Enrichment

Monday Offerings - Trimester 3

Monday's
2/25/19 - 5/17/19



Kinder Art Box
Mondays, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Ms. 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: Kindergarten



Kinder Toyology
Mondays, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Sarah's Science

Thank you for bringing our Sarah's Science Toyology class back to Head Royce School this Trimester! We are excited to continue building and tinkering with our returning students and to welcome new Toyologists to our class! We are hands-on with science in these engineering and physics based classes as each student constructs and decorates a new toy each week. Students will test their toys in class and at home to illustrate concepts such as wiring and circuits, gravity, energy, friction, motion, sound, inertia, and electricity. Toys this Trimester will include our Thumbapult, Roll-Along Conducitivity Robot, Krazy Kaleidoscope, Rubber Band Powered Ladybug, and lots more! For more information please visit www.sarahscience.com/afterschool or call (510) 581-3739.
Available for grades: Kindergarten



Studio Art
Mondays, 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Ms. 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 - 5th




Beginning Chess
Mondays, 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Berkeley Chess

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



Toyology
Mondays, 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Sarah's Science

Thank you for bringing our Sarah's Science Toyology class back to Head Royce School this Trimester! We are excited to continue building and tinkering with our returning students and to welcome new Toyologists to our class! We are hands-on with science in these engineering and physics based classes as each student constructs and decorates a new toy each week. Students will test their toys in class and at home to illustrate concepts such as wiring and circuits, gravity, energy, friction, motion, sound, inertia, and electricity. Toys this Trimester will include our Thumbapult, Roll-Along Conducitivity Robot, Krazy Kaleidoscope, Rubber Band Powered Ladybug, and lots more! For more information please visit www.sarahscience.com/afterschool or call (510) 581-3739.
Available for grades: 1st - 4th





**NEW!** Writopia Lab
Mondays, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Writopia

Writopia Lab is coming to Head-Royce to run an after school Creative Writing Workshop for 3rd - 5th graders. In our workshops writers develop, write, and complete their own original short stories, poetry, plays, or graphic novels. During a term, writers will explore core elements of plot, key literary tools, and mechanics of a coherent story. Our goal-oriented method helps students set and achieve writing goals, and our commitment to developing a safe-space creates an inclusive environment that empowers young people to find their writing voices and to ultimately become confident, fluid writers. Fore more information, please visit writopialab.org. Workshops have a maximum of eight participants. Sessions are peppered with original and fun writing exercises, but focus primarily on writing--and completing--stories.
Available for grades: 3rd - 5th

Tuesday Offerings - Trimester 3

Tuesday's
2/26/19 - 5/17/19



Adventures for Kinder
Tuesdays, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Mr. Maimone

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



**NEW!**Acro Yoga for Kinder
Tuesdays, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Fitness in Transit

In our Kinder AcroYoga class, we will focus on learning yoga poses, breathing techniques, and beginner acro-balancing. Students will learn partner poses and develop teamwork and communication skills. In addition to yoga, our teacher will lead students through beginning acro-balancing and gymnastics, focusing on the improvement of flexibility, coordination, and general fitness. We will have so much fun in this class. Come and join us!!!
Available for grades: Kindergarten



Adventures with Maimone
Tuesdays, 3:25pm - 3:55pm
Mr. Maimone

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




**NEW!**Acro Yoga
Tuesdays, 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Fitness in Transit

Develop skills that go beyond yoga poses and breathing. AcroYoga focuses on the development of trust, teamwork, and communication skills through the use of gymnastics techniques. Come join the fun of combining acro-balancing and yoga. Acro-balancing will open a world of creative interaction between students. Skilled teachers will walk students through learning the roles in AcroYoga, which include the base and flyer. Yoga will touch on poses and centering through visualization. Our awesome instructor will also focus on improving flexibility, coordination, and general fitness in a non-competitive environment. We are so excited to bring this exciting form of movement to the students at Head Royce!!
Available for grades: 1st - 3rd


Adventures II
Tuesdays, 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Mr. Maimone

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



Math Circles
Tuesdays, 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Berkeley Math Circle

Do you love (or at least like) math? Are you interested in learning new math concepts, ideas, and ways of thinking not typically offered in the typical school curriculum? Have you ever wanted to be a part of UC Berkeley Math Circle, but couldn’t find time in your busy schedule or ride to the Berkeley campus? Then this class is for you as the Math Circle comes to Head-Royce. The class will be taught by Elena Blanter, the co-founder of the Math Circle Elementary at UC Berkeley and Stanford University and a mathematics teacher at the Math Taught the Right Way program at UC Berkeley. The class is 50 min long and is open to 4th and 5th graders.
Available for grades: 4th - 5th

Wednesday Offerings - Trimester 3

Wednesday's
2/27/19 - 5/17/19



Drawing & Cartooning for Kinder
Wednesdays, 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 Kinder
Wednesdays, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Ms. Sweet Pea (Perla Melendez)

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




Beginning Taekwondo
Wednesdays, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Master Han

Students will work towards improved coordination, respectful communication, and increased self-confidence. Our teaching style is based on positive motivation with individual attention. In each class, we practice meditation, stretching, warming up, and martial arts kicks or forms to help them master the basics. Above all, these classes are fun!
Available for grades: K - 2nd



Drawing & Cartooning
Wednesdays, 3:45pm - 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



Basketball with Coach Char
Wednesdays, 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Charmalya Presley

Participants enrolled into 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. I've been a head coach with the YMCA and West Oakland Middle School, and have been an assistant coach for the Head-Royce 6th grade boys team. I'm looking forward to getting out on the court with your kiddos!
Available for grades: 1st-5th

Edible Adventures
Wednesdays, 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Ms. Sweet Pea (Perla Yasmeen Melendez)

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





Vex Robotics for 5th - 8th
Wednesdays, 3:45pm - 4:30pm
HRS Robohawks

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 3

Thursday's
2/28/19 - 5/17/19




Dancemakers for Kinder
Thursdays, 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
Thursdays, 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: Kindergarten





**NEW!** K/1 Theatre & Storytelling
Thursdays, 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Andie Patterson

In this class, students will explore storytelling and play-making through movement, speech, and creative play. Performers will work collaboratively to create characters and tell stories from books and their own imaginations. We will use costumes and props to develop and expand our creativity.
Andie Patterson is an arts educator with ten years of K-12 teaching experience. She has a degree in educational theatre from NYU and works with an eye for differentiation and arts integration in the academic classroom. Currently, Andie teaches K-5 drama classes around the Bay Area (including at Head Royce) and performs on the weekends with the San Francisco Neofuturists.
Available for grades: Kindergarten - 1st




Makers Lab
Thursdays, 3:45pm - 4:30pm
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: 2nd - 5th


Dancemakers
Thursdays, 3:45pm - 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
Thursdays, 3:45pm - 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 - 5th

Friday Offerings - Trimester 3

Friday's
4/1/19 - 5/17/19





Kinder Groove Move Kids
Friday's, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
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



Young Makers
Fridays, 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Sam Anderson-Moxley

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: Kinder -1st




CodeFu: Minecraft Modding
Fridays, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
CodeFu

Codefu is excited to announce our 2nd - 5th MineCraft Modding Dojo! During this course, students will learn coding languages such as Python to Create, Design, & Code Mods for Minecraft that will be implemented in the game. It's going to be a blast!
A message from our instructor: "Hi my name is Kevin Butler and I really enjoy working with technology. I grew up in Oakland and go to Merritt College where i'm getting my AA in Computer Science then transferring to a 4-year university to get my bachelors. I spend my free time at the gym, hanging out with friends, or playing video games."
Available for grades: 2nd - 5th

Important Dates


  • January 21: Happy MLK Day. School is closed
  • February 1: Website Refreshed - Check out our enrichment offerings for Trimester 3!
  • February 8: Trimester III Registration opens
  • February 13: Trimester II Performances
  • February 18 - 22: President's Week Vacation. No ASP

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.