These Afterschool Activities are offered in addition to our regular Aftercare program, which runs every day from 3:00 to 5:30pm. Students enrolled in our Aftercare program may participate in these activities but must sign up separately (any additional fees are noted below).

We are all looking forward to providing a fun, safe, creative, and loving environment for your children to enjoy at the end of the school day. In addition to our Aftercare staff we will have instructors coming in throughout the year to offer additional programming to complement our Aftercare program. We are also grateful for our parent and grandparent volunteers who have organized ski club, taken children ice skating, and taught our students chess, among other things. Parents are always welcome to share their time and passions with our students and are encouraged to contact Billy at billy@friendsschoolportland.org if you would like to lead or assist with an after school activity.

All afterschool activities (unless otherwise noted) begin directly after school. A healthy snack will be provided from 3:00-3:15 and offerings will begin in earnest at 3:15.  Please check on individual activity descriptions for ending times. Parents should pick up their children at the activities ending time and sign-out their child in the Aftercare log book outside the main office. If students are not picked up they will be brought to Aftercare and charged additionally, unless they are already on Aftercare roster for that day.

If you have any questions, please contact Billy Maley.

Most sign-ups will take place at school and will be located on the bulletin board near the school office. After an initial trial period, usually the first session, children and families will be expected to commit for the full term of the activity. Generally, we need enough students to cover the staffing costs of the activity. Please sign up in advance!

This is crucial especially as we bring in outside specialists who are traveling to FSP. If we do not have enough sign-ups, cancellations will be announced in the weekly e-bulletin and posted on the sign up sheet/bulletin board area. Most activity fees are based on $11/hour per participant for those not already signed up in Aftercare (plus additional materials fee for certain activities) and are billed on a monthly basis. Activities are open to all grades, unless otherwise noted in the descriptions that follow.

Additions, cancellations, and deviations from the schedule below will be announced in the weekly e-bulletin.


2019-20 School Year

Below is the initial list of the after-school activities that will be offered in the 2019-20 school year. This list will be added to as more activities are planned. Please see the weekly e-bulletin for newly added activities.

Qoya: Oaya is an invitation to connect to our bodies innate wisdom through movement. The wonderful thing about Qoya is there is NO WAY to do Qoya wrong. It is movement free of judgement or fixing, because of this it is a fun exploratory movement class. There is a specific structure to each class which gently brings us into our bodies. I welcome everyone to our circle, explain the theme for that class, center, breath, circle, dance our hearts, dance our hips, do yoga, dance contrast, shake, come together in a choreographed dance, free dance, stretch & share, rest and close. All this is set to supportive, fun music. Led by Hilary Pidden.
Grades 5-8: Monday afternoons, 3:00-4:15,9/9-10/28(*No class on 10/14/19*)
Grades 3-4: Tuesday afternoons, 3:00-4:15,9/10-10/29
Fee for aftercare students $32.00 ($28.00 for Monday group)
Fee for non-aftercare students $120.00 ($105.00 for Monday group)

Developmental Soccer: Soccer is a great way for children to exercise, be outside, and play a game that children enjoy all over the world. Players will work on their conditioning, practice ball handling, participate in fun drills, and learn the rules of the game and proper sportsmanship. Students in grades K through 2 will practice on Wednesdays and students in grades 3 through 8 will practice on Thursdays. Led by Billy Maley.
Grades K-2: Wednesday afternoons, 3:00-4:15, 9/4-10/23
Grades 3-8: Thursday afternoons, 3:00-4:15, 9/5-10/24
*Community Game at Twin Brook on 10/30/19*
Fee for non-aftercare students $88.00  

Yoga: This  class is all about the FUN of yoga. Through  songs, games, stories and imaginative play, we will learn individual,  partner and group poses. Children will also be lead in mindfulness activities and relaxation  techniques. A well balanced class that teaches creativity, compassion, tuning in, teaming up, nature and  nurture to the youngest of the bunch. Led by Carrie Ryba. Friday afternoons, 2:00-3:00. 9/6-10/25 (*No class on 10/11/19*). Grades K-2.
Fee for non-aftercare students $105.00
Fee for aftercare students $28.00

Rock Climbing at Evo: Students will board Buster after school and head to Evo to do some rock climbing and bouldering in this new after school activity. Evo´s gym is a beautiful space where kids can learn to challenge themselves in an encouraging, no-intimidating environment. Led by Billy Maley and Sae Gozashti.
Thursday afternoons, 3:00-4:45 11/7-12/12. Grades 3-8.
Fee for non-aftercare students without Evo membership $125.00
Fee for non-aftercare students with Evo membership $65.00
Fee for aftercare students without Evo membership $70.00
Fee for aftercare students with Evo membership $10.00

Street Hockey: Students will learn stick handling, goaltending, and general rules of hockey during this late fall offering. This class will either be played in parking lot or inside the meeting room so please dress accordingly. Led by Billy Maley.
Wednesday afternoons, 3:00-4:15 11/6-12/18. Grades 1-8.
Fee for non-aftercare students $66.00

Ice Skating at Falmouth Family Ice: Beginning in December, this is a chance for all ages to skate at the indoor ice facility at Falmouth Family Ice through a program called Opportunity Skate. We have ice time reserved from 2:00 until 2:50pm on Fridays. Students will board Buster* immediately following school on Fridays to travel to Falmouth Family Ice and will return to campus by 3pm. There is no instructor with this program, so ice skating experience is required for this activity. Children who do not know how to skate can come with a parent or responsible adult who is available to assist them during our time there. Ice skates are available, but having your own skates is strongly recommended because of our limited ice time. Please note that students are only charged for this activity if they are unaccompanied by a parent and riding on the school bus. *Space is limited on the bus so only the first 14 sign ups will be accepted. Led by Billy Maley. 
Friday afternoons, 1:45-3:00pm, 12/6/19-2/14/20. Open to ice skaters in grades K-8.
Fee for non-aftercare students $117.00
Fee for aftercare students $18.00 

Cross-Country Skiing: The goal of this after school activity is to get out and ski at Twin Brook in Cumberland with transportation provided by Buster, the school mini-bus. Twin Brook recreation area features miles of groomed trails for beginner and more experienced skiers. Parent volunteers are essential to the safety and viability of this program so please contact Billy if you are available to ski with us on any or all of the dates below. The bus is scheduled to return to Friends School by 4:45. Please note that this program is very much weather dependent and cancellation is possible if ski conditions are not safe. Students in grades 1 through 2 will ski on Wednesdays and students in grades 3 through 8 will ski on Thursdays. Kindergartners are welcome to ski with their parents on Wednesdays. Led by Billy Maley.
Grades 1-2: Wednesday afternoons, 3:00-4:45, 1/8/20-2/12/20.
Grades 3-8: Thursday afternoons, 3:00-4:45, 1/2/20-2/13/20.
Fee for non-aftercare students $105.00 ($90.00 for students in grades 1 and 2)

Ice Skating at Falmouth Family Ice (Second Session): Same as earlier ice skating club continuing now through the month of March. Children are able to skate in the indoor arena, as well as the outside rink when the weather allows. There is a new sign up sheet and we ask that skaters who have already rode on the bus allow for new participants to sign up before signing up again for ice skating club. Skaters who rode the bus for the first session can sign up for the bus on Monday, February 10th if there are still spaces available on the bus. There is no instructor with this program so ice skating experience is required for this activity. Children that do not know how to skate can come with a  parent or responsible adult who is available to assist  them during our time there. Ice skates are available, but having your  own skates is strongly recommended because of our limited ice time. Please note that  students are only charged for this activity if they are unaccompanied by a parent and riding on the school bus. *Space is limited on the bus so only the first 14 sign ups will be accepted.*  Led  by Billy Maley. 
Friday afternoons, 1:45-3:00. 2/28/20-3/27/20. (The  bus will not run on 3/6/20 but the arena will be open for parents who  want to attend with their children). Open to ice skaters in grades K-8.
Fee for aftercare students *4 sessions* $8.00
Fee for non-aftercare students $44.00

Flag Football: Students  will learn the basic rules of  football, learn plays, receiver routes,  and defensive strategy. Flag football sessions will include a brief  warm-up, a drill related to skill building and understanding of the game, and the rest of the time  will be dedicated to a scrimmage. Led by Billy Maley.
Wednesday afternoons 3:00-4:15. 4/29/20-5/27/20. Grades 3-8.
Fee for non-aftercare students $55.00


PAST ACTIVITIES

April - June 2019

Flag Football: Students will learn the basic rules of football, learn plays, receiver routes, and defensive strategy. Flag football sessions will include a brief warm-up, a drill related to skill building and understanding of the game, and the rest of the time will be dedicated to a scrimmage.  Led by Billy Maley.
Wednesday afternoons 3:00-4:15. 4/24-5/29. Grades 3-8.
Fee for non-aftercare students $66.00

Basketball: During this after school activity students will play basketball outdoors. Players will learn the basics of dribbling, passing, and shooting and finish sessions with games of 3 V 3 or 4 V 4. Led by Billy Maley. Thursdays afternoons, 3:00-4:15, 4/25-5/30. Grades 2-8.
Fee for non-aftercare students $66.00


Early Spring 2019

Ice Skating at Falmouth Family Ice(Second Session): Same as earlier ice skating club continuing now  through the month of March. Children are able to skate in the indoor arena, as well as the outside rink when the weather allows. There is a new sign up sheet and we ask that skaters who have already rode on the bus allow for new participants to sign up before signing up again for ice skating club. Skaters who rode the bus for the first session can sign up for the bus on Monday, February 11th if there are still spaces available on the bus. There is no instructor with this program so ice skating experience is required for this activity. Children that do not know how to skate can come with a parent or responsible adult who is available to assist them during our time there. Ice skates are available, but having your own skates is strongly recommended because of our limited ice time. Please note that students are only charged for this activity if they are unaccompanied by a parent and riding on the school bus. *Space is limited on the bus so only the first 14 sign ups will be accepted.* Led by Billy Maley.  Friday afternoons, 1:45-3:00. 3/1/19-3/29/19.(The bus will not run on 3/8/19 but the arena will be open for parents who want to attend with their children).  Open to ice skaters in grades K-8.
Fee for aftercare students  *4 sessions* $8.00
Fee for non-aftercare students $44.00

Dodgeball: This one is going out by request. Dodgeball sometimes gets a bad wrap and for good reason, but done right it is a healthy game that helps students develop throwing, catching, and dodging skills. We will use very soft balls and by signing up students are choosing to participate and are well aware that their friends will be throwing balls at them. Led by Billy Maley.
Wednesday afternoons, 3:00-4:15. 3/6/19-4/10/19 for Grades 2-4
Thursday afternoons, 3:00-4:15. 3/7/19-4/11/19 for Grades 5-8
Fee for non-aftercare students $66.00

Yoga: This class is all about the FUN of yoga. Through songs, games, stories and imaginative play, we will learn individual, partner and group poses. Children will also be lead in mindfulness activities and relaxation techniques. A well balanced class that teaches creativity, compassion, tuning in, teaming up, nature and nurture to the youngest of the bunch. Led by Carrie Ryba. Monday afternoons, 3:00-4:15. 3/4/19-4/8/19 for Grades K-2.
Fee for non-aftercare students $90.00
Fee for aftercare students $24.00