Elementary After the Bell

After-School Enrichment Courses


(Student-made video by Austin Shimek)

“Learn by making.” The Makerspace is dedicated to tinkering, creating, exploring, and making. Part science lab, technology center, workshop, and think-tank, this diverse space provides a unique learning environment. This exciting new offering gives students a wide range of creative opportunities to brainstorm and work collaboratively, while learning that all ideas are worthwhile and should be considered and explored. Emphasis will be placed on failing without fear, learning to refine and evaluate ideas, and communicating effectively, while using new tools and re-purposing materials. Projects include a Lego wall, coding simple robots, deconstructing electronics to see what makes them work, and building out of recycled materials.

Cost: $200 for 10 sessions (special introductory early sign-up of $150 by August 31)
Classes begin the week of August 29 in Room 11.
Grades K-2: Monday and Wednesday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Grades 3-5: Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Students may drop in two times per week, once per week, or when they can, until they use up their 10 sessions.


Spanish Immersion

In our new after-school Spanish class, students will have the opportunity to be immersed in the Spanish language and culture. Each class will incorporate art, storytelling, games, music, and multimedia activities to learn Spanish in a fun way.

Cost: $160
Classes begin September 13 and run for 8 weeks in Room 13.
Grades K-2: Tuesday from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Grades 3-5: Tuesday from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Sign Language

This exciting new enrichment course will introduce students to American Sign Language (ASL), which has its own grammar, culture, history, and terminology. Students will work on learning conversational skills and worship songs. This fun and exciting class will also be offered weekly.

Cost: $200
Classes begin September 14 and run for 10 weeks in Room 42.
Grades 3-5: Wednesday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.