After school programs are an opportunity for students to socialize across grades through mutual interests. After care meets in the LGA library and provides time for games, homework, reading or outside play. Electives are specific classes, which run weekly and change from term to term. Electives are taught by LGA faculty, LGA parents and other community members.
After Care: Monday – Fridays from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. (4:00 pm on Fridays in the winter months). Children are supervised and the time is structured to include board games, crafts, free playtime, choice time, and homework / reading time. $8.00 / hour per child. Sign-ups and payment are required ahead of time.
Electives: Monday –Thursdays from 3:20 pm – 4:30 pm. Each session is approximately seven weeks long with five sessions per academic year. Classes run weekly and vary from session to session. 2014-2015 classes include: chorus, an artist’s tour, world of theater, Mad Science, working at Abundance Farm, Ultimate Frisbee and Magic: The Gathering Card Game. Prices vary. Sign-ups and payment are required ahead of time.
Additional after care options: Half-day and full-day care is offered when school is cancelled for Professional Development days and during days when parent teacher conferences are held. The half-day childcare takes place at school. Full day childcare usually involves outings to various local attractions, which have included bowling, trips to local museums, Legoland, The Ecotarium, Glow Golf, crafts at Knack in Easthampton and the movies.
Session I: September 4 – October 30;
Session II: November 3 – December 23;
Session III: January 5 – February 27;
Session IV: March 2 – April 24;
Session V: April 27 – June 11.