Enrichment Programs

WESTSIDE SCHOOL'S ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS ARE BUILT ON A GROWING BODY OF RESEARCH THAT SHOWS PROGRAM QUALITY MATTERS WHEN IT COMES TO POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN. 

When we say quality, we mean the skills, knowledge and tools necessary to engage more actively and to interact intentionally with our students. Quality programs offer a variety of activities that are active, developmentally appropriate, and culturally sensitive. They enrich the physical, social, emotional, and creative development of all participants

Westside School offers Enrichment classes right in your child’s school! Enrichment classes include a wide variety of engaging activities like cooking, music, robotics, chess, sports, S.T.E.M, and more. Our Enrichment classes are taught by qualified instructors and are designed to encourage your child’s curiosity while he or she learns new skills, gets creative, and makes new friends. There are two Enrichment classes offered on each day, giving you flexibility to choose a schedule that works best for your family.

For more information or questions regarding our Enrichment Classes and Extended Day Programs, contact deandraj@westsideschool.org.

Fall 2018 Enrichment Class Catalog

Monday

Art Club: 5th-8th Grade

3:45-5:00pm. 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
Cost: $ 120   Cost with EDP contract: $90

Is creativity your thing? Are you obsessed with that one particular pencil with the razor tip? Always wanted to get your hands on a piece of clay? Want to try printmaking on a t-shirt? Drawn to designing new fonts for posters or helping create a more art-filled school atmosphere? Or do you want to zone out into your own art flow for an hour and a half? Join the MS Art Club! Please contact annafs@westsideschool.org if the cost is a financial burden for your family and we can work with you!
 

Chess Wizards: 1st-5th Grade

4:00-5:00pm. 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
Cost: $ 171   Cost with EDP contract: $129

Your brain is your SUPERPOWER. Are you ready to use it? In Chess Wizards you’ll find challenging chess lessons, exciting tournaments, fun team activities, and more! If you’re brand new to the game, we’ll teach you the basics and get you playing with the big kids in no time. If you’re a seasoned checkmate artist, we’ll show you new ways to let your creativity loose on and off the chess board. Whether you have been playing chess for your entire life and want to improve, are brand new to the game, or you just want to have a fun experience with your friends then Chess Wizards is for you.
 

Acoustic Rock Band: K-2nd Grade

4:00-5:30pm. 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
Cost: $ 120  Cost with EDP contract: $90

Acoustic Rock Band is ideal for beginning and intermediate students to collaborate in a potentially smaller setting and more focused atmosphere. Students will move quickly from establishing common musical ideas to arranging a set of arranged songs, which can be covers, originals or a mix. Listening to fellow bandmates, more creative part-writing, song structure, stylistic considerations and more will be taken into account.
 

Ultimate Sports: 3rd-5th Grade

4:00-5:30pm. 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
Cost: $120   Cost with EDP contract: $90 

Lets get active! This class offers a variety of sports from ultimate basketball, handball, flag football, floor hockey, and futsal. We’ll also play dodgeball, cooperative games, relay games, and tag games. Kids will learn skill building, technique and how to safely play. During this enrichment students will learn the basic and fundamentals of each sport.

Tuesday

Trendy Crafts: K-5th Grade

4:00-5:00pm. 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13
Cost: $ 193  Cost with EDP contract: $145

All children are natural born artists– Picasso started painting when he was only seven-years-old! Creating art helps kids learn more about themselves and the world we live in. This fall, “Decorate Your Space" with Trendy Crafts is a perfect match for the transition back to school. Projects this fall include a mixed media canvas featuring your state, blinged out Wish Tin, and our trendy tissue dot desk organizer. 
 

World Drumming: K-5th Grade

4:00-5:00pm. 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13
Cost: $145  Cost with EDP contract: $109

We all have rhythm! Come learn how to play and listen to a variety of hand percussion instruments, congas, djembes, shakers, maracas, cowbells and probably some percussion instruments that will be new to you. This class will be on hand for your enjoyment. Participants will learn various rhythmic patterns from African and Latin cultures.
 

Child2Chef Baking 101: 1st-5th Grade

4:00-5:30pm. 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13
Cost: $120  Cost with EDP contract: $90

Basic baking recipes with fun twist. Easy, simple, safe, and lots of fun. We will be mixing, folding, and creating fun stuff for you to easily pick up and try at home. We’ll be learning temperatures, oven times, and some science behind baking. We will be working on a variety of baked desserts from muffins to apple pie enchiladas. Each child will have an apron to use while in the class. At the end, each student will receive a certificate of completion.

Wednesday

Ultimate Sports: K-2nd Grade

4:00-5:30pm. 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14
Cost: $ 120   Cost with EDP contract: $ 90

Lets get active! This class offers a variety of sports from ultimate basketball, handball, flag football, floor hockey, and futsal. We’ll also play dodgeball, cooperative games, relay games, and tag games. Kids will learn skill building, technique and how to safely play. During this enrichment students will learn the basic and fundamentals of each sport.
 

Song Writing: 3rd-6th Grade

4:00-5:30p. 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14
Cost: $ 120   Cost with EDP contract: $90

This class offers a unique creative outlet for a wide age-range and augments their understanding of words, metaphor, and image. Emulating past examples and working on songs of a variety of focuses (story songs, personal songs, folk songs, humorous songs, parodies, and more) students will leave with a richer understanding of the traditions that make a song come to be, as well as the particulars that make their own songs unique.

Thursday

Coding With Kids: 1st-4th Grade

4:00-5:00pm. 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15
Cost: $ 227  Cost with EDP contract: $170

Do you play games and wonder how they are created? Would you like to build your own computer programs? Come learn how at the Coding with Kids Academy! In this fun after-school class, you will be introduced to the core concepts of computer programming, including loops, conditionals and variables. Using the Scratch development environment, you will learn how to create your own programs, such as simple games, animations, and interactive stories.
 

Robotics (First Lego League): K-5th Grade

4:00-5:00pm. 9/27, 10/4, 10/11,10/18 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15
Cost: $120   Cost with EDP contract: $90

Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams (up to 10 members) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® and compete on a table-top playing field

Friday

Cooking 101: 1st-5th Grade

4:00-5:30pm. 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 11/9, 11/16
Cost: $ 120   Cost with EDP contract : $90

Inspiring youth through culinary arts and education is our goal. We will be learning sanitation, proper storage, heating and cooling conditions. We will work on recipes that are easy for a 6-year-old and unique enough for a 16-year-old. They will receive fun worksheets pertaining to what we are cooking that day and we will discuss fun food facts. Everyone will get to try the food we create, so they can take the experience with them forever. We will be providing aprons for the classes and each student will receive a certificate of completion at the end.
 

The Art Of Doodling for Relaxation: K-5th Grade

4:00-5:00pm. 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 11/9, 11/16
Cost: $ 120   Cost with EDP contract :$90

Each session students will learn 4 new doodling techniques based off of the Zen doodle style to create beautiful works of art. Based on their comfort, students can then take the concepts learned and incorporate them into their own designs, or work on filling in spaces created for them.