all family and friends are invited to come celebrate! This is a great class for children who love to be active, have fun with friends and learn dance all with encouraging and talented teachers! As always in Tippi Toes, we can't have the children go home without exercising their incredible imagination along with a little singing!
Calling all future Ballerinas and Tap stars! Dance for Kidz will be offering Ballet and Tap classes for all PK3 and PK4 students. The mission is to instill a love for dance, build self-confidence, help children develop strong technique, and to make it fun! Class instruction is centered on teaching the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap dance in creative ways. In the Fall, each class will have two parties, a costume dance party in October and a Christmas Dance party in December. We encourage dancers of every level and strive to bring out the best in each student with caring instruction, hoping to imprint a love of dancing in your child’s heart.
The Glassell Junior School is an art school, devoted to nurturing creativity and fostering an appreciation of the arts and an awareness of the world in young people. Students who enroll in this course will gain experience using a variety of media such as clay, tempera, watercolor, oil, and chalk pastels.
Our Gymnastics classes are structured as such that children will get a great introduction and continuation of classes. Classes begin with warm up and work on big motor skill development. Each class will have a skill focus and stations that will help to develop each skill taught at the child's progression level.
Allow your child to create imaginary places, dramatic scenarios and endless fun in this child-directed and open-ended play space. The blocks are deliberately oversized, so students will be more likely to help each other with them. The simple act of matching and contrasting blocks according to their attributes can help younger students learn geometric shapes and patterns. Students can learn to apply lessons on basic engineering, architecture, and physics. Children will participate in a healthy social, emotional and intellectually developed atmosphere in a fun and mobile class. Imagination Playground block- play is larger-than-life encouraging kids to play together in groups and have fun!
Lacrosse if the fastest growing game in America. It’s fun, fast and a great way for young players to learn motor skills. Students will learn fundamentals of the game, physical development and confidence-building characteristics.
LEGO II Engineering: STEM enrichment class where students build a different simple machine each class and conduct an experiment to see how they can improve on its performance. Gears, Levers, Pulleys, and motors
This class is for beginners. No prior knowledge of Mandarin is required. In a weekly 60-minute lesson, students will be able to have an authentic Chinese language and culture experience. During the lesson, they will learn basic communication and strategies to master the language, which will prepare them as potential bilinguals to cope with future challenges and develop a solid personal growth. It’s a lot of fun!
Little Birdies Golf Academy (LBGA) is an innovative new series of mobile classes/lessons targeted at introducing and teaching youth the life-long game of Golf. Lessons teach the intricacies of the whole game of golf, from the history of the game, to scoring, to full-swing, putting, chipping, and bunker-play all while incorporating key character traits in every lesson needed for golf as well as life. Discipline, Integrity, Focus, Perseverance, Goal-Setting, Humility, and Respect are character traits that LBGA believes are universal in the lives of successful individuals; our staff of golf instructors instill these traits in our Little Birdies throughout the academy.
Do you want to learn a lot of impressive hula hoop tricks? Do you want to perform a halftime show for ‘The Houston Dynamo’?! Then Mad About Hoops is the class for you! Hula Hooping is a great way to improve balance and coordination while burning up to 400 calories per hour. Fitness has never been so much fun! Each class will have age appropriate stretching combined with hula hoop fitness and games for boys and girls of all levels.
Calling all Jr. Mad Scientists! Put on your goggles and dust off those lab coats, it is time for some crazy fun SCIENCE. We will also cover an array of science themes such as sea life, robotics, technology, energy and much more. Classes will be interactive and hands-on. There is a take-home in every class so students will continue to learn at home.
In a weekly 30 minute private music lesson, students will receive one-on-one instruction in playing techniques, repertoire, musicality, sight-reading and music theory. Students will be introduced to music of various styles and historical periods and learn to perform them on the piano in a progressive manner.
Soccer Shots is a uniquely designed program that will introduce soccer to your child in a fun, safe, and controlled environment. Each week, our classes will offer basic soccer skills, fun games, competitions, and prizes to your child. The program also emphasizes character-forming lessons such as respect, honesty, sharing, teamwork, patience, and encouragement.
Your child will explore aspects of Hispanic culture and learn some Spanish as he or she finds out how holidays are celebrated throughout the year in the Spanish-speaking world. Games, songs, crafts, foods, stories, and videos will be utilized to help your child experience the rich traditions of holidays ranging from el Día de Reyes (Three Kings Day) to el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). ¡Celebramos los días festivos!
Come serve it up with TGA Premier Youth Tennis at Presbyterian School! TGA has partnered with the United States Tennis Association to create a fun and innovative tennis program for your child that takes place after school on campus. TGA's 5 level elementary school curriculum includes games, drills and physical fitness activities that improve motor skills, agility and hand-eye coordination. Every class focuses on academic concepts developed by educational experts, the rules and etiquette of tennis and skill development. TGA brings all of the equipment, training materials and a 10:1 student to instructor ratio to allow for plenty of individual attention. Our goal is to not only develop our student's tennis skills, but to give children the building blocks for future achievement on the tennis court and in life.