Morning Enrichment & After School Activities

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

Here’s a list of Activities For Spring 2020:
Ongoing and Back by popular demand – Chess Club, Busy Bees, Panda Programming, Spanish, and MSA Sports (Basketball, Soccer and Tennis), and Young Chefs

New Programs – Hands on Art! (6 weeks), Yoga (6 weeks), Robotics (7 weeks), Bubbles to Rainbows (S&E, 8 weeks) and Solarific (S&E, 8 weeks)

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 Introductory (Big Learning)
Let’s start speaking! A fun introduction to a new language where children learn and practice speaking with storytelling, puppets, songs, activities and games in a language immersion setting. Join us for our Spring Session story, The Little Red Hen or La Gallinita Roja!
Grade: K-1, Cost: $160 (Early Bird by 03-20-20, $150), Length: 8 weeks
Day: Wednesdays, Time: 8:15 am – 9:15 am
Start Date: 04-01-2020
To Register, click here!

Spanish Beginner (Big Learning)
Open a window to another culture, communicate in a new language, make discoveries! Build practical Spanish language skills in a fun immersion setting. Learn cultural notes, ask & answer questions, count, sing, compare, describe, identify, play lively games and activities – all en español! For both new beginners and continuing beginner students! Workbook included.
Grade: 2-5, Cost: $160 (Early Bird by 03-20-20, $150), Length: 8 weeks
Day: Wednesdays, Time: 8:15 am – 9:15 am
Start Date: 04-01-2020
To Register, click here!

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!

After School Activities

Silver Knights: Robotics
Students will collaborate and use digital technology to design ad build their own robot! They will also learn to use gears and pulleys to program robots that move, crank, spin ad communicate!
Grade: 1-5, Cost: $215 (Early Bird by 02-29-2020, $200), Length: 7 weeks
Day: Mondays, Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Spring Session – Start Date: 03-30-2020
To Register, click here!

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 02-29-2020, $215), Length: 8 weeks
Day: Wednesdays, Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Start Date: 04-01-2020
To Register, click here!

Hands on Art!
Children will explore and fall in love with the wonderful world of art! They will create their own art masterpieces using a variety of different techniques and mediums. Featured activities include: Stained Glass Cup melts, Kandinsky Art – concentric circles and watercolor circles, Matisse cut-outs and Abstract Contact Paper Art, and Go Green! Recyclable Art.
Grade: K-2, Cost: $160 (Early Bird by 02-29-2020, $145) , Length: 6 weeks
Day: Thursdays, Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Spring Session – Start Date: 04-02-2020
To Register, click here!

Bubbles to Rainbows (Big Learning)
Explore our very own star! How can we eat sunshine? How can you make ultraviolet beads change colors? What happens when bubbles heat up? How does a sundial work? Create your own sun print pictures with light sensitive paper. Find rainbows in your very own sun bouncer. Check out the heat keepers and what shadows tell us.
Grade: K-2, Cost: $159 (Early Bird by 03-20-20, $149), Length: 8 weeks
Day: Thursdays, Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Start Date: 04-16-2020
To Register, click here!

Solarific (Big Learning)
How can we use the sun to tell time and location? How can we use the sun to see how fast the earth spins? Can the sun make drinking water from the ocean? Prepare for star gazing with a constellation finder and luminosity tester. Fracture sunlight through a crystal and spectroscope. Create solar art with sun print paper and explore the world through your periscope.
Grade: 3-5, Cost: $159 (Early Bird by 03-20-20, $149), Length: 8 weeks
Day: Thursdays, Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Start Date: 04-16-2020
To Register, click here!

Shining Kids’ Yoga
Children develop strength, balance, and flexibility by learning basic yoga poses and breathing techniques! As they move though twists, turns, balances, and stretches, kids will build strength, body awareness and self confidence.
Grade: K-5, Cost: $160 (Early Bird by 02-29-2020, $145), Length: 6 weeks
Day: Fridays, Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Start Date: 04-03-2020
To Register, click here!