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Aftercare

Aftercare provides students an opportunity to eat a provided snack, play outdoors, complete homework, and engage friends in a relaxed and caring environment. Aftercare runs from 3:15 - 6:00 p.m. in the gym on school days. Aftercare is not available on school holidays (including when the whole school releases for half-days).

How do I pay for Aftercare?

There are two options to pay for Aftercare:

Full-time: A semester of full-time aftercare is $1,100. This reflects a 20% discount. This may be paid in full at the beginning of the semester or payments may be spread out monthly.

Pay as you go: $6.00/hour. Your FACTS account will be billed on the 25th of the month, due the 7th of the following.

Students who are picked up after closing will be assessed a late fee of $2.00 per minute, per student.

How do I enroll my student?

All JK-8th grade Westminster Academy students are already enrolled in our program! All you need to do is let us know that you’re planning to come and which payment method you prefer by clicking (Enroll Here) on the right side. When you let us know that your child is attending, we are better prepared to serve you and your family. For questions and concerns, email aftercare@wamemphis.com.

 

Enrichments

Learning happens beyond the classroom! Join us in a variety of enrichments that will expand your athletic, artistic, musical, and reasoning abilities. Students who enroll in an enrichment that begins after 3:10 p.m. will receive complimentary aftercare until the beginning of the enrichment. Students who remain after any enrichment or sport will enter aftercare and be billed at the hourly rate of $6.00. All enrichments pick up from the gym lobby.

All enrichments are billed directly to your FACTS account.

FACTS accounts will be billed on the month in which the enrichment begins. Should you wish to withdraw from an enrichment, you must cancel your enrollment before the start date of the class to receive a refund. Dropping a class after the start date will be non-refundable. Classes will not be prorated.

 
JK-K Enrichments:

Students will get picked up and eat lunch with Aftercare Staff in the Concessions Room in the gym from 12:00-12:30. Then, their teacher will pick them up, supervise changing (for their enrichment class if necessary). Pick up for your students will be in the gym lobby; students who are enrolled in WEE will be walked back over to their class.

Semester Offerings

HappyFeet uses nursery rhymes, songs, stories and fun games with a soccer ball to train motor skill development, dynamic dribbling, shooting skills and fitness. The HappyFeet curriculum is designed to gradually develop ever more advanced physical skills. To make sure every child has a positive experience, HappyFeet classes are non-competitive with each student playing with his/her own Bob the ball.

Grades: JK-K

Dates: January 19 - April 27 

Day: Thursdays, 12:30-1:15 p.m.

Cost: $250

Come join the fun at ballet! Allison Wiggins, an IPC ballet instructor, will be teaching the fundamentals of ballet and a fun dance routine that students will perform in the IPC Ballet 2023 recital. The costume fee for the recital is $60 (nonrefundable), which is included in the cost of the class. Due to the preparations for the recital, registration for ballet will close on January 2nd. Late registration will not be accepted! The date for the recital is yet to be determined and will be announced as soon as it’s confirmed. 

*Students should wear comfortable dance clothing (girls in any color leotard, pink ballet shoes, and hair secured in a bun or ponytail).

Grades: JK-K

Dates: January 18- April 26 

Day: Wednesdays, 12:30-1:15 p.m.

Cost: $310
 

We are excited to partner with Bits, Bytes, and Bots to bring an introductory course to robotics and programming. Bits, Bytes, and Bots will provide all of the teachers, tablets, computers, and robots so that students can learn the fundamentals of programming. The Dash robots will respond to voice commands, navigate objects, dance, and sing. Working in teams of two, students will give Dash new behaviors and meet challenges by using drag-and-drop coding. Once students have mastered working with Dash, they will have the opportunity to move into more difficult coding with Lego Mindstorms.

Grades: 2nd-6th grade

Dates: January 16-April 24

Day: Mondays, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Cost:  $270

 

USTA NetGeneration is a nationally recognized program designed to introduce young children to tennis. The program is designed to teach the fundamentals - without courts - through a curriculum focused on learning introductory skills. Each skill is combined with fun games, exercises, and even non-tennis specific activities to reinforce the learning experience. Kidokinetics takes this program and merges it with some of our own fun games, exercises, and activities. Some of the basic skills your child will learn in this program include serving, volleying, overhead swings, backhand/forehand swings, and agility as well as tennis etiquette and rules of the game. This is an ideal learning experience for children to gain confidence and interest while being exposed to a unique style of learning tennis!  All equipment is provided.

Grades: K-3rd grade

Dates: January 17-April 11

Day: Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Cost: $242
 

 

Join Mrs. Ozier in the art room to explore painting and mixed media techniques. Each student will develop a sketch/painting notebook full of practice techniques as well as finished projects using the skills we've learned.

Grades: 1st-6th grade

Dates: February 8-April 5

Day: Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $250

Come learn the fundamentals of tumbling with Christi Hall, a local choreographer for Theatre Memphis and New Day Children's Theatre as well as numerous Memphis private schools. She has been teaching for over 25 years specializing in tap, musical theatre, and gymnastics. Beginners welcome.

*Students should wear comfortable tumbling clothing (girls in leotard and shorts).

Grades: JK-3rd grade 

Dates: January 19-April 27

Day: Thursdays, 3:15-4:00 p.m.

Cost: $250


 

Chess promotes discipline, patience, logical reasoning, decision making, analytical thinking, and it’s FUN! Coach Flickinger, an advanced mathematics teacher, also directs Memphis Scholastic Chess with about 1500 players

Grades: Kindergarten-6th grade

Dates: January 20-April 28

Day: Fridays, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $130

Expose children to an uncommon sport to the South - Hockey! In this exciting program, we use fun games, exercises, and activities, including activities created by USA Hockey, to teach children the fundamentals of hockey. Skills taught include passing, shooting, stickhandling, and checking.  Children will leave this program with a new interest, new skills, confidence, and a basic understanding of the game of hockey in its various forms (ice, field, street, etc.). While the ice is not included, all equipment is!

Grades: 3rd-6th grade

Dates: January 20-April 14

Day: Fridays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Cost: $242


 

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