After School Program

Jessica Palermo | Extended Learning Coordinator | 704.864.7744 ext. 198

Jpalermo@gastonday.org

The Gaston Day After School Program offers a safe nurturing environment for students PS-8th grade. 

Students must be signed up for After School by using the sign-up form here. Your bill will reflect the number of weeks or drop in days that your student attends. The After School Program will NOT be available on the following noon dismissal school days: 12/17 and 5/27. 
The weekly fee is $80 and  you will be billed monthly by the Finance Office.  This year we will resume our drop-in service which will allow students to attend After School care on an as-needed basis. The drop-in fee is $25 per day and will be billed monthly by the Finance Office.
Students must be picked up no later than 5:30pm.  If a student is picked up after 5:30pm, the cost is $10.00 for the first 5 minutes and $5.00 for each five-minute increment thereafter per child.  This amount will be billed through the Finance Office in addition to your weekly/drop-in charge.  
The weekly fee is $45 and you will be billed monthly by the Finance Office. This year we will continue our drop-in service which will allow students to attend After School care on an as-needed basis. The drop-in fee is $12 per day and will be billed monthly by the Finance Office. These fees will help to cover activity materials and snacks for students.
Students who are waiting on music lessons or afternoon practice may work on homework at no charge. 
Students must be picked up no later than 5:30pm. If a student is picked up after 5:30pm, the cost is $10.00 for the first 5 minutes and $5.00 for each five-minute increment thereafter per child.  This amount will be billed through the Finance Office in addition to your weekly/drop-in charge.

After School Daily Schedule Outline:

3:15-3:45: Snack/Homework/Reading/”Quiet, Independent Play”

This time will be reserved for students to work on homework, receive any homework help, read a book, or participate in a quiet, independent activity. Quiet, independent activities will include choices such as drawing, building, grade appropriate enrichment task cards, etc.  

3:45-4:45: Whole Group Activities  

Our whole group activities will change by the day. These may include things like minute-to-win it games, team building activities, STEM challenges, whole group games, and other age appropriate enrichment activities. 

4:45-5:15: Student-Choice Play

During this time, students are encouraged to interact with peers in an activity of their choice. Choices may include sports, playground time, board games, art, dance, writing, building blocks, and more! 

5:15-5:30: Clean Up/Calm-Down Time/ Dismissal

Students will be asked to help with clean-up as we prepare for dismissal. As we wait for dismissal students will participate in whole-group read alouds, short games, start discussions with the group and their peers, and participate in other “calm-down” activities. Please remember that students should be picked up no later than 5:30. 

ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

We will be offering After School Enrichment/Club opportunities this school year as well as many enrichment activities woven into our daily After School Program! 

Are you the next GDS Chess Champion? Learn to strategize, problem solve, and think critically through the world of Chess with Coach Spencer Singleton! This program is open to players of all experience levels.
Price: $195
Ages: 2nd-8th
Dates/Time: Wednesdays   |   1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/23    |  3:30pm – 4:30pm
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Students will Leap into a World of Dance and Creative Movement when participating in Leaps ‘N’ Bounds Dance Enrichment program. Students will take a journey through the Arts learning various dance genres & techniques in a fun-filled, innovative, and encouraging environment. Not only will students build their dance abilities, they will also build their critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration skills & more. This program was designed to grow a student’s skills & development by Leaps ‘N’ Bounds. At the end of each session, students will showcase their new skills an End-of-Session Performance for family & friends.  * Dance lessons will last the entire Spring Semester and have a separate performance day for parents and guests to attend.
Price: $270  Price includes a performance t-shirt.
Ages: K – 4th 
Dates/Times:  Thursdays  |  1/20, 1/27, 2/3 , 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, Performance Day 5/12  |   3:30pm – 4:30pm 
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Price: $105
Ages: K-4th
Dates/Times:  Tuesdays |  2/22, 3/1, 3/8 , 3/22, 3/29, 4/5  |  3:30pm – 4:30pm
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Join Hank and Sharon Avants to learn the in’s and out’s of tennis! These sessions are meant for all experience levels and transportation is provided by Gaston Day. This opportunity is perfect for students interested in learning about tennis and maybe one day joining the Gaston Day Tennis Team!
Price: $150
Ages: K-8th
Dates/Times:  Mondays & Wednesdays | 2/7, 2/9, 2/14, 2/16, 2/23, 2/28, 3/2, 3/7  | 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Pickup at Gaston Day at 5:00pm
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Join Hank and Sharon Avants to learn the in’s and out’s of tennis! These sessions are meant for all experience levels and transportation is provided by Gaston Day. This opportunity is perfect for students interested in learning about tennis and maybe one day joining the Gaston Day Tennis Team!
Price: $150
Ages: K-8th
Dates/Times:  Mondays & Wednesdays  | 3/23, 3/28, 3/30, 4/4, 4/6, 4/11, 4/13, 4/20  |  3:45pm – 4:45pm 
Pickup at Gaston Day at 5:00pm
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Join Hank and Sharon Avants to learn the in’s and out’s of tennis! These sessions are meant for all experience levels and transportation is provided by Gaston Day. This opportunity is perfect for students interested in learning about tennis and maybe one day joining the Gaston Day Tennis Team!
Price: $105
Ages: K-8th
Dates/Times:  Mondays & Wednesdays |  4/27, 5/2, 5/4, 5/9, 5/11  |  3:45pm – 4:45pm 
Pickup at Gaston Day at 5:00pm
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Let’s sell lemonade! Join us for this fun program, where you learn how to make yummy lemonade and how to earn money selling it! Fun sessions empower students with an entrepreneurial mindset for their lemonade stand for their lemonade stand. Students learn about marketing, finance, and strategy in a supporting environment fostering teamwork. From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, students have fun while developing their business savvy. Students launch their lemonade stand on the last day and raise money for a charity of their choice!
Price: $160
Ages: K-2nd
Dates/Times:  Wednesdays  |  3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13,4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11  |  3:15pm – 4:15pm 
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If you like “Shark Tank” this program is for you! Join other intrepid students and learn what it takes to launch your own business. Students build self confidence while developing business skills in strategy, marketing, and finance. Students select a business idea, learn to develop a business plan, and make a pitch presentation on the last day. They even create a real website and design their own business cards!
Price: $120
Ages: 3rd-5th
Dates/Times:  Wednesdays  |  3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4  |  3:15pm – 4:15pm
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