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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

After School Programs

Hamilton Elementary partners with CPS approved vendors for after school, co-curricular programming. 

After School Programs

Upon dismissal at the end of the school day students will be escorted to the cafeteria to meet their After School Program instructors and coaches. Students will enjoy a snack before they are picked up by their instructor. 

At 4pm students will be dismissed at Door 1 and will be released to parents. If your child is allowed to walk home please email Ms. Denise with a note of consent. dmpfeifer@cps.edu

Amigos Spanish Club

For Kindergarten-4th Graders

Arte y Cultura- Learning Spanish is as easy as uno, dos, tres! In Amigos, children will dive deep into the traditions and get a taste of the culture of Spanish speaking nations across the globe as well as learn basic vocabulary words such as numbers, colors, shapes, greetings, days of the week and more. Sing, clap, and count your way towards learning the Spanish language.

Hamilton Spanish Class $182.50 (early bird before 9/19)

Course Code: HAT9.26.22

  • Mondays 3-4pm

    • Start Date: September 26, 2022​

    • End Date: December 19, 2022

    • No Session: October 10, 2022, October 31, 2022 and November 21, 2022

iSteam

For Kindergarten-4th Graders

iSTEAM is a fun hands-on after school program that brings Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics education to elementary-age students. 

We offer learning through hands-on, project-based activities that allow students to solve real-world problems through out-of-the-box thinking and develop the skills that are necessary to excel in the technologically-advanced world.

Hamilton iSteam $242

  • Mondays 3-4pm

    • Start Date: September 19, 2022​

    • End Date: December 12, 2022

    • No Session: October 10, 2022 and November 21, 2022

Broadway Basics

For 1st-4th Graders

American Eagle Productions has blazed the trail for youth and educational theatre in the Chicagoland area, bringing the performing arts to over 300 schools and groups a year for the past 28 years. 

Our programming builds confidence, fosters empathy, and encourages collaboration as well as provides a safe space for children to express themselves.

This fall students will celebrate the magic of Dia de los Muertos inspired by Coco! Through drama games, improv, music, and movement, students will collaborate to create their own poco loco characters and original stories inspired by the hit Disney movie.

 

The session culminates in a one-of-a-kind performance you’ll be sure to remember!

Hamilton Broadway Basics Fall Session $222

  • Tuesdays 3-4pm

    • Start Date: September 13, 2022​

    • End Date: December 13, 2022

    • No Session: November 8, 2022 and November 23, 2022

iCook

For Kindergarten-4th Graders

iCook is a fun hands-on after-school cooking program for children at elementary and middle schools.  We are teaching kids how to make and love healthy dishes one school at a time.

 

We teach culinary skills, recipe reading, nutritional value, and we cultivate an environment where diversity is celebrated through cultural food awareness.

Hamilton iCook $286

  • Wednesdays 3-4pm

    • Start Date: September 21, 2022​

    • End Date: December 14, 2022

    • No Session: November 23, 2022

Young Rembrandts

For Kindergarten-5th Graders

Young Rembrandts is an art enrichment program for children ages 3.5 to 12. We teach children how to draw using a process-based methodology centered on developing academic, conceptual, and critical thinking skills.

Experience the colorful magic of fall in the Young Rembrandts classroom. Kick off the season with an interesting Iguana, a video game favorite Pixel Block Character and the geometrical world of architecture as we draw the Notre Dame Cathedral.

 

Later, students will immerse themselves in the seasonal spirit as they learn still life technique of pumpkins, draw a detailed Scarecrow, and draw a silly but challenging Patterned Bat. We’ll draw these (and many more exciting lessons!) while we improve creative and critical thinking skills today’s students need.

 

All lessons are original - developed by a team of artists and educators. Our prescreened and highly trained instructors celebrate the positive in every child; reinforcing and educating good character, improved self-esteem and self-ability.

Hamilton Young Rembrandts Fall Session $189

  • Wednesdays 2:50-3:50pm

    • Start Date: September 14, 2022​

    • End Date: November 30, 2022

    • No Session: November 23, 2022

LVL Basketball

For K-5th Graders

LVL Basketball is providing after-school, enrichment basketball as part of the extra-curricular offerings for the students and parent community of Hamilton Elementary School. The objective of this program is to provide young players (grades K through 5th) a positive basketball experience through fun and engaging instruction, while increasing knowledge of the sport.

 

Players (boys & girls) will experience positive coaching and develop their basketball skills through game-based coaching. From ball handling and footwork to shooting and scoring, players will receive well-rounded instruction which will set them up for success in future basketball programming. 

Hamilton After-School Basketball Clubs

  • Wednesdays 3-4pm: 3rd through 5th Grade

    • Start Date: August 31, 2022​

    • End Date: December 14, 2022

    • No Session: November 23, 2022

  • Thursdays 3-4pm: Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

    • Start Date: September 1, 2022​

    • End Date: December 15, 2022

    • No Session: November 24, 2022

Knuckleball Improv

For 1st-5th Graders

Sign your kids up for a session of laughter and fun in this after school Improv + Performance class with Knuckleball Comedy. We create an environment full of support  to foster creativity and build active listeners. ​​

In this program, 1st-5th graders will engage in theatre games and mind exercises that focus on the basics of improv methodology, storytelling, and sketch comedy.

 

Working with a professional improv and performance educator, students journey through activities that prompt them to solve creative problems, invent new stories, build ideas, strengthen communication, and forge friendships.

Hamilton Knuckleball Improv $221

  • Fridays 3-4pm

    • Start Date: August 29, 2022​

    • End Date: December 9, 2022

    • No Session: September 23, 2022 and November 25, 2022

Chess Scholars

For Kindergarten-8th Graders

Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children's motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity.

 

Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach.

Hamilton Chess Scholars $172.50 (early bird before 9/23)

Course Code: HAT9.30.22

  • Fridays 3-4pm

    • Start Date: September 30, 2022​

    • End Date: December 16, 2022

    • No Session: October 21, 2022 and November 25, 2022

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Hamilton partners with BASH KIDS CLUB and the YMCA for after school care.