Evergreen

Learners come to Pine Point's Stonington, Connecticut campus from many backgrounds and study at all times of the year. Our Evergreen programs support our traditional academic curriculum and foster our mission by widening our learning community. Anyone can be a learner at Pine Point. Whether you are a child or an adult you are sure to find an Evergreen program that will inspire life-long learning in you.

Evergreen Summer

Our summer term is shaping up to be a fantastic collection of courses offered in three sessions for a total of five weeks. Browse our Evergreen Summer Term Course Offerings!

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Weekly Classes and electives

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Many Options for Busy Families

Classes are available for students in preschool as well as adults and every age level in between! Pine Point’s Evergreen program includes an after school program that is open to the public and provides a variety of engaging electives offered Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Taught by talented Pine Point teachers and other experienced professionals the classes are designed to encourage and enrich students’ various interests, foster an appreciation of lifelong learning, and complement our rigorous academic program.

Families can choose recurring weekday enrollment or choose individual classes of interest. It is also possible to pair an elective with a late afternoon (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) session of Learning Lab or Creative Play to create coverage from dismissal through 5:30 p.m. each weekday.

Winter Term

The learning doesn't stop at dismissal time! At the core of Evergreen's Winter Term schedule is our weekday, afternoon classes for students in preschool through 9th grade. The term begins on Monday, November 13 and concludes on Friday, March 9, 2018. Course electives will begin the week of November 27 and conclude on March 2.

At 3:10 p.m. dismissal, Evergreen students will report to the lower school learning lab before being dismissed to their classes which will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Everyday

Learning Lab (grades 2-9)
Creative Play (grades 2-5)
Early Childhood (preschool, kindergarten, 1st Grade)

Mondays

Pine Point ChangeMakers (grades 2-5)
Robotics and Wearables (grades 3-5)

Tuesdays

Nuts About Nature (grades 2-5)
Robot Maneuvers (grades K-2)

Thursdays

Science Club (grades 2-5)
Center Stage (grades 3-5)

Fridays

Intermediate Jump Rope (grades 3-5)
Snack Attack (grades 2-5)

Classes Offered Everyday

LEARNING LAB

Learning Lab will be offered in the Fall, Winter, and Spring Monday-Friday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for students in grades 2-9. Students can enroll for one hour or the entire 2-hour session. Pine Point teachers will provide homework support, instructional assistance, or help with a particular project.

The Evergreen Learning Lab augments the classroom experience. Pine Point faculty will be on hand to provide individualized and small group support for students to:

  • Organize and plan for independent work
  • Discuss projects
  • Research and explore
  • Study and complete assignments
  • Ask questions

Students will develop a stronger sense of how to use independent learning time effectively, have an opportunity to work collaboratively with peers on projects, and hone self-advocacy skills. We recognize the desire of parents to create balance for their families. Students who take advantage of this opportunity at school may be able to make regular progress on projects and get much or all of their independent work done before heading home for the evening. Having more time to reconnect as a family at the end of the day is good for everyone, and the Learning Lab can help!

Lower School Learning Lab
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Grades: 2-5
Core Teacher: Casey Payne

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Middle School Learning Lab
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Core Teachers: Rush Hambleton, Lara Dolphin, Erin Call, Amy Hallberg, Carol Roper

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CREATIVE PLAY

Creative Play is the perfect opportunity for friends to meet after school! Students in grades 2-5 get to play with their classmates as well as those in different grades in a safe, supervised environment. Lead by Pine Point’s early childhood teachers, Creative Play provides and supervision while allowing students the freedom of choice that fosters creative explorations.

Creative Play
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Grades: 2-5
Core Teacher: Judy Davis

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Early Childhood

Students in preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade can experience a fun afternoon with the teachers students love from our early childhood program.

Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Grades: preschool and kindergarten, 1st Grade
Core Teachers: Chelsea Lipp, Robin Smith, Cathy Taylor, Nicky Newbery and Leslie Dameron

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Mondays

Pine Point changemakers -- Course full

The dictionary defines empathy as the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Are there things happening in our world, or in your life, that you would like others to be aware of? What message would you like to send to our community? Is there something you feel passionate about and would like others to think about so change can occur? Maybe you've got ideas of how people can better work together on the playground or on projects, remembering to recycle and not litter. In our sessions you will conduct interviews, write scripts, and learn how to use iMovie to create a public service announcement (PSA) that inspire and move people to action.

Pine Point Changemakers
Time: Mondays, 3:30- 4:30 p.m.
Grades: 2-5, maximum enrollment = 6
Teacher: Gillian Crawford
Cost: $180

This course is full.

Robotics and wearables -- Course Full

From the first day when they're given a battery-powered microcontroller to take home, students will have a magic, electronic genie responding to their every command. Building on the coding curriculum Pine Point students have already completed, this class brings coding to the real world with a wearable microcomputer. Students will make something new every day, including robot arm controllers and LED-enabled clothing. They'll finish with a creation of their own design.

Be the master of your own electronic genie!

Robotics and Wearables
Time: Mondays, 3:30- 4:30 p.m.
Grades: 3-5, maximum enrollment = 10
Teacher: Rush Hambleton
Cost: $180

This course is full

Tuesdays

Nuts about Nature

Do you love to be outside? Does nature excite your imagination and fuel your curiosity? If you are nuts about nature, then this class is for you. We will take advantage of our beautiful campus to explore the out of doors. We will learn about the plants and animals in our area and we will appreciate the beauty of our fields and woods. Not only that, but we will also make art, cook, build, research, and play - all with the theme of nature in mind.

Nuts About Nature
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Grades: 2-5, maximum enrollment = 12
Teacher: Gay Long
Cost: $240

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Robot Maneuvers -- Course Full

Take your coding skills to whole new level! Come learn to program a robot for a race, to run through an obstacle course, and tell a story with your robot. Students will have an opportunity to explore several different kinds of programmable robots; including Dash & Dot, and Ozobots. Students will expand their coding skills with different coding tools, and engage in fun, inventive play with robots!

Robot Maneuvers
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Grades: K-2, maximum enrollment = 12
Teacher: Rebecca Graebner
Cost: $240

This course is full.

Thursdays

science club

In this class, students will be the scientists. Each week we will talk about and demonstrate a different scientific principle. But throughout the term each student will prepare an experiment or demonstration of their choosing to present to the rest of the class. Students will receive guidance, resources and ideas as well as supplies that might normally be difficult to find. No dangerous chemicals, fire, explosions, etc. will be allowed.

Science Club
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Grades: 2-5, maximum enrollment = 12
Teacher: Lou Toscano
Cost: $260

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Center stage

Students should be ready to explore creating stories through drama. They will build their confidence and their communication skills through drama games and improvisation. Children will also learn how to develop characters, as well as how to write skits. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to participate in a short play for the school’s Martin Luther King assembly in January.

Center Stage
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Grades: 3-5, maximum enrollment = 10
Teacher: Barbara Pattenden
Cost: $260

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Fridays

Intermediate Jump Rope

Join us and have fun learning the amazing sport of jump rope. Students will learn single rope skills which include rope manipulations, travelers, chinese wheel and partner skills. They will also learn fun and exciting ways to jump a long rope and double dutch. In addition to learning jump rope skills, students will learn basic gymnastics skills to learn proper handstands, cartwheels and round-offs while helping to improve their flexibility, coordination and strength for jump rope. The class is for the intermediate to advance jumper who wants to learn skills for fun or build skills as a competitive jump roper.

Intermediate Jump Rope
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Grades: 3-5, maximum enrollment = 12
Teacher: Judy Davis
Cost: $220

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Snack attack

Join Mrs. Scott on Friday afternoons for some fun with edible creations! Students should expect to get creative through their cooking in this new tasty elective! Using the My Plate USDA, Mrs. Scott will introduce her students to the benefits of healthy nutritious snacks.

In Snack Attack, students will practice measuring skills, create a healthy treat, and taste test. At the end of the course, students will have their own little cookbook of their peers edible creations.

Snack Attack
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Grades: 2-5, maximum enrollment = 10
Teacher: Mrs. Scott
Cost: $220

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