After School Clubs (Winter 2018-19)

Art of Puppet Theater


Instructor: Linda Howarth

Grades K -2

Minimum 6 students

Maximum 8 students

Tuesdays January 15, 2019 – February 12, 2019

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.


 If your child enjoys acting out stories, making puppets and scenery join Mrs. Howarth, Lower School Librarian, for a puppet theater club. Students will explore a classic winter tale by reading the story, making the puppets and scenery and acting out the story with the puppets. Students will use a variety of art materials and have opportunities to write simple sentences and label scenery and puppets. A fun puppet show will be performed by the participating students for their parents at the end of the last day of the club. 




Instructor: Ben Johnson    

Grades 1 – 5

Minimum 8 students   

Maximum 20 students

Tuesdays,  January 15, 2019 to March 5, 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, January 15, 2019 – February 19

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 explore how to use code to make a robot move. No experience is required nor needed.




Crayola® Artist's Passport – Travel the World Through Art  

Crayola® Artist's Passport – Travel the World Through Art  

Grades Explorer – 5

Demonstration: December 11 7:30 a.m.  - 8 a.m. for all Lower School Students

Minimum: 12 students

Maximum:  20 students

Wednesdays  January 16 –February 13

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.



With passport in hand, children will embark on an around the world cultural adventure - explore far-off places and learn about the people who live there, from the Americas to Polynesia, from the cosmopolitan to the countryside. Children experiment with different Crayola® mediums while learning art techniques developed by local artists and artisans.

Our Junior artisans will create:

Mud Art / Africa   Tiki Masks / Polynesia   Rattle Drums/China 

Aboriginal Dot Art/Australia    Imperial Jeweled Eggs/ Russia




Grades K - 5

Minimum 4 students

Maximum 15 students

Monday January 14, 2019 to March 4, 2019.  

NO CLUB 1/21/19 or 2/18/19

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.



Young Rembrandts teaches drawing, the fundamental skill of all visual arts to children aged 3/12 to 12.  Our unique, proven method and step-by-step curriculum foster a wealth of skills such as fine motor skills, handwriting readiness and attention to detail. Children taught using our method develop increased patience, discipline and focus as well as a host of artistic skills such as art vocabulary and history, drawing and art skills, and expanded creativity, imagination and confidence.




Instructor:  Wendy Erdmann

Grades: 1 – 8

Minimum: 4

Maximum: 8

Thursdays, January 24 – February 14

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.


 Sign up for a unique and fun filled class. Learn the basics of mosaic construction. Transform broken, glass, decorative beads, ceramic tile, glass gems and an array of materials to create beautiful projects. We will cover the fundamentals and methods of mosaic application. Skills acquired can be applied to limitless creations for indoors or out.

No experience necessary and all materials are included.

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.