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Bancroft Elementary School Enrichment Programs by Activeplay

Attention Bancroft Parents! This upcoming school year,  a wide range of enrichment programs will be available that run throughout five different seasons within each school year, including Fall(1), Fall(2), Winter, Spring, and Summer. Here are a few important notes regarding our first round of registration: 

  • Our programs rotate each season to provide students with a diverse selection of options, ensuring that there is something for everyone.

  • Please find the weekly schedule for Fall(1) and Fall(2) below. Registration for our programs will open on Monday, June 17th for both seasons. Please note that our programs follow a first-come-first-serve policy.

  •  The class descriptions can be found listed below. 

  • You can find the dates for the Fall(1) and Fall(2) season on our weekly schedule below. For the dates of each remaining season, read our Active Play Parent Handbook. Our programs operate on every full school day according to the DCPS calendar except for the first week of school, last week of school and week prior to winter break. 

  • All programs run directly after school, from 3:15 to 4:30. Your children will be escorted to our program by their homeroom teacher immediately after school. After our program ends, students enrolled in aftercare will be escorted to the aftercare provider, while all other students must be picked up promptly.

  • All families are guaranteed at least one of their class options for each season

  • We have reserved spots specifically for students who need financial support to ensure they are not disadvantaged. For families that were unable to access the form because of prior work commitments, we will extend the same system to accommodate them. For families unable to access digital registration, we will be distributing registration forms at the Saturday Academy. Please email bancroftenrichment@activeplayllc.com if these circumstances pertain to you.

The registration link will go live at 12 pm on June 17th and can be accessed through the "Register Here" button below. Each family needs only one account, but parents will have to submit separate registration forms for each student. If you do not yet have a Teamsnap Account, you will not be able to create one until registration opens.

*** All parents should familiarize themselves with our Handbook, found below. 

Grades PreK-K

Young Picasso Art

Our after-school Young Picasso Art class for PreK-K  offers a wide range of art activities, allowing your child to explore their creativity and discover new interests. From painting and drawing to sculpture and collage, our experienced instructors will guide your child through each project, helping them to develop their artistic skills and confidence. Join us for a fun and inspiring journey!

Grades PK-K

Early Youth Basketball

Looking for a fun and engaging after-school activity for your child? Our early youth basketball class is the perfect choice! Our coaches provide a basic introduction to the sport in a safe and supportive environment, helping your child develop fundamental skills and a love for the game. Sign up today and watch your child's confidence soar on and off the court.

Grades 2-5

Board Games Club 

Get ready to level up your after-school routine with our board games club! Our Board Game Club offers an exciting and engaging game experience that will challenge your mind and provide endless entertainment. With a variety of games suitable for all ages and skill levels, your child will be sure to find something that suits your interests. Join us for some friendly competition and a great time.

Grades K-5

Advanced Chess

Our advanced chess after-school enrichment class is the perfect opportunity for students who are passionate about the game to their skills to the next level. Our curriculum is designed to challenge and engage students with advanced strategies and tactics, helping them to become true masters of the board. Through our program, students will be challenged to add new to their games, expanding their repertoire and taking their play to new heights. Join us and unlock your full potential as a chess player!

Grades PreK-1

Young Chefs Cooking

 In this class, your little ones will learn the basics of cooking, including measuring ingredients, mixing, and following recipes. Our experienced instructors will guide them through each step, making sure they have fun while learning valuable skills. Get ready for some delicious creations!

Grades 2-5

Debate

Debate enrichment classes are a great way to improve critical thinking skills, public speaking abilities, and overall confidence. These classes provide a platform for students to engage in meaningful discussions and learn how to effectively communicate their ideas. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced debater, a debate enrichment class can help you take your skills to the next level.

Grades 1-3

Fencing

Our afterschool fencing classes are the perfect choice for students who are looking to try something new or take their skills to the next level. Our experienced and qualified instructors provide personalized attention and ensure that each student is provided with the necessary equipment. Sign up today to get your child started on this exciting and unique sport.

Grades PK/K

Hot Wheels

Our Hot Wheels afterschool classes are the perfect way to engage your child in fun and hands-on STEM learning. With exciting activities that showcase the power of engineering, physics and design, your child will be fascinated and excited by what they can create. Our experienced instructors know how to spark interest and keep kids engaged.

Grades PreK-K

Jewelry Making Club 

Welcome to our jewelry making club for PreK and K kids! We are excited to provide a fun and creative space for your little ones to explore their artistic side. Our club offers a variety of materials and tools for your child to create unique and beautiful pieces of jewelry. Join us and let's make some memories!

Grades 2-5

My First Lemonade Stand

Our after school class on starting your child's first lemonade stand is a fun and educational way to teach them about entrepreneurship and community service. We'll cover business topics such as marketing strategies, recipe creation, and profit estimation. Your child will learn how to create flyers and promote their stand across the school, as well as how to make a simple yet delicious lemonade recipe. All profits earned from the stand will be donated to a charity of their choice, providing them with an opportunity to learn about the importance of giving back to society. We hope your child will join us for this exciting and rewarding experience!

Grades 2-5

Mad Scientist

Are you ready for an out-of-this-world after-school adventure for your little ones? Look no further than our Mad Scientist Enrichment Class! With thrilling experiments and hands-on activities, your kids will be having a blast while learning about science. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to spark your child's curiosity and creativity. 

Grade PreK-1

Young Mad Scientist

Are you ready to explore the world of science with your little ones? Our young mad scientist program for grades PreK-1 is the perfect way to introduce your children to the wonders of science through fun and engaging experiments. From erupting volcanoes to colorful chemical reactions, our program is designed to spark curiosity and inspire a love for learning in your little ones. 

Grades PreK-1

TOTs Soccer

Welcome to our Tots Soccer program for PreK-K! Our program is designed to introduce young children to the fundamentals of soccer in a fun and engaging way. Our experienced coaches will guide your child through age-appropriate drills and games to help them develop their skills and love for the game. Join us for a season of learning, growth, and fun on the field!

Grades 2-3

Typing

In the typing club, students will learn how to type faster and more accurately. They'll practice typing exercises and play fun games to improve their skills. With the help of instructors, they'll get better over time and become more confident in typing for school and beyond.

Grades PreK-1

Yoga

 Kids will learn self-regulation, focus, patience, and improve mobility, strength, and balance. Yoga helps kids self-reflect and build healthy habits. I can't wait to guide your child to discover how amazing they are!

Grades 2-5

Pottery

Join our exciting pottery after-school program designed for students in grades 2-5! This hands-on course introduces young artists to the world of pottery, fostering creativity, fine motor skills, and a love for artistic expression. Students will get to paint and take home their fun, inspired creations! 

Grades 1-5

Advanced Art

Our after-school art class for older ages is the ultimate destination for those who are serious about honing their artistic skills and unleashing their creativity. With our passionate instructors and diverse range of techniques and mediums, you can be confident that you'll develop your own unique style and create something truly amazing. Join us and take your art to the next level!

Grades K-2 and 2-5

Basketball

Our after-school basketball enrichment class is the perfect opportunity for students to improve their basketball skills. Our program is tailored to meet the needs of students of all skill, and our experienced coaches are dedicated to helping each student reach their full potential. Through a combination of drills, exercises, and games, students will develop their skills and take their game to the next level. Join us today and see the difference our program can make!

Grades K-5

Beginner Chess

Our program is designed to teach the fundamentals of chess to students who are new to the game. Through interactive lessons and practice games, students will learn the rules of chess, basic strategies, and how to think critically and strategically. Join us for a fun and educational experience!

Grades 2-5

Cheerleading

Join us for a season of cheers, jumps, and stunts! Students will learn cheerleading routines and have the opportunity to perform at the football enrichment when the classes run on the same day.

Grades 2-5

Cooking

 Our program focuses on teaching cooking techniques that will help your child become a confident and skilled cook. From knife skills to sautéing, our classes will provide a fun and educational for your child. Join us today and watch your child's culinary skills soar!

Grades 1-5

Drama

Our program is designed to help students develop their creativity, confidence, and communication skills through the art of drama. Our instructors will guide students through various exercises and activities that will help them explore their emotions, express themselves, and work collaboratively with others. Join us and discover the joy of drama!

Grades K-2 and 3-5

Hockey

Looking to learn the ins and outs of the game? Join us at our Hockey Class, where we'll teach you everything from holding a stick to teamwork on the floor. Our coaches are dedicated to helping you improve your skills and have fun while doing it. Join us for an unforgettable experience!

Grades 4-5

Bancroft Journalism Club

Do you want to be a founding member of the Bancroft Newspaper? Well, here is your chance! In this after-school club you will become a hard-hitting journalist, taking a classroom and turning it into a newsroom to report on important topics that are going on right in your very own school! 

Grades PreK-K

LEGOs

Welcome to our beginner's LEGO class for afterschool enrichment! Our program is designed to introduce children to the world of LEGO building and inspire their creativity. Through hands-on activities and guided instruction, your child will learn the basics of LEGO building and develop important skills such as problem-solving and teamwork.

Grades 1-5

Advanced LEGO

Looking for a fun and educational after-school activity for your child? Our advanced LEGO enrichment class is the perfect solution! Your child will have the opportunity to explore their creativity and problem-solving skills while building and designing with LEGO bricks. Sign up now to give your child a fun and engaging learning experience!

Grades PreK-1 and 2-5

Painting

Our classes are designed to encourage creativity and self-expression in a fun and safe environment. Our instructors will guide your child through painting techniques and help them develop their artistic skills. Sign up now and watch your child's imagination soar!

Grades PK-K and 1-5

Say it aint Sew! Sewing 

At our afterschool sewing classes, you'll learn the fundamentals of sewing and discover how to create beautiful projects that highlight your individuality and creativity. Our classes are fun, informative, and beginner-friendly, providing you with a solid foundation of skills that you can build upon as you progress in your sewing journey

Grades 2-5

Soccer

Get ready for a fantastic adventure filled with laughter, learning, and the joy of playing soccer.  Imagine running on a field with your new friends, chasing after a colorful soccer ball. You'll be learning how to control the ball with your feet, practicing gentle passes, and even taking those adorable first shots on goal. Our coaches are here to guide you, making sure you have tons of fun while developing important motor skills and teamwork.

Grades 2-5

Ultimate Frisbee

Looking for a fun and active after-school activity for your child? Consider signing them up for our Ultimate Frisbee class! Our experienced coaches will teach your child the fundamentals of the game while promoting teamwork and sportsmanship. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity for your to stay active and make new friends.

Grades 2-5

Yoga

 Our program is designed to help children develop strength, flexibility, and mindfulness through the practice of yoga. Our experienced instructors create a fun and engaging environment that encourages children to explore their bodies and minds. 

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