Dublin Elementary School

We are offering a dynamic selection of courses available from Kindergarten through to 5th Grade.

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:         Professional Actors from Synergy Theater (prev Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater)
Grade Level:      K- 5
Day/Dates:         Friday - March 6, 13, 20, 27  |  April 17, 24  |  May 1, 8, 15, 22
Sessions:            10 x 1 Hour
Time:                   3.10 - 4.10pm
Room:                TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $199   After February 28th - $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

Beginning Typing Class

Instructor:        Michele Chandler, Dublin Teacher
Grade Level:     1 - 5 
Day/Dates:        Thursday - March 5, 12, 19  |  April  2, 16, 23, 30  |  May 7, 14, 21
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  3:10 - 4:10pm
Room:                 A9
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $189   After February 28th - $199

This course is for students who need to learn basic typing skills or to improve their 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

Bolly Fusion Dance Class for Kids

Instructor:         BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Level:      1- 5
Day/Dates:         Monday - March 16, 23, 30   |  April 13, 20, 27  |  May 4, 11, 18
Sessions:            10 x 1 Hour
Time:                   2.10 - 3.10pm
Room:                TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $199   After February 28th - $210

A fun-filled introduction to beginner & intermediate Bollywood dance for kids. Instruction includes foundational movements, fundamental techniques, hand gestures, rhythmic patterns & communicative expressions.  Students will learn dance routines choreographed to snippets of popular Bollywood songs as well as some Koliwood and Tollywood songs from the South Indian cinema.  The classes will also strengthen individual coordination and rhythmic skills through various exercises and drills.
Additionally, students will develop a vocabulary of common Bollywood dance moves that they can string together to create their own unique dance. This class will expose kids to many different dance styles as Bollywood has become a melting pot of many popular traditional and western dance styles.

Enrollment Open

Chess Academy for Kids

Instructor:        Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Wednesday - March 4, 11, 18, 25  |  April 1, 15, 22, 29  |  May 6, 13
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  2:10 - 3:10pm 
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird - $196    After February 28th - $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

Creative HeARTS

Instructor:          Mrs. Lisa Silva, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:       3 - 5
Day/Date:            Thursday – March 5, 12, 19  |  April 2, 16, 23, 30  |  May 7, 14, 21 
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                     3:10 – 4:10pm
Room:                   D3
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $189    After February 28th - $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! 

Enrollment Open

 

Engineering and Problem Solving with Keva Planks

Instructor:         Ms Monica McLeod, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      1 - 3
Day/Dates:         Thursdays - March 5, 12, 19  |  April 2, 16, 23, 30  |  May 7, 14, 21
Sessions:            10 Classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3.10 - 4.10pm
Room:                  A11
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189     After August 28th - $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:       Friday – March 6, 13, 20, 27  |  April 17, 24  |  May 1, 8, 15, 22
Sessions:          10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  3.10 - 4.10pm 
Room:                TBA
Tuition:              Early Bird - $199         After February 28th - $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

Introduction to Cartooning & Making Comics

Instructor:          Ms. Jennifer de Oliveira, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:       1 - 3
Day/Date:            Thursday – March 5, 12, 19  |  April 2, 16, 23, 30  |  May 7, 14, 21 
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                     3:10 – 4:10pm
Room:                   P3
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $189    After February 28th - $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

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

Instructor:         Mr  Karl Osicki, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Levels:    1 – 3
Day/Dates:         Thursday - March 5, 12, 19  |  April 2, 16, 23, 30  |  May 7, 14, 21
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3:10 – 4:10pm
Room:                 A7
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189    After February 28th - $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

Mystical, Mythical and Magical Art

Instructor:           Julie Coching, Owner of Cafe Art
Grade Levels:      K - 5
Day/Dates:           Tuesday – March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  |  April 14, 21, 28  |  May 5, 12
Sessions:              10 sessions x 1 hour
Time:                     2:10 - 3:10pm
Room:                    TBA
Tuition:                  Early Bird - $196     After February 28th - $206

Mermaids, Unicorns, Dragon Eggs, Magical Wands… we will explore it all in this multi-media art class.  We will work with all different types of materials including oil pastel, watercolor, fused glass, clay, sharpies, markers and maybe even some glitter to create some fun magical art.  Projects include building a castle and a magic want out of clay, creating your own watercolor dragon, and students will be able to choose between creating a unicorn, mermaid or dragon as their ceramic piece. Join us in this magical exploration through art.

Enrollment Open

Piano for Beginners (Thursday)

Instructor:         Ms. Aren Lim, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      2- 5
Day/Dates:         Thursday – March 5, 12, 19  |  April 2, 16, 23, 30  |  May 7, 14, 21
Sessions:            10 x 1 Hour
Time:                   3.10 - 4.10pm
Room:                C7
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189     After February 28th - $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 – March 6, 13, 20 |  April 17, 24  |   May 1, 8, 15, 22
Sessions:            9 x 70 mins
Time:                   3.10 - 4.20pm
Room:                 C7
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189     After February 28th - $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

Speak Your Mind: Present With an IMPACT!

Instructors:      Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:       Wednesday - March 4, 11, 18, 25  |  April 1, 15, 22, 29  |  May 6, 13
Sessions:          10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  2.10 - 3.10pm 
Room:                TBA
Tuition:              Early Bird Pricing - $199   After February 28th - $210

This is an excellent course that reinforces presentation skills. Kids not only learn how to write creatively but also learn how to think critically and impact an audience effectively. Students begin to conduct research on more current issues, deliver descriptive & expository speeches, and make powerful presentations with the use of Power Point, Charts, Diagrams and other Audio/Visual Aids. This course will help kids expand their general knowledge and formulate their thoughts with a clear and concise structure.

Our goal is to develop well-rounded individuals… and to give kids with any level of prior knowledge a HANDS ON experience in each class!!

Enrollment Open

"The Bear Went Over the Mountain" A Musical Journey of Friendship & Adventure

Instructor:        Mrs. Judie Greenhouse, Dublin Teacher
Grade Level:     K - 5 
Day/Dates:        Thursday - March 5, 12, 19  |  April  2, 16, 23, 30  |  May 7, 14, 21
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  3:10 - 4:10pm
Room:                 K1
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $189   After February 28th - $199

Are you a budding actor/actress and singer? Do you like to perform? Well then, we have just the class for you. Come participate in this delightful musical performance that features six original songs in a variety of musical styles, easy rhyming dialog with many speaking parts, and teaching objectives linked to the National Standards for each song. The class will culminate with a performance that your parents will be invited to attend.  All students will have a special role and will also participate in making the props and costumes!

Enrollment Open

Video Game Design & Coding

Instructor:         Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:      2 - 5
Day/Dates:        Monday - March 16, 23, 30  |  April 13, 20, 27  |  May 4, 11, 19
Sessions:            9 x 70 minutes
Time:                   2.10 - 3.20pm
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $199     After February 28th - $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

Wheels in Motion Building with LEGO® Bricks!

Instructor:        Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Level:     K - 5
Day/Dates:        Tuesday - March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  |  April 14, 21, 28   |  May 5, 12
Sessions:           10 x 1 hour
Time:                  2.10 - 3.10pm
Room:                TBA
Tuition:              Early Bird Pricing - $199     After February 28th- $210

These wheels are ready to roll! Students will use LEGO® Bricks, axles, pulleys, gears, and motors to build a variety of models on wheels. Some are familiar vehicles, such as a fire engine and delivery truck. Others are more spectacular, such as the Rescue Robot and K-9 Bot. Do you have a need for speed? Put your Speed Bot model to the test as your race against others using remote controls! We’ll explore concepts of speed and force, and gain non-vehicle knowledge from the unconventional Wheels in Motion models as well. Let’s roll!

Enrollment Open

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:                  C6
Tuition:                $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!