Enrichment Classes

Woodshop

Woodshop teacher and elementary student working together

Mondays (8 Weeks)

January 27 – April 6 (No class February 17, March 9, and March 16)

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 opens January 8 at NOON!

School of Magic

Woodshop teacher and elementary student working together

Tuesdays (8 Weeks)

January 28 – March 24 (No class February 18)

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 2.0 Students who joined Magic Club in the fall will find all new fun and adventure with Magic Club 2.0. Any students who want to join the fun can discover magic right alongside them. Magic Club 2.0 is designed to introduce students to the art of magic and explore the traits of a true magician. Each class is filled with games, magic and more.  

2-5 Class: Purple Wand Course Semester 2  In Semester 2 of the purple wand course, students will not only learn the 8 basic effects that make up all magic tricks, but more importantly 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, Strings and everyday objects as well as making it seem like they can predict the future and create optical illusions. 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. All Students are welcome – semester 1 is not a requirement to take semester 2.  

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 

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

Ceramics

Woodshop teacher and elementary student working together

Tuesdays (8 Weeks)

January 28 – March 31 (No class February 18 and March 17) 

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

Classes are offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring

Taste Adventures

Elementary kids preparing food in after school enrichment class

Wednesdays (8 Weeks)

January 29 – March 25 (No class February 19)

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

Online registration opens at noon on January 8, 2020

Sewing & Textiles

Two elementary school kids in costumes, laughing

Thursdays (8 Weeks)


January 30  – March 26 (No class February 20)

Instructor: Julie Pollack (Aurora Art Specialist)

K/1 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.

2-5 Class: 3D Projects – Students will have the opportunity to choose the material they would like in order to create stuffies of their own design.  Materials include socks, old bags, banners , fabric and more! Students will continue to learn sewing techniques and improve their sewing skills.

Cost: $175 for K/1 Class (1 hr.)  /  $250 for 2-5 Class (1.5 hrs.)

Minimum 4 students, maximum 10 students

Grades K/1: 2:30–3:30 pm

Grades 2-5: 3:30–5:00 pm 

Each class meets weekly after school for seven or eight weeks

Registration

All registrations are done ONLINE only. Registration opens WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8.

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, January 22, 2020 at noon, the class will be cancelled.

Classes start the week of January 27, 2020.  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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