Enrichment

Monday Offerings - Trimester 2

KINDER HOUR:

Kinder Art Box:

2:15-3:00pm
Jenai Driscoll
Young artists will experiment with a new medium. Draw, paint and sculpt little masterpieces and learn different ways to express themselves, as well as learn how a variety of materials work. The masters will be our inspiration. Media include pastel, watercolor, clay, mixed media, printmaking, collage, and paper mache.
Available for grades: Kinder

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Studio Art with Jenai:

3:45pm - 4:30pm
Jenai Driscoll
Students will learn realistic drawing and painting skills as well as clay sculpture. Curriculum and mediums used are varied to develop a myriad of skills. This fine art class offers art instruction that goes far beyond cut and paste, and arts & crafts. It teaches students to "see" lines, shapes, color and tones in objects and in life to understand the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Creating,Still-life’s, Figure drawing, Portraiture, Landscapes, Realistic animals, Clay Sculpture, using Acrylic, pastel, Colored pencil, watercolor, Pen & ink,Charcoal, clay, and paper mache.
Available for grades: 1st - 3rd

Beginning Chess:

3:45 - 4:45pm
Berkeley Chess School

This beginning Chess class will focus on the basics to start. Students will be introduced to some basic variants/versions of chess like "Farmer & the Piggies" and "Pawn Wars" to help develop an understanding of individual pieces. We will progress to basic tactics and short games. The beginner class will be well-suited for students completely new to chess, and those who may have been introduced to the game already, but are unsure of some of the rules.
Andrew has competed in well over 100 official "rated" tournaments to date, winning or placing in the top spots on many occasions at various rating categories up through "A" level. Andrew is a USCF-certified Tournament Director (TD), and currently serves as the Chief TD for the BFN program at BCS.
Available for grades: K - 4th

Tuesday Offerings - Trimester 2

KINDER HOUR:

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

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Adventures 1:

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

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Adventures II: 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


Wednesday Offerings - Trimester 2

KINDER HOUR:

Drawing & Cartooning for K + Sequoia:

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: K + Sequoia

Edible Adventures for K + Sequoia:

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: K + Sequoia

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Drawing & Cartooning:

3:45 - 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:

3:45pm - 4:30pm
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: 1st - 5th

*NEW* Girls Basketball:

3:45 - 4:30pm
Coach Char
Participants enrolled into Girls Basketball will learn the fundamentals of passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, defense, and footwork through structure play and drills. Participants will also learn to play together and build positive relationships amongst each other.
I've shared a love for basketball since youth. Basketball has always been in my life from me watching, playing, and coaching. I've played basketball in High School, college, and I currently still play as an adult. My experience coaching has always been exciting, from coaching 4-7 year olds, to middle school girls, and middle school boys.
Available for grades: 1st-5th

Vex Robotics for 5th-8th:

3:30 - 4:45pm
Curious about robotics, computer science, or engineering?

Learn to build and program robots to compete in exciting battles such as: Robot Sumo, King of the Hill, Capture the Flag and Knock Out. We will use VEX EDR, an integrated system of motors, wheels, metal and sensors. Programming will be in easyC. While building robots, students will also build life skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking. Instruction will be tailored to the experience level of the students. Mature fifth graders are welcomed.Returning students will have an opportunity to build on what they have learned and take on new challenges including catapults, fly wheels, and autonomous programming.The class is taught by members of the award-winning HRS Robohawks, who compete at the VEX World Championships year after year.
Note: This class is 75 minutes long to allow for in-depth building and programming at each session. All equipment will be provided and there will be a $25 supplemental materials fee per student.
Available for grades: 5th - 8th


Thursday Offerings - Trimester 2

KINDER HOUR:

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.
Available for grades: Kindergarten

Chinese in the Garden for Kinder:

2:15pm - 3:00pm
Niki Ren
Children will learn Mandarin organically through the authentic experience of hearing and practicing speaking Chinese while engaging in thoughtful art, gardening and cooking explorations. Learning activities may range from growing seasonal vegetables from seeds or seedlings that we can harvest and taste together and doing creative art and craft projects using treasures we find in nature. Writing practice is incorporated and adjusted based on individual interest and ability. Songs and games will be enjoyed throughout the program. Cultural experiences are celebrated throughout the year.All levels are welcome. We honor and respect the uniqueness of each child, as we work to discover and celebrate the similar magic and diversity in nature. Through our explorations, we hope to build and deepen your child's love for the natural world, as well as their knowledge and comfort with Chinese. For more information about the program and instructor, please visit www.chineseinthegarden.com
Available for grades: K

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Dancemakers:

3:45 - 4:30pm
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

Chinese in the Garden:

3:45 - 4:30pm
Niki Ren
Children will learn Mandarin organically through the authentic experience of hearing and practicing speaking Chinese while engaging in thoughtful art, gardening and cooking explorations. Learning activities may range from growing seasonal vegetables from seeds or seedlings that we can harvest and taste together and doing creative art and craft projects using treasures we find in nature. Writing practice is incorporated and adjusted based on individual interest and ability. Songs and games will be enjoyed throughout the program. Cultural experiences are celebrated throughout the year.All levels are welcome. We honor and respect the uniqueness of each child, as we work to discover and celebrate the similar magic and diversity in nature. Through our explorations, we hope to build and deepen your child's love for the natural world, as well as their knowledge and comfort with Chinese. For more information about the program and instructor, please visit www.chineseinthegarden.com
Available for grades: 1st - 3rd

Young Makers:

3:45 - 4:45pm
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 also complete one or more STEM challenges – eg. working together to build tall towers or problem solving to save a “stuffy” from imminent danger.This class will focus on group projects and challenges while giving students flexibility in personal design.
Students will have access to the "Makers wall" of materials and choose their own projects.
Available for grades: K-1st

Friday Offerings - Trimester 2

Kinder Groove Move Kids:

2:15 - 3:00pm
Chelsea Kasai - Groove Move Kids
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

Important Dates

  • December 2nd: Last day to register for ASP Trimester 2 classes.
  • December 7th: Drop in billing will be added to your Active account.
  • December 21: Holiday Program. No ASP!
  • December 21 - January 4: Winter Break
  • January 7: School resumes. ASP open!
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Registration 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. 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. 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