Dublin Elementary School

STEAM After School Courses | Spring Session
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 - $175-$210 per course.  Early Bird pricing available to February 24th.

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 - March 8, 22 | April 12, 19, 26 | May 3, 10, 17, 24
Sessions:            9 x 70 minutes
Time:                   3.05 - 4.15pm
Room:                 A1
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.

Take it once or take it again and again! Students are encouraged to repeat the program several times. While the overall objectives remain the same, there are always new games, new activities and new performance scenes to keep the program varied and interesting. As students progress through successive iterations of the program, they continue to work on more sophisticated material in order to ensure that their skills continue to grow and that they are being appropriately challenged.

Beginning Typing Class

Please note a change in schedule
Instructor:        Michele Chandler, Dublin Teacher
Grade Level:     1 -4 
Day/Dates:        Thursday - March 14, 21, 28 | April 11, 18, 25 | May 2, 9, 16
Sessions:           9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                  3:05 - 4:15pm
Room:                 A9
Tuition:               $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!  Whether you’re just learning how to type or have some experience with typing, this class will help you develop your skill level in a fun environment. Students who have participated in the Beginning Typing class are encouraged to enroll again to help develop their keyboarding skills.
As all students turned up for class on April 18th which was unscheduled - last class is May 16th.

Enrollment Now Open

Instructor:          Challenge Island Certified Instructor
Grade Level:       K - 5
Day/Date:            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:                   C5
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $199 After February 24th - $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 Now Open

Chess Academy for Kids

Instructor:        Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:     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:                 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 (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

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.

Clay, Ceramics & The Color Wheel

Please note the schedule change
Instructor:           Julie Coching, Owner of Cafe Art
Grade Levels:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Tuesdays - March 5, 12, 26 | April 9, 16, 23, 30 | May 7, 14, 21
Sessions:              10 sessions x 1 hour
Time:                     2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                    B7
Tuition:                  $199

In this fun and educational art class, the students will use a slab roller to hand-create a set of circle or square clay coasters.  We will talk about clay, ceramics, and the process of firing the art. We will study the color wheel and talk about primary colors, secondary colors, complimentary colors and look at which color combinations look good together and why.  The students will then choose a color palette for their coaster sets. Each week they will paint their hand-made coaster learning a new painting technique. We will discuss the history of the technique or the tools used to create the technique.  The kids will write and draw in a “Color Theory and Technique journal & quote; that they will bind into a book at the end of the session. The students will go home with a color-themed set of tile coasters and their hand-bound color book.
March 19th - Class cancelled.

Kiddie Coding-Introduction to Computer Programming

Instructor:         Mr  Karl Osicki, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Levels:    1 – 3
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:                 A7
Tuition:               $199

Do you want your child to learn a universal language of the planet? Does your child enjoy math, engineering, technology, and design? Kiddie Coding may be the perfect opportunity for them to tap into these 21st century prerequisites!

“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 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.

Life Science in the Garden

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!

Pirates Quest With Lego Bricks

Please note change of schedule
Instructor:        Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Level:     K - 5
Day/Dates:        Monday - March 4, 11, 18, 25 |  April 8, 15, 22, 29 | May 6, 13
Sessions:           10 x 1 hour
Time:                  2.05 - 3.05pm
Room:                 A10
Tuition:               $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!

Instructors:      Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:     2 - 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:                B12
Tuition:              Early Bird Pricing - $199     After February 24th - $210

Have you ever wondered what the #1 fear in this world is? YES, it is Public Speaking and our goal is to build your child’s confidence in public speaking and set them up for SUCCESS!! This course is ideal for all students and it doesn’t matter if they’ve taken public speaking before or if they are new to the program. Kids will learn to present and write effectively in 6 easy steps. This class is a combo course of Advanced Public Speaking, Speech Writing and Debate. Students will learn to write well-structured speeches on thought provoking topics in different styles such as narrative, descriptive, compare and contrast, and persuasive. In the debate portion, students will discover various formats and learn to make strong arguments backed by reasoning and evidence. Learning will be FUN & EXCITING!

 Enrollment Now Opens

Video Game Design & Coding

Instructor:         Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:      2 - 5
Day/Dates:        Friday - March 8, 22 | April 12, 19, 26 | May 3, 10, 17, 24
Sessions:            9 x 70 minutes
Time:                   3.05 - 4.15pm
Room:                 R2
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!