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    For a more frequently updated listing of enrichment classes click here

     

    Fall 2022
    October 24 - December 22, 2022

    Refer to class descriptions for class specific days off. Contact instructors for class specific questions. For general questions about enrichment contact Sigrid Rinehart at sigrid.rinehart@att.netScholarships available for Cherry Valley students. One scholarship per qualified student per year, until funds are depleted.

    Attention: Parents of students in grades 1, 2 & 3:
     For students dismissed at 2:30pm but attending a 3:10pm class, they must be supervised by a parent/adult or make arrangements with after care on campus to be watched during that time. Children must be supervised by an adult between the time of school dismissal and the start of their enrichment class.

    ESPANOL: Para mas informacion en espanol, favor de llamar a Autumn al 707-477-4948.

    Petaluma City Schools provides space, but does not endorse, staff, or supervise the information, activities, or events posted.


    Mondays

    Jewelry Making (grades K-6)
    First class is October 24.  No class on October 31.

    Students will use their hands, their creative minds, and high quality beads to make beautiful, wearable, original creations. Students will complete a new project each week including a pair of earrings, a bracelet, a necklace, a hair accessory, and more! Julia Anthony has been creating and selling jewelry for over 20 years. She has been teaching jewelry making to children throughout Sonoma and Marin Counties for the past 11 years. She would love to share her passion for jewelry making with your child.

    **Please have your child bring one special item for a re-purposing project . . . a found object, beach glass, a shell, a charm from an old piece of jewelry. Julia will help them make it into a pendant to incorporate into one of their finished pieces. This item will be used for the last project.

    TIME: 3:10pm to 4:10pm
    LOCATION: S7 (Music Room)
    COST: $160 (cost includes materials and facilities use fee)(6-week session)
    CONTACT: Julia Anthony, 707-364-1406, or juliabrandanthony@gmail.com
    TO ENROLL: Call or email Julia to register, and bring check to first class. Julia also accepts payment via Venmo (@julia-anthony-jewelry)


    Tuesdays

    Theatre Skills 101 (grades 3-8)
    ​First class is October 25

    Join the Cheetah Ensemble Players!  Movement, Voice, Improvisation, Games and so much more.  This session we will be working on a play!  Build confidence, creativity, and community.  Absolutely no experience needed, but a willingness to play is required!

    TIME: 3:10pm to 4:40pm
    LOCATION: The Lodge
    COST: $120 (9 weeks)
    CONTACT: Lisa Flato, nitya223@yahoo.com, text 646-373-8208


    Bang a Drum with Mr. T! (grades K-8)
    First class is October 25

    Students will interlock rhythms in the traditions of West Africa, Brazil, Cuba and modern hip-hop. There will be an emphasis on fun. We aim to deepen our understanding of rhythm through hands-on experience. Please come! Bring your own drum/percussion instrument, or one will be provided for you.

    TIME: 3:10pm - 4:10pm
    LOCATION: The Music Room (S7)
    COST: $135 for 7 weeks, or $25 drop in rate. Half price for siblings.
    CONTACT: Trevor Kinsel at tkmusician@gmail.com or by phone at 415-225-0473.
    TO ENROLL: Contact Trevor at email or phone# listed above


    Wednesdays

    Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers (grades 6-8)
    First class is October 26

    Students will learn about and engage in mindfulness, the practice of paying full attention to something.  Mindfulness has been shown to increase self-awareness, improve self-control, improve coping skills, help manage stress and strong emotions, create a sense of calm, increase focus and attention, and promote self-acceptance.  Students will practice mindfulness through breathing and movement activities as well as fully engaging in their five senses.  Max 10 students.

    Julie Shulman is a Cherry Valley parent, a licensed psychologist, and a professor in the Counseling department at Sonoma State University.  (Note: this class is not a psychotherapy group.)

    TIME: 
     1:00 - 2:00pm
    LOCATION:  
    S7 (Music room)
    COST:  
    $150 (6 weeks)
    ​TO ENROLL:  
    contact Julie Shulman, jlshulman@gmail.com, or 510-368-0975.  Call, text, or email to register.  Payment can be made via Venmo (@Julie-Shulman) or by check.

     

    Professional Cooking for Kids (grades 4-8)
    First class is October 26

    Professional Cooking for Kids is a 6-week, hour and a half, hands on cooking class for 4th graders and up. We will be making hand made pastas, sauces, soups, etc. while using real fire, knives, and Band-Aids. I will fill their heads with useful (and useless) food facts and trivia, hopefully inspiring our youth of today on how easy, fun, healthy, and affordable it is to make a great meal. To maintain safety, class size will be limited to 8 students and horseplay will NOT be tolerated!

    TIME: 1:00 - 2:30pm
    LOCATION: Mr. Yu's classroom (S2)
    COST: $175 (supplies included) (6-week class)
    TO ENROLL: Contact Pat Langst at chefprlangst@gmail.com or 707-322-5890. Pat accepts payment via Venmo and PayPal.


    Clay Creations (grades 1-8)
    First class is October 26

    Come join Joan Lindt for a new year of FUN WITH CLAY! Kids will learn hand building skills while creating new treasures that they will enjoy for years to come. The possibilities are endless and may include: bird's nests, fairy houses, pocket vases, flowers, porcupine pencil holders, animals, or garden creatures. Your child can also make cups, bowls, plates, along with cars, trucks, and other fun vehicles. The projects are only limited by the imagination. Returning students will do projects of their choice. Max 12 students.

    TIME: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    LOCATION: Art Room
    COST: $160 (6 weeks) (includes materials, facilities, and firing fees)
    CONTACT: Joan Lindt, joan@LLPM.com, or 415-847-7111. Call or email Joan to register. Bring check made out to Joan Lindt the first day of class.


    Athlete Training (grades K-8)
    ​First class is October 26

    This class starts with an active warm-up, then moves into several different sports during the program (basketball, soccer, volleyball, etc). Emphasis on kids learning to control mind and body as an athlete by pushing it to fail. Students then apply athleticism to their ability to listen for instructions, work on team building skills and an array of other drills, games, and activities.

    The Program and Coach Paige have been at Cherry Valley since 2011. The Program has many years of coaching and athletic experience. Coach Paige played basketball and baseball while at SSU and he became the 1st baseball player to ever receive Academic All American Honors and went on to play for the Philadelphia Phillies. He currently is the head coach of Santa Rosa High's Varsity baseball team and was recently inducted into the SSU Hall of Fame for both baseball and basketball. He is First Aid and CPR certified.

    TIME: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    LOCATION: Black top (Lodge if raining)
    COST: $130 (7 week class) or $20 drop in
    CONTACT: The Program/Paige Dumont, baseketball21@mail.com707-758-4786


    Thursdays

    Chess for Kids (grades K-6)
    First class is April 28

    All Levels of skill are welcome! Studies have found hidden rewards for students of chess: ~ Critical and logical thinking skills ~ Improved concentration, pattern recognition and memory. Our 5-week program will focus on the basic principles of the games. Beginning students are taught how the pieces move and the object of the game. Returning students from the previous year learn the tactics and strategies of winning chess games. The goals of the program are to improve concentration, focus, memory, and visualization.

    TIME: 3:10pm to 4:10pm
    LOCATION: The Lodge
    COST: $105 (7-week class). Siblings are half price.
    CONTACT: http://chessclubforkids.com/
    TO ENROLL: Register online at http://chessclubforkids.com. Bring payment the first day of class, or leave in folder in the office.

     

    STEMCraft (grades 3-5)
    First class is October 27

    Make ideas come to life with creative technology!  Light up your projects or make them move.  Learn cardboard engineering, simple circuits, and basic electronics with lights and motors.  This will be a small group where we will work collaboratively and embrace a learn-by-doing philosophy.  Materials for this session have been partially provided by MAKER CAMP.  (6 students max)

    ​TIME:  3:10 - 4:40pm
    LOCATION:  S7 (Music room)
    COST:  $160 (6 weeks)(cost includes materials and facility fee)
    CONTACT:  Jemetha Cosgrove (a Cherry Valley parent), jemetha@yahoo.com925-640-9210
    TO ENROLL:  Contact Jemetha (see above).  Payment via Venmo or Paypal.

    Fridays

    TGA Premier Junior Golf
    First class is October 28.  No class on November 11.

    TGA Premier Junior Golf is the #1 program to introduce, teach, and engage children in the game of golf, learning life skills along the way. We use the game of golf as a method to develop your child's hand-eye coordination and improve motor skills. Your child will also learn and use golf in other educational areas, such as History and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Our enthusiastic instructors provide a proven curriculum filled with instruction, drills, and fun games, with a ratio of no more than 8 children per instructor. We use a safe golf ball and all equipment is provided. Every student gets personal attention, a TGA golf handbook, and awards for achievement. Classes grouped by age.

    TIME: 3:10 - 4:10pm
    LOCATION: Blacktop (Lodge on rainy days)
    COST: $159 (7 weeks)
    CONTACT: Sherman Leland, sherman@playtga.com415-599-9478
    ​TO ENROLL: www.playtga.com/northbay

     

    ​Jurrassic Dino World (grades K-3)
    First class is October 28.  No class November 11.

    In the class, kids will become junior paleontologists, and engage in the following fun, craft-based activities: excavating fossils from Dino eggs, piecing together fossils to make complete skeletons, making a take-home Dino hat and tail, and much more! We will also play many Dino-themed games and each student will get a prize to take home at the end of every class. If your child is interested, make sure to sign him or her up early to ensure the class reaches its required enrollment minimum. See you in Dino!

    TIME:  
    3:10 - 4:10pm
    LOCATION: 
    S7 (Music Room)
    COST:  
    $160 (6 weeks)
    CONTACT: 
    Matt Reischling, marincounty@parker-anderson.org415-606-7477
    ​TO ENROLL:  
    To sign up for Jurassic Dino World, go to www.parker-anderson.org, create a username/password (if you haven't already), enter child info, find 'Cherry Valley' in drop down menu, click 'View Enrichment Programs,' click 'Jurassic Dino World,' enter payment. If you have any questions with sign-up, email: marincounty@parker-anderson.org