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    For a more frequently updated listing of enrichment classes click here

     

    Spring 2024
    April 22 – June 7, 2024

    Refer to class descriptions for class specific days off. Contact instructors for class specific questions. For general questions about enrichment contact Sigrid Rinehart at sigridrinehart3@gmail.com. Scholarships 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 aftercare 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

    STEM Explorations with LEGO Materials (grades 2-5)
    First class is 4/22, no class 5/27

    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.  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.

    TIME: 3:10 - 4:40pm
    LOCATION: The Lodge
    COST: $132 (6 weeks)
    CONTACT: Colleen Magill, 628-667-2151, colleen@play-well.org
    TO ENROLL: https://coursefinder.playwell.org/#/38.18780257073469/38.18780257073469/-123.08674655263673/38.49961541547304/-122.31564364736329/11/1693

     

    Jewelry Making (grades K–6)
    First class is 4/22, no class 5/27

    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 – 4:10pm
    LOCATION: Art Room
    COST: $180 (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

    Spanish Language & Culture (grades K-4)
    First class is 4/23
     
    Taught by longtime ‘Jurassic Dino World’ teacher Matt, SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE class will cover basics of the language, and include creative, hands-on craft projects that honor the cultures of Mexico and Spain. In the first half of each class, we’ll cover common Spanish phrases, basic nouns and verbs, and a range of practical vocabulary words. In the second half of the class, each student will do a FUN craft project, like: building mini-Mayan and Aztec pyramids, making colorful mini-pinatas, collectively preparing and eating nachos (with all the meatless toppings), and doing artwork inspired by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Antoni Gaudi, and Pablo Picasso. Sign your child up now to ensure a spot in this exciting winter class!  *For students who took the class in the fall or winter, the curriculum and activities will be upgraded to ensure a new, rewarding experience. 

    TIME:  3:10 - 4:10pm
    LOCATION:  S2 (Mr. Yu's room)
    COST:  $168 (6-week class)(includes supplies, insurance, and facilities use fee)
    CONTACT:  Matt Reischling, marincounty@parker-anderson.org, 415-606-7477
    ​TO ENROLL:  To sign up for Spanish 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 Spanish,' enter payment. If you have any questions with sign-up, email: marincounty@parker-anderson.org 

     

    Sonoma Jiu Jitsu - Intro to BJJ (grades 1–8)
    First class is 4/23

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a self-defense martial art and combat sport based on grappling, ground fighting, and submission holds.  

    Our class is an inclusive space, open to all who are curious.  At Sonoma Jiu Jitsu we believe that developing the fundamentals is the key to the gentle art.  

    Students should bring water, comfortable clothes to move in with no buttons, zippers, or rivets. Class is held barefoot.

    Activities include: 
    Learning safe rolling skills, 
    Body Awareness, 
    Tapping - Learning how to stop play based on one's boundaries to keep themselves safe, 
    Learning to listen to and respect your partner and their boundaries, 
    ​How to control your body and your partner's body in close quarters.

    TIME:  
    3:10pm – 4:25pm
    LOCATION:  
    The Lodge
    COST: 
    $165 (7-weeks)
    INSTRUCTOR:  
    James Seitchik Sebastian (He/They) Parent of Bear in 1st grade
    CONTACT/TO ENROLL: 
    Contact James at info@sonomajiujitsu.com or (415)608-5686

     

    Dance and Bang a Drum with Mr. T and Lanie Grainger (grades TK–8)
    First class is 4/23

    Students will interlock rhythms and dance with a tip of the hat to the styles of West Africa, Brazil, and Cuban drumming, not to mention, hip-hop and musical theater stylings. There will be an emphasis on fun. We aim to deepen our understanding of rhythm and dance through hands-on experience. Please bring your own drum/percussion instrument or one will be provided for you, and wear comfortable attire for movement! We will work up a performance for the last class meeting.

    TIME: 3:10pm – 4:10pm
    LOCATION: Art Room
    COST: $165 for 7 weeks, or $30 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

    IMPACT: Empowerment Self Defense (grades 6, 7 & 8)
    First class is 4/24

    At IMPACT, we approach self-defense holistically, recognizing it as a comprehensive spectrum that empowers individuals to confidently and resiliently navigate their world. Our curriculum is thoughtfully designed to address a wide range of critical topics, with a primary focus on promoting personal safety and empowerment.
    Our curriculum encompasses vital components, including intuition, situational awareness, boundary setting, verbal self-defense, physical self-defense, and the critical step of seeking help and support when needed. By taking this all-encompassing approach to self-defense, we provide individuals with the tools and knowledge required to effectively handle challenging situations.
    Our approach to programming is proactive and aimed at reducing violence within our schools and communities. Extensive research has consistently demonstrated that individuals who participate in our courses are significantly less susceptible to violent assaults. 
    Our curriculum covers a wide array of essential topics, including:
    Personal boundaries
    Practicing consent
    Bullying behavior in physical and online realms
    Healthy relationships
    Mastering verbal self-defense
    Learning physical self-defense techniques
    Bystander intervention strategies
    Regulating the nervous system
    And lots more…
    This semester's series will be led by a Whistle Instructor, who is the lead coach, and will be joined by a Suited Instructor for a few classes, who plays the role of mock assailant and wears a padded suit to allow students to hit full force.

    TIME: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    LOCATION: The Lodge
    COST: $180 - $350 (6 weeks)
    (sliding scale model in attempts to build economic justice, see link for further explanation)
    CONTACT: Alanna Sullivan (she/her) / mother of Hudson (kinder) & Fionnah (2nd)
    TO ENROLL: In order to make this program a success we require a minimum of 12 students and there is a maximum of 16.  Please enroll here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14mnupk1la6DXhnPscvUSZT2HC_7nkVl2dfh-npUYjuI/edit

    Email alanna@impactbayarea.org with any questions.

    Clay Creations (grades 1–8)
    First class is 4/24

    Come join Joan Lindt and PLAY WITH CLAY! During this hour and a half class, 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, flower pots, 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: $190 (6 weeks) (includes materials, facilities, and firing fees)
    CONTACT: Joan Lindt, joan@LLPM.com, or 415-847-7111. Call or email Joan to register. Joan accepts the following payments: cash, check, Venmo, and PayPal. Please pay in advance, or bring payment to the first class to secure your spot.


    Athlete Training (grades TK–8)
    ​First class is 4/24

    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 (Liza to find a spot if raining)
    COST: $130 (7 week class) or $20 drop in
    CONTACT: The Program/Paige Dumont, baseketball21@mail.com707-758-4786


    Thursdays

    JURASSIC DINO WORLD (TK-3)
    First class is 4/25

    JURASSIC DINO WORLD is back! Taught by longtime enrichment teacher Matt, this popular class for TK-3rd graders will turn your kids into junior paleontologists through interactive lessons about the history of dinosaurs, from the Triassic era through the end of the Cretaceous, sixty-six million years ago. We’ll also do the following FUN, craft-based projects that will bring all the information to life, such as: excavating fossils from Dino eggs, making dino masks, piecing together plastic fossils to make skeletons, fashioning a Dino hat and tail, and more! Sign up now to make sure your child gets a spot in this popular class!
     
    TIME: 3:10pm – 4:10pm
    LOCATION:  T3 (Ms. Newell's Room)
    COST: $168 (6 weeks)
    How To Enroll:  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 

     

    Chess for Kids (grades K–6)
    First class is 4/25

    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 6-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 – 4:10pm
    LOCATION: The Lodge
    COST: $105 (6-week class). Siblings are half-price.
    CONTACT: marc.chessforkids@gmail.com
    TO ENROLL: Register online at http://chessclubforkids.com. Bring payment the first day of class, or leave in folder in the office.