Enrichment Classes

Circus

Mondays (8 Weeks)
September 25, 2017 – November 20, 2017
Instructor: Living Dream Arts

A class typically includes an acrobatic warm up, ice breakers, improv games, and instruction in various circus arts such as: Juggling, Unicycle, Feather Balancing, Chinese Yoyo, Plate Spinning, Rolla Bolla, Clowning and Stilt Walking. On the last day of class the students perform a show displaying their new skills for each other and family members who are able to attend.

Cost: $150
Minimum 4 students, maximum 9 students
Grades K-1: 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Grades 2– 5: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Online registration opens at noon on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Woodshop

Tuesdays (8 Weeks)
September 26, 2017 – November 14, 2017
Instructor: Taylor Gersbach

Here in the woodshop we let the students take the lead, designing and building individual or group projects ranging from simple to complex. The results are often unique and always empowering. We teach safe techniques of basic woodworking and let our students’ imaginations soar! It’s fun, challenging, and inspiring.

Cost: $150
Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students
Grades K-1: 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Grades 2– 5: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Explore a topic in depth after school right here on the Aurora campus

Taste Adventures

Wednesdays (8 Weeks)
September 27, 2017 – November 15, 2017
Instructor: Harriet Trezevant, MHEd

Every day, each and every one of us embarks on our own taste adventure. Whether we share food together or eat alone, every bite is an opportunity to explore the world through flavor, texture, color, aroma and even sound. Taste Adventures culinary programs offer:

  • Active, hands-on food preparation using high-quality, locally-sourced, organic ingredients whenever possible
  • Guided taste explorations
  • Time to ask lots of questions and help find answers- What happens if I mix these two together? How would I describe this flavor? What does this feel like when I bite into it? How about when I let it melt in my mouth? Why do I think this is gross? What makes something yummy? How can I fix this if it’s not coming out as I planned? And so many more…

Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, bring an apron if you have one, and bring a container to take home the leftovers!

Cost: $225
Minimum 5 students, maximum 10 students
Grades K-5: 2:15 – 3:15 pm (If there’s a long waitlist we may add another class from 3:30 – 4:30)

Classes are offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring

Minecraft, Animated!

Thursdays (8 Weeks)
September 28, 2017 – November 30, 2017 (No Class October 5, 2017 and November 23, 2017)


Instructor: Techsplosion!

Get ready to make amazing animated Minecraft movies! Whether your story is about fighting the wither, going on an adventure, or building the coolest pixel art in the overworld, you’ll have an opportunity to tell it at Minecraft, Animated! We’ll learn about stop-motion animation then film, edit, and upload our creations to YouTube!

Cost: $175
Minimum 10 students, maximum 15 students
Grades K-1: 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Grades 2-5: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Each class meets weekly after school for seven or eight weeks

ISEE Test Prep with Classroom Matters

Wednesdays (8 weeks)
October 18, 2017 – January 3, 2018
(No Class November 1, 2017 and December 20 and December 27, 2017)
Instructor: Classroom Matters

  • An experienced and friendly teacher who knows how to engage all types of learners
  • A focus on content review and test taking strategies
  • A comprehensive, user-friendly ISEE manual
  • Exposure to the test format and scoring procedures
  • Practice with the five sections that make up the test (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, reading comprehension, mathematics achievement and the essay)
  • Pointers for ways for the student to prepare in the days before the test, and on the day of
  • Pointers for parents about how to support their student prior to, and the day of, the test
  • Lots of breaks so the kids don’t go stir crazy!

Cost: $315
Minimum 8 students, maximum 15 students
Grade 5 only: 2:15 – 3:45 pm

Questions? Please email our Extended Care & Camp Director, Josh Johnson at joshj@auroraschool.org

Registration

All registrations are done online through our website. Online registration will open at noon on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

Space cannot be saved via email or phone, but must be done through the online registration system. Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis, until the maximum number of students for each is reached. A wait list may be created if a class fills. If any enrolled child decides to drop out, families on the wait list will be notified by the second class of the session. If your child is enrolled and decides after the first class that they do not wish to participate, you will receive a refund or credit for 75% of the remaining class tuition. You must inform the Extended Care Director before the second class to receive this refund. No refunds are available after the second class of the session.

If the minimum number for a particular class is not reached by Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at noon, the class will be cancelled.

Classes start the week of September 25, 2017. See the class descriptions for specific start and end dates, and for any days class will not be held.

Please make sure to sign out your child from Extended Care when picking up from an Enrichment class. You are not charged for time while in an enrichment class, but signing out is necessary for the safety of our students. Children not signed out will be charged for a full day of care (until 6:00 pm).