Evergreen Winter

This winter we have experiences after school for preschool through grade 9 that will keep your students active, engaged, and connected as they learn and practice new skills.

Learning lab, Creative Play, and music lessons begin November 12 and run through March 5, and courses run November 18 - February 28 or as noted. 

Evergreen classes and music lessons are open to the community. Pine Point students enrolled in a 3:30 p.m. Evergreen class will go directly to the Evergreen rooms at dismissal, allowing time for a snack and independent play or work. Evergreen students who do not attend Pine Point will check in at the Front Office a couple of minutes prior to the start time of their lesson, tutoring session, or class.

Planning Around Basketball and Chorus

If your student is in grades 6-9 and will be playing on a Pine Point basketball team, practices are held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between 3:15 – 5:30 p.m. from November 12 - February 11. 5th grade basketball practice is held Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. through winter break and then on Wednesdays through February 5. Grade 5 students participating in Lower School Chorus also have Friday rehearsals from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. beginning in January and continuing through the LS Musical in April.

Evergreen courses Winter 2019-20

Winter Weekly Courses

Mondays

Creative Ballet Dance with Maggie Lipton, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., preschool

Young dancers will tap into their imaginations as they are introduced to the art of ballet. Through storytelling and play, dancers will explore ballet vocabulary and movement skills. We will use a wide variety of props, music, and picture books to enrich our dancing experience. Please note: dancers will dance in bare feet. 

11/18-2/24
Course Fee: $220 
Max # students: 8
Location: Dance Room
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Pattern Making in Beading and Knitting with Judy Davis, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., grades 2-5

Learn to make and decode patterns through beading and knitting. Students will work on their fine motor skills while using their creativity to make a variety of items including key chains, bracelets, hair clips and more! Skills include tying knots, creating patterns, casting on and off, and basic knit and purl stitches. Knitting and beading are calming activities students will be able to do on their own after taking this course!

Did you know? Besides teaching PE and health, Mrs. Davis has been making jewelry with beads since she worked at a beading store nearly 30 years ago! Over the years she has enjoyed making many scares, boiled wool pocketbooks, hats, and sweaters.  

11/18-2/24
Course Fee: $220
Materials fee: $15
Max # students: 8
Location: Art Room
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Board, Not Bored with Mr. T, 3:30-4:30 p.m., grades 1-5

Students will play well known board games and card games and also learn how to play some new ones. As we play we will talk about the luck in a roll of the dice, as well as game strategy. Students can bring in a favorite game or two, and we will also use those that we already have in school. Students will have the opportunity to teach other students how to play a favorite game and we may even use our experiences to create our own board game for others to enjoy. 

11/18-2/24
Course Fee: $220
Max # students: 10
Location: Lower School Science Lab
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Tuesdays

Pre-Ballet/Modern Dance with Maggie Lipton, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., grades K-2

Young dancers will explore the art of ballet and modern dance while developing strength, flexibility, coordination and musicality. Dancers will explore ballet vocabulary and dance fundamentals through storytelling and play. This class will culminate in a presentation in the dance room. Please note: dancers may wear ballet slippers or dance in bare feet. 

11/19-2/25
Course Fee: $240
Max # students: 10
Location: Dance Room
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Sew and Glow with Mrs. Scott and Mr. Hambleton, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., grades 3-5

Make your own soft fabric gizmos and wearables using needles, glue, thread, fabric, wires, and LEDs. Students will create DIY projects that combine fabric and electronics! Projects might include creating your own stuffed monster, bookmark book light, sparkle bracelets and more!
Material cost: $30

11/19-2/25
Course Fee: $240 
Materials fee: $30
Max # students: 10
Location: Room 17
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Open Studio for Adults with Maria Iacoi 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., students 18+

Join art teacher Maria Iacoi at Pine Point School for this ongoing open studio course, which is designed for beginner or experienced artists ages 18 and older. We explore a variety of media and provide the time and space to create independent, imaginative or representational works of art with support and guidance. Mediums and subject matter are determined with student input, but are likely to include painting, printmaking, collage, and drawing. Please note: to register, look for “Open Art Studio Course for Adults” and add yourself as your child in order to select yourself. 

11/12-12/17
Course Fee: $180 
Max # students: 10
Location: Art Room
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Wednesdays

Small Group Guitar with Evergreen Music Instructor Lou Manzi, 30 min. lesson open to grades 1-6

Join this ongoing course where students will be rockin’ from the beginning as they learn a song at their first class. They will move on to learn songs in rock, blues and classical styles. Lou is the author of 11 guitar instruction books and he stresses good technique so students can avoid bad habits. An intro to reading music will be included as the young rock stars learn to play together and “jam” with their band. 
Please note: students will be placed with peers of similar ability for a 30 minute lesson between dismissal and 4:30 p.m. Pick up will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Evergreen rooms.

11/13-3/04 
Course Fee: $365
Optional guitar rental fee: $25
Location: Music Room
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Thursdays

Music Collaboration Station! with Jean Martin, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., PS-4, PS-5, K, 1

Students will learn songs, musical games and instrumental accompaniments using classroom instruments while developing their ensemble skills of playing and making music together - all while having a lot of fun!

11/21-2/27 
Course Fee: $240
Max # students: 8
Location: Music Room
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Jump Rope Basics with Judy Davis, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., grades 2-5

Welcome to the wonderful sport of jump rope! Students will have fun learning the ropes as they begin with foundation skills for jumping. They will learn proper warm-ups and cool-downs as they focus on basic jumping skills using a single rope, pair jumping with a friend, long rope and double dutch. Fun games will be introduced to enhance their jumping skills as they learn the importance of cooperation and teamwork. This is an excellent opportunity to have fun learning the ropes! 

Please note: students should wear or bring comfortable clothes and sneakers for active learning. 

11/21-2/27 
Course Fee: $240
Beaded rope fee $15
Max # students: 8
Location: Dance Room
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Dungeons and Dragons with Ms. Reagan, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., grades 4-6

Calling all bards, druids, wizards, and curious humans who seek to embark on a journey into the unknown! Along the way there will be puzzles, adventure, and some unusual beasts, but if we face them together, surely we will succeed. Join this Evergreen and explore your way through a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. You'll have a great time stretching the limits of your imagination, honing your decision making skills, and embellishing your acting bravado! Along the way you also might brush up on your character development and learn more about group dynamics and cooperation.

11/21-2/20
Course Fee: $220
Max # students: 12
Location: Design Studio
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Fridays

Dungeoneering with Mr. O'Connor, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., grades 6-8

"Walking through a dark wood at twilight, you come upon an old woman wrapped in a grey shawl which shimmers like moonlight. She reaches out one gnarled hand and beckons you forward, but in the trees you see shadows moving. Suddenly a horn sounds, loud and close. An ambush!"
 
Join Mr. O'Connor in this Evergreen activity where we will be creating Dungeons and Dragons scenarios! You will push the limits of your imagination as you undergo a series of short writing activities which we will unite, as a final project, into our own Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Create a unique character - dwarf or elf, hobgoblin or human, and craft their fate. You'll have a great time guiding your character through the trials and successes which you create for them. Along the way, you'll learn character development, creative and organizational writing skills as you create your story and weave it together with those of your friends.

11/22-2/28
Course Fee: $200 
Max # students: 12
Location: Design Lab
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Intermediate/Advanced Jump Rope with Judy Davis, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., grades 6-9

Join us and have fun learning the amazing sport of competitive jump rope. This class is for intermediate to advanced jumpers who want to have fun developing skills as competitive jump ropers. Students will learn both speed jumping skills and freestyle skills with the ropes. Our focus will be on developing our jump rope skills into routines for a competition level. Jumpers will work on skills for single rope, partners, Chinese wheel, travelers, rope manipulation, 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. 

Please note: Students should dress in comfortable clothes and sneakers for active learning. 

11/22-2/28
Course Fee: $200
Max # students: 8
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Classes Offered Every School Day for Pine Point Students

Learning Lab

Lower School and Middle School Learning Labs, grades 2-5 and 6-9, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. and/or 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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

Creative Play

Lower School Creative Play, grades 2-5, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. and/or 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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 teachers, Creative Play provides supervision while allowing students the freedom of choice that fosters creative explorations.

Early Childhood

Early Childhood Creative Play, preschool through grade 1, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. and/or 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Students in preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade can experience a fun afternoon from 3:10 – 5:30 p.m. with the teachers students love from our early childhood program. Program includes independent play, snack, circle time, and outdoor play.