Enrichment

PGS PTO Enrichment offers exciting after-school adventures for your child(ren) on the PGS campus!

We are excited to have Avon After School at PGS!!

Avon After School will be in charge of our Fall session of after-school classes. Some of the many benefits of having Avon After School at PGS include:

  • no more parent volunteers required
  • presence of an on-site, CPR, AED, First Aid, EPIPen-trained Site Director who will oversee the program each afternoon and is walkie-talkie equipped allowing communication with all instructors, who will also be walkie-talkie equipped
  • coordination of protocols with parents of children with allergies to make accommodations appropriate for the after school environment
  • background checks (both criminal and sex offender) required for all non public school employee instructors and Site Directors
  • ... and so much more!

You can learn more about them, and their programs at www.AvonAfterSchool.com, or reach out to them directly with any questions, class ideas, or program feedback anytime at: info@avonafterschool.com or by phone 888.212.3837.

Classes take place from 3:45-4:45pm (with supervision provided between 3:15-3:45 pm).

In Case of Emergency: A First Aid, CPR, Epi-Pen, and Automated External Defibrillator trained Site Director is onsite during Avon After School programs.
Scholarships: Financial assistance is available for all schools. Please contact Avon After School for more information.
Class Size: All classes require a minimum of 8 children to run. The maximum is set by the instructor, on a per class basis.
Wait List: If a class is full, you can enroll your child on our wait list on the registration page. Registration requests will be processed in the order they are received on the registration page. All efforts will be made to place a child in the class, and if they are not accommodated, they will have priority enrollment before the start of registration the next session that class is held.
Class Changes/ Late Registrations: Changes are free up until the end of general registration. After general registration is closed, a $25 change fee will apply. A 10$ late fee is applied to enrollments after the close of general registration.
Prorating: Class fees are prorated after the first class meets; a $10 administrative fee applies to late enrollments. To help minimize school day interruptions, same day enrollments are not permitted. Enrollments received on the day a class is scheduled to meet, will start the following week.
Cancellations and Refunds: Full refund, less a $25 processing fee, up to the end of general registration. From the end of general registration until the third class, a 50% refund will be given. No refunds given after the third class meeting. Full refund for classes cancelled due to low enrollment. Refunds processed within 3 weeks and applied to the payment method used for initial registration.

Weather Delay/ Cancellation: If there is a school cancellation, early dismissal after school activities are cancelled per Avon School District, Avon After School classes will not be held. No make-ups or refunds for weather related cancellations. In the event there are multiple weather-related cancellations, we will provide a coupon toward a future enrollment. Snacks: Due to the number of children with serious food allergies, Avon After School has adopted a no-snack policy at all schools.
Program Participation/ Dismissal: Students participating in Avon After School activity, may not leave during the activity without a signed note from his or her parent or guardian.
End of School Day Dismissal to Avon After School Programs:Pine Grove & Roaring Brook Schools: End of Day Dismissal to Avon After School: If your child is NOT ATTENDING after school, a dismissal note must be sent to school indicating their change in dismissal. Otherwise students will be held after school for their program
Pick-up: You are solely responsible for arranging for who picks your child up from their after school enrichment activity. Pick-up is in person at the end of class at the designated pick-up time and area. Children are not allowed to leave the pick-up area unattended.
Late Pick-Up: Prompt pick up is greatly appreciated as our site directors have commitments after their time with us. Avon After School may charge parents of children who are picked up late $5 per 10 minutes of late time. Repeat occurrences may result in the student’s removal from the program.
Instructor Substitutions: When presented with instructor changes or space challenges, we will make every effort to hold class, even if it requires a substitute teacher or adjusting the class activity. We appreciate your understanding and support in advance.
Cell Phone/ Technology Policy: In order for all students and instructors to enjoy their after school program time, cell phone/ tablet/ personal computer use is not permitted during class time.
Concerns: Should you ever have a concern about your child's experience, please contact us at 888.212.3837, or info@Avonafterschool.com. We ask that if you want to sit in and observe a class that you reach out to us first.
Class Observations: We ask that if you want to sit in and observe a class that you reach out to us first.
Family Information: Please contact us any time, with any concerns specific to your child (e.g. social/ behavioral, family custodial concerns, or injuries, including those that may not be not specific to their activity with us.)
Student Allergies: Avon After School, LLC, its officers and associates do not have access to medical information provided by parents to Avon Public Schools or access to medication(s) stored with the school nurse. If your child has an allergy, medical concern, you must let us know when registering online for a class or event.
Special Needs: Our instructors and vendors are skilled at working with a variety of students. Please note any special needs in the registration process under medical information, or contact us at info@Avonafterschool.com. We are committed to providing enrichment activities for all students and making reasonable accommodations when needed.
Student Support Aides: Avon After School can arrange support aides to accompany your child during our program upon request. We will bill families $25/class hour to cover the cost of the aide. 100% of fees paid by families go directly to the support aide.
Dependent Care Tax Credit: Avon After School classes can be applied toward dependent care tax credits. Our Tax ID is: 46-3043744

PGS PTO gets back 10% of all proceeds,

which sponsors many exciting learning opportunities throughout the year at PGS. Class offerings vary each session (Fall, Winter, Spring) and across the grades, depending on instructors' availability and grade preference.

All-Pro Sports, Acting 1, Taekwondo, Cheer, Computer Coding, Junior Robotics, Lego City, Fashion Club, Airplane Club, Magic Club, Art-ventures, Food Explorers, Mad Science and Chess are just some of the awesome activities offered.

Pine Grove Spring Enrichment: 4/20-6/12 2020

General Registration Period is from 12 pm on 3/11/20 through 4/13/20


Late fee applied to registrations received after 4/13/20

Spring enrichment classes

Airplanes!

Your mission.... learn about the science of making a plane fly, build amazing model airplanes and watch them fly! Build a variety of aircraft models including helicopters, gliders and motorized planes and test the principles and physics of flight. Will you complete your mission? Yes! With 'flying' colors!! Control tower "Over and Out."

All Pro Sports

Play dodgeball, soccer, floor hockey, tag and more. Learn new skills in a cooperative environment that stresses fun over competition. Students have a great time playing with and making new friends!

Chess

All levels welcome. New players learn how to play a full game of chess. Experienced players learn strategies and tactics to help improve their game. Learn all the basic moves of the chess pieces, their values, piece interaction, and how to win (checkmate). All players will learn about the etiquette and strategy of a game that is truly a great lifetime activity for young and old alike.

Cooking Club

Make delicious and nutritious recipes using fresh and colorful ingredients. Master safe cooking skills: slicing, dicing, chopping, folding, zesting, mixing, and more. Recipes stay fun and diverse as we use a blender/food processor, kids safe knives and colorful equipment, to make salsas, salads, wraps, veggie kabobs, nachos, parfaits, smoothies, gazpacho and more! Note: Nuts, Eggs, Soy, and Wheat may be used in all recipes. We will not be using a hot plate, or toaster oven and recipes will not require baking.

Mix it up Sports

Matball, kickball, sharks and minnows, steal the bacon, soccer, flag football, basketball, floor hockey... the sports are endless and they are mixed up each week. Bring your team spirit, and get ready for cooperation, tolerance, sportsmanship, and fair play. Hit the ground running in this action packed class - and don't forget your sneakers!

Paint, Craft, Create

Bring your painting and crafting skills to the table as you take off on an artistic adventure! Explore different types of paint, ways to apply it (fingers included!), and different surfaces to apply it to. Create beautiful, seasonal crafts that will expand your creativity and make wonderful gifts to give. Smocks from home appreciated.

PGS Boot Camp

So much fun you won't realize you're getting a great workout! Each week, circulate through different stations including kickboxing, aerobic challenges and running. Learn how to use different types of workout equipment and play games that increase strength and endurance. A great way to burn off energy and kick off foundations for healthy living.

Photography

Attention young shutterbugs! In this eye-opening adventure into the world of photography, you’ll learn the tricks of the trade, just like the pros use! From blue skies and green trees to friendly smiles and sandaled feet you’ll capture it all for your very own portfolio. And because all young stars deserve their time to shine, we’ll conclude with a gallery to show off your artistic images to friends and family! Cameras are provided for the children to use during each class.

Yoga

This warm and welcoming yoga practice is centered around flexibility, coordination and strength as well as calming breathing and relaxation techniques. With individual, partner, and group poses, as well as yoga games, students develop self-expression while learning respect and compassion for others.

Rockin' Recess

Yes! MORE Recess!!! Play favorite games like dodgeball, obstacle courses, relay races, sharks and minnows, tag, HORSE, and more! A great way to extend the best part of the school day!