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 Spring 2018 session.
Monday classes meet 7 times in the spring session: 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4. Enrollment fee is $280.
Ms. Tobin's Medical Mysteries (K-5)
With First Grade Teacher Rachel Tobin
Interested in medicine and the human body? We will become doctors together! We will build and use stethoscopes, learn about the digestive and circulatory systems, do experiments with "blood" and "cells," make edible DNA, create 3D organs, solve mystery medical cases, make medical potions, and more! Come join the fun Mondays with Ms. Tobin!
Minecraft Builders & Players (4-6)
Open Art Studio (K-6)
with Visual Art Teacher Josh Friedman
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. Dress to get messy!
Tuesday classes meet 7 times in the spring session, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29. Enrollment fee is $280.
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.
Just Dance Dance Class! (K-6)
With Fourth Grade Teacher Jackie Taylor
Join Ms. Taylor's dance class for fun, fun, fun! Every week we'll break a sweat by dancing to popular songs throughout history, eat a healthy snack and drink lots of water out of a special water bottle they'll get to keep. This is an active class, but no pop-n-lock dance skills are required.
Husky Flag Football (K-6)
With 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.
Young Ninjas USA: Snake Session! (K-3)
With Young Ninjas USA
The snake is one of the most feared creatures in nature. However, while stories of the
snake’s sneaky ability to slither and slide around with incredible precision, the snake is
known for being observant. In order to earn your green headband, you must learn to
grow by observing, and making thoughtful, tactful decisions before acting. 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!
Wednesday classes meet 7 times in the spring session, on 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 516, 5/23, 5/30 . Enrollment fee is $280.
Spanish Fiesta! (K-3)
Thursday classes meet 7 times in the spring session, on 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31. Enrollment fee is $280.
Starcraft eSport (4-6)
with Fifth Grade Teacher Richard Yi
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.
Just Desserts (K-6)
With Kindergarten Teacher Nancy Vermette
Cookies, anyone? Don’t you just love desserts? Join Mrs. Vermette as we make delicious sweet treats and enjoy eating our culinary creations each week. On the last day of class you will take home a cookbook with the recipes we used.
Note to parents: If your child has food allergies or dietary restrictions, contact Mrs. Vermette before signing up your child.
Kommercial Kids (K-4)
With Schooly Groove/Delandis McClam
Learn what makes the commercials you watch fun and exciting! This Kommercial Kids on-camera acting class will keep your child using their imagination while creating, producing and filming silly commercials. To add to the excitement, they will invent and make their products that will be seen in their commercials. Your child will see what it takes to be that adorable kid on TV, advertising their favorite toy! *Each child will receive an edited video of their commercial after completion of the session*
Animal Encounters – Baby Animals (K-3)
With ACE Enrichment
Blossom into spring with all our BABY ANIMALS! Animal Encounters is a hands-on class with live, kid-friendly animals. Each week students handle a variety of baby animals such as baby snakes, lizards, furry critters such as baby bunnies, tadpoles, birds, and farm animals. In this fun and gentle learning environment, students learn about animals through stories, games, and related arts & craft projects.
Friday classes meet 7 times in the spring session, on 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25. 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