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Enrichment Classes

Enrichment Classes - Spring 2018

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  After-school enrichment classes coordinated by the PTA offer JSE students the
  opportunity to explore, create, and learn after school with other students across grade
  levels. Spring enrichment classes will start in March and end in May. Detailed  
  information for each class is provided in the attached pages.



Class Title

Day(s) of week




Cooking ‘Round the World  *NEW*


3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30





3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15

2:40 – 3:40



All Fired Up Ceramics/Arts


3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1

2:45 - 3:45


Tutoring with JSE Teachers



2:40 – 3:40



Meet the Masters Art Class *NEW*


3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23




LEGO Class


3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9,5/16  



Nothing But Fun with Ms. Suzanne Fischer


3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26

2:35 - 4:45



1. Online registration is offered for some classes. Refer to the links in the class details, or…

2. Sign up at the Enrichment Sign Ups table set up in front of the school on
                     Wednesday, February 28, before school (7:45am - 8:30am), or…
                     Friday, March 2, after school (2:30 - 3:15pm)

3. If you can't come to the Sign Up table or register online, return the PTA waiver to the PTA box in the JSE office, along with check made to vendor, no later than Friday 3/2. And…


4. Note: All Enrichment participants must fill out the PTA waiver at the end of this packet. It is also available online at PTA/Enrichment.

5. We thank you for adhering to these instructions as best you can.  Still have questions? Email the PTA Enrichment volunteer at



1. Cooking ‘Round the World    *New to JSE*

Mondays 2:45 – 4:55pm

3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 (No class 4/2 due to Spring Break)

Cost:  $175/student
Register online for this class: then ”After-school", “John Swett”
Room: D-4
Cooking Round the World gives boys and girls the opportunity to learn about cultural appreciation and diverse countries around the world by cooking…. and eating! Children learn new cooking skills, exciting new ingredients, and fun new kitchen tools while experiencing a country’s culinary flavors; a new country every week, and new recipes every year! Cooking Round the World is 100% hands-on; everyone chops, minces, grates and sauteès. Kids will hear an international folktale, and learn what it truly means to be a citizen of the world through experiencing new foods! Yum.

2. All Fired Up Ceramics
Tuesdays 2:45 - 3:45pm

3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 (no class 4/3 due to Spring Break)

Grades TK - 5

Cost: $120/student.  Checks payable All Fired Up.

Register at Enrichment Sign-Ups or at
Room: Cafeteria

This art program taught by experienced art teacher Becky Mellot uses a variety of mediums & techniques. All Fired Up’s specialty and most popular project is Ceramics, but that doesn’t stop me from mixing it up during these sessions. I want our students to dabble in the arts and to do that they need hands on experience and lots of choices. Classes may include Mosaics, Decoupage, Warm Glass, Clay Building, Canvas Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media Layering & Much More. I like to incorporate Specialty Projects that the children wouldn’t necessarily be able to experience at home or in school. Children enjoy creating & learning but best of all they are proud of what they have accomplished.


3. After School Tutoring with JSE Teachers

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:40 - 3:40pm

Class runs the whole session (3/15-5/17). Sign up for either Tue, Thu, or both (no class 3/13 due to minimum day)

Grades: 2-5

Cost: $25/class. Checks payable to “Sara Churchill.”

(Parents may pay for classes up front or in installments before class is attended)

Room: E-1, Mrs. Battles' room

Register at Enrichment Sign-ups or contact one of the teachers directly.

Homework help and tutoring for math, reading, writing, and spelling with emphasis on Common Core and Bridges math. All teachers are experienced teachers and tutors that span all grade levels. Mrs. Stephanie Battles and Mrs. Kathryn Fischer are John Swett teachers and Mrs. Sara Churchill Olmos is a Special Day teacher at John Muir Elementary. All of us are fun-loving, hard-working, compassionate and dedicated teachers that care about our students' success. We may send home a periodic message to the parents to let them know achievements, areas to work on and recommendations for continued help and support at home. All school materials that students should be working on including classwork and/or homework must come with the student every day. Extra material will be provided as additional help if needed. Students must be dedicated to coming to every session they have indicated on their sign-up sheet each week. Sessions are offered every Tuesday, every Thursday, or every Tuesday AND Thursday. There will be no "drop-in" or as-needed sessions. Payment is non-refundable. 

4. Toyology by Sarah’s Science

Tuesdays 2:40 – 3:40pm

3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15  (No class 4/3 due to Spring Break)

Grades TK-4

Cost: $200/student.  Checks payable to “Sarah’s Science.”

Register at Enrichment Sign-Ups or by contacting vendor via their flyer

Room: D-4

Sarah's Science is bringing Toyology back to John Swett Elementary this Spring with ALL NEW PROJECTS! New and returning students welcome! In these exciting hands-on science classes we will build a variety of toys and use them to demonstrate major scientific concepts such as energy, electricity, light, gravity, motion, friction, magnetism and simple machines. Each student will construct and take home a science toy in every class. Project highlights this Spring at John Swett Elementary include: Electrical Styrobot, Electro Static Snow Storm, Rubber Band Straw Rocket, Mini Monster Car, and lots more! Space is limited.

5. “Meet the Masters” Art Class – *New to JSE*

Wednesdays  1:35-2:35pm

3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 (no class 4/4 due to Spring Break)
Grades 1 - 5

Cost: $165  - Checks payable “Village Center for the Arts.”

Register at Enrichment Sign-Ups or at

Room: D-4
Meet the Masters introduces students to the arts and inspiration of the world’s most celebrated artists. Students learn about the style, artwork and historical influence of Masters such as Monet, Klee, Van Gogh and Picasso! From exploring and drawing a wide array of colorful creations, to celebrating revolutionary art, every student will be guided through the creation of their very own masterpiece.

6. STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO® Materials, by Play-Well

Wednesdays 1:35-3:05

3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9,5/16 (no class 4/4 due to Spring Break)

Grades 1 - 5

Cost: $171/student. 

Please register online for this class:
Master 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 such as: Boats, Snowmobiles, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.





7. Are You Ready For: Nothing But Fun?  (with Ms. Suzanne Fischer)

Thursdays 2:35 - 4:45pm

3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 (no class 4/5 due to Spring Break)

Grades TK - 5

Cost: $205/student.  Checks payable to “Suzanne Fischer.”

Register at Enrichment Sign-Ups

Room: Meet in the Cafeteria. Pick up will be at various locations TBD.

This SPRING "Nothing But Fun" will be taking adventurous students on and off campus to have NOTHING BUT FUN!  Each Thursday, we will experience fun activities/interactive presentations on campus; or an off campus local excursion. Some excursions/activities may include: guest presentations, interactive games, glow in the dark dance parties, scavenger hunts, visiting local parks/businesses such as: Nancy Boyd Park, Ian's Yogurt, Contra Costa Cinemas, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities, and more! A “Nothing But Fun” T-shirt, snacks, and FUN always provided!!!


Have any questions or great ideas for new classes?
Please refer to the JSE website PTA/Enrichment link or

                           email Alicia Jensen,