After School Programs

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS: GENERAL INFORMATION

SPRING 2019 CLUBS (March 11–May 24*)

*No clubs will meet the week of March 25 (Spring Break) or the week of April 1 (Middle School class trip).

  • 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.

  • Note: To continue participation in a club for Spring session, students must re-register in that club.

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

 

MONDAY CLUBS:

 

BEYBLADES CLUB—NEW!
Mondays 3:30­–4:30

Open to Grades K–3
Teacher: Ms. Jodi Richardson

*Students may bring their own Beyblade(s) and are welcome to share, but toys must be kept in their backpacks until club time. We will have Beyblades available to play with during the club if they don’t have their own or forget.
This club provides students an opportunity to meet new friends who share an interest in the toy sensation, Beyblades. Supervised by Ms. Jodi, students will have the opportunity to design and build stadiums and battlegrounds, and of course, to test their creations through play! Each student will also decorate a container they can keep to store their Beyblades.    

Meets in the Gym Pod

3/11, 3/18, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20

BEYBLADES CLUB REGISTRATION

 

BASIC BAKING—NEW!
Mondays 3:30­–5:00

Open to Grades 3–5
Teacher: Mrs. Pat Schwab
*Because of the nature of this club, we have strict registration requirements: a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 8 students—so sign up quickly!

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! Experienced cooking teacher, Mrs. Schwab, will guide the children in lessons on cooking safety and skills, while they bake each week. No prior experience is required, and ingredients will be provided (as always, we will be nut-free). Enrollment in this club constitutes permission to eat what is made. This club is sure to be fun—and flavorful!  

Meets in the Kitchen

3/11, 3/18, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20

BASIC BAKING CLUB REGISTRATION BASIC BAKING CLUB IS FULL

 

TUESDAY CLUBS:

 

ELEMENTARY FRISBEE CLUB

Tuesdays 3:30­–4:30

Open to Grades 1–3
Teacher: Coach Dom Ianiro
Led by Coach Dom, students will learn and practice fundamental skills used in the game Ultimate Frisbee. The club also provides an outlet for physical activity at the end of the school day and an opportunity for teamwork and friendship.

Meets in the Gym

3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

ELEMENTARY FRISBEE CLUB REGISTRATION

 

ROBOTICS/SPHERO CLUB—NEW FOCUS!
Tuesdays 3:30–4:30

Open to Grades 4–8
Teacher: Mr. Andy Persanyi
For the Spring session, Robotics Club will focus more on using iPads to code our super-fun Sphero robots, as well as designing courses and challenges for the Spheros. Students will also continue to build, code, and maneuver Lego Mindstorms robots. Led by Mr. P., Middle School Teacher and Ratner’s Technology Coordinator, students will work individually and in teams, learning coding in an engaging and intuitive way.

Meets in the Computer Lab

3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

ROBOTICS/SPHERO CLUB REGISTRATION

 

YOUNG CHEFS CLUB—NEW!
Tuesdays 3:30­–5:00

Open to Grades 6–8 (minimum enrollment of 6 students, maximum 8—so sign up quickly!)
Teacher: Mrs. Ginny Wagh
*Because of the nature of this club, we have strict registration requirements: a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 8 students—so sign up quickly!

Did you know our wonderful Director of Enrollment, Mrs. Wagh, is also an experienced chef? She is hosting this club for our upper-grade students to gain essential cooking skills. Reading and following recipes, choosing and using the correct kitchen tools, measuring and integrating ingredients, and practicing kitchen hygiene and safety (including cleaning up) are just a few of the benefits of this delightful and delicious club! No prior experience is required, and ingredients will be provided (as always, we will be nut-free). Enrollment in this club constitutes permission to eat what is made.  

Meets in the Kitchen

3/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

YOUNG CHEFS CLUB REGISTRATION

 

 

WEDNESDAY CLUBS:

 

YOUNG AUTHORS CLUB—NEW!
Wednesdays 3:30­–4:30

Open to Grades K–3
Teacher: Mrs. Jennifer Price-Davis
Did you know that Ratner’s own Jennifer Price-Davis is a published author/illustrator of children’s books? In this club, she’ll share the craft of story-telling by providing examples, sparking ideas, and allowing children to express themselves creatively through writing and art. All skill levels welcome! During the course of the club, children will produce at least one work, which they will be able to share at a “publishing party” with their parents on the final club meeting date.  

Meets in the Library

3/13, 3/20, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22

YOUNG AUTHORS CLUB REGISTRATION

 

THURSDAY CLUBS:

 

TAEKWONDO CLUB

Thursdays 3:30–4:30

Open to Grades 1­–5
Teachers: Ms. Donna Papa and Mr. Kevin Ornstein, ATA Academy

*Students are required to wear a uniform, which can be ordered from ATA at the first class for a fee. Students may participate in testing (date TBD) for an additional fee paid directly to ATA.   
Taekwondo Club is led by black-belt ATA Cleveland Martial Arts instructors. Students will 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.

Meets on the Stage

3/14, 3/21, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

TAEKWONDO CLUB REGISTRATION

 

TABLETOP GAMES CLUB—NEW!
Thursdays 3:30–4:30

Open to Grades 1­–8
Teacher: Ms. Rebekah McClelland
Take a Risk, and join this club, which is sure to challenge your Cranium! Haven’t got a Clue what this Operation is about? Sorry!, but learning to follow rules, take turns, strategize, and be a good sport are not Trivial Pursuits! Guess Who is the Mastermind of this club: Ratner parent and lunch helper Bekah McClelland will bring a selection of fun tabletop games for kids to choose from and play each week (club members are also welcome to bring their own games to share).  

Meets in the Library

3/14, 3/21, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

TABLETOP GAMES CLUB REGISTRATION

 

FRIDAY CLUBS:

 

TENNIS CLUB

Fridays 3:30­–4:30

Open to Grades 4–8
Teacher: 
Mr. Andy Persanyi

*This club begins on April 12, so the fee is reduced to $75. Students may change into gym clothes at the start of the club if they need to.
Supervised by Mr. P., students will practice fundamental tennis skills that they also learn in Ratner P.E. classes. The club provides an opportunity to be physically active at the end of the school day, while learning the art of an individual sport.

Meets in the Gym

4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

TENNIS CLUB REGISTRATION

 

CLASSICS CLUB
Fridays 3:30–5:00

Open to Grades 7 and 8
Teacher: Coach Dom Ianiro
In Classics Club with Coach Dom, students will 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!

Meets in Room 211

3/15, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

CLASSICS CLUB REGISTRATION

 

ACADEMIC CHALLENGE

Fridays 5:00–6:00

Open to Grades 5­–8

Teachers: Coach Dom Ianiro, Ms. Rebekah McClelland, and Mrs. Kate Bergman

Students who love Jeopardy, Trivial Pursuit, or just have a thirst for knowledge will enjoy this club! Led by Coach Dom, students will 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 will be filled with Jeopardy-style quizzes, scrimmages, context clue workshops, and Sporcle Challenges. The team will also have the chance to participate in competitions against other teams and maybe even a spot at Nationals! (Please note: Competitions occur select Saturdays through June; club fees help to offset the cost of competition.)

 

Students who participate in Academic Challenge but not Classics may remain at Ratner till the 5:00 start time and will be supervised by Ratner parent Rebekah McClelland. They may bring their own snacks, and they will have the opportunity for additional Academic Challenge practice at no extra charge.

Meets in the Library and Room 211

3/15, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

ACADEMIC CHALLENGE CLUB REGISTRATION

 

 

 

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 LINK