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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 p.m.- 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 5th 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 by emailing (aftercare@wamemphis.com). When you let us know that your child is attending, we are better prepared to serve you and your family.

 

Enrichments

Select which activities you would like to attend below. Then click the Continue button. Parents are responsible for their children's schedule; please double-check that extracurricular times do not conflict with other activities. After you complete your sign-ups, the Director of Aftercare will be in touch with registration confirmation and FACTS payment information.

Please note that you are registering for enrichment classes and your FACTS account 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.

Just for JK-K!

Grab your lab coat and soar into learning with our Junior STEM Lab Club. Each week, our preschool Junior STEM Lab incorporates a fun, hands-on approach to learning. Junior Scientists will participate in weekly STEM challenges that range from coding robots, simple machines, exploring Legos, using microscopes, and more. Junior STEM Lab classes develop a love for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in all of our students. Sign up today and let the learning begin!

 

Grades: Junior Kindergarten-Kindergarten

Dates: Weeks of August 30 – November 8

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45

Cost: $175

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: Junior Kindergarten-Kindergarten

Dates: Weeks of August 30-December 13

Day: Mondays, 12:45-1:20 p.m.

Cost: $250

Come join the fun at ballet! Rachel Himebook, the Artistic Director of IPC Ballet and an accomplished dancer in her own right, teaches the fundamentals of ballet.

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

Grades: Junior Kindergarten-Kindergarten
Dates:  Weeks of August 30-December 1 
Day: Wednesdays, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Cost: $250 

Athletics

This program designed specifically for children ages 4-12 that involves smaller sized courts, shorter nets, kid-sized rackets and softer, less bouncy balls. This allows students to play on courts and with gear that is tailored to their size and strength, making the game a lot more playable and fun. Students will need to provide their own tennis rackets.
Grades: 1st-6th grade

Dates: Weeks of August 30-December 13

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 3:15-4:20 p.m.

Cost: $175

 

Join Coach Julius James in honing your soccer skills and keeping fit for the next season.

Grades: 5th-8th
Dates: Weeks of August 17 – December 13
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 (3rd-5th) 4:25-5:30 (6th-8th)
Cost: $225

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: 1st -6th

Dates: Weeks of August 29-December 12

Day: Thursdays, 3:05-3:50 p.m.

Cost: $250


 

Arts & Music

Learning a variety of mediums, students will use clay to create works of art.

Grades: 1st-3rd grade

Dates: Weeks of September 6 -November 1 (7 Weeks)

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30

Cost: $250

Students will create Christmas gifts for loved ones in this focused three-week period.

Grades: 1st-6th grade

Dates: Weeks of November 15th-December 6 

Day & Time: Thursdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Cost: $125

Joee Nagem, father to three Westminster students, will offer three group lessons this spring: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Joee has been a professional guitar and bass player for over 15 years, playing with the US Army band for the last ten years, and has taught students throughout his professional career. Students will learn fundamentals of theory, technique, and performance. Beginner bass guitar players are also welcome to sign up. 

*Students will need to provide their own guitars.

Grades: 1st grade+
Dates: Weeks of September 6- December 13th

Times: Thursdays, 3:20pm-4:20pm
Cost: $250 for the semester

 

Come learn the fundamentals of Jazz and Tap 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 dance clothing (girls in leotard and shorts).

Grades: 1st -6th

Dates: August 29-December 12

Day: Thursdays, 3:50-4:35 p.m.

Cost: $250 


 

Additional

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-8th grade
Dates: Weeks of August 23- December 13
Day: Fridays, 3:10-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $125 (sibling discount available)

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-5th grades

Dates: Weeks of August 30-December 13

Day & Time: Mondays, 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Cost: $270

Executive function skills are the cognitive processes children should develop to self-regulate and become independent learners. Many students benefit from coaching and training to build self-confidence and self-worth as they learn to multi-task, focus, organize, problem solve, increase processing speed, and manage time. MAZ Resources will provide a weekly coaching session to small groups.


Students will develop these skills in Mathematics specifically. Students will practice focus-shifting, note-taking, time management. They will practice a questioning process that guides their learning and identifies knowledge gaps immediately, as well as a  researching process to study new information beyond textbook, class notes, and study guides. Finally, students will learn a task analysis process that uses the working memory to manipulate new information, make connections, and move it to long-term memory and develop a habit of using the senses to learn math: hear it, see it, do it (movement). Each session will teach a tool, apply it to a daily life activity, and work towards the creation (individual or group project) that will be completed by the end of the 10-week series.

Grades: 3rd-8th grade 

Dates: Weeks of September 6 – November 15

 Day & Time: Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 (3rd-5th), 4:15-5:15 (6th-8th)

Cost: $315