Amador Elementary School

We are offering a dynamic selection of courses available from Kindergarten through to 5th Grade.

Amador Elementary SchoolHello Amador Families!!!!

We are delighted to be offering in-person after school classes again.  We have some of your favorite teachers back and some new courses to offer you.  For those of you not ready to be back to in-person after school classes... click here for our Online After School Classes.

We are offering a dynamic selection of courses available from 1st Grade through to 5th Grade.  


As per the DUSD requirements, your students will be required to wear a mask in the DPIE After School Academy and to use hand santizer when they enter and leave the classroom.  We are keeping classroom sizes to a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 20.

ALL DPIE VENDORS WILL BE FULLY VACCINATED AND WEARING MASKS.

Courses are offered 1 day per week.  Each course is 10 hours of tuition.

Tuition - $189 - $210 per course.  

BollyWood Dance Class for Kids

Instructor:          Professional Dance Instructors from BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Thursday – Dec  2, 9, 16    |   Jan    13, 20, 27    |   Feb   3, 10, 17, 24    
Sessions:             10 x 1 Hour
Time:                    3:05 - 4.05pm
Room:                  Library
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $189      After November 28th - $199

A fun-filled introduction to beginner & intermediate Bollywood dance for kids. Instruction includes foundational movements, fundamental techniques, hand gestures, rhythmic patterns and 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 expose kids to many different dance styles as Bollywood has become a melting pot of many popular traditional and western dance styles.

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Chess Academy for Kids - Monday

Instructor:          Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Monday – Nov  29   | Dec  6, 13   |  Jan  10, 24, 31  |  Feb  7, 14, 28  |  Mar  7   
Sessions:             10 X 1 Hour
Time:                    2.05 - 3.05pm
Room:                   L102
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $180    After November 25th - $190

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! 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.

Six Reasons Kids Should Learn Chess:

  1. Improves concentration, attention span and memory abilities.
  2. Enhances reading and math skills.
  3. Foster critical thinking and creativity in young minds.
  4. Encourages and rewards hard work.
  5. Develop problem solving skills.
  6. Exercises both sides of your brain.     

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Chess Academy for Kids- Tuesday

Instructor:           Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:        1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Tuesday - Nov 30  |  Dec  7, 14   |  Jan   11, 18, 25  |  Feb  1, 8, 15, 22 
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                     2.05 - 3.05pm
Room:                   L102
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $180    After November 25th - $190

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! 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

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Creative Writing for Primary Students - Using Your Imagination

Instructor:        Ms  Elizabeth Littlejohn
Grade Level:     1 - 2
Day/Dates:       Thursday – Dec  2, 9, 16  |  Jan  13, 20, 27  |  Feb  3, 10, 17, 24
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                  3:05 - 4:05pm 
Room:                 B103
Tuition:               Early Bird - $179     After November 28th - $189

Does your child love to write and use their imagination to come up with creative stories? Then this is the class for them! Through several different writing activities, we will explore possible ways to think outside of the box and get truly original ideas on paper! We'll experiment with character and plot development in ways that are unique and new from Painted Paper Stories to Squiggle Stories to What If/Prediction Stories and so much more! I can't wait to see what we come up with! This course is constantly changing, so whether your child has taken it before or is a new attendee, they are welcome to join in on the fun for a new and unique experience each time!

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Keys to Becoming a Creative Writer, Poised Orator and Effective Presenter

Instructor:          Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:       2 - 3
Day/Dates:          Monday – Nov  29  |  Dec   6, 13    |  Jan   10, 24, 31  |  Feb   7, 14, 28  |  Mar  7   
Sessions:             10 x 1 Hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3.05pm
Room:                  Library
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $189      After November 25th - $199

Public Speaking is #1 fear in this world and our goal is to overcome just that!! Students will learn to present impressively and write effectively in 6 easy steps. In this course, kids will learn various formats of writing such as persuasive, narrative, descriptive etc. They will also learn to manage public speaking anxiety and make strong arguments by providing reasoning and evidence on thought provoking debatable topics

This course will help kids formulate their thoughts with a clear and concise structure and prepare them for SUCCESS with CONFIDENCE!! 

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Keys to Becoming a Creative Writer, Poised Orator and Effective Presenter (4-5 Grades)

Instructor:          Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:       4 - 5
Day/Dates:          Monday – Nov  29  |  Dec   6, 13    |  Jan   10, 24, 31  |  Feb   7, 14, 28  |  Mar  7   
Sessions:             10 x 1 Hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3.05pm
Room:                  B103
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $189      After November 25th - $199

Public Speaking is #1 fear in this world and our goal is to overcome just that!! Students will learn to present impressively and write effectively in 6 easy steps. In this course, kids will learn various formats of writing such as persuasive, narrative, descriptive etc. They will also learn to manage public speaking anxiety and make strong arguments by providing reasoning and evidence on thought provoking debatable topics

This course will help kids formulate their thoughts with a clear and concise structure and prepare them for SUCCESS with CONFIDENCE!! 

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Lego® Robotics for Primary Students (Monday)

Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       1 - 4
Day/Dates:          Monday – Nov  29  |  Dec  6, 13    |  Jan  10, 24, 31    | Feb  7, 14, 28    |  Mar  7 
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  Band Room 
Tuition:                Early Bird - $189   After November 25th - $199

Kids will have a great time in this hands-on Robotics course while also being introduced to various aspects of mechanical, electrical, and computer science Engineering. Students will be introduced to a block coding language in order to provide an intuitive understanding for programming as well as provide easy to follow instructions to build many simple machines.

In every class session students will use Lego pieces to build figures like airplanes, alligators, a smart spinner, etc., and they will be introduced to mechanical and electrical mechanisms like sensors, gears, pullies.  They will then use block programming to help their fit all these pieces together to create their own moving project. 

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Lego Robotics for Primary Students (Tuesday)

Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       1 - 4
Day/Dates:          Tuesday - Nov  30    |   Dec  7, 14     |   Jan  11, 18, 25   |  Feb  1, 8, 15, 22  
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  B102
Tuition:                Early Bird - $189   After November 25th - $199

Kids will have a great time in this hands-on Robotics course while also being introduced to various aspects of mechanical, electrical, and computer science Engineering. Students will be introduced to a block coding language in order to provide an intuitive understanding for programming as well as provide easy to follow instructions to build many simple machines.

In every class session students will use Lego pieces to build figures like airplanes, alligators, a smart spinner, etc., and they will be introduced to mechanical and electrical mechanisms like sensors, gears, pullies.  They will then use block programming to help their fit all these pieces together to create their own moving project. 

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Ooey Gooey DNA & Biology

Instructor:        Ms. Christine Miller, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:       Thursday – Dec  2, 9, 16  |  Jan  13, 20, 27  |  Feb  3, 10, 17, 24
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                  3:05 - 4:05pm 
Room:                 B102
Tuition:               Early Bird - $179     After November 28th - $189

Cells, nuclei and DNA oh my! Toy villages, Lego space stations, and castles are built by stacking layers upon layers of bricks and specialized equipment. But did you know our bodies are built that way too? Enroll in Ooey Gooey DNA & Biology and discover our body's special building blocks like cells, skeletal systems, and DNA. We will explore the functions of plant and animal cells, extract fruit DNA, build a DNA ladder and learn about its special coding. As a class will recreate the human skeletal system and build an origami heart while learning its function!

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Reading Comprehension Club

Instructor:          Ms. Angelina Jennaro,  Amador Teacher
Grade Level:      3 - 5
Day/Dates:        Thursday – Dec  2, 9, 16  |   Jan   13, 20, 27   |  Feb   3, 10, 17, 24      
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                  B104
Tuition:                Early Bird - $180      After November 28th - $190

This book club style course is based on the Common Core Standards, driven to create an engaging and educational way to promote reading and create lifelong readers by reading great books they get to keep. Through reading, students will positively impact their reading and writing skills along with enhancing their career and college readiness. Students will focus on comprehension through main and key ideas and details, text structure, context clues along with text development and integration of their knowledge and ideas; all to strengthen and build their presentation of knowledge. 

This course encourages students who love reading (or haven’t yet discovered a love for reading) to engage in meaningful discussions while sharing thoughts, feelings and higher order thinking skills in small group, whole group and individual discussions.

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Instructor:           Ms. Krishna Mehta, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:       1- 5
Day/Dates:          Thursday – Dec  2, 9, 16  |  Jan  13, 20, 27    |  Feb  3, 10, 17, 24  
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    3:05 - 4:05pm 
Room:                  B203
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $179    After November 28th - $189

An active, energetic, and diverse Bollywood Dance class that will focus on merging many different styles of dance into one, while encouraging students to build their confidence levels. Students will be exposed to Indian Classical Dance, Folk Dance, Bhangra, and Bollywood through choreographed dance pieces. Students will learn specific technique associated with each of these dance styles, including but not limited to what the hand gestures and steps are called, the meaning behind each gesture, and how to string it together in a fluid motion. Lessons will focus on understanding rhythm and how to hear the beats within each song.

Students will learn the true art of performance, with lessons on stage presence, facial expressions, and expressing emotions through dance! Students will build their knowledge on how to weave all the different forms of dance to create a choreographed piece. In addition, through BollyFusion dance classes, students will learn character traits like responsibility, passion, and hard work, while learning vibrant and entertaining dances.

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Instructor:          Ms Christine Miller, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:         Thursday - Sept  2, 9, 16, 23, 30  |  Oct  7, 14, 21, 28  |  Nov  4  
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3 - 4pm
Room:                 B102
Tuition:               Early Bird - $180     After August 29th - $190

Got rocks? Does your child have an endless collection of rocks with no explanation of what they are? Come join Ms. Hollingsworth and become a Rock Science Wiz via STEAM. This science course will take you on a journey inside our GRANITE PLANET while we discover rock classification, volcanic eruptions, fossils, minerals, and much more!

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Instructor:          Bricks 4 Kidz (Legos)
Grade Level:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Wednesday - Sept  8, 15, 22, 29  |  Oct  6, 13, 20, 27  |   Nov 3, 10    
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                   2 - 3pm 
Room:                 L102
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $189     After September 5th - $199

It’s a Zoo in here! This course is sure to delight kids who love animals. Using Lego bricks, kids will have the chance to build snakes, insects, mammals and creatures and critters from their own imagination. Each week students will learn about the animals they build, from a chameleon that changes colors to their construction of a model seal that waddles across their table. Students will fall in love with their mobile creations that celebrate the wonders of the animal kingdom.

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Instructor:           Professional Actors from Synergy Theater (prev Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater)
Grade Level:       K- 5
Day/Dates:          Wednesday -  Sept 8, 15, 22, 29  |   Oct 6, 13, 20, 27  |  Nov 3, 10
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    2 - 3pm
Room:                  Counselor's Room/Stage
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $189        After September 5th - $199

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.

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Instructor:             Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Level:          1 - 5
Day/Dates:            Friday -   Sept  3, 10, 17, 24   |   Oct  1, 8, 15, 22   |   Nov. 12
Sessions:               9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                      3 - 4:07pm
Room:                     Counselor’s Room (Stage)
Tuition:                    Early Bird Pricing - $189     After August 29th - $199

Join us for an adventurous journey through space! Build a rocket to blast through the atmosphere into a realm that is truly out of this world. Build a world where rebels and the dark side start epic battles.  We’ll build motorized models that represent spacecraft from your favorite popular space movie.  We will also learn about the characteristics of space along the way.  Come experience this stellar journey to a galaxy far far away.

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Instructor:          Ms. Kavita Patel, Owner of Monkey Bear Yoga
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday – Sept  7, 14, 21, 28  |  Oct  5, 12, 19, 26   | Nov  2, 9    
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                   2 - 3pm
Room:                  B203
Tuition:                Early Bird - $160     After September 2nd - $170

Did you know Jedis are Yogis?

Yogis have a superpower called mindfulness. Yoga teaches us to be mindful of our body and breath. Yoga’s benefits are immense. There are numerous physical benefits such as increased strength and flexibility. Practicing yoga poses also develops patience and concentration. Most importantly, the connection between mind and body are deepened in the practice of yoga. Stress is greatly reduced with a regular yoga practice. We are faced with an ever-changing world. Yoga gives us the tools to cope with their emotions and feel in control of ourselves.

Each class we will explore principles of yoga like nonviolence, compassion, truthfulness, determination and inner peace. These are big ideas that play a role in our fast-paced lives. Yoga gives us the ability to approach these big concepts through asana (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises). We will also use part of our time to journal and reflect on our practice. My hope is that your children find a sense of empowerment which sparks joy and lifelong desire to live a balanced life.

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Instructor:           Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:          Tuesday - Sept  7, 14, 21, 28   |  Oct  5, 12, 19, 26     |   Nov   2, 9  
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    2 - 3pm
Room:                  Counselors Room/Stage
Tuition:                Early Bird Pricing - $189         After September 2nd - $199

Prepare for the world of technology and learn the secret language of computers! New and returning students are welcome! Continue or begin your coding adventure with the Code To The Future team, and create brand new projects like a projectile platformer or multiplayer racing video game! The possibilities to create are endless! New students are always welcome to join throughout the year, and every class is differentiated for individual learning. Choose your favorite theme, from Minecraft to Fortnite!  

This class is online and offline, giving the students the ability to learn coding through Scratch and then uploading their projects to share.

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Instructor:          Ms. Jean Wright from Cafe Art
Grade Level:      3 - 5
Day/Dates:        Friday - Sept  3, 10, 17, 24  |  Oct 1, 8, 15,  22  |  Nov  12
Sessions:            9 x 67 minutes
Time:                   3 - 4.07pm
Room:                 L102
Tuition:                Early Bird - $189     After August 29th - $199

In this class, the kids will design their own simple chess set, then make their pieces out of clay, once fired they will paint their pieces with specialty glazes, and paint a chess board on a set of 4 6” tiles. All pieces will be placed inside a box for safe keeping and easy access to play.

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Instructor:             Ms  Jennifer Moirao, Amador Teacher
Grades Level:        3 - 5
Day/Dates:            Thursday - Feb  27  | March 5, 12, 19  | April 2, 16, 23, 30   |  May 7, 14    
Sessions:               10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                      3:10 – 4:10pm
Room:                     D206
Tuition:                   $199

We recently interviewed Ms Moirao about her writing course... see what she has to say here!
Effective writing is one of the main sought after talents in the world and yet to write well is one of the most demanding forms of communication. Through this session of Writing Through the Genres, students will learn how to deliver messages with impact. Students will work on a variety of styles including opinion/ persuasive & argumentative writing. This session will help students learn how to clearly communicate their opinions, research data to strengthen support those opinion  and how to make counter arguments of others. We will also focus on claims, evidence, and reasoning as well as the technical parts of writing such as sentence form and grammar. This course changes session to session and year to year.

Participants will:

  1. Engage in learning activities that give them positive their confidence with writing;
  2. Develop strong grammatical skills
  3. Utilize technology to self-publish their works
  4. Become equipped with the tools to organize his or her ideas
  5. Edit his/her own work.