Winter 2021 Enrichment Session

Registration: Open until Friday, January 19

The PTSA partners with and supports local vendors to offer students a fun learning opportunity and interaction with other students. The Clara Barton Enrichment Program welcomes and is open to all LWSD Elementary and Middle School students.

Before registering, read this important information.

  • All Winter 2021 activities are hosted virtually
  • LWSD laptops may not be used for the Enrichment Program -- a personal device is required
  • A parent chaperone is required for each class. We are seeking full-session chaperones. See responsibilities below.
  • Clara Barton PTSA supports ALL students and offers scholarships. To learn if your student qualifies, contact Clara Barton Counselor, Blair Lovatt.
  • Please, read the Enrichment Program Class Policies and Procedures here for details on refund and cancelation policies, chaperoning, and additional terms and conditions. By enrolling in an Enrichment Class, you and your student agree to the class policies and procedures listed here.

Virtual Chaperones: All after school classes are required for insurance to have a chaperone that is a Clara Barton PTSA Member and a LWSD-approved volunteer. The chaperone does not need to be the parent of a participating student but must be over the age of 18. If a chaperone is unavailable for a class, the class may be canceled. Parents interested in chaperoning one full session will be reimbursed the tuition fee upon class completion. Sign up here to become a parent chaperone. Virtual chaperone responsibilities include:

  • Join the meeting 5 minutes prior to the start time
  • Record attendance
  • Provide constructive feedback to the VP of Enrichment

We are open to YOUR feedback and may be able to offer beginner classes if a minimum required number of student registrations can be met.

For Enrichment Program feedback or questions, contact the PTSA Enrichment VP at enrichment@clarabartonptsa.org.

 

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Speak Easy II
(Grades 1-5)
8-week session (Jan 25 - Mar 22)
8 Zoom classes & 8 independent video lessons,
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
$165
Register Here 
Clara Barton Debate Club
(Grades 4-5)
11-week session
(Jan 11 - Mar 24)
4:00pm - 5:1
5 pm
$315

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CODING BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE
Little Coders Storytelling

(Grades K-2)
6-week session
(Jan 27 - Mar 3)
2:30pm - 3:30pm
$150

Register Here
COOKING
The Great Baking Camp

(Grades 3-5 & open to Middle Schoolers)
8-week session
(Jan 28 - April 1)
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
$250
.Register Here
Pacific Science Center
STEAM
Design with a View

Grades 3-
5
8-week session
Jan 22 - Mar 26, 4 pm - 5 pm
$215

Register Here
Materials will be provided by PacSci
Instituto Cervantes -
Cervantes Kids
Level 2 (Returning Students)
10-week session
Jan 25 - Apr 5, 4 pm - 5 pm
$185
Register Here
Pacific Science Center presents
Body Builders

ART & SCIENCE
Grades K-
2
8-week session
Jan 19 - Mar 16, 4 pm - 5 pm
$215

Register Here
Materials will be provided by PacSci
CODING BEGINNER
Intro to Python
(Grades 3-5)
10-week session
(Jan 27 - Mar 31)
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$245

Register Here
All About Chess
(All Grades)
10-week session
(Jan 21 - Apr 1)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$130

Register Here
Zumba Jr.
(Grades K-2)
10-week session
(Jan 25 - Mar 31)
4 pm - 5 pm
$150

Register Here
Instituto Cervantes
Cervantes Kids Jr
(Intro to Spanish)
Grades K-2
10-week session
Jan 26 - Mar 30, 4 pm - 5 pm

$185
Register Here
CODING BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE
OPTIONS
Roblox - Survival Games
(Grades 3-5)
10-week session (Jan 27 - Mar 31)
2:30pm - 3:30 pm
$315
Register Here

DRAWING & SCIENCE
Curio Explorers Draw-Along
(Grades 2-5)
4:00pm - 5:15pm
6-week session
(Jan 28 - Mar 4)
$165
Register Here
Materials will be provided

Zumba
(Grades 3-5)
10-week session
(Jan 25 - Mar 31)
5 pm - 6 pm
$150

Register Here
CODING INTERMEDIATE
Minecraft Modding - MOBS
(Grades 3-5)
10-week session (Jan 27 - Mar 31)
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$315
.
Register Here

Enrichment Program Class Descriptions & Registration

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DEBATE CLUB
 (Grades 4-5)
(Jan 11 - Mar 24)

Debate Club is more than just screen time. It's a time for students to connect with each other in a meaningful way by coming together to learn empowering debate skills from a dedicated, experienced coach.

There is NO HOMEWORK, just seventy-five minutes of fun debate games and activities that will teach lifelong skills such as critical thinking and public speaking---with an emphasis on learning to consider both sides of any topic or issue.

Upon completion of the session, students will compete in DebateAble’s exciting online Tournament against other DebateAble clubs with kids from all across the country! This is a rewarding experience for debaters and a great opportunity to showcase their strong debate skills in a real (online)tournament environment.

DebateAble empowers kids to find their own voices and listen to the voices of others! For more information, go to www.debateablekids.com.

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THE GREAT BAKING CAMP!
(Grades 3-5 & open to Middle Schoolers)
Thursdays, from 4:15 to 5:45 PM
1/28, 2/4, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 and 4/1

Calling all Chefs!

Budding bakers will join Chef Lisa to bake their way through winter. With a different theme each week – from pie dough to scones to cakes – kids will explore baking essentials in this after-school camp!
They’ll hone their skills working with a variety of doughs and batters and develop the building blocks for a lifetime of scratch-made sweets and savory treats.
Vegetarian with dairy, eggs and gluten; optional meat.

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Week 1: Fruity Pancakes; Apple Clafouti
Week 2: Cheddar, Chive and Ham Muffins; Whole Wheat Carrot-Ginger Muffins
Week 3: Buttermilk Biscuits; Orange-Cranberry Scones
Week 4: Chocolate Chip Cookies; Granola from Scratch
Week 5: Food Processor Pie Dough; Roasted Vegetable Galette
Week 6: Lemon Pudding Cakes; Vanilla Cupcakes with Quick Buttercream Frosting
Week 7: Sweet & Savory Souffles – Chocolate and Gruyere souffles
Week 8: Kids choice

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SPEAK EASY II
(Grades 1-3)
(Jan 25 - Mar 22)

Isn’t learning how to captivate an audience something that everyone could benefit from? Why not start at an early age when it’s easiest to grasp concepts and overcome fears.  This class is all about inspiring kids to do great things!  And the best part is that it is fun, too!   

Our Level 1 students will continue to practice and refine their public speaking skills as they become leaders through teamwork, peer evaluation, and persuasive speech. Didn’t take Speak Easy Level I? No problem. We will tailor the class to accommodate both Level 1 and 2 students.

Through interactive games and fun activities students will learn how to:

· Persuade a crowd using specific tips for success.

· Refine their message

· Improvise - sometimes acting goofy is the best way to overcome fears!

· Team build and lead others

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Clara Barton Chess Club
(All Grades)
(Jan 21 - Apr 1)

The Clara Barton Chess Club brings one hour of fun lessons, puzzles and other activities.

Additionally, Brad, our Chess Coach, will host a number of online tournaments each week for the students to practice against their peers.

The lessons will be based on the group skill level, ensuring everyone can participate.

Sportsmanship is stressed throughout the class with a strong focus on critical thinking.

For new to chess kids, parents can email the coach to schedule a time before class to teach them how all the pieces move.

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Little Coders: Storytelling (Intermediate)
(Grades K-2)
(Jan 27 - Mar 3)

Students who have learned basic coding skills (i.e.code as a series of instructions, loops, and conditionals will be able to put their skills to practice in new and creative ways!

Little Coders Storytellers will have more independent coding time to exercise their creativity and get them ready for more advanced game development projects at the next level. Students will learn how to storyboard, implement ideas and problem solve as they build their story.

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Intro to Python (Beginner)
(Grades 3-5)
(Jan 27 - Mar 31)

Ready to learn one of the most widely used programming languages in the world? Python is a versatile and easy-to-learn starter language that is widely used by software developers, scientists and data analysts, from medical research to applications at NASA. Through the games they create, campers will learn and practice core coding concepts and learn Python-specific concepts and syntax.

Projects range from trivia quizzes to competitive two-player games and everything in between!

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Roblox: Survival Games (Intermediate)
(Grades 3-5)
(Jan 27 - Mar 31)

Calling all Robloxians!

Roblox Studio will bring infinite possibilities. Are you read to create your own Roblox mini-game? In this camp, we will introduce you to Roblox Studio, opening up infinite possibilities. Learning how to create terrains, new tools, build obstacle courses, use functions, property values and different data types.

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Minecraft Modding - MOBS
(Grades 3-5)
(Jan 27 - Mar 31)

Are zombies, creepers and pillagers to easy for you? This class will teach you how to mod mobs to make them more powerful or simply add a fun element.

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Zumba Jr.
(Grades K-2)
(Jan 27 - Mar 31)

Little feet, lots of soul! Age is just a number but attitude is everything!
Let your 4 to 6 year old let loose at the dance and play Zumba for Kids Junior.

10 classes every Monday starting January 11th, from 4 pm to 5 pm for grades K to 2.

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Zumba Kids
(Grades 3-5)
(Jan 27 - Mar 31)

Zumba® Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography.

We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Perfect for kids in grades 2-5. Kids will get the chance to be active and jam out to their favorite music.

The class incorporates respect, confidence, self-esteem, creativity, coordination and cultural awareness.

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Cervantes Kids (Level II)
(Grades 2-5)
Jan 11 - Mar 29

For all students that participated in the Cervantes Kids Fall Session

Spanish immersion and enrichment program. Students will continue learning and practicing their Spanish speaking skills through guided recreational play, speaking and listening activities, arts and crafts, and storytelling.

Activities will be conducted in Spanish and will be planned to correspond with school themes and holidays.

The objective of the program is to give your child the opportunity to learn and improve his/her proficiency in the language while exposing him/her to Spanish and Latin art, culture and geography.

The program is flexible and adaptable to student needs and requirements and we are expecting to run throughout the school year.

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Cervantes Kids Jr. - Beginner
(Grades K-2)
Jan 19 - Mar 23

Spanish immersion and enrichment program. Students will continue learning and practicing their Spanish speaking skills through guided recreational play, speaking and listening activities, arts and crafts, and storytelling.

Activities will be conducted in Spanish and will be planned to correspond with school themes and holidays.

The objective of the program is to give your child the opportunity to learn and improve his/her proficiency in the language while exposing him/her to Spanish and Latin art, culture and geography.

The program is flexible and adaptable to student needs and requirements and we are expecting to run throughout the school year.

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Curio Explorers Draw-Along
(Grades 2-5)
4:00pm - 5:15pm (6-week session)
(Jan 28 - Mar 1)

Do you love to draw? Are you curious about creatures that fly, crawl, and slither?
Join a scientific illustrator as we learn how to draw and identify unique animals, from owls to dinosaurs. Each week we’ll explore a new animal as we practice seeing and sketching like scientists. Sessions will wrap up with a playful “x-ray” investigation tool to see inside our hand-drawn art. This STEAM-based program weaves art, science, and technology into playful learning experiences.

Draw-Along Animals:
Week 1 - Owls
Week 2 - Hummingbirds
Week 3 - Flying Squirrels
Week 4 - Cougars
Week 5 - Snakes
Week 6 - Dinosaurs

Materials needed for each class:

  • Colored pencils, markers, or crayons
  • Scrap paper
  • Drawing templates (with codes)
  • Computer or tablet with a webcam
  • *Optional - hand lens, ruler, sketchbook, ODATA checklist

With our team’s background in natural science illustration, we know first-hand that when you spend time with a species, drawing it and studying it closely, you develop a deeper connection and understanding of the natural world. You learn as your curiosity leads to new questions, observations, and wonder. Our activities:

  • Encourage a growth mindset
  • Enhance observation skills
  • Improve drawing techniques through practice 
  • Build relationships with others through feedback
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Science: Body Builders
(Grades K-2)

Tuesdays, 4pm-5pm -
January 19 - March 16 (8 weeks)

Learn about the amazing human body through crafts and stories! Find out how the inside of your body works and build your own hands, neurons, and more.

Facilitated by the Pacific Science Center.

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STEM: Design with a View

(Grades 3-5)
Fridays, 4pm - 5pm,
January 22 - March 26 (8 weeks)
No class on 2/12 and 3/12

What do humans actually need to survive? To thrive? Exploring others’ wants and needs, examining your own along the way. Engineering design challenges supplement an overarching creative project that pushes you to create a thoughtful space for a group.
Facilitated by the Pacific Science Center.

What parents and students say about Clara Barton PTSA Enrichment Classes

"My student likes the variety and types of dishes they are cooking. And likes that there are vegetarian options"
Culinary World Tour, Fall Session

"We use the food that she prepares in the class for that days dinner. It gives her so much pleasure and pride in the fact that she gets to prepare dinner for the family" on Culinary World Tour Class, Fall Session 2020-21

"Brad is doing a great job. His interaction with the kids is great and he has a lot of patience. This term with the small class size he is able to spend time with each student and point out improvement areas." on Chess Club, Fall Session 2020-21

"Our child loves to talk in Spanish with others. He likes the link with games in Spanish and he loves his teacher :)" on Cervantes Kids, Fall Session 2020-21

"Our daughter enjoyed debating with other kids and loved participating in a national debate tournament. The class and debate topics were fun and our kids learned more about civic in an easy format while preparing for their debate topic, look forward to returning" on Debate Club, Fall Session 2020-21