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STEAM Afterschool Courses at Dublin Elementary

STEAM Afterschool Courses at Dublin Elementary are updated each season.

Courses | Location | Timeline | Tuition | Enroll Online

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.

Location

Dublin Elementary School
7997 Vomac Rd
Dublin, CA 94568

Timeline

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

Tuition

$185 - $195 / 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.

Dublin Elementary Afterschool Course Offerings

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:       Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Level:    K- 5
Day/Dates:       Mondays - March 12, 19, 26  | April 9, 16, 23, 30  | May 7, 14, 21
                               (10 Class Sessions)
Time:                   2:05 - 3:05 pm 
Room:                 B-3
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.

BollyWood Dance Class for Kids

Instructor:         Professional Dance Instructors from BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Levels:   1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Fridays - March 23, 30*  | April 13, 20, 27  | May 4, 11, 18, 25
                                (9 class sessions, 70 minutes each)
Time:                    3:05 - 4:15 pm
Room:                  A-8
Tuition:               $195
*March 30 is a minimum Day with 12:30 dismissal. Class time 12:35 - 1:50 p.m.

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.

Chess Academy for Kids

Instructor:      Pacific Chess Academy
                              Mr.Jeff Pernik Owner and 30 years teaching chess
                              Ms. Karen Vallen- 34 years Teaching chess
                              Nenad Zagorac Tournament Director and 12 years teaching chess
Grade Level:   1 - 5
Day/Dates:      Wednesdays - March 21, 28   |April 11, 18 25  | May 2, 9, 16, 23 30
                              (10 Class Sessions)
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05 pm or 3:05 - 4:05 pm - depending on dismissal time.
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. 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

Coding For Upper Grades

Instructor:      Ms. Kelsey Katzman, Dublin Teacher
Grade Level:   4 - 5
Day/Dates:      Thursdays - March 22, 29  | April 12, 19, 26  | May 3, 10, 17, 24
                              (9 Class Sessions, 70 Minutes each)
Time:                  3:05 - 4:15 pm
Room:                C6
Tuition:             $185

Course Description: Does your child enjoy Math, computers, and real world problems? You’ve seen the craze for learning code. But what exactly is coding? Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone and websites! Your child will learn the basics of coding as well how to build and make websites! Come join us for an exploration on coding and its importance in the real world!

Forensic Science for Kids

Instructor:       Ms. Lizzette Le Roy, Dublin Teacher
Grade Level:   4 - 5
Day/Date:         Thursdays - March 22, 29 | April 12, 19, 26 | May 3, 10, 17, 24
                              (9 Class Sessions, each class 70 minutes)
Time:                  3:05 - 4:15 pm
Room:                D - 1
Tuition:             $185

Course Description: Forensic science is the use of different kinds of science to solve mysteries. This class will encourage students to observe, classify, compare, use numbers, measure, predict, interpret data, and draw inferences based on evidence. They will learn what forensic scientists do, how their work is used, and solve a few mysteries along the way.

Keys to becoming a Confident Speaker and a Successful Presenter!

Instructor:      Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:   2 - 5
Day/Dates:      Tuesdays - March 20, 27  | April 10, 17, 24  | May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
                              (10 Class Sessions)
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05 pm
Room:                B3
Tuition:             $195

Course Description: Confident speakers articulate themselves clearly. Learning how to express oneself in groups with skill and confidence has immeasurable benefits in school, family and life. The goal of our programs is to teach students how to speak confidently, write effectively and think critically in public setting to connect with their audience. Our programs enhance students’ writing, active listening, communication & critical thinking skills through various presentations, activities, games, and debates on thought provoking and interesting topics!! We make learning EASY & FUN!!!

Kiddie Coding-Introduction to Computer Programming

Instructor:         Mr. Karl Osicki, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Levels:   1 – 3
Day/Dates:         Thursdays - March 22, 29  | April 12, 19, 26  | May 3, 10, 17 24   
                                 (9 Class Sessions, 70 minutes each)
Room:                   A-7
Time:                     3:05 – 4:15 pm
Tuition:                $185

Course Description: Do you want your child to learn a universal language of the planet? Does your child enjoy math, engineering, technology, and design? Kiddie Coding may be the perfect opportunity for them to tap into these 21st century prerequisites! “People who know how to code will be able to communicate across countries and cultures, be innovative, and solve problems more efficiently, with no barriers to impede their success (Porter, John. (2016). 4 Benefits of Learning Coding at a Young Age.)

Come join Kiddie Coding where we will learn how to work together Using, Code.org, Tynker, and Code Combat to program in a fun and safe environment. It doesn’t matter if your child has coding experience or not or has taken the class before, this course is for students at all levels of experience.. It will build on concepts some students already know and teach concepts to those who are new to the coding. All interested students are welcome.

The Art of Spring

Instructor:       Ms. Julie Coching, Owner/Operator of Cafe Art
Grade Level:    1 - 5
Day/Date:         Wednesdays - March 21, 28  | April 11, 18, 28  | May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
                              (10 Class Sessions)
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05 pm or 3:05 - 4:05 pm - depending on dismissal time.
Room:                C4
Tuition:             $185

Course Description: This class will be a multi-media art experience for your child. Students will create Spring themed art using clay, ceramics, glass, oil pastel, watercolors, paper and more. Some weeks activities will be based the works or style of a famous artist, other lessons will be focused on a country, and yet other class sessions students will create fun spring-themed art utilizing different art mediums. (Examples of art: Clay birdhouse, Japanese style cherry blossom brush painting, Van Gogh inspired clay sunflower, oil pastel and watercolor spring picture and more).

"The Bear Went Over the Mountain"
A Musical Journey of Friendship & Adventure

Instructor:       Ms. Judie Greenhouse, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:    1 – 3
Day/Dates:       Thursdays - March 22, 29  | April 12, 19, 26  | May 3, 10, 17, 24
                               (9 Class Sessions, 70 minutes per class)
Time:                   3:05 – 4:15 pm
Room:                 K-1
Tuition:              $185

Course Description: Once upon a time there lived a bear with many friends, but he was restless. Surely there is more to life than eating honey and berries, and sleeping the winter away! It's time to expand my horizons, he thought. So one day, Da Bear declares "this is the day" and begins his journey up the mountain in search of adventure and... "to see what he could see," of course. But beware! What's lurking over there? Come along and see what Da Bear and his animal buddies discover!

Designed for young performers in Grades 2-3, this delightful musical features 6 original songs in a variety of musical styles, easy rhyming dialog with 47 speaking parts, and teaching objectives linked to the National Standards for each song.

The Science of Gardening

Instructor:       Mr. Matt Newell, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:   3 - 5
Day/Dates:      Thursdays - March 22, 29  | April 12, 19, 26  | May 3, 10, 17, 24
                              (9 sessions, 70 minutes each)
Time:                  3:05 - 4:15 pm
Room:                C-4
Tuition:             $185

Course Description: Join the Gardening Class this spring and learn about gardening, plants, and garden art! The students will roll up their sleeves and get dirty while exploring various gardening topics. The students will learn about proper gardening techniques, tools, and soil. Garden art will be introduced throughout the course and the students will discover how to combine nature and art!

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

Rich Boschetti
Academy Superintendent
(925) 587-5610  Ext. 1004
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