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STEAM Afterschool Courses at Murray Elementary

STEAM Afterschool Courses at Murray 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.


Murray Elementary
8435 Davona Dr
Dublin, CA 94568


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


$185-195 per course.  Early Bird pricing available to September 1st.

 Local, Qualified Teachers

Courses organized by local teachers with
California Teaching Credentials.

Murray Afterschool Course Offerings

3D Art Studio

Instructor:           Ms. Denise Fisher,  Murray Teacher
Grade Levels:      3 - 5
Day/Dates:            Thursdays - Sept  20, 27 | Oct  4, 11, 18, 25 | Nov  1, 8
Sessions:                8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                      3:05 - 4:20pm
Room:                     TBA
Tuition:                  Early Bird - $185    Sept 1st - $195

Course Description: Art can be so much more than drawing and painting. In 3D Art Studio we will learn about famous artists who created different types of art that use paper, wire, wood, and more.  Students will then create their own masterpieces using these materials. Students will spend some time on artwork created using the Tinkercad website and a 3D printer. Students should wear clothing that can get messy during art class as we will be painting many of our creations.

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:        Professional Actors from 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:                  P-1
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.

Chess Academy for Kids

Instructors:         Pacific Chess Academy - Mr.Jeff Pernik Owner (30 years teaching chess), Ms. Karen Vallen (34 years teaching chess) and Nenad Zagorac Tournament Director (12 years teaching chess).
Grade Level:        1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Tuesdays -  Sept 11, 18, 25 | Oct  2, 9, 16, 23, 30 |  Nov  6, 13
Sessions:               10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                      2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                    P-2
Tuition:                  Early Bird - $195    Sept 1st - $205

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.

Cooking Through Literature, Culture, And Science

Instructor:             Ms. Lauren Soto-Figueroa, Murray Teacher
Grade Level:          1 – 3
Day/Dates:            Fridays - Sept  21, 28 | Oct  5, 12, 19, 26 | Nov  9
Sessions:                7 classes x 90 minutes
Time:                       3:05 - 4:35pm
Room:                      K-4
Tuition:                   Early Bird  -$185   Sept 1st - $200

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. Not to mention, the kids get to eat what they make. Yum!
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!

Exploring the Creative World of Art

Instructor:          Lauren Soto-Figueroa, Murray Teacher
Grade Level:       1 - 4
Days/Dates:        Thursdays - Sept  13, 20, 27  |  Oct  4, 11, 18, 25  |  Nov  1, 8, 15
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                      3:05 - 4:15pm
Room:                   K-4
Tuition:                 Early Bird -$185   Sept 1st - $195

Course Description: Expression through the world of art enables your child show their creativity and imagination.  This class will provide students the opportunity to get in touch with their creative talents, while also learning different art mediums. Each week, students will learn new & various art techniques which allow them to express themselves in school, leisure, and life. Various mediums include: watercolor, acrylics, oil pastels, clay, origami, collage, drawing and more. Techniques include: mixing, blending, lines, shapes, form, etc. Students will create an art journal/portfolio for their work, notes and handouts. They will expand their creative sides and minds. Each student will be able to take home all works, journal and pieces by the end of the class.

Jurassic Brick Land

Instructor:         Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Level:      K - 5
Day/Dates:         Wednesdays - Sept  12, 19, 26 | Oct  3, 10, 17, 24  |  Nov  7, 14, 28
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05 pm or 2:05 - 3:05 pm on collaboration days
Room:                  P-2
Tuition:               Early Bird - $195     Sept 1st - $205

Course Description: Are you ready for the Adventure of a lifetime?  Put on your hiking boots and’re about to enter Jurassic Brick Land!  Using Lego Bricks, students will build a world that comes to life with a gentle Brontosaurus, a ferocious Velociraptors, terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex and more. We’ll learn about amazing dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic period as well as other prehistoric animals that once roamed the earth and swam the seas millions of years ago. Use your building skills and use the specialized kits to build and learn about these extinct creatures from the Jurassic Park era.  

Video Game Design & Coding

Instructor:       Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:    2 - 5
Day/Dates:       Monday - Sept  10, 17, 24 | Oct  1, 15, 22, 29 | Nov  5, 26
Sessions:           9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                P-2
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!"

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(925) 587-5610

Vickie Constantinides
Academy Program Manager
(925) 587-5611

Rich Boschetti
Academy Superintendent
(925) 587-5613