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The JFK After School Program offers a variety of activities for students to participate in throughout the year. After school typically runs for 7 week blocks and many of the activities remain the same but sometimes new activities are presented with different sessions. These activities do require students to fill out a sign-up packet that students receive in homeroom. The cost of each activity is $45. Students who receive reduced lunch are asked to pay $11.25 and those receiving free lunch are asked to pay what they can afford. Students are asked to bring a snack as they will have time from 2:20-2:45 to eat it in the cafeteria before starting activities. There is no transportation provided so parents/guardians are encouraged to carpool when possible and pick up is scheduled for 4PM. Peggy Clapp and Nancy Adamoyurka organize the After School Program.
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After School Session 2: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. January 10th-March 2; 2:30-4PM.

TUESDAY ACTIVITIES:
Homework @ School/Study Center: Do you need help with your assignments? Would you like less homework to do when you go home? Join this club! $45 

Open Gym: The gym will be open for students to play games. We may play basketball, indoor soccer, Capture the Flag, wiffle ball etc. $45

Down with Art? Let's start by learning how to tie-dye shirts, make stress balls and Goo! Coordinators also open to group ideas for activities the group wants to create. $45

Minecraft: Come and join your friends in the online experience of MINECRAFT. You will need to have your own account. Come if you are already a player or just a beginner. This activity meets in computer lab 111. There is a strict cap on this activity due to the number of computers available. $45

WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES:
Homework @ School/Study Center: See description above. $45 

Fun with Color: Do you like making things? Do you like doing projects where you can choose colors? Do you like to draw, paint or color? $45

Open Gym: See description above. $45

Bakers Choice: Cookies, cupcakes, pizza and other baked goods to eat! Learn how to bake something delicious. You'll get to bring the recipes home to show your families what you can cook! $45

Roman Times: Come do hands-on projects that will get you thinking like a Roman! Learn how to celebrate ancient holidays, make costumes (& maybe have a mock battle), make edible Roman coins and roads, host a Roman banquet & play Roman games! You do NOT have to be a Latin Student to join! Any grades welcome! $45

Competitive Scrabble: If you'd like to improve your own Scrabble strategy & game playing skills join us! 8 JFK students played in this year's North American School Scrabble Championship. The first place prize is $10,000!! This activity is run by Mr. Greenwood who won his own division at the championship this summer! $45

Intermediate Chinese: ALL GRADES. Learn Mandarin Chinese and visit the culture of fascinating China! Students will begin to speak the language through calligraphy art, music, movement, language apps and technology. Instructor Ms. Xueli Yu uses interactive teaching to introduce knowledge of this ancient language & beautiful culture. $45

Coding: Already coding? Want to learn? Want to create your own activity? Come to Coding! We'll use code.org, Scratch or Khan Academy. $45

THURSDAY ACTIVITIES:
Homework at School/Study Center: See above description. $45

Open Gym: See above description. $45

Girls on Fire: Come meet new friends and enjoy creating a project. Some projects we may try include easy sewing, jewelry making, simple soap making and tie-dying. $45

Junior Advocacy Group: Do you want to be a leader? Do you like working on projects that you create? J.A.G. will be deciding how we will make Northampton a better place by designing & creating our own projects. Would you like to make a video or photo book? Memes for Facebook? $45

Games Unplugged: Do you like games? Magic the Gathering, Dungeon and Dragons? Checkers? Are you a Pokemon fan? Games of any kind are welcome here! $45
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