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STEAM Afterschool Courses at Murray Elementary

STEAM Afterschool Courses at Murray 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

Murray Elementary
8435 Davona Dr
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.

Murray Afterschool Course Offerings

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:       Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Level:    K- 5
Day/Dates:       Thursdays - March 15, 22, 29  | April 12, 19, 26  | May 3, 10, 17, 24
(10 Class Sessions)
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05 pm
Room:                 P-1
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:         Mondays - March 19, 26  | April 9, 16, 23, 30  | May 7, 14, 21
(9 Class Session, 70 minutes)
Time:                     2:05 - 3:15 pm
Room:                   P-1
Tuition:                $195

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.

Cooking Through Literature, Culture, And Science

Instructor:      Ms. Lauren Soto-Figueroa, Murray Teacher
Grade Level:   1 – 3
Day/Dates:      Fridays - March 23  | April 13, 20, 27  | May 4, 11, 18
(7 Class Sessions, 90 minutes each)
Time:                  3:05 - 4:35 pm
Room:               K4
Tuition:            $185

Course Description: Students will become introductory chefs as they explore the world and art of cooking through literature, culture, and science. Students will learn the basics of cooking materials, collect recipes and notes through an interactive notebook (cookbook), and explore in basic recipes as well as seasonal seasonal specialties. Each class students will learn, cook, and taste/take home food and recipes related to cultural foods around the world, connected to literature and also explore how cooking is related to math and science. They will learn vocabulary, how to use certain items, food and kitchen safety and become junior chefs! Students get an apron and cookbook with all recipes and learning as well as certificate at the end of the two weeks.

Please let instructor know of any food allergies and we encourage students to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Looking forward to guiding your child around the world through making and tasting! Bon appetit!

Dublin Junior Makers: Intro to Maker Media

Instructor:       Ms. Doreen Bonde, District Technology Specialist
Grade Level:    2 - 5
Day/Dates:       Thursdays - March 22, 29  | April 12, 19, 26   |May 3, 10, 17, 24
(9 Class Sessions, 70 minutes)
Room:                 Computer Room
Time:                   3:10 - 4:20 pm
Tuition:              $185

Course Description: Is your student interested in STEAM, creating, crafting, inventing, tinkering, and discovery? They are part of the Maker Movement! This tech-inspired DIY community includes tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, scientists, garage tinkerers, and of course, kids! Join us as we explore creative, hands-on projects that they can take home! We’ll explore design, engineering, art and more through activities from a cardboard challenge to making their own butter. Give your student the confidence that comes from saying “I made it myself!”.  “One of the most profound experiences any of us can have is to act on an idea, turn it into something real, and share it” -Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Media.

Keys to becoming a Confident Speaker and a Successful Presenter!!

Instructor:      Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:   2 - 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:                PW
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!!!

The Science & Art of Nature in the World

Instructor:      Ms. Lauren Soto-Figueroa, Murray Teacher
Grade Level:   1 - 4
Day/Date:        Thursdays - March 22, 29   | April 12, 19, 26  | May 3, 10
(7 Class Sessions, 90 minutes)
Time:                  3:05 - 4:35 pm
Room:               K4
Tuition:            $185

Course Description: Do you want to learn about nature through art and science? This is the class for you! We will learn about how we can create and capture nature's beauty and the world's amazing features through science and everyday things that see! Join me while we explore of nature through various art based projects with paint, oil pastels, flower presses, nature collages, and more! We will also study and conduct cool science experiments with things we find in nature including color changing flowers, rainbow and weather jars, dancing worms, and more. Can't wait to see explore nature and the world with you!

The Science of Gardening

Instructor:         Ms. Andrea Martinez, Murray Teacher
Grade Levels:   *K - 3
Day/Dates:         Thursdays - March 22, 29  | April 12, 19, 26  | May 3, 10
(7 Class Sessions, 90 minutes)
Time:                     3:05 - 4:35 pm
Room:                   K-5
Tuition:                $185

Course Description: Do you want to learn how plants grow and all the amazing creatures that help support them? This is the class for you! Join me while we learn about the life cycle of plants with hands on practice both inside and outside the classroom using our very own school garden. We will learn about ecosystems and the important role animals and insects play in the production and growth of plants. Explore the life cycle by getting to plant your own plants and watch them grow! Also get hands on by making your own greenhouses, water bottle ecosystems, worm homes, and compost! Can’t wait to grow with you!
*If your child is a Kindergartner in the EDCC program, Ms. Martinez will be willing to pick-up your child before her class begins and drop them off afterwards.  You will need to let the EDCC staff know that is going to happen.

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Questions or Comments

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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