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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 Spring 2018 session.


Monday Classes

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)
with MR. YI
We’re looking for Minecraft players! We’re building, designing, and playing games in Minecraft. If you enjoy playing PVP, parkour, survival, capture the flag, puzzle, maze, and creation maps, come and play with your friends. You’ll learn problem solving, teamwork, communication skills, creativity, visualization, math skills, and much more - while having FUN!
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

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.

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. 

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

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)

With Sixth Grade Assistant and Play Facilitator Rosi Lopez

Want an extra boost in learning Spanish? Come join the fun in this class by playing Spanish games and creating bilingual art projects!


Thursday Classes

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
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.

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

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

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.

Minecraft and More (3-6)
With Technology Specialist Jen Cefaly

Come play Minecraft with us! Students and teachers play together and test each other through building and structural challenges. Students will develop proficiency in object-oriented programming while having fun with everyone’s favorite game!