Amador Elementary School

We are offering a dynamic selection of courses available from Kindergarten through to 5th Grade.

Amador Elementary SchoolHello Amador Families!!!!

We are delighted to be offering in-person after school classes again.  We have some of your favorite teachers back and some new courses to offer you.  

We are offering a dynamic selection of courses available from TK, Kindergarten through to 5th Grade.  


Actors' Workshop! - Wednesday

Instructor:           Professional Actors from Kenn Adams Synergy Theater
Grade Level:       1- 5
Day/Dates:          Wednesday –  March 13, 20, 27   |  April 10, 17, 24   |  May 1, 8, 15, 22
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  Stage
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $196        After March 6  - $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.

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Actors' Workshop! - Friday

Instructor:           Professional Actors from Kenn Adams Synergy Theater
Grade Level:       1- 5
Day/Dates:          Friday –  March 15, 22   |  April 12, 19, 26   |  May 3, 17, 24
Sessions:             8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                    3:05 - 4:20pm   
Room:                  Stage
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $196        After March 8 - $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.

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Advanced Lego Robotics

Prerequisite: To enroll in this course you MUST have first completed our Lego Robotics, WeDo Lego Robotics for Elementary Students or some other beginning Robotics class so your child is familiar with the basics of block coding. Otherwise, students should enroll in the Lego Robotics class at least once before enrolling in the Advanced Lego Robotics course.

Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:          Monday – March 11, 18, 25   |  April 8, 15, 22, 29   |  May 6, 13, 20
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  B103
Tuition:                Early Bird - $199   After March 4 - $210

Do you have a budding engineer in your family and a child who just can’t get enough of building and problem solving? Then the Advanced Lego Robotic course might be just the class you’re looking for. Working in teams, students will participate in an interactive engineering design process, will be using more sensors, and be challenged to more complex programming and dynamic robot projects that enable them to successfully complete a series of engineering challenges.

The Advanced Robotics course is designed for students who have already participated in our Beginning Lego & Robotics course as taught in the DPIE After School Program or a student who has already taken a basic robotics course and learned or is familiar with the basics of block coding.

Note: Students can enroll in this class twice without repeating any of the projects.

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Amazing Amazon Adventure!

Instructor:          Ms. Molly McCrory, Amador Kindergarten Teacher
Grade Level:      K - 2
Day/Dates:        Thursday – March 21, 28   |   April 11, 18, 25  |    May 2 , 9, 16  
Sessions:           8 classes x 75 minutes 
Time:                   3.05 - 4.20pm 
Room:                 D102
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $190    After March 7 - $199

Calling all explorers! Let's adventure through the largest rainforest in the world ...the Amazon! This beautiful jungle habitat is full of amazing and fascinating creatures such as leaf cutter ants, red-eyed tree frogs, emerald tree boas, iguanas, howler monkeys, toucans, sloths, jaguars, macaws, blue morpho butterflies, and piranhas...OH MY! Grab your binoculars, your adventure cap, and let's learn about this far off, beautiful place and the fascinating creatures that inhabit it. Students will take away a "Rainforest Adventure Book" full of facts and a craft or art piece with each animal they learned about! It will be a jungle of fun!

Note: Ms. McCrory will pick up and drop off Kindergarten students who are enrolled in EDCC. Please make sure to complete the required EDCC form and turn it into your EDCC program so they are aware that Ms. McCrory will pick up your child from EDCC.  If your Kindergartner is not enrolled in EDCC, parents will need to bring their child back to school in order to participate in this class.

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Instructor:          Challenge Island Instructor
Grade Level:       TK - 1
Day/Dates:         Thursday – March 14, 21, 28   |  April 11, 18, 25   |  May 2, 9, 16, 23
Sessions:            10 x 1 hour 
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                 Stage
Tuition:                Early Bird - $205     After March 7 - $215

Join us for an exciting island expedition where you and your pals will take a journey through the Animal Kingdom. Dive into the captivating world of diverse habitats, including oceans, rainforests, farms, and the realms of birds and reptiles. Along the way, you'll have the chance to explore various sensory bins and unleash your creativity through arts and crafts. Prepare for an incredibly thrilling adventure at Challenge Island's® Animal Island™!

 

Note: The Challenge Island instructor has agreed to pickup and drop off  Kindergarten students from EDCC.  If your child is enrolled in EDCC please complete and turn in the required EDCC form allowing them to release your child to the Challenge Island instructor. Otherwise, parents will need to bring their students back to school to attend this afternoon class.

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Artist Workshop

Instructor:           Ms. Erin Blakely, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:       1 - 3
Day/Dates:          Thursday - March  28   |  April 11, 18, 25   |  May 2, 9, 16, 23
Sessions:             8 classes x 75 Minutes 
Time:                    3pm - 4:15pm   
Room:                  D203
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $190      After March 7 - $200

Calling all artists! Is your child a doodler, drawer, or budding artist? Get ready to watch their creativity really shine! Enhance your child’s creativity with this fun, hands-on course that will teach your artist new artistic techniques, develop appreciation for the art-making process, and build both their talents as an artist, as well as their self confidence that will help them in all areas of life. This course will open their eyes to the artistic world around them, and they will create a beautiful piece of art each week to rival the greats. Artists will use pencil, ink, colored pencils, pastel, paints, clay, and markers to create awesome art projects that build observational skills and hand-eye coordination in this 8-week course. We will be composing different masterpieces each season, so if your child was enrolled in winter, this is a fresh, new class! Get your gallery wall ready for some incredible pieces!

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Believe It Or Not Island©

Instructor:          Challenge Island Instructor
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:          Wednesday – March 13, 20, 27   |  April 10, 17, 24   |  May 1, 8, 15, 22
Sessions:             10 x 1 Hour 
Time:                    2:05 - 3.05pm
Room:                  B204
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $205      After March 6 - $215

Take a deep breath and dive into the most mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, eye-popping island ever! You and a STEAM Team® of friends will take on unbelievable engineering challenges inspired by zany, wacky, wild, 100% true facts! From amazing animals to extreme sports; from epic earthquakes to outer space; from breathtaking rescues to crazy competitions - Believe It Or Not Island is sure to be an all-time record breaker!

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Bolly Fusion Dance Class for Kids

Instructor:           Ms. Krishna Mehta, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:       1- 5
Day/Dates:          Tuesday – March 12, 19, 26   |  April 9, 16, 23, 30   |  May 7, 14, 21 
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                    2.05pm - 3.05pm   
Room:                  B203
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $190      After March 5 - $200

An active, energetic, and diverse Bollywood Dance class that will focus on merging many different styles of dance into one, while encouraging students to build their confidence levels. Students will be exposed to Indian Classical Dance, Folk Dance, Bhangra, and Bollywood through choreographed dance pieces. Students will learn specific technique associated with each of these dance styles, including but not limited to what the hand gestures and steps are called, the meaning behind each gesture, and how to string it together in a fluid motion. Lessons will focus on understanding rhythm and how to hear the beats within each song.

Students will learn the true art of performance, with lessons on stage presence, facial expressions, and expressing emotions through dance! Students will build their knowledge on how to weave all the different forms of dance to create a choreographed piece. In addition, through BollyFusion dance classes, students will learn character traits like responsibility, passion, and hard work, while learning vibrant and entertaining dances.

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Café Art - The Art of Spring: Kawaii & Zentangles

Instructor:          Ms. Jean Wright from Cafe Art
Grade Level:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:         Friday –  March 15, 22   |  April 12, 19, 26  |  May 3, 10, 17
Sessions:            8 classes x 75 minutes 
Time:                   3:05 - 4:20 pm
Room:                 D104
Tuition:                Early Bird - $192     After March 8 - $205

Café Art is excited to invite your child on a seasonal art journey as we combine our favorite classes – all things kawaii (cute) and zentangles (fun doodles) with seasonal art. This session we will be learning to draw Kawaii characters such as, but not limited to, flowers, baby animals, butterflies, bees…  Students will use their skills to make sketchbooks, Shrinky dink keychains, bookmarks, button pins, canvas, final portfolio’s and more. We will be using art mediums such as pencils, sharpies, watercolor pencils, markers, and others. Don’t wait! These classes fill up fast. Hope to see your child soon.

Kawaii art students creating art!

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Cheerleading & Dance

Instructor:          Ms. Rachel Sleek, Amador 4th Grade Teacher
Grade Level:       K- 5 
Day/Dates:         Tuesday – March  19, 26  |   April  9, 16, 23, 30   |  May 7, 14, 21
Sessions:            8 classes x 75 Minutes
Time:                   2:05- 3:20pm   
Room:                 C203
Tuition:               Early Bird - $190     After March 12 - $200

This cheerleading class will consist of learning basic cheer motions, cheer chants with moves, and cheer dances. All skill sets, genders, and grade levels (K-5) are welcome to this class! If your child has any interest in dance or cheer, is thinking about trying out to be a cheerleader in middle school one day, or just has an abundance of energy… they will love being a part of this class. Whether your child has cheer experience or they are brand new to cheerleading they are welcome to participate in this fun and exciting course. Cheerleading is a great way to build confidence, teamwork abilities, and memorization skills.

Ms. Sleek comes to this course with 15 years of cheerleading experience. She began her cheerleading days in elementary school where it slowly became a passion for her. She said that learning cheerleading at an early age provided her a jump start to the basics of cheerleading before she graduated to competitive cheer in middle and high school. Ms. Sleek currently serves as the STUNT cheer coach at Dublin High School and she is excited for the opportunity to work with your child.

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Chess Academy for Kids (Monday)

Instructor:          Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Monday –  March 11, 18, 25   |  April  8, 15, 22, 29   |  May 6, 13, 20
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    2.05 - 3.05pm
Room:                  D104
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $198     After March 4 - $210

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. Specially designed for young players with various levels of chess experience (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced) the course offers easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations and preparation for chess tournaments.  Parents can monitor kids’ progress by using our FREE mobile application PACIFIC CHESS ACADEMY easily downloadable from AppStore with unlimited chess games, studies, puzzles and tournaments.

Our students learn chess tactics and strategies and quickly become decent players ready for any challenge. We also offer make-up classes in online format (2 per semester) to kids who miss their regular class at school. Our students are provided with all necessary chess equipment for lessons so all they need to bring is a big smile and a willingness to win!

Chess being played at an After School Elementary School in Dublin.

Six Reasons Kids Should Learn Chess:

  1. Improves concentration, attention span and memory abilities.
  2. Enhances reading and math skills.
  3. Foster critical thinking and creativity in young minds.
  4. Encourages and rewards hard work.
  5. Develop problem solving skills.
  6. Exercises both sides of your brain.     

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Instructor:           Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:        1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Wednesday – March 13, 20, 27   |  April 10, 17, 24   |  May 1, 8, 15, 22 
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                     2.05 - 3:05pm
Room:                   D104
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $198    After March 6 - $210

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. Specially designed for young players with various levels of chess experience (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced) the course offers easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations and preparation for chess tournaments.  Parents can monitor kids’ progress by using our FREE mobile application PACIFIC CHESS ACADEMY easily downloadable from AppStore with unlimited chess games, studies, puzzles and tournaments.

Our students learn chess tactics and strategies and quickly become decent players ready for any challenge. We also offer make-up classes in online format (2 per semester) to kids who miss their regular class at school. Our students are provided with all necessary chess equipment for lessons so all they need to bring is a big smile and a willingness to win!

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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Chess Academy for Kids (Thursday)

Instructor:           Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:        1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Thursday – March 14, 21, 28   |  April 11, 18, 25   |  May 2, 9, 16, 23 
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                     3.05 - 4:05pm
Room:                   D104
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $198    After March 7 - $210

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. Specially designed for young players with various levels of chess experience (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced) the course offers easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations and preparation for chess tournaments.  Parents can monitor kids’ progress by using our FREE mobile application PACIFIC CHESS ACADEMY easily downloadable from AppStore with unlimited chess games, studies, puzzles and tournaments.

Our students learn chess tactics and strategies and quickly become decent players ready for any challenge. We also offer make-up classes in online format (2 per semester) to kids who miss their regular class at school. Our students are provided with all necessary chess equipment for lessons so all they need to bring is a big smile and a willingness to win!

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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Clay With Me: Videography & Claymation

Instructor:          Ms Christine Miller, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:       1 - 5 
Day/Dates:         Tuesday – March  19, 26  |   April  9, 16, 23, 30   |  May 7, 14
Sessions:            8 classes x 75 Minutes
Time:                   2:05- 3:20pm   
Room:                 B102
Tuition:               Early Bird - $190     After March 12 - $200

Are you interested in being a director and creating your own videos? Have you ever used a green screen? Would you like to create your own Claymation movie?  If all of this sounds like fun to you then this is the class for you. We will combine science with clay by creating Claymation videos. Students will create their own podcasting videos using the latest state-of-the-art technology and videography. Lift off into space and create a digital video of the moon phases or get creative and create a Claymation video of our childhood favorite story: The Hungry Caterpillar.  All this and more are possible in this fun new class offered only to Amador students.

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