After School Programming

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School and the Parent Teacher Association are pleased to offer after school programming options for ages 5-13 for the month of May. All after school activities begin at 3 pm, and there are different pick up times for different age groups. Please see below for the details.


LOWER SCHOOL: ages 8-13

Students will meet their instructors at the four square court at 3 pm to move into their respective classes and pickup will be from 4:45 to 5 pm. ALL guardians must sign-out their student(s) so please meet your student at the four square court. SNACK will be provided, please have your child bring a water bottle.


LITTLES: ages 5-7

Parents or playgroup instructors need to meet Ashley Hartka in front of the main entrance to the school from 3-3:05 pm, and pick up their child(ren) at 4:10 pm from the Eurythmy room where the class will be held. No Snack will be provided.



Each student can select either one sport class for the entire three-week block, or up to two options from the mix and match classes. We are only offering one class for the “Littles” on Tuesdays.


Sports Skills Options:

Choose one sports activity which takes place on both Tuesday and Thursday each week, building skills throughout the 3-week block:

  • Basketball skill development (Tuesday/Thursday ages 8-13) – Led by Charles Towe
  • Soccer skill development (Tuesday/Thursday grades ages 8-13) – Led by Chad Rood


Mix and Match Classes:

Choose one or two classes per week, so each week you would have the same class on either Tuesday or Thursday for a 3-week block:

  • Yoga (Tuesday’s ages 8-13) with Dwayne Resnick
  • Yoga (Thursday’s ages 8-13) with Dwayne Resnick
  • Cooking and Potions Class (Tuesday’s ages 8-13) with Nicole LoBue
  • Cooking and Potions Class (Thursday’s ages 8-13) with Nicole LoBue
  • Circus Arts (Thursday’s ages 8-13) with Laura Geilen
  • Creative Movement (Tuesday’s 5-7 year’s old) with Ashley Hartka



May 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 (Tuesday/Thursday for a 3-week block): Soccer, Basketball and Yoga and Cooking/Potions will be offered. (Sports max class size 20 students, all other activities max class size of 12)

May 16, 23, 20 (Thursday’s only for a 3-week block): Circus Arts (Max class size 12 students)

May 14, 21, 28 (Tuesday’s only for a 3-week block): Creative Movement for ages 5-7 (Max class size 8 students)



Sliding scale ranges from $10-$20 per class, except for Circus Arts which is $15-20 per class. Sibling Discounts are available if you select enrollment for more than one child.


Pre-sign up is required here:

Sign Up

Fill out the form at the link and submit it, this will bring you to an online payment screen. If you prefer to pay by check you can leave it at the front office with Marla but you must submit the form at the link which will add your student(s) to our class list. Payment in full is due by May 5th. 

Questions should be directed to Karine Bouis-Towe


Class Descriptions:

Cooking and Potions with Nicole LoBue

We will gather after school to experience the tiny new budding gems of this season. We will conjure nourishment and care for one another by attending to what our bellies and bodies crave. Coming into the spring, this season of new growth, we will search for and identify what can give comfort, sustenance and healing amongst the foods on our own school property, our own kitchen pantry, spice cabinets, and what can just be plain delicious!

Each day together we will create snacks and treats to enliven us. We will cook with the guidance of chef, food-educator, and herbalist Nicole LoBue. Nicole will share methods in the kitchen to support children to follow and articulate their own slippery intuitions and inclinations, to engage in dialogue about the subtleties and properties of the food available to us during this season, and what ingredients we might be able to turn into elixirs and potions. We will engage our imaginations and dream together about what it would feel like to eat Spring. We will create recipes together that transform our basic humble ingredients into not only food, but remedies for our senses and bodies. With our attention to these transformations and chemical reactions, we’ll develop our ability to describe our tastes and sensory experiences together, and get that much closer to one another in the process.


Circus Arts

The After School Circus Arts Class will include instruction and practice in basic tumbling, juggling, clowning and balance skills that include rolling globe, balance board, and unicycle. Students should wear comfortable clothes, shirts that tuck in, and have a pair of clean (indoor) sneakers. Contact Laura Geilen at with any questions.