Dublin Elementary School

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

Dublin Elementary SchoolHello Dublin Elementary 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 Dublin 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.

Chess Academy for Kids

Instructor:        Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Wednesday - Dec  1, 8, 15   |  Jan   12, 19, 26    |  Feb   2, 9, 16, 23 
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm 
Room:                 Library
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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Keys to Becoming a Creative Writer, Poised Orator and Effective Presenter

Instructors:      Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:     2 - 5
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:                TBA
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/Date:            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:                   TBA
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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Piano for Beginners (Thursday)

Instructor:         Ms. Judie Greenhouse, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      2- 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:                 C2
Tuition:                Early Bird - $180   After November 28th - $189

What a joy it is to know how to play a musical instrument! This course is a beginners course for students who want to explore the realm of playing the piano. What better way to learn than learn by doing? 

This class will build up each student’s foundation and knowledge on reading notes, proper hand posture, counting, finger speed exercises, and more! Each student will be paired with their own keyboard. This active engagement course will foster each student’s joy for music as well as hone their precision. Students are required to work well both independently and within a group there will be both one-on-one and small group exercises.

Come to play and create! 

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Piano for Beginners (Friday)

Instructor:         Ms. Judie Greenhouse, Dublin Elementary Teacher
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:                 C2
Tuition:               Early Bird - $180   After November 28th - $189

What a joy it is to know how to play a musical instrument! This course is a beginners course for students who want to explore the realm of playing the piano. What better way to learn than learn by doing? 

This class will build up each student’s foundation and knowledge on reading notes, proper hand posture, counting, finger speed exercises, and more! Each student will be paired with their own keyboard. This active engagement course will foster each student’s joy for music as well as hone their precision. Students are required to work well both independently and within a group there will be both one-on-one and small group exercises.

Come to play and create! 

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Instructor:          Bricks 4 Kidz  
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Date:            Tuesday – Sept  7, 14, 21, 28    |   Oct   5, 12, 19, 26   |  Nov  2, 9  
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                    2 - 3pm
Room:                   TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $189    After September 2nd - $ 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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Instructors:      Bricks 4 Kidz 
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:       Monday – Sept  13, 20, 27  |  Oct  4, 11, 18, 25   | Nov  1, 8  
Sessions:          9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                  2 - 3:07pm 
Room:                TBA
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:        Michele Chandler, Dublin Teacher
Grade Level:     1 - 4
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:                 A9
Tuition:               Early Bird - $175   After November 28th - $185

This course is a beginning course for students who need to learn basic typing skills. It will cover proper finger placement for typing so students can move away from pecking at the keys. This class will be fun and engaging and will include typing games to practice their new skills!

Beginning Typing is open to students whether they’ve taken typing before or not as we can work with students who are just beginning their typing journey or those who already have some typing experience. Students can always improve their typing skills and speed with additional practice.

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Instructor:         BollyNaach Dance Company
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:                 TBA
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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Instructor:         Ms Monica McLeod, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      1 - 3
Day/Dates:         Thursday – Sept  2, 9, 16, 30    |  Oct  7, 14, 21, 28   |  Nov  4
Sessions:            10 Classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3 - 4pm
Room:                  A11
Tuition:               Early Bird - $175   After August 29th - $185

Does your student love to build?  Then this is the after school course designed for them.  “KEVA planks are about 1/4 inch thick, 3/4 inch wide and 4 1/2 inches long. You build structures by simply stacking the planks. No glue, no connectors. They can be stacked upright which looks like it would be unstable as a house of cards, but even this type of structure is surprisingly stable.”  Each day class will begin with individual building challenges, move to group challenges and then finish up with free time for building. During challenge activities students will practice different problem solving techniques as well as learning to work cooperatively in a group. Along the way they will learn some basic engineering, architectural, math and science skills.

In fact, did you know that research shows that students who play with blocks tend to do better in mathematics and science in higher grade levels?  Well, it’s true and researchers from the University of Idaho have concluded that playing with blocks helps children develop a fundamental understanding of quantities, equality & geometry. Playing, building and having fun while learning, what could be a better than that?

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Instructor:         Mr  Karl Osicki, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Levels:    1 – 3
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:                 A7
Tuition:               Early Bird - $175   After August 29th - $185

Would you be excited if your child had an opportunity to learn the universal language of the planet, explore robotics and build circuits? Does your child enjoy math, engineering, technology, design and hands on activities? Kiddie Coding Club may be the perfect opportunity for them to tap into these 21st century prerequisites! In Kiddie Coding Club we learn basic coding concepts, use and build  Mindstorm Lego robots, build circuits with Snaplinks and Tinybits.

“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.) Retrieved from: https://elearningindustry.com/4-benefits-learning-programming-at-a-young-age-2.

Come join Kiddie Coding Club 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, this class is for everyone.  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.

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Instructor:        CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:     3 - 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:                 TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189   After August 29th - $199

This class will be a fun and interactive way of developing logical and organized thinking to younger kids. This is a fundament skill development course which will serve as the building blocks for all problem solving and logic related learning. This ‘Logic and Reasoning’ class is part of “Pre-Programming” track which teaches key concepts that are essential in today’s world where technology skills play a crucial role. These topics also give exposure to students for skills tested for most gifted and talented evaluations. Topics include verbal and numerical reasoning, logical deduction (coding-decoding) and Image sequencing. The class will serve as a wonderful foundational class that will enhance your child’s ability to think in a logical sequence.

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Instructor:           Jean Wright of Cafe Art
Grade Levels:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Tuesday - Sept  7, 14, 21, 28   |  Oct  5, 12, 19, 26   |  Nov  2, 9  
Sessions:              10 sessions x 1 hour
Time:                     2 - 3pm
Room:                    A8
Tuition:                  Early Bird - $189      After September 2nd- $199

This class is designed for those students who love ceramic painting. In this class students will learn about design, color and elements of art. They will then paint a fully coordinated place setting of their own which will include a dinner plate, salad plate, snack plate, cereal bowl, tumbler and mug. By the end of the class students will have their own one-of-a-kind place setting to use at home and eat in style.

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Instructor:         Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
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:                 Library
Tuition:               Early Bird $189   After September 9th - $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:          Jeanne Nakano from Café Art
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Date:            Wednesday - Sept  8, 15, 22, 29   |  Oct  6, 13, 20, 27  |  Nov  3, 10 
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                    2 – 3pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird - $189    After September 5th- $199

In this class the kids will paint 12 seasonal ceramic pieces (about 3”), such as a New Year’s Eve hat, Valentine heart and St. Paddy’s Day Shamrock. They will paint a welcome board sign using stencils.   Kids can free paint while also learning new ideas and painting techniques and styles for each piece of work.

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Instructor:         Professional Actors from Synergy Theater (prev Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater)
Grade Level:      K- 5
Day/Dates:         Friday - March 6, 13, 20, 27  |  April 17, 24  |  May 1, 8, 15, 22
Sessions:            10 x 1 Hour
Time:                   3.10 - 4.10pm
Room:                Stage
Tuition:               $210

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.