GAMES: Game Club at Sabot
Unplug and have some fun in the boardroom – board games – that is. This fun game club is a great opportunity to learn a new game or hone your skills at one you already know. What better way to have fun with your friends? Games include chess, checkers, RISK, CLUE, Settlers of Catan, and more. Feel free to bring some of your favorite games to share. Parent volunteers needed.Grades 5 - 8
Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
January 15 - June 4
Registration is required. No charge.
EXPLORE: The Science of Chemistry
Enter the world of laboratory science through hands-on chemistry. Participants learn about solids, liquids, and gasses in a study of the phases of matter and through experiments with dry ice. In addition, they will learn about polymerization, endothermic and exothermic reactions, and the quantum behavior of the electron.Grades 2 – 5
Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00
January 19, 26, February 9, and 23
$100 (Minimum of 5 and maximum of 10)
ACT OUT: Shakespeare Drama Class
Join Cynde Liffick, co-founder of Richmond Shakespeare, for a program that unlocks all the best of the Bard. Participants will produce an abbreviated version of one of Shakespeare’s plays to be performed for family and friends at the last session of the class. An introduction to basic theater techniques such as enunciation, focus, cooperation, vocal projection, and character acting will be part of each session. Students will also learn how to speak and understand the Shakespearean text, with fun facts about the Bard thrown in.Grades 2 - 5
Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
January 20 - February 24
$120 (Minimum of 8 and maximum of 15)
PLAY: Ukulele Group Class
Ukulele has become one of the most popular instruments, lately, to learn to play. Uke "n" Roll, recently featured in USA Today, provides a fun environment to try out the ukulele and explore the musical concepts of rhythm, time, and improvisation. Ukuleles and music are provided in this sampler class.Grades 1 – 5
Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
February 5 - March 5
$90 (Minimum of 3 and maximum of 10)
EXCURSIONS: Art Museum Excursion for Families
Join Kerry, art historian, for a fun-filled, informative tour through the VMFA. We will explore, discuss, and sketch the art we encounter. We will meet at the museum in the lobby.All Ages
Friday, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$20 per family (each family group must include at least one adult)
Minimum of 3 families and maximum of 10
STITCH IT UP: Felt Stitchery
Learn how to create beautiful things like bookmarks, small handbags, or puppets with gorgeous wool felt. Knowing how to sew is not a prerequisite for this workshop – we will teach you.Grades K – 5
Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
$35 (Minimum of 4 and maximum of 8)
GROW: Sabot at Stony Point's Community Garden Project
Thanks to the generosity of the Parents’ Association and a Garden Grant from Sneed’s Nursery, we have created a community growing garden at Sabot. Join Kerry Mills and Pippin Barnett and continue the effort. We will continue to lay more beds, grow seedlings, build cold frames, work the soil and compost, and tend the worm beds. We will plant, tend, harvest, and care for the food we grow. There is no charge to participate in this class, however registration is required. You need not attend every session, please register for the days you are available.All ages (Children and Families)
Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
March 18 - June 3
Registration is required. No Charge.
Chess is the most played game in the world, and all ages enjoy the challenge of a good game of chess. Join Sabot dad, Wes Kaufman, for fun in this chess club. New and experienced players are welcome. We will learn together.Grades 1 – 5
Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
March 23 - April 27 (No meeting on April 6)
Registration is required. No Charge. (Minimum of 4 and maximum of 14)
EXPLORE: James River Walk
The James River is a local treasure. We will explore the river at the children’s pace, approaching it as environmentalists, artists, writers, ecologists, and biologists. Bring a snack and a water bottle. Dress for the weather and wear shoes that can get wet and are good for walking. Parents of participants provide transportation to the river.All Ages
Friday, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$20 per family per excursion (each family group must include at least one adult)
(Minimum of 4 and maximum of 8)
This program is designed to introduce children to the fun of volleyball. The engaging and energetic staff will introduce students to basic volleyball skills and age-appropriate movement games based on the Junior Volleyball Association’s Youth development program. All equipment provided. Bring a small snack and a water bottle.Grades K - 2
Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
April 2– 30
$70 (Minimum of 8 and maximum of 15)
EXPLORE: Tree Climbing
See our school and the Larus Park from an entirely different perspective. Students will learn tree-climbing techniques, used by arborists, with the experts from Riverside Outfitters. Students will participate in high ropes challenges such as vertical climbs into the tree canopy and high elevation zip lines. Each climber is belayed by a rope system and by instructors as a backup safety measure. All instructors are First Aid and CPR certified.Grades 2 - 5
Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
April 7 - May 12
$75 (Minimum of 8 and maximum of 12)
MOVE: "K/1: Little Kicks" Soccer
Kindergarten and first-grade soccer players will learn the ins and outs of the game with the Richmond Kickers pro coaches. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and a Kicker’s Pro-Pass. Come dressed for the weather; classes will be held rain or shine. Bring a small snack and a water bottle.Grades K - 1
Wednesdays, 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
April 8 - May 27
$95 (Minimum of 8 and maximum of 12)
MOVE: Fencing Workshop
En garde! Ever wondered what it was like to hold a “foil” (we think of it as a sword)? Well here is your chance. Richmond Fencing Club is offering this demonstration workshop to expose participants to the basics of fencing. There is a waiver to sign for all participants.Grades 1 - 5
Wednesday, 2:15 - 4:00 p.m.
$10 (Minimum of 5 and maximum of 15)
Tennis anyone? Learn the rules of the game, grip, serving, volleying, forehand and backhand strokes in this fun and energetic class. This class focuses on hand-eye coordination, footwork, and concentration while playing the game. Students bring their own racket (check second hand stores and Play it Again sports for good prices).Grades K - 5
Wednesday, 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
April 22 - May 27
$95 (Minimum of 6 and maximum of 12)
MOVE: Field Hockey Skills Clinic
Dating back to the Middle Ages, Field Hockey or grass hockey is a very popular sport. Students will learn and practice the ins and outs of field hockey in this skills-based clinic, focusing on the rules and techniques of the game, as well as practicing dribbling and goal shots. Each player should bring his/her own field hockey stick. The length of the stick is based on the players size. Bring a small snack and a water bottle.Grades 4 - 8
Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
May 7 - 28
$75 (Minimum of 4 and maximum of 10)
BUILD: Building with Pippin
Pippin offers a building workshop where participants will build things that do something. Guided by Pippin, children will use tools and a variety of materials. Kerry Mills will assist. Bring a snack and water bottle.
Grades K - 5
If your child is not a Sabot student, click here for additional registration forms.
Registration deadline is the Friday before the first day of class. Late registration may not be accommodated.
Classes will not meet when school is not in session.
Each class has a minimum & maximum capacity. If a class does not meet minimum participation by the registration deadline, it will be canceled and any fees paid will be refunded. Registrants will be notified of cancellation by the Friday before the first class.
Fees are non-refundable unless Beyond the Classroom cancels a class.
Space is reserved for a class once registration and payment are received.
Classes may not be switched once registration is complete. Be sure to mark your calendar.
Parents are expected to pick up children at the end of the class time. Please be prompt.