Enrichment Classes

Welcome to our exciting Enrichment Class program, now bigger and better than ever! This year, classes will be offered throughout the year in  four sessions, each spanning approximately 9 weeks, along with our all-year Spanish classes at the Elementary Schools and Chess classes at both Elementary and Middle Schools. Our Enrichment Classes are thoughtfully designed to cater to a wide variety of interest, with the goal that every student gets a chance to participate. The curriculum is carefully curated to promote skill development and ignite a passion for learning. Our classes are led by dedicated instructors from the local community who are subject matter experts and truly passionate about their craft. Join us on this enriching journey and unlock your student's full potential in a variety of captivating subjects!

Bollywood Dance

Bollywood Dance

Partner:
Bollywood
Category
Dance & Movement
Cost:
180
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Marshall Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Marshall Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Jensen Ranch Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Jensen Ranch Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Marshall Elementary

Get ready to move and groove with SunBollywood! In this fun movement and dance class, students will learn how to express themselves through movement and engage with a beautiful genre of dance.

Dance uplifts, unites, and empowers children. It also provides children with an opportunity to express their individuality while working on gross motor skills and developing cognitive and social skills. The teacher will guide participants through a choreographed routine and provide them with the tools to individualize the movements.

What to wear: Comfortable clothes that your child can move freely in.

Boxing

Boxing

Partner:
Osorio Training Center
Category
Sports & Recreation
Cost:
$235
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Canyon Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Creekside Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Canyon Middle School

Osorio Training Center will facilitate Self Defense/Boxing and Conditioning sessions as part of the Play CV After School program at Canyon Middle schools.  The sessions will help students develop athletic skills and expose them to healthy choices and behaviors. This is a no-contact, conditioning and technique-only class.

Brick Techniques: STEM Basics with LEGO®

Brick Techniques: STEM Basics with LEGO®

Partner:
BrickTech
Category
Computers & Coding
Cost:
220
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Chabot Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Chabot Elementary

Brick Techniques STEM basics with LEGO® 

Join Brick Tech as we introduce your child to STEM basics by building guided projects out of

LEGO® pieces! Each LEGO® project will showcase relevant STEM concepts, such as a

motorized car to discuss gear drives or a house with bricks to introduce overlapping

construction, fostering hands-on learning for participants.

Build and Code Your Robots

Build and Code Your Robots

Partner:
CompuChild
Category
Computers & Coding
Cost:
$220
Grade:
No items found.

CompuChild is a national franchise dedicated to spreading technology and entrepreneurial education among children through after-school enrichment. We have the distinction of being one of the two children’s education franchises in the US to be ‘STEM Certified’ by Cognia.

Our robotics program helps develop a sound understanding of fundamental machines such as a motor, axle, gear, pulley, lever, cam, and sensor. Children build an exciting new model in every class. These models incorporate sensors and motors which can be programmed to produce motion and sound. While the model-building exercise helps children with the understanding of machines, the programming aspect of our class helps them develop strong logical and critical thinking from an early age. They learn to use sequences, conditions, loops, etc. while playing with the robots they create. In addition to building and programming, we put a strong emphasis on collaboration and communication which are essential to any child’s professional development. Enroll your children for a truly enriching learning experience that has been designed to meet the demands of the future.

Building Worlds - RPG

Building Worlds - RPG

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Life/Social Skills
Cost:
180
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Creekside Middle School
2023/24 Session 3
Canyon Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Canyon Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Creekside Middle School

Building Worlds and Telling Stories with Pen-and-Paper Role-Playing Games

Welcome, adventurers! As players, you'll become heroes across the realms, defeating villains and ensuring peace and prosperity. As world crafters, you will be building characters, creatures, and plots that will exist in a collective fantasy world that can be played in using existing game rules.

Students will learn the basic rules of the world's most popular RPG system, Dungeons & Dragons, and play in a safe and supportive environment. Students will build creative writing skills, and get to understand the building blocks of a great story, including using the concept of the Hero's Journey.

Roll Initiative!

Castle Chess

Castle Chess

Partner:
Castle Chess
Category
Chess
Cost:
180
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Creekside Middle School
2023/24 Session 3
Proctor Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Stanton Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Vannoy Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Castro Valley Elementary

The class is one hour long, split into two segments. In the first half hour, a coach gives a lesson on a theme, idea, motif, or classical game. Students participate by debating and attempting to find the best move in certain positions. We follow a curriculum that is tailored to the level of the class. This class will look at how chess has changed from era to era. We will be exploring games from the early 1800s to the late 1900s and discover the amazing history of this timeless game. We will learn about the heroes of chess from Paul Morphy to Bobby Fischer. We will also go over forks, pins, skewers, remove the guard, discover attacks, decoys, and sacrifices.  We cover these concepts using practical examples from the history of chess.

Code to Play: Game Based Learning (Kinder)

Code to Play: Game Based Learning (Kinder)

Partner:
Category
Cost:
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Marshall Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Castro Valley Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Proctor Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Independent Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Stanton Elementary
Color Theory 101

Color Theory 101

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Arts & Crafts
Cost:
180
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Canyon Middle School
2023/24 Session 3
Creekside Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Canyon Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Creekside Middle School

Students will learn how to create artwork that demonstrates their understanding of stark contrast, shading, and blending using colors of various materials and utilizing tools provided.

Color Theory 101 (Kinder)

Color Theory 101 (Kinder)

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Arts & Crafts
Cost:
180
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Palomares Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Vannoy Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Palomares Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Castro Valley Elementary

Students will learn how to create artwork that demonstrates their understanding of stark contrast, shading, and blending using colors of various materials and utilizing tools provided.

Comic Books & Drawing Superheroes

Comic Books & Drawing Superheroes

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Arts & Crafts
Cost:
160
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Castro Valley Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Marshall Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Vannoy Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Jensen Ranch Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Chabot Elementary

In the Comic Book class you will develop a character, plan a story and create your own book, and also learn about the art elements and art principles.

Cooking Round The World

Cooking Round The World

Partner:
Cooking Round The World
Category
Cooking
Cost:
$240
Grade:
No items found.

You won’t need a passport to cook from different countries around the world! Students will learn about culture, tastes, and celebrations while enjoying the foods and flavors from different countries. Each class we cook a different dish from the country of the day each class day. Other activities include map and language education, a folktale from the country of the day, and a cooking demonstration. Yummy, fun, and educational!

Cooking Round The World (Kinder)

Cooking Round The World (Kinder)

Partner:
Cooking Round The World
Category
Cooking
Cost:
$240
Grade:
No items found.

You won’t need a passport to cook from different countries around the world! Students will learn about culture, tastes, and celebrations while enjoying the foods and flavors from different countries. Each class we cook a different dish from the country of the day each class day. Other activities include map and language education, a folktale from the country of the day, and a cooking demonstration. Yummy, fun, and educational!

Creative Computing and AI with Scratch

Creative Computing and AI with Scratch

Partner:
CompuChild
Category
Computers & Coding
Cost:
$220
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Palomares Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Marshall Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Vannoy Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Jensen Ranch Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Independent Elementary

CompuChild is a national franchise dedicated to spreading technology and entrepreneurial education among children through after-school enrichment. We have the distinction of being one of the two children’s education franchises in the US to be ‘STEM Certified’ by Cognia. With revolutionizing changes in the society and work environment driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), we believe technology education is not a choice but a necessity for every child.


While coding is a valuable skill, we believe that the creative idea and imagination behind a simple game is even more valuable and unique. Our Scratch course provides a solid foundation for coding and game design. Students will use Scratch’s visual block coding language to learn fundamental concepts of X and Y coordinates, loops, forever loops, conditionals, variables, functions, if-then-else statements, clones, operators, randomization etc. while building their own games, interactive stories, and more. The unique feature of our course is that along with the features of Scratch™ 3.0 and Visual Block Coding, students will also get to learn about interesting applications and evolving features of AI to come up with really imaginative ideas to express their creativity through video game design and implementation.

Enroll your children for a truly enriching learning experience that has been designed to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Creative Rhythm Dance

Creative Rhythm Dance

Partner:
RiseUp Stars
Category
Dance & Movement
Cost:
180
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Stanton Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Chabot Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Vannoy Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Proctor Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Jensen Ranch Elementary

Get ready to move and groove with RiseUp Stars! In this interactive movement and dance class, students will  experience different styles of creative movement and dance (ie. hip hop, creative movement, rhythm-based movement, yoga and more). Students learn to do more than just follow. They’ll learn how to express themselves through movement.


Dance uplifts, unites, and empowers children. It also provides children with an opportunity to express their individuality while working on gross motor skills and developing cognitive and social skills. The teacher will guide participants through a choreographed routine and provide them with the tools to individualize the movements.

What to wear: Comfortable clothes that your child can move freely in.

Creative Rhythm Dance (Kinder)

Creative Rhythm Dance (Kinder)

Partner:
Category
Cost:
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Chabot Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Stanton Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Vannoy Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Jensen Ranch Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Proctor Elementary
Digital Art & Design

Digital Art & Design

Partner:
Digital Dreamers
Category
Computers & Coding
Cost:
$220
Grade:
No items found.

In the Digital Creators class for grades 7-8, young artists have the opportunity to take their creativity and digital skills to the next level. This exciting course is specially designed to foster their passion for digital art and animation while honing their abilities in a supportive and engaging environment.

This class is tailored to students who are eager to explore the world of digital art and animation. Each student will have access to a laptop to embark on a thrilling journey of creativity, using industry-standard software like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Animate. Throughout the course, students will delve into various aspects of digital art, with a strong focus on character design, game design, 3D perspective, and creating stunning character illustrations placed within captivating backgrounds.

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

Partner:
Digital Dreamers
Category
Computers & Coding
Cost:
$220
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Palomares Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Stanton Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Palomares Elementary

🌟 Calling All Future Digital Leaders! 🌟

🌐 Digital Citizenship and Coding Program 🤖

Give your child a head start in the digital world with our exciting Digital Citizenship and Intro to Coding program! Designed for young minds eager to explore the wonders of technology, this 10-class adventure will empower your child to become a responsible digital citizen and a budding coder!

🌟 The First 5 Classes: Digital Citizenship 📱

In the first half of the program, we'll dive into the exciting world of Digital Citizenship. Through interactive and engaging sessions, your child will learn essential skills to navigate the online realm safely and confidently. They'll discover the importance of online etiquette, internet safety, and protecting personal information. Empower your child with the knowledge they need to thrive in the digital landscape while embracing ethical and responsible online behavior.

🌟 The Second 5 Classes: Intro to Coding 🚀

In the second half of the program, we'll embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of coding! Using fun and beginner-friendly block or visual coding platforms, your child will unlock the secrets of creating their own digital masterpieces. They'll get hands-on experience in problem-solving, logical thinking, and creativity as they bring their ideas to life through coding.

🌟 Why Choose Our Program? 🎉

💡 Equip your child with essential digital skills that are becoming increasingly important in today's tech-driven world.

💡 Foster responsible and respectful online behavior to ensure their safety and positive digital footprint.

💡 Spark your child's curiosity and passion for technology, igniting a lifelong interest in coding and digital innovation.

💡 Interactive and fun-filled classes led by expert instructors passionate about inspiring young minds.

💡 Gain confidence in using technology for both learning and creativity.

💡 Encourage collaboration and problem-solving as your child engages with exciting coding challenges.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to nurture your child's digital literacy and coding potential! Enroll them in our Digital Citizenship

Digital Creators

Digital Creators

Partner:
Digital Dreamers
Category
Computers & Coding
Cost:
$220
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Creekside Middle School
2023/24 Session 3
Canyon Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Canyon Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Creekside Middle School

In the Digital Creators class for grades 7-8, young artists have the opportunity to take their creativity and digital skills to the next level. This exciting course is specially designed to foster their passion for digital art and animation while honing their abilities in a supportive and engaging environment.

This class is tailored to students who are eager to explore the world of digital art and animation. Each student will have access to a laptop to embark on a thrilling journey of creativity, using industry-standard software like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Animate. Throughout the course, students will delve into various aspects of digital art, with a strong focus on character design, game design, 3D perspective, and creating stunning character illustrations placed within captivating backgrounds.

Digital Discoverers (Kinder)

Digital Discoverers (Kinder)

Partner:
Digital Dreamers
Category
Computers & Coding
Cost:
220
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Stanton Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Palomares Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Palomares Elementary

🌟 Welcome to the Magical World of Kindergarten Computer Literacy! 🌈

🖥️ Introduction to Technology for Digital Discoverers 🌟

Prepare your little ones for a digital future full of endless possibilities with our delightful Kindergarten Computer Literacy class! In this 10-week adventure, your child will embark on an exciting journey of discovery, where they'll build a solid foundation in technology and unleash their creativity through fun and engaging activities.

🌟 What to Expect in Our Magical Class 🧚♀️

🌟 Week 1-5: Digital Discoveries 🚀

In the first half of the program, your child will be introduced to the magical world of technology! Through interactive and age-appropriate lessons, they'll explore basic computer skills like mouse control, keyboard typing, and navigating simple applications. Your little learners will be amazed as they create colorful digital art, play educational games, and discover the wonders of the digital realm.

🌟 Week 6-10: Whimsical Coding Adventures 🏰

The second half of our enchanting program will take your child on whimsical coding adventures! Using friendly visual coding tools, your little ones will learn the foundations of coding and problem-solving in a playful and interactive way. They'll love creating animated stories, games, and simple programs, all while developing essential logical thinking skills that will benefit them in every aspect of their learning journey.

🌟 Why Choose Our Magical Class? 🌟

💫 Cultivate essential digital literacy skills in a safe and nurturing environment.

💫 Unleash creativity through interactive digital art and storytelling activities.

💫 Build confidence in using technology as a valuable tool for learning and exploration.

💫 Introduce coding concepts to stimulate logical thinking and problem-solving abilities.

💫 Small class sizes ensure personalized attention and a supportive learning atmosphere.

💫 Expert instructors with a magical touch in engaging young learners.

💫 A fun and inclusive space where friendships bloom as your child embarks on a journey of learning and imagination.

Join us in this enchanting adventure and unlock the wonders of technology for your little one! Our Kindergarten Computer Literacy class will spark a love for learning and a magical appreciation for the digital world.

Spaces are limited, so secure your child's spot now! We can't wait to welcome them to our magical classroom filled with smiles, laughter, and delightful discoveries!

Digital Explorers

Digital Explorers

Partner:
Digital Dreamers
Category
Computers & Coding
Cost:
$220
Grade:
No items found.

🌟 Calling All Future Digital Leaders! 🌟

🌐 Digital Citizenship and Coding Program 🤖

Give your child a head start in the digital world with our exciting Digital Citizenship and Intro to Coding program! Designed for young minds eager to explore the wonders of technology, this 10-class adventure will empower your child to become a responsible digital citizen and a budding coder!

🌟 The First 5 Classes: Digital Citizenship 📱

In the first half of the program, we'll dive into the exciting world of Digital Citizenship. Through interactive and engaging sessions, your child will learn essential skills to navigate the online realm safely and confidently. They'll discover the importance of online etiquette, internet safety, and protecting personal information. Empower your child with the knowledge they need to thrive in the digital landscape while embracing ethical and responsible online behavior.

🌟 The Second 5 Classes: Intro to Coding 🚀

In the second half of the program, we'll embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of coding! Using fun and beginner-friendly block or visual coding platforms, your child will unlock the secrets of creating their own digital masterpieces. They'll get hands-on experience in problem-solving, logical thinking, and creativity as they bring their ideas to life through coding.

🌟 Why Choose Our Program? 🎉

💡 Equip your child with essential digital skills that are becoming increasingly important in today's tech-driven world.

💡 Foster responsible and respectful online behavior to ensure their safety and positive digital footprint.

💡 Spark your child's curiosity and passion for technology, igniting a lifelong interest in coding and digital innovation.

💡 Interactive and fun-filled classes led by expert instructors passionate about inspiring young minds.

💡 Gain confidence in using technology for both learning and creativity.

💡 Encourage collaboration and problem-solving as your child engages with exciting coding challenges.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to nurture your child's digital literacy and coding potential! Enroll them in our Digital Citizenship

Explore Cleantech with Electrical Circuits

Explore Cleantech with Electrical Circuits

Partner:
CompuChild
Category
Science
Cost:
220
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Castro Valley Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Vannoy Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Marshall Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Chabot Elementary

CompuChild is a national franchise dedicated to spreading technology and entrepreneurial education among children through after-school enrichment. We have the distinction of being one of the two children’s education franchises in the US to be ‘STEM Certified’ by Cognia.

Students start our cleantech program by building operating models of familiar devices such as a musical doorbell, siren, motion detectors, two-speed fan, etc. by using a hands-on Snap Circuit kit. These devices run on electricity and use components such as switches, batteries, resistors, conductors, etc. that are arranged in series and parallel configurations. Each class incorporates building activities, handouts, and observations to assist children in developing a sound understanding of circuits. Students build further on their understanding of electrical circuits to get hands-on exposure to clean technology by using solar panels, wind energy, batteries and manual energy generators. They build and understand the workings of electric cars, windmills, solar panel devices and hydrogen fuel cells.

Enroll your children for a truly enriching learning experience that has been designed to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Filipino Culture

Filipino Culture

Partner:
Category
Cost:
Grade:
No items found.
Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Partner:
CompuChild
Category
Math
Cost:
220
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Creekside Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Canyon Middle School

CompuChild is a national franchise dedicated to spreading technology and entrepreneurial education among children through after-school enrichment. Results presented in “The Nation’s Report Card on Financial Literacy” for 2021 indicated that almost two-thirds of the states in the United States earned a ‘C’ grade or worse for personal finance education. Money and finance are an inevitable part of everyone's lives but we tend to delay this conversation with children until it is too late.

This fun and interactive course will introduce students with the fundamental understanding of barter system, currency, exchange rates, and factors such as interest rates that influence the interdependence between currencies. Students will learn about the differences between needs and wants, leading to a detailed understanding of factors that need to be considered for prudent goal-driven budgeting and saving. Taxes will be explained in the context of income, savings, and investments. Various active and passive sources of income including stocks, bonds, and real estate investment will be discussed. A fundamental understanding of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial mindset will be introduced. Students will do a comprehensive final project where they will propose a framework for maximizing their future income stream.

Enroll your children for a truly enriching learning experience that has been designed to prepare them for their future personal and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Firecracker Math

Firecracker Math

Partner:
Firecracker Math
Category
Math
Cost:
180
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Jensen Ranch Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Marshall Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Chabot Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Vannoy Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Chabot Elementary

Kids are introduced to topics from number theory, geometry, combinatorics, probability, and more with Firecracker Math!

We employ games, hands-on activities, and magic tricks to demonstrate and explore math concepts. Kids are encouraged to ask questions, present arguments, and reason. Students acquire problem-solving and logical thinking skills while building a solid foundation and understanding of mathematics. At our math classes we show your child that math can be incredibly creative, exciting, and fun.

French Culture

French Culture

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Language & Culture
Cost:
180
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Canyon Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Canyon Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Creekside Middle School

This class will introduce students to French culture and language. Students will learn French culture through cooking (crêpes or the famous “gâteau au yaourt”), history, and the arts. They will also learn some fun facts and phrases in the language--à bientôt!

Improv!

Improv!

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Life/Social Skills
Cost:
180
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Jensen Ranch Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Stanton Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Independent Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Chabot Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Marshall Elementary

Improv is about FUN (LOTS of FUN!) by using prompts to create silly stories. Unlike drama class, there's no script in improv... no memorizing lines... you just make up the dialog as you go. The funnier and sillier the better! Improv helps build creativity, teamwork, communication, and speaking skills. It brings out your playful side and helps you enjoy the moment. There are no mistakes in improv... it's just about making up silly stories and making new friends! There will be lots of jumping in feet first and DOING in my class. Whether you're an audience member or an improv player, one thing's for sure- this class is sure to be a lot of laughs!

Indian Culture

Indian Culture

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Language & Culture
Cost:
160
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Independent Elementary

In this super fun class, get ready to immerse yourself in the colorful world of India. We'll explore famous landmarks, create awesome art projects, play exciting games from India, whip up yummy Indian recipes, and have a blast trying on colorful sarees and kurtas. Join us as we explore the wonders of India in a simple and exciting way!

Introduction to 2D Game Development with Processing.js

Introduction to 2D Game Development with Processing.js

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Computers & Coding
Cost:
180
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Canyon Middle School

Course Description:

In this immersive course, you will delve into the core principles of game design and development, leveraging the power of Processing.js—a versatile JavaScript library specifically tailored for graphics and interactive content. This course provides a hands-on and engaging introduction to the art and science of 2D game creation. No previous coding experience required.

Key Topics:

  • Drawing shapes and text using screen pixel position
  • RGB (red, green, blue) coloration on pixels
  • Keyboard and mouse input
  • Motion and frame-based animation
  • Basic game design
  • Decision trees for in-game objects

*Students are required to bring their Chromebooks to class.

Journalism

Journalism

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Language & Culture
Cost:
240
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Jensen Ranch Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Palomares Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Stanton Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Stanton Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Jensen Ranch Elementary

The perfect class for budding writers, illustrators, and photographers, this class takes students through the end-to-end process of creating a newspaper! During our two sessions together we'll build on the skills, critical thinking, and craft of reporting on what's around us. We'll learn about what news looks like through a reporter's eyes, write articles about what's important from the kid's perspective, and talk about how critical thinking and the inclusion of multiple perspectives is important to how news is created for the community. At the end, you'll have an entirely kid-created and designed newspaper. *Some lessons may be shuffled around to accommodate our printing service and layout assistance.

LEGO® Spike Prime Robotics

LEGO® Spike Prime Robotics

Partner:
BrickTech
Category
Computers & Coding
Cost:
$220
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Independent Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Chabot Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Palomares Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Vannoy Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Proctor Elementary

Join Brick Tech as we design, build, program and test robotics projects with the newest materials that LEGO� has to offer, Spike Prime! All participants will get hands-on learning experience as they are introduced to STEM and programming concepts. Everything will be provided from tablets for programming, Spike Prime Robotics materials (motors, sensors, brain brick), and more LEGO� bricks and pieces than they could ever build! Don't miss this opportunity to get your little LEGO� lovers excited about STEM, programming  and LEGO� with Spike Prime Robotics from Brick Tech!

LEGO® Spike Prime Robotics - Advanced

LEGO® Spike Prime Robotics - Advanced

Partner:
BrickTech
Category
Computers & Coding
Cost:
$220
Grade:
No items found.

Join Brick Tech as we design, build, program and test robotics projects with the newest materials that LEGO� has to offer, Spike Prime! All participants will get hands-on learning experience as they are introduced to STEM and programming concepts. Everything will be provided from tablets for programming, Spike Prime Robotics materials (motors, sensors, brain brick), and more LEGO� bricks and pieces than they could ever build! Don't miss this opportunity to get your little LEGO� lovers excited about STEM, programming  and LEGO� with Spike Prime Robotics from Brick Tech!

Learn from the Masters

Learn from the Masters

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Arts & Crafts
Cost:
160
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Vannoy Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Castro Valley Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Jensen Ranch Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Marshall Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Chabot Elementary

In the Masters art class you will learn about different about artists and be inspired by them, along with these lessons you will learn the art elements and art principles. The art student will use water color, tempura paint, oil pastels. dry pastels, colored pencils and more.

Lego Engineering & Design Thinking

Lego Engineering & Design Thinking

Partner:
Lando Interactive, Inc.
Category
Engineering
Cost:
220
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Proctor Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Chabot Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Palomares Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Independent Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Proctor Elementary

Lando's classes empower students to design, prototype, and test solutions to real engineering challenges. Instead of step-by-step instructions, our classes encourage students to test their own ideas using building tools like LEGOs, 3D pens, and more. Our game-like, student-led approach keeps kids motivated—improving each student’s grittiness and problem-solving skills within weeks. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed by education experts, including experienced curriculum developers from Osmo and Stanford, to foster a vibrant learning environment. Each class is guided by two experienced Lando teachers, ensuring an optimal 1:8 teacher-student ratio for personalized guidance. Teachers bring their wealth of passion and expertise in student management to each class and all of our staff has been trained in behavioral management techniques and classroom management tools.

Let's Make Art

Let's Make Art

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Arts & Crafts
Cost:
160
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Independent Elementary

In this class, young artists will explore different concepts, techniques and tricks in watercolor painting by creating a new painting each week. Students will be encouraged to paint in a way that brings them joy and add their own creative personal touches to their paintings.

Let's Make Art (Kinder)

Let's Make Art (Kinder)

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Arts & Crafts
Cost:
160
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Independent Elementary

In this class, young artists will explore different concepts, techniques and tricks in watercolor painting by creating a new painting each week. Students will be encouraged to paint in a way that brings them joy and add their own creative personal touches to their paintings.

Media Studio (Journalism)

Media Studio (Journalism)

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Language & Culture
Cost:
240
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Creekside Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Canyon Middle School

The perfect class for budding writers, illustrators, and photographers, this class takes students through the fundamentals of journalism, the methods of research, process of creating a newspaper, and building blocks of podcasting! During our weeks together we'll build on the skills, critical thinking, and craft of reporting on what's around us. We'll learn about what news looks like through a reporter's eyes, write articles about what's important from the kid's perspective, and talk about how critical thinking and the inclusion of multiple perspectives is important to how news is created for the community.

Painting with Watercolors!

Painting with Watercolors!

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Arts & Crafts
Cost:
$160
Grade:
No items found.

In this class, young artists will explore different concepts, techniques and tricks in watercolor painting by creating a new painting each week. Students will be encouraged to paint in a way that brings them joy and add their own creative personal touches to their paintings.

PlayCV Productions

PlayCV Productions

Partner:
Category
Cost:
Grade:
No items found.
PlayCV Productions: CAST or TECH CREW for Finding Nemo KIDS

PlayCV Productions: CAST or TECH CREW for Finding Nemo KIDS

Partner:
PlayCV Productions
Category
Play
Cost:
$190
Grade:
No items found.

At the elementary school level, our young performers are gearing up for an underwater adventure like no other! We are excited to present "Nemo Kids," an adaptation of the heartwarming Disney-Pixar classic "Finding Nemo." The creativity, enthusiasm, and talent of our young actors are sure to make this production a splashing success.

If your child has a passion for the performing arts or simply wants to try something new and exciting, we invite them to join us on this magical journey!

Enroll in CAST to join the CAST of the Musical. Even if your child doesn't have prior experience in theater, we welcome all levels of interest and will accommodate everyone. We will be streamlining the process this year, and all students who are enrolled into the program will be joining the cast. During the first rehearsals, each student will be given the opportunity to audition. Prior experience is not needed, and we will send out everything needed to show us how they can shine on stage! We will review everything in person on both audition days so no stress, be sure and let your kids know they should come ready to have fun and no need to feel intimidated. We just want to see everyone do their best so we can assign roles that best fit each child.

Enroll in TECH to join the TECH CREW. Even if your child doesn't have prior experience in theater, we welcome all levels of interest and will accommodate everyone. This class offers a unique opportunity for individuals who are passionate about the world of musical theater but prefer to work behind the scenes rather than perform on stage. This class provides a specialized platform for students to immerse themselves in the backstage aspects of theater production. Here, participants can explore the art of set design, prop and costume creation, and take on pivotal roles such as stage managers and prop masters. It's a chance to contribute to the magic of the show from a different perspective, showcasing the diverse and essential skills required to bring a musical to life while staying behind the curtain.

PlayCV Productions: CAST or TECH for Shrek the Musical JR.

PlayCV Productions: CAST or TECH for Shrek the Musical JR.

Partner:
PlayCV Productions
Category
Play
Cost:
$190
Grade:
No items found.

Our two middle schools, Creekside and Canyon Middle School, are thrilled to announce that they will be collaborating on a spectacular production of "Shrek the Musical JR". This promises to be an unforgettable experience for your child, filled with music, laughter, and valuable life lessons. Our dedicated team of artists are working tirelessly to bring the magic of the beloved fairy tale to life on stage.

Enroll in CAST to join the CAST of the Musical. Even if your child doesn't have prior experience in theater, we welcome all levels of interest and will accommodate everyone. We will be streamlining the process this year, and all students who are enrolled into the program will be joining the cast. During the first rehearsals, each student will be given the opportunity to audition. Prior experience is not needed, and we will send out everything needed to show us how they can shine on stage! We will review everything in person on both audition days so no stress, be sure and let your kids know they should come ready to have fun and no need to feel intimidated. We just want to see everyone do their best so we can assign roles that best fit each child.

Enroll in TECH to join the TECH CREW. Even if your child doesn't have prior experience in theater, we welcome all levels of interest and will accommodate everyone. This class offers a unique opportunity for individuals who are passionate about the world of musical theater but prefer to work behind the scenes rather than perform on stage. This class provides a specialized platform for students to immerse themselves in the backstage aspects of theater production. Here, participants can explore the art of set design, prop and costume creation, and take on pivotal roles such as stage managers and prop masters. It's a chance to contribute to the magic of the show from a different perspective, showcasing the diverse and essential skills required to bring a musical to life while staying behind the curtain.

PlayGround Games

PlayGround Games

Partner:
UK Soccer
Category
Sports & Recreation
Cost:
165
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Jensen Ranch Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Stanton Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Palomares Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Proctor Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Vannoy Elementary

PlayCV in partnership with Active Education/UK International we are providing a series of after school activities to promote active lifestyles and good sportsmanship. The activities will be multi sport based and all activities will be conducted by professional educators in a FUN, SAFE environment. Participants will be taught values such as teamwork, fair play, positive reinforcement and good sportsmanship through the activities.

Rhythm and Dance

Rhythm and Dance

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Dance & Movement
Cost:
$200
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Castro Valley Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Jensen Ranch Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Vannoy Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Proctor Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Castro Valley Elementary

Get ready to move and groove with PlayCV! In this interactive movement and dance class, kids will learn the basics of dance movement, will play fun games to learn rhythm and music and will experience different styles of creative movement and dance (ie. hip hop, creative movement, rhythm-based movement, yoga and more). Students learn to do more than just follow. They’ll learn how to express themselves through movement.


Dance uplifts, unites, and empowers children. It also provides children with an opportunity to express their individuality while working on gross motor skills and developing cognitive and social skills. The teacher will guide participants through a choreographed routine and provide them with the tools to individualize the movements.

What to wear: Comfortable clothes that your child can move freely in.

Roblox Creators' Odyssey

Roblox Creators' Odyssey

Partner:
Category
Computers & Coding
Cost:
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Canyon Middle School
2023/24 Session 3
Creekside Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Canyon Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Creekside Middle School
Robotics Engineering

Robotics Engineering

Partner:
CompuChild
Category
Computers & Coding
Cost:
220
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Vannoy Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Jensen Ranch Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Stanton Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Marshall Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Castro Valley Elementary

CompuChild is a national franchise dedicated to spreading technology and entrepreneurial education among children through after-school enrichment. We have the distinction of being one of the two children’s education franchises in the US to be ‘STEM Certified’ by Cognia.

Our robotics program helps develop a sound understanding of fundamental machines such as a motor, axle, gear, pulley, lever, cam, and sensor. Children build an exciting new model in every class. These models incorporate sensors and motors which can be programmed to produce motion and sound. While the model-building exercise helps children with the understanding of machines, the programming aspect of our class helps them develop strong logical and critical thinking from an early age. They learn to use sequences, conditions, loops, etc. while playing with the robots they create. In addition to building and programming, we put a strong emphasis on collaboration and communication which are essential to any child’s professional development. Enroll your children for a truly enriching learning experience that has been designed to meet the demands of the future.

STEM with Robotics

STEM with Robotics

Partner:
CompuChild
Category
Life/Social Skills
Cost:
220
Grade:
No items found.

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey of self-discovery, critical thinking, and confident communication?

CompuChild’s Speech and Debate program is designed to introduce students to the principles of public speaking and oral communication. The goal is to help students become confident and effective communicators through practical experience, and active feedback. Students will learn the art of persuasion through mini-debates, and prepared presentations on topics that are relevant to them. The program’s emphasis will be on research skills and effective communication techniques through interactive presentations and debates, providing leadership and public speaking skills that can be applied to the real world. By the end of the course, students will have gained the essential abilities and knowledge required to become effective public speakers and debaters. They will be able to structure a speech effectively, use appropriate body language, make persuasive arguments, listen actively, and present their thoughts logically.

Join us in our Middle School Speech and Debate Program and watch your child grow into a confident, articulate, and effective speaker. These skills will not only benefit them academically, but will also prepare them for the future, as effective communication will play a critical role in every aspect of their personal and professional lives.

Spanish

Spanish

Partner:
PlayCV
Category
Language & Culture
Cost:
180
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Jensen Ranch Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Chabot Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Castro Valley Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Proctor Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Vannoy Elementary

Join us for an exciting journey into the world of Spanish language and culture in our weekly after-school class! This course is designed as an engaging introduction to Spanish for students in grades 1st through 5th. Through interactive sessions and communicative language teaching practices, students will embark on a dynamic learning experience that fosters both language acquisition and cultural appreciation.

Highlights;

  • Interactive Learning: Our curriculum places a strong emphasis on active student participation. Through conversational activities and group interactions, students will build their confidence in speaking and understanding Spanish.
  • Comprehensive Skills: This class is crafted to develop a well-rounded skill set. We integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to ensure a holistic language learning experience.
  • Creative Play-Based Learning: Learning Spanish becomes an adventure through creative play-based activities. Students will enjoy games, songs, stories, and various interactive exercises that make learning enjoyable and effective.
  • Weekly Curriculum: We believe in transparency and collaboration. We will provide parents with a weekly curriculum overview, allowing them to follow their child's progress and engage in their learning journey.
  • Online Activities and Games: Beyond the classroom, students will receive exclusive access to a variety of online activities and games. These resources are designed to reinforce their learning, making practice fun and accessible between classes.

Whether your child is taking their first steps in learning Spanish or building upon previous knowledge, this class offers an inclusive and supportive environment for growth. Join us as we explore the Spanish language and culture together!


Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate

Partner:
6th; 7th; 8th
Category
Cost:
CompuChild
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Canyon Middle School
2023/24 Session 4
Creekside Middle School

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Yoga

Yoga

Partner:
Castro Valley Yoga
Category
Dance & Movement
Cost:
$180
Grade:
2023/24 Session 3
Stanton Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Stanton Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Marshall Elementary
2023/24 Session 3
Independent Elementary
2023/24 Session 4
Proctor Elementary

This program will introduce the benefits of mindfulness and yoga for school children. The goals of this program include not only physical exercise but also increased emotional intelligence and tools for response. Classes will include mindful breathing practices, individual, partner, and group yoga poses, and community building exercises/games.

"There is immense research showing how mindfulness can improve many facets of a young person's life: academic achievement, reduced stress, increased emotional intelligence, better attention, and focus"" (Breathe for Change, 2018).

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