LS AfterCare & Enrichment (ACE)

CLUBHOUSE (AfterCare)

Clubhouse (AfterCare) is an after-school extended day program for Dwight-Englewood (D-E) Lower School (LS) students in Preschool-Grade 5. The program runs daily during the school year from dismissal until 6:15 pm. Each day students have different activities that include drama, sports, music, and art with opportunities for homework help, indoor games, or outdoor play. Our faculty are comprised of D-E LS teachers and a wonderful staff. We make every day a fun day for the children. *

2018 – 2019 TERMS FOR CLUBHOUSE:

  • FALL (TERM 1): September 4 – December 21, 2018
  • WINTER (TERM 2): January 7 – March 15, 2019
  • SPRING (TERM 3): April 1 – June 6, 2019

FEES Clubhouse (AfterCare) fees cover costs from the time of dismissal to 6:15 p.m., including all Clubhouse (AfterCare) classes, snack, and materials. Financial aid is available at the same percentage as a family’s tuition financial aid grant. Parents are billed by the Business Office each term.

The following is the per term cost for 2018 – 2019: Clubhouse (AfterCare) per term: $500. Open registration for Clubhouse (AfterCare) is ongoing throughout the year. Drop-In: $55 per day/child.

PICK-UP Parents/guardians pick-up their children in the D-E LS Multipurpose room. Students are signed out personally by authorized adults. ( Students are not allowed to leave unless they are with an authorized parent/caregiver. ) A substantial late fee ($5 per minute) will be charged for those parents/guardians arriving after the 6:15 PM pick-up time. If a student is taking a late bus, the child will be escorted to the bus by 6:30 PM.

DROP-INS Students are brought to Clubhouse (AfterCare) when parents are running late or unable to pick up their child directly at dismissal. There is a $55 per day fee for coverage and students can stay until 6:15 pm. There is no pro-rated fee for this service.

DROP-OFF Upon dismissal,  students are escorted by their classroom teachers to the Lower School Multipurpose room to sign-in.

Clubhouse (AfterCare) Includes the following: 

  • A healthy snack, plus supervised play.
  • Homework Club  (Grades 1-5), Monday – Thursday, 3:15 – 4:15 PM. Our very popular Homework Club is an important component of our AfterCare program and is taught by D-E Lower School faculty.
  • A variety of interesting activities for children (Preschool – Grade 5) AfterCare activities include: Yoga, Music and Movement, Flag Football, Weather Science Explorers, Podcast Crafts, Art & Nature, Gym Time, Gym Games, Percussionists, Science Experiments, Snacktivities, and Zumba for Kids.

Enrichment Specialty Classes

2018 – 2019 TERMS FOR ENRICHMENT:

  • FALL (TERM 1): September 28 – December 21, 2018
  • WINTER (TERM 2): January 7 – March 15, 2019
  • SPRING (TERM 3): April 1 – June 6, 2019

Enrichment Specialty Classes are fun ways for D-E Lower School students to learn and play with their friends after school. Our faculty are dedicated educators who are passionate about sharing their expertise with your children to help them to try something new, pursue their interests, and develop their talents further. All Enrichment Specialty Classes are generally from 4:00-5:00 pm. *

ENROLLMENT All Enrichment Specialty Classes have a minimum and maximum enrollment. Courses are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Enroll early so that your child gets his/her first choice. If a course is at capacity, the class will be closed and you will not be able to enroll your child for that course. If minimum enrollment is not met, the class will be closed and you will be refunded. Enrichment Specialty Classes fees cover costs from the time of dismissal to the end of class, including snack, playtime and course materials. Children enrolled in Enrichment Specialty Classes may join Clubhouse (AfterCare) activities at the end of class at no additional charge.*

PICK-UP Parents/guardians pick up their children in the Lower School Multipurpose room. Students are signed out personally by authorized adults.( Students are not allowed to leave unless they are with an authorized parent/caregiver. ) A substantial late fee ($5 per minute) will be charged for those parents/guardians arriving after the 6:15 PM pick-up time. If a student is taking a late bus, the child will be escorted to the bus by 6:30 PM.

REGISTRATION AND FEES Registration for Enrichment Specialty Classes is available starting Thursday, August 10, 2017 and will close on the first day of class. Go to CampBrain to register online. Note that Enrichment Specialty Classes are by Term and the costs are approximately $550 – $600 per class unless otherwise indicated. If parents would like for their children to stay for ClubHouse (AfterCare) after each class, there will be no additional charge. If you would like to register your child for Clubhouse (AfterCare) for the full year, this option is also available. Please contact us at 201-227-3144 for more information.

 

PAYMENTS AND REFUNDS Families signing up for a full year of ClubHouse (AfterCare) before September 2018 may elect to pay in monthly installments. All payments will be billed through the Dwight-Englewood School Business Office. All payments must be received before the end of each term. Cancellations for ClubHouse (AfterCare) and Enrichment Specialty Classes registrations must be made in writing to Jeannie Wei by Email at: weij@d-e.org.   A 100% refund will be made if we receive written notification two weeks prior to the start of the term. A 50% charge will be incurred if a student drops AfterCare (ClubHouse) enrollment within the first two weeks of the term. There are no refunds for AfterCare after the first two weeks of the term. There are no refunds for Enrichment Specialty Classes. Fees for offerings added after the beginning of the term will be prorated. Fees for classes added after the beginning of the term will be prorated.  Questions may be directed by Email to weij@d-e.org or call 201-227-3144.

*All ClubHouse (AfterCare) and Enrichment Specialty Classes are subject to change.

“Discovery Days” Field Trips and Academic Chess Tournaments

D-E Lower School (LS) children also have the opportunity to enjoy D-E 360° ACE “Discovery Days.” These  “Discovery Days” are designed to serve all LS age groups. They include field trips and academic chess tournaments, and are scheduled in some cases on days when D-E School is not in session.  Each “Discovery Days” field trip is $75 / child; additional fees may apply.  Programs begin at 9:00 AM with pick-up by 3:30 PM. All programs begin and end at Drapkin Hall.  D-E 360° ACE provides bus transportation from campus and offers activities in the Lower School Multipurpose room upon return and before pick-up. Students must bring a bagged lunch. Snacks will be provided.  All “Discovery Days” are subject to change, based on enrollments and availability. See below for dates and details.

Dates:

ACADEMIC CHESS TOURNAMENT: More details to come!  Check back again soon or call 201-227-3144.