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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 Fall 2017 session.

 

Monday Classes

Monday classes meet 7 times in the fall session: 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, and 11/13. Enrollment fee is $280.

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!

Leggo My Legos: Superheroes (K-4)
with Schooly Groove/Delandis McClam

Experience your Ultimate fantasy in this creative Superhero Lego class!  Students will build their favorite Superheroes while creating stories to share.  Along with their Superheroes they will act out their super powers as well as create comic books for the characters they create!  Building has never been more fun in this fun-filled, interactive Leggo My Legos, “Superheroes” class!

 

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!

Free Dress Fresh (4-6)
with Second Grade Assistant Nicole Hamilton

Free dress days are far and few between and should be done right. In Free Dress Fresh, we will take existing clothing items and turn them into new, one of a kind works of art that you can show off to all your friends and teachers. Come and turn that boring pair of pants into something fabulous.

 

Tuesday Classes

Tuesday classes meet 7 times in the fall session, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, and 11/7. Enrollment fee is $280.

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!

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. 

Minecraft Architects (5-6)
With Fifth Grade Teacher Richard Yi

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!

**Classes will be held in Mr. Yi’s room during lunch on Tues and Thurs, 9/26 – 11/9
30 min 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.**

Toy Making 2.0 (K-2)
with Second Grade Assistant Nicole Hamilton

Stuffy making is so last year. In this updated version of toy making, students will not only learn to create their own stuffed creation, but will also explore other mediums to create one of a kind games and toys. This class is aimed at looking at simple materials and turning them into something that your student will not only be proud of, but that they can play with as well.

Wednesday Classes

Wednesday classes meet 7 times in the fall session, on 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, and 11/8. Enrollment fee is $280.

Science X-TREME (3-6)
with First Grade Teacher Rachel Tobin

Curious about the world around you? Want to make things explode, sizzle, and react? Do you just LOVE science and having fun? If so, this class is for you!

**Class will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m.**

Podcast Club: The Husky Howl (3-6)
with Communications Manager Andrew Wright

The hit podcast The Husky Howl is back for Season 2! Every two weeks we produce a podcast from the ground up with a combination of surveys, interviews and insights about St. James' from the people who know it best - our students! Last year our intrepid reporters dug into field trips, dress code, and slime - just imagine what we will uncover this year! Podcast Club is a great chance to hone writing, interviewing, public speaking and recording skills for any student in grades three through six! 

Crafty Yarn Creations (2-4)
With Third Grade Assistant 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!

**Class will be held in Mr. Sae-Low’s room on Wednesdays and Thursdays @Lunch (12:30-1:00 p.m.)**

Thursday Classes

Thursday classes meet 7 times in the fall session on 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, and 11/9. Enrollment fee is $280.

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!

Whovians: The Doctor Who ASE (3–6)
with Second Grade Assistant Nicole Hamilton

Do you know why bow ties are cool? Do you know your Cybermen from your Daleks? If so then this might be the class for you. If not, then this is definitely for you!

In this Doctor Who themed ASE we will cover the basics of the world of the Time Lord and the history behind one of the longest running British Science fiction shows ever created. Every other class we will be dedicated to watching an important episode in the series or to making a doctor who related craft. By the end, each student will have gained a deeper love and understanding for science fiction and will have a new interests that connects them to million of fans around the world.

Friday Classes

Friday classes meet 7 times in the fall session, on 9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, and 12/1 . 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

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!

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.