OSM offers a variety of after-school programs to meet the interest of students from PK-8th grade. 

 

Important information:

 

  • Space is limited on a first-come first-serve basis. Students will be added to a waitlist when a program is full. 

  • There will be no additional fee for Extended Day (ED) programs. You will be charged $8.50 for the hour your student is in the program and billed via Procare.

  • Students will remain in their grade-level Extended Day room until the program start time.

  • Programs dismiss at the Michigan Avenue gate. If students are not picked up at this time they will return to grade-level Extended Day rooms.

 

Email ED Directors Abby Palombaro and Kacey Russell at extendedday@osmschool.com with questions.  

Please Note:  Signups for this session will go live on

 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 6:30 PM.

Investing 101  

OSM is pleased to offer a new after school program - Investing 101. Investing is something which most adults want to learn more about - so why not start with the kids?  This 8 week program will provide an introduction to investing and how to create an investment portfolio. The program will utilize a hypothetical Stock Market Game to help the kids research, trade, and track a stock portfolio.  The goal is to learn, have fun, and have the children come home and provide their families with more investing knowledge.  

Grade(s): 6th 

Day/Time: Wednesday 3:45-4:45

Start Date: February 5th, 2020

End Date: March 25th, 2020

No Class Days: not applicable 

Number of classes: 8 

Max: 25 students

Instructor: Philip Kepler (6th grade parent)

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Cooking Around the World

In this course, your student will travel around the world in order to discover foods from different countries as well as learn how to prepare them. While traveling the globe, we will work through recipes, learn about kitchen safety, and experiment with different tools used in the kitchen.

Grade(s): Kindergarten-2nd

Day/Time: Friday 3:45-4:45

Start Date: February 7th, 2020

End Date: May 1st, 2020

No Class Days: 4/10, 4/17

Number of classes: 11 

Max: 15 students 

Instructors: Brittany Blamble and Colleen Maus (preschool teachers)

 

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Cooking Club

Students will learn the valuable life skill of cooking by mixing, measuring, chopping, smelling, and tasting! We will create a mix of savory and sweet dishes. We will use different kitchen utensils, enjoy worldly cuisine, and spark a love for cooking and baking!

 

Grade(s): 3rd-5th

Day/Time: Monday 3:45-4:45

Start Date: February 3rd, 2020

End Date: April 27th, 2020

No Class Days: 2/17, 3/16, 4/13

Number of classes: 10

Max: 15 students  

Instructor: Karly Brunner (second grade teacher)

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Yoga and Mindfulness                                                                                              

Students will learn basic foundations of the yoga practice and the benefits of the different poses. We will study mindfulness techniques and ways to practice gratitude in everyday moments. This class will foster self-esteem, cooperation, concentration, and compassion for others.

 

Grade(s): Kindergarten-2nd 

Day/Time: Thursday 3:45-4:45

Start Date: February 6th, 2020

End Date:  April 28th, 2020

No Class Days: 4/9, 4/16

Number of classes: 11 

Max: 15 students 

Instructor: Karly Brunner (second grade teacher)

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Yoga and Mindfulness

Students will explore mindfulness through weekly activities and movement. We will focus on calming down our minds through breath work, and will explore this connection further by linking breath to movement in a series of asanas (physical poses) in each class.

 

Grade(s): 3rd-5th

Day/Time: Friday 3:45-4:45

Start Date: February 7th, 2020

End Date:  April 29th, 2020 - (The last class of this program will take place on Wednesday April 29th instead of Friday, May 1st to accommodate Ms. F’s. musical schedule) 

No Class Days: 2/7, 4/10, 4/17, 5/1 

Number of classes: 10  

Max: 15 students 

Instructor: Brea Feigenbaum (music teacher)

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Intro to Ballet Session 1                                                                                              

Students will learn basic ballet skills. They will practice a variety of ballet movements and techniques. They will enjoy dancing and practicing together!

 

Grade(s): Preschool 

Day/Time: Monday 3:45-4:15

Start Date: February 3rd, 2020

End Date: April 27th, 2020

No Class Days: 2/17, 3/16, 4/13

Number of classes: 10  

Max: 10 students 

Instructor: Kelly Madorsky (second grade teacher)

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Intro to Ballet Session 2

Students will learn basic ballet skills. They will practice a variety of ballet movements and techniques. They will enjoy dancing and practicing together!

Grade(s): Preschool 

Day/Time: Monday 4:15-4:45

Start Date: February 3rd, 2020

End Date: April 27th, 2020

No Class Days: 2/17, 3/16, 4/13

Number of classes: 12

Number of students: 10 

Max: 10 students 

Instructor: Kelly Madorsky (second grade teacher)

 

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Ballet

The students will learn a basic understanding and execution of ballet skills. They will learn the artistry and movement of ballet.

 

Grade(s): Kindergarten-2nd 

Day/Time: Tuesday 3:45-4:30

Start Date: February 4th, 2020

End Date: April 28th, 2020

No Class Days: 4/14

Number of classes: 12  

Max: 15 students 

Instructor: Kelly Madorsky (second grade teacher)

 

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Creative Movement: Intro to Modern/Jazz

The students will learn a basic understanding of jazz and modern skills/movements. They will learn about different shapes in dance, and how to execute those movements throughout the space given.  

Grade(s): Kindergarten-2nd 

Day/Time: Tuesday 4:30-5:15

Start Date: February 4th, 2020

End Date: April 28th, 2020

No Class Days: 4/14

Number of classes: 12  

Max: 15 students 

Instructor: Kelly Madorsky (second grade teacher)

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Art Club

Art is a great way for students to express their creativity and to produce something they are proud of. Throughout this program students will be exposed to different mediums and experience different ways of creating art.

Grade(s): 1st-3rd 

Day/Time: Tuesday 3:45-4:45

Start Date: February 4th, 2020

End Date: April 28th, 2020

No Class Days: 4/14

Number of classes: 12  

Max: 20 students 

Instructor: Emma Laskowski (art teacher) 

 

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Music Technology

In this class we will become music producers!! Using an online software called Soundtrap, students will get to make beats, arrange and record music, and create their very own songs! 

 

Grade(s): 3rd-8th

Day/Time: Wednesday 3:45-4:45

Start Date: February 5th 2020

End Date: April 29th 2020

No Class Days: 4/15

Number of classes: 12 

Max: 15 students

Instructor: Dennis Episcopo (preschool teacher aide) 

 

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Theater

In this class, students will play theatre games and explore some basic acting techniques. 

A simple and fun introduction into the world of theatre!

 

Grade(s): 2nd-5th

Day/Time: Friday 3:45-4:45

Start Date: February 7th, 2020

End Date: May 1st, 2020

No Class Days: 4/10, 4/17

Number of classes: 11 

Max: 15 students

Instructor: Dennis Episcopo (preschool teacher aide)

 

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Chess Scholars 1

Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with

prizes at the end of the session!

Grade(s): Kindergarten-2nd 

Day/Time: Thursday 3:45-4:45

Start Date: February 6th, 2020

End Date: April 30th, 2020

No Class Days: 4/9, 4/16

Number of classes: 11

Max: 16 students

Instructor: Chess Scholars Instructor (outside provider)

 

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Chess Scholars 2

Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of the session!

Grade(s): 3rd-8th

Day/Time: Thursday 3:45-4:45

Start Date: February 6th, 2020

End Date: April 30th, 2020

No Class Days: 4/9, 4/16

Number of classes: 11 

Max: 16 students

Instructor: Chess Scholars Instructor (outside provider)

 

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Hours 

The Extended Day Program follows the school calendar. On full school days, the Extended Day Program is offered from:

  • 7:30 A.M.-7:45 A.M. 

  • 3:15 P.M. (3:00 P.M. for preschool)-6:00 P.M.

 

Please NOTE: No after school program will be provided on days in which children dismiss early.

 

Running Late? Last Minute Meeting? 

If you need to place your child in Extended Day (who doesn't usually attend) please use this Extended Day Sign-up Form

Only students of Old St. Mary’s School can be enrolled in the program.

 

Fees

Aftercare is charged at $8.50 an hour per child.

 

Students must be picked up by 6:00 P.M. If a student is picked up between 6:01-6:15PM. a $25.00 fee will be assessed, 6:16 - 6:30PM $50.00, and 6:31PM and beyond $100.00 per student.

 

Billing is completed at the end of every month. Payments made after the due date will incur a late fee of $25.00. Extended Day services will be suspended until all fees are paid.

We are excited to offer the safety, convenience and ease of Tuition Express® – a payment processing system that allows on-time tuition and fee payments to be made from either your bank account or credit card. Please click HERE for the Tuition Express form. Please return the completed form to the school office attention Lisa Galullo

Snacks

Each day a snack will be provided for your child. Old St. Mary’s School is committed to providing healthy food choices. If your child has any food allergies please provide a nutritious snack that suits the needs of your child.

 

Outdoor Recess

All students participate in outdoor recess. If the “real-feel” temperature is 20 degrees or higher, students will spend some portion of their afternoons outdoors. Please make sure they have the appropriate footwear and outerwear.

 

Illness/Accident

Children who are ill should not be in school. If a child becomes ill in the Extended Day Program, his/her parents will be called for immediate pick-up, (please note children must be fever-free for 24 hours). If the parents are unavailable, the next name on the Emergency Contact will be called. If a child has an accident during the Extended Day Program, parents will be notified.

 

Behavior/Discipline

The Extended Day Program is a privilege. It is part of the Old St. Mary’s School program; so the same expectations of good conduct are assumed. The program strives to provide an environment that focuses on children managing their own behavior. Children are expected to demonstrate and maintain appropriate and safe behavior. When a discipline problem develops, the staff will attempt to redirect a child to an appropriate activity whenever possible. The staff will separate a child from the group if he/she is misbehaving, and the staff will explain to the child why he/she is being disciplined. The child will be asked to rejoin the group when he/she feels ready. If a child continues to misbehave, then a meeting between the Director and the child’s parents will be set up to work out a resolution. 

 

Preschool students, new to the routines of school, often find the school day exhausting. They are ready to go home at 3:00 P.M. and enjoy some unstructured playtime. Three year olds are accepted into the Extended Day program on a trial basis. If remaining after school seems to overwhelm the child, his/her parents will be notified and asked to make other after school arrangements.

 

Toys

Personal belongings, such as toys and electronic games, are not allowed in the Extended Day Program.

 

Before School Procedures

Each child must be signed in daily within the school building by an authorized person. The children will be supervised in Room 103. The school doors open to children in the Extended Day Program at 7:30 A.M. When school officially begins, children will dismiss directly to their classrooms.

 

After School Procedures

At dismissal, children in the Extended Day Program will be taken to their respective classrooms for snack and check-in. Any child who is not picked up within 10 minutes of the 3:00 P.M (PK) 3:15 (K-8) dismissal will be taken directly to the Extended Day program and checked-in by the teacher. Children may be picked up any time prior to 6:00 P.M. Only those persons are allowed to pick up the children. If school staff is unfamiliar with the person designated to pick up a child, identification will be requested. Parents/guardians should go directly to the Reception Desk to sign out their child. Students in PreK-8th will meet their parents in the reception area. Parents are expected to pick up their children on time each day. All children must be picked up by 6:00 P.M. A late fee of $25 will be charged for every 15 minutes after 6:00. Consistent late pick up will result in the child being withdrawn from the program. When Parents/ Guardians and emergency contacts cannot be reached, local authorities may be called.

 

Authorized Pick-Up Considerations

The Extended Day Program staff must be alerted to any special concerns regarding custody, visitation, etc. Court orders must be placed on file with the school office if a parent is restricted from contact with a child. When the Registration is completed, the parents must indicate the names of all persons who are authorized to sign out a child from the Extended Day Program.

 

Returned Checks

If a check is returned for any reason to us for non-sufficient funds, the family will be charged an additional $35.00. Should this happen more than once, we will ask that all your future payments be made in cash.

 

Emergency

In case of an emergency, please contact the school office at 312-386-1560

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