Extracurriculars and EnrichmentWe are able to offer many different Extracurricular Activities this year. There may be separate fees for each as noted. All negotiating (on price, on ages, etc.) need to be done with the club manager. Kingfisher offers space for these clubs, but doesn’t control their rules and set up.
ART ($25 per quarter) – Art happens on Monday for the whole school. One class will be at 10:30 and the other at 11:30. Our own Brigit DeRosa is teaching everything from weaving, to painting to sculpture.
ART CLUB – Brigit is thinking about an ART CLUB to meet once a week after school for kids that really can’t get enough creative work during the day. She’ll have more information for you as we get moving into the school year, but we expect this to begin in early October.
DRAMA (OPTIONAL. $50 per month. Remainder cost subsidized by the school) – FOREFRONT ARTS teaches drama once a week 2:00 to 3:30 Wednesday afternoons. They will be working on theater skills and learning theater techniques at first followed by a full-fledged theatrical piece that we expect to be hilarious.. This is for 7 and up, but if there’s enough interest, we’ll try a shorter time for 5 and 6-year olds. Two years ago, we did Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!
GYMNASTICS – (OPTIONAL. $35 per month.) Available at Tucker Rec for children 4 to 7 years old. Lessons once a week and we drive them over and pick them up.
HORSEBACK RIDING (OPTIONAL, $10 per month per kid. Remainder cost subsidized by the school) – the older kids will be riding horses one day each week in cooperation with Little Creek Farms Conservancy. The farm is located across from North DeKalb Mall at 2057 Lawrenceville Highway. This is a new activity for us starting Fall 2016.
LIBRARY BOOKCLUB – TBA
LIBRARY CHESSCLUB – TBA
PIANO LESSONS (OPTIONAL AFTER SCHOOL, ADDITIONAL FEES APPLY) – We have a piano and are looking for a teacher. Some children could take lessons one day a week before or after lunch and some could take lessons after school. Kids can practice here. We’ll have more info on this in the fullness of time.
SPANISH (INCL IN TUTION) – Tuesday from 11:30 to 1:15. Our Spanish teacher Jannette Fretwell has worked with us for four years and was born in Cuba. The kids keep folders of the words they are learning and the projects to learn categories of words are often quite wonderful. We hope to have a couple short Spanish songs to sing for everyone later in the school year.
SWIMMING (OPTIONAL, $45. Remainder cost subsidized by the school) – During the course of the year, we’ll have swimming lessons at the Wade Walker YMCA in Stone Mountain for 5 and unders in February for $45 for six weeks. This is a Kingfisher tradition—no one leaves this school without learning to dog paddle!
TENNIS (OPTIONAL, $12 per month per kid. Remainder cost subsidized by the school) – Students 2nd grade and over have the opportunity to take tennis lessons once a week over at the Milam Courts in Clarkston. ATLA Coach Tim Palmer begins with a careful, organized approach to tennis, along with the life lessons about teamwork and competition. This is during the school day so we transport. Kids should wear tennis shoes, bring a racquet if they have one, or we can supply it.
TAEKWONDO (OPTIONAL AFTER SCHOOL. ADDITIONAL FEES APPLY. BUS DROP OFF) – Anyone interested in taking Taekwondo has the chance to take it with other Kingfisher students. Our group practices right after school over at Tucker Recreation Center with an excellent program. Kingfisher Students get a price break if they let the teacher know they are students. For information, go to TuckerTaekwondo.com
WOODWORKING CLUB (OPTIONAL AFTER SCHOOL. ADDITIONAL SMALL MATERIALS FEES APPLY.) – This is a new addition. Scott Carney, from Clarkston, has contacted us with an idea for some of the handy kids to create and/or renovate simple pieces of furniture to sell at an art auction sometime in the spring. Small material fees might be needed, but often the materials will be free.
YOGA (OPTIONAL $6/class) – with Alexis Muir on Fridays from 3:00 to 3:30. This will be a peaceful end to the week, with stretching and simple, fun exercises for the kids. Kingfisher will provide the mats and the kids wear loose, comfortable clothing.
HOME-SCHOOLERS – We extend a hand to all home-schooler families in Tucker. If you would like your child to take Science or Social Studies from Kingfisher, we can work out an afternoon schedule that would suit your schedule. We love to expand our reach into other groups of kids and often do field trips and invite other home-schooler groups to come with us. We think it’s important for our kids to expand their social horizons, as well. Also, we have many extracurriculars that we would love to have some other kids involved with – particularly the Drama Class, which are putting on a full-fledged play this year. Please call 678-615-2313 or email to ask the details.
We are always open for new ideas for our enrichment classes. Please let us know what you’d like to see us include.