Dublin Elementary School

STEAM After School Courses | Fall Session 2019/20
Dublin 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 Dublin Elementary.

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

Tuition - $189 -$210 per course.  Early Bird pricing available to August 25th.

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

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:         Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Level:      K- 5
Day/Dates:         Friday - Aug 30 | Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 | Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 | Nov 8
Sessions:            10 Classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3.10 - 4.10pm
Room:                TBC
Tuition:               Early Bird - $199    After August 25th - $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 Open

Beginning Typing Class

Instructor:        Michele Chandler, Dublin Teacher
Grade Level:     1 - 4 
Day/Dates:        Thursday - Aug 29 | Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 | Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 | Nov 7
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  3:10 - 4:10pm
Room:                 A9
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189   After August 25th - $199

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!

Enrollment Open

Chess Academy for Kids

Instructor:        Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Wednesday - Sept  4, 11, 18, 25 | Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | Nov 6
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  2:10 - 3:10pm 
Room:                 Library
Tuition:               Early Bird - $195    After August 25th - $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 (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.

Enrollment Open

Creative HeARTS

Instructor:          Mrs. Lisa Silva, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:       3 - 5
Day/Date:            Thursday – Aug 29 | Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 | Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 | Nov 7 
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                     3:10 – 4:10pm
Room:                   D3
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $189    After August 25th - $199

Have you ever wondered how your child’s self-esteem and self-confidence can increase through art? When kids feel good while they are creating, this phenomena occurs. Let me spark their imagination each week with a new project that helps to boost fine motor skills, introduce new life skills, enrich their vocabulary, and feel great about themselves all through creating art! 

 Enrollment Open

Engineering and Problem Solving with Keva Planks

Instructor:         Ms Monica McLeod, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      1 - 3
Day/Dates:         Thursdays - Sept  5, 12, 19, 26  |  Oct  3, 10, 17, 24   | Nov 7, 14
Sessions:            10 Classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3.10 - 4.10pm
Room:                  A11
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189     After August 25th - $199

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?

Enrollment Open

Forces of Nature

Check out this video to find out more about this class!
Instructor:        Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Level:     K - 5
Day/Dates:        Tuesday - Sept 3, 10, 17, 24  |  Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Nov 5
Sessions:           10 x 1 hour
Time:                  2.10 - 3.10pm
Room:                TBC
Tuition:              Early Bird -  $199 After August 25th - $ 210

Fasten your seatbelts; we're in for some wild weather! This unit is all about the amazing and powerful forces of nature, as students explore the when, where, how and why of all kinds of natural phenomenon. These lessons are designed to improve your child's understanding of the forces of nature, while taking care not to alarm. Each LEGO® model represents the motion of that particular weather or event, with a seat for a mini-figure to take in the action! Take cover because we're about to take a trip through some wild weather! Kids will love to build moving models of a tornado, a tsunami, an earthquake and a cyclone using Bricks 4 Kidz proprietary instructions and LEGO® Bricks!  Learn how they move, why they happen and what you can do to stay safe!

This is a hands-on class where students build machines, buildings, vehicles and other structures out of LEGO® bricks, using one-of-a-kind model plans designed by Bricks 4 Kidz.  While exploring principles of engineering, architecture, physics and more, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. Participants build a new project each week. Each class begins with a teacher-led discussion related to the day’s model. Once the project is completed, children use the rest of their time to expand their gadgets and collaborate with one another.

Enrollment Open

Introduction to Cartooning & Making Comics

Instructor:          Ms. Jennifer de Oliveira, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:       1 - 3
Day/Date:            Thursday – Aug 29 | Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 | Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 | Nov 7 
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                     3:10 – 4:10pm
Room:                   P3
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $189    After August 25th - $199

Kids will develop their drawing and storytelling skills in this fun introductory course on cartooning. Through guided drawing lessons, students will learn how to design simple characters, draw facial expressions, and create a short comic strip. We'll also read popular comics to understand how they're made -- and, because reading is fun! At the end of the course, students will take home their sketchbooks and a copy of our published class comic book. All skill levels are welcome.

Enrollment Open

Introduction to Creativity with Clay and Ceramics

Instructor:           Julie Coching, Owner of Cafe Art
Grade Levels:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Tuesday - Sept 3, 10, 17, 24 | Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Nov 5
Sessions:              10 sessions x 1 hour
Time:                     2:10 - 3:10pm
Room:                    TBC
Tuition:                  Early Bird - $195     After August 25th - $205

In this beginners clay and ceramics class be prepared be creative and fun while you get your hands dirty. Students will learn clay basics through fun projects. The kids start by learning about ceramic paints and what makes them so different from regular everyday paints. They will learn to make a pinch pot project, a name plaque with clay coils, a textured slab bowl, and a free choice clay project. All clay pieces will be painted once they are fired. The students will also be able to keep their projects and take them home with them at the end of the class.

 Enrollment Open

Kiddie Coding Club – Introduction to Computer Programming, Robotics & Circuit Building

Instructor:         Mr  Karl Osicki, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Levels:    1 – 3
Day/Dates:         Thursday - Aug  29 | Sept 5, 12, 19, 26  | Oct 3, 10, 17, 24  | Nov  7
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3:10 – 4:10pm
Room:                 A7
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189   After August 25th - $199

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.

Enrollment Open

Piano for Beginners

Instructor:         Ms. Aren Lim, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      2- 5
Day/Dates:         Friday - Aug 30 | Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 | Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 | Nov 8
Sessions:            10 Classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3.10 - 4.10pm
Room:                C7
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189     After Aug 25th $199

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! 

Enrollment Open

Speak to Lead: Build Confidence & Charisma

Instructors:      Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:       Wednesday - Sept  11, 18, 25  | Oct  2, 9, 16, 23, 30  | Nov 6, 13
Sessions:          10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  2.10 - 3.10pm 
Room:                TBC
Tuition:              Early Bird - $199   After August 25th - $210

Confident speakers articulate themselves clearly. Learning how to express oneself in groups with conviction and persuasion has immeasurable benefits in school, family and life. Our programs will provide your child with the instruction, experience, and practice to develop and deliver compelling presentations with lesser anxiety. It will enhance students’ writing, active listening, & communication skills through various activities, games, and impromptu discussions on interesting topics!! They will learn to know exactly what to do when speaking to any size audience on any occasion in any format.  We make learning EASY & FUN!!!

 Enrollment Open

Video Game Design & Coding

Instructor:         Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:      2 - 5
Day/Dates:        Monday -  Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 | Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 | Nov 4
Sessions:            9 x 70 minutes
Time:                   2.10 - 3.20pm
Room:                 Library
Tuition:               Early Bird $199   After August 25th - $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!

Enrollment Open

Instructors:      Ms  Judie Greenhouse & Ms Deborah Lloyd, Dublin Elementary Teachers
Grade Level:     K - 5
Day/Dates:       Thursdays - 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:                Garden Shed (Room D5 if raining)
Tuition:              $199

Come get your hands dirty while exploring the garden!  Students will understand the entire ecosystem of the garden - from the importance of sunshine and water to the role soil and insects play in the success of a garden.  Students will see how growing food locally can impact their community and the health of our school. Come and enjoy the great outdoors in this healthy and vital environment!

Instructor:          Challenge Island Certified Instructor
Grade Level:       K - 5
Day/Date:            Monday - Aug 26 | Sept  9, 16, 23, 30 | Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 | Nov 4 
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                     2:05 – 3:05pm
Room:                   TBC
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $199 After August 25th - $210

What do you want to be when you grow up?  On this adventure students will travel to Cool Careers Island© where they will get a taste of some of the world’s most exciting jobs from veterinarian to marine biologist to professional basketball player!  Students are faced with a captivating challenge as they travel to this unique “island” and work collaboratively in “tribes” using the Scientific Method to think critically about possible solutions to their challenge for the success of their “tribe”. Using a variety of materials in their provided treasure chest and their boundless imaginations students will plan, design and create something special, free of technology, that fulfills the “islands” challenge requirements while giving them the freedom to drive their own learning outcome.  In this course students are provided with an enriched, fun-filled experience that develops lifelong learners and problem solvers.

 Enrollment Opens soon