Morning Enrichment & After School Activities

Committee Chair: Dipesha Shah
Email: afterschoolactivities@diamondespta.org

Here’s a list of Activities For Winter 2019:
Back by popular demand – Chess Club, Busy Bees, Panda Programming, Spanish, Chinese, and MSA Sports (Basketball, Soccer and Tennis)

New Programs – Young Chefs, Robotics, Yoga, Karate, Incredible Forces (Science & Engineering) and Gadgets and Gizmos (Science & Engineering)

Sign up directly with the program providers.
First Come First Serve!!
Program Descriptions and Registration links/forms are provided below!

Morning Enrichment

Chess Club
C&O Family Chess Center offers unique programs aimed at nurturing a love of the game of chess and offering students and families the means to develop their skills to the highest levels. Parents are as essential as coaches by encouraging students to practice regularly on Chess.com and come to class on time and prepared. We will create a free ‘Chess.com’ account for each new student when they are ready. Parents must ‘activate’ the account using their club-contact E-mail once it has been created. This ‘between classes’ portion of the club is essential for the full benefit of our program.
Grade: K-5, Cost: $160, Length: 12 weeks
Day: Mondays, Time: 8 am – 9 am
Start Date: 09-23-2019
To register, click here and search for C&O Chess OR use the registration form below:

Spanish Intermediate & Advanced (Big Learning)
Gain confidence in speaking and comprehension and begin to read and write in your new language! Build on what you’ve already learned and explore new concepts, vocabulary and expressions with fun, new topics like telling time, wild animals, lunch & snack, after school fun, prepositions, and the house! Play lively team games, practice tongue twisters, write and present your autobiography, visit the zoo, be the class “newscaster”, order from a menu, share your dream room design, and more!
Grade: 3-5, Cost: $499 (Register before 09-20 to receive $10 off)
Length: Full Year Program, 24 weeks
Day: Wednesdays, Time: 8:15 am – 9:15 am
Start Date: 10-04-2019
NOTE: Intermediate/Advanced level is designed for more than one year of participation.
To Register, click here!

Robotics (Creative Enrichment)
In Robotics: LEGO WeDo 2.0, the curriculum encourages students to collaborate and share their discoveries as they build, program, and modify projects. Students collaborate and use digital technology to design and build their own robots. Robots are operated by a tablet and include a SmartHub, motor, and sensors. Students learn to use gears and pulleys to program robots that move, crank, spin, and communicate!
Grade: 1-5, Cost: $220 (Early Bird by 12-06-2019, $205), Length: 7 weeks
Day: Tuesdays, Time: 8 am – 9 am
Start Date: 01-07-2020
To Register, click here!

After School Activities

Busy Bees: Funky Art From Around the World
Please join us for Funky Art From Around the World at Diamond Elementary School! We will learn all about African Art. Clay pots, drums, and tribal art will be explored. Improve your child’s fine motor skills while having fun and creating amazing projects!
Grade: K-5, Cost: $140, Length: 8 weeks
Day: Tuesdays, Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Fall Session – Start Date: 11-26-2019
Winter Session – Start Date: 02-04-2020
Spring Session – Start Date: 04-14-2020
To Register, click here!

Panda Programming
Learn to DESIGN and PROGRAM customized animations, educational applications, and computer games. No previous coding experience is required and each student is provided with their own computer for use during the class.
Grade: K-5, Cost: $219
Day: Wednesdays, Time: 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
To Register, click here!

Indoor Basketball (MSA)
Grade: K-5, Day: Tuesdays, Time: 3:50 pm – 5:00 pm
Fall Session – Start Date: 12-03-2019, Cost: $115, Length: 6 weeks
Winter Session – Start Date: 02-18-2020, Cost: $130, Length: 7 weeks
To Register, click here!

Indoor Soccer (MSA)
Grade: K-5, Day: Wednesdays, Time: 3:50 pm – 5:00 pm
Fall Session – Start Date: 12-04-2019, Cost: $120, Length: 6 weeks
Winter Session – Start Date: 02-19-2020, Cost: $135, Length: 7 weeks
To Register, click here!

Indoor Tennis (MSA)
Grade: K-5, Day: Thursdays, Time: 3:50 pm – 5:00 pm
Fall Session – Start Date: 12-05-2019, Cost: $155, Length: 7 weeks
Winter Session – Start Date: 02-20-2020, Cost: $155, Length: 7 weeks
To Register, click here!

Young Chefs (Creative Enrichment)
Young Chefs, brought to you by Creative Enrichment, provides a unique interactive cooking experience for students grades K-5th grade. Young Chefs teaches children the joys of cooking, basic cooking ingredients, nutrition, and the accomplishment of creation. Our Young Chefs will work together to prepare fun, delicious, nut-free recipes. We explore how chefs use math, science, creative art, history, language arts to create the food we eat. At the end of the cooking program, each child will go home with a Young Chef’s Recipe Book, featuring all the scrumptious recipes we prepared in class.
Grade: K-5, Cost: $225 (Early Bird by 12-06-2019, $215), Length: 8 weeks
Day: Wednesdays, Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Start Date: 01-08-2020
To Register, click here!

Kyle’s Karate (Creative Enrichment)
Kyle’s Karate is a children’s martial arts program that combines exciting instruction with practical, effective techniques! Teaching kicks, punches, stances and blocks, Kyle’s Karate will develop your child’s coordination and concentration. Your child will learn about Stranger-Danger and how to stop bullies. Discipline and respect are an integral part of this class. All techniques are practiced on safe equipment held by the instructor. Your child will gain confidence in themselves and their ability to succeed while earning merit awards in class.
Grade: K-5, Cost: $200 (Early Bird by 12-06-2019, $185), Length: 8 weeks
Day: Thursdays, Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Start Date: 01-09-2020
To Register, click here!

Shining Kids’ Yoga (Creative Enrichment)
Yoga is an ancient healing practice known to calm the body, mind, and emotions. In this playful yoga class designed especially for elementary aged-children, children will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and give children the tools to manage stress in their daily lives.  Games, stories, and music will be incorporated into this fun, non-competitive class.  Each class ends with a period of relaxation and aromatherapy. Children should bring their own yoga mat to class.
Grade: K-5, Cost: $158 (Early Bird by 12-06-2019, $143), Length: 6 weeks
Day: Fridays, Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Start Date: 01-10-2020
To Register, click here!

Incredible Forces (Big Learning)
What does friction have to do with a rolling YoYo? How do wheels and axles work together? How does the size of a wheel change the distance it covers? What can you move with a pulley? Make a circuit bug out of a clothespin and learn how a Bristle Bot moves?
Grade: K-2, Cost: $159, Length: 8 weeks
Day: Thursdays, Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Start Date: 01-09-2020
To Register, click here!

Gadgets & Gizmos (Big Learning)
Be an inventor! Make your own electric PlayDoh. Build a battery out of pennies and lemon juice, make a microphone out of a matchbox and paint, and construct a steady hand tester. Try your hand at copper plating and a device that looks as if it’s defying gravity. Explore Bristle Bots and Color Bots.
Grade: 3-5, Cost: $159, Length: 8 weeks
Day: Thursdays, Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Start Date: 01-09-2019
To Register, click here!

Chinese Beginner (Big Learning)
Open a window to another culture, communicate and make discoveries! Children learn to speak Chinese in a fun, informal language immersion setting and build practical language skills with friends through interactive games, activities, classroom routines, songs and a workbook. Explore cultural notes, customs, traditions and favorite beginner topics including families, pets, body parts, colors, counting, directions, weather, birthday, farm, sports & hobbies, breakfast, Lunar New Year and more!
Grade: 2-5 (no prerequisite), Cost: $229, Length: 12 weeks
Day: Mondays, Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Start Date: 10-07-2019
To Register, click here!