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ES After School Activities - Spring 2019

Our Semester Two After-School-Activities Program begins on Monday, February 18, 2019 and will end on Thursday, May 02, 2019.​ The program duration will be 10 weeks. This inclusive program includes a variety of activities based upon student interest. Our after school activities allow children to socialize with others, to have fun and to learn new skills.  

Please see the activity list below to view activity titles, dates and descriptions. 

Registration for each After School Activity begins on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 10am.​ Please click the following link to register ES ASA Lottery Form. The final date to register will be Saturday, February 02, 2019 at 6:00pm when the site will close.  *** Please watch for a notification email indicating that your registration was successfully processed. A minimum of 8 participants is required for an activity to run. Remember that space is limited.

  • On Sunday, February 10, 2019, a list of names identifying participants in each respective activity will be sent to all participants.  
  • This year, all After School Programs are free of charge. Students will be limited to 3 choices. Registration does not guarantee your first choice spot, but 1 of your top 3 choices.​

Please choose your child’s after school activity with care. We want your child to have a wonderful after school experience, so please make sure that the chosen activity is one that your child shows interest.

Most activities meet once a week from 3:00 - 3:55 pm.  For those parents picking up children, we ask that pick up be done promptly at 3:55 pm. Bus transportation is available for those students who regularly ride the bus.

After School Activity Registration Timeline:

  • Click on the following link on or after Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 10am to register for activities:
  • Registration is ongoing and closes on Saturday, February 02, 2019 at 6:00pm
  • Class assignments will be sent on Sunday, February 10, 2019

Please Note:

  • If your child is unable to attend his/ her after school activity, please notify Abeer Dajani, before 2:00 pm, at adajani@acsamman.edu.jo or by cell phone at #079-943-3855.
  • If your child usually rides the bus, but will not be riding due to alternate arrangements, please notify adajani@acsamman.edu.jo before 2:00 PM. This is an imperative step as we want to ensure that all students arrive home in a timely fashion and that the buses are not waiting for your child.

Looking forward to a lot of laughter, joy and learning after school.

Donna Palmer-Dodds
​Assistant Principal - Elementary
ddodds@acsamman.edu.jo

Sunday Activities
Activity Description Grades Location
Swimming

Students will learn how to swim.  Students will be placed in an appropriate leveled group for learning how to swim.  Prerequisites: students must be comfortable in the water, learning strokes, side breathing, doing the backstroke and learning  to breaststroke.

* Parents must pick up students after school, supervise before lessons start, and provide transportation home.

EYP -
Grade 2

Pool
Fun Science Science is awesome and we are bringing this awesomeness to our ACS After School Activities Program. Students will be introduced to basic scientific concepts through simple and safe DIY science experiments. No further details will be given because we do not want to ruin any of our tricks. 1 - 2

Room 110

Taekwondo Students will be introduced to basic stances, kicks, blocks and punches along with proper footwork and the various forms of self-defense. Students will also learn about the sport, its rules, the required discipline and fair play. Uniforms can be purchased from the instructor. 1 - 5 ES Basement Gym
Fencing Fencing is a multifaceted discipline giving the fencer a workout that requires strength, cardiovascular endurance and mental skills. The focus is on basic footwork, balance, blade work, mobility and hand-eye coordination exercises. Your child will learn the fundamentals of how to fence. The activity will take place in a safe, structured and enjoyable environment. 3 - 5 Cafeteria
Recycled Art

Start collecting those odd shaped cans, unusual bottle tops, fascinating boxes, breath-taking buttons and much more. We are going to work together to create a work of art that will stun all audiences. For the  first class, a number of recycled objects will be presented to the students. These pieces will act to inspire the students to search for other items at home, in the neighborhood or through out our school. Students will review all collected items and will determine how to best display and create. Classic artistic materials will be integrated into the finished product. The culminating project will be 100% student driven.

3 - 5 Room 109
Monday Activities
Activity Description Grades Location
Yoga Groovy Kids Yoga is a program which combines yoga, joy and movement in a fun, innovative and non-competitive way. Students will be learning the upward facing dog, mermaid, star and flower pose as well as many others. Students will also be introduced to healthy lifestyle habits to set the foundation for a fit future. Kindergarten ES Gym (Basement)
Yoga Groovy Kids Yoga is a program which combines yoga, joy and movement in a fun, innovative and non-competitive way. Students will be learning the upward facing dog, mermaid, star and flower pose as well as many others. Students will also be introduced to healthy lifestyle habits to set the foundation for a fit future. 1 - 2 Quiet Room in Gym
Peer Tutoring

Students who would like to receive additional support in specific academic areas will be tutored by carefully screened ACS High School Students under the supervision of a qualified educator. This after school activity will allow for one on one focused learning.

1 - 5 Learning Commons
Swimming

Students will learn how to swim.  Students will be placed in an appropriate leveled group for learning how to swim.  Prerequisites: students must be comfortable in the water, learning strokes, side breathing, doing the backstroke and learning  to breaststroke.

*Students will be picked up after school by High School students and walked to the pool. After lessons, bus students will be walked to the bus. For those parents who regularly pick up their children, pick up will be at 3:50 pm at the pool.  

3 - 5 Pool

ES Newspaper
(Lunch Time)

Are you interested in sharing the stories, ideas, and great things happening in the classrooms and halls of ACS?  If so, join our Scorpion Scribbler, the first ES newspaper! We will be writing, revising, editing, interviewing members of our ACS community, and publishing our work digitally to provide an exciting insight into our school!

*The Elementary School Newspaper activity is available to students from Grades 3-5 on Mondays and Wednesdays at lunch recess.

3 - 5 Room 107A
Musical Theater - Vocals

The music department will be working with our Grade 4-5 students on an After School Activity and Musical Production called “A Kid's Life." The play is full of singing and dancing. The story is about a group of children who lose all power to their electronic devices. They don't know what to do to have fun. The grandparents arrive and show them that there are a million ways to have fun without the help of electricity and batteries. The kids learn all about good, old-fashioned fun!

*As production had to begin immediately after our winter break, students were invited to auditions in December. As a result, this activity has been filled.

4 - 5 109
Chess

Why should I learn to play chess?

It promotes brain growth because it exercises both sides of the brain. It helps to raise your IQ. It sparks creativity, develops problem solving skills and it improves your ability to concentrate as well as  strengthens your critical thinking skills. If you are up for the brain challenge, this after school activity is for you!

4 - 5 Room 110
LittleBits Tomorrow’s leaders are today’s kids. LittleBits empowers students to learn through play using creativity and invention. Littlebits is a system of electronic building blocks that snap together to turn ideas into inventions.  If your passion is building, creating and inventing, this ASA is for you. 4 - 5 Room 316

 

Tuesday Activities
Activity Description Grades Location
Fun Science Science is awesome and we are bringing this awesomeness to our ACS After School Activities Program. Students will be introduced to basic scientific concepts through simple and safe DIY science experiments. No further details will be given because we do not want to ruin any of our tricks. 1 - 2 Room 116
Recycled Art Start collecting those odd shaped cans, unusual bottle tops, fascinating boxes, breath-taking buttons and much more. We are going to work together to create a work of art that will stun all audiences. For the  first class, a number of recycled objects will be presented to the students. These pieces will act to inspire the students to search for other items at home, in the neighborhood or through out our school. Students will review all collected items and will determine how to best display and create. Classic artistic materials will be integrated into the finished product. The culminating project will be 100% student driven. 1 - 2 Room 110
Mini Maker Space
(Lunch Time)

Mini MakerSpace is an opportunity for students to gather and collaborate, build, create, and use their imagination while working with a variety of materials and resources. We currently offer arts-n-crafts, puzzles, Brain Flakes, geometrical building magnets, straws and connectors, Legos, board games, playing cards, iPads, and more.

*Mini MakerSpace is available to students of all ages on Tuesdays & Thursdays at lunch recess.

1 - 5 ES Learning Commons
Crafts Let’s relax and have some fun making simple, but exciting crafts. We will be making paper masks, hand puppets, paper plate fish, holiday cards, paper pouches for storage and more. If you want to do lots of cutting, coloring, gluing and socializing, then his activity is for you. 2 - 3 Room 103B

Arabic Handwriting
(Lunch Time)

Arabic handwriting is an art. Please join us for this Arabic ‘Nasekh’ handwriting activity. We guarantee to positively change your handwriting skills forever. Not only will you be creating works of handwriting art, but you will also be strengthening your fine motor skills, improving your pencil grip and all the while, you will be having tons of fun.

*Arabic Handwriting is available to students from Grades 3-5 on Tuesdays at lunch recess.

3 - 5  Room 116
Gardening and Composting Students will learn how to grow and care for plants. We will be working in both the greenhouse and ES garden spaces. It’s a great way to green up the school and to learn about the important role that  plants play in our environment as well as learning about where our food comes from! This semester students will also develop and put into practice, a composting plan for the entire school. 3 - 5 Room 309
Sculpture, Painting & Sketching This after school activity offers a thorough introduction to a variety of sketching, painting and sculptural techniques. It is suitable for students who are looking to push the boundaries of their creative process. They will develop core skills that have a wide range of creative applications including color theory, composition and observational drawing. Students will be able to realize ideas that they already have or will develop new ones through artistic  experimentation. 3 - 5 ES Art Room
Co-ed Soccer Students will improve ball control, develop technical speed, strengthen passing skills, learn the importance of first touch, improve on dribbling, shooting and juggling as well as participate in fun- filled scrimmages. If you want to improve your soccer skills as well as your fitness stamina, they this activity is for you! 3 - 5 Playing Field

Bracelets and Beading

Have you always wanted to create that special friendship bracelet? With bracelets and beading you will learn to design and create a variety of interesting and unique bracelets using thread, string and of course, beads. 4 - 5 Room 102
Musical Theater - Choreography

The music department will be working with our Grade 4-5 students on an After School Activity and Musical Production called “A Kid's Life." The play is full of singing and dancing. The story is about a group of children who lose all power to their electronic devices. They don't know what to do to have fun. The grandparents arrive and show them that there are a million ways to have fun without the help of electricity and batteries. The kids learn all about good, old-fashioned fun!

*As production had to begin immediately after our winter break, students were invited to auditions in December. As a result, this activity has been filled.

4 - 5 ES Basement
Wednesday Activities
Activity Description Grades Location
Swimming

Students will learn how to swim.  Students will be placed in an appropriate leveled group for learning how to swim.  Prerequisites: students must be comfortable in the water, learning strokes, side breathing, doing the backstroke and learning  to breaststroke.

*Parents must pick up students after school, supervise before lessons start, and provide transportation home.

EYP - Grade 2 Pool
Lego Club Like building things? Can you replicate a model? Do you like to problem solve, organize and plan? Join the Lego Club for some building fun. Learn how to build things while thinking in three dimensions; enhance your communication and critical thinking while working with friends. 1 - 2 Room 101
Table Tennis Table tennis is also known as ping pong. Students will learn the basics of the game including how to serve and return the ball, how to lob and perhaps master the spin. Students will learn about the proper grip, basic footwork and come to understand the effect the spin has off of the paddle. Lots of exciting games will also strengthen skills. Students will be involved in tournament play. 3 - 5 Gym Stage
Yoga Groovy Kids Yoga is a program which combines yoga, joy and movement in a fun, innovative and non- competitive way. Students will be learning the upward facing dog, mermaid, star and flower pose as well as many others. Students will also be introduced to healthy lifestyle habits to set the foundation for a fit future. 3 - 5 Quiet Room in Gym

ES Newspaper
(Lunch Time)

Are you interested in sharing the stories, ideas, and great things happening in the classrooms and halls of ACS?  If so, join our Scorpion Scribbler, the first ES newspaper! We will be writing, revising, editing, interviewing members of our ACS community, and publishing our work digitally to provide an exciting insight into our school!

*The Elementary School Newspaper activity is available to students from Grades 3-5 on Mondays and Wednesdays at lunch recess.

3 - 5 Room 107A
Fun Engineering Engineering brings science, technology, engineering and math to kids in a fun and challenging way. This after school activity inspires children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Students will focus on project-based activities while coming to an understanding of the basic principles of electrical, structural and mechanical engineering concepts. There will be interactive team and individual activities. 3 - 5 Room 111
Changemakers Club When students learn to be empathetic, they develop the skills to see different points of view (a key part of becoming a critical thinker!). Through the Changemakers Club, students will consider multiple perspectives and learn that we are stronger together. When kids have a clear sense of their values, they are able to envision and create a better world. The Changemakers Club will allow students to experience knowledge in action and will learn that their voices matter. During the course of the club sessions, students will explore their core values, passions and interests and tap into opportunities to make positive change in their world! 3 - 5 Room 309
Thursday Activities
Activity Description Grades Location
A Painter a Week A Painter a Week! Children will learn details about a specific famous painter, study copies/videos of the chosen painters’ creative process then focus on one particular painting. Students will then paint using the studied technique….on that day! Painters that will be studied include Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Frida Kahlo and many more! Kindergarten Room 108
Robotics Students will begin by learning about robots and the concepts of basic movement. They will then move on to learn how to add sensors to their robots. They will continue to explore and will dig deep into the mechanics and design of various robotic pieces. The ultimate goal will be to learn how to design, build and program their own robot. 1 - 2 Room 110
Mini Maker Space
(Lunch Time)

Mini MakerSpace is an opportunity for students to gather and collaborate, build, create, and use their imagination while working with a variety of materials and resources. We currently offer arts-n-crafts, puzzles, Brain Flakes, geometrical building magnets, straws and connectors, Legos, board games, playing cards, iPads, and more.

*Mini MakerSpace is available to students of all ages on Tuesdays & Thursdays at lunch recess.

1 - 5 ES Learning Commons
Minecraft Experience the game of Minecraft in an educational, collaborative and fun format. Students will work on developing Minecraft skills including designing, building, modding, electric engineering via Redstone, scratch crafting recipes and much more. 2 - 4 HS Computer Lab
Board Games Have fun learning, interacting and playing fun board games to strengthen your mental and cooperative skills. Games such as: Jenga, Monopoly, Taboo, Battleship, Scrabble Junior, Uno, Candyland, and Headbands. 2 - 5 EYP Room
String Ensemble

The string ensemble is an activity for students who take or have taken private lessons on violin, viola, cello, or bass, to give them an opportunity to play in a group setting. This is an orchestra activity, not a group lesson.  The director will orchestrate parts of songs for different levels of players. For example, a younger violinist may work just with open strings, while a more advanced player will play the main melody. Together, they will sound fabulous!

Prerequisite:  Students must own their own instrument. Students must have prior knowledge and at least know the following:

1. How to properly hold the violin/viola/cello

2. How to properly hold the bow and have knowledge of bowing direction

3. Be comfortable working on the open strings (at least)

2 - 5 Room 109
Robotics Students will begin by learning about robots and the concepts of basic movement. They will then move on to learn how to add sensors to their robots. They will continue to explore and will dig deep into the mechanics and design of various robotic pieces. The ultimate goal will be to learn how to design, build and program their own robot. 3 - 5 Room 112
Swimming

Students will learn how to swim.  Students will be placed in an appropriate leveled group for learning how to swim.  Prerequisites: students must be comfortable in the water, learning strokes, side breathing, doing the backstroke and learning  to breaststroke.

*Students will be picked up after school by High School students and walked to the pool. After lessons, bus students will be walked to the bus. For those parents who regularly pick up their children, pick up will be at 3:50 pm at the pool.

3 - 5 Pool
Musical Theater - Acting

The music department will be working with our Grade 4-5 students on an After School Activity and Musical Production called “A Kid's Life." The play is full of singing and dancing. The story is about a group of children who lose all power to their electronic devices. They don't know what to do to have fun. The grandparents arrive and show them that there are a million ways to have fun without the help of electricity and batteries. The kids learn all about good, old-fashioned fun!

*As production had to begin immediately after our winter break, students were invited to auditions in December. As a result, this activity has been filled.

4 - 5 Room 111