Later Gators & Lunch Bunch

 

Registration for Fall 2019 will open on Monday, July 29 at 11:00 a.m.


Learning Opportunities Beyond the School Day
Later Gators is an opportunity for your child to engage in unique learning and growing experiences after school. We offer a variety of classes by the semester registered through a system called CampBrain (newmanplus.campbrainregistration.com 500 Internal Server Error

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Classes run until 4:30 p.m. You can also register your child to attend until 5:30 p.m. to participate in supervised free play after his or her class ends.
 
Experienced Staff
The staff includes Green Trees faculty members, substitute teachers, and specialist instructors who lead classes and group activities.
 
Availability
Later Gators is available Monday through Friday throughout the school year from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., excluding early dismissal days. A complete list of semester dates can be found here.
 
Later Gators Classes
 
Gator Game Time
This activity includes an age-appropriate, in-classroom enrichment activity or an active-play game. The Classroom Enrichment activities will include rotations of art projects, puzzles, hands-on science, musical games, and tinkering. The Active Play & Games activities will include games, races, and sports. Each day will focus on individual exploration, motor skills, group games, and fun!
 
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday – Friday
Grades: Infants – Fours
Fee: $125 per day
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
 
Kidding Around Yoga for Fours
This class will provide energizing music, yoga-inspired games, mindfulness, and plenty of smiles in every class. Led by Elyse McDaniel, Green Trees Teacher, children will practice breathing techniques to calm, energize, and balance the nervous system, practice flowing sequences, challenging poses, partner and group poses.
 
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday
Grades: Fours
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125

Junior Chefs
In this class children will experience a chance to prepare and cook food themselves. Led by Associate teacher Megan Whittle, this class will help each child continue developing their fine motor skills, eye hand coordination, even concepts of math and science.

Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday
Grades: Fours
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125

Soccer Shots Mini
This class is a high-energy program introducing children to the fundamental principles of soccer, along with the basic rules for the game. Participants will experience the joy of playing soccer and being active through fun games, songs, and positive reinforcement. Each session, we will highlight a positive character trait such as respect or teamwork.
 
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Tuesday
Grades: Threes
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125

Young Performers
In this performance workshop led by Mentor teacher Derrick Toups, children will explore classic and modern pieces of theatre, ballet, opera, and orchestra to learn how characters and costumes, props and puppets, and movement and music contribute to rich storytelling. Drawing heavily from the work of artist, Julie Taymor, this class will culminate in a unique piece of performance art written, designed, and performed by children.
 
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Tuesday
Grades: Fours
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
 
Kidding Around Yoga for Threes
This class will provide energizing music, yoga-inspired games, mindfulness, and plenty of smiles in every class. Led by Elyse McDaniel, Green Trees Teacher, children will practice breathing techniques to calm, energize, and balance the nervous system, practice flowing sequences, challenging poses, partner and group poses.
 
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Wednesday
Grades: Threes
Fee: $258
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $101

Weird Science
In this class led by Megan Whittle, children will be problem solving using critical thinking and evidence to create solutions. Each week children will perform different science experiments that encourage discovery through play.

Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Wednesday
Grades: Fours
Fee: $258
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $101
 
Soccer Shots Classic
This class utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on the basic soccer skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Participants will experience the joy of playing soccer and being active through fun games, songs, and positive reinforcement. Each session, we will highlight a positive character trait such as respect or teamwork.
 
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Grades: Fours
Fee: $318 
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
 
Spanish
¡Es tiempo de jugar! ¡Cantar! ¡Y Bailar! It’s time for your greenie to play, sing and dance with Marcella Castro in Spanish Class! This class will be a great time for your child to immerse themselves into a rich explosion of the Hispanic culture. New Orleans native, Marcella, (but true Honduran at heart) will expose your child to a fun time of learning and exploration of a portion of the Hispanic culture that she holds so dearly to her heart.

Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Thursday
Grades: Threes – Fours
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
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Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Day: Friday
Grades: Fours
Fee: $318
Additional Care Until 5:30 p.m.: $125
 
Lunch Bunch
Lunch Bunch is available to any child enrolled in a two, three, or five half-day program. Lunch Bunch extends the half-day school day to 3:30 p.m. Pre-registration for Lunch Bunch on any given day is required via the On-the-Spot registration system (details below).
  • 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Children will be served lunch and an afternoon snack.
  • Children will participate in rest time and should bring a nap mat.
Please note: Children must attend school for the full day on the days they attend Special Classes (i.e., if your child is enrolled in a three half-day program and registers for Yoga on Wednesday, your child must also stay for Lunch Bunch on Wednesday as well).
 
On-the-Spot
We understand that unexpected plans do arise and On-the-Spot registration offers limited spots for children to attend Later Gators or Lunch Bunch on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event you need additional care that you did not register for at the beginning of the school year, please log in to your Newman Plus account to view current availability and register for the appropriate On-the-Spot reservation. If a day that you need is not listed or shows as “Full,” we are unable to accommodate your request for attendance that day.

Enrollment in On-the-Spot Later Gators will allow a child to attend from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and participate in Gator Game time on the day(s) he or she is registered for.
  • The daily enrollment fee is $30.
Enrollment in On-the-Spot Lunch Bunch will allow a child to attend from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the day(s) he or she is registered for.
  • The daily enrollment fee is $36.
No refunds or credits will be given once payment has been made for On-the-Spot registrations.
Registration will open throughout the year on the following schedule:
  • August Dates: Opens August 5
  • September Dates: Opens August 26
  • October Dates: Opens September 23
  • November Dates: Opens October 28
  • December Dates: Opens November 25
1903 Jefferson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: 504.899.5641
Fax: 504.896.8597
Open 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
An independent,
co-educational,
non-denominational day
school in New Orleans for
early childhood through 12th grade