Kids Club Fall Enrichment Catalogue
Thu, Sep 7 4:25pm
Joaquin Miller Elementary

Hi All, 

I've attached the enrichment catalogue for Kids Club and pasted it below as well. 

Take care,



Fall 2017


September 11 – December 8th, 2017

Non-Kids Club Members May Skip This Page


Please read the following information about Enrichment carefully

  • ALL ENRICHMENT REGISTRATION FOR KIDS CLUB MEMBERS IS ONLINE ONLY! You will receive a link and instructions in separate email before registration begins.


  • Registration will open online at 10am, Sunday September 10th.  Registration will close September 25. Your attention to our deadlines and policies will assist us greatly and is much appreciated.


  • Registration will be open at the same time for everyone, and will be on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. All classes have a maximum and minimum enrollment size. Any class that does not fill to the minimum will be cancelled.



  • If students are signed up for Vendor Enrichment through Kids Club and decide to drop Kids Club for that day, Kids Club will refund your payment. Parents then must sign up again with the vendor directly.




  • Mark your calendar for the Fall Enrichment Fair on December 14th, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 PM in the MPR.




  • Changes for all enrichment will ONLY be allowed during the first two weeks of classes. After two weeks, Kids Club cannot refund payment for EXTERNAL VENDOR CLASSES.




  • Parents may sign their children up for Enrichment on days they do not come, but must fill out a schedule change form afterwards to officiate the change in schedule. Otherwise, you will be charged a drop-in rate for the additional day.




  • If you have not been receiving e-mails from Kids Club Joaquin Miller, please let the Director of Operations Ivan Mumm know via email at The Kids Club phone number is 510-612-1516.




  • Registration sent by e-mail or phone will not be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact directors Ivan: or Andrea Gorham:










Toyology w/ Sarah Science

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. The classes will be taught by our award-winning staff.

Grades: K-4th.  Location: Library Time: 3:10PM-4:00PM  Dates: 9/18 – 12/11.                                                                  Tuition: $300 (Kids Club) $325 (Non Kids Club)


Beginning Band with Matt

We'll have two instrumental music classes this semester: one for beginning musicians and one for continuing musicians. The beginners will learn how to produce a sound and start to learn the basics of reading music.  Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and trombone are all welcome. The same instruments will be taught to the continuing musicians who already have a familiarity with their instrument and an ability to read basic songs.  Guitar and piano are welcome in this class, in addition to the above instruments.  There will be lots of laughs, some treats and good music.

Grades: 1st-5th.  Location: P-21 Time: 3:10PM-4:00PM  Dates: 9/11 - 12/4                                                                             Tuition: $98   Contact:


STEM FUNdamentals Using LEGO®

Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of  parts.  Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Hot air Balloons, Space States, Tugboats, and the Eiffel Tower. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.  

Grades: 1st-5th.  Location: TBA     Time: 3:10PM-4:30PM  Dates: 9/18- 12/11 (Starts 1 Week Later)                                                                           Tuition: $230  Contact:  (to register)



Creative Yoga Movement with Anja

Have fun practicing 1- footed balances, cobra like back-bends and twisty tree branches!  Try out lively, moving postures like ‘Greetings to the Sun & Earth’ and quiet, resting poses like ‘Grandfather Clock’. A creative, playful theme will weave through all the classes, and some partner and group poses are included.

Grades: K-2nd.  Location: Room 7 Time: 3:10PM-4:00PM  Dates: 9/12-12/5                                                                            Tuition: $198   Contact:


Art Journey’s with Karen Jackson (Grades 1st-5th)

An inspiring class offering a variety of art experiences by exploring art techniques and processes in 2-D & 3-D art: drawing, painting, printmaking, cartooning, and sculpture in clay/paper/wire as well us with found materials.  Instruction provides enough guidance for success but allows enough freedom for personal creative expression.  This is an engaging art program that has a balance between process and the creation of projects kids take pride in.  Projects include elements of art history, multi-cultural themes, animals & characters, design, cartooning and more.

Grades: 1st-5th .  Location: P-21  Time: 3:10PM-4:00PM  Dates: 9/12-12/5                                                                              Tuition: $144    Contact:


Afterschool Hoops with 1-on-1 Hoops

Join ONE on ONE BASKETBALL for After School Hoops at Joaquin Miller Elementary School. Throughout the winter, skilled and experienced basketball instructors will conduct a one-hour clinic, once a week, for you and your friends. These clinics will help you become a better basketball player through drills, contests, and game competition.

Grades: K-5. Location: Courts  Time: 3:10PM-4:10PM  Dates: 9/19-12/12                                                                              Tuition: $120  Contact:

Clowning Around with Jesse

In this class, our lively teaching artist, Jesse Vail, introduces students to the basics of clowning.  Using activities such as mime, improvisation, and role playing; he helps develop individuality and group cooperation. This dynamic class focuses on theatre skills while emphasizing the creativity, enjoyment, and personal growth of each child. Classes close with a fantastic show for your enjoyment on December 14th! 

Grades: K-2 & 3rd- 5th . Location:  Stage

Times: K-2nd  3:10PM-4:10PM & 3rd-5th 4:15PM-5:15PM  Dates: 9/12-12/14  

Tuition: $175.    Contact:




Computer Lab with Helene Moore

An excellent opportunity to work in the computer lab with freedom to explore approved Internet activities, practice tech skills and work on class projects. Students enjoy working in this non-structured, informal setting and benefit greatly from sharing ideas with their peers.

Grades: 1st – 5th  . Location:  Computer Lab   Times: 1:30PM-2:30PM, 3:10-4:00   Dates: 9/13-12/6  

Tuition: $120.   Contact:

Hanabi Judo with Dan (K-5th)

Hanabi Judo: Hajime! (Begin!) establishes a strong base of judo technique, culture, and character. Fun tumbling, jumping and running activities warm us up before we practice our ukemi or falling techniques: Hajime students learn to fall safely, effortlessly and without discomfort. Judo allows a smaller person to control an opponent bigger and stronger than themselves. We learn to hold a person down with "kesa-gatame" (scarf hold) and we practice throws where our opponent can be flipped upside down - on Sensei. Every class finishes with games that develop physical coordination, balance and laughter. We sing in Japanese about inspiration and bow to each other respectfully. Then we say "arigotoh" (thank you). Respect and discipline are as much a part of Hanabi as smiling. The price does NOT include a Judo uniform for $60. Students have the option to provide their own.

Grades: K-5. Location: Stage  Time: 1:30PM-2:30PM  Dates: 9/13-12/6                                                                              Tuition: $136  Contact:


Intermediate-Advanced Strings with Gael

This class practices sight reading, learning new pieces, keeping steady time, and bowing skills. Classes are all ages.  Strings is designed for Cellos and Violins.

Grades: 2nd -5th. Location: P-21  Time: 1:30PM-2:30PM  Dates: 9/13-12/6 (no class on 9/20)        Tuition: $120     Contact:

Beginning-Intermediate Strings with Gael (Grades 2nd-5th)

This multi- level class breaks down into smaller groups, led by three teachers (Gael Alcock, Sara Usher, and Christina Owens )  Practice includes singing, stretches, moving to a beat, stories, fingering and bowing technique , and notation.

Grades: 2nd -5th. Location: P-21  Time: 3:10PM-4:00PM  Dates: 9/13-12/6 (no class on 9/20)      Tuition: $120   Contact:


Improv With Geri  

With improv, it’s a combination of listening and not trying to be funny…”  Kristen WiigIn this class, students will be introduced to basic concepts of comedy improv such as “yes and” (enthusiastically accepting what is offered), “group mind” (listening to each other and working as a team) and “space object work” (miming objects and environments). Using warm-up exercises and “structures”, students will be encouraged to trust their instincts, think on their feet and support each other (it is said that a good improviser is one who makes his or her teammates look good).  They will also laugh a lot!

Grades: 2nd -5th. Location: Room 9  Time: 3:10PM-4:00PM  Dates: 9/14-12/7

Tuition: $120  Contact:

Chess from the Berkeley Chess School (Grades 1st-5th)

Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily. Studies have found that chess helps improve test results in reading, science, and math, and produces growth in critical cognitive skills. Beyond academia, chess influences social behavior including self-esteem, respect for others, patience, and good manners.  If you are new to chess or polishing your skills, come develop your understanding and enjoyment of the king of games! Lessons and play combine the skills of critical thinking with the thrill of sport.  Berkeley Chess School has been teaching State Chess Champions since 1982. And did we mention: it’s FUN!!

Grades: 1st -5th. Location: P-20  Time: 3:10PM-4:00PM  Dates: 9/14-12/7

Tuition: $192  Contact:

Advanced Band with Matt (Grades 1st -5th)

Advanced will be taught to the continuing musicians who already have a familiarity with their instrument and an ability to read basic songs.  Guitar and piano are welcome in this class, in addition to the above instruments.  They will be challenged with more advanced music and rhythms and will be encouraged to explore entry-level improvisation. There will be lots of laughs, some treats and good music.

Grades: 1st -5th. Location: P-21  Time: 3:10PM-4:00PM  Dates: 9/14-12/7

Tuition: $98  Contact:

Photography with Geri

This class happens between 4pm-5pm! In this class, students will be introduced to basic photography concepts and skills such as lighting, framing, focusing, selecting camera settings, focal length and action.  The emphasis of the class will be on composition and basic camera operations so any kind of camera that produces good results can be used for the class. We will spend the first part of class doing a lesson and sharing photos and the remainder of the class will be spent taking pictures “in the field”. Students who have taken the class before will be offered additional instruction and assignments. A snack will be offered during class.

Grades: 2nd -5th  Location: Room 9   Time: 4:30PM-5:20PM  Dates: 9/14-12/7

Tuition: $120  Contact:


Puppetry 101

This program introduces students to the magical world of puppetry through hands-on craft projects, exploration and performance workshops. Each day, students will make puppet crafts and explore different styles of puppetry through use of puppets and various media. On the final day, students will present a variety show using the puppets they’ve made throughout the program. A great time is guaranteed for all!!  This class is taught by the amazing Jesse Vail of Full Moon Puppetry

Grades: K-2 & 3-5 Location: Stage  Time: K-2 -3:10-4:10PM   3-5 -4:10-5:10   Dates: 9/14-12/14   Tuition: $225  Contact:


Sensory Art with MOCHA

Artists are free to explore whatever captivates their interest in this fun sensory art class!  Each week there will be a different art marking activity organized around a theme or topic.  MOCHA teaching artists will use a variety of materials throughout the course such as: paint, clay, collage and sculpture.

Grades: K-2  Location: Teacher’s Lounge  Time: 3:10-4:10PM  Dates: 9/21 -11/16   Tuition: $300  Contact:


Cooking Around the World

The Cooking Round the World experience gives boys & girls an awesome, hands-on opportunity in the kitchen, while also exposing them to different countries from ‘round the world… through food! Recipes and cooking directives are age appropriate. Each class we will make (and eat!) a dish from a new country. Some examples are: Scottish crumpets with jam, Tsa bi hoon from Taiwan, Aruban pumpkin pancakes, and more! MMMMMMM!  Our program is very hands on; everyone peels or chops or dices or minces, etc. As we cook, we talk about the country of the day and our culinary experiences. Fun, educational and delicious! Class sizes limited to 16. No nuts are used in any recipe. 

Grades: K -3rd . Location: Teachers Lounge  Time: 3:10PM-4:00PM  & 4:10PM-5:00PM  Dates: 9/15-12/8 (No class 11/24)

Tuition: $105 Contacts: