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After-School Enrichment K-6/ Beyond School

BEYOND SCHOOL:

 

MONDAY CLASSES

8 weeks long: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23

 

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



STEM Fairytales

Ms. Hamilton    Grades: 1-2    Mondays,  3:30 - 4:30pm

How could Repunzel escape from how tower without using her hair? Could the Gingerbread man have gotten away? These questions and more will be explored in this class that puts the science into fairytales. Using classic folk and fairytales students will be challenged to think scientifically about the problems characters face and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to solve them. 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will improve problem solving skills as well as develop an understanding for basic principles in the world of STEM. 

  • Students will build literary skills as they read each story. 



Viva Los Angeles!: Conversational Spanish while Discovering LA 

Maestra Diaz    Grades: 4-6   Mondays,  3:30 - 4:30pm

This upper grade Spanish class will develop conversation in Spanish while learning about the history of Los Angeles. Vocabulary and grammar lessons will be incorporated into each lesson. Assessments will be based on participation, improved verbal skills in Spanish, and written evaluation.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Utilize Spanish terminology for day-to-day activities in a city.

  • Review & continually reutilize previously learned concepts.

  • Write sentences to aid learning & convey comprehension.

  • Develop an awareness and appreciation for Latino landmarks in Los Angeles by learning its history.

  • Take notes for clarity of information & test purposes.



Garden of Imagination: Exploring Color through Painting with Mr. Friedman  

Mr. Friedman    Grades: K-2   Mondays,  4:30 - 5:30pm

K-2 artists will be introduced to and inspired by artists who explore gardens, flowers, and plants in their artwork. Students are encouraged to experiment and develop their grasp of color as a tool to convey emotion. Various color schemes will be explored in watercolor and tempera paint. Dress to get messy. Class Enrollment limited to 10 students. 

Please note Mr. Friedman’s Beyond School classes will not meet between

January 22 and February 11. These missed sessions will be individually rescheduled for a later date.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Art Historical introduction to Impressionist and Modernist painters

  • Critical thinking

  • Applied understanding of color schemes and color relationships

  • Technical brushwork and compositional skills

  • Observational and Creative thinking skills

 

 

 

BEYOND SCHOOL: TUESDAY CLASSES

9 weeks long: 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24

 

Math Club 

Mrs. Kammula  & Mrs. Gonzalez    Grades: K-1   Tuesdays,   7:30 - 8:15a

Making math fun, enjoyable and understandable for all students in kindergarten and first grade. It is a hands-on class. We will also play Marcy Cook games.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop number sense

  • Help build numeration skills

  • Enrich and extend mathematical thinking

  • Everyday application of numbers

  • Addition and subtraction facts




5th Math Study Skills/ISEE Prep

Teacher: Mr. Hermeno    Grade: 5    Section 1:Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:15am

Section 2: 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. 

NOTE: Students may only sign up for ONE of these two sections.

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



Let’s Jump on a Plane and Cook!

Teacher: Erika Alvarado    Grade(s): PS    Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm 

This class will allow children to exercise their imagination. They will pack their luggage and jump on a plane and travel the world. They will experience the ways people eat bread, rice, spreads, cakes, and desserts in their neighborhood and different countries. There are different cooking tools the children will become familiar with throughout the session as well as spices and herbs used to prepare the different kinds of food. They will be introduced to new language, music and traditions and special tools that are used when making these delicious foods. At the end of the class, the children will have a special recipe book to take home with drawing from the children and pictures that are being taken throughout the session.

 Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Practical experience with many essential skills such as reading, math and science

  • Encourages children to social engagements. 

  • Following recipes encourages children to be self- directed and independent.

  • Students will follow directions and develop problem-solving skills. 

  • Fine motor skills are well practiced when cooking such as grasping, pinching, netting and rolling, which helps them control and exercise their small muscle movements




Graphic Zines & Comics 

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

Overview: 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 



Drawing with Mr. Friedman, Exploring The Sketchbook and Richard Diebenkorn 

Teacher: Mr. Friedman    Grade(s): 3-6    Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm 

Using Stanford’s online interactive site of Richard Diebenkorn’s sketchbooks as inspiration, students in this sketching class will develop their applied understanding of composition and technical drawing. Each week students will draw in their own sketchbooks and be encouraged to sketch independently throughout the week. Students will sketch their observations using  graphite, charcoal, pen, and markers. Class Enrollment limited to 10 students.

Please note Mr. Friedman’s Beyond School classes will not meet between

January 22 and February 11. These missed sessions will be individually rescheduled for a later date.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Sketching

  • Compositional layout

  • Seeing/Observational skills

  • Critical thinking

  • Develop technical drawing skills in a range of media

  • Art Historical Introduction to Richard Diebenkorn




 

BEYOND SCHOOL: WEDNESDAY CLASSES

9 weeks long: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25 



3Ps: Posture, Presentation, Public Speaking 

Mrs. Leonard    Grade(s): 4-5     Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:15a

This course will introduce 4th and 5th graders to some basic principles of speech communication. Students will practice public speaking, poetry recitation, introductions, and much much more. This class is the perfect way to improve self confidence for any public speaking ( class presentations, reading in chapel, student led conferences, etc.)

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Public speaking

  • Building confidence

  • Presentation skills

  • Students will prepare and give 2-3 speeches




Storytelling Starters

Teacher: Erica Clare     Grade(s): PS     Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

Join us for storytelling with costumes, instruments and felt stories. Children will build early literacy skills as they sing, perform and dance their way through imaginative stories with Miss Erica. Folktales nursery rhymes and classic stories will be told. Come join the fun.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Story sequencing

  • Public speaking skills

  • Self-esteem building

  • Cooperative collaboration 



 

BEGINNING Writing a Hit Song: Songwriting & Recording

Teacher: Sean Fleming    Grade(s): 2-6    Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm

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.



 

Graphic Zines & Comics 

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

Overview: 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 




School Newspaper/ Podcasting

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

Overview

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: 

Students will:

  • 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

 

 

Latin 1: Learning Latin through Literacy

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

under Mr. Duggan’s supervision 

This course is a basic introduction to Latin. Students will learn and build their vocabulary and hear stories about Ancient Greece and Rome. Basic Latin will be taught and compared to Spanish, giving students strength in both languages. Students will hear stories from mythology, history, and literature.  

Skills/  Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain Latin language skills.

  • Learn the history of the ancient world for civilizations such as Greece and Rome.

  • Read stories from classical mythology and ancient history.

  • Learn and expand vocabulary, which is proven to help on standardized tests.

  • Strengthen Spanish vocabulary.

  • Speak conversationally in Latin.
       

 

 

Book Club Buddies

Mrs.  Leonard      Grade(s): 2-3       Wednesdays,   12:15 - 1pm

 

Overview: 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




 

BEYOND SCHOOL: THURSDAY CLASSES

9 weeks long: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19

 

 

Virtual Reality Experience

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

Explore the exciting world of immersive learning. Students will experience a unique and emotional insight to Anne Frank, become a National Geographic explorer to discover two of the most iconic locations on the planet, build a chain reaction machine to solve physics-based puzzle games, learn to paint in 3D space, and more! 

[Due to limited space, this class will have two sessions. Each session will be 5 weeks long for 4 students.]

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Travel to and explore places all over the world without leaving the classroom.

  • Develop empathy for communities in crisis by stepping into their shoes.

  • Experience different careers first-hand.

  • Time travel to key events and places from the past.



 

Grade 5 Study Skills/ ISEE Language Arts

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

Overview:

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.



 

Sensory through Art and Gardening

Teacher: Yesi Urrea & Rochelle Rosel

Grade(s): PS, Butterflies and KRP     Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm 

The children will be introduced to new artists from different time spans around the world. We will talk about the name of the artist, type of art they are famous for, and then use their techniques to create their own art and/or activity. The children will also be introduced to different media in the art world. We will have projects, sensory, and gardening to help us support our objectives for the 10 week after school club.  

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Increasing gross and fine motor skills

  • Encouraging Self-Expression

  • Learning new and different media in Art

  • Introduction to new vocabulary (early literacy)

  • Increase understanding of math and science

  • Increase social skills



 

K-Pop Music, Dance and Korean

Teacher: Ms. Ji Hae Lee     Grade(s): K-6    

and Marlborough students

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm & 4:30-5:30 pm

This class will give students unique opportunities to explore Korean culture by learning Korean language with K-Pop music and dance. In week 1 and 2, students will learn Korean culture, Korean consonant and vowel alphabets through games and group activities. In week 3-6, students will learn basic Korean vocabulary and phrases by doing creative interdisciplinary activities, including music, dance, and art. In week 7-10, students will learn Korean language by singing and dancing to K-Pop Music.

Instructor's teaching approach will consist of constructivist pedagogy to boost students' social and experimental learning.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will learn the verbal and written Korean language.

  • Students will explore the Korean culture through games.

  • Students will understand the Korean culture through creative interdisciplinary activities including Korean language, music, dance, and art.

  • Students will learn Korean language throughout singing and dancing to the K-Pop Music, including music by BTS and Blackpink.

  • Students will learn multiculturalism and diversity through appreciation of Korean language, music, dance, and culture.




School Newspaper/ Podcasting

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

Overview

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: 

Students will:

  • 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





 

BEYOND SCHOOL: FRIDAY CLASSES

9 weeks long: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27

 

 

Going Green

Teacher: Ms. Lalap      Grade(s): 3-6       Fridays: 7:30 - 8:15a

 
This upper-grade level class will teach students how to go green and become eco-friendly. Students will be encouraged to become thoughtful about the environment, showcasing the impact they can have by keeping our planet clean. Students will learn about efficient uses of our world’s resources that can significantly minimize harmful effects. The class will encompass how to contribute to a more sustainable future by teaching how to reduce the carbon footprint.
 
Skills/ Learning Outcomes
 
Explore sustainability through activities and group work
Collaborate to discuss the components of a clean environment
Learn how to be eco-friendly in daily life and practice a sustainable lifestyle
Compare and contrast between resources, products, and actions
Consider how everyday human and computerized routines affect the natural environment and wellbeing
 Students will strengthen social, observation, cooperation, and critical thinking skills 
 
 
 
 

The Art of Altered Book Making

Teacher: Mrs. Fleisher    Grade(s): K-2    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 

 

 

Number Ninjas: Fun and Challenges with Advanced Math 

Mr. Hermeno      Fridays, 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 math competitions. 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will employ a multistep 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.




ADVANCED 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.

Prerequisite: Students must have taken Mr. Fleming’s previous Songwriting course or have other songwriting experience. 

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.

 

 

Algebra All-Stars: Algebra Readiness

Mr. Hermeno     Gr: 6    Fridays, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Sixth grade students will have the opportunity to complete challenging math problems to help them prepare for middle school math.  Algebra 1 is designed to give students a foundation for all future mathematics courses, and this class will help students prepare for Algebra 1. Students must be willing to complete all homework assignments. 

Skills/ Learning Outcomes:

  • Translate, evaluate and simplify expressions involving integers

  • Solve linear equations and inequalities including these written from word problems and applications.

  • Graph points and linear equations on the coordinate plane analyzing the resulting graph.

  • Represent functions using multiple representations, such as tables, graphs and equations. 



 

Animal Kingdom: Creative Creatures with Mr. Friedman

Mr. Friedman    Grades: 3-6     Fridays, 4:30 - 5:30pm

In this mixed-media class, artists will be inspired by a variety of creatures from the animal kingdom. Their art will explore texture, patterns, and proportion as they bring their own animals to life. Depending on the interests of the enrolled artists, their artwork may take the form of drawing, painting, sculpture, or something in between. Dress to get messy. Class limited to 10 students. Open to Grades 3-6.

Please note Mr. Friedman’s Beyond School classes will not meet between

January 22 and February 11. These missed sessions will be individually rescheduled for a later date.

Skills/ Learning Outcomes: 

  • Critical thinking

  • Applied understanding of value, patterns, texture

  • Technical brushwork, drawing and compositional skills

  • Introduction to basic sculptural concepts

  • Observational and Creative thinking skills

 

 

 

 

 

After-School Enrichment Courses Winter 2020



*All classes meet from 3:30-4:30 and are 8 weeks long unless otherwise specified.

 

Monday Classes

Monday classes meet 8 times in the Winter session:1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23.  Enrollment fee is $320. 

 

Kommercial Kids (K-4th grade)

With Schooly Groove’s 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*

 

ACE Escape (Escape Room Class!) (1st-6th grade)

With ACE Enrichment 

Do you like puzzles? How about working as a team to solve mysteries and master riddles to see if you have what it takes to beat the clock?! Inspired by the popular Escape Room concept, ACE ESCAPE is an interactive and team building class, focused on getting kids moving, thinking outside the box and working together! Each day a new story/challenge will be presented. Work a shift at the Midnight Circus, discover the magic of the wizard’s wand and save the world during the tech apocalypse! In ACE ESCAPE, students will learn how to work together using logic and wit, to race the clock in order to solve whatever challenge or mystery the day might bring. So bring your brilliance and skills. Do you have what it takes to escape? 

 

Chem Kidz

With Parker-Anderson Enrichment

Chemistry is amazing! Conduct physical and chemical experiments and learn what makes them work. Make your own desiccators and Elephant Toothpaste, grow copper sulfate crystals, and get ready for an instant snowstorm! All reactions are done outdoors and students wear protective goggles.

 

Kids-n-Clay (K-2nd grade) *please select either the Monday or Tuesday session

With Art Teacher Mr. Friedman 

Student artists will explore form, texture, and color as they create sculptures and vessels using air-dry clay and watercolors. Coiling, slab and pinching methods of clay handbuilding will be introduced. Please note Mr. Friedman’s ASE classes will not meet between January 22 and February 11. These missed sessions will be individually rescheduled for a later date.

Dress to get messy. 




Tuesday Classes

Tuesday classes meet 8 times in the Winter session:1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10. Enrollment fee is $320. 

 

Robot Workshop: BattleBots (1st and up)

With Parker-Anderson Enrichment

Build 3 awesome robots to take home: the Insectoid Robot, the Brush Robot, and the Table Top Robot! Learn engineering principles such as gears, wheels, and axles as you design amazing robots to battle against others in becoming the Battle-Bot Champion! (Robots subject to change based on availability)

 

HOGWARTS magic workshopTM

With ACE Enrichment 

Expelliarmus! Hogwarts’ Magic Workshop is here to amaze with spells, tricks, props, and techniques for our young wizards. Following the Code of Gryffindor, students will be just like Harry Potter and develop new skills, dexterity, creativity, stage presence, and self-confidence. All props are provided, and a new trick is sent home each class! Join us as we learn tricks, have house competitions, wizard games and more!

 

Kids-n-Clay (K-2nd grade) *please select either the Monday or Tuesday session

With Art Teacher Mr. Friedman 

Student artists will explore form, texture, and color as they create sculptures and vessels using air-dry clay and watercolors. Coiling, slab and pinching methods of clay hand building will be introduced. Please note Mr. Friedman’s ASE classes will not meet between January 22 and February 11. These missed sessions will be individually rescheduled for a later date.

Dress to get messy. 

 

Wednesday Classes

Wednesday classes meet 8 times in the Winter session: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11. Enrollment fee is $320.

 

Leggo My Legos “The Ultimate Challenge”(K-4th grade)

With Schooly Groove’s 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



Pokémon Art Academy

With Parker-Anderson Enrichment

Learn the step-by-step techniques to draw characters like Pikachu, Charizard, Mewtwo, Dragonite, and many more! Explore different hands-on art media such as watercolor, modeling clay, pastels, and more as you create Poké-Balls, Pokémon Shrinky Dinks, and even your own Pokémon Trading Cards! 

 

Girl Power! On and Off the Court (1st-5th grade)

With Goldie’s Youth Sports

Do you want to build your confidence while playing sports? Then this class is just for you! Through the use of basketball, the wonderful Coach Goldie, will empower young girls to find their voice on and off the court. You will learn about sportsmanship, teamwork, advocating for yourself and so much more. Get ready to learn about the world of sports and have tons of fun while doing it!



Thursday Classes

Thursday classes meet 8 times in the Winter session: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12 . Enrollment fee is $320.

 

Climbing + Yoga (K-3)

With PE teacher Chenelle Geoffroy

This class 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 reinforce our climbing skills. 

 

Burgers, Brownies, and Fries! OH MY! (Open to all grade levels)

With Kindergarten teacher Nancy Vermette

You like burgers, don't you?  Fries are the best! And who doesn't like brownies?  If you agree with me, join me in our cooking class where we will be making scrumptious food that we will eat each week.  You will even take home a cookbook on the last day of class which will have each recipe that you learned to make.

 

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!

 

Kids-n-Clay (3rd-6th grade) *please select either the Thursday or Friday session 

With Art Teacher Mr. Friedman 

Student artists will explore form, texture, and color as they create sculptures and vessels using air-dry clay and watercolors. Coiling, slab and pinching methods of clay handbuilding will be introduced. Please note Mr. Friedman’s ASE classes will not meet between January 22 and February 11. These missed sessions will be individually rescheduled for a later date.

Dress to get messy. 

 

Flag Football 

With Playground Teacher Chris Zapata

Love playing football? Join Husky Flag Football where no pads are 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.

 

 

Friday Classes

Friday classes meet 8 times in the Winter session: 1/24,1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20. Enrollment fee is $320. 

 

Young Ninjas USA: Respectful Tiger

With Young Ninjas USA

Known for its immense strength, the tiger is seen as 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, 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.

 

Mosaics (K-6th)

With Second Grade Teacher Nicole Hamilton 

Mosaic is the art of decorating a surface with pictures and patterns made of little pieces of stone, glass or tiles of different colors. Just about anything can be turned into a mosaic: tiles, plates, glass, beads, pebbles, buttons, and other items. In this class, students will explore this timeless art and learn how to design, cut, glue and grout one of a kind mosaic projects. So come and get messy, smash some title and let your creativity fly. 

 

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 and choose 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 an intermediate hand sewing project or may learn how to use a sewing machine.  3rd through 6th grade boys and girls are all welcome.   

 

Kids-n-Clay (3rd-6th grade) *please select either the Thursday or Friday session

With Art Teacher Mr. Friedman 

Student artists will explore form, texture, and color as they create sculptures and vessels using air-dry clay and watercolors. Coiling, slab and pinching methods of clay hand building will be introduced. Please note Mr. Friedman’s ASE classes will not meet between January 22 and February 11. These missed sessions will be individually rescheduled for a later date.

Dress to get messy. 

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 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: Each Beyond School 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. Non-refundable Registration Fee: Registration fees are non-refundable. Exception: When the school cancels a class for any reason.

  11. Absences/Tardies: Students may be dropped from the class if they are late/absent more than twice.

  12. 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.



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Beyond School: 5th Grade ISEE Strand

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

  2. Nominal Registration Fee: Each Beyond School 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.