AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT

As part of our commitment to expanding the educational and social opportunities available to students, our after school offerings
provide options for students to flourish beyond the school day. Two programs are available to meet these needs.

AFTER CARE PROGRAM – Register here
After Care is a safe and nurturing program for all grade levels beginning daily at 3:30 p.m.* through 5:30 p.m. No organized lessons are taught and children are supervised by our after care supervisor. The children play in the courtyard where they can choose handball, basketball, or whatever free play they desire. At 4:30p.m., students are encouraged to start their homework, draw, play board games or read until pick-up.

Students can attend After Care before or after tutoring, or following an enrichment class. The cost for After Care is $10 per hour.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: ROOTS AND WINGS ENRICHMENT CLASSES – Register here
Roots & Wings enrichment classes expose students to new skills and activities in a fun and supportive environment after school. This year, we have secured some of the city’s finest local artists, teachers, and technology experts to facilitate classes for our young learners. Students can register for the athletic teams through the Roots and Wings class registration form.

For the Grade 4 Boys Basketball athlete agreement form, click here>

For the Grade 5/6 Boys Basketball athlete agreement form, click here>

2016-2017 ROOTS AND WINGS ENRICHMENT SCHEDULE:

Cooking Around The World Grades K-6 | Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Kids will learn to cook Asian cuisine in this fun, hands-on cooking class. Our Chef Teacher will take kids on a culinary journey through Japan, China and Thailand as we combine food, culture and science. Our goal is to teach kids to expand their palates, try new foods and learn a variety of fast, easy recipes they can make at home. Includes a full-color cookbook featuring all of the recipes

Minecraft – Grades 4-6 | Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

We are pleased to offer an all-new Minecraft class for 4th – 6th grade. This class will feature building challenges, social games, collaborative activities, and group problem-solving. We are continuing to partner with Mimi Ito, Ph.D., Research Director of the Digital Media and Learning Hub, University of California, Irvine to bring this unique opportunity to Seven Arrows students. Through this collaboration, we will feature safe counselor-moderated play and learning challenges. The moderation will be provided by specially trained USC and UCI counselors (virtually) and Sara Kaviar (on site).

Dancing Arrows* – Grades 3-6 | Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The Dancing Arrows are back for their tenth year! The Dancing Arrows Ensemble is an exciting performance dance troupe that will perform for various festivals, community events, and an end of year recital. Commitment is key for the success of this program. Choreography will be suitable for our boys as well, so boys: don’t be shy! Instructed by Seven Arrows alumni parent Elsa Chahin, founder and director of Dancing Arrows. *Dancing Arrows will run from January 9 – February 2.

Star Wars Claymation Galaxy – Grades 1-6 | Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Are you fascinated by the story & characters of the Star Wars movies? In this creative class, students will get to design and build their own unique aliens, Jedi Knights, Sith lords, or anything their imagination can think of. Once the characters are complete, Students will utilize iPods to bring their masterpieces to life using the art of stop-motion-animation. After the filming is complete, they will choose their music and supply the voice-over. All projects will be available to view and download.

Soccer – Grades K-3 | Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

This class will teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class. Our specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun. Classes will take place at Palisades Park, weather permitting.

Fly with Us at K Studios – Grades K-6 | Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Come FLY with us! Children gain enhanced concentration, flexibility, body awareness, and overall well-being. This super-fun style of fitness will create a social community with their aerial peers, all while benefitting from a boost in confidence, better balance, and added sense of courage and strength. Classes will take place at K Studios on Sunset Boulevard.

Dancing Arrows* – Grades 1-2 | Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The Dancing Arrows are back for their tenth year! The Dancing Arrows Ensemble is an exciting performance dance troupe that will perform for various festivals, community events, and an end of year recital. Commitment is key for the success of this program. Choreography will be suitable for our boys as well, so boys: don’t be shy! Instructed by Seven Arrows alumni parent Elsa Chahin, founder and director of Dancing Arrows. *Dancing Arrows will run from January 9 – February 2.

Science Explosion – Grades K-6 | Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Science can be so much fun! We teach inquiry-based exploration with hands-on materials as students learn to become critical thinkers. Kids won’t be bored for a minute with the wide range of science they will experience during the session. Color changing beads, density columns, ice cube ropes, and so much more!

Little Yellow House Art: Ceramics – Grades K-6 | Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Whether it’s your first time, or you have taken the class before, come get your hands dirty while having fun and learning about the art and craft of clay. Little Yellow House Art taught by Stefanie Templeton, is bringing a unique pottery program offering a total hands-on experience for the students of Seven Arrows. A wide variety of hand building clay techniques will be taught and clay will be fired in a kiln off site. Projects from prior classes this year will not be repeated.

Lego Robotics – Grades 1-6 | Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Get ready for robotics! The lego robotics program takes students through a science-filled adventure building and programming awesome robots that crawl, drive, launch, race and much more! This session features all NEW robots including a Rattlesnake Bot that has ultrasonic sensors to detect movement as well as an Inch Worm Bot that uses motors to crawl through the desert terrain. Plus our Lego Robotics experts (aka Commanders) make class EXTRA fun by engaging students in an action-packed secret agent storyline through Asia.

Movie Making: Marvel vs. DC – Grades 1-6 | Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Do you like Captain America, Black Widow, Spiderman, and Hulk? or do you prefer Superman, Batman, Flash, or Wonder Woman? We want to know who is better! Join this classic mash-up class where students will create and animate their own super hero movies using the art of stop-motion animation. The class starts with creating your own Marvel or DC hero or super villain. Students will then create the stories, film the movie, and become the voices for all the characters. By the end of class, you will have created your own animated super hero movie as well as answer the question of which universe is better – Marvel or DC. All movies will be available to view and download.

Chess – Grades 1-6 | Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Checkmate! Through this class and the game of chess, students will develop their analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills under the guidance of a chess Olympian. Students can participate in an end of session tournament with classmates where trophies, ribbons, and prizes are handed out based on tournament participation. This class is great for all levels of experience while being fun and educational!

Seven Arrows Children’s Choir – Grades 4-6 | Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The goal of the Seven Arrows Children’s Choir is to inspire students to develop a lifelong love of music, to experience the joys and magic of ensemble singing, and to provide them with opportunities to grow as young musicians through multiple performances within the school community and beyond. Choir members will learn the fundamental skills of music and singing within an ensemble including 2- and 3-part singing, partner songs, precise pitch matching, singing with precise intonation and rhythm, optimal posture and breathing techniques, developing a legato tone, proper projection, clear diction, singing on the vowel, resonance, musical phrasing, dynamics and blending within an ensemble. Choir members will learn how to work together as a team, to follow the conductor and sing with precise entrances and cut-offs. Repertoire will include a wide variety of genres and styles of music, standard literature and folk music from around the world.

Homework Club – Grades 3-6 | Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, students in 3rd through 6th grades are invited to attend an one hour homework club guided by a knowledgeable teacher. This club, just like aftercare, is $10 per hour and students are welcome to sign up to attend for one day, two days, or all three days. Register for Homework Club here >