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    For a more frequently updated listing of enrichment classes click here

     

    Winter 2023
    January 17 to March 21, 2023

    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 January 23.  No class on Feburary 13 and Feburary 20. The last class on March 13 will be at 1pm due to conferences.

    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)

    Musical Theater Workshop (grades 2–8)
    First class is January 23.  No class on Feburary 13 and Feburary 20.  The classes on March 13 and March 20 will be held at 1pm due to conferences.

    In this Enrichment program students will study the skills of Acting, Singing and Dance.  Each week a different subject will be focused upon.  This leaves the second half of each class to read and to work on the musical play "Timmy" (written and composed by Lanie Grainger).  This workshop not only gives students an opportunity to grow as singers, actors and dancers, it gives them the opportunity to perform on the stage in front of an audience.  Scholarships available.

    TIME:  3:10 to 5:10pm
    LOCATION:  The Lodge
    COST:  $200 (7 weeks)
    CONTACT:  Lanie Grainger (415) 259-8774laniegrainger@gmail.com
    TO ENROLL:  
    Contact Lanie at the above phone# or email


    Tuesdays

    Theatre Skills 101 (grades 3–8)
    ​First class is January 17.  No class Febuart 14.  No class Febuary 21 and February 28 due to Variety Show.  Classes on March 14 and March 21 will be held at 1pm due to conferences.

    Join the Cheetah Ensemble Players!  Movement, Voice, Improvisation, Games and so much more. Build confidence, creativity, and community.  Absolutely no experience needed, but a willingness to play is required! If you or your student have any questions about the goings on, please don't hesitate to reach out!

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


    Bang a Drum with Mr. T! (grades TK–8)
    First class is January 17.  No class Febuary 14.

    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 to 4:10pm
    LOCATION: S7 (Music Room)
    COST: $145 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

    THIS CLASS IS FULL.  Please contact Pat at the email/ph# below to be added to the waitlist. 
    Professional Cooking for Kids
     
    (grades 4–8)
    First class is January 18

    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 to 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 January 18

    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 to 2:30pm
    LOCATION: Art Room
    COST: $180 (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 TK–8)
    ​First class is January 18

    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 to 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 January 26.  The classes on March 9 and March 6 will be taught at 1pm due to conferences.

    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 8-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: $130 (8-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

     

    Fridays

    TGA Premier Junior Golf  (grades 1–5)
    First class is January 27.  No class on March 10.

    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 to 4:10pm
    LOCATION: Blacktop (Lodge on rainy days)
    COST: $163 (6 weeks)
    CONTACT: Sherman Leland, sherman@playtga.com415-599-9478
    TO ENROLL: www.playtga.com/northbay

     

    ​Let's Go To Italy!  (grades TK–3)
    First class is January 20.

    Wanna learn about one of the most magical countries on earth? The one that built the Roman Colosseum, invented pizza, AND built an entire city on water? If yes, then sign up for Let’s Go To Italy! Each week this K-3 class (taught by former dino teacher Matt) will focus on a well-known Italian city (Rome, Venice, Florence, Napoli, Pompeii, Milan) and do a hands-on, craft-based project that reflects that city’s spirit and culture. For example, when we do Napoli, we’ll learn about the history of pizza, then every student will make his or her own personal mini pie, which they will cover, take home, and bake. For Milan, eclectic clothing items are brought in, and they put together one unique fashion item (using scissors and safety pins), then they share it with the class. We will also learn a few Italian words and phrases, as well as some appropriate hand gestures that are used daily on the streets of Italy. See you in Italy! 

    TIME:  3:10 to 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 Let's Go To Italy, 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 Let's Go To Italy,' enter payment. If you have any questions with sign-up, email: marincounty@parker-anderson.org