Club Offerings - Trimester 2

Trimester 2 clubs will run from Monday, December 12, 2022 through Friday, March 17, 2023.

Club Registration Information

Important: If you register your child in the lottery for one or more clubs, you are committing to paying for all clubs in which your child is selected through the lottery process. You may only enter your child into one club lottery for each day of the week. If you do not enroll and pay for a club in which your child earned a spot in through the lottery, you will lose the ability to enroll them in all other clubs for the current trimester and the next trimester. However, if there is a waitlist for the club, you may be able to drop your child from the club if we are able to enter another student in club.

  1. Club offerings will be made available to families on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

  2. Lottery registration will open under the tab "Trimester 2 Club Registration" on this website at 1:00 pm on Monday, November 21, 2022.

  3. Once lottery registration for clubs opens, families will have several days to make selections for their child(ren). Lottery registration will close at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.

  4. We will use a lottery process to fill spots in clubs in which the number of students interested in participating exceeds the number of seats. Clubs lists will be posted on the HCS After Care Website on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 1:00 pm.

  5. Most clubs will run from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, unless otherwise indicated.

  6. For this trimester, payment is due by 3:00 pm by Friday, December 9 at 3:00 pm for all clubs in which families were able to successfully register. Payment is due to the main office in the form of check or money order made out to "Hoboken Charter School." If your payment is not received by this deadline, your child will not be able to participate in the club.

  7. We know that this is a substantial amount of money to pay upfront, especially if your child participates daily, so if you would like, you can submit two checks divided equally with registration. We will hold the second check for thirty days before depositing it. A $35 bounced check fees will be charged for all checks returned by a financial institution. Repayment shall be required to be made by money order or cashier’s check.

  8. Please review the "Policies & Procedures" tab for more information.

Hoboken Charter School After School Club Offerings 2022-2023 - Trimester 2

MONDAY CLUBS

Yoga Club: Grades 3rd – 8th with Ms. David, $270 ($250 + $20 for supplies)

Meet us on the mat! Join Yoga Club. Yoga has been a practice for over 3,000 years and we are excited to bring this to our students! Yoga means “to yoke” and we will be practicing yoga with our mind, body, and spirit. In this club, we are going to practice physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation (dyana). In our weekly club, we are going to practice improving our flexibility, reduce stress from school, and overall help connect our mind to our body. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your water bottle! We will provide yoga blocks and mats. We may be using essential oils to let the students smell and breathe in at the end of the practice. No experience necessary, every BODY is welcome!

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Anatomy Club: Grades 5th – 8th with Mr. Keeler, $265 ($250 + $15 for supplies)

The club will focus on the anatomical and physical characteristics of several different species of vertebrates and invertebrates. The students will research each organism, complete a virtual dissection and conclude with an actual dissection. The purpose is to compare the external and internal structures and identify key components that allow each specimen to function. We will also compare the systems of these animals to those found in the human body, discussing the similarities and differences. We will dissect (at a minimum) an earthworm, frog, fish, fetal pig, and heart.


Basketball Club: Grades Kindergarten – 4th with Coach Kutchma, $250

Basketball club is where basic basketball skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting are taught. Players will then split up into individual teams for weekly sessions that will continue to build upon skill development as well as participate in 20-40 minute mini games (depending on the grade). The games will be another avenue to further emphasize the skills being taught. Sneakers and gym wear are required.


Game Squad Club: Grades Kindergarten – 4th with Ms. Ajamian, $260 ($250 + $10 for supplies)

Welcome to the carnival of fun and games! Game squad includes all types of games including board games, computer games, full class games and small group games. Playing games with other students helps children learn to focus on having fun rather than winning or losing. Engaging in play assists in practicing essential cognitive skills, such as decision making, higher level strategic thinking, and problem solving. The game squad will be filled with fun, friends, and plenty of surprises!


Extra Innings Club: Grades Kindergarten 8th with Ms. Gigi/Staff, $250

In this club students will be provided with a quiet, structured environment to allow him/her to complete their homework. The main objective here is to encourage good work habits, organizational skills, and a sense of achievement in every student. Once their homework is completed they will have time to play with educational games, arts and crafts, coloring, puzzles, and much more.



TUESDAY CLUBS

Jazz Band Club: Grades 5th – 8th with Mr. Gavarny, $250

Membership is open to all students’ who play an instrument. Typical instruments involved in jazz band are saxophone, trumpet, trombone, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and percussion. If you play an instrument not listed and are interested you can still sign up! Auditions may be required for certain instruments, depending upon enrollment.

Technology, Gaming and Esports Club: Grades 2nd – 8th with Mr. Kunkel, $250

In this club students can explore all the different tech programs HCS offers. They can have a chance to do coding, 3D printing, or gaming. Students might code a project in Scratch of 3D print using TinkerCad. They can also practice for our esports team. There is plenty to try for a student who loves tech! Students wishing to participate in winter Rocket League competitive esports should sign up for this club.


World Travelers: Grades Kindergarten – 4th with Ms. Ajamian, $260 ($250 + $10 for supplies)

We will embark on weekly world travel—without ever leaving HCS! Join us as we explore cultures from all over the globe—including Asia, Africa, Europe, and India. We will investigate the cultures of faraway places through multicultural literature and children’s stories, researching and participating in customs, and even sampling new foods. Our eleven weeks will cultivate an interest and respect for others’ cultures and culminate with a collaborative group project celebrating the countries and cultures that we represent. No passports needed!


School House Chess: Grades Kindergarten – 6th with Mad Science, $300

Schoolhouse Chess brings chess pieces to life using creative and animated personalities that enable students to learn the game in a fun and exciting way. Students become fascinated with imaginative chess characters that accelerate the learning process. Our instructors will cover the rules and strategies of chess.


Extra Innings Club: Grades Kindergarten 8th with Ms. Gigi/Staff, $250

In this club students will be provided with a quiet, structured environment to allow him/her to complete their homework. The main objective here is to encourage good work habits, organizational skills, and a sense of achievement in every student. Once their homework is completed they will have time to play with educational games, arts and crafts, coloring, puzzles, and much more.



WEDNESDAY CLUBS

String & Yarn Club: Grades Kindergarten – 4th with Ms. Davidson, $275 ($250 + $25 for supplies) Students will discover all different ways in which they can make art with string and yarn! Students will do hands-on activities to create unique projects using fiber arts. Students will make pom poms, tassels, and much more!


Blocks and Bots Club: Grades Kindergarten – 6th with Mr. Kunkel, $250

What can be better than Legos and Robots!? Older kids can build and program with Lego Mindstorms robots while younger ones can use our Dash and Dot robots. All kids can play with our large Lego collection. There is plenty of building fun to be had!

Esports Club: Grades 4th- 8th with Mr. Keeler, $250

In this club students will participate in HCS's esports team and play competitive video games against other schools in NJ. Esports is the world of organized, competitive video games played between individuals or teams. Esports is short for electronic sports. It is currently the fastest growing industry in the world. HCS participates in Garden State Esports (gsesports.org). Garden State Esports' club model puts the students first, using the esports ecosystem as a model to go beyond just playing games. Through the club, students will receive the tools needed to use their interest in gaming as a way to improve on critical real world skills, improve social emotional learning, and gain experience in career and technical education! For the winter term, students will play 3v3 crews in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.


Floor Hockey (Sticktorial) Club: Grades Kindergarten - 4th with Coach Kutchma, $250

Coach Kutchma will lead students in a fun and fast-paced floor-hockey class. Students will learn skills and concepts related to floor hockey and use them in a tournament style play. Each week, teams will challenge each other for points, and the final week will end in a playoff with an overall winning team. The kids love this class! Sneakers and gym wear is required.


Extra Innings Club: Grades Kindergarten 8th with Ms. Gigi/Staff , $250

In this club students will be provided with a quiet, structured environment to allow him/her to complete their homework. The main objective here is to encourage good work habits, organizational skills, and a sense of achievement in every student. Once their homework is completed they will have time to play with educational games, arts and crafts, coloring, puzzles, and much more.



THURSDAY CLUBS

Mad STEM Explorers: Grades Kindergarten – 6th with Mad Science, $300

Ever wonder how bridges stand up over water? Or how gravity works? Kids explore a variety of introductory topics in engineering, physics, and chemistry, as they learn how science can impact our everyday lives.


Cartooning & Animation: Grades 5th-8th with Playday Hoboken, $300

During Cartooning activities, children's favorite characters from the screen and stories materialize before their eyes! This drawing-centric experience teaches students how to create original characters and those from beloved pieces of media. Animation brings ART to life! Children will learn animation basics by manipulating figures to create moving images. Instructors will assist children to tell funny stories, recount a tall tale with a made-up hero, or share about their lives through animation. With animation class, children move past the 2D and into the possibilities of more.

Developmental Activation: self-expression, curiosity, observation and patience.


Sculpture & Mixed Media: Grades Kindergarten-4th with Playday Hoboken, $300 Our Sculpture activities gives children the opportunity to explore the ART of form. Children will learn about different sculpting materials such as clay, paper, recyclables, and twine and how to utilize them to create physical sculptures. Instructors will guide children through making animals and plants out of clay, abstract paper sculptures, representations of the human form and figure, and a wide range of other projects. The hands-on approach leaves children feeling a direct connection to their ART and a sense of pride in their execution. Mixed Media combines various materials to create a captivating piece of art. Children will have access to foam, felt, paper pieces, tissue paper, sequins, feathers, puffballs, construction paper, popsicle sticks, and more. As they create, children will observe how different materials interact with each other and decide which materials are best suited to their vision. Instructors will provide the framework for the project, but children will let their creativity soar.


Extra Innings Club: Grades Kindergarten 8th with Ms. Gigi/Staff, $250

In this club students will be provided with a quiet, structured environment to allow him/her to complete their homework. The main objective here is to encourage good work habits, organizational skills, and a sense of achievement in every student. Once their homework is completed they will have time to play with educational games, arts and crafts, coloring, puzzles, and much more.



FRIDAY CLUBS

Bollywood Dance & Creative Exploration Program: Grades Kindergarten – 8th with Shehnaaz Dance Academy and BuzyBugs, $435 Bollywood class will focus on basic stance, postures and spatial positioning of the students. Teachers will work towards building student concentration and focus, encouraging them to work independently to learn choreography as well as part of a team for their final performance. Students will be taught to listen to musical cues/beats and time their moves with respect to the beat. Utmost importance will be given to developing hand - leg coordination. Students will be taught to be aware of their movements and transitions between moves. Students will be taught one 2- 2.5 minute choreography and given an opportunity to perform at our last class at the school. Biweekly Practice Videos will be provided for at home practice. Our BuzyBugs creative exploration class promises immersive sessions that are designed to expose young learners to various cultural concepts through storytelling, fun crafts, science experiments and STEM based activities. Our curriculum planned activities like Christmas tree ornament making, Holi color experiment, creating folk art based crafts etc. will keep our kids’ minds and hands busy and learning throughout the semester. Our winter 2022 classes will be themed weekly to pique the child’s interest and satisfy their curious minds. All supplies will be provided.


Gems and Crystals Club: Grades Kindergarten – 4th with Ms. Ajamian, $265 ($250 + $15 for supplies)

In this club we will learn about some of the most beautiful things on Earth, crystals and gems. Together we will learn how gems and crystals form, where they like to form, and how to find them! We will uncover hidden secrets buried in rocks, build crystal gardens, and of course, take home some magical treasures along the way.


Gaga Club: Grades Kindergarten – 4th with Coach Kutchma, $250

Gaga is a fast paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit. The more players the better! Dubbed a kinder gentler version of dodge ball, the game is played with a soft foam ball, and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents with a ball below the knees. Players need to keep moving to avoid getting hit by the ball. Fun and easy, everyone gets a serious workout. Sneakers and gym wear are required.


*Animal Tales Program: Grades Kindergarten – 5th with Tenafly Nature Center, $380 (*this club will not meet on 12/16/2022; club will begin on 1/6/2023)

Meet some amazing animals and learn how they survive in their own habitats. Join us as we explore reptile relatives, amphibian abilities, mighty mammals and more. Sessions will feature an animal found in New Jersey and how each creature’s unique attributes and adaptations set them apart. Through crafts, stories, hands-on activities, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters, students will gain more of an understanding of what can be found in their own backyards.


Extra Innings Club: Grades Kindergarten 8th with Ms. Gigi/Staff, $250

In this club students will be provided with a quiet, structured environment to allow him/her to complete their homework. The main objective here is to encourage good work habits, organizational skills, and a sense of achievement in every student. Once their homework is completed they will have time to play with educational games, arts and crafts, coloring, puzzles, and much more.