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After-school Clubs

The FASRI club program provides a fun, safe opportunity for students to explore new and enriching activities in a non-academic setting. Clubs are open to FASRI students and members of the community. Clubs offer a fun way for students to explore an activity that interests them and practice their French in a different context. Classes are offered from preschool through Grade 8.

Each year, the Extracurricular Department creates a diverse list of structured activities and clubs taught by FASRI teachers and members of the wider community, many of whom teach their club in French. Between art, sports and STEM-based learning, there is something for everyone. Each after-school activity builds skills in one or more important areas: critical thinking, technological literacy, French, and many more. Some past clubs have included tile-making, cooking, fencing, sailing, robotics, yoga, theater, and hip hop.

After-school clubs are held between 3:15–4:15pm, during the first session of Garderie (after-school care) and the following time is used for homework.

Most clubs are open to the whole community. Please contact Virginie Gherardi for more information. Merci!

Fall/Winter 2019 Clubs

This term’s program is packed with exciting new activities, taught by a group of enthusiastic, motivated community members.  Between art and sports and STEM-based learning, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Looking for specific skill-builders? We’ve got you covered.

Each after-school activity builds skills in one or more important areas: critical thinking, technological literacy, French, and many more.

After-school clubs take up the first session of Garderie and the session following is used as homework (etude) time. 

For the 2019-2020 School Year, we have a NEW snack policy for Garderie. Children in Garderie MUST come with their own NUT FREE snack, the school will no longer provide snack.

Online Catalog of Fall/Winter 2019 Clubs

LA MATERNELLE (Activities for Pre-School, Pre-K, and K)

Cuisine Française –
Grades K-3 (Grande-CE2)
Wednesdays or Thursdays
3:15 – 4:45 PM
Instructor: Lamia Benadouda
Language: French
Cost: $300

Learn the art of French cooking in its original language! Work with your fellow chefs to create delicious treats while learning more about the culture of food in France. Bon appétit! Lamia has been teaching this class over a year now and she excels in everything she makes with the children.

Art Class –
PS, PK & K
(Petite, Moyenne, et Grande Sections)  
Mondays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Eleonore Ecorcheville 
Language: French
Cost: $300

Get your hands dirty and make something beautiful! In this class you will use your imagination to transform a ball of clay into a work of art, while learning different sculpting and art techniques as they go. The children will learn to work on their creativity through art! Eleonore has a wide range of projects planned for the kids that they will take home at the end of the club session in January.                 

NEW! BEGINNERS Spanish Club – MS&GS (Moyenne & Grande Section)
Mondays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: TBD
Language: Spanish
Cost: $280

This club will be an introduction to Spanish language and culture. Throughout the semester we will be speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, as well as listening to Spanish music and games. Our goal is to have fun learning Spanish!

Ballet / Creative Movements –
Grade PK & K (Moyenne & Grande Section)
Mondays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM 
Instructor: Shirley Kayne
Language: English
Cost: $280

This class will encourage balance, focus, flexibility, and strength. Students are introduced to dance terminology. They learn how to stabilize their bodies and perform fluid dance moves. A great way for children to express themselves through dance and creativity. The students will perform a small dance choreography that they learned in class, at the end of the fall club session in January.

Arabic Class – Grades PreK – 2 (Moyenne Section – CE1)
Thursdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Abdallah Benadouda
Language: Arabic
Cost: $280

About the class: This class if for beginners and intermediate how to speak in Arabic, taught by a native Arabic speaker.

Soccer –
Grade K-2 (Grande section – CE1)
Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 PM
Instructor: One on One Company
Language: English 
Cost: $260 

Students will learn how to play as a team and build on their soccer skills and terminology. It’s a great way for children to get some energy out, after a long day at school. Come enjoy France’s favorite sport!

NEW!  Zumba –
Grades MS & GS (PRE/K & K)
Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Anick Kone
Language: English/ French
Cost: $280

About the class: Dance which involves a combination of elements of West African, Latin, and Caribbean music and folkloric dance. Children will let out their energy through fun, high energy dance choreography. So you think you can dance!  

Zoo Program – K (Grande section)
Tuesdays 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Andrea Stein (Roger Williams Park Zoo)
Language: English
Cost: $300

Every week professionals from Roger Williams Park Zoo will bring an animal and they will study the different animals’ habitats and traits. The children will have activities to learn more about their new Friend. A great program for young developing minds! 

NEW! ADVANCED German Club –
K (Grande Section)    
Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Kareen Asmus
Language: German
Cost: $280

This club is a continuation from last year’s German club, for kids who speak some German or are exposed to German at home. German instruction will continue to be offered in a social and fun environment, allowing kids to practice German with their peers. Language acquisition occurs through stories, songs, and hands-on art projects that reinforce the reading and writing skills we will learn and practice. 

NEW! BEGINNERS German Club –
K (Grande Section)
Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Kareen Asmus
Language: German
Cost: $280

This club will be an introduction to German language and culture, through lots of hands-on art projects. Throughout the semester we will be speaking, reading, and writing German, as well as listening to German music. We love to go outside to practice vocabulary and have scavenger hunts indoors. Our goal is to have fun learning German!


NEW! Yoga Class – K  (Grande Section)  
 Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Elyse (OM Kids Yoga)
Language: English
Cost: $320

We will focus on yoga poses, group and partner poses, breathing exercises, flexibility, self-expression, and laughter. The children will be at the end of the class laying on mats and listening to music so they leave our class calm and relaxed.  


NEW! Lego STEM Challenge
K (Grande section)
Fridays, 3:15-4:45 pm
Instructor: Play Well (10 weeks program)
Language: English
Cost: $320

Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TECKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.
 

NEW! Karate – K (Grande Section)
Thursdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
(6 Week Program, may be extended)
Instructor: Adam Osetek
(World Martial Arts Federation)
Language: English
Cost: $250

The children will learn the art of self-defense and focus on their ability to practice self-control. KARATE!
 

 

L’ELEMENTAIRE (Activities for Grades 1 – 5)

NEW! BEGINNERS German Club –
Grades 1-5 (CP-CM2)
Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Kareen Asmus
Language: German
Cost: $280

This club will be an introduction to German language and culture, through lots of hands-on art projects. Throughout the semester we will be speaking, reading, and writing German, as well as listening to German music. We love to go outside to practice vocabulary and have scavenger hunts indoors. Our goal is to have fun learning German!

NEW! ADVANCED German Club –
Grades 1-5 (CP-CM2)
Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Kareen Asmus
Language: German
Cost: $280

This club is a continuation from last year’s German club, for kids who speak some German or are exposed to German at home. German instruction will continue to be offered in a social and fun environment, allowing kids to practice German with their peers. Language acquisition occurs through stories, songs, and hands-on art projects that reinforce the reading and writing skills we will learn and practice. 

Cuisine Française –
Grades 1-3 (CP-CE2)
Wednesdays or Thursdays
3:15 – 4:45 PM
Instructor: Lamia Benadouda
Language: French
Cost: $300

Learn the art of French cooking in its original language! Work with your fellow chefs to create delicious treats while learning more about the culture of food in France. Bon appétit! Lamia has been teaching this class over a year now and she excels in everything she makes with the children.

NEW! Lego STEM Challenge
Grades 1-3 (CP-CE2)
Fridays, 3:15-4:45 pm
Instructor: Play Well (10 weeks program)
Language: English
Cost: $320

Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TECKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

NEW! Karate –
Grades 1-5 (CP-CM2)
Thursdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
(6 Week Program, may be extended)
Instructor: Adam Osetek
(World Martial Arts Federation)
Language: English
Cost: $250

The children will learn the art of self-defense and focus on their ability to practice self-control. KARATE!

NEW! Violin –
Grades 1-5 (CP-CM2)
Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM 
Instructor: Bethanie Beaulieu
Language: English & French
Cost: $280

Bring your violin and learn the fundamentals of violin techniques. Music is another language kids love to learn and practice. The earlier, the better!

NEW!  Badminton -
Grades 1 – 5 (CP – CM2)   
Mondays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Jean-Christoph Clerc
Language: French
Cost: $280

Badminton is an excellent way for students to work on hand eye coordination and work as a team. This is a very popular sport in Europe. All equipment will be provided by the school. 

NEW! BEGINNERS Spanish Club – Grades 1-5 (CP-CM2)
Mondays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: TBD
Language: Spanish
Cost: $280

This club will be an introduction to Spanish language and culture. Throughout the semester we will be speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, as well as listening to Spanish music and games. Our goal is to have fun learning Spanish!

Zoo Program – 
Grades 1-3 (CP-CE2)
Tuesdays 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Andrea Stein (Roger Williams Park Zoo)
Language: English
Cost: $300

Every week professionals from Roger Williams Park Zoo will bring an animal and they will study the different animals’ habitats and traits. The children will have activities to learn more about their new Friend. A great program for young developing minds! 


NEW! Yoga Class –
Grades 1-5 (CP-CM2)
 Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Elyse (OM Kids Yoga)
Language: English
Cost: $320

We will focus on yoga poses, group and partner poses, breathing exercises, flexibility, self-expression, and laughter. The children will be at the end of the class laying on mats and listening to music so they leave our class calm and relaxed.  

La Couture (Fashion Design) –
Grades 2 - 5 (CE2 – CM2)  
Thursdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: TBD
Language: English
Cost: $300

Sewing is a valuable skill for any child to learn. Create simple, hand-sewn projects at first, and then more elaborate works with the help of machines. Put your taste and imagination to work, and see what happens!

Ballet / Creative Movements –
Grades 1-3 (CP-CE2)
Mondays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM 
Instructor: Shirley Kayne
Language: English
Cost: $280

This class will encourage balance, focus, flexibility, and strength. Students are introduced to dance terminology. They learn how to stabilize their bodies and perform fluid dance moves. A great way for children to express themselves through dance and creativity. The students will perform a small dance choreography that they learned in class, at the end of the fall club session in January.

NEW! Art Class –
Grades 1-5 (CP-CM2)
Thursdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Eleonore Ecorcheville 
Language: French
Cost: $300

Get your hands dirty and make something beautiful! In this class you will use your imagination to transform a ball of clay into a work of art, while learning different sculpting and art techniques as they go. The children will learn to work on their creativity through art! Eleonore has a wide range of projects planned for the kids that they will take home at the end of the club session in January.    

NEW!  Zumba –
Grades 1-5 (CP-CM2)
Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Anick Kone
Language: English/ French
Cost: $280

About the class: Dance which involves a combination of elements of West African, Latin, and Caribbean music and folkloric dance. Children will let out their energy through fun, high energy dance choreography. So you think you can dance!  

Piano Lessons –
Grades 1-5 (CP-CM2)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, 3:00-5:00PM
(20 minute lessons once a week)
Instructor: Kari Tieger
Language: English/French
Cost: $320 

Kari Tieger has been teaching piano to the students at the French American School for many years!

NEW! Gymnastics –
Grades 1-5 (CP-CM2)
Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 PM
Instructor: Audrey Michaels
Language: English/French 
Cost: $240 

A fun-filled program that builds students’ self-confidence and physical strength. Balance, coordination, flexibility and strength grow as students participate in basic gymnastics. Emphasis will be put on each student’s growth and development at their own pace. Instruction will be individually tailored to each student’s experience and abilities.

Chess Club –
Grades 1 - 5 (CP - CM2)  
Tuesdays, 3:15 – 5:00 PM (players will divided by experience & skill level if possible)(two 45 minute sessions)
Instructor: Victor Batista
Language: English
Cost: $280

Give your brain a workout! Chess players are natural strategists who can anticipate obstacles and think critically about the different outcomes of their actions: rare and valuable skills. Come learn this intense game! If you already know how to play, come and challenge your friends. 

NEW! Coding – Grades 3 - 5 (CE2 - CM2)  Fridays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Rishi Wagle from Brown University
Language: English
Cost: $300

Amateur computer nerds wanted! Explore the different languages of code and a variety of programming software. This class will be led by a Brown-trained computer engineer.

NEW!  Basketball/ Dodgeball - Grades 1 – 5 (CP – CM2)   
Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: One on One Company
Language: English
Cost: $260

Basketball and dodgeball are an excellent way for students to work on hand eye coordination and work as a team. All equipment will be provided by the school. Your child will enjoy spending time with friends after school participating in sports

Science – Grades 3-5 (CE2-CM2)
Mondays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Brian Pruvost
Language: English
Cost: $280

Your child will learn science through fun activities and science experiments. We have a whole list of fun ways to learn and explore science with your little scientists.

NEW! Soap, Bath and Beyond – Grades 2-5 (CE1-CM2)
Fridays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM 
Instructor: TBD
Language: English
Cost: $280

The students will learn the art and science of soap making. They will also make scrubs, bath bombs, and organic lotions. 

NEW! Fencing –
Grades 2 - 5 (CE1- CM2) 
Fridays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
(6 Week Program)
Instructor: Jill Ripa, RI Fencing Academy
Cost: $220

En garde! This course will teach students the rules, techniques, and sportsmanship required to master the sport. Work on physical fitness, discipline, sportsmanship, and gross motor skills. Fencing groupings depend on enrollment numbers, age range, and student experience. 

Guitar Lessons –
Grades 3 – 5 (CE1 – CM2)
Wednesdays, 3:15 – 5:15 PM
(30-minute lessons)
Instructor: Victor Batista
Cost: $280

Bring your guitar* and learn the fundamentals of classical guitar techniques: finger picking and strumming, scales, chords, and some light music theory. Music is another language kids love to learn and practice. The earlier, the better!
*Families will provide a guitar for their child. 

Soccer –
Grades 1-3 (CP-CE2)
Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 PM
Instructor: One on One Company
Language: English 
Cost: $260 

Students will learn how to play as a team and build on their soccer skills and terminology. It’s a great way for children to get some energy out, after a long day at school. Come enjoy France’s favorite sport!

New! Arabic Class –
Grades 1 & 2 (CP & CE1)
Thursdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Abdallah Benadouda
Language: Arabic
Cost: $280

About the class: This class if for beginners and intermediate how to speak in Arabic, taught by a native Arabic speaker.

LES COLLEGIENS (Activities for Grades 6 – 8)

NEW! Band – Grades 6-8  
Mondays, 3:15 – 4:15PM 
Instructor: Thomas Keohane
Language: English/French    
Cost: $260
Each term, students will work on performing one (or more, if time allows) song or instrumental piece of the students' choice (with guidance from Mr. Keohane). Each piece will be chosen/arranged to be level-appropriate. 
 
Chess Club –
Grades 1 - 5 (CP - CM2)  
Tuesdays, 3:15 – 5:00 PM (players will divided by experience & skill level if possible)(two 45 minute sessions)
Instructor: Victor Batista
Language: English
Cost: $280

Give your brain a workout! Chess players are natural strategists who can anticipate obstacles and think critically about the different outcomes of their actions: rare and valuable skills. Come learn this intense game! If you already know how to play, come and challenge your friends. 

Coding – Grades 6 - 8 
(6eme - 4eme)  
Fridays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: Rishi Wagle from Brown University
Language: English
Cost: $300

Amateur computer nerds wanted! Explore the different languages of code and a variety of programming software. This class will be led by a Brown-trained computer engineer.

NEW! Guitar Lessons –
Grades 6 - 8  (6eme - 4eme)
Wednesdays, 3:15 – 5:15 PM
(30-minute lessons)
Instructor: Victor Batista
Cost: $280

Bring your guitar* and learn the fundamentals of classical guitar techniques: finger picking and strumming, scales, chords, and some light music theory. Music is another language kids love to learn and practice. The earlier, the better!
*Families will provide a guitar for their child. 

Piano Lessons –
Grades 6 - 8  (6eme - 4eme)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, 3:00-5:00PM
(20 minute lessons once a week)
Instructor: Kari Tieger
Language: English/French
Cost: $320 

Kari Tieger has been teaching piano to the students at the French American School for many years!

NEW! Fencing –
Grades 6 - 8  (6eme - 4eme)
Fridays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
(6 Week Program)
Instructor: Jill Ripa, RI Fencing Academy
Cost: $220

En garde! This course will teach students the rules, techniques, and sportsmanship required to master the sport. Work on physical fitness, discipline, sportsmanship, and gross motor skills. Fencing groupings depend on enrollment numbers, age range, and student experience. 

NEW! ADVANCED Spanish Club – Grades 6 - 8  (6eme - 4eme)
Mondays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Instructor: TBD
Language: Spanish
Cost: $280

This club will be an introduction to Spanish language and culture. Throughout the semester we will be speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, as well as listening to Spanish music and games. Our goal is to have fun learning Spanish!

 

Fall/Winter 2019 Club Guidelines

•    Club costs and schedules vary. Please see the descriptions that follow for details.

•    Registration for clubs is confirmed upon full payment. Payment online will now be available. Registration will be on the first day of school Tuesday September 3rd in the office until Friday September 6th 2019.

•    Maximum enrollment for most clubs is between eight and ten children.

•    Club costs do not include Garderie.

•    Checks should be made payable to FASRI

•    Clubs without sufficient enrollment may be        cancelled.

•    Fall/winter clubs will begin the week of September 9 and end the week of January 17th

Virginie Gherardi,
Director of Extracurricular Programs