Enrichment Classes

Sewing & Textiles

Two elementary school kids in costumes, laughing

Mondays (8 Weeks)

September 24, 2018 – November 19, 2018 (No class October 8, 2018)

Instructor: Julie Pollack (Aurora Art Specialist)

Explore the world of textiles and sewing through creating both 3D and 2D projects. The class will incorporate basic sewing techniques, beading, embroidery, fabric block printing, and fabric drawing. Younger kids will learn and use hand-sewing techniques, while the older kids will explore more intricate stitches and learn basic textile constructions using sewing machines.

Cost: $175

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students

Grades K-1: 2:30–3:30 pm

Grades 2-5: 3:30–4:30 pm

Online registration opens at noon on September 5, 2018


Woodshop teacher and elementary student working together

Tuesdays (8 Weeks)

September 25, 2018 – November 13, 2018

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

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 26, 2018 – November 14, 2018

Instructor: Harriet Trezevant, MHEd

Daily, 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–1: 2:15 – 3:15

Grades 2–5: 3:30 – 4:30

Classes are offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring


Two elementary school kids in costumes, laughing

Thursdays (8 Weeks)

September 27, 2018 – November 29, 2018 (No class October 18 and November 22, 2018)

Instructor: Taylor Gersbach (Aurora Woodshop Specialist)

Students will build their knowledge of ceramics methods and be given time to practice the basics of pinch, coiling, and slab building. Projects include creatures, prints, bas relief, and basic pottery. Younger students get to personalize their projects while learning the basics, whereas the more experienced students will be given the opportunity to create using more advanced techniques.

Cost: $175

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 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

Kid getting face paint as clown in Circus class

Wednesdays (8 Weeks)

November 7, 2018 – January 16, 2019 (No class November 21 and December 26, 2018, and January 2, 2019)

Instructor: Classroom Matters

This workshop focuses on content area review and test-taking strategies designed to help students achieve their desired score results.

  • A comprehensive, user-friendly ISEE manual.
  • An experienced and friendly teacher who know how to work with different types of learners.
  • 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).
  • One online pre-assessment full-length test through Test Innovators – includes their diagnostics, personalized prep plan, downloadable paper version, and tutor consultation with one of TI’s tutors

Cost: $375

Minimum 8 students, maximum 15 students

Grade 5 only: 2:15–3:45 pm

Online registration opens at noon on September 5, 2018


All registrations are done ONLINE only. Registration will open at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

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 19, 2018 at 12:00 noon, the class will be cancelled.

Classes start the week of September 24, 2018. (Except for the ISEE Test Prep that starts in November.) 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 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).


Please email our Extended Care & Camp Director, Josh Johnson