Enrichment Classes

Woodshop

Woodshop teacher and elementary student working together

Mondays (8 Weeks)

September 23 – November 18 (No class October 14)

Instructor: Taylor Gersbach (Aurora Woodshop Specialist)

In the woodshop we let 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

Online registration is now open!

Sewing & Textiles

Two elementary school kids in costumes, laughing

Tuesdays (8 Weeks) for 4/5 Class


September 24  – November 19 (No class October 8)

Wednesdays (8 Weeks) for K-3 Class

September 25  – November 20 (No class October 9)

Instructor: Julie Pollack (Aurora Art Specialist)

K-3 Class: Explore the world of textiles and sewing by creating both 3D and 2D projects. The class will incorporate basic sewing techniques, beading, embroidery, fabric block printing, and fabric drawing. Kids in this class will learn and use hand-sewing techniques.

4/5 Class: Students will explore the world of textiles and fashion through doll making. This year students will create mixed-media dolls, and design and make wardrobes for them using various sewing and construction techniques. Students will continue to learn sewing techniques and improve their sewing skills.

Cost: $175 for K-3 Class (1 hr.)  /  $250 for 4/5 Class (1.5 hrs.)

Minimum 4 students, maximum 10 students

Grades K-3: 2:15–3:15 pm (Wednesdays)

Grades 4/5: 3:30–5:00 pm (Tuesdays)

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

Taste Adventures

Elementary kids preparing food in after school enrichment class

Wednesdays (8 Weeks)

September 25 – November 13

Instructor: Harriet Trezevant, MHEd

Daily, each 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!
Contact Josh before registering if your child has any dietary restrictions.

Cost: $225

Minimum 5 students, maximum 10 students

Grades K/1: 2:15–3:15

Grades 2–5: 3:30–4:30

Classes are offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring

School of Magic

Woodshop teacher and elementary student working together

Thursdays (8 Weeks)

September 26 – December 12 (No class October 3 & 24, November 14 & 28)

Instructor: Brian Scott (Bay Area School of Magic)

Get ready to take an amazing adventure into the exciting world of magic!

K/1 Class: Magic Club Students will explore the world of magic and performance through hands-on activities and games. Students will have a chance to watch magic performed as well as learn simple magic tricks with items that can be found around the house. This class is designed to introduce students to what magic is and how it is performed, while building their confidence and communication skills. At the end of Magic Club each student will bring home their own copy of the Discover Magic Fun book, which will be used to guide students through the world of magic week-to-week.  

2-5 Class: Purple Wand Course In Semester 1 of the Purple Wand course, students will not only learn the 8 basic effects that make up all magic tricks, but more important, they will discover the real secrets to becoming a true magician as each lesson reveals an important life skill to help build their confidence and communication skills. Magicians-in-training will learn magic with cards, coins, paper, strings and more. Lessons comes with a custom magic prop or a top secret file folder, along with a secret word to unlock bonus videos in a special online video vault just for students! This program builds self-confidence and develops critical communication skills in a fun and unique way. The Purple Wand is the first in a series of four courses–with Green, Orange and Blue Wands to follow. Each course is presented in a two-semester format. 

Cost: $175 for K-1 class /  $225 for 2-5 class

Minimum 6 students, maximum 12 students

Grades K-1: 2:30–3:30 pm

Grades 2-5: 3:30–4:30 pm

Online registration opens at noon on September 4, 2019

Gardening

Woodshop teacher and elementary student working together

Fridays (8 Weeks)

September 27 – November 22 (No class October 25) 

Instructor: Taylor Gersbach (Aurora Woodshop Specialist)

Greet Fall with Gardening Class! In this workshop, kids will get to go outside, reconnect with our natural human state as farmers, and learn to sow the earth. Students will take over Aurora’s garden boxes with fall delights. We will use our woodshop skills to make planter boxes for our new Green Space. Students will get to watch the process from seed beginning to harvest–and learn how to tend for the plants as they grow and eventually (so long as nature provides) produce something they can eat.

Cost: $175

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students

Grades K-5: 3:30–4:30 pm

Each class meets weekly after school for seven or eight weeks

Registration

All registrations are done ONLINE only. Registration is now open.

Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, until the maximum number of students for each is reached. A wait list will 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 18, 2019 at noon, the class will be cancelled.

Classes start the week of September 23, 2019.  See the class descriptions for specific start and end dates, and for any days class will not be held.

Please make sure to sign your child out from Extended Care when picking them 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 pm).

Questions?

Please email our Extended Care & Camp Director, Josh Johnson
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