Fall 2019 After-Four Programs

General Information:

Please register between Monday September 9th 2019 and Tuesday October 1st, 2019.

Children must be at least four years of age to participate. 

Tuesday sessions begin on Tuesday October 8 2019 and end on Tuesday November 26 2019.

Thursday sessions begin on Thursday October 17th 2019 and end on Thursday December 5th 2019. 

There will be no sessions on October 10 nor on November 14 2019. 

Registration for all programs is online. Limited spaces are available.

Kindergarten (JK and SK) Program Time: 3:05pm to 4:05pm

Grades 1 to 6 Program Time: 3:25pm to 4:25pm

Parents are asked to please pick-up kindergarten students at 4:05pm.

There is no supervision between 4:05pm to 4:25pm for Kindergarten students.

Students in Daycare and After care are asked to go directly to Daycare or After care at dismissal. Staff members at Daycare and After care will escort their students to After 4 programs after they have completed attendance at Daycare and After care.  


Kindergarten Children’s Art Studio 

Gr. JK/SK, Room 106

Our KINDER Art classes skillfully combine literature with art as we aim to help your child with success in school by fostering positive self awareness and assurance. Our open ended lesson plans explore the creative process by experimenting with drawing, painting, sculpture and print-making. 

Please pick up students at the outside Kindergarten North-West Door labeled number 2.

Fee:  $158.20



Action Potential Inventor’s Club 

Grades 1 to 4, Room 204 

Calling all kid inventors, designers and engineers! Do you like to know how things are made? Do you like to tinker, take things apart and build things with your hands? How would you like to make creations that move with motors, turn on light switches or sound off buzzers? If so, then this after school class is the right fit for you! Inventor’s Club is all about using our hands and our brains to design brilliant, light-bulb worthy ideas. Together, over the semester, we’ll learn all about the world of inventors, designers, and engineers, and then become them ourselves. Using a variety of electronics, craft and recycled materials, each child will create prototypes, sketch ideas, build 3D models, and demo designs.*

$244.08 + HST

To register visit:  https://www.actionpotentiallab.ca/humewood


Grades: 1 to 6, Room 217

In the Mix is an innovative program that provides a unique opportunity for children to explore what’s new in dance, music and internet technology. This experience is very much about developing mind and body, and gaining confidence and social skills. Students will learn a brief hip-hop dance to share with parents at the last class. They will also work collaboratively in small groups to create one-of-a-kind music-videos, using iPads supplied by In the Mix. Kids get to be Directors, DJs, and Choreographers while producing their own custom HipHop music-videos! Students have full creative freedom yet are guided appropriately to help them progress and spice up their videos and dancing. At the end of the session, students can securely view their videos at the In the Mix website. To learn more about this program visit

www.inthemixprogram.com <http://www.inthemixprogram.com/>.

Pricing for 8 weeks : $125 + HST

To register visit www.inthemixprogram.com


Grades 2 to 8
Location: TBD

Clapboard Kids is a hands-on filmmaking program that gives kids the opportunity to learn professional skills from an award-winning filmmaker who has worked with Disney Touchstone Films, Columbia Pictures, Alliance Atlantis Communications, the CBC and the National Film Board of Canada!
Students learn about both the technical and creative aspects of filmmaking as they are guided – from the creation of an original film idea – through to the planning, shooting and editing of their films. This gives students the opportunity to try out a variety of filmmaking roles and skills (i.e. writing, acting, directing, wardrobe, sound, cinematography, and editing). Filmmaking techniques, such as stop motion animation, claymation, basic special effects and live action will be explored, along with the iMovie film editing program. At the end of the session, students will receive a copy of their finished films to share with family and friends. Due to the collaborative nature of the workshops, each session of Clapboard Kids is truly unique!
Our goal at Clapboard Kids is to inspire and guide the next generation of digital storytellers and filmmakers!

Fee: $180/student

To register, visit: http://clapboardkids.com



Gr. JK/SK — Rookies Rooks, Room 106

Grades 1 to 6 — Kool Kings, Room 104 and 109

Chess Institute of Canada (CIC)is bringing its popular and rewarding after school chess club back to Humewood this Spring.
*All levels of chess players are welcome. Beginners will be gifted with the universal language of chess knowledge, while advanced players will be challenged and raised to new levels. While learning or expanding their chess knowledge, students also gain important values and life skills such as goal setting, creative analysis, resilience, respect for others, and responsibility for decisions.

These skills are gained through our approach to chess as a *mental martial art*, where choosing a move means: taking wise, calculated risks, dealing with unexpected and disappointing outcomes, reflecting critically on changing situations, looking deeper to find more viable options than may at first appear, valuing diverse abilities and skill sets, and realizing there are choices in every situation.

As this strong, respectful and resilient mindset is nourished, players will have *a lot of fun* with our experienced and engaging instructors, who will appeal to and elevate their natural abilities. Chess is an amazing activity for children of all ages, where focus and skills are gained with surprising speed.

Fee: $98/student.  Financial assistance is available.

Please pick up students from the Grade School, outside North East door labeled number 5.

Register and pay online


Cooking with Lesley Matthews 

Registration for Cooking With Lesley will Open on Monday September 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Grades 1 to 4, Staff Room

Calling all kids!

Who doesn’t love making and eating fun and tasty treats?

In this program, aspiring chefs and bakers will get hands on experience in the kitchen. With an emphasis on creativity and fun, we will explore all of the wonders of the kitchen, the sense of accomplishment that comes from making something with your own hands, and the joy of sharing it with others. Yum!

Note: While no nuts will be used in any of our recipes, we cannot guarantee that all products are 100% allergen free.

For pick-up, please enter the school through the outside North East Grade School door labeled number 5 and pick up students from the staff room.

Fee: $140 per child.

Register online beginning at 7:00 p.m. on September 9th, 2019.



Little Fingers Guitar

Grades: 3 to 8, Room: 207

Little Fingers Guitar is a program designed to introduce students in grades 3-8 to making music on the guitar.  The course will cover parts of the guitar, note layout, how to produce clear notes and chords, notation styles, songs for group play, classic guitar riffs, and much more.  Little Fingers Music Guitar Classes include  singing, playing, and having fun! We’ll be exploring the fundamentals and history of the guitar through popular songs and performance. Students will learn chord chart reading and notation and will help choose the pieces that they learn. Students will feel comfortable with guitar basics and have a small repertoire of music to take with them to wherever the guitar leads them.

Register at www.LittleFingersMusic.com <http://www.littlefingersmusic.com/

No need to have your own guitar, we will use the school’s guitars.  

Fee: $140

Please pick up students from the Grade School, outside North East door labeled number 5.


Humewood CS does not take attendance or share attendance information with providers. If your child is going to be absent from After 4, please contact the provider directly and not the Humewood Community School office or teachers. It is important for the providers to know so they can ensure student safety. 

Please advise after school care providers if your child will be attending a club.

If your child has medical and/or dietary needs, please share this information directly with the providers.

If you have any questions about After 4 programs please contact cheryl.batty@utoronto.ca.