Enrichment Program

Enrichment Program


Poughkeepsie Day School’s Enrichment Program presents students of all ages with the opportunity to extend their learning beyond the classroom in a joyful and supportive environment. It is scheduled parallel to our After School Program, so children can join their peers in After for a healthy snack prior to attending class, and have the option to re-join them for some downtime when class ends. It should be noted, though, that it is not required for children to also participate in the After School Program if they attend an enrichment. The fee for After is discounted to $10 on days that a child is also taking an enrichment class.

Enrichments 2023/24
September 11 – June 6

Visual Art: Knitting & Crochet Club (Grades PreK-12, Cycle 3)

February 26, 2024 – April 29, 2024 : Meets Mondays : 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Gather with your peers every Monday to knit or crochet with Shira! Students at any level of experience are welcome. Learn the basics if you are a beginner, or challenge yourself with more intricate stitches and patterns if already very familiar. Choose your project, from an easy scarf or blanket, to a hat or mittens, to a complex amigurumi creature (the octopus and dragon are a favorite)!

Notes:
– This program meets on Mondays that school is in session
– There will be 8 sessions in total


Instructor :
Shira Teich
Dates : February 26, 2024 – April 29, 2024 : Meets Mondays
Times : 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Gilkeson Center
Seats : Unlimited seats available
Fees : $200.00
Registration

Foreign Language: Spanish Club (Grades PreK-6, Cycle 3)

February 27, 2024 – April 23, 2024 : Meets Tuesdays : 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Free for PDS Students! Engage in Spanish conversation and different activities, including games, dance, and multi-sensory learning. Taught by our very own Spanish teacher, Christian Enrique Sauer!

Notes:
– This program meets on Tuesdays that school is in session
– There will be 8 sessions in total


Instructor :
Christian Enrique-Sauer
Dates : February 27, 2024 – April 23, 2024 : Meets Tuesdays
Times : 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Gilkeson Room 8
Seats : Unlimited seats available
Fees : $200.00
Registration

Performing Arts: Exploring Dance (Grades PreK-6, Cycle 3)

February 28, 2024 – April 3, 2024 : Meets Wednesdays : 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Come over to the dance studio and bust a groove every Wednesday with Michelle! Students in Exploring Dance will learn and practice a new style of dance every week. All types of dancers and levels of experience are welcome!

Notes:
– This program meets on Wednesdays that school is in session
– There will be 5 sessions in total


Instructor :
Michelle Tommasi
Dates : February 28, 2024 – April 3, 2024 : Meets Wednesdays
Times : 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Gilkeson Center
Seats : 0 seats available
Fees : $125.00
Registration Closed

Performing Arts: Pop Icons (Grades 5-12, Spring)

April 4, 2024 – May 30, 2024 : Meets Mondays and Thursdays : 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Free for PDS students! Students pick a genre or artist of their liking and then participate in weekly or semi-weekly supervised rehearsals of music chosen. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy. All instruments, as well as singers, are welcome! Students who participate in Pop Icons will have opportunities to perform, both in and out of the school, throughout the semester.


Instructor :
Kenneth McGloin
Dates : April 4, 2024 – May 30, 2024 : Meets Mondays and Thursdays
Times : 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Upper School Music Room
Seats : Unlimited seats available
Fees : $175.00 – $400.00
Registration

PDS Dream Home Makeover: The Clubhouse (for Grades K-6)

April 19, 2024 – May 10, 2024 : Meets Fridays : 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Join PDS parent Jay to construct items for our clubhouse in the playground. These creations may include shelving, solar-powered lights, and maybe even a sink! We will move through pre-design and design and then have two sessions building together. Other parents are welcome to participate.


Dates : April 19, 2024 – May 10, 2024 : Meets Fridays
Times : 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Playground
Seats : 6 seats available
Note : *Available for PDS students only
*FREE Enrichment
*Meets Fridays 3:30 – 4:30 pm
*There will be 4 sessions in total
Registration

Performing Arts: After-School Drama Club (for Grades PreK-12)

May 1, 2024 – May 29, 2024 : Meets Wednesdays : 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Bring your imagination and create your own original theater with our amazing Humanities and Drama teacher (and award-winning playwright), Stephen Haff!

*$25/session
*Meets Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
*There will by 5 sessions in total


Instructor :
Stephen Haff
Dates : May 1, 2024 – May 29, 2024 : Meets Wednesdays
Times : 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 : Room 1B
Seats : Unlimited seats available
Fees : $125.00
Registration