Frederiksen Elementary School

STEAM After School Courses | Winter Session 2019/20
Frederiksen Elementary School


We are offering a dynamic selection of courses available from Kindergarten through to 5th Grade.  Below is the list of courses we are offering at Frederiksen Elementary.

Courses are offered 1 day per week up to 10 weeks. 10 hours of tuition.

Tuition - $189 - $210 per course.  

Each class that moves forward will generate contributions to the School, the Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and to the Student Council.

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:          Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Levels:     K - 5
Day/Dates:          Tuesday -  Dec  3, 10, 17  | Jan  7, 14, 21, 28   | Feb  4, 11, 18
Sessions:             10 x 1 hour
Time:                    2:10 - 3:10pm
Room:                  R2
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $199    After December 1st - $210

It’s laughter, learning and limelight with the After School Drama Club - The Actor’s Workshop! Through a fun series of theater games, acting exercises and scripted scene work, this introductory acting class teaches the fundamentals of the actor’s craft. Students explore the “three tools of the actor” – voice, body and imagination – as they learn how to create characters, interpret scripts and perform for an audience. The class teaches true theater skills such as stagecraft, emotionally truthful acting, and professional theater etiquette, while encouraging creativity and inspiring the imagination. The class culminates with a workshop presentation of scenes and monologues for an invited audience.

Enrollment Open

Art Around the World 2

Instructor:          Ms Julie Coching, Owner of Cafe Art
Grade Levels:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Monday - Dec  2, 9, 16  | Jan 13, 27   | Feb  3, 10
Sessions:             7 x 90 minutes
Time:                    2:10 - 3:20pm
Room:                  TBC
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $195     After December 1st - $205

In this multi-media class, the kids will create their own artistic passport as they travel to a different country each week and explore the interesting variety of artistic styles developed in their country of origin.  Students will learn about an art form and then create a unique piece of personal art using that art form. They will work with a variety of art media such as paper, clay, paint, ceramics, watercolor and oil pastels and when the class is finished, each student will have their own international portfolio of art to take home with them.  We will explore art from Brazil, Japan, Russia, France, India, Australia and more. (for those that have already taken Art Around the World 1, this class will feature 7 different projects and countries).

Enrollment Open

Chess Academy for Kids

Instructor:         Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Thursday -  Dec  5, 12, 19   | Jan  9, 16, 23, 30   | Feb  6, 13, 20
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    3:10 - 4:10pm
Room:                  TBC
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $196      After December 1st - $206

Learn chess with Pacific Chess Academy!  This program is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles, think strategically, and stay focused. Specifically designed for young players with various levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced), the course offers video lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations, and preparation for chess tournaments. The use of modern technology (projector, iPad, teaching software) makes the learning process easy, fast, and fun! The class is offered to grades 1-5. All necessary equipment (boards and pieces, clocks, demo tools) provided. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a Chess Champion, this class is for students at all ability levels.

6 Reasons Kids Should Learn Chess

  1. Improves concentration, attention span and memory abilities.
  2. Enhances reading and math skills.
  3. Fosters critical-thinking and creativity in young minds.
  4. Encourages and rewards hard work.
  5. Develops problem solving skills.
  6. Exercises both sides of your brain.


We are using a new teaching software, which is FREE and remarkably easy-to-use and fully motivates students with features like ratings and standings, bonus points and statistics.  Kids will have access to thousands of chess workouts while parents can monitor their progress, see the curriculum, and even learn new chess techniques with their kids.

Enrollment Open

Instructor:         Ms Felicia Suminski, Frederiksen Teacher
Grade Level:      2 - 5
Day/Dates:         Thursday - Dec  5, 12, 19  |  Jan  9, 16, 23, 30   |  Feb  6
Sessions:            8 x 75 minutes
Time:                   3.10 - 4.25pm
Room:                  TBC
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $189     After December 1st - $199

Students will have the opportunity to produce visual projects utilizing video clips, stop motion, and green screen technologies. Students will use clay, paper, and props as well as their own live action skills to create visual projects, art for screencasts, and short films. Content for projects will be student driven and teacher facilitated. Students will be able to save their projects in a digital portfolio to share with their families and friends.

Enrollment Open

Energy is Everywhere

Instructor:          Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Levels:     K - 5
Day/Dates:         Friday - Dec  6, 13  |  Jan  10, 17, 24, 31  | Feb  7, 21, 28
Sessions:             9 x 70 minutes
Time:                    3:10 - 4:20pm
Room:                  TBC
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $199      After December 1st - $210

Energy is essential to almost everything we do, from the lights in our homes and classrooms to the gasoline that fuels our cars. Bricks 4 Kidz will introduce your students to the world of energy in all its amazing forms. This unit explores many sources of energy from wind and solar power to biofuel and fossil fuel. Students will define terms like renewable, landfill, greenhouse effect and generator; and using Bricks 4 Kidz proprietary instructions and LEGO® Bricks, students will build moving models of just some of the awesome ways we power our world.

This is a hands-on class where students build machines, buildings, vehicles and other structures out of LEGO® bricks, using one-of-a-kind model plans designed by Bricks 4 Kidz.  While exploring principles of engineering, architecture, physics and more, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. Participants build a new project each week. Each class begins with a teacher-led discussion related to the day’s model. Once the project is completed, children use the rest of their time to expand their gadgets and collaborate with one another.

 Enrollment Open

Keys to Becoming a Creative Writer, Poised Orator & Effective Communicator

Instructor:          Gurus Education Certified Teacher
Grade Levels:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:          Wednesday - Dec  4, 11, 18  | Jan  8, 15, 22, 29   | Feb  5, 12, 19
Sessions:             10 x 1 hour
Time:                    2.10 - 3.10pm
Room:                  TBC
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $199     After December 1st - $210

Have you ever wondered what is the #1 fear in this world? YES, it’s Public Speaking and our goal is to prepare your child for SUCCESS!! They will learn to present impressively and write effectively in 6 easy steps. In this advanced course, kids will learn various formats of writing such as persuasive, narrative, descriptive etc. Students will learn to manage public speaking anxiety and present themself with confidence, and make strong arguments by providing reasoning and evidence on thought provoking debatable topics, and campaign speeches.  

This course will help kids expand their general knowledge and formulate their thoughts with a clear and concise structure and prepare them for SUCCESS!! 

 Enrollment Open

Video Game Design & Coding

Instructor:         Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:      2 - 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday -  Dec  3, 10, 17   | Jan  7, 14, 21, 28  | Feb  4, 11, 18
Sessions:            10 x 1 hour
Time:                   2:10 - 3:10pm
Room:                  TBC
Tuition:                Early Bird Pricing - $199    After December 1st - $210

Prepare for the world of technology and learn the secret language of computers! New and returning students are welcome! Continue or begin your coding adventure with the Code To The Future team, and create brand new projects like a projectile platformer or multiplayer racing video game! The possibilities to create are endless! New students are always welcome to join throughout the year, and every class is differentiated for individual learning. Choose your favorite theme, from Minecraft to Fortnite!

This class is online and offline, giving the students the ability to learn coding through Scratch and then uploading their projects to share.

Enrollment Open

CANCELLED
Instructor:          Anastaslia Zastavana, BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Levels:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Thursday - Sept  5, 12, 19, 26  | Oct  3, 10, 17, 24  | Nov 7, 14
                             Note - No class on October 31 as minimum day
Sessions:             10 x 1 hour
Time:                    3.10 - 4.10pm 
Room:                  22/Flex Room
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $199     After August 25th - $210

Contemporary as a dance style is a fusion of ballet, jazz, funk, and modern dance styles.  Contemporary dance encourages natural, spontaneous movement and focuses on self-expression, awareness of space and body movement, use of body weight, efficiency of muscle use, safe body alignment and strong use of Modern Dance technique. Classes start with a comprehensive warm-up focusing on improving flexibility, extension, core strength, and balance and gradually build up to contemporary steps and combinations that will consist of abstract movements combining modern and classical ballet elements. Students will learn how to express a wide range of emotions through their dance based on musical interpretation and individual style and using the contemporary dance form as a platform for creative self-expression. Classes emphasize technique, fundamentals and a familiarization of the dance vocabulary.

Recommended Dress - Students must be able to move and stretch fully.  Footless tights, leggings, leotards, fitted dance shorts, fitted tops, t-shirts and athletic pants are ideal.  Medium or long hair pulled away from face in pony-tail, braid, or bun. No shoes, bare-feet.