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Clubs & Activities
After School Arts & Crafts Around the World
The after school art class explores world cultures through arts and crafts. Each week, students will learn about a different country by creating art that celebrates its unique culture and style. Projects such as Huichol Yarn Painting (Mexico), Folded Paper Lanterns (China), Ceremonial Masks (Africa), Mola Art (Panama), Mandalas (India), and Kachina Dolls (Native America), will be educational and fun for all. The class is taught by Ruth Flanigan, Bay View faculty, children’s illustrator and art educator. Each session will run for 5 weeks.
Friends of Mercy
Friends of Mercy is a program offered to Bay View girls starting in the fourth grade. Its mission is to enhance awareness of the Mercy tradition and charism among the students and to promote personal and spiritual development leading toward service to others.
The members meet monthly. A regular meeting consists of prayer, a teaching around Mercy and Christian values and some action or service toward others. All Friends of Mercy girls are encouraged to be leaders in the school community by promoting the values of our Mercy mission. Friends of Mercy girls lead by example. The meetings are moderated by teachers who themselves are Sisters and/or Mercy Associates.
At the close of a school year, the Friends of Mercy students are formally commissioned during a chapel ceremony attended by their families, school officials and partnering Friends of Mercy Schools: Our Lady of Mercy in East Greenwich and Mercymount Country Day School in Cumberland.
For more information, please contact Lower School Spanish Teacher, Hermana Sheila Harrington at email@example.com
Junior Chamber Chorus
An after school offering for students in grades 3 - 6 who love to sing. Our Junior Chamber Chorus performs at various school venues and selected outside activities during the holidays.
Rehearsals are Wednesdays, after school for 55 minutes. Performances and expenses will be announced.
Please contact Ms. Kim Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org at the beginning of the school year.
The fitness, fun and learning to be healthy does not stop once the bell rings. The afterschool Fitness Kids program offers a variety of activities designed to keep the girls active, and reinforce the healthy living lessons taught in the physical education and health classes. Activities vary and can include yoga, line-dancing, cooking, fitness & jump rope skills as well as fun nutrition activities.
All programs are led by Mrs. Janine Musto, Lower School Physical Education and Health teacher (Pre-K - 5). The girls will stretch, jump, and dance their way to keeping their bodies healthy and active. Healthy habits start young and can last a lifetime.
The classes include a healthy and nutritious snack, providing the girls with the energy needed after school and getting them ready to exercise and have fun.
Registration is required and space is limited. The times and days may vary with specific information sent home through backpack mail.
Violin Lessons at Bay View
Ms. Bethany Sousa will be teaching group violin lessons at St. Mary Academy – Bay View! Group lessons are an affordable, fun and effective way to learn a new instrument with friends. Ms. Sousa has been playing violin for 23 years and teaching for eight. She holds two Bachelor's degrees from the University of Rhode Island in Music and Psychology, and has just recently completed her Master's in Education at the University of Phoenix. Ms. Sousa has played for several college orchestras and small ensembles, as well as taught violin privately. In the last five years, Ms. Sousa has also founded and developed two successful string programs with over 400 students. One is The Community String Project out of the Bristol-Warren school district. The other is an in-school program at Blackstone Valley Prep Elementary and Middle Schools. Ms. Sousa is very excited to bring lessons back to Bay View and hopes, with her passion for music and enthusiasm for music education, to inspire our bright young girls through fun and innovative violin instruction.
Students will be divided into two age groups: Kindergarten through second grade and third through fifth grade.
Classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays and will be divided into two age groups.
If interested in registering your 2nd grader - 5th grader, please contact Ms. Tonya at email@example.com