Kolb Elementary School

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

Hello Kolb 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.  Below is the list of courses we are offering at Kolb Elementary.



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.

Art of Winter

Instructor:           Julie Coching – Instructional Aid, Kolb
Grade Levels:      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:                   C1
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $180      After November 25th - $190

We will create 10 art projects with different materials all in the theme of Winter. We will create projects from clay, ceramics, canvas, oil paster, watercolors and tempura. Examples of projects are Clay Polar Bear, Winter Squirrel Collage, Over and Under Winter Habitat, Cardinals in Winter, Snowman, Snowflakes, Canvas Painted Penguin, Happy Penguin and Here, Near, and Far. All materials will be supplied during class.

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Bollywood Dance for Kids

Instructor:         Professional Dance Instructors from BollyNaach Dance Company 
Grade Level:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday - Nov  30    |  Dec   7, 14     |   Jan   11, 18, 25    |   Feb  1, 8, 15, 22     
Sessions:            10 x 1 hour 
Time:                   2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                 L1
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $189   After November 25th- $199

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 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

Instructor:          Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Friday – Dec  3, 10, 17    |   Jan   21, 28   |  Feb  4, 11, 25    |  Mar   4, 11  
Sessions:              10 x 1 Hour
Time:                     3:05 - 4.05pm
Room:                   TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $180       After November 28th - $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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Code to the Future & Robotics

Instructor:        Ms. Allison Tomcik
Grade Level:     3 - 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:                J2
Tuition:             Early Bird - $180     After November 28th - $190

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced coding student, this class will work for you. Students will be able to work at their own pace. The class will blend step by step lessons in coding with fun, hands-on, "unplugged" activities. With an emphasis on developing computational thinking, students will learn about algorithms, debugging, loops, conditionals, binary coding and more. Working individually, in pairs and in teams, students will be introduced to coding using a block-based online coding program. The more advanced students will begin to work with Javascript using other online coding programs. In addition, students will have the opportunity to program Ollie robots and will learn to build and program LEGO robotic sets using basic engineering techniques and coding. Problem solving, persistence and teamwork will be emphasized.

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Engineering Challenges

Instructor:         Ms. Allison Tomcik
Grade Level:      2 - 5
Day/Dates:         Friday – Dec  3, 10, 17    |  Jan  21, 28    |  Feb   4, 11, 25    |  Mar  4, 11  
Sessions:            10 x 1 Hour 
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                  J2
Tuition:               Early Bird $170      After November 25th - $180

Is your child interested in building and creating different projects?  Does your son or daughter love to work with their hands? If so, the Engineering Challenges class is just what your child needs.  In this hands-on program, your child will be given different STEM challenges to complete individually and in groups. This is a great way for your child to learn to work with others and overcome different challenges. Students will use a variety of materials to build towers, boats, vehicles and more. 

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

Instructor:         Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:         Monday – Nov  29    |   Dec   6, 13    |  Jan  10, 24, 31    |   Feb  7, 14, 28  
Sessions:            10 x 1 hour
Time:                   2:05 - 3.05pm
Room:                  C1
Tuition:               Early Bird - $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

Instructor:        CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:     1 - 4
Day/Dates:        Wednesday - Dec  1, 8, 15  |  Jan 12, 19, 26    |   Feb  2, 9, 16, 23 
Sessions:           10 x 1 hour 
Time:                  3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                C1
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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Instructor:        Bricks 4 Kidz (Legos)
Grade Level:     1- 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:                   J2
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:          Bricks 4 Kidz (Legos  
Grade Level:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Monday – Sept  13, 20, 27   |  Oct   4, 11, 18, 25   |  Nov 1, 8 
Sessions:           9 x 67 minutes
Time:                  2 – 3:07pm
Room:                 C1
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $189     After September 9th- $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:          Kavita Patel, Owner/Operator of Monkey Bear Yoga
Grade Level:      2 - 5
Day/Dates:         Monday – Sept  13, 20, 27   |  Oct  4, 11, 18, 25    |  Nov 1, 8  
Sessions:            9 x 67 minutes
Time:                    2 - 3:07pm
Room:                  L1
Tuition:                Early Bird - $160     After September 9th- $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:         Wednesday – Sept  8, 15, 22, 29    |   Oct  6, 13, 20, 27   |   Nov  3, 10 
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   2 - 3pm
Room:                 J2
Tuition:               Early Bird $189      After September 5th - $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:       CompuChild  
Grade Level:    1 - 2
Day/Dates:       Tuesday – Sept  7, 14, 21, 28   |  Oct  5, 12, 19, 26   |  Nov  2, 9      
Sessions:          10 x 1 hour
Time:                  2 - 3pm
Room:                I3
Tuition:             Early Birdy - $189          After September 2nd- $199

In this course we teach basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts by building components (musical doorbell, siren, motion detectors, 2 speed fan with lights and many more) using hands-on snap circuit kits.  This is a part of maker series where children build their own circuits and learn in depth about electricity, battery, parallel and series circuits etc. We teach kids basic concepts in a fun and exciting way. If your child likes to work with creative hands-on projects, the Snap Circuit class is the one for them.

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Instructor:         Professional Actors from Synergy Theater (prev Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater)
Grade Level:      K- 5
Day/Dates:        Tuesday – March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  |  April 14, 21, 28  |  May 5, 12
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  2:10 - 3:10pm
Room:                Eagles Nest
Tuition:               $210

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.