After School Programs

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS: GENERAL INFORMATION

FALL 2019 CLUBS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN LATE AUGUST/EARLY SEPTEMBER

  • Fee is $100 per student, per club.

  • Please check each club’s description for specific meeting dates.

  • Students enrolled in after school clubs may pack their own nut-free snack to eat after school at the beginning of the club meeting; snacks are not provided.

  • Students should be picked up promptly at the club ending time.

  • Questions? Contact Mandy Walden (mwalden@theratnerschool.org or 216-464-0033 x1125)

 

A SAMPLING OF PREVIOUS AFTER SCHOOL CLUB OFFERINGS:

 

BEYBLADES CLUB: This club provided students an opportunity to meet new friends who share an interest in the toy sensation, Beyblades. Students had the opportunity to design and build stadiums and battlegrounds, and test their creations through play!

 

BASIC BAKING: Baking is something kids love to do—measuring, mixing, and maybe sneaking a lick of spoon—but is also a hands-on learning activity, building skills such as following directions in order, understanding measurements, gaining patience, cleaning up, and of course the sense of wonder accomplishment when the recipe comes out correctly! Students were guided in lessons on cooking safety and skills, while baking each week.

 

ROBOTICS/SPHERO CLUB: In fall and winter, Robotics Club focuses on preparation for the CCIS Robotics Throwdown, where students build Lego Mindstorms robots and learn to code and maneuver them in a robot battle arena. In the spring, the club focuses more on using iPads to code our super-fun Sphero robots, as well as designing courses and challenges for the Spheros. 

 

YOUNG AUTHORS CLUB: Ratner’s own Jennifer Price-Davis, in addition to being a fabulous Montessori assistant teacher, is a published author/illustrator of children’s books. In this club, she shared the craft of story-telling by providing examples, sparking ideas, and allowing children to express themselves creatively through writing and art. During the course of the club, children produced work that they shared at a “publishing party” with their parents.  

 

TAEKWONDO CLUB: Taekwondo Club is led by black-belt ATA Cleveland Martial Arts instructors. Students learn focus, self-control, and perseverance through the challenges of developing Taekwondo skills and techniques, and are given the opportunity to earn belts through testing.

 

CLASSICS CLUB: In Classics Club with Coach Dom, students explore ancient literature, art, science, history, and architecture in order to recognize the influence they have in the modern world. Latin is introduced to the students both to create a foundation for learning the language at a higher level and to build connections between English and Latin in terms of sentence structure and cognates. The perfect club for the “Renaissance” student who is interested in a wide variety of subjects and how they truly are related!

 

ACADEMIC CHALLENGE: Students who love Jeopardy, Trivial Pursuit, or just have a thirst for knowledge will enjoy this club! Students learn interesting information in subjects such as mythology, history, pop culture, and math. They will also be guided through the experience of competition and team building. Practices are filled with Jeopardy-style quizzes, scrimmages, context clue workshops, and Sporcle Challenges. The team will have the chance to participate in competitions against other teams and maybe even a spot at Nationals! 

 

 

HOMEWORK GROUP - TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, GRADES 6, 7 & 8

Homework Group is an after school group that is offered to students in Grades 6, 7, and 8, from 3:30-5:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. On Tuesday and Thursday, Denise Falcon, Learning Specialist, supports the club and on Wednesdays, Pat Schwab, Elementary II teacher and Learning Support Specialist, supports the club.

 

The intention of Homework Group is to help students that need support either managing their homework, further assistance with their homework or breaking down assignments. Denise Falcon and Pat Schwab will be able to assist your child in time management of assignments, helping them understand the material, reteaching material (when possible), making sure that the homework expectation for your child are not unreasonable.

 

Although the intention of Homework Group is to get the bulk of the students homework completed, they still may have some work to complete at home. Additionally, please note that although Homework Group is staffed by Learning Specialists, it is not intended to be used as a private tutoring session.

 

HOMEWORK GROUP REGISTRATION WILL OPEN LATER IN THE SUMMER