Janney’s lunch-time club program offers enrichment opportunities to Janney students from grades K through 5 that both enhance and expand what is taught in the classroom and what is offered after school. Clubs meet once a week (following Janney’s Letter Days schedule) for approximately a 10 week period. Students collect their lunch and eat together before starting on the activity of the day. Students in K-1 meet from 11:45 to 12:30 with a 15 minute period to join their peers in lunch time recess.
While information about the clubs is sent home to help kids and their families know about what is being offered, sign up is during lunch-time and is intentionally student driven. Students may join up to 2 clubs per week. All 5th graders must join at least one club for 2 of the three sessions over the course of the year, and sign-up is optional for other students, who chose whether to spend their lunch at recess or in a club.
Many of these clubs allow students to play a role supporting the Janney community and they clearly relish the responsibility that this entails while also having fun – be it as recess leaders, peer mediators, recycling and green team members, writers for the Jaguar Journal, or Janney Assistant Librarians. Other clubs allow kids to develop new interests – Photography, Spanish, Italian and French language and culture, Singing, Public Speaking, Art – while others provide food for thought and exercise the brain or the body in fun and challenging ways – the Janney Archivists, Yahtzee and Boggle, Drawing, Basketball, Yoga, Reading, Math Olympiads – the list is long..!
Clubs are run on a VOLUNTEER basis by teachers and parents and community members, and provide a unique opportunity for club leaders to share a passion or an interest with students in an informal setting. If you would like to run a club or find out more, please contact Pippa Trench.
Please click here for the Lunch Clubs Spring 2013 (Copies of the clubs list are also available in the school office.) We do our best to allow each student to get their first or second choice by lottery when necessary. Some clubs have proved extremely popular and where it is not possible to place a child in their first or second choice we ensure that child is prioritized when signing up for the next club session.