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Welcome to the Savannah Christian Lower School!

Beyond living out our mission to develop the whole person to the glory of God, the lower school strives to develop students who:

  • know how to learn and
  • love to learn!

We know that we are developing students to thrive in a world of jobs that may not even exist today. Therefore, we want to teach them to think critically, collaborate with others, and persevere through challenges.

At the same time, we want to develop a love of learning in each student. After leaving us in the lower school, we hope they go on to be a lifelong learner who is actively engaged in the world around them.

We build the know-how to learn and the love of learning through providing students with classroom teachers that exemplify these two qualities. We know that learning within a positive and nurturing environment allows students to meet their potential and develop their strengths. Learning happens through hands-on experiences, balanced literacy, and active learning.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family at Savannah Christian.

It’s a great day to be a Raider!

Principal
Becky Knight

Assistant Principal
Suzette Sprinkel

(912) 721-2140
 lowerschool@savcps.com

After School Activity Program (ASAP)

Savannah Christian Preparatory Lower School is pleased to offer many afternoon activities through our After School Activity Program (ASAP).  Students can participate in activities like gymnastics, dance, cooking, languages, soccer, art, karate, engineering, and robotics. There is something for everyone!  Activities take place in four different sessions throughout the year for six weeks at a time. Read below to see the offerings of the current session.

To register, log in to your ParentsWeb Homepage and click on Announcements. 

Please note that payment is due upon submission of the form.

NO changes in registration or refunds will be made after submission of payment.

Begins: WEEK of October 25th, 2021
Ends: WEEK of December 6th, 2021

Registration opens on October 6th at 6 pm.
Session Two Registration Deadline:  October 15th, 2021

Monday

Scoops Lacrosse

Scoops Lacrosse is a movement and lacrosse education program for children in grades Pre-K through 2nd grade.  The classes will feature 45 minutes of FUN games that will increase the effectiveness of your child moving in general space as well as learning basic lacrosse skills.  We supply lacrosse sticks, balls, and goals to maximize participation for everybody involved in the program. 

 

Director: Dustin White

Grades: PreK-3rd (students will be separated PreK-K/1st-3rd depending on numbers)

Time: 2:45-3:30 pm

Place: Behind LS WEST- drive around campus to the Middle School (pick up students in between MS and LS playground)

Min/Max: 3/30 students

Cost: $90 per session 

Snapology 1st-5th

Amusement Park Engineering– Hey gamers, are you ready to travel all the way to The End with Snapology? Join us as we bring the game of Minecraft® out of the computer and into the real world using LEGO® bricks. In this program, you will go on adventures using your imagination and even design your own worlds, full of mobs, animals, buildings, and your very own LEGO® Minecraft® character

Director:  Jennifer Edgar

Grades:  1st-5th Grade

Time:  2:45-3:45 pm 

Place: Lower School East

Min/Max: 6/16

Cost: $130 per session

Tuesday

Golf Squad

Golf Squad at SCPS is for both new and continuing students and provides weekly opportunities for your child to learn the technical swing mechanics (i.e. putting, chipping, full swing, etc.) as well as the social skills required to enjoy golf, the clubs, and golf course (i.e. vocabulary, etiquette, rules, history, etc.) all under the instruction of an LPGA or PGA Professional. Golf is a sport that students can enjoy for life, so start early and start now…boys and girls!  Even if your child already plays, it is great to enjoy weekly, convenient lessons from the pros. 

 

Director: Ysreen (Serene) Shores/LPGA or PGA Professionals

Grades: K-3rd Grade

Time: 2:45-3:45

Place: Behind LS WEST- drive around campus to the Middle School (pick up students in between MS and LS playground)

Min/Max: 10/15

Cost:  $150  per session

Pooler Karate

Our karate programs support students learning to set goals, and focus on both the mental and physical side of martial arts.  As a parent, you have found the right tool to help mold your child into a responsible adult through positive reinforcement.  Our goal is to help arm your child with self-confidence and discipline to help them deal with peer pressure and stress.  Our martial arts are largely centered around self-defense. Students will receive a uniform the first time they are signed up.  They will wear this uniform for every session they attend (please write your student’s name in uniform)

 

Director:  Carson Fortner (Owner of Pooler Karate)                            

Grades: K- 5th   (boys and girls)                                                                  

Time: 2:45-4:00 pm                                                                                    

Place: SCPS Lower School Gym 

Min/Max: 10/50

Cost: $160 per session 

Adventures in Cooking Holiday Theme

Children will be given the opportunity to practice using mottlers, squeezers, measuring, peeling, safety in the kitchen, and much, much more.  The students get clear direction from Mrs. Janis on step-by-step themed meals.  They will learn to cook by hands-on teaching and at the end of the class, they will get to enjoy the foods they created.  Register early because this class fills up fast!

 

Director:  Mrs. Janis Encapera

Grades: K-5th

Time:  2:45- 4:30 pm

Place: Teacher Workroom (near Lower School Front Office- Lower School East)  

Max:  12 students

Cost:  $140 for 5 weeks

DATES: (5 weeks) September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5

Learn to speak French with "Frame Languages"

Bonjour and Welcome to the after-school French Language Program offered at SCPS.  We cordially invite all students from the lower school to share with us the unforgettable experience of learning to speak French in a fun way with a focus on a very important aspect of the language: “pronunciation”.  We will be learning the different sounds through songs, games, and activities.  Students will learn to understand what they hear and respond to it. Until the age of 12, the vocal cords are able to produce all sounds in all languages and retain that ability for life.  Take a step to enrich your child’s education and broaden their horizons by enrolling them in the French program.

 

Director:  Mrs. Maya Antoun

Grades: PK-5th 

Time:  2:45-4:00 pm

Place: Lower School East

Min/Max: 3/12  students

Cost: $125 per session

Wednesday

Adventures in Cooking Holiday Theme

Children will be given the opportunity to practice using mottlers, squeezers, measuring, peeling, safety in the kitchen, and much, much more.  The students get clear direction from Mrs. Janis on step-by-step themed meals.  They will learn to cook by hands-on teaching and at the end of the class, they will get to enjoy the foods they created.  Register early because this class fills up fast!

 

Director:  Mrs. Janis Encapera

Grades: K-5th

Time:  2:45- 4:30 pm

Place: Teacher Workroom (near Lower School Front Office- Lower School East)  

Max:  12 students

Cost:  $140 for 5 weeks

DATES: (5 weeks) September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6

Snapology PreK-K

Ocean Adventure: Do you know what mammal is the largest on Earth? Or how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly? Did you know that reptiles are the oldest creatures on the planet? Jr. Scientists: All About Animals invites your little zoologists to analyze the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates, construct their way through the butterfly and frog life cycle, build reptiles, and examine the differences and similarities between insects and arachnids using Kid K’NEX® pieces. Your child will be too busy exploring the animal world to realize that they are gaining critical social, motor, and developmental skills.

 

Director:  Jennifer Edgar

Grades:  PK-K

Place: Lower School East

Time:  2:45-3:45  

Max: 14 students

Cost: $130 per session

Art Workshop- 3rd-5th

We will be exploring a variety of media, which may include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry, and screen printing. Each workshop/session will be new, different, and exciting! Pick up is outside of Akins carpool.  Mrs. Gray will walk students out when class is over.

Director:  Michelle Gray, SCPS LS Art Teacher

Grades:  3rd-5th

Time:  2:45-4:00

Place:  SCPS LS Art room (Akins Bldg.)

Min/Max: 5/15 students

Cost:  $125 per session (supplies included)

Thursday

Adventures in Cooking Holiday Theme

Children will be given the opportunity to practice using mottlers, squeezers, measuring, peeling, safety in the kitchen, and much, much more.  The students get clear direction from Mrs. Janis on step-by-step themed meals.  They will learn to cook by hands-on teaching and at the end of the class, they will get to enjoy the foods they created.  Register early because this class fills up fast!

Director:  Mrs. Janis Encapera

Grades: K-5th

Time:  2:45- 4:30 pm

Place: Teacher Workroom (near Lower School Front Office- Lower School East)  

Max:  12 students

Cost:  $140 for 5 weeks

DATES: (5 weeks) September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7

Tormenta FC Futures Soccer

Tormenta FC Futures Soccer is a movement and soccer education program for children in grades Pre-K through 2nd grade.  The classes will feature 45 minutes of FUN games that will increase the effectiveness of your child moving in general space as well as learning basic soccer skills.  We will supply all of the equipment for FUN and LEARNING to occur.  Our classes take place in the SCPS Lower School playground area.  

Director: Courtney Cawley

Grades:  PreK-2nd   

Time:  2:45-3:30

Place: SCPS Lower School Playground 

Min/Max:  3/30 students

Cost: $90 per session

Art Workshop- Kindergarten-2nd

We will be exploring a variety of media, which may include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry, and screen printing.  Each workshop/session will be new, different, and exciting! Pick up is at the Akins carpool.  Mrs. Gray will walk students out when class is over.

Director:  Michelle Gray, SCPS LS Art Teacher

Grades:  K-2nd

Time:  2:45-4:00 pm

Place:  SCPS Lower School Art Room (Akins Bldg.)

Min/Max: 5/15 students

Cost: $125 per session (supplies included)

Friday

Marilyn Youmans - Dance/Baton

Athletes of all ages benefit from baton twirling and dance because it teaches life skills such as teamwork and good sportsmanship, time-management and goal-setting skills, self-confidence, and positive self-esteem. It requires endurance, agility, strength, and balance. Baton Twirling/ dance allows athletes to learn more about confidence versus fear, self-esteem, and self-image as well as eye-hand coordination. Instructor Ms. Kelly Houston of Marylin Youmans School of Dance and Baton is a six-time national champion who has been coaching champions since 1999. Ms. Kelly, along with her assistant, Red Raider Marching Band Feature Twirler-Elena Tovar, will provide students with instruction in baton twirling with a little tap dancing and ballet skills built into the lessons. If you have a baton, please bring it with you to class. If you would like to purchase a baton, you may do so by contacting Ms. Kelly at khouston4@comcast.net.

Director:  Kelly Houston

Grades: PK-5 (girls and boys) students will be divided into age groups

Time: 2:45-3:30

Place: LS Gym (Please walk and pick up from LS Gym doors)

Min./Max.: 5/60

Cost: $110 per session

In an effort to work together to help each SCPS student in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade develop to the glory of God, each Lower School campus has a group of amazing volunteer parents who meet with the Lower School administration monthly.  A full calendar of events, supported by a plethora of parent committees who work in tandem with what the teachers are teaching, helps to create a full-orbed curriculum for each grade level.  True fellowship is enjoyed by all.

PTF Sponsored Events

Parents lend their enthusiastic support to make possible many special experiences for our children. Among their numerous services, they play a key role in the learning activities for Georgia Day, the games for Super Saturday and the warm welcome we give to guests and special friends for Grandparents’ Days.

Endless Support

The PTF makes possible a rich learning environment for our youngsters.  Most recently this vital arm of the school has supported classroom instruction by funding two carts with 48 chromebooks, to be used by students in Grades 3, 4 and 5!  They also assisted in making possible 25 new computers for the Computer Lab and provided an iPad for each teacher!  Our parents are a key to the amazing progress made by our children and the support felt by our teachers.