After-School Enrichment (ASE) for Elementary Students
In addition to after-school care offered for elementary students from dismissal until 6:00 p.m., St. James' gives K-6 students the opportunity to enroll in After-School Enrichment (ASE) classes from 3:30–4:30 p.m. each day. These classes supplement the standard curriculum and focus on engaging, hands-on, interactive learning.
If you have questions about our After-School Enrichment programs, contact Jen Cefaly, After-School Enrichment Coordinator and Academic Technology Specialist.
Monday classes meet 7 times in the fall session: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5. Enrollment fee is $280.
String Orchestra (Intermediate Level) K-6With Strings Instructor Hwi-Eun Kim
Welcome to our very first St. James’ String Orchestra! This course offers instructions on playing the violin, viola, cello, or bass instruments in an ensemble setting, with a focus on learning multi-cultural repertoires that may be performed during various school events throughout the year. This intermediate string orchestra is for students who are currently learning a string instrument (minimum of six months of prior lessons) and have an understanding of basic music reading, instrument assembly and maintenance, and correct playing position. Instruction offers continued focus on the refinement of tone quality, technique, aural skills and music literacy.
• Must bring your own instrument
• Ability to judge basic intonation – flat, sharp
• Understanding of whole, half, quarter, eighth and dotted half notes and rests
• Understanding of 4/4, 2/4, and 3/4 time signatures
• Basic sight-reading
• Private lessons encouraged, but not required
Mock Trial and Debate 4-6With Creative Content & Communications Manager Andrew Wright
Are you a person of passion and conviction, with a love for critical thinking and dialogue? In this class, students learn to use logic and other rhetorical tools to support their positions and to express themselves succinctly and skillfully. Students learn to walk and talk with assuredness and purpose, overcome jitters, and deliver speeches with confidence and animation!
Tuesday classes meet 7 times in the fall session, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30. Enrollment fee is $280.
Jedi Training Academy! K-4With Parker Anderson Enrichment
The Force will be with you as you learn the ways of the Jedi! Play Star Wars games, build Star Wars vehicles and go from Padawan to Jedi Knight in one session! You will play characters, learn to draw the Clone Wars cartoon characters, create your own Jedi uniform, and even take home your very own Light Saber!
Crafty Yarn Creations 1-6With Kindergarten Teacher Kelli Chau
Calling all creative yarn crafters! Have you ever wanted to make a hat, a fashionable accessory, or a cute creature out of yarn? Now you can! Come join us weave and loom in this crafty yarn class. We will be exploring different types of techniques to make various projects. All experience levels are welcome!
Wednesday classes meet 7 times in the fall session, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31. Enrollment fee is $280.
Dramatics K-4With Schooly Groove’s Delandis McClam
Become a better storyteller in this fun, creative, and interactive drama class! This class is filled with silly drama and theatre games that will allow the kids to dress up and create exciting characters. Kids will have the opportunity to create their own commercial and act out scenes that they will perform for family and friends. The students will also learn to read a television script and how to bring the words on the page to life! So, if you are full of Drama, you will love "Dramatics!"
Shakespeare for Kids K-6With Dramatic Arts Instructor John Staley
Students will discover the magic of Shakespeare's poetry as they learn about the Renaissance and Elizabethan England. Each child will be assigned a scene or monologue to be performed for family and friends on the last day of class.
Thursday classes meet 7 times in the fall session, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1. Enrollment fee is $280.
I Spy K-4With Schooly Groove’s Delandis McClam
Become your favorite secret agent as you travel around the world carrying out dangerous missions! Your imagination will run wild as we play games that will included solving mysteries, deciphering codes, puzzles, fingerprinting, and making cool gadgets in this I Spy, Secret Agent class. We will be known only by our cool spy names like “Red Hawk” or “The Stinger.” No one will know your true identities as we wear disguises and speak in code. Put your skills to the test as we take you on a secret journey in this I Spy/Secret Agents class.
Husky Flag Football K-6With Play Facilitator and Fifth Grade Assistant Chris Zapata
Love playing football or want to learn how to play? Join Husky Flag Football- no pads needed! In Husky Flag Football, students will learn, develop and master football plays. Students will improve throwing, catching, running with the ball, and much more through guided drills. Students will not only learn new skills, but they will also learn how to work as a team.
Friday classes meet 7 times in the fall session, 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16. Enrollment fee is $280.
Card Making and Paper Quilling (2-6)With Second Grade Classroom Assistant Nicole Hamilton
Learn the art and skill of paper quilling- the use of paper strips to make beautiful and detailed designs. In addition to learning quilling, we will explore in creating a variety of different types of cards that can be shared with friends or given as handmade gifts.
Chess Clubwith Parker Anderson Enrichment(K–6)
We introduce chess to students in a fun and exciting way. For all students and all levels, we teach students to play chess and help them succeed in school by stimulating their problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking. Includes exclusive booklets and worksheets. Win certificates, medals, and trophies!
STARCRAFT eSPORT 4-6With Fifth Grade Teacher Richard Yi
Are you good at video games? Want to test your skills with other players? Come and play StarCraft with us! This 20-year-old game is the phenomenon that started it all. StarCraft is a science fiction real-time strategy game that players must work together and plan strategically to win. This will be a fun way to learn problem solving, teamwork, communication skills, creativity, visualization, math skills, and much more.
**some games contain mild animated violence**