Enrichment

Important Upcoming Dates:

Friday, November 3rd at 10:00am - Registration for Trimester II opens!
Wednesday, November 15th at 5:00pm - Trimester I performances in the Community Room
Monday, November 27th - Trimester II Begins!
Friday, December 15th - No ASP


Monday Offerings

Fencing

3:30-4:15pm; 4:15-5:00pm
Realize and go beyong your dreams of Zorro, Three Musketeers and lightsaber style through learning fencing as a modern sport! A safe martial arts practice with a saber as your sword! The program will develop analytic capabilities and dexterity through a combination of pedagogical games, technicals exercices, tactical exploration and an understanding of the importance of time and space. Fencing is the art of quick reflexes, elegant and athletic movements and mental acuity. It is a practice that enhances an individual's ability to problem solve while also developing physical agility, concentration, flexibility and coordination.
Available for grades: 1st-2nd; 3rd-5th

Art Box (Drawing and Sculpting) for Kinder:

2:15-3:00pm
Jenai Driscoll
Kindergartners will learn basic drawing, painting and sculpting. Painting on canvas, sculpting with clay, and drawing with pastel. Various artists will be studied. Some of the projects may be making a Venetian mask out of paper mâché, creating clay animals, painting on canvas inspired by a master artist, drawing in pastel inspired by French Impressionism.
Available for grades: Kinder

Soccer Shots for Kinder:

2:15-3:00
Soccer Shots
Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field. Soccer Shots focuses on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner.
Available for grades: Kinder; 1st-3rd

Amazing Artist:

3:30 - 4:45pm
Jenai Driscoll
Come and create in this fun and inspiring class for kindergartners. Discover new art forms, media and techniques. Each class introduces a new project, exercise or technique emphasizing drawing, painting, paper mache, book arts, fiber, assemblage, found art, mixed media, sculpture, and puppets. 2D and 3D techniques and art history is also included in each class.
Available for grades: 1st - 5th

Cursive Handwriting:

3:30pm-4:15pm
Beverly Thomason
This is a new approach to learning cursive writing. Taught by an experience art teacher and familiar to many lower school students.Weekly classes will include fun art projects that will strengthen their writing skills.Students will have a good command of their signature and the ability to read handwriting at the end of this course. A short introduction will be presented for calligraphy as well.
Available for grades: 2nd-5th

Chess:

(1st-5th) 3:30 - 4:30
Berkeley Chess School
Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily! Studies have found that chess helps improve test results in reading, science, and math, and produces growth in critical cognitive skills. Beyond academia, chess influences social behavior including self esteem, respect for others, patience, and good sportsmanship. And did we mention: it’s FUN!
Boards and sets are provided for our classes. The minimum class size is 10; maximum is 20.
The Berkeley Chess School is a nonprofit organization offering chess instruction from kindergarten through high school since 1982. We are an affiliate of the US Chess Federation. Over the years our students have won many state championships and several have gone on to become National Masters, FIDE Masters, and International Masters. For further information, please call us at (510) 843-0150, email us at programs@berkeleychessschool.org, or visit our website at www.berkeleychessschool.org.
Available for grades: 1st - 5th


Tuesday Offerings

Kinder Adventures:

2:15-3:00pm
Maimone Attia
Gentle, age appropriate, fairy tale-like stories are brought to life through a combination of oral storytelling, clue hunts and the shared imagination of the children.
Available for grades: Kindergarten

1st-2nd Grade Adventures:

3:25 - 3:55pm
Maimone Attia
Tame, age appropriate stories that include whimsical fantasies are presented through oral storytelling, clue hunts and other surprises! Using their imagination, children will feel as if they've stepped into a storybook. At the end of each mystery is a satisfying reward, ranging from magic trinkets to buried treasure.
Available for grades: 1st - 2nd

2nd - 5th Grade Adventures: The Ultimate Mission:

3:55pm - 4:25pm
Maimone Attia
This is the ultimate experience in mystery solving. Intellectual. Intense. Thrilling. You'll encounter everything from criminals with superpowers to supernatural beings. You'll discover ancient civilizations...aliens...and political corruption at the highest level. And the only way to defeat these challenges is with imagination and teamwork. So if you're ready for the ultimate mystery-solving mission, then sign up for: Adventures: The Ultimate Mission.
Available for grades: 2nd - 5th

Kindergarten Tennis:

2:15pm - 3:00pm
Higgins Tennis
We bring the court to you! Learn how to play tennis on a smaller 36ft court with a slightly larger, slow-bouncing ball developed by the United States Tennis Association that makes it easy to rally and play right away. During every class children learn stroke fundamentals including: forehands, backhands, and the basics of rallying. Then they incorporate what they have learned into games like "Feed the Monkeys", "Skyball", and "Castle". At the end of each session children have the opportunity to earn a medal! All classes taught by Higgins Tennis certified pros. Over 600 children a week participate in our programs at schools and tennis facilities all over the Bay Area. Company owner, William Higgins, ran the largest junior tennis center in the world, the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. William is originally from Austin, Texas where he was a top-ranked Open level player in the state. He played on the ATP professional tour after graduating from the University of Texas with an English degree. He currently resides in Richmond with his wife and 8 year old son.
Available for grades: Kindergarten

1st-3rd Tennis:

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Higgins Tennis
We bring the court to you! Learn how to play tennis on a smaller 36ft court with a slightly larger, slow-bouncing ball developed by the United States Tennis Association that makes it easy to rally and play right away. During every class children learn stroke fundamentals including: forehands, backhands, serves and how to rally and play.Then they incorporate what they have learned into games like "Skyball", "Big Kahuna", and "Doubles Bump". At the end of each session children have the opportunity to earn a medal! All classes taught by Higgins Tennis certified pros. Over 600 children a week participate in our programs at schools and tennis facilities all over the Bay Area. Company owner, William Higgins, ran the largest junior tennis center in the world, the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. William is originally from Austin, Texas where he was a top-ranked Open level player in the state. He played on the ATP professional tour after graduating from the University of Texas with an English degree. He currently resides in Richmond with his wife and 8 year old son.
Available for grades: 1st - 3rd


Wednesday Offerings

Kinder Drawing & Cartooning:

2:15pm - 3:00pm
Ruth Boerefijn
The Drawing and Cartooning class is a place where we tell our stories through pictures. Our stories come alive as we draw – it is all in the process. We talk about what are characters are thinking and saying; what they are feeling and how each one is responding to the given situation. I arrive on location with my bags of materials: reference books, palette of pens, a toolbox with scissors, hole punches, and templates. There is no lesson plan. Each artist follows his or her own thread and I am in the background ready to work with each person as needed. I want their own interests to motivate them.
Available for grades: Kindergarten

Kinder Edible Adventures:

2:15pm - 3:00pm
Perla Yasmeen
Do you love to eat!? Do the smell and sight of yummy food make you feel happy and excited from head to toe!? If so, Edible Adventures is the class for you! Every class is dedicated to preparing a new recipe from SCRATCH! In addition to cooking, we'll be doing taste tests, "top chef" style challenges, fruit and veggie drawings, and by the end of the trimester, we'll all have a cookbook full of recipes to take home with us!
Available for grades: Kindergarten

Coding & Design:

3:30pm - 4:15pm; 4:15pm-5:00pm
Zev Vernon-Lapow
Calling all future game designers, programmers and makers (no previous experience required)! In this introductory programming class students will use coding, game design and electronics to make an arcade game!

1st & 2nd graders will do a mix of exploration and creation while 3rd - 5th graders will dive farther into the world of code. For coding we will use tools like code.org and lightbot to investigate key computing concepts and then apply those ideas by programming games using scratch. Once our games are built, tested and ready to show we will use Makey Makeys to design how people will interact with our games using conductive materials like play dough, tin foil and even bananas. Makey Makey's are a modern day invention kit that turn everyday objects into computer keys. For our final designs we will use cardboard and craft materials to build a game case that showcases our programs. The future of gaming is in your hands.

Available for grades: 1st - 2nd; 3rd - 5th

Drawing & Cartooning:

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ruth Boerefijn
The Drawing and Cartooning class is a place where we tell our stories through pictures. Our stories come alive as we draw – it is all in the process. We talk about what are characters are thinking and saying; what they are feeling and how each one is responding to the given situation. I arrive on location with my bags of materials: reference books, palette of pens, a toolbox with scissors, hole punches, and templates. There is no lesson plan. Each artist follows his or her own thread and I am in the background ready to work with each person as needed. I want their own interests to motivate them.
Available for grades: 1st - 5th

Edible Adventures:

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Perla Yasmeen
The Drawing and Cartooning class is a place where we tell our stories through pictures. Our stories come alive as we draw – it is all in the process. We talk about what are characters are thinking and saying; what they are feeling and how each one is responding to the given situation. I arrive on location with my bags of materials: reference books, palette of pens, a toolbox with scissors, hole punches, and templates. There is no lesson plan. Each artist follows his or her own thread and I am in the background ready to work with each person as needed. I want their own interests to motivate them.
Available for grades: 1st - 5th

Beginning Taekwondo:

3:30pm - 4:15pm
Master Han
Taekwondo helps to build focus, Discipline , Respect, Better Behavior
Available for grades: K - 2nd

Hip Hop for K-4

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Yeni Lucero

Yeni Lucero was born in the small town of Chalchuapa, coming to the Bay Area later in life, she began her training in West African dance at the age of 15, and soon pursued a more versatile training at San Francisco State University, in which she obtained a BA in Dance and Choreography. Ms. Lucero also had the opportunity to extend her training at the Alvin Ailey School during the summer of 2006. She has performed work by Diamanou Coura/West African Dance Company, Paco Gomes, Annie Rosenthal, Jacinta Vlach, Robert Moses'Kin, and Ron K. Brown. In addition to numerous Master Classes in the Bay Area, Ms. Lucero has also taught at Lines Ballet/SFDC, Dance Mission, Sonoma State University, Juvenile Detention Center in the East Bay, High Schools in Oakland including Head Royce, Fremont, McClymond, Elementary School Berkeley Arts Magnet, SF Fitness, Club one and Bay Functional Fitness. Lucero has also been a guest choreographer for Diamano Coura, West African Dance Company presenting "Bittersweet" and also had the privilege to be a part of flying studios to win, Best of the East Bay 2011 award for "Best Hybrid Exercise--Zumba fitness at flying yoga". This is Ms. Lucero's 7th year teaching at Flying-Studios, 6th year at Head Royce ASP teaching Hip-Hop and 4th year as a full time OUSD dance teacher at middle school, Elmhurst Community Prep School. In May of 2013 Lucero was invited to teach contemporary technique and choreography to local Dance professionals and Choreographers in Mozambique Africa, with the honor to have trained and put work on the National Dance Company. Lucero embraces her talents and humbly give thanks to all her master teachers family, community but foremost the Most High.
Available for grades: K - 4th


Intermediate Hip Hop for 4th-8th

4:30pm-5:30pm
Yeni Lucero
Yeni Lucero was born in the small town of Chalchuapa, coming to the Bay Area later in life, she began her training in West African dance at the age of 15, and soon pursued a more versatile training at San Francisco State University, in which she obtained a BA in Dance and Choreography. Ms. Lucero also had the opportunity to extend her training at the Alvin Ailey School during the summer of 2006. She has performed work by Diamanou Coura/West African Dance Company, Paco Gomes, Annie Rosenthal, Jacinta Vlach, Robert Moses'Kin, and Ron K. Brown. In addition to numerous Master Classes in the Bay Area, Ms. Lucero has also taught at Lines Ballet/SFDC, Dance Mission, Sonoma State University, Juvenile Detention Center in the East Bay, High Schools in Oakland including Head Royce, Fremont, McClymond, Elementary School Berkeley Arts Magnet, SF Fitness, Club one and Bay Functional Fitness. Lucero has also been a guest choreographer for Diamano Coura, West African Dance Company presenting "Bittersweet" and also had the privilege to be a part of flying studios to win, Best of the East Bay 2011 award for "Best Hybrid Exercise--Zumba fitness at flying yoga". This is Ms. Lucero's 7th year teaching at Flying-Studios, 6th year at Head Royce ASP teaching Hip-Hop and 4th year as a full time OUSD dance teacher at middle school, Elmhurst Community Prep School. In May of 2013 Lucero was invited to teach contemporary technique and choreography to local Dance professionals and Choreographers in Mozambique Africa, with the honor to have trained and put work on the National Dance Company. Lucero embraces her talents and humbly give thanks to all her master teachers family, community but foremost the Most High.
Available for grades: 4th - 8th

Thursday Offerings

Kinder Chinese in the Garden:

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Niki Ren
Are you interested in giving your child the opportunity to learn Chinese language and culture in an outdoor hands-on environment? If so, this is the class for you. Chinese in the Garden provides a rich and authentic language environment where students hear and practice speaking Mandarin while engaging in thoughtful art, gardening and cooking activities. Our learning activities range from mung bean sprouting, growing seasonal vegetables that we can cook and taste together to creative art projects using what we find in nature. Students will gain familiarity and ability in hearing and speaking Mandarin. Writing practice is incorporated and adjusted based on individual children's level. Songs and games will be used throughout the program. All levels are welcome. We offer differentiated learning tools and hope to make learning Chinese a fun and meaningful experience that will inspire further interest in your child.
Available for grades: Kindergarten

Kinder Dancemakers:

2:15pm - 3:00pm
Kim Agnew
Let's move our bodies and create together! In this class dancers will create their own group choreography using the dance skills they bring to class as well as the many new skills they will learn in class. All movers and dancers, boys and girls are welcome to join. The dancers become a great team, trying each others ideas, seeing what their moves look like and most importantly, encouraging each other. The pride and joy that the collaborative group generates is something you will surely feel when you experience their performance at the end of each trimester.

Chinese in the Garden:

3:30pm - 4:15pm
Niki Ren
Are you interested in giving your child the opportunity to learn Chinese language and culture in an outdoor hands-on environment? If so, this is the class for you. Chinese in the Garden provides a rich and authentic language environment where students hear and practice speaking Mandarin while engaging in thoughtful art, gardening and cooking activities. Our learning activities range from mung bean sprouting, growing seasonal vegetables that we can cook and taste together to creative art projects using what we find in nature. Students will gain familiarity and ability in hearing and speaking Mandarin. Writing practice is incorporated and adjusted based on individual children's level. Songs and games will be used throughout the program. All levels are welcome. We offer differentiated learning tools and hope to make learning Chinese a fun and meaningful experience that will inspire further interest in your child.
Available for grade: 1st - 2nd

Idea Lab - Intro to Making:

3:30pm - 4:15pm
Debra Harper
A special class designed for young "makers." Following the engineering process, we'll design and build simple projects using basic carpentry tools (e.g. saws, drills, hammer, glue guns.) Students will have access to the "Makers wall" of materials and choose their own projects.
Available for grades: Kinder - 1st

Idea Lab - Making 2.0:

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Debra Harper
A special class designed for young "makers." Following the engineering process, we'll design and build simple projects using basic carpentry tools (e.g. saws, drills, hammer, glue guns.) Students will have access to the "Makers wall" of materials and choose their own projects.
Available for grades: 2nd - 5th

Dancemakers:

3:30pm - 4:15pm
Kim Agnew
Let's move our bodies and create together! In this class dancers will create their own group choreography using the dance skills they bring to class as well as the many new skills they will learn in class. All movers and dancers, boys and girls are welcome to join. The dancers become a great team, trying each others ideas, seeing what their moves look like and most importantly, encouraging each other. The pride and joy that the collaborative group generates is something you will surely feel when you experience their performance at the end of each trimester.
Available for grades: 1st - 5th


Friday Offerings

Groove Move Kids:

2:15pm - 3:00pm; 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Chelsea
Groove Move Kids, based in Berkeley, CA, was founded with one purpose--to encourage children to explore the simple joys and benefits of grooving and moving. Through our high energy and developmentally appropriate classes, we offer children early and broad exposure to creative movement, dance, and and basic gymnastics tumbling in a safe, compassionate, and non-competitive environment.
Developmentally appropriate activities, skills, and, choreography are new and exciting each week, although we do bring back favorites from time-to-time and build a progression of skills and choreography over the course of a program session! We select age appropriate music that children and parents can enjoy together--both classics and the latest and greatest hits.
Join us as we ribbon dance, crayon roll, cartwheel, bear walk, flamingo balance, and more!
Available for grades: Kindergarten; 1st - 3rd

Toyology:

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sarah's Science
Sarah's Science is bringing Toyology back to Head Royce this Spring with ALL NEW PROJECTS! New and returning students welcome! In these exciting hands-on science classes we will build a variety of toys and use them to demonstrate major scientific concepts such as energy, electricity, light, gravity, motion, friction, magnetism and simple machines. Each student will construct and take home a science toy in every class. Project highlights this Spring at Head Royce include: Tube Rocket, Light-up Idea Bot, Magic Moving Picture Tube, Topsy Turvy Top, and lots more! Space is limited.
Available for grades: 1st - 4th

Additional Enrichment Information

Pricing & Costs

Enrichment Class Cost for Plan Users (5pm or 6pm plan):

$265 per class per trimester

Enrichment Class Cost for Non-Plan Users:

$285 per class, per trimester

Swim Lessons:

Private Lessons - $250; Group Lessons - $215

Billing:

Enrichment classes are billed on a trimester basis through Active. For Enrichment classes, payment is due at the time of registration. Students who are enrolled in a class and remain in ASP after a class will be charged at a rate of $12.00 for the first hour. Students staying in ASP longer than one hour will be billed the daily drop-in rate of $30. There is no ASP drop-in charge prior to enrichment classes. ASP drop-in charges will be applied to your Active account at the end of each Trimester.

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons
2017-2018



Fall Swim Lessons: Monday, September 18th until Thursday, October 6th.
Spring Swim Lessons: Monday, May 14th until Thursday, May 31st.

Lessons are a half-hour, twice per week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) for for a total of 6 lessons.

Private lessons are $250 and group lessons are $215.

Every Friday during swim lessons is dedicated to free swim! If you'd like to sign your child up for any of our Free Swim Friday's please click this link.

Sample A Class Week

Sample-A-Class Week - During the week of Sept. 5th-8th, many enrichment class instructors offer sample classes free of charge for students to experience. A registration form will be sent out via e-lines.

Enrichment Logistics and Details

REGISTRATION/HOW TO REGISTER: Registration for ASP Plans and ASP Enrichment classes (private music and swim included) can be completed through our Active Camp and Class Software. You will automatically be creating an account with ACTIVE during the time of registration. Space permitting, students will be allowed to join a class in progress, but no proration will be granted.

ENROLLMENT: Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes are subject to cancellation if a minimum enrollment of six students per class is not met. You will need to re-register for classes every Trimester. If you do not re-register your child, we will assume you will be discontinuing the class.

CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS TO CLASSES: We ask that you make your selections carefully as staffing and enrollment goals are affected by changes. All changes must be made in writing (email) to Eben Dower at edower@headroyce.org. For any Trimester once the class is underway, no refunds will be issued for any reason.

Mikki Frazier
Director of Programs
(510) 531-1300 x2500

Liz Solis
Associate Director of Programs
Director, Heads Up Program
(510) 531-1300 x2437

Eben Dower
Associate Director of Programs
Director, After School Program

(510) 531-1300 x2333

Natalie Huaman
Programs Office Administrative Asst.
(510) 531-1300 x2301

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