After School Clubs (Spring 2019)


Instructor: Ben Johnson   

Grades: 1 – 5

Minimum: 8 students  

Maximum: 20 students

Tuesdays, April 2 – May 21, 2019

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.


Chess is a timeless and fun strategy game that also happens to be a great learning tool for kids. It teaches skills that kids can apply to all of their learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom. National master level chess player, and experienced chess teacher, Ben Johnson, will be taking over as the Chapin Chess Club teacher. Chess Club will typically include an interactive lesson, chess puzzles related to the lesson, and then a chance for kids to play each other in a weekly tournament format. It is open to grades 1-5 and to kids of all experience levels, including brand new chess players.  

Coding Club

Instructor: Patrick Wade

Grades: 3 – 5

Minimum: 6

Maximum: 15

Tuesdays, April 2 – May 14, 2019

3:30 to 4:15 p.m.


Learn the basics of programming using a variety of software and tools. Student will get to use coding programs on the computer as well as unplugged activities that they can do without any hardware. We will explore how to program simple games and how to use code to make a robot move. No experience is required nor needed.




Comedy Improv


Instructor: Steven Smith

Grades: 4 – 5

Minimum: 8 

Maximum: 12 

Mondays, April 8 – May 6, 2019 

3:30 – 4:30


Could your child be the next Jimmy Fallon or Amy Poehler? Learn how to think fast and coax a laugh out of any situation with improvisation games, movement, and a few top-secret rules of comedy.


Crazy Chemistry

Instructor from Mad Science

Grades: Kindergarten – 5

Wednesdays, April 3 – May 1, 2019

Minimum: 12

Maximum: 20

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.


Ooze into action, manipulate matter, and witness some radical reactions in this exciting chemistry-themed, after-school program from Mad Science! Slide down the colorful pH scale and dip into the science of acids and bases. Learn to recognize chemical changes and mix ingredients together for some sensational results. Make your own ooey, gooey Mad Science slime to take home. From proper use of equipment and lab safety to molecular structure and more, this innovative program explores the exciting world of basic chemistry. Grab your lab coat and let’s head to class for some Crazy ChemWorks!


Golf Club

Led by: Mr. Mike Duda

Grades: 1 - 5

Minimum: 6 students

Wednesdays, April 10 – May 8, 2019  

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.


Have fun learning the correct stance, grip, chipping, pitching, and much more. All equipment is provided.

Soccer Shots

Led by: Soccer Shots

Grades: Explorer and Kindergarten

Minimum: 10 students

Maximum: 20 students 

Thursdays, April 11 – May 16, 2019

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.


Join a program designed and created by childhood education specialists, MLS and USL professional soccer players, as well as experienced and licensed coaches. Students will develop coordination, balance, agility, and appreciate team dynamics all while learning the fundamentals of the game of soccer. Fun games and positive reinforcement are all part of learning vital skills students can use in all aspects of life and not just on the soccer field. All soccer equipment is provided.

Solar Car Club (Full!)



Led by: Mrs. DiMaiuta, Mr. Maginnis, and Mrs. Lindsey

Grades 3 – 5

Minimum: 10 students

Thursdays, April 4 – May 16, 2019

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.


Calling all third, fourth, and fifth grade students! Learn how to harness the power of the sun and build and race your very own SOLAR CAR with Mrs. DiMaiuta, Mr. Maginnis, and Mrs. Lindsey! This after-school club will run on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. We will have a tentative date of Tuesday, May 14, on reserve so we can ensure enough sunny days to practice for the race. During the club meetings, students will build their own solar car and race it on our last day of the club. There is also a very special Saturday opportunity to race our solar cars and compete in the OASIS SOLAR JAM at Princeton High School on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participation in the Solar Jam is an optional part of the club, though all students are encouraged to participate. Mrs. Lindsey, Mr. Maginnis, and Mrs. DiMaiuta will be attending the Solar Jam on May 18 with the students. Parents are welcome to attend. The cost includes all materials.

Still Life Water Color

Still Life Watercolor

Instructor: Wendy Erdmann

Grades:  2 – 5

Minimum: 7

Tuesdays, May 7 – May 28, 2019

3:30 – 4:15


While having fun, students will learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting. Starting from a simple line drawing, club members will be able to progress to a finished watercolor painting. Children will learn several watercolor painting techniques while observing and painting from a still life. 


Led by: Coach Ed Speidel

Grades: K - 3

Minimum: 5 students

Maximum: 15 students

Mondays, April 15 – May 6, 2019 (May 13 as a rain date)

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Students learn the TGA fundamentals as well as the rules and etiquette of the game. In an energetic atmosphere, they will learn with a hands-on, real-time teaching style. The club includes contests, a go-to tennis handbook (created with the USTA) with education-based themes, team activities, and prizes. Students will learn to volley to music! All levels are welcome and equipment provided; but, your child is welcome to bring his/her own racquet, if preferred.

Register on Tads

How to Register on Tads


You can view dates and times of clubs by selecting the paper registration form or reviewing descriptions on this page. Registration is then via TADS as outlined below.  If you are having trouble opening this form, please contact Patty Holmes in the Business Office at 609-924-2644.

It is preferable for all registrations to go through TADS.  Once registered, an invoice will be generated within 5-7 business days.

​Please follow this process to register for after school clubs.

Click Here to go to TADS

Log into your TADS account

Select the "Enrollment" tab

Select the enrollment number in blue for your child's 18-19 enrollment contract

Select "Click here to edit student's enrollment information"

Select "Supplemental" in the gray bar 

Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the green Edit button

​You will now see selections regarding the club selections.  (this is all part of the initial enrollment contract.  You don't need to respond to enrollment questions again)  Once you make club selections, click "Submit" at the bottom of the page.

​TADS will now be ready to prepare the invoice for the charges which you will receive within 5-7 business days.Payment is by credit card (American Express, Master Card, Discover or Visa) or by ACH debit from a checking or savings account.

​If you pay by credit card, there is an additional 3.00% convenience fee assessed by the credit card company, which is not retained by Chapin School. ACH transactions via TADS are free of charge.


Please read the notice below about policy for registration and cancelling clubs (should there be a low enrollment).

If a club reaches maximum enrollment, it will be noted in the description below. No payment is required for that particular club until you are notified a space has become available.

Remember: Registration and payment need to be received at least one day in advance of the club start date by 4:00 PM for scheduling purposes. Registrations are not accepted after 4:00 PM the day before the club starts. We must notify instructors one day in advance if enough students  are registered. This means that a club with a low enrollment could be cancelled one to two days before a scheduled start date and registrations would not be accepted once that decision is made. If an instructor requires registration prior to one day before, it is noted in the description below.  Thank you for your understanding.

Questions regarding payment should be directed to Patty Holmes in the Business Office.  All other questions regarding clubs in general should be directed to  Sharon Gomberg, Club Coordinator.

Club Personnel

All Club Leaders, in addition to all non-Chapin employees who work with our children, are required to have background checks.