Dougherty Elementary School

STEAM After School Courses | Spring Session
Dougherty Elementary School

We are offering a dynamic selection of courses available from Kindergarten through to 5th Grade.  Below is the list of courses we are offering at Dougherty Elementary.

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

Tuition - $175-$210 per course.  

Each class that moves forward will generate contributions to the School, the Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and to the Student Council.

Instructor:            Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Levels:       K - 5
Day/Dates:           Thursday - March 7, 14, 21, 28 | April 11, 18, 25 | May 2, 9, 16
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                      3:05 – 4:05pm
Room:                    P4
Tuition:                  Early Bird Pricing -  $199         After February 24th - $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.

Enrollment Now Open

BollyWood Dance Class for Kids

Instructor:            Professional Dance Instructors from BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Levels:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Wednesday - March 6,  13, 20, 27 | April 10, 17, 24  | May 1, 8, 15
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                     3.05 - 4.05pm or 2.05 - 3.05pm on collaboration days
Room:                   7
Tuition:                 $210

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.

Instructor:            Pacific Chess Academy
Grade Levels:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Friday - March 1, 8, 22 | April 12, 19, 26 | May 3, 10, 17, 24
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                     3.05 - 4.05pm 
Room:                   Library
Tuition:                 $205

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 (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced), the course offers video lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations, and preparation for chess tournaments. The use of modern technology (projector, 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. 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

We are using a new teaching software, which is FREE and remarkably easy-to-use and fully motivates students with features like ratings and standings, bonus points and statistics.  Kids will have access to thousands of chess workouts while parents can monitor their progress, see the curriculum, and even learn new chess techniques with their kids.

Enrollment Now Open

Keys to Becoming a Confident Speaker & Successful Presenter

Instructor:            Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Levels:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:           Friday - March 1, 8, 22 | April 12, 19, 26 | May 3, 10, 17, 24
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                     3:05 – 4:05pm
Room:                    130
Tuition:                  $210

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 a 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!!!

Instructor:            Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Levels:       K - 5
Day/Dates:           Tuesday - March 5, 12, 19, 26 |  April 9, 16, 23, 30 | May 7, 14
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                     2.05 - 3.05pm
Room:                   130
Tuition:                  Early Bird Pricing - $199     After February 24th - $210

All Hands on Deck!  Come join us on our adventure as we explore the popular culture behind the life of a pirate.  Shiver me timbers, and batten down the hatches as our class will prepare to prevent a mutiny. Utilizing Lego Bricks, students will learn a little about engineering & architecture as they build and motorized pirate ship, a helm and an anchor.  Students will learn how to protect all their shipmates by building a launching trebuchet so they don’t have to abandon the ship. Come join us our our adventure, Anchors Aweigh!

Enrollment Now Open

Readers Book Club

Instructor:            Ms Lina Barakat, Dougherty Teacher
Grade Levels:       3 - 5
Day/Dates:           Thursday -  March 7, 14, 21, 28 |  April 11, 25 | May 2, 9, 16, 23
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                      3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                    16
Tuition:                   $199

Students will read a chosen novel, using a reader’s workshop model to enhance their reading comprehension abilities which encourages higher level collaborative reading and meta-cognitive strategies via a mini lesson format. Students will rotate through different roles, working together to engage in various texts, to further enrich their vocabulary and literature skills.  Later, students will adapt the novel into a play they can perform as a culminating project. Students will also be given roles in a book club which allow them to practice communication and public speaking skills, participating in interactive group discussions and increase their confidence in performing.

Video Game Design & Coding

Please note change in schedule
Instructor:            Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Levels:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:           Tuesday - March 5, 12, 19, 26 | April 16, 23, 30 | May 7, 14, 21
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                     2.05 - 3.05pm
Room:                   5
Tuition:                $210

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!
April 8 - Class cancelled (make up class on May 21)

Yoga Adventures Around the World

Please note change of schedule
Instructor:         Kavita Patel, owner/operator of Monkey Bear Yoga
Grade Level:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:         Monday -  March 4, 11, 25 | April 8, 15, 22, 29 | May 6, 13, 20
Sessions:            10 x 1 hour
Time:                   2.05 - 3.05pm
Room:                 P6
Tuition:               $189

Travel the world through Yoga! We will explore the habitat, animals and culture of all 7 continents through our yoga practice. Go on an African Safari and create giraffe, lion and monkey poses, find your serenity in the majestic Taj Mahal, be a Sphinx or a Pyramid in Egypt…the possibilities are as far as imagination can stretch. Yoga is the practice of bringing together the mind, body and breath. Yoga is also a playful practice that imitates the natural world. Most of the poses or asanas are named after animals or things we find in nature. Combining yoga and imaginative play is a wonderful way to awaken curiosity and movement in children. We will use our imaginations to explore movement and stillness through yoga poses and mindful breathing techniques. The yogis may come home with poses to share to help you awaken your inner child too!