Winter 2020 Before and After School Program

Winter 2020 Before and After School Program – Is OPEN!!

Peruse the brief description below. Learn more about the registration process for most programs. Read program descriptions and click on sign up links below.


Program Descriptions:

Typing (Monday’s 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.):   Work smarter by learning how to type! As school work becomes increasingly performed in computers, today’s busy students can save time by learning to type effectively. Finish your homework in half the time! Students use a personalized system that allows them to progress at their own pace with a mix of typing lessons, drills, games and tests. Instant accuracy feedback after every lesson. Move from beginner, to intermediate to advanced and earn badges for every level conquered! SIGN UP NOW!

Cook with Books(Monday’s 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.): Cook With Books is a popular and flavorful literature-based arts program that makes books come alive, sizzle, and pop! This is NOT a cooking class but a chance for students to create a savory snack inspired by the plot, theme, setting, or characters of a story. Students also participate in a unique craft project and dramatization of the book. The stories come from all over the world and are carefully chosen for the age group. An engaging, delightful, and tasty enrichment program! SIGN UP NOW!

Silver Knight Chess (Tuesdays 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.): Learn chess from a Silver Knights chess coach! State and national champions have come from our programs, but most of our students are just looking to have fun! Class time is split between lesson and play. Lessons range from learning the rules to advanced tournament strategies, depending on the student’s skill level. Play time is structured to pair each student against an opponent of similar skill. All grades and skill levels are welcome. Silver Knights will supply all the equipment during chess club. Students will have the opportunity to play in tournaments.  SIGN UP NOW!

My 1st Hot Cocoa Stand (Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.):  Come learn how to make yummy hot cocoa and how to earn money selling it! A hot cocoa stand is a great way to introduce our youngest entrepreneurs to the world of business and is fun! This program empowers kids with an entrepreneurial mindset for their “business,” drawing from such disciplines as marketing, finance and strategy, in a supportive environment fostering team work. From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, students have fun while developing business savvy! SIGN UP NOW!

Sports Scrimmage (Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.): Play Ball! Come join OTA for our ALL games ALL the time after school program. The All Star Sports Scrimmaging program features a variety of sports (basketball, soccer, flag football, etc.) and will be structured as a REAL GAME from start to finish. Choose up sides and get ready to play! Coaches will organize each game to teach kids the rules of competition, team play, and sportsmanship. We have always believed athletes get better the more they play. Here is your chance! This organized scrimmage every week will give players the opportunity to test new skills and get more comfortable in game situations. SIGN UP NOW!

Intro to Game Design (Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.): Intro to Game Design builds upon the fundamentals and concepts of game design within a real game engine many indie development teams currently use. Students learn to design and build their own game from the ground up, while learning 2D game art and programming logic with the engine’s integrated art software and easy-to-use events system, fit for beginners through advanced learners alike. Our instructors help students develop games individually, so students have the freedom to create at their pace while focusing on their creative interests. The final product is their own game that can be played on any computer, and the know-how to continue their game development at home. SIGN UP NOW!

Chess Tournament Training (Wednesdays 7:45 – 9:00 a.m.): In Tournament Training, every week students play a game against a player close to their skill level. The game is then analyzed in a group setting with a highly-rated chess coach and peers. It’s a great next step for students who really love chess club!   Beginning tournament players learn how to take chess notation, play with a clock, and the value of game analysis. Intermediate and advanced players get serious games against tough opposition and analysis from master-level coaches.  SIGN UP NOW!

Digital Art (Wednesdays 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.): Digital art teaches students how to create original artwork and manipulate images using technology. With a laptop, drawing tablet, and free digital art programs, students will learn how to create 2D drawings and designs in a variety of styles. Our knowledgeable instructors will walk your young artists through using a tablet to paint onto a digital canvas, combining pictures together to make something new, and even creating simple animations! By the end of this course, students will go home with a digital copies of their work, a stronger eye for aesthetic, and the ability to continue making digital artwork on their own. SIGN UP NOW!

Electronics with Minecraft Redstone (Thursdays 4:15 -5:15 p.m.): STEM exCEL’s Electronics with Minecraft Redstone allows students to explore electronics in a virtual world with essentially infinite resources. Using Minecraft’s Redstone blocks, which act as wires on a breadboard, students can build constructs representing electrical circuits and simple computer projects that are built in the real world. This course is a great precursor to understand real circuitry, electronics and electrical theory. This course allows students to gain an understanding of how computers are processing commands as they move on to other computer science studies, and take home their Redstone creations at the ends of the course. SIGN UP NOW!

Bollywood Indian Dance (Thursdays 4:15 -5:15 p.m.):  Offered by Bollyside Beats, Bollywood Dance class is fun, exciting and high energy dance class for kids 8 -12 yrs old . Kids will learn cultural context of the Bollywood dance and choreography of Bollywood dance medley . Classes will have interaction and explanation of the movements and expressions of Bollywood dance teaching the choreography .There will be performance for parents at the last class. Bollywood dance is a great fit for kids and it creates an environment of fun around being healthy and active.