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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.