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STEAM Afterschool Courses at Dougherty Elementary

STEAM Afterschool Courses at Dougherty Elementary are updated each season.

Courses | Location | Timeline | Tuition

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.


Dougherty Elementary
5301 Hibernia Dr
Dublin, CA 94568


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


$175 - $195 per course.  Early Bird pricing available to September 1st.

 Local, Qualified Teachers

Courses organized by local teachers with
California Teaching Credentials.

Dougherty Afterschool Course Offerings

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:       Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Level:    K - 5
Day/Dates:       Mondays - Sept  10, 17, 24 | Oct  1, 15, 22, 29 | Nov  5, 26
Sessions:           9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                   2:05 - 3:15pm
Room:                 Stage
Tuition:              Early Bird -  $195   Sept 1st - $205

Course Description: 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.

BollyWood Dance Class for Kids

Instructor:          Professional Dance Instructors from BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Levels:    1 - 5
Day/Dates:         Wednesdays - Sept  12, 19, 26  |  Oct  3, 10, 17, 24  |  Nov  7, 14, 28
Sessions:             10 classses x 1 hour
Time:                     3:05 - 4:05 pm or 2:05 - 3:05 pm on collaboration days

Room:                   TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird - $195   Sept 1st - $205

Course Description: A fun-filled introduction to beginner & intermediate Bollywood dance for kids. Instruction includes foundational movements, fundamental techniques, hand gestures, rhythmic patterns & communicative expressions.  Students will learn dance routines choreographed to snippets of popular Bollywood songs as well as some Koliwood and Tollywood songs from the South Indian cinema. The classes will also strengthen individual coordination and rhythmic skills through various exercises and drills.

Additionally, students will develop a vocabulary of common Bollywood dance moves that they can string together to create their own unique dance. This class will provide exposure to kids on many different dance styles as Bollywood has become a melting pot of many popular traditional and western dance styles.

Gardening & Life Science

Instructor:          Mr. John Price, Dougherty Teacher
Grade Levels:     3 - 5
Day/Dates:          Thursdays  - Sept 13, 20, 27  | Oct  4, 11, 18, 25  | Nov  1, 8, 29
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                      3:05 – 4:05pm
Room:                    15
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $185   Sept 1st - $195

Course Description: Come get your hands dirty while exploring the garden. The garden is a great place to discover what is happening in the natural world around us. We will be exploring science topics such as plants, soil, insect and plant interdependence, ecology, and garden creatures.

Magic Tree House Book Club

Instructor:              Ms. Jackie Beeson, Dougherty Teacher
Grade Levels:        1 - 2
Day/Dates:            Thursdays -  Sept  13, 20, 27 | Oct  4, 11, 18, 25 | Nov  1, 8, 29
Sessions:                 10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                         3:05 - 4:05 pm
Room:                      3
Tuition:                    Early Bird - $185   Sept 1st - $195

Course Description: Does your child love the Magic Tree House series of books?  Join this fun book club to dive deeper into the popular series by Mary Pope Osborne.  Jack & Annie, the intrepid brother and sister team who are the main characters in every story, are magically transported to interesting historical places and events.  Once there, they learn facts about their destination while trying to complete the tasks assigned them by Morgan, the magical librarian of Camelot. In this Club we will have fun exploring the series while your child gains valuable comprehension strategies, increased vocabulary and group discussion skills. Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack & Annie are perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books.  Explore the magic of reading with Ms. Beeson!

Readers Book Club

Instructor:          Ms. Lina Barakat, Dougherty Teacher
Grade Levels:     3 - 5
Day/Dates:          Thursdays -  Sept  13, 20, 27 | Oct  4, 11, 18, 25 | Nov  1, 8, 29
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                      3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                   16
Tuition:                 Early Bird -  $185   Sept 1st - $195

Course Description: Students will read a chosen novel, using a reader’s workshop model to enhance their reading comprehension abilities to encourage higher level collaborative reading and meta-cognitive strategies via a mini lesson format. Students will rotate through different roles, working together to engage in various texts, to further enrich their vocabulary and literature skills.  Later, students will adapt the novel into a play they can perform as a culminating project. Students will also be given roles in a book club which allow them to practice communication and public speaking skills, participating in interactive group discussions and increase their confidence in performing.

Space Adventures & Mission to Mars - Engineering & Architecture Projects

Instructor:          Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Level:       K - 5
Day/Dates:          Tuesdays - Sept 11, 18, 25 | Oct  2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | Nov  6, 27
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                     2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                   TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird - $195   Sept 1st - $ 205

Course Description:  For the budding scientist, engineer, astrobiologist, astronaut or explorer in your family this course is right choice for them. Inspired by NASA & Star WarsTM, this class is packed full of models that will make your imagination blast off!  Each week future astronauts will learn about the real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. The Space Adventures class will spark your child’s imagination about the world out there.  Space is often called the last frontier, and has inspired scientists, star-gazers and adventurers for generation. Join us on a Mission 2 Space! Discover incredible structures like the launch complex 39 at the Kennedy Center, travel the surface of the moon on a lunar rover, visit the international space station and do it all using Lego Bricks.  All you need to bring for this adventure is your imagination.

Video Game Design & Coding

Instructor:       Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:    2 - 5
Day/Dates:       Fridays -  Sept  14, 21, 28 | Oct  5, 12, 19, 26 | Nov  9, 30
Sessions:           9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                   3:05 - 4:15pm
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:              Early Bird $195   Sept 1st - $205

Course Description: Prepare for the world of technology and learn the secret language of computers! Coders will discover how computers think through fun interactive games and basic computer coding. After mastering the processing style of a computer, coders will learn to use Scratch, a block-based tool developed at MIT. Use Scratch to make engaging projects with endless possibilities, in a mixture of games and stories. Choose your favorite theme, from Luke in Star Wars to the voyager Moana! Students will also take time to step away from the screen and engage in “unplugged” activities like Robot Artist or Paper Plane Coding to deepen their computational thinking skills. Finally, coders also get to take part in 3D game design! Learn the complex methods used to take your game design to the next dimension!"

Yoga for Kids- The Movement of Imagination

Instructor:       Kavita Patel, Owner/Operator of Monkey Bear Yoga
Grade Level:    1 - 5
Day/Dates:       Mondays - Sept  10, 17, 24 | Oct  1, 15, 22, 29 | Nov  5, 26
Sessions:           9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                   2:05 - 3:15pm
Room:                 P-6
Tuition:              Early Bird - $175    Sept 1st - $185

Course Description: Jump like a frog!  Salute the sun. Root into the earth as a tree and sit like a lotus petal floating in a calm pool of water. Monkey Bear Yoga brings story-telling to the practice of Yoga for Kids. Through imagination, children are engaged and excited to learn yoga. Yoga for Kids is a fun-filled journey to the self. Through mindful movement, breathing techniques and imaginative play, children connect with their authentic selves.  We live in a high speed, fast paced environment that can be taxing to our spirit and sense of self. Children experience stress and anxiety just as adults do. Yoga fosters the whole child. Children will develop strength and flexibility in their bodies and minds through yoga poses and partner exercises. They will learn breathing techniques to soothe anxiety, focus better, and practice patience. Yoga for Kids give children the tools to live a balanced, peaceful life.

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