In addition to our regular after school programs at Lafayette Elementary School, youth may also choose to participate in a variety of on- and offsite enrichment classes! Learn more about the classes offered in Spring 2019 below.

Onsite Enrichment Classes

Offsite Enrichment Classes

 


Tinkering (Onsite)

Tools of the Tinker Spy

Ages: 1st-5th Grade
Price: $300/Spring Semester; 15 Classes
Class Size: Max 18 Students
Dates: Wednesdays 2-3PM (Girls), Thursdays 2-3PM (Boys), January 23-May 15, 2019; No Class March 6 or March 27
Location: Lafayette Elementary School

Renegade Tinkering returns to the world of spies and secret agents with our newest offering, Tools of the Tinker Spy! Renegades do not need previous Tinker Spy training to invent and create spy gadgets, delve into the world of codes, and explore the science that can help spies complete their missions and return home safely. Whether your junior agent has earned Clearance Level Three or is a fresh recruit, all new spy adventure awaits them! This message will now self-destruct…

Register for Tinkering – Wednesday, Girls

Register for Tinkering – Thursday, Boys

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Coding (Onsite)

Ages: K-5th Grade
Price: $75/Spring Semester
Dates: Thursdays 2-3PM (K-2nd Grade), January 10-February 28, 2019; Fridays 2-3:15PM (3rd-5th Grade Girls), March 1-May 3, 2019
Location: Lafayette Elementary School Library

Students will learn programming on Scratch through Google’s CS First curriculum. Students may drop their backpacks off at the library and use the restrooms or have a snack outside before class begins.

Register for Coding – Thursday, K-2nd Grade

Register for Coding – Friday, 3rd-5th Grade Girls

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Dance (Onsite)

Rhythm & MVMNT

Ages: K-1st Grade
Price: $260/Spring Semester; 15 Classes
Class Size: Min 4, Max 14; Open to New and Returning Students
Dates: Tuesdays 2-3PM, January 21-May 17, 2019
Location: Lafayette Elementary School Music Room (RM 30)

Rhythm & MVMT focuses on creative movement using rhythmic exploration, multicultural storytelling and gymnastics.

Register for Rhythm & MVMNT

AcroDance

Ages: 2nd-5th Grade
Price: $260/Session; 15 Sessions
Class Size: Min 4, Max 16; Returning Students Only
Dates: Fridays 2-3PM, January 21-May 17, 2019 (No Classes March 4-8 or March 25-29)
Location: Lafayette Elementary School Music Room (RM 30)

AcroDance is a multi-cultural beginning acrobatics and dance class inspired by folkloric dances of Haiti, Brazil, Philippines and more. The class also incorporates rhythmic exploration, live drumming and self-expression through students own choreography.

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Capoeira (Onsite)

Ages: 1st-5th Grade (Returning Students Only)
Price: $260/Spring Semester
Dates: Wednesdays 2-3PM (1st-2nd Grade), Fridays 2-3PM (3rd-5th Grade); Jan 21-May 17th
Location: Lafayette Elementary School

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art form that combines self-defense, dance and acrobatics. Developed by African slaves who needed to disguise their martial arts from slave masters and other authorities. Capoeira helps people of all ages develop self-esteem, coordination, rhythm, strength, flexibility, and collaborative skills. It incorporates physical movement and awareness, self-expression, discipline, community, musicality, and the Portuguese language. Jarrel “Chumbinho” Phillips trains and teaches under the guidance of Mestre Urubu Malandro, founder of Capoeira Ijexa.

What You Should Know

  • Space is Limited
  • Students should wear loose clothing, uniforms (ABADA preferred), girls (tank tops, t-shirts), boys (tank tops, t-shirts, or no shirts at all)
  • Parents/guardians are not required to stay with your child during class. In fact, we ask that you please drop your child/children off and come back towards the end of class to pick up your kids. The time alone is easier for the coach and other instructors (children behave differently away from their parent/guardian) to create the space necessary for them to function independently, build and bond with their coach, and not have to deal with more than one authority figure in the environment. Thank you for understanding. However, if we feel that your child needs you, we will ask you to stay.

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Chess (Onsite)

Academic Chess

Ages: K-5th Grade
Price: $224/Spring Semester; 16 Sessions
Dates: Tuesdays 2-3PM
Location: Lafayette Elementary School

Learn chess in a fun, engaging, and dynamic environment. Our philosophy is to instill the love of the game.  As a result, we’re able to witness firsthand our students developing patience, strategic planning ability, and critical thinking skills. They also come to understand that decisions, both on and off the chess board, result in consequences. Class caters to all levels and all participants receive our exclusive workbooks.

Register for Academic Chess

Ripple Game Board

Ages: K-5th Grade
Price: $320/Spring Semester; 16 Sessions
Dates: Tuesdays 3:10-4:10PM
Location: Lafayette Elementary School

As advocates of mindfulness, our philosophy is that through the combination of art/painting/creativity with the focused nature of the game of chess, participants will reap the benefits of being in the moment.

With the Ripple Game Board’s unique design of 8 wooden panels, your finished board will display a chess board on one side. But wait, there’s more! When rotating the top panel, the board ‘ripples’ to reveal your own custom artwork.

Register for Ripple Game Board

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Cooking (Onsite)

Ages: K-5th Grade
Price: $260/Spring Semester + $110 for Materials and Ingredients (Aprons Included); 20% Discount for Returning Students
Class Size: Max 18-20 Students
Dates: Thursdays 2-3:15PM, January 22-May 21, 2019
Location: Lafayette Elementary School

Chef Lamia is a private chef, pastry baking manager, and cooking instructor in San Francisco. She enjoys sharing her passion for food, teaching food science, demonstrating food safety, and imparting the importance of healthy eating. You are challenged to discover new flavors and to expand your palate. Introduce yourself to cooking basics and international cooking techniques! Chef Lamia shares her secret recipes so that you can share them with your loved ones!

Register for Cooking

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Purusha Yoga (Offsite)

Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids (grades 3-5) at Purusha Yoga Studio

Ages: 3rd-5th Grade
Price: $240/Spring Semester; 16 Sessions
Dates: Tuesdays 2-3PM, January 22-May 14, 2019; No Class March 26 (Spring Break)
Location: Purusha Yoga, 3729 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121

A mindful movement class designed to make yoga and meditation accessible and engaging for mini yogis! Students will play games, engage in community, and learn practical strategies for calming the body and the mind. In this class, mindfulness, social/emotional learning, and conscious community are intertwined in a rich and empowering learning experience.

Register for Yoga, Grades 3-5

Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids (grades K-2) at Purusha Yoga Studio

Ages: K-2nd Grade
Price: $240/Spring Semester; 16 Sessions
Dates: Thursdays 2-3PM, January 24-May 16, 2019; No Class March 28 (Spring Break)
Location: Purusha Yoga, 3729 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121

A mindful movement class designed to make yoga and meditation accessible and engaging for mini yogis! Students will play games, engage in community, and learn practical strategies for calming the body and the mind. In this class, mindfulness, social/emotional learning, and conscious community are intertwined in a rich and empowering learning experience.

Register for Yoga, Grades K-2

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Creative IQ Art Classes (Offsite)

Location: Creative IQ, 3423 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
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Jump right into an exploration of your creativity and bring out your inner artist! Have fun while learning fundamentals of art, drawing, painting, color theory and more. With individualized instruction and hands-on experience, learn how to both draw what you see and draw from your imagination.

Creative IQ programs promote creative arts literacy, community involvement in the arts, cultural enrichment, social creativity, interpersonal social skills and creative self expression. With the help and instruction of local creative professionals, students get first hand experience making and displaying their own original paintings, illustrations and arts & crafts projects in an active arts environment.

Register for Creative IQ Art Classes

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Hi-Five Sports (Offsite)

Hi-Five After-School Club

Ages: K-3rd Grade
Dates: Starts January 11, 2019
Location: 5411 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
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Hi-Five After-School Club is a mini-version of our famous Hi-Five Sports Camp that has thrived for over 25 years. The program will allow children to get a taste of a variety of sports under the guidance of great coaches, encouraging sportsmanship, teamwork, and fun! We focus on the core team sports in our Summer Camp program. In addition, we’ll play a wide variety of schoolyard games that get the kids moving and competing. The program is based at the Hi-Five Sports Zone. From time to time we will take field trips to local parks.

Register for Hi-Five Sports

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BlueStone Pottery (Offsite)

Ceramics for Kids

Ages: 6-9 Years
Price: $330/Spring Semester; 6 Classes
Dates: 2-4PM, January 16-February 20, 2019
Location: BlueStone Pottery, 3425 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94121

Get your hands dirty in clay and learn all the basic techniques in Ceramics! Learn wheel throwing, pinch potting, slab work, coiling and glazing. Materials and snacks included.

Register for BlueStone Pottery

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