Dublin Elementary School

STEAM After School Courses | Winter Session 2019/20
Dublin Elementary School


We are offering a dynamic selection of courses available from Kindergarten through to 5th Grade.  Below is the list of courses we are offering at Dublin Elementary.

For the current FALL schedule, dates, times and room numbers, click here.

Courses are offered 1 day per week up to 10 weeks. 10 hours of tuition.

Tuition - $189 -$210 per course.  Early Bird pricing available to August 25th.

Each class that moves forward will generate contributions to the School, the Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and to the Student Council.

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:         Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Level:      K- 5
Day/Dates:         Friday - Dec  6, 13 |  Jan 10, 17, 24, 31  | Feb   7, 21, 28
Sessions:            9 x 70 minutes
Time:                   3.10 - 4.20pm
Room:                Stage
Tuition:               Early Bird - $199    After November 24th - $210

It’s laughter, learning and limelight with the After School Drama Club - The Actor’s Workshop! Through a fun series of theater games, acting exercises and scripted scene work, this introductory acting class teaches the fundamentals of the actor’s craft. Students explore the “three tools of the actor” – voice, body and imagination – as they learn how to create characters, interpret scripts and perform for an audience. The class teaches true theater skills such as stagecraft, emotionally truthful acting, and professional theater etiquette, while encouraging creativity and inspiring the imagination. The class culminates with a workshop presentation of scenes and monologues for an invited audience.

Enrollment Open

Art Around the World 2

Instructor:           Julie Coching, Owner of Cafe Art
Grade Levels:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Tuesday - Dec  3, 10, 17  | Jan 7, 14, 21, 28  | Feb  4, 11, 18
Sessions:              10 sessions x 1 hour
Time:                     2:10 - 3:10pm
Room:                    C7
Tuition:                  Early Bird - $195     After November 24th - $205

In this multi-media class, the kids will create their own artistic passport as they travel to a different country each week and explore the interesting variety of artistic styles developed in their country of origin.  Students will learn about an art form and then create a unique piece of personal art using that art form. They will work with a variety of art media such as paper, clay, paint, ceramics, watercolor and oil pastels and when the class is finished, each student will have their own international portfolio of art to take home with them.  We will explore art from Brazil, Japan, Russia, France, India, Australia and more. (for those that have already taken Art Around the World 1, this class will feature 10 different projects and countries).

Enrollment Open

Beginning Typing Class

Instructor:        Michele Chandler, Dublin Teacher
Grade Level:     1 - 4 
Day/Dates:        Thursday - Dec 5, 12, 19  | Jan  9, 16, 23, 30  |  Feb  6, 13, 20
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  3:10 - 4:10pm
Room:                 A9
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189   After November 24th - $199

This course is a beginning course for students who need to learn basic typing skills. It will cover proper finger placement for typing so students can move away from pecking at the keys. This class will be fun and engaging and will include typing games to practice their new skills!

Enrollment Open

Chess Academy for Kids

Instructor:        Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Wednesday - Dec  4, 11, 18  | Jan  8, 15, 22, 29  |  Feb  5, 12, 19
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  2:10 - 3:10pm 
Room:                 Library
Tuition:               Early Bird - $196    After November 24th - $206

Learn chess with Pacific Chess Academy!  This program is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles, think strategically, and stay focused. Specifically designed for young players with various levels (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced), the course offers video lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations, and preparation to chess tournaments. The use of the modern technology (projectors, iPad, teaching software) makes the learning process easy, fast, and fun! The class is offered to grades 1-5. All necessary equipment (boards and pieces, clocks, demo tools) provided. Participants receive certificates and trophies at the end of the school year.

6 Reasons Kids Should Learn Chess

  1. Improves concentration, attention span and memory abilities.
  2. Enhances reading and math skills.
  3. Fosters critical-thinking and creativity in young minds.
  4. Encourages and rewards hard work.
  5. Develops problem solving skills.
  6. Exercises both sides of your brain.

Enrollment Open

Contemporary Dance for Kids

Instructor:         BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Level:      1- 5
Day/Dates:         Friday - Dec  6, 13 |  Jan 10, 17, 24, 31  | Feb   7, 21, 28
Sessions:            9 x 70 minutes
Time:                   3.10 - 4.20pm
Room:                B3
Tuition:               Early Bird - $199    After November 24th - $210

Contemporary as a dance style is a fusion of ballet, jazz, funk, and modern dance styles.  Contemporary dance encourages natural, spontaneous movement and focuses on self-expression, awareness of space and body movement, use of body weight, efficiency of muscle use, safe body alignment and strong use of Modern Dance technique. Classes start with a comprehensive warm-up focusing on improving flexibility, extension, core strength, and balance and gradually build up to contemporary steps and combinations that will consist of abstract movements combining modern and classical ballet elements. Students will learn how to express a wide range of emotions through their dance based on musical interpretation and individual style and using the contemporary dance form as a platform for creative self-expression. Classes emphasize technique, fundamentals and a familiarization of the dance vocabulary.

Recommended Dress - Students must be able to move and stretch fully.  Footless tights, leggings, leotards, fitted dance shorts, fitted tops, t-shirts and athletic pants are ideal.  Medium or long hair pulled away from face in pony-tail, braid, or bun. No shoes, bare-feet.

Enrollment Open

Energy is Everywhere

Check out this video to find out more about this class!
Instructor:        Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Level:     K - 5
Day/Dates:        Tuesday - Dec 3, 10, 17  | Jan  7, 14, 21, 28  | Feb  4, 11, 18
Sessions:           9 x 70 minutes
Time:                  2.10 - 3.20pm
Room:                A11
Tuition:              Early Bird -  $199       After November 24th - $ 210

Energy is essential to almost everything we do, from the lights in our homes and classrooms to the gasoline that fuels our cars. Bricks 4 Kidz will introduce your students to the world of energy in all its amazing forms. This unit explores many sources of energy from wind and solar power to biofuel and fossil fuel. Students will define terms like renewable, landfill, greenhouse effect and generator; and using Bricks 4 Kidz proprietary instructions and LEGO® Bricks, students will build moving models of just some of the awesome ways we power our world.

This is a hands-on class where students build machines, buildings, vehicles and other structures out of LEGO® bricks, using one-of-a-kind model plans designed by Bricks 4 Kidz.  While exploring principles of engineering, architecture, physics and more, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. Participants build a new project each week. Each class begins with a teacher-led discussion related to the day’s model. Once the project is completed, children use the rest of their time to expand their gadgets and collaborate with one another. 

Enrollment Open

Engineering and Problem Solving with Keva Planks

Instructor:         Ms Monica McLeod, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      1 - 3
Day/Dates:         Thursday - Dec  5, 12, 19   | Jan  9, 16, 23, 30  | Feb  6, 13, 20
Sessions:            10 Classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3.10 - 4.10pm
Room:                  A11
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189     After November 24th - $199

Does your student love to build?  Then this is the after school course designed for them.  “KEVA planks are about 1/4 inch thick, 3/4 inch wide and 4 1/2 inches long. You build structures by simply stacking the planks. No glue, no connectors. They can be stacked upright which looks like it would be unstable as a house of cards, but even this type of structure is surprisingly stable.”  Each day class will begin with individual building challenges, move to group challenges and then finish up with free time for building. During challenge activities students will practice different problem solving techniques as well as learning to work cooperatively in a group. Along the way they will learn some basic engineering, architectural, math and science skills.

In fact, did you know that research shows that students who play with blocks tend to do better in mathematics and science in higher grade levels?  Well, it’s true and researchers from the University of Idaho have concluded that playing with blocks helps children develop a fundamental understanding of quantities, equality & geometry. Playing, building and having fun while learning, what could be a better than that?

Enrollment Open

Hip Hop Dance Class

Instructors:      BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:       Wednesday - Dec  4, 11, 18   | Jan  8, 15, 22, 29   | Feb  5, 12, 19
Sessions:          10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  2.10 - 3.10pm 
Room:                B3
Tuition:              Early Bird - $199      After November 24th - $210

Time to break it down and have some fun, join in our Hip Hop class and learn to dance with a flair. Hip-hop refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music. What distinguishes hip-hop from other forms of dance is that it is often "freestyle" (improvisational) in nature. Hip Hop encompasses many different urban dance styles such as popping, locking, breaking as well as freestyle movement derived from many other styles. Our Hip Hop kids classes start with a thorough warm up, then shift to learning rhythm, coordination, musicality and choreography through age-appropriate movements set to fun upbeat music.  Students will also play games, learn a little Hip Hop history and participate in occasional dance contests with classmates to create a fun and motivating learning environment. Our classes emphasize technique, fundamentals and a familiarization of the dance vocabulary and of course, have some fun at the same time while making new friends.

Enrollment Open

Keys to Becoming a Creative Writer, Poised Orator & Effective Communicator

Instructors:      Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:       Wednesday - Dec  4, 11, 18   | Jan  8, 15, 22, 29   | Feb  5, 12, 19
Sessions:          10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  2.10 - 3.10pm 
Room:                A9
Tuition:              Early Bird - $199      After November 24th - $210

Have you ever wondered what is the #1 fear in this world? YES, it’s Public Speaking and our goal is to prepare your child for SUCCESS!! They will learn to present impressively and write effectively in 6 easy steps. In this advanced course, kids will learn various formats of writing such as persuasive, narrative, descriptive etc. Students will learn to manage public speaking anxiety and present themself with confidence, and make strong arguments by providing reasoning and evidence on thought provoking debatable topics, and campaign speeches.  

This course will help kids expand their general knowledge and formulate their thoughts with a clear and concise structure and prepare them for SUCCESS!! 

Enrollment Open

Kiddie Coding Club – Introduction to Computer Programming, Robotics & Circuit Building

Instructor:         Mr  Karl Osicki, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Levels:    1 – 3
Day/Dates:         Thursday - Dec  5, 12, 19  | Jan  9, 16, 23, 30   |  Feb. 6, 13, 20
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3:10 – 4:10pm
Room:                 A7
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189     After November 24th - $199

Would you be excited if your child had an opportunity to learn the universal language of the planet, explore robotics and build circuits? Does your child enjoy math, engineering, technology, design and hands on activities? Kiddie Coding Club may be the perfect opportunity for them to tap into these 21st century prerequisites! In Kiddie Coding Club we learn basic coding concepts, use and build  Mindstorm Lego robots, build circuits with Snaplinks and Tinybits.

“People who know how to code will be able to communicate across countries and cultures, be innovative, and solve problems more efficiently, with no barriers to impede their success (Porter, John. (2016). 4 Benefits of Learning Coding at a Young Age.) Retrieved from: https://elearningindustry.com/4-benefits-learning-programming-at-a-young-age-2.

Come join Kiddie Coding Club where we will learn how to work together Using, Code.org, Tynker, and Code Combat to program in a fun and safe environment.  It doesn’t matter if your child has coding experience or not, this class is for everyone.  It will build on concepts some students already know and teach concepts to those who are new to the coding.  All interested students are welcome.

Enrollment Open

Paint Me a Place Setting

Instructor:          Ms Jean Wright, Cafe Art
Grade Level:       3 - 5
Day/Date:            Tuesday - Dec  3, 10, 17  | Jan 7, 14, 21, 28  |  Feb  4, 11, 18 
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                    2:10 – 3:10pm
Room:                  TBC
Tuition:                Early Bird - $195     After November 24th - $205

For those that love ceramic painting.  In this class you will design and paint a fully coordinated place setting. Students will create a work of art that they will paint on a dinner plate, salad plate, snack plate, cereal bowl, coaster and a mug.  By the end of class these kids will have a one-of a kind place setting and will be eating in style!

 Enrollment Open

Piano for Beginners (Thursday)

Instructor:         Ms. Aren Lim, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      2- 5
Day/Dates:         Thursday - Dec 5, 12, 19  | Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 |  Feb  6, 13, 20
Sessions:            10 x 1 Hour
Time:                   3.10 - 4.10pm
Room:                C7
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189     After November 24th $199

What a joy it is to know how to play a musical instrument! This course is a beginners course for students who want to explore the realm of playing the piano. What better way to learn than learn by doing? 

This class will build up each student’s foundation and knowledge on reading notes, proper hand posture, counting, finger speed exercises, and more! Each student will be paired with their own keyboard. This active engagement course will foster each student’s joy for music as well as hone their precision. Students are required to work well both independently and within a group there will be both one-on-one and small group exercises.

Come to play and create! 

Enrollment Open

Piano for Beginners (Friday)

Instructor:         Ms. Aren Lim, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      2- 5
Day/Dates:         Friday - Dec  6, 13   | Jan  10, 17, 24, 31  | Feb  7, 21, 28
Sessions:            9  x 70 minutes
Time:                   3.10 - 4.20pm
Room:                C7
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189     After November 24th $199

What a joy it is to know how to play a musical instrument! This course is a beginners course for students who want to explore the realm of playing the piano. What better way to learn than learn by doing? 

This class will build up each student’s foundation and knowledge on reading notes, proper hand posture, counting, finger speed exercises, and more! Each student will be paired with their own keyboard. This active engagement course will foster each student’s joy for music as well as hone their precision. Students are required to work well both independently and within a group there will be both one-on-one and small group exercises.

Come to play and create! 

Enrollment Open

Video Game Design & Coding

Instructor:         Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:      2 - 5
Day/Dates:        Monday - Dec 2, 9, 16  |  Jan  13, 27   | Feb  3, 10, 24   |  Mar  2
Sessions:            9 x 70 minutes
Time:                   2.10 - 3.20pm
Room:                 Library
Tuition:               Early Bird $199   After November 24th - $210

Prepare for the world of technology and learn the secret language of computers! New and returning students are welcome! Continue or begin your coding adventure with the Code To The Future team, and create brand new projects like a projectile platformer or multiplayer racing video game! The possibilities to create are endless! New students are always welcome to join throughout the year, and every class is differentiated for individual learning. Choose your favorite theme, from Minecraft to Fortnite!

This class is online and offline, giving the students the ability to learn coding through Scratch and then uploading their projects to share.

Enrollment Open

CANCELLED
Instructor:          Mrs. Lisa Silva, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:       3 - 5
Day/Date:            Thursday – Aug 29 | Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 | Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 | Nov 7 
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                     3:10 – 4:10pm
Room:                   D3
Tuition:                 $199

Have you ever wondered how your child’s self-esteem and self-confidence can increase through art? When kids feel good while they are creating, this phenomena occurs. Let me spark their imagination each week with a new project that helps to boost fine motor skills, introduce new life skills, enrich their vocabulary, and feel great about themselves all through creating art! 

Instructor:          Ms. Jennifer de Oliveira, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:       1 - 3
Day/Date:            Thursday – Aug 29 | Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 | Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 | Nov 7 
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                     3:10 – 4:10pm
Room:                   P3
Tuition:                 $199

Kids will develop their drawing and storytelling skills in this fun introductory course on cartooning. Through guided drawing lessons, students will learn how to design simple characters, draw facial expressions, and create a short comic strip. We'll also read popular comics to understand how they're made -- and, because reading is fun! At the end of the course, students will take home their sketchbooks and a copy of our published class comic book. All skill levels are welcome.

Enrollment Open