After School

Welcome to LS Extension!
Home Base will be available 1/7 - 1/11.
Winter 2019 classes run from January 14th - March 22, 2019
Download a printable daily class schedule here.

Winter Activities & Class Descriptions for PreK - 5th

Cooking, Fine Arts & Crafts

Aardvarks in Wonderland

You are invited to explore the creative world of Aardvarks in Wonderland! We’ll get dressed up and have some tea…oh what a fun and busy class this will be! This is a magical class filled with imagination, creativity, laughter and fun!

Instructor: Denise Thompson

PreK - 1st Grades

Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

  • Jan. 16 - Mar 20
  • Location: LS Dining Commons
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:25 PM

  • Jan. 17 - Mar 21
  • Location: LS Dining Commons
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

Intro to Embroidery

 

Learn to sew pictures in this fun and relaxing class. We will learn a variety of stitches using a hoop, some cloth, and colorful embroidery floss.

 

Instructor: Juidi Alongi
2nd-5th Grade Mondays, 3:00-4:25
January 7 - March 22

Location: Asha Sathyaraj's LS Room
Cost: $150

 

 

Photograph & Write

By looking more closely at photographs, we learn to become more observant about details. When we notice details, we look for words to capture them. In the process, we develop a larger vocabulary for describing what we see. In this fun class, students will look closely at details in photographs of themselves and their families. They will write about those details in short poems using strong, descriptive, sensory words and nouns, verbs, and adjectives to describe colors, shapes, textures, activities, and moods. They will then put the words and photographs together to create unique portraits of themselves and their families.

 

SARAH BOBSON has taught language arts to students in grades 3-12 for 16 years. She has also taught creative writing workshops at colleges in Oregon, Washington State, and California. She has been a journalist as well as an education writer. Currently, in addition to teaching, she writes a column on the 60s and reviews operas and concerts for a Bay Area newspaper. In this workshop, she combines her love of creative writing, journalism, and photography. Sarah has an M.A. in psycholinguistics from Columbia University.

Mondays: September 24 - December 17

3:00 - 4:25 PM

Location TBD

3rd - 5th Grades

Cost: $200 for Fall Term

Snack Shack

Back by popular demand, Denise's Thompson's Snack Shack! Denise will develop and explore recipes with students, while also working on reading, writing, measuring... and having a blast!

2nd-5th Grades

  • Mondays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Jan. 14 - Mar. 18
  • Location: TBD
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

K-1st Grades

  • Fridays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Jan. 18 - Mar. 22
  • Location: TBD
  • Min/max enrollment: 5/10 students
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

Ukulele Band

Learn to play your favorite songs on ukulele! We will cover the basics of ukulele playing and musical knowledge, including reading chord charts, tuning, understanding rhythm, strumming and musicality, all while learning to play songs YOU like in a fun & positive setting. This class is good for complete beginners, and/or for students who have some basic knowledge of the instrument who want to learn more songs and play more often!

2nd - 5th grades

  • Instructor: Clara Baker
  • Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
  • Jan. 16 - Mar. 20
  • Location: Amy R.'s music room in Fariss Hall
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

Home Base

Beginning Years

Beginning Years Home Base with Meredith Kruse

Students are welcomed into Home Base with time to move around and connect with peers, a community gathering and snack. They will then move into explorations that have been designed with the school day learnings and wonderings in mind. Students will continue to engage with the natural world, play with multiple art mediums, express themselves through various materials and enjoy stories through books and theater, just to name a few activities.

PreK-1st Grade - 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Daily January 7 - March 22

Cost: $150 for the winter term


PreK-1st Grade - 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Daily January 7 - March 22
Cost: $50 per week day for the winter term

Intermediate Years

Intermediate Years Home Base with Miriam Agron

We welcome students into a transformed LS Dining Commons where students will receive a snack and recess followed by programming that is an extension from what the students are doing in their classrooms. Ms. Miriam will be working with IY students during the school day to plan engaging programming for the afternoon time.

 

2nd-5th Grade - 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Daily January 7 - March 22

Cost: $150 per week day for the winter term

2nd-5th Grade - 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Daily January 7 - March 22

Cost: $50 per week day for the winter term

Chess Program

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Beginning Chess

This is an exciting and intensive, yet fun, beginners chess class of age and level appropriate instruction. Students will have fun engaging in team activities and mini-matches that help teach core chess concepts. We will hold strategy circles to discuss chess maneuvering, strong and weak openings, identifying and controlling critical squares, pinning, sacrificing and problem solving when stuck. 

 

Anthony Sweeting began teaching over 10 years ago as a swim instructor and continued to mentor and train students in team building games and collaboration through various after school programs, camps, and even in universities abroad in China. He currently teaches technology to 2nd - 6th grades at Hope Chinese Charter School in Mandarin. He is planning on starting his Masters of Arts in Teaching and obtaining a teaching certificate at Lewis and Clark College next year. 

Instructor: Anthony Sweeting

  • Mondays, Jan. 14 - Mar. 18
  • 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Location: Heather Humphrey's 2nd grade room
  • K-1st Grade
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

Intermediate Chess

This class is designed to hone your child's current chess skills. Previous chess experience is required.

 

2nd - 5th Grades

Fridays, 3:00 - 4:25 PM

Jan. 18 - Mar. 22

Location: LS Flex Classroom

Cost: $150 for Winter term

Foreign Language

Spanish

Learn new words and phrases in Spanish such as colors, numbers, parts of the body, animals, food, expressing your emotions and so much more! Students get listening and speaking practice through stories, music and games.
 
Beginning Spanish
K - 1st Grades

Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:25 PM

Jan. 16 - Mar. 20

Location: Anthony Villasenor's 1st grade classroom

Cost: $150 for Winter Term

 

Chinese

Learn how to write and speak Mandarin in this hands-on class where the emphasis is on fun and children are truly engaged! Both verbal and written Mandarin will be taught to students, through a variety of techniques. Unsure of which level your child belongs in? Marian can evaluate them at the first class and make recommendations.

Instructor Marian Peng earned her MA in Educational Administration from Texas Tech University and her BA in Public Administration from Chung-Hsing University. She has guest taught for OES' day program for the past eight years and has taught Mandarin to all ages for the past twenty years. She is offering the following three classes, along with private lessons.

 

Beginning/Intermediate Mandarin

Beginning students will enjoy music and dance and have fun matching picture and word cards. They will feel, hear, observe and touch vocabulary and ideas. They will learn Mandarin numbers, colors, objects, animals, fruits, five senses (organs) and will be able to engage in simple dialogues by the end of this class.

  • PreK-5th Grades
  • Tuesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Jan 15 - Mar 19
  • Location: US Room 59 
  • Cost: $150 for winter term
Intermediate Chinese

Intermediate students need some previous experience with Chinese. Language and culture will both be introduced, and the focus will be on orally understanding, speaking, and character recognition. Children will be introduced or strengthened in their knowledge of the Chinese language. Teaching will be through immersion. Children will be introduced or strengthened in their knowledge of the Chinese language.

  • K - 5th Grades
  • Thursdays, 3:00-4:25
  • January 17 - Mar 21
  • Location: US Room 59
  • Min/Max Student Enrollment: 5/10
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

 

Intermediate Chinese for Native Speakers
  • K - 5th Grades
  • Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:45
  • January 17 - Mar 21
  • Location: LS Flex Classroom
  • Min/Max Student Enrollment: 5/10
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

Lego Program

The LEGO® Program is a full year commitment. Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year has closed. 

A little bit of everything

Jane Kenney-Norberg and Doug Whitmore will again offer this fun class for students to try out various components of the LEGO® curriculum. A Little Bit of Everything is a sampler of each of the full-year LEGO® classes that are offered at OES. About one-third of class weeks will be spent on each of the more interesting and educational activities from the full-year classes. Students will have building challenges, work with gear ratios, motorize some of their constructions, and have a taste of computer-controlled Legos. We will also use the new LEGO® Science and Technology Kit 9632. This class is excellent for those who may be interested in the three-year technical curriculum.

3rd-5th Grades (priority given to 4th graders)
Fridays, 3:00-4:25 PM
No class on display days
Location: LS Science Room
Min/Max 6/10
Cost: $550 for full year

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After two years of LEGO® Physics, what’s next? Legos interfaced with a computer! Build LEGO® models with sensors for touch, light, temperature and more! Interface your 4.5-volt and 9-volt motors with the computer, and use LEGO® commands to operate your creations. Work with the Mind Storms RCX brick will be included. On-campus and off-campus displays in May will require a group project linking the Mac, the RCX, and the Apple systems. Are you ready for the challenge? Parental involvement is necessary during display months of January, April, and May.

Prerequisites: LEGO® Physics, Advanced LEGO®/Robotics and successful completion of “Mouse Challenge.”

5th–8th Grades
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45PM
Location: LS Science Room
Min/max enrollment: 4/7 students
Cost: $550 for full year

independent study

Design your own course of study by preparing and submitting a proposal and then following it through. Select such topics as time lapse building or i-movies, designing a kit to send to LEGO®, designing models for lower-level classes, or exploring new LEGO® systems, as a few examples. Students will keep a lab notebook and meet periodically with Jane Kenney-Norberg to evaluate their progress. Students will work independently but may have a partner.

Prerequisites: LEGO® Physics, Advanced LEGO®/Robotics, and successful completion of “Rat Challenge,” LEGO® Logo.

Students must have Jane Kenney-Norberg’s permission to register. Priority is given to last year’s LEGO® Logo students

6th–8th Grade
Specific time and day TBA, starting in October. Computers are only available on Tuesday.
Tuesdays or Thursdays 3:00-5:30
Location: LS Science Lab
Min/max enrollment: 3 students
Cost: $175 per semester

Builders: Bridges

No prerequisites!
LEGO® Builders is a class for LEGO® enthusiasts of all experience levels, from beginning to advanced. The class is a two-year rotating curriculum, and student building is tailored to individual skill levels. This class fosters the skills of teamwork, individual responsibility, and technical building necessary for success in LEGO® Physics. Taking this class two years in a row will not result in repeat curriculum. Students will work with a vast variety of Technic kits, participate in individual and group creative projects, and prepare models for display. Builder students participate in all on-campus and off-campus displays, joining the culminating annual Zoo Show. Parental involvement is necessary during display months of January, April, and May. There will always be something new and different for everybody.

Instructor Doug Whitmore was appointed in 1988 to teach First Grade in the Lower School at OES. He earned his BA from Principia College and his MAT from Lewis & Clark. This is his sixth year teaching Builders.

3rd-4th Grade
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
Location: LS Science Room
Cost: $550 for full year

Physics

This is the first year of the three core years of LEGO® Physics.

Girls and boys—whether you enjoy designing your own toys, taking apart machines, or are simply a LEGO® maniac, this is the class for you! We will learn about simple mechanics while building scales, windmills, water wheels, and carnival rides. Creative design and modifications are encouraged while using LEGO® Technic Kit 1030. In the spring we will incorporate motors and pneumatics into our creations. We will make Ping Pong ball shooters and group suspension bridges, and we will problem-solve toward specific goals. This class will participate in both the on-campus and off-campus displays in May. Parental involvement is necessary during display months of January, April, and May.

Prerequisites: None, but this class is a prerequisite for Advanced LEGO®/Robotics and LEGO® Logo.

3rd-5th Grades (Priority given to 5th graders)
Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 PM
Location: LS Science Room
Min/Max 6/15
Cost: $550 for full year

Advanced Physics/Robotics

This is the second year of the three core technical years of LEGO® Physics. Attention LEGO® Physicists! Come explore the LEGO® Technic Kit 8094-Robotics. Build cranes, planes, turtles, writing machines and robots to be controlled by a mini “computer” panel with up to three motors. Successful completion of a specified engineering challenge in the spring is required to be eligible to enroll in the third-year core course, LEGO® Logo. This is your chance to exploit last year’s knowledge and push the limits. This class will be the major creator of the on-campus February Display and will participate in both the on-campus and off-campus displays in May. Parental involvement is necessary during display months of January, April, and May.

Prerequisite: LEGO® Physics
4th-7th Grades
Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 PM
Location: LS Science Room
Min/Max 6/14
Cost: $550 for full year

Musical Groups

Philosophy of Music at OES

The OES Music Program PreK-12 instills the joy of music-making in our students. Through our day program and after school classes, we help students reach their highest level of excellence. Students work individually and in groups to gain the skills needed to help them understand the power of music in their own lives and in the world around them. Engagement in the music program fosters goal-setting, dedication, collaboration and creativity.

Some school instruments are available for student use. Contact Rachel Phelps phelpsr@oes.edu or 503.416.9500.

Each performance group has a dress code for performances. Please contact the director in charge for more details.

Choir

Students will perform at special events throughout the school year, including chapel services. Fees include all performances, music, and uniforms.

Primary–2nd Grade Choir: Melodies

This choir is a great opportunity for enthusiastic young singers. Students will learn to transfer the music reading skills they are learning in music class to reading choral music appropriate for their age and ability. Students will learn the basics of correct singing in an atmosphere that is fun and relaxed, yet promotes personal discipline. Above all, students will develop a strong sense of working together to make beautiful music. Students will also demonstrate what they have learned in the many performance opportunities through the school year. Choir is a year-long commitment.

Deborah Bridgnell earned her Master’s degree in Education with a Music minor from Southern Oregon University. She has directed children’s choirs in Long Beach and Portland’s First Presbyterian Church, as well as teaching general music classes and choir at OES for years.

Primary-2nd Grades
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM

Location: US Choir Room

Min/max enrollment: 18/45 students
Cost: $150 for full year

 

3rd–5th Grade Girls Choir

Through the study of choral literature, singers will improve their voices while developing a strong sense of teamwork. Students will perform at various chapel services and concerts throughout the school year. In addition to the performances, students will participate in a choir field trip in the spring. Music reading skills will be learned and applied through singing and performing in a choir setting. Most of all, girls will have fun singing! Girls are strongly encouraged to participate for the full school year. Girls Choir is a full year commitment.

Amy Rheingans teaches music for grades 2-5 at OES. She earned her BA from Rockford University and her MA Northern Illinois University.

3rd-5th Grade
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:15 pm
Location: US Choir Room
Min/max enrollment: 12/36 students
Cost: $150 for full year

 

OES Boys Choir

Open to all boys who like to sing, and who want learn how to sing better. Emphasis is on learning good singing technique and singing a wide variety of fun music (including sacred, concert, multicultural, pop and musical theater). The boys will sing as part of an evensong service in the St. John the Baptist Church at least twice this year, and will be involved in all Lower School and All School choral concerts (3-4 per year). The boys will be issued school ties and blazers as part of their concert uniform. The rest of the uniform consists of standard LS uniform material.

A special effort will be made to get the boys off campus this year for a special event, either at Trinity Episcopal (downtown) or some other special destination for some singing and perhaps a collaboration with another ensemble. Students should be able to read music and be able to work well in a team setting. OES blazers (provided on loan from the school), white shirts, khaki pants, and neck ties are required attire. Choir is a year-long commitment.

This class will be taught by Adam Steele and accompanied by Sue Jensen. Adam Steele earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pacific University and his Master of Music from Portland State University. He joined the OES faculty in 1995. Adam teaches music to Upper and Middle School students and has taught private and small group lessons, as well as teaching Boys Choir the past few years for Lower School students. Adam also performs in many premier choirs in the Northwest. Sue Jensen is principal harpsichordist and organist for the Portland Baroque Orchestra, where she has performed and soloed since 1986 with many of the world's leading specialists in the field of early music. Sue is Director of Music at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church and previously chaired the music department at OES.

2nd-5th Grades
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
Location: Chapel Band Room
Cost: $150 for full year (includes rental of blazer, tie)

 

Band

LS Band is open to students who wish to learn how to play a band instrument. Students may choose from the following list: flute, clarinet, trumpet, or trombone. Students will have the opportunity to audition for certain other instruments (e.g. saxophone, oboe, bassoon, percussion, etc.) during the second semester. Students are encouraged to take private lessons, but lessons are not a requirement of the class. Students will need to rent or purchase an instrument. Students will learn basic instrumental techniques and have the opportunity to perform level-appropriate music. Basic music theory will also be covered. The LS Band class is a great way to introduce the love of music to the entire family, and to give students another form of expression and an opportunity to build teamwork skills.

Beginning Band

Instructor: Chris Brown
Prerequisite: None
3rd-5th Grades
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
Location: Guild Room - Chapel Basement
Cost: $150 for full year

Orchestra

Lower School Orchestra

Designed for students of all levels, this class learns ensemble techniques and continues to build on music literacy skills acquired through the study of private lessons. Students will explore challenging ensemble music and have an opportunity to learn other instruments of the string family: the viola, cello and double bass, if so interested. The ensemble performs several times throughout the year, including the January LS Instrumental Concert, the Spring Instrumental Concert and at the concluding Strings Recital in the first week of June. Private lessons are strongly encouraged. The class may split into a beginning and intermediate class, depending on participants.

Angelika Furtwangler has a Bachelor of Music degree from Munich Musikhochschule, a Master of Music degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and a Doctorate degree in Musical Arts from the University of Wisconsin. She is an avid teacher and performer. Angelika is currently principal violist in Oregon Ballet Theatre and the Vancouver Symphony. She is also member of the viola section of the Portland Opera. She is founding member of the Arcadiapdx String Quartet. When not teaching or performing, you will most likely find her at a nearby swimming pool volunteering as a certified swim official.

LS Orchestra - Beginning
3:30PM-4:30PM
K-5th Grade
Mondays
Location: Room 36, Farris Hall
Cost: $150 for full year

LS Orchestra - Intermediate
4:30-5:30PM
K-5th Grade
Mondays, Sept. 24 - Dec. 17
Location: Room 36, Farris Hall
Cost: $150 for full year

Private Music Lessons

We have several teachers on staff who specialize in voice and/or specific instruments who teach after school. Learn more about our private music lesson staff.

Sports, Outdoors & Wellness

Fencing

Students will learn the basics of fencing, including the various weapons, fencing styles, techniques, and strategies. Classes emphasize exercises and drills, as well as actual bouts, with concentration mostly on saber. Fencing is a safe and wonderful sport for Lower School students. It is also a great sport for both boys and girls. All necessary equipment will be rented from the OES Fencing Club and is included in the class fee. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Class B is recommended for more experienced fencers as well as older students.

Anna Angelova has been teaching fencing classes for several years to OES students, both in classes and in the fencing club. Anna is a former Bulgarian Olympian.

Participation in local competitions, in addition to class participation, are encouraged for young fencers wanting to expand their experiences.

 

Primary - 1st Grades

  • Tuesdays, 3:00-4:25 pm (meet in LS Dining Commons; walk to SPARC)
  • Jan. 15 - Mar. 19
  • Cost: $150 for Winter term

 

2nd-5th Grades

  • Thursdays, 3:00-4:25 PM (meet in LS Dining Commons; walk to SPARC)
  • Jan. 17 - Mar. 21
  • Cost: $150 for Winter term

Golf

TGA brings the golf course to you! Our award-winning curriculum incorporates golf instruction, educational components, and character development lessons in a fun and nurturing environment. Students develop skills and understanding of the game through station-based activities and drills that increase in difficulty throughout our 5-level program. Come tee it up with TGA!

Every TGA Class includes:

  • All necessary equipment
  • Individual and team instruction
  • Sport rules and etiquette
  • Academic concepts and STEAM labs
  • Physical activity
  • Life lessons in perseverance and leadership
  • Maximum 10:1 student to instructor ratio
  • First-time students receive a TGA hat and a TGA Student Handbook
  • Students earn color coded TGA hat clips at every level

K-1st

  • Tuesdays, 3:00-4:25 pm
  • Jan. 15 - Mar. 19
  • Location: Covered Basketball Court
  • Min/max enrollment: 6/12-16 students
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

 

K-1st

  • Thursdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Jan. 17 - Mar. 21
  • Location: Covered Basketball Court
  • Min/max enrollment: 6/12-16 students
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

 

2nd-5th

  • Fridays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Jan. 18 - Mar. 22
  • Location: Covered Basketball Court
  • Min/max enrollment: 6/12 students
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

Circus Arts

Enter the virtuosic world of clowning, tumble the roads of acrobats, and unlock the potential of creative circus while we explore in a safe and joyous way. Throughout this fun and exciting series we will work with circus equipment to develop motor and coordination skills, kinesthetic awareness, partner balancing, and creative movement to uplift spirits and inspire growth.

Instructor: Martina Oskarsson

  • K - 1st Grades
  • Wednesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Jan 16 - Mar. 20
  • Location: Movement Room
  • Min/max enrollment: 6/10
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

Gymnastics

Jump Start Gymnastics offers instruction on all the traditional gymnastics events: bars, beam, vault, and floor. We also have some rhythmic gymnastics props as well as a trampoline. Preschool sized equipment allows students to learn beginner to intermediate level skills successfully. A typical class will include a warm-up and stretch, an obstacle course, drills for skills, and a game and cool-down. Kids will build strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and self-esteem!

Instructor Sarah Ahl started teaching gymnastics in 2002 in California while earning her BA in Liberal Studies. She moved back to Portland where she managed the preschool program at Oregon Gymnastics Academy. She then spent 2 years in Bend managing the preschool program at Acrovision Sports Center. She is USA Gymnastics safety certified, and she has a Kinder Accreditation for Teachers. She believes in teaching through positive reinforcement and creating success.

 

PreK-1st Grade

  • Mondays, 3:00-4:25 pm
  • Jan. 14 - Mar. 18
  • Location: Movement Room and Rainbow Room 
  • Min/max enrollment: 6/20 students
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

 

  • ​​​​​​​Fridays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Jan. 18 - Mar 22
  • Location: Movement Room
  • Max: 10 Students
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

Parkour

Train your body and mind to easily overcome obstacles in creative and fun ways with a Certified American Parkour (APK) Teachers! Develop proper techniques to endure safety and longevity while fluidly adapting one's movements to the environment. Among others, basic skills taught include Precision Landing, Vaulting, Rolling, Wall Running, Rail Balancing, Quadrupedal Movements, and looking beyond traditional use of objects. Our Freerunning section adds in Basic Acrobatics such as Rail Flips, Spins, and Handstands, yet our focus is always on safety, learning one's boundaries, self-improvement, and creativity. Every class will consist of a warm-up/stretching, physical conditioning/drills, and skills training. Classes are tailored to student's abilities to help them grow through intense noncompetitive activity, while encouraging positive collaboration, creative movement, and respect for all people and places. No previous acrobatic/gymnastic training is necessary.

Instructor: Noah Fassell

  • 2nd - 5th Grades
  • Mondays, 3:00-4:25
  • Jan. 14 - Mar. 18
  • Location: OES Campus
  • Min/max enrollment: 6/15 students
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

Brazilian Capoeira

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art and dance form that incorporates rhythm, coordinated call and response movements, strength, flexibility, singing, and percussion instruments. All levels of physical fitness are welcome. The uniqueness of Capoeira will give your body physical strength, power and flexibility and your mind self-confidence, concentration, courage and creativity.

This will be a fun filled class full of music and dancing, jumping, running, crawling, tumbling, and basic self-defense sense, the afro-brazilian way. Be prepared to take lots of water breaks from panting and laughing! 

Additional Information: Come prepared to train. Clothes should be loose, comfortable, and make you want to move. Pants, shorts, and shirts. No skirts or dresses please.

Anthony Sweeting began teaching over 10 years ago as a swim instructor and continued to mentor and train students in team building games and collaboration through various after school programs, camps, and even in universities abroad in China. He currently teaches technology to 2nd - 6th grades at Hope Chinese Charter School in Mandarin. He is planning on starting his Masters of Arts in Teaching and obtaining a teaching certificate at Lewis and Clark College next year. 

Instructor: Anthony Sweeting

  • K - 1st Grades
  • Thursdays
  • Jan. 16 - Mar. 20
  • Location: LS Performance Commons
  • Max: 10 Students
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

Tennis

2nd - 5th Grades

Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:25 PM

September 26 - December 19

Location: SPARC

Cost: $200 for Fall Term

 

K - 1st Grades

Fridays, 3:00 - 4:25 PM

September 28 - December 21

Location: SPARC

Max: 12 Students

Cost: $200 for Fall Term

Five Rings Jiu Jitsu

Students will participate in activities and games designed to introduce them to fundamental jiu jitsu principles, anti-bullying and self-defense techniques, and increased fitness levels. Safe training practices, and life skill building are our priorities….combined with a whole lot of fun!

Five Rings Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Instructors: Dan Van Detta and Sarah Truran Willis
  • K - 5th Grades
  • Fridays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Jan 18 - Mar. 22
  • Location: Rainbow Room
  • Min/max enrollment:
  • 6/20 students
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

Technology and Innovation

Chinese

Learn how to write and speak Mandarin in this hands-on class where the emphasis is on fun and children are truly engaged! Both verbal and written Mandarin will be taught to students, through a variety of techniques. Unsure of which level your child belongs in? Marian can evaluate them at the first class and make recommendations.

Instructor Marian Peng earned her MA in Educational Administration from Texas Tech University and her BA in Public Administration from Chung-Hsing University. She has guest taught for OES' day program for the past eight years and has taught Mandarin to all ages for the past twenty years. She is offering the following three classes, along with private lessons.

 

Beginning/Intermediate Mandarin

Beginning students will enjoy music and dance and have fun matching picture and word cards. They will feel, hear, observe and touch vocabulary and ideas. They will learn Mandarin numbers, colors, objects, animals, fruits, five senses (organs) and will be able to engage in simple dialogues by the end of this class.

  • PreK-5th Grades
  • Tuesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Jan 15 - Mar 19
  • Location: US Room 59 
  • Cost: $150 for winter term
Intermediate Chinese

Intermediate students need some previous experience with Chinese. Language and culture will both be introduced, and the focus will be on orally understanding, speaking, and character recognition. Children will be introduced or strengthened in their knowledge of the Chinese language. Teaching will be through immersion. Children will be introduced or strengthened in their knowledge of the Chinese language.

  • K - 5th Grades
  • Thursdays, 3:00-4:25
  • January 17 - Mar 21
  • Location: US Room 59
  • Min/Max Student Enrollment: 5/10
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

 

Intermediate Chinese for Native Speakers
  • K - 5th Grades
  • Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:45
  • January 17 - Mar 21
  • Location: LS Flex Classroom
  • Min/Max Student Enrollment: 5/10
  • Cost: $150 for winter term

Arcade Game (Scratch Coding)

This course is an introduction to programming and game development for kids ages 8 and up developed for Scratch only – no robotics sets are required! With ArcadeGame  students will learn how to program their own computer games by recreating the most popular games in history – from the early arcade hits such as Pong and Frogger to ultimate video-game blockbusters such as Snake or Tetris.

Instructor: Anthony Sweeting

  • 2nd - 5th grade
  • Wednesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Jan. 16 - Mar. 20
  • Location: SWL classroom in MS
  • Cost: $150 for winter term