Frederiksen Elementary School

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

Thank you for your continued support of DPIE.  We shall be putting our Fall after school listings up early August 2020.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at or call us at 925 587-5610.

Instructor:          Professional Actors from Synergy Theater (prev Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater)
Grade Levels:     K - 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday - March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  |  April 14, 21, 28  |  May 5, 12
Sessions:            10 x 1 hour
Time:                   2:10 - 3:10pm
Room:                 P7
Tuition:               $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.

Instructor:         Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Thursday - March 5, 12, 19  |  April 2, 16, 23, 30  |  May 7, 14, 21
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    3:10 - 4:10pm
Room:                  P7
Tuition:                 $206

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! All necessary equipment (boards and pieces, clocks, demo tools) provided. Participants receive certificates and trophies at the end of the school year. 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.


Instructor:         Ms Felicia Suminski, Frederiksen Teacher
Grade Level:      2 - 5
Day/Dates:         Thursday – March 5, 12, 19  |  April 2, 16, 23, 30  |  May 7
Sessions:            8 x 75 minutes
Time:                   3.10 - 4.25pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $189     After February 28th - $199

Students will have the opportunity to produce visual projects utilizing video clips, stop motion, and green screen technologies. Students will use clay, paper, and props as well as their own live action skills to create visual projects, art for screencasts, and short films. Content for projects will be student driven and teacher facilitated. Students will be able to save their projects in a digital portfolio to share with their families and friends.


Instructor:          Cafe Art, Dublin
Grade Levels:     K - 5
Day/Dates:          Monday – March 16, 23, 30  |  April 13, 20, 27  |  May 4, 11, 18
Sessions:             9 x 70 minutes per class
Time:                    2:10 - 3:20pm
Room:                  P7
Tuition:                $206

Mermaids, Unicorns, Dragon Eggs, Magical Wands… we will explore it all in this multi-media art class.  We will work with all different types of materials including oil pastel, watercolor, fused glass, clay, sharpies, markers and maybe even some glitter to create some fun magical art.  Projects include building a castle and a magic want out of clay, creating your own watercolor dragon, and students will be able to choose between creating a unicorn, mermaid or dragon as their ceramic piece. Join us in this magical exploration through art.



Instructor:          Gurus Education Certified Teacher
Grade Levels:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:          Wednesday – March 4, 11, 18, 25  |  April 1, 15, 22, 29  |  May 6, 13
Sessions:             10 x 1 hour
Time:                    2.10 - 3.10pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $199     After February 28th - $210

This is an excellent course that reinforces presentation skills. Kids not only learn how to write creatively but also learn how to think critically and impact an audience effectively. Students begin to conduct research on more current issues, deliver descriptive & expository speeches, and make powerful presentations with the use of Power Point, Charts, Diagrams and other Audio/Visual Aids. This course will help kids expand their general knowledge and formulate their thoughts with a clear and concise structure.

Our goal is to develop well-rounded individuals… and to give kids with any level of prior knowledge a HANDS ON experience in each class!!



Instructor:         Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:      2 - 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday -  March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  |  April 14, 21, 28  |  May 5, 12
Sessions:            10 x 1 hour
Time:                   2:10 - 3:10pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird Pricing - $199    After December 1st - $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!

This class is online and offline, giving the students the ability to learn coding through Scratch and then uploading their projects to share.


Instructor:          Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Levels:     K - 5
Day/Dates:         Friday - March 6, 13, 20, 27  |  April 17, 24   |  May 1, 8, 15, 22
Sessions:             10 x 1 Hour
Time:                    3:10 - 4:10pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $199      After December 1st - $210

These wheels are ready to roll! Students will use LEGO® Bricks, axles, pulleys, gears, and motors to build a variety of models on wheels. Some are familiar vehicles, such as a fire engine and delivery truck. Others are more spectacular, such as the Rescue Robot and K-9 Bot. Do you have a need for speed? Put your Speed Bot model to the test as your race against others using remote controls! We’ll explore concepts of speed and force, and gain non-vehicle knowledge from the unconventional Wheels in Motion models as well. Let’s roll!

 Enrollment Open

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.