Frederiksen Elementary School

STEAM After School Courses | Fall Session 2019/20
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 - $189 - $210 per course.  

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 Levels:     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:                  22/Flex Room
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $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

Chess Academy for Kids

Instructor:         Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Thursday -  Sept  5, 12, 19, 26  | Oct  3, 10, 17, 24  | Nov 7, 14
                             Note: No class on October 31 as minimum day
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    3:10 - 4:10pm
Room:                   R2
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $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 (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 Open

Contemporary Dance for Kids

Instructor:          Anastaslia Zastavana, BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Levels:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Thursday - Sept  5, 12, 19, 26  | Oct  3, 10, 17, 24  | Nov 7, 14
                             Note - No class on October 31 as minimum day
Sessions:             10 x 1 hour
Time:                    3.10 - 4.10pm 
Room:                  22/Flex Room
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $199     After August 25th - $210

Contemporary as a dance style is a fusion of ballet, jazz, funk, and modern dance styles.  Contemporary dance encourages natural, spontaneous movement and focuses on self-expression, awareness of space and body movement, use of body weight, efficiency of muscle use, safe body alignment and strong use of Modern Dance technique. Classes start with a comprehensive warm-up focusing on improving flexibility, extension, core strength, and balance and gradually build up to contemporary steps and combinations that will consist of abstract movements combining modern and classical ballet elements. Students will learn how to express a wide range of emotions through their dance based on musical interpretation and individual style and using the contemporary dance form as a platform for creative self-expression. Classes emphasize technique, fundamentals and a familiarization of the dance vocabulary.

Recommended Dress - Students must be able to move and stretch fully.  Footless tights, leggings, leotards, fitted dance shorts, fitted tops, t-shirts and athletic pants are ideal.  Medium or long hair pulled away from face in pony-tail, braid, or bun. No shoes, bare-feet.

Enrollment Open

Create, Code and Problem Solve!

Instructor:         Ms Felicia Suminski, Frederiksen Teacher
Grade Level:      1 - 3
Day/Dates:         Thursday - Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 | Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
Sessions:             8 x 75 minutes
Time:                   3.10 - 4.25pm
Room:                  TBC
Tuition:                Early Bird -  $189 After Aug 25th  - $199

This class is designed as a starting point for first graders through third graders with no previous exposure to computer science (coding/programming/etc). Many of the projects can be repeated multiple times to reiterate problem solving techniques. Strong reading skills are not a prerequisite.

The biggest goal of this class is to encourage trial and error skills with stamina while building a  computer science skills foundation. The experience won’t be be frustrating; instead, we will focus on making incremental changes to get desired outcomes. This class will also encourage students to run their code as often as necessary to solve the puzzle of the week building persistence and personal grit.

Enrollment Open

Forces of Nature

Check out this video to find out more about this class!
Instructor:          Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Levels:     K - 5
Day/Dates:         Friday - Sept  6, 13, 20, 27  | Oct  4, 11, 18, 25 |  Nov  8, 15
Sessions:             10 x 1 hour
Time:                    3:10 - 4:10pm
Room:                  22/Flex Room
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $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 Creativity with Clay and Ceramics

Instructor:          Ms Julie Coching, Owner of Cafe Art
Grade Levels:     1 - 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:                  R2
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

Speak to Lead: Build Confidence & Become an Effective Presenter

Instructor:          Gurus Education Certified Teacher
Grade Levels:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:          Wednesdays - Sept 11, 18, 25 | Oct 2, 8, 16, 23, 30  | Nov 6, 12
Sessions:             10 x 1 hour
Time:                    2.10 - 3.10pm
Room:                  R2
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:         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:                   R2
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing -  $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