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After-School Programs

CCSS offers a variety of After-School Programs for students in grades K to 9 in three sessions throughout the school year. All programs are free of charge and include a healthy snack.

Next Registration Fall 2024 will begin September 15.
Please note that each program will have unique start dates, grades and class size limits. To ensure that all students have equal access to programs, registration will take place by random draw, not on a first-come, first-serve basis. To receive email notification when the new Program Selection is available, please subscribe to our newsletter. Below is a sampling of available programs from our last season.

Mondays

Backyard Art
Grades 1-3
Backyard Art
Grades 1-3
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Pam Twin

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2:45 - 4PM

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May 6 - June 3

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Meet in front of Strathcona

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Max 10 Students

Want to add some spring swag to your yard? Join us to create art pieces that will bring colour flare to your backyard this spring. Projects include patio stones, welcome signs and yard flags. Dress to be a mess (you may get paint on your clothes). No class May 20.

Nature Play Days
Grades 1-4
Nature Play Days
Grades 1-4
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Lake Park Society Naturalist

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2:45 - 4 PM

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May 6 - June 10

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Meet in front of Strathcona

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Max 8 Students

In partnership with Lake Park Society Join us for fun games, stories & adventure in the parks and forests around the school. This is an exclusively outdoor program. Participants are expected to come prepared to be outside regardless of conditions.

Beginner Mountain Bike Skills
Grades 4-6
Beginner Mountain Bike Skills
Grades 4-6
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2:45 - 4:20 PM

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April 15 - May 6

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Meet in undercover area

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Max 10 Students

A 4-week program for students who are new to mountain biking. Participants will gain confidence through skill development on school grounds. The program will finish off with a ride in the Cumberland Trail Network. Please note that this program is for beginners. Students who are already comfortable riding trails can sign up for Thursday’s Bike Club. Loaner bikes & helmets are available for those who don’t have their own. See below for details.

Tuesdays

Lego Club
Grades K-3
Lego Club
Grades K-3
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Parent volunteer needed!

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2:45 - 4 PM

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April 30 - June 4

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Meet in Library

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Max 10 Students

Get creative and build with Lego. Participants can work on their own creations or build as a team. Lego is provided– all you need to bring is your imagination. Please leave your Lego at home. We don’t want you to lose your favourite pieces.

Needle Crafternoon
Grades 3-6
Needle Crafternoon
Grades 3-6
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Liz Brookfield

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2:45 - 4 PM

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April 30 - June 4

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Meet in Strathcona Room 205

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Max 6 Students

Learn the basics of cross-stitch including pattern reading and beginner stitches by working a simple sampler. Students will move on to creating a finished piece that can be mounted in a frame or sewn as a patch on to your favourite bag or jacket. This is a beginner friendly class with no needlework experience required.

Garden Club
Grades 1-5
Garden Club
Grades 1-5
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Sarah Baigent-Nixon

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2:45 - 4 PM

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April 30 - May 28

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Meet in Strathcona Garden

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Max 8 Students

Interested in what’s growing in the school garden? Join us to learn through observation, as well as hands on planting, weeding, smelling and tasting. Program runs rain or shine so appropriate clothing is required.

Hiking Club
Grades 3-6
Hiking Club
Grades 3-6
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Andrew Nicoll and Laurie Tobacco

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2:45 - 5 PM

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April 23 - June 4

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Meet in front of Strathcona

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Max 15 Students

Explore the Cumberland Trail Network on foot, chat with friends and meet new ones. Please dress appropriately for all types of weather, bring a water bottle and be prepared for a two-hour hike.

Wednesdays

Ride Dig Ride
Grades 6-9
Ride Dig Ride
Grades 6-9
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UROC Trail Crew

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3 - 5 PM

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April 24 - May 15

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Meet in undercover area

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Max 8 Students

In partnership with United Riders of Cumberland Learn about mountain bike trail building and maintenance. Ride up, do some trail maintenance, and get a ride in on the way down. Please dress appropriately for all types of weather, bring a water bottle/hydration pack and work gloves. All skill levels welcome! Loaner bikes and helmets available for those who don’t have their own. Participants must have a 2024 UROC membership. See page 4 for more details.

Mixed Media Art
Grades 5-8
Mixed Media Art
Grades 5-8
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Marcia Cronk-Teha

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2:45 - 4 PM

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May 1 - June 5

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Meet in Strathcona Room 205

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Max 10 Students

Explore a variety of ways to create your own sketchbooks and journals. Participants will experiment with different mixed media techniques including printmaking, collage, zentangle, and watercolour. A variety of mediums will also be used including different kinds of recycled materials, paint, ink, paper and other mediums.

Learn to Dance the Maypole
Grades 2-7
Learn to Dance the Maypole
Grades 2-7
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Pam Twin and Louise Ellis

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2:45 - 4 PM

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April 3 - May 15

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Meet in Strathcona Gym

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Max 25 Students

The Maypole Dance, with its origins coming from medieval times, has been a tradition in Cumberland for over one hundred years. Today the Maypole Dance is used in celebrations worldwide in many cultures. Join us to learn the easy & fun dance and then perform for the community on the May Day long weekend in the Village Park. Along with having fun, regular attendance and commitment are required. The performance will take place Monday, May 20th following the parade. The more the merrier! Late registrations are okay.

Thursdays

Fibre Arts for Kids
Grades 2-4
Fibre Arts for Kids
Grades 2-4
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Samantha Cheong

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2:45 - 4:30PM

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May 9 - June 6

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Meet in Beaufort Multi-Purpose Room

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Max 10 Students

Learn the basics of weaving and macrame . Explore simple weaving techniques as we weave on cardboard shapes and animals. Create your own woven bracelet or bookmark, and use simple macrame knots to make a keychain. Students will create fibre arts crafts using found objects in nature, items that can be found at home & of course string/ yarn. Beginner. No previous fibre arts knowledge required.

History Detectives
Grades 3-6
History Detectives
Grades 3-6
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Caroline Kazdan

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2:45 - 4:30 PM

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April 25 - June 6

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Meet in front of Strathcona

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Max 10 Students

In partnership with Cumberland Museum & Archives Get ready to discover Cumberland’s rich history and uncover some of its greatest secrets. Learn how to take a photo on a 100-year-old camera, make your own Chinese takeout meal, play Museum CLUE, mine delicious chocolate chip cookies and solve murder mysteries. The instructor will meet students at the school and walk them to the museum. Students must be picked up (or walk home) from the Museum, 2680 Dunsmuir Avenue.

Mountain Bike Club
Grades 4-9
Mountain Bike Club
Grades 4-9
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UROC & Parent Volunteers

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2:45– 5 PM

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April 18 - June 6

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Meet in undercover area– Strathcona Building

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Max 25 Students

In partnership with United Riders of Cumberland. Ride the local trails in a supportive group environment. All levels welcome. Students will be split into groups based on interest and skill level. Participants must have a 2024 UROC membership and take their bikes to Dodge City Cycles for a complimentary bike check (Please see page 5 for more info). Group size is dependent on the number of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please sign up below.

Fridays

Backyard Art
Grades 1-3
Backyard Art
Grades 1-3
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Pam Twin

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2:45 - 4PM

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May 6 - June 3

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Meet in front of Strathcona

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Max 10 Students

Want to add some spring swag to your yard? Join us to create art pieces that will bring colour flare to your backyard this spring. Projects include patio stones, welcome signs and yard flags. Dress to be a mess (you may get paint on your clothes). No class May 20.

Become an After-School Program Leader!

Do you have a skill you’d like to share with your community and enjoy working with children? We welcome new ideas for activities and programs that fit within our mandate. 

Program Leaders are responsible for developing and facilitating programming for children & youth aged 5-14. Content of programs is based on the instructor’s skill set- art, music, crafts, games or outdoor adventures. The Fall 2024 session runs late September to November and programs are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday starting at 2:45 PM.

Our Program Leaders are given the choice to volunteer their time or receive remuneration.

Contact us directly to learn more!