Bearss Avenue After School Programs

Learning does not stop at the end of the school day.  Elementary and Middle School students can choose from a variety of after-school programs designed to create enthusiasm for learning while building creativity, imagination and positive social skills. These programs are offered by CDS staff and other professionals who want to share their talent and passion for their field.

Beyond the Bell

BEARSS AVENUE CAMPUS AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY 

Chess
1st-5th
3:15-4:30

Zumba Kids
2nd-5th
3:15-4:15 

Karate
1st-5th
3:30-4:15

Culinary Arts
1st-5th
4:00-4:45

Homework Lab
5th-8th
3:15-4:15

 

Golf Squad
1st-5th
3:15-4:15
Art After School

1st-8th
3:30-5:00

CDS KidFit
2nd-5th
3:15-4:15

Music & More
1st-8th
1/2 hour
sessions

Intramural
Sports
2nd-5th
3:15-4:15

Homework Lab
5th-8th
3:15-4:15 

Music & More
1st-8th
1/2 hour
sessions

 

Nexplore Magic

1st-5th
3:15-4:15

Homework Lab
5th-8th
3:15-4:15

Music & More
1st-8th
1/2 hour
sessions

Homework Help
4th
3:15-4:15

Equestrian Club
1st-8th
3:40 - 5:30

Homework Lab
5th-8th
3:15-4:15

 

Programs vary throughout the years.  This year students can participate in Art After School, CDS KidFit, Chess, Equestrian Club, 4th Grade Weekly Review, Girls Take Charge, Homework Lab, Intramural Sports, Music & More, Nature Watch, Track and Field, Karate, and Zumba Kids.

Please note that all programs have minimum and maximum enrollment numbers.
Enrollment
is on a first come, first served basis. These enrollment numbers vary by program.

Students will assemble in the elementary courtyard for each program.

All after school clubs and activities dismiss from the elementary side at the regular elementary dismissal area. Students who are not picked up within 15 minutes of their club's dismissal time will be escorted to AfterCare in the elementary multi-purpose room.

Parents are billed monthly for each visit to after care.
Please note, after-care is billed at full hour increments per day.

Please note: After the first week or each session no changes or refunds can be made.

Register

ART AFTER SCHOOL

Students in grades 1 - 8

High school art teacher, Seth Firestone offers classes on Tuesdays from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.
Students can select individual classes or enroll on Tuesdays for the entire semester for $560. 

Register online for Art After School

Questions? Please contact Seth Firestone by email or at 920.2288

  • Wayne Thiebaud Observational Painting
    Tuesdays - January 15, 22, 29 & February 5
    Fee:  $150

    Art - Thiebaud Observational Painting

Let them eat cake. Students will have as much fun eating as they will painting. while they explore the colorful works of Wayne Thiebuad who is widely know for painting pastries and desserts. They will learn about color theory and explore a variety of painting techniques, which they will apply to create their own observational paintings of delicious delicacies. 

  • David Smith Packing Tape Sculpture 
    Tuesdays - February 12, 19, 26, March 5, and 12
    Fee:  $180

    Art - David Smith Packing Tape Sculpture

Students will explore the geometric sculptural work of David Smith. Afterwards students will learn about the characteristics of form and how to define positive and negative space. Students will also learn how to make packing tape molds of objects and then use their construction skills and imagination to create their own one of a kind geometric sculpture.

  • Frank Stella Boundary Breaking Wall Sculpture
    Tuesdays - March 26, April 2, 9, and 16
    Fee:  $150

    Frank Stella Boundary Breaking Wall Sculpture

Students will explore the paintings and sculptural work of artist Frank Stella whose work challenged the boundaries of the traditional square canvas. They will also challenge these boundaries while learning about unifying a composition through the use of color, shapes, and pattern. Afterwards they will construct their own relief wall sculpture in the likeness of Frank Stella's artwork.

  • Georgia O'Keeffe Investigative Painting
    Tuesdays - April 23, 30, May 7, 14, and 21
    Fee:  $180
    Georgia O'Keeffe Investigative Painting

Students will learn about the American painter Georgia O'Keeffe. After the students discuss her work they will consider her use of painting as a means to enlarge and bring attention to the minuscule details that often go unnoticed.  They will investigate her use of color and abstraction as well as the minute details of their own subject matter and use it as a means to create their own painting. 

CHESS CLUB

Students in grades 1 – 5
Mondays from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm 
Session 3:  
January 14, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, and 11
[Chess Club will not meet on January 21 and February 18]
Fee per Session:  $125.00
Register online for Chess Club
Questions?  Please contact Ann Parker by email

Chess is for students who are interested in learning to play chess. The non-competitive atmosphere is for students who are beginner through advanced levels. Pizza and drinks will be served.

Members of the Chess Club are able to participate in several local tournaments each semester.

CULINARY ARTS CLASS

Students in grades 1 - 5
Mondays: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 

Session 3: January 14, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, and 11
[Culinary Arts will not meet on January 21 and February 18.]

Fee: $175 (Fee includes after care between dismissal and 3:45.)

Register online for Culinary Arts

Questions?  Please contact Ann Parker by email

Chefs, are you ready to get into action? Mixing, pouring, chopping is a tasty way to learn about nutritious foods and safe kitchen skills.

EQUESTRIAN CLUB

Students in grades 1 - 8
Fridays from 3:40 pm - 5:30 pm

Session 3: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 15, and March 1
[Equestrian Club will not meet on February 8 and 23]
Fee per Session 3: $260

Register online for Equestrian Club

Transportation:  Bus service will be available departing from the bus loop at 3:40 pm.  Pick up is at West Coast Morgans at 17126 Boy Scout Road, Odessa, FL 33556

Questions?  Please contact Ann Parker by email

Kids will arrive at the beautiful West Coast Morgans (WCM) equestrian facility and get a healthy snack before starting their horse activities for the afternoon. Activities will include education and safety around horses, safe horse handling techniques, daily grooming as well as carriage driving, and equestrian-specific physical fitness exercises. Kids will get hands-on horse time, and work towards driving the horse and carriage by the end of the session, demonstrating proper steering and control (instructors are present in the carriage at all times). All lessons are with a private instructor, and instruction will be individually-based with assigned personal goals for beginners through advanced levels. These activities teach excellent spacial concepts, team building, and responsibility & caring for an animal that appreciates the relationship - all while having FUN and staying SAFE around horses.

Parents are encouraged to come visit WCM and watch the lessons; all students must be picked up at WCM by 5:30.

Items needed for participation:

  • Short Jodphur Riding Boots (English or western)
    Easy option to visit local tack stores and tell them your student will be attending WCM: 
  • Black Riding Gloves (all sizes available) - purchase from WCM  ($15)
  • OPTIONAL: WCM Cinch Bag for boots, gloves, sunscreen, etc.  ($25)
  • Sunscreen
  • Helmets will be provided by WCM - or - students may bring their own bicycle/riding helmets

GOLF SQUAD

Students in grades 1 - 5
Tuesdays: 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Session 3: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5 & 12
Fee: $225 

Register online for Golf Squad
Questions?  Please contact suzy@golfsquad.com

All Golf Squads are instructed by golf industry professionals. Everything essential is provided (Golf Squad Handbooks, hats, all clubs, training equipment, etc). Classes will be instructed appropriately to suit the needs of new students as well as continuing students. Parents will receive weekly class emails describing what students will be doing and learning in class.

HOMEWORK LAB

Homework Lab
Students in grades 5 - 8
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Beginning Monday, August 20 
Fee: $20.00 per session daily
Please email Mr. Espinosa for availability.

Mr. Espinosa is conducting a homework lab designed to assist students with completing assignments, projects, or studying for tests and/or quizzes. Students from 5th-8th grades will have the opportunity to complete homework in a quiet, academic environment with a certified middle school teacher. There will be a limit of no more than 12 students per day, on a first come first serve basis. Homework Lab will meet in Mr. Espinosa’s classroom ( 204B) in the Middle School.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

CDS Elementary Patriot Intramural Sports Program
“Taking it to the Next Level” 

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Girls and Boys in grades 2 - 5: 
There will be a 2nd - 3rd grade division and a 4th - 5th grade division.

Intramural Sports Program is designed to build skills and create interest in Basketball, Flag Football, Volleyball, and Soccer.

Wednesday afternoons 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

CDS Outdoor Court and Wimbledon Field

$125 per sport per child.  

Baker Mabry         

Session 3 will be Girls and Boys Soccer. Sessions will be held on January 16, 23, February 6, 13, 20, 27, and March 6

Register online for Intramurals

KARATE

Students in grades 1 - 5
Mondays: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

January 7, 14, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 18, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, and 13

[Karate will not meet on January 21, February 18, and March 25.]

The fees for Karate are $400/semester.

Register online for Karate 
Download Waiver (Waiver is required for all enrollees. There is a $40 uniform fee for all new enrollees that is paid to Mark Pinner.)  

Questions?  Please contact Ann Parker by email

CDS partners with Mark Pinner Karate Clubs to bring karate lessons to CDS. The after-school karate program develops physical fitness and body control as well as emphasizes respect, discipline, courtesy, and personal responsibility.  Classes consist of non-contact activities such as focus drills, skill building games, exercise activities and basic Shotokan karate techniques.

The fee includes an annual testing fee, and a showcase/tournament (noncompetitive) fee.  In addition, students will be asked to order a karate uniform after the second class which will cost $40. They are tested in May annually to see if they have progressed to the next level, and are given stripes to put on their uniform. 

The class will be taught by an instructor from Mark Pinner Karate Clubs. This group teaches at many area schools, and Mark Pinner has taught school age children for over 20 years.

CDS KIDFIT

Students in grades 2 - 5
Tuesdays:  3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Session 3: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, and 26
Fee: $125/Session

Register online for CDS KidFit

KIDFIT is a fitness program designed to teach children how to leave behind more sedentary hobbies and find fun in exercise and fitness. During each KIDFIT class, your child will learn, practice and apply fundamental and functional movements which will include light weightlifting, body weight exercises, and cardiovascular activities. The physical goal of these workouts is to build core strength, endurance, and coordination. There will also be a routine focus on helping your child develop their listening skills, sportsmanship, and confidence. Classes will begin with a warm up game, followed by a skill focus, a metabolic conditioning session, and a cool down/closing activity. Each class is different and workouts will not be repeated which will keep your child stimulated and excited to learn and try what's next.

NEXPLORE MAGIC

Students in grades 1 - 5
Thursdays:  3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Session 3:  January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, and 28

Fee: $175/Session

Register online for Nexplore Magic (Grades 1 - 5)

Welcome to the world of Nexplore Magic where every child is a star!

In this unique course, students will receive their very own magic kit that includes a magician's wand and 26 props that can be used in more than a hundred astonishing tricks! Students not only learn magical techniques, but also build self-confidence, performance skills, and theatrical charm to wow their audience!

New to the world of magic? This is the perfect place to start! This course provides an experienced instructor, a step-by-step guidebook, and a tutorial online video so children can continue their practice at home. Plus, at the end of each course, students will have a chance to perform their new skills for family and friends in an end-of-session magic show, so every star can experience the chance to shine! To learn more please visit us at: https://nexploreusa.com/programs/nexplore-magic/

MUSIC AND MORE

Piano and Voice Lessons for Students in grades 1 - 8
Weekly half-hour individual lessons to be held at CDS Bearss Avenue campus
Lessons are offered on Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuition is $98 per month for a 30 minute lesson once weekly payable to Music and More
Download Information and Registration Form

Questions:  Please contact Rebekah Brall by email or at 813.748.6668

Private Piano or Voice lessons are offered at the Carrollwood Day School Bearss Avenue campus. Ask for availability of Piano/Voice, Jam Session, Beats/Chords.

THURSDAY HOMEWORK HELP (Grade 4, ONLY)

Students in grade 4, only
Thursdays from 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Beginning Thursday, September 6

Maximum of 10 students   
Fee: $15.00 per session

Please email Mrs. Hamilton for availability. 

4th grade teacher, Mrs. Hamilton, will host an after school 4th Grade Homework Session on Thursdays.  She will provide additional assistance for students completing assignments. Pick up will be at 4:00 pm at elementary curbside.

ZUMBA KIDS

Students in grades 2 - 5
Mondays:  3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Session 3: January 14, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, and 11
[Zumba Kids will not meet on January 21 and February 18]
Fee: $175/Session

Register online for Zumba Kids

Zumba® Kids is a fun, high-energy fitness class packed with specially choreographed routines and games for children using the latest music and rhythms like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and salsa. Zumba® Kids classes inspire kids to express themselves through movement and play while effectively improving overall health and well-being. Educators love Zumba® Kids because of the effects it has on children: increasing focus, building self-confidence, enhancing creativity and coordination, boosting metabolism and implementing teamwork skills. Each class is headed by a trained and licensed Zumba® Kids fitness instructor. Classes not only include music and dance, but arts, crafts and cultural education, as well. It is a fun way for kids to keep healthy and motivated!

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