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Henry Spinella

Henry Spinella
Westchester Lower School Assistant Director of Athletics & Coordinator of Lower School After-School Program

 

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Westchester Lower School After-School Program

Lower School After School Program
The After-School Program at Windward’s Westchester Lower School serves a dual purpose for the children in grades 1-4.  First and foremost, the program provides students with an opportunity to participate in an activity that they enjoy in a relaxed atmosphere once the school day has ended.  Secondly, the After-School Program gives students the opportunity to develop and practice essential social and emotional skills.

The After-School program has three sessions: fall, winter and spring. The fall session begins in September, shortly after the opening of school; the winter session commences in December, prior to the holiday recess; and the spring session generally starts in March. The program aims to attract as many students as possible by offering numerous activities as well as season-specific sports that meet their many interests.  Activities vary depending on the particular program session.  Past programs have included Sports and Games, ceramics, digital storytelling, papier maché, chess club, soccer, “Wacky Baseball,” and “Mad Science.” Instructors are members of Windward’s faculty and professionals from outside organizations that have provided instruction in such offerings as tennis and fencing.

Since Windward’s student body is drawn from towns and counties across three states, the After-School Program gives students the opportunity to participate in activities with school friends whom they might not easily see outside of the academic day.  The program’s goal is to bring students together via structured activities that allow them to enjoy themselves and socialize.

This spring, the following programs are available to students:

 

 

1st and 2nd grade offerings:

 

  • Sports and Games: is a an hour and a hour class that combines modified sports activities and games often played in physical education class.
  • Clay Building: During this class, students will have the opportunity to explore their creative side as they learn basic hand-building techniques and create three dimensional works of art. Techniques such as rolling coils, turning slabs into functional vessels, making pinch pots and glazing will be utilized.

 

3rd grade offerings:

 

  

  • Sports & Games: Students are engaged  in games such as: gage, satellites, indoor soccer, floor hockey and medic tag.  An emphasis is placed on social interactions, so students have the opportunity to play with other students in their grade level and build friendships. 
  • Whacky Baseball, Kickball and You’re Outta There: students have the opportunity to participate in three popular physical education activities.
  • Minecraft:  In this class, students will create stunning landscapes, architectural structures, villages and much more in Creative Mode of Minecraft.
  • Girls Lacrosse Clinic for Girls: The basic fundamentals of girls lacrosse will be taught and girls will play lacrosse games among themselves.

 

4th grade offerings:

 

  • Adventures in Science:  This science enrichment class offers fourth grade students opportunities to explore color theory, the difference between color and light. Science illustrations and construction will also be explored. Students will learn techniques for drawing microscopic images and have the opportunity to build spaghetti towers and model volcanoes.
  • Sports & Games: Students are engaged  in games such as: gage, satellites, indoor soccer, floor hockey and medic tag.  An emphasis is placed on social interactions, so students have the opportunity to play with other students in their grade level and build friendships. 
  • Whacky Baseball, Kickball and You’re Outta There: students have the opportunity to participate in three popular physical education activities.
  • Minecraft:  In this class, students will create stunning landscapes, architectural structures, villages and much more in Creative Mode of Minecraft.
  • Girls Lacrosse Clinic for Girls: The basic fundamentals of girls lacrosse will be taught and girls will play lacrosse games among themselves.

        

Please contact Henry Spinella, Assistant Director of Athletics and Coordinator of the After School Program, if you have any questions.

 

 
 
 
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Locations

Westchester Lower School      13 Windward Avenue 
                                                White Plains, NY 10605
Westchester Middle School      40 West Red Oak Lane 
                                                White Plains, NY 10604
Windward Manhattan               212 East 93rd Street 
                                                New York, NY 10128