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STEAM @ Amador Elementary

STEAM Afterschool Courses at Amador Elementary are now open for enrollment. Browse our course offerings below. Enroll online.

Courses | Location | Timeline | Tuition | Enroll Online

Each class that moves forward will generate contributions
of up to $100 (dependant on class size) to the school’s Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and $25
to Student Council.

Location

Amador Elementary
2100 E Cantara Dr
Dublin, CA 94568

Timeline

Courses are offered 1 day per week for 10 weeks.

Tuition

$185 - $225 / Course

Each class that moves forward will generate contributions of up to $100 (dependent on class size) to the school’s Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and $25 to Student Council.

 Local, Qualified Teachers

Courses organized by local teachers with
California Teaching Credentials.

Amador Afterschool Course Offerings

Chess Academy For Kids

Instructor: Pacific Chess Academy - Mr.Jeff Pernik Owner. 30 years teaching chess, Ms. Karen Vallen- 34 years Teaching chess and Oleg Khomyak, Certified Chess Instructor.
Grade Level: 1 - 5
Day/Dates: Monday - Dec. 11, 18 | Jan. 8, 22, 29 | Feb. 5, 12, 26 | Mar. 5, 12 (10 Class Sessions)
Time: 2:05 - 3:05 pm
Room: Library
Tuition: $195

Course Description: 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 (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced), the course offers video lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations, and preparation to chess tournaments. The use of the modern technology (projectors, 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. Participants receive certificates and trophies at the end of the school year.

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

Chess Academy For Kids

Instructor: Pacific Chess Academy - Mr.Leo Khaykin & Mark Bakhit Certified Chess Instructors
Grade Level: 1 - 5
Day/Dates: Tuesdays - Dec. 12, 19 | Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 | Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 | Mar. 6, 13 (12 Class Sessions)
Time: 2:05 - 3:05 pm
Room: Library
Tuition: $225 - (2 extra classes)

Course Description: 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 (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced), the course offers video lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations, and preparation to chess tournaments. The use of the modern technology (projectors, 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. Participants receive certificates and trophies at the end of the school year.

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

Creative Writing Continues

Instructor: Ms. Jennifer Moirao, Amador Teacher
Grade Level: 3 - 5
Day/Dates: Thursday - January 11, 18, 25 | February 1, 8, 15, 22 | March 1, 8, 15 (10 Class Sessions)
Time: 3:05 – 4:05 pm
Room: D-206
Tuition: $185

Course Description: We all know writing is an integral part of all subject matters in education. Being able to express yourself through writing and articulate the subject matter has now become one of the critical means to success. This course will engage those skills where your child will develop into an author. Each week we will cover a mini lesson, each lesson will build into ultimately publishing a book. At the end of the 10 sessions your child will come home with a complete book based on a subject of their choosing. Each time this class is offered lessons will vary as no two classes are the same.

Goals for creative writing class - Participants will:

  • Engage in learning activities that give them positive, confidence-building with writing;
  • Develop storytelling skills;
  • Utilize technology to self-publish their works;
  • Become equipped with the tools to organize his or her ideas;
  • Learn how to hook readers with a strong introduction; and
  • Paint pictures with well-chosen words.

Mindful Movement: Yoga For Kids

Instructor: Ms. Elizabeth O’Brien, Amador Teacher & Certified Yoga Instructor
Grade Level: 4 - 5
Day/Dates: Thursday - January 11, 18, 25 | February 1, 8, 15, 22 | March 1, 8, 15 (10 Class Sessions)
Time: 3:05 - 4:05 pm
Room: B-203
Tuition: $185

Course Description: Don’t just teach kids to count, teach them what counts most! Yoga for kids develops the whole child, providing a solid base for a life full of curiosity, learning, and wisdom. In this course, your child will have fun practicing challenging poses, partner & group poses, and playing yoga games. In addition, your child will learn how to focus and center themselves through various breathing and visualization techniques. Together, we will foster confidence and build resilience, creativity, strength and flexibility in both body and emotional regulation. Mindful Movement: Yoga for Kids can give your child the wonderful head-start of calm, compassionate, cooperative, and wise qualities your child will enjoy for the rest of their life!

Mindful Movement: Yoga For Kids

Instructor: Ms. Elizabeth O’Brien, Amador Teacher & Certified Yoga Instructor
Grade Level: 1 - 3
Day/Dates: Thursday - January 11, 18, 25 | February 1, 8, 15, 22 | March 1, 8, 15 (10 Class Sessions)
Time: 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.
Room: B-203
Tuition: $185

Course Description: Don’t just teach kids to count, teach them what counts most! Yoga for kids develops the whole child, providing a solid base for a life full of curiosity, learning, and wisdom. In this course, your child will have fun practicing challenging poses, partner & group poses, and playing yoga games. In addition, your child will learn how to focus and center themselves through various breathing and visualization techniques. Together, we will foster confidence and build resilience, creativity, strength and flexibility in both body and emotional regulation. Mindful Movement: Yoga for Kids can give your child the wonderful head-start of calm, compassionate, cooperative, and wise qualities your child will enjoy for the rest of their life!

Public Speaking & Debate Combo Level

Instructor: Certified Teacher from Gurus Educational Services
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Day/Date: Tuesdays - Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar. 6, 13 (10 Class Sessions)
Time: 2:05 on collaboration days; 3:05 on normal release days
Room: C-203
Tuition: $195

Course Description: This combination class covering Public Speaking and Debate teaches students to manage stage anxiety, present speeches with confidence, and connect with their audience through effective body language. They become confident speakers, avid writers and creative thinkers. In the debate portion of the module, they learn how to make strong arguments backed by reasoning and evidence. They also develop stronger critical reasoning skills. Students debate on a variety of fun, age-appropriate topics in various formats. Parents attend the last class of the session to see their child in action and every child is given Ribbons at the end of the session to mark their achievements.

The Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor: Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Level: K- 5
Day/Dates: Wednesday - January 10, 17, 24, 31 | February 7, 14, 21, 28 | March 7, 14 (10 Class Sessions)
Time: 2:05 on collaboration days; 3:05 on normal release days
Room: Music Room (Stage)
Tuition: $195

Course Description: It’s laughter, learning and limelight with the After School Drama Club’s 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 free workshop presentation of scenes and monologues for an invited audience.

We Will "Rock-it" Through The Stars

Instructor: Ms. Molly McCrory, Amador Teacher
Grade Level: K - 2
Day/Dates: Thursday - January 11, 18, 25 | February 1, 8, 15, 22 | March 1, 8, 15 (10 Class Sessions)
Time: 3:05 - 4:05 pm
Room: D-102
Tuition: $185

Course Description: BLAST OFF! Join Ms. McCrory and watch your student transform from student to astronaut. In this STEAM enrichment course, your child will soar through the Milky Way Galaxy and learn about the planets that rotate around our sun, our home planet, and so much more. The possibilities are literally endless! These activities and projects are out of this world, to infinity and beyond!

 

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Questions or Comments

We are here to help. Please contact as with questions or feedback.

Main Office
(925) 587-5610

Vickie Constantinides
Academy Program Manager
(925) 587-5610  Ext. 1003
vickie@dpie.org

Rich Boschetti
Academy Superintendent
(925) 587-5610  Ext. 1004
rich@dpie.org