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After School Programs

William Penn Elementary School offers a variety of programs for students after school. Some programs run every week all year long and others are weekly for just a few months. Students will receive registration forms for any programs they are eligible for. All forms must be returned by the due date and some programs accept students on a first come first serve basis due to limited space.

If you have any questions about these programs, please contact Greer Hockemeier or Marie Brown in the Community Schools office at 610-694-0116 exr. 19920.

Aevidum Junior

The word Aevidum means “I’ve got your back.” This FREE program is for students in 2nd or 3rd grade who are looking to build friendships, spread positivity and have fun! During meetings students will de-stress, create fun projects, and make new friends.


This FREE art enrichment program is offered through ArtsQuest. A small group of 4th and 5th grade students are bussed to the Banana Factory Arts Center after school where they engage in art-making activities. All classes are led by professional teaching artists in classrooms and studio spaces at the Banana Factory.


In preparation for the annual Turkey Bowl, 5th grade students will learn cheers they will perform for their classmates at the teacher vs. student basketball game.


Cooking Matters

Hosted by Second Harvest Food Bank, Cooking Matters teaches 3rd grade students how to cook delicious meals, put together healthy snacks and drinks and learn to make the best food choices no matter where they are. At the end of the course, students will receive a guide of healthy hints, recipes, shopping tips and assorted small kitchen items.

Girl Scouts

Girls will prepare for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in a safe, no-limits place designed for and by girls through a collection of engaging, challenging and fun activities that include earning badges, building friendships, selling cookies and more. Girls will be inspired to discover their talents and passions in a safe and supportive all-girl setting. They will join with other Girl Scouts and people in their community—and together, they’ll take action to change the world.

Good News Club

This is a FREE exciting, fun-filled weekly club in which the bible is taught with songs, stories and games to students in 1st through 5th grade. Good News Club teachers are specially trained Christians who will talk to students about God’s love, how every person has value and how God can help them do the right thing, find victory in hard times and show love to others.

Homework Club

During Homework Club, Moravian College students will help children complete his or her homework and play educational games when their work is complete.

Push The Rock

Push the Rock is a FREE Christian based after school athletic program offered to boys in kindergarten, first, and second grades. Students will be taught different sports while incorporating sportsmanship and teamwork into the activities.


YWCA Bethlehem is host to TechGYRLS, a FREE after-school program for 4th and 5th grade girls, by girls. Girls learn about coding through the use of programs called Lightbot and Scratch, learn to think like a scientist, and show off their findings at the TechEXPO finale for their families. TechGYRLS is about girls helping girls become their best selves through fun after-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math).

   Penn Pacers

This is a William Penn run club offered to 4th and 5th grade students. They meet and run with several teachers every Tuesday from 3:40 pm – 4:45 pm. They are training using the popular Couch to 5K app (C25K) with a goal of running a full 5K race (3.1 miles). In addition to running, the group focuses on character development, building perseverance, persistence, positivity and more. The club will run in several 5K races in the spring.






Garden Gnomes

We keep the school grounds looking sharp.  Join us!

This program is offered to 5th graders and their families who want to help with keeping the outside of William Penn Elementary School looking nice. They meet from 3:40 pm – 4:45 pm on scheduled Mondays throughout the year to weed, pick up any litter, plant (when possible), recycle and to generate ideas about landscape maintenance. All ideas are welcome!

Click here for more information about Garden Gnomes!