Registration will start Friday, April 1 by 7 am. Please email the provider with specific questions on classes. Email After-school coordinators with general questions about classes. (Please don’t ask the office staff!)
Spring classes run April 18-June 8 (No classes on Thursday, May 10)
General information on after-school classes.
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Debateable – Space available!
Come have fun debating with friends on topics like Space Exploration, Homework, Zoos, and more! Hone your persuasive argument, public speaking, empathy, and teamwork skills. DebateAble is the only after school Debate Club for 4th and 5th graders – no experience necessary. Debate Club meetings are full of games and other activities that help students learn to formulate and present arguments, as well as listen, understand, and respond to the arguments of others. Elisha Nottingham, who is also an Occupational Therapist at View Ridge and a debate aficionado, will lead the class.
1-on-1 **Hip Hop** for Boys and Girls
Make your move with One on One at View Ridge Elementary as we explore the world of jazz dance. We will learn various individual moves each week as we build strength, flexibility and coordination through creative dance. We will learn how to function in a cohesive group and work together towards our final goal of performing for family at the final session! Please note the registration is through One-on-One Baseketball, but rest assured that it’s a dance class! Please note: this was originally listed as Jazz Dance, but it will be a Hip Hop class.
1-on-1 Basketball for Boys and Girls
Mondays: Grades K-1 Cost: $90
Thursdays: Grades: 2-5 Cost: $100
Join One on One Basketball at View Ridge Elementary for After School Hoops®, an ideal introduction to the most dynamic sport in the world. Our instructors will not only teach your child athletic fundamentals through progressive drills, engaging cardio and fun competitions, but we will use these fundamentals as a platform to teach life-skill lessons that reinforce positive attitudes about effort, respect, cooperation and self-control. Whether your child is a beginner or one of the strongest players on their basketball team, After School Hoops® makes three guarantees: your child will learn, sweat and have fun!
French through Polly glots – delayed
Join us for an immersive French enrichment class. We help kids become better learners and global citizens through foreign language education. The classes are interactive, lead by native French speakers eager to share their native tongue and culture… Students may sing, play games, listen to stories and create art projects around a target theme in the target language….
It is never to late to start learning a new language….
ZUMBA through Polly glots (delayed)
Jam out and dance…
always to music from top charts and from around the world with age appropriate, easy to learn dance steps….
Zumba Kids help develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporates fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun.
Classes incorporate key development elements like leadership, respect, teamwork, confidence, self- esteem, memory,creativity,coordination,strength and cultural awareness….
Nature Writing – canceled
During this fun-filled course, we’ll explore the outdoors and let nature inspire our writing. Through games and engaging activities, students will learn the key elements of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction as they write stories and poems about the animals and plants they find through their daily hikes. Students will leave with a bound book of their creative work and other pages devoted to their outdoor discoveries.
Creative with Clay
Note: This class was going to be canceled, but it’s back on the books! Kids will get to create charms, paperweights to small trinket dishes. They even get to paint their creations! Learning through play is the ultimate the goal for this class. The possibilities are endless.
Chess4Life is committed to bringing an excellent program with a positive learning environment to View Ridge. Chess study has shown to increase math skills, concentration, memory, and self-confidence. Classes are tailored to the level of competency exhibited among the students. All students, of any skill level, are welcome. T-shirts included for all students.
Bricks4Kidz – Space Available
Shiver me timbers as we explore the popular culture behind the life of a pirate using LEGO bricks. Build a motorized pirate ship, a capstan, a helm and an anchor, as we batten down the hatches and prepare for mutiny. Protect the hands on deck by building a launching trebuchet. Beware me mateys, if it’s too late, you must abandon ship and build a rowboat to escape. Anchors aweigh!
Students are invited to learn a skill they will use for a lifetime and a hobby they will forever enjoy…sewing! No experience necessary for boys and girls to learn the basics and beyond. Beginning students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while the more experienced students can expand on skills they already have. Student will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the session. Projects, which are constantly rotating during the quarter, include backpacks, phone cases, clothing, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animal and more! All sewing classes are supervised by Chelsea Cook, owner of Little Hands Creations.
Rock and Fire Speed and Ability
Not offered in Spring 4 due to space availability. Please try some of our other classes! Feel free to suggest class you would like to try, too!
World Dance – space available!
This session of World Dance will feature a variety of cultural dances from all over the great continent of Asia…from Bollywood to Balinese! Students will create a booklet of coloring pages illustrating various cultural aspects of each country. Dress up, dance videos, stories and instruments from these cultures will also be part of the children’s World Dance experience! Join us!
Sponge Spanish and Mandarin classes
Tuesdays / Grades Mandarin K – 2
Tuesdays / Grades Spanish 3-5
Tuesday and/or Thursday / Spanish Grades K – 2
Thursdays / Mandarin Grades 3-5
Hola! Ni Hao! Sponge Spanish and Mandarin classes are up and running for the year, and you can still join! We commit to immersion and small classes. This means that students can be successful regardless of when they start. We offer a research-based, exciting and engaging curriculum taught primarily in the target language. Students learn important, everyday language through exciting thematic units and a wide variety of interactive games, activities, songs and art projects. Our goal is to build a strong foundation of comprehension and communication skills, all while having fun! Register now and secure your spot in class! These classes do not follow the After-school schedule and end in May. See dates above.
Smart with Art – Visual Arts from Sea to Shining Sea
Voyage with us from Sea to Shining Sea as we create art in a wide variety of mediums that are sure to capture the creativity of every child. We will explore seascapes, ocean life, lighthouses, and more while learning from masters in art such as Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer and Henri Matisse! Catch a wave with us into Japanese art, look below the ocean surface in a submarine, and take a walk along the sandy beach picking up sea shells. We will explore oil pastels, watercolor techniques, acrylic paint, paper collage and more! Join us this spring to expand your artistic skills as we sail the open seas! And, as always, Dress for Mess!
Coding with Kids
Want to become a coding ace and write your own games? Join the Coding with Kids programming club! In just a few weeks, you will be creating your own animations and computer games that you can share and play with family and friends. We teach real coding concepts in a fun way. Students also develop important life skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, perseverance, and time management skills. The programming tool we use in class is Scratch (scratch.mit.edu), a drag-and-drop environment developed by MIT Labs for elementary and middle school students. No typing skills required. Scratch provides lots of creative outlets, such as backgrounds, characters, sounds and colors, which makes programming even more fun! To quickly see what kids can create in Scratch, watch this little video: http://vimeo.com/80961102.
Come explore the Dramatic Arts with Wedgwood Drama Studio! This supportive and fun filled class is open to all View Ridge students K-2nd or 3rd– 5th grade. The other is open to Kindergarten to 2nd graders. Through theater games and exercises, students will explore how actors use their bodies, voices and imaginations to tell stories and create characters. Whether you are new to the stage or consider yourself a veteran performer there will be something for everyone in this creative class. A final sharing of some of the students’ work