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After-School Enrichment K-6/ Beyond School

2019-2020 Beyond School and After School Enrichment Classes:

 

 

BEYOND SCHOOL! 2019

 

 

BEYOND SCHOOL: MONDAY CLASSES

9/16, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2 ,12/9, 12/16

 

Open Art Studio

Mrs. Fleisher                          Grades: K-6                            Mondays,  7:30 - 8:15am

This is an opportunity for young artists to explore and express their creative ideas using a variety of media, techniques, and materials. Drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture are all possibilities. Activities will be based on students’ interests. Experimentation, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving will be encouraged. Come explore the visual world around us. 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore new materials and techniques
  • Utilize descriptive mark making
  • Use visual media to tell a story about historical events or personal narratives
  • Engage in the creative process using sketchbooks to learn, experiment and as a tool for problem solving

 

Interview Skills/ Public Speaking

Mrs. Leonard                         Grade: 6                                  Mondays, 7:30 - 8:15am

This course will introduce the basic principles of speech communication. Students will practice public speaking and interview skills. This class is the perfect way to prepare for middle school interviews and to improve your self-confidence for public speaking (i.e.. reading in chapel, student led conferences, class presentations etc.). 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will practice interview skills for one-on-one and group interviews.
  • Building confidence 
  • Public speaking
    • Students will prepare and give 2-3 speeches of the following:
    • Anecdotal speech
    • Demonstration speech
    • Persuasive speech
    • Introduction speech

 

Advanced Writer’s Workshop

Mr. Yi                          Grade: 6                                             Mondays, 12:45 - 1:30p

(Prerequisite: Mr. Yi’s regular writing class)

This course is a continuation of the writer's workshop from 5th grade. Students will conjure stories and share accolades and miseries to develop their writing skills and to hone their writer’s voice. Students will "unlearn" what they've learned previously and continue to deconstruct books, movies, and other forms of muses using Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero's Journey”.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Write narratives
  • Show rather than tell the event of the story
  • Follow the format of a plot line: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
  • Discover a personal and creative avenue for exploring and expressing ideas
  • Learn to choose words purposefully
  • Proofread own and peer’s work for spelling errors

 

American History Interactive: The Gettysburg Address 

Teacher: Nicole Hamilton                           Grade(s): 4-6                                    Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Using Ken Burn’s documentary “The Address” as a guide, this class will provide students with an overview of the major events of the Civil War and a deeper appreciation for the Gettysburg Address. Students will not only study the major events of the Civil War; they will also work to memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address all while analyzing the language of the speech and its meaning and place in our nation’s history.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Recall and understand a general timeline of events of the civil war
  • Gain a general knowledge and overview of why the war was fought
  • Gain an appreciation and understanding of language used in the Gettysburg Address
  • Exposure to public speaking and presentation skills
  • Memorize the Gettysburg Address

 

5th Math Study Skills/ISEE Prep

Teacher: Mr. Dar                             Grade: 5                                               Mondays,    4:30 - 5:30pm

Students who participate will learn/ practice invaluable study skills, problem-solving and test-taking strategies in the area of math. With a joyful approach to learning, students build time management skills and learn other skills that will help them succeed in math. For the ISEE, the areas of focus for this class are the Quantitative Reasoning and Math Achievement sections. Finally, our students will gain confidence in this subject area and be able to apply these study skills in the regular classroom setting. 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will learn study skills, e.g. interpreting sets of data, reading charts/graphs, and estimating
  • Students will use a multi-step plan to solve problems: plan, solve, check
  • Students will have increased opportunities to evaluate the reasonableness of an answer in problem solving situations
  • Students will improve time management skills, as related to test-taking.
  • Students will practice utilizing a variety of strategies for problem solving, such as mental math, guess and check, work backwards, and draw a diagram.
  • Students will utilize important test-taking strategies, e.g. process of elimination, identifying key words, and substitution.

 

The Latino History of Los Angeles

Teacher: Mrs. Diaz              Grade(s): 3-6                Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30pm 

Overview:  This course will teach the history of Los Angeles in three sequences, having a focus on the origins of the city, its people, culture, and language. The correct pronunciation of Spanish words will be incorporated along with the historical importance of landmarks, culinary favorites, and the diversity in art and music through interactive learning experiences.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • At the end of this course, students will have an understanding of the birth of Los Angeles, its origin, and evolution.

  • Students will begin to recognize the current historical street names and landmarks, with their origins

  • They will gradually learn the cultural dynamics of L.A.'s current cultural component

  •  Students will demonstrate their comprehension of details and facts through note taking and small group discussions

 

BEYOND SCHOOL: TUESDAY CLASSES

9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/ 12, 11/19, 12/3

 

5th Math Study Skills/ISEE Prep

Teacher: Mr. Hermeno                 Grade: 5                                               Tuesdays,  7:30 - 8:15am

Students who participate will learn/ practice invaluable study skills, problem-solving and test-taking strategies in the area of math. With a joyful approach to learning, students build time management skills and learn other skills that will help them succeed in math. For the ISEE, the areas of focus for this class are the Quantitative Reasoning and Math Achievement sections. Finally, our students will gain confidence in this subject area and be able to apply these study skills in the regular classroom setting. 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will learn study skills, e.g. interpreting sets of data, reading charts/graphs, and estimating.
  • Students will use a multi-step plan to solve problems: plan, solve, check
  • Students will have increased opportunities to evaluate the reasonableness of an answer in problem solving situations
  • Students will improve time management skills, as related to test-taking.
  • Students will practice utilizing a variety of strategies for problem solving, such as mental math, guess and check, work backwards, and draw a diagram.
  • Students will utilize important test-taking strategies, e.g. process of elimination, identifying key words, and substitution.

 

Minecraft Architects (STEM)

Mr. Yi                           Grades: 5/6                            Tuesdays,  12:45 - 1:30

As architects, students will design, plan, and build St. James’ School using Minecraft. They will learn and use 21st century skills like collaboration and teamwork. creativity and imagination. critical thinking, and problem solving. And mostly importantly, they’ll have fun learning.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Problem solving and planning skills
  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Creativity and visualization skills
  • Ability to see the big picture as well as giving attention to the smallest detail
  • Math skills especially geometry and measurements

 

6th Math Study Skills/ISEE Prep

Teacher: Mr. Dar/ Mr. Hermeno                  Grade(s): 6                 Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Students who participate will learn/ practice invaluable study skills, problem-solving and test-taking strategies in the area of math. With a joyful approach to learning, students build time management skills and learn other skills that will help them succeed in math. For the ISEE, the areas of focus for this class are the Quantitative Reasoning and Math Achievement sections. Finally, our students will gain confidence in this subject area and be able to apply these study skills in the regular classroom setting. 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will learn study skills, e.g. interpreting sets of data, reading charts/graphs, and estimating
  • Students will use a multi-step plan to solve problems: plan, solve, check
  • Students will have increased opportunities to evaluate the reasonableness of an answer in problem solving situations
  • Students will improve time management skills, as related to test-taking.
  • Students will practice utilizing a variety of strategies for problem solving, such as mental math, guess and check, work backwards, and draw a diagram.
  • Students will utilize important test-taking strategies, e.g. process of elimination, identifying key words, and substitution.

 

Graphic Zines & Comics 

Teacher: Stephanie Guerra       Grade(s): 2-6          Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm 

The term graphic novel is more of a general term to describe a specific way of storytelling. Page lengths, formatting, and complexity vary greatly. For the purposes of this course, we will be adopting the short-story zine format to create a comic book, or series of comic books to create a graphic narrative! 

Students will be guided through an entire process of brainstorming ideas through literal writing, as well as visual communication. They will write a short pitch for two different storylines of their choosing. They will then produce 2 storyboards, 1 page of content per storyboard. They will choose one storyboard to complete with additional pages: writing, editing and rendering. They may choose to elaborate their storyboard into a longer storyline or create additional volumes to create a cohesive mini-series. 

They will learn about zine formatting, scanning and print formatting. 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes: 

● Narrative & prose writing 

● Stylized drawing 

● Visual communication, graphic design 

● Printing 

 

BEYOND SCHOOL: WEDNESDAY CLASSES

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11

 

Intro to Korean

Teacher: Ms. Lim                 Grade(s): 1 - 3                      Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:15am

This class will introduce Hangul (Korean alphabet) and provide a necessary foundation of Korean language four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The main topics will include greetings, introducing yourself, talking about family, counting numbers, and so on. Students will also learn about South Korea’s holidays and traditional games. 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to learn some essential Korean words (colors, simple nouns, and verbs).
  • Students will learn about some traditional Korean games.
  • Students will be able to acquire some knowledge about South Korea’s traditions.

 

The Art of Altered Book Making

Teacher: Mrs. Fleisher                         Grade(s): K-3               Wednesdays, 7:30-8:15am

An ‘altered book’ is an art object created from an existing printed book. Through various artistic processes the student artist will choose what means and media to ‘alter’ a book into a piece of art.  Students use the book’s pages as a canvas on which to apply paint, collage or rubber-stamping, etc.  This also includes historical journaling, family personal photo histories, scrapbooking skills and other creative arts skills as required by student agency and their creative self-expression during class. 

In the class, each student will select a book and transform it into their own, unique altered book.  Students will have access diverse materials, learn a wide range of new techniques, and how to apply them within the pages of their altered book. As the process unfolds, students gain confidence in transforming their pages, develop their own creative methods and explore the idea of their own endless artistic possibilities. 

This class is open to new students, and students on a continuing basis.  Continuing students will have the choice to develop further upon their book from last year, a book from a previous class, or begin a completely new ‘altered book’ object. 

Important note: Altered Book Artists respect books in a way that is second only to librarians. We are not defacing books that anyone wants or needs. We are resurrecting old, unloved books, and turning them into art!

Skills/ Learning Outcomes: 

  • Introduce the art form of the Altered Book and its creative potential (present physical examples of altered books as well supplemental images of exceptional works from different artists and their interpretations of the medium)
  • Explore the altered “blank page” as a canvas (students will have a prompt that they will express on this newly transformed platform)
  • Introduce and experiment with new materials and mixed media techniques 
  • Learn to integrate new materials within the context of visual journaling (students will be asked to bring personal photographs, small objects or artifacts to incorporate into their altered book)
  • Students develop confidence to work on their altered book independently as a means of creative self-expression 

 

Class Name: Book Club Buddies

Teacher: Mei-Ling Leonard              Grade(s): 2/3             Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1pm

Fairies, fantasy … and Fun! A chapter book club for 2nd and 3rd graders. We will collectively decide on a book and each student will get their own copy! We read aloud, discuss characters, plots, setting, conflict and much, much more. 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reading fluency
  • Learning to love reading
  • Presentation of book review for the school community

 

School Newspaper

Teacher: Emmy Gilliam                   Grade(s): 3-6            Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

In this journalism class, your children will become aware of the world around them, make decisions, plan with their classmates and become producers as well as consumers of the written word. This Beyond School class will transform students into news readers…news gatherers…and news writers. 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • identify the purposes of a newspaper
  • define vocabulary related to newspapers
  • discover different kinds of information found in the newspaper
  • name the sections in a newspaper
  • determine the format for the school newspaper
  • Identify the essential elements of a news story: who, what, when, where, why and how 
  • understand the inverted pyramid structure of a news story
  • learn the criteria for newsworthiness – what makes a story news? 
  • choose news topics for their own newspaper 
  • write a news story for the school newspaper 
  • identify the characteristics of feature writing 
  • discover the differences between feature writing and news writing 
  • select feature topics for the class newspaper 
  • write a feature story
  • learn the characteristics of opinion writing 
  • identify vocabulary used in opinion writing 
  • list editorial topics for the class newspaper 
  • write an editorial or draw an editorial cartoon 
  • identify examples of opinion writing other than editorials 
  • Identify the characteristics of good ads 
  • Create an ad for the school newspaper

 

Intro to Latin

Teacher: Harvard-Westlake Students         Grade(s): 4-6         Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Students will focus on literacy education via Latin. Through the program, students gain access to English Language Arts skills and develop strategies for vocabulary, reading comprehension, and spelling, all while playing games and having fun with peers.

 

 

BEYOND SCHOOL: THURSDAY CLASSES

9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12

 

Intro to Korean

Teacher: Ms. Lim                 Grade(s): 1 - 3                     Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:15am

This class will introduce Hangul (Korean alphabet) and provide a necessary foundation of Korean language four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The main topics will include greetings, introducing yourself, talking about family, counting numbers, and so on. Students will also learn about South Korea’s holidays and traditional games. 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to learn some essential Korean words (colors, simple nouns, and verbs).
  • Students will learn about some traditional Korean games.
  • Students will be able to acquire some knowledge about South Korea’s traditions.

 

The Art of Altered Book Making

Teacher: Mrs. Fleisher            Grade(s): 4-6        Thursdays, 7:30-8:15am

An ‘altered book’ is an art object created from an existing printed book. Through various artistic processes the student artist will choose what means and media to ‘alter’ a book into a piece of art.  Students use the book’s pages as a canvas on which to apply paint, collage or rubber-stamping, etc.  This also includes historical journaling, family personal photo histories, scrapbooking skills and other creative arts skills as required by student agency and their creative self-expression during class. 

In the class, each student will select a book and transform it into their own, unique altered book.  Students will have access diverse materials, learn a wide range of new techniques, and how to apply them within the pages of their altered book. As the process unfolds, students gain confidence in transforming their pages, develop their own creative methods and explore the idea of their own endless artistic possibilities. 

This class is open to new students, and students on a continuing basis.  Continuing students will have the choice to develop further upon their book from last year, a book from a previous class, or begin a completely new ‘altered book’ object. 

Important note: Altered Book Artists respect books in a way that is second only to librarians. We are not defacing books that anyone wants or needs. We are resurrecting old, unloved books, and turning them into art.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes: 

  • Introduce the art form of the Altered Book and its creative potential (present physical examples of altered books as well supplemental images of exceptional works from different artists and their interpretations of the medium)
  • Explore the altered “blank page” as a canvas (students will have a prompt that they will express on this newly transformed platform)
  • Introduce and experiment with new materials and mixed media techniques 
  • Learn to integrate new materials within the context of visual journaling (students will be asked to bring personal photographs, small objects or artifacts to incorporate into their altered book)
  • Students develop confidence to work on their altered book independently as a means of creative self-expression 

 

Grade 6 ISEE Writing

Teacher: Mr. Yi                     Grade(s):  6                          Thursdays,  7:30-8:15 am

This course will review the writing skills needed for the ISEE essay portion. Even though the ISEE essay is not scored, the admission officers will receive it as an example of the student’s writing proficiency.

(This course will only be offered in the fall trimester.)

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will practice writing a well-crafted essay under 30 minutes
  • Students will write clear, coherent, and focused essays that include an awareness of audience and purpose and include a formal introduction (with thesis statement), supporting evidence, and a well-developed conclusion
  • Students will learn to choose words purposefully
  • Students will proofread own and peer’ work for spelling errors

 

Grade 5 Study Skills/ ISEE Language Arts

Teacher: Mr. Hermeno/ Ms. Laffen            Grade(s):  5              Thursdays, 7:30-8:15 am

Students who participate will learn/ practice invaluable study skills and test-taking strategies in the area of language arts. With a joyful approach to learning, students will build time management and practice various skills. For the ISEE, this class will cover the Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension sections. Finally, our students will gain confidence in language arts and be able to apply these study skills in the regular classroom setting. 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will practice study skills, e.g. using context clues, learning vocabulary roots, identifying synonyms.
  • Students will utilize important test-taking strategies, e.g. process of elimination, identifying key words, and recognizing the positive/negative connotation of vocab words
  • Students will improve time management skills as related to test-taking.
  • Students will have increased opportunities to identify the main idea in reading passages.
  • Students will practice inference skills with reading passages.
  • Students will learn strategies to aid in identifying the author’s tone in a reading passage.

 

Number Ninjas: Fun and Challenges with Advanced Math 

Mr. Hermeno                                                                        Thursdays, 12:45 - 1:30pm

Grade: 5/6 (Students who are interested in Advanced Math topics)

Can’t get enough math? Is your favorite type of “pie” the math kind? This class is designed for you! Students will be challenged by advanced level math problems. We will practice a variety of strategies to approach these problems, which can include math puzzles, logic games, and questions from the Math Counts! Program.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will employ a multi-step plan to solve puzzles and problems: plan, solve, check
  • Students will communicate with each other about the problem-solving strategies they have used.
  • Students will work collaboratively to tackle these difficult problems.
  • Students will have opportunities to evaluate the reasonableness of an answer in problem solving situations
  • Students will utilize a variety of strategies for problem solving, such as mental math, guess and check, work backwards, and draw a diagram.

 

Reading Fluency for 1st and 2nd Grade

Teacher: Jonathan Dar                  Grade(s): 1/ 2                      Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Primary students will learn phonetic concepts and sight words in order to strengthen their reading fluency, apart from comprehension.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be learning phonetic combinations that will help them crack the code for fluency.
  • Students will learn sight words using visual and tactile strategies.
  • Students will recite fun rhymes and sing catchy songs that will aid with reading fluency.

 

BEYOND SCHOOL: FRIDAY CLASSES

9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13

The Art of Altered Book Making

Teacher: Mrs. Fleisher                         Grade(s): K-3                               Fridays, 7:30-8:15am

An ‘altered book’ is an art object created from an existing printed book. Through various artistic processes the student artist will choose what means and media to ‘alter’ a book into a piece of art.  Students use the book’s pages as a canvas on which to apply paint, collage or rubber-stamping, etc.  This also includes historical journaling, family personal photo histories, scrapbooking skills and other creative arts skills as required by student agency and their creative self-expression during class. 

In the class, each student will select a book and transform it into their own, unique altered book.  Students will have access diverse materials, learn a wide range of new techniques, and how to apply them within the pages of their altered book. As the process unfolds, students gain confidence in transforming their pages, develop their own creative methods and explore the idea of their own endless artistic possibilities. 

This class is open to new students, and students on a continuing basis.  Continuing students will have the choice to develop further upon their book from last year, a book from a previous class, or begin a completely new ‘altered book’ object. 

Important note: Altered Book Artists respect books in a way that is second only to librarians. We are not defacing books that anyone wants or needs. We are resurrecting old, unloved books, and turning them into art.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes: 

  • Introduce the art form of the Altered Book and its creative potential (present physical examples of altered books as well supplemental images of exceptional works from different artists and their interpretations of the medium)
  • Explore the altered “blank page” as a canvas (students will have a prompt that they will express on this newly transformed platform)
  • Introduce and experiment with new materials and mixed media techniques 
  • Learn to integrate new materials within the context of visual journaling (students will be asked to bring personal photographs, small objects or artifacts to incorporate into their altered book)
  • Students develop confidence to work on their altered book independently as a means of creative self-expression 

 

Writing a Hit Song: Songwriting & Recording

Teacher: Sean Fleming                  Grade(s): 3-6                       Fridays, 3:30-4:30 pm

In this course, students will learn how to craft a song and will be introduced to basic music recording techniques.  Through a series of exercises and workshops, students will embark the journey of finding their original voice as a songwriter.  Students will write and record a "demo" of their song, which will be presented at the end of the course.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes

  • Discover the process of songwriting through emulation, creation and revision. 
  • Learn to compose a song using common structural designs found in popular music.
  • Performance and presentation of one workshopped and recorded “demo” at end of course.

 

Grade 6 Study Skills/ISEE Language Arts

Teacher: Ms. Gilliam                      Grade: 6                    Fridays, 3:30-4:30 pm

Students who participate will learn/ practice invaluable study skills and test-taking strategies in the area of language arts. With a joyful approach to learning, students will build time management and practice various skills. For the ISEE, this class will cover the Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension sections. Finally, our students will gain confidence in language arts and be able to apply these study skills in the regular classroom setting. 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will practice study skills, e.g. using context clues, learning vocabulary roots, identifying synonyms.
  • Students will utilize important test-taking strategies, e.g. process of elimination, identifying key words, and recognizing the positive/negative connotation of vocab words
  • Students will improve time management skills as related to test-taking.
  • Students will have increased opportunities to identify the main idea in reading passages.
  • Students will practice inference skills with reading passages.
  • Students will learn strategies to aid in identifying the author’s tone in a reading passage.

 

 

 

 

 

After-School Enrichment Courses Fall 2019

 

*All classes meet from 3:30-4:30 and are 7 weeks long unless otherwise specified.

 

 Monday Classes

Monday classes meet 7 times in the fall session: 9/16, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18.  Enrollment fee is $280. 

JMG Sportswise *Offering 10 classes at $395*

 

Dramatics (K-4th grade)

With 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!"

 

Animal Invasion!

With Parker-Anderson Enrichment

Animal invasion is a class for all animal lovers! Your child will experience and interact with all kinds of amazing live creatures including Reptiles, Amphibians, Mammals, Birds, Insects and more! Don’t miss out on all the fun, games and most importantly the animals!

 

Mondays: 09/16/19 - 12/16/19

Basketball 3:30-4:30 (K-3rd), 4:30-5:30 (4th- 6th), 10 Practices (Games TBD)

COST: $395

With JMG Sportswise

Whether it’s school tryouts or travel ball, we aim to increase player’s skill levels, confidence and toughness on and off the court. Our basketball staff has years of experience playing and coaching at the high school, college and pro levels. The pace of our workouts guarantees the maximum amount of repetition in a great learning environment. Our trainers take the time to explain the “when” and the “why” of each move to increase your B-ball IQ!

 

Shrinky Creations

With Kindergarten teacher Kelli Chau

Come join us for Shrinky Creations!  In this creative class, we will make a number of different craft projects and watch them magically shrink!  Students will make charms to add to bracelets and necklaces, design keychains, create a fashionable hat with miniature designs, and much more!

 

Houdini’s Magic WorkshopTM

With ACE Enrichment

Alakazam! Welcome to Houdini’s Magic Workshop where we will put our illusion and trickery skills to the test! Each week, we will sharpen our craft of dexterity, story-telling, presentation, and most of all..Performance; all while learning mind blowing tricks students will get to take home! Mentalism, card tricks, coin tricks and classic misdirection, all just a few of the amazing skills we will learn. But a great magician is only as good as their stage presence! Therefore, we shall hone and perfect our performance techniques through a variety of exciting games and magical exercises...And did I mention students get to take new tricks home each day?! 

 

Tuesday Classes

Tuesday classes meet 7 times in the fall session, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29. Enrollment fee is $280. 

 

Kids Acting Workshop

With Parker-Anderson Enrichment

Acting exposes students to characterization, plot structure, ensemble acting, creativity, the art of listening and silence, and following directions all through the use of various theater games. Come join the fun!

 

Total Body Fitness

With playground teacher David Flores

Total Body Fitness Class will allow students to challenge their total body fitness in all areas of the body. Students will take part in multitudes of physical activities during our 7 week course, with each activity focusing on key parts of the body to apply. Each exercise will last 2 minutes. Students will exert great effort for each exercise for as long as they can for two minutes, and then rotate to the next exercise station when the 2 minutes have passed, with a 1 minute cool down between exercises for water and rest. Students will be able to increase lean body mass and muscle; and increase cardiovascular activity, flexibility, endurance, energy, focus and effort.

 

Tuesdays: 09/17/19 - 11/19/19

Soccer (K-3rd grade), 10 Practices + 2 Games

COST: $395

With JMG Sportswise

Our “Happy Feet “soccer curriculum develops athletic skills through fun, age-appropriate games like Jedi Training, Speed Racer and Super Hero! For our older kids, skill, strategy & team formations are introduced via small-sided games. Whatever age, character, teamwork and sportsmanship are taught using the tenets of the Growth Mindset.

 

Hollywood-Wilshire League Soccer: 09/17/19 - 11/19/19

(4th-6th grade), 4:30-5:30, 8-10 Practices / 6-10 Games

COST: $435

With JMG Sportswise

Welcome back our 4th Season playing in the HOLLYWOOD WILSHIRE LEAGUE (Coed 4-6 Grade) at St. James with interscholastic refereed games on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Along with soccer fundamentals and strategy, teamwork and sportsmanship are taught using the tenets of the Growth Mindset.

TRY-OUTS  9/17

 

Wednesday Classes

Wednesday classes meet 7 times in the fall session, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6. Enrollment fee is $280.

 

I Spy (K-4th grade)

With 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 include solving mysteries, deciphering codes, puzzles, fingerprinting, and making cool gadgets 

 

Anime, Cartooning & Comic Book Creative 

With Parker-Anderson Enrichment

Cartooning is a great way to learn how to sketch and draw. You will learn to create your own characters as well as popular characters from Disney, Anime, and more! Learn about storylines, design, coloring, and lettering, as you create your very own comic book

 

Thursday Classes

Thursday classes meet 7 times in the fall session, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/31, 11/7. Enrollment fee is $280.

 

JUST DESSERTS Cooking Class

With Kindergarten Teacher Nancy Vermette  

Cookies and brownies, anyone?  Do you just LOVE desserts? Join Mrs. Vermette as we make delicious sweet treats, then enjoy our eating our culinary creations each week. On the last day of class you will take home a cookbook with the recipes that we used. 

*If your child has food allergies or other food concerns, be sure to contact Mrs. Vermette before enrolling your child.

 

Chess Club! 

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!

 

Ballet (1st grade & up)

With ACE Enrichment 

Leap, twirl, and whirl into beginning ballet! In this spirited class, your dancer will have the opportunity to explore the basics of ballet. Kids will stretch, leap and learn dance terminology and perform choreography. Some of the benefits of ballet are its ability to help young children develop coordination, and self-esteem. The creative movement aspect of this class will encourage children to use their imaginations and help nurture self-expression in a fun and natural way. While the importance of ballet technique and theory will be taught, this class will also highlight the joyfulness and playfulness that dancing creates. No uniform or shoes required. 

 

Friday Classes

Friday classes meet 7 times in the fall session, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 11/1, 11/8. Enrollment fee is $280. 

 

Young Ninjas USA: Patient Spider

With Young Ninjas USA

For eons, people of the world recoiled in fear at the sight of a spider. But the truth, a spider’s greatest skill is its patience. To earn your YELLOW headband, you must display great PATIENCE, just like a spider. Young Ninjas is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental martial arts elements, like blocks, kicks, strikes, 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-contact setting. KI-YAH! 

 

Spanish Immersion (1st grade & up)

With Parker-Anderson Enrichment

Give your child the gift of learning Spanish! In this class, students will have the opportunity to immerse in the Spanish language and culture. Each class will incorporate art, storytelling, games, music and multimedia activities to learn Spanish in a fun way! This class is great for new and returning students.

 

Card Making and Paper Quilling (2nd-6th grade)

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.

 

STARCRAFT eSPORT (4th-6th grade)

With 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.

**this game contains mild animated violence**

 

Sew Fun (3rd-6th grade)

With Kindergarten Teacher Nancy Vermette  

Learn to sew in Mrs. Vermette's Sew Fun class 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 their sewing projects.  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.

 

Fridays: 09/20/19 - 11/22/19

Volleyball (2nd-6th grade) 10 Practices

COST: $395

With JMG Sportswise

Our coaches love creating unique games that not only teach the fundamentals of volleyball but also promote leadership, teamwork and communication both on and off the court. This is all in preparation for our younger players to play in the Hollywood-Wilshire League.

 

 

Please read the following guidelines/tips BEFORE registering for Beyond School/ASE.

 

Beyond School Registration Guidelines and Tips:

  1. Round 1 Registration: For the first round of registration, each student may only be registered for ONE Beyond School class.

  2. Round 1 Exceptions: 5th and 6th grade students can sign up for the ISEE test prep courses in addition to another Beyond School class.

  3. Round 2 Registration: If there is availability, a second round of signups will be opened next week.

  4. Music Schedule Conflicts (Grades 2-6): Please check with our Music Department for potential schedule conflicts.

  5. Leadership Conflicts (Grades 4-6): Students in Leadership will be meeting on Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30pm.

  6. Multiple Students: If you have multiple students please log in separately for each student.

  7. Waitlist: If the course you wanted is full, please use the waitlist (at the bottom of the form). We will do our best to accommodate requests. 

  8. Minimum Class Sizes: Conversely, if a course does not meet minimum enrollment requirements, the course may be cancelled for this trimester.

  9. Nominal Registration Fee: The 10-week course is tuition-inclusive, and there is a nominal registration fee for each course. The fee is $20 for each class (non-ISEE) and $40 for each class in the ISEE strand. 

  10. Questions/Emails about Registration: During the registration window, we hope to provide email responses to registration queries within 24-48 business hours of email receipt.

 

Beyond School: 5th/6th Grade ISEE Strand

  1. Separate Tab: Please utilize the separate tabs to register for 5th/6th grade ISEE courses.

  2. Nominal Registration Fee: The 10-week course is tuition-inclusive, and there is a nominal registration fee for each course. The fee is $40 for each class in the ISEE strand. 



ASE Registration Guidelines and Tips:

  1. Number of classes: Sign up for as many courses as you would like.

  2. Music Schedule Conflicts (Grades 2-6): Please check with our Music Department for potential schedule conflicts.

  3. Multiple Students: If you have multiple students please log in separately for each student.