Frederiksen Elementary School

STEAM After School Courses | Winter Session
Frederiksen 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 Frederiksen 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.

Animals & the World of Art

Instructor:          Julie Coching, Owner of Cafe Art
Grade Levels:     K - 5
Day/Dates:          Mondays - Dec  3, 10, 17 | Jan  7, 14, 28 | Feb 4, 11, 25
Sessions:             9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                    2:05 - 3:15pm
Room:                  22/Flex Room
Tuition:                 $199

In this mixed media art class, we will study 9 styles of “animal art” then create a work of art inspired from each style.  We will work with clay, ceramics, glass, oil pastel, paper, collage and more. Some of the animal art we will study includes Andy Warhol’s endangered animal printmaking, George Rodriguez Blue Dog, Aboriginal art, Polar Bears white color mixing, Fused Glass Turtles, Cartoon Animal Drawing, Asian Brush Painting Panda, Clay Animal Whistle and Clay snake Pinch Pot rattle. You will literally feel like you’ve had a 10-week adventure through the Zoo!

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Chess Academy for Kids

Instructor:         Pacific Chess Academy (Mr Jeff Pernik Owner - 30 years teaching chess, Ms. Karen Vallen - 34 years teaching chess and Nenad Zagorac -  Tournament Director, 12 years teaching chess).
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Thursday -  Dec 6, 13, 20 | Jan  10, 17, 24, 31 | Feb 7, 14, 21
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                   R2
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $195        From November 24th -  $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.

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Video Game Design & Coding

Instructor:         Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:      2 - 5
Day/Dates:         Monday - Dec  3, 10, 17 | Jan  7, 14, 28 | Feb 4, 11, 25
Sessions:             9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                    2:05 - 3:15pm
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 multi-level platformer or RPG style 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. After mastering the processing style of a computer, new coders will learn to use Scratch, a block-based tool developed at MIT. Use Scratch to make engaging projects with endless possibilities, in a mixture of games and stories. Choose your favorite theme, from Luke in Star Wars to the voyager Moana!

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