2023-24 FALL Session
REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.
Confirmation and invoice emails will be sent out by Oct 2nd
Fall Classes Begin October 9 - December 15, 2023*
- Classes will run Mon-Thu 2:40-3:40p (unless noted otherwise)
- Note that some classes may begin later and end earlier depending on vendor schedules.
Stevens PTA is committed to making afterschool enrichment accessible to every student. Financial aid is available.
*No Classes November 20 - 24, 2023
3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Ocean Art with Willow - $225
Learn how to draw and paint ocean scenes and sea life both real and imagined. Draw a whale, paint an ocean sunset, sketch a seahorse, and imagine hybrid sea creatures. Be challenged and inspired to create ocean art while learning painting and drawing techniques. Students will vote as a class on which ocean creatures they will learn to draw. Instructed by artist, illustrator, and storyteller Willow Heath www.willowheath.com.
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Chess: Beginner - $245
This is a great class for absolute beginners who are starting at square one. In this class students will learn how the pieces move and capture and what is a checkmate. Instructor, Michael Adams specializes in working with our youngest students and giving them a great introduction to chess that lasts a lifetime.
2nd Grade - 5th Grade
Chess: Intermediate - $245
For students who already know the basics and are ready for the next step. Students with a little chess playing experience are invited to join other developing chess players in fun game play. Students will learn new chess ideas and steadily improve their decision-making skills. Students explore opening ideas, middle game tactics, and end game strategy in class through hands-on play. Students will be introduced to historically important games and given the opportunity to practice these observed strategies in their own games. Students are encouraged to practice their chess and participate in selected chess tournaments throughout the school year.
3rd Grade - 5th Grade
SCRATCH: GAME DEVELOPMENT - $225
Get ready to learn how to code and express your creativity! Using Scratch, a fun drag-and-drop coding tool, you will build exciting projects like games, animations, and interactive stories. If you’re just starting out, you’ll code your games with basic concepts, such as loops and variables. Returning students will move on to more interesting concepts like using special conditions and functions. Advanced students will explore advanced topics like game physics! So get ready to have a blast! **Students will be using their SPS issues iPads. More information to come**
More info https://www.codingwithkids.com/
Kindergarten - 1st Grade
ADVENTURES in STEM with LEGO - $190
*NOTE: CLASS RUNS 2:40 - 4:00PM
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects and use special pieces to create your own unique designs! Projects are rotated seasonally to ensure that both new and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system.
3rd Grade to 5th Grade
Dungeons & Dragons Student Club - 3:15PM - 4:30PM
Former Stevens’ alums and now Garfield High School 9th graders are back to bring their Dungeons and Dragons expertise and serve as campaign guides in an adventure filled game of storytelling, problem solving, and creativity. Stevens’ Librarian, Tanya Kamila, serves as Advisor.
Key to participating is a flexible schedule and/or Kids Club attendance as the meeting time requires returning to the school. DND club typically meets only for about 6 weeks and so ends earlier. Because of the timing with high school, students who would like to participate in the club would need to make arrangements to come back to the school at a later time from school end. This club DOES NOT meet right after school. Kids Club students would be dismissed back to KC at the end of the club meeting.
No prior experience necessary but come prepared to learn and participate in this popular role-playing, interactive game that has captured millions over the last 50+ years! A small fee may be charged for initial materials.
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
LITTLE CODERS: INTRO TO GAME DEVELOPMENT - $225
This class offers young children the perfect opportunity to develop their computational thinking skills and have a blast with their friends! The course is tailored for early readers and takes into consideration their cognitive abilities and attention span. Beginners learn essential coding concepts, such as Loops and Conditions. Returning students encounter new challenges. Projects include games, stories, and even animated characters. More Info: https://www.codingwithkids.com **Students will be using their SPS issued iPads
1st - 3rd Grade
STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO - $190
**NOTE: CLASS RUNS 2:40 - 4:00PM
STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO® Materials Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects. Projects are rotated seasonally to ensure that even returning students get a new experience, so join us to design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas