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Middle School Extended Day Program

About The Program

Middle school after care has a variety of options to fit your student's needs. For students who will not be participating in study hall or structured enrichments, there is the option to join after care at 333. Students will be walked over at 3:30 and can join the drop-in clubs that are offered.

For students who will stay for study hall or enrichments, the schedule is as follows:

3:30 - 4:00 Snack and group meeting in Founders Hall

4:00 - 5:00 Study hall/Enrichment hour

5:00 Walk to 333 Dolores

5:20 - 6:00 Free play on the yard at 333 Dolores

Enrichments

Taught by CDS teachers, community teachers, and instructors from accredited local organizations, three sessions of exciting enrichment classes are offered each year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Classes meet for one hour a week after school and cost varies, depending on the nature of the class. Enrichment class are additional (optional) opportunities for structured, hands on learning experiences and carry an additional fee (all enrichments are sliding scale based on tuition level).

Fall session dates: 9/24 - 12/14 (11 weeks) NO CLASSES ON 10/8, 11/1-11/2, 11/19-11/23

Registration for enrichment classes will take place starting on Thursday, September 13th at 12 pm. Please log on to your Ultracamp account to register and pay for your choice of enrichment class each day of the week. Registration will close on Friday, 9/21, at 8 am. Balances are due at that time. Unpaid balances will be dropped from the enrichment. There will be a two-week grace period to add/change/drop an enrichment- if you would like to make a change, please contact Chris or Chris.

Monday

Intro to Aikido for Girls with Jessica

Come learn the basics of aikido, a modern Japanese martial art that teaches peaceful conflict resolution. We will learn to respond to attacks without the use of force, to blend with our partners, to maintain our own balance, and to fall and get up safely. No previous martial arts experience necessary! This first semester will be offered to middle school female-identified students, with future sessions open to all students. Taught by Jessica Kumar, second grade teacher at CDS and first-degree black belt in aikido.

Cost - $300

Cooking with Ryan

Cooking with Ryan is back with a vengeance! Or something like that. Once (or twice) a week after school, kids will get to explore different tastes and textures through experimentation with cooking different dishes. Rather than focusing on recipes, Cooking with Ryan focuses more on building a comfort level with different flavors and cooking techniques to give the kids increased confidence in the kitchen.

​Cost - $300

Podcasts and...? with Sam

In this enrichment creators will be encouraged to tell stories, make jokes, report news, AND so much more. If you're interested in unleashing your creativity through an innovative medium and having a whole lot of fun, this is the enrichment for you!

​Cost - $300

Zine Making with Chris

Get ready to go zine crazy! Students in this group will create an awesome, empowering little piece of print. Zines are a cheap form of printed expression. The whole point is sharing something YOU care about and YOU want people to know. We’ll produce an original Zine together and by the end of the day, we’ll have something to share with the community. Illustrators, designers, writers, and all creators are welcome. Don't overthink it! Grab a pen, a computer, an idea, and let's go!

​Cost - $300

Tuesday

Art Studio with Matt

Looking for some extra time in the art studio? Want to take on that ambitious project you've been thinking about? Make a comic book? Explore watercolors? Come join Matt after school on Tuesdays to get you hands on new materials and ideas. This enrichment is great for students looking to expand their artistic toolset, whether that means pursuing self-guided projects or just taking some time to unwind and doodle.  

Cost - $300

Round World Band with Peter Greenwood

In the Round World Band we play marimbas, conga drums, xylophones, steel pans, bells and shakers from around the world—Africa, Jamaica, Bali, Brazil and beyond. Moving, clapping and singing, we learn rhythms and melodies from those cultures and our own—folk, blues, pop, jazz. Then we put it all together on the instruments and, in communal tradition, we call, respond, play and improvise in a circle…everyone a leader, everyone a follower. Home grown, home made—it's a Round World Band.

Peter Greenwood, currently teaching music in the Enrichment Program at Children's Day School, is a trained Orff Music Teacher. A performing classical guitarist for many years, he has also studied percussion with masters from Africa, Bali, Brazil, Cuba and the U.S. Over the years, Peter has presented his approach to intuitive music making in elementary and high schools, colleges and adult workshops here and abroad.

Cost - $300

Wednesday

Books, Treats, and Tunes with Terry

In this enrichment, we'll spend time reading great stories together. Each week, we'll sample some chocolate and different teas to get energized for our afternoon. We will also curate reading playlists to listen to as we read. Join this enrichment if you like discussing reading, listening to music, and sweet treats!

Cost - $300

Cooking with Ryan

Cooking with Ryan is back with a vengeance! Or something like that. Once (or twice) a week after school, kids will get to explore different tastes and textures through experimentation with cooking different dishes. Rather than focusing on recipes, Cooking with Ryan focuses more on building a comfort level with different flavors and cooking techniques to give the kids increased confidence in the kitchen.

Cost - $300

Kinetic Art with Sam

The iLab is an amazing space where students are encouraged to make, experiment, and express their creativity through a variety of mediums. In this enrichment, students will utilize the resources in the iLab to create movement based (kinetic) art. Come challenge yourself and indulge your inner artist in the iLab!

Cost - $300

Thursday

Writing Workshop with Chris

Inspired by acitivites from Bay Area Writing Project's program, "Room to Write", this enrichment offers students a space to explore various writing styles and engage in feedback within a safe space. Come ready to write and share your unique voice!

Cost - $300

Music Lessons

In addition to our enrichment classes, we offer individual and small-group music lessons with our fantastic instructors. Peter Greenwood and Nicco Tyson bring a combined 8 years of experience providing top quality music instruction at CDS. They both offer lessons in ukulele, guitar, and cajón (a percussion instrument). Warren Heugel will be joining us this fall, bringing decades of experience as a music teacher and performer. Warren offers lessons for percussion instruments. All music lessons will take place at the Lower School. If your middle schooler would like to participate, please make sure your student joins the walk from Middle School to Lower School at 3:30. You will need to select a music lesson time by which your student can arrive (4:00 or later).

Availability for percussion with Warren - Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays from 3 pm - 5:30 pm

Availability for music with Nicco - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 2:45 - 5:45

Availability for music with Peter - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 - 5:45

Each lesson will be 30 min. in length and can either be a solo lesson or a small-group lesson (two students). The cost is $400 for solo lessons and $325 for group lessons for the 11 week session.

Music lesson registration is first come, first served. To sign up, please visit this Google form starting on Thursday, September 13th at 12 pm to indicate your preferred time slot (factoring in the walk from Middle School to Lower School). Registration will close on Friday, 9/20, at 8 am. Balances are due at that time. Unpaid balances will be dropped from the enrichment. There will be a two-week grace period to add/change/drop an enrichment- if you would like to make a change, please contact Erin or Chris.

 

If you have any questions regarding programming, please contact Chris Wachter, Middle School Program Coordinator (chrisw@cds-sf.org) or Chris Teare, Extended Program Director (christ@cds-sf.org) 415 861 5432 x 315