Student & Extra-Curricular Activities

In addition to Key’s award-winning academic program, students are involved in numerous other activities outside the classroom, including sports, the arts, and Student Council, to name a few. These activities are supported by parents and teachers and help enrich the lives of Key’s enthusiastic and talented student body.

Here are some of this year’s extra-curricular activities…

After School Programming: Chess, Acting, Tennis

Chess

The Knight School’s Chess Program is coming back to Key School this fall, and a special kick-off class will occur the first week (the week of September 11). Your child is invited to join the kick-off of our amazing chess program for a no obligation, free promo class! We will conduct The Knight School Elementary chess class on Mondays, 3:15-4:30, and a Little Geniuses Preschool class on Fridays, 3:15-4, right here in our school during the upcoming year. Our program includes puppet shows, fast chess clocks, collecting colorful silicone wristbands, zany movies, fun chess tourneys, and a great, fun spirit that makes kids never leave chess and gain problem-solving ability and academic confidence each week. Come check out the sample class on September 11 for elementary schoolers and September 15 for preschoolers!

Register here: Chess Program.

Please check out the promotional video that you can find here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fKkYAdIe7QU&feature=youtu.be

Acting

Sugarfoots Friday Acting Program
Sugarfoots™ Acting Out Afterschool Enrichment Program

Starting September 8th!

Some students are very familiar with Ms. Wilson — she has collaborated with Ms. Angie’s art program during Friday Professional Development days, teaching her 90-minute theatre workshop and she also teaches as a long-term substitute theatre instructor for Fillmore Arts Center.
Sugarfoots™ Acting Out program will instruct students with the beginning fundamentals of theatre through improvisations, vocal projection, breathing, position of the stage, animal chat, what’s in the bag, and culminate with an original closing performance for Parents!
Class meets Fridays introducing the fundamentals of theatre to young scholars! Curriculum will consist of, but not limited to:
• Vocal projection, Vowel Warm-ups
• Breathing, Mirror-Mirror
• Improvisations
• Animal Chats
• Concentration
• Gibberish
• What’s Inside the Bag
• Onsite Closing Performance

Hours: 3:15pm – 4:15pm

Ages: 2nd Grade – 5th Grade

Cost: $315 for 9 weekly sessions (please make check payable to: F.S. Key School PTO)

Dates: Every Friday when school is open from September 8th – December 15th

Register here Sugarfoots Friday Acting Program

Tennis

“The US Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA (Teach, Grow, Achieve) Premier Youth Tennis, the first and only national tennis enrichment program in the country. Students develop tennis skills utilizing kid-friendly equipment in a play-to-learn style that gets them rallying and having fun right away. In addition, they learn relevant enrichment skills such as sportsmanship, math, science, technology, history, and more as they advance through our five-level progression system. Program is taught by USTA-trained coaches and the cost includes hat, wristband, and student handbook. We provide all tennis equipment on loan during the program, including racquets and balls (you may also purchase a racquet from us for an additional fee).”

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Register here: Tennis

Arts

Bring out your inner artist at Art Workshops at Key Elementary this Fall!
Students will be introduced to a different visual arts theme for each workshop that exposes them to different art medias and styles. The workshop begins with an introduction to the theme for that week and then the young artists will begin the brainstorming phase of their artwork. Throughout the day we work on a combinations of short projects that will help each artist to create a final art piece by the end of the day. As a special treat, Ms. Wilson comes in to give the students instructions in acting, improvisation and scene building which is related to the theme for the day and the children really love her sessions! It is a fun filled, hands on learning day that allows each artist the creative freedom to be great in different forms of art!

Hours: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 6 and up
Cost: $60//child (please send your child with a check made out to FS Key School PTO)
** All students must pack a lunch, water, and snacks for the day

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Register Here: Key School Arts Program – Sept. 22nd

Lego Stem

PLAY-WELL STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO® Materials WORKSHOP – FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd: 9AM – 1PM

PLAY-WELL STEM Engineering with LEGO® Materials Workshop at KEY ES
Class Title: STEM FUNdamentals with Lego® Materials
Date: Friday September 22nd 2017
Time: 9am – 1pm
Duration: 4 hours
Min/Max: 11/16 students
Cost: $40 per student per workshop (of which $5, per student, is donated to the PTA)
Grades: 1st – 5th

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Register here: Lego Stem – Sept 22

One on One Basketball

What are you doing on September 22nd?

The Key School PTA presents… Student Holiday Multi Sports Camp with One on One Basketball, Inc.

Have fun on your day off playing, exercising and competing with your friends from Key School! Don’t stay home and be bored … skilled and experienced instructors will conduct a one day camp at Key School. Participants will be divided by age and ability to ensure a good time. For more information call 202-244-2255.

Games***Contests***Learning***Drills***Exercise***Fun

Date: Friday, September 22nd
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Key Elementary Gym
Grades: K – 5th Boys & Girls
Cost: $50
Space is limited * Please bring your lunch, water & snack *

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Imagination Stage

Grades 2-5 9:00am-3:00pm
$100/student

FUNdamentals of Acting Workshop Series Description (Gr. 2-5):
These fun, skill-based workshops are designed to introduce young actors to a technique for creating sustainable and believable characters for the stage. Students participate in a variety of exercises, which work on physical control, human behavior observations, and realistic actions and reactions. Through basic text work, games, and activities, students build a strong and caring ensemble with their fellow classmates in order to promote an environment of trust where they can effectively explore, make big choices, and take risks with characters!

CORS 5154 FUNdamentals of Acting Workshop Series (9/22)
Gr. 2-5
Key Elementary School (DC)
Friday 9/22 9:00am-3:00pm
$100/ student

Workshop Description: These fun, skill-based workshops are designed to introduce young actors to a technique for creating sustainable and believable characters for the stage. Students participate in a variety of exercises, which work on physical control, human behavior observations, and realistic actions and reactions. Through basic text work, games, and activities, students build a strong and caring ensemble with their fellow classmates in order to promote an environment of trust where they can effectively explore, make big choices, and take risks with characters!

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Register here: Imagination Stage September

CORS 5155 FUNdamentals of Acting Workshop Series (10/27)
Gr. 2-5
Key Elementary School (DC)
Friday 10/27 9:00am-3:00pm
$100/ student

Workshop Description: These fun, skill-based workshops are designed to introduce young actors to a technique for creating sustainable and believable characters for the stage. Students participate in a variety of exercises, which work on physical control, human behavior observations, and realistic actions and reactions. Through basic text work, games, and activities, students build a strong and caring ensemble with their fellow classmates in order to promote an environment of trust where they can effectively explore, make big choices, and take risks with characters!

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Register here: Imagination Stage October

CORS 5156 FUNdamentals of Acting Workshop Series (11/3)
Gr. 2-5
Key Elementary School (DC)
Friday 11/3 9:00am-3:00pm
$100/ student

Workshop Description: These fun, skill-based workshops are designed to introduce young actors to a technique for creating sustainable and believable characters for the stage. Students participate in a variety of exercises, which work on physical control, human behavior observations, and realistic actions and reactions. Through basic text work, games, and activities, students build a strong and caring ensemble with their fellow classmates in order to promote an environment of trust where they can effectively explore, make big choices, and take risks with characters!

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Register here: Imagination Stage November