Rashi’s After School programs and camps provide enriching programming for your student beyond school hours, on teacher professional development days, parent/teacher conference days, and during “gap weeks” after school lets out in June.

About Our Program

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  • The Core Program

    Rashi's After School program is for students in grades K-8 and is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

    Creative Works and Organized Sports & Games

    Creative Works is a free-choice environment where students transition from the structure of the school day to a creative space where they can unwind. Every day features a mini lesson focusing on timely subjects. Students can relax and explore their own interests or be part of a group activity.

    Organized Sports and Games create a positive atmosphere for enhancing confidence, team building, and sportsmanship. We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor activities each day depending on the season.

    Study Hall
    Study Hall gives students a supportive, supervised environment in which to do homework, work in groups, or complete long-term assignments. Students in grades 3-8 are expected to attend Study Hall before heading to other activities unless they are registered for an elective. After homework is done, students are welcome to join Creative Works or Organized Sports & Games.

    Homework Club
    For students who would like extra help with specific homework assignments, Rashi’s learning specialists offer Homework Club on certain days of the week. (Click here to learn about other services offered to students in need of support.)
  • Electives

    We offer a rotating selection of enriching After School electives like Lego robotics, Drama, Puddlestompers, Martial Arts, and Israeli Dancing, to name a few. Electives are offered from 3:15 - 4:15 PM or 3:30 - 4:30 PM. Additionally, Lower and Middle School Drama is offered from 3:15 - 5:20 PM.
  • Adventure Camp

    Adventure Camp is offered to students in grades K-3 during parent/teacher conferences. Each camp runs during normal school hours (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM) and offers Organized Sports & Games and Creative Works Projects based on a specialized theme. Camps require a minimum number of 15 students.
  • Summer Theater & Arts Camp

    Rashi’s Summer Theater & Arts Camp features Venus Corriveau, our Director of After School Programming, and members of Rashi's faculty. Held in the days following the last day of school, Rashi’s Theater & Arts Camp mirrors Rashi’s integrated approach to teaching. Kids combine music, dance, theater, and art with outdoor activities to study the culture and history of another country. The program concludes with a showcase of their work.
  • Early Morning Care

    Students of all grades are welcome to spend supervised time in the gym before school begins as early as 7:30 AM.

The Fall Program

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  • Details About the Fall Program

    Fall Dates
    Monday: Sept. 9 - Dec. 16
    Tuesday: Sept. 3 - Dec. 17
    Wednesday: Sept. 4 - Dec. 18
    Thursday: Sept. 5 - Dec. 19
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  • Monday Electives

    StagePlay Theatre (Grades K-2)
    Instructor: Jimmy Moonan
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Dates: 9/9-12/16 (11 classes)
    No class: 9/30, 10/14, 10/21 or 11/11
    Performance: 12/16
     
    StagePlay Theatre channels a child’s natural instincts to role play and gives it a stage upon which to share that creative expression with others while learning about themselves in the process. It is designed to provide a joyful, playful, empowering stage performance experience to bring out your child’s wondrous best. Weekly classes include the following activities:
     
    • Theatrical warm-up including tried-and-true theatre exercises and activities to improve fundamentals like voice projection, stage orientation, and body language.
    • Opportunities for each child to perform in front of the group in a variety of ways, either solo or in small groups.
    • Games that encourage teamwork such as skits and improvisation.
    • Use of props, costuming, special effects, hypoallergenic face paint (optional), and stage scenery as aids for telling stories.
    • Rehearsal time to prepare for our end-of-session performance for family and friends.
    • Marshmallow campfire story time: a dramatic, yummy end to each week’s work that includes a “prop” campfire and real marshmallows on a stick. A non-edible alternative such as gold coins, colored feathers, etc. is available for those who do not want marshmallows. (Kosher marshmallows provided upon request.)
    • Session-ending StagePlay Performance & Talent Show for family and friends!
     
    About the Teacher
    StagePlay Theatre is the solo teaching performance and ongoing educational enrichment project of Jim Moonan. Jimmy (as everyone calls him) is a teaching specialist, business owner, curriculum designer, musician, proud father to three children, and a grateful grandfather. Jimmy co-founded the Creative Movement & Arts Center (CMAC) in Needham, MA. In addition to providing elementary school theatre enrichment, he develops and delivers school-age programs for the Yale Alumni Family Reunions. He is the author of a children’s music collection entitled, “Here We Are!” and a trilogy of bedtime stories entitled, “The Babysitter and Other Stories”.
     
    Jim and his wife Marilyn, a nurse educator at Boston Children’s Hospital, reside in Hingham.



    Martial Arts (Grades 2-5)
    Instructor: Darryl Hinthorne
    Time: 3:15 - 4:15 PM
    Dates: 9/9-12/9 (10 classes)
    No class: 9/30, 10/14, 10/21 or 11/11
    Test Date: 12/9
     
    Each class will focus on hard work, discipline, and respect with the main goal of learning how to protect yourself. The classes will be filled with lots of fun and learning. Disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated. A test will be given at the end of the session and students will be promoted if they demonstrate techniques learned over the session. It is not guaranteed that all children will move up in their rank. This is taken very seriously and must be earned by students.
     
    Note: Students must wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. The instructor provides students with a Rashi Martial Arts T-shirt as well as their belts, for which they are tested at the end of each session.
     
    Min 6/Max 15
    Rm. 321/ ½ Gym if available
     


    A-Capella (5-8)
    Instructor: Shirel Gidekel
    Time: 3:15 - 4:15 PM
    Dates: 9/9-12/9 (10 weeks)
    No class: 9/30, 10/14, 10/21 or 11/11
     
    Let your voice be heard!
    Do you love to sing?  Is your voice getting too loud for the shower?  Do you love to sing but want to know more about how to use your voice?  Do you love hanging out with friends, talking about music, and sharing music you enjoy? 
     
    Come help to create Rashi's first-ever 5th- 8th grade a-cappella group! 
    Our repertoire will include contemporary pieces, popular hits from America and Israel, jazz, classic rock, musical theater, and traditional barbershop standards.  There will be room for members of the a-cappella group to choose songs we will perform together.  We will perform in English and Hebrew, in school, and in NewBridge.
  • Tuesday Electives

    Pretzel Kids (K-2)
    Instructor: Kate Wood
    Time: 3:45 - 4:30 PM
    Dates: 9/10-11/26 (10 classes)
    No class: 10/1 or 10/8
     
    Pretzel Kids incorporates traditional YOGA postures with FUN, imaginative GAMES and RELAXATION techniques. By using games, breath-work, and visualization, children naturally relax and have fun. Games are non-competitive and each child is encouraged to go at his or her own pace. By learning to appreciate what they can accomplish, children also feel comfortable with their own bodies and their unique capabilities.

    Soccer Clinic (3-4)
    Instructor: Darcey Angelo
    Time: 3:15 - 4:15 PM
    Dates: 9/10 - 11/26 (10 classes)
    No class: 10/1 or 10/8
     
    The primary goal of offering an after school sports experience to the 3rd and 4th grade is to give our students an opportunity to be a part of a team where it can be fun, respectful and rewarding for all.  Players will work on developing basic soccer skills and enjoy ample scrimmage time to practice and perfect the skills learned. I hope to ignite a love of soccer and the importance of hard work and sportsmanship.

    NewBridge Club (3-5)
    Instructor: NewBridge Staff 
    After Staff - drop-off & pick-up@ Nosh Entrance
    Time: 3:15 - 4:15 PM
    Dates: 9/10 - 11/26 (10 classes)
    No class: 10/1 or 10/8

    Come to NewBridge once a week to learn classic games with residents from our Independent and Assisted Living communities. With their expert instruction, students can learn and play games such as Gin Rummy, Backgammon, Dominoes, Mahjong, Mancala, Scan, Chinese Checkers and MORE!! 

    Students will have the opportunity to learn as well as connect with Newbridge residents. Join us for our launch program!

    A Rashi Staff member will walk students over to the Nosh for drop-off & pick-up. Pick-up will happen at 4:25 so that students arrive back in time for 4:30 pick-up if needed. Students are welcome to stay up until 6pm in our Core Program at no additional cost.
  • Wednesday Electives

    Archery Club (Grades 3-5)
    Instructor: Mark Pirello
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Dates: 9/11-10/23 (6 weeks w/rain date)
    Rain date: 10/30
    No class: 10/9
     
    Try something new this fall and see why one of the world’s oldest Olympic sports is making a comeback. Relax as you aim for your target and feel the thrill of success when your concentration and focus pays off. This engaging activity will leave you wanting more as you develop consistent form and an understanding of the shot process. Whether you are just starting out or have years of experience, challenge yourself to meet new people while competing individually or as a team in archery games, competitions, and mini-tournaments. All equipment provided.
     
    USA Archery and National Field Archery Association (NFAA) instructors from On the Mark Archery LLC.
     
    PLEASE NOTE: Archery ONLY runs 5-6 weeks (depending on weather). Core Program (for Tuesdays until 6:00 PM) is included in the cost.
     
    Additional Information:
    Students should wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. This class is outside, weather permitting.
     


    Kesem Katan (Grades 3-5)
    Instructor: Ellen Berkowitz
    Time: 3:15 – 4:15 PM
    Dates: 9/11 - 3/25 (both fall & winter session)
    No class (Fall 2019): 10/9 or 11/27

    While the focus of this elective will be on performing, we also will learn modern and traditional Israeli dances that will increase each student’s Israeli dance repertoire. The students will have performance opportunities around Rashi and NewBridge. No dance or Israeli dance experience is necessary, but your child should enjoy performing and being on stage!
     
    Kesem Katan also will participate in a nationwide Israeli dance show (show, not competition) held on the MIT campus next spring. To that end, please note the following:
     
    Your child must be available to perform SUNDAY MARCH 22 (the performance is at 3pm but the kids will need to be there all day)
     
    Your child must be available for an hour rehearsal on the MIT stage on SUNDAY MARCH 15 - exact timing assigned closer to rehearsal
     
    You must commit to participating for both the fall and winter sessions - through Wednesday March 25 - no separate registration is necessary 
     
    Your child must be in 3rd, 4th or 5th to participate in the fall and winter elective (2nd graders will be invited to join in the spring!)
     
    I will need 2-3 parent chaperones to help out all day on the day of the show, Sunday March 22nd.
     
    I hope to see many old dancers back as well as some new ones!!



    Messy Creations (K-2)
    Instructor: Isabella Duchini
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Dates: 9/11 - 11/20
    No class: 10/9

    Messy creations is an art class focused on building art skills for kids K-2. Each week students will create a different piece of art inspired by a specific artist. Projects range from 2D to 3D creations and focus on building a variety of different art skills. Some projects may take place over the course of multiple weeks. Some classes will take place inside while others will be outside creating artwork inspired by the nature around them.
  • Thursday Electives

    Makers & Movers: DIY and Upcycling Projects (3-5) 
    Instructor: Jess Greenwald
    Time: 3:15 - 4:15 PM
    Dates: 9/12 - 11/14

    Join Ms. Greenwald in transforming everyday and household objects into beautiful and homemade creations! We’ll make our own candles and bookmarks, fairy lights and pencils, paper lanterns and bookbags, and much more. If you are  a creative person, interested in reducing waste, and find beauty in the ordinary, this is the class for you! No DIY or artistic experience necessary.



    Flag Football (Grades 4-5)
    Instructor: Michael Wright
    Time: 3:15 - 4:15 PM
    Dates: 9/12 - 11/14
     
    Students will learn skills and tactics of flag football as well as play a game each afternoon.
    Students should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to be outdoors (weather permitting).
     
    Note: This class is an outdoor class! Please make sure your child is dressed accordingly. Unless it is pouring outside, class will go on! In the event that the weather is too harsh, your child is welcome to join study hall. Due to limited space, once basketball season starts, there will be no indoor space for this class.
     


    PuddleStompers (Grades K-2)
    Instructor: Helga Burre
    Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Dates: 9/12 - 11/14
     
    PuddleStompers School and Group programs connect children in a school setting with the natural world. Hands-on activities and active movement engage young learners as they discover the mysteries of nature. Our experienced teacher-naturalists adapt each lesson to what's happening right here inside and outside of our school!
     
    Additional Information:
    Students should wear appropriate clothing for the outdoors with the weather in mind.
     


    Athletic Republic (2-4)
    Instructor: Jason Slvester
    Time: 3:15 - 4:15 PM
    Dates: 9/12 - 10/31 (8 weeks)
     
    Athletic Republic is bringing our junior training to the Rashi after school programs! Our Junior Acceleration Program takes the fundamentals of AR'S Acceleration Programs and condenses them into a format suited for ages 6 - 11 years.

    Our Junior Acceleration Program emphasizes accurate technique and athletic habits, SAQ training (speed, agility, and quickness), unique agility drills, fundamental skills development, repetition to develop proper muscle memory, basic stride mechanics, sportsmanship.

    We do a dynamic warm-up at the beginning of each session which teaches proper technique and preparing muscles for the movement that they are going to endure. We teach speed and agility using multi-directional drills that utilize speed ladders, agility hurdles, and rings. The fundamental skill development that we are trying to instill is taught by utilizing innovative drills and entertaining games to improve sport-specific skill elements. Our trainers also teach proper athletic technique and movements that are most useful in real, game time situations.

    Athletic Republic is the industry leader in performance sports training with over 120+ training centers and more than 500 performance trainers providing programs appropriate for athletes of all ages. Our TEST-TEACH-TRAIN philosophy, science based approach, proprietary technology and advanced sports specific training protocols give athletes a competitive advantage by improving their speed, power and agility. Trainer Cam Borrelli is a sports performance trainer at Athletic Republic who played Division 3 baseball at Framingham State as a 1st basemen and DH. He graduated in Fall 2018 with a bachelor in sport of food and nutrition with a concentration of health and wellness.
  • Athletics

    Rashi offers an extensive interscholastic sports program for students beginning in the 5th grade, in which over half of our students participate. Our student-athletes practice the skills and strategies of the season's sport and represent Rashi in a full schedule of extracurricular games vs. area independent schools.

    Fall Sports: Boys and Girls Soccer
    Winter Sports: Boys and Girls Basketball
    Spring Sports: Baseball and Softball
  • Drama

    Lower School Drama
    Bonny Goldberg, the Theater Specialist at the Rashi School, will be working with Jenny Lifson, dance specialist on the fall drama elective. In this elective students in grades 3-5 will work on basic stagecraft using excerpts from age-appropriate plays and musicals as well as working with scripts, characterizations, pantomime, and dance styles. The elective culminates in a recital.
     
     
    Middle School Drama
    Students have the option to attend 1 day* or 2 days. Cast members must attend Thursdays as the one-day option. Students registered on both days will have priority to larger parts.
    *5th Graders may register for the 1-day Thursday option for the cast, not the technical program. They must also participate in the LS Monday Drama program.
     
     
    Please contact Bonny Goldberg with questions on programming.