AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

MONDAYS (September 24-December 17)

Drawing & Cartooning w/Ruth Boerefijn for Grades 1-5

The Drawing and Cartooning class is a place where we tell our stories through pictures. Our stories come alive as we draw – it is all in the process. We talk about what our characters are thinking and saying; what they are feeling and how each one is responding to the given situation. Whatever the students’ interests, my goal is to support their exploration and progress. There is no lesson plan. Each artist follows his or her own thread and I am in the background ready to work with each person as needed. All materials are provided.

Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: LS Art
Price: $215

Try ‘Em All: Intro to Dance w/Hannah Cleveland for Grades 1-3

Students will be exposed to a variety of dance styles. Students’ interests will drive the styles chosen and time spent on each style. Possible styles include: ballet, ballroom dancing, hip-hop, improvisation, jazz, line dancing, lyrical/modern, partner dancing and tap. Classes will begin each week with a warm-up consisting of stretching and basic movements that come from that day’s particular style of dance. Students will then move into short dance progressions that combine movements together. Finally, students will learn combinations that will be expanded upon each week to boost long-term memorization of routines and encourage practice outside of class. Students will also receive a basic history or background on each style of dance studied.

Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: LS Gym
Price: $215

TUESDAYS (September 25-December 4)

Chess w/Berkeley Chess School for Grades 1-5

Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily! Studies have found that chess helps improve test results, and produces growth in critical cognitive skills. Beyond academia, chess influences social behavior including self-esteem, patience, and good sportsmanship.

Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: LS Science
Price: $215

Super Soccer Stars for Grades K-2

The focal point is for students to become comfortable with the ball by developing soccer skills such as dribbling, shooting and the introduction of passing. Every Super Soccer Stars class includes dynamic activities, which involve dribbling technique, and moves to promote confidence with the ball. The concepts of teammates and teamwork are also introduced. Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM Location: Back-40 Price: $290

Kids' Carpentry w/Casey Nutt (FULL!)

Kids' Carpentry is designed to teach students about the safe use of hand-tools and general woodworking skills. Through a sequence of projects, carpenters gain the skill and competence to complete increasingly complicated projects. Classes are small to ensure a safe environment while learning carpentry skills.
Session One for Grades K-1 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Session Two for Grades 2-5 4:45-5:45 p.m.



Location: MS Art
Price: $290

FRIDAYS: September 28-January 18

Groove Move Kids for Grades K-2

Are you ready to superhero balance, bear walk, forward roll, cartwheel, frog jump, alligator crawl, chicken dance, limbo-rock, peppermint twist, ribbon dance, and more? We offer a broad exposure to creative movement, dance, and basic gymnastics tumbling each week in a safe, compassionate, and non-competitive environment. Activities, skills, and choreography are new and exciting each week, although we do bring back favorites from time-to-time and build a progression of skills and choreography throughout the session.

Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: LS Gym
Price: $290

Graphic Novels with Mittie for Grades 1-5

Writing PLUS drawing doubles your chances of telling a clear and compelling story. Each class will start with an art prompt and mini-lesson (such as “speech bubbles”, or “expressions”). Whatever you like to draw, let’s add to it! I’ll show you tips and techniques to punch up your drawing and make a story that really grabs people! At the end of class we can put our work together and publish a zine. Mittie is a published writer and illustrator of three children’s books, and is working on her own graphic novel!

Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Location: LS MPR
Price: $215

Please Note Dates When No Classes Will Be Held

Monday, October 8 – No School
Wednesday, October 31 – Halloween
Thursday, November 8 – Fall Play
Friday, November 9 – Fall Play Monday November 12 - Veterans Day
Friday, November 16 – Generations Day
Monday, November 19 – No School
November 20-23 – Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, December 6 – No School
Friday, December 7 – No School
Thursday, December 13 – Holiday Party
Thursday, December 20 – Winter Concert