Spring Enrichment 2018

We are pleased to continue offering a wide range of fun and educational enrichment classes in our after school enrichment program. All of the courses are taught by talented and experienced instructors. Each course is designed to help students develop a love for learning and explore new and different experiences. We are confident that you will find an enrichment class that is of interest to your child.

Please note the following:

  1. Registration opened on December 12, 2017.
  2. Most classes begin the week of Tuesday, January 16, 2018 unless stated in the description.
  3. In the event that a class meeting is cancelled, classes will be made up after the last official class.
  4. All cancelled classes result in free extended care for the duration of the intended class.

REGISTRATION

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Please look through thecourse descriptions below and related details carefully.
  2. Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 a.m.
  3. Registration will be assigned based upon the online registration time.

Please register at Ultracamp as soon as possible. A minimum of eight students is required for a class to be held. In the past, some classes had to be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment resulting from a lack of timely registration. Also, please be aware that many of our more popular classes fill up quickly.

POLICIES

CLASS CONFIRMATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS

If you are able to register for a class, your registration is confirmed. If you are placed on a waiting list, you will be notified if your child is admitted to a class.

REFUND POLICY

There will be no refunds or changes once you have registered for a class. 

EXTENDED DAY AND LATE CHARGES

Students taking enrichment classes will not incur extended day charges for the time prior to the class. However, students who remain in extended day five minutes after the class has concluded will be charged $15 for the remainder of extended day.

PROCEDURES

After School Procedure for Enrichment Students

All students in 1st through 5th grade who are registered for an enrichment class will be brought to their assigned Study Hall by their classroom teacher. Kindergarten students registered for an enrichment class will be brought to room 188. The instructor of each enrichment class will pick up and bring students to the proper location. At the conclusion of each class, the instructor will return all students to extended care locations.

Middle School students who are registered for an enrichment class will go to the Extended Day rooms until the start of the class. At the conclusion of the enrichment class, students can either leave campus to go home or they will wait in room S101.

 

Classes will not be held on the following dates:

  • Jan 15 (M), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Feb 15 (Th),  Mass Greeting (Early dismissal)
  • Feb 16 (F),  Chinese New Year
  • Feb 19 (M),  President’s Day
  • Feb 20-23 (T-F),  February Break
  • Mar 12-13 (M-T),  In-Service Days
  • Apr 2 (M), P/T Conf. & PD for ECD
  • Apr 6 (F), P/T Conf. & PD for ECD
  • Apr 9–13 (M-F), Spring Break
  • May 28 (M),  Memorial Day
  • Jun 14 (Th), Last Day of School

 

 

ECD Enrichment Class Schedule

All ECD enrichment classes held at Alice A. Carnes Center, 42/52 Waller Street.
Classes listed in gold box are taught in Chinese.

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

 Creative Dance
3:30 - 4:15
Room 2

1/22 - 6/11

Playball
3:30 - 4:15
MPR

1/16 - 6/12

 STEM Lego
3:30 - 4:05
MPR

1/17 - 5/23

 Art & Jewelry Making
3:30 - 4:15
MPR

1/18 - 6/7

 Toyology
3:30 - 4:30
Room 2

1/19 - 6/8

Chinese Martial Arts
3:45 - 4:30
Room 4

1/22 - 6/11

Play with Clay
3:30 - 4:30
Room 3

1/16 - 5/22

Sprouts Cooking Club
3:30 - 4:30
Room 1

1/17 - 6/6

Built It! Using LEGO Duplo
3:30 - 4:30
Room 3

1/18 - 5/17

AcroSports
3:30 - 4:30
MPR

1/19 - 6/8

Playball
3:30 - 4:15
MPR

1/22 - 6/11

       

Lower School Enrichment Schedule (Oak Campus)

All lower school enrichment classes held at 150 Oak Street.
Classes listed in gold box below are taught in Chinese.

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Chinese Folk Dance
(1st - 2nd)
3:00 - 4:00
PAR (39)

1/8 - 6/11

 Intro to STEM with Lego
(K - 2nd)
3:30 - 5:00
Room 282

1/16 - 5/29

 Chinese Folk Dance
(K only)
3:00 - 4:00
PAR (39)

1/10 - 6/6

 Toyology
(K only) 3:00 - 4:00
(1st - 4th) 4:00 - 5:00
Room 156

1/19 - 6/8

 Textile & Fiber Arts
(1st - 5th)
3:00 - 4:00
Room 262

1/19 - 6/8

Meditating Monkeys
(K - 3rd)
3:30 - 4:30
Room 57

1/22 - 6/11 (no classes April)

Jamba Juice Run
(3rd - 5th)
3:30 - 4:30
Oak Yard

1/16 - 5/29

Jamba Juice Run
(3rd - 5th)
3:30 - 4:30
Oak Yard

1/17 - 5/30

 Drawing & Watercolor
(K - 1st) 3:30 - 4:30
(2nd - 5th) 4:30 - 5:30
Room 262

1/18 - 6/7

 Chess
(K - 1st) 3:30 - 4:30
(2nd - 5th) 4:30 - 5:30
Room 156

1/19 - 6/8

Sprouts Cooking Club
(K only)
3:30 - 4:45
Room MPR3

1/22 - 6/4

Funky Bunch Hip Hop
(K - 1st)
3:30 - 4:30
Room MPR3

1/16 - 6/12

Play with Clay
(1st - 2nd)
3:30 - 4:30
Room 262

1/17 - 5/23

Story Writing & Illustration Workshop
(3rd - 5th)
3:30 - 5:00
Room 469

1/25 - 5/17

Intro to Coding
(3rd - 5th)
3:15 - 4:15
Room 360

1/26 - 5/25

Claymakers
(3rd - 8th)
3:45 - 4:45
Room 262

1/22 - 5/21 (no classes April)

Chinese Martial Arts
(K - 1st)
4:00 - 5:00
PAR (39)

1/16 - 6/12

Creative Art Exploration
(K - 2nd)
3:30 - 4:30
Room 182

1/17 - 6/13

Sprouts Cooking Club
(1st - 3rd)
3:30 - 4:45
Room MPR3

1/18 - 6/7

Chinese Speech Club
(3rd - 5th)
3:30 - 4:30
Room 469

1/19 - 4/27

5th Grade Guzheng Ensemble
(5th only)
3:00 - 4:00
Room 463

1/22 - 6/11

Intermediate Chinese Music Ensemble
(4th - 5th)
4:00 - 5:00
Room 463

1/16 - 6/12

Watercolor Painting Class
(K - 5th)
4:00 - 5:00
Room 282

1/17 - 6/13

Chinese Martial Arts
(2nd - 5th)
4:00 - 5:00
PAR (39)

1/18 - 6/7

 

Intro to Chinese Music Instrument
(1st - 3rd)
4:00 - 5:00
Room 463

1/22 - 6/11 

Advanced Chinese Music Ensemble
(5th - 8th)
5:00 - 6:00
Room 463

1/16 - 6/12

Chinese Folk Dance
(3rd - 8th)
4:00 - 5:15
PAR (39)

1/10 - 6/6

 

 

Bridge Class
(3rd - 8th)
4:00 - 5:30
Room 488 + Open Space

1/22 - 6/11

 

Younger Chinese Music Ensemble
(2nd - 3rd)
4:00 - 5:00
Room 463

1/17 - 6/13

   

 

 

Bold Beaders
(K - 3rd)
4:30 - 5:30
Room 182

1/17 - 6/13

   
   

Chinese Speech Club
(1st - 2nd)
3:30 - 4:30
Room 469

1/17 - 4/25

   
   

STEM Lego
(K - 1st)
4:30 - 5:30
Room 180

1/17 - 5/23

   

Middle School Enrichment Class Schedule

Some middle school enrichment courses are held at 150 Oak, some at 888 Turk Street as noted below.

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Black Pearl Music Ensemble
(6th - 8th)
3:30 - 4:45
Room S201

1/22 - 6/4

Advanced MathCounts
(7th - 8th)
3:35 - 5:05
Room N202

1/16 - 6/5 

Girls Who Code
(6th - 8th)
3:45 - 5:15
Room N201

1/17 - 5/16 

 SSAT Prep
(7th only)
3:45 - 5:15
Room S107 & N201

3/1 - 4/26

 

Intermediate MathCounts
(6th - 7th)
3:35 - 5:05
Room N202

1/22 - 6/4

Fashion Engineering
(5th - 8th)
3:45 - 4:45
Room N101

1/23 - 5/8

 Debate Class
(6th - 8th)
3:35 - 5:35
Room N202

1/17 - 6/13

 3D Dynamo
(6th - 8th)
3:45 - 5:00
Room N101

1/18 - 6/7

 

Robotics
(5th - 8th)
3:30 - 5:00
Room N101

2/12 - 5/21

Debate Class
(6th - 8th)
3:35 - 5:35
Room N202

1/16 - 6/12

     

ENRICHMENT CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Below are class descriptions for Spring 2018 offerings in the following categories:

PERFORMING ARTS

APA1. Black Pearl Music Ensemble

This Ensemble is for students who are continuing from last semester’s Music Ensembles.  New students and waitlisted students who are interested in joining should contact  Ms. Kennedy to see about space availability.

Instructor: Susan Kennedy
Time/Day: 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m./Mondays
Class Fee: $415
Grades: 6th - 8th
Location: 888 Campus
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 26 Mar. 5, 19, 26 Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 Jun. 4

 

APA2. Younger Chinese Music Ensemble

For students with previous experience playing Chinese instruments and who are taking at least one private lesson a week. Admission with prior approval from Zhao Laoshi is required. [All lessons conducted in Chinese]

Please contact Zhao Laoshi prior to registration. Zhao Laoshi can be reached at: folkmelody@gmail.com

Instructor: Gangqin Zhao
Time/Day: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Wednesdays
Class Fee: $730
Grades: 2nd - 3rd, Max 5
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6, 13

 

APA3. Intermediate Chinese Music Ensemble

For students who have played in the CAIS Younger Chinese Music Ensemble and are continuing with private lessons. Enrollment with approval from Zhao Laoshi is required. [All lessons conducted in Chinese]

Please contact Zhao Laoshi prior to registration. Zhao Laoshi can be reached at: folkmelody@gmail.com

Instructor: Gangqin Zhao
Time/Days: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Tuesdays
Class Fee: $695
Grades: 4th - 5th, Max 5
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (19 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

 

APA4. Advanced Chinese Music Ensemble

For students who have played in the CAIS Chinese Music Ensemble and are continuing with private lessons. Admission with prior approval from Zhao Laoshi is required. [All lessons conducted in Chinese]

Please contact Zhao Laoshi prior to registration. Zhao Laoshi can be reached at: folkmelody@gmail.com

Instructor: Gangqin Zhao
Time/Days: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m./ Tuesdays
Class Fee: $695
Grades: 5th - 8th, Max 5
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (19 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

 

APA5. Introduction to Chinese Music Instruments

Find a new interest in Chinese music instruments!  Students choose their favorite instruments (Guzheng, Yangqin, or Yueqin) and learn the basic techniques through playing songs.  No experience needed.  [All lessons conducted in Chinese.]

Instructor: Gangqin Zhao
Time/Days: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Mondays
Class Fee: $580
Grades: 1st - 3rd, Max 8
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (16 classes) Jan. 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 26 Mar. 5, 19, 26 Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 Jun. 4, 11

 

APA6. 5th Grade Guzheng Ensemble

For students who have played in the CAIS Chinese Music Ensemble and are continuing with private lessons. Admission with prior approval from Zhao Laoshi is required.  [All lessons conducted in Chinese.]

Instructor: Gangqin Zhao
Time/Days: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m./ Mondays
Class Fee: $580
Grades: 4th - 5th, Max 5
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (16 classes) Jan. 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 26 Mar. 5, 19, 26 Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 Jun. 4, 11

 

APA7 - A/B/C/D. Chinese Folk Dance 中文

CAIS after school enrichment program offers Chinese dance classes to students from Kindergarten to Fifth grade. This dance class will provide students with a curriculum that features training in authentic ethnic and folk dances. Students will work on their flexibility, dance fundamentals, and the basics of bearing and form.

  • Flexibility: front and side splits, back, arms, legs
  • Dance fundamentals: body posture and coordination, balance, hand gestures, arm and leg positions, etc.
  • Form: dance combinations and basic barre practice
  • Bearing: a technique for expressing specific inner feelings through “form”

All lessons conducted in Chinese.

APA7-A. Chinese Folk Dance [1st - 2nd]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Mondays
Class Fee: $420
Grades: 1 - 2, Min 8/Max 12
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (12 classes) Feb. 26 Mar. 5, 19, 26 Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 Jun. 4, 11

APA7-B. Chinese Folk Dance [3rd - 4th]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m./ Mondays
Class Fee: $445
Grades: 3 - 4, Min 8/Max 12
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (12 classes) Feb. 26 Mar. 5, 19, 26 Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 Jun. 4, 11


APA7-C. Chinese Folk Dance [K only]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m./ Wednesdays
Class Fee: $500
Grades: K only, Min. 6/Max. 12
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (14 classes) Feb. 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6


APA7-D. Chinese Folk Dance: [5th + ]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 4:00 - 5:15/ Wednesdays
Class Fee: $525Grades: 5, Min. 6/Max. 12
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (14 classes) Feb. 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6

  

CREATIVE ARTS

ACA1. The World of Fantastic Beasts. ::CANCELLED::

Towering dinosaurs, roaring tigers, mythical birds - humans have been fascinated by the animal kingdom since the beginning of time. This course will tap into the imaginations of students to brainstorm and draw their own fantastic beasts in their unique habitats. We will use images of both real and legendary animals to inspire our illustrations. Students will experiment with pencil, ink, colored pencils, markers, and 3-D pop-up pages.

Instructor:Rita Soyfertis, Beyond the Box Learning
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. / Mondays
Class Fee: $280
Grades: 3rd - 5th, Min. 5/Max. 10
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (8 classes) Mar. 5, 19, 26 Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14

 

ACA2. Mandarin Immersion through Art & Jewelry Making

Tap into your natural creative talents and creativity by designing your own jewelry & art while enhancing your vocabulary in Mandarin Chinese using a whole child immersion approach! Students will be led on an adventurous exploration of art mediums such as metal, clay, wax, paper and leather to create innovative projects from mosaics, candles, lip balms, painting, tie dye, soap felting, jewelry design, etching, paper making and so much more! Our highly trained and fun, native Mandarin speaking instructors create a relaxed, encouraging environment all children will love.

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:30pm. - 4:15 p.m. /Thursdays
Class Fee: $540
Grades: PreK, Max 12
Location: Alice A. Carnes Campus
Dates:  (18 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8 Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr. 5, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

 

ACA3 - A/B. Drawing, Watercolor & Acrylic Painting Exploration [Mandarin]

In these weekly hour long sessions, students will play with color & technique as they develop their artistic abilities in drawing, watercolor, and acrylic painting. The open studio space encourages kids to bring their own imagination to life while receiving guidance when they need it. They’ll have a chance to play with a variety of fun tools for painting and see different techniques in each medium. Give your child a wonderful opportunity to express themselves and build skills for a lifetime of creativity!

ACA3-A. Drawing Exploration [K - 1st]

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. /Thursdays
Class Fee: $540
Grades: K - 1st, Max 12
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:  (18 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8 Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr. 5, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

ACA3-B. Drawing Exploration [2nd +]

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. /Thursdays
Class Fee: $540
Grades: 2nd +, Max 12
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:  (18 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8 Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr. 5, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

 

ACA4. Watercolor Painting Class [Mandarin]

Watercolor paint is a fascinating and wonderful medium. The beauty of it is its transparency, luminance and fluidity. In the Watercolor Painting Class, teacher will use a step by step method to teach students basic painting skills to deliver a quality classroom experience that is fun, engaging and educational. Students will explore the medium of watercolor paint and learn basic painting techniques (such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, dry-on-dry, and washes, etc.) as well as creative thinking and observation skills. By experimenting with these techniques, students will learn to capture the world they see around them on paper so as to discover their full potential and at the same time express their creativity.

Instructor: Lei Jin
Times/Days:  4:00 p.m.  - 5:00 p.m.  /Wednesdays
Class Fee: $475
Grades: K - 5th, Max. 12
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (19 classes) Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 23, 30, June 6, 13 [no class 5/16]

 

ACA5. Creative Explorers Art Exploration [Mandarin]

Divergent thinking, or the ability to look at multiple ways to solve problems, is among the most valuable life skills we can offer our children. Students will be led by a native Mandarin speaker on an adventurous exploration of art mediums such as metal, clay, wax, wood, paper and leather to create innovative projects from candle making, lip balms, painting, tie dye, jewelry design, etching, and so much more!

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Wednesdays
Class Fee: $600
Grades: K - 2nd,  Max. 15
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6, 13

 

ACA6. Bold Beaders Jewelry Designers [Mandarin]

Students will tap into their natural creative talents and personal style by designing their own jewelry while enhancing their vocabulary in Mandarin! Create customized jewelry by choosing from a huge selection of hot colors, textures, and unique beads to make one-of-a kind pieces. Our classes are designed not only to be fun, but also to let students in on some of the most popular jewelry making techniques available, such as wire wrapping, beautiful beading, woven cotton cord, and leather projects. We use only the highest quality findings, freshwater pearls, and Czech glass beads to create one new piece of  jewelry per class. Our highly trained and fun instructors are native Mandarin speakers and create a relaxed, encouraging environment all children will love.

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. /Wednesdays
Class Fee: $600
Grades: K - 3rd, Max. 12
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6, 13

 

ACA7. Illustration by Ink and Watercolor ::CANCELLED::

This class will focus on watercolors and ink effects for imaginary and realistic landscapes, miniature patterns, animals, and plants.

Instructor:Rita Soyfertis, Beyond the Box Learning
Times/Days:  3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. / Fridays
Class Fee: $280
Grades: 4th - 5th, Min. 5/Max. 10
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (8 classes) Mar. 16, 23, 30 Apr. 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18

 

ACA8. Textiles & Fiber Arts [Mandarin]

This class will introduce students to the basics of textile and fiber art techniques. Processes such as sewing, wool felting, weaving, screen printing, macrame, dying, stamping, and fabric painting will be introduced. Students will learn to design, plan, and execute their ideas from an abstract notion into a tangible product. Projects may include the following:

  • Wool felted stuffed animals
  • Decorative Pillows
  • Zipper pouches
  • Drawstring bags
  • Screen-print T-shirts
  • Decorated Tote bags
  • Tie Dyeing
  • Paper making
  • Bean bags
  • Macrame
  • Shibori and Batik dyeing

 

Textile & Fiber Arts [2nd - 5th]

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. /Fridays
Class Fee: $510
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 19, 26 Feb. 2, 9 Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr. 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun. 1, 8

 

ACA9 A/B. Play With Clay

Explore all things messy when it comes to clay. Encourage motor development, social skills and visual thinking through art. This class will experiment with clay in all forms (air dry, hand made, and fired) and techniques (slab, coils, pinch, smash). Students will add glaze, paint, paper and other craft materials to create their own masterpieces. Process is emphasized over product.

ACA9 - A: Play With Clay [PreK]

Instructor: Judith Waitz
Times/Days:  3:30 - 4:30/ Tuesdays
Class Fee: $375
Grades: PreK,  Max. 10
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (12 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13,  Mar. 6, 20, 27 May 1, 8, 15, 22 [no classes 2/27 and in April


ACA9 - B: Play With Clay [1st - 2nd]

Instructor approval required. Please email Judy to be considered for this class, j_waitz@cais.org

Instructor: Judith Waitz
Times/Days:  3:30 - 4:30/ Wednesdays
Class Fee: $375
Grades: 1st - 2nd,  Max. 10
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (12 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14,  Mar. 14, 21, 28 May 2, 9, 16, 23 [no classes, 2/28, 3/7 and April]

 

ACA10. Wheel and Hand - Claymakers

~Now Available to Middle School Students~
Learn the basic skills needed to center clay and throw a pot on a wheel.  Roll a slab or create a vase completely out of coils.  This class is for more advanced clay work, exploring both the sculptural and functional qualities of clay while creating original works of art.  Students will work on both handbuilding and throwing projects to allow each student weekly time to practice and gain skills on the wheel.  This class will focus on the process of making art more than on the end result. Be sure your child wears clothes you are not afraid to let get dirty, because we’re going to have lots of fun playing in the mud!  Instructor approval required. Please email Judy to be considered for this class, j_waitz@cais.org

Instructor: Judith Waitz
Times/Days:  3:45 - 4:45/ Mondays
Class Fee: $350
Grades: 3rd - 8th,  Max. 8
Location: OakDates: (11 classes) Jan. 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 26 Mar. 5, 19, 26 May 7, 14, 21 [no classes in April]

 

MATH AND SCIENCE

AMS1 - A/B/C.  Toyology: Science Through  Toys

Sarah’s Science is bringing Toyology back to Chinese American International School this Winter/Spring with ALL NEW PROJECTS! New and returning students welcome! In these exciting hands-on science classes we will build a variety of toys and use them to demonstrate major scientific concepts such as energy, electricity, light, gravity, motion, friction, magnetism and simple machines. Each student will construct and take home a science toy in every class. Project highlights this Winter/Spring at Chinese American International School include: Moon-Walking Robot, Swing-About Static Ball, Launch-a-Fly Eating Frog, Solar Powered Art Spinner, and lots more! Space is limited.

AMS1-A. Toyology: Science Through Toys [PreK]

Instructor: Sarah’s Science
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m./ Fridays
Class Fee: $650
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (18 classes) Jan.19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; Jun. 1, 8

 

AMS1-B. Toyology: Science Through  Toys [K only]

Instructor: Sarah’s Science
Times/Days:  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m./ Thursdays
Class Fee: $650
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8; Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Jun. 7

 

AMS1-C. Toyology: Science Through  Toys [1st - 4th]

Instructor: Sarah’s Science
Times/Days:  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Thursdays
Class Fee: $650
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8; Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Jun. 7

 

AMS2 - A/B.  STEM LEGO®

Bricks 4 Kidz uses LEGO® bricks to teach concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through a play-based model of learning. Kids construct a unique model each week using project instructions and LEGO kits provided by Bricks 4 Kidz. All models are interactive and classes are thematically linked to deepen and support a child’s understanding and vocabulary for STEM concepts.

AMS2 - A.  STEM LEGO [PreK]

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Wednesdays
Class Fee: $450
Grades: PreK, Max. 10
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (16 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23 [no class 3/28]

AMS2-B. STEM LEGO [K - 2nd]

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz
Times/Days:  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / Wednesdays
Class Fee: $480
Grades: K - 2nd, Min. 8, Max. 10
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (16 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23 [no class 3/28]

 

AMS3. Build It! Using LEGO Duplo

Build a foundation for engineering with LEGO® Duplo®! Create Airplanes, Drawbridges, Seesaws, Windmills, Cranes, and other fun projects in this class for pre-K builders only. Parents are welcome to join the fun as young builders learn about shapes, colors, patterns, and counting while playing with their creations.

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Times/Days:  3:30 - 4:30 / Thursdays
Class Fee: $525
Grades: PreK, Max. 12
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8 Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr. 5, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17

 

AMS4. Intro to STEM with LEGO®

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Trains, Helicopters, Treehouses, and Beam Bridges. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Times/Days:  3:30 - 5:00 / Tuesdays
Class Fee: $580
Grades: K - 2nd, Max. 17
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

AMS5. Intro To Coding

Do you love playing video games? Ever wanted to build your own? We’ll teach you to use block based language to build an exciting top down game where you can uncover hidden items, solve challenging puzzles, and battle your way through waves of enemy characters. Along the way, you’ll learn fundamental computer science concepts including loops, conditionals, boolean logic,

message passing and variables, using an intuitive and beginner-friendly interface. This course is taught by a team of experienced coders from a variety of backgrounds, and designed for newcomers with little to no previous coding experience. Lessons available for returning students. Let the games begin!

Instructors:Reed Haubenstock, Aung Hein, MV Code Club
Class Fee:$700
Time/Days: 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. / Fridays
Grades: 3rd - 5th, Max 12
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (14 classes) Jan. 26 Feb. 2, 9 Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr. 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25

 

AMS6. Robotics

Participants will use the LEGO Mindstorms robotics system for programming and building robotic creations. The class activities will be an introduction to the main sensors, actuators, and coding concepts in the LEGO system with options for experienced students to develop robots of more complex engineering and programming. Mini projects will include topics like wayfinder robots, synchronized dance robots, and sumobots.

Instructor: Matt Olsen
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Mondays
Class Fee: $500
Grades: 5th - 8th, Max. 12
Location: 888 Campus
Dates: (13 classes)February 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

 

AMS7. MATHCounts - Intermediate Class

The MATHCOUNTS after school enrichment class is celebrating its 21st year at CAIS.  MATHCOUNTS is a middle school math program focusing on learning advanced math.  The program culminates in a city-wide competition on February 28, 2018.  Last year’s team also advanced to the Northern CA State competition.  MATHCOUNTS competition is open to all middle school students and is not grade specific.  Students work on probability, number theory, plane and solid geometry, algebra, and proportional reasoning (fractions), among other subjects.  Students will be doing a mixture of the following activities in our weekly meetings: practice problems provided by the competition organizer, practice Problem of the Week from MATHCOUNTS website, review concepts related to practice problems, and go over strategies for problem solving.  Homework will be assigned weekly.  And lastly, please consider purchasing a scientific calculator for your child.  It doesn’t have to be fancy: Casio FX-300MS (<$10) or Casio fx-115ES (<$20) from Amazon will both work well.  Part of the competition allows calculators. 

The Intermediate class will focus on the fundamentals of main topics such as algebra, geometry, and probabilities.  This class will be open to 6th and 7th grade students.

Instructor: Rong Pan
Time/Days: 3:35 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. / Mondays
Grades: 6th - 7th
Class Fee: $390
Location: 888 Campus
Meeting: (13 classes) Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, March 5, 19, 26, April 16, 23, May 14, 21 June 4

 

AMS8. MATHCounts - Advanced Class

The MATHCOUNTS after school enrichment class is celebrating its 21st year at CAIS.  MATHCOUNTS is a middle school math program focusing on learning advanced math.  The program culminates in a city-wide competition on February 28, 2018.  Last year’s team also advanced to the Northern CA State competition.  MATHCOUNTS competition is open to all middle school students and is not grade specific.  Students work on probability, number theory, plane and solid geometry, algebra, and proportional reasoning (fractions), among other subjects.  Students will be doing a mixture of the following activities in our weekly meetings: practice problems provided by the competition organizer, practice Problem of the Week from MATHCOUNTS website, review concepts related to practice problems, and go over strategies for problem solving.  Homework will be assigned weekly.  And lastly, please consider purchasing a scientific calculator for your child.  It doesn’t have to be fancy: Casio FX-300MS (<$10) or Casio fx-115ES (<$20) from Amazon will both work well.  Part of the competition allows calculators. The Advanced class will continue to build on what students have learned from last year and practice more challenging problems.  

This class will be open to previous 7th grade students as well as 8th grade students.

Instructor: Rong Pan
Time/Days: 3:35 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. / Tuesdays
Grades: 7th - 8th
Class Fee: $480
Location: 888 Campus
Meeting: (16 classes) Jan 16, 23, 30 Feb 6, 13, 27, March 6, 20, 27, April 3, 17,  24, May 15, 22, 29, June 5

 

AMS9. Girls Who Code

In Girls Who Code, middle school girls have an opportunity to deepen their programming knowledge in a safe and supportive environment of peers and role models. The focus for Girls Who Code this spring will be a CS (Computer Science) Impact Project, which will encourage students to create something to help their community or to inspire their community to code. As in the past, students will be taught by a volunteer professional engineer from an area tech company. In addition to learning programming, girls will have the opportunity to participate in several activities over the course of the semester that will give them exposure to careers in the field of technology, such as networking events, field trips or workshops.

Instructor: Kerri Willa and Anthony Fumagalli
Time/Days: 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. / Wednesdays
Grades: 6th - 8th, max 16
Class Fee: $560
Meeting: (16 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16
Location: 888 Campus, N201

 

AMS10. Fashion Engineering

In​ ​this​ ​13 week course​ ​students​ ​will​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​the​ ​foundations​ ​of​ ​Fashion​ ​Engineering aka​ ​“Fashioneering”.​ ​Fashioneering​ ​utilizes​ ​the​ ​engineering​ ​design​ ​process​ ​to​ ​find​ ​a​ ​solution to​ ​a​ ​problem​ ​in​ ​fashion​ ​which​ ​requires​ ​learning​ ​how​ ​to​ ​use​ ​introductory​ ​engineering​ ​skills such​ ​as​ ​ideation​ ​and​ ​iteration.​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​spend​ ​time​ ​defining ​the ​problem, ​doing background ​research, ​brainstorming ​solutions, ​building ​prototypes, ​& ​testing ​and ​designing ​their creation ​while ​using different tools​ in ​the ​process, such as ​sewing machines, ​3D ​printers, and laser cutters. With​ ​historical​ ​themes​ ​and​ ​topics, students​ ​will​ ​have​ ​fun​ ​bringing​ ​their​ ​ideas​ ​to​ ​life​ ​and​ ​collaborating​ ​with​ ​other​ ​students,​ ​while learning​ ​valuable​ ​design-thinking​ ​and​ ​engineering​ ​skills,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​exploring​ ​computers​ ​and technology.

Instructor: MakerStudio
Times/Days:  3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. /Wednesdays
Class Fee: $650
Grades: 5th - 8th, Max. 10
Location: 888 Campus, Design Lab
Dates:(13 classes) Jan. 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8

 

AMS11. 3D Dynamo

Take a step further with your digital 3D designs using new hardware and software tools to push your creativity to the next level. Experiment with different techniques for connecting multiple models together. 3D Dynamos will also work on advanced 3D modeling skills including 3D scanning, importing 3D models into virtual reality (VR) environments, and planning and slicing 3D models into plans for laser cutting and 3D construction.

Instructor:Jason Mickelson
Times/Days:  3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Thursdays
Class Fee: $630
Grades: 6th - 8th, Max. 12
Location: 888 Campus, N101
Dates:(18 classes) Jan 18, 25 Feb 1, 8 Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr 5, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun 7

Please Note:

Junior MATHCounts [3rd - 4th] & 5th Grade MATHCounts will not be offered this semester.

 


CREATIVE WRITING 

Continued from Fall 2017

Jump into our Roaring Time Machine: A Story Writing & Illustration Workshop

Imagine meeting Cleopatra, shaking hands with Martians, and taming a T-Rex. All three would be amazing, first-hand encounters if we could travel through time! For anyone who has been intrigued by our mysterious past or the potential to explore our technological future, this year-long workshop is the perfect opportunity to discover a fantastic world. We invite students to experiment with their imagination and ideas through writing and illustrating their own adventure tales. We’ll provide a highly interactive, playful environment to inspire students to brainstorm ideas and create their own stories of time travel, historical fiction, science fiction, or anything in between. Our workshops will walk through every step of the writing process:

  • understanding the structure and the power of a compelling story
  • generating and organizing ideas
  • writing with momentum
  • revising for clarity and logic
  • editing towards a final draft

By the end of the course, each student will have an illustrated storybook and will present a reading on the last day of class.

Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien Ho and Royd Hatta are passionate about teaching youth and teens how to organize their thoughts and write with power, clarity, and ease. Since 1996, their students have learned to write essays, research reports, poems, short stories, and even their first novels. After working with Ms. Ho, one teen writer independently published her 400-page fantasy novel. Ms. Ho has a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.A. from Lesley University. Mr. Hatta has a B.A. from the California State University at Long Beach, with specialties in history, art, theater, and philosophy. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta teach small group workshops for homeschooling groups and at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco. They run two thriving writers clubs with over 600 families: Bay Area Young Writers and Bay Area Teen Writers. Since 2011, Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta have published six anthologies of their students’ fiction: Strokes of Lightning, Real Heroes Wear Sneakers, Bones of Mystery, Encroaching Ink, Special Worlds, and Piercing the Unknown. The latter two books are available on Amazon.com. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta are currently compiling and editing submissions for their upcoming 2017 Story Anthologies.

Instructor:Royd Hatta & Shu-Hsien Ho, Beyond the Box Learning
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Thursday
Class Fee: $1,250
Grades: 3 - 5, Min. 6/Max 12
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (28 classes) September 7, 2017 through May 10, 2018
(14 classes) Jan. 25, 25 Feb. 1, 8 Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr. 5, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17

 

 

OTHER INTERESTS

AOI1. Creative Dance Class

Get your groove on with a creative dance class that encourages natural freeform dancing rather than step-by-step routines! Covering genres from ballet to jazz, hip-hop to world and contemporary, kids learn about music as they dance with our provided props. Not only is Creative Dance a fun class, kids are also developing their motor skills, muscle coordination, and flexibility as they perform their own choreographed dances. This enriching class immerses children in the rich world of music and dance, allowing them to express their creativity in their own unique style with their peers—just don’t blame it on the boogie!

Instructors: Dragonfly Designs
Class Fee: $480
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. /Mondays
Grades: PreK
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (16 classes) Jan. 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 26 Mar. 5, 19, 26 Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 Jun. 4, 11

 

AOI2. AcroSports Gymnastics

AcroSports’ energetic class introduces gymnastics to students with a focus on coordination, flexibility and strength. AcroSports’ gymnastics classes are designed to encourage students develop spatial awareness, balance and gross motor skills. Classes are delivered by experienced coaches using a range of USA Gymnastics approved equipment including panel mats, incline mat, springboard, balance beam and low bar. 

The gymnastics program curriculum comprises:

  • Warm up – including running, skipping, chasses, bear crawls, crab walks, jumping jacks
  • Stretching – including full body dynamic stretching and static stretch holds
  • Body positions – including hollow body, arch, tuck, pike, straddle, lunge, splits
  • Basic gymnastics – including straight jump, forward roll, backward roll, donkey kick, head stand, hand stand, cartwheel, round-off, balance beam techniques, low bar skills
  • Conditioning – including hollow rocks, burpees, broad jumps, leg lifts, shoulder taps, push ups, planks, sit ups, v ups, candlesticks

Instructors: AcroSports
Class Fee: $510
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Fridays
Grades: PreK, Max 16
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 19, 26 Feb. 2, 9 Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr. 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun. 1, 8

 

AOI3 A/B. Playball Sports

Playball is an educationally based movement program, which uses sports & movement as a means to teach important life skills.  We teach the basic skills for six different sports including tennis, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer & volleyball.  All of our activities are non-competitive and taught in a warm, friendly, and positive environment.  Playball is a unique opportunity for the child to gain confidence both socially and emotionally through being active.

In the Playball course, students will learn the basic skills from 6 different sports.  Our course is taught using a highly structured curriculum which was developed by sports psychologists, teachers & occupational therapists.  Each week the children will learn & practice skills such as kicking, dribbling, throwing, catching, fielding, dodging etc which are taught using fun & imaginative games.  The Playball curriculum is progressive in nature and as the child develops the curriculum builds upon the foundational stage and eventually moves into skill sequencing and mini games.  

AOI3-A: Playball Sprorts [Tue]
Instructors:
Steve Priest, Playball
Class Fee:$500
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. / Tuesdays
Grades: PreK, Max 12
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (19 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

AOI3-B: Playball Sprorts [Mon]
Instructors:Kayla, Playball
Class Fee:$420
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. / Tuesdays
Grades: PreK, Max 12
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates:(16 classes) Jan. 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 26 Mar. 5, 19, 26 Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 Jun. 4, 11 

 

AOI4 A/B/C/D.  Chinese Martial Arts

In the Chinese Martial Art class, students will learn different basic methods of hand, leg, and jumping movements as well as Shaolin Elementary Changquan. Basic methods are usually made up of rudimentary techniques and conditioning exercises, including stances. Practicing basic kicks, punches and stances increases strength, agility, speed, and technique. The movements of Shaolin Elementary Changquan are well arranged and regarded as the standard with a certain degree of difficulty. The whole routine is meant to be practical, usable, and applicable as well as to promote fluid motion, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Through constant practice, students will improve their strength, speed, endurance, and other physical qualities and become interested in Martial Arts. Through the challenging process of learning Martial Arts, students experience the physical benefits of strengthening their bodies and learning to defend themselves.

AOI4-A: Chinese Martial Arts [PreK]

Instructor: Lei Jin
Class Fee:$375
Time/Days: 3:45 - 4:30 / Mondays
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (15 classes) Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 5, 19, 26, April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 21, June 4, 11 [no class 5/14]


AOI4-B: Chinese Martial Arts [K - 1st]

Instructor: Lei Jin
Class Fee:$450
Time/Days: 4:00 - 5:00 / Tuesday
Grades: K - 1st,  Max 10
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 20, 27, April 3, 17, 24, May, 1, 8, 22, 29, June 5, 12 [no class 5/15]


AOI4-C: Chinese Martial Arts [2nd - 5th]

Instructor: Lei Jin
Class Fee:$450
Time/Days: 4:00 - 5:00 / Thursday
Grades: 2nd - 5th,  Max 10
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7 


AOI4-D: Chinese Martial Arts [K - 5th]

Instructor: Lei Jin
Class Fee:$425
Time/Days: 4:00 - 5:00 / Friday
Grades: K - 5,  Max 10
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (17 classes) Jan 19, 26, Feb  2, 9, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8.

 

AOI5-A/B/C. Sprouts Cooking Club

Sprouts’ Chefs are thrilled to share their love for wholesome food and hands-on cooking with your aspiring chefs! As we examine how and when our local food is grown, your aspiring chef will do everything themselves, from prep work ​and​ cooking to tasting and enjoying the recipe that they created!

​What’s on the menu? All of our menus will be determined by the season’s best and inspired by local favorite flavors! We’ll be cooking with​ local farm’s produce and dairy to rediscover the flavors and food culture of where we live and gain confidence to cook for family and friends!  We focus on simple, delicious and nutritious recipes that allow plenty of room for our aspiring chefs to add their own creative twist! At the end of each class, every child will enjoy the recipe that they made! Sample recipes include fresh ricotta and golden beet flatbread, tofu and napa cabbage dumplings, apple orange muffins and fresh juice with local citrus and berries!

​We hope that your chef-to-be might be able to join us - it’s going to be a delicious journey into our own backyards!​

AOI5-A. Sprouts Cooking Club [PreK]

Instructor: Sprouts Cooking Club
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m.  - 4:30 p.m. / Wednesdays
Class Fee: $800, max 12
Location: Alice A. Carnes Campus
Dates: (19 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6 


AOI5-B. Sprouts Cooking Club [K Only]

Instructor: Sprouts Cooking Club
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. / Mondays
Class Fee: $630
Location: Oak Campus, max 12
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 26 Mar. 5, 19, 26 Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 Jun. 4 


AOI5-C. Sprouts Cooking Club [1st - 3rd]

Instructor: Sprouts Cooking Club
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. / Thursdays
Class Fee: $750
Location: Oak Campus, max 12
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8 Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr. 5, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

 

AOI6 - A/B. Jamba Juice Run

Kids will get motivated to run when they know they are running to Jamba Juice. During the run they will learn techniques to be more efficient runners. They will also learn to be aware of their surroundings such as street signs, crossing signals, and people. 

AOI6-A. Jamba Juice Run

Instructor: Michele Douglass
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m./ Tuesdays
Class Fee: $510
Grades: 3 - 5, Max 14
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

AOI6-B. Jamba Juice Run

Instructor: Michele Douglass
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m./ Wednesdays
Class Fee: $540
Grades: 3 - 5, Max 14
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

 

AOI7. Meditating Monkeys Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation

It’s never too early to learn yoga & to meditate! Students will jump into fun, focused movement and breathwork blended with useful relaxation techniques to use at home after a hectic week of school and social activities. Dynamic yoga poses build strength, increase flexibility, and improve coordination while providing students the basics of lifelong balance and mindfulness. Get breathing and re-centered with us! Om. 

Meditating Monkeys [K - 5th]

Instructors:Dragonfly Designs
Class Fee:$390
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Mondays
Grades: K - 2nd
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (13 classes) Jan. 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 26 Mar. 5, 19, 26 May 7, 14, 21 Jun. 4, 11 [no classes in April]

 

AOI8. Funky Bunch Hip Hop Class

Students get down and throw down some moves to the beat like their favorite  pop stars with our easy-to-follow routines that focus on hip hop choreography, while also teaching them about the genre’s history. Combining freestyle dancing and dance routines, students get to showcase their own style while building up their coordination and rhythm skills. This energetic class isn’t just fun—it’s also ideal for building confidence and performance skills while learning about one of the most dynamic genres of music in the United States today. 

Bring music to life with Music Mayhem, a real hands-on experience that lets children express their creativity! We teach kids about musical concepts including rhythm, melody, timbre and harmony – and kids also will have the opportunity to play on instruments and gain a finer understanding of all the elements that make a song work.  Kids will learn about different instrument families from bold brass to snappy percussion, and will also build their own instrument to take home and keep! Noisy, educational, and fun, Music Mayhem is an absolute blast!

Funky Bunch Hip Hop [K - 1st]

Instructors: Dragonfly Designs
Class Fee:$570
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Tuesdays
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (19 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

 

AOI9. Family Dance Class [CANCELLED]

Families explore your own creativity and your child’s through relationship-based dance curriculum. Experience a safe and fun environment to play and dance together. (Please note: if your child is a PreK student, a parent or guardian must sign your child out at ECD. PreK student must attend the class with a parent or guardian) 

Instructors:Nia Womack-Freeman
Class Fee:$480
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m./ Mondays
Grades: PreK - 3rd, max 10 + Parents (20)
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (12 classes) Jan. 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 26 Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 Jun. 4

 

AOI10. Bridge Class

Come learn to play bridge, have fun, and improve your math and partnership skills! Better yet, invite your parent, grandparent, or a special someone to take the class along with you: transport the fun and challenge home!  We are very fortunate to have teachers from the Center for Bridge Education (CBE) and the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) teaching this class and, for the first time, offering it to parents.  (Students may enroll without their parents!)  For more information about CBE and ACBL, please visit http://center4bridge.com and www.acbl.org

Instructors:Deborah Drysdale &  Takemi Totes
Class Fee:$380
Time/Days: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / Mondays
Grades: 3rd +
Dates:  (16 classes) Jan. 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 26 Mar. 5, 19, 26 Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21 Jun. 4, 11

 

AOI11 - A/B. Chess Class

Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily. Studies have found that chess improves test results in reading, science, and math, and produces growth in critical cognitive skills. Beyond academia, chess influences social behavior, including self esteem, respect for others, patience, and good sportsmanship. And did we mention: it’s FUN! 

The Berkeley Chess School is a nonprofit organization offering chess instruction from kindergarten through high school since 1982. We are an affiliate of the US Chess Federation. Over the years our students have won many state championships and several have gone on to become National Masters, FIDE Masters, and International Masters. For further information, please call us at (510) 843-0150, email us at programs@berkeleychessschool.org, or visit our website at www.berkeleychessschool.org.

Boards and sets are provided for our classes. The minimum class size is 10; maximum is 20. 

AOI11-A. Beginning-Intermediate Chess

Instructor: Tony Lama - The Berkeley Chess School
Time/Days: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm/ Fridays
Class Fee: $425
Grades: K - 1st
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 19, 26 Feb. 2, 9 Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr. 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun. 1, 8

AOI11-B. Intermediate-Advanced Chess Strategies and Play

Instructor: Tony Lama - The Berkeley Chess School
Time/Days: 4:30 pm -5:30 pm, Fridays
Class Fee: $425
Grades: 2nd - 5th (Intermediate to advanced players only!)
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 19, 26 Feb. 2, 9 Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr. 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun. 1, 8

 

AOI12. SSAT Prep

This eight-session SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) course is designed as a first step in the test preparation process. The class will include a pre- and post-assessment, testing strategies, and content review. Students will self-identify areas of strength and weakness in both content and test-taking skills, in order to guide their studies through the summer. An SSAT book with verbal, reading, and math content will be provided for the program.   

Note: SSAT is a required entrance exam for private independent schools. Parochial and public schools require different exams which will not be covered in this course.

Included Materials & Fees:
Kaplan SSAT 2018
Official SSAT Practice Online  ($69.95 each)

Instructors:Alice Woodman-Russell & KaicyMacLeod
Class Fee:$500
Time/Days: 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. / Thursday
Grades: 7th, Min. 20, Max 45
Location: 888 Campus, S107 & N201
Dates: (8 classes) March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 19, 26

 

AOI13. Parent Chinese Course

Chinese Content and Tech Specialist Adam Ross will present an introductory course on basic elementary Chinese for ECD and Kindergarten parents over eight evening sessions. The brief course is geared to give parents a sense of their children’s own immersion experience and provide more resources to support their student at home.

Participants will learn how to communicate basic introductory phrases in Chinese, learn pinyin and the four tones of standard Mandarin, as well as some simple Chinese characters. We will model language immersion similar to what CAIS Pre-K and Kindergarten students experience in class and learn some examples of the content students cover in the target language.

Learning will be task-based, and we will engage in pair work and “mixer” activities, games and songs - all in Chinese! Finally, there will be fun homework assignments using PowerSchool Learning class page to review material and to post tasks where you will interact with your child in Chinese.

Please Note:

  • As each session will build upon the prior lessons in sequence, participants should commit to attend all 8 sessions and to completing homework assignments. Making progress in Chinese requires work both in and of out class!
  • All course materials will be provided by instructor Adam Ross in PowerSchool. There will no required textbook.

Instructors:Adam Ross
Class Fee:$100 (includes childcare)
Time/Days: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. / Mondays
Grades: Parents of Pre-K and K students
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (8 classes) 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/26, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28

 

AOI14. Debate Class

This class will teach students the art of speech and debate. In learning how to debate interesting issues, students will master foundational concepts in philosophy, logic, rhetoric, and public policy. The focus of this class is to ensure deep learning of debate concepts first, but also give students ample opportunity to hone their debate skills through optional (but encouraged) tournament competition.  Through constructive games, vibrant discussions, practice debates, short lectures, online material, and a variety of other mediums this class will deliver material in a way that ensures content mastery.

Instructors:Sachin Jain
Class Fee:$1320
Time/Days: 3:35 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. / Wednesdays
Grades: 6th - 8th, Max 20
Location: 888 Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6, 13

Instructors:Sachin Jain
Class Fee:$1250
Time/Days: 3:35 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. / Tuesdays
Grades: 6th - 8th, Max 15
Location: 888 Campus
Dates: (19 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

 

 

AOI15 - A/B. Chinese Speech Club

The goal of the Chinese speech club is to teach students how to prepare for a speech from formulation of the topic to speech delivery. Club members do not need to be participating in any speech contests to participate in this club. The minimum numbers of members for each club is 5; the maximum number of students will be 8.

AOI5 - A. Chinese Speech Club [1st - 2nd]
Instructors:June Wu
Class Fee:$390
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. / Wednesdays
Grades: 1st - 2nd
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (13 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25

AOI5 - B. Chinese Speech Club [3rd - 5th]
Instructors:June Wu
Class Fee:$330
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. / Fridays
Grades: 3rd - 5th
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (11 classes) Jan. 19, 26 Feb. 2, 9 Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr. 20, 27


PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

A) Private Music Lessons

Erma will be teaching beginning, intermediate or advanced levels of piano and violin. Beginning to advanced levels for guitar. In her class, your child will learn how to play an instrument, how to read and write music and will begin or continue to learn about the workings of music theory. Students will be given the proper practice techniques, focusing on the quality of time spent on practice rather than quantity. Erma also focuses on teaching technique of physical playing and the enjoyment of music. Her goal is to have students appreciate music and make connections from their class to other areas of their lives. Classes are 30 minutes long. 

Instructor: Erma Kyriakos
Time/Days: 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. each day
Class Fee: $55 per 30 minute lesson
Grades: Kindergarten and up 

B) Keyboard/Piano/Flute Lessons

Eliza O’Malley is a professional classical singer with a bachelor’s degree in Music from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in music in Vocal Performance from Texas Tech University School of Music. She appears regularly as a soloist with local opera companies such as SOLO Opera and Oakland Opera Theater. She has also had extensive training in flute including studies in Paris and master classes with Keith Underwood. She has played piano for many years in connection with her work as a singer and voice teacher. 

Instructor: Eliza O’Malley
Time/Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays./Exact times to be scheduled between the Auxiliary Program Director and parent
Class Fee: $50 per half-hour lesson, $100 per hour lesson. Special CAIS rate.
Age: 5 and up. (Returning students have scheduling priority, also younger children will be considered)
Contact: Mr. Lee at k_lee@cais.org

Please note that due to the nature of the scheduling, no cancellations will be allowed after student is registered. Tuition will be billed to parent after the first lesson. 

C) Chinese Instrument Lessons

For students who are interested in learning Chinese musical instruments, such as Guzheng,Yangqin, Moon Guitar, Pipa, Erhu, Xiao Ruan, Hulusi and Dizi.  Students will be able to join our Chinese music ensembles and perform in various school events after 6 months to one year of private lesson. All lessons conducted in Chinese.

Instrument rentals are available: $90/3 months, Deposit $300 (Refundable deposit upon safe return of instrument). 

Lesson schedules (different instructors):
Guzheng, Yangqin and Erhu: Available Mondays 3:00-5:30pm. / Tuesdays 4:00pm-6:00pm
Pipa, Moon Guitar and Erhu: Available Fridays: 3:30pm-6:00pm. 

Private lesson: $65/hr or $45/30min. 

Instructor: Various
Time/Days: Exact times to be scheduled between the Auxiliary Program Director and parent.
Age: 5 and up.

Contact: Mr. Lee at 415-865-6010 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Please note that due to the nature of the scheduling, no cancellations will be allowed after student is registered. Tuition will be billed to parent after the first lesson.