Extended Creative Day Program

CMI boasts a dynamic and inclusive Extended Creative Day (ECD) program. Students may participate in Before School and After School, Creative Clubs, and individual music lessons. For our students in 6th–8th grades, the program includes competitive sports teams and leadership activities that support students’ creativity and problem-solving skills.

The registration period for spring 2019 Before School, After School, and Creative Clubs has ended. We’ll post sign-up links for fall 2019 ECD later in the year. Find information about signing up for music lessons below.

If you have questions about the ECD program, please email our Extended Creative Day coordinator, Shannon Smith, at shannon.smith@creativemindspcs.org.

Before School

ECD Before School is available for all students in preschool through 8th grade from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., offering parents the convenience of an early drop-off.

After School

Our Early Childhood ECD After School program, for students in preschool through kindergarten, provides children with a nutritious snack, arts-integrated activities, STEM learning, physical activities, and creative opportunities. Students participate in informal lessons and project-based activities, while enjoying social interactions with their peers and academic reinforcement from our talented staff members. The program runs from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Our Elementary ECD After School program for students in 1st through 5th grades, provides students with tutoring, study hall, a nutritious snack, physical activities, and creative opportunities. Students participate in informal lessons and project-based activities, while enjoying social interactions with their peers and academic reinforcement from our talented staff members. Our ECD staff consists of CMI teachers, highly qualified student aides, childcare professionals, and local university graduate and undergraduate students. The program runs from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Creative Clubs

Our ECD Creative Clubs are for students in preschool through 8th grade. Clubs offer targeted enrichment activities that are designed to complement the child-centered and academically rigorous instruction of our school day. Examples of popular clubs include Art, Basketball, Coding, Photography, Soccer, and STEM.

The ECD Creative Clubs for middle school students in 6th through 8th grades have been designed to allow our oldest students the opportunity to make choices to exercise leadership and self-direction. Our goal is to provide a safe, healthy environment for continued learning, exploring interests, and developing skills. Students in 6th through 8th grades who are enrolled in middle school ECD Creative Clubs have the opportunity to play on sports teams, participate in a newspaper club, and express their creativity through visual arts. Sign up for Creative Clubs at BigCommerce.

Scholarships for ECD Creative Clubs and individual music lessons are available to students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals. Each term, CMI awards scholarships to students on the basis of financial need, in keeping with our mission to help all students develop their individual talents and interests. These scholarships are funded in part by the generosity of our Creative Families Association, as well as by the school, our funding partners, and individual donors.

For more information about scholarships, please contact our Extended Creative Day program coordinator, Shannon Smith, at shannon.smith@creativemindspcs.org.

Creative Clubs Spring 2019 Schedule

Grade Level Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PS-KG

Tippi Toes (Early)

Tippi Toes (Late)

DC Stoddert Soccer (Early)

DC Stoddert Soccer (Late)

In-Class Activity In-Class Activity Friday Fun Day
1st-5th

STEM Club

Touch Rugby Club

Art Club

Coding Basics in Scratch (2nd)

Fundamentals of Programming (3rd)

Basketball

Photography

Coding Challenges in Scratch (4th-5th)

RUN Club

Pop Stars by Tippi Toes

DC Stoddert Soccer(Early)

DC Stoddert Soccer (Late)

Chess Club

Yearbook (3rd-5th)

Friday Fun Day
6th-8th

Basketball

Flex (School Work, Tabletop Games)

Open Gym

Yearbook Club

Strength Training

Flex

(School Work, Tabletop Games)

Coding (Boolean)

Open Gym

Flag Football

Flex (School Work, Tabletop Games)

Sign up for Spring Creative Clubs at BigCommerce!

Music Lessons

Individual music lessons are for all students in preschool through 8th grade. We partner with B&B Music Lessons to provide CMI students with private lessons in guitar, piano, violin, percussion, and electronic programming. Please email Kathleen@bnbmusiclessons.com for details.

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