Enrichment Classes Fall 2016

Del Mar Pines offers an impressive variety of after school enrichment programs to accommodate busy parents’ schedules as well as curious students’ minds and imaginations.

Available classes range from athletic programs such as fencing, gymnastics, yoga, and dance to artistic and academic opportunities including woodworking, band, clay sculpture, STEM, art, sports & more. Class schedules change three times a year: fall, winter, and spring, allowing our students to experience multiple disciplines.

Mad Science – Science in Action (K – 3rd)
See Science in Action! During this exciting, hands-on Mad Science program, you’ll experiment with robots and discover the incredible things that robots can do! Explore the energy of motion and make your own “bugbot.” Experiment with force and gravity while learning about the science of sports. Take a tour of the animal kingdom and learn about habitats, anatomy and life cycles. Make your very own animal track! Mad Science Educator
Mondays: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. One-hour classes. Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7 & 14.

Grades K – 3.  The minimum enrollment for this class is 10.

$130 for 8 classes, includes all materials.

Fencing (4th – 6th)
The art of swordplay is highly regarded for its many benefits to both body and mind. It helps improve reaction time, dexterity, develops lightning speed and endurance. Brainpower counts for far more in fencing than in many other sports. Fencing encourages better posture, cardiovascular fitness, problem-solving skills, self-confidence and the basics of swordsmanship. Classes provide a low pressure and energized environment to allow these skills to grow. Team Touche Instructors.
Mondays: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. One-hour classes. Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7 & 14.

Grades 4 – 6.  The minimum enrollment for this class is 10.

$130 for 8 classes.

Chess Class (K – 6th)
International Chess Master Larry Evans and staff teach chess in over thirty schools throughout San Diego.  Children come from around the world over to study at their summer camps in Lake Arrowhead and Balboa Park.  This program utilizes positive reinforcement techniques such as prizes, trophies, interactive computer programs, and a giant chess set to make the learning experience fun and exciting.
Tuesdays: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.  One-hour classes. Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8 & 15.

Grades K – 6. The minimum enrollment is 5 for this class.

$145 for 9 classes.

Chinese (K – 3rd) & (4th – 6th)
Do you know that China is the most populous country in the world? Chines is the most widely spoken language in the world. Knowing Chinese will all students to compete effectively in the global economy of the future. Throughout the Chinese course, students are provided with numerous opportunities to engage in learning tasks for interpretive, interpersonal and presentational communication. The language and facilitate their mental development. A variety of activities will be used to make the learning age appropriate and hands-on. Instructional strategies will be introduced to guide the students to build a good foundation of how to understand, speak, read and write in Chinese characters. Students will also explore various aspects of Chinese culture that are related to the language under study. Learning Tree Instructor(s)
Tuesdays: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.  One-hour classes. Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8 & 15

Grades K – 3 & 4 – 6. The minimum enrollment is 5 for each class.

$145 for 9 classes.

Paul Effman Music Service (1st – 6th)
Del Mar Pines Band

The Band Program is offered to students, with or without experience, in grades 1 – 6.

All Band questions go directly to Andrew Elstob, Band Leader 858.243.2555 andyelstob@gmail.com

**This is an ongoing Wednesday class.  It will continue through the end of the school year**
e3Young Engineers (1st –4th)
Through the use of intriguing stories, exciting experiments and building originally designed LEGO models that illustrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematic (STEAM) subjects, your child will have fun enriching their world in the STEAM fields while developing fine motor, visual-spatial and social skills using motorized Lego. E3Young Engineers Instructor
Wednesdays: 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. 1¼ hour classes. Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, & 16.

$165 for 9 classes.

Comedy/Improv (4th – 6th)
Think you’re funny? This class introduces students to the fun of improvisation for the stage. Explore the world of acting, while learning the building blocks of comedy and improve. We will explore different ways to create characters and use our sense of humor to unlock the comedy in any situation. A super fun class where anything is possible! Instructor: Skyler Sullivan, North Coast Rep. ssullivan@diversionary.org
Wednesdays: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. One-hour classes. Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16.

$145 for 9 classes.

Super Soccer Stars (K – 3rd)
At Super Soccer Stars, the soccer ball is used as the vehicle to help children not only improve their soccer skills, but also to develop self-confidence, improve gross motor skills, and hone socialization skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.

Minimum number of students is 6. The maximum number of students is 16. The Super Soccer Stars staff is professionally trained and qualified, holding USSF or NSCAA Youth soccer licenses.  Super Soccer Coaches

Thursdays  3:15 – 4:15 p.m. One-hour classes. Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10 &17

$145 for 9 classes.

Code Academy (3rd – 6th)
Want to learn how to make video games? Join us in Code Academy! In this course we will use a variety of platforms including: Code.org, Codecademy, Scratch, and Google’s Made w/Code to explore computer programming. We will learn how to use code to develop websites, solve problems, make artwork and music, and design games and stories that students can share.

Computer science opens more doors for students than any other discipline in today’s world. Learning even the basics will help students in virtually any career and will help them excel in our rapidly changing world.

Coding languages covered will include HTML and JavaScript. This is a beginner-midlevel programming course and no prior programming experience is necessary. Taught by our very own Veronica Scott.

Thursdays: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. One-hour classes. Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17

$145 for 9 classes.

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