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After-School Enrichment

In addition to after-school care offered from dismissal until 6:00 p.m., St. James' gives students the opportunity to enroll in After-School Enrichment 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, you should contact Jen Cefaly, After-School Enrichment Coordinator and Academic Technology Specialist.

Below are the course descriptions for the Winter 2018 session.

 

Monday Classes

Monday classes meet 7 times in the winter session: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, and 3/12. Enrollment fee is $280.

Leggo My Legos: The Ultimate Challenge (K-4)
with Schooly Groove/Delandis McClam

Put your Lego skills to the test in this creative Lego class!  If you like to build, race, and compete for points then Leggo My Legos “The Ultimate Challenge” is for you!  Students will join teams to compete in games, relays and challenging building projects.  This team building Lego class creates a fun environment for each student to explore his or her ultimate fantasies.

 

Mad Scientists (K-4)
With First Grade Teacher Rachel Tobin
 

Every week we will do a super exciting new experiment. We will make things explode! And YOU can help suggest what experiments or activities you want to do!

CLYO (K-3)
With Physical Education teacher Chenelle Geoffroy

CLYO will establish a strong base for kids to enhance their muscular strength and endurance. We will learn the basic grips and climbing techniques used in rock climbing/bouldering. Additionally, off the rock wall we will explore some yoga and various stretches that will enhance our climbing skills. Climbing + Yoga = CLYO! (Max students=8)

Minecraft Architects (4-6)
with MR. YI
 
Miss our old school? Want to build and design St. James’ in Minecraft? Be a part of a team that’s building old and new St. James’ in the world of Minecraft.
You’ll learn problem solving, teamwork, communication skills, creativity, visualization, math skills, and much more - while having FUN!

Tuesday Classes

Tuesday classes meet 7 times in the winter session, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, and 2/27. Enrollment fee is $280.

Debate (2-6)
With First Grade Teacher Rachel Tobin

Do you want to learn skills that are life-changing? Do you want to improve how you articulate your thoughts in front of big audiences? Do you feel passionate about a particular topic and want to share this passion with others? Do you want to increase your confidence and self-esteem? Do you want to debate topics discussed worldwide? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this class is for you. 

Professor Taylor's Magical Harry Potter Symposium (K-6)
With Fourth Grade Teacher Jackie Taylor

Earn your own wand, cast spells, be sorted into a Hogwarts House, make dragon eggs, Fizzing Whizbees, special pillows, and so much more! You’ll go from muggle to purveyor of magic in no time.

Wednesday Classes

Wednesday classes meet 7 times in the winter session, on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, and  2/28. Enrollment fee is $280.

Who runs the world? Girls! (1-5)
With Second Grade Assistant Nicole Hamilton

Beyoncé knows that history is filled with strong and imaginative women who have changed the world. By joining this ASE class, you will too!  This class will introduce students to some amazing women in history who left their marks on and have impacted our lives. In addition to learning about their biographies and the history of the world in which they lived in, each woman’s life will be celebrated with a fun craft or activity.  Please note, this class is for anyone and everyone who wants to learn a little more about amazing women or who wants to add a little history to their crafting genius.

Young Ninjas USA: Tiger Session! (K-3)
With Young Ninjas USA

Known for its immense strength, the tiger is seen as a fighter and a danger in the animal kingdom. However, to its kin, the tiger is revered for carrying an amazing amount of respect. In order to earn your orange headband, you must learn to show respect to your fellow friends, from sunrise to sunset. Young Ninjas is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental martial arts elements, like blocks, kicks, strikes, situational awareness, basic self-defense, and the all important KI-YAH! Through skill training, fun games, creative challenges, and Pad work on foam targets, children develop self-confidence and learn to enjoy being physically active in a non-competitive setting. C'mon, how cool! All classes are non-contact. Each session will include a mix of NEW skills, training games, and challenges, based on a new animal style. KI-YAH!

 

Thursday Classes

Thursday classes meet 7 times in the winter session on 1/18, 1/24, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1. Enrollment fee is $280.

Starcraft eSport (4-6)
with Fifth Grade Teacher Richard Yi
This 20-year-old game is the phenomenon that started it all. StartCraft is a science fiction real-time strategy game that players must work together and plan strategically to win.
For students, it is a fun way to learn problem solving, teamwork, communication skills, creativity, visualization, math skills, and much more.

 

Crafty Yarn Creations (2-6)
With 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 crochet in this crafty yarn class.  We will be exploring different types of techniques such as weaving and crocheting to make various projects.  All experience levels are welcome! Note: This class runs from 3:45-4:45.

Physics is Phun: STEM building challenges (3-6)
With Second Grade Assistant Nicole Hamilton

Put your creativity, logic and knowledge to the test in this lively and interactive ASE class. Each class we will attempt a classic STEM building challenge, as well as learn the science and design principles that go into making the impossible possible! Expect a little bit of friendly competition, moments of frustration and lots of fun once we figure out how to make things work. Come and join the craziness!

I Spy/Secret Agent (K-4)
With Schooly Groove/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.

Farming (4-6)
With Science Teacher Alexander Marcoulides

Come learn how to transform our roof into a thriving green roof with trees, moss art, fruits, vegetables, fungi, hydroponics, and carnivorous plants!

Friday Classes

Friday classes meet 7 times in the winter session, on 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, and 3/9. Enrollment fee is $280.

Chess Club (K–6)
with Parker Anderson Enrichment

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.

Sew Fun! (3-6)
with Kindergarten Teacher Nancy Vermette

Learn to sew by choosing a fun sewing project.  If you are a beginner you will learn to use a needle and thread to create a fun and easy sewing project!  Returning students may choose to learn how to use a sewing machine for your sewing project.  3rd through 6th grade boys and girls are all welcome!  We will have sewing machines at school for you to use, or you may bring your own.

*Max students = 5

Slime Time! (K-6)
With First Grade Teacher Rachel Tobin

Slime Time is a fun, gooey, messy class that involves the creation of all types of slime: floam, fluffy, rainbow, and more! Each week will involve a new slime adventure.