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After School Programs at Ross

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CLUB INFORMATION:

SSAT Preparation helps students prepare for the private school entrance exam required at CRMS and other private high schools. Addresses test-taking strategies, math, reading comprehension, writing, and verbal/analytical skills. Led by Mr. C-Pher Bair.

Kindergarten Math Club Helps our youngest learners master mathematical concepts using Montessori materials: numbers, counting, one-to-one correspondence of linear numbers; with Mr. Bob Montgomery.

Math Club (Age 6-9 and 10-13) Individualized to student needs based on teacher input. Instructors: Erin Beaudette, Mirka Bensch, Mike Higgins, and Robin Chernoff.

Exercise and Games Indoor and outdoor fun for all, a range of activities including yoga, dance, ball games, and agility drills. Rainy days: board games and art activities. Led by Ms. Tracie Wright and Ms. Rae Fuller.

Kindergarten Reading Club Will help your child with the basics of reading and includes a 20-minute Orton Gillingham skill lesson followed by supervised practice with kid-friendly software and read-aloud stories with Mr. Bob Montgomery.

Poetry Club will delight the hearts of all young poets and reinforces a value we hold strongly at Ross Montessori School. Writers will engage in a genre study of various types of poetry and create original work that they can perform during club and can submit to our All School Poetry Slam in February. Led by Ms. Robin Chernoff with guest instructors who will share their original work with participants.

 Speech Club with Ms. Savannah Brown is a fun and engaging way for our young learners to master some of those tough language tricks. Individualized practice session at a small group rate!

 Shaw Lewis Memorial Writing Club will feature some of Mr. Shaw’s own work and a chance to try your hand at his favorite genres. A final copy of edited work will be published in a memorial anthology. Limit of 20 participants, ages 7 through Adult. Guided by Ms. Laurie Maier and Ms. Carmen Montgomery.

PROGRAM INFORMATION: Programs run for 9 weeks at a time and operate on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3:15 to 5:00. Snack and recess are offered to everyone participating in Clubs from 3:15 to 3:30. Club meetings run from 3:30 to 4:15 or from 4:15 to 5:00, except for the Shaw Lewis Memorial Writing Club, which runs from 3:30 to 5:00 on Wednesdays only. Both adults and children may enroll in the Shaw Lewis Memorial Writing Club (parents need a separate application). Pick up time is promptly at 5:00 p.m. Parents can enroll children in Exercise and Games before or after any club.

CLUB SCHEDULE for Session 1: Oct. 4th-Dec. 7th

WEDNESDAYS:

3:15-3:30 Snack and Recess

3:30-4:15

  • SSAT Prep for Middle School
  • Kindergarten Math Club 
  • Math Club (Age 6-9)
  • Exercise & Games

3:30-5:00

  • Shaw Lewis Memorial Writing Club (Age 7-?) *Limit of 20 participants

4:15-5:00

  • Math Club (Age 10-13)
  • Exercise & Games 

THURSDAYS:

3:15-3:30 Snack and Recess

3:30-4:15

  • Kindergarten Reading Club
  • Math Club (Age 6-9)
  • Math Club (Age 10-13)
  • Poetry Club
  • Exercise & Games

4:15-5:00

  • Math Club (Age 6-9)
  • Math Club (Age 10-13)
  • Speech Club with Savannah
  • Poetry Club
  • Exercise & Games

REGISTRATION & ENROLLMENT:

Place a check mark on the line by your selected activities, using separate applications if you are enrolling multiple children, or if you as a parent are enrolling in the Shaw Lewis Memorial Writing Club. If your child participates in the grant-funded Reading Club for Lower Elementary, you are free to choose additional clubs that begin at 4:15 on the day your child attends. The same is true if your child participates in Teen Time on Thursdays or writes for the Montesstory newspaper on Wednesdays. A minimum of 3 participants is needed for each club to be viable, so a club may be cancelled if there are fewer than 3 enrolled. Clubs will be capped at 7 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. 

PAYMENT:

All clubs are $20 a week; Exercise and Games is $10 per session, up to $20 a week. Students can enroll in Math Club either once or twice a week at $20 per session. There is a one-time materials fee of $25 for the Shaw Lewis Writing Club, but that is the only cost as the family has made the club possible through a memorial donation.  Multiply your weekly cost by 9 to compute your total fees.

Payment for this 9-week session is due by Tuesday, October 31st. You will receive a statement from Literacy Services LLC once we receive your application. We accept cash, checks, all major credit cards and Pay Pal. Questions? Contact carmen.montgomery@rossmontessori.org 


Private Tutoring
Private tutoring is available after school with the classroom teachers at Ross. Contact your child's teacher for more information.
Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra
The Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra and Information on Private Lessons

The Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra (RFYO) is an after-school program that brings together students of violin, viola, cello, and bass to learn to play music together as an orchestra. There are three levels of ensembles so that beginner to advanced students can join and play in the group that is best suited to their age and ability. Five Ross Montessori students took part in the RFYO during the last school year!

The RFYO meets on Thursday afternoons at the Ross Montessori School from 4:15 to 5:15. Students and families are always welcome and encouraged to visit and listen in on rehearsals.

To register or for more information, please contact Sarah Graf at 970-306-1235 or visit the RFYO website at www.RFYO.org

Students do need to have a basic foundation on their instrument and some experience with note reading before joining the RFYO. If you are interested in enrolling your child in private lessons on a string instrument, please feel free to contact us for information on local string teachers and programs for students just starting to play. Many students join the RFYO Prep after playing or taking private lessons for around one year.